Adrian Lewis Peterson is an American football running back for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. He played college football at Oklahoma and was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings seventh overall in the 2007 NFL Draft. Peterson set the NCAA freshman rushing record with 1,925 yards as a true freshman during the 2004 season; as a unanimous first-team All-American, he became the first freshman to finish as the runner-up in the Heisman Trophy balloting. Peterson finished his college football career as the Sooners' third all-time leading rusher. Following his first professional season, in which he set an NFL record for most rushing yards in a single game, Peterson was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, he was awarded the MVP award for his performance in the Pro Bowl and became only the fifth player in NFL history to have more than 3,000 yards through his first two seasons. In 2010, he became the fifth fastest player to run for 5,000 yards. In 2012, Peterson became the sixth fastest player to reach 8,000 rushing yards, ending the season with 2,097 rushing yards, just nine yards shy of breaking Eric Dickerson's single season all-time record.
Peterson amassed 2,314 all-purpose yards from scrimmage in 2012, tying Marcus Allen for the eighth-highest total ever. For his efforts, he received the NFL MVP Award and the AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award for the 2012 NFL season. During the 2013 season, Peterson became the third fastest player to reach 10,000 rushing yards in NFL history. In 2015, Peterson became the oldest running back to make first-team All-Pro, doing so at 30 years of age. In September 2014, Peterson was indicted by a Montgomery County grand jury on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child that occurred earlier that year, was suspended for the rest of the 2014 season. A free agent coming into the 2017 season, Peterson signed a two-year contract with the New Orleans Saints, but was traded to the Arizona Cardinals just five weeks into the season before being released following the season's end. Peterson signed with the Washington Redskins in 2018, where he recorded the eighth 1,000-yard season of his career, tied for sixth-most all-time.
Peterson was born in Palestine, Texas, to Bonita Brown and Nelson Peterson, who were star athletes in college. His father was a shooting guard for Idaho, but his dream of a National Basketball Association career was derailed when a gun that his brother was cleaning discharged into his leg, his mother, a three-time Texas state champion at Westwood High School, attended the University of Houston on an athletic scholarship as a sprinter and long jumper. Peterson's best friend was Brian. Peterson's father nicknamed him "All Day,". At age 7, Peterson saw his 9-year-old brother, it was around that time that Peterson began to deal with his pain through sports and became interested in football. He was the star of his youth football teams coached by Rick Nally. Coach Nally stated that at that early age, "we would watch AD play in the NFL one day", his father Nelson participated as an Assistant Coach. Peterson played in the popular Anderson County Youth Football Program; when Peterson was 13, his father was arrested for laundering money for a crack cocaine ring.
Peterson was a three-sport standout in football and track at Palestine High School in Palestine, Texas. Peterson was most notable in football, which he played during senior years. During his sophomore year, he was not eligible to play for the Palestine High School Wildcats varsity football team. Peterson's junior season ended with 2,051 yards on 246 carries, an average of 8.3 yards per carry, 22 touchdowns. It was during his junior year that he began to attract the attention of Division I recruiters and realized he would have his pick of colleges after his senior year; as a senior in 2003, he rushed for 2,960 yards on 252 attempts, an average of 11.7 yards per carry, 32 touchdowns. After a game, players from the other team asked for his autograph. Following Maurice Clarett's unsuccessful attempt to sue the NFL over its age limit in 2004, there was considerable debate over whether any high school football player might be able to make the leap from the preps to the pro game; the player most mentioned was Peterson.
Peterson followed in his mother's footsteps to excel in track & field at Woodward, where he won several medals in events such as the 100 meters, 200 meters, triple jump, long jump. Peterson's coach has stated that he believes that, had he not chosen a career in football, Peterson could have become an Olympic sprinter instead, he recorded a wind-legal time of 10.26 seconds in the 100-meter dash at the 2002 District 15-4A Championships, where he took first by a large margin. He posted a wind-assisted time of 10.33 seconds in the 100 meters at the 2003 UIL State Track Meet, where he earned a second-place finish behind Ivory Williams, who won the 2004 World Junior Championship over the same distance. At the 2004 District 14-4A Championships, Peterson ran the second leg on the Palestine 4 × 100 m relay squad, helping lead them to victory with a time of 41.50 seconds. Peterson has stated that his personal-best times are 10.19 seconds in the 100 meters, 21.23 seconds in the 200 meters, 47.6 seconds in the 400 meters.
