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Triinu Kivilaan

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Triinu Kivilaan (born January 13, 1989 in Viljandi, Estonia) is an Estonian vocalist and former model, best known as a former member of the popular girl group Vanilla Ninja. She had been modelling for several years when she replaced Maarja Kivi in the group in 2004, having met the other members of the group a year earlier. A key factor, allegedly, in her being selected to join the group was the similarities between her and Kivi’s appearance. Kivilaan was (by several years) the youngest member of the group, and continued with her education despite Vanilla Ninja’s busy schedule.

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When Kivilaan joined the group, Vanilla Ninja had already been chosen to represent Switzerland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2005. Kivilaan’s arrival jeopardised Vanilla Ninja’s participation in the Contest, as she was only 15 years old, and after the appearance of young participants such as 1986 winner Sandra Kim, the Eurovision had set an age requirement that all participants must be at least 16. Kivilaan initially claimed to be 17 years old, but the Swiss selectors doubted this and discovered her true age.

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For a while it looked like the group would have to withdraw, but the fact that Kivilaan would reach her 16th birthday four months before the Contest meant that the European Broadcasting Union allowed the girls to compete.

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During her time in the group, Triinu only played a bit part in Vanilla Ninja’s songs, despite her replacing the group’s original lead singer. Kivilaan mostly only provided backing vocals and basic instrumentation during live performances, and was essentially separated from the other three members during their semi-final and final performances at the Eurovision Song Contest 2005. Kivilaan also only appeared sparingly in the group’s music videos, with the exception of “When The Indians Cry”, in which she featured prominentl.

Marla Lynne Sokoloff

Marla Sokoloff at the Internet Movie Database Marla Lynne Sokoloff (born December 19, 1980) is an American actress and musician, known for playing the part of Lucy Hatcher on the TV show The Practice, and Gia Mahan on the ABC sitcom, Full House. Sokoloff began acting at age 12 (1993), when she was cast as Gia Mahan in the sitcom Full House. She played Stephanie Tanner’s arch enemy, but later became her best friend. In 1998, Sokoloff landed her most notable role as she was cast as the sassy receptionist Lucy Hatcher in The Practice. Along with other popular appearances, she is well-remembered as Joey’s pregnant sister, Dina, in season 8 of Friends. Sokoloff also had a three-episode stint as a nanny in Desperate Housewives.[citation needed] In November 2006, she starred in the ABC television series Big Day.[citation needed] The last episode aired on January 30, 2007.[citation needed] She also made a guest appearance in an episode of Burn Notice, where she played Melanie, working undercover as a receptionist at a Miami art gallery, whose owner had murdered her character’s father. Sokoloff also has starred in several movies, including Whatever It Takes, The Climb, The Tollbooth, Dude, Where’s My Car?, Sugar & Spice, and Love On The Side. In 2008, Sokoloff starred alongside Paul Campbell, Andy Griffith, Doris Roberts, and Liz Sheridan in the romantic comedy Play the Game. She also voices the Glatorian Kiina in Bionicle: The Legend Reborn. She played Imogene O’Neill in the mini series, “Meteor” Sokoloff sang and played rhythm guitar in LA-based rock band Smittin until 2003 when she struck out on her own.[citation needed] On February 17, 2006, she released her first solo CD, called Grateful.

Hilary Hahn

Hilary Hahn (born November 27, 1979) is a Grammy-winning American violinist. Her main interest is in solo performance; she also performs chamber music. Hahn, whose great-grandmother was from Bad Dürkheim, Germany, was born in Lexington, Virginia. Beginning her studies when she was three years old at Baltimore’s Peabody Institute, she was admitted to the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia at age ten, and in 1991, made her major orchestral debut with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Hahn signed her first musical recording contract at age sixteen in 1996 with Sony Music. She graduated from the Curtis Institute in May 1999 with a Bachelor of Music degree. Her violin is an 1864 copy of Paganini’s Cannone made by Vuillaume. Hahn uses bows by American bow maker Isaac Salchow and French bow makers Emile Ouchard[clarification needed Which one?], Paul Jombar, and Emil Miquel. As for her strings, she uses Dominants for the A (aluminum wound), D and G (silver wound) and uses a Pirastro Gold Label Steel E. During concerts she does hope for absolute quiet from the audience during the music. “Not out of snobbishness or holy respect for the music, but just so everyone (including the performers) can hear it. Great music can be quite comfortable and relaxing, and you can sleep—as long as you don’t snore.” On January 14, 2010, Hahn appeared on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien in support of her album, Bach: Violin & Voice. Shortly thereafter the album sold 1,000 copies, reaching #1 on a Billboard classical chart, officially peaking at #6 on the Billboard Classical Albums chart.

