David Arquette: Most known for his roles in the Scream movies, and his marriage to Courtney Cox. Can currently be found Producing and Directing upcoming Television and Film.
Ron Artest: Born in Queensbridge, New York, Ron Artest is currently a member of the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team and a father to four children. He was signed to a five-year contract by the Lakers as a free agent in 2009 and has been playing professional basketball in the NBA since 1999. He was selected to the 2005-06 NBA’s All-Defensive Team, was voted by the media as 2003-04 NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year, and was the only man with 271 steals in his first two seasons in the NBA—breaking Michael Jordan’s record.
Chaz Bono: The only child of the power Husband and Wife team Sonny and Cher! Chaz is an LGBT rights advocate, three-time author, speaker and Chaz’s decision to come out as a lesbian in 1995 prompted his public work in support of LGBT rights and social justice.
Elizabeth Cannalis: Known for her gorgeous figure and striking expressions, Elisabetta became an instantly recognizable figure in the world of high fashion and advertising. She is also one of George Clooney’s many ex girlfriends.
Kristen Cavallari: Most notably from the hit show Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County. Other credits include Veronica Mars, the lead role in Teddy Geiger’s For You I Will (Confidence) music video and Gavin DeGraw’s video for his single In Love with a Girl. In May 2009, Kristin joined the cast of MTV’s reality series The Hills.
Nancy Grace: An outspoken, tireless advocate for victims’ rights and one of TV’s most respected legal analysts, Nancy Grace is the powerful force behind HLN’s top-rated show that bears her name.
Rob Kardashian: Born in Los Angeles, Rob Kardashian is the fourth child and only son of the late attorney Robert Kardashian and Kris Jenner. Rob has five sisters, Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian, and Kendall and Kylie Jenner.
Carson Kressley: Emmy winning TV Star known most for starring in Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and How to Look Good Naked, Carson now has his own show entitled Carson Nation on Oprah’s OWN Network. He is a notable Celebrity Stylist and Fashion Designer.
Ricki Lake: Poised to return to daytime television with an all-new talk show in the fall of 2012, Ricki Lake is a pop culture icon who has built a career on her candid, “straight talk” sensibility and her authentic, relatable nature. She has maintained a worldwide fan base that is a true cross-section of age and ethnicity, and her approachable appeal has charmed international movie and television audiences for more than two decades.
J.R. Martinez: J.R. Martinez is an Iraq war veteran, motivational speaker and actor on ABC’s All My Children. In April 2003, at 19 years old, he was serving as a Humvee driver for the U.S. Army in Iraq when his left front tire hit a landmine. He suffered smoke inhalation and severe burns to more than 40 percent of his body.
Chynna Phillips: Chynna is the daughter of John and Michelle Phillips from the 1960’s group The Mamas and the Papas. Most notably, she formed her own group, Wilson Philips which had a set of their own hits in the 1990s. A reunion of the group is in the works.
Hope Solo: Soccer extraordinaire, Hope began her Women’s Professional Soccer career playing for Saint Louis Athletica and was named Goalkeeper of the Year in 2009. Since then, she has played for the Atlanta Beat and currently plays for MagicJack as the starting goalkeeper and is a two-time WPS All Star.
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