Birth Name: Heidi Klum
Born: June 1, 1973
Location: Bergisch Gladback, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Awards: Emmy Nomination
Status: Married to Singer Seal
Children: Daughter Helene "Leni" Klum with former boyfriend Flavio Briatore; Sons Henry Gunther Ademola Dashtu Samuel and Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo Samuel
Heidi Klum is most notable as a supermodel for Victoria's Secret. Her most current gig is the star of her hit show Project Runway, which gives fashion designers the opportunity to show off their line at New York Fashion Week and receive money for the line. Klum owns a clothing line, which was featured in a German mail-order catalog "Otto." She has also designed shoes for Birkenstock, jewelry for Mouawad, and swimsuits on her personal website. Her jewelry collection has been featured on QVC. Klum also produced two fragrances, "Heidi Klum" and "Me."
Klum appears on Germany's Next Top Model, in which contestants have the opportunity to win a modeling contract with IMG. It was co-produced by fellow supermodel Tyra Banks. Heidi is also passionate about painting. Some of her paintings have appeared in magazines. Heidi also has a rose names after her called the "Heidi Klum rose." She is featured in the 2004 James Bond video game Everything or Nothing and also appeared in several music videos for "Love Foolosophy" by Jamiroquai and Kelis's song "Young, Fresh N' New." Klum also put out her own single titled, "Wonderland," of which all proceeds were given to a children's charity in her hometown of Bergisch Gladbach.
Klum has been married to hairstylist Ric Pipino. They divorced in November 2002. She also dated the likes of Anthony Kiedis and Philip Zevenbergen. Klum also dated Formula One manager, Flavio Briatore, whom is the father of Helene. She is not happily married to singer Seal, with whom the two share two sons together.
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The Life and Death of Peter Sellers
Sex and the City
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Birth Name: Beyoncé Giselle Knowles
Born: September 4, 1981 (age 25)
Location: Houston, Texas
Label(s): Columbia, Sony Urban Music
AWards: Songwriter of the Year, 6 solo Grammy Awards, and many more
All members of Destiny's Child,group and indiviually, have produced 136 awards since 1998
Status: Long Term Relationship with Jay-Z.
Beyoncé Knowles is a Grammy Award-winning American R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, Golden Globe Award-nominated actress, dancer, and fashion designer and model for House of Deréon. Knowles rose to fame as the creative force and lead singer of R&B girl group Destiny's Child, the best-selling female group of all time, with over fifty million records sold. In 2003, she went solo and her newest album is up for 5 Grammy AWards in 2007.
Knowles is the elder of two daughters born to Mathew Knowles and Tina Beyince in Houston, Texas. Her parents decided on her first name as a tribute to her mother's surname. When Beyonce was seven, she was a soloist in her church choir and was taking dance lessons. She won over 30 local song and dance competitions.
Knowles and her former best friend LaTavia Roberson met Kelly Rowland and LeToya Luckett. They formed a quartet that would perform in their backyards and in Tina Knowles' hair salon. After singing at local events, they got their break when they entered Star Search. The group, then named "Girl's Tyme", were disappointed after losing the competition. Mathew Knowles, Beyoncé's father and Rowland's legal guardian, decided to help the girls reach their dreams of becoming singers. He quit his six-figure salary job as a multi-million dollar equipment salesman at Xerox to manage the group. This decision by Mathew eventually affected the whole family. Their income had been cut in half, causing the family to move into two different apartments. When the group was signed to Columbia Records in 1996, it gave the entire family a second chance at making things work.
As a teenager, Knowles attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, where she showed her musical talents. She later went to Alief Elsik High School, also in Houston.
Destiny's Child had their first Billboard top 10 hit in 1998. Soon after, LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson left the group. Even after that, the group, now a trio, charted four Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles, several top ten hits, and two number-one albums in 2000.
In 2001, Knowles won the "Songwriter of the Year" award from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers Pop Music Awards. She is the first African-American female and second overall female songwriter of all time to accomplish this.
The group went seperate ways but they returned for one last album, Destiny Fulfilled, in 2004. In 2005, they did release a greatest hits album which became the best selling number ones albums by a girl group ever. When Beyonce went solo, she teamed up with many different artists to produce many more singles and 2 more albums.
