Betty White Ludden (born January 17, 1922), known professionally as Betty White, is an American actress, comedian, singer, author, producer and television personality. In 2013, the Guinness World Records awarded White with having the longest television career for a female entertainer. To contemporary audiences, White is best known for her television roles as Sue Ann Nivens on The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1973–77) and Rose Nylund on The Golden Girls (1985–92). The Writers Guild of America have gone to include both sitcoms in their list of the 101 Best Written TV Series Of All Time. Since the death of co-star Rue McClanahan in 2010, she is the only surviving Golden Girl. As of 2014, she stars as Elka Ostrovsky in the TV Land sitcom Hot in Cleveland, for which she has won two consecutive Screen Actors Guild Awards. She also hosted NBC’s practical-joke show Betty White’s Off Their Rockers, which resulted in three consecutive Emmy nominations.
White is regarded as a pioneer of American television for being one of the first women to have creative control in front of and behind the camera; she is also noted for being the first woman to produce a sitcom which contributed to her receiving the honorary title as the Mayor of Hollywood in 1955. In a career that has spanned more than 70 years, White has gone on to win six Emmy Awards(five for acting), receiving 23 Emmy nominations over her career, including being the first woman to receive an Emmy for game show hosting (for the short-lived Just Men!) and is the only woman to have won an Emmy in all performing comedic categories. In May 2010, White became the oldest person to guest-host Saturday Night Live, for which she received a Primetime Emmy Award. White also holds the record for longest span between Emmy nominations for performances—her first was in 1951 and her most recent was in 2011, a span of 60 years—and has become the oldest nominee overall as of 2014, aged 92. She is also the oldest winner of a competitive Grammy Award, which she won in 2012.
Due to her pioneering efforts in early television and her acting legacy, the American Comedy Awards, the Screen Actors Guild, the Television Critics Association and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts have all awarded White with lifetime achievement awards, recognizing her contribution to television. White has also been formally inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame.
She has made regular appearances on the game shows Password, Match Game and The $25,000 Pyramid and played recurring roles on Mama’s Family, Boston Legal, The Bold and the Beautiful, That ’70s Show, and Community.
White is also known for her animal rights activism. She has donated tens of thousands of dollars to the Los Angeles Zoo and has been a member of the board of directors since 1974. Wikipedia
Born: January 17, 1922 (age 92), Oak Park, IL
Height: 5′ 4″ (1.63 m)
Spouse: Allen Ludden (m. 1963–1981), Lane Allen (m. 1947–1949), Dick Barker (m. 1945–1945)
Awards: Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress – Comedy Series, More
Parents: Tess Curtis White, Horace Lawrence White
Kimberly Kardashian “Kim” West is an American television and social media personality, socialite, fashion designer, businesswoman, model, and actress .
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Kardashian came to prominence after a 2003 sex tape with her then-boyfriend Ray J was leaked in 2007. In the same year, she and her family were commissioned to star in the reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Its success has led to the creation of spin-offs including Kourtney and Kim Take New York and Kourtney and Kim Take Miami. In 2010, Kardashian was named the highest-paid reality television personality, with estimated earnings of $6 million.
In August 2011, Kardashian married basketball player Kris Humphries in a widely publicized ceremony. After 72 days of marriage, she filed for a divorce, which was finalized in June 2013 with an undisclosed settlement. The same month, Kardashian gave birth to a daughter, North, from her relationship with rapper Kanye West, which began in April 2012. Kardashian and West were married in May 2014.
With sisters Kourtney and Khloé, Kardashian is involved in the retail and fashion industries. They have launched several clothing collections and fragrances, and additionally released the book Kardashian Konfidential in 2010. Wikipedia
At the age of 15, Rose supported herself by working as a stripper at Sue’s Rendezvous in Mount Vernon, NY.
Amber Rose was spotted by rapper Kanye West in the music video “What Them Girls Like.” They then began a romantic relationship that lasted from 2008 to 2010.
Rose gained notoriety after posing for a Louis Vuitton print advertisement featuring Lamont Coleman’s line of sneakers.
In September 2009, Rose announced plans to launch her own line of eye wear. She walked the runway at New York Fashion Week for “Celestino”. Rose has also made cameos in music videos such as Ludacris’ “What Them Girls Like”, Young Jeezy’s “Vacation”, Nicki Minaj’s “Massive Attack”, Fabolous’ “You Be Killin’ Em” and Wiz Khalifa’s “No Sleep”. In 2010, she appeared in Russell Simmons’ reality show about his two assistants, “Running Russell Simmons”. She also starred in a PSA by NOH8 Campaign. In 2011, Amber Rose was a guest judge on Season 3 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. She was also a judge on Season 2 of Master of the Mix. In November 2011 she became the spokesperson for Smirnoffand appeared in television ads and billboards for the company’s new flavors Whipped Cream and Fluffed Marshmallow. Rose released her debut single “Fame”, which features Wiz Khalifa, in January 10, 2012, followed by a second single, titled “Loaded”, released on February 6, 2012. She then appeared in the eleventh track of her husband’s albumO.N.I.F.C., titled “Rise Above”, along with rappers Tuki Carter and Pharrell Williams, who produced the song himself.
