Bow Wow (rapper)
Bow Wow performing at the Obama “We Are the Future” concert, January 19, 2009
|Birth name||Shad Gregory Moss|
|Also known as||Lil’ Bow Wow|
|Born||March 9, 1987 (age 26)
Columbus, Ohio, United States
|Occupations||Rapper, actor, television host|
|Labels||So So Def (1999–2002)
Cash Money (2010–present)
|Associated acts||Chris Brown, Da Brat, Jermaine Dupri, Johntá Austin, Lil Wayne,Omarion, Snoop Dogg, Soulja Boy, Xscape|
Shad Gregory Moss (born March 9, 1987), better known by his stage name Bow Wow (formerly Lil’ Bow Wow), is an American rapper, actor and television host. As Lil’ Bow Wow, he released his first album, Beware of Dog in 2000 at age 13, which was followed by Doggy Bag 2001. In 2003, Bow Wow released his third album Unleashed, which was the first album released without using Lil’ in his name.
Bow Wow made his first movie appearance in All About the Benjamins, in 2002 as a cameo. In the same year, Bow Wow made his debut as the lead role in Like Mike. He later began to undertake lead roles in movies, such as Johnson Family Vacation in 2004 and Roll Bounce in 2005. He also played a supporting role in the film The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift in 2006. Bow Wow also appeared in five episodes of the television series Entourage. He is currently the new host ofBET’s 106 & Park & is working on his new album entitled Underrated.
Snow at the 2009 Heart Truth fashion show
|Born||Brittany Anne Snow
March 9, 1986 (age 27)
Tampa, Florida, United States
|Occupation||Actress, singer, model|
Brittany Anne Snow (born March 9, 1986) is an American television and film actress and singer. She began her career as Susan “Daisy” Lemay on the CBS series Guiding Light (1998–2002) for which she won a Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress and was nominated for two other Young Artist Awards and a Soap Opera Digest Award. She then played the protagonist Meg Pryor on the NBC series American Dreams (2002–2005) for which she was nominated for a Young Artist Award and three Teen Choice Awards.
Her subsequent television roles have included Ariel Alderman on Nip/Tuck (2005) and Jenna Backstrom on Harry’s Law (2011). Her film roles include Zoe Plummer in The Pacifier (2005), Kate Spencer in John Tucker Must Die (2006), Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray (2007), Donna Keppel in Prom Night (2008), Emma Gainsborough in The Vicious Kind (2009), and Chloe Beale in Pitch Perfect (2012)
|Birth name||Howard Bailey, Jr.|
|Born||March 9, 1980 (age 33)|
|Origin||St. Louis, Missouri, United States|
|Labels||Disturbing Tha Peace, Capitol,Def Jam, Slot-A-Lot, Full Dekk|
|Associated acts||Lil’ Flip, DTP, Steph Jones|
Chingy grew up in the Walnut Park section of St. Louis and began rapping in earnest in his late teens. He toured as an opening act with Nelly in the summer of 2002 and then became a protégé of Ludacris, who signed him to his newly formedDisturbing tha Peace (DTP) record label. The rapper’s 2003 summer debut single, “Right Thurr“, put him on the musical map as a good-time rapper who specialized in catchy, club-friendly beats and simplistic lyrics delivered in a sing-song, nursery rhyme style. Chingy’s 2003 debut album, Jackpot, sold two million copies, thanks to the boost from “Right Thurr”. A second album, Powerballin’, was released in 2004 to mixed reviews, and his 2006 release Hoodstar spawned the hit singles “Pullin’ Me Back” and “Dem Jeans.” He released Hate It or Love It in 2007, under DTP records. The album’s lead single is “Fly Like Me“, featuring Amerie. A studio album entitled Success & Failure was released in 2010.
As of 2011, Chingy has been working on his new upcoming project No Risk No Reward which will be released under his label Full Dekk Music Group.
Cannes Film Festival, 2009
|Born||9 March 1964 (age 49)
|Other names||“La Binoche”|
|Occupation||Actress, artist, dancer, poet, designer, human rights campaigner|
|Partner(s)||Leos Carax (1986–1991)
Olivier Martinez (1994–1998)
Benoît Magimel (1999–2003)
Santiago Amigorena (2005–2009)
Juliette Binoche (French pronunciation: [ʒyljɛt binɔʃ]; born 9 March 1964) is a French actress, artist and dancer. She has appeared in more than 40 feature films, been recipient of numerous international accolades, is a published author and has appeared on stage across the world. Coming from an artistic background, she began taking acting lessons during adolescence. After performing in several stage productions, she was propelled into the world of auteurs Jean-Luc Godard (Hail Mary, 1985), Jacques Doillon (Family Life, 1985) and André Téchiné, who made her a star in France with the leading role in his 1985 drama Rendez-vous. Her sensual performance in her English-language debut The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988), directed by Philip Kaufman, launched her international career.
She sparked the interest of Steven Spielberg, who offered her several parts including a role in Jurassic Park which she declined, choosing instead to join Krzysztof Kieślowski on the set of Three Colors: Blue (1993), a performance for which she won the Venice Film Festival Award for Best Actress and a César. Three years later Binoche gained further acclaim in Anthony Minghella‘s The English Patient (1996), for which she was awarded an Academy Award and a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress in addition to the Best Actress Award at the 1997 Berlin Film Festival. For her performance in Lasse Hallström’s romantic comedy Chocolat (2000) Binoche was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress.
During the 2000s she maintained a successful, critically acclaimed career, alternating between French and English language roles in both mainstream and art-house productions. In 2010, she won the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival for her role in Abbas Kiarostami‘s Certified Copy making her the first actress to win the European “best actress triple crown” (for the Berlin, Cannes and Venice film festivals).
Throughout her career Binoche has intermittently appeared on stage, most notably in a 1998 London production of Luigi Pirandello‘s Naked and in a 2000 production of Harold Pinter‘s Betrayal on Broadway for which she was nominated for a Tony Award. In 2008 she began a world tour with a modern dance production in-i devised in collaboration with Akram Khan. Often referred to as “La Binoche” by the press, her other notable performances include: Mauvais Sang (1986), Les Amants du Pont-Neuf (1991), Damage (1992), The Horseman on the Roof (1995), Code Unknown (2000), Caché (2005), Breaking and Entering (2006), Flight of the Red Balloon (2007) and Camille Claudel 1915 (2013).