Tame Impala is a single person named Kevin Parker who writes, plays, and produces all the recorded music, but tours with a group of other musicians to form the full live band. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tam…
Kevin Smith’s Dogma is unavailable to stream or purchase digitally and is out of print on home media. wikipedia.org/wiki/Dogma_…
In terms of the average number of steps required to link actors to other actors, Kevin Bacon is only the 543rd ranked actor in Hollywood history. The actors with the lowest average number of steps are Christopher Lee, Harvey Keitel, Christopher Plummer, Michael Caine, and Donald Sutherland oracleofbacon.org/center.…
Harold Ramis was set to direct "Galaxy's Quest", with Steve Martin, Kevin Kline, or Alec Balwin in lead roles. Neither actors were available, and Ramis left the project after DreamWorks favored Tim Allen in the lead instead. Ramis later said he was impressed with Allen's performance in the film. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gal…
Today I learned of the 1950 death of Kevin Budden, a 20 y.o. amateur herpatologist bitten by the taipan snake he captured for antivenom research. News of Budden's death inspired others to capture additional snake species, resulting in the development of five new antivenoms within 12 years of Budden's death. kingsnake.com/aho/species…
Today I learned of Kevin MacLeod. A composer who has made over 2,000 pieces of royalty free music. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kev…
Pro wrestler Kevin Nash played the part of Super Shredder in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991) comicbook.com/wwe/news/ke…
Amy Grant and Kevin Costner did a cover of The Lovin' Spoonful's "You Didn't Have to be so Nice" over the end credits of the film The Postman en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You…
Keanu Reeves was a last choice for the role of "Neo" from The Matrix. Brad Pitt was first to accept before declining. Leonardo DiCaprio later accepted before declining. Others considered were Will Smith, Nicolas Cage, Sandra Bullock, Johnny Depp, Kevin Costner, David Duchovny, and Tom Cruise. yahoo.com/entertainment/t…
Kevin Federline’s album Playing With Fire (2006), executive produced by his then-wife Britney Spears, has the lowest score in Metacritic history, 15. Spears filed for divorce a week after the album’s release. metacritic.com/browse/alb…
In November of 1999, Kevin Smith attended a protest against his own movie: "Dogma." He even made it onto the local news, when the on-the-scene reporter asked him (not knowing it it was him) his thoughts on the movie. He responded: "I don't know, but I've been told, 'not good.'" comicbook.com/movies/news…
The vulture and the little girl picture won the Kevin Carter's Pulitzer Prize showing a starving Sudanese child with a hooded vulture eyeing her from nearby, waiting for her to die. The photographer, Kevin Carter was told not to touch the child in fear of getting a fatal disease en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Kevin Carter, the photographer that received a Pulitzer Prize for the photograph he took of a starving boy and vulture in South Sudan ended up taking his own life in 1994 with this suicide note β€œhaunted by vivid memories and killings & corpses...starving children...of trigger happy madmen” 100photos.time.com/photos…
When Wizards of the Coast, short of funds after surviving being sued by Kevin Siembieda/Palladium, told Richard Garfield his boardgame idea (RoboRally) was too expensive for them to make at that time, and asked him if he had anything that would be cheaper, he came up with Magic: The Gathering. rpg.net/columns/briefhist…
It’s been 30 years since Home Alone debuted. The McCallister’s house in the movie is an actual home in the Chicago suburbs. Located at 671 Lincoln Ave, Winnetka, IL, the 5-bedroom house is 4,243 square feet & is currently valued at about $1.7 million & Kevin placed 14 bobby traps in the house. mccallisterhouse.com/maki…
Kevin Bacon went from being horrified about the game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon to creating a charity to use his celebrity status to help local charities. Back in 2012 he gave a TEDx talk about it. youtu.be/n9u-TITxwoM
Columbia Pictures were doubtful that Kevin Bacon was attractive enough to play the lead role in Footloose (1984). Then-studio-head Dawn Steel went around the lot flashing a photo of Bacon asking, "is he fuckable?" independent.co.uk/arts-en…
The actor who played Kevin Butler in the PS3 commercials got sued by Sony for appearing in a commercial promoting the Wii kotaku.com/sony-is-suing-…
Kevin James, the actor behind "King of Queens," "Paul Blart Mall Cop," and "Becky" was on his high school's wrestling team but was injured his senior year. His replacement, future WWE superstar and Hall of Famer, Mick Foley. hollywood.com/general/kev…
That, at age 88, Christopher Plummer became the oldest Academy Award nominee for acting in Ridley Scott's 'All the Money in the World', in which he replaced Kevin Spacey at the eleventh hour. awardsdatabase.oscars.org…
Kevin Smith donated all future residuals from Weinstein-made films to Women in Film charity. independent.co.uk/arts-en…
"Home Alone" has become a Christmas tradition in Poland, where it's known as "Kevin Sam w Domu" (literally "Kevin Alone in the House"), with Polish TV channels repeatedly airing the film around Christmas Eve for the last 25 years. culture.pl/en/article/hom…
Since comics were banned on the set of X-Men by Bryan Singer, Kevin Feige (a mere associate producer at the time) would slip Hugh Jackman some of his favorite Wolverine comics to help him learn more about the character slashfilm.com/no-comics-o…
The hit song β€œFeels Like We Only Go Backwards” by Tame Impala was written by frontman Kevin Parker as an accidental, subconscious continuation of the song β€œWalk In The Park” by Beach House en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fee…
Kevin Smith announced he will donate all his dividends from Weinstein-Made films to the non-profit 'Women In Film' deadline.com/2017/10/harv…
