Kimberly Kardashian West is an American media personality, businesswoman and actress. Kardashian first gained media attention as a friend and stylist of Paris Hilton but received wider notice after a 2002 sex tape, Kim Kardashian, with her then-boyfriend Ray J was released in 2007; that year and her family began to appear in the E! Reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians, its success soon led to the creation of spin-offs including Kourtney and Kim Take New York and Kourtney and Kim Take Miami. Kardashian has developed an online and social media presence, including hundreds of millions of followers on Twitter and Instagram, she has released a variety of products tied to her name, including the 2014 mobile game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, a variety of clothing and products, the 2015 photo book Selfish and her eponymous personal app. Her relationship with rapper Kanye West has received significant media coverage; as an actress, Kardashian has appeared in films such as Disaster Movie, Deep in the Valley and Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor.
In recent years, Kardashian has focused on her own businesses by founding KKW Beauty and KKW fragrance in 2017. In 2019 she launched Skims, called Kimono but the name was changed due to immediate backlash, she has become more politically active by lobbying president Donald Trump for prison reform and lobbying for Alice Marie Johnson to be granted clemency. Kardashian is planning to become a lawyer by doing a four-year law apprenticeship, supervised by the law firm #cut50 at which Van Jones is a partner. Time magazine included Kardashian on their list of 2015's 100 most influential people, while Vogue described her in 2016 as a "pop culture phenomenon." Both critics and admirers have described her as exemplifying the notion of being famous for being famous. She was reported to be the highest-paid reality television personality of 2015, with her estimated total earnings exceeding US$53 million. Kim Kardashian was born on October 21, 1980, in Los Angeles, the daughter of Robert and Kris, she has an older sister, Kourtney, a younger sister, Khloé, a younger brother, Rob.
Their mother is of Dutch, English and Scottish ancestry, while their father was a third-generation Armenian-American. After their parents divorced in 1991, her mother married again that year, to Caitlyn Jenner, the 1976 Summer Olympics decathlon winner. Through their marriage, Kim Kardashian gained step-brothers Burton "Burt", Brody, she attended a Roman Catholic all-girls school in Los Angeles. In 1994, her father represented football player O. J. Simpson during his murder trial. Simpson is Kardashian's godfather. Kardashian's father died in 2003 of cancer. In her 20s, Kardashian was the close friend and stylist of socialite Paris Hilton, through whom she first garnered media attention. Kardashian got her first stint in show-business as friend and stylist of Paris Hilton, appearing as guest on various episodes of the Hilton-starring reality television series The Simple Life, between 2003 and 2006. In 2006, Kardashian entered the business world with her two sisters and opened the boutique shop D-A-S-H in Calabasas, California.
In February 2007, a sex tape made by Kardashian and Ray J in 2002 was leaked. Kardashian filed a lawsuit against Vivid Entertainment, who distributed the film as Kim Kardashian, Superstar, she dropped the suit and settled for a reported US$5 million, allowing Vivid to release the tape. Several media outlets criticized her and the family for using the sex tape's release as a publicity stunt to promote their upcoming reality show. In October 2007 Kardashian, in addition to her mother Kris Jenner, her step-parent Caitlyn Jenner, her siblings Kourtney, Khloé, Rob Kardashian, half-sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner, began to appear in the reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians; the series proved successful for E!, has led to the creations of spin-offs including Kourtney and Kim Take New York and Kourtney and Kim Take Miami. In one of the episodes, Kim discussed an offer from Playboy to appear nude in the magazine; that December, Kardashian posed in a nude pictorial for Playboy. In 2008, she made her feature film debut in the disaster film spoof Disaster Movie, in which she appeared as a character named Lisa.
That same year, she was a participant on season seven of Dancing with the Stars, where she was partnered with Mark Ballas. Kardashian was the third contestant to be eliminated. In January 2009, Kardashian made a cameo appearance during an episode of the sitcom How I Met Your Mother, in the episode "Benefits". In April, she released a workout DVD series through her television production company Kimsaprincess Productions, LLC which has seen the release of three successful workout videos, Fit in Your Jeans by Friday, with trainers Jennifer Galardi and Patrick Goudeau. Kardashian played Elle in four episodes of the television series Beyond the Break. Kardashian became a guest host of WrestleMania XXIV and guest judge on America's Next Top Model in August of that year. In September, Fusion Beauty and Seven Bar Foundation launched "Kiss Away Poverty", with Kardashian as the face of the campaign. For every LipFusion lipgloss sold, US$1 went to the Foundation to fund women entrepreneurs in the US; the following month, she released her first fragrance self-titled "Kim Kardashian".
Erika Thormahlen is an American actress and child educator. She is best known for her role as Ashley "Ash" Gordon on the NBC comedy-drama Just Deal. Thormahlen was born in Oregon, she began modeling at the age of 10. She attended Alameda High School in Alameda and was slated to graduate in 1998 but instead opted for a GED. While studying for her degree in English and creative writing at UCLA, she was cast in the NBC Saturday morning program Just Deal co-starring as Ashley "Ash" Gordon; the show ran for 39 episodes before ending in its run 2002. Within the same year, she guest starred on episode of Angel as well as getting the lead role in the 2005 short film Smile for the Camera. In 2007, Thormahlen earned a Master's degree in Education in Arts & Humanities at New York University. Thormahlen created and produced a TV pilot for kids focusing on food and nutrition called, What's Cooking with Waffles and Mousemeat; the puppet show features a human cast including Simon Helberg, Jason Ritter and a guest interview with Maroon 5.
The show premiered at the 2006 New York Television Festival. Thormahlen lives in New York City and works as a freelance writer and creative consultant in children's education and media, as well as contributor to New York Family magazine. Erika Thormahlen on IMDb
Minden Row is a street in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. It crosses Middle Road and ends at Salisbury Road to the South. A short alley called; the street is named after HMS Minden, a Royal Navy ship of the line, in turn named after the German town Minden and the Battle of Minden of 1759, a decisive victory of British and Prussian forces over France in the Seven Years' War. She served as a hospital ship in Hong Kong after a typhoon destroyed the shore-based Royal Naval Hospital at Hong Kong on 22 July 1841. Nonetheless, the Chinese name of the street was a mistranslation, as it has little to do with the Southeast Asian country; the small section near Middle Road was designated pedestrian only and the entrance of Signal Hill Garden is at its left. The southern portion linking Middle and Salisbury Roads cuts under the Middle Road car park. All tourist attractions and shopping malls in Tsim Sha Tsui are within walking distance and a number of bars and restaurants lies along the street. List of streets and roads in Hong Kong