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R. Kelly

Robert Sylvester Kelly is an American singer, musician, record producer and former semi-professional basketball player. He has been credited with helping to redefine R&B and hip hop, earning nicknames such as "the King of R&B", "the King of Pop-Soul", the "Pied Piper of R&B". Kelly is known for songs including "I Believe I Can Fly", "Bump N' Grind", "Your Body's Callin'", "Gotham City", "Ignition", "If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time", "The World's Greatest", "I'm a Flirt", the hip-hopera "Trapped in the Closet". In 1998, Kelly won three Grammy Awards for "I Believe I Can Fly." Although Kelly is a singer and songwriter, he has written and remixed songs and albums for many artists. In 1996, he was nominated for a Grammy Award for writing Michael Jackson's song "You Are Not Alone". Kelly has sold over 75 million records worldwide, making him the most successful R&B male artist of the 1990s and one of the world's best-selling music artists, he is the 55th best-selling music artist in the United States, with over 32 million album sales.

Kelly was named by Billboard as the Top R&B/Hip Hop Artist between 1985-2010 and the most successful R&B artist in history. Since the 1990s, Kelly has been the subject of numerous allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct with underage girls, all charges he denies. In 2002, he was indicted on 13 counts of child pornography, but was acquitted of all charges in 2008. In January 2019, a viewed Lifetime docuseries titled Surviving R. Kelly detailed allegations of sexual abuse by multiple women, allegations Kelly denies. Facing pressure from the public using the Mute R. Kelly hashtag, RCA Records dropped Kelly. On February 22, 2019, Kelly was indicted on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. On July 11, 2019, Kelly was arrested on federal charges alleging sex crimes and obstruction of justice. Kelly faces a total of 18 federal counts, including child pornography and forced labor, as of July 12, 2019; as a result, he is incarcerated at Metropolitan Correctional Center, Chicago. Robert Sylvester Kelly was born at Chicago Lying-in Hospital in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago on January 8, 1967.

He is the third of brother and a younger brother. His mother, Joanne Kelly, was a professional singer who raised her children in the Baptist church, where she sang lead in the choir; the identity of his father, who has always been absent in Kelly's life, is not publicly known. His family lived in the Ida B. Wells Homes public housing project in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood. Kelly's high school music teacher Lena McLin described Kelly's childhood home: "It was bare. One table, two chairs. There was no father there, I knew that, they had little." Kelly began singing in the church choir at age eight. Kelly grew up in a house full of women, who he said would act differently when his mother and grandparents were not home. From age eight to 14, Kelly was sexually abused by an older female family member. Explaining why he never told anyone, Kelly wrote in his 2012 autobiography Soulacoaster that he was "too afraid and too ashamed". Around age 10, Kelly was sexually abused by an older male, a friend of the family.

At age 11, Kelly was shot in the shoulder while riding his bike. While Kelly himself stated that he was shot by boys who were attempting to steal his bike, a family friend stated that Kelly shot himself while attempting suicide. Kelly was eight when he had Lulu, they would hold hands and eat make-believe meals inside their playhouse built from cardboard, where they "vowed to be boyfriend and girlfriend forever." Kelly wrote in his autobiography that their last play date turned tragic when, after fighting with some older children over a play area by a creek, Lulu was pushed into the water. A fast-moving current swept her away. Shortly thereafter, her lifeless body was found downstream. Kelly calls Lulu his first musical inspiration. Kelly entered Kenwood Academy in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood in the fall of 1981, where he met music teacher Lena McLin, who encouraged Kelly to perform the Stevie Wonder classic "Ribbon in the Sky" in the high school talent show. A shy Kelly was escorted onto the stage, sang the song and won first prize.

Dr. McLin had encouraged a young Kelly to leave the high school basketball team and concentrate on music, she said he was furious at first. McLin remains spiritual adviser. Kelly played basketball with the late Illinois state champion basketball player Ben Wilson and sang "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday" at Wilson's funeral. An undiagnosed and untreated learning disability, believed to be dyslexia, left Kelly unable to read or write, he dropped out of high school and as a teenager, Kelly began street performing under the Chicago Transportation Authority "El" tracks and formed a group with friends Marc McWilliams, Vincent Walker and Shawn Brooks. In 1989, they formed the group MGM. In 1990, MGM recorded and released one single "Why You Wanna Play Me". In 1991, Kelly signed with Jive Records. Kelly was close to his mother Joanne, who took him with her to church and a local club where she performed, she died from cancer in 1993. He would name his eldest daughter after her. R. Kelly gained national recognition in 1989 when he, along with Marc McWilliams, Vincent Walker and Shawn Brooks, participated on the talent TV show Big Break, hosted by Natalie Cole.

