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Who is Rosie Alice Huntington-Whiteley?

Who is Rosie Alice Huntington-Whiteley?  The entertainment and movie world knows Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as an English model and actress, best known for modelling for Victoria’s Secret and for replacing Megan Fox as the lead female character in the film Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011), part of the Transformers film series.[4]

Early life and family

Huntington-Whiteley was born 18 April 1987 at the Freedom Fields Hospital in Plymouth, Devon, England. Her mother, Fiona, is a fitness instructor, and her father, Charles Andrew Huntington-Whiteley, is a chartered surveyor.[5] She has two younger siblings; a brother, Toby, and a sister, Florence. Her paternal great-great-grandfather was politician Sir Herbert Huntington-Whiteley, 1st Baronet; Herbert’s son, Eric, was the “black sheep” of the family, and had married Rosie’s great-grandmother, Enid Kohn, who was from a family of Polish Jews who immigrated to England in the 1870s.[6] Rosie’s paternal grandmother was the daughter of Jacob Franks, a Sussex surgeon.[7]
Huntington-Whiteley grew up in Tavistock, Devon, on a farm.[8] Growing up in Devon, she was bullied and teased at school for having a double-barrelled name, no breasts, and for her full lips (now one of her most famous assets).[9] She got voted Miss Big Mouth because she talked constantly and, after a growth spurt at the age of 13, Girl Most Likely To Become A Supermodel. Bored of her farm life, she was eager to get out and go to London.[3] In 2003, while studying at Tavistock College, she was discovered by Profile Model Management while seeking internships with several London based modelling agencies.[8] Her first gig in front of the camera was at 16, posing for a Levi‘s commercial. She spent all of her first cheque on a Ford Ka, even though she couldn’t drive, thinking it would be the one and only time she would ever get paid for modelling.[3]


Victoria’s Secret and modelling (2006–present)

Since 2006, Huntington-Whiteley has modelled for American lingerie and beauty products brand Victoria’s Secret. The model made her Victoria’s Secret debut at the brand’s 2006 show in Los Angeles.[8]
She remained unknown in the fashion industry up until 2008, when she was cast by chief creative director Christopher Bailey, replacing Agyness Deyn for Burberry‘s fall/winter campaign with actor Sam Riley.[8][10][11] She got her first British Vogue cover, for the November 2008 issue, which saw her pictured alongside Eden Clark and Jourdan Dunn in a feature celebrating British models.[8] Harper’s Bazaars annual “Best Dressed List” placed her 6th on their list for the year 2008.[12] The following year, she was featured as the face of Karen Millen‘s spring/summer 2009 advertising campaign.[13] Huntington-Whiteley received an Elle Style Award for 2009’s “Model of the Year”.[14] She starred in a short film for Agent Provocateur playing a woman whose boyfriend forgets Valentine’s Day.[8] For fall/winter 2009, she modelled campaigns for Godiva and Miss Sixty.[15] In late 2009, Huntington-Whiteley officially became a Victoria’s Secret Angel,[8] modelling for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York city.[16]

In 2010, she was featured in the infamous Pirelli Calendar, photographed by Terry Richardson.[16][17] Huntington-Whiteley hit the runway for designers Prada in Milan and Giles Deacon in Paris.[18][19] For SS10 her advertising campaigns included Monsoon’s first underwear line, Thomas Wylde, Full Circle, and VS Online.[15][20] In March, she collaborated with VOGUE.COM to share her outfit choices daily for the Today I’m Wearing feature.[8] She appeared on the covers of the May 2010 issues of Harper’s Bazaar Russia and GQ UK.[21] She was featured on the cover of LOVE Magazine’s September issue, styled as a pinup girl.[22] For FW10 she modelled for Burberry as well as the company’s first Beauty line ad; her other advertising campaigns included Loewe, Thomas Wylde, and Leon Max.[15][23][24] Fashion photographer Rankin devoted a book entirely to her titled, Ten Times Rosie. Rankin thinks Huntington-Whitely puts diversity back into fashion, “We’ve been looking at very, very skinny, almost masculine girls for a long time. [Rosie] really is the model of the moment. She’s the actress of the moment. She’s definitely going to become something much, much bigger.”[25][26]
In March 2011, she landed her first solo British Vogue cover.[27] In May, she was voted No. 1 in Maxim Magazine’s “Hot 100” list.[28] She was also voted No.1 in FHM’s World’s Sexiest Woman 2011 poll.[29] She appeared on the covers of the UK’s July issues of Elle and GQ.[21][30]

