Thursday, May 31, 2007

Renee Zellweger

Name: Renee Zellweger
Birth Name: Renee Kathleen Zellweger
Height: 5' 5"
Sex: F
Nationality: American
Birth Date: April 25, 1969
Birth Place: Katy, Texas, USA
Profession: actress
Education: Katy High School
University of Texas at Austin (majored in English; graduated in 1991)
Husband/Wife: Kenny Chesney (country singer; born on March 26, 1968; married on May 9, 2005 on the Caribbean Island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands; annulled on December 20, 2005)
Relationship: Jack White (lead singer of The White Stripes; b. July 9, 1975; met while filming Cold Mountain; 2003-2004), Jim Carrey (actor; b. January 17, 1962; met during filming Me, Myself and Irene; December 1999-2000)
Father: Emil Zellweger (engineer; Swiss-born; married in 1963)
Mother: Kjellfrid Zellweger (former nurse; Norwegian-born)
Brother: Drew Zellweger (marketing executive; born on February 15, 1967)
Grand Father: Dorothy
Grand Mother: Emil Zellweger
Claim to fame: as Dorothy Boyd in Cameron Crowe' Jerry Maguire (1996)

Renee Kathleen Zellweger was born on April 25, 1969, in Katy, Texas, a small town outside Houston. The daughter of European parents (her father was Swiss and her mother Norwegian), Renee had an older brother that she greatly admired. After graduating from Katy High School in 1987, where Renee was a cheerleader, gymnast and participated in the drama club, she went off to the University of Texas at Austin, where she majored in English. An excellent student (she made the Dean's List several times), Renee took a drama class only because she needed a fine arts credit to complete her degree. Her participation in drama while in college turned out to be much more than a requirement, as it reminded her of how much she loved acting. Not even having planned on becoming an actress earlier, Renee knew by the time that she graduated from college that she wanted to pursue a career in acting. She immediately began auditioning for commercials and films that were being shot in Texas, and it didn't her take long to get her first film role. Although the roles she landed were bit-parts, the films did well and co-starred respectable actors such as Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke and Matthew McConaughey.

Her uncredited role in 1993's Dazed and Confused as a high school senior was her first film role, and was followed up by a role in The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre (released in 1997). It was on the set of Chainsaw that Renee heard about another film that was in the midst of casting actors, which as luck would have it, Renee auditioned for and got the lead. The film was Love and a .45, a film for which Renee received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Debut Performance. In the meantime, Renee appeared in other films such as The Low Life, 8 Seconds, Reality Bites, and Empire Records, but it was her starring role in The Whole Wide World which not only won her praise at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival, but also led to her breakthrough role in Cameron Crowe's hit Jerry Maguire. Cameron Crowe was so impressed with her work in The Whole Wide World that he knew Renee would be the perfect choice to play the girlfriend of sports agent Tom Cruise, after being dumped by Kelly Preston. She even beat out already known actresses Bridget Fonda, Cameron Diaz and Mira Sorvino for the part. Her role in Jerry Maguire earned her many awards and a lot of recognition, including a Screen Actor's Guild Nomination for Best Supporting Actress, as well as being named Entertainment Weekly's Best New Movie Actress.

After Jerry Maguire, Renee starred in the smaller films Deceiver and A Price Above Rubies, in which she played a Hasidic Jew. In 1998, she moved onto a more mainstream film, One True Thing, a tearjerker also starring Oscar winners Meryl Streep and William Hurt. The following year, Renee joined Chris O'Donnell in The Bachelor. Next up for Renee is the summer comedy Me, Myself and Irene, featured in our Top Summer Movie Picks. Renee fell for co-star Jim Carrey while on the set of filming the Farrelly Brothers' film, and the two are still going strong. Renee also landed the title role in the film Bridget Jones' Diary, beating out popular British actresses to play the role of a single British woman in her 30s.

2008 Case 39
2008 Leatherheads
2007 Bee Movie
2006 Miss Potter
2005 Iconoclasts: Zellweger on Amanpour
2005 Cinderella Man
2004 Shark Tale
2004 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
2003 Down With Love
2003 Cold Mountain
2002 White Oleander
2002 Chicago
2001 Bridget Jones's Diary
2001 Saturday Night Live: Renee Zellweger
2001 King of the Hill: Ho Yeah!
2000 Me, Myself & Irene
2000 Nurse Betty
1999 The Bachelor
1998 One True Thing
1998 Deceiver
1998 A Price Above Rubies
1996 The Whole Wide World
1996 Jerry Maguire
1995 Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation
1995 Empire Records
1994 Reality Bites
1994 Love and a .45
1994 Shake, Rattle & Rock!
1994 8 Seconds
1992 A Taste for Killing
1991 Married... With Children: Top of the Heap

Executive Producer
2006 Miss Potter

2003 Best Supporting Actress Cold Mountain
2002 Best Actress Chicago
2001 Best Actress Bridget Jones's Diary

British Academy Awards
2001 Best Actress Bridget Jones's Diary

Broadcast Film Critics Association
2001 Best Actress Bridget Jones's Diary
1996 Breakout Artist of the Year

Chicago Film Critics Association
2003 Best Supporting Actress Cold Mountain

Golden Globe
2006 Best Actress - Comedy or Musical Miss Potter
2004 Best Actress - Comedy or Musical Bridget JOnes: THe Edge of Reason
2003 Best Supporting Actress Cold Mountain
2002 Best Actress - Musical or Comedy Chicago
2001 Best Actress - Musical or Comedy Bridget Jones's Diary
2000 Best Actress - Comedy or Musical Nurse Betty

Independent Spirit Award
1996 Best Actress Whole Wide World
1994 Best Debut Performance Love & a.45

National Board of Review
1996 Best Breakthrough Performance Jerry Maguire

National Society of Film Critics
1996 Best Supporting Actress (Runner-up) Jerry Maguire

Screen Actors Guild
2003 Best Supporting Actress Cold Mountain
2002 Best Actress Chicago
2001 Best Actress Bridget Jones's Diary
1996 Best Supporting Actress Jerry Maguire

