145 Celebrity Trivia Questions For Pop Culture Know-It-Alls

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  • What is Doja Cat’s ethnicity?
  • What is Eminem’s real name?
  • Who was Brad Pitt’s first wife?

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145 Celebrity Trivia Questions For Pop Culture Know-It-Alls

What film did Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt famously meet on the set of?

Answer: Mr And Mrs Smith.

What film did Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds meet on the set of?

Answer: The Green Lantern.

Shawn Carter goes by what stage name?

Answer: Jay Z.

What country is Shakira from?

Answer: Colombia.

What is Doja Cat’s ethnicity?

Answer: Doja Cat ethnicity is mixed – she is both South African (Zulu) and Jewish-American.

Who became the oldest host of SNL in 2010, at age 88?

Answer: Betty White.

Who is Miley Cyrus’s famous godmother?

Answer: Dolly Parton.

Which blonde singer launched a line called L.A.M.B., an acronym for her solo album Love. Angel. Music. Baby.?

Answer: Gwen Stefani.

In which country was Ryan Gosling born?

Answer: Canada.

Which legendary rapper appeared as a hologram at the Coachella Music Festival in 2012?

Answer: Tupac Shakur (it was during a Snoop Dogg set).

What is Bruno Mars’ real name?

Answer: Peter Gene Hernandez.

What is Rihanna’s real name?

Answer: Robyn Rihanna Fenty.

What is Eminem’s real name?

Answer: Marshall Bruce Mathers III.

Where is Kanye West from?

Answer: Chicago, Illinois.

What is Tiger Woods’ ethnicity?

Answer: He is predominantly Black and Asian (Thai, Chinese, Caucasian, African-American and Native American).

Who was Britney Spears’ first husband?

Answer: Jason Alexander; he was married to the singer for 55 hours in 2004.

How many members of the Spice Girls are there?

Answer: 5.

Who was Justin Bieber talking about in 2013 when he said on a visit to Amsterdam, “Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a Belieber”?

Answer: Anne Frank.

Which pop star burnt down her home gym with candles?

Answer: Britney Spears.

_____ was Woodstock’s highest-paid performer, earning $18,000 in 1969.

Answer: Jimi Hendrix.

Which actor, whose name means “cool breezes over the mountains” in Hawaiian, was born in Beirut, Lebanon and stars in The Lake House (2006)?

Answer: Keanu Reeves.

Which rapper mogul boosted sales for Ciroc, the French vodka brand, selling a million cases in 2011 as its brand ambassador?

Answer: Diddy.

What pop star, nicknamed Smiley as a kid, decided to make it her legal name in 2008?

Answer: Miley Cyrus (she changed it from Destiny Hope Cyrus).

Which pop icon shared a kiss with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera during a performance at the 2003 awards show?

Answer: Madonna.

Which pop star, a former Lakers cheerleader, rekindled her career in 2002 when she became a talent show judge?

Answer: Paula Abdul (on American Idol).

Which Beatles member made Elton John the godfather of his son?

Answer: John Lennon.

Which member of One Direction left the band first?

Answer: Zayn Malik was the first to leave the band, announcing his departure in March 2015.

Which actor gained 70 pounds in 2006 for his Oscar-winning role as Idi Amin in The Last King Of Scotland?

Answer: Forest Whitaker.

Who is known as the king of pop?

Answer: Michael Jackson.

What 90s boy band member bought Myspace in 2011?

Answer: Justin Timberlake.

Who was the first woman to ever be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

Answer: Aretha Franklin.

This actor has a love for vintage typewriters, with a collection of over 100 of them. Who is he?

Answer: Tom Hanks.

This TV talk show host was once the mayor of Cincinnati — who is he?

Answer: Jerry Springer.

Before becoming an actor, this man worked as an assistant lion tamer for a circus when he was 16 years old. Who is he?

Answer: Christopher Walken.

What are all the names of the Backstreet Boys?

Answer: Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, AJ McLean, Brian Littrell, and Kevin Richardson.

What are all the names of the Spice Girls?

Answer: Melanie Chisholm (“Sporty Spice”), Emma Bunton (“Baby Spice”), Melanie Brown (“Scary Spice”), Victoria Beckham (née Adams) (“Posh Spice”), and Geri Halliwell (“Ginger Spice”).