Acting (2011–present)

In May 2010, it was announced that Huntington-Whiteley would replace Megan Fox as the female lead in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, released on 28th June 2011.[4] She had previously worked with the film’s director, Michael Bay, on a Victoria’s Secret commercial.[31] MTV Networks‘ NextMovie.com named her one of the ‘Breakout Stars to Watch for in 2011’.[32] Prior to the film’s release, she won the “Female Star of Tomorrow” award at the 2011 CinemaCon Awards.[33]

Personal life

Huntington-Whiteley dated Tyrone Wood, the youngest son of musician Ronnie Wood, from August 2007 until October 2009.[34] When the pair separated, she began a relationship with French actor Olivier Martinez, which ended after a few months in early 2010.[8][17] By April 2010, she was dating English actor Jason Statham.[8][35]

She has apartments in New York and London’s Maida Vale. As for her musical taste, she listens to The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac and Gregory Isaacs.[3]


Year Title Role Notes
2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Carly Spencer[36]


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Who is Antoine McColister?

Who is Antoine McColister?  The music and entertainment world knows Ace Hood as an American rapper. He is signed to DJ Khaled‘s label We the Best Music Group and Def Jam Recordings.[1] His song “Top of the World” was also featured in the basketball simulation game, NBA 2K10.

Early life

Ace Hood was born May 11, 1988 in Port St. Lucie, Florida, on May 24, 1988 and was raised by his mother in Deerfield Beach, part of broward County. He attended Deerfield Beach High School [2] Following a football injury in the start of 11th grade and after considering his rap sheet, the Broward County native began to seriously consider rapping as a career.[1][3]


Early career

In 2007, he met DJ Khaled outside the offices of WEDR 99 Jamz, a South Florida radio station that mainly plays hip hop and contemporary R&B music. After Ace gave him an autobiography and demo tape, Khaled asked Ace to rap over the instrumental of “I’m So Hood” and later signed Hood to his label, We the Best.[4] Ace was named with several others to the Freshmen of 09 by XXL magazine.[5]

2008: Gutta

His first album, Gutta, was released in 2008. Singles included “Cash Flow” featuring T-Pain and Rick Ross, and “Ride” featuring Trey Songz. Hood also released a mixtape, Ace Won’t Fold, and made a guest performance among several rappers on DJ Khaled‘s single “Out Here Grindin’“.[4] Ace Hood appeared on Wildstyle Radio with Rome and Hoss on WUAG 103.1FM in Greensboro, North Carolina, on September 7, 2008, to promote his album Gutta along with DJ Khaled.[6]

2009: Ruthless

On June 26, 2009, Ace Hood released his second album, titled Ruthless, once again on Def Jam. The album’s first single was “Overtime”, which was produced by The Runners and featured Akon and T-Pain. The album’s second single is “Loco Wit The Cake”, which was produced by Schife, Palm Beach County Karbeen Mafia. The album’s guest lists includes Rick Ross, Ludacris, The-Dream, Quintrell Jones, Birdman, and Lloyd.

2011: Blood, Sweat, & Tears

Ace Hood confirmed that his third album will be called, Blood, Sweat, & Tears. The first official single, “Hustle Hard“, became Ace’s highest charting solo single, peaking at #60 on the Billboard 100. Second single is ‘Go N Get It’.

Awards, Nominations & Appearances

Ace Hood performed Hustle Hard Remix with DJ Khaled, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne at BET Awards 2011. [7]


Studio albums


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Did you know that in 2010, Nathans’s Hot Dog eating contest had over 40,000 spectators attended the event, and an additional 1.677 million viewers watched it live on ESPN?