Rose is currently working on a secret non-musical project with her friend Priscilla Ono. She was managed by Leticia Jean “Tish” Cyrus, mother of singer Miley Cyrus, who is a close friend to Rose and her husband Wiz Khalifa. Rose will also be guest starring on a episode of Wild ‘N Out on MTV2 and will have a role as “MaryWanna” in the film, School Dance which was directed by Nick Cannon.Wikipedia
Born: October 21, 1983 (age 30), South Philadelphia
Height: 5′ 8″ (1.73 m)
Spouse: Wiz Khalifa (m. 2013)
Parents: Shauna Soares, Michael Levonchuck
Movies: Gang of Roses 2: Next Generation, School Dance, Better Off Alone
Jay Adams Pictures and Biography
Jay Adams (February 3, 1961 – August 14, 2014) was an American skateboarder most prominently known as one of the original members of Z-Boys skateboarding team. He is known as “The Original Seed” of the sport and considered one of the most influential skateboarders of all time. Adams died of a heart attack on August 14, 2014. Jay Adams was born in a part of Venice, California known to locals as “Dogtown”. He grew up with his mother and his step father, Kent Sherwood. He began skating/surfing at the age of 4. Sherwood worked at Dave Sweet’s Surf Shop under Pacific Ocean Park, where Adams was introduced to skateboarding by all the surfers who visited. Adams’s skateboarding was greatly influenced by Larry Bertlemann, a professional surfer who was known for dragging his hands along the waves as he rode them. In 1974, Adams joined the Zephyr surf team that represented the Santa Monica shop Jeff Ho Surfboards and Zephyr Productions. He was the youngest and most naturally gifted member of the team. When asked about Adams, fellow Z-Boy Tony Alva said, “Some kids are born and raised on graham crackers and milk, he was born and raised on surfing and skateboarding.Wikipedia
Born: February 3, 1961, Santa Monica, CA
Died: August 14, 2014, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico
Movies: Lords of Dogtown
Rick Perry Pictures and Biography
James Richard “Rick” Perry (born March 4, 1950) is an American politician who is the 47th and current governor of Texas. ARepublican, he was elected lieutenant governor of Texas in 1998 and assumed the governorship in December 2000 when then-governor George W. Bush resigned to become president of the United States. Perry is the longest serving governor in Texas state history. As a result, he is the only governor in modern Texas history to have appointed at least one person to every eligible state office, board, or commission position (as well as to several elected offices to which the governor can appoint someone to fill an unexpired term, such as six of the nine current members of the Texas Supreme Court).
Perry was elected to full gubernatorial terms in 2002, 2006 and 2010 and is the fourth Texas governor (after Allan Shivers, Price Daniel, and John Connally) to serve three terms. With a tenure in office to date of 13 years, 238 days, Perry is the second longest serving current U.S. governor – after Terry Branstad of Iowa. Perry served as chairman of the Republican Governors Association in 2008 (succeeding Sonny Perdue of Georgia) and again in 2011.
Perry won the Texas 2010 Republican gubernatorial primary election, defeating U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and formerWharton County Republican Party Chairwoman and businesswoman Debra Medina. In the 2010 Texas gubernatorial election, Perry won a third term by defeating former Houston mayor Bill White and Kathie Glass.
On August 13, 2011, Perry announced in South Carolina that he was running for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in the 2012 presidential election. Perry suspended his campaign in January 2012 and eventually endorsed Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
On July 8, 2013, Perry announced that he would not seek re-election to his fourth term in the 2014 election, planning to retire instead. Unnamed sources said to be close to Perry told the National Review that Perry may focus on another White House bid for 2016.
On August 15, 2014, Perry was indicted on felony charges for abuse of power. He was accused of coercing a District Attorney who had been convicted of drunk driving to resign by threatening to veto funding for state public corruption prosecutors. Wikipedia
Born: March 4, 1950 (age 64), Paint Creek, TX
Height: 6′ 1″ (1.85 m)
Spouse: Anita Thigpen Perry (m. 1982)
Office: Governor of Texas since 2000
Education: Texas A&M University (1972)
Children: Sydney Perry, Griffin Perry
Glory Johnson Pictures and Biography
Glory Johnson is an American basketball forward playing for the Tulsa Shock. She went to Webb School Of Knoxville and played collegiately for the University of Tennessee Lady Vols. Johnson played on the team representing the USA at the 2011 World University Games held in Shenzhen, China. The team won all six games to earn the gold medal. Johnson scored 6.2 points per game and had nine steals, tied for second place on the team. Wikipedia
Born: July 27, 1990 (age 24), Colorado Springs, CO
Education: University of Tennessee
David Spade Pictures and Biography
David Wayne Spade (born July 22, 1964) is an American actor, comedian, writer and television personality. He rose to fame in the 1990s as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, for co-starring in the 1995 comedy Tommy Boy, and from 1997 until 2003 when he starred as Dennis Finch on Just Shoot Me!. He also starred as C. J. Barnes, along with Katey Sagal, James Garner, and Kaley Cuocoon 8 Simple Rules.
He starred as Russell Dunbar on the CBS sitcom Rules of Engagement. He also is working with TBS on an animated series based on his film, Joe Dirt. Wikipedia
Born: July 22, 1964 (age 50), Birmingham, MI
Height: 5′ 7″ (1.70 m)
Siblings: Andy Spade, Bryan Spade
Children: Harper Spade
Parents: Wayne M. Spade, Judith M. Spade