Bollywood Celebrity Artist Profile - Zoya Akhtar

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

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Zoya Akhtar

Zoya Akhtar (born 14 October 1972) is an Indian film director and screenwriter. She made her debut as director with critically acclaimed Luck By Chance (2009). In 2011, she directed the critically and commercially successful film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and won the Filmfare Award for Best Director for it.


Zoya started her career as co-director a music video called "Price of Bullets" for a rock band. She has worked as a casting director for films including Dil Chahta Hai and Split Wide Open, and as an assistant director for her brother Farhan Akhtar's films, Lakshya and Dil Chahta Hai. She then worked as an executive producer for her longtime partner Reema Kagti's Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd., also produced by Excel Entertainment.

Zoya made her directorial debut with Luck By Chance (2009), starring her brother Farhan Akhtar and Konkana Sen Sharma. Telling the story of a struggling actor who breaks into the Industry. The film was well-received by critics, despite not doing well at the box office. In 2011, she directed Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, a multistarrer with Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol, Farhan Akhtar, Katrina Kaif and Kalki Koechlin. It turned out to be a huge box office success and was well received by critics and won her Filmfare Award for Best Director. In 2013, Akhtar teamed up with Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee and Karan Johar for Bombay Talkies. It was made as a celebration of 100 years of Indian cinema. She then went on to direct Dil Dhadakne Do (2015), a film based on a dysfunctional Punjabi family starring Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra as brother and sister, with Anushka Sharma and Farhan Akhtar as their respective love interests and Anil Kapoor as their father.

Personal life

Zoya Akhtar was born on 14 October 1972 in Mumbai to poet, lyricist and screenwriter Javed Akhtar and screenwriter Honey Irani. Zoya's stepmother is Shabana Azmi. Zoya is the sister of Farhan Akhtar and granddaughter of Urdu poet Jan Nisar Akhtar. She went to school at Maneckji Cooper and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at St. Xavier's College, both in Mumbai. Later, she joined the New York University Film School to learn film production.
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Bollywood Celebrity Artist Profile - Zubeen Garg

Born: November 18,1972 Jorhat, Assam, India
Spouse: Garima Saikia Garg Zodiac: Scorpio

Biography: Zubeen Garg is quite the powerhouse of talent. He is a singer, music director, actor, lyricist, composer, director and poet all rolled into one. He also plays dhols, guitar, dotora, mandolin, keyboard and various other instruments. He released his first album Anamika in 1992. The album was a massive success and it changed the music scenario in Assam. Zubeen’s other albums include Zubeen’s Zindagi, Rock and Runjun. Till date, he has sung in 40 different languages. He acted in the National Award-winning movie Mon Jai (2007). In 2000, Garg wrote, directed and acted in the Assamese film Tumi Mor Matho Mor. He acted, co-produced and scored music in another Assamese film Dinabandhu in 2005 and it went on to win the National Award.
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Bollywood Celebrity Artist Profile - Zubeida

Spouse: Maharaj Narsingir Dhanrajgir Gyan Bahadur
Children: Humayun Dhanrajgir Dhurreshwar Dhanrajgir

Biography: Actress Zubeida can be called one of Indian cinemas first superstar in every sense of the term. Belonging to royalty (she was a Muslim princess), Zubeida had her audience enthralled with her stunning beauty and mesmerizing grace. Her mother Fatima Begum was the country's first woman film director and a superstar of the silent movie era. She was instrumental in shaping her daughter’s career and Zubeida starred in her first movie Kohinoor at the young age of 12. This was in itself quite a first considering a girl working in cinemas was still not acceptable then. She acted in first Indian talkie movie Alam Ara (1931). Her early hits include Devdas (1937), Sagar Movietone's first talkie, Meri Jaan, Kalyan Khajina, Veer Abhimanyu, Desh Ka Dushman, Laila Majnu, Nanand Bhojai and Naval Gandhi's Sacrifice. Zubeida married Maharaj Narsingir Dhanrajgir Gyan Bahadur of Hyderabad.

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Frank Ocean Profile

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Frank Ocean

Christopher Francis Ocean (born Christopher Breaux October 28, 1987), is an American singer, songwriter and rapper. Ocean started his career as aghostwriter for artists such as Damienn Jones, John Legend, Justin Bieber, andBrandy.

In 2010, he became a member of alternative hip hop collective OFWGKTA also known as Odd Future, and his debut mixtape, Nostalgia, Ultra, was released to critical acclaim in 2011. The singles "Novacane" and "Swim Good" both achieved chart success. In 2012, Ocean finished second place in the BBC'sSound of 2012 poll. His debut studio album, Channel Orange, was released in July 2012 to critical acclaim and was promoted with three charting singles: "Thinkin Bout You", "Pyramids", and "Sweet Life".

Ocean became one of the first mainstream African-American music artists to announce that he had once fallen in love with someone of the same sex. Ocean's music has been characterized by music writers as idiosyncratic in style.

Early life

Ocean was born Christopher "Lonney" Breaux on October 28, 1987, in Long Beach, California to parents Calvin Edward Cooksey and Katonya Breaux When he was around five years old, he and his family moved to New Orleans, Louisiana.

He grew up around its local jazz scene and listened to his mother's CDs on her car stereo, including albums by Celine Dion, Anita Baker, and The Phantom of the Opera soundtrack. As a teenager, he did neighborhood chores and saved up money to rent studio time. As he recalled, "Oh man I had numerous hustles [...] Washing cars was one of them, and mowing lawns and walking dogs."[3] In Louisiana, Ocean attended John Ehret High School and later enrolled in theUniversity of New Orleans and moved into its dormitory in 2005. Shortly after enrolling in the university, Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and he transferred to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.


