Monday, November 28, 2011

Gwyneth Paltrow - singer, actress, author

Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow  one of the American actress and singer. She made her acting debut on stage in 1990 and started appear in films in 1991. After appearing in many films throughout the decade, She gained early on notice for her work in films such as Se7en (1995) and Emma (1996). Following the films Sliding Doors (1998) and A Perfect Murder (1998), she garnered worldwide recognition through her presentation in Shakespeare in Love (1998), for which she won an AcademyAward for Best Actress, a Golden Globe Award and two Screen Actors Guild Awards, for wonderful Lead Actress and as a member of the Outstanding Cast. She also won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2011 for her character as Holly Holiday on the FOX hit TV show Glee in the episode "The Substitute."

Paltrow has portrayed sustaining as well as lead roles in films such as The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Shallow Hal (2001), and Proof (2005), for which she receive a Golden Globe nomination as Best Actress in Motion Picture Drama. In 2008, she appear in the highest grossing movie of her career, the superhero film Iron Man (2008), and then reprised her role as Pepper Potts in its sequel, Iron Man 2 (2010). Paltrow also has been the face of Estee Lauder's pleasure perfume since 2005. In the same 2011 weekend as winning her Emmy Award she appear in the number one film at the US box office, the band plague drama Contagion. She is wedded to Chris Martin, the lead vocalist of Coldplay. 

Gwyneth Paltrow

Birth Name
Gwyneth Kate Paltrow
Date Of Birth
September 27, 1972
Place Of Birth
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation
Actress, singer, author
Spouse
Chris Martin

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving - holiday, First Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a holiday famous in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. It has publicly been an annual tradition since 1863, when during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of thanksgiving to be celebrated on Thursday, Nov 26. As a federal and popular holiday in the U.S., it is one of the major holidays of the year. Together with Christmas and the New Year, Thanksgiving is a part of the broader holiday period.

Thanksgiving

The event that Americans usually call the "First Thanksgiving" was celebrated to give thanks to God for guide them safely to the New World. The first Thanksgiving feast lasted three days, given that enough food for 53 Pilgrims and 90 Native Americans. The dinner consisted of fish and shellfish, wild fowl, venison, berries and fruit, vegetables, harvest grains (barley and wheat), and the Three Sisters: beans, dried Indian maize or corn, and squash. The New England colonists were familiar to regularly celebrating "thanksgivings" days of prayer thanking God for blessings such as military victory or the end of a drought.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Donald Trump - business magnate, television personality and author

Donald Trump

Donald Trump is famous American business magnate, televisionpersonality and author. He is the chairman and president of The Trump Organization and the organizer of Trump Entertainment Resorts. Trump's extravagant lifestyle, outspoken way and role on the NBC reality show The Apprentice have made him a well recognized celebrity who was No. 17 on the 2011 Forbes Celebrity 100 list. Trump is the son of Fred Trump. He is New York City real-estate developer. He worked for his father's firm, Elizabeth Trump & Son, while presence the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and in 1968 officially joined the company. Trump was given control of the company in 1971 and renamed it The Trump Organization.

In 2010, Trump expressed an interest in becoming a applicant for President of the United States in the 2012 election. In May 2011, he announced he would not be an applicant, but a little weeks later he said he had not completely ruled out the possibility. Trump is a golfer, with a small single-figure handicap. He is a associate of the Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York, and also plays commonly at the other courses he owns and operates.

Donald Trump

Born Name
Donald John Trump
Date Of Birth
June 14, 1946
Place Of Birth
Queens, New York City,
New York, U.S.
Residence
Trump Tower, Manhattan
Alma mater
Fordham University
University of Pennsylvania (B.S.)
Occupation
Chairman and president of The Trump Organization, Chairman of Trump Plaza Associates, LLC,
Chairman of Trump Atlantic City Associates,
Host of The Apprentice
Salary
$60 million
Net worth
Increase US$2.9 billion (2011)
Political party
Republican (1987 to 99 and 2009–present)
Democratic (2001 to 09)
Reform Party (1999 to 2000)
Religion
Presbyterian
Spouse
Melania Trump
Marla Maples
Ivana Trump

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Christina Aguilera - Singer-songwriter, record producer, dancer, television personality,actress

Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera is a famous American recording artist and actress. Aguilera first appear on national television in 1990 as a competitor on the Star Search program, and went on to star in Disney Channel's television series The Mickey Mouse Club from 1993–1994. Aguilera sign to RCA Records after recording "Reflection", the theme song for the animated film Mulan. In 1999, Aguilera came to fame following her debut album Christina Aguilera, which was a commercial victory spawning three number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 "Genie in a Bottle", "What a Girl Wants", and "Come On Over Baby."

Her sophomore and her entrance Latin-pop album, Mi Reflejo (2000), a Christmas third studio album, My Kind of Christmas (2000), and many collaborations followed which garnered Aguilera worldwide success, though she was displeased with her require of input in her music and image. After parting from her management, Aguilera took imaginative control over her fourth studio album, Stripped (2002). Aside from being known for her vocal skill, music videos and image, musically, she include themes of dealing with public scrutiny, her childhood, and female empowerment in her music. Apart from her work in music, she has also committed much of her time as a philanthropist for charity, human rights and world issue which include her work as a UN ambassador for the World Food Programme.

