From L to R: David Burke,Nicholas Harary, David Drake, Tom Colicchio.
John Sidney McCain III (born August 29, 1936) is the senior United States Senator from Arizona and presumptive Republican Party nominee for President of the United States in the upcoming 2008 election.McCain's grandfather and father were the first pair of father/son Four-Star admirals in the United States Navy. McCain graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1958. He became a naval aviator, flying attack aircraft from carriers. During the Vietnam War in 1967, he narrowly escaped death in the Forrestal fire. On his 23rd bombing mission over North Vietnam later in 1967, he was shot down, badly injured, and captured as a prisoner of war by the North Vietnamese. He spent five and a half years as a prisoner of war, including periods of torture, before he was released in accordance with the Paris Peace Accords in 1973.
Queer Eye is an Emmy award-winning American reality television series that premiered on the Bravo cable television network on July 15, 2003. The program's name was changed from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy after the third season to broaden the scope of its content.The Fab Five: * Ted Allen: "Food and Wine Connoisseur", expert on alcohol, beverages, food preparation, and presentation * Kyan Douglas: "Grooming Guru", expert on hair, grooming, personal hygiene, and makeup * Thom Filicia: "Design Doctor", expert on interior design and home organization * Carson Kressley: "Fashion Savant", expert on clothing, fashion, and personal styling * Jai Rodriguez: "Culture Vulture", expert on popular culture, relationships, and social interaction.
Jai Rodriguez (born June 22, 1979 in Brentwood, New York) is an actor and musician best known as the culture guide on the Bravo network's Emmy-winning American reality television program Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. He has also co-authored a book with the other Queer Eye hosts.
Host of the syndicated American television program Inside Edition
Produced by FOX, the show first aired on January 22, 2007 to a number of markets originally through Fox and MyNetworkTV, most in the Fox Television Stations Group. Hosted by Mike Jerrick and Juliet Huddy, the program consists of celebrity interviews, audience participation, and segments relating to viewers.Television critics have noted that the program is unique in having two single hosts, who openly play up their marital status, seemingly abandoning traditional dictates that television morning hours be limited to "family values and sanctimony". Thus, the hosts' on-screen personas ("a man who, because he loves the ladies too much or not enough, shuns long-term relationships, and an attractive, divorced over-30 woman who has pursued her career rather than marrying and regrets it") are designed to appeal to single viewers who have previously been uncatered to in the morning. Jerrick is more than 20 years Huddy's senior, and has a 30-year old daughter from his marriage, while Huddy, who has been married once, do
Blaine has a full reproduction tattoo of Salvador Dali's "Christ of St. John of the Cross" spanning his entire back. He also has Primo Levi's concentration camp number, 174517, tattooed on his left forearm.His latest stunt, on September 22nd-24th. 2008 was hanging himself upside down for 60 hours above Central Park's Wollman Rink.He reportedly would come down once an hour to receive a medical check, stretch and relieve himself.
David Blaine (born David Blaine White on April 4, 1973 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.) is an American magician and endurance artist. He made his name as a performer of street and close-up magic.David has dated Fiona Apple, Madonna, Josie Maran, Lonneke Engel, and Daryl Hannah. He has Primo Levi's concentration camp number, 174517, tattooed on his left forearm
Julia O'Hara Stiles (born March 28, 1981) is an American stage and screen actress.After beginning her career in small parts in a New York City theatre troupe, she has moved on to leading roles in plays by writers as diverse as William Shakespeare and David Mamet. Her film career has included both commercial and critical successes, ranging from teen romantic comedies such as 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) to dark art house pictures such as The Business of Strangers (2001). Stiles also actively supports a variety of progressive causes.
The role that gained Stiles renown was Kat Stratford, opposite Heath Ledger, in Gil Junger's 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), an adaptation of The Taming of the Shrew set in a high school near Tacoma, Washington. She won an MTV Movie Award for "Breakthrough Female Performance" for the role, and the Chicago Film Critics voted her the most promising new actress of the year.
She returned to the Bourne series with a much larger role inThe Bourne Ultimatum in 2007. Producer Lynda Obst was quoted as saying that Stiles was "turning into the next Meryl Streep". She will next work on a film adaptation of The Bell Jar, which coincidentally was a book her character was seen reading in her breakthrough film 10 Things I Hate About You. Stiles also appears in the forthcoming film Gospel Hill. She will act in the role of a woman who falls in love with her stalker in the upcoming thriller Cry of the Owl.
Author and founder of McSweeny's, an independent publishing house.
Robert Osbourne "Bob" Denver (January 9, 1935 â€“ September 2, 2005) was an American comedic actor best known for his role as Gilligan on the television series Gilligan's Island. Prior to Gilligan's Island, he took on the role of Maynard G. Krebs, a beatnik on the 1959-1963 TV series The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis. This character had a strong resemblance to the character of Gilligan he would later play.
James Paul Marsden (born September 18, 1973) is an American actor and former Versace model, perhaps best known for playing Cyclops in the X-Men films. Marsden also had memorable roles in Superman Returns, Hairspray, Enchanted, and 27 Dresses.
