Monday, November 22, 2010

Leann Rimes: Young singing sensation to recent tabloid fodder by Kate Johns

Leann Rimes is a country superstar singing sensation who started singing at the tender age of just two, becoming a major force to reckon with early on. Just as a young Taylor Swift drove her country music career. But in comparision Leann Rimes has become something of tabloid fodder in recent years.
* Rimes was born on Aug. 28, 1982, in Jackson, Mississippi.
* At the tender age of 5, Rimes won her first dancing and singing talent competition. The song she sang was "Getting to Know You."
* Rimes was discovered by local disc jockey, Bill Mack, while she was singing the national anthem at a Dallas Cowboys football game.
* Mack asked her to sing the song "Blue" that he had originally written for famous country singer Patsy Cline. Cline had been killed in an airplane crash in Tennessee in 1963 and never got the chance to record the magical song Mack had written.
* By age 11, Rimes recorded her first album, "All That," with an independent label.
* "All That" caught the attention of executives at Curb Records, and at age 14, Rimes had a hit song on her hands with Blue, selling 8 million copies.
* When Leanne was only 14, she won her first Grammy in 1996 for Best New Artist.
* Rimes won a Grammy in 1996 for Best Female Country Vocal Performance.
* She credits singer Janis Joplin as being her biggest musical influence.
*She made an appearance in the bar strutting movie "Coyote Ugly."
* Rimes sued her father for $7 million that she said he had stolen from her.
* At 16, she sued her record label for the release of an album of outtakes that she had deemed substandard.
* Rimes married Dean Sheremet, one of her backup dancers, in 2002.
* The song "How Do I Live" spent a record-breaking 69 weeks on the Billboard Hot Country Chart.
* Rimes announced on her web site in 2009 that she was divorcing her husband, due to falling for co-star Eddie Cibrian in her Lifetime movie "Northern Lights."
*Rimes became engaged to Eddie, defending her turbulent love life in the media. Copyright 2010, written by Kate Johns, a talented author who started her career creating greeting card sayings in 2004.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Lindsay Lohan Talented Mess by Kate Johns

Lindsay Lohan is a talented mess. Lohan is an American actress who started her career as a child star, blossomed into a teen actress who could handle any role with ease. Although, her personal problems have taken center stage. Her partying ways may just extinguish her chances for a career as a successful adult actress.
Lindsay Lohan Talented mess facts are:
*She was born on July 2, 1986, in New York City.
*She began her acting career at age 3 as a Ford model.
*She appeared in more than 60 TV commercials, including ones for The Gap, Pizza Hut and Jell-O with Bill Cosby.
* Lindsay Lohan's first official acting role was as the character, Alexandra Fowler, on the soap "Another World."
*At the age of 10 in 1998, she starred as twins in the Disney remake of the movie "The Parent Trap."
*Acting as twins scored her an award from the Young Artist Foundation for Best Leading Young Actress in a Feature film. She was then signed to a three-movie contract with Disney.
*Lohan returned to the small screen in 2000 to star opposite supermodel Tyra Banks in the made-for-TV movie "Life-Size."
*In 2002, Lohan launched a music career, with Estefan Enterprises for a five-album deal.
* Lohan got super busy making hit movies, and her first album, "Speak," debuted two years later, racing to platinum.
* Lohan starred in several mega box-office hits in 2003 and 2004: "Freaky Friday," in which she starred opposite actress Jamie Lee Curtis, and the 2004 hit "Mean Girls."
*In 2004, she starred in another Disney flick, "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen."
*After these three money-making winners, Lohan's salary was bumped up to more than $7 million a picture.
*In 2005, she starred in another Disney movie "Herbie Fully Loaded."
* Lohan made a soulful album called "A Little More Personal" that sold 82,000 copies its first week, and dropped out of the top 40 right after.

