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    Cheryl Fernandez-Versini

    Cheryl Cole Cheryl Ann Cole, née Tweedy, (born 30 June 1983) is an English singer and member of the girl group Girls Aloud. She is married to the Chelsea and England footballer Ashley Cole. Early career She was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Throughout her childhood she performed in a large number of modelling and fashion shows. She entered ballroom competitions, sang, acted and won a ballet competition. She won the following competitions as a child: Boots bonniest baby, Mothercare Happy Faces Portrait competition, Best Looking Girl of Newcastle, The Evening Chronicle 'Little Miss & Mister' and Most Attractive Girl at the MetroCentre. She appeared in two British Gas adverts, an SCS advert, and an Eldon Square Christmas advert with younger brother Garry. In addition to Garry, Cheryl has another two brothers and a sister. Girls Aloud She was working as a waitress when she entered the UK talent-search show Popstars The Rivals. In the final show she received the most votes in the poll to choose the girls for the all-female group Girls Aloud, and was thus the first to be picked for the group. Media attention Sometimes referred to in the press as "Chezza", she has gained celebrity status through her role in Girls Aloud and her good looks, coming second in the FHM 100 Sexiest Women poll in 2005, beating Britney Spears and her bandmates Sarah Harding and Nadine Coyle, and finishing behind Kelly Brook. In 2006, she finished sixth, while in January of the same year she topped a 'wish-list' poll run by Sun Online to identify the female celebrities that readers would most like to appear topless on the newspaper's Page 3. In July 2006 Cheryl signed a deal worth a reported £200,000 to become the face of Coca-Cola Zero for its UK launch. English singer Lily Allen has a song titled "Cheryl Tweedy", in which Allen states she wishes she looked like Cheryl Tweedy, which Allen has later claimed to be ironic and should be seen as more of an insult as opposed to a compliment. Consequently, her cachet in the tabloids has been huge. For example, during a recording at Top of the Pops, Mike Skinner of The Streets dedicated his song "When You Wasn't Famous" to Cheryl, leading to much media speculation and many believing the song was about her. Skinner later corrected everyone by saying that he only dedicated the song to her because Girls Aloud were at the same taping of TOTP. Cheryl co-presented the August 25, 2006 episode of The Friday Night Project along with Kimberley Walsh and Sarah Harding, where she did impressions of Sharon Osbourne and Big Brother 7 winner Pete Bennett. During the Germany 2006 World Cup where Cheryl was supporting fiancé Ashley Cole, she was continuously photographed with the wives and girlfriends of other England football stars, and a media frenzy occurred over their partying and shopping sprees. The British media deemed them the "WAGS" (wives and girlfriends), and criticized their antics. Cheryl later said the other "WAGS" lived off their partners' money, and did no work themselves, whereas she had had a career with Girls Aloud before meeting Ashley, and did not "borrow his plastic" when she went shopping. She spared Victoria Beckham, stating that she's "witty" and "ambitious" and that they have a lot in common, particularly their careers in girl bands. . Cheryl appeared on Comic Relief Does The Apprentice in 2007 to raise money for Comic Relief. According to press reports, in March 2007 Cole turned down a six figure sum offer to join the fourth series of The X Factor as a judge. Ashley Cole Even before marrying Ashley Cole, Cheryl won the title of "Sexiest Footballer's Wife" in FHM's 2006 Bloke Awards , and as Cole's fiancée she was a prominent "WAG" (acronym for "wives and girlfriends") during the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. She and Cole were married at Wrotham Park, just north of Barnet, Hertfordshire on 15 July 2006 - although they were to marry at Highclere Castle, Berkshire (according to a guard at the premises). When the two changed their plans, Tweedy and Cole had asked the staff there to lie to the press and not to disclose the fact they weren't actually getting married there. Cheryl had a dress designed by Roberto Cavalli, reportedly worth £110,000 (€145,000), flown to England.The wedding was paid for by OK! Magazine, with whom the couple signed a £1 million deal to publish pictures of the wedding. Pregnancy Rumours In March 2007 rumours circulated many tabloids and internet sites that the Coles were expecting their first child. These rumours were denied by both Cheryl and Ashley, despite close friends claiming Cheryl was pregnant.
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    Arielle Kebbel

    Arielle Kebbel (born February 19, 1985 in Winter Park, Florida) is an American actress. She graduated from high school in Crenshaw a year early at age 17. She drove across the country with her mother prior to begin her acting career. Her first major role was a recurring role in the 3rd-5th seasons of Gilmore Girls, playing Lindsay Lister, girlfriend and later wife and ex-wife of Dean Forester (Jared Padalecki). She also has previously guest starred on the series Grounded for Life. She played Elyse Houston in American Pie: Band Camp (2005) and in 2006 appeared in both John Tucker Must Die and the Japan-filmed horror film The Grudge 2; she has described her character in The Grudge 2, who becomes involved with the "Grudge" curse as part of an initiation rite, as "the girl you see in the background of all the pictures that wants to be a part of everything but never really is". Kebbel was featured on Maxim magazine's Girls of Maxim gallery. Source: Wikipedia
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    Melissa Joan Hart

