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In the 1986 movie 'Labyrinth,' David Bowie had a stand in juggler! The way they filmed it is insane...

In the movie Labyrinth, the sphere juggling scene shot in the girl's bedroom is one of the magical scenes in the film. Jareth, the elven king, played by David Bowie, juggles multiple 'crystal' spheres to enchant Sarah with his powers. But David Bowie couldn't juggle—and he didn't!

The film makers used the hands of master juggler, Michael Moschen. What makes this an incredible fete is the fact that Moschen had to lean down forward behind Bowie to stay of camera, put his arm through under Bowie's arm, and juggle five spheres in one hand blindly! He could not see his hand nor keep his eyes on the objects he was juggling!

David said: "I had fun. I found it rather amusing. I don't think Michael Moschen had fun though. It was agonizing for him." A stand-in for Bowie was brought in so that Michael could practice between takes. Bowie was very patient during filming as the scenes had to be shot again and again (quite a few times) before Michael could perfect his blind juggling.

It was backbreaking work for Michael Moschen, but the finished product is an absolute masterpiece! Labyrinth has become a cult film since it's release in 1986.


Christian Bale modeled his character Patrick Bateman from American Psycho on a famous A-list actor. Find out who, and why!

Christian Bale was looking for a way to create the character of Patrick Bateman in 'American Psycho (2000)' he saw Tom Cruise's appearance on David Letterman and decided to model the character on Cruise's very intense friendliness "with nothing behind the eyes." The entire character was modeled to that.

It is interesting to note that Tom Cruise is actually featured in the novel. He lives in the same building as Bateman and they meet in the lift. Bateman then gets the name of the movie 'Cocktail' wrong and calls it "Bartender."

Christian Bale was warned that it would be career suicide for him to play the lead in such a film and this made him even more eager to play the part. He spoke in an American accent at all times while filming, even off set. When he began to speak in his own British accent at the wrap party, the crew thought he was practicing an accent for another film. They thought he was an American!

Rolex agreed that everybody in the film could wear their watches except Bateman. That is why they had to change the famous line in the book "Don't touch the Rolex" to "Don't touch the watch."


Louis CK and Nick Swardson dropped their agency thanks to Carlos Mencia. What happened?

'Fear Factor' presenter and stand-up comedian Joe Rogan outed Carlos Mencia as a joke plagiarist at a Comedy Store show. On the video of the event published on YouTube, a number of comedians blame Mencia for stealing their jokes, but Mencia adamantly refutes the accusations. Carlos' argument becomes noticeably shaky as the feud progresses.

Unfortunately Mencia carried enough weight with the Gersh Agency that represented both the comedians, and Joe was instructed to apologize for calling Mencia a thief. Mencia gave them an ultimatum and said he would leave the agency if Rogan does not apologize. Joe Rogan left the agency by choice as a result, because he refused to apologize.

Gersh Agency did, however, not get away unscathed with such unethical behavior. Louis CK left them for telling Joe to apologize, and so did Nick Swardson. It is reported that a lot of other big name clients have also left them or are in the process of finding a new agency.

Joe Rogan developed a huge following because he had the guts to stand up against Mencia. Carlos, on the other hand, had a storm break out over his head, is clouded in controversy and ended up in therapy.


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Seth MacFarlane isn't just the voice of cartoons, he's also an accomplished singer—and you won't believe who trained him!

The voice of your favorite cartoon dog and baby actually has the voice of an angel—or at least of a professionally taught singer. Seth MacFarlane, creator and star in hits such as Family Guy, has had formal training from a 90-year-old couple that also trained Frank Sinatra. He's a baritone.

On top of being the mind between some of the biggest hits of the last 15 years, MacFarlane is also an accomplished pianist and singer. He trained in his early years with Lee and Sally Sweetland, notable for training both Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra. It all payed off, MacFarlane singed a record deal with Universal Republic Records and released a big band album in 2011.

The album, "Music is Better Than Words," was nominated in the "Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album category" at the 54th Grammy Awards, though it didn't do so hot with the critics, scoring a 52 out of 100 on Metacritic. For his followup he's planning on releasing a Christmas album in 2014—that is when he isn't busy making millions on his cartoons and movies.


Katy Sagal's pregnancy was written into Married... With Children, but the child was stillborn. What did they do?

As an actor or actress, everything in life affects how you do your job and are portrayed on screen. I can imagine the little panic that goes through every actress, writer, and producer when a star actress becomes pregnant. Do you hide her behind scenery, pretend it's not happening, or creatively write it into the show? That's just what "Married...with Children" did when Katey Sagal became pregnant.

In 1991, one of our favorite stay at home moms and one-eyed aliens, Katey Sagal learned that she was pregnant. Though the pregnancy wasn't planned, it needed to be addressed in the show. It was written into the storyline. Unfortunately, seven months into the pregnancy she underwent an emergency Caesarean section that resulted in a stillbirth.

The subject matter was too heavy for the comedic show, but the surprising subject needed to be addressed again. The show's pregnancy was written off as a dream that received barely any air time, just a passing mention, at the end of an episode.

The show didn't write Sagal's two later pregnancies into the show, instead writing her absence with a subplot and hiding her midsection behind objects on screen. The writers learned their lesson about the sensitive subject the first time around!



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