Lupita Nyong’o Takes a Stand for Human Rights

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lupita1Lupita Nyong’o was born in 1983 in Mexico City, Mexico. Her parents, Dorothy and Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o, were in political exile at the time of her birth, but were able to return to their homeland of Kenya during their daughter’s childhood. She went to college in the United States and began her career in the film world working as a production assistant to further her love of acting and directing. Read More

Patricia Arquette Rises To the Top with a Passion

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patricia arquette oscarsPatricia Arquette grew up in a famous family of actors and it seems her star has always shined bright. Even her grandparents were involved in the vaudeville theatre scene before she was born. Patricia decided to follow her lineage and tag along with her older sister Rosanna, who was having some up-and-coming success in films, when she was shooting Desperately Seeking Susan. While rooming with Rosanna, Patricia started getting small roles in several films, including Pretty Smart and A Nightmare on Elm Street 3. Read More

Taylor Swift Shakes Off Love

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As if this year hasn’t already been big enough for Taylor Swift, it appears even further congratulations are in order for the country-gone-pop singer. Billboard announced yesterday that her new single “Blank Space” has taken the top spot, which gives Swift the incredible distinction of being the first woman in the chart’s 50-plus year history to replace herself at number one on the Hot 100.

Last week, Swift was sitting on top with “Shake It Off”, the leading single from her recently-released album 1989, which is currently enjoying a third week at number one as well. “Shake” has (so far) topped the Hot 100 for four non-consecutive weeks. Read More

Jessica Lange Doesn’t Monkey Around

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Not many actresses can capture the heart of Hollywood’s biggest stars. And Jessica Lange captured the heart of the biggest. Her debut role in the 1976 film King Kong introduced this fresh face to the general public. Originally living in Paris studying mime, Lange was a free spirit and led the gypsy lifestyle. She and her husband, photographer Paco Grande, lived in a van and traveled as much as possible. When her marriage started deteriorating, Lange and Grande decided to move to New York where she could try her hand at modeling. Read More

Joan Rivers: She Knew How To Keep Us Laughing

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The daughter of Russian immigrant parents, Joan Rivers—originally Joan Alexandra Molinsky—was born on June 8, 1933, in Brooklyn, New York. Before entering show business, Rivers worked at various jobs such as a tour guide at Rockefeller Center, a writer/proofreader at an advertising agency and a fashion consultant at Bond Clothing Stores. During this period, agent Tony Rivers advised her to change her name, so she chose Joan Rivers as her stage name. Read More

Meryl Streep: She’s a National Treasure

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Considered by many to be the greatest actress of all time, Meryl Streep has the rare gift of being talented, humble, ambitious, and proficient—all at the same time. She has been nominated for an Academy Award® a record 18 times ( having won three of them), won two out of her three Emmy Nominations and eight of her 28 Golden Globe nominations. Her first Oscar® nomination was for her performance in the 1979 Best Picture film, The Deer Hunter and she took home her first Oscar for her Best Supporting Role in the 1980 Best Picture film, Kramer vs. Kramer. Read More

Lauren Bacall: A Woman To Remember

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Lauren Bacall was a movie star from almost her first moment on the silver screen.

A fashion model and bit-part New York actress before moving to Hollywood at 19, Bacall achieved immediate fame in 1944 with one scene in her first film, To Have and Have Not. Leaving Humphrey Bogart’s hotel room, Bacall — a lanky figure with flowing blond hair and a stunning face — murmured:

“You don’t have to say anything, and you don’t have to do anything. Not a thing. Oh, maybe just whistle. You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow.” Read More

Scarlett Johansson Keeps Surprising Us

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Tony and BAFTA award-winning actress Scarlett Johansson (Lucy) has proven to be one of Hollywood’s most talented young actresses. The Golden Globe Award nominee recently starred in Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, opposite Chris Evans; Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin; and Jon Favreau’s ensemble comedy Chef, opposite Robert Downey, Jr. and Dustin Hoffman. In addition, she lent her voice to Spike Jonze’s critically acclaimed sci-fi romance Her, in the role of Samantha, an operating system, and earned the Best Actress Award at the Rome Film Festival. Read More

Kate Hudson: Her Star Just Keeps Shining

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Kate Hudson was born on April 19, 1979, in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of movie star Goldie Hawn, who had Kate with 1970’s television comedian Bill Hudson. The couple divorced when Kate was only 18 months old and she was raised by her mother Goldie and longtime partner and actor, Kurt Russell. Read More

Keira Knightley: A Life Full of New Beginnings

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Begin Again is a sweet and romantic tale that deals with loneliness and love in New York City. It also happens to be the latest film in a long line of wonderful hits for British born actress Keira Knightley. Her sweet smile and effortless charm have given her some incredible opportunities in Hollywood. Read More

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