    Melissa Joan Hart (born April 18, 1976) is an American actress who is best known for playing the title roles in two successful television series, Clarissa Explains It All and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. Hart was born in Smithtown, New York, on Long Island, to Paula and William Hart, and grew up in Sayville, New York. Her stepfather (since 1994) is television executive Leslie Gilliams. Hart was named after the Allman Brothers song "Melissa", while her middle name, Joan, came from her maternal grandmother. Hart chose Catherine as her confirmation name when she was in eighth grade, resulting in her full name: Melissa Joan Catherine Hart. Hart has three sisters, three half-sisters and one brother, all younger than she. The oldest, Trisha Hart, has worked as a producer. Sisters Elizabeth and Emily, brother Brian, and half-sister Alexandra Hart-Gilliams have all acted. Her two youngest half-sisters are not in show business. Hart's career began early on. When she was still a baby, she made her first television commercial for a bathtub toy called Splashy. From then on, she appeared regularly in commercials, making 25 of them before the age of five. Other early television work included a small role in the miniseries Kane & Abel in 1985, a guest-starring role in an episode of The Equalizer in 1986, and a starring role alongside Katherine Helmond in the Emmy Award-winning TV movie Christmas Snow, also in 1986. In 1989, she auditioned for a Broadway production of The Crucible starring Martin Sheen, becoming an understudy to three of the young girls in the play. This paved the way for her to land the title role in the TV show Clarissa Explains It All. The Nickelodeon series, a comedy about a teen girl in everyday situations, became a big hit during its four-year run. The show made her a household name among American teenagers and brought her four consecutive Young Artist Award nominations, of which she won three. Hart also recorded two albums as Clarissa, This is What 'Na Na' Means and a recording of Peter and the Wolf (Sony Classical SK 64079). The former, a rock/pop album in the style of a garage band, was mostly a novelty product and did not receive much attention from critics or the public. The latter album won a Parents' Choice award. [1] After the television series was canceled, Hart attended New York University. She did not complete her degree, however, since she soon resumed her acting career when she got the lead role for the 1995 TV movie Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. This was followed by the television series of the same name which lasted seven seasons. In between, she also guest-starred on the series Touched by an Angel and starred in several TV movies. In 1998, Hart landed a small part in the movie Can't Hardly Wait, and then started filming Next to You, starring alongside Adrian Grenier. Hart asked friend Britney Spears to do a remix of her song "(You Drive Me) Crazy" and add it to the movie's soundtrack. To capitalize on the song's success as a top-ten hit, the title of the movie was changed to Drive Me Crazy and Hart appeared in the music video. The movie, however, was only moderately successful. Hart has appeared in several other films, but none of them have received much recognition. In 2005, Hart directed her first movie, a 15-minute live-action short called Mute, starring her sister Emily. Hart had already gained experience directing several episodes of her Sabrina the Teenage Witch television series. Hart appeared in lingerie in a series of photos featured in the October 1999 issue of the men's magazine Maxim, as well as in similarly revealing pictorials in Bikini and Movieline magazines around the same time. This caused problems for both Hart and ABC (the network broadcasting Sabrina the Teenage Witch at the time) since the copyright holder of the Sabrina franchise, Archie Comics, regarded the series as a show for children and pre-teens, and believed that the Maxim photos and the accompanying article hurt the show's wholesome image (Hart also discussed her sex life and alluded to a Sabrina drinking game that could be played while watching the show). The chairman and co-publisher of Archie Comics, Michael Silberkleit, demanded that Hart either apologize or be fired from the series. She neither apologized nor was fired. On July 19, 2003, Hart married musician Mark Wilkerson, a member of the band Course of Nature. The preparations for the ceremony, which took place in Florence, Italy, were documented in a TV miniseries titled Tying the Knot, produced by Hart's production company, Heartbreak Films. In June 2005, Hart announced that she and her husband were expecting their first child in January 2006. She gave birth to a baby boy, Mason Walter Wilkerson, at 4:19 p.m. on January 11, 2006. Filmography Can't Hardly Wait (1998) Drive Me Crazy (1999) The Specials (2000) Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000) (voice) (direct-to-video) Backflash (2001) Recess: School's Out (2001) (voice) Not Another Teen Movie (2001) Rent Control (2002) Hold On (2002) Jack Satin (2005) Jesus, Mary, and Joey (2006) Official Rejection (2006) (documentary) [edit] Television work The Adventures of Con Sawyer and Hucklemary Finn (1985) Kane & Abel (1985) (miniseries) Christmas Snow (1986) Clarissa Explains It All (1991
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    Carrie Underwood

    Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983 in Muskogee, Oklahoma) is an American country music singer who won the title of the fourth season of American Idol. She has since become a multi-platinum selling recording artist. She debuted at triple platinum with her album Some Hearts, the fastest selling female country album since the introduction of the Nielsen SoundScan in 1991. Underwood has won three Billboard Music Awards, a Dove Award, two Country Music Television Awards and two Academy of Country Music Awards. Underwood was born at Muskogee Regional Medical Center in Muskogee, Oklahoma on March 10, 1983, and grew up on her parents' farm in rural Checotah. She is the third and youngest daughter of Stephen (retired from an industrial plant) and Carole Underwood (retired schoolteacher of Checotah Public Schools). She has two older sisters, Shanna Underwood Means and Stephanie Underwood Shelton, born in 1973 and 1970, both elementary school teachers in Oklahoma. Underwood had performed at Robbins Memorial Talent Show in her childhood. She is a member of Free Will Baptist Church. As a young child, she sang in church, and for Old Settler's Day and Lion's Club, local events in Checotah. At the age of 13 in 1996, her manager at the time tried to get her a recording contract at Capitol Records. However, due to management changes at Capitol, it never materialized. Underwood graduated from Checotah High School in 2001 as salutatorian and moved on to Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, where she graduated magna cum laude in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and an emphasis in journalism. Underwood is a member of the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority. For two years during the summer, she performed in Northeastern's Downtown Country Show in Tahlequah. She also competed in numerous beauty pageants at the university and was selected as Miss NSU runner-up in 2004. Underwood finished with a smile on her face as she ended the pageant by falling down the stairs... Carrie Underwood currently resides in Franklin, Tennessee, a suburb of Nashville, Tennessee, where she owns a two-story home. Underwood's musical influences include pop, but are predominantly country; she stated during Idol auditions that her favorite singer is Martina McBride. Carrie auditionned in St-Louis, 8 hours-drive away from Oklahoma. On the April 20 elimination show, Underwood demonstrated her ability to play the guitar. She can also play piano and yodel, the latter of which was demonstrated on the Tonight Show the night after she won. After her rendition of Tiffany's "Could've Been", Randy Jackson said he could not believe that she was not yet discovered by record producers and music industry executives. On the March 22 show, after a performance of Heart's "Alone", Simon Cowell said, "Carrie, you're not just the girl to beat, you're the person to beat. I will make a prediction, not only will you win this show, but you will sell more records than any other previous 'Idol' winner." Cowell went on to say on the March 30 show that she has the "it" factor that will make her a pop icon. On her last song of the night in the final two, Underwood's performance of "Angels Brought Me Here" had Cowell saying, "I think you've done enough to win the competition." Jackson gave Underwood his second and last standing ovation during the season (the first was given to Vonzell Solomon after she performed 'When You Tell Me that You Love Me'). On May 25, 2005, she became the fourth winner of American Idol, beating Southern rocker Bo Bice, and joining Kelly Clarkson and Clay Aiken as the only contestants who had never been one of the "bottom three" singers during any week's results. Carrie Underwood also won a blue 2005 Ford Mustang convertible and the use of a Marquis private jet for a year. On May 26 2005, U.S. Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, presented a resolution congratulating Underwood for winning American Idol and for being a positive role model. The resolution thanks her for representing the state of Oklahoma as "an intelligent, kind, considerate young woman" to millions of television viewers around the world. The resolution was submitted to the United States Senate, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. May 25, 2005 was declared Carrie Underwood Day in Oklahoma by Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry. As part of her win, Underwood gained a recording contract with Arista Records; her first single, "Inside Your Heaven", was released on June 14, 2005. The single debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, with first-week sales of 170,000 copies, and briefly stopped Mariah Carey's run at #1 with "We Belong Together." It became the first song from a country artist to go number one on the Hot 100 since Lonestar's "Amazed" in 2000. Underwood's version was shunned by country radio reaching a peak of #59 on the country charts. The B-side is "Independence Day", a cover of the Martina McBride hit. Less than a year after winning American Idol, Carrie returned to Northeastern University to complete her bachelor degree in mass communications. She graduated magna cum laude on May 5th 2006. Underwood's debut album, entitled Some Hearts, hit store shelves on November 15, 2005, entering the Billboard 200 chart with 315,000 copies sold. The large first week sales of Some Hearts made it #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and the biggest debut of any country artist since the advent of the SoundScan system in 1991. Some Hearts has since been certified Triple Platinum by the RIAA, and is the fastest-selling debut country album in the history of the SoundScan era Carrie Underwood's first single, "Jesus, Take The Wheel" was released to radio on October 18, 2005. It received so much airplay that it debuted at #39 on the Billboard Country Chart in its first week, setting a record. It eventually reached #1 for 6 consecutive weeks, and was only two weeks shy of Connie Smith's record of an 8 week run back in 1964-1965. The single also debuted at #48 on the Billboard Hot 100 where it reached a peak of #20. The album's title track, "Some Hearts" was released to pop music and adult contemporary radio. It received moderate airplay and made it to #12 on the Billboard and Adult Contemporary Top 40. "Don't Forget To Remember Me," the third of Carrie Underwood's singles to be released to country radio, peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot Country Chart, as well as #49 on the Billboard Hot 100. However, it did reach #1 for a week on the Radio & Records Country Singles Chart. On May 24, 2006, Underwood returned to guest-perform on the fifth season of American Idol for a second time. She opened the show with the top 12 finalists with "I Made It Through The Rain" and took the stage later on to perform her newest single "Don't Forget To Remember Me". Carrie Underwood also incorporates Christianity in some of her songs. Her singles "Jesus, Take the Wheel" and "Don't Forget to Remember Me" have earned number one spots in Christian radio countdowns. "Jesus, Take the Wheel" won the Gospel Music Association's award for best country single of the year. Her fourth single released to country radio was "Before He Cheats". It got to the top 10 of the Billboard Hot Country Songs and top 50 of the Billboard Hot 100. "Before He Cheats" has a big chance of being the 100th number one from an American Idol alumni on Billboard. In 2005, Carrie Underwood starred in television advertisements for Hershey's Chocolate. The commercials have Underwood singing jingles for Hershey's products such as Kit Kat and Almond Joy. She is also wearing vintage Hershey T-shirts that feature Hershey's, Almond Joy, Kit Kat, Reeses and other chocolate brand logos as part of her endorsement deal. Underwood is also the latest spokesperson for Skechers shoes, following in the footsteps of Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. Underwood appeared in her second Skechers footwear advertisement campaign in fashion and lifestyle publications in June 2006. The new campaign, with was shot in early 2006 in a "behind-the-scenes" style, is reflective of Underwood's busy new life as a multi-platinum recording artist embarking on a summer cross-country tour. Carrie is also one of the celebrity faces of the "Got Milk" ad campaigns for the International Milk Foundation, joining such celebrities as Sheryl Crow, Britney Spears, and Kelly Preston. In her official website, Carrie stated that she loves animals, horror movies, Dallas Cowboys football and Star Trek: The Next Generation. Her large CD Collection includes 3 favorite albums: Martina McBride's Greatest Hits, Randy Travis' Always and Forever and Foo Fighters' In your Honor, as well as Music by Green Day, Rascal Flatts and Garth Brooks. Carrie Underwood is a vegetarian and stopped consuming beef when she was 13. She was voted "World's Sexiest Vegetarian" alongside Coldplay frontman Chris Martin in 2005 by animal-rights organization PETA. Carrie Underwood is a supporter of the Humane Society and has done several public service announcements for the organization. A native of eastern Oklahoma, she co-wrote a song dedicated to her hometown, "I Ain't in Checotah Anymore". In December 2005, Underwood was named Oklahoman of the Year by Oklahoma Today magazine. Carrie Underwood also appeared as the featured cover girl for Self magazine, Girl's Life, Teen Vogue, Teen People, Sweet 16, OK!, and Reader's Digest. On her 2006 Tour, Carrie is performing 2 songs by Guns N' Roses entitled "Patience" and "Sweet Child O' Mine" She was an opening act on Kenny Chesney's spring / summer 2006 tour. On some dates, she has performed a duet with Kenny Chesney on a cover of "Drift Away" by Mentor Williams. She also is an opening act for Brad Paisley in the Fall for several dates in major cities that run through December 8th. Carrie performed a duet of the hit song Alone with the band Heart on her 23rd birthday in Atlantic City on March 10, 2006. The concert was taped and shown on VH1 Classic Channel, coming out in DVD for sale this winter. Heart surprised Carrie with a huge birthday cake and had the whole audience at the sold out show sing Happy birthday to her. Carrie was selected in the People Magazine top 100 Most Beautiful People in 2006. She was also selected as one of the top 25 Hottest People under 25 in Teen People magazine. Carrie's Video Don't Forget To Remember Me made history on GACTV 9/15/06 for being the #1 video 10 weeks on the top 20 count down. Prior record was held by Trace Adkins 9 weeks for Honky Tonk Badonkadonk in 2005/2006 Carrie Underwood has performed the "The Star Spangled Banner" during major professional sporting events: Game 4 of the 2005 NBA Finals at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Michigan 2006 NFL NFC Championship at the Qwest Field in Seattle 2006 MLB All-Star Game at the PNC Park in Pittsburgh
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    Malin Akerman

    Malin Akerman (born Malin Maria Åkerman on May 12, 1978) is an actress, model and singer. Born in Stockholm, Sweden, her family moved to Canada when she was two years old. At the age of 17 she won the Ford Supermodel of Canada search. After a career in modeling, she turned to acting and now resides in California, U.S.A.. She has had roles in several films, including The Utopian Society (2003) with Sam Doumit and Austin Nichols and Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004). She has made several TV guest appearances and in 2005 she got the role as Juna in the HBO series The Comeback. She has also appeared on The Showbiz Show with David Spade as a correspondant and in the third season of HBO series Entourage in the role of "Tori." Also, she is the lead singer of a rock band named "Ozono," who later changed their name to "The Petalstones". Source:Wikipedia
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    Mariska Hargitay

