Saturday, October 30, 2010

Crystal Renn

Crystal Renn was born June 18th 1986 in Miami Florida. Who says you have to be skinny and anorexic looking to be a model? Crystal Renn proves that beauty comes in all sizes. She is an American model and an Author.

Crystal started her modeling career in high fashion at the age of 14 after being spotted by a professional scout in her hometown in Mississippi. Crystal was told she would need to lose almost a third of her total body weight if she wanted to become a model. This extreme weight loss eventually triggered a health crisis, causing her to reassess her diet and exercise habits. After gaining 70 pounds (32 kg) and re-emerging as a U.S. size 12, she was re-marketed by her agents as a plus size model. Crystal Renn has authored a book "Hungry" A Young Model's Story of Appetite, Ambition and the Ultimate Embrace of Curves, about her experiences in the fashion industry in relation to her several body type transformations.
On June 30, 2007, Crystal married her longtime boyfriend Gregory Vrecenak at St. Ignatius Loyola Church in Manhattan, New York. Fashion portraits of her wedding were taken by photographer Brian Boulos. In mid 2009 the couple ended their marriage. Crystal currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.
In addition to working repeatedly with notable fashion photographers Ruven Afanador and Steven Meisil and being the only plus-size model to appear on a Harper's Bazaar cover and appearing in four international Vogue editions. Crystal has enjoyed lucrative contracts with many high-profile plus-size clothing manufacturers such as Lane Bryant, Evans and Torrid and has also appeared on the runway for Vena Cava, Heatherette, Elena Miro and most notably for Jean Paul Gaultier in his Spring/Summer prêt-à-porter 2006 collection in Paris, garnering favorable and extensive media interest. Recently, she walked in the Chanel Resort 2011 runway show. She recently appeared in the F/W 2010 Jean Paul Gautier campaign and has appeared in campaigns for H&M, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom. She has also appeared in editorials for American, Italian, French, German, and Teen Vogue, Italian Elle, Russian Harpers Bazaar, Glanmour, and Vanity Fair.
Crystal Renn is also notable for appearing in back-to-back campaigns in 2007 wearing regular-sized (not specifically plus-size) clothing for Spanish retailer Mango. Her photos appearing amid those of smaller models and without notation regarding her larger size, a rare occurrence in conventional apparel advertising.

Crystal's first book, Hungry was co-authored by Marjorie Ingall and released on September 8, 2009. During an on-camera interview at an Australian industry function, Renn's agent Gary Dakin noted that her total income would now be "close to 7 figures". Renn is currently reporting for Glamour on New York Fashion Week 2010 on the fall collections.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Colin Ferrell

Colin James Ferrell born May 31st 1976.  Farrell was born in Dublin, the son of Rita née Monaghan, a housewife, and Eamon Farrell, a footballer who played for Shamrock Rovers FC and owned a company importing and exporting canned goods in Dublin City.  He was raised Roman Catholic.  His uncle Tommy Farrell also played for Rovers. Colin has three siblings: two sisters, Claudine (who is his personal assistant) and Catherine; and a brother, Eamon Jr. When he was ten, the Farrells moved to Castleknock a Dublin suburb. Farrell was educated at St. Brigid's National School Castleknock followed by Castleknock College and Gormanston College.  Farrell auditioned for the Irish group Boyzone when he was still unknown, but was unsuccessful.  Farrell attended The Gaiety School of Acting, but dropped out and was cast in the part of Danny Byrne on Ballykissangel, a BBC television drama.  Farrell appeared on the show 7 times from 1998 to 1999.

Colin was married to English actress Amelia Warner from July 2001 to November 2001.
  He has a son named James Padraig born September 12th 2003, with US model Kim Bordenave.  In October 2007, Colin revealed that his son has Angelman Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder characterized by intellectual and developmental delay, speech impediment, sleep disturbance, seizures, hand flapping movements, and frequent laughter/smiling.
In December 2005, Colin voluntarily checked into a rehabilitation treatment center for addictions to recreational drugs and painkillers.  His publicist commented that Colin Farrell had started taking painkillers due to a back injury. He was released in January 2006. In May 2006, Colin started attending rehabilitation meetings.
It was announced on 14 September 2009, that Colin and his Ondine co-star Alicja Bachleda-Curuś were expecting a child together.  Their son, Henry Tadeusz Farrell, was born on October 7th 2009 and was baptized in the Catholic Church of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Krakow, Poland.
It was reported on 15 October 2010 that the couple had split up.
 Farrell was named one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" in 2003.  He was also voted sixth in the World's "Sexiest Man" contest by Company magazine that same year.
In 2007, Farrell joined other celebrities including Bruce Willis,Muhammad Ali,Eva Mendes, Vanessa L. Williams and Arnold Schwarzenegger to become an official games spokesman for the Special Olympics World Games in Shanghai, China.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Jessica Biel

Jessica Claire Biel born March 3rd 1982.  I remember seeing her in that show 7th Heaven, although I didn't really like it.  I did however think Jessica has always been very attractive. The show 7th Heaven ran 11 seasons, making it the longest running family drama in U.S. television history. I had no idea of how old she was until now. She is younger than I thought? (Don't get me wrong, she doesn't look old. Far from it!)Anyways, Jessica is a model and an actress. She was born is Ely, Minnesota and comes from a German, French, English, and Choctaw ancestry. Her family moved frequently when she was younger living in Texas, Connecticut, and Woodstock, Illinois before finally settling in Boulder, Colorado. While growing up, Biel played soccer and also trained as a gymnast and a snowboarder. Her Mother Kimberly née Conroe was a homemaker/spiritual healer and her Father Jonathan Biel worked for GE as well as being an entrepreneur and business consultant. Other than that she has a younger brother Justin who was born in 1985.
Jessica initially trained to be a vocalist, and from age nine appeared in several musical productions in her hometown, playing lead roles in productions such as Annie, The Sound of Music, and Beauty and the Beast.
At the age of twelve, Jessica attended The International Modeling and Talent Association conference in Los Angeles where she was discovered and signed by a talent agency. She began modeling for print advertisements, and appeared in commercials for products such as Dulux Paint and Pringles.
She applied to join the a cappella choir the Tufts Amalgamates while studying at University but was not accepted.
She performed two songs on the Easy Virtue soundtrack, "Mad About the Boy" and "When the Going Gets Tough".
The Los Angeles Philharmonic announced that Jessica would perform the role of "Sarah Brown" in a fully-staged concert production of Guys and Dolls during the 2009 season at the Hollywood Bowl. On the last night, she received a rousing standing ovation from 17,000 people.
She also landed a part in Lincoln Center Theater's two-week-long workshop of the musical version of the Pedro Almodóvar classic Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, along with Salma Hayek.
Jessica has been with actor Adam LaVorgna from 1998 to 2001. They were co-stars in the film I'll Be Home for Christmas and 7th Heaven. She dated actor Chris Evans from 2001 to June 2006, and appeared opposite him in the films Cellular and London. Beginning in 2007 she dated musician Justin Timberlake. She has also been romantically linked to actor Ryan Reynolds, and baseball player Derek Jeter. Those lucky bastards, probably didn't even know how good they had it either.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Greg Giraldo

Greg Giraldo (December 10, 1965 – September 29, 2010) a stand up comedian passed away when family decided to pull the plug after a five day comma. Terrible news...

5 minutes 17 seconds

Greg was born in the Bronx and raised in Queens, New York.
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