Jumat, 18 Februari 2011

Mike Jagger Profile and Picture

Author: wikipedia.org, classicrock.about.com (mixed)

Mike Jagger


 

Full Name:

Born:

July 26, 1943

Birthplace:

Dartford, Kent (England) 

Singer-songwriter, musician, record and film producer, actor 
Genre:
Rock and roll, blues, blues-rock, psychedelic rock

Instruments 
Vocals, harmonica, percussion, guitar, bass, keyboards
Labels
Virgin, Rolling Stones, ABKCO, Universal
Associated acts
The Rolling Stones  
Quote:
"It's all right letting yourself go, as long as you can get yourself back."

Career History:

Sir Michael Philip "Mick" Jagger (born 26 July 1943) is an English musician, singer-songwriter, actor, and producer, best known as the lead vocalist of rock band, The Rolling Stones. Jagger has also acted in and produced several films.
The Rolling Stones started in the early 1960s as a rhythm and blues cover band with Jagger as frontman. Beginning in 1964, Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards developed a songwriting partnership, and by the mid-1960s the group had evolved into a major rock band. Frequent conflict with the authorities (including alleged drug use and his romantic involvements) ensured that during this time Jagger was never far from the headlines, and he was often portrayed as a counterculture figure. In the late 1960s Jagger began acting in films (starting with Performance and Ned Kelly), to mixed reception. In the 1970s, Jagger, with the rest of the Stones, became tax exiles, consolidated their global position and gained more control over their business affairs with the formation of the Rolling Stones Records label.
Jagger first band was called Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys. As a teenager, he went to school with Keith Richards, and together they helped form the original Rolling Stones. He attended the London School of Economics, but found singing and songwriting to be more fulfilling. Since 1970, he has appeared in ten movies, most recently "Mayor of the Sunset Strip" in 2003. 
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Rabu, 16 Februari 2011

Debby Reynolds Profile and Picture

Author: famouslikeme.com, mademan.com, wikipedia.org

Debby Reynolds

 

Full Name: Deborah 'Debby' Reynolds

Born: April 1, 1932  

Nick Name: Princess, Leia's Mom, Frannie, Aba Dabba  

Hometown: El Paso, Texas, US 

Assets: Cute body, good sense of humor

Sign: Aries
Height: 5'2
Job: Actress, dancer, singer

Hobbies: Collects movie memorabilia 

 

 

 

 

Personal life

Reynolds is a keen birdwatcher and was a member of the Reading Ornithology Club in the 1980s. Her husband keeps show game fowl, chickens and bantams.

She was born Mary Frances Reynolds in El Paso, Texas, the second child of Raymond Francis Reynolds (1903-1986) and Maxine N. Harman (1913-1999).
Her family moved to Burbank, California, in 1939. In 1948 she won the Miss Burbank Beauty Contest which resulted in a motion picture contract with Warner Bros. They gave her a new first name and cast her for small roles in two movies.
Reynolds then signed with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and was cast in Three Little Words which starred Fred Astaire and Red Skelton. Her appearance in her second movie at MGM, Two Weeks With Love, received strong notices. She then appeared in Mr. Imperium opposite Lana Turner.
She was chosen for the female lead in Singin' in the Rain despite the fact that Gene Kelly, who had starred in the musical comedy, was initially opposed. Reynolds was inexperienced and did not know how to tap dance. She worked hard and turned in a well-received performance with Kelly and Donald O'Connor.
Reynolds went on to star in numerous motion pictures, record hit songs (most notably "Tammy" from her 1957 film Tammy and the Bachelor) and headline major Las Vegas showrooms. Her starring role in The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964) led to a Oscar nomination, but she lost to Julie Andrews in Mary Poppins. In 2004 she was still making appearances in film and television, one of the few actors from MGM's "golden age of film" (including Anita Page, Mickey Rooney, Lauren Bacall, Cyd Charisse, Margaret O'Brien, Jane Powell, Rita Moreno, Leslie Caron, Dean Stockwell, Van Johnson, Angela Lansbury, Russ Tamblyn and June Lockhart) who was still active in filmmaking. From 1999 to the present, she has played the recurring role of Grace's mother Bobbi Adler on the NBC sitcom Will & Grace.
Reynolds has been active in the Thalians Club and has also displayed her collection of movie memorabilia, first in a Las Vegas resort during the 1990s and later in a museum close to the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles, California. She has auctioned off some of these items several times.