    Mariska Magdolina Hargitay (born January 23, 1964), ("mah-RISH-kah") is an Emmy Award-winning American actress best known for her role as Detective Olivia Benson on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She began her acting career by appearing on the television series Falcon Crest in 1987. She played a police officer in the short-lived 1992 series Tequila & Bonetti. She appeared during the fourth season of Seinfeld as one of the actors auditioning for Jerry. She displayed her considerable comedic chops as sexy next-door neighbor Didi Edelstein in the short-lived 1995 sitcom Can't Hurry Love, a vehicle for Nancy McKeon. Hargitay had a recurring role during the fourth season of ER, part of a story arc that lasted over a dozen episodes. In 2005 she lent her voice to the video game True Crime: New York City. In 2006, Hargitay won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Detective Olivia Benson on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." In the freshman season of SVU (for Special Victims Unit, the subtitle of the series), in 1999-2000, Hargitay earned nominations from the Viewers for Quality Television for Best Actress, from the TV Guide Awards for Favorite Actress in a New Series and from the International Press Academy for Best Performance by an Actress in a Drama Series. She was also a 2004 Screen Actors Guild nominee. In addition, she is also a 2005 Screen Actors Guild nominee. Hargitay won a Golden Globe in 2005 in the category of Best Actress in a Drama Series. In 2004, 2005, and 2006 Hargitay's portrayal of Detective Benson on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit garnered her Emmy nominations in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. In 2006, Hargitay was awarded the Emmy Award. Hargitay was named by People magazine in 2005 as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People, and in 2006 as one of People Magazine's World's Most Beautiful People. Hargitay was awarded the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series award at the 2006 Primetime Emmy Awards for her portrayal of Detective Olivia Benson in SVU. Hargitay is the fourth of Jayne Mansfield's five children. Mansfield had divorced Hungarian-born former Mr. Universe Mickey Hargitay (and would again in 1964), yet they were living together when Mariska was born. Italian-American cabaret performer Nelson Sardelli was dating Mansfield at the time of Mariska's conception, and he claims to be her biological father. Mariska has never acknowledged Sardelli's claim (even though she bears a striking physical resemblance to him), always considering Mickey Hargitay her father. On the night of June 29, 1967, Hargitay and two of her brothers were asleep in the back seat of the car their mother and her boyfriend, lawyer Sam Brody, were riding in when it smashed into the back of a tractor-trailer. Hargitay's mother was killed instantly, as was Brody and their driver. Had the children not been lying down, they, too, would have been killed, but they escaped with only minor bruises. Hargitay, who has no memory of the accident, was left with a zig-zag scar down the side of her head. She learned her father's native language, Hungarian, but also speaks fluent French and Italian. Hargitay graduated in 1987 from the UCLA School of Theater Film and Television[1] with a major in theatre. She is also an alumna of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. In April 2004, she announced her engagement to Special Victims Unit actor Peter Hermann. They were married on August 28, 2004, in California. The couple's wedding was in Santa Barbara in front of 200 guests. On November 30, 2005, Hargitay's publicist announced that she and Hermann are expecting their first child, a son, in early June 2006. Mariska stayed on SVU through out her pregnacy. Speaking about her pregnancy, Hargitay said, "I'm LOVING every minute of it and am so excited to be a mom"[2]. During the last few months of her pregnancy, Mariska took a maternity leave from SVU and was temporarily replaced by Connie Nielsen. On June 28, 2006, Hargitay gave birth to her first child, son August Miklos Friedrich Hermann, by caesarean section. He weighed 10 lb. 9 oz., after being six days overdue. August was born at 3:20p.m. at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Hargitay co-founded an organization called the Joyful Heart Foundation to help women who have been sexually assaulted. This charity gives victims an opportunity to swim with wild dolphins in Hawaii as water therapy. In addition to her own Joyful Heart Foundation, Mariska has worked with the Mount Sinai Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention program, NBC's
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    Ali Larter

    Ali Larter (born Alison Elizabeth Larter on February 28, 1976) is an American actress and former fashion model. She is perhaps best known for her roles in several films aimed at teenage audiences, including Varsity Blues and Final Destination, as well as for starring in the television series Heroes, which began airing in 2006. Larter was born in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. She began modeling with the world-renowned Ford modeling agency at the age of thirteen and traveled the world. At seventeen, Larter settled temporarily in Japan. A year later, in 1995, she accompanied her boyfriend in his move to Los Angeles. Soon after, she began taking acting classes, at a friend's suggestion. In November 1996, Larter "played" the hoax model Allegra Coleman in Esquire magazine. Even after the hoax had been revealed, its effects lingered, and she was wooed by various agencies. Larter landed her first professional role in 1997, in the television series Chicago Sons. The role was followed by a number of other appearances on several television series, including Dawson's Creek, Chicago Hope and Just Shoot Me. In 1999, Larter began her film career with appearances in Varsity Blues and House on Haunted Hill. During the next few years, she appeared in a number of movies aimed at a teenage audience, including the box office successes Legally Blonde and Final Destination. In 2001, Larter performed in the stage play The Vagina Monologues in New York City. In 2002, Larter was ranked #40 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World". As of October 2006, Later is portraying Niki Sanders on the NBC TV series Heroes, and is scheduled to play Claire Redfield in Resident Evil: Extinction (2007). Larter is a close friend of actress Amy Smart, with whom she co-starred in the film Varsity Blues. Larter has previously lived in Miami, Florida and currently lives in New York City, having moved there in the spring of 2002. Sources:Wikipedia
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    Meghan Douglas

    Meghan traveled a lot as a child. Her father was in the United States government, and she lived in Germany, Greece, India, and Lebanon. As a high school student in Virginia, she attempted to model part-time at local department stores, but had little luck. After she didn't get into her first choice of colleges, Meghan was offered a contract by Elite Model Management after entering their Model Look contest. As a model, she had a unique ability to change her look. Her hair color is naturally light brown, but she changed it frequently, usually at least one color a year. Upon dying her hair red, Meghan became an unexpected star attraction at the spring 1995 fashion shows. In 1994, Meghan married Liam Dalton, the CEO and founder of Axiom Capital Management, Inc., a large New York-based investment-management corporation. She wore her wedding ring in some fashion shoots. Liam and Meghan appeared together in a spread in the August 1994 American Vogue, entitled "The Weekenders". Her 1995 television and print advertising campaign for Finesse Shampoo and Conditioner put her in the public eye. Meghan missed the spring 1996 shows because of the birth of her first child, who appeared with Meghan in her ads for J.Crew and Ellen Tracy Company. Meghan and Liam are now parents of three children: Kelley, Liam, and Lander. Close friends with Claudia Mason. The two appeared in many fashion editorials together in Vogue (US) in the mid 1990s. A favorite model of photographer Pamela Hanson. Attended James Madison High School in Vienna, Virginia. Paulina Porizkova is one of her favorite models, and inspired her to want to model. Loves candy and what she calls "real meals", particularly steak, potatoes, and Indian food. Weighted 125 lbs. in 1991, and 117 lbs. in 1992. Was one of the world's top fashion models in the 1990s. Dated Liam Dalton for two and a half years before they married. Her wedding gown was designed by Michael Kors. Loves scuba diving. Participated in the Elite Model Look contest in 1985. Her father had modeled for Dial soap to pay for school. Her mother was an artist, went to police school, and later worked with emotionally disturbed children. Worked as a switchboard operator in a donut shop while in high school.
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    Ashley Tisdale

