GISELE BUNDCHEN – THE BRAZILIAN MODEL

Born July 20th, 1980, in Horizontina, Rio Grande de Sul, Brazil. Gisele is a supermodel beauty. Gisele, raised in Horizontina, a small town of less then 20,000 people located in the southern part of Brazil. With six daughters in the family, her five other sisters are all natural phenomenons. Raquel, Graziela, Gabriela, Patricia, and Rafaela are all aspiring models.

As a school girl, she was taunted with the nickname Olive Oil, the waif thin girl friend of Popeye the Sailor in cartoons.Bündchen, 14, is spotted by an Elite Modeling agent in a São Paulo McDonald’s. “They asked if I wanted to be a model, and I was like, ‘Forget it,'” she tells New York’s Daily News in 2004. “But in Brazil, people struggle, so I thought, ‘You know what? I should try this.'” She moves to New York in 1997, where she catches the eye of top photographers Mario Testino and Steven Meisel, who coax magazines and designers to take a chance on the teenager. “I was mesmerized by her,” Testino tells PEOPLE. While grabbing a Big Mac in a shopping mall, she was seen by a modeling agent who approached her and asked if she had any interest in becoming a model. Despite her father’s lack of approval of the career choice, he allowed her to move to Sao Paulo and she entered the Elite Look Modeling Competition, and her career took off.

Bündchen single-handedly ends the “heroin chic” era brought in by Kate Moss when fashion industry’s bible, Vogue, puts her on its cover. The magazine declares the “Return of the Sexy Model.” The Brazilian import is named Vogue/VH1 Model of the Year and by 2001, graces nine Vogue covers. Bündchen follows the likes of Tyra Banks and Heidi Klum when she signs with lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret. “I think guys like me because they like girls in lingerie,” she tells Time about her Victoria’s Secret work. “They like any girl in lingerie.”

Gisele has modeled for all the major fashion houses such as Ralph Lauren, Versace, Valentino and Chloe. She also has appeared on several magazine covers such as Vogue, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar and Rolling Stone. Bündchen frolics on the shores of Malibu with actor Leonardo DiCaprio. The two remain coy about their relationship. “I don’t talk about my private life,” she tells New York’s Daily News. “The only thing I have to say is that I so appreciate [Leo].” They endure a rocky, nearly six-year, on-again, off-again relationship before calling it quits (for good) in November 2005. It may not be Vogue, but Bündchen graces the cover of Rolling Stone in a bikini. The magazine dubs the 20-year-old, “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World.” Time magazine says she’s “one of the few runway models whom straight men can name.”

Bündchen makes her acting debut opposite Queen Latifah and Jimmy Fallon in the box office disappointment Taxi. “It’s not Shakespeare, I’m not telling everyone I’m a serious actress, because that’s not who I am. I’m a model!” she tells New York’s Daily News of her role as Vanessa, a leader of a group of gorgeous bank robbers. After her split from DiCaprio, Bündchen is photographed surfing and cuddling with Pamela Anderson’s ex Kelly Slater on the sands of Hawaii’s Waikiki beach. The two tanned stunners are reportedly more than beach buddies. Bündchen appears in the film adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada despite reports that anyone involved would be banned from the pages of Vogue. She plays an editor opposite Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt.

Bündchen expresses her admiration for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, 29, telling the Herald, “Definitely not too shabby. He’s pretty cute. All-American, that’s a good way to describe him.” The following month, Brady, who recently ended a three-year relationship with actress Bridget Moynahan – who later discovers she’s pregnant – begins dating the 26-year-old supermodel. After seven years as a Victoria’s Secret model, Bündchen, 26, parts ways with the lingerie giant. New York Post’s Page Six reports that Bündchen split with the company because it wouldn’t raise her $5 million-a-year salary and many speculate that she’s heading towards retirement. In 2004, she told Vanity Fair, “I would never want to be one of those girls who is 30, and modeling is all they know how to do. I want to do my best, and then I want to close the chapter on this job so I can look back and say this is what I did from 14 to 26, and then have another chapter.”

Bündchen tops Forbes’ list of the World’s Richest Models and earns $33 million in the past year. Kate Moss and Heidi Klum take second and third place respectively. “Some people start modeling because they want to be models and they want the parties and the recognition, and then there are people like me,” she tells Vanity Fair. “I come from a simple family, and for me getting into modeling was a chance to make money and create a business.” Dubbed “the globe’s reigning symbol of female perfection” by GQ, Bündchen appears on the magazine’s cover, where she discusses meeting boyfriend Tom Brady. “We met through a friend who knew us both for a long time,” she says. “Our friend knew that we would like each other. And we did. So I guess he was right.” Formerly with DiCaprio, the supermodel admits: “I’ve had my heart broken.” But of Brady, she says, “He really, genuinely doesn’t have a bad bone in his body.”

