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Who is Adina Howard?

Who is Adina Howard? The entertainment and music world knows Adina Howard as an American R&B singer who rose to prominence during the mid 1990s with her debut album, Do You Wanna Ride? and her debut single, "Freak Like Me". Howard is known for her sexual image and provocative songs. Some of her other minor hits include "It's All About You", "My Up And Down", "You Don't Have To Cry", "T- Shirt And Panties", "(Freak) And U Know It", "Outside (The Club)" and "Nasty Grind".

Career

Howard was born November 14, 1974. Her debut album Do You Wanna Ride?, featuring the #2 Platinum selling hit single, "Freak Like Me", was released in 1995 and was certified Gold by the RIAA. The non album remixes "It's All About You (Too Slow U Blow Remix)", "My Up And Down (Something To Ride To Remix)" and "Freak Like Me (Slow Wind Remix)" were released as singles.
A second album, Welcome to Fantasy Island, garnered critical raves and a moderate hit with the lead single, "(Freak) And U Know It", but was shelved by Elektra Records in 1997.The album was leaked to the internet in limited quantities and promotional copies sell for hundreds of dollars on online auction sites.[citation needed] In 1998, she collaborated with Jamie Foxx on the slow jam, T-Shirt & Panties for the feature film Woo. During this time, she made her feature film debut in the independent film High Freakquency, starring Deon Richmond and John Witherspoon.
By 2004, Howard released her third album The Second Coming on Rufftown Records. A video for the first single, "Nasty Grind", played on BET during early morning hours. The album sold poorly due to lack of promotion and only managed to gather 40,000 copies on store shelves and she was later sued by the label.
Her fourth album, Private Show, was released on June 26, 2007 on Arsenal Records. The album managed to reach #17 on the iTunes R&B music sells chart but completely missed the Billboard 200 charts. The album managed to sell a few thousand copies and Howard parted ways with the label shortly after.
On September 25, 2009 a UK compilation "Independent Soul Divas 2" was released on Lola Waxx Records. This compilation album featured "What Do I Do", a song recorded by Howard in 2008. The album version is a different version than the version that was originally included on Howard's MySpace page. The single is a slight departure to what Adina's fans may be accustomed to but is already picking up airplay and positive response on UK Radio.

Discography

Albums

Singles

Year Title US US R&B UK Singles Chart[1] Album
1995 "Freak Like Me" 2 2 33
Do You Wanna Ride?
"My Up and Down" 68 32 -
"It's All About You" - 58 -
1996 "What's Love Got to Do with It" (with Warren G) 32 36 2 Supercop soundtrack
1997 "[Freak] And U Know It" 70 32 -
Welcome to Fantasy Island
"T-Shirt & Panties" (featuring Jamie Foxx) - - -
"Chocolate (Cuties & Condoms)" (with Cydal) - - - Bulletproof Soundtrack
2003 "Nasty Grind" - 95 -
The Second Coming
2004 "Outside (The Club)" - - -
"Freaks" (with Play-N-Skillz & Krayzie Bone) 69 52 - The Process
2007 "L.O.V.A." - - -
Private Show
"Hips"/"My Hips" (Re-Release) - - -

 














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Who is Rosie Alice Huntington-Whiteley?

Who is Rosie Alice Huntington-Whiteley?[3]  The entertainment modeling and acting world knows her as Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is a British model best known for modelling for Victoria's Secret and for replacing Megan Fox as the lead female character in the upcoming Transformers: Dark of the Moon[4], part of the Transformers franchise.


