Wanda Sykes is an American actress, comedian, and writer. She was first recognized for her work as a writer on The Chris Rock Show, for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award in 1999. In 2004, Entertainment Weekly named Sykes as one of the 25 funniest people in America. She is also known for her role as Barb Baran on CBS' The New Adventures of Old Christine and for appearances on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm .
Whitney Elizabeth Houston was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston is one of the best-selling music artists of all-time, with 200 million records sold worldwide. She released seven studio albums and two soundtrack albums, all of which have diamond, multi-platinum, platinum, or gold certification. Houston's crossover appeal on the popular music charts--as well as her prominence on MTV, starting with her video for "How Will I Know"--influenced several African-American women artists who followed in her footsteps.
Emmanuelle Grey "Emmy" Rossum is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She is best known for her portrayal of Fiona Gallagher in the television series Shameless. Rossum has starred in movies including Songcatcher , An American Rhapsody, and Passionada . Her role in Mystic River garnered her wider recognition. She starred in the science fiction film The Day After Tomorrow and received critical acclaim for her performance in the leading role of Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera . She has since starred in Poseidon , Dragonball Evolution , Dare , Beautiful Creatures , Before I Disappear , You're Not You and Comet .
Brandy Rayana Norwood , known professionally by her mononym Brandy, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. Born into a musical family in McComb, Mississippi and raised in Carson, California, she began her career as a child and performed as a backing vocalist for teen groups. In 1993, Norwood signed with Atlantic Records. The following year, she released her self-titled debut album, which was certified quadruple Platinum in the US, selling six million copies worldwide. Norwood starred in the UPN sitcom Moesha as the title character, which lasted six seasons and resulted in numerous other roles. She resumed her music career in 1998 with the widely successful duet with fellow R&B contemporary Monica, "The Boy Is Mine", which went on to become the best selling female duet of all time, and one of the longest running number one singles in history. Her second album, Never Say Never, sold 16 million copies worldwide, featured two number one singles, and earned Norwood her first Grammy Award. This launched her into international stardom, with films, endorsements, sold out concert tours, and her own line of Barbie dolls.
We in the U.A.E. have no such word as 'impossible'; it does not exist in our lexicon. Such a word is used by the lazy and the weak, who fear challenges and progress.Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Tolerance, compromise, understanding, acceptance, patience - I want those all to be very sharp tools in my shed.CeeLo Green
I am a positive person. I never think of the glass as half empty. I just keep pushing forward.Rosie Perez