2005–11: Career beginnings

In 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit Ocean's hometown of New Orleans and his recording facility was destroyed by floodwater and looting. To continue recording music, he moved to Los Angeles and intended to stay for just six weeks but decided to stay longer and develop his music career after establishing contact with people in the music industry. He recorded some demos at a friend's studio and shopped them around Los Angeles. After getting a songwriting deal, he started working with other record producers and wrote songs for artists such as Justin Bieber, John Legend, Brandy, and Beyoncé. Ocean later said of his work at the time, "There was a point where I was composing for other people, and it might have been comfy to continue to do that and enjoy that income stream and the anonymity. But that's not why I moved away from school and away from family."He has also worked with artists such as Nas and Pharrell Williams. Ocean joined Los Angeles-based hip hop collective Odd Future, whom he had met in 2009. His friendship with Odd Future member Tyler, The Creator reinvigorated Ocean's songwriting. In late 2009, he met Tricky Stewart, who helped him sign a contract with Def Jam Recordings as a solo artist.

On February 18, 2011, Ocean released his first mixtape, Nostalgia, Ultra, to critical acclaim. The mixtape focuses on interpersonal relationships, personal reflection and social commentary. NPR's Andrew Noz said Ocean's songwriting is "smart and subtle...setting him apart from the pack." Rolling Stone magazine's Jonah Weiner wrote that Ocean was a "gifted avant-R&B smoothie". In April 2011, Ocean stated that his relationship with Def Jam strengthened since the release of the mixtape. The mixtape made Ocean widely known and led to his collaborations with rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West. Ocean first appeared in Tyler, The Creator's music video for the single "She", from Tyler's second studio album Goblin (2011). His first performance was in collaboration with Odd Future at the 2011 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, where he later joined them for their first tour across the east coast of the United States. On May 19, 2011 Ocean's record label Def Jam announced its plans to re-release Nostalgia, Ultra as an EP. The single 'Novacane' was released to iTunes in May 2011, and the EP originally was set to be released the next month, but was delayed.

In June 2011, Ocean revealed that he would work on the upcoming Kanye West and Jay-Z collaborative album, Watch the Throne. Ocean co-wrote and featured on two tracks: "No Church in the Wild" and "Made in America". On July 28, 2011, a song titled "Thinkin Bout You" leaked on the internet. It was later revealed the song was a reference track, written by Ocean, for Roc Nationartist Bridget Kelly's debut studio album. Kelly renamed the song 'Thinking About Forever'. In September 2011, a music video directed byHigh5Collective for Ocean's version was released, yet the song still appeared on Kelly's debut EP Every Girl. In August 2011, Frank Ocean made his first appearance on the cover of the publication The FADER, in its 75th issue.

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Bethe Correia

Friday, 31 July 2015

Bethe Correia (born June 22, 1983) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist. She currently competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship's women's bantamweight division.

Early life

Bethe Correia was born in Campina Grande, Paraiba. She graduated from college with a degree in accounting, but gradually found that she was "too hyperactive for office work." While practicing Sanda, Correia concluded that fighting provided what had been "missing" in her life, and sought to compete in mixed martial arts (MMA).

Mixed martial arts career

Early career

Correia studied a number of techniques at the onset of her MMA career, including jiu-jitsu, Sanda, and amateur wrestling. She would eventually develop a preference for striking, particularly boxing and kickboxing.

She made her professional MMA debut in her native Brazil in May 2012, defeating Daniela Maria da Silva by unanimous decision at the First Fight: Revelations show. Training with the "Pitbull" brothers, Patrício and Patricky Freire, she won her first six fights within 13 months.

Ultimate Fighting Championship
In October 2013, Correia signed a multi-fight deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Correia noted, "Being in the UFC is having the chance to fight with the best in the world and accept big challenges. It's the dream of any fighter."

Correia made her promotional debut the following December as she faced MMA veteran Julie Kedzie at UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Bigfoot. At the time, Correia had fought in six professional bouts, while Kedzie had competed in 28. Correia won the fight via split decision.

She then faced Jessamyn Duke on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172. Despite her reach disadvantage, Correia used quick striking to out-point Duke, and closed the gap by backing Duke toward the cage. She won the fight by unanimous decision.

Correia faced Shayna Baszler on August 30, 2014 at UFC 177. After escaping a submission attempt in the first round, Correia became more aggressive with her striking and won by TKO at 1:56 of round 2.

Bantamweight title shot
Following her third consecutive win in the UFC, Correia was challenged by former Strikeforce bantamweight champions Sarah Kaufman and Miesha Tate. "A lot of girls from the UFC roster want a bout with me," Correia noted. She initially expressed interest in fighting Kaufman, but later stated that she was focused on getting a title shot against UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. "I want to face the champion," she said.

After her earlier victory over Duke, a member of Rousey's informal "Four Horsewomen" stable, Correia began campaigning for a title shot against Rousey, holding four fingers to the camera and symbolically putting one down. She did likewise after beating Horsewoman Baszler. In March 2015, UFC officials confirmed that Correia would fight Rousey for the title on August 1, 2015, at UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro.

Despite the fact that Rousey had finished all but one of her previous fights within a round, Correia displayed much confidence heading into the bout, stating that she planned to give Rousey the worst beating of her career. She also expressed a desire to win by knockout.

Fighting style
Correia is a striker who largely uses boxing and grappling techniques. She is recognized for her punching combinations, counter strikes, spinning back fists, and aggressive right hands. During her fight against Jessamyn Duke, she led by 100 strikes to Duke's 55.

