Category Archives: Entertainers

Rachael Ray

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Rachael Ray was born on August 25, 1968 in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. She is a well-known American celebrity chef, businesswoman and author. She moved to Albany and held cooking lessons while working in a store that attracted the interest of a local television station. The station stared cooking segments featuring Rachael, which went on to become “30 Minute Meals” (2001). Ray later hosted many Food Network shows and authored several cookbooks. She also launched her own magazine called Rachael Ray magazine that is published click here to read more

Katie Holmes

Kate Noelle “Katie” Holmes was born on December 18, 1978 in Ohio. She started acting in theater productions in her school. Later, she met a manager who encouraged her to go on auditions in Los Angeles. She got a role in ‘The Ice Storm’ but her big break was playing Joey Potter in ‘Dawson’s Creek’. She also starred in ‘Phone Booth’ and ‘Batman Begins’ and played the role of the Slutty Pumpkin in the hit American TV series ‘How I Met Your Mother’. On click here to read more

Simon Cowell

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Simon Cowell was born on October 7, 1959 in Brighton, England. He worked in the mail-room at EMI music publishing but, went on to become an A&R representative and eventually, a record producer. He was a record producer, consultant and talent scout within the music industry before producing the mega hit British television show Pop Idol and its counterpart in U.S., American Idol. He began judging The X Factor since 2011. He is also widely known as a talent judge on the show Britain’s click here to read more

Harry Styles

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Harry Edward Styles was born on February 1, 1994 in Holmes Chapel, England. He was the lead singer of a band called White Eskimo that won a band competition in his school. At the age of sixteen, Styles auditioned for The X-Factor and went through several rounds, before he was eliminated from the competition. However, Simon Cowell, the show’s judge, brought back Styles into a group. Styles suggested the name “One Direction.” At the end of the competition, the group came in 3rd place. click here to read more