Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Who is Emmanuel Lewis?

Emmanuel Lewis (born March 9, 1971 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American actor. He is best known for having played the title character in the 1980s’ television sitcom Webster. He is 4 ft 3 in (1.30 m) tall. Lewis graduated from Midwood High School and then Clark Atlanta University in 1997. He is often compared with Gary Coleman, star of "Diff'rent Strokes".

When Diff'rent Strokes became a hit on NBC with Coleman in the starring role, ABC tried, with some success, to duplicate that show's formula of depicting a tiny African-American boy being raised in a white family. The resulting show, Webster, made Lewis a star.

Lewis was nominated for four Young Artist Awards. In 1984 he was nominated for Best Young Actor in a Comedy Series for Webster and lost to Rick Schroder of Silver Spoons. In 1985 he was nominated for the same award but it went to Billy Jayne of "It's Not Easy". In 1986 he was nominated for Best Young Actor Starring in a Television Series which "Marc Price" ended up winning for his performance in "Family Ties". In 1987 he was nominated for Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor Starring in a Television Comedy or Drama Series which Kirk Cameron of "Growing Pains" won. At the same time, Lewis also was the child spokesperson for the Burger King Whopper.

He recently appeared in "Kickin' It Old Skool", in which he had a cameo.

What is Sploshing Party?

Splosh! is a British fetish magazine devoted to "wet and messy fetishism". It features pictures of, and stories about, women in wet and messy situations. First published in 1989, it is run by Bill Shipton and his partner and model Hayley.

The magazine ended after 40 issues, and is widely regarded as the quintessential publication on the fetish, even giving rise to the eponymous term "sploshing".

The Splosh website has now taken over, and although the magazine is defunct for now, new models and the classics continue to model and take part in video sketches, such as Sammy Jane, Anne Marie Dixon and Decadent Doll.

NOte : What is "Wet and Messy Fetishism"...?

A wet and messy fetish (WAM) is a form of sexual fetishism whereby a person becomes aroused when substances are deliberately and generously applied to the naked skin, or to the clothes people are wearing.

Messy substances can include whipped cream, mud, shaving foam, custard, baked beans, pudding, chocolate sauce, peanut butter, Japanese-style lotion, paint, oil or gunge/slime, etc. A subject will often be pelted with cream pies or sit on cakes. Wet substances are mainly water but can also include other liquids such as fruit juice, milk or alcohol (usually beer).

Bodily fluids such as feces, urine, semen and female ejaculate are not considered part of WAM. The former two are typically considered coprophilia and urophilia; the latter being somewhat mainstream in pornography.


Who is Hideki Matsui?

Hideki Matsui, born June 12, 1974, in Neagari, Ishikawa, Japan) is a designated hitter for the New York Yankees. He bats left-handed and throws left-handed.
Hideki Matsui was born in Neagari, Ishikawa, Japan (later merged into Nomi, Ishikawa). He started playing baseball when he was in elementary school. According to an interview on YES Network's "CenterStage", Matsui originally batted right-handed as a child. However, when he started playing with his older brother and his friends, Matsui was such a good batter that his embarrassed brother insisted that he bat left-handed or stop playing with them. Matsui soon enough became an overpowering left-handed batter, and stayed on that side of the plate from then on.

Matsui participated in four National High School Baseball Tournaments at Koshien Stadium, once in the spring and three times in summer, during his high school years. In 1992, he drew five consecutive intentional walks in a game at Koshien and became a nationwide topic in Japan at that time (partly because intentionally walking batters was very uncommon in Japanese amateur baseball at that time), even though the strategy worked and his team lost. Matsui graduated from Seiryo High School in Kanazawa, Ishikawa.

Career in Japan.

Following high school Matsui was drafted by the Yomiuri Giants in the first round.

A three-time MVP in the Japanese Central League (1996, 2000, and 2002), Matsui led his team into four Japan Series and winning three titles (1994, 2000 and 2002). He also made nine consecutive all-star games and led the league in home runs and RBIs three times (1998, 2000, and 2002). His single season mark for home runs was 50 in 2002, his final season in Japan. In the ten seasons he played in Japan, Matsui totalled 1268 games played, 4572 AB, 1390 hits, 901 runs, 332 home runs, 889 RBIs, a .304 batting average, and a .582 slugging percentage.

His first trip to the Japan Series became well-known. Because of the MLBPA Players' Strike in 1994-95, Matsui became known to the American media, as media outlets were covering the Series, which was referred in Sports Illustrated as "the" Fall Classic.

In Japan, Matsui earned the popular nickname "Godzilla." The origin of the name is in his hitting power. He even made a cameo in the film Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla.

Career in the United States.

Matsui signed a three-year contract with the New York Yankees on January 14, 2003.