Did you know that Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest is an annual competitive eating competition? 

Did you know that Nathans’s Hot Dog Eating contest held at Nathans’s Famous Corporation’s at the corner of Surf  and Stillwell Avenues in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York.

Did you know that the hot dog eating contest is held on July 4

Did you know that in 2010, Nathans’s Hot Dog eating contest had over 40,000 spectators attended the event, and an additional 1.677 million viewers watched it live on ESPN?

Did you know that the hot dog eating contest has been going on for over ninety-fifth years as July 4, 2010?

Joey Chestnut

Did you know that Joey Chestnut currently champion, successfully defended his title by consuming 54 hot dogs and buns (HDBs) in 10 minutes on July 4th, 2010?
Did you know that Joey Chestnut has won 4 hot dog eating contest?
Did you know that ESPN has televised the contest since 2004?

Did you know that Takeru Kobayashi won 6 hot dog eating contest?

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Did you know that in 2007, for the first time, cash prizes were awarded to the winners, as a total of $20,650 (U.S.) was awarded as follows?

Did you know that the winner wins $10,000 dollars?

  • First Place: $10,000
  • Second Place: $5,000
  • Third Place: $2,500
  • Fourth Place: $1,500
  • Fifth Place: $1,000
  • Sixth Place: $500
  • Seventh Place: $100
  • Eighth Place: $50
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Did you know the 5 most popular U.S. High School team mascots names?

Did you know who the 5 most popular U.S. High School team mascots names?

1. Eagles

2. Tigers

3. Panthers

4. Bulldogs

5. Wildcats

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Russell Peters African Names

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31 people got busted on May 25, 2011

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Echo Valley, American pornographic actress, died from a car crash she was , 56

Echo Valley was the professional name of Cynthia Jean Gillig-Stone, née Cynthia Jean Dubay, a native of Saginaw, Michigan who was an American adult model, adult film actress, exotic dancer, and escort died from a car crash she was , 56.

(May 29, 1954 – May 21, 2011)


Valley was a native of Saginaw, Michigan, but grew up in Columbia, South Carolina.
Valley was named Miss Exotic Big Bust 2000, Miss Exotic USA Big Bust 2000, Miss Exotic 2000 Hottest Stage Personality and Miss Exotic Canada’s Hottest Show 1997/98.

She made numerous guest appearances on TV shows such as The Jerry Springer Show, The Maury Show, The Howard Stern Show on E!, MANswers, The Jenny Jones Show, and HBO’s Real Sex.’
In March 2000, Valley was charged with an obscenity after a raid by the Baton Rouge Police Department at the Sugar’s Adult Night Club in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. [3]
In 2008, she played the bit character “Tits Hemingway” in the mainstream comedy Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay.

Magazine appearances

Valley has appeared in numerous men’s magazines such as D-Cup, Splat, Gent, Hustler, Naughty Neighbors, Nugget, Score, and Showgirls magazines.


  • Sins of Echo Valley, Gotham Gold (2000) (V)
  • Big Busted Goddesses of Las Vegas (2000) (V)
  • Busted! (2004) (V)
  • Double Air Bags 16 (2005) (V)
  • Double Air Bags 17 (2005) (V)
  • Juggernauts 3 (2005) (V)
  • Busty Mature Vixens 3! (2005) (V)
  • Busted! 2 (2006) (V)
  • Hooter Nation Vol. 4 (2007) (V)
  • Tittanic (2007) (V)
  • Big Tit Party Vol. 1 (2007) (V)
  • M.I.L.T.F. 27 (2007) (V)
  • Gigantic Joggies Vol. 3 Big Ol’ Boobies! (2007) (V)
  • Big Boobs 5 The Hard Way (2007) (V)
  • Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008), Tits Hemmingway
  • Busty Broads in Uniforms (2008) (V)
  • Mega Tits Vol. #9 (2008) (V)
  • It’s Okay She’s My Mother In Law (2009) (V)

Personal data

She was married to James C. Stone, the former president of Alpha Health Services in Post Falls, Idaho. Stone was sentenced to a three-year term in prison and ordered to pay $170,000 in restitution in 2007 for stealing money from his employees’ pension plan. [4]


On the night of May 21, 2011, less than a week away from her 57th birthday, Valley was driving on U.S. Route 83 near Leakey, Texas, where she was rear-ended by a pickup truck. Valley was not wearing a seatbelt, thus she was ejected from her car as a result of the collision. She died at the scene. According to a friend, she did not wear seatbelts while driving because of her large breasts. [5]


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John Cigna, American radio personality (KDKA) died he was , 75.