Marriages and children

Reynolds has been married three times:
  • Eddie Fisher (married 1955, divorced 1959)
  • Harry Karl (married 1960, divorced 1973)
  • Richard Hamlett (married 1984, divorced 1994)
She has two children, Carrie Fisher (of Star Wars fame) and Todd Fisher (born 1958).

Awards

Reynolds was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress following her performance in The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964), a Golden Globe for The Debbie Reynolds Show on television (1970), a Golden Globe for the motion picture Mother (1997), and a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for In & Out (1997). In 1997 she received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Comedy.
Her foot and hand prints are preserved in the forecourt of Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood and she has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6654 Hollywood Boulevard.

Trivia

For many years her personal manager was Seymour Heller, who also managed Liberace.

Filmography

  • June Bride (1948)
  • The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady (1950)
  • Three Little Words (1950)
  • Two Weeks with Love (1950)
  • Mr. Imperium (1951)
  • Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  • Skirts Ahoy! (1952)
  • I Love Melvin (1953)
  • The Affairs of Dobie Gillis (1953)
  • Give a Girl a Break (1953)
  • Susan Slept Here (1954)
  • Athena (1954)
  • Hit the Deck (1955)
  • The Tender Trap (1955)
  • Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956) (Cameo)
  • The Catered Affair (1956)
  • Bundle of Joy (1956)
  • Tammy and the Bachelor (1957)
  • This Happy Feeling (1958)
  • The Mating Game (1959)
  • Say One for Me (1959)
  • It Started with a Kiss (1959)
  • The Gazebo (1959)
  • The Rat Race (1960)
  • Pepe (1960) (Cameo)
  • The Pleasure of His Company (1961)
  • The Second Time Around (1961)
  • How the West Was Won (1962)
  • Mary, Mary (1963)
  • My Six Loves (1963)
  • The Story of a Dress (1964) (short subject)
  • The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)
  • Goodbye Charlie (1964)
  • The Singing Nun (1966)
  • Divorce American Style (1967)
  • How Sweet It Is! (1968)
  • What's the Matter with Helen? (1971)
  • Charlotte's Web (1973) (voice)
  • Busby Berkeley (1974) (documentary)
  • That's Entertainment! (1974) (narrator)
  • Kiki's Delivery Service (1989) (voice in 1998) English dubbed version)
  • The Bodyguard (1992) (Cameo)
  • Heaven & Earth (1993)
  • That's Entertainment! III (1994)
  • Mother (1996)
  • Wedding Bell Blues (1996) (Cameo)
  • In & Out (1997)
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) (voice only)
  • Zack and Reba (1998)
  • Keepers of the Frame (1999) (documentary)
  • Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000) (voice)
  • Cinerama Adventure (2002) (documentary)
  • Connie and Carla (2004) (Cameo)
  • Fingers Walking (2005) (currently in pre-production)

TV appearances

  • The Eddie Fisher Show (1957-1959) (regular performer throughout run)
  • The Debbie Reynolds Show (1969-1970)
  • Aloha Paradise (1981) (canceled after 4 months)
  • Sadie and Son (1987)
  • Battling for Baby (1992)
  • Roseanne {1997) guest star as Dan's mother
  • Halloweentown (1998)
  • The Christmas Wish (1998)
  • A Gift of Love: The Daniel Huffman Story (1999)
  • Virtual Mom (2000)
  • Rugrats (cast member from 2000-2004) (voice)
  • These Old Broads (2001)
  • Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge (2001)
  • Tracey Ullman in Trailer Tales (2003) (Cameo)
  • Halloweentown III: Halloweentown High (2004)
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Minggu, 13 Februari 2011

Yolanda Adams Profile and Pictures





Full Name: Yolanda Yvette Adams

Born: August 27, 1961

Job: Singer, songwriter, music producer, actress, radio host

Origin: Houston, Texas, United States

Active: 1979 – present

American Grammy- and Dove-award winning Gospel music singer and radio show host. As of September 2009, she had sold 4.5 million albums since 1991, according to SoundScan.

On December 11, 2009 Billboard Magazine named her the 1st Gospel Artist of the last decade. In the same chart, her album "Mountain High...Valley Low" was acknowledged as the best gospel album.

Life

The oldest of six siblings, Adams was raised in Houston, Texas. She graduated from Sterling High School in Houston in 1979. After graduating from Texas Southern University, she began a Career as a schoolteacher and part-time model in Houston, Texas. Eventually she gave up teaching to perform full-time as a lead singer.