In 2007, Knowles will embark on her lengthy B'Day World Tour. She also has been hailed by Entertainment Weekly as the 7th Most Entertaining Person of the Year of 2006 and she was ranked the highest musician on the list. Mid-2007, her third studio album will be released.She has starred and co-starred in a few movies. Her latest movie, Dreamgirls, is nominated for 8 2007 Academy Awards, including her latest single, Listen, for Best Original Song.
On a personal note, Beyonce is currently dating rapper, Jay-Z. The couple does not discuss thier relationship publicly and feels that it has helped them. Knowles and Kelly Rowland, along with Mathew Knowles, Tina Knowles, and sister Solange Knowles recently announced the formation of the Survivor Foundation, a charitable entity set up for the purpose of providing transitional housing for 2005 Hurricane Katrina victims and storm evacuees in the Houston, Texas area. The Survivor Foundation extends the philanthropic mission of the "Knowles-Rowland Center For Youth", a multi-purpose community outreach facility in downtown Houston.
2003 Dangerously in Love
2004 Live at Wembley
2001 Carmen: A Hip Hopera
2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember
2003 The Fighting Temptations
2004 Fade to Black
2006 The Pink Panther
Birth Name: Christopher Ashton Kutcher
Born: February 7, 1978
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Awards: Kid's Choice Award and some other nominations
Status: Married to Demi Moore
Children: None of his own
Ashton is a well known actor, television producer and former fashion model. He is got his name to fame from starring in the tv series, That 70's Show.
Ashton's parents were factory workers. He
has an older sister and a fraternal twin brother who has cerebral palsy. According to Wikipedia, the family moved to a more rural area, Homestead, Iowa and his childhood was that of a rugged, outdoorsy, Midwesterner, and he had various odd jobs, including carpentry, hay-baling and livestock castration. He attended Cedar Rapids High School where he played football and was well liked. But at home, he had a stressful life and eventually is parents divorced. His senior year of high school, Ashton broke into his high school and was convicted with third degree burgulary. He got 3 years probations and 180 hours of community service, but he also became an outcast and lost hid girlfriend and college scholarships.
He did attend the university of Iowa for biochemical engineering, wanting to cure his brother. He was in a fraternity and worked as a floor sweeper and sometimes donated blood for money. He won a trip to New York City after winning a "Fresh Faces of Iowa" competition, he dropped out of college to pursue modelling.He signed with Next Modelling Agency in New York and became successful. He then decided to move to Los Angeles, where after his first audition, was cast Michael Kelso in That 70's Show. Needless to say after the shows success, Ashton was cast in many film roles. In 2003, he produced and starred in his series called Punk'd. He also is executive producer of reality show, Beauty and the Geek and will produce a reality show based around the rap group Three 6 Mafia,as well as another reality series entitled Wedding Crashers.
On a more personal note, Ashton has dated many celebrity women, including singer,Nelly Furtado, and actress, Brittany Murphy. He is now married to Demi Moore and the media had a hard time accepting their relationship because of their 16 year age difference. They both practice Kabbalah and take time off from filming to observe traditional Jewish holidays. Wikipedia states that Kutcher is good friends with his former That '70s Show co-stars Danny Masterson and Wilmer Valderrama, as well as actor Seann William Scott. Kutcher has also invested in an Italian restaurant in Los Angeles named Dolce (other owners include Masterson and Valderrama) and a Japanese-themed restaurant named Geisha House.
He has been nominated for several different awards like the Kid's Choice Awards, MtV Movie Awards, and a Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award. He did win a 2004 Kid's Choice Award for Favorite Television Actor for That '70s Show and Punk'd.
1998-2006: That '70s Show as Michael Kelso (178 episodes)
1999: Coming Soon
2000: Down to You
2000: Dude, Where's My Car?
