Ian Joseph Somerhalder is an American actor. He played Boone Carlyle in the TV drama Lost and Damon Salvatore in The CW's supernatural drama The Vampire Diaries. Somerhalder was born and raised in Covington, the son of Edna, a massage therapist, Robert Somerhalder, an independent building contractor, he is the second of three children, with an older brother and younger sister, Robyn. He attended a public school in Mandeville, Louisiana, he embarked on a modeling career from age 10 to 13, by the age of 17 he decided to go into acting. In the summer of 2000, Somerhalder starred in the short-lived WB series Young Americans, a spin-off of Dawson's Creek, he played the son of the dean of a prestigious boarding school. In 2002, Somerhalder played bisexual character Paul Denton in Roger Avary's adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' novel, The Rules of Attraction, alongside James Van Der Beek, Shannyn Sossamon, Jessica Biel. In 2004, Somerhalder scored his breakthrough role when he played Boone Carlyle in the hit TV show Lost.
Despite his character's death in the twentieth episode of the first season, Somerhalder returned to the role of Boone for seven more episodes between 2005 and 2010, including the series finale. Somerhalder was one of the first actors to be cast in a role for the series and the first major character to die. In 2009, Somerhalder appeared in the movie The Tournament where he played the role of an assassin participating in a lethal competition with other assassins, he appears in the coffee table book About Face by celebrity photographer John Russo. In June 2009, Somerhalder was cast in the role of Vampire Damon Salvatore as a series regular in The CW television drama series The Vampire Diaries; the series premiere attracted The CW's highest premiere ratings of any season premiere since the network began in 2006. The series has continued to be the highest rated series on its channel with both Somerhalder's performance and the show receiving a positive response from critics. Somerhalder began directing The Vampire Diaries in its third season and produced the series at the start of season 8.
Somerhalder has received several Teen Choice Award's and a People's Choice Award for his participation on the series. In October 2012 Somerhalder was cast in the film Time Framed, which had begun filming in Los Angeles. In April 2018, Somerhalder was cast in the role of Dr. Luther Swann as a series regular in Netflix Vampire drama series V-Wars. Somerhalder was involved in the cleanup after the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling disaster on April 22, 2010, his efforts included cleaning of oiled wildlife and taping public service announcements to let the public know how they could help. Somerhalder supports the St. Tammany Humane Society, an organization for animal shelter and welfare. On November 13, 2010, he hosted a Bash on the Bayou charity fundraiser for the Society. During the event, Somerhalder was presented with a donation of $11,100 by The Vampire Diaries fandom for his birthday project. Together with his The Vampire Diaries co-stars Candice Accola and Michael Trevino, Somerhalder supports the It Gets Better Project, which makes it a goal to prevent suicide among LGBT youth associated with The Trevor Project.
For his second campaign, Somerhalder teamed up with The Vampire Diaries co-star Paul Wesley to release a limited edition shirt designed by a fan, with the words "Blood Brothers Since 1864." This campaign sold 10,000 shirts. On December 8, 2010, Somerhalder's 32nd birthday, he launched the "Ian Somerhalder Foundation" which he hopes will educate people on the importance of protecting the environment and animals: "Instead of gifts this year, my birthday wish is that we come together and raise funds to support projects that protect our habitat and nurture our furry friends, he opposes GMO foods and factory farming, supports ecologist Allan Savory in his crusade to let cows graze in sync with nature to enrich soil, enhance biodiversity, reverse climate change. In 2011 Somerhalder visited Savory in Africa and announced he was making a documentary about him with the goal of winning him a Nobel Prize. Somerhalder is a celebrity campaigner for RYOT, a Los Angeles-based media company known for RYOT.org, its cause-based, take action online news source.