*In May of 2007, Lohan was arrested for DUI after crashing her car. The police found cocaine in her vehicle.
*In a long list of troubled events, an the underage, but talented mess, Lohan was seen in clubs partying and was continually followed by the media.
* Lindsay went to rehab in 2007 in Los Angeles not once, but twice, and came out still partying.
* She went through several relationships with several young stars, including disc jockey Samantha Ronson from 2008 to 2009.
*Her mother Dina Lohan is her business manger.
* Lohan dated singer Aaron Carter for a year.
* A naked Lohan re-created the last photo shoot of Marilyn Monroe for "New York" magazine in 2008.
Lindsay went to jail for a very brief time in 2010, and is currently receiving rehab. Just think Lohan could do the reality TV show of Celebrity Rehab, or start her own reality TV show.Currently. she just starred on SNL imitating her talented mess self, and is negotiating a deal or two to star in yet another movie. Copyright2010, written by Kate Johns a talented author who began her career creating greeting card sayings in 2004. copyright means you can;t use this article, without the author's permission---not even a sentence or a paragraph!

Why Do Celebrities Name Their Kids Strange Names? by Kate Johns

But, celebrities and their children don't have to deal with real life. They pay people to do that for them. Celeb children don't have to go to real school. And they won't get beaten up on the school playground for having a name like, Blanket. Gwyneth Paltrow's child will never have to hear the taunts of other kids at school making fun of his, or is that her, name, of Apple. Apple won't be attending regular, everyday school, Apple will be attending a private school with other kids who are wealthy and have celebs for parents. And they too, will have strange celeb names.
Possibly the other celeb parents will come up with names such as; Orange, and Lemon. How about naming your child Earth Science, Orbit, or Venus? Wait a minute Venus has already been taken, now hasn't it? Venus Williams, the tennis ace, whose parents weren't celebs when they named her. HM. me thinks that is strange!
Valerie Bertinelli and Eddie Van Halen had one child together and they named him Wolfgang. Now that is a truly strange name. But, when you think about this name, it makes perfect sense. Eddie Van Halen is a musical genius, and they obviously named their child after Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. He was the famous classical composer of music back in the dark ages of music. That obviously took a lot of thought to name their child Wolfgang!
We knew at the time that Michael Hutchence of INXS and Paula Yates were taking a lot of drugs when they were romantically involved and they named their still alive to this day daughter-Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily. Hutchence killed himself back in 1997 and Paula followed him in the year 2000 by overdosing on heroin. Tiger Lily is currently living with Bob Geldof and his three daughters by Paula Yates. One of their children, they named Fifi Trixibell. As the story goes it wasn't Hutchence or Yates that even named Tiger, it was Fifi that gave her this strange to us regular people, name.
The list goes on with the celebs and stellar musicians naming their kids strange names. U2's The Edge named one of his children Blue Angel, and Bruce Willis and Demi Moore named one of their kids Rumer. Possibly, celebs are so incredibly creative, they just outshine us regular, down to earth people with naming their babies.
Makes Beyonce's baby's name Blue Ivy sound perfectly normal, now doesn't it? Copyright 2010, written by Kate Johns a talented author who started her career creating greeting card sayings in 2004!

How Celebrity Chefs Became Celebrites by Kate Johns

Rachael Ray, Guy Fieri, Paula Deen, Giada De Laurentiis. Just some of the names of famous chefs who have become very popular members of the Food Network team of star chefs. What sets these chef stars apart from everyone else that will help you make the right career decision?
Each celebrity chef knows his or her stuff. They have gone to school to learn their culinary craft, and many times they were born into a family that centers on creating food as part of their rich heritage. To become a celebrity chef, you will want to go to a school for chefs such as The Culinary Institute of America. But if you don't want to move to another city or have that kind of dough to spend, you can find a great school near where you live. Culinary colleges are recognizing that chefs are created as well as born, and new restaurant management, and chef schools are popping up all over America.