Angela Lindvall (born January 14, 1979 in Midwest City, Oklahoma), is an American actress and supermodel known for her distinctive walk.She has appeared on the cover of several magazines such as ELLE, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, Numero, Vogue, I-D and W. She is a Victoria's Secret model, most recently appearing in the every fashion show since 2001, and has also appeared in the Fendi, Calvin Klein, Christian Dior, Tommy Hilfiger, Jil Sander, Chanel, and H&M campaigns. She is also frequently featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
She is also an ardent environmentalist and vegetarian and is the founder and president of the Collage Foundation, an organization promoting sustainability and environmentally conscious choices among young people. She was named Best Dressed Environmentalist in 2004 and 2005 by the Sustainable Style Foundation.As an actress, she has appeared in CQ (2001) and Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005). She can also be seen in the DKNY promotional films New York Stories (2003) and DKNY Road Stories (2004).Lindvall is married to professional diver William Edwards. They have two sons, William Dakota, born in 2002, and another son, Sebastian, who was born in May 2005.Angela will appear in the upcoming 2008 horror film Pearblossom alongside Scout Taylor-Compton.
Michael McKean (born October 17, 1947) is an American actor, comedian, composer and musician, perhaps best known for his portrayal of Squiggy's friend, Leonard 'Lenny' Kosnowski, on the sitcom Laverne and Shirley; as David St. Hubbins of Spinal Tap; and as a Saturday Night Live cast member.
An English impresario and musician who is best known as being the manager of the punk rock band Sex Pistols
Patricia Campbell Hearst (born February 20, 1954), now known as Patricia Hearst Shaw, is an American newspaper heiress, urban guerilla, and occasional actress.The granddaughter of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst, she gained notoriety in 1974 when, following her kidnapping by the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA), she ultimately joined her captors in furthering their cause. Apprehended after having taken part in a bank robbery with other SLA members, Hearst was imprisoned for almost two years before her sentence was commuted by President Jimmy Carter. She was later granted a presidential pardon by President Bill Clinton.After her release from prison, Hearst married her former bodyguard, Bernard Shaw. She now lives with her husband and two daughters in Wilton, Connecticut.
Dolph Lundgren (born Hans Lundgren, November 3, 1957) is a Swedish actor, director and karateka. Well known for his tall stature and level of fitness, Lundgren stood around 6 ft 5 inches (195cm) and over 240 pounds at his peak.His breakthrough came when he starred in Rocky IV in 1985 as the imposing Russian boxer Ivan Drago. Since then, he starred in more than 30 pictures, mostly action movies, although his career was at its peak in the late 1980s and early 1990s when he appeared in films such as Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991) opposite Brandon Lee and Universal Soldier (1992). Dolph belongs to a generation of film actors who epitomise the movie action hero including Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Steven Seagal, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris, many of whom he has worked with throughout his career.During the early 1980s he dated singer Grace Jones.
Terence Henry Stamp (born July 22, 1938) is an Academy Award-nominated English actor.
Jeremy Philip Northam (born December 1, 1961) is an award-winning English actor
Northam performed at the Royal National Theatre - he replaced Daniel Day Lewis in the role of Hamlet (1989) and won the Olivier Award in 1990 for "most promising newcomer" for his performance in The Vosey Inheritance.He made his American film debut in The Net (1995), but has appeared frequently in British films such as Carrington (1995), Emma (1996), The Winslow Boy (1999), An Ideal Husband (1999), Enigma (2001) and as Welsh actor and singer Ivor Novello in Gosford Park (2001). In 2002 he starred in the film Cypher alongside Lucy Liu.Presently, he can be seen portraying St. Thomas More on the Showtime series, The Tudors.His audiobook work includes The Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis for Harper Audio and A Death Divided by Clare Francis for Macmillan
Robert Michael "Rob" Schneider (born October 31, 1963) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter and director. A stand-up comic and veteran of the NBC sketch-comedy series Saturday Night Live, Schneider went on to a career in feature films, including starring roles in the comedies Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo and The Hot Chick.
Schneider was hired at Saturday Night Live in 1988, and was the first Asian-American to be a cast member on the show. Schneider swiftly graduated from writer and featured player to full cast member. From 1990-1994 at SNL, he played such roles as "Tiny Elvis" and "Orgasm Guy." His best known recurring character was "Richard Laymer" - an office worker whose desk was stuck beside the photocopier, and who addressed each of his fellow employees with an endless stream of annoying nicknames. Schneider is featured in the video release The Bad Boys of Saturday Night Live, along with colleagues Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, David Spade and Chris Farley.
Jonathan Franzen (born August 17, 1959) is an award-winning American novelist and essayist.Franzen's The Corrections, a novel of social criticism, garnered considerable critical acclaim in the United States.The Corrections was selected for Oprah Winfrey's book club. However, The Oregonian printed an article in which Franzen made remarks expressing unease with the selection. He expressed his dissatisfaction with the Oprah insignia being printed on his book by saying, "I see this as my book, my creation, and I didn't want that logo of corporate ownership on it." Soon afterward, Franzen's invitation to appear on Oprah's show was rescinded, with his "seemingly uncomfortable" attitude being cited as the reason.Although the controversy arguably caused damage to Franzen's reputation, it had little effect on the sales of The Corrections, which became one of the best-selling works of literary fiction of the 21st century.
Hugh Dancy (born 19 June 1975) is an English actor.He is currently dating Claire Danes.They met on the set of the movie Evening. Hugh is set to star as the dark poet Edgar Allan Poe in the film Poe.