Manju Warrier

Manju Warrier (born 01 November 1978) is an Indian film actress. She was among the popular lead actress in Malayalam cinema during the mid to late-1990s. Warrier made her debut in Saakshyam (1995). Her well known films include Sallapam, Ee Puzhayum Kadannu, Thooval Kottaram (1996), Kaliyattam, Krishnagudiyil Oru Pranayakalathu (1997), Daya, Summer in Bethlehem (1998), and Pathram (1999). She won the National Film Award – Special Jury Award for her performance in Kannezhuthi Pottum Thottu (1999). She got married to actor Dileep in 1998, and has quit acting since then.
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Even when she was at school, Manju showed extra ordinary talent in dance, and won many awards. She was conferred Kalathilakam in Kerala Youth Festival for 2 years.
At the age of 17, she debut in the film Sakshyam (1995). Later at the age of 18, she acted in the movie Sallapam (1996), co-starring actor Dileep, which became a big hit. Since then, she acted in around 20 Malayalam movies over a span of three years, most of which have been hits. She has won numerous awards and critical acclaim and was considered to be the top heroine of her period. She is still one of the most loved actresses in Malayalam. She has not acted in any other languages in her career.

Her performance in the movie Kannezhuthi Pottum Thottu was extraordinary and won a special mention from jury for national film awards. Her other popular films are Kanmadam and Aaraam Thampuran with Mohanlal, Ee Puzhayum Kadannu and Kudamattom with Dileep, Summer In Bethlahem, Pranayavarnnangal, Pathram and Kaliyattam with Suresh Gopi, Irattakuttikalude Achan, Kaliveedu, Thooval Kottaram and Krishnagudiyil Oru Pranayakalathu with Jayaram. Her performances in these films won critical and commercial acclaim. She left the film field at the peak of her career.


She married actor Dileep .After her marriage with Dileep, she retired from the film industry. The last film in which she acted before retiring from industry was Pathram, co-starring Suresh Gopi.

In 2011, she appeared in the promotion event for the movie ‘Gaddama’ alongside Samyuktha Varma. In 2012 October 24, she performed Kuchipudi in Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple after a long years

Janel Meilani Parrish

Janel Meilani Parrish (born October 30, 1988) is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She is best known for playing Mona Vanderwall on the ABC Family series Pretty Little Liars. She is also known for the role of Jade in the 2007 film Bratz: The Movie’

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Parrish began playing piano at age six. At age 14, on January 3, 2003, she appeared on the 2003 remake of Star Search, performing the song “On My Own”. The judges were Naomi Judd, Ben Stein, Carol Leifer, and Jack Osbourne. Stein commented that she had a “lot of talent, but not quite up to the top rank”, giving her four stars, along with Osbourne who simply called her performance “good” and also gave her four stars. Leifer remarked that she had a “great Broadway voice” giving her three stars. Finally, Judd was the least generous, stating “You have a future in musicals, but you have some work to do. You’ve got some practicing to do” and giving her two stars. Parrish was eliminated after this performance in favor of competitor Tiffany Evans who received a perfect five stars from all four judges.

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In 2007, Parrish was signed to Geffen Records to produce her first album. Her first single, “Rainy Day”, one that she has written, along with its music video, was released on July 7, 2007, and was also featured on the Bratz Motion Picture Soundtrack. She also makes a brief appearance in Prima J’s “Rockstar” music video, which is also on the soundtrack.

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She also made an appearance in NLT’s “She Said, I Said” music video. She provided background vocals for the song. Parrish was cast in a recurring as Mona Vanderwall in the hit ABC Family TV series Pretty Little Liars based on the book series by Sara Shepard. In March 2012, Parrish was promoted to series regular for the third season.

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She made her music debut in the Bratz: The Movie credits, with her electro-pop song “Rainy Day”. Parrish returned to her theater stage roots in Over the Moon Productions’ intimate presentation of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Spring Awakening as Anna, and understudying for Lindsay Pearce, former contestant of The Glee Project as Wendla

Katie Melua

Katie Melua ( born 16 September 1984) is a Georgian-born British singer, songwriter and musician. She moved to Northern Ireland at the age of eight and then to England at fourteen.   Melua is signed to the small Dramatico record label, under the management of composer Mike Batt, and made her musical debut in 2003. In 2006, she was the United Kingdom’s best-selling female artist and Europe’s highest selling European female artist. In November 2003, at the age of nineteen, Melua released her first album, Call off the Search, which reached the top of the United Kingdom album charts and sold 1.8 million copies in its first five months of release. Her second album, Piece by Piece, was released in September 2005 and to date has gone platinum four times. Melua released her third studio album Pictures in October 2007. According to the Sunday Times Rich List 2008, Melua has a fortune of £18 million, making her the seventh richest British musician under thirty.  It was reported in 2009 that she may have lost millions as a result of the global economic downturn.  As of May 2011 the singer could have a £12m fortune and she came second in the under 30 rich list.

Ashly DelGrosso-Costa

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Ashly DelGrosso-Costa (born July 9, 1982, Denver, Colorado), known professionally as Ashly Costa, is a professional dancer from Highland, Utah who starred on the ABC television series Dancing with the Stars for the first three seasons and returned March 22, 2010 for season 10 (partner was Buzz Aldrin).

With Jonathan Gulledge, amateur dance partner, DelGrosso has won several Amateur Ten Dance titles.