Gisele has recently signed a multimillion-dollar contract with North American lingerie firm, Victoria’s Secret. As a result, the Brazilian beauty will appear in several of their lingerie, beauty and hosiery campaigns for television and print, as well as in their point-of-sale materials. According to rumors that circulated amongst the fashion crowd during New York Fashion Week, Gisele will receive a cool 20 million US dollars for the job. Gisele currently lives in Los Angeles, an apartment in New York and a house out in the country in up-state New York. She has had her belly-button pierced and has a tattoo of a star drawn on the inside of her left wrist. It is nice to see that Gisele, albeit a young, rich and famous model, still maintains her naturalness and a down-to-earth personality.

Bündchen, 28, and Brady, 31, tie the knot in a small, private ceremony in Santa Monica. The couple exchange vows again at Bündchen’s Costa Rica home that April. Then in December, the newlyweds welcome their son Benjamin. “To be a mother is a magical experience,” she says. “It really is the miracle of life. I am really happy!”

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ANGELINA JOLIE – HOLLYWOOD’S EXOTIC ACTRESS

Angelina Jolie (full name Angelina Jolie Voight) was born on 4 June, 1975 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is a famous American actress and a former model. She is known for her exotic looks, her tumultuous off-screen life and her humanitarian work with refugees. Regarding her family, Angelina Jolie is the daughter of actors Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand and sister of James Haven. She is also niece of Chip Taylor and the god-daughter of Jacqueline Bisset and Maximilian Schell. Her grandparents were French-Canadian and her paternal-grandfather was from Czechoslovakia. Thus, she is of Czech and English descent on her father’s side and of French-Canadian and
Iroquois on her mother’s.

As a teenager , she dreamed of becoming a funeral director. She attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute from the age of 11, later attending Beverly Hills High School. Though Angelina Jolie enrolled at the film school at New York University after finishing “Gia”, she did not complete her studies. She has been long estranged from her father, blaming his infidelity for the break-up of the family , though a reconciliation was attempted by his appearing with her in “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider”. In 2004, Angelina Jolie indicated that she was no longer interested in pursuing a relationship with her father, but that she did not hate him because she realised that “…we only have so much energy in this life”. Soon afterwards, he claimed that she has “serious emotional problems” while she legally dropped Voight as her last name and took “Angelina Jolie” as new legal name.

Before Angelina Jolie began a career as an actress, she was a model. Her first starring role came in the 1995 film Hackers. In 1998 Angelina Jolie achieved a major critical success, starring in the TV film “Gia”, the true story of 1970-80s supermodel Gia Carangi, who died of AIDS. She won Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Golden Satmifie awards and was nominated for an Emmy. She had roles in several box-office flops until 1999, when she co-starred in “The Bone Collector” with Denzel Washington and won an Oscar for “Girl, Interrupted”. Beside the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, the latter movie also brought three Golden Globes. Her first healding blockbuster role came from “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider”.

Several of her subsequent films, such as “Life or Something Like It”, “Alexander” and “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow” were box-office disappointments, although Jolie herself usually received good notices. She did provide the voice of Lola in the successful animated film “Shark Tale”. Jolie quickly became one of Hollywood’s most “in-demand” actresses. Following the success of “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” (2005), she was set to earn up to $15 million to star in the film “The Good Shepherd” (2006).

Apart from her acting and humanitarian endeavours, Jolie has worked as a professional model in London, New York and Los Angeles and appeared in numerous music videos, including those of Korn, Meat Loaf, Lenny Kravitz, and The Rolling Stones. As for her private life, after divorcing from actors Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton, Jolie has a wonderfull life with actor Brad Pitt, in a relationship that has captured worldwide media attention. Jolie and Pitt have three adopted children, Maddox, Pax and Zahara, and a biological child, Shiloh.

ANGELINA JOLIE DATES

  • Jenny Shimizu (1994 – 1995)
  • Jonny Lee Miller (1996 – 1999)
  • Timothy Hutton (1998 – 1999)
  • Billy Bob Thornton (2000 – 2003)
  • Colin Farrel (2003 – 2004)
  • Brad Pitt (2005 – present)

FILMOGRAPHY

  • Wanted (2008) – Fox
  • Kung Fu Panda (voice) (2008) -Master Tigress
  • The Changeling (2008)
  • Atlas Shrugged (2008) -Dagny Taggart
  • Beowulf (2007) – Grendels Mother
  • A Mighty Heart ( 2007) – Marianne Pearl
  • The Good Shepherd (2006) – Catherine the Great
  • Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2005) – Jane Smith
  • Alexander (2004) – Olympias
  • Shark Tale (2004) (voice) – Lola
  • Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004) – Capt. Franky Cook
  • Taking Lives (2004) – Illeana Scott
  • Beyond Borders (2003) – Sarah Jordan
  • Lara Croft and the Cradle of Life: Tomb Raider 2 (2003) – Lara Croft
  • Life or Something Like It (2002) – Lanie
  • Original Sin (2001) – Julia Russell
  • Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) – Lara Croft
  • Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000) – Sara ‘Sway’ Wayland
  • Girl, Interrupted (1999) – Lisa Rowe
  • Bone Collector, The (1999) – Amelia Donaghy
  • Pushing Tin (1999) – Mary Bell
  • Playing by Heart (1998) – Joan
  • Hell’s Kitchen (1998) – Gloria McNeary
  • Gia (1998) (TV) – Gia Marie Carangi
  • Playing God (1997) – Claire
  • George Wallace (1997) (TV) – Cornelia Wallace
  • True Women (1997) (TV) – Georgia Virginia Lawshe Woods
  • Mojave Moon (1996) – Eleanor ‘Elie’ Rigby
  • Foxfire (1996) – Margret ‘Legs’ Sadovsky
  • Love Is All There Is (1996) – Gina Malacici
  • Without Evidence (1995) – Jodie Swearingen
  • Hackers (1995) – Kate Libby (‘Acid Burn’)
  • Cyborg 2 (1993) – Casella ‘Cash’ Reese
  • Lookin’ to Get Out (1982) – Tosh