* Is named the actor with the sexiest bottom on film for her role in BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY according to a poll carried out by Odeon cinemas. (#10) (August 17, 2005)
* Says she misses her fuller figure because she got more male attention when she was heavier. (August 15, 2005)
* Denies rumors her marriage to Kenny Chesney is on the rocks. (August 3, 2005)
* When she first met an uncle of her husband Kenny Chesney, she was asked if she had a job. (May 30, 2005)
* Transported all of her belongings from Los Angeles to New York three years after making the move. (May 28, 2005)
* Got a Walk of Fame star – the 2,286th – on May 24, 2005.
* It was said that Kenny Chesney won Zellweger's heart by wooing her with a series of intense emails and phone calls. (May 16, 2005)
* Her wedding to Kenny Chesney was planned over such a short span of time, she didn't even get an engagement ring. (May 13, 2005)
* Her husband Kenny Chesney once rated her as the third sexiest woman he'd laid eyes on, three years before meeting her, when he had an interview with publication The Tennessean. (May 13, 2005)
* Zellweger and Kenny Chesney shocked family and friends because they told them about their wedding one day before the big day. (May 12, 2005)
* Married country music star Kenny Chesney on May 9, 2005 in a small ceremony on the island of Saint John in the U-S Virgin Islands.
* Inspired country music star Kenny Chesney to write his 1999 hit You Had Me From Hello after seeing her in JERRY MAGUIRE.
* Says photographers manipulate pictures to make her look thinner.
* Is escaping the limelight for a year in a desperate bid to avoid 'burning out.' (March 18, 2005)
* Has revealed she has a crush on Paul McCartney. (March 17, 2005)
* Is worried that her fluctuating weight may have detrimental effects upon her fertility in the future. (2004)
* Started out as a bar maid.
* Said she would consider starring in Bridget Jones 3. (November 13, 2004)
* Advised Hugh Grant to get some exercise - because she was shocked by his flabby appearance during their movie BRIDGET JONES: THE EDGE OF REASON. (2004)
* Says she is taking a year-long break from Hollywood, so she can spend more time hanging out with her friends. (2004)
* Is auctioning off the fat clothes she wore after her infamous weight gain for her role in the BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY sequel. (September, 2004)
* Hasn't ruled out the possibility of starring as Bridget Jones again, even though author Helen Fielding has yet to pen a third novel. (February 14, 2004)
* Says she doesn't see what the big deal is about the fact that she put on weight to play BRIDGET JONES. (December 1, 2003)
* Has split from rocker Jack White for good because he hated her BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY routine -- Insiders say Jack was worried Renee's middle-of-road Bridget persona would affect his own work, making him less dynamic. (November 10, 2003)
* Diet giants Weight Watchers are offering Zellweger an $110,000-per-pound sponsorship deal if she manages to lose 30 pounds after the BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY sequel. (October 31, 2003)
* Zellweger says putting on weight for her role in BRIDGET JONES sequel has been a piece of cake -- Zellweger said she's been working with a nutritionist who's been feeding her healthy food with hidden fat. (October 2, 2003)
* Was named a Best Dressed Celebrity by America's People magazine. (September 15, 2003)
* Zellweger has fired her celebrity dog walker, Annie Lever, for reportedly gossiping about her to the tabloids. (August 26, 2003)
* Zellweger is reportedly being paid a $3.2 million bonus to pack on the pounds for her reprised role as Bridget Jones in BRIDGET JONES: THE EDGE OF REASON. (August 14, 2003)
* Zellweger shocked a German couple in a Los Angeles restaurant this week by interrupting their conversation about her in fluent German -- The bilingual actress overheard the pair moaning about her height and her scruffy dress sense, and when the woman asked her partner if Renee was married, the actress angrily retaliated. (July 14, 2003)
* The producers of the BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY sequel have turned to John Travolta to provide the romance after Zellweger told them their first choice of George Clooney as the love interest was unsuitable because of a previous relationship between the pair. (June 26, 2003)
* Was one of the Most Powerful Celebrities, according to 2003 Forbes Top 100 Celebrity List (#61)
* Zellweger had a traumatic time at this year's Oscar ceremony, but not for the reasons some may think -- As she left the ceremony, Renee's dress got ripped so she decided to call it a night; however, on her arrival at home she discovered she had forgotten a vital item - her house keys. (June 4, 2003)
* Zellweger has scored the biggest deal of her career after agreeing to appear in the sequel of BRIDGET JONES' DIARY -- Producers of BRIDGET JONES: THE EDGE OF REASON were so desperate to sign the Hollywood superstar that they upped their bid to $22.5 million. (May 30, 2003)
* Zellweger finds it tough to have casual relationships because she's too much of a romantic -- The actress says, I'm a hopeless romantic. I've tried the other way for about five minutes. It doesn't work for me. I was thinking I'm gonna focus on my work. and you start daydreaming. I just need the guy! (May 20, 2003)
* Zellweger terrified her mother after letting it slip that she's joining the forces on a TV chat show - The actress has been invited by the United Services Overseas organization to visit troops in unclassified former war zones, and she was hoping to keep the news from her worried mom. But, on Thursday night's The Late Show, with David Letterman, she proudly announced her summer plans. (May 19, 2003)
* Zellweger escaped the disappointment of missing out on the Best Actress Academy Award on Sunday by partying all night with TV millionaire new beau, Michael Edwards-Hammond. (March 28, 2003)
* Zellweger backed out of performing at Sunday night's Academy Awards ceremony, because of stage fright -- A source close to the actress says she's uncomfortable singing in front of people, and the news that she would not be singing, was deliberately withheld until after the nominations, because no one wanted problems for her. (March 26, 2003)
* She may be one of Hollywood's hottest female stars, but Zellweger is having problems finding a man brave enough to ask her out -- The gorgeous actress has been searching for a suitable beau since her split from George Clooney, but men are too scared of her celebrity status to even try to get a date. (March 21, 2003)
* Zellweger should be up for a prize, most costume changes, at this year's Oscars after revealing she's worn nearly 40 dresses in the last three weeks - The actress is up against Nicole Kidman for Best Actress, and has attended so many functions before the big night, that she has worn an average of two dresses a day. (March 20, 2003)
* Hoped to land the part of Satine in the 2001 MOULIN ROUGE, but was beaten to it by flame-haired beauty Nicole Kidman. (January 23, 2003)
* She has been on secret dates with Matthew Perry after a chance encounter at a party hosted by actress Amanda Peet - Matt's co-star in THE WHOLE NINE YARDS.
* Has traded her $1.8 million Hollywood Hills pied-a-terre for a $6.8 million Bel-Air mansion
* Gained 20 extra pounds for her role in BRIDGET JONES' DIARY (2001)
* Loves saying the word 'awesome' in general and in interviews.
* She had a non-speaking role in DAZED & CONFUSED.
* She has been mistaken a lot for actress Joey Lauren Adams and singer Jewel.
* She says she was almost broke before she landed the role of Dorothy, in JERRY MAGUIRE, because she hadn't done anything in awhile.
* She was rumored a virgin at 27.
* Was very active in high school, participating in drama, cheerleading, and sports.
* Was in the bathroom when it was announced that she won the Golden Globe for her performance in NURSE BETTY (2000).
* In ME, MYSELF & IRENE (2000) Jim Carrey's character asks Zellweger about where she is from and where she went to school. She responds that she was from Texas, which in fact is true (she attended the University of Texas).
* Zellweger is dreading a trip DOWN UNDER for the Australasian premiere of new film CHICAGO because the last time she went there she ballooned in size – she admits she's a huge fan of the Australian lifestyle, and she let it go to her stomach. (December 19, 2002)
* Zellweger was taken ill at the aftershow party on Sunday evening for her new film CHICAGO, and people close to the super slim actress blamed her condition on the fact she hadn't eaten all day -- although she appeared to be in high spirits earlier on, cuddling up and joking with co-star Richard Gere, the actress was looking deeply distressed in the women's toilets at the Cafe Royal at around 11pm. (December 12, 2002)
* Said before making any red carpet appearances, she enjoys a unique triple oxygen facial at a London spa to help polish her look. (December 29, 2006)
* Loves British food.
* Is rumored to be dating Bruce Willis after they were seen looking cozy at new Los Angeles restaurant Cut. (November 23, 2006)
* Admitted that her brief marriage to Kenny Chesney was “a big mistake,” saying she became caught up in the idea of marriage when she was looking to take a break from Hollywood. (November 16, 2006)
* Zellweger and George Clooney have reportedly rekindled their once blossoming romance after they were spotted enjoying a romantic meal at a swanky hotel in Los Angeles. (September 2006)
* Has signed to star in the horror thriller CASE 39. (April 18, 2006)
* Nearly knocked down by a car after she stepped out onto the road in West London while looking the wrong way. The incident took place close to the set of her latest film, MISS POTTER. (March 15, 2006)
* Was no. 10 on Blackwell's list of worst-dressed women of 2005.
* Zellweger and Kenny Chesney's annulment was finalized by Los Angeles Superior Court on December 20, 2005.
* Was so angry with New York Post's claims she is dating another man, just weeks after her split from husband Kenny Chesney, she stormed into its office to berate the guilty reporter. (October 8, 2005)
* Wants her marriage to Kenny Chesney annulled on the grounds of “fraud.” (September 17, 2005)
* Split from her country singer husband Kenny Chesney after just four months. (September 16, 2005)
* Has stamped out reports she has agreed to play troubled rocker Janis Joplin, as she is less than convinced she is the right actress for the role. (September 13, 2005)
* A fan of Chelsea soccer club since filming BRIDGET JONES: THE EDGE OF REASON in London. She frequently disguised herself so she could enjoy matches in peace.
* Got so involved in her New Jersey character for CINDERELLA MAN, she had to re-learn her English accent when BRIDGET JONES: THE EDGE OF REASON required extra voice-over work. (September 7, 2005)

Friday, May 25, 2007

Samuel L. Jackson

Name: Samuel L Jackson
Birth Name: Samuel Leroy Jackson
Height: 6'3"
Sex: M
Nationality: American
Birth Date: December 21, 1948
Birth Place: Washington D.C., USA
Profession: actor
Education: Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia (majored in Drama; graduated in 1972)
Husband/Wife: LaTanya Richardson (actress; born on 1941; met while Jackson was attending Morehouse College; married in 1980)
Mother: Elizabeth Jackson (supply buyer for state mental institution)
Grand Father: Janitor
Aunt: Edna (teacher)
Son: Zoe Jackson (born in 1982)

Proficient in stealing almost every scene he appears in through his screen intensity and polished delivery he regularly displays when performing, Samuel Leroy Jackson really has all the reason to place himself softly in the group of lauded leading men in Hollywood. His work on a number of projects, either high profile or low-key, has indeed shown his ability to play film characters with both remarkable versatility and unusual intelligence critics often praised for. Barely knew his father who left the family several years after his birth on December 21, 1948 in Washington, D.C, little Samuel grew up under the nurture of his mother, Elizabeth Jackson, and maternal grandparents in the factory town of Chattanooga, Tennessee. He began to develop an interest in acting when attending Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, leading him to change his major in Architecture to Drama, even making his big screen debut through a 1972 drama flick entitled “Together for Days” before finally obtained a Bachelor of Arts in the same year.

Afterwards headed for New York in 1976 to flourish his acting career, Samuel found himself landed his feet on the Negro Ensemble Company in which he later was involved in some of its ...

2008 Jumper
2008 Cleaner
2008 Lakeview Terrace
2007 1408
2007 Black Snake Moan
2007 Farce of the Penguins
2007 The Shadow Chaser
2006 Snakes on a Plane
2006 Afro Samurai [Anime Series]
2006 Freedomland
2006 Home of the Brave
2006 Resurrecting the Champ
2005 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
2005 The Man
2005 XXX: State of the Union
2005 Iconoclasts: Jackson on Russell
2005 Coach Carter
2004 In My Country
2004 Kill Bill Vol. 2
2004 Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
2004 Twisted
2004 The Incredibles
2004 The N Word
2003 S.W.A.T.
2003 Kill Bill Vol. 1
2003 Basic
2002 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
2002 The Art of Action: Martial Arts in the Movies
2002 Formula 51
2002 No Good Deed
2002 Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives
2002 XXX
2002 Changing Lanes
2001 The Caveman's Valentine
2000 Shaft
2000 Unbreakable
2000 Rules of Engagement
1999 Deep Blue Sea
1999 Forever Hollywood
1999 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
1998 The Negotiator
1998 Out of Sight
1998 The Red Violin
1998 Sphere
1998 Saturday Night Live: Samuel L. Jackson
1997 Happily Ever After Fairy Tales: Pied Piper
1997 The Directors: John Frankenheimer
1997 Eve's Bayou
1997 One Eight Seven
1997 Jackie Brown
1996 The Great White Hype
1996 Trees Lounge
1996 Hard Eight
1996 A Time to Kill
1996 The Long Kiss Goodnight
1996 Teens and Guns: Preventing Violence
1996 The Search for One-Eyed Jimmy
1995 Losing Isaiah
1995 Kiss of Death
1995 Shaquille O'Neal: Larger than Life
1995 Die Hard With a Vengeance
1995 Fluke
1994 Pulp Fiction
1994 Hail Caesar
1994 Fresh
1994 The New Age
1994 Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker
1994 Against the Wall
1994 Ghostwriter: Who Burned Mr. Brinker's Store?
1993 Jurassic Park
1993 National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1
1993 True Romance
1993 Menace II Society
1993 The Meteor Man
1993 Amos & Andrew
1992 Johnny Suede
1992 Patriot Games
1992 Jumpin' at the Boneyard
1992 Fathers and Sons
1992 Juice
1992 White Sands
1991 Law & Order: The Violence of Summer
1991 Jungle Fever
1991 Strictly Business
1990 GoodFellas
1990 The Return of Superfly
1990 Mo' Better Blues
1990 Def by Temptation
1990 A Shock to the System
1990 Betsy's Wedding
1989 Sea of Love
1989 Dead Man Out
1989 Do the Right Thing
1988 School Daze
1988 Coming to America
1987 Uncle Tom's Cabin
1987 Eddie Murphy: Raw
1981 Ragtime
1978 The Trial of the Moke
Fighting for Freedom: Revolution & Civil War

