Category: Artist & Celebrities

Are celebrities using children’s books to stay in favour with public

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The latest in a long string of celebrities to write children’s books when the going gets tough, Barack Obama has joined the ranks of children’s authors with his book, Of thee I sing.

Bookstores across the world are filled with celebrity offerings and Obama is not the first celebrity to turn to writing children’s books when they have been perceived less than favourably in the press. Though admittedly, he is the first president to aim his work at children. n.

Well-known names such as Madonna (who released her first of six children’s books, The English Roses, back in 2003) and Sarah Ferguson (who has released a string of books throughout her many periods of disgrace) have jumped on the bandwagon.

It is thought that these celebrities (including former First-Lady, Hilary Clinton) believe that by showing their softer, compassionate side, will regain the public’s trust and respect after falling from grace. Take Jordan, a.k.a Katie Price, for example – after a string of allegations and accusations in the press, Jordan released her sparkly pink offering, My Pony Care book.

Obama has provided himself some saving grace, in the form of all his proceeds going to charity. All money gained from sales of the publication will benefit the Fisher House Foundation, a charity dedicated to the children of soldiers wounded or killed in battle, and Obama is not giving any interviews in relation to the release.

Other cynics have also attributed the celebrities’ enthusiasm to the success achieved by the phenomenally popular Harry Potter books, which made JK Rowling both a celebrity and a millionaire.

Despite the fact that many cynics see celebrities’ writing ambitions as a money-making enterprise, it can be argued that it doesn’t matter who’s written the books; if children are more inclined to sit down and read just because their favourite celebrity is attached to the novel, where is the harm?

By reading more, children widen their vocabulary and advance their development. This outcome is positive even if the books themselves may ultimately be a cynical attempt at making cash and creating publicity.

About the author: Louis Sharman is a freelance author writes article on various topics. To learn more about various bookstores and Online Bookshops he recommends you to visit

Celebrities wrap-up the smart pink passion for Breast Cancer Campaign

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A whole host of famous names have joined forces to raise money for Breast Cancer Campaign, by creating a life-size patchwork smart car to mark the launch of the limited edition smart fortwo pink passion. The patchwork smart is made entirely of fabric donated by celebrities and will be auctioned-off with all proceeds going to Breast Cancer Campaign. smart will also donate 10,000 to the charity from sales of the smart fortwo pink passion. Celebrities including Russell Brand, Ryan Giggs, Sara Cox, Elizabeth Hurley, Rachel Stevens,Twiggy Lawson, Joanna Lumley and JaneMcDonaldhave all donated swatches of pink fabric to help create the life-size smart fortwo. The one-off patchwork smart car will be up for auction on eBay from Tuesday 19th October until 29th October. It will be on show at Mercedes-Benz World in Surrey throughout October. Franklin Jacoyange, Corporate Partnership Executive, Breast Cancer Campaign comments; -We are delighted to have the support of smart and so many celebrities during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month’. Money raised will help the charity fund vital research to help us beat breast cancer.- Fabric donated to create the patchwork smart includes everything from shirts and bra’s to blankets and babygro’s, with celebrities sending messages of support for the auction: -The squares were cut from my youngest daughters outgrown vests. I hope with all my heart that a cure for Breast Cancer will be discovered before she reaches womanhood’ – Radio 1 DJ, Sara Cox -My piece of pink material is a bra because post breast cancer, I can no longer wear pretty under-wired underwear like this…still, a small price to pay. Here’s to happiness and good luck with the auction’ – Chat show host and Breast Cancer survivor, Trisha Goddard. -I’d like to donate a dolls babygro chosen by my daughter. Here’s to raising lots of money for Breast Cancer Campaign’ – Manchester United footballer, Ryan Giggs Celebrities that have donated fabric to the smart pink passion patchwork quilt are: Russell Brand, June Brown, Klariza Clayton, Claire Cooper, Sara Cox, Cheryl Fergison, Ryan Giggs, Trisha Goddard, Elizabeth Hurley, Zoe Lister, Joanna Lumley, Jane MacDonald, Kym Marsh, Martine McCutcheon, Dawn Porter, Adele Silva, Rachel Stevens, Margherita Taylor, Nina Wadia, Twiggy Lawson Only 100 models of the smart fortwo pink passion are available to buy in the UK, with smart donating 10,000 from the total sales to Breast Cancer Campaign. For further information on smart go to

Russell Brand and Other Celebs Support smart car Breast Cancer Fund Raiser

Allergy Spares No One, Not Even Celebrities!