Correia is known for her use of dirty boxing and cutting off the cage. While clinching, she will usually move the fight toward the fence and attack with flurries At UFC 172, she used this technique to negate Jessamyn Duke's reach; she later used it to earn her stoppage against Shayna Baszler.
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Valerie Harper Biography

Valerie Kathryn Harper
Valerie Kathryn Harper

Valerie Kathryn Harper (born August 22, 1939) is an American actress.

She is best known for her roles as Rhoda Morgenstern in the 1970s television series The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off, Rhoda, and later as Valerie Hogan in Valerie. She is a four-time Primetime Emmy Award winner. Her notable film roles include Freebie and the Bean (1974), and Chapter Two (1979), both of which garnered her Golden Globe Award nominations.

Harper is also known for her stage work, having appeared in several Broadway productions. She started her career as a dancer on Broadway, making her debut in the musical Take Me Along in 1959. In 2010, she was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance as Talullah Bankhead in the play Looped.

Early life

Harper was born in Suffern, New York, the daughter of Iva Mildred (née McConnell 1910-1988)[3] and Howard Donald Harper. Her father was a lighting salesman, and her mother was born in Canada and trained as a nurse. She is the middle child of three siblings. She has an older sister, Leah; a younger brother, Merrill (who later took the name "Don") and a half-sister, Virginia, from her father's second marriage.

She claims her parents were expecting a boy and after her arrival, her first and middle names derived from that year's women's doubles tennis champions, Valerie Scott and Kay Stammers. She is of French, English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh ancestry. Harper claims to have based her future character Rhoda Morgenstern on her Italian stepmother, Angela Posillico, and Penny Ann Green (née Joanna Greenberg), with whom she danced in the Broadway musical Wildcat. She was raised Catholic, although at an early age she "quit" the church.

The family moved every two years due to her father's work, attending schools in South Orange, New Jersey; Pasadena, California; Monroe, Michigan; Ashland, Oregon; and Jersey City, New Jersey. When her family returned to Oregon, Harper remained in the New York City area to study ballet. She attended Lincoln High School in Jersey City, graduating from the private Young Professionals School on West 56th Street, where classmates included Sal Mineo, Tuesday Weld, and Carol Lynley.


Broadway dancer and improv
Harper began as a dancer and chorus girl on Broadway, and went on to perform in several Broadway shows, some choreographed by Michael Kidd, including Wildcat (starring Lucille Ball), Take Me Along (starring Jackie Gleason), and Subways Are For Sleeping. In-between she was also cast in Destry Rides Again but was forced to leave rehearsals due to illness. Her roommate, actress Arlene Golonka, introduced her to Second City improvisation theater and to improv performer Dick Schaal, whom Harper later married in 1965. Harper was stepmother to Schaal's daughter, Wendy, an actress. They lived in Greenwich Village. She returned to Broadway in February 2010, playing Tallulah Bankhead in Matthew Lombardo's Looped at the Lyceum Theatre.

Harper appeared in a bit part in the film version of Li'l Abner (1959), playing a Yokumberry Tonic wife. She broke into television on an episode of the soap opera The Doctors ("Zip Guns can Kill"). She was an extra in Love with the Proper Stranger. She toured with Second City with Schaal, Linda Lavin and others, later appearing in sketches on Playboy After Dark. Harper and Schaal moved to Los Angeles in 1968, and co-wrote an episode of Love, American Style.


While doing theater in Los Angeles in 1970, Harper was spotted by casting agent Ethel Winant, who called her in to audition for the role of Rhoda Morgenstern on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. She co-starred from 1970–1974 and then starred in the spin-off series, Rhoda (CBS 1974-1978) in which her character returned to New York. She won four Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award for her work as Rhoda Morgenstern throughout this period. In 2000, Harper reunited with Moore in Mary and Rhoda, a TV movie that brought their iconic characters together again in later life. The first season of Rhoda was released on DVD on April 21, 2009, by Shout! Factory.
She was nominated for a Golden Globe for "New Star of the Year" for her role in Freebie and The Bean (1974). Harper was a guest star on The Muppet Show in 1976, its first season.

Harper returned to situation comedy in 1986 when she played family matriarch Valerie Hogan on the NBC series Valerie. Following a salary dispute with NBC and production company Lorimar in 1987, Harper was fired from the series at the end of its second season. Harper sued NBC and Lorimar for breach of contract. Her claims against NBC were dismissed, but the jury found that Lorimar had wrongfully fired her and awarded her $1.4 million plus 12.5 percent of the show's profits. The series continued without her with the explanation that her character had died off-screen. In 1987, it was initially renamed Valerie's Family and then The Hogan Family, as Harper was replaced by actress Sandy Duncan, who played her sister-in-law Sandy Hogan. NBC canceled The Hogan Family in 1990, but it was picked up by CBS for a final season.
Harper appeared in various television movies, including a performance as Maggie in a production of the Michael Cristofer play The Shadow Box, directed by Paul Newman, and in guest roles on such series as Melrose Place (1998) and Sex and the City (1999).

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Gregg Sulkin

Gregg Sulkin
Gregg Sulkin

 Gregg Sulkin (/ˈsʌlkɪn/; born 29 May 1992) is an English actor. At age ten he made his film debut in the 2002 Doctor Zhivago mini-series. He later landed the starring role in the 2006 British release Sixty Six, and subsequently became known for appearing in the Disney Channel comedy series As the Bell Rings and Wizards of Waverly Place. In 2010, he starred in the Disney Channel television movie Avalon High. He also appears in the television special The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex. He is currently a main character on the MTV's show Faking It. He also appeared on Pretty Little Liars as Ezra's little brother Wesley Fitzgerald.