Executive Producer
2001 The Caveman's Valentine

2008 Cleaner
1997 Eve's Bayou

1994 Best Supporting Actor Pulp Fiction

Berlin International Film Festival
1998 Silver Bear for Best Actor Jackie Brown

Cannes Film Festival
1991 Jury Prize For Best Supporting Actor Jungle Fever

Golden Globe
1997 Best Actor in Musical or Comedy Picture Jackie Brown
1994 Best Supporting Actor Pulp Fiction

Independent Spirit Award
1997 Best Supporting Actor Hard Eight
1994 Best Actor Pulp Fiction

National Society of Film Critics
1994 Best Actor - Runner-up Pulp Fiction

New York Film Critics Circle
1991 Best Supporting Actor Jungle Fever

Screen Actors Guild
1994 Best Supporting Actor Pulp Fiction

* In 1994 he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor Acadmeny Awards for PULP FICTION
* Jackson and Ben Affleck were so cold filming new movie CHANGING LANES they wore wetsuits under their clothes.
* He is reported to have B.M.F. engraved into the handle of his lightsaber. B.M.F. is short for Bad Motherfucker which was written on Jules' (Samuel L. Jackson) wallet in PULP FICTION (1994).
* He says he uses a purple lightsaber in STAR WARS: EPISODE II - ATTACK OF THE CLONES (2002) but that fans shouldn't speculate endlessly about why. He just thought it would look cool so he asked George Lucas if he could have one and, eventually, Lucas agreed.
* He says the line, This is some repugnant shit towards the end of JACKIE BROWN. He says this line in both PULP FICTION (1994) and SHAFT (2000)
* In THE GREAT WHITE HYPE (1996), the Sultan (Jackson) greets a man with shoulder length black hair and a black suit with Hey Vincent, Vincent, where's Jules man, a reference to Jackson's character in PULP FICTION (1994).
* In one scene in JACKIE BROWN (1997), Ordell Robie, played by him chastises Max Cherry for not washing his hands after using the toilet. In THE NEGOTIATOR (1998), Jackson tells a hostage-taker a joke about a Marine who didn't wash his hands after using the urinal. And in PULP FICTION, Jackson chides John Travolta for his poor hand-washing.
* Quentin Tarantino originally wrote the role of Jules in PULP FICTION specifically for Jackson, however it was almost given to Paul Calderon after a great audition. When he heard this, he flew to LA and re-auditioned, getting back the part he was supposed to play. Calderon ended up with a cameo as Paul, the bartender.
* When Ordell Robbie first goes to Max Cherry's office and is asked if he has the cash for the bond, he responds I got in right here in my brand new raptor bag. Although the logo is partially obscured, it is clearly that of the Toronto Raptors. Jackson was frequently courtside at Toronto Raptor games the season before filming JACKIE BROWN.
* Played in a SOLDIERS PLAY with Adolph Caesar.
* Accomplished at playing brass instruments (french horn, trumpet) in school symphony orchestras from grade 3 to grade 12.
* Avid golfer.
* Briefly suspended in 1969 from Morehouse College after taking hostage several members of the board of trustees, including the father of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., during a protest of the failure of the university to have black trustees or a black studies program.
* Grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee
* His character from PULP FICTION (1994), Jules Winnfield, ranked second in the 'coolest movie characters of all time', in a poll by the UK's Empire Magazine (the winner was Tyler Durden of FIGHT CLUB (1999)).
* His characters often feature the color purple: Mr. Glass wore purple clothing in UNBREAKABLE (2000); Jackson chose to have Doyle Gipson wear a purple hat in CHANGING LANES (2003); and Mace Windu, upon request by Jackson to George Lucas, wielded a purple light saber in STAR WARS: EPISODE II - ATTACK OF THE CLONES (2002).
* In 2003, he dissed rappers turned actors, saying as a classically trained thespian, it was not his job to lend credibility to rappers by appearing in movies with them. But in reality, he has worked with more rappers than any other actor in Hollywood, seven times as of this writing: JUICE (1992) ( Tupac Shakur), SHAFT (2000) ( Busta Rhymes), ONE EIGHT SEVEN (1997) ( Method Man), DEEP BLUE SEA (1999) and S.W.A.T. (2003) ( LL Cool J), XXX (2002) ('Eve' ), and XXX: STATE OF THE UNION (2005) ( Ice Cube).
* Is the second highest grossing actor of all-time (after Harrison Ford) in terms of total combined grosses of all of his films.
* Nickname: Sam; King of Cool
* One of Jackson's jobs as a struggling actor in New York was as a doorman at the popular Manhattan Plaza subsidized apts, home to hundreds of actors and artisits, including Giancarlo Esposito, who co-starred with Jackson in AMOS & ANDREW (1993).
* Ranked #44 in Empire (UK) magazine's The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time list. (1997)
* The commencement speaker at his daughter's graduation from Vassar College. (2004)
* Trade mark: Often plays violent, loud-mouthed individuals with unusual beliefs or philosophies.
* Was an admitted drug user until he completed drug rehab two weeks before playing a drug addict in JUNGLE FEVER (1991).
* Was offered his role in STAR WARS: EPISODE I - THE PHANTOM MENACE (1999) after mentioning in an interview on UK TV show TFI Friday (1996) that he'd really like to work with George Lucas.
* Was the first choice for Fallon in JUDGMENT NIGHT (1993).
* Worked as a camera stand-in for Bill Cosby during the filming of The Cosby Show (1984).
* Nominated for Best Dressed at MTV Movie Awards for SHAFT (2001)
* Nominated for Best Male Performance at MTV Movie Awards for JACKIE BROWN (1998)
* Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical at Golden Globe Awards for JACKIE BROWN (1998)
* Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture at Golden Globe Awards for A TIME TO KILL (1997)
* Nominated for Best On-Screen Duo at MTV Movie Awards for PULP FICTION (1995) - shared with John Travolta
* Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV at Golden Globe Awards for AGAINST THE WALL (1995)
* Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture at Golden Globe Awards for PULP FICTION (1995)
* Nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role at Screen Actors Guild Awards for PULP FICTION (1995)


Name: Shakira
Birth Name: Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
Height: 4' 11"
Sex: F
Nationality: Colombian
Birth Date: February 2, 1977
Birth Place: Barranquilla, Colombia
Profession: Musician
Education: La Ensenanza School in Barranquilla
Relationship: Antonio de la Rúa (son of former President of Argentina, Fernando de la Rúa; dated since 2000; engaged in March 2001)
Father: William Mebarak Chadid
Mother: Nidia del Carmen Ripoll Torrado
Half Sister: Ana, Lucy (older; surgeon), Patricia (special education teacher)
Half Brother: Alberto (older; lawyer), Edward (younger), Moises (older), Tonino (younger; Shakira's road manager), Robin
Cousin: Valerie Dominguez Tarud (fashion designer and Miss Colombia 2006)
Claim to fame: Her album Laundry Service with the worldwide hit 'Whenever, Wherever' and single 'Underneath Your Clothes' in 2001

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll known simply as Shakira, is a Colombian Latin pop singer-songwriter. She is best known for songs such as "Estoy Aqu�", "Tu", "Ciega, Sordomuda", "Ojos As�", "Whenever, Wherever", "Underneath Your Clothes", "Objection", "Don't Bother", "La Tortura", "Hips Don't Lie" and her dancing style which primarily features her hips. She is in the Guiness Book of Records: Most #1 weeks on Billboard Latin Singel Charts,for La Tortura. In 2007 she will be added as best selling single in a week for Hips Don't Lie. Shakira was born in Barranquilla, Colombia to a Colombian mother, Nidia del Carmen Ripoll Torrado, of Catalan and Italian decent, and an American born father of Lebanese descent, William Mebarak Chadid. Shakira, means "graceful or full of grace" in Arabic, is named after her grandmother. She was one of seven siblings, one of whom is her road manager. Shakira began writing and composing music at the age of eight. One of her first songs was called "Tus Gafas Oscuras" (Your Dark Glasses), which was about her father's grief over his son who had died in a car accident. At the age of ten, Shakira tried out for her school choir, but she was not taken because her voice was "too strong." Magia (Magic) was Shakira's debut album, recorded with Sony Colombia in 1991, when she was 15. The album did not fare well commercially, selling less than one thousand copies. After Magia, Shakira released Peligro (Danger) in 1993. The album was better received than Magia, but Shakira decided to take a hiatus from recording so that she could graduate from high school. Shakira returned to recording in 1995, supported by a new confessional and Alanis Morissette-oriented persona that affected some of her next albums, and made her third studio one, Pies Descalzos (Bare Feet), bring her great fame in Latin America. The singles "Estoy Aqu�" (I'm Here), "Pies Descalzos, Sue�os Blancos" (Bare Feet, White Dreams), and "D�nde Est�s Coraz�n?" (Where Are You, My Heart?) became pop culture icons. Pies Descalzos sold more than 4 million copies, which prompted the release of a remix album, titled simply The Remixes, which sold more than a million copies. The Remixes also included Portuguese versions of some of her best-known songs, which were recorded because of her success in the Brazilian market. Shakira was the most nominated artist of the year for this year's MTV Video Music Awards '06. Her seven nominations were for "Hips Don't Lie", including Video of the Year and Best Female Video[citation needed]. She won only one award for Choreography. Shakira also performed "Hips Don't Lie" to the dance moves of popular Indian Choreographer Farah Khan. The award show was held on August 31st 2006 in Radio City Music Hall.

