Lynda Carter: The Wonder Woman

Lynda CarterLynda Carter was once considered one of the most beautiful women in the western world. Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. Friends encouraged her to become a performer, she began studying voice and by the time she graduated, she was named her school's most talented student. She briefly attended Arizona State University, but dropped out to become a professional singer and tour the country with several rock groups. By 1972, Carter had returned home and entered a local beauty pageant. She won and went on to win the title of Miss World-USA. After that, Carter studied acting in New York. She started her career in television making guest appearances on such shows as Starsky and Hutch, but Carter did not become famous celebrity until winning the title role of Wonder Woman in 1975. The Wonder Woman shows originally started out as specials on the ABC network, but by 1976 had been turned into a series. The network canceled the tv show after one season and it was picked up by CBS and aired there for a few years. When the series ended, she had a somewhat successful career as a Las Vegas entertainer. She also continues to occasionally appear in television movies and as a series guest star.

Wonder Woman

Disregarding an unsold pilot film starring Cathy Lee Crosby as the title character, William Moulton Marston's celebrated comic-book super heroine Wonder Woman made her TV bow in the formidable person of Lynda Carter. Introduced on November 7, 1975, with the two-hour opener The New Original Wonder Woman, the ABC fantasy adventure series began its semi-weekly run on April 21, 1976. When Wonder Woman moved from ABC to CBS for its second season, quite a few changes were imposed upon its format. First, the title was altered to The New Adventures of Wonder Woman. Second, the tv series time frame was moved up from the 1940s to the 1970s, with Diana/Wonder Woman fighting contemporary baddies on behalf of the Inter-Agency Defense Command, headed by Joe Atkinson. In this revised form, The New Adventures of Wonder Woman survived on CBS until September 11, 1979.

Wonder Woman


Lynda Carter began her career as a singer and toured extensively with various rock bands, appearing in venues from Las Vegas to the Catskills. After winning the Miss World USA crown in the 1970's, Carter embarked on her career as a TV Series Actress, and soon found success as the star of the hugely popular television series "Wonder Woman," a beloved show still being broadcast today in countries around the world. Other starring roles in television series followed, including "Partners in Crime" with Loni Anderson, and the frontier drama "Hawkeye."


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Kiefer Sutherland: Star of the TV series 24

Kiefer SutherlandKiefer Sutherland is the star of the tv series 24. The show, with Sutherland as counter-terrorism expert Jack Bauer, broke convention by having each hour-long episode represent an hour in Bauer's day. Sutherland's success on television came after a respectable 15 years in the movies industry.

Sutherland's first film and memorable turn as a bully in Stand By Me led to a string of successful ensemble movies, including The Lost Boys (1987), Young Guns (1988), and Flatliners (1990). Although he has carried the lead in several movies and played a variety of roles, he has a reputation for playing creeps and jerks, such as in A Few Good Men (1992) with Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson, Freeway (1996), Dark City (1998) and Phone Booth (2002l). Kiefer is the son of movie star Donald Sutherland.


Since 2001, Sutherland is most widely associated with the role of Jack Bauer, on the critically acclaimed television series 24. After being nominated four times for the "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series" Primetime Emmy Award, Sutherland won the award in 2006 for his role in 24's fifth season.

Thrilling, violent, intriguing, as well as engaging, "24" is a hot show!

Season five ended with Jack kidnapped by Cheng and sailing on a ship bound for China. How is he going to escape this one? The President of United States was arrested. Who will be sworn in to take his place?

People who are die-hard fans love the non-stop action, not to mention the political intrigue. Our hero Jack is an expert working for the Counter Terrorism Unit, CTU. His life, as well as his family's, is on the line as he rescues humanity on a daily basis.

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Together with the President of the United States, Jack tackles unknown enemies. Most people take things day-by-day, but in their case it goes hour-by-hour. Who can they trust? Who is on which side? One shocking moment after another make for heart stopping, riveting television.