She partnered professionally with Rick Robinson- her coach from the age of eleven, on the professional Latin circuit before retiring shortly before Dancing with the Stars.

In 2006, DelGrosso guest starred on The Suite Life of Zack and Cody as Lori, one of the character’s dance partner. She is part of a DVD titled Dancing With The Stars: Cardio Dance along with Kym Johnson and Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

With Jonathan Gulledge, amateur dance partner, DelGrosso has won several Amateur Ten Dance titles.

She partnered professionally with Rick Robinson- her coach from the age of eleven, on the professional Latin circuit before retiring shortly before Dancing with the Stars.

In 2006, DelGrosso guest starred on The Suite Life of Zack and Cody as Lori, one of the character’s dance partner. She is part of a DVD titled Dancing With The Stars: Cardio Dance along with Kym Johnson and Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

Daizee Haze

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Daizee Haze (born May 11, 1983) is an American professional wrestler. Whilst wrestling for many companies Daizee Haze is also the head trainer for the Shimmer Women Athletes promotion.

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In 2009, ROH signed a television deal with HDNet for a weekly episodic wrestling show Ring of Honor Wrestling, beginning on March 21, 2009. 

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Haze wrestled on the second show, which aired on March 28, where she lost to Del Rey after a Royal Butterfly. On the fourth show, which aired on April 11, she teamed up with Nevaeh to defeat Del Rey and Sassy Stephie. On the 8th episode of ROH on HDNet, which aired on May 9, Daizee Haze teamed with Delirious to take on the Shimmer Champion MsChif and her tag team partner Jimmy Jacobs in a match where Haze pinned the Shimmer Champion with a Mind Trip.

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As part of the 11th episode, which aired on May 30, she took part in a 3-way match against the former SHIMMER Champion Sara Del Rey and the current Shimmer Champion MsChif. This match was eventually won by MsChif who pinned Haze with the Desecrator.

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She came back in the 17th episode, which aired on July 11, in which she teamed once again with Nevaeh losing to the team of MsChif and Sara Del Rey. Since 2009, she is one of the two head trainers of the RoH Wrestling Academy, the other head trainer being Delirious. She has not made an appearance for ROH since April 2, 2011.

Holly Valance

Holly Valance (born Holly Rachel Vukadinović, Melbourne, 11 May 1983) is an Australian actress, singer, and model. Valance began her career as Felicity “Flick” Scully on the Australian soap opera Neighbours. In 2002 she released her first album, Footprints, which included the international number-one hit single “Kiss Kiss”. As a teenager, in 1999 she was cast in the long-running Australian soap Neighbours as Felicity “Flick” Scully. Valance left the series in 2002 to pursue a music career. In 2004 Valance returned to acting, this time in the United States, appearing in episodes of the television series CSI: Miami and Entourage. In 2005 she appeared in an episode of CSI: NY. She guest-starred in Prison Break in 2006 as Nika Volek, a role which she continued to portray in the show’s second season. In 2006 Valance appeared in the National Lampoon comedy Pledge This!, alongside American socialite Paris Hilton. The same year, she was in DOA: Dead or Alive, an adaptation of the popular video game Dead or Alive, where she played Christie. In 2007 she appeared in the TV series Shark and Moonlight. In 2008 she had a role in the film Taken alongside Liam Neeson and Famke Janssen, and appeared in an episode of the The CW series Valentine. In 2009 Valance played Brenda Snow for the video game Command & Conquer Red Alert 3: Uprising. She is also set to appear as Angela in the movie Red Herring and as Sally in the upcoming thriller titled Luster. She appeared in the Miss Marple television episode called “The Pale Horse”.

Ashley Fuller Olsen

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Ashley Fuller Olsen (born June 13, 1986) is an American actress, fashion designer, and businesswoman. Along with her twin sister Mary-Kate, Olsen was cast at the age of nine months to share the role of Michelle Tanner on the ABC sitcom Full House. The Olsens portrayed Michelle throughout the series’ 1987–1995 run. In the early 1990s, the sisters established a company, Dualstar, which produced a long string of TV movies and direct-to-video releases featuring the girls. The Olsens continued to release direct-to-video films up to the early 2000s, along with starring in the 1995 feature film It Takes Two. ashleyolsennewyorkminuteAfter Full House, the sisters starred in two other sitcoms (Two of a Kind and So Little Time) and an animated series (Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action!), each of which lasted only one season. These ventures, combined with a massive array of licensing deals for their names and likenesses, made the twins phenomenally wealthy at a young age. ashleyolsen4 They became co-presidents of Dualstar upon their eighteenth birthday. Following a second feature film, 2004’s New York Minute, Olsen ceased to pursue acting further, although Mary-Kate has continued her career. ashleyolsenolsentwins Ashley and Mary-Kate have devoted much of their attention to the world of fashion. They head a couture fashion label, “The Row,” as well as the “Elizabeth and James” and “Olsenboye” retail collections. They also authored a 2008 book of interviews with fashion designers, titled Influence.