Xavier Samuel


Xavier Samuel (born 10 December 1983) is an Australian actor. He has appeared in leading roles in the feature films September, Further We Search, Newcastle, The Loved Ones and A Few Best Men, and played Riley Biers in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.

Samuel made his debut on an Australian TV show named McLeod’s Daughters in 2003. He starred in the Australian horror movie Road Train as Marcus and also acted in the Australian movie Drowning with Elephant Princess star Miles Szanto, directed by Craig Boreham.

In 2009, he was cast as Brent in the Australian horror/thriller movie The Loved Ones in the lead role opposite Robin McLeavy. Although it received several award nominations, the film was a financial failure.


In early 2010, Samuel was cast as Riley Biers in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. The film gave Samuel his first blockbuster film worldwide. Samuel received his first award nomination and win at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards.

In an interview with GQ Australia in November 2010, Samuel described the process of his shock Twilight casting. “I sent off the audition tape from Sydney, which landed in a big pile on someone’s desk. So then to actually hear something back was kind of unusual. I guess I was a bit of a gamble, but it’s bizarre and wonderful”.

Samuel appeared in the 2011 film Anonymous.
He plays a lead role in A Few Best Men (2011-2012).
He was cast in 3D feature Bait and short film Sanctuary, both still under production as of 1 June 2012.


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Raven Symone

Raven Symone (born December 10, 1985), known professionally as Raven-Symoné , or simply Raven, is an American actress and singer. Symoné launched her career in 1989 after appearing in The Cosby Show as Olivia. She released her debut album, Here’s to New Dreams in 1993; the single, “That’s What Little Girls Are Made Of” charted number 68 on the US Billboard Hot 100.  The next album, Undeniable, was released on May 4, 1999.

Symoné appeared in several successful television series, such as The Cosby Show and Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper, in the late 1980s and early 1990s. From 2003 to 2007, Symoné starred in the Disney Channel series, That’s So Raven in which she played Raven Baxter, a psychic teenager who tried her best to keep her psychic powers a secret. During her time on That’s So Raven, Symoné released her third studio album, This is My Time (2004) which was Symoné’s best selling solo album to date, charting at number 51 on the Billboard200.

After a year of the end of That’s So Raven, she released her fourth studio album, Raven-Symoné (2008). The album peaked at number 159 on the Billboard 200. During 2003 to 2006, she participated in four soundtracks from Disney, RIAA-certified double-platinum album, The Cheetah Girls (2003), RIAA-certified gold album, That’s So Raven (2004), That’s So Raven Too! (2006) and RIAA-certified platinum album, The Cheetah Girls 2 (2006). The soundtracks sold a combined 4.1 million copies in the U.S. alone. As of April 2008, Symoné has sold 314,000 albums in the United States. She is also the voice of Uniqua, in Nickelodeon series, The Backyardigans, during the fourth and final season.

She transitioned to a film career, starring in several films aimed at young audiences, including Dr. Dolittle (1998), Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001),College Road Trip (2008), and successful television films, including Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century (1999), The Cheetah Girls (2003), its sequel Cheetah Girls 2 (2006), For One Night (2006), Revenge of the Bridesmaids (2010). Raven has also lent her voice to the animated series Kim Possible, for the character Monique and films such as Disney‘s Tinker Bell. Raven-Symoné also owns a “how-to” video website, Raven-Symoné Presents. 

In 2011, Symoné starred in the short-lived ABC Family comedy series State of Georgia as Georgia Chamberlain, an aspiring actress with a huge ego who moves to New York City to try her hand at an acting career.


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Aaron Charles Carter

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Aaron Charles Carter (born December 7, 1987) is an American singer. He came to fame as a pop and hip hop singer in the late 1990s, establishing himself as a star among pre-teen and teenage audiences during the early-first decade of the 21st century.

Carter’s next album, Another Earthquake, was released on September 3, 2002, during the “Rock, Rap, and Retro” tour. The album featured the patriotic-themed “America A.O.” and the ballad “Do You Remember”. That album also went platinum that same year. He had guest starred on three episodes of All That and contributed to the PBS Show Liberty’s Kids by singing the theme song, “Through My Own Eyes.”

