Category Archives: Entertainers

Charlie Sheen

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Charlie Sheen, whose real name is Carlos Irwin Estévez, is an American film and television actor. He began his film career in 1984’s ‘Red Dawn’, which also starred Patrick Swayze. Although he has appeared in several other movies including ‘Hot Shots’, Wall Street’, ‘Cadence’, ‘Scary Movie 3’ and ‘Scary Movie 4’, Sheen actually made a name for himself with his television acting career. Best known for playing Charlie Harper on ‘Two and a Half Men’, and previously for starring in the last two seasons click here to read more

Howard Stern

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Howard Stern was born on January 12, 1954 in Jackson Heights, New York City. He is a radio personality, author, actor, television host and photographer. He had his first radio experience at Boston University, where he produced an on-air show known as the King Schmaltz Bagel Hour. However, the show was called-off after its first broadcast. He gained broad recognition in the 1990s for his controversial and sometimes outspoken style. Since 1987, he hosted several late night television shows, home video releases and pay-per-view click here to read more

Ellen DeGeneres

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Ellen DeGeneres was born in Metairie, Louisiana on January 26, 1958. She is an American television host, stand-up comedian and actress. Ellen traveled across many states in an attempt to hone her comedy talent. In 1982, she was chosen as “America’s Funniest Person” by pay-cable station Showtime. This was followed by a series of late-night television and cable appearances. She also featured in several films. DeGeneres received the Saturn Award (Supporting actress) for providing the voice of Dory in the animated movie, Finding Nemo. click here to read more

Lil Wayne

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Lil Wayne was born as Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. on September 27, 1982 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is popularly known by his stage name. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified his debut studio album – Tha Block Is Hot (1999) as platinum. His next albums such as Lights out (released in 2000) and 500 Degreez (released in 2002) were certified gold by RIAA. However, Lil Wayne’s most successful album was Tha Carter III (2008). The album sold more than one million click here to read more