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Allergy indeed is an inevitable thing, it spares no one! Allergies are abnormal reactions to ordinarily harmless substances. Allergic reactions occur when the immune system is triggered by allergens which can either be inhaled, swallowed or come in contact with skin.

Some of the most common allergens are; pollens, dust, foods, insect bites, mold spores, viruses, bacteria, even sudden change in environmental condition, plants and perfumes. People may vary in allergic reactions, some may have simple frequent sneezing, others may have skin rash from mild to severe, and some people may have other allergic reaction.

Celebrities With Allergies

Celebrities need to look good in front of the cameras all the timejust imagine seeing your favourite star sneezing all the time during an interview, or having those swollen nose, swollen lips or even swollen face because of allergies. That would be so shameful! But allergies are inevitable thing; anyone can have allergieseven stars!

Some of these stars are never ashamed to admit that they too have allergies; the telltale itchy, puffy, watery eyes and red, stuffy nose signal changes in the seasons in homes and workplaces across the country. What these people suffer from is allergic rhinitis, or hay fever. Hugh Grant, Scarlet Johansson and Hillary Duff all have hay fever. So the next time you see them on screen with the red nose, they may be suffering from their allergic rhinitis again!

As a celebrity, they must not only look goodthey should also smell really good because they will be dealing with so many people. But the perception of what really smells good for Eva Longoria and Drew Barrymore may be confusing because they are both allergic to perfumes.

Cats and dogs has been once a trend among the celebrities, we often see them cuddle them around. But for Paula Abdul, Nicole Ritchie, Tyra Banks and Alanis Morissette Cats are NO NO! These celebrities are all allergic to cats. Nelly Furtado is another star whos allergic to dogs, for his reason we never see her on screen with a dog. The furs on these pets probably trigger their allergies.

Sharon Stone and Anna Kournikova are both allergic to flowers. Mandy Moore is allergic to smoke, perhaps during her concerts she would not allow the smoke effect. Steve Martin, like many other ordinary people is allergic to shellfish. Its one of the most common allergies which so many people are suffering from. Britney Spears and Antonio Banderas are both allergic to insect sting; they often have this inflammation from an insect bite.

For this reason, it is very important to have an allergy test. Having an allergy test will help you avoid those allergens which cause your allergic reaction. As to what they always say, prevention is better than cure.

Keep Updated On Which Celebrities Are Currently In Jail Right Now!

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You can always look for a list of celebrities who get released from jail because it is something simple to find. The list of celebrities only gets longer as time goes by. During 2009, a ton of celebrities were arrested or jailed for various different crimes. This site wasn’t up at the beginning of 2009 so it didn’t catch all that news. Now with 2010 coming our way, and the economy looking as bad as it is now, it looks like a lot more celebs will be jailed.

Just a few simple button clicking through the internet or a few browsing of a newspaper or a magazine and you get to meet the celebrity entertainment article that you are interested about. I’m sure you have always seen the celebrities in videos and you think highly of them but this site can show you that they (just like regular people) can get in trouble with the law too. Their punishments are usually not as intense as those of an average citizen though. It is interesting to note how celebrities are always saying that they don’t want too much attention in public and that they enjoy privacy a lot. But then when they get arrested or jailed, they flaunt out their celebrity status to alleviate their punishment. If you have read this deep into the article then that must mean you are truly interested in visiting the site.

