Michael Jackson removed "Dirty Diana" from his concert setlist in London for Princess Diana to be respectful, but she asked for him to keep it in the setlist as it was one of her personal favorites. biography.com/news/michaeโ€ฆ
A producer on Family Ties felt Michael J. Fox was too short for the role and tried to have him replaced saying โ€œthis isnโ€™t the face you'll see on a lunch-box." Fox later gave him a custom-made lunch-box with the inscription "this is for you to put your crow in. Love and Kisses, Michael J. Fox.โ€ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micโ€ฆ
While filming 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' (2017), Michael Keaton would whisper 'I'm Batman' to Tom Holland during fight scenes. "We have a fight in the movie and I punch him. He turns around and says [in a deep voice], โ€˜Iโ€™m Batman.โ€™ He kept doing Batman quotes on setโ€ Holland said. batman-news.com/2017/01/1โ€ฆ
Michael Larson, a contestant on game show Press Your Luck, memorized the patterns of the Big Board and won $110k in cash and prizes. CBS initially refused to pay him because they suspected him of cheating but paid him anyway. He later lost half of all his money in a break-in and died broke. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micโ€ฆ
In the late 1990's Michael Jackson nearly bought Marvel Comics so he could star as Spider-Man in the first movie. Michael Jackson and Stan Lee were going to buy the company together. When the deal fell through, he also attempted to play Professor X in the first X-Men movie cheatsheet.com/entertainmโ€ฆ
George Michael donated the song "Jesus to a child" royalties to the charity ChildLine [a child counselling charity] in secret en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesโ€ฆ
During the transition from The Soviet Union to Russia, the CSKA, (The Central Red Army Hockey Club) were financially broke. They were saved from bankruptcy by a joint venture between the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Red-Army, Mario Lemieux and actor Michael J. Fox. si.com/hockey/all-access/โ€ฆ
Today I learned of Michael Patterson, a man who jumped into a creek to save a drowning four-year-old girl. He ended up severing his spinal cord during the rescue and paralyzing both of his legs and one of his arms. He also suffered other injuries. He later died in hospital. today.com/news/good-samarโ€ฆ
Michael Jordan had a clause in his contract called โ€œFor the Love of the Gameโ€ that allowed him to play basketball anytime, anywhere, for any reason. si.com/nba/2015/08/25/nbaโ€ฆ
A WW2 German captain had the proposed name of his vessel rejected so he called it Gรถtz von Berlichengen because GvB was quoted in Goethe as saying "Kiss my arse". The rejected name; Michael. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%Cโ€ฆ
Michael Jackson went grocery shopping shopping in a closed down supermarket with all the other people being actors just to experience what's it like to be an ordinary person boingboing.net/2018/07/02โ€ฆ
The inventor of the U-bar bike lock and founder of Kryptonite, Stanley Kaplan, was bought out by his business partner Michael Zane, who proceeded to remove Kaplan from company history and claim that he had invented the lock. youtu.be/HZPUJqvoUS4
The band Toto were the studio musicians on Michael Jackson's Thriller album nowtoronto.com/music/the-โ€ฆ
There was a 90โ€™s cartoon called ProStars that was about Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky and Bo Jackson using gadgets to defeat bad guys vice.com/en_us/article/pgโ€ฆ
Sir Michael Caine is a Korean War veteran who saw front line action serving with the British Army's Royal Fusiliers until 1954. He talks about it in this audio clip and it's fairly harrowing. youtube.com/watch?v=AkvQZโ€ฆ
Only five Olympians have ever won more than eight gold medals. Four of them have nine golds each. Michael Phelps is the fifth, with an unbelievable 23. wikipedia.org/wiki/List_oโ€ฆ
George Michael co-wrote 'Careless Whisper' with his Wham! bandmate Andrew Ridgeley when they were just aged 17. smoothradio.com/features/โ€ฆ
Toto (the band who sang Africa) were the studio band for Michael Jackson's album Thriller nowtoronto.com/music/the-โ€ฆ
Michael Dorn has more on-screen appearances playing the same character (Worf) than any other actor in the Star Trek franchise: 282 episodes and four movies screenrant.com/star-trek-โ€ฆ
