Friday, 30 September 2011

Famous October Birthdays


Famous October Birthdays

Famous October birthdays, In a world with nearly 7 billion people, chances are someone famous is celebrating their birthday this October.Check out these famous celebrities that will celebrate their birthdays this month.

Nick Cannon
Former host of MTV's hit "Wild 'N Out" Nick Cannon made a name for himself in television, movies and with several hit songs. He and his R&B diva wife welcomed twins in April.
Jimmy Carter
The 39th president, Jimmy Carter served a single term and was hurt politically by the Iran hostage crisis. Since he left office, he was awarded the Nobel Peace prize and founded the Carter Center with his wife, Rosalynn.
John Cleese
British actor John Cleese got his start with the offbeat comedy troupe Monty Python and starred in all four movies based on their show. On TV he also played the hotel manager Basil Fawlty in "Fawlty Towers" and the quirky Lyle Finster in the hit comedy "Will & Grace."
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Former first lady Hilary Rodham Clinton was a U.S. senator before becoming the current secretary of state  and made an unsuccessful run for the presidency. She published her autobiography in 2003, "Living History."
Simon Cowell
The so-called king of mean, Simon Cowell spent nine seasons on "American Idol" hurling insults at contestants and helping a few lucky winners realize their dreams. You can catch him on his new show to see if his sharp tongue still cuts as deep.
Joan Cusack
Joan Cusack built her successful career with memorable supporting roles, including several with her younger brother. Her unique voice was lent to Jessie the cowgirl in "Toy Story 2" and "Toy Story 3."
Brett Favre
Retirement flip-flopper Brett Favre spent 19 years as an NFL quarterback, most notably with the Green Bay Packers, before finally deciding to leave the league after the 2010 season.He has appeared in several commercials, a few poking fun at his on-again, off-again retirement plans.
Bill Gates
Billionaire Bill Gates co-founded Microsoft in 1976. An avid philanthropist, he created the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with his wife and signed the Giving Pledge with fellow billionaires Warren Buffett and Mark Zuckerberg.
Nancy Grace
Tough as nails former prosecutor Nancy Grace reports on high-profile court cases on her legal and current events TV show, "Nancy Grace".Her coverage of the Casey Anthony trial earned high ratings.
Grant Hill
NBA All-Star Grant Hill plays for the Phoenix Suns and was part of the 1996 Olympic team that won gold in Atlanta. An avid African-American art collector, he sponsored an exhibition tour of his collection.
Evander Holyfield
Former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield's 44 wins and career longevity earned him a nickname. He had part of his ear bitten off in one of his most famous fights.
Hugh Jackman
Australian actor Hugh Jackman is well known as an action star and as a romantic leading man.