2004 Shakira: Live and Off the Record
2002 MTV Unplugged: Shakira
2001 Saturday Night Live: Derek Jeter.

Albums | Compilations | Singles | Videos | Other
2006 Oral Fixation, Vol. 2 [Bonus Track]
2005 Oral Fixation, Vol. 2
2005 Fijación Oral, Vol. 1 [DualDisc]
2005 Fijación Oral, Vol. 1
2004 Live & Off the Record
2004 Laundry Service [Japan]
2002 Laundry Service [Washed and Dried]
2001 Laundry Service
2000 MTV Unplugged
1998 Dónde Están los Ladrones?
1997 Remixes
1996 Pies Descalzos

MTV Video Music Awards (Latin America)
Year : 2002
Category : Artist of the year ; Video of the year; Female artist of the year; Pop artist of the year;

Latin Grammy Award
Year : 2002
Category : Best Music Video

Grammy Awards
Year : 2000
Category : Latin Pop Album

  • Along with famous novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, she formed the foundation ALAS, the Latin America In Solidarity Action, to combat the awful conditions that kill 350,000 children in the Panama region each year. (December 13, 2006)
  • Will donate the proceeds from a concert in her hometown Barranquilla to build an arts school for 1,800 children who became homeless as a result of Colombia's civil war. (October 7, 2006)
  • Her hit ''Hips Don't Lie,'' featuring rap artist Wyclef Jean, became the most played song in pop radio history. (June 7, 2006)
  • Closed the 2006 World Cup of football at Olympic stadium in Berlin, with a show before the final match in July 2006
  • Is to become the first pop star to release a single only as a mobile-phone download. (March 20, 2006)
  • Is set to be honored with a giant steel statue in her hometown of Barranquilla. (March 20, 2006)
  • Fired her beauty staff after deciding she had become too obsessed with her appearance. (March 8, 2006)
  • Denies rumors that she and Robbie Williams have been sharing nights of passion in LA, insisting that they are just friends and that she is happily in love with her Argentinean fiance of four years, Antonio De La Rua. (March 3, 2006)
  • Does not think of herself as a feminist, just that she is a strong woman with masculine qualities.
  • Once so concerned about the size of her breasts, she has finally decided against having plastic surgery, insisting she is happy being natural. (January 30, 2006)
  • Is reportedly selling her $6m beach mansion in Miami. (January 24, 2006)
  • Was no. 8 on Blackwell's list of worst-dressed women of 2005.
  • Admits that she is very shy about her body and that her sexy videos do not represent her as the kind of woman she is. (November 15, 2005)
  • Says she's the very shy even though she's known for her sexy dance routines.
  • Became the youngest ever goodwill ambassador for the United Nations’ UNICEF on October 24, 2003
  • Postponed a concert in the Dominican Republic at the advice of her doctors because she was suffering from a throat infection -- The concert was scheduled for Wednesday night at Quisqueya Stadium in Santo Domingo, but it was postponed until Thursday night, promoter George Nader said. (March 21, 2003)
  • Donated 10,000 pairs of tennis shoes to her hometown of Barranquilla to impoverished children -- the donation was made through the Barefoot Foundation, named after one of Shakira's disks called Pies Descalzos in Spanish. (December 21, 2002)
  • Shakira proves to be a real doll – the singer has signed on with toy company Mattel, maker of Barbie, to license a collection of fashion dolls and accessories. (November 6, 2002)
  • Shakira has signed an endorsement deal with Reebok that will be marketed under the sportswear giant's Sounds & Rhythm Of Sport platform. (September 24, 2002)
  • Shakira is a walking, living, breathing, singing contradiction.
  • She's a child prodigy who wrote her first song at age eight, a blond-locked Colombian who speaks three languages and loves only in Spanish.
  • She's a perfectionist who spends hours in the studio; she needs to be close to nature but her passion is the crackle of electric guitars.
  • Made emergency helicopter landing. Bad weather forces the singer's chopper down over a baseball diamond in the Dominican Republic on Friday, August 2, 2002. She and family escaped injury.
  • Richard Gere

    Name: Richard Gere
    Birth Name: Richard Tiffany Gere
    Height: 5' 10 1/2''
    Sex: M
    Nationality: American
    Birth Date: August 31, 1949
    Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Profession: actor, producer
    Education: North Syracuse Central High School (graduated)
    University of Massachusetts (dropped out)
    Husband/Wife: Cindy Cawford (married on December 12, 1991; divorced in 1995)
    Relationship: Carey Lowell (actress; 1995 until present), Penelope Milford (actress; together five years), Dawn Steel (executive; 1975-1978), Sylvia Martins (Brazillian painter)
    Father: Homer Gere (insurance salesman)
    Mother: Doris Gere
    Son: Homer James Jigme (2000)
    Claim to fame: as Tony Lopanto in Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)

    He was born Richard Tiffany Gere on August 31st, 1949 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His father whose named Homer was an insurance salesman and her mother Doris was a house wife. Gere is the second child in the family, in which he has three sisters and one younger brother. In his teen he went to North Syracuse Central High School where he was proven to be a multi talented person. There Gere was active in the gym, lacrosse and sky teams. He also served on the school council and quite good in playing several music instruments, such as piano, guitar, bass and trumpet; and he even wrote a music for his high school production. Gere could at the end sucessfully graduate from North Syracuse Central High School in 1967.

    Thereafter Gere continued his study onto University of Massachusetts in Amherst, majored in philosophy, where he had ever won a gymnastics scholarship. After two years learning, this-nowadays famous actor finally found much more interest in acting than in school that in 1973 he left the school and got a lead role in the London production of the rock musical "Grease." In the following years Gere performed in other plays, such as "Taming ...of the Shrew" and "American Gigolo," for which he played its major star role that gave him more fame in the year of 1980. Following Gere success was his another role in "An Officer and a Gentleman" played during 1982. Next, in 1990 he performed in a very famous blockbuster drama movie "Pretty Woman" co-strarring actress Julia Roberts. Despite his good look, Gere "cool and perfect" action also took part in granting the movie the People's Choice award for Best Movie.

    Succeed in playing American Gigolo and Pretty Woman, Gere continued to act in "Runaway Bride" (1999) from which he got $12 million from the total $152 million earned by the box office.

    Beyond his success in acting, Richard Gere wasn't succeed with his first marriage with Cindy Crawford whom he married on December 12th, 1991 and divorced in 1995. Seven years after the divorce, he married actress Carey Lowell, who later on gave born to his son Homer James Jigme Gere.

    Not only the vegetarian Gere becomes the first man ever to appear on the cover of Vogue magazine, but also he is referenced in the 2001 hit song "Crying at the Discothéque" by Swedish dance group Alcazar. To add the two, he wins several awards as public appreciation of his done as well. It was Gere who won the People's Choice award for Best Movie and he was also picked by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world in 1991. In 1999 he was listed as People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive and accomplished pianist and music writer for becoming the one who composed and performed the piano solo featured in Pretty Woman (1991).

    Known as Mahatma Gandhi humanitarian admirer, Richard Gere, in recent January 2005, had confused many Palestinians due to his effort to participate in the country new president election to replace the late Yaser Arafat. By means of which, many Palestinians admitted to know nothing about the election, the candidates, nor did they need Americans to show them who to elect, for Americans themselves had chosen a "moron".

    2008 Nights in Rodanthe
    2007 The Flock
    2007 The Hoax
    2007 I'm Not There: Suppositions on a Film Concerning Dylan
    2007 Spring Break in Bosnia
    2006 Heaven: Where is It? How Do We Get There?
    2005 Emperor Zehnder
    2005 Ending AIDS: The Search for a Vaccine
    2005 Bee Season
    2004 Shall We Dance?
    2003 Return to Tibet
    2003 Dreaming of Tibet
    2002 Unfaithful
    2002 Chicago
    2002 The Mothman Prophecies
    2001 The Concert For New York City
    2000 Autumn in New York
    2000 Dr. T & The Women
    1999 Runaway Bride
    1998 AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies: Out of Control
    1998 AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies: Beyond The Law
    1998 AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies: War and Peace
    1998 AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies: Against The Grain
    1997 The Jackal
    1997 Red Corner
    1996 Primal Fear
    1995 First Knight
    1994 Shadow Over Tibet: Stories In Exile
    1994 Intersection
    1993 Sommersby
    1993 And the Band Played On
    1993 Mr. Jones
    1992 Final Analysis
    1991 Rhapsody in August
    1991 Lung Ta: The Forgotten Tibet
    1990 Pretty Woman
    1990 Internal Affairs
    1988 Miles From Home
    1986 Power
    1986 No Mercy
    1985 King David
    1984 The Cotton Club
    1983 Beyond the Limit
    1983 Breathless
    1982 An Officer and a Gentleman
    1979 American Gigolo
    1979 Yanks
    1978 Days of Heaven
    1977 Blood Brothers
    1977 Looking for Mr. Goodbar
    1976 Baby Blue Marine
    1975 Strike Force
    1974 Report to the Commissioner
    Fighting for Freedom: Revolution & Civil War

    Executive Producer
    2005 Dreaming Lhasa
    1993 Sommersby
    1992 Final Analysis

    1993 Mr. Jones

    1990 Pretty Woman

    Golden Globe
    2002 Best Actor - Musical or Comedy Chicago
    1990 Best Actor - Musical or Comedy Pretty Woman
    1982 Best Actor - Drama Officer and A Gentleman