2001: Just Shoot Me! (1 episode)
2001: Texas Rangers
2002: Grounded for Life (1 episode)
2003-2007: Punk'd (Host)
2003: Just Married
2003: My Boss's Daughter
2003: Cheaper by the Dozen
2004: The Butterfly Effect
2005: Guess Who
2005: A Lot Like Love
Birth Name: Lindsay Dee Lohan
AKA: Lindsay Morgan Lohan
Born: July 2, 1986
Location: New York City, New York
Genre: primarily pop-rock
Label: Casablanca Records,Motown Records
Lindsay is the eldest child of Michael and Dina Lohan, both former actors. She has three younger siblings: brother Michael had a role as "Lost Boy at Camp" in The Parent Trap, sister Aliana is an aspiring model and actress, and brother Dakota (Cody) has modeled fashions, states Wikipedia. The family was always financially comfortable. Her father inherited a pasta business which he later traded and more recently he is an investment banker. Her mother, a former and Rockette at Radio City Music Hall, became Lindsay's manager. Despite the family's wealth, Lohan, when she wasn't tutored on film sets, attended public schools on Long Island until just before her high school graduation, finishing her studies at home.
Linsay's personal life has been the subject of public scrutiny. In 2004, according to Wikipedia, it was revealed that her father spent most of her younger years in prison for securities fraud. In 2005, he was back there for attempted assualt and aggrevated unlicensed driving. Later that year, her parents divorced. Lindsay moved to LA and shared an apartment with actress Raven-Symoné but shortly after bought a house in West Hollywood. She has dated actor Wilmer Valderrama and Pink Taco restaurateur Harry Morton.
Early on, Lindsay had a hard time finding work through her modeling agency, Ford Models. But eventually, she went on to do over 100 Toys'R'Us ads. She also modelled for Calvin Klein Kids and Abercrombie Kids. As she got older, she was featured in Vogue, Elle, Bliss (UK), ÃÂ¥ÃÂ°ÃÂ¹ ÃÅ¡ÃÂ»Ã‘Æ’ÃÂ± (High Club, Bulgaria), and Blenda (Japan). Just like modelling, her acting career got off on a rocky start. She did eventually do about 60 commercials which launched her television career in daytime soap operas and television series. She landed a role on Another World and was delivered more dialogue than any other ten-year-old in daytime series at that time. She left Another World when she got cast in the movie Parent Trap. Since then, she has been cast in several movies, many produced by Disney. She appeared in the tv series , That 70's Show, and Ashton Kutcher featured her in the second season finale of Punk'd, along with other tv appearances.
Hoping to become a "triple threat" (actor/model/singer) like her idol, Ann-Margret, Lohan began by showcasing her singing talents through her films. Her first album was a hit but her second fell under the top 100 within 6 weeks of being released.
Lindsay has been in the media over her feud with Hilary Duff and their relationships with Aaron Carter. Also, after her break-up with Valderrama in 2004, many romantic rumors started. There was also specualtion on her weight loss. Lohan was portrayed as a "party girl" who frequently went to clubs with Nicole Richie and Paris and Nicky Hilton. She got into 3 car accidents in 2005 which made headlines. In 2006, she entered in to rehab for her drinking.
Lindsay Lohan was the first living person to have a "My Scene Goes Hollywood" doll released by Mattel. She was voted #10 on the list of "100 Sexiest Women" by readers of FHM. She is currently working on some new movies.
1998 The Parent Trap
2002 Get a Clue
2003 Freaky Friday
2004 Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
2004 Mean Girls
2005 Herbie: Fully Loaded
2006 Just My Luck
2006 A Prairie Home Companion
2007 Chapter 27 Release: Spring 2007
2007 Georgia Rule Release: May 11, 2007
2007 Speechless In active development
2008 I Know Who Killed Me In pre-production
2008 The Best Time of Our Lives Filming scheduled Spring 2007
2008 The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond Filming scheduled April 2007
1996-1997 Another World
2000-2001 Bette (appeared October 11, 2000, in pilot episode only)
2003 Punk'd – one episode, December 14, 2003
2004 Saturday Night Live – Host, May 1, 2004
2004 MTV Movie Awards – Host, June 10, 2004
2004 That '70s Show – "Mother's Little Helper" episode, November 10, 2004
2004 Saturday Night Live – C
ameo for Weekend Update, December 11, 2004
2005 Saturday Night Live – Host of the season finale, May 21, 2005
2005 Saturday Night Live – Host, April 15, 2006
2006 World Music Awards – Host, November 2006
2005 A Little More Personal (Raw)
2003 Freaky Friday
2003 Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
2004 Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
2004 That's So Raven
2005 Herbie: Fully Loaded
2006 A Prairie Home Companion
Birth Name: Madonna Louise Ciccone
Born: August 16, 1958
Location: Bay City, Michigan
Genre(s): Pop, Dance, Electronica
Label(s): Warner Bros.(present), Maverick, Sire
Awards: 5 Time Grammy winner, Guinness World Book of Records, many others in many countries
Status: Married to Guy Ritchie
Children: Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon, Rocco John Ritchie, David Banda Ciccone Ritchie
Madonna is a singer, songwriter, record and film producer, dancer, actress, author, and fashion icon. She is noted for her music videos and stage performances as well as her use of political, sexual, and religious themes in her work. In 2000, she was listed in the Guinness World Book of Records as the most successful female recording artist of all time with estimated worldwide sales are 120 million albums.
