Orlando Bloom was born in Canterbury, Kent, England on January 13, 1977. The man he briefly knew as his father, Harry Bloom,
was a legendary political activist who fought for civil rights in South Africa. But Harry died of a stroke when Orlando was
only four years old. After that, Orlando and his older sister, Samantha Bloom, were raised by their mother, Sonia, and family
friend, Colin Stone. When Orlando was 13, Sonia revealed to him that Colin was actually his biological father.
Orlando attended St. Edmunds School in Canterbury but struggled in many courses because of dyslexia. He did embrace the
arts, however, and enjoyed pottery, photography and sculpturing. He also participated in school plays and was active at his
local theater. As a teen, Orlando landed his first job: he was a clay trapper at a pigeon shooting range. Encouraged by his
mother, he and his sister began studying poetry and prose, eventually giving readings at Kent Festival. Orlando and Samantha
won many poetry and Bible reciting competitions. Then Orlando, who always idolized larger-than-life characters, gravitated
towards serious acting. At the age of 16, he moved to London and joined the National Youth Theatre, spending two seasons there
and gaining a scholarship to train with the British American Drama Academy. Like many young actors, he also auditioned for
a number of television roles to further his career, landing bit parts in British television shows "Casualty" (1986),
"Midsomer Murders" (1997) and "Smack the Pony" (1999). He also appeared in the critically acclaimed movie
He then attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. It was there, in 1998, that Orlando fell three stories from
a rooftop terrace and broke his back. Despite fears that he would be permanently paralyzed, he quickly recovered and returned
to the stage. As fate would have it, seated in the audience one night in 1999 was a director named Peter Jackson. After the
show, he met with Orlando and asked him to audition for his new set of movies. After graduating from Guildhall, Orlando began
work on the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, spending 18 months in New Zealand bringing to life "Legolas",
a part which made him a household name. Today, he is one of the busiest and most sought-after actors in the industry.
Brad Pitt was born in Oklahoma and raised in Springfield, Missouri. His mother's name is Jane. His father, Bill, worked in
management at a trucking firm in Springfield. At Kickapoo High School, Pitt was involved in sports, debating, student government
and school musicals. Pitt attended the University of Missouri, where he majored in journalism with a focus on advertising.
He occasionally acted in fraternity shows. He left college two credits short of graduating to move to California. Before he
became successful at acting, Pitt supported himself by driving strippers in limos, moving refrigerators and dressing as a
giant chicken while working for "el Pollo Loco."
Engaged to "Posh Spice" Victoria Adams, who's part of the British Pop group The Spice Girls. [25 January 1998]
Son Brooklyn Joseph Beckham born. The couple picked the name "Brooklyn" because he was conceived in Brooklyn
[5 March 1999]
Won the treble with Manchester United (Premiership, FA Cup and UEFA Champions League). 
His first goal for England came at the Stade Felix-Bollaert in Lens in the 2-0 victory against Colombia on June 26
1998 during the World Cup.
He and Victoria Beckham named their son Brooklyn because that is where they were when they found out she was pregnant.
Voted the #1 best male body in "Celebrity Bodies" (UK) magazine. [October 2001]
Voted best dressed male by readers of "Heat" (UK) magazine. [December 2001]
He began his footballing career at the age of 17.
Welcomed second child son Romeo James on September 1, 2002. The baby weighed 7lbs 4oz.
Has been dubbed a master of set-pieces specialising in free-kicks and has developed one which is known around the
world as the 'Beckham', which involves lifting the ball over the 'wall', sending it towards the far post, but bending it back
to the near post confusing the keeper and having the ball just dip under the bar for the goal.
Scored on his first team debut in the European Cup against Galatasaray.
Was signed by Manchester United to their youth training program at the age of 14. His youth team also featured the
Neville brothers, Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes - his current team mates.
Voted the 91st worst Briton in Channel Four's poll of the 100 Worst Britons. [11 May 2003]
17th June 2003 - signed a 4 year deal worth £24.5m to play for Real Madrid.
Named England football captain (2000)
He began his soccer career at the age of 17.
Former Manchester United footballer.
Signed new contract with Manchester United until 2005, making him the highest paid footballer in Britain at that moment
- though he would be sold to Real Madrid a year later. [May 2002]
Was signed by Manchester United to their youth training program at the age of 14. His youth team also featured the
Neville brothers, Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes - his eventual (now former) team mates.