    National Board of Review
    1997 Freedom of Expression Award Red Corner

    Screen Actors Guild
    2002 Best Actor Chicago

    * In April 2007, an arrest warrant was issued in India for Richard’s arrest, after he kissed actress Shilpa Shetty at an AIDS awareness event in New Delhi. By Indian law, the display was classed as an obscene act in a public place. The punishment for such a crime is imprisonment for three months, or a fine or both. Richard apologised for the on stage antics, a day after the arrest warrant was issued.
    * In March/April 2007, Richard auctioned himself off for the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial, a human rights organisation founded in 1968. The organisation aims to continue the legacy of Senator Robert F. Kennedy, who was assassinated. People can bid to have lunch with Richard in New York. As at March 21st, 2007, the current bit was $US13,500.
    * Richard and his wife Carey Lowell currently live in Greenwich Village with their son and her daughter from a previous marriage.
    * After countless rumors of their marriage being a sham and a cover-up for the both of them being homosexuals, both Richard and Cindy Crawford took out a full page ad in the London Times announcing that they were heterosexual, monogamous and in love.
    * On December 12, 1991, he married supermodel Cindy Crawford in Las Vegas.
    * In 2003, he won his first Golden Globe portraying Billy Flynn in the movie musical Chicago.
    * He received a Golden Globe nomination in 1981 for his work in American Gigolo.
    * He got his lead roles in American Gigolo, An Officer and a Gentlemen and Chicago after they all were turned down by John Travolta.
    * He fired his press agent after American Gigolo came out because he let People magazine have pictures of him without a shirt on after being told not to sell them.
    * Richard is the co-founder of Tibet House which is an organization that is dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan culture.
    * In 1973, Richard played Danny Zuko in the London production of Grease.
    * His big Broadway breakthrough came with the rock opera Soon.
    * In 1969, after only two years in college, he won a place with the prestigious Provincetown Players acting troupe and quit school to focus on acting full time.
    * He attended the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and majored in philosophy.
    * Richard can play the piano, bass, guitar, and trumpet. So perhaps it's only apt that he shares his birthday with teenage rock impresario Debbie Gibson. (Their age difference is 21 years).
    * His first movie role was in the film Report for the Commissioner.
    * He was the first man ever to appear on the cover of Vogue magazine.
    * He trained for five months for the tap dance scene in the 2002 film Chicago.
    * He actually composed and performed the piano solo he performs in the 1991 film, Pretty Woman.
    * In 1999, he was voted People's Sexiest Man Alive.
    * In 1967, Richard graduated from North Syracuse Central High School in Syracuse, NY.
    * Richard is an Irish-American.
    * For many years, Richard has been both a practicing Buddhist and a vegetarian.
    * In 1980, Gere jumped to star status with the release of American Gigolo.

    Jessica Simpson

    Name: Jessica Simpson
    Birth Name: Jessica Ann Simpson
    Height: 5' 3"
    Sex: F
    Nationality: American
    Birth Date: July 10, 1980
    Birth Place: Dallas, Texas, USA
    Profession: actress, musician
    Education: J.J. Pearce High School Richardson in Texas (graduated in 1998)
    Husband/Wife: Nick Lachey (member of 98 Degrees; born on November 9, 1973; married on October 26, 2002 in Austin, Texas; separated on November 23, 2005; filed for divorced in December 2005; divorced on June 30, 2006)
    Father: Joe Simpson
    Mother: Tina Simpson
    Sister: Ashlee Simpson (actress; born on October 3, 1984)
    Claim to fame: Album: Sweet Kisses

    A native of Dallas, Jessica first developed her vocal skills in the local Baptist church where her father, a psychologist, also worked as a youth minister. When Jessica was 12 she auditioned for the Mickey Mouse Club, where Jessica's talents took her all the way to the finals. The following year while attending religious camp, Jessica delivered an acappella version of "Amazing Grace" for one of the camp's guest speakers, of whom was launching a new gospel music label. Jessica signed up. Three years later after the small label folded, Jessica took the material she had worked on and began to hit the Christian Youth Conference circuit. News of the teenage Texan with the grown-up voice soon began to filter out of the religious world and into the pop music realm and it was only a matter of time before the major labels expressed interest.
    In the late 90's, Jessica signed with Columbia Records. Sweet Kisses, her major label debut, was released in 1999 and spawned the smash singles "I Wanna Love You Forever," "I Think I'm In Love," and "Where You Are." Following the release of her debut, Jessica hit the road, wowing audiences worldwide with her soaring emotion-packed vocals and high-energy stage presence. The title track to Irresistible, her 2001 follow-up, was a crossover smash, charting on the Hot 100 (#15), the Rhythmic Top 40 (#12), Top 40 Mainstream (#3) and Top 40 Tracks (#5). Since the release of Irresistible, Jessica's been working on her acting résumé. In addition to her recurring role on "That 70's Show," she can be seen in an episode of UPN's "The Twilight Zone." But music remained one of Jessica's truest loves and, when it came time to make In This Skin, she was ready for this vital next stage in her career. With her new album, Jessica Simpson comes into her own as a woman and refines her ever-evolving voice as an artist.
    She married her longtime boyfriend and frontman of boyband 98 Degrees, Nick Lachey on the 26 October 2002. In the end, it's the strength of charac

    2007 Blonde Ambition
    2006 Employee of the Month
    2005 The Dukes of Hazzard
    2005 Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica - Season 03
    2004 Saturday Night Live: Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey
    2004 Nick & Jessica's Family Christmas
    2004 The Nick & Jessica Variety Hour
    2004 Now That's What I Call Music! Vol. 2
    2004 Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica - Season 02
    2003 Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica - Season 01
    2003 Jessica Simpson: Sweetest Sin/With You
    2002 Master of Disguise
    2001 Jessica Simpson: Dream Chaser

    Albums | Compilations | Singles | Videos |
    2006 Public Affair [Bonus Track]
    2006 Public Affair
    2005 In This Skin [DualDisc]
    2004 Rejoyce: The Christmas Album
    2004 In This Skin [Bonus Track]
    2004 In This Skin [Bonus Tracks & DVD]
    2003 In This Skin
    2001 Irresistible [Bonus Track]
    2001 Irresistible
    2000 Sweet Kisses [Bonus Track]
    1999 Sweet Kisses