She holds the record for the top-grossing concert tour by a female artist. Forbes magazine estimated her net worth at $325 million and in 2007, Billboard and Guinness Book of Records listed her as the second highest earning female singer of all time.
Madonna is third of 6 children. She was raised in a Catholic family in Detroit. Madonna's mother died of breast cancer at age thirty on December 1, 1963, and Madonna has frequently discussed the impact the death had on her life and career, calling it "one of the hardest things I've faced in my life." Her father later married the family housekeeper, Joan Gustafson, and they had two children together. Her dad made it mandatory for all of the kids to take music lessons but Madonna convinced him after a few piano lessons to let her do ballet, which will later impact her dance style.She attended Rochester Adams High School, where she was a straight-A student, excelled at sports, and was a member of the cheerleading squad. Madonna received a dance scholarship to the University of Michigan.
Her ballet teacher convinced her to drop out of school in her sophmore year to move to New York and pursue her dancing career. She left with $35 in her pocket, and ended up working low paying jobs, including Dunkin' Donuts and nude modeling on occasion. She eventually started dancing for several modern dance companies and while she was on tour as a dancer for a French disco artist, she became involved with musician Dan Gilroy, with whom she later formed her first rock band, the Breakfast Club. Then she became involved with drummer,Stephen Bray, and they formed the band Emmy. Together they wrote and produced a number of solo disco and dance songs that brought her local attention in New York dance clubs. DJ and record producer Mark Kamins was so impressed by her demo recordings to bring them to the attention of Sire Records. In 1982, Madonna signed with them and her first album sold 3 million copies worldwide. Madonna's provocative style became popular with teenagers, and it wasn't long before teenage girls were dressing up as her. Her next album,Like A Virgin, was #1 on the US Album charts, sold 12 million copies worldwide, and produced 4 top five singles. She then entered into movies and started to tour, and sold many more albums. After years of numerous different controversies with her sexual and religious themes on stage and in videos, she calmed down. Since, Madonna has authored and co-authored a number of books.
Madonna married actor, Sean Penn, in 1985 but they divorced 4 years later because he abused her. She then had relationships with actor,Warren Beatty, model and porn star,Tony Ward, rapper, Vanilla Ice, and basketball player, Dennis Rodman. One day while she was walking in Central Park, she met Carlos Leon, a Cuban fitness trainer, and eventaully, they had a baby girl, Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon. That relationship soon ended and Madonna ended up with Guy Ritchie, whom she met through friends. The couple had a baby boy together, Rocco John Ritchie, and they married soon after. In October 2006, Madonna flew to Malawi to help build an orphanage, which she also funded, as part of the Raising Malawi initiative. While there, she began the process to adopt a baby boy, David Banda. Her family renamed him David Banda Mwale Ciccone Ritchie. Because of Malawi laws, Madonna and Guy Ritchie remain David Banda's foster parents for the required eighteen month period then the adoption will be final.
As of 2007, Madonna resides in Wiltshire, England, with Ritchie and their children. Since the late-1990s, Madonna has become a devotee of the Kabbalah Centre and a disciple of its controversial head Rabbi Philip Berg and his wife Karen. Madonna and husband Guy Ritchie attend Kabbalah classes and have been reported to have adopted a number of aspects of the movement associated with Judaism. Madonna has stated that she doesn't eat dairy and is on a Macrobiotic Diet, consisting primairly of whole grains, fish and fresh vegetables. Furthermore, she has a personal Japanese chef who cooks for her and says that she does Yoga and Pilates to stay in shape.
As of 2007, she is nominated for three Grammys and is currently working on her next album.