Life and career

Sulkin was born in London. He is Jewish and had his Bar Mitzvah by the Western Wall in Jerusal.He attended Highgate School in North London.
Sulkin made his acting debut in the 2002 mini-series Doctor Zhivago. He subsequently starred in the comedy Sixty Six, as Bernie Rubens, alongside Helena Bonham Carter, Eddie Marsan and Catherine Tate. Sulkin also played the role of JJ in the Disney Channel comedy, As the Bell Rings, worked on a CBBC children sci-fi show The Sarah Jane Adventures (spin-off of Doctor Who), playing Adam in series 3 two-episode story The Mad Woman in the Attic.

Sulkin was on Disney Channel's Pass the Plate as Gregg from the UK. He had a recurring guest role on the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place, where he played Alex's love interest Mason Greybeck he reprised his role in 4 episodes of season 3 and returned to the series in its fourth season, and through to its finale.
Sulkin has also landed a role in the thriller The Heavy.

In 2010 he went to New Zealand making a Disney Channel film Avalon High, which premiered on 12 November 2010. In an interview with Kyle Martino, aired on Soccer Talk Live on the Fox Soccer Channel in the US, Sulkin announced that he was a fan of Arsenal.

Sulkin was on the Disney Channel's Friends for Change Games and was on the Yellow Team.

He reprised his role as Mason Greyback in The Wizards Return : Alex vs. Alex on Friday, 15 March on Disney Channel.

In 2012, Sulkin starred in the American teen drama series Pretty Little Liars as a recurring character, Wesley Fitzgerald brother of Ezra Fitz.

In February 2013, it was announced that Sulkin would play Julian Fineman in FOX's television adaptation of Lauren Oliver's young adult novel, Delirium. On 8 May, it was reported that Fox has decided not to pick up Delirium.

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Wet Hot American Summer Movie

Wet Hot American Summer Movie 

Wet Hot American Summer is a 2001 American satirical romantic comedy film directed by David Wain from a screenplay written by Wain and Michael Showalter. The film features an ensemble cast, including Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Molly Shannon, Paul Rudd, Christopher Meloni, Michael Showalter (and various other members of MTV's sketch comedy group The State), Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, Zak Orth, and A.D. Miles. The film takes place during the last full day at a fictional summer camp in 1981, and spoofs the sex comedies aimed at teen audiences of that era.

The film was a critical and commercial failure, but has since developed a cult following, as many of its cast members have gone on to high-profile work. Netflix will produce an eight-episode prequel series in 2015, starring many of the original cast members, including Cooper, Garofalo, Rudd, Poehler, Banks and Hyde Pierce, among others.


In 1981, Camp Firewood, a summer camp located near Waterville, Maine, is preparing for its last day of camp. Counselors have one last chance to have a romantic encounter with another person at Camp Firewood. The summer culminates in a talent show.

Beth (Janeane Garofalo), the camp director, struggles to keep her counselors in order—and her campers alive—while falling in love with Henry (David Hyde Pierce), an astrophysics associate professor at Thomas College. Henry has to devise a plan to save the camp from a piece of NASA's Skylab, which is falling to Earth.

Coop (Michael Showalter) has a crush on Katie (Marguerite Moreau), his fellow counselor, but has to pry her away from her rebellious, obnoxious, and obviously unfaithful boyfriend, Andy (Paul Rudd). Only Gene (Christopher Meloni), the shell-shocked Vietnam war veteran and camp chef, can help Coop win Katie—with some help from a talking can of vegetables (voiced by H. Jon Benjamin).

All the while, Gary (A.D. Miles), Gene's unfortunately chosen apprentice, and J.J. (Zak Orth) attempt to figure out why McKinley (Michael Ian Black) hasn't been with a woman, the reason being that McKinley is in love with Ben, whom he marries in a ceremony by the lake; Victor (Ken Marino) attempts to sleep with the resident loose-girl Abby (Marisa Ryan); and Susie (Amy Poehler) and Ben (Bradley Cooper) attempt to produce and choreograph the greatest talent show Camp Firewood has ever seen.


Wet Hot American Summer premiered at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival, where it was screened four times to sold-out crowds, though it failed to attract a distributor. Months later, USA Films offered the filmmakers $100,000 for the film, with virtually no participation for the filmmakers, an offer the film's investors accepted. It premiered in New York City on July 27, 2001, then received a theatrical release limited to fewer than 30 cities.

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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation is a 2015 American action spy film written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie. It is the fifth installment in the Mission: Impossible series and was preceded by Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011). It stars Tom Cruise, who reprises his role as IMF Agent Ethan Hunt. It is produced by Cruise, J. J. Abrams, and David Ellison of Skydance Productions.

Filming began on August 21, 2014, in Vienna, Austria, and concluded on March 12, 2015. The film is scheduled to be released in North America by Paramount Pictures on July 31, 2015.


After intercepting nerve gas being sold to terrorists, Impossible Missions Force agent Ethan Hunt is convinced he can prove the existence of the Syndicate, an international criminal consortium. Reporting to an IMF substation to receive his next orders, Hunt is captured by the Syndicate, but escapes a torture chamber with the help of disavowed British agent Ilsa Faust, a Syndicate operative who offers no explanation for her actions. With their existence confirmed, Hunt follows his only lead: a blond man in glasses, later identified as Solomon Lane.

CIA director Alan Hunley and IMF agent William Brandt appear before a Senate oversight committee to justify the IMF's continued existence in the face of their recklessness. Hunley demands it be disbanded and absorbed into the CIA. With Brandt unable to reveal operational details without permission from the cabinet Secretary overseeing the IMF, the committee sides with Hunley, whose calls for Hunt's capture.

