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Did you know that William Bell Jr was the Taco Bell Founder?

Did you know that William Bell Jr was the Taco Bell Founder?

Did you know that Bell died he was 86?

(September 3, 1923 – January 17, 2010)

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Did you know that Solome Burke

Did you know that Solome Burke was a musician who performed, gospelsoul, and blues?

Did you know that Solome Burke Burke fathered 21 children, 14 daughters and 7 sons), he had 90 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren?

Did you know that Solome Burke died from natural causes.he was , 70? 

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Who is Daniel Richard McBride?

Who is Daniel Richard  McBride?

The entertainment and acting world knows him has Danny McBride, he is an American actorcomedian,screenwriter, and producer.

Life and career

McBride was born December 29, 1976 in Statesboro, Georgia and raised in Fredericksburg, Virginia, where he attended Courtland High School.[2][3] In 2006, he played one of the lead roles in the low-budget comedy film The Foot Fist Way, which he wrote with friends and frequent collaborators Jody Hilland Ben Best. McBride appeared as a guest on Late Night with Conan O’Brien on February 26, 2008 as the character Fred Simmons of The Foot Fist Way.

McBride has appeared in supporting roles in the comedy films Hot RodThe Heartbreak Kid,Pineapple ExpressTropic ThunderObserve and Report, and Your Highness. He created and stars in the HBO sitcom Eastbound & Down, about a washed up former major league baseball player with anger management issues, also a collaboration with Hill and Best. The teachers that appear in the series are teachers that McBride actually had in high school. The series is produced by Gary Sanchez Productions and the pilot episode premiered February 15, 2009. It features guest appearances from frequent collaborators Will Ferrell and Craig Robinson. On April 8, 2009, HBO announced it had renewed the series for a second season.[4] In March 2009, McBride was offered a contract to play professional baseball with the Pensacola Pelicans, a minor league team in the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball. He received the offer for his role as Kenny Powers, a washed up former major league pitcher, on HBO’s Eastbound & Down. In addition, in 2010 he signed an endorsement deal with K-Swiss shoes, again performing in character as Powers. On October 27, 2010 it was announced that HBO had renewed Eastbound & Down for a third season.[5]

He married Gia Ruiz on Friday, October 15, 2010 at the Colony Palms Hotel in Palm Springs. McBride is of Jewish descent on his mother’s side and Irish on his father’s.[1][3]



Year↓ Title↓ Role↓ Notes
2003 All the Real Girls Bust-Ass
2006 The Foot Fist Way Fred Simmons Also Writer
2007 Hot Rod Rico
Superbad Stand-in at 5th and Paysview Party
The Heartbreak Kid Martin
2008 Drillbit Taylor Don
Tropic Thunder Cody Underwood
Pineapple Express Red
2009 Fanboys Head of Security
Observe and Report Caucasian Crackhead
Eastbound & Down Kenny Powers HBO TV Series: 13 Episodes

        Also Writer/Executive Producer

Land of the Lost Will Stanton
Up in the Air Jim Miller
2010 Despicable Me Fred McDade Voice
Due Date Lonnie (Western Union Clerk)
2011 Your Highness Thadeous Also Writer/Executive Producer
2011 30 Minutes or Less Dwayne Post Production
2012 L.A.P.I. T.B.A Pre-Production

        Also Producer

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Who is Rose Arianna McGowan?

Who is Rose Arianna McGowan? The entertainment and acting world knows her as Rose McGowan. McGown is an Italian-born American actress and singer. She is known for her role as Paige Matthews in The WB Television Network supernatural drama series Charmed. She played Ann-Margret alongside Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Elvis Presley in the CBS mini-series Elvis. In 2008, she was guest programmer and co-host of TCM‘s film-series program, The Essentials.