During that time, Carter’s parents filed a lawsuit against his former manager, Lou Pearlman (now in federal prison for major fraud), in 2002 alleging failure to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in royalties on Carter’s 1998 album, which was released through Pearlman’s label and production company, Trans Continental. On March 13, 2003, Pearlman was declared in contempt of court for ignoring a court order to produce documents relating to royalty payments.

He had also dated Lindsay Lohan along with his girlfriend Hilary Duff at the same time (leading to a feud between the two), but he broke up with Lohan in April 2003, and resumed dating Duff. Later, that same year, he reportedly cheated on her and Duff ended their on-and-off relationship after two years. Carter’s Most Requested Hits, a collection including tracks from his last three albums as well as a new single, “One Better”, was released on November 3, 2003.


“Saturday Night”, which was released on March 22, 2005 and was promoted by Carter during his summer 2005 Remix Tour. The song was released by Trans Continental label, with Lou Pearlman as executive producer. The single was also featured in the soundtrack of the film Popstar, in which Carter starred. The direct-to-video film was based heavily on his own life as a performer. A real-life motocross racer, Carter also appeared in 2005’s Supercross. On March 21, 2006, Trans Continental filed a lawsuit against Carter within the Los Angeles Superior Court, citing that Carter allegedly reneged on a recording deal. Carter had signed the contract on December 7, 2004, when he was 17 and underage. His attorney however stated that Carter had the right to “cancel or void various agreements” that were signed when he was a minor.


Carter and his siblings starred in a reality show, House of Carters, which ran in October–November 2006 on E!. The series features all five Carter siblings reuniting to live in the same house. On September 18, 2006, it was reported that Carter was engaged to former beauty queen and Playboy model Kari Ann Peniche.  US Weekly later reported that Carter had broken off his engagement to Peniche, saying he was impulsive in proposing to her

Lucia Rijker

Lucia Rijker (born December 6, 1967) is a Dutch professional female boxer, kickboxer, and actress. Rijker has been dubbed by the press and opponents “The Most Dangerous Woman in the World”. She can speak four languages and is a Buddhist, dedicating time daily to meditation and chanting. Her mother was born in the Netherlands and her father is from Suriname. Rijker started her martial arts career at the early age of six, when she began training in judo. A year later, she was part of the Dutch National Softball Team.[citation needed] At fourteen, after picking up fencing a year earlier, Lucia became the Netherlands Junior Champion of that sport. After winning her first 14 fights, but failing to secure a match with Christy Martin, Rijker stepped away from boxing in 1999 to pursue a career in Hollywood. She appeared as Billie ‘The Blue Bear’ in 2004’sOscar-winning, female boxer-based film Million Dollar Baby. She was also featured in the documentary film Shadow Boxers. She played a minor role in Rollerball (2002 film) and had a brief cameo in the season 2 finale of The L Word as Dana’s trainer. She returned to The L Word in Season 5 as Dusty, Helena’s cellmate in prison. Rijker also played a Romulan communications officer in the film Star Trek. Rijker also auditioned for the role of the female terminator in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and was one of three finalists. She returned to the ring in February 2002, beating Jane Couch (20-4 going in; 25-6 as of December 2004) by decision (eight rounds) on June 21, 2003 for her 16th win. Win number 17 was a ten-round decision over “Sunshine” Fettkether on May 20, 2004. Rijker and Christy Martin were scheduled to fight on July 30, 2005 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Major U.S. promoter Bob Arum (Top Rank Boxing’s head) had made their match the main event of a card (with otherwise male boxing matches) called “Million Dollar Lady”. Each woman was guaranteed $250,000 (U.S.), with the winner receiving an extra $750,000; however, on July 20, it was announced that she had ruptured an Achilles tendon while training for the fight; recovery time was estimated to be 4–7 months. The match was ultimately cancelled. In 2006 Rijker stated that although not retired as a professional boxer, she would only consider one more fight – a bout with Laila Ali. As of February 2007, she was undefeated in the ring; her boxing record is 17-0 (14 K.O.’s), and her kickboxing record is 37-0 (25 K.O.’s), conquering five world titles in the process. She met her only defeat in October 1994 at an exhibition Muay Thaikickboxing match against a male opponent, Somchai Jaidee of New Zealand (a 2nd-round K.O.). Rijker has been on the cover of numerous magazines including Inside Kung Fu. As a professional boxer, she has won the WIBF Welterweight Title, and has beaten name fighters such as Marcela Acuña (5th-round K.O.; Acuña was 0-1 going into the fight, and 19-4 as of June 2005), and Deborah “Sunshine” Fettkether (10th-round decision; Fettkether was 8-4-3 going in).