If you have 5 minutes, then just take a quick moment to find out which celebs are in jail and you will already be updated on everything you need to know on whose in jail or arrested. A quick note is that articles that talk about celebrities in jail aren’t racist in anyway, it just so happens that most people who get arrested or jailed are rappers. That’s just the type of people they are I suppose. What’s very interesting though is seeing the people who you don’t expect to get arrested or jailed but they do. There is nothing to lose when reading about the quick jail status of some celebrities.

Becoming A Personal Trainer For Celebrities

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If you ever hear or read about the training and fitness regimes of celebrities, you will realize that all of them have personal trainers who help them achieve their goals. Most celebrities have hired personal trainers, who devise a personalized fitness regime for them and help them stay in shape all the time.

If you are thinking about becoming a personal trainer, or want to move ahead in this career, then think about being a trainer to the celebrities. This is something that will take a lot of hard work, but you will also earn a lot of money and will gain respect all over the world. Once you make a name for yourself in the celebrity world, then people will be after you for appointments and reservations, and your career will reach new heights.

Becoming a personal trainer takes commitment and hard work. The first thing you need to do is get a good certification in the state you live in. The better and more certifications you have, the easier it will be for you to find celebrity clients. When celebrities hire personal trainers, they always go for the best, and that is what you should aim for. If you aim to be a simple personal trainer at the gym, then you will never reach your goal.

Once you have the necessary certifications, try and get a job at a high end gym frequented by celebrities. If you live in a small town, it is advised to move to larger cities so that you can be close to your dream. All major cities have high end gyms, which are used by celebrities, and you should get a job at such a place. When you work at such a place, you will meet many celebrities on a daily basis, and you can build a good reputation with these people. Work with them and give them the results they are looking for and you will be the talk of the town.

Celebrities take fitness and health very seriously, as it is their job to look fit. Therefore, they will appreciate it if you work hard with them and help them achieve their goals. Once you have made a name for yourself, you can start making house calls and eventually, set up your own business, be on your way to becoming a personal trainer for celebrities.

If you’re interested in learning How to Become a Personal Trainer, or more about Personal Trainer Certification we have information and resources on our website at

Famous Cancer Celebrities

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Those who are born between June 22nd and July 22nd will come under the sun sign called Cancer. This zodiac sign has the symbol of ‘The Crab’. Cancerians are prone to mood swings and are real extroverts. Given below are 5 famous Cancer celebrities:

Lindsay Lohan was born on July 2, 1986 and she is a famous American singer and an actress. Her roles in films such as Freaky Friday, The Parent Trap and Mean Girls earned her great popularity.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge was born on June 21 1982. He is the elder son of Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales. He is second in the line of succession behind his father, to the Common wealth realms comprising of sixteen independent sovereign states.

Jessica Ann Simpson is also a true Cancerian. She is a famous American television personality, actress and a fashion designer of repute. She has starred in several commercials, TV shows and movies and has made a name for herself as a brilliant actress. She has also designed beauty products, shoes and fragrances for women.

Thomas Cruise Mapother IV, otherwise known as Tom Cruise is a popular American producer and actor. He has won three Golden Globe awards and has been nominated for three academy awards. He has acted in several top films such as Magnolia, Days of Thunder, The Last Samurai, Collateral and others.

Bill Cosby or William Henry “Bill” Cosby, Jr. is the fifth Cancer celebrity. He is a popular American actor, comedian, television producer, author, musician, educator and activist.

True Cancerians never run behind publicity and fame. However they love to bask in the limelight if it follows them. They can also get depressed occasionally and drown you into a bottomless pit through their cold behaviour. Cancerians are very sensitive and are known to hide their fears behind the veil of good humour. They are dreamers for whom sky is the limit. When they cry which is not often, it means that they are deeply hurt inside. A rough tone or harsh look can break their hearts easily.

Read more: Famous Cancer and Cancer Sign

For Becoming A Successful CG Artist

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The growth of Computer Graphics (CG) & Animation Industry in the past two decades is simply tremendous. Many people in this industry are earning big money and the industry has been providing lot of job opportunities. Nowadays, there are many colleges and private institutions that are offering courses in CG & Animation and people are interested in joining these courses.

