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9th Feb '18 9:46:01 PM Twentington
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* Music/WeirdAlYankovic's music video for "White and Nerdy" featured a throwaway joke about vandalizing the Wikipedia page about Atlantic Records. That page has now been vandalized enough times in that manner that its talk page prominently features a warning about it.

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* Music/WeirdAlYankovic's Music/WeirdAlYankovic:
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music video for "White and Nerdy" featured a throwaway joke about vandalizing the Wikipedia page about Atlantic Records. That page has now been vandalized enough times in that manner that its talk page prominently features a warning about it.it.
** Early in his career, he had a hit with "I Lost on Jeopardy". He competed on ''Rock & Roll Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' nearly two decades later... and lost.
28th Jan '18 11:22:49 AM frankcuzzo
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** Season 2 episode "Broadcast Nudes" dealt with Darlene being asked, and eventually agreeing to appear, in Playboy Magazine. Linda Doucett agreed to pose in real life for the September 1993 issue with the show airing that same week.

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** Season 2 episode "Broadcast Nudes" dealt with Darlene being asked, and eventually agreeing to appear, in Playboy Magazine. Linda Doucett agreed agreed, during the making of the episode, to pose in real life for the September 1993 issue with the show airing that same week.week as the magazine's release.
28th Jan '18 11:20:26 AM frankcuzzo
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** Season 2 episode "Broadcast Nudes" dealt with Darlene being asked, and eventually agreeing to appear, in Playboy Magazine. Linda Doucett agreed to pose in real life for the September 1993 issue with the show airing that same week.
19th Jan '18 10:15:06 AM Piterpicher
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** Not to mention all sorts of stories of RealLife celebrities looking up with admiration to NichelleNichols as Nyota Uhura, television's first female African astronaut such as [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Dr. Mae Jemison, NASA's first female African-American astronaut]].

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** Not to mention all sorts of stories of RealLife celebrities looking up with admiration to NichelleNichols Creator/NichelleNichols as Nyota Uhura, television's first female African astronaut such as [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Dr. Mae Jemison, NASA's first female African-American astronaut]].
18th Jan '18 5:59:04 PM ClintEastwood
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* Another from Cracked: [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19985_6-ironic-coincidences-behind-scenes-famous-movies.html A whole list of these]]. In order: [[Film/{{Troy}} Actor playing Achilles injures Achilles tendon]]; [[Film/TropicThunder Actor gets Oscar nom for playing Oscar-Bait actor]]; [[SinginInTheRain Actress playing hidden voice-double has her own hidden voice-double]]; [[Film/TronLegacy Actor whose character gets scanned into a computer gets scanned into a computer in real life]]; and [[Film/KnockedUp Actor who plays a doctor in movie is (or was) an actual doctor-turned-actor]].

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* Another from Cracked: [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19985_6-ironic-coincidences-behind-scenes-famous-movies.html A whole list of these]]. In order: [[Film/{{Troy}} Actor playing Achilles injures Achilles tendon]]; [[Film/TropicThunder Actor gets Oscar nom for playing Oscar-Bait actor]]; [[SinginInTheRain [[Film/SinginInTheRain Actress playing hidden voice-double has her own hidden voice-double]]; [[Film/TronLegacy Actor whose character gets scanned into a computer gets scanned into a computer in real life]]; and [[Film/KnockedUp Actor who plays a doctor in movie is (or was) an actual doctor-turned-actor]].



* ''Film/{{Fanboys}}'' deals with a SecretlyDying ''Franchise/StarWars'' fan who gets to watch ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' as a dying wish before it's even released; In November 2015, a Star Wars fan suffering from terminal cancer would get to watch an unedited print of ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' [[http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/10/entertainment/dying-star-wars-fan-force-awakens-update/index.html before passing away shortly after]].

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* ''Film/{{Fanboys}}'' deals with a SecretlyDying ''Franchise/StarWars'' fan who gets to watch ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' as a dying wish before it's even released; In November 2015, a Star Wars ''Star Wars'' fan suffering from terminal cancer would get to watch an unedited print of ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' [[http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/10/entertainment/dying-star-wars-fan-force-awakens-update/index.html before passing away shortly after]].



