Monday, April 30, 2012

Orlando Bloom Profile and Pics


Orlando Bloom Profile
Birth Name :Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom
Birth Date :January 13, 1977
Birth Place :Canterbury, Kent, England, UK
Height :5' 11"
Nationality :British
Hair Color :Dark brown
Eye Color :Dark brown


Biography
Had Orlando Bloom's career stalled after just a few years, the English actor's place in film history would have still been assured. He was, after all, the second actor to appear in two of three movies to earn over one billion dollars at the box office - namely, "The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" (2003) and "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" (2006). His status was particularly impressive when considering the fact that just a few years prior to these films' release dates, Bloom was a virtual unknown. But the twin mega-successes of the "Rings" and "Pirates" franchises helped rocket him to superstardom, making him a crush object for women of all ages.

Born Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom in Canterbury, Kent, England on Jan. 13, 1977, Bloom was raised by his mother Joan and father Harry Saul Bloom, a lawyer and acclaimed novelist who spent time in jails in his native South Africa for protesting the apartheid government. Years after Harry Bloom's death in 1981, the teenaged Bloom discovered that his biological father was in fact a family friend named Colin Stone because Harry Bloom was unable to father children. His friend, Stone, then stepped in, making the arrangement unique, to say the least. Whenever Bloom would give interviews in later years, he would refer warmly to both men as his father.

Bloom struggled in school due to dyslexia, gravitating instead towards creative endeavors like sculpting and recitations, for which he won several prizes. Acting also caught his fancy, and by the age of 16, he relocated to London to study with the National Youth Theatre, through which he landed a scholarship to study with the British American Dramatic Academy. While in London, he also began auditioning for film and television roles, winning bit parts in TV series like "Casualty" (BBC, 1986- ) and "Midsomer Murders" (BBC, 1997- ). He made his film debut in 1997 with a small part as a homosexual prostitute in the historical biopic, "Wilde," starring Stephen Fry as playwright and author Oscar Wilde.

Bloom continued his dramatic training at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and while there in 1998, he suffered a traumatic back injury after falling three stories from a rooftop. The damage was so severe that it was thought Bloom would be paralyzed, but after extensive surgery, he made a complete recovery. In a curious parallel with his own real life experiences, Bloom's supporting character in Ridley Scott's controversial war drama "Black Hawk Down" (2001) - about a doomed battle between American and British forces and Somalian fighters in the mid-90s - suffers a fall from a moving helicopter and breaks his back.

In 1999, Bloom auditioned for New Zealand director Peter Jackson's epic three-part film adaptation of the fantasy novels, "The Lord of the Rings." Bloom was interested in the role of Faramir (the brother of Sean Bean's Boromir), but Jackson cast him in the larger and showier role of Legolas, the elvish prince who becomes part of the nine adventurers who set out to destroy the Ring. Bloom's boyish good looks and physical prowess helped catch audiences' attention, even in a film populated by such powerhouse talent as Sir Ian McKellan, Viggo Mortenson, and Cate Blanchett. Perhaps sensing that viewers would take to Bloom, Jackson gave him a show-stopping physical set piece in each of the films. In "The Fellowship of the Ring" (2001), he subdues a rampaging troll like a bucking bronco, while in "The Two Towers" (2002), he caps a ferocious fight scene by planting his feet on his shield and "surfing" down a flight of stairs while firing arrows. In the last installment, "The Return of the King," he single-handedly dispatches a war elephant and its rider. Male viewers were impressed by his cool demeanor and fighting skills, while female fans swooned over his pin-up-ready features. Thanks to the "Rings" trilogy, Bloom became a star overnight.

In 2003, Bloom picked up a sword once again to star opposite Johnny Depp and Keira Knightely in Jerry Bruckheimer's "Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl." Based on the venerable Disneyland ride, the film was initially viewed as a colossal miss, due to its subject matter - pirates having been box office anathema for years - but to nearly everyone's surprise, "Pirates" was a colossal hit. However, critics were less than impressed with Bloom's performance in this picture; crediting much of the film's success to both Johnny Depp's scene-stealing turn and to its impressive visual effects. Though Bloom picked up a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble in for "Return of the King," some in the industry were grumbling that his luck and skill seemed to be based on his ability to hold a sword.

It was possible, however, that some of the negative press hurled in Bloom's direction came as a result of his relationship with the attractive American actress, Kate Bosworth. The two became an item after meeting in 2002, and their pictures were seen regularly in tabloids on both sides of the Atlantic. Both became followers of Buddhism in 2004, but by 2005, the challenge of maintaining a healthy romantic life long distance and major film careers for both proved too much for the couple. They split amicably that year. His ability to remain cool in the face of such a loss undoubtedly infuriated his detractors even further, as did his public appearances with such post-Bosworth beauties as Spanish actress Penelope Cruz.

But the naysayers were emboldened by the failure of Bloom's post "Rings." His turn as the vain Paris in Wolfgang Petersen's "Troy" (2004) was met with audience indifference and "Ned Kelly" (2003), based on the legendary Australian outlaw, barely saw a release in America. "The Calcium Kid" (2004), a lightweight English mockumentary in which Bloom played a milkman turned boxer, had been made prior to the "Rings" trilogy and saw no Stateside theatrical screenings. Bloom forged ahead with his career, but whether he was toting a medieval weapon - as in Ridley Scott's expensive "Kingdom of Heaven (2005) - or not - he played an American attempting to reconnect with his family and roots in Cameron Crowe's critically maligned "Elizabethtown" (2005) - he seemed unable to recapture his former success.

