Justin Bieber Biography

Justin Bieber BiographyJustin Bieber (full name: Justin Drew Bieber) is a Canadian pop musician, songwriter and actor.

Born on March 1, 1994, in London, Ontario, Justin was discovered by Scooter Braun in 2008, when he saw Justin’s YouTube videos. Scooter later became his manager, and arranged him a meeting with entertainer and singer Usher Raymond in Atlanta, Georgia. He was later signed off a deal with Raymond Braun Media Group (RBMG). Justin then struck a recording deal with L.A. Reid of Island Records.

Justin’s released his first single, “One Time”, while still recording his debut album. The song peaked at No. 12 on the Canadian Hot 100 charts during the first week of its release in July 2009. The single later reached No. 17 on the Billboard Hot 100, and by fall 2009, it became an international success. He released his debut album of seven tracks, My World, in November 2009, and the record was classified Platinum in the US. He became the first singer to have seven songs from a debut album to be listed on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

In March 2010, Justin released the full version of album, My World 2.0, a follow up of his first album, My World. The album debuted at or almost No.1 in many countries and was certified Platinum in the US. The lead single from the album, “Baby”, which featured Ludacris, was released in January 2010, and became a worldwide hit. It reached at No.5 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and listed at many top ten lists on several international markets. The album reached No.1 spot on the US Billboard 200, making Justin the youngest ever recording artist to top the chart ever since Stevie Wonder did it in 1963. My World 2.0 also reached at No.1 on the Album Charts of Canada, Australia, Ireland, and New Zealand, and peaked at top ten in 15 other countries.

Justin appeared on numerous live shows, including The View, Nightline, the 2010 Kids Choice Awards, the Late Show with David Letterman, 106 & Park, and The Dome to promote the album. The released of his debut album was followed up with his first tour, the My World Tour.

In October 2011, Justin announced that he would release an acoustic album, My Worlds Acoustic. This was followed by the released of a 3D half bio, half concert movie, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never on February 2011. The same month, Justin released his second remix album, Never Say Never – The Remixes, which featured remixed songs of his first album with guest appearances from Chris Brown, Miley Cyrus and Kanye West, among others.

In November 2011, Justin released his second studio album, Under the Mistletoe. The album debuted No.1 on the Billboard 200. In June 2012, he released his third studio album, Believe, which reached No.1 on the Billboard 200, and his fourth No.1 album in the US.

Justin has received many awards, which includes Artist of the Year Awards at the 2010 and 2012 American Music Awards. He also won Best Pop Vocal Album at the 53rd Grammy Awards. In June 2011, Forbes placed Justin #2 in their list of Best-Paid Celebrities under 30. In 2012 Forbes named him as the third-most powerful celebrity in the world. With fans all over the world, called as “Beliebers”, Justin has more than 40 million followers on Twitter.

In the previous 12 months, Justin has earned an estimated US$55 million. As of May 2012, Justin has sold around 15 million records.

Charlie Sheen Biography

charlie sheenCharlie Sheen (birth name: Carlos Irwin Estévez) is an American actor. Born on Sept. 3, 1965, in New York City, he is the youngest son of actor Martin Sheen.

Charlie’s made his first appearance in movies at the age of nine in his father Martin Sheen’s film, The Execution of Private Slovik, in 1974. While studying at the Santa Monica High School, he showed an interest in acting, and was featured in the amateur series, Super 8, alongside his brother Emilio Estévez, and school friends Sean Penn and Rob Lowe. He was expelled from school because of poor grades and attendance. He adopted the Charlie Sheen when he decided to become an actor.

Charlie’s movie career began in 1984 when he landed a role in the Cold War inspired teen drama Red Dawn alongside Patrick Swayze, Lea Thompson, C. Thomas Howell and Jennifer Grey. Charlie’s major breakthrough in Hollywood came when he landed a major role in the movie Platoon in 1986. In 1987, he was casted alongside his father in the film Wall Street. Both Director Oliver Stone directed both the movies, Platoon and Wall Street.

In 1988, Charlie was asked by Oliver to star in his new movie, Born on the Fourth of July(1989), but later Tom Cruise was picked instead. After that, he never took a lead role in any of Oliver’s following films, though he did made a cameo appearance in the 2010 movie, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. In 1987, Charlie was casted to play the role of Ron in the unreleased Grizzly II: The Predator. The following year, he was casted in the baseball movie Eight Men Out playing as an outfielder Happy Felsch.

In 1990, Charlie featured alongside his father in the movie Cadence, where he played the role of a rebellious inmate in a military stockade. The same year he starred with Clint Eastwood in the film The Rookie. Charlie starred in many comedy roles too, which includes the Major League flicks, Money Talks and in the Hot Shots! films. In 1999, he was casted as himself in the film Being John Malkovich. He was also casted in the comedy series, Scary Movie 3 (2003), Scary Movie 4 (2006), and Scary Movie 5 (2013). In the 2013 film, Machete Kills, directed by Robert Rodriques, Charlie decided to use his real birth name in the movie, where he plays the President of the United States.