What host of Good Eats, which ended in 2011, described his show as a “combination of Julia Child, Mr. Wizard, and Monty Python”?

Answer: Alton Brown.

Which Gilligan’s Island character’s iconic gingham blouse and shorts were sold at an auction for over $20,000 in 2005?

Answer: Mary Ann.

Which reality series inspired the show Schitt’s Creek?

Answer: Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

What are all the names of One Direction?

Answer: Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, and Zayn Malik.

What are all the names of the NSYNC members?

Answer: Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick, and Lance Bass.

Who is Khloe Kardashian’s first husband?

Answer: Lamar Odom.

What FOX TV show was Ken Jeong a judge for?

Answer: The Masked Singer.

Who voices BoJack Horseman?

Answer: Will Arnett.

Who was Subway’s main spokesman from 2000 to 2015?

Answer: Jared Fogle. 

What city/country is Drake from?

Answer: Toronto, Canada.

Who won Sexiest Man Alive in 2021?

Answer: Paul Rudd.

What was Johnny Depp’s first major movie role?

Answer: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984).

Who made the most money during the pandemic?

Answer: Elon Musk. 

What is Jack Nicholson’s famous line from The Shining?

Answer: “Here’s Johnny”.

What does Ozzy Osbourne have tattooed on his knees?

Answer: Smiley faces.

Which Canadian raised $30 million for the ASPCA by singing her song “Angel” in a gut-wrenching 2007 TV pitch featuring homeless cats and dogs?

Answer: Sarah McLachlan.

What are the names of all the members of Destiny’s Child?

Answer: Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams.

What was the name of Michael Jackson’s pet chimpanzee?

Answer: Bubbles.

Which Def Jam co-founder launched the cruelty-free Argyleculture clothing line in 2011 that uses no fur, wool, or leather?

Answer: Russell Simmons.

Which former Seinfeld star shed 30 pounds and showed off his success in a 2010 Jenny Craig ad in which he performed a Broadway-style song and dance number?

Answer: Jason Alexander.

Who is the former heavyweight champ who has a pet tiger?

Answer: Mike Tyson.

Which singer, famous for wearing her Daisy Dukes, was a spokesperson for Weight Watchers in 2014?

Answer: Jessica Simpson.

Which ’60s British rockstar inspired the name of a fossilized swamp creature with super-sized lips?

Answer: Mick Jagger (the scientific name is Jaggermeryx naida).

Who does Peter Dinklage play in Game Of Thrones?

Answer: Tyrion Lannister.

Which actor plays the part of Black Adam in the 2022 DC Comics film?

Answer: Dwayne Johnson.

Who was Brad Pitt’s first wife?

Answer: Jennifer Anniston.

Who is the tallest celebrity of the bunch — Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Charlize Theron, or Nick Jonas?

Answer: Uma Thurman, standing at 5′ 11″. Ethan Hawke and Charlize Theron are 5′ 10″, and Nick Jonas is 5′ 7”.

Which famous actor is also a musician, and has played guitar for Oasis, Marilyn Manson, and Aerosmith?

Answer: Johnny Depp.

What is the stage name of the celebrity named Abel Makkonen Tesfaye?

Answer: The Weeknd.

Which modern-day actor can be seen in Ricky Martin’s “She Bangs” music video?

Answer: Channing Tatum. He plays a bartender in the music video.

Who is the tallest female member of the cast of Friends?

Answer: Lisa Kudrow, who plays Phoebe.

Which singer dangled his baby from the third-floor balcony of a German hotel in November 2002?

Answer: Michael Jackson.

What actress celebrated her Cambodian citizenship in 2004 by getting a large Bengal tiger tattooed on her back?

Answer: Angelina Jolie.

Which actor had a beloved 300-pound pot-bellied pig named Max?

Answer: George Clooney.

Which actress has a phobia of butterflies?

Answer: Nicole Kidman. The fear of butterflies is called lepidopterophobia.

Who is Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Getting Back Together” allegedly about?

Answer: Jake Gyllenhaal.

Who is the actor that plays Aquaman?

Answer: Jason Momoa.

Black Panther starred which famous actor as Black Panther?

Answer: Chadwick Boseman.

Who is the godmother of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love’s child, Francis Bean?

Answer: Drew Barrymore.

What is the title of Lady Gaga’s 2017 documentary film?