    * Simpson and John Mayer have reportedly ended their nine-month relationship. (May 19, 2007)
    * Her manager father Joe has given his personal approval to his daughter's romance with John Mayer, insisting he is a big fan of the Grammy-winning star. (May 18, 2007)
    * Showed up in person to donate a new minivan to a Mexican orphanage on Mar 25, 2007.
    * Says Angelina Jolie has inspired her to adopt children. (March 19, 2007)
    * Donated a minivan she won at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2006 to an orphanage in Mexico. (February 26, 2007)
    * Says she was stung when ex-husband Nick Lachey jumped back into dating after their high-profile breakup. (February 6, 2007)
    * Currently joins her boyfriend, singer John Mayer, for part of his tour in Florida. (January 24, 2007)
    * Simpson and rumored boyfriend John Mayer have reportedly rekindled their romance after being seen celebrating together on New Year's Eve. (January 4, 2007)
    * Simpson and Nick Lachey have settled their financial assets. Lachey will get significantly more than the $1.5 million that Simpson initially offered, but less than the $18 million he had asked for in the settlement. (January 1, 2007)
    * Asked for removal of a song she recorded during a tribute to Dolly Parton on December 3, 2006, after judging her performance of the Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 classic unacceptable.
    * On the set of BLONDE AMBITION, she has to have her movie lines fed to her by a microphone in her ear - because she is struggling to remember them. (2006)
    * Was in tears after forgetting the words to Dolly Parton’s song “Nine to Five” she was performing at a star-studded bash in Washington DC. (December 4, 2006)
    * Simpson and John Mayer are reportedly giving dating another try, after being spotted on a lunch date at a cafe. (November 22, 2006)
    * Slipped a fan letter under Christina Aguilera's door when they stayed at the same hotel. (November 15, 2006)
    * Is afraid she will never date again after her painful divorce from Nick Lachey. (October 26, 2006)
    * Doesn’t have a problem with remarks her dad made in a past interview about her breasts. Her father Joe Simpson infamously told a magazine in 2004: She's got double D's; you can't cover those suckers up. (October 23, 2006)
    * Says she would have trouble finding a date because the spotlights on her scare guys away. (September 12, 2006)
    * Sang for the first time on Today show since busting a blood vessel in her vocal cord and made it through one song before her voice cracked. (September 4, 2006)
    * Has reportedly found new love with fellow music star John Mayer. (August 30, 2006)
    * Her childhood home in Dallas is on sale for $225,000. (August 29, 2006)
    * Is in negotiations to play Melanie Griffith's Oscar-nominated role in 1988 movie WORKING GIRL. (August 11, 2006)
    * Is launching her own range of sexy lingerie. (August 5, 2006)
    * Covered “Let Him Fly by folk singer Patty Griffin, the song that made her ''cry like a baby'' after splitting from husband Nick Lachey. (August 4, 2006)
    * Is addicted to high heels, even donning them to the beach.
    * Simpson and her celeb pals Christina Applegate and Eva Longoria poke fun at Angelina Jolie in the new video for “A Public Affair.” Applegate asks, Could we be any more famous? Simpson quips, I wanna be so famous that every time I fall in love Oprah does a special about it. Applegate then coos, I want to be so famous that I have to have my babies in Africa.
    * Finalizes her divorce from Nick Lachey. (July 3, 2006)
    * Lost out the coveted Lucy Ewing role in the upcoming DALLAS movie to actress Katie Cassidy. (June 29, 2006)
    * Says she likes lovers with imagination.
    * Says she loves to kiss with eyes open because she can take in the entire situation and knows if she's enjoying it or not.
    * Is jealous of her sister's body, saying Ashlee has the most perfect boobs and skinniest legs.
    * Denies reports she fired her best friend and assistant Cacee Cobb because she was involved with her ex-husband, Nick Lacey, insisting it was Cobb's decision to resign and move on with her work. (May 19, 2006)
    * Denies claims that she is planning to adopt. (May 12, 2006)
    * Is being sued for $100 million by the Tarrant Apparel Group that licensed her name for a line of casual wear, claiming she refused to properly endorse the sensibly priced range in public. (April 8, 2006)
    * Is set to take over Pamela Anderson's role in the long-awaited big screen version of beach TV show Baywatch. (April 5, 2006)
    * Is reportedly becoming more than just good friends with comedian Dane Cook, after the two were spotted holding hands and cuddling. (April 3, 2006)
    * Plans to buy a Mexican orphanage. (March 30, 2006)
    * Is the 4th Sexiest Woman in the World, according to FHM. (2006)
    * Has signed with Epic Records, ending a seven-year deal with bosses at Columbia. (March 27, 2006)
    * Says Angelina Jolie has inspired her to consider adoption. (March 23, 2006)
    * Simpson and Nick Lachey’s Newlyweds home is bought by Malcolm in the Middle teen actor Justin Berfield. (January 11, 2006)
    * Was no. 3 on Blackwell's list of worst-dressed women of 2005.
    * Sells the home made famous in her reality TV show Newlyweds. (January 10, 2006)
    * Was the most popular young woman to be photographed, according to US Weekly's survey. (January 9, 2006)
    * Voted pop music's sexiest-eyed star, according to a Rohto V. Sexiest Eyes Survey. (January 06, 2006)
    * Has plunked down $3 million for a new house in Beverly Hills. (December 30, 2005)
    * Has demanded that Judge Michael P. Linfield be removed from her divorce case with Nick Lachey because she thinks he is prejudiced against her or her attorney. (December 24, 2005)
    * Officially files for divorce from husband Nick Lachey. (December 17, 2005)
    * Reportedly dumped husband Nick Lachey in an email. (December 2, 2005)
    * Officially split from husband Nick Lachey after months of denials and rumors. (November 25, 2005)
    * Is facing a barrage of criticism from humanitarian agencies after she cut short her charity trip to Africa to go on safari instead. (November 11, 2005)
    * Has been named the celebrity with best cleavage in Hollywood. (November 4, 2005)
    * Is voted on People magazine's Best-Dressed list. (2005)
    * Raised in strict Christian upbringing, Simpson admits she barely goes to church and reads the bible anymore, saying that to see all forms of meditation and prayer made her less judgmental. (September 7, 2005)
    * People magazine has pulled its sponsorship for Jessica and Ashlee Simpson’s MTV Video Music Awards after-party reportedly because of Jessica's outrageous demands. (August 23, 2005)
    * Plans to avoid deep, dark movie roles because she's on a mission to make people happy. (August 8, 2005)
    * Has been left red-faced after boasting about the benefits of acne medicine Accutane, despite her role as spokesmodel for rival brand Proactiv. (August 5, 2005)
    * During filming THE DUKES OF HAZARD, she was required to break a pool cue by whipping it across a man (a stunt)'s back repeatedly. Unfortunately, she started attacking wrong the person. (August 5, 2005)
    * Has fired back at Christian critics who have blasted her raunchy new video These Boots Are Made For Walking for being too sexy, insisting they should be more accepting. (July 27, 2005)
    * A New Jersey woman has been accused of theft by deception, after she allegedly posed as Simpson's assistant to get thousands of dollars of treats. (July 27, 2005)
    * Fears her new movie THE DUKES OF HAZZARD will flop because people see her as a singer and not a movie star. (July 23, 2005)
    * Is hoping to adopt a baby after her first attempt to become a young mother was dashed when she learned she couldn't take a child out of Mexico. (July 18, 2005)
    * Appears on the cover of GQ magazine wearing camouflage pants, an American flag bikini top and military dog tags. (July 8, 2005)
    * The religious organization ‘The Resistance’ wants Jessica Simpson to re-shoot a cleaner version of the promo for her latest video ‘These Boots Were Made For Walking’ and publicly apologize for her raunchy performance. (July 1, 2005)
    * Has most wanted hairstyle according to a poll conducted by In Touch magazine. (June 28, 2005)
    * Has received a public apology from a popular website, a day after the website posted a bogus reports claiming she had filed for divorce from her husband Nick Lachey. (May 27, 2005)
    * Denied reports that she had a fling with Fred Durst in Las Vegas. (May 6, 2005)
    * Her blonde hair was voted the best in a 2005 People magazine poll.
    * Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey were left red-faced when Chris Rock jokingly blasted them for kissing during his act. The celebrity pair were part of the audience at Rock's stand-up show at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles and decided to occupy their time in the balcony with some physical intimacy. Rock warned the embarrassed couple that he'll blame them if he makes any major mistakes when he presents the Oscars on February 27, 2005. (February 25, 2005)
    * Was briefly hospitalized in Chicago for a stomach virus while shooting a segment for The Oprah Winfrey Show. (February 24, 2005)
    * Is facing a legal battle with fitness company Speedfit, after disagreements over the singer's workout style in an exercise video. (February 18, 2005)
    * Has launched a fragrance product line dubbed Treats. (February 11, 2005)
    * Is suing California jeweler Inspired Silver for illegally using her image in ads. (January 8, 2005)
    * Plans to launch a new workout video and gym equipment range after working out to tone up for her role as curvy Daisy Duke in the new DUKES OF HAZZARD movie. (December 3, 2004)
    * Is paranoid about the size of her bottom and gets enraged when it is mocked by her DUKES OF HAZZARD co-star Johnny Knoxville.
    * Is sued by California-based cosmetics company Cosmojet who claims it hasn't received all of the $1 million in products it supplied for the Dessert beauty line the singer endorses. (November 6, 2004)
    * Has signed a $10 million licensing deal with Andrew Sports Club to develop her own fashion line. (November 5, 2004)
    * Has filed a breach of contract lawsuit claiming that a New Jersey producer-promoter owes her $140,000. (June 4, 2004)
    * Beats Britney Spears in competing for the role of Daisy Duke in THE DUKES OF HAZZARD.
    * Is in trouble with America's parents who fear her new line of edible body creams encourage kids to indulge in sex games. (May 17, 2004)
    * Tops Maxim magazine's Hot 100 list for 2004.
    * Police were called to control crowds when thousands of fans turned up to meet Simpson at a Massachusetts store on Thursday night where she was hosting an album signing at the Wal-Mart in Danvers. (March 8, 2004)
    * Has emerged as the clear frontrunner in the race for the role of Daisy Duke in the movie version of classic TV series Dukes Of Hazzard. (February 28, 2004)
    * Refused to sign a pre-nuptial agreement with pop star husband Nick Lachey because she'd happily give him half of everything if their marriage doesn't work out. (January 26, 2004)
    * Hopes her upcoming variety show for TV network ABC, with husband Nick Lachey, will set a new trend of performing couples. (January 20, 2004)
    * Simpson and husband Nick Lachey are coming back for a second season of Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica on MTV scheduled to begin Jan. 21. (January 10, 2004)
    * Says she’s in no hurry to get pregnant. (January 8, 2004)
    * Her sister, Ashlee Simpson, has signed a recording contract with Geffen Records and hooked up with producers Stan Fox and Stan Frazier, drummer for Sugar Ray, to make what she calls a rock-heavy album, influenced by the '70s, '80s and her love of punk. (November 17, 2003)
    * MTV announced Monday that it has renewed reality series NEWLYWEDS: NICK & JESSICA, which follows Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson as they muddle through married life. (October 7, 2003)
    * Simpson seeks to change her music with the Aug. 19 release of her third Columbia album, In This Skin -- The new set offers a crystal ball gaze inside her marriage to fellow singer Nick Lachey and the emotions behind finding the love of a lifetime. (August 19, 2003)
    * Simpson guest starred on Fox's THAT '70S SHOW on Wednesday evening (January 29) in an episode titled Your Time Is Gonna Come -- the singer will appear in a total of three episodes of the popular comedy series as Annette, Kelso's (Ashton Kutcher) hot new girlfriend from California. (January 31, 2003)
    * Simpson and 98 Degrees boy-bander Nick Lachey tied the knot Sunday in her native Texas. (October 29, 2002)
    * She turned down a part in COYOTE UGLY (2000)
    * She is the oldest of the 4 current most famous pop queens in music (the others are Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Mandy Moore); she was the first one to leave behind her teenage years, after she reached her 20th birthday in 2000.
    * Her favorite movie is anything romantic or anything with Julia Roberts.
    * Her favorite TV show is Dawson's Creek.
    * Her favorite singers are Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, and Celine Dion.
    * Her dad is a psychologist and minister at a Baptist church in Texas, and also manages her musical career and her official website.
    * She is a close friend to the musical group Destiny's Child.
    * She was nominated for an American Music award and for a Blockbuster Award.
    * She does a PERFECT impression of Ace Venture.
    * She used to have a crush on Justin Timberlake.

