Kathryn Lee Gifford is an American television host, singer, songwriter, author, comedian, and actress. She is the co-host, with Hoda Kotb, of The Kathie Lee and Hoda Show, the fourth hour of NBC News's breakfast news program Today. She is best known for her 15-year run on the talk show Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee, which she co-hosted with Regis Philbin. She has received 11 Daytime Emmy nominations and won her first Daytime Emmy in 2010 as part of the Today team. Gifford's first television role had been as Tom Kennedy's singer/sidekick on the syndicated version of Name That Tune, from 1974 to 1978. She also occasionally appears on the first three hours of Today and is a contributing NBC News correspondent.
Edward Harrison Norton is an American actor and filmmaker. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards for his work in the films Primal Fear , American History X and Birdman . He also starred in other roles, such as The People vs. Larry Flynt , Fight Club , Red Dragon , 25th Hour , Kingdom of Heaven , The Illusionist , Moonrise Kingdom and The Grand Budapest Hotel . He has also directed and co-written films, including his directorial debut, Keeping the Faith . He has done uncredited work on several scripts, including The Score , Frida and The Incredible Hulk .
Eartha Mae Kitt was an American singer, actress, dancer, activist and comedian, known for her highly distinctive singing style and her 1953 recordings of "C'est si bon" and the enduring Christmas novelty smash "Santa Baby", which were both US Top 10 hits. Orson Welles once called her the "most exciting woman in the world". Kitt began her career in 1942 and appeared in the 1945 original Broadway theatre production of the musical Carib Song. In the early 1950s, she had six US Top 30 hits, including "Uska Dara" and "I Want to be Evil". Her other notable recordings include the UK Top 10 hit "Under the Bridges of Paris" , "Just an Old Fashioned Girl" and "Where Is My Man" . She starred in 1967 as Catwoman, in the third and final season of the television series Batman. In 1968, her career in America suffered after she made anti-war statements at a White House luncheon. Ten years later, she made a successful return to Broadway in the 1978 original production of the musical Timbuktu!, for which she received the first of her two Tony Award nominations. Her second was for the 2000 original production of the musical The Wild Party. Kitt wrote three autobiographies—Thursday's Child , Alone with Me and I'm Still Here: Confessions of a Sex Kitten . She also played Lady Eloise in the 1992 film Boomerang, starring Eddie Murphy. Kitt found a new generation of fans through her roles in the Disney films The Emperor's New Groove , in which she voiced the villainous Yzma, and Holes . She reprised the role as Yzma in the direct-to-video sequel Kronk's New Groove , as well as the animated series The Emperor's New School . Her work on the latter earned her two Daytime Emmy Awards. She posthumously won a third Emmy in 2010 for her guest performance on Wonder Pets.
Melanie Fiona Hallim , known professionally as Melanie Fiona, is a Canadian R&B recording artist with Guyanese background. She was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. She started her career in 2002 as part of a Canadian musical girl band trio X-Quisite that was nominated for "R&B/Soul Recording of the Year" for the band's album X-Quisite. She went on to be part of The Renaissance , and under the name Syren Hall, recorded some reggae songs.
When I returned from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1972, my father was running a forging business with a turnover of Rs 3.5 crore. But I had no patience and wanted to grow the business via exports.Baba Kalyani
I didn't have any aspirations of becoming famous or successful; in fact I was scared to death of all that. I remember somebody once said that if a rock musician goes on tour, he goes insane. I was very impressionable and I carried this useless weight of fear around with me about going on tour, all because of this thing somebody said.Steve Vai
There are mysteries which men can only guess at, which age by age they may solve only in part.Bram Stoker
I get afraid of the dark if I'm in a great deal of dark, and I have to move around inside of that fear... But there is a chance that something... will talk to me from the dark, so I have... to be prepared for that communication, which has happened.Emil Ferris