She made her film debut in the 1992 comedy Encino Man, where she played a small role. Her performance as Amy Blue in the 1995 dark comedy film The Doom Generation brought her to a wider attention, and received an Independent Spirit Award nomination. McGowan then appeared in the 1996 hit horror film Scream and starring alongside Ben Affleck in the 1997 thriller featureGoing All the Way. Later, she appeared in several Hollywood films, including Devil In The Flesh(1998), Jawbreaker (1999), Ready to Rumble (2000), Monkeybone (2001) and The Black Dahlia(2006). In 2007, she was cast in the double-feature film directed by Robert Rodriguez andQuentin Tarantino Grindhouse. She also portrayed the character Grace in the crime thriller filmFifty Dead Men Walking (2008).

In 1996, McGowan was the cover model for the Henry Mancini tribute album Shots in the Dark, and was the face of American clothing company Bebe from 1998 to 1999. She has also appeared on numerous magazine covers, including Seventeen, Interview, Maxim, GQ,Entertainment Weekly and Rolling Stone. She has also frequently been featured on Maxim, FHMand Stuff magazine’s sexiest women lists.

  Early life

McGowan, was born September 5, 1973, she is the second-oldest of six children (plus two half-

siblings), was born in Florence, Italy, the daughter of Terri, an American writer ofFrench descent, and Daniel McGowan, an artist of Irish descent. Daniel McGowan ran an Italian chapter of the Children of God to which both he and his wife held membership until 1978.[3] McGowan spent her early childhood amid the group’s communes, often traveling Europe with her parents.[citation needed] Through her father’s art contacts in Italy, McGowan became a child model and appeared in Vogue Bambini and various other Italian magazines. Her parents returned to the United States when she was 10,[4] when they divorced. She subsequently relocated to Oregon and then to Gig Harbor, Washington, where she also met childhood friend Rey-Phillip Santos. McGowan did not speakEnglish until she moved to the U.S.

McGowan’s formative years were spent with her father in Seattle, Washington, attending Roosevelt High School and Nova Alternative High School. At the age of 15, she officially emancipated herself from her parents.[5] McGowan pursued a career in the film industry during her late teens while enrolled in a beauty school as a back-up.


McGowan made her first appearance in a Hollywood film with a bit role in the 1992 Pauly Shore comedy Encino Man. Her role in the 1995 dark comedy The Doom Generation brought her to the attention of film critics, and she received a nomination for “Best Debut Performance” at the 1996 Independent Spirit Awards. McGowan was subsequently cast in a supporting role in the 1996 hit horror film Scream. She was the cover model for the Henry Mancini tribute album Shots in the Dark, which was released in 1996. She became the face of American clothing company Bebe from 1998 to 1999.

McGowan spent the majority of the 1990s appearing in a variety of independent films, including roles in Southie, Going All the Way, andLewis & Clark & George. In 1997, she appeared in the critically acclaimed short Seed, directed by San Francisco-born filmmaker Karin Thayer, and played opposite Peter O’Toole in the 1998 film adaptation of the Dean Koontz novel Phantoms. Notably, McGowan also starred in the 1998 dark comedy Jawbreaker, where she played a snooty high school student who tries to cover up a classmate’s murder. That role earned McGowan a nomination for Best Villain at the 1999 MTV Movie Awards.

In 2001, McGowan was cast as Paige Matthews in the popular The WB television series Charmed, as a replacement lead actress afterShannen Doherty‘s departure from the show. She was offered to be a producer after the seventh season alongside co-stars Holly Marie Combs and Alyssa Milano, but turned it down.[6] The series ended its run on May 21, 2006.[7]

During and after Charmed, McGowan tackled a variety of different roles. She portrayed actress/singer Ann-Margret in Elvis, a Golden Globe-winning CBS mini-series about the life of Elvis Presley, and also appeared in Brian De Palma‘s The Black Dahlia.

