Penelope Cruz Sanchez born April 28, 1974 is a Spanish actress. Signed by an agent at age 15, she made her acting debut at 16 on television and her feature film debut the following year in Jamon, jamon (1992), to critical acclaim. Her subsequent roles in the 1990s and 2000s included Open Your Eyes (1997), The Hi-Lo Country (1999), The Girl of Your Dreams (2000) and Woman on Top (2000). Cruz achieved recognition for her lead roles in the 2001 films Vanilla Sky and Blow.
Julie Gonzalo born September 9, 1981.She is an Argentine-American actress. She is currently starring as Pamela Rebecca Barnes in the television series Dallas.Gonzalo was born on Buenos Aires, Argentina and raised in Miami, Florida, where she began her career as a print model.She made her screen debut in 2002 film I'm with Lucy and next appeared on television series Greetings from Tucson.
Gonzalo is known for her roles as Shelby in A Cinderella Story and Maggie Dekker in Eli Stone. She has been in two movies with Chad Michael Murray: Freaky Friday (2003) and A Cinderella Story (2004). She also starred in two movies with Jamie Lee Curtis: Freaky Friday and Christmas with the Kranks (2004). On television Gonzalo starred of Veronica Mars as Parker Lee, and Eli Stone as Maggie Dekker. In 2008 she won ALMA Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for role in Eli Stone.She also guest-starred in the pilot episode of Drake and Josh, and well in NCIS, Castle and CSI: Miami. Gonzalo was to be the lead in NBC's unaired series Day One (2009).
Robin Gayle Wright born April 8, 1966.She is an American film actress. She was also previously credited as Robin Wright Penn.From 1984 to 1988 she starred on the television series Santa Barbara as Kelly Capwell, which earned her multiple Daytime Emmy nominations. She made the jump to film, starring in The Princess Bride, Forrest Gump (earning her a Golden Globe nomination), Toys, Message in a Bottle, Unbreakable, The Conspirator, Moneyball and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. She is currently in the Netflix original series "House of Cards".
Margaret Grace Denig born September 21, 1983.She is best known as Maggie Grace, is an American actress. Originally from Worthington, Ohio, she dropped out of high school to move to Los Angeles with her mother after her parents' divorce. While struggling financially, she landed her first role as the title character in the web-based video series Rachel's Room in 2001. She went on to earn a Young Artist Award nomination in 2002 with her portrayal of 15-year-old murder victim Martha Moxley in the television movie Murder in Greenwich.
In 2004, Grace was cast as Shannon Rutherford in the television series Lost, on which she was a main cast member for the first two seasons, winning a Screen Actors Guild Award shared with the ensemble cast. Leaving the series, Grace was keen to work more prominently in film, having starred opposite Tom Welling in The Fog in 2005. She appeared in Suburban Girl, The Jane Austen Book Club (both 2007), and opposite Liam Neeson as Kim Mills in Taken in 2008. She reprised the role, four years later, in Taken 2 (2012). She played the lead role, Alice, in Malice in Wonderland, a modern take on Lewis Carroll's novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Grace reprised the role of Shannon in two more episodes of Lost, including the series finale.
Kate Elizabeth Winslet born 5 October 1975.She is an English actress and singer. She was the youngest person to accrue six Academy Award nominations, and won the Academy Award for Best Actress for The Reader (2008). She has won awards from the Screen Actors Guild, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association among others, and has been nominated twice for an Emmy Award for television acting, winning once for her role as Mildred Pierce in the 2011 mini-series of the same name. In 2012 she received the Honorary Cesar Award for her life and acting career.
Brought up in Berkshire, Winslet studied drama from childhood, and began her career in British television in 1991. She made her film debut in Heavenly Creatures (1994), for which she received her first notable critical praise. She achieved recognition for her subsequent work in a supporting role in Sense and Sensibility (1995) and for her leading role in Titanic (1997), the highest-grossing film at the time.
Since 2000, Winslet's performances have continued to draw positive comments from film critics, and she has been nominated for various awards for her work in such films as Quills (2000), Iris (2001), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Finding Neverland (2004), Little Children (2006), The Reader (2008) and Revolutionary Road (2008). Her performance in the last of these prompted New York magazine critic David Edelstein to describe her as "the best English-speaking film actress of her generation".The romantic comedy The Holiday and the animated film Flushed Away (both 2006) are among the biggest commercial successes of her career.
Winslet was awarded a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children in 2000. She has been included as a vocalist on some soundtracks of works she has performed in, and the single "What If" from the soundtrack for Christmas Carol: The Movie (2001) was a hit single in several European countries.
Michelle Obama says it was “absolutely not surprising” to her that her satellite appearance at the Academy Awards ceremony provoked a national conversation about whether it was appropriate, after some conservative critics accused her of selfishly crashing the event in an attempt to upstage it.
She attributed the chatter to a culture shift that has spawned legions of bloggers, tweeters and others who talk about anything and everything all the time.
“Shoot, my bangs set off a national conversation. My shoes can set off a national conversation. That’s just sort of where we are. We’ve got a lot of talking going on,” the first lady said somewhat jokingly on Thursday before an appearance in Chicago, her hometown. “It’s like everybody’s kitchen-table conversation is now accessible to everybody else, so there’s a national conversation about anything.”
In what was not the first-ever Oscar appearance by a first lady, Mrs. Obama was beamed live from the White House into Sunday’s ceremony in Los Angeles to unseal the envelope and announce that the night’s final award, for Best Picture, would go to ‘Argo’. In 2002, Laura Bush appeared at the ceremony on videotape.
Americans have long been fascinated by their first ladies, scrutinising everything from their clothes and hair to the issues they promote and how they raise their children. Mrs. Obama acknowledged that she and President Barack Obama have added appeal, and perhaps sometimes are subject to extra scrutiny because they are the first black family in the White House but also a young couple with young children.
She said she doesn’t give a second thought to critical comments about what she does as first lady.
Kim Kardashian flaunted her pregnant curves last night as she headed to an important LA meeting.
Kanye West's girlfriend covered her growing baby bump in a lacy satin camisole, pairing it with simple white jeans and a two-tone cardigan.The pregnant reality star - who's expecting her first child - finished off her casual but stunning look with a pair of black heels and a cute white clutch bag.
Kim was snapped earlier that day in a rather different outfit, hitting the gym in a turquoise flannel shirt, bright matching trainers with a black top and joggers.Dressing down, she covered her face with signature huge sunnies as she was papped looking a lot more casual than usual.