The cast list goes on:

  • Chloe O'Brian, portrayed by Mary Lynn Rajskub

  • Omar Hassan, portrayed by Anil Kapoor

  • Renee Walker, portrayed by Annie Wersching

  • Brian Hastings, portrayed by Mykelti Williamson

  • Dana Walsh, portrayed by Katee Sackhoff

  • Rob Weiss, portrayed by Chris Diamantopoulos

  • Arlo Glass, portrayed by John Boyd

  • Cole Ortiz, portrayed by Freddie Prinze Jr.

  • Allison Taylor, portrayed by Cherry Jones

The show has also added Adoni Maropis and Steven Schub as bad guys.

24 has made its mark in television history by being the first show in real time one-hour episodes. The tv show is filmed in L.A. and has been renewed for a sixth season. Viewers love "24" and can't wait for "24: The Game", the video game version created by Sony for Play Station 2.


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Paging George Clooney: Heartthrob in TV Series ER

George ClooneyBorn May 6, 1961 in Lexington, Kentucky, George Clooney spent almost a decade in acting obscurity before landing the role of television's hottest heartthrob in the medical drama ER in 1994.

Early on, Clooney's only dream was to play professional baseball, but following a failed tryout with the Cincinnati Reds he turned to acting with the help of his father, broadcaster Nick Clooney and his aunt, singer and actress Rosemary Clooney.

Beginning in television commercials, Clooney signed on with Warner Brothers in a series of supporting roles, most notably in The Facts of Life, Roseanne and Sisters. His fame and fortune finally assured with his appearance on ER, Clooney left the cast after four years to pursue a career in film.

Notable movie roles have since included The Perfect Storm with Mark Wahlberg, and the remake of the 1960 "Rat Pack" hit, Ocean's Eleven, and its sequel, Ocean's Twelve, released in late 2004 also starring Brad Pitt and Matt Damon.

In 2005, Clooney produced, written and starred in tv series Good Night, and Good Luck based on the life and career of 50's TV journalist Edward R. Murrow.

He also produced and starred in the political thriller Syriana for which Clooney won for Best Supporting Actor at the 2006 Golden Globe Awards and again at the Academy Awards, where Clooney was also nominated for Best Director and Best Screenplay for Good Night, and Good Luck. Clooney also starred in the 2007 Hollywood hit in the lead role of Michael Clayton, for which he was nominated for best actor.

George Clooney - ER TV Series


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Sexiest Woman Alive: Halle Berry

Halle BerryHalle Berry's introduction to show business was as a winner of the Miss Teen All-American Pageant, which led to a career in modeling.

A TV acting career soon followed including appearances in Living Dolls, and Knots Landing before her debut film role in Spike Lee's Jungle Fever in 1991.

Berry next appeared in a series of films to mixed reviews including Boomerang opposite Eddie Murphy, and Losing Isaiah with Jessica Lange. More favorable reviews came with her appearances in Warren Beatty's Bullworth and in Introducing Dorothy Dandridge for which she won a Golden Globe award.

Her role as Storm in The X-Men, however, ultimately put Berry on the map - which was soon followed by an appearance opposite John Travolta in Swordfish, a major disaster.

Then came Berry's most critically acclaimed work to date, as she appeared in Monster's Ball opposite Billy Bob Thornton and Sean Combs, for which she became the first famous celebrity African-American woman to win the Oscar for Best Actress.

Berry's other notable performances have since included a hot & sexy star turn in Die Another Day as well as a reprise of her role in the encore box office hit, X2- X-Men United.

And in 2004, Halle Berry became famous in title role film Catwoman. An American superhero film released by Warner Brothers & Village Roadshow Pictures.

Halle Berry as Catwoman

Halle Berry as Catwoman

Berry reprised her role as Storm in X-Men 3 in 2006 and the following year appeared in the thriller "Perfect Stranger," opposite Bruce Willis playing a news reporter caught up in a murder investigation.

Always the risk taker, the brunette beauty has announced that she is about to go bald for a 2010 movie plot tentatively titled "Nappily Ever After."

Off screen, the 41-year-old Berry was reportedly "beyond excited" about expecting her first baby with boyfriend, male supermodel Gabriel Aubry in 2007. The actress later gave birth to a baby girl, her first child, born in Los Angeles on March 16, 2008.

