The top 10 celebrity myths and the truth behind them

May 1st, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI  

Michael Jackson London, May 1 (ANI): Did Walt Disney really had himself frozen? Did Tom Jones had his chest hair insured? - These are just some of the questions that Britons have been asking about celebrities.

And now they have been debunked.

Mobile phone question and answer service AQA 63336, has posted a list of Top 10 celebrity myths and their answers to mark answering its 18 millionth query, reports The Telegraph.

The top 10 questions posed by customers are:

Q. Did singer Tom Jones really insure his chest hair for 7 million dollars?A. Tom Jones hasn’t insured his chest hair. Lloyd’s drafted a policy for an unnamed celebrity, but it wasn’t purchased. It was linked to Tom, as he’s hairy.

Q. Is it true that actress Jamie Lee Curtis is a hermaphrodite?

A. Rumours that Jamie Lee Curtis is a hermaphrodite are totally unfounded. She was born a woman. Her name and short hair have led to the popular myth.

Q. Did the guy who played Homer Simpson die and was he replaced after the first season?

A. Dan Castellaneta is the only person to have voiced Homer. The voice he does has gently evolved from the first series, as the character developed.

Q. Is the actor who played Zac from Saved by the Bell dead?

A. No. It was rumoured that Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Zack Morris) died in 2 different motorbike accidents - 1 in an earthquake (with Screech) & 1 on his own.

Q. Did Cher remove her bottom two ribs to give her a smaller waist?

A. Cher didn’t have ribs removed. Her wasp waist is kept in shape by working out. But, she’s had a face lift, nose job, breast augmentation & dental braces.

Q. Did Phil Collins really write “In The Air Tonight” about a farmer who stood by and watched his friend drown?

A. No, Phil Collins says he wrote In The Air Tonight when he was going through divorce & the bitterness is obvious. He finds the drowning man story comical.

Q. Was actor Andy Garcia born as a Siamese twin?

A. Andy Garcia was born with an undeveloped conjoined twin attached to his shoulder. It was about the size of a tennis ball, and was surgically removed.

Q. Was shock rocker Marilyn Manson Kevin’s geeky sidekick on TV’s “The Wonder Years”?

A. Marilyn Manson was not in The Wonder Years. There was a rumour that he played Kevin Arnold’s friend Paul. Paul was actually played by Josh Saviano.

Q. Is it true that Michael Jackson sleeps in a hyperbaric chamber?

A. A photo from the 1980s is often said to show Michael Jackson sleeping in a hyperbaric chamber, but he now claims it was just a publicity stunt.

Q. Did legendary cartoonist Walt Disney have himself frozen, with the hope of returning later on when a cure for what killed him has been found?

A. Walt Disney wasn’t frozen after he died. He was cremated on 17 Dec 1966. James Bedford became the 1st human to be cryogenically preserved on 12 Jan 1967. (ANI)

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