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EVA MENDES – SEXY CUBAN-AMERICAN STAR

Eva Mendes was born on March 5, 1974 in Miami, Florida, U.S. She is an American actress who became famous after playing in movies like 2 Fast 2 Furious, Hitch, Training Day, Ghost Rider and We Own the Night. She was born in Miami, Florida (although many sources incorrectly state her birthplace is Houston, Texas) to Cuban parents, and was raised in Los Angeles. Eva Mendes went to Hoover High School in Glendale, California. Eva Mendes later attended California State University, Northridge but dropped out to seek an acting career.

She captured the attention of moviegoers in a small, but pivotal role in the critically acclaimed film, “Training Day”. Since then, Mendes has proved she is adept in both comedic and dramatic roles. In a very short time, she has had the fortunate and unique opportunity to work with such esteemed directors as Carl Franklin, Robert Rodriguez, Antoine Fuqua, the Farrelly Bros. and John Singleton, therefore earning the reputation as a serious actress who is committed to her craft.

Eva Mendes’ first serious role came when she was cast as Denzel Washington’s girlfriend in the box office success, “Training Day,” for director Antoine Fuqua. Her portrayal led to the celebrated director, Carl Franklin, hiring Eva Mendes for the MGM feature “Out of Time,” once more starring opposite Denzel Washington. In the same year, Eva Mendes appeared in “Once Upon A Time in Mexico” opposite Johnny Depp. She has also starred in the action blockbuster “2 Fast 2 Furious as well as the comedy feature film, “All About the Benjamins” starring opposite Ice Cube. Eva Mendes most recently starred opposite Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear in the Farrelly Bros. comedy, “Stuck on You.”

She is also an international spokesperson for Revlon Cosmetics. Following in the elite footsteps of such beautiful women as Halle Berry, Cindy Crawford and Julianne Moore, Mendes currently appears in Revlon’s print and television advertising campaigns. Eva Mendes is also an active participant and ardent supporter in Revlon’s commitment in the fight against breast cancer. Eva Mendes, who is Cuban-American, was born in Miami and raised in Los Angeles. It was while Mendes was in college that she began her acting career.

Eva Mendes began to study with the respected acting coach Ivana Chubbuck and soon thereafter, Eva Mendes’ desire to appear on the big screen, became a reality. As she continues to grow as an actress, Eva Mendes strives to develop her skills by learning from legendary filmmakers such as Federico Fellini and Michelangelo Antonioni and contemporaries like Pedro Almodovar, Spike Jonze and Steven Soderbergh. She has been in a long-term relationship with Peruvian filmmaker George Gargurevich. Eva Mendes has denied press reports linking her other actors, including Joaquin Phoenix and Stuck On You co-star Matt Damon.

FILMOGRAPHY

  • Queen of the South (2009)
  • The Spirit (2009)
  • The Women (2008)
  • Cleaner (2007)
  • Live! (2007)
  • We Own the Night (2007)
  • Ghost Rider (2007)
  • 3 & 3 (2005)
  • Trust the Man (2005)
  • The Wendell Baker Story (2005)
  • Hitch (2005/I)
  • Stuck On You (2003)
  • Out of Time (2003/I)
  • Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
  • 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
  • All About the Benjamins (2002)
  • Training Day (2001) (as Eva Mendez)
  • Exit Wounds (2001)
  • Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000)
  • The Disciples (2000) (TV)
  • “V.I.P.” (1999)
  • My Brother the Pig (1999)
  • “Mortal Kombat: Conquest” (1998)
  • A Night at the Roxbury (1998)
  • Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror (1998) (V)
  • “ER” (1998)

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MARILYN MONROE – HOLLYWOOD’S MOST FAMOUS BLONDE

Marilyn Monroe, whose name was Norma Jean Baker in childhood, was born to Gladys Mortenson, a film technician, whose husband, Edward Mortenson, deserted the family. Norma Jean’s natural father may have actually been another studio employee, C. Stanley Gifford. Gladys’ mental illness surfaced shortly after her daughter’s birth, and she was institutionalized much of Norma Jean’s growing years. Norma Jean was placed in a series of twelve foster homes, and once in an orphanage. She attended Van Nuys High School in Los Angeles, California.

