Here you will find a varied selection from my original artwork collection. I am a self-taught artist and use mediums such as Oil, Pencil and Watercolour to produce fine art. I have exhibited my works at several galleries, including the Mall Galleries in London
The music industry is a continuously evolving entity, furthermore stars appear and disappear, but the way music fans hear music changes continually too. For several years, vinyl was the most common way to tune in to tracks which were played on the radio.
Longoria was born in Corpus Christi, Texas to Mexican American Catholic parents Enrique Longoria Jr. and Ella Eva Mireles,The youngest of their four daughters she has three older sisters Elizabeth, Emily and Esmeralda. As a child, Longoria believed she was adopted because she was the only one of all her siblings to have dark features (skin tone and eye color). She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. During this time she won the title of "Miss Corpus Christi, USA" in 1998. After completing college, she entered a talent contest which would lead her to Los Angeles, shortly after she was spotted and signed by a theatrical agent.
Neopets is an online virtual pet simulation game. The site was opened to the public on November 15, 1999, by Adam Powell and Donna Williams, and a majority interest was bought by Doug Dohring soon after being created. Currently it is owned by Viacom after a business transaction valued at USD 160 million.
The game allows players, Neopians, to create and take care of one to four of 54 species collectively called Neopets, caring for and feeding them in the worlds of Neopia using Neopoints,(NP), the currency of the game. Neopoints are earned through playing games or won through a diverse array of contests and activities on the site. In addition, there are discussion boards, plots, and various sets of items and other things to collect. Its style contains quirks like an abundance of popular culture references. Beyond the website, there is a diversity of merchandise, such as a video game, Neopets: The Darkest Faerie, and a trading card game, and it has sparked controversies such as those surrounding the existence of gambling-themed games, its extensive use of immersive advertising, and the Scientology beliefs of the CEO, Doug Dohring.
Although the company is based in the United States, its founders are British and the site retains British English spellings (though there are some exceptions). In addition to English, as of June 2005 the site is available translated (with varying degrees of completeness) into ten other languages: Dutch, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese-simplified, Chinese-traditional, Japanese and Korean. Neopets Inc. also operates an Asian branch, which is partially owned by Green Dot Capital, a subsidiary of the investment vehicle of the Government of Singapore, Temasek Holdings
Lachey was born in Harlan, Kentucky. As one of four singers in the multi-platinum selling pop band, 98 Degrees, and the husband of sultry pop diva Jessica Simpson, Nick Lachey has enjoyed something of a charmed life. Lachey was once a student at Miami University in Ohio, where he studied sports medicine. During summer break, an old friend from the Cincinnati School for Creative and Performing Artists, Jeff Timmons, invited Lachey, who had always juggled singing and school, to Los Angeles to join an up-and-coming vocal group. Along with brother Drew and friend Justin Jeffre, Lachey moved west to Los Angles and helped form the urban soul quartet, 98 Degrees.
Success didn’t come right away for the band, as Lachey and company had to work a series of odd jobs to make ends meet. The band finally grabbed attention while trying to crash the backstage area of a Boys II Men concert. They were offered a chance to perform on a local radio station, after which they were introduced to manager Paris d’Jon. With d’Jon, the group recorded demos and eventually inked a deal with Motown records. Their first single, Invisible Man”, went gold in 1997, and their self-titled debut album was released soon after; their second effort, 98º and Rising, dropped in 1998; and a third album, Revelation, hit stores in 2000. However, rumors began to swirl about a possible separation, and by February 2002 the rumors proved true: 98 Degrees announced a hiatus.
Unlike his band mates, who drifted into obscurity, Lachey achieved more celebrity after the breakup; unfortunately, his rise in stardom had nothing to do with talent. Instead, Lachey married the more famous Jessica Simpson on October 26, 2002—it was the only way she would consummate the relationship. The happy couple then signed on to a reality TV show, “Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica” (MTV, 2003- ). Originally anticipated to be a ratings dud, the show turned out to be a big hit, mainly due to Simpson’s routine blunders and oddly entertaining whining, as well as Lachey's delicate balance of infinite patience and thinly veiled exasperation.