Back to the Future co-writer Bob Gale was reluctant to include original footage of Eric Stoltz as Marty McFly for the Blu-Ray set because "We didn't want to make Eric feel bad". Stoltz shot for five weeks in the lead role before Michael J. Fox was picked instead cinemablend.com/dvdnews/Bโ€ฆ
Michael Jackson was supposed to be in the Twin Towers while the 9/11 attacks occurred, dealing with a business meeting, but he missed it because he overslept. vt.co/entertainment/celebโ€ฆ
Due to error in communication, the state of Missouri assumed that a man Michael Anderson was in prison, serving his 13-year sentence for armed robbery. They only realised that they had forgotten to take him to jail when they were preparing for him to be released. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corโ€ฆ
Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" music video was intended to be Western themed, until Michael who had recently seen The Godfather with director Colin Chilvers decided that it should instead be featured around 1930's Gangsters. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoโ€ฆ
Since Michael Jackson didn't know how to read music or play an instrument he would compose songs inside of his head and then beatbox them to other musicians. youtu.be/LnQh9cdebm0
Lorne Michaels - the creator of SNL - considers Steven Seagal to be the biggest jerk ever on the show. Seagal is banned from ever hosting the show again. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisโ€ฆ
Michael Keaton, a huge Pittsburg Pirates fan, negotiated a break in his Batman contract under the condition the Pirates made the playoffs. He didn't want to miss anything due to filming conflicts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micโ€ฆ
Police Academy actor Michael Winslow recorded sound effects for Back to the Future Part III including the sound of Marty's feet during the "moonwalk" sequence framerated.co.uk/30-back-โ€ฆ
Actress Catherine Hickland, after her divorce from David Hasselhoff, married an actor named Michael Knight en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catโ€ฆ
Michael Bay's science fiction film "Armageddon" received the prestigious Criterion Collection treatment, dedicated to publishing important classic and contemporary films from around the world. criterion.com/films/578-aโ€ฆ
In 2004 Eminem dissed Michael Jackson on 'Just Lose it', in 2007 MJ responded by buying all of Eminem's Publishing theguardian.com/music/200โ€ฆ
Lazy Scranton, the music video from The Office where Michael and Dwight rap about the city to welcome transfers from the Stamford branch, is a parody of a comedic rap song called Lazy Sunday, which premiered on SNL in 2005. hollywoodreporter.com/newโ€ฆ
Michael Collins had a bone spur on his spine that was removed. Yet he still managed to be part of the Apollo 11 mission that put the first humans on the moon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buzโ€ฆ
Michael Jackson composed songs despite not playing any instruments. He would build each element of a track with his voice, so pitch perfect that studio musicians could match chords to his singing. nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/tโ€ฆ
Musician Bob Geldof's wife Paula left him for Michael Hutchinson (INXS). Geldof began raising their 4 yr old daughter after Michael committed suicide and Paula later died of a heroin overdose. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobโ€ฆ
In Singapore, there is a drink known as a "Michael Jackson", made from white soy milk and black jelly. sbs.com.au/food/article/2โ€ฆ
On June 25th 2009 both Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett died a few hours apart, and his death largely overshadowed hers in the media. freep.com/picture-galleryโ€ฆ
Michael Jackson met with producers in an attempt to play Professor Xavier in the first X-Men film gamesradar.com/whoa-the-fโ€ฆ
-A pivotal point in Chris Gardner's life (The Pursuit of Happyness) occurred when he saw a stockbroker in a red Ferrari. After becoming a successful businessman, he would later buy a black Ferrari from Michael Jordan with the license place-NOT MJ. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrโ€ฆ
Michael Caine legally changed his name because he got sick of airport security delays caused by his passport bearing his birth name, Maurice Micklewhite. It took him until he was 83 years old to get wound up enough. theguardian.com/film/2016โ€ฆ
Steve Carrellโ€™s reaction to his goodbye song in S7 E21 โ€œMichaelโ€™s Last Dundiesโ€ was completely genuine and the cast rehearsed the song without him knowing. cheatsheet.com/entertainmโ€ฆ