By becoming a CG artist, you will have an exciting opportunity to work in the film industry and with some of the prominent Hollywood directors. Cinema Industry is one such big industry that utilizes CG artist in big numbers. As Computer Graphics and Animation has become an unavoidable element for present day movies, there is big demand for CG artist in the cinema industry. If you have skill and talent as CG artist, you could work with some of the directors like James Cameroon, Ang Lee, etc. Who knows? You could even be part of the successful Hollywood.

Gaming Industry is one of the industry that could be nil without the CG and animation industry. Almost all the video games are result of skilled CG artists only. These artists create game highly realistic game characters and environment to make the video game look very realistic in overall. As the demand for new video games are increasing with days, there is also ever increasing demand for the skilled CG artist in the gaming industry. So by increasing your skill as CG artist, you could strengthen your job opportunities.

To enhance your job opportunities as CG artist, you should master to use some of the CG software such as Maya, 3ds Max, etc. Thats because most of using CG software has become an industry standard and hence CG studios and production companies are always interested in hiring CG artist who knows to use one or more CG software. You shall learn how to use the software either by attending the class room courses or through some online tutorial.

You shall also earn money by starting a CG studio. As the need for CG and animations are rising with days, the need for CG studio is also increasing. By owning a CG studio, you can earn money by doing CG work for films, television, advertisement industry, real estate business and many more.

Practice makes a man perfect and this is true for any budding CG artist too. To become a skilled CG artist, you need to work out and practice in creating CG in your home. To do that, you need to install CG software and also have render farm installed in your home. If you find owning a render farm to be very expensive, then you shall hire the service of any of the online render farm studios. There are different kind of render farm available such as maya render farm, 3d Max render farm, render farms after effects, etc. For best CG rendering experience, you need to buy a suitable render farm.

Realizing the Need to See Shirtless Male Celebrities

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Dangerously bordering between a healthy habit to an obsessive fetish, perusing images of shirtless male celebrities have slowly crept into the daily routines of most teenage daughters, mothers, and even grandmothers. Apparently, a lot of men also seem to include this ritual in their daily tasks, no doubt to compare whose abdominals are tighter or which shirtless guy would most probably land him a lot of women. Still, there are those who need to simply because of the pleasure viewing male teats brings, emotionally, spiritually, intellectually and sexually.

Without going to the merits of whether this is actually moral or not, we need to realize that there exists a real need to see male celebrities without their shirts. Looking at these photos remind us non-celebrities that basically, there is nothing different between us and them. The just happened to have great paying jobs, better looking one-night stands and lots of days-off than the rest of us. But seeing them without their shirts shows us that in reality, they are just people. When you look at a lot of naked pictures, the pictures begin to lose their differences and appear common and usual. Male celebrities rely on looks, acting and influence. But without garments, they all look like typical males, complete with your nipples and belly button. Sure, most of them have well-chiseled bodies but still, seeing them uncovered reminds us that we have the same parts as they do, only less sculpted and more insulated.

Also, the world is in agreement that there is nothing wrong seeing a male without his shirt. Now, if that were a female, then that would be totally banned, although it would have made great viewing for a lot of people, in my and their very humble opinion. Men are always the protectors of their tribes or social units, and women and children look up to their males for protection, food, comfort and security. And what can be more comforting than the sight of a strong, able-bodied male? But sadly, the grandeur of the moment is dampened extensively with the presence of covering, thus, the need to see them shirtless.

The comforts of modern living has somewhat diluted the primal beast within the males of our species. Layers of clothing continue to alienate our naked bodies from the perusal and scrutiny of those who would most benefit from it. Fortunately, those who were gifted with the popularity to become celebrities have used their stature and social standing to remind us of the rawness and beauty that is the naked male body. The shirtless male celebrities of our society strive to encourage us all that there is nothing more adorable and pleasing to behold than the uncovered male form.

Of course, whether the actual adoration for such a thing leads to certain acts or behavior is beyond the point. Since time immemorial, and for many more years to come, the shirtless male celebrities will continue to be held in the highest praise and standard.