At sixteen, Norma Jean escaped the foster system by marrying 20-year-old James Dougherty. A year later, in 1943, he joined the U.S. Merchant Marine. Norma Jean took a job in an airline plant, part of the World War II factory effort, and worked first as a parachute inspector, then as a paint sprayer. When the government came through to take promotional photographs of the women working in the plant, the brunette Norma Jean learned that she photographed well, took a modeling course, and began working part-time as a photographer’s model.

Success as a photographer’s model led her to her dream of becoming an actress. In 1946, she divorced Dougherty and bleached her hair to become a blond. She signed a one-year, $125/month contract with Twentieth Century-Fox on August 26, 1946. Ben Lyon, casting director, suggested that she take the name Marilyn, and she added her grandmother’s last name, Monroe.

Marilyn Monroe played one bit part that year, all of which ended up on the cutting room floor. The next year, she signed another one-year contract, this time with Columbia. The results weren’t any better. In 1950, Marilyn Monroe posed for full-length nude shots, which the photographer Tom Kelley sold for a calendar. That same year, she appeared in a bit part in The Asphalt Jungle, and though her name wasn’t even mentioned in the credits, her appearance generated a huge amount of fan mail. Her reputation as a blond bombshell had begun to be established.

So Twentieth Century-Fox signed Marilyn Monroe to a new contract — this time, for seven years. She appeared in All About Eve. In 1946, she had her first starring role, in Niagara. In Gentlemen Prefer Blondes she sang, and for the first time, she had her own dressing room. In January, 1954, Marilyn Monroe married the famous baseball player, Joe Di Maggio. The marriage was short-lived; they divorced in October. For the 1955 movie The Seven Year Itch, Marilyn Monroe appeared in the famous photographic stunt, in a white halter dress, with her skirt blown up by a draft from a sidewalk grate, leaning down to catch her dress so that her cleavage showed. The photograph was used to advertise the film, and has become one of the iconic images of Marilyn Monroe.

But after filming The Seven Year Itch, in which she plays a prototypical “dumb blond,” Marilyn Monroe decided to work more seriously on her acting skills, to the skepticism of many critics. She broke her movie contract, and moved to New York to study at the Actors Studio with Lee Strasberg for a year. In 1955, she founded her own company with Milton Greene, Marilyn Monroe Productions, and signed a new contract with Twentieth Century-Fox. She made the 1956 movie Bus Stop which wowed the critics, but she’d begun to lose herself to self-doubt, depression, drugs, and alcohol. Marilyn Monroe, whose mother and maternal grandparents had all struggled with mental illness and institutionalization, began taking sleeping pills for her insomnia. She regularly consulted psychiatrists. She drank heavily, and began a habit of arriving late to work, and sometimes not being able to work at all.

She married Arthur Miller, the playwright, shortly after Bus Stop was released, and for the marriage converted to Judaism. She lived quietly for two years with her new husband. During that time, Miller was fighting his conviction for contempt-of-Congress for refusing to answer two questions before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). The marriage, and several miscarriages, added to her self-doubt and depression, and to her use of drugs and alcohol. Marilyn Monroe’s next movie, The Prince and the Showgirl, brought mixed reviews. That was followed by Let’s Make Love, and an unhappy romantic liaison with co-star Yves Montand.

The Misfits was written for Marilyn Monroe by her husband, Arthur Miller. She performed well in the final product, though during its filming, she was often under the influence of alcohol and pills, and she was notoriously late to the set. Marilyn was affected by the death, two months after the film was completed, by co-star Clark Gable. In early 1961, Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller divorced. During this period, she was also bothered by many rumors of affairs, including with the President, John F. Kennedy, and his brother, Robert F. Kennedy. Filming her next project, ironically titled Something’s Got to Give, Marilyn’s lateness and addictions led to her dismissal after a month. She was briefly committed to a mental hospital. She was approved to return to the film, but never resumed filming.

Two months later, in her home in Los Angeles, Marilyn Monroe was found by her housekeeper, dead, with an empty bottle of sleeping pills next to her body. The coroner found the death was caused by an overdose of barbiturates, and pronounced it a possible suicide. No evidence of foul play was presented to the coroner. Marilyn Monroe’s funeral was planned by Joe Di Maggio; Lee Strasburg delivered the eulogy.

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AVRIL LAVIGNE – THE CANADIAN POP PUNK SINGER

Avril Lavigne (full name Avril Lavigne Whibley) was born on September 27, 1984 in Belleville, Ontar io, Canada. She is a Canadian pop punk singer/songwriter and actress who is well known for her “skater punk” persona. Her two albums to date, Let Go (2002) and Under My Skin (2004), have topped the charts in numerous countries. Although her name is of French origin, she herself does not speak French and her name is pronounced in an anglicized way, more or less as “La-veen”. Her first name, Avril, means “April” in French and is pronounced “Av-reel” (anglicized “Ahv-ril”).

