Archive for January, 2008
Carey Lowell (born February 11, 1961 in Huntington, New York) is an American actress and a Bond girl starring in 1989′s Licence to Kill with Timothy Dalton. Lowell spent much of her childhood traveling with her father James, who was a geologist. Immediately after high school, she was signed by the Ford modeling agency. She would model for such clients as Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein before turning to acting. Lowell’s notable acting roles include those of Bond girl Pam Bouvier in the James Bond movie Licence to Kill (1989) and Jamie Ross on the television drama Law & Order, a character she reprised on its spinoff, Law & Order: Trial by Jury, as a judge. Lowell and Richard Gere married in 2002, after dating for several years. The couple have a son, Homer James Jigme Gere, who was born prior to their marriage, in 2000. She was married to actor Griffin Dunne from 1989 to 1995 and has a daughter, Hannah Dunne, from that marriage. Her first marriage to fashion photographer John Stember was from 1984 to 1988. Lowell, like her husband, is a devoted supporter of preserving the culture of Tibet and practices Tibetan Buddhism.
Judy Greer (born July 20, 1975) is an American actress. Greer was born Judith Laura Evans in Livonia, Michigan. Before getting into acting, she trained for almost ten years in Russian ballet. Greer attended Winston Churchill High School in Livonia, MI and is an alumna of the Creative and Performing Arts Program. She graduated in 1997 from the theatre program at DePaul University. Greer is perhaps best known for her recurring role on the FOX television series, Arrested Development, playing George Bluth, Sr.’s (Jeffrey Tambor) former secretary Kitty Sanchez. Greer is set to star in the 2008 ABC sitcom, Miss/Guided. She will play Becky Freely, a former high school geek, who returns to her alma mater as an attractive and confident guidance counselor. The series is scheduled to debut in early 2008. Greer also co-stars in the film, 27 Dresses, alongside Katherine Heigl and James Marsden. The film is set to debut January 18, 2008.
Nona Gaye (born September 4, 1974 in Washington, D.C.) is an American singer, former fashion model, and screen actress. With ex-boyfriend Justin Martinez, Gaye has a son named Nolan, who was born in June 1997.
Paz Vega was born in Seville, Andaluca, Spain, and takes her stage name from her grandmother. After attending a performance of Federico Garca Lorca’s La casa de Bernarda Alba at the age of 15 she was convinced that she wanted to become an actress. After completing compulsory education at 16, she was accepted at the prestigious Centro Andaluz de Teatro stage school. After two years at the stage school and two more years studying journalism, Vega moved to Madrid.
Lauren Lee Smith (born June 19, 1980 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) is an actress now living in the United States. The stepdaughter of a documentary filmmaker,Lauren traveled around the world with her family. When she was 14, her family moved to Los Angeles, California. There, she began a modeling career. At the age of 19, she was cast in a featured role in the remake of Get Carter.
Brooke Langton (born November 27, 1970) is an American actress. Langton was born in Arizona to Jackson Langton, a geologist, and a surgical nurse mother. Her maternal grandfather, Stephen Cummings, was a WWII pilot, and her aunt, Sally Spalding, is a script supervisor. She was raised in Illinois and Texas.
Naomi Watts (born September 28, 1968) is a British-Australian actress. She is known for her roles in Mulholland Drive, the film remakes of The Ring and King Kong, as well as her Academy Award-nominated role in the film 21 Grams.
Linda Gray (born September 12, 1940 in Santa Monica, California) is an American actress, best known for her role as Larry Hagman’s long-suffering wife, Sue Ellen Ewing on the television soap opera Dallas as a recurring character in the series first season in the spring of 1978, and as a regular cast member from 1978 to 1989. She was also a director of the popular show. She returned to the role in the series finale in 1991 and again in the reunion films “J.R. Returns” in 1996 and “The War of the Ewings” in 1998.
Victoria Principal (born January 3, 1950 in Fukuoka, Japan) is an American actress, best known for her role as Larry Hagman sister-in-law and Patrick Duffy wife, Pamela Barnes Ewing, “Pam”, on the long-running CBS nighttime drama Dallas from 1978 to 1987. She is also well-known for her line of cosmetic products.