Somerhalder dated his The Vampire Diaries co-star Nina Dobrev from 2010 to 2013. In mid-2014, Somerhalder began dating actress Nikki Reed, they confirmed their engagement in February 2015 and married on April 26, 2015, in Malibu, California. Their daughter, Bodhi Soleil was born on July 25, 2017. Ian Somerhalder on IMDb
Candice Rickelle Glover is an American R&B singer and actress who won the twelfth season of American Idol. Glover is the first winner to have auditioned three times before being cast for the live shows, her debut album Music Speaks was released on February 18, 2014. Candice Rickelle Glover was born on November 22, 1989 in Beaufort, South Carolina, to John and Carole Glover, she is the oldest of seven children. She graduated from Beaufort High School in 2008. Before Idol, Candice was insecure and struggled with her weight. In an interview, she said. Glover auditioned in Charlotte, North Carolina, she auditioned in the ninth and eleventh seasons. In the ninth season Simon Cowell said that he could not see Glover being anything more than a lounge singer and she was cut during the final 70 round, she was eliminated by producers during the ninth season when she forgot the lyrics to her song "Chasing Pavements" by Adele. Glover auditioned in Georgia, she sang "Blame It on Me" by Chrisette Michele. She advanced.
In round one, she performed Karina's "Slow Motion". In round three, she sang "Someone like You" by Adele, where she received a standing ovation from the judges, she performed "It Doesn't Matter Anymore" by Buddy Holly with eleventh season finalists DeAndre Brackensick and Jessica Sanchez in the group round and was eliminated. During her audition for the twelfth season, Glover sang "Syrup & Honey" by Duffy, where she received a standing ovation. Judge Randy Jackson said. Mariah Carey called her singing "The best singing we have heard thus far." Glover advanced to Hollywood. In an interview, she said, "I thought they were going to get sick of seeing my face." For the first round in Hollywood, she sang "Impossible" by Christina Aguilera. For the second round, she performed "Hit Em Up Style" with Kamaria Ousley, Denise Jackson, Melinda Ademi; this was named the best group. In round three, she put a jazzy twist on Alicia Keys's "Girl on Fire", it was announced that Glover was one of the top 20 girls of the season and she advanced to Las Vegas.
In Vegas, she performed "Natural Woman" by Aretha Franklin. In the semi-finals of the competition, Glover performed "Ordinary People" by John Legend. On March 7, 2013, she was voted into the Top 10, her Top 10 performance of "I" by Ben E. King earned her enough votes to land among the night’s top three contestants, along with Kree Harrison and Angie Miller. After her Top 6 performances, Glover earned enough votes to land in the night's top two contestants, along with Kree Harrison, she broke down in tears after receiving a standing ovation. For the first time, after her Top 4 performance, she landed in the bottom two. On May 16, Glover won the contest and her debut single'I Am Beautiful' was released to music store outlets. ^Note 1 When Ryan Seacrest announced the results for this particular night, Glover was in the bottom two with Amber Holcomb, but was declared safe as no one was eliminated. ^Note 2 Due to the surprise non-elimination at the top 4, the top 4 remained intact for another week. Following the finale broadcast on May 16, 2013, Glover's debut album, Music Speaks, along with her debut single "I Am Beautiful" was available for pre-order.
On May 17, 2013, Glover performed the single on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. On May 20, 2013, Glover performed on Live! with Kelly and Michael. Glover confirmed on May 21. In its first week "I Am Beautiful" reached number 33 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and number 93 on the Billboard Hot 100. Glover took part in the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2013, beginning on July 19 and ending on August 31, 2013, her debut album Music Speaks was released on February 18, 2014, after being pushed back from the original July 16 and October 8, 2013 dates. Glover's second single from her debut album is called "Cried," and was released on November 25, 2013. "Cried" debuted at number 28 on the Billboard Adult R&B chart in January 2014, has peaked at number 18. Glover has begun work on her second studio album, due out in 2016, she is writing all of the material on the album herself. She announced on her Facebook page that the album will be more "her" and that there will be a duet with fellow Idol contestant Amber Holcomb.