Born in Belleville, Ontario to conservative Franco-Ontarian Christian parents John and Judy Lavigne, Avril Lavigne grew up in Napanee; having moved there at the age of five. It was in Napanee that she sang country music and in a church choir and taught herself to play guitar.

She was discovered by her first professional manager, Cliff Fabri, while singing country covers at a Chapters bookstore in Kingston, Ontario. During a performance with the Lennox Community Theatre, Avril was spotted by Steve Medd, a local folksinger, who invited her to perform vocals on his song Touch The Sky for his 1999 album Quinte Spirit. Suitably impressed, he invited her back to perform vocals on Temple Of Life and Two Rivers for his followup album, My Window To You in 2000.

By the age of sixteen, Avril Lavigne was signed by Ken Krongard, the artists-and-repertoire (A&R) representative of Arista Records, who invited his boss, Arista head Antonio “L.A.” Reid, to hear her sing in a New York City studio. She then completed work on her first album. Apparently, early attempts to co-write songs for her failed to meet her approval; and Lavigne eventually moved to Los Angeles, California, and co-wrote her album with Clif Magness and the songwriting team The Matrix, whose previous work included songs for Sheena Easton and Christina Aguilera.

She described her first album, Let Go, as a pop album with “a couple of rock songs on it”, and has indicated a desire to write more rock-oriented songs in the future. It was released by Arista on June 4, 2002 in the United States, reaching number two there and number one in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom (making Lavigne the youngest female solo act ever at the time to have a number-one album in the UK).

It was certified four times platinum less than six months later by the RIAA, and had sold fifteen million copies worldwide as of December 2004. Four singles from the album were released, all of them hits. “Complicated” went to number one in Australia while reaching number two on the U.S. Hot 100, and was also one of the best-selling Canadian singles of 2002. “Sk8er Boi” reached the top ten in the U.S. and Australia and number one in Canada, “I’m With You” reached the top five in the U.S., while “Losing Grip” reached number one in Canada, the top ten in Taiwan, and the top twenty in Chile.

The media have often compared Lavigne to Alanis Morissette (one of her favourite artists alongside Coldplay and The Goo Goo Dolls), who is also Canadian, as well as singer-songwriters such as Vanessa Carlton and Michelle Branch, who emerged at about the same time and were popularly credited, with Lavigne, as part of a trend towards more genuine creativity in the teen pop-music market. She was named “Best New Artist” at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards, won four Juno Awards in 2003 (out of six nominations), a World Music Award for World’s Best-Selling Canadian Singer, and was nominated for eight Grammy Awards. 2004 “the present Lavigne’s second album, Under My Skin, was released on May 25, 2004 in the U.S. and went to number one in several countries, including the UK, USA, Canada, and Australia.

She wrote most of the album with Canadian singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk, though some tracks were co-written by Lavigne and Ben Moody (formerly of Evanescence), Butch Walker of Marvelous 3, and the rest with her former lead guitarist Evan Taubenfeld. Raine Maida of Our Lady Peace Kreviazuk’s husband, co-produced the album with Butch Walker and Don Gilmore. Lead single “Don’t Tell Me” went to number one in Argentina, top five in the U.K. and Canada, and top ten in Australia and Brasil. “My Happy Ending” reached the top ten in the U.S., and was her third biggest hit to date there, but third single “Nobody’s Home” did not make the top forty.

The final single from the album, “He Wasn’t”, reached number one in Canada, making the song her eighth number-one release since “Complicated”, but failed to make the UK top twenty and was not released in the U.S. Lavigne won two World Music Awards in 2004 for World’s Best Pop/Rock Artist and World’s Best Selling Canadian Artist. She received five Juno Award nominations in 2005, picking up three including, Fan Choice Award, Artist of the Year and Pop Album of the Year. She also won the award for Favourite Female Singer at the eighteenth Annual Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. Lavigne co-wrote a song, “Breakaway”, which was recorded by Kelly Clarkson for the soundtrack to the film The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004) and was later included on Clarkson’s second album, Breakaway, being released as the album’s first single. It went on to peak at #6 in the US and provided Clarkson with a substantial hit. One source reports that Lavigne will release a new album some time in the spring of 2006.

In January 2006, Avril Lavigne signed a contract with Ford Models. Avril Lavigne is appearing on the February edition of Harpers Bazaar Fashion Magazine with a new look. Avril Lavigne will sing at the closing ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics (Turin, Italy) for the eight minutes of the Vancouver 2010 portion. Her third album is supposed to be released during the middle of 2006. It should include collaborations with Chantal Kreviazuk and her husband, Our Lady Peace front man Raine Maida, who have also worked on 2004’s ‘Under My Skin’ Lavigne’s current band consists of the following: Devin Bronson (lead guitar), Craig Wood (rhythm guitar), Charlie Moniz (bass) and Matt Brann (drums).