Regarded as a five-star recruit by both the Rivals.com and Scout.com recruiting networks, Peterson was listed as the best running back and overall prospect in the Class of 2004 by Rivals.com. After considering schools such as Texas, Texas A&M, UCLA, Miami, he decided that he wanted to go to a school where he could be a difference-maker in a national champion
Zachary John Quinto is an American actor and film producer. He is known for his roles as Sylar on the science fiction drama series Heroes, Spock in the reboot Star Trek and its sequels Star Trek Into Darkness and Star Trek Beyond, as well as his Emmy nominated performance in American Horror Story: Asylum, his other film roles include Margin Call, What's Your Number?, Hitman: Agent 47, Hotel Artemis. He appeared in smaller roles on television series such as So NoTORIous, The Slap, 24, on stage in Angels in America. Quinto was born in Pittsburgh, grew up in the suburb of Green Tree, Pennsylvania, he attended Jude Catholic School. His mother, Margaret J. "Margo", worked at an investment firm and at a magistrate's office. His father, Joseph John "Joe" Quinto, a barber, died of cancer. Quinto and his brother, were subsequently raised by their mother, he grew up Catholic. His father was of Italian descent. Quinto graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1995, where he participated in its musicals and won the Gene Kelly Award for Best Supporting Actor, attended Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama, from which he graduated in 1999.
Quinto first appeared on television in the short-lived television series The Others, appeared as a guest star on shows including CSI, Touched by an Angel, Six Feet Under, Lizzie McGuire, L. A. Dragnet. In 2003, during the theatrical run of Endgame by Samuel Beckett, directed by Kristina Lloyd at the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles playing the role of Clov, he landed a recurring role as computer expert Adam Kaufman on the Fox series 24. In 2006, Quinto played the role of Sasan: the haughty, bisexual Iranian-American best friend of Tori Spelling on her VH1 series So NoTORIous; that year, he joined the cast of Heroes as Gabriel Gray, better known as the serial killer Sylar. He worked on the series until its cancellation in 2010 after four seasons, his casting as a young Spock in the J. J. Abrams-directed reboot of the Star Trek film franchise was announced at the 2007 Comic-Con. Speaking alongside Leonard Nimoy at a press conference to promote the first new Star Trek film, Quinto revealed that Nimoy had been given casting approval over who would play the role of the young Spock.
"For me Leonard's involvement was only liberating, frankly," says Quinto. "I knew that he had approval over the actor that would play young Spock, so when I got the role I knew from the beginning it was with his blessing." In a September 2008 interview, Abrams said of Quinto's performance as Spock: "Zachary brought a gravity and an incredible sense of humor, a wonderful combination because Spock's character is deceivingly complicated. The revelation for me watching the movie, when I got to watch the whole thing after working on sequences, was that he is extraordinary, he was doing things I didn't realize while we were shooting – these amazing things to track his story." Quinto made references to Star Trek's historical record for diversity and inclusiveness in its casting and storylines, said that he hoped the looming election of Barack Obama would build that dynamic towards the film's May 2009 release date. After Star Trek, he appeared in the comedy short Boutonniere, it "...was a movie written and directed by my former landlady and friend.
She called up and said,'Would you do me a favor and be in my short film?'" In 2008, Quinto joined with Neal Dodson to form Before the Door Pictures. The company produced projects in film, new media, published two graphic novels in a deal with comic book publisher Archaia Entertainment: they published a graphic novel called Mr. Murder is Dead, created by writer Victor Quinaz followed by LUCID: A Matthew Dee Adventure written by writer/actor Michael McMillian. Quinto starred in several comedy shorts, he played a strangely lovable kidnapper in "Hostage: A Love Story", written by the comedy duo HoltandSteele, for Before the Door Pictures and www. FunnyOrDie.com. He played a prospective dog adopter in "Dog Eat Dog", written and directed by Sian Heder, premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2012. Quinto has kept up his theatre experience, which includes roles in a variety of productions, including classics such as Samuel Beckett's Endgame at the Los Angeles Odyssey Theatres in 2003, Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing at the Los Angeles Shakespeare Festival and Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow at the Old Globe Theatre.