Celebrity chefs, have grown up literally obsessed with food. They adore everything that has to do with food, from the spices involved, to the wonderful aroma created by the food cooking, to actually creating food that tastes great. People who love food love to create dishes that taste and look great, and that accompanies wonderful table settings that compliment the dish creations.

How can you become a celebrity chef?  Do your homework, that's how!
Watch the Food Network and take notes. Watch how each chef talks continuously throughout the meal preparation. Discover how much they know about food preparation, spices, cooking utensils, and pots and pans. Watch how they present the food to make it as appealing as possible. Go to school to learn your craft, and you can be a celebrity chef in your own right. Oh yea, and don't forget to mix in your stunning personality!

Celebrities born in New Jersey that stayed in New Jersey by Kate Johns

Here are seven  famous celebrities born in New Jersey that stayed in New Jersey:

Jon Bon Jovi lives in Sayreville.
Bon Jovi is a huge music artist success. Starting out in the early '80s as a singer/songwriter, Bon Jovi's tunes have climbed the hit-making charts numerous times, selling millions upon millions of records(currently just over 130 million). Besides crossing over into country music, he has appeared in several movies, and Tv shows like, Ally Mc Beal and Sex in the City.

Bruce Springsteen, Long Branch.
Bruce was not only Born in the USA, but he was born in New Jersey. Bruce, according to Rolling Stone magazine, is the "average man's hero" and has amassed a small fortune selling millions of heart-rending songs about regular people.

Meryl Streep was born in Summit.
Streep recently won an Academy Award for her starring role for "The Iron Lady" and  starred in "The Devil Wears Prada." According to IMDb, Streep is perhaps "the greatest living film actress to have been nominated for the Academy Award 17 times, and she won twice."(Now three times.)

Whitney Houston was born in East Orange, New Jersey.
Houston became a singing diva in the 1990's. She famously married singer Bobby Brown, and divorced Brown in 2007. Her debut record, "Whitney Houston," according to IMDb, was the biggest selling debut record in history, selling over 13 million copies in 1985. Houston died February 11, 2012, the night before the Grammy Awards Show.

Famous actor Jack Nicholson was born in Neptune City.
He is often seen courtside cheering on his favorite basketball team, the L.A. Lakers. Perhaps best known for his crazy caretaker role in "The Shining," he has starred in many movies, including "Batman" as The Joker and started his acting career in the late '50s. Recently, he starred in "The Bucket List."

No one can forget,(New York, New York), Frank Sinatra, who was an only child born in Hoboken.
He became a best-selling recording artist, selling millions of records every year in the 1940s. Frank was a founding member of the now famous 1960s "Rat Pack," and starred in many movies, one of which, as the character Maggio, in 1953's "From Here to Eternity."
Lauryn Hill, hip-hop artist, was born in South Orange.

She has led a successful hip-hop recording career, with her 1998 album, "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill," having, according to Essortment, "the highest first week sales of any album by a female artist in history." In 1999, Hill won five Grammys for her album, "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill". Hill has also had several acting roles, appearing in the soap opera "As the World Turns" with a recurring role. She also appeared in the movie "Sister Act Two: Back in the Habit." Copyright 2010, written by Kate Johns, a talented writer who began her career creating greeting card sayings in 2004.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Mariah Carey BIO by Kate Johns

Depending on whom you believe Maria Carey was born either in 1969 or 1970. IMDB, says she was born on March 27, 1969, and Mariah says she was born in 1970.