    Friday, May 18, 2007

    Chad Michael Murray

    Name: Chad Michael Murray
    Birth Name: Chad Michael Murray
    Height: 6'
    Sex: M
    Nationality: American
    Birth Date: August 24, 1981
    Birth Place: Buffalo, New York, USA
    Profession: actor, former model fashion
    Education: Clarence High School in New York (graduated in 1999)
    Husband/Wife: Sophia Bush (actress; born on July 8, 1982; married on April 16, 2005 at the Casa del Mar Hotel in Santa Monica; separated September 26, 2005; divorced on December 29, 2006)
    Relationship: Kenzie Dalton (an extra on 'One Tree Hill'; began dating since December 2005; engaged on April 4, 2006)
    Sister: Shannon Page Murray
    Brother: Rex Murray, Nick Murray, Brandon Murray
    Half Brother: Tyler Murray
    Claim to fame: as Tristan DuGrey on the WB's Gilmore Girls (2000-2001)

    Born in Buffalo, New York, Chad when four or five years old, performed skits and sang made-up songs for his large family which includes three brothers, a half-brother and a sister. At age fifteen, a high school football injury landed him in a hospital where a nurse encouraged him to pursue a modeling career. Two years later, Chad won a scholarship from a modeling agency in Buffalo to attend a modeling convention in Orlando. There he met his destiny when an agent from Los Angeles spotted him and persuaded the seventeen-year-old to pursue his dream of acting after graduation from high school. In 1999, the aspiring actor headed for Hollywood where he supported himself modeling for such clients as Sketchers, Tommy Hilfiger, and Gucci while looking for a break. Soon after he arrived, Chad appeared in several guest-starring television roles including an episode of "Diagnosis Murder." Then he got the call he'd been hoping for. The WB's "Gilmore Girls" was casting for the role of Tristan DuGrey. They were looking for someone who was likable and charismatic but with an edgy side, and someone who had that certain "IT" quality. Chad was all that plus he had the perfect physical characteristics that the show's writers had in mind. The teenager won the role and has since made the character his own. Chad Michael Murray stars as Hilary Duff's cyber love interest, Austin Ames, in A Cinderella Story. He currently stars on The WB's One Tree Hill as Lucas Scott, a brooding intellectual whose skills on the basketball court are matched only by his growing attraction to the beautiful girlfriend of his half-brother. Murray's previous television roles included playing the love interest for Katie Holmes and Michelle Williams on Dawson's Creek and Rory's overconfident classmate on Gilmore Girls. Other television credits include Aftermath with Meredith Baxter Birney and Robert Ulrich, and the title role in The WB's The Lone Ranger. Chad's upcoming projects include the lead in Joel Silver's House Of Wax, opposite Elisha Cuthbert, currently in production. He recently co-starred in the critically acclaimed remake of Freaky Friday opposite Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan. He admires the talents of actors Ed Norton, Leonardo DiCaprio, Al Pacino and Robert DiNiro and uses their influences in his work. Always a firm believer in clean living, Chad is a natural athlete. He played his favorite sport, football, in high school and keeps fit by working out at the gym, inline skating, playing soccer, volleyball and basketball as well as football pick-up games. He is an anti-drug role model for kids and is active in charities for children and teens during his spare time. Still very single, Chad has set up house with a pug named Gus and a unique boisterous cat named Jack, who keep him from missing his large family too much.

    2006 Home of the Brave
    2005 House of Wax
    2004 One Tree Hill: Season 02
    2004 A Cinderella Story
    2003 One Tree Hill [TV Series]
    2003 One Tree Hill: Season 01
    2003 Freaky Friday
    2003 The Lone Ranger
    2002 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - The Accused Is Entitled
    2001 Megiddo: The Omega Code 2
    2000 Gilmore Girls: Season 01

  • Denies reports his 18-year-old fiancee Kenzie Dalton is pregnant, insisting the couple are getting married because they are in love. (April 15, 2006)
  • Reportedly engaged to Kenzie Dalton, 18, an extra on hit show One Tree Hill. (April 5, 2006)
  • Is reportedly now dating One Tree Hill costar Kenzie Dalton, 18, who plays a cheerleader on the teen drama. (March 24, 2006)
  • Murray and Sophia Bush separated after just five months of marriage. (September 29, 2005)
  • Murray and his wife Sophia Bush are planning a second honeymoon because they only got four days to enjoy married life after wedding. (April 28, 2005)
  • Is engaged to Sophia Bush. (July 16, 2004)
  • At age fifteen, a high school football injury landed him in a hospital where a nurse encouraged him to pursue a modeling career.
  • He is an anti-drug role model for kids and is active in charities for children and teens during his spare time.
  • In 1999, he headed for Hollywood where he supported himself modeling for such clients as Sketchers, Tommy Hilfiger, and Gucci while looking for a break.
  • He admires the talents of actors Ed Norton, Leonardo DiCaprio, Al Pacino and Robert DiNiro and uses their influences in his work.
  • Always a firm believer in clean living, Chad is a natural athlete.
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Hair Color: Blonde
  • Sport: Football
  • Favorite TV Shows: SIMPSONS, FEAR FACTOR
  • Favorite Book: Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  • Favorite Bands: Incubus, Dave Matthews Band
  • Inspirations: His father, Robert DeNiro, Ed Norton
  • Worked as both a donut shop janitor and a receptionist for a limousine company
  • Kat Dennings says this of Chad: My ideal prom date would be Chad Michael Murray.
  • Has a pug named Gus and a unique boisterous cat named Jack.
  • Hobbies: American football, inline skating, soccer, volleyball, basketball
  • Favorite Food: Spaghetti with sausage or chicken with french fries
  • Bad habit: Putting my foot in my mouth - when I talk sometimes I say stuff I don't mean.. usually very stupid things.
  • Admits he eats way too much sugar and junk food
  • Dream Girl: A girl who is sweet, supportive, with a great personality; a girl who can talk, and who can listen; can enjoy doing nothing sometimes; a smart girl.
  • Was picked on as a young child by bullies :'(
  • Says he identifies with Pacey, from Dawson's Creek, the most
  • Once modeled for Tommy Hilfiger, Gucci and Sketchers
  • His favorite gift from a girl is the necklace he's always wearing in pictures
  • Got an accidental 'nose job' during his earlier modeling career! He was 'jumped' in a fast food restaurant and got his nose broken and had to have surgery. If you look closely, you can see the difference between his nose now and back then, because he had to get it fixed and it couldn't be constructed to the way it was.
  • Had his small intestine removed as the result of a football injury, so he can't gain weight.
  • Sometimes Credited As: Chad Murray
  • His father works as an air traffic controller.
  • His mother abandoned his family when he was just 10 years old.
  • Wednesday, May 16, 2007

    Drew Barrymore

    Name: Drew Barrymore
    Birth Name: Drew Blythe Barrymore
    Height: 5' 4''
    Sex: F
    Nationality: American
    Birth Date: February 22, 1975
    Birth Place: Culver City, California, USA
    Profession: Actress, Producer, Director
    Education: Didn't complete high school
    Husband/Wife: Tom Green (comedian; born on July 30, 1971; engaged in July 2000; married on July 7, 2001; divorced on October 15, 2002), Jeremy Thomas (bar owner; married on March 20, 1994; divorced)
    Relationship: Fabrizio Moretti (drummer band The Strokes; b. June 2, 1980), Jamie Walters (actor; b. June 13, 1969; announced engagement in August 1992; broke up in January 1993), Eric Erlandson (musician; b. January 9, 1963)
    Father: John Drew Barrymore Jr. (aka John Drew; actor; born on June 4, 1932; died on November 29, 2004 in Los Angeles)
    Mother: Ildiko Jad Barrymore (aka Jaid; actress, author; born in 1947)
    Half Brother: John Blyth Barrymore (actor; born on May 15, 1954)
    Grand Father: John Barrymore Sr. (actor; died on May 29, 1942; pneumonia and cirrhosis of the liver)
    Grand Mother: Dolores Costello (actress; died on March 1, 1979; emphysema)
    Aunt: Diana Barrymore (actress; b. March 3, 1921; d. January 25, 1960)
    Claim to fame: As Gertie in the E.T.: Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

    Drew Blythe Barrymore was born on February 22, 1975. Parented by the famous Hollywood-royalty Barrymore family, she first began acting at the tender age of 11 months in a TV commercial. At 7, Drew was starring in box-office record-breaker E.T. (1982). The flip side of this child stardom was revealed when she dropped out of school at 14 and published her co-written autobiography, Little Girl Lost (1990). Drinking at 9, dope-smoking at 10 and coke-snorting at 12 were some of the stops on Barrymore's descent. After a string of roles in little-seen movies, Drew played an amoral teen seductress in Poison Ivy (1992). The role brought her minor-icon status that was further cemented by a Guess add shot by Ellen Von Unwerth. It was a jeans ad campaign which highlighted her white trash sex appeal.

    Barrymore tends to fare best in high-spirited, low-class projects like The Amy Fisher Story (tv movie, 1993), Guncrazy (1992), and the short-lived twenty-something soap 2000 Malibu Road (1992), rather than in mid-budget Hollywood fodder like Bad Girls (1994), Boys on the Side (1995), and Mad Love (1995) Less than two months after her March 1994 marriage to an LA bar owner, Drew filed for divorce; she subsequently became involved with Hole guitarist Eric Erlandson, whose praises she invariably sang on her many TV talk show appearances. After many nude public appearances, including the David Letterman, and the China Club, Drew has finally begun to settle down. She has begun to throw off her bad girl attitude and settle for a more womanly one. Drew is now a spokesperson, and actress for a women's condom commercial which aired on MTV.

    Drew's more recent moves in showbiz, include her excellent performance in Wes Craven's "Scream"(1996), her role in Woody Allen's "Everyone Says I Love You"(1996), and "The Wedding Singer"(1997). In 1996. on a film shoot, Drew met Luke Wilson, whom she broke up with in 1999 Drew is now enjoying her life. She played a Cinderella with Girl Power in the movie "Ever After"(1998), she played a pregnant fast-food worker in "Home Fries"(1998), and played Luke Wilson's fiance in the movie "Best Men" (1998). She has begun to focus on her work as a producer, scoring hits with 'Never Been Kissed' and the critically acclaimed 'Donnie Darko' (2001) in which she had a small role. Her most recent acting credit was the sequel to the hit 'Charlie's Angels'.