Anthony Michael Hall was the youngest full cast member of Saturday Night Live at 17 years old. Eddie Murphy was 19 when he joined the cast. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisโ€ฆ
How the 1992 USA Men's basketball 'Dream Team' Olympic win was the highlight of the players' careers except Michael Jordan who said that the biggest benefit for him was that he learned more about his teammates' weaknesses. He later defeated Barkley, Malone, and Stockton in three NBA finals. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/199โ€ฆ
Michael Bublรฉ was fired as an extra from The X-Files because he stole a hot dog off the craft services table. cinemablend.com/televisioโ€ฆ
That, since 1945, the only artists who could have - at one point - claimed to have the biggest selling album of all time were Vaughn Meader (The First Family), Carole King (Tapestry) and the BeeGees (Saturday Night Fever), before Michael Jackson released Thriller in 1984. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisโ€ฆ
The Office included a bobblehead on Dwight's desk that acts as an Easter egg. The bobblehead is of former baseball player Mike Lieberthal, whose full name is Michael Scott Lieberthal. He also played on the Triple-A baseball team in Scranton, where the show is based. sportingnews.com/us/mlb/nโ€ฆ
In the late 1960s Danny DeVito shared a New York apartment with fellow actor Michael Douglas at 338 West 89th Street in Manhattan where the rent was $75 each per month. guyanachronicle.com/2014/โ€ฆ
The jacket worn on the cover of Michael Jackson's BAD album was made by a cult refinery29.com/en-us/2018โ€ฆ
R.E.M.โ€™s โ€œMan on the Moonโ€ lyrics repeat โ€œYeah, yeah, yeah, yeahโ€. Michael Stipe said his friend Kurt Cobain had a habit of placing "yeah" in Nirvana songs so Stipe wanted to outdo him by writing a song with more โ€œyeahsโ€ npr.org/sections/allsongsโ€ฆ
Michael Rockefeller, son of Nelson Rockefeller (governor of New York and future Vice President), disappeared in New Guinea in 1961. One of the common theories is that he was killed and eaten by the Asmat tribe as revenge for a Dutch patrol killing members of their tribe in 1958. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micโ€ฆ
George Michael, The Beatles, Elton John (Under Dionne & Friends for the song That's What Friends Are For) and Elvis Presley are the only four artists to have ever achieved a year end number 1 hit twice. wikipedia.org/wiki/Billboโ€ฆ
Michael Jordan inherited his habit of sticking his tongue out through his teeth while playing basketball from his father James Jordan who would stick his tongue out while repairing the family car. orlandosentinel.com/news/โ€ฆ
Michael Crichton, author of Jurassic Park and many more novels, graduated Harvard Medical School with his MD. He never obtained his medical license (after deciding he hated the system and culture), and instead pursued writing. wikipedia.org/wiki/Michaeโ€ฆ
Frances Cobain's godparents are Michael Stipe (REM) and actress Drew Barrymore. mtv.com/news/1671281/cobaโ€ฆ
Michael Jordan says Kobe Bryant is the only player to ever have approached him in work ethic, waking up at 430 in the morning to practice before his required practice with his team businessinsider.com/kobe-โ€ฆ
Actor Michael Sheen played Tony Blair in 3 separate movies: The Deal (2003), The Queen (2006), and The Special Relationship (2010). In addition, all three films had the same writer (Peter Morgan). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micโ€ฆ
Mike Tyson once threatened to beat up Michael Jordan while out to dinner with him (and Mike Ditka, Don King, and Richard Dent) because Michael Jordan had briefly dated Mike Tyson's ex-wife years before Tyson even met and married her. sportscasting.com/the-stoโ€ฆ
Nike's Jumpman Logo was created from a studio set picture where Michael Jordan did "ballet moves" in order to try to recreate a Life Magazine photo shoot of him taken during the Olympics. ballislife.com/the-originโ€ฆ
Michael Jackson's Black or White music video premiered with an audience of 500 million people worldwide, the most ever for a music video. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blaโ€ฆ
Michael Winslow, the actor and comedian, billed as The Man of 10,000 Sound Effects for his ability to make realistic sounds using only his voice, is only one of three actors to be in all seven Police Academy films en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polโ€ฆ