How A Martial Artist Can Increase Their Kicking Speed With Ankle Weights

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Most martial artists are in excellent health and wonderful shape. Yet to find out how a martial artist can increase their kicking speed one must look to the simple facts of conditioning. It is pushing yourself to get to the next level in your kicking and that means pushing your body as well.

While it may seem crazy the first way to speed up the kicks is to slow down the body. One important aspect of martial arts is the need for long, lean and powerful muscles. To achieve that place an individual must stretch. Unfortunately that seems to be the part of a workout that gets overlooked. Doing stretching properly is even more important since it is to relax and release the muscles not shorten them in pain.

Warmth is the crucial aspect to stretching. Getting up and stretching first thing is not the most effective way to help your body. After a night of sleep and little movement your muscles are tight and slow. Taking a hot bath or shower is a wonderful way to wake up the muscles warmly and get them ready for stretching. Once you are warm start moving to allow the blood to begin flowing throughout the body and relaxing your muscles.

To kick higher you have to get stronger. Do this by adding extra weights to your legs during the day to push your normal activity to the next level. However, do not start kicking when you first put the weights on. Let your muscles get used to them. Just wearing them doing your normal activities is building up your muscle tone. When you feel like you are used to wearing them then you can start with low kicks to let your legs learn the new movement.

Finding a target to kick at is a great way of developing your mind and body connection. Hang something six inches higher than you can actually kick and try to reach the object. This will motivate you to reach the item and will allow your eyes to see and the mind to understand that it has to do more.

When you are used to the ankle weights try kicking with them on after proper warm up and stretching. This pushes your strength to the brink.

Then have someone video record your kick and see if you are wasting any movements. Are you taking too many steps to set up? Are you adding an extra step that not only is taking away from your speed by telling your opponent what you plan to do? Watch the tape and see where you can economize your movements to create a smoother, faster kicking process.

Once you have seen some progress with the weight on take it off to see how much easier it is to kick faster and higher. Your foot will feel light and you will see the amazing difference these steps made to how a martial artist can increase their kicking speed.

Iphone Apps That Put Makeup Artist Products Right On Your Phone

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These apps help you check out your appearance and pick out makeup artist products without setting foot in a store!

Can your phone make you more beautiful? If a handful of iPhone apps have anything to do with it, the answer is a resounding yes! Here are three products that are helping women find makeup artist products and have fun with beauty right on their phones.

MakeUp This Apple App Store app lets users test out new makeup artist products without ever having to try them on or even set foot in a store. Users simply upload a photo of themselves to their phone and test out products theyre interested in right on the photo.

With 1200 real-life products to choose from, users simply use the apps facial recognition software to apply product to their virtual face and see what they like. If you love a product you can simply buy it right there on your phone or purchase it next time youre in your favorite makeup store.

RealBeautys Instant Celebrity Makeover Heres a great way to kill time on your commute: transform yourself into a red-carpet ready celebrity! This app gives your photo a virtual makeover. Makeup artist products are used to transform your visage with a celebrity hairstyle, makeup look, and designer outfit.

Once youre ready to face your own personal paparazzi, you can share your new look on Facebook or just save it to your phone.

Mirror App It doesnt get much simpler than this. DLP Mobile is busy readying an app for the iPhone 4 that turns your phone into a mirror. Instead of hitting the ladies room after lunch for that midday touchup, now all you need to do is use the app!

It seems the app uses the new phones front-facing camera to create a mirror-like image right on the screen. Can you think of a more high-tech way to check your teeth for leftover spinach?

More than just skin deep, these apps are big business for software developers.

Seven to 10 million iPhone or iTouch users have already downloaded a beauty-related app or indicated they are very interested in doing so, Sunil Verma, founder of mobile ad exchange network Mobiclix, told the New York Times.

While these apps are most popular with young women ages 14 to 17, Verma said many users are grown women interested in how these apps make their lives easier.

Were seeing a lot of single professionals and mothers downloading these apps, he said.

Copyright (c) 2010 John Howell

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