Background
Huntington-Whiteley was born 18 April 1987 at the Freedom Fields Hospital in Plymouth, Devon, England, the daughter of Fiona, a fitness instructor, and Charles Huntington-Whiteley, a chartered surveyor. She has two younger siblings, Toby and Florence. Her great-great-grandfather was politician Sir Herbert Huntington-Whiteley, 1st Baronet, and her great-grandmother from a family of Polish Jewish immigrants.[5]

Career

Huntington-Whiteley has appeared in advertisements for Abercrombie & Fitch, Burberry, Bloomingdale's, Clinique, DKNY, French Connection, L.A.M.B., Pepe Jeans, Shiatzy Chen, Ralph Lauren, and Top Shop, among others.[6] In 2008, she was also placed 6th on Harper's Bazaar's annual "Best Dressed List for 2008".[7] The following year, Huntington-Whiteley received an Elle Style Award for 2009's "Model of the Year".[8] She also starred in a provocative short film for Agent Provocateur playing a woman whose boyfriend forgets Valentine's Day, featured as the face of Karen Millen's Spring/Summer advertising campaign,[9] and was photographed by Terry Richardson for 2010's Pirelli Calendar.[10]
In April 2010, it was announced that Huntington-Whiteley would be the new face of Monsoon's Spring/Summer lingerie collection.[11] Huntington-Whiteley and photographer Rankin will be working together to produce a book dedicated to her. Rosiex10, shot in California.[12] She also appeared in a new series of Burberry ads for the company’s beauty line.[13]

Victoria's Secret

Since 2006, Huntington-Whiteley has modelled for American lingerie and beauty products brand Victoria's Secret. She made her debut with the brand in the Victoria's Secret 2006 Fashion Show, walking the Los Angeles runway among established fashion models Gisele Bündchen, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Adriana Lima. In 2010, Huntington-Whiteley became a Victoria's Secret Angel. Huntington-Whiteley was the featured model in the 2010 Victoria's Secret "SWIM" catalogue.[14]

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

In May 2010, it was announced that Huntington-Whiteley would be replacing Megan Fox as the female lead in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, set for release on 1 July 2011.[15] She had previously worked with the film's director, Michael Bay, on a Victoria's Secret commercial.[16] MTV Networks' NextMovie.com named her one of the 'Breakout Stars to Watch for in 2011'.[17]

Personal life

Tyrone Wood
Olivier Martinez
Jason Statham

Huntington-Whiteley dated Tyrone Wood, the youngest son of Ronnie Wood, from August 2007 until October 2009,[18] before beginning a relationship with French actor Olivier Martinez.[10] In April 2010, she began dating English actor and martial artist Jason Statham.[19]
Filmography
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Carly[20] Post-production




  

















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Who is Karolína Isela Kurková ?

Who is Karolína Isela Kurková? [3]  The modeling world knows her as Karolína Kurková. Kurkova is a Czech model, best known as a former Victoria's Secret Angel, and an aspiring actress. Mario Testino said of Kurková, "The proportions of her body and her face, as well as her energy level, make her a model who could fit almost into any moment."[4] Vogue editor Anna Wintour called her the "next supermodel".[4]
Kurková is among the world's top-earning models, having earned an estimated $5 million in the year 2007. She was placed 6th in the Forbes annual list of the highest earning models.[5][6]

Early life and career

Karolína Kurková was born February 28, 1984 in Děčín, Czech Republic, to Josef Kurka, a Czech basketball player, and a Slovak mother.[7] While Kurková was young, she was made fun of for her height.[8] But after a friend sent photos of Kurková to an agency in Prague, she – at 15[3] – landed a runway appearance, as well as a commercial and print advertising.[citation needed] She later traveled to Milan to gain more experience[7] and signed a modeling contract with Miuccia Prada.[9]
In September 1999, Kurková appeared in the American edition of fashion and lifestyle magazine Vogue, and after moving to New York City at the age of 17, graced the cover of the February 2001 edition,[7] becoming one of the youngest models ever to appear on the magazine's cover.[citation needed]
Kurková is also known for her unusual navel. She actually doesn't have one because of an operation she had as an infant.[10]