    2007 Lucky You
    2007 He Loves Me
    2007 Music and Lyrics
    2007 Grey Gardens
    2006 Curious George
    2005 Family Guy: Fast Times at Buddy Cianci Jr. High
    2005 Fever Pitch
    2005 Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story
    2004 Saturday Night Live: Drew Barrymore [4]
    2004 50 First Dates
    2003 Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
    2003 Duplex
    2002 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
    2001 Saturday Night Live: Drew Barrymore [3]
    2001 Donnie Darko
    2001 Freddy Got Fingered
    2001 Riding in Cars With Boys
    2000 Olive, the Other Reindeer
    2000 Charlie's Angels
    2000 Titan A.E.
    2000 Skipped Parts
    1999 Never Been Kissed
    1999 Saturday Night Live: Drew Barrymore [2]
    1998 Best Men
    1998 Ever After
    1998 The Larry Sanders Show: Putting the "Gay" Back in Litigation
    1998 Home Fries
    1998 The Wedding Singer
    1997 Wishful Thinking
    1996 Everyone Says I Love You
    1996 Scream
    1995 Boys on the Side
    1995 Mad Love
    1995 Batman Forever
    1994 Inside the Goldmine
    1994 Bad Girls
    1993 The Amy Fisher Story
    1993 No Place to Hide
    1993 Doppelganger: The Evil Within
    1993 Wayne's World 2
    1992 Poison Ivy
    1992 Sketch Artist
    1992 Guncrazy
    1991 Motorama
    1991 Waxwork II: Lost in Time
    1989 Far from Home
    1989 See You in the Morning
    1989 Far from Home
    1987 A Conspiracy of Love
    1986 Babes in Toyland
    1986 Strange Tales: Ray Bradbury Theatre
    1985 Cat's Eye
    1984 Irreconcilable Differences
    1984 Firestarter
    1982 Saturday Night Live: Drew Barrymore [1]
    1982 E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
    1980 Altered States
    1980 Bogie

    Executive Producer
    2001 Donnie Darko
    2000 Olive, the Other Reindeer
    1999 Never Been Kissed

    2008 He's Just Not That Into You
    2007 He Loves Me
    2005 Fever Pitch
    2003 Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
    2003 Duplex
    2000 Charlie's Angels

    Golden Globe
    1984 Best Supporting Actress Irreconcilable Differences

    * Has been named 2007's Most Beautiful Person by People magazine. (April 26, 2007)
    * Has signed on as the latest celebrity spokesmodel for CoverGirl. (April 12, 2007)
    * Admitted she would love to be like actress-turned-singer Juliette Lewis and launch a music career. (February 9, 2007)
    * Even though she suffers from crippling panic attacks, she refuses to take any type of anti-depressant medication because she is terrified it could change her personality. (September 19, 2006)
    * Is desperate to start a family, saying she can't ignore her maternal instincts anymore. (August 17, 2006)
    * Asked Angelina Jolie for travel advice when she decided to visit African schools. (March 17, 2006)
    * Is obsessed with ice cubes.
    * Was the 4th highest paid woman in Hollywood. (2005)
    * Wants turn to directing when she loses her good looks. (July 18, 2005)
    * Has revealed she would love to make another CHARLIE'S ANGELS film. (July 2, 2005)
    * Has mended her troubled relationship with her mother Jaid Barrymore after the death of her father John in 2004. (April 9, 2005)
    * The Boston Red Sox's World Series baseball win October 27, 2004 forced a rewrite of FEVER PITCH starring Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon. The sport-based comedy originally depicts the Red Sox losing just as the baseball team has for the past 85 years.
    * Discovered that reading is the best way to combat her insomnia.
    * Is looking forward to becoming a mum but predicts it's still a long way off, because she wants to be ready before she takes on motherhood. (April 2, 2004)
    * Thrilled fans with a rowdy impersonation of troubled rocker Courtney Love when she appeared on comedy show Saturday Night Live. (February 16, 2004)
    * Keeps a painting done by the walrus from 50 FIRST DATES.
    * Is the first person to be named ‘A Friend of the UN by a new organization called ‘Artists for the UN,’ a partnership between the United Nations and Global Vision for Peace which hopes to encourage artists to support the ideals, vision and mandate of the United Nations in seeking global solutions to world problems. (February 6, 2004)
    * Received a star on Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame on February 3, 2004.
    * Blamed Demi Moore for overshadowing CHARLIE'S ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE -- The action sequel failed to match the success of the 2000 original and Barrymore believes the publicity Moore attracted adversely affected the film. (October 17, 2003)
    * Confessed to sleeping with a long line of women during her troubled teenage years, which saw her battling a drug addiction from the age of 11. (July 17, 2003)
    * The new Charlie's Angels film is set to earn Barrymore $40 million because she bought the rights to the '80s TV series before the first film was made through her production company Flower Films -- She has already netted $40 million from the first film, which made $400 million. (May 6, 2003)
    * CHARLIE'S ANGELS sequel earned Barrymore $40 million because she bought the rights to the '80s TV series before the first film was made through her production company Flower Films -- She has already netted $40 million from the first film, which made $400 million.
    * Barrymore is being kept busier than ever while filming the second installment to hit movie CHARLIE'S ANGELS because she has so many costume changes – she admits that her constant change of appearance in the movie has proved quite a memorable experience. (January 23, 2003)
    * Barrymore has faced her fears of flying by jumping out of an airplane at 14,000ft -- the actress admits she still gets terrified when she has to fly, but she can cope with her fears so much better thanks to a spot of skydiving. (December 24, 2002)
    * Barrymore has lashed out at stars who adopt children - because she suspects they avoid natural births because of the unpleasant physical consequences. (August 2002)
    * Is reportedly a huge fan of HAPPY DAYS spin-off which starred Cindy Williams and Penny Marshall as Milwaukee brewery workers.
    * Her performing career started very early when she first did a Puppy Choice dog food commercial at 11 months and at 2 years old, she got her first actual role in a made-for-TV movie, Suddenly Love.
    * Has come to terms with losing everything in a house fire earlier this year - and is almost grateful for the cleansing experience. An electrical fault caused her Beverly Hills home to burn to the ground.
    * She started doing marijuana at 10 and cocaine followed a few years later. In 1988, she entered a drug rehab center but only lasted 18 days. Later that year, she was readmitted for 3 months and came out with renewed determination for a fresh start. Unfortunately, she was unable to completely shake her addictions and regressed back to drugs. Rock bottom came in July, 1989 when she tried to commit suicide by slashing her wrists. Another 3 months of rehab followed and this time, Drew emerged triumphant.
    * Had just five months of marriage to comedian Tom Green.
    * In the original draft of HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE (2001), Barrymore, a self-exclaimed Harry Potter fan, had a cameo.
    * In ROAD TRIP (2000), the motel clerk reads an issue of Celebrity Skin magazine with her face on the cover. At the time, she was engaged to actor Tom Green who plays Barry Manilow in this movie.
    * Originally cast as Sidney Prescott in SCREAM (1996) (now played by Neve Campbell). But, due to schedule conflicts, Barrymore offered to play the much smaller role of Casey Becker.
    * She and Neve Campbell did not meet Roger L. Jackson, the actor who played the Voice before shooting commenced. Whenever they are talking on the phone to the killer, they are actually talking to him.
    * SUDDENLY, LOVE (1978), a television movie-of-the-week marked her very first professional acting job. She was cast by the film's director, 'Margolin, Stuart', who was a friend of Drew's mother, Jaid Barrymore. In her role as Bobby, the two year-old Drew played a baby boy.
    * The filmmakers of SHOWGIRLS (1995) wanted 'Madonna' to play Cristal Conners and Barrymore to play Nomi Malone. The name card Gaye takes off the mirror when she shows Nomi her table in the dressing room even says Drew.
    * The real life Beverly D'Onofrio in RIDING IN CARS WITH BOYS (2001) has a master's degree in creative writing. She, who portrays D'Onofrio in the film, is a high school dropout. To keep her looking scared and crying, director of SCREAM (1996) Wes Craven kept telling her real life stories about animal cruelty. She is a keen animal lover and vegetarian in real life.
    * Stephen King wrote the script of CAT'S EYE (1985) with Barrymore in mind to star because of her performance in FIRESTARTER (1984).
    * In EVERYONE SAYS I LOVE YOU (1996) the actors sing their own songs except for Barrymore, who convinced Woody Allen that her singing was too awful even for the realistic singing voices he was after. She said she doesn't even sing in the shower.
    * A close friend of Edward Norton.
    * She was a huge HARRY POTTER fan, even going so far as to read bits of the books to the cast and crew during production of CHARLIE'S ANGELS (2000). At the beginning of the film, during the clips of previous jobs, she can be seen wearing a Harry Potter disguise, complete with robes, black hair and round black glasses.
    * She was the executive producer and co-star of DONNIE DARKO (2001).
    * Wrote a book called little girl lost when she was 14.
    * Drew began her career at 11 months in a dog food commercial.
    * Started smoking at age 9.
    * Her first kiss was from a guy named Brecken in the back of her mom's car.
    * Her first slowdance was from Emilio Estevez.
    * She is half Hungarian on her mother's side.
    * Her fave TV show is THE SIMPSONS.
    * Is a natural brunette.
    * She is allergic to Garlic.
    * Since 1994, Drew has managed her own production company, Flower Films, and she served as executive producer of her most recent movies.
    * Nominated for Best Fight at MTV Movie Awards for CHARLIE'S ANGELS. (2001)
    * Nominated for Best Kiss at MTV Movie Awards for NEVER BEEN KISSED (2000) -shared with Michael Vartan.
    * Nominated for Best Female Performance at MTV Movie Awards for NEVER BEEN KISSED. (2000)
    * Nominated for Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming More Than One Hour) at Emmy Awards for Olive, the Other Reindeer. (2000)
    * Nominated for Best On-Screen Duo at MTV Movie Awards for THE WEDDING SINGER (1998) - shared with Adam Sandler
    * Nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made at Golden Globe Awards for TV for GUNCRAZY. (1993)
    * Nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture at Golden Globe Awards for IRRECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES. (1985)
    * Nominated for Outstanding Newcomer at BAFTA Awards for E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL. (1983)