1984 Like A virgin
1986 True Blue
1987 Who's That Girl
1987 You Can Dance
1989 Like A Prayer
1990 I'm Breathless
1990 The Immaculate Collection
1994 Bedtime Stories
1995 Something to Remember
1998 Ray of Light
2003 American Life
2003 Remixed & Revisited
2005 Confessions on a Dance Floor
2006 I'm Gonna Tell You a Secret
2007 The Confessions Tour
2007 Madonna's 12th studio album TBA
1979-1981 A Certain Sacrifice
1985 Vision Quest aka Crazy For You
1985 Desperately Seeking Susan
1986 Shanghai Surprise
1987 Who's That Girl
1989 Bloodhounds of Broadway
1990 Dick Tracy
1991 Truth or Dare aka In Bed With Madonna
1992 Shadows and Fog
1992 A League of Their Own
1993 Body of Evidence
1993 Dangerous Game aka Snake Eyes
1995 Blue in the Face
1995 Four Rooms
1996 Girl 6
2000 The Next Best Thing
2002 Swept Away
2002 Die Another Day
2005 I'm Going to Tell You a Secret
2006 Arthur and the Minimoys aka Arthur and the Invisibles
Birth Name: Brad Douglas Paisley
Born: October 27, 1972
Location: Glen Dale, West Virginia
Label: Artista Records
Awards: 5 Academy of Country Music Awards,5 CMA Awards, 3 CMT Awards, 3 TNN Music Awards, Grammy Nomination
Status: Married to Kimberly Williams Paisley
Children: Son William Huckleberry Paisley
Brad Paisley is an American country singer, guitarist, and songwriter from Glen Dale, West Virginia. His love for country music came about when his grandfather gave him his first guitar at the age of 8. He also taught him how to play it. By age 12, Paisley wrote his first song and began to op
en for such performers as Ricky Skaggs and George Jones.
He graduated from John Marshall High School, then studied briefly at West Liberty State College. He was later awarded a full paid scholarship to Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. While attending college there, he met Frank Rogers, a fellow student, who would later become his producer. Paisley also met Kelley Lovelace, who became his songwriting partner.
Upon graduation, Paisley signed a songwriting contract with EMI Music Publishing and wrote David Kersh's hit "Another You," as well as cuts by Tracy Byrd and David Ball. He debuted as a singer on Artista Nashville with "Who Needs Pictures". In May 1999, Paisley made his first appearance at the Grand Ole Opry. Seven months later he had his first #1 song, "He Didn't Have To Be," which was a story about Lovelace and Lovelace's stepson.
In 2000, Paisley had his first experience with a non-country audience, as he was set to appear on a TLC special, "Route 66: Main Street America." The show featured Brad and his band rare live versions of Route 66. The program ended with a full-uncut acoustic rendition of the piece, which was performed live on Rainbow Bridge in Riverton, KS.
Paisley also won the 2000 CMA Horizon Award and the Academy of Country Music's best new male vocalist trophy. He received a Grammy Nomination later that year. On February 17, 2001, Brad was inducted into the Opry Hall of Fame, after forty appearances. In 2002, he won the CMA Music Video of the Year for "I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishing Song)." Many celebrities frequented the video such as Little Jimmy Dickens, Kimberly Williams, Dan Patrick, and
His third album, Mud on the Tires, featured hit songs such as "Celebrity", which deals with reality shows and features Jason Alexander, Jim Belushi, Little Jimmy Dickens, Trista Rehn, and William Shatner. The title track, "Mud on the Tires" reached Billboard #1 in 2004.
In 2006, he released Time Well Wasted, including, "Alcohol", "When I Get Where I'm Going" a duet with Dolly Parton, and "Out in the Parking Lot" with Alan Jackson. In 2006, it was awarded CMA Award for Best Album.
Paisley also contributed to two songs on the Cars soundtrack. One was in recognition of his contribution to the "Route 66: Main Street America" television special.