From October 2010 to February 2011, Quinto played the lead role of Louis Ironson in an Off-Broadway revival of Tony Kushner's Angels in America at the Signature Theatre, New York City. For this role, Quinto received the Theatreworld Outstanding Debut Performance award. In 2013, Quinto played the role of Tom Wingfield in the American Repertory Theatre's production of The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, he was in the Broadway reprisal of the production, in 2014. In February 2016, Zachary appeared in the New York premiere of MCC Theater's Smokefall. In 2010, Quinto's company Before the Door Pictures produced Margin Call, an independent film about the financial crisis. Quinto played the role of Peter Sullivan in the film, in a cast that included Jeremy Irons, Kevin Spacey, Stanley Tucci, Penn Badgley and Demi Moore. Margin Call premiered in January 2011 at the Sundance Film Festival. Margin Call received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay, by J. C. Chandor. Quinto was an executive producer for Chandor's next film All Is Lost with Robert Redford as the
Mozilla is a free software community founded in 1998 by members of Netscape. The Mozilla community uses, develops and supports Mozilla products, thereby promoting free software and open standards, with only minor exceptions; the community is supported institutionally by the not-for-profit Mozilla Foundation and its tax-paying subsidiary, the Mozilla Corporation. Mozilla's products include the Firefox web browser, Thunderbird e-mail client, Firefox OS mobile operating system, Bugzilla bug tracking system, Gecko layout engine, Pocket "read-it-later-online" service, others. According to web browsers usage statistics, Mozilla's Firefox trails behind Google Chrome. On January 23, 1998, Netscape made two announcements: first, that Netscape Communicator would be free. One day Jamie Zawinski, from Netscape, registered mozilla.org. The project took its name, "Mozilla", after the original code-name of the Netscape Navigator browser — a portmanteau of "Mosaic and Godzilla", used to co-ordinate the development of the Mozilla Application Suite, the open-source version of Netscape's internet software, Netscape Communicator.
Jamie Zawinski says. A small group of Netscape employees were tasked with coordination of the new community. Mozilla aimed to be a technology provider for companies, such as Netscape, who would commercialize their open-source code; when AOL reduced its involvement with Mozilla in July 2003, the Mozilla Foundation was designated the legal steward of the project. Soon after, Mozilla deprecated the Mozilla Suite in favor of creating independent applications for each function the Firefox web browser and the Thunderbird email client, moved to supply them directly to the public. Mozilla's activities have since expanded to include Firefox on mobile platforms, a mobile OS called Firefox OS, a web-based identity system called Mozilla Persona and a marketplace for HTML5 applications. In a report released in November 2012, Mozilla reported that their total revenue for 2011 was $163 million, up 33% from $123 million in 2010. Mozilla noted that 85% of their revenue comes from their contract with Google. At the end of 2013, Mozilla announced a deal with Cisco Systems whereby Firefox would download and use a Cisco-provided binary build of an open source codec to play the proprietary H.264 video format.
Eich's donation first became public knowledge in 2012, while he was Mozilla’s chief technical officer, leading to angry responses on Twitter—including the use of the hashtag "#wontworkwithbigots". Protests emerged in 2014 following the announcement of Eich's appointment as CEO of Mozilla. U. S. companies OkCupid and CREDO Mobile received media coverage for their objections, with the former asking its users to boycott the browser, while Credo amassed 50,000 signatures for a petition that called for Eich's resignation. Due to the controversy, Eich voluntarily stepped down on April 3, 2014 and Mitchell Baker, executive chairwoman of Mozilla Corporation, posted a statement on the Mozilla blog: "We didn't move fast enough to engage with people once the controversy started. Mozilla believes both in freedom of speech. Equality is necessary for meaningful speech, and you need free speech to fight for equality." Eich's resignation promoted a backlash. OkCupid co-founder and CEO Sam Yagan had donated $500 to Republican candidate Chris Cannon who proceeded to vote for multiple measures viewed as "anti-gay", including the banning of same-sex marriage.