Glover was featured on Chadd Black's single, "Love No Fear", released on February 14, 2015. She will be releasing a mixtape with Black sometime in 2016. In January 2016, she announced, her new album will be released independently, she hopes to work with Jazmine Sullivan, Chris Brown, and/or Drake on it. She returned to Idol for the series finale on April 7, 2016, she performed with all the returning alumni to open the show, singing "One Voice." She performed "Joy to the World" with Melinda Doolittle. Glover will sing on Broadway in the show “Home For the Holidays, Live on Broadway”, being presented November 17 to December 30, 2017, at the August Wilson Theatre. Other vocal performers include Bianca Ryan, Peter Hollens and Evynne Hollens. Glover says. Nicki Minaj broke down in tears after Glover's performance of "Next to Me", saying that Glover has gotten so much more confident during her time on the show. Glover said she would never wear a dress on Idol, but she wore one during her performance of "Somewhere," "You've Changed" by Billie Holiday and the finale.
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Karen Lucille Hale is an American actress and singer. Early in her career, she was sometimes referred to as Lucy Kate Hale, she is best known for her role as Aria Montgomery on the Freeform series Pretty Little Liars. Some other notable roles in television played by Hale include Becca Sommers in Bionic Woman, Rose Baker in Privileged and Stella Abbott in Life Sentence. Hale has appeared in films, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, Sorority Wars, A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song, Scream 4, Truth or Dare and Dude. In addition to acting, Hale has ventured into music. In 2003, she first came to prominence as one of the five winners of the reality show American Juniors, a children's spin off of Fox's American Idol and began as a solo artist with signing Hollywood Records in 2012, on her debut studio album, Road Between. Hale was born in Tennessee, to Julie Knight and Preston Hale, she was named after one of her great-grandmothers. Her mother is a registered nurse, she has an older sister, Maggie, a step-sister, a step-brother Wes.
Hale was homeschooled as a child. During her childhood, she took singing lessons. In 2003, Hale first appeared on television. On July 30, 2003, Hale finished in fourth place and part of a group of the same name formed with the top 5 finishers but the group disbanded in 2005, after their self-titled studio album's lackluster sales. Hale performed the following songs on the show: Hale moved to Los Angeles at age 15 in the hopes of getting a record deal. Shortly after, she started auditioning and received a minor role on Drake & Josh and other guest roles on shows such as Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide, The O. C. Private Practice and Ruby & the Rockits, she appeared in two episodes on both television shows Wizards of Waverly Place as Miranda Hampson and How I Met Your Mother as Katie Scherbatsky. In 2007, Hale appeared in NBC's short-lived series Bionic Woman, a re-imagining from the 1976 series of the same name. Hale plays the younger sister of the title character Jaime Sommers; the character was portrayed by Mae Whitman in the unaired pilot episode, after which Whitman departed the series.
In August 2008, Hale made her big screen debut in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 portraying Effie Kaligaris, the younger sister of Lena Kaligaris. One month Hale starred in The CW series Privileged as Rose Baker, with co-stars JoAnna Garcia and Ashley Newbrough; the series is based on the book How to Teach Filthy Rich Girls by Zoey Dean and was cancelled by the network due to low ratings. Hale had auditioned for the two characters in the first two The Twilight Saga films, both were lost to Ashley Greene as Alice Cullen in Twilight and Dakota Fanning as Jane Volturi in The Twilight Saga: New Moon. In 2009, Hale appeared in two films, the comedy-drama Sorority Wars and the mystery-thriller Fear Island. In October 2009, Hale was cast as Aria Montgomery in Pretty Little Liars, based on the book series of the same name by Sara Shepard; the television series lasted seven seasons from 2010 to 2017, with Hale's performance was being praised by critics. She received a number of awards and nominations.
In January 2010, Hale appeared as the singer Phoebe Nichols and her identical body double Vanessa Patton in the CSI: Miami episode "Show Stopper". In 2011, Hale had a cameo role as Sherrie in the slasher film Scream 4. Hale was cast as the aspiring singer Katie Gibbs in A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song, the third installment of A Cinderella Story series and was released on direct to video in September 2011. Hale hosted an episode of MTV's Punk'd aired on April 26, 2012, where she pranked with Pretty Little Liars co-star Ian Harding, Vanessa Hudgens and Josh Hutcherson; the same year, Hale played the voice of Periwinkle, a twin sister of Tinker Bell in the animated Disney film Secret of the Wings. Hale was co-hosted for two television event shows, the 2013 Teen Choice Awards with Darren Criss and the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards Pre-Show with Sway Calloway. Hale served as a correspondent in New Orleans for Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest. In 2018, Hale was cast in The CW comedy-drama series Life Sentence as Stella Abbott, a woman who finds out that her terminal cancer is cured.