*Her father, Alfred, was an African-American aeronautical engineer from Venezuela.
*Her mother, Patricia, was an Irish-American opera singer and vocal coach.
*When Carey was 3 years old, her parents divorced.
*In 1987, she graduated high school and moved to Manhattan.
*At a Columbia Record party, she met Tommy Mottola and handed him a demo of her singing.
*Mottola listened to the demo in his car on the way home, loved what he heard, and went back to the party to talk to Carey.
*In 1990, her first album, Mariah Carey, was released, becoming a huge hit with four hit singles.
*That same year, Carey won several Grammy Awards, one for Best New Artist and one for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for her debut single "Vision of Love," according to
*In 1991, her next album "Emotions" was released and climbed the charts.
*In 1992, Mariah performed on "MTV's Unplugged" and impressed her critics with her incredible vocal range.
*That same year, she released the album of the live performance given on "MTV's Unplugged," and it soon went platinum.
*In 1993, Mariah married record mogul Tommy Mottola in a star-studded spectacle.
*Attending the wedding were major celebs such as Bruce Springsteen, Barbra Streisand and Robert De Niro.
*In September 1993, her next album "Music Box" was released, going straight to No. 1 on the charts, according to The single "Dream Over" spends two months at No. 1.
*In 1995, her next record "Daydream," combined R&B and hip-hop, soared to multi platinum.
*In 1996, according to, Mariah had an affair with Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter.
*In 1997, Mottola and Carey split.
*That same year she declared her independence by creating an album called "Butterfly."
*In 1999, her next album, "Rainbow" was released, pushing her ahead of the Beatles with the most cumulative weeks spent atop the Hot 100 singles chart.
*In 2001, Carey signed the biggest recording contract ever, with an $80 million deal with Virgin Records, according to
*Soon after, her next record "Glitter" and her first movie by the same name bombed.
* Carey publicly lost it and had a nervous breakdown.
*In 2002 Virgin bought out the remainder her contract for $28 million.
*That same year she signed with Island/Def Jam records and released her ninth album, which also tanked.
*In 2005, "The Emancipation of Mimi" came out, redeeming Carey as capable of creating the year's best-selling album. She won several Grammy Awards.
*In 2008, she scored her 18th hit with the single "Touch My Body," pushing her into second place as the singer with the most chart-topping hits, according to
*Mariah Carey is currently pregnant with her first child, with her current husband, Nick Cannon.
In the fall of 2008 suffered a miscarriage with second hubby's baby.
*Mariah has sold over 100 million albums in her singing career. Copyright 2010, written by  Kate johns who is a talented author who began her writing career in 2004, creating greeting card sayings.

Why sports athletes Make Too much money! by Kate Johns

We regular people have to be young, single and living with Mommy and Daddy, to be able to afford to go to a sports game. Or we have to put another mortgage on the house to afford to pay for parking our vehicle, buying two tickets, purchasing a bucket of popcorn and several high priced drinks. It's too expensive.
Even though many sporting teams have built new stadiums, arena and venues to watch their sports team playing the game of a lifetime, sports athletes are being paid too much money. Is it normal for a great shooter of a basketball to get paid 100 million dollars for five years of work? Do your get paid that kind of money for doing a great job at work?
Oh sure, we can all say, their careers don't last that long and sports athletes only have so many years to play the game before they a re forced to retire.
What it comes down to, is we are allowing our sports athletes to be paid way too much for doing, yes their jobs. We need to put a stop to it! Maybe it's time, we fans stopped going to games until they lower the ticket prices. We are after all paying the overpaid, overpriced athelete's salary with our ticket, and t-shirt prices.
Why should we pay 20 dollars to park our cars in a lot for three hours to watch highly paid jocks do their jobs? A sports athelete does not deserve to paid millions upon millions of dollars a year to do his job. The payment scale has gotten way out of control. At first ten million a year, was a shocker. Then, 25 million a year sounded astronomical. What's next-2 billion a year?
Sports guys should be paid less money. The perfect example is Tiger Woods. He became a billionaire after several years of high pay and major endorsements. He lost it, and could not handle being in a tax bracket that does not exist for anyone but a few people in the world. He was paid too much for his job, and should never have received billions of dollars for doing his job.
I think my husband does the best job ever in his field, but he doesn't make billions of dollars a year. So why should an athlete who does not have a college education get paid millions or billions of dollars a year to perform magic tricks in front of adoring fans? Could another person do that same job, just as well for less money. Probably so, if he received the chance, the proper training and the adoring support.
Sports athletes do not deserve to be paid so much money because when you come down to it, they are people just like you and me. The only difference is they have been training to do one thing since birth, and gave up many things to get where they are, but still do not deserve to make billions of dollars a year.Copyright 2012, written by talented writer Kate Johns, who has been writing professionally since 2004!

