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."

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Bruce Willis

Walter Bruce Willis born on March 19th 1955 in Idar-Oberstein, West Germany. His father David Willis was an American soldier and his mother worked in a bank. They decided two years after Bruce was born to move to America after his father was discharged from the military. They moved to Penns Grove, New Jersey where his father became a welder and factory worker.
Bruce is the oldest of four siblings including sister, Florence, and a brother, David. Unfortunately his brother Robert died of pancreatic cancer in 2001 at the age of 42.
Bruce had a stutter when he was younger, which I did not know.
But by expressing himself on stage he lost his stutter. He began performing on stage and became involved academically in school activities like the drama club and became student council president.
Bruce's thoughts on religion.
"Organized religions in general, in my opinion, are dying forms", he says. "They were all very important when we didn't know why the sun moved, why weather changed, why hurricanes occurred, or volcanoes happened", he continues. "Modern religion is the end trail of modern mythology. But there are people who interpret the Bible literally. Literally! I choose not to believe that's the way. And that's what makes America cool, you know?"
Movies I like with Bruce Willis include Blind Date,Die Hard,Look Who's Talking(voice of Mikey),Billy Bathgate,The Last Boy Scout,Death Becomes Her,National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon(uncredited),Pulp Fiction,Twelve Monkeys,The Fifth Element,The Jackal,Armageddon,The Sixth Sense,The Whole Nine Yards,The Kid,Unbreakable,Bandits,Hart's War,Sin City,Lucky Number Slevin,The Astronaut Farmer(uncredited) and Surrogates.  The first thing I saw Bruce Willis in was Moonlighting and for some reason I loved that show.
Comming out in the near future...  Catch .44,The Cold Light of Day,Looper,Setup,Moonrise Kingdom.
Believe it or not they are working on a Die Hard 5 as well which I think may be a bit of an overkill but we'll see.  It might be good who knows?
Bruce's acting role models are Gary Cooper,Robert De Niro,Steve McQueen and John Wayne. At the premiere for the film Stakeout, Bruce met actress Demi Moore.  He married Moore on November 21, 1987 and had three daughters: Rumer Willis (b. August 16, 1988), Scout LaRue Willis (b. July 20, 1991) and Tallulah Belle Willis (b. February 3, 1994) before the couple divorced on October 18, 2000. The couple gave no public reason for their breakup. Regarding the divorce, He stated, "I felt I had failed as a father and a husband by not being able to make it work." He credited actor Will Smith for helping him cope with the situation.
After their breakup, rumors persisted that the couple planned to re-marry, until Demi married the actor Aston Kutcher.  Bruce has maintained a close relationship with both Demi and Aston, even attending their wedding. Bruce and Demi currently share custody of their daughters.  He was engaged to Brooke Burns until they broke up in 2004 after ten months together.  He married Emma Heming in Turks and Caicos on March 21, 2009; guests included his three daughters, Moore, and Kutcher. The ceremony was not legally binding, so the couple wed again in a civil ceremony in Beverly Hills six days later.  Bruce has also expressed interest in having more children.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Beyoncé Knowles

 The ever beautiful Beyoncé Giselle Knowles born September 4th 1981 in Houston, Texas. Her father Mathew Knowles born an African American and is a professional record manager, and mother Tina Knowles (née Beyincé) is Creole, Native American and French. Tina, a costume designer and hair stylist. Beyoncé has a younger sister named Solange Knowles who is a singer songwriter and actress.
Beyoncé is married to Jay-Z since April 4th in 2008. They got married in New York. They began dating in 2002. Before the two were married, Beyoncé and Jay-Z were listed as the Most Powerful Couple by Time magazine's most influential people of 2006.  My favorite song by her just happens to be "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z. Another song "Baby Boy" from the album Dangerously in Love which debuted in 2003.  She was the lead singer for Destiny's Child in the 90's but they finally broke apart in 2005.
Beyoncé was schooled at St. Mary's Elementary School in Texas, where she enrolled in dance classes, such as ballet and jazz.  Her talent in singing was discovered when her dance instructor began humming a song and she finished it, hitting the high-pitched notes.  Knowles' interest in music and performing began after participating in a school talent show. She sang John Lennon's song "Imagine" and won the competition.

At age seven, Knowles started gaining attention from the press, having been mentioned in the Houston Chronicle as a nominee for the local performing arts award The Sammy.  In the fall of 1990, Knowles enrolled in Parker Elementary School, a music magnet school in Houston, where she would perform on-stage with the school's choir.  She also attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston.  Later she went to Alief High School located in the Houston suburban municipality Alief.  Knowles was a soloist in the choir of her church, in St. John's United Methodist Church..  She only lasted in the choir for their Church for two years.

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