    Ashley Tisdale Ashley Michelle Tisdale (born July 2, 1985) is an American model, actress and singer. After appearing in several television roles during the late 1990s and early 2000s, she became known to young audiences for playing Maddie on the Disney Channel sitcom The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and Sharpay Evans in the Disney Channel Original Movie High School Musical. Biography Tisdale was born in West Deal, New Jersey. Her parents are Lisa Morris and Mike Tisdale, and her older sister is Jennifer, also an actress. She is of Jewish ancestry, and her maternal grandfather is Arnold Morris, the developer of Ginsu Knives; Tisdale is also related to businessman Ron Popeil. Tisdale was discovered by her current manager, Bill Perlman, at her hometown mall in Monmouth County, New Jersey when she was three. She began acting appearing in stage productions of Gypsy: A Musical Fable and The Sound of Music at the Jewish Community Center of Monmouth County. She sang for Bill Clinton at the White House when she was twelve years old. During her teen years, Tisdale worked at Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister Co., and Wet Seal stores. Career During the late 1990s, Tisdale appeared in episodes of several television series, including Smart Guy, 7th Heaven, Grounded for Life, Boston Public, Strong Medicine, Charmed and Beverly Hills, 90210. She had a minor role in the 2001 film Donnie Darko and recurring roles on the sitcoms The Hughleys and Still Standing. Then, Tisdale was cast in the role of Maddie Fitzpatrick on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody after auditioning for the roles of Maddie Fitzpatrick and London Tipton. As the series became popular, Tisdale became a featured performer on the Disney Channel and performed a voice role in Whisper of the Heart. She was also cast in Disney's television film High School Musical, which became a major success for the channel after its premiere on January 20, 2006. Tisdale's role as Sharpay Evans required her to perform several songs including, "What I've Been Looking For", "Bop to the Top" and "We're All in This Together." All three managed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100. She has also recorded versions of the songs "Some Day My Prince Will Come" and "Kiss The Girl" (including a music video) for Disney. In addition, she recorded a version of "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes" with the other members of the Disney Channel Circle of Stars, and appeared in the Disney Channel Games as captain of the Green Team. More recently, Tisdale signed a deal with Staples, Inc. to appear in the promotional campaign for the company's "Geared 4 School" sweepstakes that fall. Tisdale's first solo album, Headstrong, is distributed by Warner Bros. Records and is scheduled for release on February 6, 2007. Her first single He Said, She Said is soon to be released. Tisdale will also appear in High School Musical 2, due for release in the summer of 2007. Source: Wikipedia
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    Alice Dodd

    Alice Dodd is a supermodel, born in Liverpool, England and raised in French counry side and Long Island, New York. At age seventeen, Alice was accepted by Elite Modeling Agency in New York and her career took off ever since that point. Alice graced the pages of famous magazines such as Elle, Allure, Seventeen, Vogue and appeared on runways for top designers such as Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent.
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    Keri Russell

    Keri Russell Keri Lynn Russell (born March 23, 1976) is a Golden Globe-winning American actress and dancer. After appearing in a number of made-for-television films and series during the mid-1990s, she came to fame for portraying the title role of Felicity Porter on the series Felicity, which ran from 1998 to 2002. Russell has since appeared in several films, including We Were Soldiers, The Upside of Anger and Mission: Impossible III. She currently lives with her husband Craig Whiteman in London, Canada. Craig is a high profile clown at the London Circus. Early life Russell was born in Fountain Valley, California to David Russell, a Nissan Motors executive, and Stephanie Stephens. She has an older brother, Todd, and a younger sister, Julie. Russell grew up in Dallas, Texas, Mesa, Arizona and Denver, Colorado, moving frequently because of her father's job. Career Russell first appeared on television as a cast member of the New Mickey Mouse Club variety show on the Disney Channel. She was on the show from 1991 to 1993, and in the last year co-starred with future pop stars Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, and Justin Timberlake. Russell subsequently appeared in several film and television roles, including the 1996 made-for-television film The Babysitter's Seduction. She also had a role on the short-lived soap opera series Malibu Shores the same year and appeared in Bon Jovi's music video "Always" with Jack Noseworthy. From 1998 to 2002, Russell starred as the title character on the successful WB Network series Felicity; she won a Golden Globe for the role in 1999. Russell's long and curly hair was one of her character's defining characteristics, and a drastic hairstyle change at the beginning of the show's second season was considered to be the cause of a significant drop in the show's ratings. As a result, new policies were enacted at the network requiring hairstyle changes by cast to be approved by the network's executives. Felicity 's ratings drop also coincided with the show's move to a Sunday night time slot, so it is unclear exactly how much effect the hairstyle change actually had. During the show's run, Russell appeared in the films Eight Days a Week, The Curve and Mad About Mambo, all of which received only limited releases in North America. Her next role was in the Mel Gibson-led film We Were Soldiers, playing the wife of an American serviceman. The film was released in March of 2002, two months before the end of Felicity 's run. When Felicity ended, Russell took a break from acting and even considered quitting the profession. She moved to New York City and took two years off to avoid the business of Hollywood, spending time with friends. Russell subsequently made her off-Broadway stage debut in 2004, appearing opposite Jeremy Piven, Andrew McCarthy, and Ashlie Atkinson in Neil LaBute's Fat Pig. In 2005, she returned to television and film, beginning with an appearance in the Hallmark Hall of Fame television movie Magic of Ordinary Days and in the theatrical film The Upside of Anger, where she appeared alongside Kevin Costner, Joan Allen and Evan Rachel Wood. In the same year, Russell also appeared in the television miniseries Into the West. Although a number of her Felicity co-stars went on to appear in producer J. J. Abrams' series, Alias, Russell declined invitations to be part of the show. In a seminar at the Museum of Television and Radio, Abrams said, "I've asked Keri if she would ever do it, and I usually get this, sort of like, giggle
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    Audrey Marnay

    Audrey Marnay (born October 14th, 1980 in Chartres, France) is a supermodel. Audrey Marnay began modeling at the age of fifteen. From then on she appeared on many covers such as Vogue , Elle... And advertisement from Versace to Calvin Klein. She is known for her natural, spontaneity and cute freckled face. She was photographed by the greatest ones, Steven Meisel, Irving Penn, Herb Ritts, Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Paolo Roversi, Peter Lindbergh... She is the French face in the fashion world and more. After two years in acting school in Paris she realized acting was the way she wanted to continue her career. March 2006 was her first debut in acting. She played the role of Laetitia in "Bunker Paradise". She also just finished to film a guest role with actress Julie Gayet in the upcoming Patrice Leconte's film, which is schedule to come out in Dec. 2006. Audrey is fiancee to fashion show producer Alexandre de Betak. They now have two sons Ama
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    Rebecca Gayheart

    Rebecca Gayheart (born August 12, 1971 in Hazard, Kentucky) is an American actress. Gayheart was raised in Pinetop, Kentucky by parents of Irish, Italian, German and Cherokee Indian heritage. Her father was a coal miner. She moved to New York City at 15 where she completed her education at New York's Professional Children's School and the Lee Strasberg Institute Gayheart was for a time engaged to director Brett Ratner. She and actor Eric Dane were married on October 29, 2004. Gayheart's break into the industry was a series of television commercials for Noxzema in the early 1990s, earning her the moniker "The Noxzema Girl.". The commercials began airing in 1991, and brought her recognition. Television roles In 1992, Gayheart landed her first major role when she joined the cast of the soap opera Loving as Hannah Mayberry. In 1993 and 1994, Gayheart had a recurring role in the Vanishing Son action pack series. In 1995, she had a recurring role in the series Beverly Hills, 90210. She has also been a regular on the television series Earth 2 (1994), Wasteland (1999), and Dead Like Me as Betty (2003) and has a re-occurring role on Nip/Tuck (2004). Gayheart was initially hired to play the part of Inara Serra on Firefly (2002), but dropped out after only one day of filming. Morena Baccarin took over the role, and none of Rebecca's scenes were ever used. Gayheart's current role is as Judy Nash in the new series Vanished. Movie roles Gayheart has appeared in several films, most often horror films or comedies aimed at a teenage audience: Somebody Is Waiting (1996), Nothing to Lose (1997), Scream 2 (1997), Hairshirt (1998), Urban Legend (1998), Jawbreaker (1999), Puppet (1999), From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter (2000), Shadow Hours (2000), Doppelganger (2001), Harvard Man (2001), and Pipe Dream (2002). Source: Wikipedia
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    Emmanuelle Vaugier

