Sunday, 12 February 2012

Remembering Whitney Houston

Born in Newark New Jersey.

Cousin of singer Dionne Warwick.

Her godmother is Aretha Franklin.

Was a model before she became a singer.

Her album "Whitney Houston" is the biggest selling debut by a female artist.

Only artist to have 7 consecutive number one singles.

Has 11 number one singles in total.

"I Will Always Love You" is the biggest selling single by a female artist.

The album "The Bodyguard" is the biggest selling soundtrack of all time.

Has won six Grammys and 22 American Music Awards.

Had a total of 23 top ten hits on the billboard singles chart.

Turned down such movies as "Die Another Day", Dreamgirls", "Monsters' Ball" and "What's Love Got To Do With It".

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Madonna Goes To The Movies

A Look At The Films Of Madonna

A Certain Sacrifice (1979): A low budget film that wasn't released until after she became big.

Desperately Seeking Susan (1985): Her first film after becoming a star. One of her best and most successful.

Shanghai Surprise (1986): This Bomb was produced by Ex-Beatle George Harrison and co-starred her then husband Sean Penn.

Who's That Girl? (1987): A cute film, but another bomb.

Dick Tracy (1990): Madonna might have been the best thing (to look at) in this Warren Beatty directed film.

Truth Or Dare (1991): A documentary look at Madonna backstage.

A League Of Their Own (1992): This was the biggest movie Madonna appeared in.

Body Of Evidence (1993): A Basic Instinct rip-off movie and another bomb.

Evita (1996): Madonna got some good reviews for playing Evita Peron in this film.

Next Best Thing (2000): Madonna attempts to make a romantic comedy.

Swept Away (2002): This Movie was directed by then husband Guy Ritchie and received the worst reviews of her career.

Die Another Day (2002): Makes a cameo appearance and sings the title track for this James Bond film.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Film Debuts By Famous Actors

Greer Garson: Goodbye Mr. Chips (1939)

Lauren Bacall: To Have And Have Not (1944)

Clint Eastwood: Revenge Of The Creature (1955)

Elvis Presley: Love Me Tender (1956)

Steve McQueen: The Blob (1958)

Robert Duvall: To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)

Julie Andrews: Mary Poppins (1964)

Jeff Goldblum: Death Wish (1974)

Mark Hamill: Star Wars (1977)

Kevin Bacon: Animal House (1978)

Steve Martin: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978)

Sean Penn: Taps (1981)

Drew Barrymore: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Johnny Depp: A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)

Whoopi Goldberg: The Color Purple (1985)

Madonna: Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)

Jennifer Aniston: Leprechaun (1993)