Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ryan Gosling

 Ryan Thomas Gosling born in London Ontario on November 12th 1980. Raised in Corwall, Ontario his father Thomas Gosling a paper mill worker and his mother Donna a secretary who also qualified as a high school teacher in 2011. Growing up his parents were Mormons. Ryan say's about his parents being Mormon "it was a part of everything - what they ate, how they thought".
His parents divorced when he was a child and he and his older sister, Mandi, were raised by their mother, an experience Gosling has credited with programming him "to think like a girl."
Ryan was bullied in elementary school and had "no pals" "not in a sad,'poor me' way. I didn't want any. I liked being alone. It was only when I was 14,15 I got friends." "I hated being a kid. I didn't like being told what to do, I didn't like my body, I didn't like any of it."
In the 1st grade having been influenced by the film Rambo: First Blood he brought steak knives to school and threw them at other children during recess. This incident lead to a suspension. While attending Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School, he was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), prescribed Ritalin and placed in a class for special needs students. He was unable to read which he found "pretty frustrating. I couldn't absorb any of the information, so I caused trouble."
His mother quit her job and home schooled him for a year. Ryan said that homeschooling gave him "a sense of autonomy that I've never really lost"
He developed an idiosyncratic accent because "as a kid I thought having a Canadian accent didn't sound tough. I thought guys should like Marlon Brando. So now I have a phony accent that can't shake." He dropped out of high school at the age of 17 to focus on his career.

Ryan stars in the ever popular chick-flick The Notebook. I hate to admit it but I did like the movie and have heard many complaints (from the ladies) that Ryan should have been sexiest man of the year/alive in 2011.
Other movies I liked him in are Remember the Titans,Murder by Numbers and The United States of Leland.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tiffani Thiessen

Tiffani-Amber Thiessen is an American actress born on January 23rd 1974 in Long Beach, California. Daughter of Robyn a homemaker who is Greek,Turkish and of Welsh descent. Frank Thiessen her father a park designer and landscape architect who is German. Tiffani has two brothers, an older brother Todd who is an actor and avid professional cyclist. Her younger brothers name is Schuyler.
Tiffani told InStyle magazine: "I'm a mutt. I have so much of everything in me, and half of it I don't even know. German on one side,Greek,Turkish and Welsh on the other. My mom is very olive-skinned; I get my blue eyes from my dad." She credits her brother, Todd as one of her most important sources of inspiration as well as her mother and grandmother as role models. She attended Cubberley Elementary and Marshall Junior High School in Long Beach. In 1992 she graduated as valedictorian at Valley Professional High School in Studio City, Los Angeles, California. Tiffani dated Brian Austin Green during the early to mid 1990's. From October 2001 to March 2003 she was engaged to actor Richard Ruccolo whom she had met during the Two Guys and a Girl. She married actor Brady Smith on July 9th 2005.

 She gave birth to a daughter they named Harper Renn Smith weighing 8 lbs. 3 oz. at birth. As a child she was in many beauty pageants and was crowned Miss Junior America in 1987 and then a year later won Teen magazine's "Great Model Search" in 1988. At the age of 15 she auditioned for the role of Kelly Kapowski on the television show Saved by the Bell. I always associate her with that show when I see her. Just recently I started watching the show White Collar where she plays the husband of a cop. Of course she is too hot for her so called husband in the show. Tiffani has been in quite a few smaller roles in television shows like Married... with Children,Charles in Charge,Step by Step,Blossom,Beverly Hills 90210,News Radio,Two Guys a Girl And A Pizza Place and Just Shoot Me. I thought she was incredibly sexy in the movie Son in Law.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Michael Jackman born on October 12th 1968 in Sydney,New South Wales.  Hugh is the youngest of five siblings.  His parents are English.  Chris Jackman his father and Grace Watson his mother.  Hugh was the second child in his family to be born in Australia.
In November 2008 Open Salon named Hugh one of the sexiest men alive.  Then later on in that same month People magazine followed suit naming him Sexiest Man Alive.  Hugh Jackman is a singer,dancer,actor and likes to do stage musicals.  He has hosted the Tony awards three times and received an award for his role in The Boy from OZ.  He also hosted the 81st Academy awards in 2009 February 22nd.
His parents unfortunately divorced when he was eight.  Hugh stayed with his father and his mother moved back to England after the divorce.  One of his paternal Grandfathers was Greek.
He went to primary school at Pymble Public School and later attended an all-boys Knox Grammar School where he stared in its production of My Fair Lady in 1985 and became the captain of the school in 1986.
Hugh played rugby union and cricket in high school.  He also took part in high jumping and was on the swimming team.
Later after obtaining his BA Hugh completed the one year course "The Journey" at the Actors Centre in Sydney.  Hugh's thoughts on studying acting full time "It wasn't until I was 22 that I ever thought about my hobby being something I could make a living out of.  As a boy, I'd always had an interest in theater.  But the idea at my school was that drama and music were to round out the man.  It wasn't what one did for a living.  I got over that.  I found the courage to stand up and say, "I want to do it."
I like how modest and normal Hugh Jackman appears to be.
He also stated he "always loved acting but when I started at drama school I was like the dunce of the class.  It just wasn't coming right to me.  Everyone was cooler, everyone seemed more likely to succeed, everyone seemed more natural at it and in retrospect I think that is good.  I think it is good to come from behind as an actor.  I think it is good to go into an audition thinking 'Man I've got to be at my best to get this gig.'
Hugh married Deborra-Lee Furness on April 11th 1996.  I believe the couple met while on the set of Correlli, an Australian television series.  He personally designed an engagement ring for Deborra-Lee boring the Sanskrit inscription "Om paramar mainamar", translation "We dedicate our union to a greater source".  They had two miscarriages, after that Hugh and Deborra-Lee decided to adopt.  Oscar Maximillian born on May 15th 2000 and Ava Eliot, born on July the 10th 2005.
My favorite movies include the X-Men trilogy, Kate and Leopold, Someone Like You, Swordfish, Van Helsing, (voice of Memphis) Happy Feet, The Prestige, The Fountain and Real Steel.  I just found out he was the voice of Gaston, in the classic Walt Disney production of Beauty and the Beast.
Topless primal screams on Conan. Hilarious!

