Macklemore performing in Toronto during The Heist Tour in November 2012
|Birth name||Ben Haggerty|
|Also known as||Professor Macklemore|
|Born||June 19, 1983
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
|Associated acts||Ryan Lewis, Blue Scholars|
Ben Haggerty (born June 19, 1983), known by his stage name Macklemore (/ˈmæk.ləmɔr/ mak-lə-mor) and formerly Professor Macklemore, is an American rapper. Since 2000, he has independently released onemixtape, three EPs and two albums and significantly collaborated with producer Ryan Lewis.
Macklemore and Lewis’s single “Thrift Shop” reached number 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2013. It was the first time since 1994 that a song reached number 1 on the Hot 100 chart without the support of a major record label. Their second single, “Can’t Hold Us” also peaked at #1 of the Hot 100 Chart, making Macklemore and Lewis the first duo in the chart’s history to have their first two singles both reach number 1.Macklemore and Lewis released their debut studio album The Heist on October 9, 2012, which charted at number 2 on the US Billboard 200 chart. The pair was nominated for seven Grammy awards at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, winning four awards including Best New Artist, Best Rap Album (The Heist), Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance (“Thrift Shop”).
Abdul in 2011
|Birth name||Paula Julie Abdul|
|Born||June 19, 1962
San Fernando, California, U.S.
|Genres||Pop, dance, R&B|
|Occupations||Singer-songwriter, choreographer, dancer, television personality|
Filament Entertainment Group(2009)
Paula Julie Abdul (/ˈæbduːl/; born June 19, 1962) is an American singer, choreographer, songwriter, dancer, and television personality. She began her career as a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers at the age of 18 before rising to prominence in the 1980s as a highly sought-after choreographer at the height of the music video era. Abdul later scored a string of pop music hits in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Her six number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 tie her with Diana Ross for sixth among the female solo performers who have topped the chart. She won a Grammy for “Best Music Video – Short Form” for “Opposites Attract” and twice won the “Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography“.
After her initial period of success, Abdul suffered a series of setbacks in her professional and personal life. She saw renewed fame and success as an original judge on American Idol in the 2000s, which she left after the eighth season. She went on to star on CBS‘ short-lived television series Live to Dance, which lasted one season in 2011, and was subsequently a judge on the first season of the American version of The X Factor along with her former American Idol co-judge Simon Cowell, the creator and producer of the show. She was also a guest judge on the All-Stars edition of Dancing with the Stars in 2012 and the tenth season of So You Think You Can Dance in 2013, and more recently has become a permanent judge for the Australian version of the show for its 2014 revival.
Dancy at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival
|Born||Hugh Michael Horace Dancy
19 June 1975
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire,England, UK
|Spouse(s)||Claire Danes (m. 2009)|
June 19, 1967
Brooklyn Heights, New York, U.S.
Turner at the Planned Parenthood Rally in New York City in 2011
|Born||Mary Kathleen Turner
June 19, 1954
Springfield, Missouri, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, singer, stage director|
|Spouse(s)||Jay Weiss (1984–2007) (divorced) 1 child|
Turner came to fame during the 1980s, after roles in Body Heat (1981), Romancing the Stone (1984), and Prizzi’s Honor (1985), the latter two earning her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. In the later 1980s and early 1990s, Turner had roles in The Accidental Tourist (1988), The War of the Roses (1989), Serial Mom (1994) and Peggy Sue Got Married (1986), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
Turner later had roles in The Virgin Suicides (1999), Baby Geniuses (1999), and Beautiful (2000), as well as guest-starring on the NBC sitcom Friends as Chandler Bing‘s cross-dressing father Charles Bing, and in the third season of Showtime‘s Californication as Sue Collini, the jaded, sex-crazed owner of a public relations company. Turner has also done considerable work as a voice actor, namely as Jessica Rabbit in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), as well as Monster House (2006), and the television series King of the Hill.
In addition to film, Turner has worked actively in the theatre, and has been nominated for the Tony Award twice for her Broadway roles as Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and as Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. Turner has also taught acting classes at New York University.