Kearney is surname means fighter

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Kearney is surname means fighter

This surname KEARNEY denotes descent from either  one  or two O’Cearnaigh septs, one  located in County  Mayo in Connacht, and  the other  in County  Clare,  whence is members moved to Tipperary. O’Catharnaigh is the other  sept, located at Kilcoursey, County  Offaly, the descendants of whom  took the name FOX. These varying origins  account for the wide distribution of the name today.  The name in Gaelic  is O’CATHARNAIGH, meaning war-like. The tradition  of surnames in Ireland  developed spontaneously, as the population increased and  the former practice, first of single names and  then  of ephemeral patronymics or agnomina of the nickname type proved insufficiently definitive. At first the surname was  formed  by prefixing ‘Mac’ to the father’s Christian name or ‘O ‘to that of a grandfather or earlier  ancestor. Early records of the name mention Richard Kearney, 1547,  Ireland. Elizabeth Kearney was  documented in the year  1746.  Ireland  is one  of the earliest sources of the development of patronymic names in northern Europe. Irish Clan or bynames can  be traced back  to the 4th century B.C. and  Mac (son  of) and  O (grandson or

ancestor of) evolved from this base, the original literal meaning of which has been lost due  to the absence of written records and  linguistic ambivalences which subtly  but inexorably became adopted through usage. Genealogists and  lexographers accept that the patronymic base does not refer to a location, quite the contrary. The use of the prefix ‘Bally’ (town of) attaching to the base name, identifying the location. The base root was  also  adopted by people residing in the demographic area without a common ancestor. These groups called  ‘Septs’ were  specially prevalent in Ireland. The first Normans arrived  in Ireland  in the 12th and  13th centuries to form an alliance with the King of Leinster. Under  Elizabeth I in the 16th century, settlers from England established themselves around Dublin, then  under English  control  and  Presbyterian Scots emigrated to Ulster,  introducing English  and  Scottish roots.  The associated arms are  recorded in Sir Bernard Burkes General Armory. Ulster  King of Arms in 1884.  Registered in Ireland. The lion is the noblest of all wild beasts which is made to be the emblem of strength and  valour,  and  is on

that account the most  frequently borne in Coat-Armour.

ARMS – Argent  three lions rampant gules on a chief azure an arm  couped above the wrist lying fessways vested or the hand proper holding  a dagger erect of the field pommel and  hilt of the CREST – A lion as in the arms