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Julia Roberts

Happy Birth Julia! Julia Fiona Roberts was born on this day October 28th 1967.  Her claim to fame is when she headlined with the ever famous movie Pretty Woman.  Which, by the way grossed over $464 million worldwide!  That same year she won  golden globe awards for Steel Magnolias and Pretty Woman back in 1989.
Julia was named one of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in the World 11 times.  Apparently she is tied with Halle Berry in that category.
Julia Roberts has the production company called Red Om Films.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Megan Fox

Megan Denise Fox born on May 16th 1986.  Megan is both an Actress and a model.  I hear a lot of Megan Fox mostly from men who go on and on about how hot she is.  Of course, who am I to disagree?
Megan began her acting career in 2001 in several television and films.  All minor roles until the blockbuster film Transformers which brought her directly into the spotlight.  She returned to act in the sequel Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen although I heard she had problems with the director and almost didn't take part in the second movie.  I believe the director Michael Bay wanted her to gain weight?
During an interview with The Times Megan stated on the topic of being a role model "It depends on what your idea of a role model is...  If your idea of a role model is somebody who's gonna preach to your kids that sex before marriage is wrong and cursing is wrong and women should be this and be that, then I'm not a role model.  But if you want your girls to feel strong and intelligent and be outspoken and fight for what they think is right, then I want to be that type of role model, yeah."
She also stated on the topic of being typecast "Getting typecast as what? Attractive?  How bad is that?"
Megan was born in Oak Ridge Tennessee.  Her parents Darlene and Franklin Fox divorced when she was young.  Her step fathers name is Tony Tonachio.  Megan was raised Roman Catholic and went to chatholic school for the long haul of 12 years. Living in a very strict home she and her sister was not allowed a boyfriend or to invite friends over.
Megan lived with her mother until she made enough money to support herself.  She began her training in drama and dance at the age of only five in Kingston, Tennessee.  She also attended dance class at the community center.  She was in chorus and swam with the Clippers swim team at Kingston elementary.
At the age of 10 Megan and her family moved  to St. Petersburg, Florida.  She won several awards modeling at the age of 13 at the 1999 American Modeling and Talent Convention in Hilton Head in South Carolina.  Megan tested out of school via correspondence in order to move to Los Angeles.
She has spoken extensively of her time in education.  She states that in middle school she was bullied and picked on to the point where she ate her lunch in the bathroom to avoid being "pelted with ketchup packets".
She says the problem was not her looks but rather that she had "always gotten along better with boys" and that "rubbed some people the wrong way".
Megan also said that in high school she was never popular and that "everyone hated me, and I was a total outcast, my friends were always guys, I have a very aggressive personality, and girls didn't like me for that.  I've had only one great girlfriend my whole life".  In the same interview she mentions that she hated school and has never been "a big believer in formal education" and "the education I was getting seemed irrelevant.  So, I was sort of checked out on that part of it".
Megan Fox thinks she is not at the same level of such actresses like Jennifer Aniston,Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan.
Here is Seth Rogan on The Jimmy Kimmel Show claiming he was rejected when he tries to give a kiss on Megan's cheek.  Hilarious!