The series which only lasted one season. The same year, Hale starred in three films, Truth or Dare and The Unicorn. On March 11, 2019, Hale was cast in a lead role in the Riverdale spin-off series Katy Keene. Hale's upcoming projects include the independent romantic comedy A Nice Girl Like You and the film adaptation of Fantasy Island. Hale described music as her "first love", her early musical influences were Shania Twain and Faith Hill, but what ignited her interest in pursuing music was Britney Spears' "... Baby One More Time", she listened to Dixie Chicks. She recorded songs for A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song soundtrack. Hale lists country music acts Lady Antebellum and Miranda Lambert, as inspirations. Throughout her career, Hale made appearances of music videos with artists: Foy Vance's "She Burns", Chase Jordan's "Lose Control" and Jackson Harris' "Come Back Down to Earth". On June 12, 2012, Hale announced. On February 18, 2014, Hale's debut studio album was announced to be called Road Between, released on June 3, 2014.
The album includes two singles "You Sound Good to Me" and "Lie a Little Better". In 2015, Hale collaborated w
Selena Marie Gomez is an American singer and producer. After appearing on the children's television series Barney & Friends, she received wider recognition for her portrayal of Alex Russo on the Disney Channel television series Wizards of Waverly Place, which aired for four seasons from 2007 until 2012. With her former band Selena Gomez & the Scene, she attained the top-ten albums Kiss & Tell, A Year Without Rain and When the Sun Goes Down on the US Billboard 200; as a solo artist, Gomez has released the two number-one albums Stars Revival. She has earned seven top-ten entries on the US Billboard Hot 100: "Come & Get It", "The Heart Wants What It Wants", "Good for You" with ASAP Rocky, "Same Old Love", "Hands to Myself", "We Don't Talk Anymore" and "It Ain't Me" with Kygo. In 2017, Billboard reported that Gomez has sold over 7 million albums and 22 million singles worldwide. Gomez's acting credits include starring roles in the films Another Cinderella Story, Princess Protection Program, Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie and Beezus, Monte Carlo, Spring Breakers and The Fundamentals of Caring.
She voices the character of Mavis in the Hotel Transylvania film franchise. Outside of entertainment, Gomez released her own clothing line through Kmart in 2010 and a self-titled fragrance in 2013. In 2017, she released a limited-edition collection of handbags called "Selena Grace" that she designed in collaboration with the luxury brand Coach, Inc, she has worked with various charitable organizations for years and became a UNICEF ambassador at the age of seventeen. Gomez was the most followed Instagram user in the world before being surpassed by athlete Cristiano Ronaldo in late October 2018. Gomez has earned numerous awards throughout her career, including an ALMA Award, an American Music Award, an MTV Video Music Award, a People's Choice Award, two Billboard Women in Music Awards, eighteen Teen Choice Awards. Selena Marie Gomez was born in Grand Prairie, Texas on July 22, 1992, to Ricardo Joel Gomez and former stage actress Amanda Dawn "Mandy" Cornett. Gomez was named after Tejano singer and actress Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, who died in 1995.
Her father is of Mexican descent while her mother, adopted, has some Italian ancestry. Regarding her Hispanic heritage, Gomez has stated, "My family does have Quinceañeras, we go to the communion church. We do everything that's Catholic, but we don't have anything traditional except go to the park and have barbecues on Sundays after church." Gomez's parents divorced when she was five years old, she remained with her mother. Selena has two younger half-sisters: Gracie Elliot Teefey through Amanda and her second husband Brian Teefey, Victoria "Tori" Gomez through Ricardo and his wife Sara Gomez, she earned her high-school diploma through homeschooling in May 2010. When Gomez was born, her mother was sixteen years old; the family had financial troubles during Gomez's childhood, with her mother struggling to provide for the pair. At one point, Gomez recalled, they had to search for quarters just to get gas for their car, her mother recalled that the two would walk to their local dollar store to purchase spaghetti for dinner.