He is a three-time Tony Awards host as well as an award winner
Alan Jackson
Country crooner Alan Jackson's traditional country sound has earned him a loyal following. His newly released collaboration on "As She's Walking Away" with the Zac Brown Band earned the pair a Grammy Award.
Kim Kardashian
Reality-TV star Kim Kardashian is best known for her involvement in her family's show, "Keeping up With the Kardashians," but she is involved in a variety of business interests, including her clothing and perfume lines. She married NBA star Kris Humphries in August.
Kevin Kline
Oscar-winning actor Kevin Kline has enjoyed a long career in a wide spectrum of movies, from "Sophie's Choice" to "Soapdish." He has two children with his wife, actress Phoebe Cates
John Krasinski
A star of the hit comedy "The Office", Jim Krasinski has appeared in "It's Complicated" and most recently "Something Borrowed." He married British actress Emily Blunt in 2010
Christopher Lloyd
Character actor Christopher Lloyd is best known for his role as Doc Brown in the "Back to the Future" trilogy and as Jim Ignatowski on "Taxi." He recently lent his unique voice to animated films such as "The Tale of Despereaux."
Penny Marshall
After securing fame with her iconic role as Laverne DeFazio on the hit television show "Laverne and Shirley," Penny Marshall turned to the opposite side of the camera. She is a successful director who has done blockbusters such as "A League of Their Own" and has been a producer on films such as "Cinderella Man."
John Mayer
Blues-rock singer John Mayer has produced numerous hit albums,
and his music  has earned him seven Grammy Awards. His high-profile romances and breakups have earned him a reputation as a womanizer.
Sharon Osbourne
Best known as the matriarch of the Osbourne family, Sharon Osbourne stepped into the spotlight with her family's reality show, "The Osbournes". She has become a permanent fixture on the small screen as a judge on the U.K.'s "The X Factor" and on "America's Got Talent," as well as a co-host on a popular daytime talk show
Clive Owen
British heartthrob Clive Owen impressed audiences with his string of supporting roles before cleaning up on the awards circuit for his leading role in "Closer." His new movie, "Intruders," debuted at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival. Watch the trailer.
Bristol Palin
The well-known daughter of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, Bristol Palin gained her own fame with her high-profile teenage pregnancy and subsequent work advocating teen abstinence. Her popularity rose with her third-place finish on "Dancing With the Stars"
Jane Pauley
Journalist Jane Pauley is best known as a former co-host on the "Today" show and "Dateline NBC." She went public with her battle with bipolar disorder in her autobiography and is involved with the Jane Pauley Community Health Program.
Katy Perry
Pop princess Katy Perry found fame with her first hit single and has stayed on top of the charts with the songs that followed . She married comedian Russell Brand in October 2010
Anne Rice
Gothic fiction writer Anne Rice is best known for her stories involving vampires, most notably in her "Vampire Chronicles" series. Though she no longer lives in her original hometown , the city is the background for many of her novels.
Kelly Ripa
"Live With Regis and Kelly" co-host Kelly Ripa met her husband while on the soap opera "All My Children." She and co-host Regis Philbin, who will soon leave the show, won a Daytime Emmy Award in June.
Winona Ryder
"Heathers" star Winona Ryder landed in a courtroom facing shoplifting charges in 2001. After a career hiatus, she made a successful return to the big screen in "Black Swan," which earned her a nomination for a Screen Actors Guild Award. Watch the trailer from her most recent film.
Elisabeth Shue
Oscar-nominated actress Elisabeth Shue made a name for herself in girl-next-door roles beginning with her breakout performance in "The Karate Kid." She is married to Academy Award-winning director Davis Guggenheim
Grace Slick
Rock icon Grace Slick was lead singer and one of the songwriters for Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship and Starship. She continues to work as an artist, but she's traded her singing and songwriting for a paintbrush
Margaret Thatcher
The United Kingdom's first female prime minister, Margaret Thatcher  earned her nickname for her tough stances against trade unions and the Soviet Union. She talks about her time in office in her autobiography, "The Downing Street Years"
Usher
R&B superstar and actor Usher is a seven-time Grammy Award winner and best-selling recording artist . He is part owner of an NBA team

Thursday, 29 September 2011

September 2011 Celebrity Quotes


September 2011 celebrity quotes

Memorable September quotes, Many Americans focused on a somber anniversary this month, but Mother Nature – in the form of tropical storms and wildfires – also commanded our attention. Let's take a look at the quotable lines of September.September quotes

Pilot Heather Penney

"I genuinely believed that was going to be the last time I took off."

The then-rookie F-16 pilot flew one of the two planes on Sept. 11, 2001, that was ready to shoot down United Airlines Flight 93. What happened to the flight?
American Jobs Act

"The question is whether, in the face of an ongoing national crisis, we can stop the political circus and actually do something to help the economy."

President Obama asked Congress to pass his jobs bill in a televised speech
September 11 anniversary terror threats

"The best thing we can do to fight terror is to not let it intimidate us."

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg reacted to increased terror threats as the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks neared.
Central Texas wildfires

"We're going to get back in, we're going to move forward, it's going to be a better time. We're going to get through this."

