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Did You Know: TV, Music and Movie Trivia

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Collecting entertainment trivia has been my favorite hobby of mine since I was a teenager; and for the most several months I have been compiling “Did You Know trivia items to share with our readers.

Here are more trivia tidbits from the worlds of music, TV and the movies. I would love to know if any of our readers knew about any of the items below:

MUSIC TRIVIA

The rock band Evanescence was formed by singer, pianist and songwriter Amy Lee and guitarist and songwriter Ben Moody. They met at a youth camp in 1994 and released several EP’s over the next few years. But it was in 2002 when they hit it big with their album ‘Fallen,’ which catapulted them into international stardom.

But within a year, Ben left the band over creative difference with Amy and it wasn’t that long after that that the other three members of the band also left. Amy then built up a new band with other members while Ben and the other members of the original Evanescence formed the band We Are the Fallen with American Idol contestant Carly Smithson providing lead vocals.

The first single by the band We Are the Fallen was “Bury Me Alive,” and it featured actress Jamie King (from the box office movie Pearl Harbor and the TV show Hart of Dixie). The video uses a funeral and burial as a metaphor in comparison to a relationship ending as a result of disillusionment.

“Bury Me Alive” video:

NOTE: The video might be a little troubling for some so please be forewarned.

TV TRIVIA

Did You Know…

that actress Katie Cassidy (of Arrow and Supernatural fame) is the daughter of David Cassidy – of The Partridge Family fame. This means she is related to her dad’s half-brothers Shaun Cassidy – who appeared in the 1970’s hit series The Hardy Boys Mysteries and is now an accomplished TV producer and writer – and Patrick Cassidy – who is an accomplished stage and big screen actor. Patrick and Shaun’s mother is legendary actress and singer Shirley Jones, who played David’s mother in The Partridge Family.

MOVIE TRIVIA

Did You Know…

that actor Jim Carter, who rose to fame as Mr. Carson in the worldwide, much beloved series Downton Abbey, starred under layers of makeup to play Nish, one of the Ogres, in the box office movie Ella Enchanted.

Did You Know…

that actor Bruce Spence, who played Zeddicus Zu’l Zorander – aka Zed – in the fantasy series Legend of the Seeker – starred as Dr. Barker, one of the leaders of the children’s mission in the box office movie Australia.

Did You Know…

that actor Brendan Fehr (of Roswell fame and currently starring in The Night Shift) had cameo roles in big box office films Guardians of the Galaxy and X-Men: First Class.

Did you know about any of the above trivia? Here is a link to last month’s Did You Know

Did You Know: TV, Music and Movie Trivia

Be on the look-out for more “Did You Know” articles in the near future.

Using her favorite online handle, Rueben is an East Coast-bred gal who is now a permanent Californian and a lifelong tv-oholic. She watches at least 25 TV shows a week, goes to the movies as often as possible, listens to music every waking moment, reads every day and “plays” on the internet every chance she can. Some of her current favorite TV shows are Outlander, Arrow, Grimm, The Blacklist, Teen Wolf, Killjoys, Dark Matter, The Shannara Chronicles, Good Witch, When Calls the Heart, The 100, Switched at Birth, Jane the Virgin, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Flash and The Fosters (among others). Follow her at @ruebenrambling or contact her at rueben@nicegirlstv.com.