Departed members from Lavigne’s band consist of the following: Evan Taubenfeld (lead guitar, 2002 2004), Mark Spicoluk (bass, 2002) and Jesse Colburn (rhythm guitar, 2002 2003). In 2003, it was reported that Lavigne was romantically involved with Colburn. Lavigne is engaged to be married to Deryck Whibley of the pop punk band Sum 41, and Mark Spicoluk was a former member of that band. She formerly traveled with a bag full of about thirty neck ties. Some of them she bought, and the rest of them she took from her father and some were sent to her by fanmail. Avril Lavigne stopped wearing neckties completely in 2003, as she was horrified at the constant media references to them overshadowing her music and that she was starting a fashion trend amongst her fans.

She has a star tattooed on the inside of her left wrist, applied at the same time as friend and musical associate Ben Moody’s identical tattoo. In late 2004, Avril Lavigne had a small pink heart-shaped tattoo featuring the letter ‘D’ applied to her right wrist ” thought to be a reference to fiance Deryck Whibley. Avril Lavigne has also bought a house with him in Beverly Hills. In March 2004, she became involved in a celebrity feud with Hilary Duff: Duff reportedly criticized Lavigne after she apparently got mad at her fans for dressing like her. Duff called her “mean-spirited” and said: “You should be happy that these people like you and look up to you.” During an interview for a Boston radio station, Avril Lavigne then said that Duff was a “mommy’s girl” and a “goody two-shoes”.

Avril Lavigne then said to Duff (who was not present during that interview), “You can go screw yourself”. Reportedly, Lavigne also said about Duff, “I’m sure she’s really nice and sweet. I’m sure she’s all smiles.” During that same interview, she spotted a picture of herself and ripped it up, allegedly saying, “I hate that fucking photo!” All this happened while on air. According to Lavigne, she had permission to take the picture down ” station personnel encouraged her to take it down. Avril Lavigne has admitted to Rollingstone.com that she got into some fights one night. “The other night, I got into three fights”, says Lavigne. “I was at a club and some girl was giving me attitude. Avril Lavigne pushed me and I got her down on the floor. Security came, and because I was on top, they threw me out.” A profile of Lavigne in The Washington Post found that, in the flesh, her personality did not reflect her marketing, and instead found her to be, if anything, something of a wide-eyed innocent, citing her intending to purchase her first Ramones CD. In another interview, she listed her current listening tastes as including blink-182, Sum 41, Green Day and System of a Down.

Avril Lavigne is a vegetarian. Some members of the old school, hardcore punk community have an intense dislike for Lavigne and her style of music, which they believe waters down what punk is really all about. Comments Avril Lavigne has made, showing a lack of knowledge/interest in the seventies punk movement and the luminaries of that movement (Avril Lavigne once admitted to not ever having heard of the Sex Pistols), has led some to label her a poser. However, Avril Lavigne has consistently stated that her music is not punk rock and that she does not believe she is punk. Although it’s constantly debated whether or not Avril Lavigne is punk, there have been several (and more recent) occasions where she has stated “I’m not punk, that’s a whole other world. If anything I’m more rock or pop.” Avril Lavigne has made it to the list of FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World for three consecutive years, from 2003 to 2005. She was also included in Maxim Hot 100 for 2003 and 2005 at 92nd and 36th spots respectively.

DISCOGRAPHY

  • Let Go-2002
  • Under My Skin-2004
  • The Best Damn Thing-2007

AVRIL LAVIGNE DATES

  • Jesse Colburn (2002 – 2003)
  • Deryck Whibley (2004 – now)

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ADAM SAAKS – THE DESIGNER CUToure

Designer Adam Saaks has been up close and personal with some of the hottest ladies in Tinsletown and has been customising tees for years. But, it’s his latest collaboration with Ed Hardy that’s pushed him through the stratosphere. We went down to the brand new Ed Hardy store in London and had a chat with the man himself.Having cut T-shirts for the likes of Mariah Carey, Audrina Patridge and Eva Longoria-Parker, this is a man who certainly knows how to get a lady out of her bra! A snip here and a snip there and WHAMO! The tee is transformed into a form-fitting, super-sexy custom made piece. The speed at which his scissors move is alarming, but Adam says he has never had an accident.

The week-long fashion event will feature six runway shows and dozens of in-store fashion events, designer appearances and a House of Style that visitors and fashionistas can tour. Among the events will be Adam Saaks of Ed Hardy, who will custom create his signature t-shirts for customers at Metropark, and Olympic medalist and 2008 ESPY winner Gretchen Bleiler, who is launching a line she designed for Oakley.

When asked who he would like to get his scissor-bearing hands on, Adam told us, “Oh man, Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie…Rihanna. She is hot right now!” Anyone else? “Everyone!”.

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LEONARDO DICAPRIO – THE HANDSOME GUY

Leonardo DiCaprio (full name Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio) was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles, California, United States. He is a three-time Academy Award-nominated,SAG Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor who garnered world wide fame for his role as Jack Dawson in Titanic (1997).