Drew Brees Is A Real Man by Kate Johns

Brees was the underdog going into New Orleans and helped this underdog city do the almost impossible; win the Super bowl against the favored Indianapolis Colts.
When Brees was looking for a new team to sign with in 2006, he needed a team that believed in him and that he could believe in. The San Diego Chargers were leaving Brees to dangle in the wind, while he recovered from shoulder surgery. San Diego wanted to resign the starting quarterback, but only as a backup QB for less money than he was currently earning. It seemed that the Chargers didn’t believe in Brees. So he needed a team that did.
That’s where the New Orleans Saints came in offering him a 60 million dollar contract over six years, with 10 million guaranteed in the first year. When Brees went to New Orleans and looked around the hurricane- ravaged city that reeked of desperation Brees was hit with a feeling that this city needed him, as much as he needed them. His shoulder was on the mend, so too was the city of New Orleans. Brees knew that he needed a big chance to prove himself, as did the Big Easy.
Brees decided to sign with New Orleans and he did what came naturally to him; he put his body, heart and soul into leading the team. He gave corny, heartfelt speeches to the team, and he gave the team the inspiration it needed to go to the Super bowl and win.
Brees was the quarterback that was not handed the golden scholarship, and he had to work hard to prove himself. Brees is the kind of guy who is approachable, intelligent, down to earth, and works as hard as his teammates even if that means working until his entire body aches.
Brees is the quarterback that teammates and fans thought would be broken into two, when he played for Purdue, because he is not a prototypical quarterback. He is a thin guy, who comes in just shy of six feet. Brees is the kind of quarterback that doesn’t just play the game and go home to his mansion to soak in a bathtub of champagne. Brees is a true perfectionist that was raised by his family to never give up, and to always love the sport of football. copyright 2010, written by Kate Johns,m a talented writer who has been writing professionally since 2004!

Supermodels that are still working even though they are getting older by Kate Johns

Some of the supermodels from the 1980's and 1990's have created long lasting careers in other areas, such as Brooke Shields becoming an older actress. Heidi Klum was still modeling for Victoria Secret even though she is considered to be over the hill as far as being a tall, gorgeous model goes. Not bad for a woman with four kids, and being almost forty!! Tyra Banks has stepped off the pages of famous magazines and created an entire production company under her name, creating a top rated show about models called, "America's Next Top Model.

It's fascinating to watch as these beautiful women get older and look great while they do it. They are paving a pathway for older women to look stylish and grow old gracefully. That's why the super models from the 1970's, 1980's and 1990's are in such high demand today. As women are growing older due to a large population of baby boomer women, entering their forties, fifties, and sixties, they are representing regular, women as our role models.
Women need other women to represent us in society so that we always have someone to look up to. Everyone needs a positive role model in life. Just as teenage girls have Taylor Swift, we women need positive influences to guide us into our exciting later years. With baby boomer women getting older, there are many products companies can sell to women who make their own money and have raised their kids.
Baby boomer women represent a large demographic in society that spend millions of dollars every year on looking good. Therefore, supermodels from ten, twenty and even thirty years ago, are still commanding expensive magazines with ads for clothing, shoes, wigs, vacations, jewelry, and plastic surgery.