Six months later, Hunt leads a CIA team to an empty safehouse as a means of passing information on the Syndicate to his friend, intelligence analyst Benji Dunn. Suspicious of Hunley's actions and believing he will kill Hunt at the first opportunity, Brandt recruits former agent Luther Stickell to find Hunt, using a likeness of Ilsa from the safehouse. Hunt arranges for Dunn to attend the opera Turandot in Vienna, recruiting him for a covert mission to locate Lane. Realizing the Syndicate plans to assassinate the Chancellor of Austria there, Hunt intervenes by wounding him first to have him taken away. Escaping with Ilsa, one of the intended shooters, he sees the Chancellor nonetheless killed by a car bomb.

Ilsa, Hunt and Dunn locate a file hidden by a Syndicate traitor on a high-security server used to regulate a Moroccan power station. Believing it to be a ledger containing the names of all Syndicate agents, the trio secure it before Ilsa betrays Hunt and Dunn. She returns to London, and passes the file to her handler, Attlee. Attlee compels Ilsa to return to the Syndicate and prove her loyalty to its leader, Lane. Regrouping with Brandt and Stickell, Hunt and Dunn follow Ilsa to London. When Lane's men abduct Dunn and Ilsa, Hunt realizes that Lane will always have a plan to acquire the files, and the only sure way to stop him is to force a confrontation. He agrees to Lane's ultimatum to abduct the British Prime Minister and use his voice print to unlock the file.

Brandt contacts Hunley and reveals their location. At a charity auction, the two to try and prevent Hunt from attacking the Prime Minister, whom they and Attlee take to a secure room. Hunt, having posed as Attlee, reveals himself and has the Prime Minister confirm the existence of the Syndicate: a classified project that sought to recruit disavowed foreign operatives to carry out clandestine missions, an initiative the Prime Minister rejected as too extreme. When the real Attlee arrives, Hunt subdues him, and he admits Lane hijacked the project and went rogue, and that Atlee has been covering up its existence ever since.

Stickell discovers the file is not a ledger of agents, but contains the location and access codes for billions of dollars in untraceable funds that Lane has been desperate to get to expand the Syndicate's operations. Hunt memorizes the data and destroys the file to force Lane to release Dunn and Ilsa in exchange for what he knows. He lures Lane into the open and into a trap. Imprisoned in a bulletproof cell, he is gassed and taken into custody.

Some time later, Hunley and Brandt return to the oversight committee to reinstate the IMF. Hunley says their original meeting gave him a pretext to let Hunt's team infiltrate the CIA and take down the Syndicate without arousing suspicion. The committee is skeptical, but agrees to reinstate the IMF. Outside, Brandt addresses Hunley as "Mr. Secretary", revealing the ruse.

  •     Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt
  •     Jeremy Renner as William Brandt
  •     Simon Pegg as Benji Dunn
  •     Rebecca Ferguson as Ilsa Faust
  •     Ving Rhames as Luther Stickell
  •     Sean Harris as Solomon Lane[3]
  •     Alec Baldwin as Alan Hunley[4]
  •     Simon McBurney as Attlee
  •     Zhang Jingchu as Lauren
  •     Jens Hultén as Janik "Bone Doctor" Vinter
  •     Tom Hollander as the Prime Minister


Paramount Pictures announced in August 2013 that Christopher McQuarrie would direct the fifth Mission: Impossible film, from a script by Drew Pearce, with Tom Cruise reprising his role as Ethan Hunt. Tom Cruise Productions and Bad Robot would produce, and "Skydance Productions, who served as co-financers and executive producers of the last installment, will work closely with the team in the development and production process." On November 14, 2013, Paramount announced a release date of December 25, 2015. The same month, Simon Pegg confirmed he would reprise his role as Benji. In May 2014, Will Staples replaced Pearce as screenwriter. Also that month, Jeremy Renner confirmed he was returning in the role of William Brandt, and Cruise said the film would shoot in London, with a later report saying it would first shoot in Vienna in August. At some point, McQuarrie replaced Staples as screenwriter; the final credits list McQuarrie as screenwriter, with story by Pearce.

In July 2014, Rebecca Ferguson was cast and Alec Baldwin was in talks for the fifth film. Baldwin was confirmed to have joined the cast in August 2014, and Ving Rhames was confirmed to be reprising his role of Luther Stickell. On September 5, it was announced that Sean Harris was in negotiations for the villain role. On October 2, Simon McBurney joined the cast of the film. On October 6, Chinese actress Zhang Jingchu joined the film's cast for a major role. On March 22, 2015, Paramount revealed the film's official title Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, along with a teaser poster and trailer.Filming

Principal photography began in August 2014. On August 21, the production released its first photos from the set in Vienna, Austria. On August 22, actors Cruise and Pegg along with director Christopher McQuarrie were spotted at Vienna's Metro. Later on in the day, Cruise and Ferguson were also spotted during the filming of some stunt (jumping) scenes from the roof-top of Vienna State Opera. On August 26, actors were again spotted filming scenes in Vienna. After finishing the one and a half week filming in Austria, on August 30, actor Cruise arrived in Rabat, Morocco for the filming of remaining scenes. Here the Marrakesh Highway was closed for 14 days (August 30-September 12). Other filming locations in Morocco include Agadir and Rabat. On September 2, Cruise was spotted racing a 2015 BMW M3 Sedan in Derb sultane, Casablanca. On September 8 and 9, filming took place in The Marrakesh Stadium, which was closed both days for filming purposes. On September 26, Cruise was filming scenes doing his own stunts in a BMW car in Kasbah of the Udayas in capital city Rabat.