    Emmanuelle Vaugier (born June 23, 1976 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a French Canadian actress. As one of Canada
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    Taylor Swift

    Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American country music singer-songwriter. At only 16 years of age, she released a self titled album, Taylor Swift. The debut single from this album, "Tim McGraw," peaked at #6 on the Billboard's Hot Country Songs in 2007. She recently released another single, entitled "Teardrops On My Guitar", which debuted at #46 and currently ranks at #26. ==Biography== Swift was born in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania in 1989 and had musical influences in her life from an early age. Her maternal grandmother was a professional opera singer and was one of her key inspirations in her musical career during her early life. At the age of ten, Swift began to perform around her hometown, singing at karaoke contests, festivals, and fairs. Her first exposure to the music business consisted of recording demo tapes at a studio. When Swift was eleven, she sang the national anthem at a Philadelphia 76ers game. At twelve, she gained interest in the guitar and began to write songs. During this time she also took trips with her family to Nashville, Tennessee, to perform her music. In Nashville she wrote songs with local songwriters. Swift moved to Hendersonville, Tennessee with her family in 2003. When she performed at a local restaurant called the Bluebird Cafe, she caught the attention of Scott Borchetta. Borchetta wanted to put her on his new label called Big Machine Records, which is partially owned by country music star Toby Keith. Professional career Swift's first single, "Tim McGraw", was released to radio in Summer of 2006.The video debuted in July 2006 on Great American Country. On October 24, 2006, her self-titled CD was released. The CD, on which Swift wrote or co-wrote all of the songs, peaked at #19 on the sales charts and sold more than 40,000 during its first week. The song "Tim McGraw" peaked at #6 on January 27, 2007. The video set a record by appearing for 30 consecutive weeks on GAC's fan-voted weekly Top 20 music countdown show, and the video reached #1 on CMT's video charts. Her follow up, "Teardrops On My Guitar", debuted at #46 on the February 24, 2007 country charts. Since her success, she has appeared on Good Morning America, and at the 2006 Academy of Country Music Awards. Her pursuit of country music stardom was the subject of "GAC Short Cuts", a part-documentary, part-music video series airing since the summer of 2006 on the country music channel Great American Country. Swift sang the national anthem at the November 12, 2006 Nascar race and at the November 23, 2006 Thanksgiving Day football game between the Miami Dolphins and Detroit Lions. She also performed at halftime at a recent Pittsburgh Steelers game. She also appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Tuesday February 13, 2007, where she performed her single, "Tim McGraw." Three songs not on her album I'd Lie, Come in With the Rain, and Permanent Marker are playing on YouTube. Source:Wikipedia
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    Jamie-Lynn Sigler

    Jamie-Lynn Sigler (born May 15, 1981) is an American actress. She is most famous for her role as Meadow Soprano on the acclaimed HBO television series The Sopranos. Born in Jericho, New York to a Sephardic Jewish American father, Steve (whose mother and father came from Greece and Romania, respectively), and a Cuban mother, Connie, who converted to Judaism; Sigler began acting and singing at the age of seven. In 1999 she was cast as the smart but troubled Meadow Soprano, daughter of New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano. The show became a success and Sigler rose to some fame as a TV actress. In 2001, she released a pop album called Here to Heaven, which featured the single Cry Baby. In 2002, she co-authored an autobiography, Wise Girl: What I've Learned About Life, Love, and Loss. She also appeared in Mariah Carey's "Through the Rain" music video. Sigler then spent five months on Broadway in 2002-2003 playing Belle in the production Beauty and the Beast. She has continued to appear in theatrical roles, such as Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella. In July 2003 she married her agent A.J. DiScala, and took the name Jamie-Lynn DiScala. She has stated that she is a very traditional girl, and never had any doubt that she would take her husband's name after marrying, even professionally. However, in September 2005, Sigler and DiScala announced that they were separating after only two years of marriage, and she subsequently changed her name back. In 2004, she starred as "Hollywood Madam" Heidi Fleiss in the USA television movie Call Me: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss. In that same year, she had her first starring feature film role, Extreme Dating, an independent film. During the early production of The Sopranos, Sigler struggled with an eating disorder and is now a spokesperson for the National Eating Disorders Association. In addition, at age 19 while filming Campfire Stories in Hamburg, New Jersey, she was paralyzed from the waist down for several days having contracted Lyme disease. Sigler speaks fluent Spanish, having learned it from her maternal Cuban grandmother, who did not speak English.
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    Michelle Behennah

    Michelle Behennah (born January 7, 1977, Singapore) is an English supermodel. Michelle's parents are divorced (her biological father is a former Hong Kong school principal), but her mother Rosemary remarried and, along with her stepfather, presently run a B&B in France. The youngest of 3 siblings, Michelle relocated with her family to Sheffield, England, where she was raised. Originally, she wished to attend to medical school in order to become a plastic surgeon, but her mother saw in her daughter the potential of a modelling career. At the age of 14, Michelle set out for London, where her mother entered her in a contest sponsored by a shampoo company. Michelle won the contest and next entered the 1993 Ford Agency "Supermodel of the World" competition. At this event she was a finalist, along with now fellow model Magdalena Wrobel. After her win, Michelle moved to Paris, where she spent seven years establishing her name in the modeling industry. While there, she appeared in magazines such as ELLE US, Glamour Italy, Vogue Italy and Spain, Mademoiselle, and Cosmopolitan. She has also modelled for designers such as Cynthia Rowley, Valentino, BCBG, Donna Karan, Emanuel Ungaro, Nina Ricci, Ralph Lauren, Salvatore Ferragamo, Chanel, and Thierry Mugler. In 1999, Michelle made the move to yet another world fashion centre, New York, where her career flourished. Besides the fact that she has appeared in high-profile advertisements for Burberry, Esprit, Givenchy, Vanderbilt Jeans, Hewlett Packard, J. Crew, Kenzo, L'Or
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    Liliana Dominguez

    Liliana Dominguez Liliana Domínguez (born August 6, 1981 in Juarez, Chihuahua) is a Mexican supermodel. While at a party in Mexico City, a British model agent, convinced with the possibilities Liliana Dominguez had of succeeding in the fashion world, decided to send her to London, England, where she became one of the most demanded models. She has been represented by some of the top model agencies around the world, and has also appeared in numerous fashion shows and modeled for some of the biggest names in the fashion world, such as Paco Rabanne, Kenneth Cole, Dolce & Gabbana, and Roberto Cavalli, among many others. Liliana Dominguez's exotic beauty has also helped her land on the covers of various magazines including, ELLE, Vogue, and Glamour, as well as dozens of editorials and advertisement campaigns, some of which for Paco Rabanne, Perry Ellis, Yves Saint Laurent and Sisley. Statistics Nationality: Mexican Ethnicity: Spanish / Amerindian (Tarahumara) Height: 5'9"; 1.75m Measurements: 34-24-34 (US); 86-61-86 (EU) Dress Size: 4 (US); 34 (EU) Shoe Size: 7 (US); 39 (EU) Eye Colour: Grey Hair Colour: Dark Brown Source: Wikipedia
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    Bonnie Somerville

