Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Beyoncé performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child. She rose to fame in the late 1990s as lead singer of the R&B girl-group Destiny's Child. Managed by her father, Mathew Knowles, the group became one of the world's best-selling girl groups in history. Their hiatus saw Beyoncé's theatrical film debut in Austin Powers in Goldmember and the release of her debut album, Dangerously in Love . The album established her as a solo artist worldwide, earned five Grammy Awards, and featured the Billboard Hot 100 number one singles "Crazy in Love" and "Baby Boy".
William Oliver Stone is an American writer and filmmaker. Stone won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay as writer of Midnight Express . He also wrote the acclaimed gangster movie Scarface . As a director, Stone achieved prominence as director/writer of the war drama Platoon , for which Stone won the Academy Award for Best Director; the film was awarded Best Picture. Platoon was the first in a trilogy of films based on the Vietnam War, in which Stone served as an infantry soldier. He continued the series with Born on the Fourth of July —for which Stone won his second Best Director Oscar—and Heaven & Earth . Stone's other notable works include the Salvadoran Civil War-based drama Salvador ; the financial drama Wall Street and its 2010 sequel Money Never Sleeps; the Jim Morrison biopic The Doors ; and a trilogy of films based on the American Presidency—JFK , Nixon and W. . His latest film is Snowden .
Dolly Rebecca Parton Dean is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actress, author, businesswoman, and philanthropist, known primarily for her work in country music. After achieving success as a songwriter for others, Dolly Parton made her album debut in 1967, with her album Hello, I'm Dolly. With steady success during the remainder of the 1960s , her sales and chart peak came during the 1970s and continuing into the 1980s; Parton's subsequent albums in the later part of the 1990s were lower in sales. However, in the new millennium, Parton achieved commercial success again and has released albums on independent labels since 2000, including albums on her own label, Dolly Records.
James Gunn is an American filmmaker, actor, novelist, and musician. He started his career as a screenwriter in the mid-1990s, writing the scripts for Tromeo and Juliet , Scooby-Doo and its sequel, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed , and the 2004 version of Dawn of the Dead. He then started working as a director, starting with the horror-comedy film Slither . He subsequently wrote and directed the web series James Gunn's PG Porn , the superhero film Super , and the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Guardians of the Galaxy and its sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 .
Clayton Holmes "Clay" Aiken is an American singer, television personality, actor, politician, and activist. He first gained fame when he came in second place on the second season of the reality singing competition American Idol in 2003. His debut album, Measure of a Man, released in October 2003, went multi-platinum. He released four more albums on the RCA label: Merry Christmas with Love , A Thousand Different Ways , the Christmas EP All is Well , and On My Way Here . Since then he has released two more albums, both with Decca Records: Tried and True and Steadfast . Aiken has also had eleven tours in support of his albums. In all, he has sold over 5 million albums, and is the fourth-highest-selling American Idol alumnus.
I was 25 myself once. I also thought I knew everything. I also thought that I could give singers singing advice and comics comedy advice. When you're that age, you know it all, so I understand it. But when you're tired and you don't have patience for it, you definitely snap.Lisa Lampanelli
I say what I want to say and do what I want to do. There's no in between. People will either love you for it or hate you for it.Eminem
It is possible to have good manners and be funny at the same time. Ronnie Barker and I proved that.Ronnie Corbett