Denise Richards Profile
Name: Denise Richards
Birth Name: Denise Lee Richards
Height: 5' 8"
Birth Date: February 17, 1971
Birth Place: Downers Grove, Illinois, USA
Profession: actress, model
Education: El Camino High School in Oceanside, California (graduated in 1989)
Husband/Wife: Charlie Sheen (actor; born on September 3, 1965; began dating in 2001; engaged on Christmas 2001; married on June 15, 2002; divorced on November 30, 2006)
Relationship: Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi guitarist; born July 11, 1959; dating since May 2006; split in March 2007), Patrick Muldoon (actor; born on September 27, 1968; costarred together in Starship Troopers; began dating in 1998)
Father: Irv Richards (former telephone-company employee)
Mother: Joni Richards
Daughter: Lola Rose Sheen (born on June 1, 2005; weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces; father: Charlie Sheen), Sam J. Sheen (born on March 9, 2004; father: Charlie Sheen)
Claim to fame: as Carmen Ibanez in Starship Troopers (1997)
Denise Richards Biography
Denise Lee Richards (born February 17, 1971) is an American actress and former fashion model. She came to fame in the late 1990s, after a string of films that highlighted her sex appeal, including Starship Troopers, Wild Things and The World Is Not Enough.
Richards was born in Downers Grove, Illinois to Joni, a coffee shop owner, and Irv Richards, a telephone engineer, and she has one sister, named Michelle. She graduated from El Camino High School in 1989, Oceanside, California, where she was a cheerleader.
Before she was an actress, Richards was a fashion model. Richards spent the majority of the 1990s appearing in lower-budget films and TV shows like Saved by the Bell, television movies, and guest starring in episodes of several television shows. Her first starring role in a wide theatrical release was Starship Troopers in 1997, which was followed by her role in the moderately successful cult film Wild Things in 1998. Richards was subsequently cast as Dr. Christmas Jones in the James Bond film The World Is Not Enough (1999), which had a high box office gross and contributed to Richards' renown. In addition to her film work, Richards has made regular appearances in the situation comedies Spin City, Two and a Half Men, Friends and Seinfeld.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Eva Mendes Profile
Name: Eva Mendes
Height: 5' 7"
Birth Date: March 5, 1978
Birth Place: Houston, Texas, USA
Education: Herbert Hoover High School in Glendale, California
California State University in Northridge (majored in Marketing; dropped out to pursue a career as an actress)
Claim to fame: as Sara Harris in Training Day (2001)
Eva Mendes Biography
Eva Mendes (born March 5, 1974) is a Cuban-American actress. She began acting in the late 1990s, and became known after a series of roles in several major Hollywood films, including 2 Fast 2 Furious, Hitch, Training Day, Ghost Rider and We Own the Night.
Mendes was born in Miami, to Cuban-American parents and was raised in Los Angeles by her mother after her parents' divorce; Mendes has said that her mother "suffered so much to make my life OK" during her early years. Her father was a car salesman and her mother, also named Eva, is now an elementary school principal. She is the youngest of four children (she has two sisters and a brother). She was raised Roman Catholic and aspired to be a nun. As a child, Mendes was teased about her "buck teeth".
As a child she lived in both Miami, Florida, and Los Angeles, California. She never saw herself as an actress while she was young and deigned to pursue other interests. She attended Hoover High School in Glendale and later attended California State University, Northridge to study Marketing, but dropped out after meeting boyfriend Zedrick Threatt, who helped her to seek an acting career. She studied with Ivana Chubbuck. (according to an interview @ Howard Stern show, she claimed to be from Jersey City)
Alexis Bledel Profile
Name: Alexis Bledel
Birth Name: Kimberly Alexis Bledel
Height: 5' 7''
Birth Date: September 16, 1981
Birth Place: Houston, Texas, USA
Profession: Actress, Model
Education: Page Parkes Center of Modeling and Acting; Houston, Texas
New York University's Tisch School of Arts, New York (studied film)
Saint Agnes Academy in Houston, Texas
Relationship: Milo Ventimiglia (actor; born July 8, 1977; dated since 2002)
Father: Martin Bledel (Argentinian)
Mother: Nanette Dozier (Mexican)
Brother: Eric David Bledel (born in 1986)
Claim to fame: As Lorelai 'Rory' Leigh Gilmore on TV Series Gilmore Girls
Alexis Bledel Biography
Kimberly Alexis Bledel (born September 16, 1981) is an American actress and former fashion model. She is known for her role in the television series Gilmore Girls, as well as the films Tuck Everlasting, Sin City, and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. She goes by her first name, "Kimberly", with family and friends, but is known professionally as Alexis Bledel.