Whenever Kevin Bacon is invited to weddings, he frequently bribes the DJ to NOT play Footloose. He does this so that he does not upstage the bride and groom. thewrap.com/kevin-bacon-b…
Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks, and Kevin Costner were all offered and passed on the role of Andy Dufresne in The Shawshank Redemptionβ€”Hanks instead chose Forrest Gump, and Costner chose Waterworld, while Cruise declined to work for the first time director Frank Darabont. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Battlefield Earth, a 1982 science fiction novel written by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, has been praised by numerous fantasy and science fiction authors, among them Neil Gaiman, Frederik Pohl, and Kevin J. Anderson en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
Today I learned about Kevinism in Germany. BThe word describes the fact that, for example, when a child is called "Kevin" or "Chantal", teachers believe that this child comes from an educationally disadvantaged home. The increase form "Alpha-Kevin" describes a teenager who is ignorant but also very stupid. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kev…
Kevin McClory, who held the rights to produce a film adaptation of the James Bond book Thunderball, made two different Bond films on the basis of that one book - Thunderball in 1965 and Never Say Never Again in 1983. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Today I learned of Kevin Briggs, a San Francisco Highway Patrol Officer and a veteran of US Army, who has talked approximately 200 people out of suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge since 1994. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kev…
Figure skater Kevin Reynolds performed his solo routine for the 2016 Canadian National Figure Skating Championships to the song "Tank!," which is famous as the theme song to Cowboy Bebop. Reynolds performed the routine dressed as lead Bebop character Spike. youtube.com/watch?v=Jxuxr…
In Frasier, many of the callers to Frasier's show were celebrities who phoned their lines into the studio without having to appear in person. Celebrities who called in include Christopher Reeve, Eddie Van Halen, Jay Leno, Matthew Broderick, Timothy Leary, Macauley Culkin, and Kevin Bacon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Min…
Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn's daughter Kevin was kidnapped from her home in 1993 with a $2.5 million ransom requested for her return. Instead of reporting the crime, Wynn quickly arranged delivery of $1.4 million in cash from the vault of the Mirage. She was returned unharmed. latimes.com/archives/la-x…
The Russo Brothers were given the reins of the MCU after Marvel president Kevin Feige saw and loved the Community episode "A Fistful of Paintballs" thewrap.com/avengers-infi…
Kevin Spacey's most recent film had a domestic opening weekend box office take of $618. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
The name Kevin in Germany has a particularly bad reputation (related to lower socioeconomic status), so much so that the word 'Alpha-Kevin' has been coined, representative of a particularly unintelligent young person. 'Kevinism' has even been described as an 'avoidable childhood illness'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kev…
Kevin Smith opened his home to Stan Lee after reports of elder abuse. pagesix.com/2018/04/11/ke…
Architect Edmund Bacon (Kevin Bacon's dad) illegally skateboarded across Philadelphia's LOVE Park, the plaza he helped design, to protest the city's skateboard ban. phillymag.com/news/2016/0…
Sylvester Stallone holds the record for the most Raspberry awards nominations with a whopping 14 nominations for worst actor and a further 3 for worst supporting actor beating Nicolas cage and Kevin Costner This is the same actor who acted in best picture winning Rocky as well as Rambo. msn.com/en-us/movies/awar…
California Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Briggs, who battles depression himself, has personally talked more than 200 people off the ledge of the Golden Gate Bridge. cbc.ca/radio/outintheopen…
Sergeant Kevin Cohen was shot by a sniper, got his sperm extracted from his body and frozen, and had a baby 11 years after his death with a woman he never met. katscratchfever.com/2007/…
The 1994 film "Clerks" had an extended, but a much darker ending, in which Dante Hicks was murdered by a robber who then proceeded to take the money from the cash register. Miramax reacted negatively and ordered writer-director Kevin Smith to delete that ending completely. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cle…
"Chasing Amy" was originally supposed to be a Clueless-type teen comedy set in a high school with Ethan Suplee as one of the main characters. Instead, Mallrats (1995) bombed at the box office, forcing Kevin Smith to write the film's premise and setting. mentalfloss.com/article/8…
Michael Moore made a late talk show pilot for Fox in the 90s, which guest Kevin Smith. He also had O.J. Simpson as a guest, his first interview after the trial and the audience booed both Moore and OJ. Fox scrapped the project and never aired the pilot, and the footage was never publicly shown. indiewire.com/2016/08/mic…
Kevin Feige was a production assistant on the original X Men film wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_…
Kevin Conroy (Batman in Batman the Animated Series) volunteered at a kitchen serving first responders after 9/11 and cheered up the diners by doing his Batman voice youtube.com/watch?v=wThPH…
In 1990, Using his knowledge of telephone systems, Kevin Poulsen, alias β€œDark Dante,” hacked the phone lines of a radio station to become the winning caller for a brand new Porsche. He was called the β€œHannibal Lecter” of computer crime by the media youtube.com/watch?v=FfKId…
The story of Kevin Hart (not that one), a high-school football player with aspirations to play college ball, who staged an elaborate camera-filled signing-day event and committed to a school that didn't recruit him due to his 1.8 GPA and non-existent SAT score. deadspin.com/kevin-hart-w…

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