Answer: Gaga: Five Foot Two.

What is Ashton Kutcher’s real first name?

Answer: Christopher. Ashton is his middle name.

What music legend celebrated his new Instagram account by inviting his fans to his 2014 wedding to partner David Furnish?

Answer: Elton John.

Which singer played in his hometown of Honolulu in 2004 on his “Moonshine Jungle” tour?

Answer: Bruno Mars.

This American actress almost made the US Olympic archery team in 1999, after taking up the sport in her 40s. Who is she?

Answer: Geena Davis.

What best-selling female vocalist, with 200 million record sales, headlined in Las Vegas for two months in 2015?

Answer: Mariah Carey.

What are the names of the lead actors in Twilight?

Answer: Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.

Will.i.am is a member of what band?

Answer: Black Eyed Peas.

What was Megan Markle’s blog name before she got married to Prince Harry?

Answer: The Tig. 

What is the name of Aziz Ansari’s book about online dating etiquette?

Answer: Modern Romance.

Mindy Kaling recounts her growth from the shy child of immigrants to off-Broadway sensation to the youngest writer on the staff of the The Office. What is her book called?

Answer: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Michelle Obama’s memoir is called ____.

Answer: Becoming.

What music and film guru’s $200 million gift to UCLA in 2002 was so generous that they named their medical school after him?

Answer: David Geffen.

What is Elvis Presley’s most well-known favorite food?

Answer: A peanut butter, banana, and bacon sandwich.

The video for what 2012 song by Koren pop star PSY, which features horse-riding-inspired dance moves, achieved 2 billion views online?

Answer: Gangnam Style.

Which Canadian pop star was discovered when his mom posted videos of him singing R&B songs at the age of 12 on YouTube?

Answer: Justin Bieber.

What was Barack Obama’s three-word campaign slogan, which was turned into a music video viewed more than 20 million times?

Answer: “Yes We Can”, spearheaded by Black Eyed Peas’ singer, will.i.am.

Who is the main actress starred in Blue Jasmine?

Answer: Cate Blanchett.

Which rocker did Fergie honor by naming her son after the lead singer of her favorite band?

Answer: Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses.

What comic, writer, and producer left Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show to host his own The Nightly Show?

Answer: Larry Wilmore.

Which Late Night host was the solo anchor on the SNL Weekend Update from 2008 to 2013?

Answer: Seth Meyers.

What rock band was made up of Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and John Bonham?

Answer: Led Zepplin.

What is the stage name of Ben Haggerty, who teamed up with Ryan Lewis to sing “Thrift Shop”?

Answer: Macklemore.

Which island was Nicki Minaj born?

Answer: Trinidad.

Who was the first winner of American Idol?

Answer: Kelly Clarkson.

What is Adele’s last name–Ames, Adkins, Edwards, or Watson?

Answer: Adkins.

Who does the Guinness World Records consider the best-selling female singer of all time?

Answer: Madonna is believed to have sold the most records among any female music artist in history.

What is Drake’s real name?

Answer: Aubrey Graham.

Which Irish band frontman, known for his social justice causes, launched ONE in 2004, which raises millions toward ending extreme poverty?

Answer: Bono.

What star of Creed and Black Panther did People magazine choose as its Sexiest Man Alive for 2020?

Answer: Michael B Jordan.

What Hollywood A-lister and activist launched Casamigos Tequila in 2013 and named it after his vacation home in Mexico?

Answer: George Clooney.

Who stars in the 2006 comedy Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby as a NASCAR racer trying to regain his lost glory?

Answer: Will Farrell.

Which British actor took home the 2011 Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of a stutter-plagued monarch in The King’s Speech?

Answer: Colin Firth.

Which American blogger, columnist, and media personality is known for posts covering gossip items about celebrities, and for posting tabloid photos over which he has added his own captions or “doodles”? Hint: His birth name is Mario Armando Lavandeira.

Answer: Perez Hilton.

Who is the voice actor of the chameleon named Rango in the 2011 movie Rango?

Answer: Johnny Depp.

What Nashville-based trio, who have won seven Grammys since their 2006 debut, released their fifth studio album, 747, in 2014?

Answer: Lady Antebellum.

Which veteran singer, best known for his hits “The Gambler” and “Lucille” was finally inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2012?

Answer: Kenny Rogers.