Eva Jacqueline Longoria Bastón is an American actress, director and businesswoman. After a number of guest roles on several television series, Longoria was recognized for her portrayal of Isabella Braña on the CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless, on which she starred from 2001 to 2003, she is well known for her role as Gabrielle Solis on the television series Desperate Housewives, which ran from 2004 to 2012 and for which she received Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. She has appeared in The Sentinel, Over Her Dead Body, For Greater Glory, Frontera and Overboard. From 2015 to 2016, Longoria starred as Ana Sofia Calderón on the short-lived NBC sitcom Telenovela, served as an executive producer for the Lifetime television series Devious Maids, she has served as an executive producer of social issue documentaries, including Food Chains and The Harvest. Longoria has appeared in several advertising campaigns, she has been named one of Hollywood's most beautiful women by several publications, including People en Español and People magazines.
She holds modeling contracts with L'Oréal, New York & Co, among others. Longoria was born in Corpus Christi, the youngest of four daughters born to Mexican-American parents, Ella Eva and Enrique Longoria, Jr. One of her sisters had special needs, she told Redbook in 2016: She was raised Roman Catholic. She did not speak Spanish growing up, did not learn the language until 2009. While in high school, she worked at a Wendy's restaurant part-time for three years to help earn money for her quinceañera. Longoria told the press how her years in fast food as a teen shaped her work ethic. Longoria earned 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, Longoria entered a talent contest. While auditioning for roles, Longoria worked as a headhunter for four years, she received her master's degree in Chicano Studies from California State University, Northridge, in May 2013 following three years of study.
Her thesis was entitled, "Success STEMS From Diversity: The Value of Latinas in STEM Careers." Longoria landed her first television role in 1999 after meeting Executive Producer Gary Ghiaey at a political reception in Los Angeles. Longoria guest-starred in an episode of Beverly Hills, 90210. Another guest appearance in General Hospital the same year brought her big break on the CBS Daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless, she portrayed Isabella Braña from 2001 to 2003. After leaving The Young and the Restless, Longoria appeared in the Dick Wolf revival of Dragnet. Following Dragnet, she starred in Señorita Justice, a poorly received direct-to-video film, a television film titled The Dead Will Tell. In 2003, Longoria was cast as Gabrielle Solis in the ABC comedy-drama Desperate Housewives, she commented on her success, saying, "I think it's funny when people say I'm an overnight sensation, because I've been working at it for 10 years." Shortly after her debut on Desperate Housewives, Longoria starred in a direct-to-video film titled Carlita's Secret, for which she was co-producer.
In 2006, she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy, along with her co-stars in Desperate Housewives. Longoria was named entertainer of the year that same year, she starred opposite Michael Douglas and Kiefer Sutherland in the 2006 thriller The Sentinel, her first major role in a theatrical feature movie. In 2006, she played the character Sylvia in Harsh Times, starring Freddy Rodríguez and Christian Bale. In the 2000s, Longoria appeared in several high-profile advertising campaigns and numerous men's magazines, reaching No. 14 in the FHM "Sexiest Women 2008" poll. She was featured on the cover of various international women's magazines, including Vogue, Marie Claire and Harper's Bazaar. People en Español listed her among its "Most Beautiful People" for 2003. Longoria continues to be included in lists of Hollywood's Most Beautiful, she was listed as No. 1 in Maxim's Hottest Female Stars of 2005 and 2006, becoming the first woman to top the list in two consecutive years.