Bastrop County Judge Ronnie McDonald reassured the community of Bastrop, Texas after more than 1,500 homes were destroyed by wildfires.
Peyton Manning neck injury

"We will leave him on the active roster as long as the doctors tell us there's a chance for him to come back."

Indianapolis Colts vice chairman Bill Polian responded to rumors that Peyton Manning would be out for the season with a neck injury.
Republican presidential debates

"Those are wonderful things, but Governor Perry doesn't believe that he created those things. If he tried to say that, well, it would be like Al Gore saying he invented the Internet."

Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Gov. Rick Perry sparred at their first debate together
Schweddy Balls ice cream

"We've always been a company that has had a sense of humor."

Ben & Jerry's spokesman Sean Greenwood on his company's latest flavor – inspired by an innuendo-filled "Saturday Night Live" skit

Tropical Storm Lee

"We feel terrible that we did not do more to avoid this tragedy, are truly saddened by what has occurred, and accept full responsibility."

Petco CEO Jim Myers responded after at least 100 animals died in a Petco store in Johnson City, N.Y., (find it on a map) after it was deluged with floodwaters from Tropical Storm Lee.
September 11 10th anniversary

"So many names, there is barely room on the walls of the heart."

Former New York Gov. George Pataki read a verse by a former poet laureate at the Ground Zero memorial service.
Moammar Gadhafi

"I am happy because the frizzhead has run away."

Libyan students and teachers – including one outspoken 10-year-old – began their first school year in 42 years without the longtime dictator in charge.
Coach David Bennett

"Be a dog. We don't need no meows. We don't need no cats. We need more dogs."

Coastal Carolina football coach David Bennett (find the school on a map) became an Internet sensation with his entertaining post-game press conference
Jim Leyland

"I will wear these underwear until we lose. I can tell you that right now. And they will not be washed. And I don't give a who knows it."

The manager of the Detroit Tigers delivered his unusual strategy to extend his team's winning streak before their game against the Oakland Athletics on the 15th.
Poverty levels rise

"This is truly a lost decade. We think of America as a place where every generation is doing better, but we're looking at a period when the median family is in worse shape than it was in the late 1990s."

Harvard economics professor Lawrence Katz spoke about the record numbers of Americans living below the poverty line
Netflix renames DVD business

"For me the Netflix red envelope has always been a source of joy. The new envelope is still that lovely red, but now it will have a Qwikster logo. I know that logo will grow on me over time, but still, it is hard. I imagine it will be similar for many of you."

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings sent an email to subscribers apologizing and explaining the company's decision to split its streaming and DVD businesses.

2011 Emmy Awards

"A lot of people are curious why I'm a lesbian. Ladies and gentlemen, the cast of "Entourage."

Emmy host Jane Lynch (which TV show does she star in?) zinged the all-male cast of the HBO series at this year's ceremony.
'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' ends

"All these years later, it is a relief to see the end of a bad law that has been with us for far too long."

Sen. Dianne Feinstein – who voted against the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law in 1993 – spoke about the controversial ban on gays in the military that ended Sept. 20.
NASA satellite crashes to Earth

"In over 50 years of these things coming back around the world, no one has ever been hurt."

Nicholas Johnson spoke about the 12,500-pound NASA satellite that tumbled to Earth.
Kweku Adoboli

"I need a miracle."

The so-called "rogue trader" reportedly left the Internet message shortly before being arrested on charges of defrauding his company of $2 billion.
Reno air show crash

"As soon as I saw his nose pointed at the ground, I knew he wasn't going to recover."

An eyewitness described what he saw as a World War II-era plane crashed, killing 10 spectators at an air race in Reno, Nevada.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn

"I am not proud of it. I regret it infinitely. I have regretted it every day for the past four months, and I think I'm not done regretting it."

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn spoke publicly for the first time about his May 14 arrest on rape charges in New York City and subsequent release.

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