Sexiest Woman Alive: Halle Berry

Several months later, she was named Esquire Magazine's "Sexiest Woman Alive", and is next slated to star as a woman suffering from multiple personality disorder in the Hollywood drama, Frankie and Alice.


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Charlie's Angels: Drew Barrymore

Drew BarrymoreMost recently rumored to be making wedding plans with current boyfriend, Justin Long, actress Drew Barrymore was born to an acting dynasty in Culver City, California on February 22, 1975.

Before she was a year old, Barrymore had already appeared in her first commercial, and at the ripe old age of 4 snagged her first movie role in Alerted States.

Her most famous role come a few years later as Gertie in tv episodes E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, with more star assignments quickly following in Irreconcilable Differences and in the film version of Stephen King's Firestarter.

Suddenly a roller coaster career in films was saw in the young famous celebirty.
At 21, Barrymore's career began again in an upward direction with critical raves for “nice girl” roles in Woody Allen's Everyone Says I Love You, followed a few years later with a gentle, endearing performance in The Wedding Singer and finally as a lovelorn young innocent in Never Been Kissed.

Regaining her reputation as a solidly bankable star, Barrymore next appeared in the hugely popular Charlie's Angels with Cameron Diaz, and became the real-life producer of the cult classic, Donnie Darko starring Jake Gyllenhaal.Charlies Angels

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In 2005, the actress won for "Favorite On-Screen Chemistry" alongside Adam Sandler at the People's Choice Awards for her performance in Fifty First Dates.

Barrymore's latest silver screen appearances have included Fever Pitch, opposite comedian Jimmy Fallon, Music and Lyrics co-starring Hugh Grant, and Lucky You with Eric Bana.

The actress recent projects turns producer and stars in the summer comedy He's Just Not Into You, co-starring Jennifer Aniston and Scarlett Johansson, scheduled to open in August.


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Actor's Actor: Christian Bale

Christian Bale Known as an "actor's actor" with a widely diverse of movie portrayals, the Welsh-born English hollywood stars movie, born Christian Charles Philip Bale on January 30 1974.

Christian began acting work in TV commercials as a young boy. His first screen role came when he was all of 13. Serious and shy, and having received a bit too much attention from the role, the young actor contemplated giving up acting altogether. But in a legendary meeting with Kenneth Branaugh, he was later persuaded to appear in that actor's film production of Henry V in 1989.

From then on, Bale was kept busy in various teen roles in Hollywood films and TV shows, among them two Disney releases – Newsies and Swing Kids. A year later, he was cast opposite Winona Ryder in the film adaptation of Little Women and in several other movie appearances, including the 1999 film version of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Batman Begins and The Dark Knight

An even larger fan base of "Baleheads" was to grow as the actor, having just completed filming of The Machinist, was cast as Batman in the new Christopher Nolan-directed film series.

The role required a now emaciated Bale to quickly bulk up for the lead role in Batman Begins, which earned him wide critical praise for his dual portrayal as Bruce Wayne/Batman - and for which he received a "Best Hero" award a year later from a young movie-going public at the 2006 MTV Movie Awards. Bale also provided the voice of Batman for the equally successful video game based on the film.

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Following the success of Batman Begins, Bale returned to smaller, independent films such as the critically praised Harsh Times in 2006, and in a secondary role in The New World starring Colin Farrell, along with lead roles in Rescue Dawn and The Prestige starring with Hugh Jackman and Scarlett Johansson.

Bale next appeared in the highly-anticipated sequal in the Batman franchise, The Dark Knight, co-starring Heath Ledger as The Joker, released on July 18, 2008.

Coming up, he will also star as John Connor in the next installment in the Terminator franchise Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins slated for May 2009 release.


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Hollywood Stars Movie: Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer AnistonMost recently at the center of a swirl of rumors about her breakup with boyfriend singer John Mayer, Jennifer Aniston is the daughter of “Days of Our Lives” television show drama star John Aniston.