There's money at risk here! That's why older supermodels are enjoying longer careers. Many models start their careers in their early teens, when they are super skinny, and end those careers at the ripe old age of 25, because they can't stay super skinny, and young looking forever. But a few of those supermodels created new businesses, such as Tyra Banks, with her Bankable Productions. Christie Brinkley still models today for an older woman's clothing line,  is acting in movies, and she is appearing in Broadway plays. Helena Christensen, now in her forties still models lingerie and occasionally models completely naked for major businesses such as Reebok Sneakers.
Super models are enjoying longer careers, because we women are growing older not only gracefully, but beautifully.Copyright 2010, written by talented writer Kate johns,who has been writing professionally since 2004!

Reasons Why Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise Got Divorced by Kate Johns

Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise are superstar actors that at the time they were married, lived under a microscope for many years. People the world over were spreading horrid rumors about both Cruise and Kidman the entire time they were married. It was like the entire world was very jealous of their celebrity attraction and did not want to see them happy.
Cruise and Kidman became very unhappy being married because they were living under a microscope. Tom Cruise was fighting rumors during their nine year marriage that he was gay. Nicole Kidman was also fighting those same rumors about herself.
When you come down to it how does any couple whether they are famous or not live life under a microscope? Is it any wonder the marriage lasted as long as it did? With people following the dynamic duo everywhere they ventured, the couple had not a spec of privacy. Living a life in the public eye is hard enough, but when people are trying to tear you down emotionally and physically that has to be wearing on your life. They were constantly fighting public battles, that probably dug under their collective skin and set the two apart. Many a fight may have wrecked their nine year marriage, concerning the rumor mill.
While Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise were married for nine years, he made several blockbuster movies making him a major star force to be reckoned with. At the same time, kidman was seeing her star rising. They adopted several children along the way. Kidman had what she recently revealed to be two miscarriages while Kidman and Cruise were married.

Many reasons were involved for the divorce of Kidman and Cruise in 2001. He was a Scientologist, and she was not. She changed her religion and world views to marry Cruise. She was from Australia. He was from America. Maybe she wanted to live in Australia and he didn't. We will never know what really made this famous pairing of celebrities unravel. The differences of this famous couple may have been too great, and quite possibly that is why they divorced years ago.
Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise were too busy with their careers to devote as much time as they would have liked to making their marriage work. Along with the pressures from the outside world, living under a microscope, and being strong willed people from different worlds, that is why Kidman and Cruise divorced in 2001.Copyright 2010, written by Kate Johns, a talented writer who has been writing professionally since 2004!

Why we Love to Hate Sarah Palin by Kate Johns

I think that's exactly why Sarah Palin gets into trouble, and many millions of people hate her; it's called the blame game. Instead of digging in and working hard, we blame someone else for our troubles. Instead of blaming someone else, we should get to work. We need to learn from our fore fathers. Many millions of immigrants came to America looking for a brighter future. How did they get a better life? They struggled for years, and forged better lives by working hard. We are redirecting our anger over our troubles and the mess politicians have gotten us into by putting the blame on Palin. When in reality we should be blaming ourselves for voting selfish politicians into the political arena.
Sarah Palin is laughing all the way to the bank. She is taking a negative situation and making into a reality TV show. Palin is living the American Dream. That's why people love to hate her. Because she is making millions of dollars by taking all the negative attention and scorn, turning it into millions. She is making lemonade out of lemons.
Palin is the center of attention because people think she is unintelligent. How unintelligent is she, by keeping her name and her face in the public eye for about three years now? Palin has become the Paris Hilton of the political world. Palin has a reality TV show, is a guest commentator on Fox News,and wrote a best selling book .Next, she'll be modeling a new line of clothing, hawking an Alaskan salmon smelling cologne.
Palin is entertaining. Almost everytime Sarah opens her mouth, people criticize her, because she says what she feels. Many millions of people feel she is just saying unintelligent things.The media portrays and reports along with well known actresses, that Palin is so unintelligent, that she is entertaining. People love to make fun of her to make themselves feel better. This all comes back to a country that is in major turmoil right now, with a faltering economy, and relatively weak American dollar.
Why do we love to hate Sarah Palin? Are we just enjoying the show, or do we not want a woman for President?