In 2000, Charlie made his small screen debut, when he replaced Michael J. Fox for the last two remaining seasons of the Spin City series. Charlie was nominated for two ALMA Awards for the sitcom and also won his first Golden Globe for the Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy. In 2003, Charlie was casted as Charlie Harper in the hugely successful Two and Half Men series, which was loosely based on his bad boy persona. The character won him an ALMA Award, two Golden Globe and three Emmy Award nominations. The sitcom made Charlie one of the highest paid actors in television with each episode earning him $1.8 million. Charlie currently stars on the comedy series, Anger Management and the first episode premiered on FX on June 28, 2012.

On Sept. 2011, Charlie was roasted on Comedy Central, which was watched by a record 6.4 million viewers, making it the highest rated roast on Comedy Central ever.

In 2011, Charlie created a new Guinness World Record for having the “Fastest Time To Reach 1 Million Followers” on Twitter, averaging around 129,000 new followers each day and the “Highest Paid TV Actor Per Episode” at $1.25 million while acting at the Two and A Half Men.

Charlie is major supporter and donor of Aid For AIDS since 2006, and has been honored a rare AFA Angel Award, one of very few ever given in 2009, at the foundations 25th Silver Anniversary Reception.

Justin Timberlake Biography

justin timberlakeJustin Timberlake is an American singer, songwriter, actor and businessman. Born in Jan. 31, 1981, Justin appeared on the television series, The New Mickey Mouse Club and Star Search and during 1993 to 1994, at the age of 11, alongside pop superstar Britney Spears, N Sync band member JC Chasez, singer Christina Aguilera, and movie actor Ryan Gosling.

Justin rose to fame in 1995, when he was recruited the lead singer of the boy band N Sync, organized by Lou Pearlman, who was also the band’s manager. In 1998, the group rose to fame in the United States with the release of their first album, *NSYNC. The record sold 11 million copies, which included their hit single, “Tearin’ Up My Heart”. In 2000, N Sync released their second album, No Strings Attached, which sold 2.4 million albums in its first week of release and spawned their #1 hit, “It’s Gonna Be Me”. In 2001, the band released their third album, Celebrity, which was also well-received. After performing their Celebrity Tour, the band went into hiatus the following year.

By that time, N Sync was an international success and performed at the Olympics, The Academy Awards and the Super Bowl. With more than 5o million copied sold internationally, N Sync became the third best-selling boy band in music history.

During N Sync’s break from music, Justin released his first solo studio record Justified in 2002, which spawned hits such as, “Cry Me a River” and “Rock Your Body”. In 2006, he released his second solo album, FutureSex/LoveSounds. The album reached No.1 spot on the U.S. Billboard 200 and spawned Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit singles like, “SexyBack”, “What Goes Around/Comes Around”, and “My Love”. The album sold more than seven million copies globally, and established Justin as one of the highly successful singers commercially.

From 2007 to 2012, Justin decided to focus on his acting career, eventually putting his music career on hold. He was casted in leading roles in the films, The Social Network (2010), Bad Teacher (2011), In Time (2011) and Friends with Benefits (2011).

In 2013, Justin resumed his music career with the release of his third and fourth albums, The 20/20 Experience and The 20/20 Experience: 2 of 2, respectively. His third album, The 20/20 Experience became one of best-selling records of the year, and spawned hit singles, “Mirrors” and “Suit & Tie”. The former is preceded by the main single, “Take Back the Night”.

Justin’s work has earned him 6 Grammy Awards and 4 Emmy Awards. Teen People and Cosmopolitan magazine has included Justin one of the Sexiest Man Alive lists. In February 2009, he was named by GQ magazine as “Most Stylish Man in America”. In 2011, AskMen ranked Justin #46 on their annual 49 Most Influential Men.

Besides his music and acting career, Justin’s other ventures includes recording label Tennman Records, restaurants Southern Hospitality and Destino, and fashion label William Rast.

Ryan Gosling Biography

ryan gosling biographyRyan Gosling (full name: Ryan Thomas Gosling) is a Canadian actor, writer, director and singer. Born in November 12, 1980, in London, Ontario, Ryan debuted his acting career on the Mickey Mouse Club on the Disney Channel as a child, in 1993. After the show’s cancellation in 1995, Ryan returned to Canada, and appeared in the family entertainment television show, “Are You Afraid of the Dark”, “Goosebumps (1996), and in Breaker High (1997–1998).

At 18 years old, Ryan moved to New Zealand for filming Fox Kids adventure series, “Young Hercules”, from 1998 to 1999. Though, he enjoyed working on show, he longed for an opportunity to play different characters, and decided not to work on any new television series anymore.