She was ranked No. 9 in the magazine's Hot 100 of 2007 list. In honor of Maxim's 100th issue in 2006, Longoria was featured on a 75-by-110-foot vinyl mesh replica of its January 2005 cover located in a Clark County, Nevada desert. More she was ranked No. 14 of People's Most Beautiful 2011. People named her one of 2012 Most Beautiful at Every Age. In January 2007, Longoria was chosen to be the first face of Bebe Sport, she appeared in the Spring/Summer 2007 campaign, photographed by Greg Kadel. The actress holds contracts with L'Oréal, New York & Co. Longoria contracts with Magnum Ice-Cream, Heineken, she was a part of Microsoft's "I'm A PC" ad campaign. She and Tony Parker have appeared together in campaigns for London Fog. Longoria became a spokesperson for L'Oréal Paris in 2005 and was still being featured in L'Oréal TV commercials and print ads as of 2016. In the summer of 2010 Longoria served as a judge on The Next Food Network Star. In October, Longoria hosted the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 in Spain.
Based on her earnings from June 1, 2009 to June 1, 2010, Longoria was ranked No. 4 on Forbes Prime Time's 10 Top-Earning Women with an estimated $12 million. Longoria topped the Forbes magazine's list of the highest-paid TV actresses for 2011. In 2013, Longoria professed that she is a "cat lady" and appeared as a spokesp
Non-governmental organizations, nongovernmental organizations, or nongovernment organizations referred to as NGOs, are non-profit and sometimes international organizations independent of governments and international governmental organizations that are active in humanitarian, health care, public policy, human rights and other areas to effect changes according to their objectives. They are thus a subgroup of all organizations founded by citizens, which include clubs and other associations that provide services and premises only to members. Sometimes the term is used as a synonym of "civil society organization" to refer to any association founded by citizens, but this is not how the term is used in the media or everyday language, as recorded by major dictionaries; the explanation of the term by NGO.org is ambivalent. It first says an NGO is any non-profit, voluntary citizens' group, organized on a local, national or international level, but goes on to restrict the meaning in the sense used by most English speakers and the media: Task-oriented and driven by people with a common interest, NGOs perform a variety of service and humanitarian functions, bring citizen concerns to Governments and monitor policies and encourage political participation through provision of information.
NGOs are funded by donations, but some avoid formal funding altogether and are run by volunteers. NGOs are diverse groups of organizations engaged in a wide range of activities, take different forms in different parts of the world; some may have charitable status, while others may be registered for tax exemption based on recognition of social purposes. Others may be fronts for religious, or other interests. Since the end of World War II, NGOs have had an increasing role in international development in the fields of humanitarian assistance and poverty alleviation; the number of NGOs worldwide is estimated to be 10 million. Russia had about 277,000 NGOs in 2008. India is estimated to have had around 2 million NGOs in 2009, just over one NGO per 600 Indians, many times the number of primary schools and primary health centres in India. China is estimated to have 440,000 registered NGOs. About 1.5 million domestic and foreign NGOs operated in the United States in 2017. The term'NGO' is not always used consistently.
In some countries the term NGO is applied to an organization that in another country would be called an NPO, vice versa. Political parties and trade unions are considered NGOs only in some countries. There are many different classifications of NGO in use; the most common focus is on "orientation" and "level of operation". An NGO's orientation refers to the type of activities; these activities might include human rights, improving health, or development work. An NGO's level of operation indicates the scale at which an organization works, such as local, national, or international; the term "non-governmental organization" was first coined in 1945, when the United Nations was created. The UN, itself an intergovernmental organization, made it possible for certain approved specialized international non-state agencies — i.e. non-governmental organizations — to be awarded observer status at its assemblies and some of its meetings. The term became used more widely. Today, according to the UN, any kind of private organization, independent from government control can be termed an "NGO", provided it is not-for-profit, non-prevention, but not an opposition political party.
