Katy Perry Biography Saturday, Aug 30 2008 


Katy Perry

Katy Perry

“I think people can appreciate a songwriter who shows different sides,” says Katy Perry. “The whole angst thing is cool, but if that’s all you’ve got, it’s just boring. Everything I write, whether it’s happy or sad, has a sense of humor to it. Someone told me the other day that I’m a bit like Lucille Ball. They said, ‘You look pretty put together on the outside, but inside there’s just something a bit wrong.'”

Comparisons to Lucille Ball only tell half the story. Now if Lucille Ball had a secret love child with Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, it would look, sound, and behave like Katy Perry. The L.A-based singer-songwriter’s sassy confidence and feisty confessional songs have already had fans and savvy media singing her praises, even before her new EP, Ur So Gay, is released by Capitol Records on November 20th, 2007. Blender Magazine called her “The Next Big Thing” while Teen People dubbed her “One to Watch.” And no less a harbinger of ‘what’s hot’ than celeb blogger Perez Hilton wrote of Perry on his website: “If Avril Lavigne were actually talented, pretty, and had an appealing personality, she’d be Katy Perry. She’s got the whole package!”

“I don’t care who I’m compared to as long as people listen to the music,” Perry says. “Usually I find it funny to say I’m like a skinnier version of Lily Allen and a fatter version of Amy Winehouse. It always renders a good chuckle.” It’s that sort of cheeky comment that encapsulates Perry’s irrepressible sense of humor, which shines through on songs like “Ur So Gay” (a hilarious kiss-off to an ex) and “Waking Up in Vegas,” which is about doing just that. Her upcoming debut album for Capitol Records, due in Spring 2008, will also feature several honest, searching ballads, like “Lost,” (about trying to find yourself after losing your way) and the regretful, emotional “Thinking of You,” both of which display a more vulnerable side to this talented, multi-dimensional artist. Perhaps that dichotomy stems in part from Perry’s upbringing. The middle child of two pastors, Perry grew up listening to gospel music and singing in church in Santa Barbara, CA. “My dad would give me ten dollars, which is a lot of money when you’re nine, to sing at church, on tables at restaurants, at family functions, just about anywhere,” she says. Perry was raised on a strict diet of church music; “secular music,” as her mother put it, was “not allowed.” But one night during a slumber party, Perry happened upon a Queen record “and the heavens opened and saved me. From then on, they have been my biggest influence,” she says. “Their musicality and lyrics were so flamboyant and real. I’d never heard anything like it.”

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Gwen Stefani success Wednesday, Aug 27 2008 


Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani

Despite her popularity, Grammy-winner Gwen Stefani is modest about her talents. She feels that we all have potential success in us, and she defines much of her own through her personal relationships rather than just career achievements. Nevertheless, Gwen Stefani has been successful in her professional and family life by partaking in a variety of entertainment endeavors and building a strong marriage to Bush’s Gavin Rossdale.

In over a decade of recognition, Gwen Stefani has dipped her feet in many entertainment sectors. Musically, she has sold 30 million albums collectively between solo work and No Doubt. She’s also the creator of two clothing lines: L.A.M.B. and Harajuku Lovers. And in the acting world, she was fortunate enough to work for Martin Scorsese in 2004’s The Aviator. Gwen spent the majority of 2007 on tour promoting her 2006 album The Sweet Escape (which went double platinum by March 2007), but she did manage to find the time to launch a new fragrance, L.

Pink bio Monday, Aug 25 2008 


Pink
Date of Birth September 8, 1979
Place of Birth Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA

Christened Alecia Moore, Pink was born September 8, 1979, to parents James and Judy. While growing up in Philadephia, her father played Bob Dylan and Don McLean songs on the guitar, which served as inspiration to Pink’s pursuit of a musical career.

A young Pink proclaimed her love for music by running through her house singing songs, and creating her own fantasies by doing so. While growing up, the Philly club scene provided her the venue to express herself by both singing and dancing. At the age of 13, Pink met a popular Philly club dancer named Skratch, who she started dancing with. This led to her singing backup in his rap group, Schools of Thought.

By the time she was 14, Pink had penned her first song. Songwriting became a way for the future R&B/pop singer to express her feelings and thoughts on her Philly childhood and adolescent experiences, in a therapeutic way.

One of her favorite pastimes, going to clubs, became part of her start in the music industry. She would frequent Club Fever every Friday night, where she eventually was given a 5-minute spot. Although Pink was sometimes boo-ed while on stage, she used the negativity as more fuel to the fire of her ambition.