A parade was held for him in Tokyo to celebrate his signing with the Yankees and many reporters and photographers followed him to MLB from his home in Tokyo. In his first ML at bat he hit an RBI single. His first game at Yankee Stadium, the 2003 Yankee home opener, was memorable as Matsui became the first Yankee to hit a grand slam in his first game at Yankee Stadium. Matsui went on to hit .287 with 16 home runs and 106 RBI. Matsui narrowly missed the Rookie of the Year Award to Angel Berroa. In the postseason of that year, he became the first Japanese player to hit a home run in a World Series (Game 2).

In his second season, Matsui finished 2004 with a .298 average with 31 home runs and 108 RBIs. In 2005, Matsui hit a career high .305 and 116 RBIs. In 2006, Matsui finished his fourth season with a .302 average with 8 home runs and 29 RBIs after missing most of the season due to a wrist injury. He was the American League All-Star Final Vote winner.

Matsui retained the "Godzilla" nickname and the song "Godzilla" by Blue Öyster Cult was played when he went up to bat.

Matsui signed a four-year deal for $52,000,000, surpassing Ichiro Suzuki as the highest paid Japanese player in baseball, and securing his place with the Yankees through 2009.

On May 6, 2007 Matsui recorded his 2,000th hit in combined hits in Japan and the United States during a game vs. the Mariners, which earned him a place in Japan's Golden Players Club, reserved for players who have hit 2000 hits, 200 wins or 250 saves professionally. It was originally ruled an error on Raúl Ibáñez, who lost track of the ball due to the strong sun, but a scoring change gave Matsui the hit. Matsui went 2 for 4 that day; the second hit (#2001) was a clean single to right.

On August 5, 2007 Matsui became the first Japanese player in MLB history to hit 100 home runs. The home run came in the bottom of the 3rd inning off Gil Meche of the Kansas City Royals.

In 2007 he was 3rd in the AL with 10 sacrifice flies, and 9th in walks per strikeout (1.00). In the winter of 2007, it was widely reported in the New York media that the San Francisco Giants and the New York Yankees were in talks to send Hideki Matsui to the Giants in exchange for one or two pitchers.

On June 12, 2008, Matsui hit a grand slam on his 34th birthday, helping the Yankees to a 4-1 victory over the A's. Later that month, Matsui went on the disabled list with knee pain. He returned on August 19 against the Toronto Blue Jays and become the everyday designated hitter until undergoing knee surgery after the final game in Yankee Stadium. Through 2008, Matsui batted .294 against right-handed pitchers in his career and .295 against lefties.

On June 12, 2009, Matsui hit a three-run home run on his 35th birthday, giving the Yankees a 7-6 lead over the New York Mets in the 6th inning. On July 20, he hit a walk-off solo home run with one out in the bottom of the ninth, giving the Yankees their fourth win in a row after the All Star break, their 9th walk-off win, and a tie for 1st place in the division with the Boston Red Sox. A month later, on August 21, Matsui hit two home runs and drove in a career-high seven runs in the Yankees' unusual 20-11 win over the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. He became the first Yankee to drive in seven runs in a game at Fenway since Lou Gehrig in 1930. Two games later, Matsui would hit two home runs for his third time in just seven games. Matsui was voted by fans as the MLB Clutch Performer of the Month Presented by Pepsi for August after his performance through the month. On September 19, Matsui hit his 26th home run of the season, breaking the Yankees' record for home runs in a single season by a designated hitter which was previously held by Don Baylor.

Playing Streak.

Matsui did not miss a game in his first three seasons with the Yankees, putting together a streak of 518 games played. Before that, he played in 1,250 consecutive games with Yomiuri, for a total professional baseball streak of 1,768. Matsui holds the streak for consecutive games played to start a Major League Baseball career.

On May 11, 2006, in his 519th game with the Yankees, Matsui fractured his left wrist on an unsuccessful sliding catch in the top of the first inning against the Boston Red Sox. Matsui, despite the injury, threw the ball back to the infield before gripping his wounded wrist in obvious pain. The game did not count toward Matsui's streak, as a player must field for at least half an inning or take an at-bat to be credited with a game played (MLB rule 10.24). Matsui underwent surgery on May 12, 2006, the next day. He returned to the Yankees starting lineup on September 12 against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, and had an RBI single in his first AB back, and proceeded to go 4 for 4 with a walk, with 2 runs scored as well.

SABR also recognizes the streak as being 518.

In the first year of his playing streak, Matsui also set the Major League record for rookies (and all-time record for the Yankees) with 163 games played in a season. Although only 162 full games were played, the September 18 game against the Baltimore Orioles was called after five innings due to Hurricane Isabel. The game was tied at that point, and was replayed at a later date. Player stats from both games were counted.

Personal Life.

Matsui personally donated $500,000 USD towards charity relief for victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. Matsui announced to the press on March 27, 2008 that he had married in a private ceremony in New York. His bride's name has not been announced, but it is reported that she is 25 years old and had been formerly working in a "reputable position at a highly respected company". They met in Japan after the 2006 off-season. Matsui resides in the West Side of Manhattan in New York City at Trump Place.