Declared he will retain the England captaincy, despite criticism for poor performances and two missed penalties in
Euro' 2004. [June 2004]
In November 1996, Beckham was abroad on his first trip with the England squad, in Tbilisi, Georgia. There, he saw
the video that would change his life. It was "Say You'll Be There" by the Spice Girls. Beckham pointed at the screen
and said to his best friend Gary Neville that the girl dressed in a black PVC catsuit (Victoria) was the woman he wanted and
if she wanted him, they would be together for ever. A few months later, they began dating.
David and Victoria held a lavish, star-studded party for the christening of their two sons, Brooklyn, 5, and Romeo,
2. The ceremony was held on the grounds of the Beckhams' Hertfordshire mansion (23 December 2004).
Third son, Cruz, born in Madrid [20 February 2005].
Was famously sent off against Argentina in the 1998 world cup in France for retaliation.
He wears a new pair of football boots for every game he plays at an estimated cost of £300 a pair.
"I dream a lot about football and a lot of them have come true for me."
"The England team should be managed by an English manager."
"Whenever Man Utd lose people always say there's a crisis."
"As a footballer you always want to test yourself against the best."
"If someone had said in 1998 after my sending off in the World Cup that I would be leading my country out within
three years I would have laughed in their face."
"In Spain people have lunch and dinner a lot later - when I return to England I'll have to eat alone at midnight."
"Pelé was a complete player. I didn't see him live obviously, because I wasn't born."
"Well, I can play in the centre, on the right and occasionally on the left side" - when asked if he thought
that he was a volatile player
"I like Victoria for herself, not for nothing else. I'd like her if she worked in Tesco."
"Shopping!" - Beckham describing his strengths
"At home things are hard. For instance, my curtains are never open, I get no privacy at all. In fact, I can't
remember the last time I saw daylight in my house."
"I think the most important goal I scored in Spain was the first one because people were wary about me coming
over to Spain as a player - they thought I was just there to sell shirts."
On Real Madrid: "To experience playing and being in the same team as these players is something that might not
ever happen again - to have so many players in one team. I just wanted to be one of these stars and play in this team."
"Alex Ferguson is the best manager I've ever had at this level. Well, he's the only manager I've actually had
at this level. But he's the best manager I've ever had."
"I definitely want (my son) Brooklyn to be christened, but I don't know into what religion yet."
"During the past few months, I have become accustomed to reading more and more ludicrous stories about my private
life. The simple truth is that I am very happily married, have a wonderful wife and two very special kids. There is nothing
that any third party can do to change these facts." - denying any affair with his former personal assistant, Rebecca
Loos. [April 2004]
"The way I and my family have been treated is an absolute disgrace. At the end of the day, I'm a nice person
and loving husband and father. I've been called a bad father, I've been called a bad husband and my wife has been called a
bad mother. Things always hurt that are said about my family, and for people to call my wife a bad mother is unbelievable.
I'm a strong person, I'm a strong family man, I'm a strong husband and a strong father."
"I always wanted to be a hairdresser."
"People can say what they like. But me and Victoria will always stay together as husband and wife."
"I´ve got more clothes than Victoria."
It's one thing I like about America - they respect the sportsman. They put them up on a pedestal. They don't try to
knock them down. And that's a great thing, to be respected by the whole country. It's so patriotic!
Daniel Jacob Radcliffe was born on July 23rd, 1989 to Alan Radcliffe and Marcia Gresham. He began performing in small school
productions as a young boy. Soon enough, he landed a role in David Copperfield (1999) (TV), as the young David Copperfield.
A couple of years later, he landed a role as Mark Pendel in The Tailor of Panama (2001), the son of Harry and Louisa Pendel
(Geoffrey Rush and Jamie Lee Curtis). Curtis had indeed pointed out to Daniel's mother that he could be Harry Potter himself.
Soon afterwards, Daniel was cast as Harry Potter by director, Chris Columbus in the film that hit theaters in November 16,
2001, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001). He was recognized worldwide after this film was released. Pleasing audiences
and critics everywhere, filming on its sequel, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) commenced shortly afterwards.
He appeared again as Harry in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) directed by Alfonso Cuarón, and will also be
in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005).
Now being one of the world's most recognizable people, Daniel leads a somewhat normal life. He has made friends working
on the Harry Potter films, which include his co-stars Rupert Grint and Emma Watson. Hopefully, he will continue his blossoming
acting career and be truly brilliant.
He has two sisters: Jennifer - age 24 and Elizabeth - age 12, as at 2004. Jennifer lives in Studio City, California and Elizabeth
in Manhattan, Kansas.