After more than a month of shooting in Austria and Morocco, filming moved to London on September 28. On October 7, a trailer was seen carrying damaged BMW M3s from the set after filming in Morocco. On October 10, Cruise and his stuntman Wade Eastwood were spotted during filming some scenes in Monaco, lead actress Ferguson also spotted. Filming of an action scene featuring Ethan Hunt climbing and fighting on the outside of a flying Airbus A400M Atlas took place at RAF Wittering in the United Kingdom. Tom Cruise performed the sequence, at times suspended on the aircraft 5000 feet in the air, without the use of a stunt double. On November 9, filming began on Southampton Water, while the crews were spotted arriving at Fawley Power Station before filming started. On December 2, 2014, Cruise was almost hit by a double-decker bus while filming a scene in London. However, the bus missed him and he suffered no injuries Tom Cruise trained under diving specialist Kirk Krack to be able to hold his breath for six minutes to perform an underwater sequence which was filmed in a single long take without any edits.

On February 20, 2015, The Hollywood Reporter said filming was halted to give McQuarrie, Cruise, and an unknown third person time to rework the movie's ending. Filming ended on March 12, 2015.


The musical score for Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation was composed by Joe Kraemer, who previously collaborated with director McQuarrie on The Way of the Gun and Jack Reacher. Kraemer was announced as the composer for the film in September 2014. The physical soundtrack will be available from La-La Land Records on July 28, 2015, with the digital album released from Paramount Music! on the same day.

As well as incorporating Lalo Schifrin's thematic material from the television series throughout the score, three tracks ("Escape to Danger," "A Matter of Going" and "Finale and Curtain Call") interpolate Nessun Dorma.

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Serena Williams Biography

Friday, 10 July 2015

Serena Williams
Serena Williams

Lahir pada tahun 1981 di Saginaw, Michigan, Serena Williams mulai pelatihan tenis intensif pada usia 3. Dia memenangkan kejuaraan besar pertamanya pada tahun 1999 dan menyelesaikan karir Grand Slam pada tahun 2003. Seiring dengan keberhasilan individu nya, Williams bekerja sama dengan adiknya Venus Williams untuk memenangkan seri dari kelas ganda. Kemenangannya di Prancis Terbuka 2015 memberikan 20 gelar Grand Slam single-nya, total ketiga tertinggi dalam sejarah.

Masa Muda

Petenis Amerika Serena Williams Jameka lahir pada tanggal 26 September 1981, di Saginaw, Michigan. Bungsu dari Richard dan lima putri Oracene Williams, Serena Williams, bersama dengan kakaknya Venus, akan tumbuh menjadi salah satu juara besar olahraga.

Serena ayah-mantan petani penggarap dari Louisiana bertekad untuk melihat dua gadis bungsunya berhasil digunakan apa yang telah diperoleh dari buku dan video untuk mengajar Serena dan Venus tentang cara bermain game tenis. Pada usia 3, berlatih di lapangan yang tidak jauh dari keluarga baru Compton, California, rumah, Serena bertahan kerasnya praktek dua jam setiap hari dari ayahnya.

Fakta bahwa keluarga telah pindah ke Compton tidak ada kecelakaan. Dengan tingkat tinggi aktivitas geng, Richard Williams ingin mengekspos anak-anaknya untuk kemungkinan jelek hidup "jika mereka tidak bekerja keras dan mendapatkan pendidikan." Dalam pengaturan ini, pada pengadilan yang penuh dengan lubang dan jaring kadang-kadang hilang, Serena dan Venus memotong gigi mereka pada permainan tenis dan persyaratan untuk tekun dalam iklim sulit.

Pada tahun 1991, Serena adalah 46-3 pada tur Asosiasi Tenis Amerika Serikat junior, dan peringkat pertama di divisi 10-dan-bawah. Merasakan gadis itu diperlukan instruksi yang lebih baik untuk menjadi profesional yang sukses, ia pindah keluarganya lagi-ini waktu ke Florida. Ada, Richard melepaskan beberapa tanggung jawab pembinaan, tapi tidak pengelolaan Serena dan Venus karir. Waspada putrinya terbakar terlalu cepat, ia turunkan jadwal turnamen junior mereka.

Tenis Bintang

Pada tahun 1995, Serena berbalik pro. Dua tahun kemudian, dia sudah No. 99 di dunia peringkat-up dari Nomor 304 hanya 12 bulan sebelumnya. Setahun kemudian, ia lulus SMA, dan segera menandatangani $ 12.000.000 sepatu kesepakatan dengan Puma. Pada tahun 1999, ia mengalahkan kakaknya dalam lomba mereka untuk pertama Grand Slam kemenangan keluarga, ketika dia merebut gelar AS Terbuka.

Ini mengatur panggung untuk lari dari bertenaga tinggi, tinggi-profil kemenangan untuk kedua bersaudara Williams. Dengan gaya tanda tangan mereka dan bermain, Venus dan Serena mengubah tampilan olahraga mereka juga. Kekuasaan belaka dan kemampuan atletik kewalahan lawan, dan rasa gaya dan kehadiran membuat mereka selebriti menonjol di pengadilan.

Pada tahun 2002, Serena memenangi Prancis Terbuka, AS Terbuka, dan Wimbledon, mengalahkan Venus di final setiap turnamen. Dia menangkapnya Australia Terbuka pertama pada tahun 2003, membuatnya salah satu dari hanya enam perempuan di era Terbuka untuk menyelesaikan karir Grand Slam. Kemenangan itu juga memenuhi keinginannya untuk menampung semua empat gelar utama secara bersamaan untuk terdiri apa yang dia dijuluki "The Serena Slam." Pada tahun 2008, dia memenangkan AS Terbuka dan bekerja sama dengan Venus untuk menangkap ganda perempuan kedua medali emas Olimpiade di Olimpiade Beijing.