1999- Who Need Pictures
2001- Part II
2003- Mud on the Tires
2005- Time Well Wasted
2006- Brad Paisley Christmas
2006- Time Well Wasted
2007- Bonfires and Amplifiers
Birth Name: Amanda Peet
Born: January 11, 1972
Location: New York City, NY
Awards: Blockbuster Entertainment Award Nomination, Satellite Award Nomination, Teen Choice Award nomination,
Young Hollywood Award
Status: Married to David Benioff
Children: Daughter Frances Penn
Amanda Peet was born in New York City in January 11, 1972. Her father, Charles, was a lawyer and her mother, Penny, was a social worker. Her father was a Quaker and her mother was Jewish. She attended Friends Seminary and then went onto Columbia University, where she studied history. There, she auditioned for, acting teacher, Uta Hagen.
During her time at Columbia, she appeared in off-Broadway revivals of Clifford Odet's Awake and Sing. Her first onscreen performance was a television commercial for Skittles. She made her film debut in 1995 with the release of Animal Room. She managed a steady acting career filming indie movies. Her first major role was in Jack & Jill, which aired for two seasons. She guest starred in the eighth and final season in Seinfeld, as a waitress. Peet's first widely known role was in 2000's The Whole Nine Yards. The same year she was voted on the People's 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. She also starred in Saving Silverman with Jack Black and Steven Zahn. In 2003, she starred in Something's Gotta Give, along side Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson. She played Keaton's daughter and Nicholson's lover.
In 2005, she starred in This Is How It Goes with Jeffrey Wright and Ben Stiller. That same year,
she co-starred with Matt Damon in Syriana and Ashton Kutcher in A Lot Like Love. In February 2006, she performed in Neil Simon's production of Barefoot in the Park.
She joined the cast of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip on February 3, 2006. It premiered on NBC on September 18, 2006. She stars with Matthew Perry and Sarah Paulson. Peet has worked with both actors on previous jobs. Her character, Jordan McDeere, is the newly appointed president on the National Broadcasting System. Also in 2006, she starred along with Dermot Mulroney in Griffin and Phoenix, which aired in Lifetime. Here she plays a terminally-ill woman living life to the fullest.
As for her personal life, she wed actor/writer David Benioff on September 30, 2006, in New York City. At the age of 35, she gave birth to her first child, Frances Pen, on February 20, 2007.
1995- Animal Room
1996- She's The One
1996- One Fine Day
1997- Sax and Violins
1997- Touch Me
1998- Origin of the Species
1998- Playing by Heart
1999- Simply Irresistible
1999- Two Ninas
1999- Body Shots
2000- Isn't She Great
2000- The Whole Nine Yards
2001- Saving Silverman
2002- High Crimes
2002- Changing Lanes
2002- Igby Goes Down
2003- Something's Gotta Give
2004- The Whole Ten Yards
2005- Melinda and Melinda
2005- A Lot Like Love
2006- Griffin and Phoenix
2006- Fast Track
2006- The Martian Child
Law & Order (Guest Appearance)
1999- Jack & Jill
Seinfeld (Guest Appearance)
2006- Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
2006- Griffin and Phoenix (Lifetime Movie)
Birth Name: Matthew Ryan Phillippe
Born: September 10, 1974
Location: New Castle, Delaware
Height: 5' 9"
Awards: None, however Crash won a 2005 Oscar for Best Picture
Status: Recently divorced from Reese Witherspoon
Children: Ava Elizabeth and Deacon
Ryan's parents are Richard Phillippe, a chemical technician for DuPont, and Susan, who ran a day care center in the family's house. He has three sisters, Kirsten, Lindsay and Katelyn. He graduated from New Castle Baptist Academy, where he played basketball, soccer, and earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. He was also editor of his senior Yearbook. He became interested in acting when he was fifteen. While he was in a barber shop one day, a casting agent spotted him and two years later he was going on auditions in New York.
Phillippe's acting career began with an appearance in ABC daytime drama One Life to Live. His character Billy Douglas, whom he played from 1992 to 1993, was the first gay teenager in a daily soap opera, causing a stir. After leaving the show, Phillippe moved to Los Angeles, where he appeared in a number of small parts in various television shows and movies. After the success of I Know What You Did Last Summer in 1997, he was cast in a few more hig
h-profile films.Phillippe and his long-time friends Breckin Meyer, Seth Green, and David E. Siegal run a production company called Lucid Films. Phillippe is becoming more actively involved in his films as a producer.
Phillippe enjoys photography, cartooning, and writing. He's a fan of Frank Sinatra, for both his music and as an interesting character in history. As a tribute he named his bulldog after the singer. He ie is Philadelphis Eagles and Phillies fan.