MOTTO –  – BEAR AND FORBEAR

Spears name means Watchman

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Spears name means Watchman

The surname of SPEARS was an occupational name ‘the speir’, meaning the watchman. The name was brought to England in the wake of the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name was derived from the Old English word ‘Spere’. Early records of the name mention Walter Spear who was recorded in County Somerset in the year 1185. Henry Spere was documented in 1246, County Lancashire. William le Spiour of the County of Cheshire was recorded in 1302. Robert
Spyer of Yorkshire was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax of 1379. Richard Spyre registered at Oxford
University in 1515. John Spier of County Oxfordshire and Jane Price were married in London in
1662. Robert Spear and Maria Baker were married at St. George’s, Hanover Square, London in
1802. George Spier is recorded in Stirling, Scotland in 1548. The name was taken to Scotland by early settlers, and George Speris is recorded in Stirling in the year 1548. Janet Speirs appears in Farniknowes in the year 1679, and Thomas Speirs in Torrieburne, complained against his minister in 1689. The name has many variant spellings which include SPEARE, SPEARS and SPEER. At first the coat of arms was a practical matter which served a function on the battlefield and in tournaments. With his helmet covering his face, and armour encasing the knight from head to foot, the only means of identification for his followers, was the insignia painted on his shield and embroidered on his surcoat, the flowing and draped garment worn over the armour. The rise of surnames, according to the accepted theory, was due to the Norman Conquest of 1066 when Old English personal-names were rapidly superseded by the new christian names introduced by the Normans. Of these, only a few were really popular and in the 12th century this scarcity of christian names led to the increasing use of surnames to distinguish the numerous individuals of the same name. Some Normans had hereditary surnames before they came to England, but there is evidence that surnames would have developed in England even had there been no Norman Conquest. The development of the feudal system made it essential that the king should know exactly what service each person owed. Payments to and by the exchequer required that debtors and creditors should be particularized, and it became official that each individual acquired exact identification.

ARMS – Azure two tilting spears in saltire between four boars heads couped or on a chief argent a mullet between two crescents gules
CREST – A dexter arms in armour embowed wielding a tilting spear proper
MOTTO – – ADVANCE

Hind Laroussi

Hind participated in the first edition of the Dutch Idols in the season 2002–2003, where she reached the finals, finishing in third place. Her debut album Around The World (2003) contains pop and R&B songs, but is also influenced by Portuguese and Arabic music. The album sold over 40,000 copies. In 2004, she received an Edison award for Best New Dutch Artist. In 2005, Hind released her second album Halfway Home, which she herself called “Arabpop” due to the Arabic influences in several of the songs. The single “Habbaytek Besaif” (2006) is a Fairuz cover. Hind performing at the Eurovision Song Contest 2008. Hind represented the Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 in Serbia with the song “Your Heart Belongs to Me”.  However, she failed to make it past the semi-final stage. On November 23, 2009 Hind started to raise € 40.000 for her next CD on Sellaband. The believers funded the sum in just 11 days.[4] On December 8, 2009 the second phase started, collecting € 30.000 for promotion. Finally it is announced, Hind will collect an additional € 30.000 to produce three videos. Hind announced her new album Crosspop on October 4, 2010 in “De Melkweg” in Amsterdam On Saturday October 16 (2010) the new album breaking at #8 at the Dutch album top 100. Great success for Hind and a new personal record for her. The highest score so far with one of her albums. Her debut album entered the charts at #9 after all of the exposure of Idols. Hind Crosspop was produced by the legendary Steve Power. Together with her boyfriend and manager Eddie Tjon Fo she released the album as an independent label. Lots of good critics and even the direct attention of the German Livedome.de group that took the exclusieve rights to broadcast the CD release party from the Melkweg (Amsterdam) with around 900 people present. Livedome broadcast the show live on the 13th of October as a live stream through 36 portals. Creating huge exposure and lots of great compliment for Hind as a singer as well as for her new very interesting music style Crosspop.

Amanda Michelle Seyfried

 

Amanda Seyfried at the Internet Movie Database

Amanda Michelle Seyfried (born December 3, 1985) is an American actress, singer-songwriter and former child model. She began her career as a child model when she was 11, and at 15 began her career as an actress, starting off with uncredited roles and moving on to recurring roles on As the World Turns and All My Children.

In 2004, Seyfried made her film debut in Mean Girls. Her subsequent supporting roles were in independent films, such as Nine Lives (2005) and Alpha Dog (2006). She also had a recurring role in the UPN TV show Veronica Mars (2004–2006). Between 2006 and 2011, she was on HBO’s series Big Love. After that, Seyfried appeared in her breakthrough role in the 2008 musical feature film Mamma Mia!.

 

Other appearances include leading roles in Jennifer’s Body (2009), Chloe (2009), Dear John (2010), Letters to Juliet (2010), Red Riding Hood(2011), and In Time (2011). She is scheduled to play Linda Lovelace in the biopic Lovelace and Cosette in Les Miserables, both to be released in 2012.

