By Jeff Deminski

Think you know your favorite stars? Just how well do you know them? Check out some of these shocking celebrity facts that you may not have been aware of about your favorite celebrities.

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  • James Lipton, host of Inside The Actors Studio, was a pimp in France. In the 1950's, for one year, representing a bordello of prostitutes. True story.
  • Christopher Walken was a lion tamer in a traveling circus when he was 15 years old. Why does this one not surprise me?
  • Tom Hanks is related to Abraham Lincoln. He is a third cousin four times removed from Honest Abe. Maybe that's where the beard in Castaway came from.
  • Geena Davis from "A League Of Their Own" was involved in real life sports in the Olympics. She was an archer who made the Olympic qualifying semifinals in 2000.
  • Woody Harrelson's father was an assassin. Convicted of assassinating federal judge John H. Wood, Jr.. He eventually died in prison. Yeah, I'd be a pothead too if I were Woody.
  • Ke$ha has an i.q. of 140 and scored 1500 on her SATs. Let me repeat that. Ke$ha has an i.q. of 140 and scored 1500 on her SATs. At least that's the story. "Oh the par-tay doesn't start till I walk in and talk about Pythagorean Theorem." See? Not as catchy.
  • Speaking of Theorem…Danica McKellar who played Winnie Cooper on "The Wonder Years" became a mathematician and even has a theorem named after her. It's called the "McKellar-Winn Theorem".
  • Jamie Lee Curtis was a U.S. patent holder, Patent No 4,753,647, a modification of a diaper with a moisture proof pocket containing wipes that can be removed with one hand.
  • James Earl Jones, who has one of the best voices in the business, had a stutter as a child so severe that it caused him to be silently nearly eight years.
  • Simon Cowell worked as a runner in Stanley Kubrik's "The Shining" and even polished Jack Nicholson's axe. You know, the prop. Get your mind out of the gutter.

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