    Bonnie Somerville (born February 24, 1974 in Brooklyn, New York, United States) is an actress who has had roles in a number of movies and television series, most notably NYPD Blue, Grosse Pointe, and The O.C.. Born and raised in Flatbush, Brooklyn by her mother and large Irish Catholic family. Bonnie started acting and singing at a young age, appearing in all the high school plays at Poly Prep Country Day School in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. She attended Boston College as a Musical Theater major, and left to move back home to New York to try acting professionally. At the age of 17 Bonnie had a development deal to sing her own music and sang with many bands in the New York city music scene. She was noticed by a modeling scout while waiting tables in New York and did some modeling in New York and Europe, only to return more focused on acting. At the age of 22 Bonnie moved to Los Angeles, she quickly had a band and then an agent. Her first major acting audition for television was for the lead role in CBS's mini-series, Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story (1999), in which she also sang. She now lives in Los Angeles On The O.C. she played Rachel Hoffman, a colleague of Sandy Cohen in Season 1. She also starred on the popular sitcom Friends as Mona, dating Ross in Season 8. In the soundtrack of the movie Garden State (directed by then-boyfriend, Zach Braff) she contributed the song "Winding Road". Source:Wikipedia
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    Katharine McPhee

    Katharine Hope McPhee (born March 25, 1984) is an American singer who was the runner-up to Taylor Hicks on the fifth season of American Idol. Early years Born in Sherman Oaks (a Los Angeles neighborhood), McPhee has been singing since the age of two. Her mother, Peisha Burch McPhee[1], a vocal coach and accomplished cabaret singer, recognized a talent for music in her daughter and decided to train her. Her father, Daniel McPhee, is a television producer and her older sister, Adriana McPhee (born June 30, 1982) is an aspiring producer as well. McPhee also has a dog named Lilly. Throughout high school, McPhee led an active social life: she was student body vice president, a varsity swimmer, a dancer, and also a thespian, performing in many school plays along with her elder sister Adriana. McPhee graduated in 2002 from Notre Dame High School and afterward attended The Boston Conservatory for three semesters, majoring in musical theater. She left due to her manager's suggestion that she try out for television pilots in Los Angeles. McPhee returned to Los Angeles, working on a television pilot and an independent film which is slated to be released in late 2006. While still in her late teens and early twenties, McPhee focused on an acting career. In a People interview she said that she was rejected in only "195 out of 200 auditions". In spite of the setbacks, the aspiring actress was able to snag a role as "Paramount Girl" in the musical film about the life of Hank Garland, Crazy, set to be released in 2006. Other acting endeavors included lead actress in professional productions of Annie Get Your Gun and The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. She was nominated in 2005 for the Theatre LA Ovation Award for her lead role in Annie Get Your Gun. McPhee was also part of a failed mall-based MTV soap opera entitled You Are Here, playing the older sister of a more popular younger sister. American Idol Katharine McPhee's American Idol photograph.McPhee was persuaded by a significant other to try out for American Idol. She auditioned in San Francisco, and sang "God Bless the Child," originally performed by Billie Holiday. Paula Abdul said that McPhee looked beautiful, Randy Jackson hailed her audition as the best so far that season, and Simon Cowell complimented her for being "current" in terms of her appearance. Cowell also noted that McPhee was not the wannabe that he'd presumed she was after learning that her mother was a singer. In the final cut-down show for the Top 24, McPhee was the first to be put through and, in excitement, kissed all three judges on the lips. McPhee listed Whitney Houston and Brian McKnight as her favorite artists in the American Idol interview of the top 24 semi-finalists. In the first round of the semi-finals, she sang Barbra Streisand's version of Buddy Johnson's "Since I Fell for You," again earning high praises. Cowell said that out of the four "very, very good vocalists" of the night, she was the best. During the week leading to the third round of the semi-finals, when McPhee sang Aretha Franklin's "Think," she was rumored to be quitting due to pregnancy. However, during the performance show on March 7, 2006, she denied this accusation, attributing it to a poor choice of clothing. Host Ryan Seacrest, with tongue-in-cheek, later asked about her and fellow Idol contestant Kevin Covais; McPhee playfully denied any relationship. During the week preceding the top three show, McPhee visited her former high school for her hometown celebration. For the top three performance night, McPhee sang a song chosen by Simon Cowell, "Over the Rainbow." McPhee chose to perform Jane Monheit's modern version of the Judy Garland classic. Cowell pegged it as "the single best performance of the competition to date." Elliott Yamin was eliminated the following night, and McPhee advanced to the May 24, 2006 finale along with Taylor Hicks, in which Hicks won the competition. McPhee's run on American Idol led to the popular use of the term "McPheever," coined by Ralph Garman of Los Angeles radio station KROQ's morning show Kevin and Bean. McPhee was congratulated by Congressman Brad Sherman of Sherman Oaks, the 27th district of California, who raised a flag in her honor at the United States Capitol on the day of the finale show. During the competition, McPhee roomed with fellow contestant Kellie Pickler, and then Pickler was eliminated, along with Paris Bennett. After coming second to Taylor Hicks, McPhee was quoted in news publications as having said, "I don't need sad faces or anyone to feel bad for me. I have got a record deal, pretty much. It wasn't about winning the title, I just wanted to give the best performance I could," regarding her runner-up status. McPhee's debut single, "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/My Destiny" was released on June 27, 2006 by RCA Records. It peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100. On June 6, 2006, it was announced that McPhee had signed to American Idol series creator Simon Fuller's 19 Recordings Limited and BMG's RCA Records, which is also the label of former American Idol runner ups Clay Aiken and Bo Bice. McPhee toured with Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, performing in three of his concerts during his tour in the United States from June 9 through June 11, 2006, less than a month after the finale. The duo performed "The Prayer" (in which they also sang during Idol's Classic Love Songs theme week) and "Somos Novios"/"It's Impossible". The duo later appeared on JC Penney's Concert for Kids. You start doing something you love doing and the weight just started falling off me. I was still eating... It was a really amazing thing that happened with me and my body has just been kind of falling to its natural state and I don't know if it's finished going where it wants, but it's doing its thing. -- Katharine McPhee, People In June 2006, McPhee revealed to "People" magazine that she previously suffered from bulimia. After a period of about five years, she began treatment after qualifying for American Idol. During her run on American Idol, she lost 30 lbs. In July 2006, McPhee sang "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" at the debut of the cruise ship, Crown Princess, in New York. McPhee missed the start of the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2006, due to severe bronchitis and laryngitis. She was due to return on July 27, 2006 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, ending her three-week hiatus. McPhee commented on her illness in a public interview, and was quoted as, "I just have to sing easily so I can get through the tour... I bruised [my vocal cords] because I was doing so much coughing". McPhee was scheduled to join the tour on July 27 in Pittsburgh, but her flight from New York City was delayed and then cancelled due to inclement weather, so she ended up joining the tour the following day, July 28, in Washington, D.C. McPhee is co-producing Michael Albanese's play Red Herring with her significant other; along with Robert Hawk, Angelina Bruno, and Jeff Kasal. McPhee was quoted in the promo as describing a desire to become involved in theatre, stating that although "audiences know me best from American Idol... my passion has always been theatre." The play will be a part of the 10th Annual New York International Fringe Festival. On August 1, 2006, McPhee suffered a hair-line fracture in her left foot after tripping backstage at an American Idol tour stop in Charlotte, North Carolina. McPhee will continue to perform on the Idol tour, despite the injury. McPhee performed "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" before a live audience for the JAM JCPenney "The Concert for America's Kids", which was hosted by Dr. Phil McGraw and was presented on CBS on August 23, 2006. McPhee later performed with Andrea Bocelli that night. McPhee and her sister appeared on the Keith Ablow Show on September 18, 2006 to discuss her struggles with dyslexia, bulimia, and her childhood fear of her father. McPhee was rumored to be a Scientologist. In the past, McPhee had attended and completed two individual courses in Scientology. However, according to an May 12, 2006 interview on Los Angeles radio station KROQ 106.7, McPhee stated she "dabbled in Scientology" because of a former love interest but is not a Scientologist; according to her, she was "quickly out the door." During a May 26, 2006 interview with Ryan Seacrest on Larry King Live, she once again explained that she is not a Scientologist, and only looked into it because of a former love interest. Trivia McPhee is left-handed. McPhee's height is 5'8" (173 cm). Source:Wikipedia
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    Ivanka Trump