In 1997, Ryan attended Reese Witherspoon's 21st birthday party. They talked all night but he had to leave to film I Know What You Did Last Summer the next day. However, they kept in touch via email, phone, and mail. After his return to LA, they started dating and about 2 years later got married. They have two children together, Ava Elizabeth and Deacon. After seven years of marriage, the couple divorced in late 2006.
1995 Crimson Tide
1996 White Squall
1997 Little Boy Blue
1997 I Know What You Did Last Summer
1998 Playing by Heart
1999 Cruel Intentions
2000 The Way of the Gun
2001 Company Man
2001 Gosford Park
2002 Igby Goes Down
2003 The i Inside
2006 Flags of Our Fathers
2006 Five Fingers
Birth name: William Bradley Pitt
Born: December 18, 1963 (age 43)
Location: Shawnee, Oklahoma
Awards: Blue Peter badge, many awards won including 4 MTV Movie Awards and 1 Golden Globe and many nominations
Height: 5' 11
Status: Relationship with Angelia Jolie
Children: Maddox, Zahara, and Shiloh
Pitt was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, to Southern Baptist parents William A. Pitt and Jane Etta Hillhouse. He and his two siblings, Doug Pitt and Julie Neal Pitt, grew up in Springfield, Missouri.
He attended the Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri – Columbia where he became a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He was two credits shy of graduating with a journalism degree in 1986 when he left to try his luck in Hollywood with only $325 in his pockets.
He started out appearing in different sitcoms, like Growing Pains, and Soaps, including Another WOrld and Dallas.
Pitt has also been an active supporter of research into diseases such as AIDS.
Pitt was engaged to actress Gwyneth Paltrow. After that he married Jennifer Aniston but they divorced 5 years later. After his separation from Aniston, Pitt began dating Angelina Jolie. The couple were quickly dubbed "Brangelina" by the media. Pitt legally adopted Jolie's two children, son Maddox and daughter Zahara, and to have the children's surnames legally changed to Jolie-Pitt. Jolie gave birth to the couple's first biological child, a daughter named Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt
In 1995, Pitt was chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 25 sexiest stars in film history. Pitt has also twice been named the Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine.
1987: No Man's Land
1987: Less Than Zero
1989: Happy Together
1989: Cutting Class
1991: Across the Tracks
1991: Thelma & Louise
1991: Johnny Suede
1992: Contact (short subject)
1992: Cool World
1992: A River Runs Through It
1993: True Romance
1994: The Favor
1994: Interview with the Vampire
1994: Legends of the Fall
1995: Twelve Monkeys
1997: The Devil's Own
1997: Seven Years in Tibet
1997: The Dark Side of the Sun (filmed in 1988)
1998: Meet Joe Black
1999: Being John Malkovich (cameo)
1999: Fight Club
2001: The Mexican
2001: Spy Game
2001: Ocean's Eleven
2002: Full Frontal (cameo)
2002: Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (cameo)
2003: Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (voice)
2003: Abby Singer (cameo)
2004: Ocean's Twelve
2005: Special Thanks to Roy London (documentary)
2005: Mr. & Mrs. Smith
2006: Robert Wilson Video Portrait
2007: The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (completed)
2007: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (filming)
2007: Ocean's Thirteen (post-production)
Birth Name: Prince Rogers Nelson
Born: June 7, 1958
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Genres: R&B, Funk, Soul, Pop, Rock, Experimental
Labels: Universal, Arista, Paisley Park Records, NPG Records,Warner Bros. Records, Columbia
Awards: Too many to mention inlcuding Academy Awards, Golden Globes, Grammy Awards, and many others
Status: Recently divorced
Children: son (deceased shortly after birth)
Prince changed his name to a symbol in 1993 following a contractual dispute with his record company. As the symbol cannot be pronounced it is often called the "Love Symbol." However, many in the media chose to refer to him during this time as "The Artist Formerly Known as Prince." He changed his name back to Prince in 2000.He is a songwriter, producer, singer, actor, and musician.
His father,John L. Nelson, played in a jazz trio The Prince Rogers Trio, hence Prince's birth name. There are a number of myths regarding Prince’s ethnicity and gender, both of his parents are in fact African American. His mother,Mattie Shaw, is mixture of different heritages and his father is African American and Italian. Tika Evene is his sister and shortly after she was born, Prince's parents seperated. He moved in with his father,who bought him his first guitar, becuase of conflicts with his stepfather. Shortly after ,Prince moved in with his friend's family, Andre Anderson, later known as, André Cymone.