Carmine John Cigna was an American radio personality died he was , 75. He spent 28 years at KDKA-AM in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, starting in 1973 until his retirement in 2001.

(December 11, 1935 – May 20, 2011)


Early years and career

Cigna was born in 1935 in Brooklyn, New York.[1] He attended the Cambridge School of Broadcasting and Brooklyn College and worked at radio stations in West Virginia, Ohio and Indiana[2] before moving to Pittsburgh in 1969 to take up a position at WJAS as the sports anchor and morning news director.[2][1]

KDKA career

Cigna moved to KDKA-AM in Pittsburgh on March 11, 1973, when he hosted a talk show from 9:00 PM to midnight until 1983, where he moved to the morning slot after previous morning host Jack Bogut moved to WTAE-AM.[2] The show, dubbed “John Cigna and the K-Team” consisted of Dave James, Fred Honsberger and sportscaster Nellie King. Cigna was paired with Honsberger in 1996 to do the morning show, now dubbed The Morning News with John Cigna, but Honsberger was moved back to his afternoon slot 6 months later.[2] On his 25th anniversary at KDKA on March 11, 1998, Cigna received a congratulatory letter from president Bill Clinton, citations from the state and county government, and the proclamation of “John Cigna Day” in Pittsburgh. Upon his retirement in September 2001, Cigna’s on air absences had been getting more frequent. One anonymous listener had stated of Cigna, “It sounds like he’s phoning it in.” [2] He was succeeded by Larry Richert as host of the morning show.

Personal life and death

Cigna was married to Patricia, and had four sons, Tony, John, Mike, and Chris.[2] Cigna was also an avid motorcyclist, often taking motorcycle trips on his Harley Davidson during his retirement.[1] He had been injured in a motorcycle accident in March 1999.[1]
Cigna died on May 20, 2011, in McCandless, Pennsylvania. He had experienced failing health and had recently experienced suffered a stroke and effects of emphysema.[3][1] His wife, Pat, of 53 years had predeceased him by four months, dying in January.[1] Upon his death, Michael Young, senior vice president and Pittsburgh market manager for CBS Radio, stated “Pittsburgh lost an icon. He was just full of life.”[1] Cigna had requested that his motorcycle be displayed next to his casket during his funeral.[1]


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Donald Krim, American businessman, president of Kino International, died from cancer he was , 65

Donald Barron Krim was an American film distributor died from cancer he was , 65. He bought Kino International in 1977 and thereafter served as the company’s president until his death of cancer in Manhattan at the age of 65 in 2011.

(October 5, 1945, Newton, Massachusetts – May 20, 2011, Manhattan)