Gomez stated, "I was frustrated that my parents weren't together, never saw the light at the end of the tunnel where my mom was working hard to provide a better life for me. I'm terrified of what I would have become if I'd stayed." She added that " was strong around me. Having me at 16 had to have been a big responsibility, she gave up everything for me, had three jobs, supported me, sacrificed her life for me." Gomez had a close relationship with her grandparents as a child, appeared in various pageants growing up. Her grandparents took care of her while her parents finished their schooling, the pair went as far as stating that they "raised her" up until she found success in the entertainment industry. Gomez first gained an interest in pursuing a career in the entertainment industry watching her mother prepare for stage productions, she began auditioning for various roles, meeting Demi Lovato during an audition for Barney & Friends. Both Gomez and Lovato were selected to appear on the series in 2002, with Gomez portraying the character of Gianna.
The show was her first experience in acting, with Gomez recalling, "I was shy when I was little I didn't know what'camera right' was. I didn't know. I learned everything from Barney." Gomez appeared in thirteen episodes of the show between 2002 and 2004, though the show's producers released her as she was getting "too old" for the series. While working on the series, Gomez had a cameo role in the film Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over and the made-for-television film Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire. Gomez made a guest appearance in a 2006 episode of the Disney series The Suite Life of Cody. Gomez was given a recurring role on the popular Disney Channel series Hannah Montana in 2007, portraying pop star Mikayla. During this time, Gomez filmed pilot episodes for two potential Disney Channel series, she auditioned for a role in the Disney series Wizards of Waverly Place winning the lead role of Alex Russo. Upon receiving the role and her mother moved to Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. Wizards of Waverly Place saw Gomez portraying a teenage girl in a family of wizards who own a restaurant in New York.
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Ross Shor Lynch is an American singer, songwriter and actor. He was the lead vocalist of the pop rock band R5 and one half of the band The Driver Era, with his brother, Rocky Lynch; as an actor, he is known for his debut role as Austin Moon on the Disney Channel original series Austin & Ally, for his role as Brady in the Teen Beach Movie series. In 2017, Lynch branched into film, starring in the biopic My Friend Dahmer, where he played a teenaged Jeffrey Dahmer. In 2018, Lynch starred as Harvey Kinkle, Sabrina Spellman's boyfriend, on the Netflix television series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, based on the comic book series of the same name. Lynch was raised in Littleton, Colorado, he is the second youngest of five siblings. He was educated at home starting in the fourth grade when he learned to sing and play the guitar and piano. Lynch is a second cousin of entertainers Derek Hough and Julianne Hough, their maternal grandmothers being sisters. Lynch and his family moved to Los Angeles in 2007.
Lynch made a cameo appearance in the 2014 film Muppets Most Wanted. In 2016, he voiced the role of Piers in the English dub of the animated French adventure film Snowtime! The film centers around group of children who plan and stage a giant snowball fight during the Christmas holiday. Lynch starred as Mark Anthony in the Hollywood Bowl's production of A Chorus Line, which ran for three performances over the weekend of July 29, 2016; the musical, about dancers auditioning for a Broadway musical, was directed and choreographed by Baayork Lee, who starred in the original Broadway production. In May 2016, it was announced that Lynch would be starring in his feature film debut, Status Update, a comedy that began filming in Vancouver in June and wrapped in July 2016. Lynch stars as a teenager who stumbles upon a magical app that causes his social media status updates to come true. In July, he was cast as a teenage Jeffrey Dahmer in My Friend Dahmer, a film based on the 2012 graphic novel of the same name by Derf.