Prince and Anderson joined Prince’s cousin Charles Smith in a band called Grand Central, formed in junior high school. Initially his involvement was just part of a mainly instrumental band that played clubs and parties in the Minneapolis area. By the time Prince entered high school, the Grand Central eveloved into Champagne and they were playing original music. Eventually, Prince got to make a demo tape and he was promoted by Owen Hunsney, who called him a star of the future. Warner Bros. won the bidding on him because they were the only label that allowed Prince creative control of his songs. By 1979, Prince need a backing band and Cymone was on bass.
Prince received a lot of attention early on because of the way he dressed. He wore very provocative and colorful clothes. People questioned his sexuality because of the way he expressed himself on stage. He was booed of stage and people threw garbage at him at a Rolling Stones concert in 1981. In 1982, he released 1999 album which was a breakthrough album in the US and internationally. According to Wikipedia, the distinctive characteristics of the early-to-mid 1980s work which brought him to superstardom became known as the "Minneapolis sound," which proved heavily influential.
Since, he has made thoussands of songs and worked with numerous artists. Many critics have dubbed him a musical genius because of his versatility, dancing, singing skills, and ability to play various instruments stated from Wikipedia.In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Prince #28 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.In December 2004, Rolling Stone's readers named the best ma
le performer and most welcome comeback. During that same month, Prince was named number five on the Top Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years chart.
On November 14, 2006, Prince was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame, appearing to collect his award but not performing. Also in November 2006 Prince opened a nightclub named 3121 in Las Vegas at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. He performs weekly, on Friday and Saturday nights. Recently, Prince played on the 2007 Superbowl Halftime show, wrote and performed a song on the 2006 hit movie Happy Feet, he won a 2007 Golden Globe for Best Original Song, is releasing another album in early 2007.
Prince became one of Jehovah's Witnesses in 2001 reportedly to satisfy his mother's dying wish. He was married to Mayte Garcia from 1996 to 1999, they had a son who died shortly after birth of a rare skull disease. His second marriage to Manuela Testolini ended in 2006 after 5 years.
Filmography (incomlete list)
1984 Purple Rain (actor, composer)
1986 Under the Cherry Moon (actor, writer, composer, director)
1987 Sign “Ã¢ËœÂ®” the Times (composer, performer, director)
1987 Bright Lights, Big City (composer (song): "Good Love")
1989 Lovesexy (composer, performer)
1989 Batman (composer (songs))
1990 Graffiti Bridge (actor, composer, writer, director)
1990 Get Off (video single) (actor, composer, writer, director)
1992 Sexy MF (video single) (actor, composer, writer, director)
1992 Diamonds and Pearls (Video Collection) (actor, composer, writer, director)
1993 The Hits Collection (actor, composer, writer, director)
1994 3 Chains o' Gold (actor, composer, writer, director)
1995 Showgirls (composer (songs): "Ripopgodazippa", "319")
1996 Girl 6 (composer (songs))
2000 Rave Un2 the Year 2000 (performer, composer (songs))
2003 Live at the Aladdin Las Vegas (performer, composer (songs))
2006 Happy Feet (composer (songs): "Song of the Heart")
1978 For You
1980 Dirty Mind
1984 Purple Rain
1985 Around the world in a Day
1987 Sign "" the Times
1990 Graffiti Bridge
1991 Diamonds and Pearls
1992 Love Symbol
1993 The Hits/The B-Sides
1993 Hits 1
1993 Hits 2
1994 The Beautiful Experience
1994 1-800-NEW FUNK
1994 The Black Album
1995 The Gold Experience
1996 Girl 6
1996 Chaos and Disorder
1997 Crystal Ball
1998 Newpower soul
1999 1999:The New Master
1999 The Vault: Old Friends 4 Sale
1999 Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic
2000 Rave In2 the Joy Fantastic
2001 The Very Best Of Prince
2001 The Rainbow children
2002 One Nite Alone…
2002 One Nite Alone… Live!
2004 The Chocolate Invasion
2004 The Slaughterhouse