Ryan’s first big movie role was as a Jewish neo-Nazi in the film, The Believer in 2001. He also appeared in independent films like Murder by Numbers, in 2002, The Slaughter in 2002, and The United States of Leland in 2003, where he built his reputation for playing misfits.
Ryan grabbed the attention of a wider audience when he was casted in a leading role in the romantic drama, The Notebook, against fellow Canadian actress Rachel McAdams, in 2004.

The movie grossed more than $115 million worldwide, and it’s claimed to be the most commercially successful film of Ryan’s career as of 2012. The film earned Ryan an MTV Movie Awards and four Teen Choice Awards. The Entertainment Weekly said that the film has the All-Time Best Movie Kiss, and The Los Angeles Times has included a scene from the movie in its list of 50 Classic Movie Kisses. The movie has also been featured on several Most Romantic Movies lists.

In 2006, Ryan starred as a drug-addict teacher in Half Nelson, which was nominated for an Academy Award. He also was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his performance in the movie, Lars and the Real Girl in 2007. The same year, Ryan was casted in the thriller Fracture.
After taking a three-year break from acting, Ryan starred in Blue Valentine, in which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for the second time.

The year 2011, was a milestone year for Ryan, as he appeared in three mainstream movies, the romantic comedy flick, Crazy, Stupid, Love, politics-inspired drama The Ides of March and thriller Drive. He also received two Golden Globe nominations that year.
In 2013, Ryan starred in the crime movie Gangster Squad, drama The Place Beyond the Pines, and brutal revenge movie Only Gold Forgives.

Besides his acting career, Ryan is also a musician, forming his own band, Dead Man’s Bones, with his friend Zach Shields. The band released their self-titled debut album, and went on tour of North America in 2009. He also co-owns a Moroccan restaurant, Tagine, in Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Calif.

Ryan is a supporter of PETA, the Enough Project and Invisible Children, and has traveled to Uganda, Chad and eastern Congo to raise awareness regarding the conflicts in the regions.

Ryan lives in New York City. He was involved in a relationship with actress Sandra Bullock for one year from 2002-03. From mid-2005 to mid-2007, he dated fellow actress Rachel McAdams for two years. Since September 2011, Ryan is in a relationship with American model and actress Eva Mendes.

Olivia Wilde Biography

olivia wildeOlivia Wilde is an American actress. Born in March 10, 1984 as Olivia Jane Cockburn, she’s best known as Olivia Wilde. She adopted her “Wilde” stage name from famous Irish writer Oscar Wilde. She appeared in several television shows and movie productions including in The O.C., House, The Black Donnellys, Tron: Legacy, In Time, Cowboys & Aliens and most recently in the film Drinking Buddies.

Olivia also appeared in the films like the Alpha Dog, The Girl Next Door, Conversations with Other Women and Turistas. She became widely known for playing the character “Alex Kelly” on The O.C. She was also featured in the Dashboard Confessional’s music video “Stolen” and in the French Kicks music video, “So Far We Are”.

In 2007, Olivia was part of the cast of the short lived NBC drama series, The Black Donnellys, in which she played the role of Jenny Reilly. The series followed the daily lives of an Irish-American family that was involved in organized crime in New York City. The same year, Olivia was casted in the political thriller play, Beauty on the Vine, where she played three different characters.

In September 2007, Olivia joined the cast of the Fox medical drama series, House, where she made her debut appearance in the episode, “The Right Stuff”. She played the role of Dr. Remy Hadley, nicknamed “Thirteen”, a bisexual and secretive young internee with Huntington’s disease.

On December 2010, Olivia appeared in the Disney’s Science fiction movie, Tron: Legacy, as Quorra. In July 2011, Olivia starred in another science fiction Western movie Cowboys & Aliens, where played as Ella Swenson, alongside Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford. The same year, she played Sabrina Mckay in the comedy film The Change-Up. In August 2011, Olivia announced that she would be leaving the show House to focus on her film career. She has cited Sigourney Weaver, Meryl Streep, Catherine Keener, Frances McDormand and Robin Wright Penn to be her acting inspirations.

Olivia received the US Comedy Arts Festival Film Discovery Jury Award for Best Actress in 2006 and the Teen Choice Awards in 2008. She also received nomination for the Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Breakout Star Female for House. In 2008, Olivia was awarded the Vail Film Festival Rising Star Award.

Olivia holds dual citizenship of both the United States and Ireland. She’s a vegetarian and has been voted the Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity of 2010 by animal rights group PETA. Olivia also sits on the board of Artists for Peace and Justice, which provides health and education services in Haiti. During the 2008 US Presidential Elections, she campaigned for President Barack Obama alongside fellow actors Justin Long and Kal Penn of House. In 2013, Olivia featured in the video for Gucci’s “Chime for Change”, campaign that focuses of raising funds and promoting awareness of women’s issues aimed at health, education and justice.

On June 2003, Olivia secretly married Italian filmmaker and musician, Tao Ruspoli, but they got divorced in September 29, 2011. Currently she’s engaged with actor Jason Sudeikis.

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