He is the only son of George DiCaprio, who is an underground comic artist and distributor of comic books, and Irmelin Indenbirken is a former legal secretary. Leonardo had attended John Marshall High School and Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies.His acting career started in 1989 but he became famous when he received the role in “Titanic” in 1997. Other roles he had had until now were in movies like “Gangs of New York”, “Catch Me If You Can”, “Blood Diamond”, “The Departed” or “The Aviator”.

He posed for many magazines until now and also won many awards. In 2005 he won the Golden Globe award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama with the role in “The Aviator”. Between 2002 and 2005 he had a romantic relationship with Gisele Bundchen.

His career is now a successful one and there is no doubt it will continue being this way many years from now on. Besides being talented and intelligent he is also a handsome guy and women would love dating him. He participates at many charity actions and likes helping others.

In 1997 he was among People Magazine as one of the “50 Most Beautiful People in the World”. He likes actors like Robert De Niro and Jack Nicholson. He has Italian and German origins. When he has free time he likes watching baseball cards, comic books and visit museums. Kate Winslet is one of his good friends.
FILMOGRAPHY

– Inception (2010)
– The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (2009)
– The Chancellor Manuscript (2009)
– Shutter Island (2009)
– Freedom Within the Heart (2008)
– Revolutionary Road (2008)
– Body of Lies (2008)
– Blood Diamond (2006)
– The Departed (2006)
– The Aviator (2004)
– Catch Me If You Can (2002)
– Gangs of New York (2002)
– Don’s Plum (2001)
– The Beach (2000/I)
– Celebrity (1998)
– The Man in the Iron Mask (1998/I)
– Titanic (1997)
– Marvin’s Room (1996)
– Romeo + Juliet (1996)
– Total Eclipse (1995)
– The Basketball Diaries (1995)
– The Quick and the Dead (1995)
– The Foot Shooting Party (1994)
– What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
– This Boy’s Life (1993)
– Poison Ivy (1992) (as Leonardo Di Caprio)
– Growing Pains (22 episodes, 1991-1992)
– Roseanne (1 episode, 1991)
– Critters 3 (1991)
– Santa Barbara (1984) TV series (unknown episodes, 1990)
– The New Lassie (1 episode, 1990)
– Parenthood (1990) TV series (unknown episodes)

AWARDS

Academy Awards, USA

  • 2007 – Got nomination for Oscar, category Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for Blood Diamond (2006)
  • 2005 – Got nomination for Oscar, category Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for The Aviator (2004)
  • 1994 – Got nomination for Oscar, category Best Actor in a Supporting Role for What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

Austin Film Critics Association

  • 2006 – Won Austin Film Critics Award, category Best Actor for The Departed (2006)

BAFTA Awards

  • 2007 – Got nomination for BAFTA Film Award, category Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for The Departed (2006)
  • 2005 – Got nomination for BAFTA Film Award, category Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for The Aviator (2004)

Berlin International Film Festival

  • 1997 – Won Silver Berlin Bear, category Best Actor for Romeo + Juliet (1996)

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards

  • 1998 – Won Blockbuster Entertainment Award, category Favorite Actor – Drama for Titanic (1997)
  • 1997 – Won Blockbuster Entertainment Award, category Favorite Actor – Romance for Romeo + Juliet (1996)

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

  • 2007 – Got nomination for BFCA Award, category Best Actor for Blood Diamond (2006)
  • 2007 – Got nomination for BFCA Award, category Best Actor for The Departed (2006)
  • 2005 – Got nomination for BFCA Award, category Best Actor for The Aviator (2004)

Central Ohio Film Critics Association

  • 2007 – Won COFCA Award, category Best Actor for The Departed (2006)

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

  • 2006 – Got nomination for CFCA Award, category Best Actor for The Departed (2006)
  • 1993 – Won CFCA Award, category Most Promising Actor for What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

Chlotrudis Awards

  • 1997 – Won Chlotrudis Award, category Best Supporting Actor for Marvin’s Room (1996)

Empire Awards, UK

  • 2007 – Got nomination for Empire Award, category Best Actor for The Departed (2006)

Golden Globes, USA

  • 2009 – Got nomination for Golden Globe, category Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for Revolutionary Road (2008)
  • 2007 – Got nomination for Golden Globe, category Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for Blood Diamond (2006)
  • 2007 – Got nomination for Golden Globe, category Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for The Departed (2006)
  • 2005 – Won Golden Globe, category Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for The Aviator (2004)
  • 2003 – Got nomination for Golden Globe, category Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for Catch Me If You Can (2002)
  • 1998 – Got nomination for Golden Globe, category Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for Titanic (1997)
  • 1994 – Got nomination for Golden Globe, category Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

Hollywood Film Festival

  • 2004 – Won Hollywood Film Award, category Actor of the Year

Irish Film and Television Awards

  • 2007 – Won Irish Film and Television Audience Award, category Best International Actor for The Departed (2006)