Christina Aguilera


She made her feature film debut in the musical Burlesque (2010), earning Aguilera a Golden Globe suggestion for Best Original Song. Aguilera's work has earn her numerous awards and accolades, including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, four Grammy Awards and one Latin Grammy Award, among fifteen and three nominations respectively.  She was ranked the 20th Artist of the 2000–09 decade by Billboard and is the second top selling single performer of the 2000s behind Madonna. Aguilera's albums sales are predictable at around 50 million units worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time.

Birth name
Christina MarĂ­a Aguilera
Date Of Birth
December 18, 1980
Place Of Birth
Staten Island, New York, US
Origin
Wexford, Pennsylvania, US
Genres
Pop, R&B, soul, dance
Occupations
Singer-songwriter, record producer, dancer, television personality,actress

Monday, November 21, 2011

Jennifer Hudson - Singer, actress, spokesperson

Jennifer Hudson


Jennifer Hudson is an famous American recording artist, actress and spokesperson. She came to importance in 2004 as one of the finalists on the 3rd season of American Idol coming in seventh place. She completed her film debut in the 2006 film Dreamgirls, which win her an Academy Award for greatest Supporting Actress, a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, an NAACP Image Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

She won a Grammy Award for her eponymous debut album, Jennifer Hudson, which was released in 2008 on Arista Records and was expert gold by the RIAA for selling over 800,000 copies in the US; sales exceed 1 million copies worldwide. Additionally, it spawn the hit single Spotlight. Her 2nd album I Remember Me was released in March 2011, and has reach number two on the Billboard 200, sold 165,000 copies in its first week of release.

In late 2008, after Hudson's mother, brother and nephew were killed in a shooting, she stepped out of the limelight for three months. She resumed her public appearances in 2009, and has since perform at the Super Bowl XLIII, the Grammy Awards, American Idol, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. She has been described as a friend of President Barack Obama, who invite her to appear with him at a benefit in Beverly Hills in May 2009. She also performs at the White House at the "Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement" occasion. Her vocal choice is mezzo-soprano.

Jennifer Hudson


Birth name
Jennifer Kate Hudson
Date of Birth
September 12, 1981
Place of Birth
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Genres
R&B, soul
Occupations
Singer, actress, spokesperson
Instruments
Vocals

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum

The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum is one of thirteen presidential libraries administer by the National Archives and Records Administration. The library houses 45 million pages of historical papers, including the papers of Lyndon Baines Johnson and those of his close associates and others. The library was dedicated on May 22, 1971, with Johnson and President Richard Nixon in attendance. The present director is presidential historian Mark K. Updegrove.

The top floor of the library has a 7/8ths level replica of the Oval Office decorated as it was during Johnson's presidency. The museums provide year-round public viewing of its permanent historical and cultural exhibits and its several traveling exhibits. The library is the only presidential library not to charge admission, and has the top visitation of any presidential library. Upon her death in July 2007 Lady Bird Johnson lay in repose in the Library, just as her husband had 34 years earlier.

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum

Location
Austin, Texas, USA
Dedicated
May 22, 1971
Named for
Lyndon B. Johnson
Architect
Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill
Size
14 acres

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Kristen Stewart- American actress

Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart is an American actress. She is well known for playing Bella Swan in The Twilight Saga. She has starred in film Panic Room. Sheattended school until the seventh grade, and then continued her education by correspondence. She has since finished high school. Stewart's acting career start at the age of eight, after an agent see her perform in her elementary school's Christmas play. After a year of auditioning, Stewart's first task was a nonspeaking part in the film The Thirteenth Year. Then, she had a further part in the film The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas as the "ring toss girl"

Stewart presently lives in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA. Stewart has expressed a desire to live and work in Australia, saying, "I desire to go to Sydney University in Australia. My mom's from there." Apart from acting, she is also interested in presence college in the near future, saying, "I desire to go to college for literature. I want to be a writer. I mean, I love what I do, but it's not all I want to do be a professional liar for the relax of my life." In an interview with Vanity Fair, She stated that she dated Michael Angarano, her co-star from Speak.



Name
Kristen Jaymes Stewart
Date of birth
April 9, 1990
Place of birth
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation
Actress

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tyler Thigpen - American football player, National Football League

Tyler Thigpen

Tyler Thigpen is famous American football quarterback for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted out of Coastal Carolina University in the seventh round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings. He is careful a dual-threat quarterback possessing powerful running ability. He was the first quarterback to play for the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers football team. He led the Chanticleers program to a 30-8 record as early quarterback. Thigpen holds the single-season and career passing records in each major statistical category at Coastal Carolina.

After seeing little playing time in 2007, he enter the 2008 Kansas City Chiefs season as the third-string quarterback, but emerge as the starting quarterback following season-ending injuries to Brodie Croyle and Damon Huard. The Chiefs subsequently altered their offensive gameplan to a extend offense to help Thigpen and the rest of the young Chiefs team to play to the best of their capability. However, Thigpen scored a notable 22 touchdowns against 12 interceptions in just 11 starts, though the Chiefs ultimately went 1-10 on their way to a 2-14 record. For the 2009 season, the Chiefs acquire quarterback Matt Cassel and Thigpen were later on traded to the Miami Dolphins.

Tyler Thigpen



Name
Tyler Beckham Thigpen
Date of birth
April 14, 1984
Place of birth
Winnsboro, South Carolina, USA
Height
6 ft 1 inch
Weight:
216 lb