In 2007, McGowan headlined the critically-acclaimed Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez double-featureGrindhouse, released on April 6, 2007. Cast in utterly divergent roles, McGowan appears in both portions of the film, as go-go dancing Cherry Darling in Planet Terror, and as Pam in Death Proof. She followed up the project with a role in the IRA thriller Fifty Dead Men Walking and a recurring role as a con artist on the acclaimed drama series Nip/Tuck. After a brief hiatus from film, McGowan shot a cameo in the Robert Rodriguez thriller Machete, a role ultimately cut but included on the DVD release, and played a semi-homeless junkie in the fantasy drama Dead Awake. In 2011, she appears as an evil half-human/half-witch in the comic book adaptation Conan the Barbarian and appears in an upcoming episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as a grifter who targets New York sex clubs. Furthermore, she will soon headline the psychological thriller Rosewood Lane from director Victor Salva.


McGowan’s name was attached to several recent films which ended up being unmade. Following the release of Grindhouse, she signed to play B-movie staple Susan Cabot in Black Oasis, to be directed byStephan Elliott.[8] However, the film was affected by the 2007-2008 Writers Guild of America strike and ultimately put on indefinite hold. Another project, a proposed film adaptation of the Sylvia Plath novel The Bell Jar alongside Julia Stiles,[9] also never came to fruition. She was also attached to three projects to be produced by Robert Rodriguez, a remake of the science fiction cult classic Barbarella, a proposed television series titled Women in Chains!,[10] and a big-screen update of the Red Sonja comic books. After several years of development, Rodriguez announced in 2009 that Barbarella had been canceled due to location difficulties[11], while Women in Chains! appears to have never gotten past the script stages and is believed to no longer be in development. In 2010, McGowan confirmed thatRed Sonja had been postponed to fit Conan continuity, and that the project may resurface depending on the success of Conan the Barbarian[12]. However, a recent interview with producer Avi Lerner reveals that while the movie is moving forward, McGowan is no longer involved[13].

In addition to film and television, McGowan lent her voice to the video games Darkwatch, playing

 a femme fatale named Tala, and Terminator Salvation, playing a troubled soldier named Angie Salter. She also co-hosted the TCM‘s film-series program The Essentials alongside Robert Osbourne in 2008, discussing classic Hollywood film, a subject close to her heart.


While dating Marilyn Manson, McGowan appeared in a music video for the song “Coma  White“,[14] and also performed backing vocals on the song “Posthuman”.[15] Both of these songs are available on the album Mechanical Animals.[16]

McGowan appeared on a Brian Transeau track called “Superfabulous” from his album Emotional Technology, which was also featured on the final Charmed soundtrack, The Final Chapter.[17] The song has been featured in several films, including Win a Date with Tad Hamilton![18] andRaising Helen.[19] She wrote and recorded a song titled “Protection,” which was featured in her 2001 film Strange Hearts.[20] McGowan has also appeared in the Imperial Teen music video for “Yoo Hoo”,[21] which was featured on the Jawbreaker soundtrack.[22]

McGowan has expressed interest in recording an album of her own. During an interview with Living TV, she said, “I was actually thinking of going back and doing more soulful tunes and older tunes…and I would love to, when I have a little bit more time.” In the Charmed episode “Sense and Sense Ability,” McGowan performed, in character, a cover of the Peggy Lee classic “Fever“. In 2007, it was announced that McGowan would be performing three songs from the Planet Terror portion of Grindhouse. These songs were released on the soundtrack by the Varèse Sarabande label.[23] The songs are entitled “You Belong to Me” (a Dean Martin/Jo Stafford cover), “Useless Talent #32” and “Two Against the World”.

Personal life


McGowan lived in Seattle, Washington, but currently resides in Los Angeles, California. She was in a very public 3 ½-year relationship with rock musician Marilyn Manson. After a formal engagement lasting two years, McGowan ended the relationship over “lifestyle differences”. Prior to the release of Grindhouse, there was speculation that McGowan was dating director Robert Rodriguez.[24][25] In May 2007, it was reported that they confirmed their relationship while appearing hand-in-hand at the Cannes Film Festival.[26] On October 12, 2007 it was announced by Zap2it.com that McGowan was engaged to Rodriguez.[27] They planned to wed in 2009,[28] but reportedly split on October 2, 2009.[29]

McGowan has admitted to sleepwalking as a child. “The weirdest spot I ever woke up was a snow bank in Montreal. Now I just speak Italian in my sleep.”[30] McGowan also suffers from agoraphobia, an anxiety disorder.[31]