And not incidentally, Diving Bell gives a new and profound meaning to the term “easy on the eyes.” Schnabel makes us understand the joy Bauby feels — the pleasure of seeing beauty — whenever the faces of Henriett or his lover (and mother of his children) Celine (Emmanuelle Seigner) address him (and us) in close-up.
British pop star ROBBIE WILLIAMS is set to take on world darts ace PHIL ‘THE POWER’ TAYLOR at a match at his Los Angeles home. The Angels singer has invited the 13-times world champion to play a darts match against him, and Williams’ dad Pete is hopeful the star has a chance of winning.
RB beauty RIHANNA has fuelled speculation she is dating JOSH HARTNETT – after admitting she “loves hanging out” with the star. The 19-year-old singer last month (Dec07) denied reports of a romance between the pair, insisting she hardly knows the Black Hawk Down star.
Soul legend DIONNE WARWICK has fallen victim to thieves who robbed her of $160,000 (GBP80,000) worth of jewellery in Italy. The Walk On By star, 67, was being treated by medics for a twisted ankle in Rome when the raid took place at Hotel De Russie on Monday (07Jan08).
Rapper KANYE WEST is set to headline English music festival Glastonbury, according to reports. Last year’s (07) bill was topped by legendary rockers The Who, who closed the final evening of the event – and rumours have abounded that The Verve, Kylie Minogue and newly-reformed rockers Led Zeppelin were in the frame to headline the legendary show.
Troubled star AMY WINEHOUSE has shocked fans by chopping off her trademark beehive hairstyle. The Back To Black singer has had her hair cut into a short crop, and has swapped her formerly dark locks for a peroxide blonde hairdo.
Rock star Bono pressed French leader Nicolas Sarkozy to increase aid to developing nations, the aid advocacy group DATA said. The organization, co-founded by Bono, front man of the U2 rock group, has urged France to raise development assistance to 0.7 percent of gross national income by 2012 as agreed earlier. In 2006, French aid stood at 0.31 percent of gross national income, DATA said.
Steven Seagal and his former business partner have agreed to settle a long-standing legal dispute that included allegations of contract breach and Mafia extortion, an attorney said Wednesday. The actor and Julius R. Nasso worked together for years, forming Seagal/Nasso Productions and producing movies including “Marked for Death,” “Out for Justice” and “On Deadly Ground.”
A hospital put three children, including Dennis Quaid newborn twins, in danger by giving them overdoses of a blood thinner, California regulators said Wednesday.
Penelope Ann Miller (January 13, 1964), sometimes credited as Penelope Miller, is an American actress. She starred in several major Hollywood films during the 1990s, and has continued appearing in supporting roles in both film and television.
While her show dives into the world of murder and the paranormal, actress Patricia Arquette tells CTV.ca that she isn’t around when things get intense. “I do hear from the crew that it disturbs them” says Arquette. Arquette plays the role of real life psychic Allison Dubois, an investigator haunted by foreshadowing dreams and conversations with the dead.
April Bowlby (born 30 July 1980) is an American actress best known for her recurring role as Alan Harper ditzy girlfriend (later wife, then ex-wife) Kandi on the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men.
Janine Turner was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S., to Janice, a real estate agent, and Turner M. Gauntt, a pilot who attended West Point and flew for Braniff for 30 years. Her father is from East Texas and her mother is from South Texas.She has a brother, Tim, and was raised in Euless, Texas. At the age of fifteen, she left home to pursue a modeling career with the Wilhelmina Modeling Agency.
James Bond has two new Bond Girls. Olga Kurylenko and Gemma Arterton will co-star in the latest installment of the 007 franchise opposite Daniel Craig, Columbia Pictures has announced.
America Ferrera. Is it any surprise that she’s on our list? The Latina star has jumped over weight and race barriers in Hollywood, making the cover of Glamour magazine this year. The upcoming year will be especially good for her. In addition to her Golden Globe-winning role as ‘Ugly Betty-, America’s got The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 on the horizon, as well as a leading role in the film La Misma Luna. The galaxy is the limit.