Then came the inevitable "Pirates" sequel, "Dead Man's Chest," and Bloom's fortunes seemed to be on the rise again. Though pilloried by critics for its overblown production and unnecessarily baffling storyline, "Dead Man's Chest" surpassed its predecessor in terms of ticket sales, allowing Bloom to once again show off his knack for action scenes in an eye-popping fight atop a rolling water wheel. The scene was so impressive, Bloom would take home a 2006 Teen Choice Award for this particular set piece. The film was shot back to back with the third entry in the "Pirates" franchise, "At World's End" (2007) released in time for the highly competitive summer movie season.

After the hysteria over "Dead Man's Chest" died down, Bloom helped produce and star in a small independent thriller called "Haven" (2006). As a white resident of the Cayman Islands who falls for the sister of a local black gangster, Bloom showed grit and depth in his performance. Sadly, few got the opportunity to see it due to the film's limited release. However, a larger viewership enjoyed his self-deprecating turn as an impossibly vain version of himself on Ricky Gervais' comedy series "Extras" (HBO, 2005-) that same year.
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Madonna Profile and Pics


Madonna Profile
Famous as :Pop singer, actress
Birth Name :Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone
Birth Date :August 16, 1958
Birth Place :Bay City, Michigan, USA
Claim to fame :Single "Holiday" from album "Madonna" (1983)





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Melanie Brown Profile and Pics

Melanie Brown Profile
Birth Name: Melanie Janine Brown
Birth Date: May 29, 1975
Birth Place: Leeds, England
Occupation: Singer / Actress
Relationship Status: Married To Stephen Belafonte
Biography
Melanie Brown, aka "Mel B", best known as "Scary Spice" of the worldwide sensation singing group "The Spice Girls", is a chart-topping musical artist, actress, author, television personality and groundbreaking entrepreneur who is set to launch her own fashion line. Few artists have moved so effortlessly from one artistic medium to another as Mel B.

As a recording artist, Mel B's achievements with the Spice Girls are legendary: 55 million records sold worldwide, nine number one singles in the UK, 11 gold records as well as a total of 24 platinum and multi-platinum records. The Spice Girls reunion World Tour was a critical and popular triumph and the group was recently named Best Band by the U.K. Glamour Awards. Mel B has continued the same successful ways as a solo artist. Her 1998 single "I Want You" with Missy Elliott sold 80,000 copies in its first week, and gave Mel B her first solo #1. Her debut solo album, "Hot" released in 2000, produced three top five singles. She followed up with the release "LA State of Mind" in 2005 and is currently at work with top producers on a new album she expects to be ready for release in late 2008.

Mel B has also shone brightly as both an actress and television personality. She starred as "Mimi" in the smash hit Broadway musical "Rent", performed in the Vagina Monologues in London, had key roles in the feature films "LD 50 Lethal Dose", the Will Smith co-production "The Seat Filler", and appeared as a comedic performer in the British show "Burn It". Mel B has made a significant impact in the world of television, hosting "This Is My Moment", "The MOBO Awards", "Pure Naughty", "Voodoo Princess", "Top of the Pops", "Party in the Park for the Prince's Trust", and "The All Star Animal Awards" in addition to her role as a correspondent on the highly-rated "Access Hollywood." Mel B's most recent triumph was taking America by storm by on ABC's smash hit "Dancing with the Stars". Mel B and her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy were the highest scoring couple during the 2007 season and made it to the finals, earning a perfect score on their final dance. Recently Mel B announced the launch of her own reality show for TLC, "The Singing Office." The show, executive produced by Mel B and her husband Stephen Belafonte, pits Mel B and Joey Fatone against each other to find the best workplace singers in America. Mel B and Stephen are also developing a reality series for Shannon Elizabeth and her boyfriend Derek Hough, a reality skein for her dance partner Chmerkovskiy as well as a sitcom in which Mel B will star.

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Akon Profile and Pics

Akon Profile
Famous as :R&B singer
Birth Name :Aliaune Damala Dakha Bouga Time Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam
Birth Date :April 30, 1973
Birth Place :St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Claim to fame :Debut album "Trouble" (2004)
Biography
Aliaune Damala Dakha Bouga Time Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam, often going by the shorter Aliaune Thiam, is best known by his fans simply as Akon. Born on April 30, 1973 to legendary percussionist and jazz musician Mor Thiam whose expertise for playing the Djembe, a traditional African drum, has been touted as "unrivaled," he was grateful for his family musical background that later on did helpful in paving the way for him to embark on a musical career and gain success in the industry, making him one of the icons in the 21st century. Born in St. Louis, Akon grew up in Senegal before he and his family returned to the United States and settled in New Jersey when he was seven. While in Jersey City, he discovered hip-hop for the first time by the time he started hanging around with local thugs crowd. Initially attended Snyder High School, the boy did everything against the school regulation and was kicked out after busted for selling guns, bullet and test questions for every test. He later on attended the Bayonne High School though. Hanging with the group, Akon also became popular for his bravery in fighting and ...
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Forest Whitaker Profile and Pics

Forest Whitaker Profile

Name :Forest Whitaker
Full/Alt. name :Forest Steven Whitaker
Date of Birth :Saturday July 15 1961
Born :Longview, Texas (USA)
Nationality :United States
Partial Biography
Though actor Forest Whitaker started college on an athletic scholarship, the charismatic and award-winning performer made the unlikely shift from football to studying to become a classical tenor and eventually
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