Bledel was born in Houston, Texas. Her father, Martín Bledel, is Argentinian, and her mother, Nanette, is Mexican. She has one younger brother, Eric, born 1986. Her first language is Spanish, and she did not learn English until she began school. In fact, her Sisterhood co-star America Ferrera was surprised during an interview with a Spanish magazine when Bledel started speaking Spanish. Bledel's mother encouraged her to try community theater when she was a child to overcome her shyness. She subsequently appeared in local productions of Our Town and The Wizard of Oz before being scouted at a local mall and given work as a fashion model. She attended St. Agnes Academy in Houston and is a Roman Catholic. She went to Page Parkes Center for Modeling and Acting and majored in film at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts for one year. She previously had appeared in the film Rushmore as an extra in a classroom scene.
Bledel made her TV debut on The WB series Gilmore Girls in 2000. She portrayed Lorelai Leigh "Rory" Gilmore, the daughter of single mother Lorelai Victoria Gilmore. Initially, Rory was a high school student living with her mother, but later moved on to college at Yale University, where she, among other things, worked as the editor of the Yale Daily News. Bledel has said that she feels she can relate in some ways to Rory, both when it comes to some personal traits and her relationship to her own parents. She also sees the family structure and mother-daughter relationship on the show as something to which many people can relate.
In 2002, Bledel was voted one of Teen People's "25 Hottest Stars Under 25". She appeared as the main character in the video for Less Than Jake's "She's Gonna Break Soon", lead single from their 2003 album Anthem. The single charted at number 39 on the UK charts. In 2005, she starred in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants based on the book by Ann Brashares. She played Lena Kaligaris, a talented artist on a journey with her three best friends, linked over the summer by a pair of magical jeans.
In 2005, Bledel made a shift from previous TV and film characters while portraying Becky, a prostitute, in the movie Sin City. "She's a very professional prostitute. She carries a gun and she kicks ass," said Bledel of Becky. Despite her tough and precocious exterior, Becky gives the impression of being the young and insecure one among the women of Old Town, because of her young appearance and her close relationship to her mother, from whom she keeps her profession a secret. Sin City is shot almost entirely in black-and-white, with splashes of color here and there, such as a red dress, blood or an entirely yellow evil character. In Becky's case, it was her eyes that kept their color, as director Robert Rodriguez claimed that he found Bledel's eyes to be "so amazing I had to keep them blue in the picture."
Monday, June 9, 2008
Priyanka is truly gorgeous and Harman is quite the handsome debutante, but are the two smarter than a 5th grader? The two were put to test and took the challenge for the ‘Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain?’ finale at Film City.
SRK teased his ‘Don’ co-star Priyanka, and Harman couldn't help, but laugh.
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Birth Name: Robyn Rihanna Fenty
Birth Date: February 20, 1988
Birth Place: St. Michael, Barbados, West Indies
Profession: Musician, Actress
Education: Charles F. Broome Memorial School
Combermere (a sixth form school similar to technical school in America)
Father: Ronald Fenty (a Bajan)
Mother: Monica Fenty (a Guyanese)
Claim to fame: Her debut album Music of the Sun with the single Pon de Replay
Rihanna (born Robyn Rihanna Fenty on February 20, 1988) is a Barbadian singer, songwriter and model. She is the second artist, and first female, from Barbados to have received a Grammy Award (the first being Jimmy Senya Haynes). Rihanna is currently signed to the Def Jam Recordings label. Since the release of her debut album Music of the Sun in 2005, Rihanna has amassed ten Top 40 hit singles on the US.
Rihanna was born in Saint Michael, Barbados, to Ronald Fenty of Barbados (of African and Irish ancestry) and Monica Fenty, who is of Guyanese descent. She has two younger brothers, Rorrey and Rajad Fenty. Rihanna went to Charles F. Broome Memorial School, a primary school in Barbados, and then on to the Combermere School, where she formed a musical trio with two of her classmates. In 2004, she won the Miss Combermere Beauty Pageant and performed in the Colours of Combermere School Show. At the age of 15, Rihanna received her big break when one of her friends introduced her to music producer Evan Rogers, who was vacationing in Barbados with his wife. Rogers, along with his partner, Carl Sturken, helped Rihanna record material in the U.S. which was sent to various recording companies. One copy of Rihanna's work was sent to Jay-Z, who eventually signed her to Def Jam Recordings. Rihanna cites Brandy, Beyoncé Knowles, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Bob Marley and her Caribbean background as major musical influences. Rihanna also stated in an interview that her friend and former Island Def Jam record label artist Fefe Dobson was someone that she admired and looked up to, having a fellow artist writing, singing, and performing the music she truly loves.