Tapi Serena juga memiliki goresan dan kerugian nya. Dia menjalani operasi lutut pada bulan Agustus 2003, dan pada bulan September dia setengah-adik Yetunde Harga dibunuh di Los Angeles, California. Tiga tahun kemudian, Serena tampak terbakar. Digigit oleh cedera, dan hanya kurangnya motivasi untuk tetap fit atau bersaing di tingkat yang sama dia pernah punya, Serena melihatnya peringkat tenis kemerosotan ke 139.

Serena dikreditkan imannya sebagai seorang Saksi Yehuwa, serta perjalanan yang mengubah hidup dia membuat ke Afrika Barat untuk memperbaharui harga dirinya dan api kompetitif. Pada tahun 2009, Williams telah merilis otobiografi baru, Ratu Pengadilan, dan memenangkan tempat kembali di atas peringkat dunia, memenangkan kedua 2009 Australia Terbuka single (untuk keempat kalinya) dan Wimbledon 2009 single (untuk ketiga kalinya). Dia juga memenangkan ganda cocok baik di Australia Terbuka dan Wimbledon tahun itu.

Tapi tidak semuanya berjalan lancar. Williams menjadi berita utama pada bulan September tahun itu, ketika ia mengecam lineswomen untuk kaki-kesalahan yang disebut dekat akhir kerugian semifinal untuk juara Kim Clijsters di AS Terbuka. The senonoh-laced ledakan termasuk jari menunjuk dan, menurut lineswoman, ancaman diduga dari Serena terhadap hidupnya.

Williams meremehkan apa yang terjadi, menyangkal tuduhan bahwa dia telah mengancam wanita itu. Tapi insiden tersebut tidak pergi lebih baik dengan tenis melihat masyarakat, maupun Asosiasi Tenis AS, yang didenda $ nya 10.000 pada tempat. Dua bulan kemudian, ia ditempatkan pada dua tahun masa percobaan dan diperintahkan untuk membayar lain $ 82.500 kepada panitia Grand Slam untuk episode, hukuman terbesar yang pernah dikenakan terhadap pemain tenis.

Pada awal 2010, bagaimanapun, Serena melakukan yang terbaik untuk bergerak melewati insiden tersebut. Benar saja, tahun itu dia memenangkan Terbuka single Australia dan ganda pertandingan, serta Wimbledon kejuaraan nya single keempat.

Pada tahun 2011, Williams mengalami serangkaian takut kesehatan, setelah dokter menemukan gumpalan darah di salah satu paru-parunya, yang terus menjauh dari tenis selama beberapa bulan. Setelah beberapa prosedur, termasuk satu untuk menghapus hematoma, spekulasi meningkat mengenai apakah Williams akan pensiun dari olahraga. Kesehatannya telah membaik pada bulan September 2011, bagaimanapun, dan Williams tampak seperti diri dominan lamanya di AS Terbuka sebelum jatuh ke Samantha Stosur di final.

Williams tersandung buruk di 2012 Prancis Terbuka, abadi kerugian putaran pertama untuk pertama kalinya di turnamen besar. Tapi dia kembali bentuk atas di London musim panas itu, mengalahkan 23 tahun Agnieszka Radwanska dalam emosional tiga set untuk mengklaim gelar tunggal Wimbledon kelimanya dan kejuaraan besar pertama dalam dua tahun. Setelah menang, Williams dilarikan ke keluarganya di tribun, dengan air mata di matanya, dan memeluk mereka selama beberapa detik. Dalam sebuah wawancara pasca-Wimbledon dengan ESPN, dia ditanya apakah dia pikir dia bisa atas kemenangan tersebut, dan menjawab: "? Apakah Anda bercanda The [2012] AS Terbuka, Australia Terbuka, Prancis Terbuka, Wimbledon 2013."

Pada 2012 Olimpiade Musim Panas, Serena mengalahkan Maria Sharapova untuk mengambil medali emas pertamanya di tunggal putri. Keesokan harinya, dia mengaku medali emasnya yang keempat secara keseluruhan Olimpiade dengan bekerja sama dengan adik Venus mengalahkan Republik Ceko bintang Andrea Hlavackova dan Lucie Hradecka di ganda putri.

Williams melanjutkan kemenangan beruntun dia ke acara Grand Slam berikutnya. Pada bulan September 2012, ia mengalahkan saingan Victoria Azarenka untuk mengambil gelar tunggal di AS Terbuka. Menurut USA Today, Williams tidak yakin bahwa dia muncul sebagai pemenang. "Saya benar-benar tidak percaya saya menang. Saya benar-benar reparing pidato runner-up saya, karena saya pikir, 'Man, dia bermain begitu besar.'"