Attended Oklahoma State University
Son Jack was born on February 1, 2001, in Los Angeles weighing 7 lbs., 14 oz.
In 1991, while vacationing with his family in Hawaii, he met actor Kirk Cameron and his actress sister Candace Cameron
Bure; the Camerons invited Marsden to visit in L.A. and thus began his career.
Lost out to Edward Norton for a role in Primal Fear (1996).
Turned down the lead role in 54 (1998). Ryan Phillippe later got the role.
Graduated from Putnam City North High School (located in Oklahoma City) class of 1991.
Joined the Delta Tau Delta fraternity while at Oklahoma State.
His father is a Distinguished Professor of Animal Sciences & Industry at Kansas State University.
He wore lifts for many of the scenes in the X-Men movies, because his character Cyclops is supposed to be 6' 3" compared
to a 5' 3" Wolverine. In actuality, Marsden is only about 6 feet tall even, about the same height as Famke Janssen (as
his love interest, Jean Gray) and about 2 or 3 inches shorter than Hugh Jackman (who played Wolverine).
Expecting second child with wife Lisa, due this summer (April 2005).
An accomplished singer.
Since his screen debut as a young Amish Farmer in Peter Weir's Witness (1985), Viggo Mortensen's career has been marked by
a steady string of well-rounded performances. Critics have continually recognized his work in over thirty movies, including
such diverse projects as Jane Campion's The Portrait of a Lady (1996), Sean Penn's The Indian Runner (1991), Brian De Palma's
Carlito's Way (1993), Ridley Scott's G.I. Jane (1997), Tony Scott's Crimson Tide (1995), Andrew Davis's A Perfect Murder (1998),
Ray Loriga's Pistola de mi hermano, La (1997), and Tony Goldwyn's A Walk on the Moon (1999).
Born in New York to a Danish father and an American mother, Mortensen spent the early part of his childhood in Manhattan.
His family traveled a great deal and he spent several years living in Venezuela, Argentina and Denmark. He began acting in
New York, studying with Warren Robertson. He appeared in several plays and movies, and eventually moved to Los Angeles, where
his performance in "Bent" at the Coast Playhouse earned him a Drama-logue Critic's Award. Mortensen is also an accomplished
poet, photographer and painter.
Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson was born in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England on April 15, 1990. At school, she took the lead role
in several plays, including 'Arthur: The Young Years' and 'The Happy Prince'. Along with plays, Emma participated in many
other school productions, including the Daisy Pratt Poetry Competition, in which she won first place for her year at age seven.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001), is Emma's debut into the world of professional acting. Competing against many
other girls for the role of Hermione Granger, she didn't expect to get the part.
Away from the cinematic world, Emma enjoys playing hockey most of all, and she also likes debating. Although her hair
is brown in the movie, she's naturally a blonde. She once dressed up as a witch for Halloween, but she had no idea that years
later, she would be playing one in the Harry Potter movie. Her parents, Jacqueline and Chris, who are lawyers, are divorced.
Emma lives with her mother and younger brother Alex. Her role models are Julia Roberts, Goldie Hawn, John Cleese and Sandra
A tall, strikingly attractive blue-eyed natural blonde, Cameron Diaz was born in 1972 in San Diego, the daughter of a Cuban-American
father and an Anglo-German mother. Self described as "adventurous, independent and a tough kid," Cameron left home
at 16 and for the next 5 years lived in such varied locales as Japan, Australia, Mexico, Morocco, and Paris. Returning to
California at the age of 21, she was working as a model when she auditioned for a big part in The Mask (1994) To her amazement
and despite having no previous acting experience, she was cast as the female lead in the film opposite Jim Carrey. Over the
next 3 years, she honed her acting skills in such low budget independent films as The Last Supper (1995); Feeling Minnesota
(1996); and Head Above Water (1996). She returned to main stream films in My Best Friend's Wedding (1997), in which she held
her own against veteran actress Julia Roberts. She earned full fledged star status in 1998 for her performance in the box
office smash There's Something About Mary (1998). With her name near the top on virtually every list of Hollyood's sexiest
actresses, and firmly established as one of filmdom's hottest properties and most sought after actresses, Cameron Diaz appears
to possess everything necessary to become one of the super stars of the new century.
|Sarah Michelle Gellar
Eating in a local restaurant, she was discovered by an agent when she was 4 years old. Soon after she was making her first
movie, An Invasion of Privacy (1983) (TV). Besides a long list of movies, she has also appeared in many TV commercials and
on the stage. Her breakthrough came with TV-series "Swans Crossing" (1992). During 1997 she became known to the
cinema audience when she appeared in two movies at the cinema I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) and Scream 2 (1997).
