Ryan Gosling could have had an entirely different career if he had only joined a certain famous band. Oprah Winfrey’s name isn’t really Oprah, but it’s close. And Jennifer Lawrence, before she became famous, bore an uncanny — and uncannily awkward — resemblance to a famous musician.
Do you know the answers to any of those celebrity puzzles? Those and nine other strange and unexpected celebrity secrets will be revealed in this 90-second video from the celeb-watchers at BuzzFeed.
Okay, we’ll give you a couple of spoilers before you let the video play, if you haven’t already. For example, did you know that singer R. Kelly — better known for being hit with accusations that he raped an underage girl, a charge on which he was acquitted — also cannot do one thing that everyone in our society need to do, even successful music stars.
Yes, that’s right. R. Kelly, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, cannot read.
“I don’t even read really and I’m not afraid to say that. My cousins and brothers used to tease me ‘you can’t even read right. How you think you’re going to come up?'” Kelly once explained. “The only reason I graduated from grammar school is because I had a great jump shot.”
Great. Congratulations, R.
And then there’s Miley Cyrus, who at 21-year-old has made a point of being “real” about everything since she graduated from her role as teen girl favorite Hannah Montana. The one thing about her that she can’t keep real in her name — which is actually Destiny Hope Cyrus.
As for the answers to the Ryan Gosling musical mystery, as well as that embarrassing, old Jennifer Lawrence photo as well as eight more celebrity secrets and mindblowing fun facts, well, just watch the video.