Friday, 30 September 2011

Rock Bands Named After A Place

New York Dolls: Formed during the glam rock era of the early seventies. Considered one of the originators of punk music.

Boston: This band from Boston formed by guitarist Tom Scholz (who was born in Toledo, Ohio) had the biggest selling debut album in history.

Chicago: The second biggest charting American band of all time (only the Beach Boys are bigger).

Europe: Named after the entire continent, but actually from Sweden. They had two top ten hits in the U.S. during the late 80's.

Asia: A super group formed in 1981, made up of former members of the Bungles, Yes and Emerson Lake And Palmer. None of the members are actually from Asia.

Toronto: A Canadian group whose female lead singer is named Holly Woods. This band wrote and recorded "What About Love", a song that would later become a top ten hit for rock group Heart.

Kansas: Biggest hits were "Carry On Wayward Son" and "Dust in the Wind".

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Famous Mother And Son Celebrities

Goldie Hawn & Oliver Hudson: Oliver's sister is Kate Hudson, his father is Bill Hudson of the Hudson Bros. and his step father is Kurt Russell. That's what you call a star studded family.

Stella Stevens & Andrew Stevens: Mom Stella posed for Playboy, son Andrew became a film producer.

Patty Duke & Sean Astin: Patty Duke Portrayed Helen Keller in the "The Miracle Worker" and son Sean is most famous as one of the hobbits from "The Lord Of The Rings" Trilogy.

Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz Jr.: Desi Jr. and his sister Lucie are best known for playing their mother's  children (what else) on the TV series "The Lucy Show" and "Here's Lucy".

Gena Rowlands & Nick Cassavetes: Nick's father was actor / director John Cassavetes. He's followed in his dad's footsteps by directing the films "John Q", "Alpha Dog" and "The Notebook" (Which co-starred his mother).

Rosemary Clooney & Miguel Ferrer: Miguel's father is Jose Ferrer, his cousin is George Clooney and his sister-in-law is singer Debbie Boone (Daughter Of Pat Boone).

Yoko Ono & Sean Lennon: Sean is the only child of Yoko and ex Beatle John Lennon.

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Celebrity Face / Off

 Famous People Whose Appearances Were Altered Later In Their Careers

Michael Jackson: Biggest musical superstar of the 80's and member of the Jackson 5, whose face seemed to change quit drastically from the 70's to the 2000's. He admitted to some cosmetic procedures but blamed the rest of the changes on puberty or weight loss among other things.

Montgomery Cliff: While filming the movie "Raintree County" Montgomery ran his car into a tree smashing up his face, which had to be rebuilt. He only made 17 films during his career, 8 with his original face, "Raintree County" in which some scenes has his old face and some his new face, and 8 more with his new rebuilt face.

Jennifer Grey: The "Dirty Dancing " star had a nose job in the early 90's which she felt "ruined her career" because no one recognized her anymore.

Joan Rivers: Popular comedian and TV host has had multiple cosmetic procedures starting as far back as the 1960's.

Mickey Rourke: Actor turned boxer turned actor again. Mickey supposedly had facial reconstructive surgery during the 90's to fix injuries he suffered from his time in the ring.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Famous Father And Son Celebrities

Jerry Stiller & Ben Stiller: Father and son appeared together in the movies "Zoolander" 2001 and "The Heartbreak Kid" 2004.

Lloyd Bridges & Jeff Bridges: Jeff got his acting start by appearing in his father's TV show "Sea Hunt".

Douglas Fairbanks & Douglas Fairbanks Jr.: Senior Fairbanks served as best man at junior Fairbanks' wedding.

Tom Hanks & Colin Hanks: Appeared in the movie "The Great Buck Howard" together.

Henry Fonda & Peter Fonda: Peter's Sister is Jane Fonda and his daughter is Bridget Fonda.

Martin Sheen & Charlie Sheen: Martin is the father of two member's of the 80's brat pack, Charlie and his brother Emilio Estevez.

Kirk Douglas & Michael Douglas: Michael's big screen debut was an uncredited appearance in his father's film "Cast A Giant Shadow".

Donald Sutherland & Keifer Sutherland: Did you know Keifer has a twin sister?

Hank Williams & Hank Williams Jr.: Hank Williams Jr. is the father of Hank Williams III

Surprise! They're Gay!

Celebrities Who Came Out Of The Closet Later In Their Careers

Rosie O'Donnell: Comedian, actress and talk show host. Came out in 2002.

Richard Chamberlain: Became a heartthrob to millions of women as the star of TV's "Dr. Kildare" during the 1960's. Later in the 80's he was crowned king of the mini-series with "Shogun" 1980 and "The Thorn Birds" 1983. At the age of 69 wrote an autobiography revealing his homosexuality.

Rob Halford: Lead singer of the heavy metal band Judas Priest during the 70's and 80's. Came out publicly in 1998.

Tab Hunter: Another matinee idol of the 50's and 60's, who also announced his sexuality by writing an autobiography. Tab's book came out in 2005.

