Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Jeff Goldblum

Jeffery Lynn Goldblum is well know for his acting career. He was born on October 22nd 1952 in a Pittsburgh suburb, West Homestead, Pennsylvania. His father Harold L. Goldblum was a medical doctor and his mother Shirley S. née Temeles who was a radio broadcaster who later ran a kitchen equipment and appliances sales firm.
He has a sister Pamela and an older brother, Lee. He had another older brother Rick but he passed away at age 23. Jeff moved to New York City at the age of 17 in hopes of becoming an actor. His parents were always interested in show business. Goldblum worked on the stage and studied acting at the renowned Neighborhood Playhouse under the guidance of acting coach Sanford Meisner. He made his Broadway debut in the Tony Award-winning musical Two Gentlemen of Verona. He is also an accomplished jazz pianist and declared that if he did not act, he would have become a professional musician. He made his film debut as a thug in the 1974 Charles Bronson film Death Wish as Freak #1 and he briefly appeared as a protester in the TV movie Columbo A Case of Immunity (1975).
Later in his career, as "Lacey Party Guest" in Annie Hall(1977), Goldblum is seen saying into the telephone at a Hollywood party, "I forgot my mantra." Goldblum has had leading roles in films such as The Fly(1986), Independence Day, The Lost World(1997), Earth Girls Are Easy, The Tall Guy and Vibes(1988). Goldblum's strong supporting roles include those in Invasion of the Body Snatchers(1978), The Big Chill(1983), Into the Night(1985), Jurassic Park (1993) and he also had strong supporting roles in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) and the cult films The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension (1984) and Igby Goes Down(2002).
Jeff was the voice for most U.S. Apple commercials for several years, including advertisements for the iMac and iBook.
He also voices some U.S. Toyota commercials as well as Procter & Gamble's facial cream line. He has recently appeared on Irish TV in commercials for the National Lottery. It was announced In September 2006, that Goldblum was one of the founding members of a new theater company in New York called The Fire Dept. According to press materials, "The Fire Dept is made up of established and emerging writers, directors, actors and designers who have come together to create and produce work that cannot be replicated inside a television box or on a movie screen...The work of The Fire Dept combines the rigor and structure of great narrative storytelling with the vitality of formal experimentation to immerse audiences in a total experience that leaves them awake, alive and transformed." The company will devote energy into developing new live theater works as well as interpreting old favorites. Jeff replaced Chris Noth as a Senior Detective on Law & Orders Criminal Intent. In the series, Goldblum plays the role of Detective Zach Nichols. His guest appearance was on Sesame Street in 1990 as Bob's long-lost brother Minneapolis (parody of Indiana Jones) where Big Bird's friend Snuffleupagus had "the golden cabbage of Snuffertiti" hidden in his cave. He has also appeared on Tom Goes to the Mayor, The Colbert Report, and Tim and Eric Awesome Show.
Jeff Goldblum is one of my favorite actors because of his witty comments and intellectual roles. I really liked his roles in Jurassic Park, The Fly, Independence Day and Powder the best.
Here is an video ad for apple slowed down with Jeff Goldblum in it. It's hilarious! He sounds like he is drunk.

1 minute 3 seconds

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Janet Jackson

My favorite song by Janet Jackson "Together Again"