I'm sure she didn't do it on purpose.  Or did she?

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Steve Jobs

Terrible news this evening, Steve Paul Jobs passed away at the age of 56 on this date October 5th 2011.  He was born on February 24th 1955.   Chairman,co-founder and former chief executive officer for Apple Inc.  Entrepreneur and inventor.  He also served as chief executive for Pixar Animation Studios.  Steve became a member of the board of directors with The Walt Disney Company in 2006.  He is credited executive producer for the animated Toy Story which was a huge hit coming out in 1995.
My favorite quote of Steve's is "Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.  And the only way to do great work is to love what you do."

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Claire Deschanel born January 17th 1980 in Los Angeles. She has incredibly blue eyes, truly adorable. Zooey is an actress, musician, and singer/songwriter. Her parents Caleb Dechanel a cinematographer/director and Mary Jo Deschanel (née Weir). Zooey is French (from her paternal grandfather) and Irish descent. She was named after Zooey Glass the male protagonist of J.D. Salinger's 1961 novella Franny and Zooey. Emily Deschanel her older sister is also an actress and stars in the TV series Bones.Zooey lived in Los Angeles, but spent much of her childhood traveling because her father shot films on location; she later said that she "hated all the traveling ... I'm really happy now that I had the experience, but at the time I was just so miserable to have to leave my friends in Los Angeles and go to places where they didn't have any food I liked or things I was used to."She attended Crossroads which is a private preparatory schoo in Santa Monica California. There she made friends with Jake Gyllenhaal and Kate Hudson. She sang throughout high school aspiring to have a career in musical theatre. She attended Northwestern University for a whole seven months until she ended up dropping out to work as an actress.
Sorry fellas this beautiful girl from next door is taken. She got married to Ben Gibbard in September 2009 who is the lead vocalist for The Postal Service and Death Cab for Cutie.
Zooey tried being a vegan being allergic to eggs,dairy and wheat gluten but that failed because her food sensitivities made it difficult to stay healthy.
She has stated that she has attention deficit disorder but these days, who doesn't have that?
I like her because shes another one of those actors that when she acts it seems like she is being herself.
As far as the films and shows she acts in? I personally like Almost Famous,The Good Girl(which wasn't a very good movie),Big Trouble,The New Guy,Frasier,Elf,The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy,Failure to Launch,Live Free or Die,Bridge to Terabithia,Tin Man,The Happening and Yes Man.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Michael Cera

Michael Austin Cera born on June 7th 1988 in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor and an occasional musician. I like the way he acts because he seems real to me. His mother is Linda from Quebec and his father Luigi from Sicily and was a technician. Both parents worked for the Xerox company.
Michael has an older sister Jordan and a younger sister as well named Molly. After watching the movie Ghostbusters repeatedly when he was sick with the chicken pox at the age of 3. Michael memorized the dialogue to the movie idolizing Bill Murray he became very interested in acting.
He ended up enrolling at The Second City Toronto and took improvisation classes. He also attended Conestoga Public School Robert H. Lagerquist Senior Public School and Heart Lake Secondary School up until the 9th grade. From there on out he finished high school through correspondence.
His first role was an unpaid appearance in a Tim Hortons summer camp commercial. Eventually that led to a Pillsbury commercial in which he got to poke the Pillsbury Doughboy. That commercial was his first role that had lines.
I guess he was in the movie Frequency as Gordy Jr. at age 10. I'll have to watch that again. Other movies he was in that I liked are Switching Goals,
Superbad,Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist,Paper Heart and Year One.

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Mayra Verónica

Mayra Verónica Aruca Rodriguez born on August 20th 1980 in Havana Cuba.  What I wouldn't do to get with Mayra.  I tell ya.  She is beautiful!  Her father was a member Cuba’s big band, Los Dada. In 1984, she came to the US with her mother Mayra Rodriguez, leaving behind the rest of her family including her father Arturo Aruca and sister Giselle Guzman. Her father came a year later and reunited with Veronica and her mother, while her sister was unable to meet them until thirteen years later. Mayra grew up with little money and food was sometimes scarce.
Mayra is a model and a singer. She was in FHM Magazine and then was included in their 2004 calender. After that she went on to work with other magazines. She made appearances on many Spanish language television shows, as well as appearing in music videos and television commercials.
Mayra is a spokeswoman for the USO(United Service Organizations).
Her music Vengo Con To' (I'm coming at you with everything).
On July 2, 2009 the New York Stock Exchange asked her to ring the NASDAQ bell for the Fourth of July week. Verónica decided to bring awareness to two of the organizations for which she's an advocate and spokesperson, The USO and UNICEF and brought them to the bell ringing ceremony.
FHM the top men's magazine of the time, contacted Mayra's publicist to ask for a feature spread on their magazine.
She agreed and after mail requesting her return and went on to appear on the cover of the FHM exclusive collection book which included top sex symbols of the decade like Pamela Anderson, Eva Longoria and Carmen Electra. Mayra was featured on other covers for FHM, Maxim, Edge, GQ and over 100 other national and international covers. Her popularity on such covers made her website at the time one of the top requested websites with more than 4 million hits biweekly.
With her popularity came email from soldiers stationed in Iraq asking for her posters and by now famous calendars. Veronica's management sent a care package of approximately 5000 posters. Shortly, the military named her favorite pin-up girl for the US Marines and the USO asked her to tour with the troops.  Blah blah blah she's smokin hot!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