Pada saat ini, Williams telah menangkap 15 gelar tunggal Grand Slam dan 13 Grand Slam ganda judul. "Saya ingin meninggalkan bekas," Williams pernah berkata tentang berdiri nya di dunia tenis. "Saya pikir jelas saya akan, karena fakta bahwa saya melakukan sesuatu yang berbeda dalam tenis. Tapi saya tidak berpikir saya pernah bisa mencapai sesuatu seperti Martina Navratilova-saya tidak berpikir saya akan pernah bermain panjang yang tapi siapa yang tahu? Saya pikir saya akan meninggalkan bekas terlepas. "

Juni 2013, Williams mengambil kedua Prancis Terbuka judul-serta Grand Slam tunggal judul-in 16 6-4, 6-4 atas petenis juara bertahan Sharapova. "Aku masih sedikit marah tentang itu kerugian tahun lalu," kata Williams dalam sebuah wawancara dengan ESPN mengikuti pertandingan. "Tapi itu semua tentang, bagi saya, bagaimana Anda memulihkan. Saya pikir saya selalu mengatakan juara bukan tentang berapa banyak mereka menang, tapi ini tentang bagaimana mereka pulih dari surut, apakah itu cedera atau apakah itu kerugian . "

Hampir satu bulan kemudian, Williams berkompetisi di Wimbledon, di mana dia mengalami kerugian mengejutkan (6-2, 1-6, 6-4) di babak keempat untuk Jerman Sabine Lisicki, No 23 biji. Karir terbaik 34 pertandingan kemenangan beruntun di atasnya, Williams mengatakan Sports Illustrated, "Saya tidak berpikir itu adalah kejutan besar. [Lisicki] adalah pemain hebat. Peringkat nya tidak berpengaruh pada apa yang harus dia menjadi. Dia harus peringkat lebih tinggi. Dia hanya memiliki super, super permainan untuk bermain baik di lapangan rumput. "

Terbuka AS, Williams membuat menunjukkan kuat. Dia tersingkir saingannya muda Sloane Stephens di babak keempat sebelum upending Azarenka untuk meraih gelar AS Terbuka. Ini adalah tahun kedua berturut-turut bahwa pasangan telah berhadapan di final.

Williams merebut gelar ketiganya secara keseluruhan lurus dan keenam AS Terbuka single pada tahun 2014 dengan mengalahkan teman baiknya Caroline Wozniacki. Her kemenangan dibawa ke tahun baru, saat ia mengalahkan Sharapova untuk mengklaim 2015 kejuaraan Australia Terbuka. Di Perancis Terbuka pada bulan Juni, Williams berhasil mengatasi penyakit untuk memenangkan turnamen untuk ketiga kalinya dan mengklaim Grand Slam gelar tunggal ke-20 nya, baik untuk tempat ketiga sepanjang masa.

"Ketika saya masih kecil, di California, ayah dan ibu saya ingin saya untuk bermain tenis," katanya kepada kerumunan di Perancis setelah kemenangannya. "Dan sekarang aku di sini, dengan 20 gelar Grand Slam."

Mencari untuk menambah koleksi hardware-nya musim panas itu, Williams pertama harus mengatasi kakaknya untuk maju melewati putaran keempat di Wimbledon. Menampilkan kekuatan merek dagang, dia mengecam 10 ace dan 36 pemenang untuk mengalahkan Venus dan meningkatkan ke 15-11 dalam karir pertemuan mereka head-to-head.
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Keluarga Ken Stabler menyumbangkan otak untuk penelitian di CTE

Ken Stabler
Ken Stabler

Pada tahun 2012, gelandang Ken lebih stabil memimpin sekelompok 74 penggugat dalam gugatan terhadap NFL untuk cedera yang diderita akibat gegar otak saat bermain. Meskipun litigasi gegar otak dekat yang menetap, penelitian terus mengenai hubungan antara sepak bola dan konsekuensi kesehatan jangka panjang.

Untuk itu, keluarga lebih stabil telah mengumumkan bahwa otak dan sumsum tulang belakang akan disumbangkan ke Boston University kronis Trauma Encephalopathy Center untuk mendukung penelitian untuk penyakit otak degeneratif pada atlet.

Keluarga telah meminta agar, sebagai pengganti bunga, donasi dilakukan dengan XOXO Stabler Foundation untuk mendukung penelitian kanker usus dan kepala trauma yang berhubungan dengan olahraga. Informasi tambahan akan tersedia di halaman Facebook Fan Stabler dan melalui XOXO Stabler Foundation.
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Celebrity Profile - Alyson Michalka

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Date of Birth: 25 March 1989 (22 years old)
Place of Birth: Kalifornien, USA

Alyson Michalka is a young American actress/singer Alyson Michalka loves sushi and tacos. Alyson and her sister Amanda Michalka make up the popduo Aly & AJ. She plays Keely Teslow on the Disney show Phil of the Future.

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Celebrity Profile & Photo's - Alyson Hannigan

Date of Birth: 24 March 1974 (37 years old)
Place of Birth: Washington, USA
Nickname: Allycat
Occupation: Actress
Dated: Seth Green, Ginger Fish, Twiggy Ramirez, Alexis Denisof

Alyson Hannigan is an American actress who´s most known for her part as the band geek Michelle Flaherty in the "American Pie" movies. Alyson Hannigan is also known for her part as Lily Aldrin in the sitcom "How I meet you Mother".

She´s dated Marilyn Manson´s drummer Ginger Fish. She married Alexis Denisof back in 2003 and they got their first child Satyana. She was born on Alyson´s 35th birthday march 24, 2009.

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Celebrity Profile & Photo's - Ally Hilfiger

Date of Birth: 26 February 1985 (26 years old)
Place of Birth: New York, USA

Ally Hilfiger is daughter to the famous designer Tommy Hilfiger. She gratduated from Professional Children's School and seems to follow her father's footsteps. She attended the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New york City and has her own vintage-accessories business.

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Celebrity Profile & Photo's - Alison Pill

Date of Birth: 27 November 1985 (25 years old)
Place of Birth: Toronto, Canada

Alison Pill is an actress born in Canada. She was so keen to be in the movie "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen" that after her fist audition was turned down she took pictures of herself as the character and sent them to the producers to convince them how right she was for the part! She is a big Coldplay fan and often camps out for tickets.

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