As the President of Kino International, Krim helped introduce some of the world’s most revered film directors to American audiences; among many others, Wong Kar-Wai (Happy Together; Fallen Angels); Michael Haneke (The Piano Teacher); Amos Gitai (Kippur; Kadosh); Aki Kaurismäki (The Match Factory Girl; Ariel); Julie Dash (Daughters of the Dust); and Andrei Zvyagintsev (The Return).
Krim received his Bachelor’s degree in American History from Columbia University in 1967 and obtained his law degree, also from Columbia, in 1971. After law school, he began his career at United Artists, first becoming head of the 16mm nontheatrical film rental division, then working on the formation of United Artists Classics, the first major studio-owned, art house division—and the model for today’s Fox Searchlight and Sony Pictures Classics.[3]
In 2000, Krim received the Mel Novikoff Award from the San Francisco International Film Festival, for his work to “enhance the filmgoing public’s knowledge and appreciation of world cinema;” and in 2006, he was the recipient of the prestigious William K. Everson Award for Film History, given by the National Board of Review. On that same year, the Anthology Film Archives bestowed Krim with a Film Preservation Honors Award. In 2009, he received “The Visionary Award” at the 24th Annual Israel Film Festival.[4]
In addition, Krim was personally responsible for all aspects of two nationwide re-releases of two different restorations of Fritz Lang‘s Metropolis—one in 2002, marking the film’s 75th anniversary, and the other in 2010, triggered by a major archival discovery. Other classic reissues he helped to make viable include Alexander Korda‘s The Thief of Bagdad; the first reissue of Pandora’s Box and Diary of a Lost Girl; Von Stroheim‘s Queen Kelly; the 50th anniversary restoration of The Bicycle Thief; and recent high-def restorations of Sergei Eisenstein‘s Battleship Potemkin and Albert Parker‘s The Black Pirate.
It was announced in December 2009 that Kino International had merged with Lorber HT Digital to form a new corporate entity, Kino Lorber, Inc. Together with Lorber President Richard Lorber, Krim served as Co-President of the new company until his death in 2011.[5][6]


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Did you know that the CouchSurfing project was conceived by Casey Fenton in 1999?

 Did you know that CouchSurfing is a hospitality exchange network and website?

Did you know that almost 2.8 million members in 246 countries and territories across the world participate in the CouchSurfing network?

Did you know that Couchsurfing is the practice of moving from one friend’s house to another, sleeping in whatever spare space is available, floor or couch, generally staying a few days before moving on to the next house?

Did you know that it is free to register on the Coachsurfing network, members have the option of providing information and pictures of themselves and of the sleeping accommodation they offer, if any?

Daniel Bedingfield.

Did you know that  Julian Assange  and Daniel Bedingfield are famous Couchsurfer?

 Julian Assange

Did you know that there are three methods designed to increase security and trust, which are all visible on member profiles for potential hosts and surfers?

  1. Personal references, which hosts and surfers have the option to leave after having used the service.[2]
  2. An optional credit card verification system, allowing members to “lock in” their name and address by making a credit card payment and entering a code that CouchSurfing mails to an address of their choice. This also allows CouchSurfing to recoup some costs by requiring a fee for verification. For fairness, the verification fee is based on a sliding scale, taking into account the Purchasing Power Parity and Human Development Index of the country of residence.
  3. A personal vouching system, whereby a member that had been vouched for three times — originally starting with the founders of the site — might in turn vouch for any number of other members he knew or had met through CouchSurfing, and trusts.

Countries with over 500 registered CouchSurfers as of 3 January 2011

Did you know that Paris is the largest city with the number of resident Couchsurfers?

Did you know that English was spoken by nearly 74% of registered Couchsurfers. French (20%), Spanish (17%) and German (16%) were also spoken?
Did you know that the average age of a Couch Surfer is 28 years of age?

Did you know that the CouchSurfing project was conceived by Casey Fenton in 1999?

Did you know when Fenton’s thought of the idea about coach surfing he was looking for finding an inexpensive flight from Boston to Iceland, when Fenton randomly e-mailed 1,500 students from the University of Iceland asking if he could stay he received received more than 50 offers of accommodation and Coach Surfing was born?

Did you know that on the 5 th of March 2009 in Leeds, UK, a man named Abdelali Nachet raped a woman from Hong Kong who stayed at his place through the CouchSurfing project.[8] Nachet was sentenced to 10 years in prison?

Abdelali Nachet

Did you know that CouchSurfing as a mission statement to Create Inspiring Experiences?

At CouchSurfing International, we envision a world where everyone can explore and create meaningful connections with the people and places they encounter. Building meaningful connections across cultures enables us to respond to diversity with curiosity, appreciation and respect. The appreciation of diversity spreads tolerance and creates a global community.[10]

Did you know that CouchSurfing International Inc. is a non-profit corporation incorporated in the U.S. state of New Hampshire

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