Lynch has appeared on the television shows So You Think You Can Dance and Moises Rules!, in the 2010 short film Grapple. He was in Kidz Bop, he was in Cymphonique's music video for "Lil' Miss Swagger". In early 2011, Lynch was cast in the pilot for the Disney Channel sitcom Austin & Ally, playing the lead male role of Austin Moon, a teenage singer who becomes an overnight sensation after a music video featuring a performance by him is uploaded to the Internet, he forms a partnership with Ally, played by Laura Marano. The pilot was picked up for a full season's production. After four seasons, the series ended on January 10, 2016. Lynch guest starred with the Austin & Ally cast in a crossover with Jessie, he guest starred with his co-star Laura Marano on Girl Meets World, where he reprised his role as Austin Moon. In early 2012, Lynch began working on the Disney Channel Original Movie Teen Beach Movie, playing Brady, the male lead role; the film was directed by Jeffrey Hornaday and premiered July 19, 2013, earning around 8.4 million viewers.
Lynch starred in the sequel, Teen Beach 2, which premiered on the Disney Channel on June 26, 2015, earning 7.5 million total viewers. In 2018, Lynch was cast as Sabrina Spellman's boyfriend Harvey Kinkle on Netflix's television series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, based on the comic book series of the same name. Lynch plays piano and bass, he has danced for the Rage Boyz Crew, a group founded by a dance company in Southern California. His debut single, "A Billion Hits", was released on April 2, 2012. On July 13, 2012, Lynch released his second soundtrack single, "Heard It on the Radio", which reached number 196 on UK Singles Chart. Lynch has recorded a multitude of songs for Ally, he sang all 14 songs for the TV show's soundtrack, released on September 12, 2012. These songs include "Can't Do It Without You", "A Billion Hits", "Heard It On the Radio", two songs with his band R5; the album peaked at #27 on the Billboard 200, one on the Billboard's Top Soundtracks and one on the Billboard's Kid Albums.
Lynch sang most of the songs from Austin & Ally: Turn It Up, the show's second soundtrack. He recorded songs for his film Teen Beach Movie, the fourth best-selling soundtrack of 2013 in the United States with 407,000 copies sold for the year, he sang two songs on the Austin & Ally: Take It from the Top EP. In 2015, Lynch recorded songs for his film Teen Beach 2, which debuted at number 10 on the Billboard Top 200. In 2016, Lynch contributed vocals to Tritonal's song "I Feel the Love" from their forthcoming album Painting With Dreams. In March 2010, R5 self-released an EP, Ready Set Rock and in April 2012, they signed with Hollywood Records, their second EP, was released on February 19, 2013, which featured the lead single and title track "Loud". The band's first full-length album, was released on September 24, 2013, the album includes the four songs from Loud as well as seven new songs; the second single from the album, "Pass Me By", premiered on Radio Disney on August 16, 2013. The music video premiered on August 29 on Disney Channel and is available for public viewing on the band's Vevo channel.
The third single, " Forget About You", was released on December 25, 2013, reached number 47 on Billboard Digital Pop Songs, the fourth single "One Last Dance" on May 29, 2014. The third extended play, Heart Made Up on You, was released on July 22, 2014, the self-titled single was released on August 1, 2014. On November 16, 2014, the band released the first single from second a
Joshua Ilan Gad is an American actor and singer. He is known for voicing Olaf in Frozen, playing Elder Arnold Cunningham in the Broadway musical The Book of Mormon, LeFou in the live action adaptation of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, he has appeared in ER, The Daily Show, Modern Family, New Girl, Bored to Death, Numb3rs. Gad played Skip Gilchrist in the political sitcom 1600 Penn on NBC, a fictionalized version of himself on FX's The Comedians, alongside Billy Crystal, his other film roles include The Rocker, The Internship, 21, Love & Other Drugs, Jobs, The Wedding Ringer, The Angry Birds Movie, A Dog's Purpose and Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express. He will star in the upcoming Netflix movie Super-Normal. Joshua Ilan Gad was born in Hollywood, Florida, on February 23, 1981, his mother, Susan, is a real estate agent and his stepfather is an investment advisor, he has two brothers, a stepbrother and a stepsister. He was raised Jewish as his father Sam Gad is a Jewish emigrant from Afghanistan and his mother, born in Germany, is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent.