McGowan is known as an activist for Boston Terriers. She herself has two, Bug and Fester, and has personally donated to various Boston rescues. McGowan reportedly encouraged friends to donate to Boston Terrier Rescue Net, and according to BTRN: “Having fallen in love with Bug and Fester, her friends donated generously. It amounted to a considerable contribution, which will go a long way in helping BTRN and the needy volunteers who selflessly give to deserving Bostons.”[32]

According to an article in the New York Post, McGowan suffered serious injuries in a car 

accident early in 2007. Riding as a passenger, her car was struck by another vehicle and the force of the impact drove her eyeglasses into her face. McGowan is quoted as saying, “I didn’t realize I was hurt until I put my hand to my face and felt the flap of skin. My glasses had sliced me under my eye.” After obtaining the services of a Plastic surgeon, McGowan is reported to be suffering no long-lasting consequences from the incident.[33]

Of her acting method, McGowan said “I’m not really one of those people who goes and writes some big backstory and agonizes over characters…For me personally, it’s just kind of more instinctive. But I don’t have kind of an acting background. I fell into it accidentally.”[34]

In late 2009 McGowan was amongst several celebrities who participated in the protest NOH8.[35



Year↓ Title↓ Role↓ Notes
1992 Encino Man Nora Also known as California Man
1995 The Doom Generation Amy Blue Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance
1996 Bio-Dome Denise
1996 Kiss & Tell Jasmine Hoyle
1996 Scream Tatum Riley
1997 Going All the Way Gale Ann Thayer
1997 Seed Miriam Short Film
1997 Nowhere Valley Chick #3 Cameo
1997 Lewis and Clark and George George
1998 Southie Kathy Quinn
1998 Phantoms Lisa Pailey
1998 Devil In The Flesh Debbie Strand Also known as Dearly Devoted
1998 Jawbreaker Courtney Olive Shayne Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best Villain
1999 Sleeping Beauties Sno Blo Short Film
2000 Ready to Rumble Sasha
2000 The Last Stop Nancy
2001 Strange Hearts Moira Kennedy Also known as Roads to Riches
2001 Monkeybone Miss Kitty
2002 Stealing Bess Debbie Dinsdale Also known as Vacuums
2006 The Black Dahlia Sheryl Saddon
2007 GrindhousePlanet Terror Cherry Darling Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress
2007 GrindhouseDeath Proof Pam
2008 Fifty Dead Men Walking Grace Sterrin
2010 Machete Boots McCoy Deleted Scenes
2010 Dead Awake Charlie
2011 Conan the Barbarian Marique Post-production
2012 Rosewood Lane Sonny Blake Filming




Year↓ Title↓ Role↓ Notes
1990 True Colours Suzanne Episode: “Life with Fathers”
1999 Coma White Jackie-O Also known as Marilyn Manson: Coma White Music Video.
2001 What About Joan? Maeve Episode: “Maeve”
2001–2006 Charmed Paige Matthews 112 episodes

        Family Television Award for Favorite Sister

2001 The Killing Yard Linda Borus TV movie
2005 Elvis Ann-Margret TV miniseries
2008 The Essentials Herself 27 episodes
2009 Nip/Tuck Dr. Theodora ‘Teddy’ Rowe 5 episodes
2011 Law &  Order: Special Victims Unit Cassandra Episode: “Bombshell”


    Video games


Year↓ Title↓ Role↓ Notes
2005 Darkwatch: Curse of the West Tala
2009 Terminator Salvation Angie Salter

Other awards and recognitions

In 2006, Blender included her on their list of the sexiest women of TV and film.[36] The most recent award won by McGowan was under the category Femme Fatale for the 2007 Spike Guys’ Choice Awards, which aired June 13, 2007. The award was for the role of Cherry inGrindhouse. McGowan was nominated for “Scream Queen” at the 2007 Scream Awards on Spike for her performance in Grindhouse.[37] In 2008, she won the Midnight Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival.[38]

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