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

  • 1993 – Won Los Angeles Film Critics Association New Generation Award

MTV Movie Awards

  • 2005 – Won MTV Movie Award, category Best Male Performance for The Aviator (2004)
  • 2003 – Got nomination for MTV Movie Award, category Best Kiss for Gangs of New York (2002), shared with Cameron Diaz.
  • 2003 – Got nomination for MTV Movie Award, category Best Male Performance for Catch Me If You Can (2002)
  • 1998 – Won MTV Movie Award, category Best Male Performance for Titanic (1997)
  • 1998 – Got nomination for MTV Movie Award, category Best Kiss for Titanic (1997), shared with Kate Winslet.
  • 1998 – Got nomination for MTV Movie Award, category Best On-Screen Duo for Titanic (1997), shared with Kate Winslet.
  • 1997 – Got nomination for MTV Movie Award, category Best Kiss for Romeo + Juliet (1996), shared with Claire Danes.
  • 1997 – Got nomination for MTV Movie Award, category Best Male Performance for Romeo + Juliet (1996).
  • 1997 – Got nomination for MTV Movie Award, category Best On-Screen Duo for Romeo + Juliet (1996), shared with Claire Danes.

National Board of Review, USA

  • 2006 – Won NBR Award, category Best Ensemble for The Departed (2006), shared with Matt Damon; Jack Nicholson; Mark Wahlberg.
  • 1993 – Won NBR Award, category Best Supporting Actor for What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

National Movie Awards, UK

  • 2010 – Got nomination for National Movie Award, category Performance of the Year for Shutter Island (2010)

Online Film Critics Society Awards

  • 2007 – Got nomination for OFCS Award, category Best Actor for The Departed (2006)
  • 2005 – Got nomination for OFCS Award, category Best Actor for The Aviator (2004)

Palm Springs International Film Festival

  • 2009 – Won Ensemble Performance Award, for Revolutionary Road (2008), shared with Kate Winslet; Kathy Bates; Michael Shannon.

People’s Choice Awards, USA

  • 2007 – Got nomination for People’s Choice Award, category Favorite On-Screen Match-Up for The Departed (2006), shared with Matt Damon; Jack Nicholson.

Razzie Awards

  • 2001 – Got nomination for Razzie Award, category Worst Actor for The Beach (2000)
  • 1999 – Won Razzie Award, category Worst Screen Couple (As twins) for The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)

Satellite Awards

  • 2008 – Got nomination for Satellite Award, category Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama for Revolutionary Road (2008)
  • 2006 – Won Satellite Award, category Best Actor in a Supporting Role for The Departed (2006)
  • 2006 – Got nomination for Satellite Award, category Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama for Blood Diamond (2006)
  • 1998 – Got nomination for Golden Satellite Award, category Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for Titanic (1997)

Screen Actors Guild Awards

  • 2007 – Got nomination for Actor Award, category Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for Blood Diamond (2006)
  • 2007 – Got nomination for Actor Award, category Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for The Departed (2006)
  • 2007 – Got nomination for Actor Award, category Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for The Departed (2006), shared with Matt Damon; Jack Nicholson; Vera Farmiga.
  • 2005 – Got nomination for Actor Award, category Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for The Aviator (2004)
  • 2005 – Got nomination for Actor Award, category Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for The Aviator (2004), shared with Jude Law; Alan Alda; Alec Baldwin.
  • 1998 – Got nomination for Actor Award, category Outstanding Performance by a Cast for Titanic (1997), shared with Suzy Amis; Kathy Bates; Frances Fisher.
  • 1997 – Got nomination for Actor Award, category Outstanding Performance by a Cast for Marvin’s Room (1996), shared with Meryl Streep; Diane Keaton; Robert De Niro.

Teen Choice Awards

  • 2010 – Got nomination for Teen Choice Award, category Choice Movie Actor: Horror/Thriller for Shutter Island (2010)
  • 2009 – Got nomination for Teen Choice Award, category Choice Celebrity Activist
  • 2007 – Got nomination for Teen Choice Award, category Choice Movie Actor: Drama for The Departed (2006); Blood Diamond (2006)
  • 2005 – Got nomination for Teen Choice Award, category Choice Movie Actor: Drama for The Aviator (2004)
  • 2003 – Won Teen Choice Award, category Choice Movie Liar for Catch Me If You Can (2002)
  • 2003 – Got nomination for Teen Choice Award, category Choice Movie Liplock for Gangs of New York (2002), shared with Cameron Diaz.
  • 1999 – Got nomination for Teen Choice Award, category Film – Choice Hissy Fit for Celebrity (1998)

TV Land Awards

  • 2007 – Got nomination for TV Land Award, category Little Screen/Big Screen Star (Men)

Visual Effects Society Awards

  • 2005 – Got nomination for VES Award, category Outstanding Performance by an Actor or Actress in a Visual Effects Film for The Aviator (2004)

Young Artist Awards

  • 1992 – Got nomination for Young Artist Award, category Best Young Actor Co-starring in a Television Series for Growing Pains (1985)
  • 1991 – Got nomination for Young Artist Award, category Best Young Actor Starring in a New Television Series for Parenthood (1990)
  • 1991 – Got nomination for Young Artist Award, category Best Young Actor in a Daytime Series for Santa Barbara (1984)

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