George Michael: Music superstar of the 80's and 90's, and former member of wham, admitted his homosexuality in 2007.

Jane Lynch: Became familiar to audiences due to movies like "Talladega Nights" and "Role Models" and the TV show "Two And A Half Men". Although she's been out the closet for years, most people probably learn she was gay after she became a star on the TV show "Glee".

Michael Stipe: The lead singer of REM has always been cryptic about his sexuality, but by the 2000's it was generally accepted that he was in a long term relationship with another man.

27 Club

Musical Stars Who Died At The Age Of 27

Robert Johnson: Bluesman, died Aug. 16, 1938 possibly from strychnine poisoning.

Brian Jones: Guitarist and founding member of the Rolling Stones. Drowned in his swimming pool on July 3, 1969.

Jimi Hendrix: Guitarist. Chocked on his own vomit, Sept. 18, 1970.

Janis Joplin: Lead singer for Big Brother And The Holding Company. Died from a heroin overdose Oct. 4, 1970.

Jim Morrison: Lead Singer For The Doors. Died from heart failure on July 3, 1971.

Peter Ham: Member of the rock group Badfinger. Committed suicide on Apr. 24, 1975.

Kurt Cobain: Lead Singer For Nirvana. Also committed suicide. He died on Apr. 5, 1994.

Amy Winehouse: The Latest member of the 27 club, she died July 23, 2011.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Famous Mother And Daughter Celebrities

Goldie Hawn & Kate Hudson: Kate's father is Bill Hudson, a musician, she also married and divorced a musician, Chris Robinson of the Black Crows.

Teppi Hedren & Melanie Griffith: Tippi was a favorite of director Alfred Hitchcock, starring in the films "The Birds" 1963 and "Marnie" 1964. Melanie won a best actress nomination for the film "Working Girl" 1988.

Judy Garland & Liza Minelli: Liza accomplished something that her more famous and talented mother didn't. Win an oscar for best actress (Cabaret 1972).

Vanessa Redgrave & Natasha Richardson: The late Natasha Richardson had a famous sister (Joely), her mother also had a famous sister (Lynn Redgrave).

Debbie Reynolds & Carrie Fisher: At one time or other both Elizabeth Taylor and Connie Stevens were Carrie's Stepmothers.

Blythe Danner & Gwyneth Paltrow: Did you know that Gwyneth's godfather is Steven Spielberg.

Janet Leigh & Jamie Lee Curtis: Jamie became a scream queen appearing in slasher films like "Halloween" 1 and 2, "Prom Night" and "Terror Train". Her mother Janet starred in "Psycho", the movie that originated the slasher genre.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Celebrities Who Were Shot

John Lennon:  Shot by crazed fan Mark David Chapman, outside his apartment building in New York City on December 8, 1980.

Tupac shakur:  After attending a Mike Tyson boxing match in Las Vegas on Sept. 7 1996, Tupac was a target of a drive by shooting. He was rushed to hospital and died six days later on Sept. 13 1996.

Biggie Smalls: Another victim of a drive by shooting. Biggie was shot while leaving a party in Los Angeles on March 9 1997.

Terry Kath (From the band Chicago): Accidentally shot himself in the head (he thought the gun was unloaded), on Jan. 23 1978. His last words allegedly were "don't worry, It's not Loaded".

Phil Hartman: Shot while sleeping on may 28th, 1998 by his wife, who later killed herself.

Johnnie Ace (singer): Shot himself in the head while backstage during a performance. It was believed that he was playing a game of russian roulette.

Rebecca Schaeffer (TV actress): Like John Lennon, Rebecca was murdered by an obsessed fan. She was shot July 18, 1989 Outside her apartment door.

Dimebag Darrell (heavy metal guitarist): A mad gunman opened fired during a concert by the metal group Damageplan on Dec. 8, 2004. Dimbag and three other people were killed. He was later buried in a Kiss Kasket along with Eddie Van Halen's original black and yellow stripped guitar.

Kurt Cobain: Committed suicide on Apr. 5, 1994. He killed himself with a shotgun.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Famous Father & Daughter Celebrities


Ron Howard & Bryce Dallas Howard: Thank goodness opie's little girl doesn't look like him, but does have his talent.

Henry Fonda & Jane Fonda: Talented father, talented daughter - Jane won 2 Oscars before the academy finally rewarded her father.

Jon Voight & Angelina Jolie: Another duo father / daughter Oscar winners

Eric Roberts & Emma Roberts: A lot of people know emma as Julia Roberts niece, but they may not realize that she is Eric's (The Pope Of Greenwich Village) daughter.

Tony Curtis & Jaime Lee Curtis: Tony actually has 4 daughters who followed him into acting.

Bruce Willis & Rumer Willis: Rumer made an uncredited appearance in her father's film The Whole Nine Yards.

David Cassidy & Katie Cassidy: Katie (Melrose Place) is also the granddaughter of Jack (The Eiger Sanction) Cassidy.

Bruce Paltrow & Gwyneth Paltrow: Father and daughter worked together on the film Duets.