Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Lou Reed

Singer Lou Reed

Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed (March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013)

was an American rock musician and songwriter.

After being guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of the Velvet Underground, his solo career spanned several decades. The Velvet Underground were a commercial failure in the late 1960s, but the group has gained a considerable cult following in the years since its demise and has gone on to become one of the most widely cited and influential bands of the era – hence Brian Eno's famous quote that while the Velvet Underground's debut album only sold 30,000 copies, "everyone who bought one of those 30,000 copies started a band."

After his departure from the group, Reed began a solo career in 1972. He had a hit the following year with "Walk on the Wild Side", but subsequently lacked the mainstream commercial success its chart status seemed to indicate.

In 1975, Reed released a double album of feedback loops, Metal Machine Music, upon which he later commented, "No one is supposed to be able to do a thing like that and survive."

Reed was known for his distinctive deadpan voice, poetic lyrics and for pioneering and coining the term ostrich guitar tuning.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sir Winston Churchill

Friday, October 25, 2013

Scott Eastwood

Scott Clinton Reeves Eastwood

(born March 21, 1986), also known as Scott Eastwood and formerly Scott Reeves, is an American actor and model. He is the son of actor-director Clint Eastwood.

A native of Monterey, California,
Eastwood was born Scott Clinton Reeves and grew up in Hawaii. He is the son of actor-director Clint Eastwood and flight attendant Jacelyn Allen Reeves.
 He has one younger sister, Kathryn Reeves (b. February 2, 1988).

He has seven paternal half-siblings, including Kimber Tunis, Kyle Eastwood, Alison Eastwood, Francesca Fisher-Eastwood, and Morgan Eastwood. His stepmother is Dina Eastwood. He graduated from high school in 2003.

He briefly appeared in his father's 2010 film Gran Torino. in his father's 2009 film Invictus, Eastwood played flyhalf Joel Stransky.

In April 2010, he played the lead role in the thriller Enter Nowhere.

He will co-star in David Ayer's 2014 film, Fury with Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, and Logan Lerman.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Dabo Swinney

William Christopher "Dabo" Swinney

(born November 20, 1969) is an American football college coach and former player. He is currently the head coach at Clemson.

Swinney was raised in Pelham, Alabama, and attended the University of Alabama, where he joined the Crimson Tide football program as a walk-on wide receiver in 1989.

He earned a scholarship and lettered on three teams (1990–1992), including the Crimson Tide's 1992 National Championship team. During his time as an undergraduate at Alabama, Swinney was twice named an Academic All-SEC and SEC Scholar Athlete Honor Roll member.

 He received his degree in commerce & business administration in 1993 as well as a master's degree in business administration from Alabama in 1995.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Tom Mison

Actor Tom Mison

(born 23 July 1982) is an English theatre actor and writer.

known for his work in the European premiere of Andrew Bovell's When the Rain Stops Falling at the Almeida Theatre; Posh by Laura Wade at the Royal Court Theatre in 2010 and the Duke of York's Theatre in London's West End in 2012; and playing Prince Hal in Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, directed by Sir Peter Hall. 

He currently stars as Ichabod Crane in the U.S. TV series Sleepy Hollow.

Mison was raised in the London commuter belt town of Woking, Surrey and later trained at the Webber-Douglas Academy.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Orlando Jones

Orlando Jones (born April 10, 1968) is an American comedian and film and television actor. He is notable for being one of the original cast members of the sketch comedy series MADtv and for his role as the 7 Up spokesman from 1999-2002.

Jones was born in Mobile, Alabama on April 10, 1968. His father was a former professional baseball player for the Philadelphia Phillies. He moved to Mauldin, South Carolina, when he was a teen and graduated from Mauldin High School in 1985. One of his early acting experiences involved playing a werewolf in a haunted house to help raise money for the junior/senior prom. Jones enrolled in the College of Charleston, South Carolina. He left in 1990 without finishing his degree.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Pat Morita

Noriyuki "Pat" Morita

(June 28, 1932 – November 24, 2005)
was an American film and television actor who was well known for playing the roles of Matsuo "Arnold" Takahashi on Happy Days and Keisuke Miyagi in the The Karate Kid movie series, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1984.

Pat was the lead actor in the television program Mr. T and Tina, regarded as the first American sitcom centered on a person of Asian descent, and Ohara, a police-themed drama. Both television shows were aired on ABC, but they were both short-lived and to this day go mostly unremembered.