Gad attended University School of Nova Southeastern University, graduating in 1999. While there, he won the National Forensics League National Tournament Championships for Original Oratory in 1998, for Humorous Interpretation and Original Oratory in 1999, he attended the Carnegie Mellon College of Fine Arts, where he graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in drama. During this time, he undertook a semester-long exchange at the National Institute of Dramatic Art. Gad portrayed news director Ryan Church on the Fox sitcom Back to You, which lasted one season from 2007 to 2008. Gad appeared as a correspondent on The Daily Show on May 5, 2009, became a regular correspondent on June 2, 2009, his signature segments include "The War on Christmas", in which he played an oversexed Benjamin Franklin, "Chubby Chasers", in which he reported on Michelle Obama's efforts to curb childhood obesity. In 2008, he played a supporting role in the film 21, a leading role in The Rocker. In 2010, he had a role in Love & Other Drugs, a guest role on the Bored to Death episode "Make it Quick, Fitzgerald!".
He was cast in the American version of the British sitcom No Heroics. In the pilot, Gad played'Horse Force', a former classmate from Superhero College, who can summon horses and works at a bar where the group hangs out; the show was not picked up. Gad originated the role of Elder Cunningham in the Broadway musical The Book of Mormon, his last performance was June 6, 2012. The show opened at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre on March 24, 2011. Gad was nominated for the 2011 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical, along with his co-star Andrew Rannells. Both lost to Norbert Leo Butz in Catch Me. In 2011, Gad had a cameo appearance in ABC's hit show, Modern Family, in Season 3's Thanksgiving episode. In 2011, Gad voiced "Mondo" in the MTV animated series Good Vibes, he made an appearance as Bump in the 2011 comedy road trip film Mardi Gras: Spring Break. In 2012, he voiced the molehog Louis in Ice Age: Continental Drift, he played'Bear Claw' on an episode of New Girl. In 2012, he starred. In 2013, he appeared as Skip Gilchrist in NBC's 1600 Penn, of which he is a co-creator and executive producer.
In 2013, he played Andrew in the film The Internship and starred as Steve Wozniak in the film Jobs. The same year, he voiced'Olaf' in Frozen, re-collaborating with co-songwriter Robert Lopez from The Book of Mormon. In 2014, Gad co-starred in Zach Braff's film Wish. In 2013, Gad's name was attached to the role of Sam Kinison in a biopic, under ongoing consideration, he wrote an article entitled "Technology pundit", which appeared in USA Today on August 12, 2013. In December 2013, it was announced Gad will co-write the film version of Gilligan's Island. In April 2014, it was announced that Gad and Ryan Dixon will be developing a live-action family adventure-comedy for Disney. In 2014, he had a guest voice role on Ferb. In 2015, Gad starred alongside Kevin Hart and Kaley Cuoco in The Wedding Ringer, co-starred with Billy Crystal on the FX comedy series The Comedians, which premiered on April 9, starred alongside Adam Sandler and Peter Dinklage in Pixels, about video game players who are recruited by the military to fight 1980s-era video game characters who have attacked the earth.
In September 2016, it was announced that Gad will co-write and star in the Amazon limited-series adaptation of the non-fiction book Toy Wars, by G. Wayne Miller, which follows the real-life battle between American toy giants Hasbro, the company behind GI Joe, Transformer and My Little Pony toys, Barbie-maker Mattel in the 1980s and 1990s. In 2017, Gad voiced the dog Bailey in A Dog's Purpose, a film billed as "a celebration of the special connection between humans and their dogs." That year, he played LeFou in the live-action film remake of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, co-starring with Emma Watson. In addition, Gad will be starring with Lupita Nyong'o and Alexander England in Abe Forsythe's Australian zombie romantic-comedy, horror film crossover, entitled Little Monsters. Gad married actress Ida Darvish in 2008, they have two daughters. Gad has stated that he loves the traditional asp
Harry Edward Styles is an English singer and actor. His musical career began in 2010 when he auditioned for the British singing competition The X Factor, he was eliminated early on, but was brought back to form the boy band One Direction. The band signed with Syco, they earned four number-one studio albums on the Billboard 200, earned four top-five singles on the Billboard Hot 100. They won a number of accolades; the band went on an indefinite hiatus in 2016. Styles signed with Columbia Records as a solo artist in 2016, his self-titled debut album topped the charts of fourteen countries. His debut single, "Sign of the Times", was released earlier that year and topped the charts in seven countries, including the UK Singles Chart. Styles made his film debut in Christopher Nolan's war film Dunkirk, a major box office success. Harry Edward Styles was born on 1 February 1994 in Worcestershire, he is the son of Anne Desmond "Des" Styles, who worked in finance. Many of his ancestors were farm labourers in Norfolk.
