John William Ferrell is an American actor, producer and businessman. He first established himself in the mid-1990s as a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, has subsequently starred in comedy films such as Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Talladega Nights, Step Brothers, The Other Guys and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, all but one of which he co-wrote with his comedy partner Adam McKay; the two founded the comedy website Funny or Die in 2007. Other film roles include Elf, Old School, Blades of Glory, Daddy's Home, the animated films Megamind and The Lego Movie. Ferrell is considered a member of the "Frat Pack", a generation of leading Hollywood comic actors who emerged in the late 1990s and the 2000s, including Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Steve Carell, Vince Vaughn, brothers Owen and Luke Wilson, he received an Emmy Award nomination for his work on Saturday Night Live, three Golden Globe Award nominations for acting in The Producers and Stranger than Fiction and for producing Vice.
He was named the best comedian of 2015 in the British GQ Men of the Year awards. Ferrell received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 24, 2015. Ferrell was born in Irvine, California, to Betty Kay, a teacher who taught at Old Mill School elementary school and Santa Ana College, Roy Lee Ferrell Jr. who played saxophone and keyboard for the Righteous Brothers. His parents were both natives of North Carolina, they moved to California in 1964. Ferrell's ancestry includes English and Irish, he has Patrick. When he was eight years old, his parents divorced. Ferrell said of the divorce: "I was the type of kid who would say,'Hey, look at the bright side! We'll have two Christmases'." The divorce was amicable, both parents were committed to their children. The biggest problem was his father's line of work; as a person in show business, his paychecks were never steady, he traveled from home for months at a time. Growing up in this environment made Ferrell not want to go into show business and instead have a steady job.
Will first attended school at Culverdale Elementary and attended Rancho San Joaquin Middle School, both in Irvine. He attended University High School in Irvine, was a kicker for the school's varsity football team, he was on the soccer team and captain of the basketball team, as well as serving on the student council. Ferrell called third grade "a pivotal year", he realized he could make his classmates laugh if he pretended to smash his head against the wall, or if he tripped and fell on purpose, said it was a great way to make friends. He said the dullness of Irvine contributed to the growth of his humor: Growing up in suburbia, in safe, master-planned Irvine, there was no drama so we had to create it in our heads. My main form of entertainment was exploring new ways of being funny. I didn't have to have the survival mode instinct like other comics, who grew up in tough neighborhoods. I had the opposite. For me, I grew up in Mayberry, the humor broke the boredom, and there was a lot to make fun of.
In his senior year of high school, Ferrell and a friend would perform comedy skits over the school's intercom system, with cooperation from the principal. Ferrell performed comedic skits in the school's talent shows, he won. He enrolled at the University of Southern California, where he studied sports broadcasting and joined the Delta Tau Delta fraternity. In college, he was known for a few pranks. On occasion, he would stroll into his friends' classes, he was known for streaking around campus with a few other people from the Delta Tau Delta fraternity. Ferrell earned an internship at a local television station in the sports department, but he did not enjoy the work. After graduating with a B. A. degree in sports information in 1990, he knew. He took up a job as a hotel valet where, on his second day, he tore a baggage rack off the top of a van by trying to drive it under a low beam, he worked as a teller at Wells Fargo, but came up short $300 the first day and $280 the second. In 1991, encouraged by his mother to pursue something he liked, Ferrell moved to Los Angeles.
He auditioned for the comedy group The Groundlings, where he spent time developing his improvisation skills. Before joining The Groundlings, Ferrell's attempts at standup comedy had little success, he grew to love improvisation. He realized he liked to impersonate people, one of his favorites was Harry Caray, the Hall of Fame baseball announcer. Soon he began to create original characters. With fellow Groundlings member Chris Kattan, they created the Butabi Brothers, who go out to dance clubs to try to pick up women but are rejected. While taking classes, Ferrell got a job at an auction house via his friend Viveca Paulin; the job was ideal as it was flexible enough for him to audition and go to rehearsals while being employed. He received small roles, including TV series Grace Under Fire and Living Single, low-budget films such as A Bucket of Blood, as well as commercials. One winter, he served as a mall Santa Claus. In 1994, he won a spot with the top professional group of The Groundlings. After SNL's decline in popularity in 1994–1995, in need of new cast members for the next season, a producer saw The Groundlings and asked Ferrell and Cheri Oteri to audition fo
Bloodbound is a Swedish power metal band formed in 2004. They released their first studio album, Nosferatu, in 2005 and their second, Book of the Dead, in May 2007; the brainchild of former Street Talk members Fredrik Bergh and Tomas Olsson, the band has included Michael Bormann, Urban breed and Pelle Åkerlind. Their debut album Nosferatu featured former Tad Morose singer Urban breed on vocals. Released on 16 December 2005, Nosferatu features artwork by Mark Wilkinson and received an early rave review from the Swedish rock magazine Power Play. Based on the strength of their debut album, the band opened for Evergrey and headlined day one of the Gothenburg Metal Festival. After Urban breed announced his departure from Bloodbound in fall 2006, former Tad Morose singer Kristian Andrèn joined the band for some live dates. In March 2007, they announced their new singer, German Michael Bormann, who laid down vocals on the band's second album Book of the Dead. Bormann, played no live shows with Bloodbound: for their first performance after releasing Book of the Dead, Urban breed handled the vocal duties.
