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
Casey McKinnon Pictures and Biography
Casey McKinnon is an actress and producer from Montreal, Canada. She is known for her work on web series Galacticast, A Comicbook Orange and Kitkast. Born and raised in Montreal, McKinnon attended St. Thomas High School with partner Rudy Jahchan and studied East Asian studies at McGill University alongside royal friend Autumn Phillips. Before pursuing a full-time career in new media, she worked for the United Nations.
McKinnon first became known under the pseudonym Ms. Kitka, the host of sex news and entertainment show Kitkast, launched on October 15, 2005. Inspired by podcasting and British television show Sin Cities, the show gained mainstream attention from Rolling Stone and The Guardian. However, due to a desire to make ascience fiction show, she decided to move onto other projects and launched Galacticast with her boyfriend Rudy Jahchan on May 8, 2006.Under the corporation name 8Bit Brownies Inc., the two went on to co-produce a short miniseries for Next New Networks filmed at South by Southwest called Pulp Secret Confessions and later launched the comic book and graphic novel review show A Comicbook Orange on June 6, 2006, where McKinnon worked as host. In July 2007, McKinnon was hired to host Pulp Secret Live At Comic-Con, where she made a daily update show live from the San Diego Comic-Con,.
In addition to her self-produced works, she has appeared in Geek Therapy alongside America Young, Star Wars inspired lightsaber battle Elf Sabers with The Guild’s Teal Sherer, Babelgum original series Hurtling Through Space at an Alarming Rate as nemesis Kalm, and the fan imagined trailer for Elfquest. Wikipedia
Born: March 13, 1978 (age 36), Montreal, Canada
Movies: Six Reasons Why
Education: St. Thomas High School, McGill University
Ched Evans Pictures and Biography
Chedwyn Michael “Ched” Evans (born 28 December 1988) is a footballer who plays as a striker. He is currently serving a prison sentence following a conviction for rape in 2012.
Born in St Asaph, Denbighshire, Evans was signed by Manchester City from Chester City’s youth set up in 2002 and he subsequently progressed through the ranks with his new club. He was loaned to Norwich City in 2007 where he scored 10 goals in 28 league appearances, before returning to his parent club. With first team opportunities at City limited he was subsequently sold to Sheffield United for £3,000,000 in 2009. After an unspectacular first two seasons at Bramall Lane he scored 35 goals during the 2011–12 season. Evans also represented Wales at Wales under-21 and senior level, scoring on his debut for the national side in 2008, and making a total of 13 appearances. In April 2012, Evans was convicted of rape and sentenced to five years in prison, a conviction which was upheld by the Court of Appeal in November 2012. He is currently serving his sentence at HM Prison Wymott. Wikipedia
Born: December 28, 1988 (age 25), Rhyl, United Kingdom
Height: 6′ 0″ (1.83 m)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Number: 9 (Sheffield United F.C. / Forward)
Nominations: League One Player of the Year
Lauren Bacall (/ˌlɔrən bəˈkɔːl/, born Betty Joan Perske; September 16, 1924 – August 12, 2014) was an American actress of film, stage, and musical theatre, known for her distinctive husky voice and sultry looks. She began her career as a model.
She first emerged as a leading lady in the Humphrey Bogart film To Have and Have Not (1944) and continued on in the film noirgenre, with appearances in Bogart movies The Big Sleep (1946), Dark Passage (1947), and Key Largo (1948), as well as comedic roles in How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) with Marilyn Monroe and Designing Woman (1957) with Gregory Peck. Bacall worked on Broadway in musicals, earning Tony Awards for Applause in 1970 and Woman of the Year in 1981. Her performance in the movie The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) earned her a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination.
In 1999, Bacall was ranked 20th out of the 25 actresses on the AFI’s 100 Years…100 Stars list by the American Film Institute. In 2009, she was selected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to receive an Academy Honorary Award “in recognition of her central place in the Golden Age of motion pictures.”
Bacall died on August 12, 2014, at the age of 89 after suffering a massive stroke. Wikipedia
Born: September 16, 1924, The Bronx, New York City, NY
Died: August 12, 2014
Height: 5′ 8″ (1.73 m)
Spouse: Jason Robards Jr. (m. 1961–1969), Humphrey Bogart (m. 1945–1957)
Children: Leslie Howard Bogart, Sam Robards, Stephen Humphrey Bogart