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Alejandro Illescas

Alejandro Illescas Calderón was a Mexican voice actor, heard in the Latin American dubs of many movies, TV series, cartoons in small roles as policemen, reporters, or announcers. Leon in Blade Runner Referee Al Kaplon in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story Watto in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace and Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones Happy Jack Mulraney in Gangs of New York Interpol councilmember in El Castillo de Cagliostro Happy in Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse Dr. Eckermann in Cyborg 009 Happy in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Boris Badenov in The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle Parquis in The End of the Affair James Levine in Fantasia 2000 Gordon in The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland Stormtrooper in Star Wars Guards and gypsies in The Hunchback of Notre Dame M. Bison in Street Fighter II: La Película Construction worker in Mermaid's Scar Major Dutch Schaefer in Predator Happy in House of Mouse Boomhauer in King of the Hill Cheetor in Beast Wars Ebisu in Naruto Genma Saotome in Ranma ½ Almighty Tallest Purple in Invader Zim Alejandro Illescas on IMDb Good bye to the actor, Alejandro Illescas Doblaje en Espanol news

Third Wheel

"Third Wheel" is the third episode in the third season of the television series How I Met Your Mother and 47th overall. It aired on October 8, 2007. Ted calls Barney from the bathroom in MacLaren's to explain that he is about to "go for the belt", which Barney cannot believe. Half an hour we see Barney and Marshall playing tennis on the Nintendo Wii and Ted,'suited up' and about to leave, tries to get them to come with him. Engrossed in their game and Marshall say they will follow shortly. Robin and Lily are dressed up. Ted calls Barney from the bar. Ted runs into Trudy from "The Pineapple Incident" and, while chatting, Trudy's competitive sorority sister Rachel appears and joins in. Ted calls Barney again to explain the situation that's arising and to ask which girl he should go for. Lily takes Barney's phone and tells Ted she will come down to see and let him know, but when she arrives she says that both are giving him the green light. Meanwhile, Robin is on a date with a British surgeon and flirting to comical proportions, but she calls Lily and tells her to bring a razor, as she is about to break her'no shave' policy.

Rachel and Trudy insinuate to Ted about their plans for a threesome and Ted explains to Lily and Marshall about the ongoing competition between himself and Barney for'the belt', a replica wrestling belt that Barney bought some time ago, which would be awarded to the first one to pull off'the tricycle'. Marshall is upset he wasn't included in the tricycle competition and tries to convince everyone he could win, while Rachel and Ted decide to head up to the apartment. Robin calls Lily again to ask for a razor but Lily cannot leave the apartment due to Ted's situation, so Robin is forced to pay $50 to a waitress at the restaurant to get her a razor from a nearby pharmacy. Ted tells Barney and Marshall that he is bringing the girls upstairs, so they hide in Ted's room. Ted goes to get a CD but runs into the rest of the gang in his room, where Barney attempts to sabotage Ted's plans and insists that the belt is his birth-right. Barney tells the story of how he "rode the tricycle" the year before, but a spilled glass of red wine scuppered his chances.

As Ted protests about Barney's interference, Lily takes a closer look at the girls and recognises Rachel from the earlier shoe sale incident as the girl who snatched a pair of boots from Lily's grasp. On Robin's date, the waitress gives Robin a razor but without any shaving cream, so she is forced to improvise in the bathroom with some ice cream, she knocks herself out on the bathroom floor, leaving her date waiting outside. As Rachel and Trudy attempt to step things up with Ted, he suffers an attack of nerves and tries to end things abruptly; when he confronts the gang in his bedroom, Barney defends Ted's actions by explaining that this problem is not uncommon and is what ended his "tricycle" efforts the previous year. Seeing the opportunity Ted has, Barney decides to coach him into winning the belt and tells Ted to open proceedings with a foot massage and use "the mortality angle", but by the time he leaves the bedroom the girls appear to be gone; when he hears giggling coming from Lily and Marshall's room, Ted peers in enters with a smile on his face.

Cutting to the next day in the bar, Ted and Marshall are discussing the night, Barney demands to know what happened. Ted will not divulge any information; the final scene recaps events at the restaurant the previous night, where Robin's date asks the waitress to check if Robin is still in the bathroom. Peering in to see Robin sprawled, semi-conscious on the floor, she tells him no one is in there and the window is open. Seizing the moment, the waitress leaves with Robin's date and Robin comes out of the bathroom to try and salvage the night, only to note that her head is bleeding, before collapsing again. Donna Bowman of The A. V. Club rated the episode A−. Staci Krause of IGN gave the episode a rating of 8.3 out of 10. The review mentions the extended scene, posted on the official site, improvised by the actors after Ted says, "see you on the other side". "Third Wheel" on IMDb "Third Wheel" at TV.com Bethan