Page 5 - Celebrity Facts

Walt Disney thought of some pretty sneaky ways of getting cheap land in Florida!

Things got a little complicated in Mickey Mouse's magical Florida kingdom when it got time to buy the land for Walt Disney World.

The total area is it encompasses is twice the size of Manhattan and the entire area of San Francisco, 47 square miles to be exact.

How did Walt even begin to draw up papers to start buying that massive plot of land? And why?

Disney's original theme part, Disneyland, located in Anaheim, California simply ran out of room and did not have enough land to expand the way Disney wanted to.

The entirety of the parks and additional hotels could fit inside Epcot. When "Project X" came along for the second theme park, all Disney wanted was lots of cheap land.

To keep landowners from catching on to his need for one massive plot of land, Disney set up dummy corporations to purchase the "worthless" land for him.

The first major plot of land was 8,500 acres that belonged to Florida state senator Irlo Bronson in 1965. The first acre for Disney World cost $80, and the last costs $80,000.


Eminem once took so much Methadone, doctors informed him that he had taken the equivalent of four bags of heroin, and was 'about two hours from dying.'

Marshall Mathers, known by his rapper name Eminem, among others, is the best-selling artist of the 2000's.

He's also been mentioned among the greatest musicians of all time, coming in at number 82 on Rolling Stone Magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

But amongst this success he definitely has had his issues, from being accused of being a homophobe to being sued by his own mother to drug addiction and overdoses.

Unlike the other controversies, his drug addiction nearly killed him. It all started on the set of 8-Mile, the semiautobiographical film about his life. He had trouble sleeping and someone gave him his first Ambien.

What followed was a spiral downward where he would take anywhere from 40 to 60 Valium and up to 30 Vicodin a day. He gained weight and even overheard a debate between friends who argued whether it was really Eminem. One argued that "Eminem ain't fat"

His drug use came to a head in December 2007 when he overdosed on Methadone. After collapsing on the bathroom floor one night, he was taken to the hospital where doctors informed him that he had taken the equivalent of four bags of heroin, and was "about two hours from dying."

After missing Christmas with his children, Eminem checked himself out of the facilities and, not yet fully detoxed, was completely drained of strength. When he tore his meniscus "after falling asleep for literally 10 minutes," he underwent surgery. Following this, he went home and had a seizure. He relapsed within three weeks, and after a month his addiction was in full swing again.

He began to attend church meetings to get clean, but after being asked for autographs, he instead called a rehab counselor who helped him for the first time.

Eminem began exercising and running excessively, and effectively went sober on April 20, 2008. Friend Elton John was a mentor during this time; John would call Eminem once a week to check on him.


Michael Jackson, though he did not receive credit, wrote 'Do The Bartman' after calling the producers of 'The Simpsons' and offering to write Bart a number-one single.

The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, recorded 13 number one singles in the United States during his solo career, and has sold over 400 million records worldwide.

Jackson was also a fan of The Simpsons, the satirical show depicting a middle class American lifestyle. It parodies American culture, society, television, and many aspects of the human condition.

Jackson was especially a fan of the character Bart.

One night he called the producers and offered to write Bart a number-one single and do a guest spot on the show.

He ended up writing the song, titled 'Do The Bartman,' but because he was under contract with another label, he didn't receive credit for it.

To protect Jackson, executive producer James L. Brooks issued a press release in September 1990 stating that song was actually written by one of Jackson's friends, Bryan Loren. Loren was part of the songwriting, but it was mostly Jackson.

It was finally revealed that Jackson co-wrote and co-produced the song in 1998 when The Simpsons creator Matt Groening said as much at the 1998 World Animation Celebration convention in Pasadena, California.

Groening also said that it surprised him that no one realized that Jackson wrote the song, as he was a big fan of the show.

So was the King of Pop able to provide a number one single?

The song was never released as a single in the United States, but it received primarily good reviews and topped the charts in five countries, proving that his nickname was well earned.


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Think the world is small? Snoop Dogg used to sell weed to Cameron Diaz in high school!

There were two California kids that would later become huge stars hung out and participated in some seedy deals.

Their names? Snoop Dogg and Cameron Diaz.

The two attended high school together at Long Beach Polytechnic High School where Snoop Dogg was a year older than Diaz.

She remembered him as being very tall, skinny, and burdened with lots of ponytails.

Their real connection was that she is fairly sure she bought weed from him back in her prime years.

"I was green even in high school!" she said.

These days Snoop Doggy Dogg isn't afraid to share his affinity with pot, especially since he holds a medical marijuana card.

The world may be a small place, but Southern California is as miniscule as it gets. It's ignorant to think every star knows each other, but you can't deny this connection is as good as it gets.


The Arctic Monkeys' performance on Jimmy Kimmel had to be canceled because Kanye West talked for too long.

The Arctic Monkeys are an indie rock band from England.

With the charting of their fifth, most recent album, AM, they became the first independent-label band to debut at number one in the UK with their first five albums.

To support the album, they were scheduled to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on 9 October 2013, before starting a 100 concert tour in Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand.

They didn’t get to play that show, however, because Kimmel’s guest Kanye West talked for too long.

A week later the band performed the first two singles form the album, "Do I Wanna Know?" and "R U Mine?" on the show's outdoor stage.

The album was the second fastest selling album of the year, trailing only Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories, and featured in many end of year lists as one of the best of 2013. It even made it to NME magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.



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