4 minutes 19 seconds
Janet Damita Jo Jackson born May 16th, 1966 in Gary Indiana. Raised in Encino Los Angeles. Janet is well known for her music career and has acted in TV series and a few movies as well.
She first performed on stage with the Jacksons at the age of only 7. Later she was signed for a recording contract at the age of 16 with A&M in 1982, releasing her self-titled debut album the same year. She faced criticism for her limited vocal range, and for being yet another member of the Jackson family to become a recording artist. In my opinion the most talented Jackson in the family. In addition to receiving recognition for the innovation in her albums, choreography, music videos, and prominence on MTV Jackson was acknowledged as a role model for her socially conscious lyrics. I saw her concert back in the year 2000 and she put on a fantastic show.
In 1991, she signed the first of two record-breaking, multi-million dollar recording contracts with Virgin Records, which established her as one of the highest paid artists in the music industry.
Having sold over 100 million records worldwide, Jackson is ranked as one of the best selling artists in the history of contemporary music. The Recording Industry Association of America(RIAA) lists her as the 11th best selling female artist in the United States, with 26 million certified albums. Her longevity, records and achievements reflect her influence in shaping and redefining the scope of popular music. She has been cited as an inspiration among numerous performers.
Believe it or not Janet initially was apprehensive about starting a music career, she agreed to participate in recording sessions with her family. The first of these, a duet with her brother Randy titled "Love Song for Kids", took place in 1978.
Following the release of Dream Street, Jackson decided to separate her business affairs from her family. She later commented, "I just wanted to get out of the house, get out from under my father, which was one of the most difficult things that I had to do, telling him that I didn't want to work with him again."
After releasing her fourth album Rhythm Nation executives at A&M wanted an album similar to Control, she was determined to imbue her music with a socially conscious message that complimented her songs about love and relationships She stated, "I'm not naive—I know an album or a song can't change the world. I just want my music and my dance to catch the audience's attention, and to hold it long enough for them to listen to the lyrics and what we're saying."
Producer Jimmy Jam told The Boston Globe, "We would always have a TV turned on, usually to CNN... And I think the social slant of songs like Rhythm Nation, State of the World and The Knowledge came from that." Rolling Stone magazine's Vince Aletti observed Jackson shifted from "personal freedom to more universal concerns—injustice, illiteracy, crime, drugs—without missing a beat." Peaking at number one on the Billboard 200, the album was later certified six times platinum and eventually sold over fourteen million copies worldwide! The release became the only album in history to produce number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 in three separate calendar years "Miss You Much" in 1989, "Escapade" and Black Cat" in 1990 and Love Will Never Do (Without You)" in 1991. It's the only album in the history of the Hot 100 to have seven top 5 hit singles.
Janet Jackson was dubbed a reigning "Princess of Pop" by the Chicago Tribune.
Acting in films include Poetic Justice(1993), Nutty Professor II: The Klumps(2000),Why Did I Get Married?(2007), Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010) and For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf(2011). Her shows include The Jacksons(1976-1977),Good Times(1977-1979),A New Kind of Family(1979-1980),Diff'rent Strokes(1980-1984) and Fame (1984-1985).

And of course how can I forget the classic Super Bowl XXXVIII incident. February 1, 2004 in Houston Texas MTV promised a big surprise during the half time show and sure enough Justin Timberlake exposed Janets boob for all to see. The incident, sometimes referred to as Nipplegate or Tittygate was widely discussed. Along with the rest of the halftime show, it led to an immediate crackdown and widespread debate on perceived indecency in broadcasting and resulted in a record $550,000 fine levied by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) against CBS, as well as an increase of the FCC fine per indecency violation from $27,500 to $325,000. Additionally, some commentators saw the halftime show as a sign of decreasing morality in the national culture in which case I agree. I'm not sure what good fining CBS did. I would have liked to receive some of that cash. What did the FCC do with the money? Cover their eyes?
Below is a video with sexy Janet and Busta Rhymes "Whats It Gonna Be".

4 minutes 31 seconds

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Clint Eastwood

Clinton Eastwood was born May 31st 1930. He is an actor, director, producer, and a composer.

Clint became the oldest man to reach #1 at the box office, and the longest running movie star in history. I think my favorite film he made and acted in is Unforgiven.
Clint was a nonpartisan mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea,California from 1986–1988, tending to support small business interests on the one hand and environmental protection as well.
Clint Eastwood was born in San Fransisco, California to Clinton Eastwood (1906–1970), a steelworker and migrant worker, and Margaret Ruth (née Runner; 1909–2006), a factory worker. He was a large baby (11 pounds and 6 ounces; 5.62 kg) and was named "Samson" by the nurses in the hospital. Eastwood is of English, Scottish,Dutch and Irish ancestry, and was raised in a middle class Protestant home. His family relocated often, as his father worked at different jobs along the West Coast, including at a pulp mill. The family settled in , California, where Eastwood attended Piedmont Junior and Senior High School. Later he transferred to Oakland Technical High School, where the drama teachers encouraged him to enroll in school plays, but he was not interested. He held a series of jobs as his family moved to different areas, including paper carrier, grocery clerk, forest firefighter, and golf caddy.After graduating from high school in 1949, Eastwood intended to enter Seattle University and majored in music theory. However, in 1950 he was drafted into the U.S Army during the Korean War. He was stationed at Fort Ord where his certificate as a lifeguard got him appointed as a life-saving and swimming instructor.