Who accepted the Razzie for Worst Actress in 2010, one day before accepting the Oscar for Best Actress for a different film?

Answer: Sandra Bullock (Razzie was for All About Steve, Oscar was for The Blind Side).

Which model, discovered at a Sao Paulo McDonald’s in 1994 at age 14, made $47 million in 2014 at age 34?

Answer: Gisele Bundchen.

What is the real name of rapper Ice Cube?

Answer: O’Shea Jackson.

Which rapper released a cookbook titled “From Crook to Cook”?

Answer: Snoop Dogg. The full title is “From Crook to Cook: Platinum Recipes from Tha Boss Dogg’s Kitchen”.

Who is known for his hit song “Hotline Bling”?

Answer: Drake.

Who did Rihanna have her first baby with?

Answer: A$AP Rocky.

Which DJ and producer released the hit single “Levels” in 2011?

Answer: Avicii.

What is the name of the EDM duo made up of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall?

Answer: The Chainsmokers.

Who sang the Etta James hit “At Last” for Barack and Michelle Obama’s first dance at the Inaugural Ball on January 20, 2009?

Answer: Beyonce.

Which singer, who wants you to call her, maybe, saw her catchy song become Billboard’s top song of the summer in 2012?

Answer: Carly Rae Jepsen.

Which pop star’s mom, an Evangelical preacher, once dated Jimi Hendrix in her counterculture days?

Answer: Katy Perry.

Which actor hit the red carpet at a 2014 Berlin movie premiere with a paper bag on his head that said “I am not famous anymore”?

Answer: Shia LaBeouf.

What is the name of the side project that Diplo formed with Switch?

Answer: Major Lazer. It was founded in 2008 by Diplo and Switch, with Switch leaving in 2011. He was then replaced by both Jillionaire and Walshy Fire.

Which couple got engaged in November 2010 in a rustic cabin in Kenya, with his mother’s sapphire and diamond engagement ring?

Answer: Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Which well-known Hollywood actor claims he turned down an opportunity to be a member of the Backstreet Boys?

Answer: Ryan Gosling.

Which PBS kids’ show host sang “It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” every morning for 32 years until he retired in 2000?

Answer: Mr. Rogers.

Which rapper produced several tracks on 50 Cent’s 2003 album, Get Rich or Die Tryin?

Answer: Dr. Dre.

Which 21-year-old actress was chosen “Sexiest Woman Alive” by Esquire magazine in 2006, becoming the youngest-ever winner?

Answer: Scarlett Johansson.

What American rapper and singer launched to stardom when his single “Trap Queen” rose to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100?

Answer: Fetty Wap.

What Texas blue-rock band, known for their beards and fur-lined guitars, made the 2004 list of Hall of Famers?

Answer: ZZ Top.

Which electronic music DJ produced the 2013 hit song, “Clarity”?

Answer: Zedd.

Who is the artist that first wrote and sang “Sweet Caroline”, a karaoke favorite?

Answer: Neil Diamond.

Which rapper at the 2012 Grammy’s wore a red-hooded Versace cape, looking quite “cardinal-like” with a date who was dressed as the pope?

Answer: Nicki Minaj; she was promoting her new single “Roman Holiday”.

What are the names of the three members of Migos?

Answer: Quavo, Takeoff and Offset.

Adam Richard Wiles is better known for his DJ name of what?

Answer: Calvin Harris.

Sonny John Moore is better known for his DJ name of what?

Answer: Skrillex.

Who is known as the “King of New York”?

Answer: The Notorious B.I.G.

Who is the lead singer of Aerosmith?

Answer: Steven Tyler.

Who is Nick Jonas married to?

Answer: Priyanka Chopra.

In which country was singer Madonna born?

Answer: USA.

Who is the lead singer of Linkin Park?

Answer: Mike Shinoda.

“Bootylicious” has become an accepted word in the Oxford Dictionary thanks to a song by which musical group?

Answer: Destiny’s Child.

Which three rappers are featured on the 2015 song “Truffle Butter”?

Answer: Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, and Drake.

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Elle is a travel blogger and entertainment publisher by day and a trivia fanatic by night. Her favorite hobbies include hiking mountains, traveling anywhere in the world, watching documentaries, playing bingo, and brushing up on world knowledge through games like Trivial Pursuit.

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