One characteristic these diverse organizations share is that their non-profit status means they are not hindered by short-term financial objectives. Accordingly, they are able to devote themselves to issues which occur across longer time horizons, such as climate change, malaria prevention, or a global ban on landmines. Public surveys reveal that NGOs enjoy a high degree of public trust, which can make them a useful - but not always sufficient - proxy for the concerns of society and stakeholders. NGO/GRO types can be understood by their level of how they operate. Charitable orientation involves a top-down effort with little participation or input by beneficiaries, it includes NGOs with activities directed toward meeting the needs of the disadvantaged people groups. Service orientation includes NGOs with activities such as the provision of health, family planning or education services in which the programme is designed by the NGO and people are expected to participate in its implementation and in receiving the service.
Participatory orientation is characterized by self-help projects where local people are involved in the implementation of a project by contributing cash, land, labour etc. In the classical community development project, participation begins with the need definition and continues into the planning and implementation stages. Empowering orientation aims to help poor people develop a clearer understanding of the social and economic factors affecting their lives, to strengthen their awareness of their own potential power to control their lives. There is maximum involvement of the beneficiaries with NGOs acting as facilitators. Community-based organizations arise out of people's own initiatives, they can be responsible for raising the consciousness of the urban poor, helping them to understand their rights in accessing needed services, providing such services. City-wide organizations include organizations such as chambers of commerce and industry, coaliti
Stacy Ann-Marie Keibler is an American actress and model, as well as a former cheerleader and retired professional wrestler known for her work with World Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment. Keibler was a contestant on Dancing with the Stars: season two, she has appeared on other ABC series such as What About Brian, George Lopez, October Road, as well as the 100th episode of the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother as a bartender and on the USA Network show Psych. Keibler has modeled, appearing in both Maxim and Stuff magazines, she began her professional wrestling career as a part of the Nitro Girls in WCW. She moved on to a more prominent role in the company as the manager, Miss Hancock; as Miss Hancock, she was known for doing table dances, her relationship with David Flair, a pregnancy angle. After WCW was purchased by the WWF in 2001, she moved to the new company, using her real name and taking part in the Invasion storyline managing the Dudley Boyz. Keibler managed Test and Scott Steiner.
Before her departure from WWE in 2006, she was affiliated with The Hurricane and Rosey and nicknamed "Super Stacy."Keibler is considered to be a sex symbol and is known for her unusually long legs. She has been known as both "The Legs of WCW" and "The Legs of WWE". During her time on Dancing with the Stars, judge Bruno Tonioli nicknamed her "The Weapon of Mass Seduction" because of her long legs. Keibler was born on October 14, 1979, in Rosedale, the daughter of Patricia and Gary Keibler. Beginning at the age of three, Keibler took ballet and tap dancing classes at Jean Kettell Studio of Dance in Dundalk, Maryland, she went to St. Clement Mary Hofbauer School in Rosedale for her early schooling. In 1990, Stacy won the title of Miss Maryland Pre-Teen, after competing for the title in Timonium, MD, went on to win the National Miss Pre-Teen Crown. After attending The Catholic High School of Baltimore, an all-girls school, she attended Towson University, where she studied mass communication, she had a 3.7 grade point average.
She had minor parts in movies such as Liberty Heights, as well as small modeling jobs. Keibler became a cheerleader for the Baltimore Ravens football team when she was 18; as the Fitness Editor at Stuff magazine during 2005 and 2006, Keibler wrote and modeled for her own occasional column, Getting Fit with Stacy Keibler. She has appeared on the cover of that magazine twice -June 2005 and March 2006. Maxim named Keibler No. 5 in its 2006 Hot 100 issue, No. 70 in its 2007 Hot 100. In 2008, she was named No. 89 in Maxim's annual Hot 100 list.. In 2010, she was No. 82 and in 2011 she was No. 72. And in 2012 she was ranked 51. Keibler has declined two invitations from Playboy to pose in the nude for its magazine. Keibler starred in a commercial for AT&T Corporation alongside Carrot Top, she auditioned and earned a role in Big Momma's House 2, but she did not appear. She competed in the second season of Dancing with the Stars, alongside her dance partner, Tony Dovolani. Keibler received a perfect score of 30 from the three judges for her samba dance routine in week five.