Jennifer Aniston was born in California, but spent most of her childhood in New York where she attended the High School of Performing Arts.

Off-Broadway roles were the kickoff of her professional career, moving on to TV shows with short-lived performances in a variety of doomed comedy show and sitcom series such as “The Ben Stiller Show” in 1993.

Aniston's big career break finally came with her role as Rachel Green in a newly planned sitcom series, Friends Like These in what would eventually became known as Friends by the time it aired in 1994.

Not only was the show a mega-hit, it scored a huge following for Aniston herself, whose hairstyle on the show became a popular rage among young 20-somethings and became favorite of top celebrities on movie.

Today, Jennifer Anniston's hair continues to enthrall fans as she sports a straight-down style, obtained with a flat iron and which has brought the "Sedu" iron style into the popular lexicon.

Aniston next tried her hand at film, racking up critical acclaim in such romantic comedies as She's the One, Picture Perfect, and The Object of My Affection. Along the way, she met actor Brad Pitt and Hollywood's new golden couple were married in 2000.

In 2002, Aniston took the lead part in The Good Girl alongside Jake Gyllenhall and appeared with Jim Carrey in the critically acclaimed comedy show, Bruce Almighty in 2003. And also she appeared to the tv series “F.R.I.E.N.D.S”.

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The official news of the rumored breakup between Aniston and husband Brad Pitt was announced in January, 2005. Since then, rumors have have been reported directly linking actress Angelina Jolie to the much gossiped-about breakup.

Following her separation from Pitt, Aniston officially filed for divorce in March, 2005.

The actress soon after responded with wit and good humor about the famous Anniston-Pitt breakup and gently poked fun at her ex in an interview with Vanity Fair magazine.

Aniston's most current love interest was, until late 2006, actor Vince Vaughn who according to a front cover story by US Weekly, had asked Aniston to marry him.

The report was soon countered by a firm denial by Aniston's publicists, followed by official news reported in People Magazine that the Aniston-Vaughn relationship was over in December. That apparently ended months of rumors about the couple, who ironically met in 2005 on the set of their film The Break Up.

Most recently, the most talked about item in the tabloids is Aniston's breakup with long-time boyfriend and pop rocker John Mayer.


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Stand-up Comedian: Bill Bellamy

Bill Bellamy

Bill Bellamy is a performer who has been happily juggling careers in television, movies, and comedy clubs since rising to fame in the mid 1990s. He was born on April 7, 1965 in Newark, New Jersey. Bill Bellamy's career as a performer began while he was a student at Rutgers University. Bellamy was persuaded to take part in a men's beauty pageant, and needing to do something for the talent competition, he worked up a standup comedy routine. Bellamy quickly discovered he enjoyed making people laugh, and began honing his skills at small comedy clubs around the country. Bellamy's skills as a comic came to the attention of the producer of the TV series Showtime at the Apollo, where he was given a guest spot. Bellamy's appearance was a major success, leading to an appearance on HBO's Def Comedy Jam and his own special on Showtime. Bellamy next enjoyed a five year run as host of the series MTV Jams, and in 1996, starred in his own short-lived TV series, The Bill Bellamy Show. Bellamy made his feature-film debut in 1993 with a bit part in the hip-hop comedy Who's the Man?, but his big-screen career began in earnest in 1997, with a role in the acclaimed independent romantic comedy Love Jones. That same year, Bellamy scored his first lead in a movie when he starred in Def Jam's How to Be a Player. Since then, Bellamy has won showy roles in well-reviewed feature films such as Any Given Sunday and The Brothers, and has been a regular on the television comedy show Men, Women and Dogs. And in 2002, he also appeared at the coolest tv series “Fastlane”.

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Staying busy is not a problem for Bill Bellamy, whose flourishing career encompasses the worlds of feature film, television, comedy show and more. His career is on the rise, yet his feet remain firmly planted on the ground. When not busy with his screen career, Bellamy continues to perform at comedy clubs. In his personal life, Bellamy married his longtime girlfriend, actress Kristen Baker, in 2001.


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