Modeling career

Following her Vogue cover, Kurková became recognized at haute couture fashion shows. Additionally, the lingerie brand Victoria's Secret chose her to be a part of 2000's fashion show webcast, though she was only 16 at the time.[11] Prominent fashion houses such as Yves Saint Laurent signed Kurková to contracts, while print campaigns for Tommy Hilfiger, Valentino, Louis Vuitton, John Galliano, Chanel, Christian Dior, Hugo Boss, Versace, H&M, and others helped expose her even more. In the 2002 Victoria's Secret fashion show, she wore the multi-million dollar fantasy bra, worth almost $10 million and designed by Hearts on Fire. Other runway credits of hers include Alberta Ferretti, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Calvin Klein, Carolina Herrera, Chanel, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Karl Lagerfeld, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, Stella McCartney, and Vera Wang.[11]
Kurková was named "Model of the Year" at the 2002 VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards, in part for her work ethic, having worked twenty-three weeks straight.Photographed by Steven Meisel, she was presented on the September 2004 cover of American Vogue as one of the "Models of the Moment".
Kurková has appeared in almost twenty Vogue magazine covers internationally, including the French, Italian, UK, German, Russian, Greek, and Korean editions, and has also appeared in international editions of Elle, Vanity Fair, and The Face. She has worked with noted fashion photographers like Steven Klein, Mario Sorrenti, and Mario Testino.
After being contracted as a Victoria's Secret Angel in 2005, she was featured in the 2006 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, showcasing the $6.5 million fantasy bra decked with almost 2000 diamonds weighing 800 carats (160 g) and a centerpiece diamond brooch weighing 10 carats (2.0 g).[12] As an Angel, she received a star on the Hollywood "Walk of Fame" prior to the 2007 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, appeared on the February 2008 cover of Esquire, re-creating the classic 1966 Angie Dickinson cover for the magazine's 75th anniversary, and was chosen as part of People magazine's 100 most beautiful people in the world.
In December 2007, she could be seen in print ads for Dell.
In the last Cía Marítima fashion show, Kurková's unexpectedly heavier physique brought criticism from the Brazilian press as having "too much back fat, love handles and cellulite".[13]
Kurková has a smooth indentation in place of a navel, and photographs are often altered by the addition of an image of a navel to hide this.[14]
Kurková is represented by Viva Models Paris.[11]
In November 2008, E! Entertainment Television voted her the world's sexiest woman, beating the likes of Angelina Jolie, Scarlett Johansson, Gisele Bündchen, and her fellow Angels Heidi Klum and Adriana Lima.[15]
Kurkova modeled for Bottega Veneta spring 2011 campaign in a classic Hitchcock-esque style.[16]

Television/movie career

Kurková made her film debut alongside Frankie Muniz, Harvey Keitel, and Amber Valletta in Howard Himelstein's coming-of-age dramedy, My Sexiest Year.[17] She played Courtney A. Kreiger / Cover Girl in the live action 2009 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra film.[18] She was a guest judge on the fifteenth season of America's Next Top Model.
She appeared on the 2008 Academy of Country Music Awards along with Dwight Yoakam in presenting the "Top Female Vocalist" award to Carrie Underwood. She also guest starred on NBC's Chuck in Season 4, Episode 2, "Chuck Versus the Suitcase"

Personal life


She lives in New York City's TriBeCa district and enjoys courtside basketball games at Madison Square Garden.[9]
Kurkova revealed that she has suffered from hypothyroidism, which caused her to gain weight.[19]
In July 2009, she announced she is expecting a child with her fiancé, Archie Drury.[20] On October 29, Kurkova gave birth. The baby boy, Tobin Jack Drury, weighed in at 6 lbs. 3 oz., and is the couple's first child.[21]

 Charity

In March 2006, Kurková received an award from the non-profit organization, Women Together, for her humanitarian work. Kurková was honored for working for the welfare of children through organizations such as "The Beautiful Life Fund", "Free Arts" and "Global Youth Action Network".[22] Karolina Kurkova received the Atmosphere Magazine Award at the Madrid Planet Hollywood on December 18, 2003.

 

 

 


























 

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