He safeguarded film and television actors who had joined the Army through the Special Services program, including John Saxon, David Janssen and Martin Milner. In 1951, while on leave, Eastwood rode in a Douglas AD bomber that ran out of gas and crashed in the ocean near Point Reyes. After escaping from the sinking fuselage, he and the pilot swam three miles to the shore.
He later moved to Los Angeles and began a romance with Maggie Johnson, a college student. During this time he managed an apartment house in Beverly Hills by day (into which he moved) and worked at a Signal Oil gas station by night. He enrolled at Los Angeles and soon after became engaged to Maggie. They were married shortly before Christmas in 1953 in South Pasadena and honeymooned in Carmel.

Eastwood, a life-long non-smoker, has been conscious of his health and fitness since he was a teenager, and has kept in excellent physical shape and practiced healthy eating ever since. As he made a name for himself during the production of Rawhide, Eastwood would frequently feature in magazines and journals, which often documented his healthy lifestyle. In the August 1959 edition of TV Guide, for example, Eastwood was photographed doing push-ups and gave tips on fitness and nutrition, telling people to eat plenty of fruit, raw vegetables and vitamins and to avoid sugar-loaded beverages and excess alcohol drinking and overloading on carbohydrates.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lynn Lopez, nicknamed "J.Lo" was born on July 24th 1969 and grew up in Castle Hill, a neighborhood in the Bronx, New York. Jennifer is the daughter of Puerto Rican parents Guadalupe (née Rodríguez), a kindergarten teacher and David Lopez, a computer specialist, both parents were born in Ponce, Puerto Rico. She has two sisters Lynda and Leslie. Jennifer and her sisters were raised Roman Catholic. Her entire academic career she went Catholic schools finishing at the all girls school Preston High School in the Bronx. Jennifer started out going to singing and dancing lessons at the age of 19. She attended Baruch College for a semester then divided her time between working in a legal office, dance classes and dance performances in Manhattan night clubs. After months of auditioning for dance roles, Lopez was selected as a dancer for various rap music videos, a 1990 episode of Yo! MTV Raps and as a backup dancer for New Kids On The Block and their performance of their song "Games" for the American Music Awards in 1991.