    Ivanka Trump (born Ivana Marie Trump October 30, 1981 in New York, New York) is an American model and businesswoman, best known as the daughter of Ivana and Donald Trump. She attended Choate Rosemary Hall, as well as Chapin. While she was at Choate, her mother only paid for her tuition and Ivanka had to pay for her phone bills. She had to find a job to pay for her other needs, and turned to modeling. Her mother did not want her to become spoiled. After completing two years at Georgetown University, she transferred to and graduated summa cum laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Economics in 2004, and is currently the Vice President of Real Estate Development at the Trump Organization. Reportedly, Ivanka paid $1.5 million for a two-bedroom apartment at 502 Park Avenue. Ivanka started modelling at 16 years of age while in school and is now represented by Elite Model Management. Her first cover was a 1997 issue of Seventeen and she hosted the Miss Teen USA Pageant that same year. Since then she has made her way down fashion runways for Versace, Marc Bouwer and Thierry Mugler. She has done ad campaigns for Tommy Hilfiger and Sassoon Jeans and was featured on the cover of Stuff magazine in August 2006. Trump gained fame in 2003 when she was featured in Born Rich, a documentary about the experience of growing up as a child in one of the world's most affluent families. In 2006 she filled in for Carolyn Kepcher on five episodes of her father's television program The Apprentice 5, first appearing to help judge the Gillette task in Week 2. She appeared on several episodes with her brother, Donald Jr., with Donald Sr. referring to his two children as, though grammatically incorrect,"two true Apprenti". As Kepcher had, like Carolyn, Trump evaluated contestants in the boardroom, pointing out critical errors and picking apart any excuses they had for losing the tasks. Though initially unsympathetic to the contestants, Trump now says, "whenever I see their breakdowns, I understand. They go virtually 24 hours a day, and each task takes about three days. Unless they win, they don
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    Isla Fisher

    Isla Lang Fisher (born on February 3, 1976) is an Australian actress and author. Fisher was born in Muscat, Oman to Scottish Presbyterian parents, and now resides in Los Angeles with her fianc
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    Lauren Pope

    Lauren Pope (born 1983) is a British model and actress. Pope grew up in Torquay Devon with her parents and two sisters. After moving to Cyprus when she was 18, she then came back and relocated to London with her sister. She saw and entered a competition in the Daily Star, then started appearing in Page Three. Pope first made began making headlines when she was seen with British Monarch Prince Harry and was alleged to be his "girlfriend". Since then she has been linked to dating other celebrities, most notably the english soccer player Peter Crouch. Since then she has appeared in publications such as Zoo Weekly and posed for FHM; she is often seen posing in these magazines with Natalie Denning. She has posed for Playboy TV in the UK. Pope is currently filming the movie Clubbing to Death with Nick Moran, Huey Morgan & Dave Courtney, due for release in 2007. Source:Wikipedia
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    Gemma Atkinson

    Gemma Atkinson Gemma Atkinson (born 16 November 1984 in Bury, England) is a British actress and glamour model. Early life Originally from Manchester, Atkinson took her GCSEs at Castlebrook High School. Afterwards, she became a model. Acting and Television Career Atkinson rose to fame playing Lisa Hunter on the teenage soap opera Hollyoaks. She and Marcus Patric (Ben Davies in Hollyoaks) subsequently appeared in a spin-off series called Hollyoaks: Let Loose, in which their characters start a new life living together in Chester. This has been followed up with Hollyoaks: In the City, in which their characters return to the UK and set up home in Liverpool. Atkinson also played Goldie Lookin Chain's love interest in their video 'R'n'B'. She also features on the cover of the single. Glamour modelling Since launching her parallel career as a glamour model, Atkinson has appeared in provocative photoshoots in lingerie and swimwear, including non-nude topless shots, for men's magazines such as Arena, FHM, Loaded, Maxim, Zoo Weekly and Nuts. She has declared an ambition to be the new Jordan . In a recent interview with Loaded she even went as far as to exhort male readers to "knock one out" over the photos of her displayed in her calendar. In October 2006 she appeared in three of the aforementioned magazines in one month, becoming one of the most prolific celebrity glamour models in the UK. In November 2006, it was announced by Zoo Weekly that Atkinson had agreed to become their regular "sex and relationships columnist". Personal life After dating former Emmerdale star Cleveland Campbell[citation needed], Atkinson presently shares her Cheshire home with Charlton Athletic striker Marcus Bent. Bent broke off his engagement to fiancee Kelly Clark - mother of his two-year-old daughter - after meeting Gemma at a party just months before a planned wedding. Atkinson and Bent are regular on the Manchester club scene, with numerous tabloid recorded rows over her drinking. In early 2006, Atkinson underwent breast enlargement surgery, which took her chest to a 34D[3]. She has commented in an interview on The Chris Moyles Show that she can no longer see her toes when standing up since she had the surgery. She is currently planning another operation to further increase her chest size in the summer of 2007 . Source: Wikipedia
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    Ana Carolina Ileck

    First Name: Ana Carolina Last Name: Ileck Nationality: Brazilian Ethnicity: Hair Color: Brown Eye Color: Green Date of Birth: March 18th 1981 Place of Birth: Ipigu