Seyfried was cast in five movie roles to be released in 2012, the thriller Gone, the comedy The Big Wedding, the drama The End of Love, and the role of Cosette in the film adaptation of the musical, Les Miserables.  She is also set to play Linda Lovelace in the biopic Lovelace, directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, set to release in 2012 and was cast as the title role in The Girl who Conned the Ivy League and a role in a movie called For Better or for Worse set to be released in 2013.

Medina Danielle Oona Valbak as Medina

Medina Danielle Oona Valbak (born Andrea Fuentealba Valbak on 30 November 1982), known by the mononym Medina is a Danish pop, dance and R&B singer and songwriter. She released her first singles in Denmark titled “Flå” (Danish for “Rip”) and “Et øjeblik” (“One moment”) in 2007, followed by her debut album, Tæt på (Up close). She rose to national fame in 2008 with the release of “Kun for mig” (The danish version of “You and I”), the lead single off her second album, Velkommen til Medina (Welcome to Medina). The single spent six weeks at No.1 on the Danish Singles Chart, eventually reaching the triple-platinum status. The second single off the same album, “Velkommen til Medina” also peaked at No.1 in Denmark which spent five weeks at the top of the singles chart and reached a platinum status there. Even Medina’s third and fourth single, “Ensom” (“Lonely”) and “Vi to” (“The two of us”) peaked at No.2 in Denmark and they both managed to earn her a platinum-award at home. In September 2009, Medina released an English-language version of “Kun for mig”, titled You and I, in the UK, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This version reached No.39 on the UK Singles Chart and entered the top-10 on the German Singles Chart. In July 2010, Medina’s international debut album, Welcome to Medina was released in Germany, Austria and Switzerland which reached No.9, No.45 and No.24 respectively. Apart from seven new songs, the album also includes English-language versions of the four singles off its Danish counterpart, including “Lonely” (English version of “Ensom), which has been released as the second single off the album. In 2009, two collaborative singles of Medina have also reached the top of the Danish charts. First is “100 dage” by Medina and Thomas Helmig and the second is “Mest ondt” by Burhan G featuring Medina. Awards won by Medina include Best Danish Act at the 2009 and 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards. In June 2010, a group of Islamist youths with immigrant background pelted Medina with eggs during a concert in Ishøj near Copenhagen. They were offended by the association with which the name “Medina” was connected as it is one of the most sacred and hallowed Muslim cities: “Sexy dancing and revealing clothing”.

Kaley Christine Cuoco

Kaley Christine Cuoco ( born November 30, 1985) is an American film and television actress. She first came to attention for her role as Bridget Hennessy on the Emmy Award-winning sitcom 8 Simple Rules (2002–2005). She later starred as Billie Jenkins on the final season of the supernatural drama series Charmed (2005–2006). She has gained international acclaim and recognition for her current role as Penny on the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning comedy series The Big Bang Theory (2007–present), which became the highest rated comedy on US television among adults 18–49 for the 2009–10 season. Cuoco’s success within the television industry has launched her film career, leading to appearances in films such as Lucky 13 (2005), The Penthouse (2010), Hop (2011), and The Last Ride (2011). In September 2007, Cuoco began a starring role in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory. She plays Penny, an aspiring actress and employee at The Cheesecake Factory who lives across the hall from two nerdy scientists, Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Leonard (Johnny Galecki). Prior to the 2010–2011 season, she earned $60,000 an episode for the series, the same as Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons. In 2010 the cast negotiated a raise for each actor to make $200,000 per episode. On September 13, 2010, she broke her leg in a horse-riding accident and missed two episodes of the series. Cuoco also starred in the Lifetime film To Be Fat Like Me, which premiered on January 8, 2007. She also played a minor role in the Prison Break episodes “The Message” and “Chicago” as well as taking the leading female role in the comedy horror spoof Killer Movie in 2008. In 2011, Cuoco appeared in Allure magazine’s annual “Naked Truth” feature. The photograph, which appeared in the May issue, was taken by Patrick Demarchelier. That same year, she appeared in the films Hop and The Last Ride.She was also chosen to host the 2011 Teen Choice Awards and the People’s Choice Awards 2012 and 2013.