David Bowie didnโ€™t actually perform the crystal ball spinning in the movie Labyrinth. It was illusionist Michael Moschen who dressed in black and hid behind Bowie when filming. youtu.be/3U8fTAHxjdo
Michael King changed his name to Martin Luther King Sr. after a 1934 trip to Berlin where he witnessed the rise of Nazism. In addition to the murder of his famous son in 1968, another son died from drowning in 1969, and his wife was murdered in 1974. ajc.com/lifestyles/why-maโ€ฆ
Quincy Jones successfully sued Michael Jackson's estate based on expert testimony that was immediately expunged from the record. youtube.com/watch?v=6qHvOโ€ฆ
While Michael Collins was orbiting the moon, mission control warned of a problem with the shuttle's coolant system. Instead of fixing the problem manually as advised, he flicked the system's switch from auto to manual, then back to auto, and carried on with other chores. The issue self resolved. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micโ€ฆ
In 1992, Nike made a Super Bowl commercial where an animated Bugs Bunny played basketball with a real-live Michael Jordan. The commercial was so successful that Warner Brothers decided to turn it into a whole movie (Space Jam). highsnobiety.com/2015/07/โ€ฆ
The novel "The English Patient" by Michael Ondaatje won the Booker Prize in 1992, and then won the Golden Booker Award (a special one-off prize awarded in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Booker Prize) 26 years later, in 2018. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theโ€ฆ
DreamWorks had a music label from 1996-2006 and signed such artists as Papa Roach, Chris Rock, Rufus Wainwright, Elliott Smith, George Michael, and Nelly Furtado. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dreโ€ฆ
Disney traded ABC sportscaster Al Michaels from ESPN to NBC in exchange for the rights to Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, so the latter could appear in the game Epic Mickey. In an interview, Michaels commented "I'm going to be a trivia answer someday." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_โ€ฆ
Michael Jacksonโ€™s iconic glove was used to hide the start of his vitiligo cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/07/0โ€ฆ
Michael Jackson wanted to play Jar Jar Binks in 'Star Wars' variety.com/2015/film/newโ€ฆ
Crispin Glover, who played George Mcfly in Back To the Future, is 3 years younger than Michael J. Fox who played his son Marty in the film. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criโ€ฆ
Today I learned Norman Rockwell painted a depiction of the June 21, 1964 murders of the three young civil rights workers, Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman in Philadelphia, Mississippi, for the magazine Look. nrm.org/MT/text/MurderMisโ€ฆ
Michael Jackson was the Chief of the Agni and King of the Sanwi in 1993, known as Michael Jackson Amalaman Anoh. mentalfloss.com/article/5โ€ฆ
In 2014, scientist Michael J. Smith published a study on where itโ€™s most and least painful to get stung by a bee. Most painful: nostril, lip, and penis shaft. Least painful: skull, middle toe tip, and arm. He won an IgNobel Prize. peerj.com/articles/338/
Splash Mountain's original name was Zip-A-Dee River Run, but Disney CEO Michael Eisner insisted that the ride be named for the movie "Splash" starring Tom Hanks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Splโ€ฆ
Burt Reynolds was considered for the role of Michael Corleone but Brando said he would walk if they cast him. โ€œHe is the epitome of something that makes me want to throw up. He is the epitome of everything that is disgusting about the thespian, he worships at the temple of his own narcissism.โ€ variety.com/2018/film/newโ€ฆ
Lloyds of London is known for providing unusual insurance policies. Things insured by Lloyds of London include Keith Richards' fingers, Michael Flatley's legs for $47m, Keiran Lee's penis for $1m, and the hands of the 1932 world yo-yo champion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lloโ€ฆ
Corey Hart (singer of "Sunglasses at Night") was briefly considered for the role of Marty McFly in the 1985 film Back to the Future. A flattered Hart declined, & the role eventually went to fellow Canadian Michael J. Fox instead. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corโ€ฆ
Michael Keaton was originally considered for the role of Dr. Jack Shepherd in 'Lost', and he was going to be killed off at the end of the pilot episode screencrush.com/michael-kโ€ฆ