Musical Career

Beginnings

Adams first attracted the attention of Thomas Whitfield and Sound of Gospel Records as a lead singer with Houston's Southeast Inspirational Choir affiliated with the Church of God in Christ, under the direction of Carl Preacher, Brenda Waters, and Shirley Joiner. The choir released the single in 1982 "For My Liberty" with Adams as the featured vocalist. In 1986, Adams was featured on the Edwin Hawkins Music and Arts Seminar Choir release "Give Us Peace", with a performance titled "My Trust Lies In You". Later, she signed a recording contract with Sound of Gospel which yielded her first album Just As I Am in 1987. In 1990, Yolanda signed to Ben Tankard's independent label Tribute Records and released Through The Storm. Two years later, Adams followed with Save the World, which included her first signature song "The Battle Is The Lord's". Her next release was 1995's More Than A Melody, which featured production work from Ben Tankard, O'Landa Draper, and BeBe Winans. The single "Gotta Have Love," from that album featuring Tony Terry on background vocals, gained mainstream notoriety and was her first single and music video. Yolanda... Live In Washington, released the following year, featured versions of material from her first two albums. The footage from this recording was released as a collection of two videos on VHS initially, and later as a single set on DVD.
Songs from the Heart was her final release for Verity Records and included "Only Believe" which was popular songs on contemporary radio. The album also included "Still I Rise," a dedication to Rosa Parks which was inspired by the Maya Angelou poem of the same name.
"Fragile Heart", was dedicated to the memory of Adams' long time road manager who died in 1998. Adams' first significant attention outside the urban contemporary gospel arena came with the release of Mountain High... Valley Low in 1999 on Elektra Records. Several mainstream artists and producers helped in the production of this album including Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (Janet Jackson, Boyz II Men), James "Big Jim" Wright (Mariah Carey, Nicole C. Mullen), Warryn Campbell (Mary Mary, Brandy), and Keith Thomas (BeBe & CeCe Winans). The album went Platinum in 2000 and won her a Grammy Award. Notable singles from the album include Yeah", "Fragile Heart", and "Open My Heart".
In 2000, Adams released a Christmas album, and in 2001 she released a live album (The Experience). The Experience netted Adams a second Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album. Believe, which included the hit "Never Give Up" was released in 2001. She would later go on to perform this song at "The Salute to Gospel Music" at the White House during President George W. Bush's administration. In 2001, Adams also released a compilation CD entitled The Divas Of Gospel; it included the legendary Grammy Award Winner Albertina Walker, who is considered the "queen of gospel music."
Adams recorded a song for the 2003 film, Honey titled "I Believe" that played during the last scene in the final dance.
Adams was also a judge for the 2nd annual Independent Music Awards to support independent artists' careers.

Back after break

After nearly four years without releasing an album, Adams returned in 2005 with Day By Day. Although charting higher than Mountain High...Valley Low on the Billboard 100 and Billboard R&B Albums chart, it did not receive RIAA certification. The album featured the singles "Be Blessed," "Someone Watching Over You," "This Too Shall Pass", and "Victory" (which was prominently featured in the movie The Gospel).
After ending her long association with Atlantic Records, Atlantic released a greatest hits collection entitled The Best of Me in May 2007.
Adams signed with Columbia Records in 2007. Columbia released What a Wonderful Time, her second holiday collection, in October 2007. "Hold On" was released as the lead single.

2008-present

In 2007, after releasing her holiday album with Columbia, Yolanda Adams stated in different interviews that she was in the planning stages for a new album. Her official website stated that it would be a duets project, with possible collaborations with Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Natalie Cole, Trin-i-Tee 5:7, and Mary Mary. In an interview with Commercial Appeal, Adams stated that Chaka Khan and Shirley Caesar could possibly be on the new project as well. In March 2009, in an interview on a FOX station in Houston, she stated that her women's clothing line and new album are both still in progress. She stated that the new album will be full of dance tracks.
Adams' song "Hold On," from her 2007 holiday album What a Wonderful Time, is included in a compilation in support of Barack Obama's campaign entitled Yes We Can: Voices of a Grass Roots Movement.
On December 25, 2009, Adams performed on BET's The Mo'Nique Show, where she sang "Already Alright," from her 1999 Mountain High...Valley Low album. Mo'Nique stated that the song is one of her favorites.
As of 2010, the new album, highly anticipated follow-up to What a Wonderful Time, is still in the making.


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