Styles was raised in Holmes Chapel, after his parents moved there along with his older sister, when he was a child. His earliest memory is of going to Disney World, he attended Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School. Styles's parents divorced when he was seven and his mother was remarried to Robin Twist, who died of cancer in 2017. Styles has an older stepbrother named Mike and a stepsister named Amy, children of Twist; as a sixteen-year-old, he worked part-time at the W. Mandeville Bakery in Holmes Chapel; as a child, Styles loved singing. While at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive, Styles was the lead singer for the band White Eskimo, which won a local Battle of the Bands competition. Following a suggestion from his mother, on 11 April 2010, Styles auditioned as a solo contestant for the seventh series of the British televised singing competition The X Factor, singing a rendition of Stevie Wonder's "Isn't She Lovely", he failed to progress to the "Boys" category at "judges' houses". Four others in his age group failed, but they were put together as an ensemble in July 2010, during the "bootcamp" stage of the competition, thus qualifying for the "Groups" category.
Nicole Scherzinger, a guest judge, Simon Cowell have both claimed to have come up with the idea of forming the band. The group consisting of Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, got together for two weeks to practise. Styles said he had suggested the name One Direction to his bandmates and they agreed to keep it. Within the first four weeks of the live shows, they were Cowell's last act in the competition; the group gained popularity in the UK. In December 2010, One Direction finished The X Factor in third place behind Rebecca Ferguson and Matt Cardle, who won. In January 2011, it was confirmed that One Direction had been signed by Cowell to a reported £2 million Syco Records record contract. One Direction's debut single, "What Makes You Beautiful", bowed at number one on the UK Singles Chart in September 2011, their first studio album, Up All Night, was released two months later. In November 2012, One Direction released their second album, Take Me Home, which spawned the group's second number one single in the UK, "Little Things".
Styles dated American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift in the year of its release, leading to fan and media speculation about them writings songs about each other after their break-up. At around this period, Styles lived in the attic of producer Ben Winston's home in Hampstead Heath, for 20 months while he looked for his own house. One Direction: This Is Us, a documentary and concert film about the group directed by Morgan Spurlock, was released in August 2013, subsequently grossing $68.5 million at the worldwide box office. In November the same year, the group released their third album, Midnight Memories, which spawned the hit singles "Story of My Life" and "Best Song Ever". Styles co-wrote the song "Just a Little Bit of Your Heart" for Ariana Grande's album, My Everything, released in August 2014. In November, One Direction released their fourth album, the last to include Zayn Malik, due his exit from the group in early 2015. In August 2015, the group confirmed rumours of an extended hiatus following the completion of their fifth album, Made in the A.
M. and related promotional activities. Styles said he had suggested the hiatus in late 2014 while working in the studio, not wanting to "exhaust" the fan base. Over the course of their career, One Direction have sold 7.6 million albums and 26 million singles in the US, amassed seven BRIT Awards, seven American Music Awards, six Billboard Music Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, among others. In February 2016, Styles left One Direction's management company, Modest Management, joined Jeffrey Azoff's Full Stop Management. Styles launched his own record label, Erskine Records, in May and signed a recording contract with Columbia Records as a solo artist, the same label behind One Direction, in June. Styles co-wrote the song "Someday" with Meghan Trainor for Michael Bublé's album, Nobody but Me, released in October. Recording for Styles' debut album took place throughout 2016 in Los Angeles and Port Antonio, where Styles and his collaborators had a two-month writing retreat in the autumn. Jeff Bhasker executive produced the album, Alex Salibian, Tyler Johnson, Kid Harpoon served as producers.
In March 2017, Styles announced his first solo single, "Sign of the Times", would be released on 7 April. The son