Michael Jackson's "bad" Music Video Was Directed by Martin Scorsese youtu.be/Sd4SJVsTulc
Michael Caine (born Maurice Micklewhite) first used the stage name Michael Scott in Sussex, before moving to London, where another Michael Scott was already on stage. geek.com/tech/michael-caiโ€ฆ
Michael Schumacher donated $10m in aid after the Indian Ocean Tsunami. This surpassed the amount given by any other individual, sports team/league, corporation, and even some countries. Schumacher's bodyguard Burkhard Cramer, and Cramer's two sons, were killed in the tsunami. edition.cnn.com/2005/SPORโ€ฆ
Michael Jordan wore two different sized shoes. Size 13 on the left and 13.5 on the right. cnn.com/style/article/micโ€ฆ
On Michael Collins during Apollo 11 mission in July 1969, he was afraid of media focus if the mission failed , if he returned alone to Earth, & he was concerned about his mice companion not getting sick on quarantine back home. space.com/michael-collinsโ€ฆ
In the 2000 Presidential campaign Michael Moore got Alan Keyes, a Republican candidate, to join a mosh pit to Rage Against the Machine youtube.com/watch?v=8qwDBโ€ฆ
Michael Faraday initiated The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures in 1825 which have been given each year except in WWII. Carl Sagan lectured in 1977. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royโ€ฆ
Elvis Presley (the King of Rock) and Michael Jackson (the King of Pop) met each other, and posthumously Elvis became Michael's father-in-law thewrap.com/michael-jacksโ€ฆ
Nike had conditions before giving rookie Michael Jordan a record contract: Either be rookie of the year, or average 20 ppg, or be an all star, or sell $4 mill worth shoes in a year. Jordan was rookie of the year, scored 28.2 ppg, named all star, and Nike sold $100 mill of shoes in 1984-85. espn.com/blog/playbook/doโ€ฆ
The Original Michael Myers Mask Was Just A Modified Captain Kirk mask. unrulystowaway.com/michaeโ€ฆ
Catherine Zeta-Jones makes Michael Douglas (and every other man she plays golf with) drop his trousers when he misses a shot. Because paparazzi photographers are always around, she makes the men she bets against go into the bushes. A deal is a deal, she said. walesonline.co.uk/lifestyโ€ฆ
In Michael Jacksons 'Beat it', most of the extras were Bloods and Crips who put aside their differences for the music video. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaโ€ฆ
After Nike released Air Jordan sneakers in 1985, the NBA banned Michael Jordan from wearing them because it's colours didn't match his team's uniform. Nike supposedly paid the fine of $5000 the NBA charged Jordan each game so he would continue wearing them. mentalfloss.com/article/2โ€ฆ
Michael J. Foxโ€™s actual middle name is Andrew michaeljfox.org/michaels-โ€ฆ
Bubbles, Michael Jacksonโ€™s former pet Chimp, currently resides at a sanctuary for โ€œretiredโ€ Hollywood Apes/Monkeys. Other โ€œcelebritiesโ€ include Sam from Dunston Checks in, and Bella, the 2004 Career Builder Campaign. centerforgreatapes.org
Bill Russell played only 13 seasons in the NBA and won a championship 11 of those years. For comparison, Michael Jordan played 15 seasons and won 6 championships, Kobe Bryant played 20 seasons and won 5 championships. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisโ€ฆ
In 1993, Michael Jordan's father was murdered while taking a nap in his car. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamโ€ฆ
MTV's famous "Video Vanguard Award" was renamed in honor of Michael Jackson because he was jealous that the 1989 award had gone to Madonna instead of him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micโ€ฆ
Till 2016 Michael Caine's legal name was Maurice Micklewhite. He legally changed it to Michael Caine because of the rise in airport security checks. Airport security guards know him as Michael Caine but his passport had a different name which made him wait hours. theguardian.com/film/2016โ€ฆ
Eric Stolz was the original Marty McFly in Back to the Future, but was replaced by Michael J. Fox about a month into production because director Robert Zemeckis "felt that he wasn't getting what he needed from Stoltz." screenrant.com/michael-j-โ€ฆ
The actress who played Michael's Italian wife in The Godfather, was only 16 years old. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simโ€ฆ

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