But she is arguably still most associated with her title role in the long-running TV series, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
Jennifer Garner, who has catapulted into stardom with her lead role on the series "Alias" (2001), has come a long
way from her birthplace of Houston, Texas. Raised in Charleston, West Virginia by her mother Pat, a retired English teacher,
and her father, Bill, a former chemical engineer, Jennifer was the middle sibling of three girls. She spent nine years of
her adolescence studying ballet and describes her years in dance as ones characterized by determination rather than talent,
being driven mostly by a love of the stage.
Jennifer took this determination with her when she enrolled at Denison University as a chemistry major, a decision that
was later changed to a drama major when she found that her passions for the stage were stronger than her love of science.
New York attracted the young actress after college where she worked as a hostess while pursuing a career in film and television.
Her most recent move has been to Los Angeles, a decision that led to a role on the show "Felicity" (1998), where
she met her future husband Scott Foley. The couple divorced in 2004.
She appears on television as Agent Sydney Bristow, who works for the CIA. For her work, Garner has received three consecutive
Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. She has also received four Golden Globe nominations and won
once, as well as received two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, and won once.
She has appeared in numerous other television production as well as such films as Elektra (2005), 13 Going On 30 (2004),
Daredevil (2003), Pearl Harbor (2001) and Dude, Where's My Car? (2000). Aside from filming "Alias" (2001), Jennifer
enjoys cooking, gardening, hiking, and inspired by her character on the show, kickboxing.
Listen to Jessica Simpson's In This Skin, and you will hear many things: Love. Romance. Sexuality. Sweetness. Maturity. Peace
of Mind. Yet chief among the things you will hear is the sound of a woman becoming her own person and staying true to her
Cowritten by Jessica -- with contributions from Fran Gold, Damon Elliott and Trina Harmon, and production by Ric Wake
and Rob Fusari, In This Skin shines a light on a side of Jessica that she's never had the opportunity to let free. "I've
been searching my soul for things I wanted to sing about and things I wanted to say and so I came up with this record, "Jessica
explains. "When people listen to this record it will make them happy."
That's because the songs on In This Skin reflect the happiness and growth that Jessica has been experiencing. Now married
to long time beau Nick Lachey (of 98 Degrees) and firmly in control of her life and creative output, Jessica has reached deep
inside to come up with an album that may well be most personal of her career. In This Skin might be Jessica's third collection
but, in terms of emotional honesty and stylistic range, it is, in a real sense, the first album that's truly her own. That's
because In This Skin marks Jessica's debut as a songwriter and her lyrical and musical influences fuel the album's thematic
journeys. "I've wanted artistic control for a long time but in the past I wasn't able to get it," she confesses.
"Being in charge of your creative destiny is beautiful for any artist, especially someone like me who wants to sing about
positive things and to inspire others. This time I really wanted to make an album that was real and organic and that you could
listen to all the way through and maybe be inspired to fall in love or follow your dreams. "
That sense of liberation is abundant on the album's first single "Sweetest Sin." Written by hit maker Diane
Warren and produced by Ric Wake, "Sweetest Sin" is unabashedly carnal and, as Jessica notes, a marked change from
the giddy teen pop that launched her career. "I'm not dancing around this time," she laughs. "I'm not wearing
that head set mic ever again in my life!"
A celebration of love, her marriage, and making love, "Sweetest Sin" signals a new artistic direction for Jessica.
"You'll definitely know I'm a woman after hearing this song," she offers. "It's a deeply sensual song but it's
also romantic and recording it was one of the most natural things I've done. It's so great to be able to sing about things
you're going through because it makes you relate even more to the music which makes that music beautiful."
In This Skin is filled with both beauty and love, with lyrics drawn from personal experiences and journal entries to create
an album resonating with a captivating reality. Just listen to the bittersweet ballad "You Don't Have To Let Go."
"I wrote that song for my dad," Jessica says. "It was so hard for him to walk me down the aisle and for him
to handle the idea that I was getting married and, in his eyes, leaving. So I wrote this song for him about our relationship
and all that he sacrificed for me."
"Underneath," an emotional ode to the ups and downs of romantic love, was penned during a turbulent period in
Nick and Jessica's relationship when the pair embarked an ill-fated separation. Jessica cites the love and support of her
fans as the motivation behind the album's title track's message of determination. Set to a gentle
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