Her career took a turn in the right direction after a representative came to Club Fever in search of an addition to an R&B group. Impressed by Pink’s voice and style, she was signed as the new member of the short-lived group, Basic Instinct.
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Timbaland bio Friday, Aug 22 2008 


Timbaland

Timbaland

b. Tim Mosley, 10 March 1971, Norfolk, Virginia, USA. Timbaland has rapidly established himself as one of the hottest producers of the 90s thanks to his highly acclaimed work with hip-hop and R&B artists including Aaliyah, Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott and Ginuwine. Since the late 80s he has worked on and off with rapper Magoo, a fellow Virginian. Timbaland’s concerted efforts to break into the music business bore its first fruits on Jodeci’s Diary Of A Mad Band and The Show, The After-Party, The Hotel, co-writing the latter’s “Bring On Da Funk”. His real breakthrough came in autumn 1996, when he worked on Aaliyah’s One In A Million, the follow-up to her R. Kelly -produced debut.

Timbaland worked his magic touch on stand-out tracks such as “If Your Girl Only Knew“, “4 Page Letter” and “One In A Million“. On a roll, he then wrote and produced hits for Ginuwine (“Pony”) and SWV (“Can We”), before hooking up with Elliott, his other long-term musical partner. Timbaland and Magoo’s major contributions to Elliott’s Supa Dupa Fly introduced a new sound to the record-buying public. The funky syncopated beats on the hugely popular single “Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)” confirmed the arrival of a new southern dynamic to rival the traditional east oast/west coast hip-hop axis. Timbaland built on his success with October 1997’s Welcome To Our World, a joint effort with Magoo that was hailed as one of the year’s key albums. It was premiered by “Up Jumps Da’ Boogie”, a Top 10 R&B/number 12 Hot 100 hit in September. The following May’s “Clock Strikes” single sampled the theme to Knight Rider, and reached number 37 on the Billboard Hot 100.

By now Timbaland was heavily in-demand as a producer, and the oundtracks for Can’t Hardly Wait and Dr. Dolittle included his remixes of lliott’s “Hit ‘Em Wit Da’ Hee”, Busta Rhymes’ “Turn It Up/Fire It Up”, Aaliyah’s “Are You That Somebody” and All Saints’ “Lady Marmalade”. He then worked with Elliott’s prot?g?e Nicole on her August 1998 breakthrough, Make It Hot, and collaborated with Elliott on the soundtrack to Why Do Fools Fall In Love, which included Destiny Child’s “Get On The Bus”, Coko’s “He Be Back”, Total’s “What The Dealio”, and the Missy Elliott collaborations with Busta Rhymes (“Get Contact”) and Mel B. of the Spice Girls (“I Want You Back”). Timbaland also contributed to Jay-Z’s chart-topping Vol. 2 … Hard Knock Life (“Ni*** What, Ni*** Who”, “Paper Chase”), and, in November, released his debut set Tim’s Bio, the soundtrack to a purported movie about his life and music. The following March saw the release of Ginuwine’s eagerly awaited new set, 100% Ginuwine, and in June Elliott’s sophomore se

Lucy Liu Filmography Wednesday, Aug 20 2008 


Luci Liu

Luci Liu

Lucy Liu Filmography :

  • The Cleaner (2006)
  • Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
  • The Simpsons (1989) (2006 guest appearance)
  • Domino (2005)
  • Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004)
  • Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003)
  • Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003)
  • Chicago (2002)
  • Cypher (2002)
  • Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)
  • Futurama (1999) (2001 guest appearance)
  • Charlie’s Angels (2000)
  • Shanghai Noon (2000)
  • Play It to the Bone (1999)
  • The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human (1999)
  • Molly (1999)
  • True Crime (1999)
  • Payback (1999)
  • Love Kills (1998)
  • Flypaper (1997)
  • City of Industry (1997)
  • Gridlock’d (1997)
  • Guy (1996)
  • Jerry Maguire (1996)
  • Bang (1995)
  • Protozoa (1993)

Paris Hilton 5 fun facts Sunday, Aug 17 2008 


Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton

1. Paris Hilton admitted to Vanity Fair that she often hears the clicking noises of cameras even when there are no photographers around.

2. Because she resembles Mother Teresa, Paris Hilton was placed on a short list to play the Nobel Peace Prize winner in a biopic by Indian film director T. Rajeevnath in 2006.

3. In 2007, Paris Hilton was hailed as a hero after “rescuing” a little person injured as part of an Oompa Loompa act in Miami. After an unruly crowd accidentally shoved performer Robin Sherwood into a metal stage support that sliced open his leg, Hilton screamed for help and held Sherwood’s hand until he was taken away by an ambulance.

4. Paris Hilton told Canada’s National Post that she’d spend her last five dollars on a McDonald’s Happy Meal.

5. Among the tongue-in-cheek “Paris-isms” she relayed to wannabe heiresses in her autobiography: “Eat sushi because the coolest and best people eat sushi.

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Duffy bio Friday, Aug 15 2008 


Duffy

Duffy

Duffy, a Welsh singer and songwriter, is a rising soul star winning the world with her strong voice and genuine lyrics. She’s young but she’s already cited as one of the brightest soul stars of the day. Though being often in the spotlight now, Duffy manages to balance sincerity and openness in public and privacy of her personal life.