Jennifer is an actress,singer,record producer,fashion designer,television producer and not to mention dancer. Which is how she got her start by being a dancer in the hit T.V. show "In Living Color" as a "Fly Girl". Soon after that Jennifer became a backup dancer for Janet Jackson making an appearance in her 1993 video "That's the Way Love Goes".
She later got more popular acting in 1995 co-staring in the movie "Money Train" with Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes. Prior to that she was in My Little Girl,Nurses on the Line: The Crash of Flight 7, and My Family/Mi Familia. Jennifer's first leading role was in the biographical film Selena in 1997 which she earned an ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress. She earned the same award for acting in the movie Out Of Site. She then acted in romantic comedies like The Wedding Planner,Maid in Manhattan,Shall We Dance and Monster In Law.
Jennifer Lopez was also in movies such as Jack (1996),Blood and Wine,Anaconda,U Turn (1997),Out of Sight,Antz (1998),The Cell (2000),Angel Eyes (2001),Enough (2002),Gigli (2003) which was a box office bomb :( Jersey Girl,Shall We Dance (2004), An Unfinished Life (2005), Bordertown,El Cantante,Feel The Noise(2007) and The Backup Plan(2010).
Her singing career really I think gave her the most fame coming out with hits like "If You Had My Love" off of her album "On the 6" in 1999. Then a second album named "J to tha L-O!: The Remixes" both debut albums went to the #1 spot on the Billboard 200. Then came her 3rd and 4th albums named "This is me... Then" in 2002 and "Rebirth" in 2004 went to #2 on the Billboard 200. After that she released two albums, one in Spanish named "Coma Ama una Mujer" and the 5th studio album named "Brave". She has sold over 25 million albums worldwide. In 2003 she earned the American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist and in 2007 the American Music Award for Favorite Latin Artist.
At the moment Jennifer is married to Marc Anthony. In the past she has been with Ojani Noa, Sean Combs, Cris Judd and Ben Affleck. Her high school sweetheart didn't last with David Cruz. She started dating David in 1984 when Jennifer was 15. They split up in 1994 and she still enjoyed a close relationship with him. Ten years after they split Lopez stated "He's a friend and he probably knows me better than anyone else".
Jennifer's views on relationships "When it comes to family and relationships, I’m quite traditional. Just because of the way I was raised and I also believe in God and I have a lot of faith in that, so I just felt like you don’t mess with things like that. And I guess deep down I really felt like either this is not going to happen for me or it is. You know what I mean? And if it is, it will. And if it’s not, it’s not going to."
Jennifer has a clothing line for young women named Jlo by Jennifer Lopez but retired it in 2007. Participating in the Louis Vuitton Winter 2003 campaign. In 2005, she launched a new clothing line called Sweetface. She launched a new juniors' line called JustSweet in 2007.
Jennifer's frequent use of animal fur in her clothing lines and personal wardrobe has brought the scorn of people concerned with animal rights.
On April 12, 2002, Lopez opened a Cuban restaurant in the South Lake district of Pasadena, California named Madre's. She also has a perfume industry named Glow by J.Lo,Still and Love at First Glow by J.Lo. Not to mention the spin off Miami Glow by J.Lo,Live by Jennifer Lopez,Live Luxe,Glow After Dark,Deseo,Deseo Forever,Deseo for men,Sunkissed Glow,My Glow.
Lopez is also a spokesperson for Lux shampoo in Japan, appearing in the product's television commercials.
Jennifer Lopez owns the film and television production company Nuyorican Productions. It was co-founded with her manager Benny Medina who was supposed to receive half the producing revenue from the company. Jennifer split with Benny Medina shortly after the company was founded, but they later restored their business relationship.
Jennifer Lopez has been recognized by People en Espanol magazine as both the cover subject for the "50 Most Beautiful" in 2006 and the "100 Most Influential Hispanics" in February 2007.
Jennifer Lopez gave birth on February 22, 2008 to fraternal twins, a girl and a boy, Emme Maribel Muñiz, and Maximilian "Max" David Muñiz. The twins were introduced in the March 11, 2008 issue of People magazine. The magazine paid $6 million to publish the twins story.
(Some of these photos of her booty, I'm really not too sure if they are real?)
People magazines sexiest woman of the year 2011!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Christopher Lloyd

Christopher Allen Lloyd was born on October 22nd 1938. Christopher was born in Stamford Connecticut, the son of Ruth (née Lapham), a singer who was the sister of San Francisco mayor Roger Lapham, and Samuel R. Lloyd, a lawyer. He attended the Fessenden School, a preparatory school in Newton, Massachusetts. Lloyd was raised in New Canaan, Connecticut and Westport, Connecticuit and Westport, Connecticut where he graduated from Staples High School 1958.
Lloyd seldom appears in public or gives interviews. Some of his best friends, co-stars and fans who have met him describe Lloyd as a very shy and quiet man. His nephew,Sam Lloyd, is best known for playing Ted Buckland, the lawyer on Scrubs. Christopher Lloyd has been married to writer/producer Jane Walker Wood; since 1992. this is his fourth marriage. He is a fan of fly fishing. Lloyd's home was destroyed in the Tea Fire of November 2008 in Montecito, California.

He began acting by age 14 and started apprenticing in summer stock. He took acting classes in New York City at age 19, some at the Neighborhood Playhouse with Sanford Meisner. He appeared in many Broadway productions.
His first major motion picture role and one of my favorites was him as a psychiatric patient in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

Other favorites of mine would include Back To The Future 1,2 and 3, The Dream Team, Things To Do In Denver When Your Dead, Angels In The Outfield, The Addams Family, Addams Family Values, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Clue,Mr. Mom.
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