This prompted judge, Bruno Tonioli, to nickname her a "weapon of mass seduction." Overall and Dovolani received four perfect scores. Keibler was eliminated in the final episode, coming in third to Jerry Rice, who placed second in the final round of the competition, Drew Lachey, the winner of the season. Two of the judges, Bruno Tonioli and Len Goodman, felt. Oddsmakers had considered her the favorite to win the competition. Keibler has appeared on MTV's Punk'd twice. In season five Keibler took part in helping prank Triple H, which included Stephanie McMahon. In season seven, Keibler was seen as a victim of a prank by her then-boyfriend, Geoff Stults. In February 2007, Keibler began a recurring role in ABC's What About Brian, she played the role of Brian's new love interest. This was Keibler's first major acting role, following her previous minor roles in both Bubble Boy and Pecker. Keibler guest starred on George Lopez on ABC. In the fall of 2007 Keibler appeared both on ABC's drama October Road.
In April 2008, she was named No. 64 in FHM's annual 100 Sexiest Women list. Keibler was featured in an advertisement in the 2008 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. Keibler appeared on ABC Family's mini television series, Samurai Girl as the character Karen that September. On November 23, 2008, Keibler was named the "World's Hottest Athlete" by a sixty-four contestant bracket on InGameNow. Keibler hosted the E! Special Maxim's Celebrity Beach Watch: 15 Hottest Bodies on September 16, 2009, The Ultimate Spike Girl 2009 Finale on Spike TV on October 1, 2009. On January 11, 2010, Keibler appeared as "the hot bartender", a new conquest for Barney, in the How I Met Your Mother 100th episode, "Girls Versus Suits". On February 3, 2010, Keibler appeared on an episode of the USA Network show "Psych". Keibler hosted Call of Duty Elite's Friday Night Fights. In 2013, Keibler hosted a Lifetime show called Supermarket Superstar, where home chefs fought for their product to be sold in supermarkets. Keibler began watching wrestling with her boyfriend at Kris Cumberland.
She can be seen in the crowd on an episode of Nitro in 1997 and the Starrcade 1998 pay-per-view before the television title match, dancing in an NWO Wolfpac T-shirt. In late 1999, Keibler entered a nationwide contest held by World Championship Wrestling to find a new member of the Nitro Girls dance troupe. A total of 300 women participated in the contest.
Simon Baker is an Australian actor and director. In his television acting career, he is known for his lead roles in the CBS television series The Mentalist and The Guardian. In his film acting career, he is best known for his roles as Max Rourke in the remake of the Japanese horror film The Ring Two, Riley Denbo in Land of the Dead and Christian Thompson in the film adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada. Before joining Hollywood, Simon Baker acted in various TV shows such as E Street and Away, Heartbreak High. In 1997 Baker appeared as Matt Reynolds in L. A. Confidential, he is best known for his portrayal of Patrick Jane in the television series The Mentalist and Nick Fallin in The Guardian. He was born in Launceston and grew up in Ballina, New South Wales. Baker is close friends with actresses Naomi Nicole Kidman. Watts is the godmother of his older son Claude, while Kidman is the godmother of his youngest son, Harry. On 2 October 1998, Baker married Australian actress Rebecca Rigg after five years of living together.
They have two sons. Stella and Harry In July 2009, Baker told PopMatters that he was raised Catholic, but is now agnostic. In 2010 he was earning US$350,000 per episode of The Mentalist. Shortly after, he signed a contract that delivered a payment of US$30 million for his role as Patrick Jane. On 14 February 2013, Baker was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to the entertainment industry. Baker's star can be found at 6352 Hollywood Blvd. In June 2012, Baker was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences along with 175 other individuals. Baker was selected by the French perfume house Givenchy to be the face of the fragrance Gentlemen Only; the spot released 11 March 2013 existed in a 33-second version and reached a strong YouTube audience. Baker featured in an 18-month ad campaign for ANZ Bank in Australia and New Zealand starting in 2012. Since 2012 he has been a Longines Ambassador of Elegance and featured in "Elegance is an attitude" advertising campaign, shot in Chantilly Racecourse as well as their magazine print campaign for the same slogan shot by Le Studio Production SA.
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