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Fergie bio Tuesday, Aug 12 2008 


Fergie

Fergie

What is Fergie’s real name?
Stacy Ann Ferguson

Where was Fergie born?
Whittier, California

When was Fergie born?
March 27, 1975

What is Fergie’s height?
5’4″ (1.63m)

What color are Fergie’s eyes?
Blue

Stacy Ann Ferguson (born March 27, 1975), better known by her stage name Fergie, is an American pop/R&B singer-songwriter, actress, and rapper. She is a former member of the kids’ television series Kids Incorporated, and the girl group Wild Orchid. Ferguson was also a co-host of the television show Great Pretenders. She is currently a vocalist for the hip hop/pop group the Black Eyed Peas, as well as a solo artist, having released her debut album, The Dutchess, in 2006. The album has so far spawned three U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number one singles and five Top 5 hits, making The Dutchess the seventh album from a female artist to spawn five Top 5 hits.

Fergie: Biography
Fergie – Early life

Ferguson was born in Hacienda Heights, California, the daughter of Terri Jackson (née Gore) and Patrick Ferguson. She has one sister, Dana, who is an actress. Her parents are Roman Catholics of Irish, Scottish and Mexican descent. The daughter of devout Catholic schoolteachers, she was raised in a suburban area with strict Roman Catholic values while attending Mesa Robles Middle school and Glen A. Wilson High School. She is quoted as saying that as a child she was so hyperactive, doctors wanted to put her on Ritalin until her mom vetoed the idea. Through dance school, her mom found her an agent and voiceover work, providing the voices for Lucy and Sally in Peanuts cartoons. From 1984 to 1989, she spent summers performing chart hits on the TV show Kids Incorporated. All that time she was a straight-A student. She was even a spelling bee champion, as well as a Girl Scout.

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Jesse McCartney biography Monday, Aug 11 2008 


Jesse McCartney
Jesse McCartney

“The record is called Departure for a number of reasons,” says Jesse McCartney, whose multi-platinum 2004 debut album Beautiful Soul launched his career as an international singing star. “There have been departures in my career, in my personal life. I’ve learned a lot since doing my first couple of records. I think I’ve landed in the most comfortable place I’ve ever been musically as the style of music, my vocals and the lyrical content of the songs on this album. I co-wrote several songs on the new album, and learned a lot from the producers I worked with. In the process of writing for my own project, I wound up writing “Bleeding Love” with Ryan Tedder for Leona Lewis. Departure has a little more of mature sound than what my fans previously heard from me but this is the road that I’m on right now and it’s the road that I believe they’ll join with me!”

With star writers and hit making producers such as Sean Garrett (Usher, Mary J. Blige, Beyonce, Gwen Stefani, Pussycat Dolls, Chris Brown), Tricky & The-Dream (Rihanna, Mariah Carey), J.R. Rotem (Britney Spears, Sean Kingston, 50 Cent, Rihanna) and The Clutch (Omarion, Timbaland, Ciara, Bobby Valentino), Departure has an edgier pop/urban sound than Beautiful Soul and Jesse’s sophomore album, 2006’s Right Where You Want Me reflecting Jesse’s growth as a songwriter and young man. “When it was time to do my third album, I wanted people to see another side of me. I wanted the record to have a little retro hint sonically but with a my own contemporary feel – I listened to the music of Michael Jackson, Madonna and Prince a lot before we started the album. I knew I had to present myself in a fresh way so I was open to other people’s ideas and suggestions, especially since I was working with such great writers and producers.”

As the co-writer of many of the album’s songs, Jesse chose to share the experiences he’s had since Beautiful Soul made him a household name throughout the U.S. and in a dozen or more countries, from Italy to Japan. “I recorded my first solo album when I was 16. A lot has happened since then and this new album reflects my experiences growing up over the past couple of years and various stages of family and personal relationships. I bought my first home. I’ve been fortunate enough to tour all over the world which meant being away from my family and friends for very lengthy times. I’ve experienced all the ups and downs of relationships people my age go through. That’s why I think fans who’ve grown up with me will relate to the songs on Departure, many of which do have an autobiographical feel.”

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Awards Miley Cyrus Thursday, Aug 7 2008 


Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus

Awards Miley Cyrus has won:

“Outstanding Female Lead in a Comedy Series (Child or Adolescent)” at the 2008 Gracie Allen Awards.

“Choice TV Actress in a Comedy” at the 2007 Teen Choice Awards.

“Choice Summer Artist” at the 2007 Teen Choice Awards.

“Favorite TV Actress” at the 2007 Kid’s Choice Awards, but she was unable to make it to the event.

“Favorite TV Actress” at the 2008 Kid’s Choice Awards.

“Favorite Female Singer” at the 2008 Kid’s Choice Awards.
Awards she has been nominated for:

“Favorite Female Singer” at the 2008 Kids Choice Award

“Favorite TV Actress” for the roles of Hannah Montana and Miley Stewart in TV series “Hannah Montana” at the 2008 Kids Choice Award

“Female TV Choice Breakout Star” for “Hannah Montana” at the 2006 Fox’s Teen Choice Awards.

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