Urban performed with the band at subsequent shows, including Bollnäs Festivalen, 21 July 2007. Bloodbound backed up by a symphony orchestra. For the second set they backed Paul Di'Anno of Iron Maiden fame. In October 2007, they announced that original singer Urban breed had re-joined and would sing during the band's tour in support of HammerFall. On 13 April 2010, breed announced on his forum that Bloodbound had decided to continue with another singer, ending his second tenure with the band, they had recruited Patrik Selleby, from the band Dawn of Silence. Despite the band's apparent black metal image, Bloodbound's music does not fit into the black metal category. Instead, it is more similar in style to heavy metal bands such as Helloween and Iron Maiden, although the lyrics sometimes approach darker subjects. Stormborn marks a thematic shift of the band's lyrics into more medieval fantasy topics, with numerous references to the hit TV series Game of Thrones. From War of Dragons, the lyrical themes have departed into medieval fantasy themes, with a particular emphasis on dragons and keeping up with the references to Game of Thrones, which are carried on in the newest album Rise of the Dragon Empire.
In 2009 the band signed a worldwide deal with the label Blistering Records for their third album release, titled Tabula Rasa. The album was set for release on 26 April 2009; as of 2014, they are signed to AFM Records. Patrik Selleby – lead vocals Tomas Olsson – lead and rhythm guitars Fredrik Bergh – keyboards and backing vocals Henrik Olsson – rhythm guitars Anders Broman – bass Daniel Sjögren – drumsFormer members Urban Breed – lead vocals Oskar Belin – drums and percussion Jörgen "Poe" Andersson – bass Markus Albertson – guitars Kristian Andrèn – lead vocals Michael Bormann – lead vocals Johan Sohlberg – bass Pelle Åkerlind – drums and percussionTimeline Nosferatu Book of the Dead Tabula Rasa Unholy Cross In the Name of Metal Stormborn One Night of Blood: Live at Masters of Rock MMXV War of Dragons Rise of the Dragon Empire Official website
Kim Coleman is an American politician and a Republican member of the Utah House of Representatives representing District 42 since January 1, 2015. Coleman was born in Louisiana, she received degrees in sociology and psychology and a certification in Criminology from the University of Utah as well as completing graduate coursework in addictions counseling. She lives in West Jordan, Utah with her husband Joel and five children. 2014 Coleman defeated incumbent Jim Bird in the Republican convention and won the November 4, 2014 General election against Democratic nominee Nicholas DeLand with 4,804 votes. During the 2016 legislative session, Coleman served on the Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee, House Education Committee, House Political Subdivisions Committee. During the interim she serves on the Political Subdivisions Interim Committee and the Revenue and Taxation Interim Committee. In 2016, Coleman floor sponsored SB0143S01 Competency-based Learning Amendments. In January 2020, Coleman announced her candidacy for the US House of Representatives in Utah's 4th congressional district, challenging Ben McAdams.
At the time, she stated her full-fledged support of President Trump. Coleman has "strongly condemn" McAdams' and Mitt Romney's respective votes to impeach President Trump and remove him from office. In her statement, she called the impeachment vote "an attack on us, the voters," and explained her belief that "Democrat progressive leftists have little use for our republic, they want to blow up the Electoral College and plow full steam ahead with the'tyranny of the majority,' certain that if they can hand enough goodies out to keep their permanent underclass in place, they are always sure to hold a simple majority. Their passion for open borders is intended to devalue citizenship, to make it meaningless, reduce it to just one more government permit, they know that open borders ensure a maintenance and expansion of that same permanent underclass that they believe will produce perpetual majority." In her statement, she praised Trump's 2020 State of the Union Address, calling it "the most stunning, hopeful and dynamic State of the Union speech of my lifetime."