George Clooney

George was born on May 6th 1961. George is an actor, film director, producer, and screenwriter.
Clooney was born in Lexington, Kentucky. His mother, Nina Bruce (née Warren) is a former beauty pageant queen; his father, Nick Clooney is a former anchorman as well as a game show and American Movie Classics host. George is of Irish descent on his father's side; his paternal great-great-grandparents, Nicholas Clooney (of County Kilkenny) and Bridget Byron, immigrated to the United States from Ireland.
George was raised a strict Roman Catholic. He has an older sister, Adelia (also known as Ada); his cousins include actors Miguel and Rafael Ferrer who are the sons of his aunt, singer Rosemary Clooney and actor José Ferrer.
He is also related to another singer, Debby Boone who married José Ferrer and Rosemary Clooney's son Gabriel. From an early age, George would hang around his father's sets, often participating in shows, where he proved to be a crowd favorite.
He began his education at the Blessed Sacrament School in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. Spending part of his childhood in Ohio he started attending St. Michael's School in Columbus and St. Susanna School in Mason, Ohio. In middle school, he developed Bell's palsy, a debilitating condition that partially paralyzes the face. The malady went away within a year. "That was the worst time of my life," he told the Daily Mirror in 2003. "You know how cruel kids can be. I was mocked and taunted, but the experience made me stronger."
His parents eventually moved to Augusta, Kentucky where he then attended Augusta High School. He has stated that he earned all As and a B in school and was an enthusiastic baseball and basketball player. He tried out with the Cincinnati Reds in 1977 to play professional baseball, but was not offered a contract. He did not pass the first round of player cuts. He attended Northern Kentucky University from 1979 to 1981 majoring in History and Political Science and, very briefly, the University of Cincinnati but did not graduate from either. He also had such odd jobs as selling men's suits and cutting tobacco.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Sarah Michelle Prinze born April 14th in 1977.
Sarah was born in New York City. She is the only child of Rosellen (née Greenfield), a nursery school teacher and her father Arthur Gellar, a garment worker. Both of her parents were Jewish, though her family had a Christmas tree during the holidays while she was growing up. In 1984, when she was 7 years old, her parents divorced and she was brought up solely by her mother on the Upper East Side. She graduated from Fiorello LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts in 1995. Sarah was estranged from her father until his death from liver cancer on October 9, 2001.

At the age of four, she was spotted by an agent in a restaurant in Uptown Manhattan. Two weeks later, she auditioned for a part in An Invasion of Privacy, a made-for-television film starring Valerie Harper, Carol Kane and Jeff Daniels. At the audition, Sarah read both her own lines and those of Harper, impressing the directors enough to cast her in the role. She subsequently appeared in a controversial television commercial for Burger King, in which her character criticized McDonald's and claimed to eat only at Burger King. This led to a lawsuit by McDonald's. As a child, Sarah also modeled for magazines.
I of course know her best as "Buffy The Vampire Slayer".
As of September 2008, Sarah's films have grossed in the US for $627.3 million. Sarah's most successful starring role is in The Grudge, which opened with US$39.1 million opening weekend and grossed over US$110 million in the U.S.
Sarah is married to Freddie Prize Jr. They have a daughter named Charlotte Grace Prinze, born in September 2009.
Sarah has a black belt in taekwondo.
She also has revealed that she suffers from a phobia of being buried alive. Saying "I really fear graveyards and I have a big phobia of being buried alive. It was really hard being an ass-kicking vampire slayer when you are afraid of graves."
Geller said she was born Jewish but she doesn't believe in any organized religion now.
Sarah is an active advocate for various charities, including breast cancer research, Project Angel Food, Habitat for Humanity and CARE, a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty, all of which she says you get to "physically do something". She says, "I started because my mother taught me a long time ago that even when you have nothing, there's ways to give back. And what you get in return for that is tenfold. But it was always hard because I couldn't do a lot. I couldn't do much more than just donate money when I was on the show because there wasn't time. And now that I have the time, it's amazing."
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