15th March Birthdays: will.i.am., Eva Longoria, Kellan Lutz & Bret Michaels

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will.i.am
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will.i.am attending his #willpower album release party, Hollywood, California on August 14, 2012
Background information
Birth name William James Adams[note 1]
Also known as will.i.am, Zuper Blahq, Will 1X
Born March 15, 1975 (age 38),
Los AngelesCalifornia, United States[1]
Genres Hip hopR&Belectrohip house,technoelectronic dance
Occupations Singer–songwriter, composer, record producer, disk jockey, voice actor, entrepreneur, businessman, rapper, philanthropist
Instruments Vocals, keyboards, bass,clavinetFender Rhodes, drums, piano, moog bass
Years active 1992–present
Labels RuthlessWarner Sunset,AtlanticInterscopeColumbia,will.i.am Music Group
Associated acts The Black Eyed PeasBritney SpearsLady GagaJennifer LopezMick JaggerDavid GuettaNicole Scherzinger,Justin BieberMiley Cyrus,French MontanaCheryl Cole,UsherEva Simons
Website will.i.am

William Adams (born March 15, 1975), known by his stage name as will.i.am (pronounced Will I Am), is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, voice actor, actor, DJ, record producer, and philanthropist, best known as one of the founding members of the hip hop/pop band, The Black Eyed Peas. He is the recipient of seven Grammy Awards, eight American Music Awards, a Billboard Music Award, a Teen Choice Award, two MTV Video Music Awards, and three World Music Awards all won with the Black Eyed Peas.

Will.i.am has also released four solo albums. The first, Lost Change, was released in 2001 on Atlantic Records. The album itself is the original soundtrack to the movie of the same name. A music video was made for the song “I Am”, but no singles were released from the album. The second solo album, Must B 21, was released on September 23, 2003. Track seventeen on the release, “Go!”, was regularly used as the theme for the NBA Live 2005 and Madden NFL 2005 seasons. A video for the track was also recorded for use within the sports, however, no singles were released from the album. The third album, Songs About Girls, was released on September 25, 2007. The first single released from the album was a club track titled “I Got It from My Mama” which peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 at #31 on 17 August 2007. The album also featured the singles “Heartbreaker” and “One More Chance”. He released his fourth studio album, #willpower, in 2013.

Will.i.am is also a music producer. He has produced with other artists including Michael JacksonJustin BieberEazy-EBritney SpearsMiley CyrusDavid GuettaU2RihannaLady GagaUsherJustin TimberlakeEarth, Wind & FireNicki MinajCheryl Cole2NE1SMAPThe GameNasBone Thugs-n-HarmonyDaddy YankeeWolfgang Gartner, and Juanes. He is a coach on The Voice UK.[2] In collaborations and with the Black Eyed Peas, he has a total of 34 Top 40 entries on the UK Singles Chart since 1998, and has sold 9.4 million singles in the UK.[3]

 

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Eva Longoria

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Longoria at the 2012 ALMA Awards
Born March 15, 1975 (age 38)[1]
Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S.
Other names Eva Longoria-Christopher
Eva Longoria-Parker
Alma mater Texas A&M University-Kingsville(B.Sc)
California State University, Northridge (M.A.)
Occupation Actress, voice actress,Restaurateur
Years active 1999–present
Salary $13 million (2010–11)[2]
Spouse(s) Tyler Christopher(m. 2002; div. 2004)

Tony Parker(m. 2007; div. 2011)

Eva Jacqueline Longoria[3] (born March 15, 1975)[4] is an American television and film actress. She has received two Screen Actors Guild Awards and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. Longoria promotes humanitarian causes and was named Philanthropist of the year.

Longoria is known for her roles as Isabella Braña on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless from 2001 to 2003, and as Gabrielle Solis on the ABC television series Desperate Housewives. For her work on Desperate Housewives, she received a Golden Globe Award nomination. She has also starred in films such as Harsh Times (2005), The Sentinel (2006), and Over Her Dead Body (2008).

 

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Kellan Lutz

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Lutz at 7th Annual Chanel Tribeca Film Festival Artists Dinner, April 2012
Born Kellan Christopher Lutz
March 15, 1985 (age 28)
Dickinson, North Dakota, U.S.
Occupation Actor, model
Years active 2004–present
Website
kellanlutz.com

Kellan Christopher Lutz (born March 15, 1985) is an American fashion model and ‘actor’. He is best known for playing Emmett Cullen in The Twilight Saga film series.

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Bret Michaels

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From Wikipedia
Bret Michaels
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Bret Michaels live with Poison on July 11, 2008 at the Moondance Jam
Background information
Birth name Bret Michael Sychak
Born March 15, 1963 (age 50)[1]
Butler, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Genres Glam metalhard rockcountry rockcountry
Occupations Singer-songwriter, musician, actor, director, screenwriter, producer, reality television personality
Instruments Vocalsguitarharmonica,percussionpiano
Years active 1984–present
Labels Capitol, Cyanide Music Inc., VH1 Classic
Associated acts Jessica Andrews
Website www.bretmichaels.com

Bret Michael Sychak (born March 15, 1963), professionally known as Bret Michaels, is an American singer-songwritermusicianactordirectorscreenwriterproducer, and reality television personality. He first gained fame as the lead vocalistof the glam metal band Poison who have sold over 30 million records worldwide[2] and 15 million records in the United States alone.[3] The band has also charted ten singles to the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100, including six Top 10 singles and the number-one single, “Every Rose Has Its Thorn“.[4]

Besides his career as lead singer, he has several solo albums to his credit, including a soundtrack album to the movie A Letter from Death Row in which Michaels starred, wrote and directed in 1998, and a classic Poison-style rock album, Songs of Life, in 2003. Michaels has appeared in several movies and TV shows, including as a judge on the talent show Nashville Star which led to his country influenced rock album Freedom of Sound in 2005. He starred in the hit VH1 reality showRock of Love with Bret Michaels and its sequels, which inspired his successful solo album Rock My World. He was also the winning contestant on NBC’s reality show Celebrity Apprentice 3 and also featured in his own reality docu-series Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It, which inspired his highest charting album as a solo artist, Custom Built, reaching No. 1 on Billboard’s Hard Rock list. He is also known for hosting on the Travel Channel.

 

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