Lachey served as the voice of reason in response to Simpson’s often hilarious gaffes In one infamous episode, Lachey explained to Simpson that Buffalo wings were not made of actual buffalo meat. Another episode found Lachey refuting Simpson’s belief that Chicken of the Sea was really chicken, not tuna. In 2003, Lachey found himself back on the music scene with the release of his first solo album, cleverly titled SoulO, which was coincidentally released the same day as Simpson’s third album, In This Skin. Neither album fared particularly well on the charts at first, though Simpsons eventually became something of a sleeper hit. As the couple's personal popularity continued to skyrocket, ABC inked them to host their own variety special, "The Nick and Jessica Variety Hour" (2004), which aired on Easter Sunday and drew sky-high ratings with 11.5 million viewers--high enough to prompt the network to sign the couple for a Christmas follow-up. "Nick & Jessica's Family Christmas" (2004), and "Nick & Jessica's Tour of Duty" (2005), a special in which they entertained U.S. troops in Iraq. The couple's high profile proved to be a marketing bonanza.
The downside of the young couple's newfound fame was that they were suddenly fodder for qa seemingly endless array of cover stories among the weekly celebrity gossip magazine, usually weighing in on the state of their marriage. Almost as soon as Simpson was cast as cutoff-clad Southern Belle Daisy Duke in the big screen remake of the fondly recalled '70s series "The Dukes of Hazzard" (2005) her star was shining even brighter than ever, and even though Lachey had ventured into acting as well with a recurring role on The WB's "Charmed" in 2004, speculation ran rampant that her higher profile, compounded with extended periods apart and the availability of other partners, was taking its toll on his ego and her marriage. But even as coverage of their every outing reached critical mass on the verge of the "Dukes" premiere, the couple stood fast and insisted their bond was enduring. Throughout the rest of the year the celebrity magazines dogged Simpson and Lachey, breathlessly reporting their every move and trumpeting the couple's alleged split, and after repeated.
Welcome to The WahooArt.com Vincent Van Gogh
Art Gallery - All Vincent Van Gogh paintings -
Vincent Willem van Gogh (30 March 1853 - 29 July
1890) was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter whose
work had a far-reaching influence on 20th century.
Zhang Ziyi is one of the most well-known Chinese actresses working today, with a string of international hits to her name. She has worked with renowned directors such as Zhang Yimou, Ang Lee, Wong Kar-Wai and Rob Marshall.
Of the characters making up her name, Zhang is her surname (not to be confused with the more common Zhāng), and can be literally translated as an essay or a chapter of a book, Zi means child or esteemed person, and Yí means joy or happiness. Her name is sometimes represented in the Western order (Ziyi Zhang).
Born in Beijing in the People's Republic of China, Zhang joined the Beijing Dance Academy at the age of 11, and at 15 she entered China's prestigious Central Academy of Drama.
At the age of 19, she was offered her first role in world renowned director Zhang Yimou's The Road Home, which won the Silver Bear award in the 2000 Berlin Film Festival. Zhang further rose to fame due to her role in the phenomenally successful Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, for which she won the Independent Spirit's Best Supporting Actress Award and the Toronto Film Critics' Best Supporting Actress Award. She went on to make Hero which was a huge success in the English-speaking world and an Oscar and a Golden Globe contender. Her next film was the avant-garde drama Purple Butterfly which competed at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival. She went back to the martial arts genre with House of Flying Daggers, which earned her a Best Actress nomination from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
For her next drama 2046, directed by Wong Kar-wai, starring many of East Asia's best-known actresses, Zhang won the Hong Kong Film Critics' Best Actress Award and the Hong Kong Film Academy's Best Actress Award.
Showing her whimsical musical tap-dancing side, Zhang starred in Princess Raccoon directed by 82-year-old Japanese legend Seijun Suzuki who was honored at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival.
She plays the leading role of Sayuri in the adaptation of the international bestseller Memoirs Of A Geisha, with her Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon co-star Michelle Yeoh, as well as Gong Li and Ken Watanabe. The movie was produced by Steven Spielberg, directed by Rob Marshall, and released in December 2005. Zhang has received a Best Actress - Drama Golden Globe nomination for her role. Zhang has also been known to sing, and was featured on the House Of Flying Daggers Soundtrack with her own musical rendition of the ancient Chinese poem Jia Rén Qu (The Beauty Song). The song was also featured in a scene in the film.
On 27 June, 2005 it was announced that Zhang had accepted an invitation to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), placing her among the ranks of those able to vote on the Academy Awards. Her formal welcome to AMPAS occurred in Beverly Hills, California on 21 September of 2005