* At one point in ''Film/UrbanLegend'', Alicia Witt's character goes to the university's SpookySilentLibrary to do some research and finds ''The Encyclopedia of Urban Legends''. No book with that title ever existed until ''after'' the movie was made and released (this isn't a case of {{Defictionalization}} or TheRedStapler; folklore professor and author Jan Harold Brunvand says in his introduction to the real ''Encyclopedia'' that it had been in development for quite some time before the film was even being made).

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* At one point in ''Film/UrbanLegend'', Alicia Witt's Creator/AliciaWitt's character goes to the university's SpookySilentLibrary to do some research and finds ''The Encyclopedia of Urban Legends''. No book with that title ever existed until ''after'' the movie was made and released (this isn't a case of {{Defictionalization}} or TheRedStapler; folklore professor and author Jan Harold Brunvand says in his introduction to the real ''Encyclopedia'' that it had been in development for quite some time before the film was even being made).



* Jeff Porcar, drummer of Toto, died in a [[Film/ThisIsSpinalTap bizarre gardening accident]] in [[https://musicalstewdaily.wordpress.com/2008/10/20/jeff-porcaro-bizarre-gardening-accident/ 1992]]: he inhaled a lethal dose of insecticide he had just sprayed around in his greenhouse.

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* Jeff Porcar, drummer of Toto, Music/{{Toto}}, died in a [[Film/ThisIsSpinalTap bizarre gardening accident]] in [[https://musicalstewdaily.wordpress.com/2008/10/20/jeff-porcaro-bizarre-gardening-accident/ 1992]]: he inhaled a lethal dose of insecticide he had just sprayed around in his greenhouse.
14th Jan '18 8:47:23 PM higgledypiggledy
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* Two examples from the PetShopBoys:
** "King's Cross": ''Only last night I found myself lost/By the station called King's Cross/Dead and wounded on either side/You know it's only a matter of time'' -- this song was released two months ''before'' the 1987 fire at King's Cross tube station that killed 31 people.
** "Dreaming of the Queen": A song that combines references to death and Princess Diana, often presumed to relate to Diana's death in 1997, was actually released in 1993.
7th Jan '18 2:02:41 AM jormis29
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* In ''Film/{{Audition}}'', a guy tries to help his friend get over the loss of his wife by holding a fake audition to find him a new girlfriend. [[CuteAndPsycho It doesn't work out too well for his friend.]] According to ''[[http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2012/09/tom-cruise-scientology-marriage-katie-holmes Vanity Fair]]'', and confirmed by Paul Haggis, the ChurchOfHappyology did just that, minus the murderous girlfriend part, for Creator/TomCruise, allegedly interviewing the likes of Creator/ScarlettJohansson, Creator/LindsayLohan, [[Series/ModernFamily Sofia Vergara]], and [[Film/SupermanReturns Kate Bosworth]] before picking Katie Holmes. It was going quite well, actually, [[HumiliationConga until Holmes plotted her escape/divorce and now it's all in the news.]]

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* In ''Film/{{Audition}}'', a guy tries to help his friend get over the loss of his wife by holding a fake audition to find him a new girlfriend. [[CuteAndPsycho It doesn't work out too well for his friend.]] According to ''[[http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2012/09/tom-cruise-scientology-marriage-katie-holmes Vanity Fair]]'', and confirmed by Paul Haggis, the ChurchOfHappyology did just that, minus the murderous girlfriend part, for Creator/TomCruise, allegedly interviewing the likes of Creator/ScarlettJohansson, Creator/LindsayLohan, [[Series/ModernFamily Sofia Vergara]], and [[Film/SupermanReturns Kate Bosworth]] before picking Katie Holmes.Creator/KatieHolmes. It was going quite well, actually, [[HumiliationConga until Holmes plotted her escape/divorce and now it's all in the news.]]
28th Dec '17 4:52:34 AM lakingsif
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21st Dec '17 2:14:13 AM LondonKdS
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* The official fanclub of ''Series/ThePrisoner1967'' dissolved in a heady mix of paranoia, backstabbing, and accusations of people spying on each other in real life. Several tertiary members mentioned this trope when they heard of what happened.
16th Dec '17 7:49:59 PM PeaceAndLove
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!!Examples with their own pages:
* ''LifeImitatesArt/BlackMirror''
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