Who is Janine Linda Mulder aka Janine LindeMulder?

Janine Marie Lindemulder, also known as Janine Marie James, (born November 14, 1968) is an American exotic dancer and adult film actress, best known for her work in American pornographic films (typically credited as just Janine), during the mid-1990s and a 2004–2005 comeback.

Early Career

She was born in La Mirada, California. After graduating from high school in 1987, Lindemulder supplemented her income by working as a stripper.[unreliable source?] In 1987, she modeled for Penthouse magazine, making her first appearance in the December 1987 issue, as the Pet of the Month. She appeared several more times in Penthouse over the next ten years, and was chosen as Pet of the Year Runner-Up for 1990.

Janine attempted to take roles in mainstream films early in her career. Her first role came in the 1988 Italian film titled Bersaglio sull'autostrada. Known as Moving Target in English-speaking countries, Janine was credited as Janine Linde and the film also starred Linda Blair of The Exorcist fame. She went on to act in other mainstream films including Spring Break USA and Caged Fury although neither was very successful. Her appearance in Penthouse led to a role in a video released by that company titled Penthouse Satin & Lace that featured various models from the magazine. This eventually led to her debut in the adult film industry.

Adult Film Career

Lindemulder made her adult film debut in the 1992 movie Andrew Blake´s Hidden Obsessions.She was featured in two more adult movies before joining Vivid Video and becoming one of their contract girls, who are collectively referred to as the Vivid Girls. Within her contract, Janine worked under a girl-only policy which meant she would do adult work only with other women; this became her trademark of sorts.Her first film with Vivid was titled Parlor Games and she would go on to be featured in over fifty other titles through her run with the company. She was named as the best actress of lesbian scenes. Many women claimed that they wanted to have sex with her.

During her tenure with Vivid, Janine continued to branch out into other forms of entertainment. She formed half of the exotic dancing duo Blondage, along with Julia Ann, and the duo headlined several videos for Vivid.Janine received a part on the Howard Stern film Private Parts as the wife of a camp director.She also appeared on Stern's television and radio shows as a featured guest. Lindemulder was the cover model for Blink-182's album Enema of the State and appeared in their video for the song "What's My Age Again?" as a nurse. She appeared in several other music videos as well.

In 1999, Janine announced she was leaving the adult film industry to pursue a career as a kindergarten teacher. She also stated her reason for leaving was to focus more on raising her child.Her retirement lasted until April 2004 when she announced that she would be making a comeback and working with men as well as women. She signed with her former company, Vivid Video, and starred in eight films under their brand. Her first film scene with a male was with Nick Manning in the film Maneater.After her contract with Vivid expired, Janine signed with Digital Playground and was featured in several films from that company.In November 2005, Lindemulder announced on her official website's forum that she was once again retiring from adult films but in January 2006 she won two AVN Awards and subsequently returned to the adult film industry. Her latest film stars another well-known porn star, Jenna Jameson, in Janine Loves Jenna, which debuted in April 2007.

Personal Life

Lindemulder was married to a former construction worker from 1988 to 1996. They had a son named Tyler in 1991. Following this marriage, Lindemulder dated Headbanger's Ball host Riki Rachtman and rock musician Vince Neil. A homemade video tape of Lindemulder, Neil, and actress/former Penthouse Pet Brandy Ledford (who was mosaically-obscured) was leaked and eventually released by the same company that distributed the infamous sex video made by Canadian-born actress/former Playboy model Pamela Anderson and then-husband rock musician Tommy Lee. The explicit footage of Lindemulder engaged in intercourse with Neil predated her "official" boy-girl video debut by several years.

Lindemulder re-married in 2002, to West Coast Choppers founder Jesse G. James. Their marriage was documented in the Discovery Channel special Motorcycle Mania 3. The presentation showed a wide range of their relationship: from the marriage ceremony, to Lindemulder throwing a vase at James and being arrested for abuse. Lindemulder and James later divorced, and Lindemulder gave birth to their daughter, Sunny James, on January 1, 2004.

Lindemulder is a cousin of adult entertainer and figure model Kelly Madison.

Between her first retirement and return, Lindemulder had extensive tattoo work done.

In August 2008, Lindemulder pled guilty to federal charges of willful failure to pay federal income taxes. She had failed to pay over $200,000 in back taxes. She had made a down payment on a $647,000 house and bought two new vehicles, despite being aware of her tax debt. She faced up to one year in prison, and a $100,000 fine.

In December 2008, Lindemulder was sentenced to six months in federal prison. The sentencing judge ordered that she live in a residential community corrections center for up to six months after her release from prison, and, one year of supervised release after that. She was also ordered to pay the estimated $294,000 owed to the U.S. government. She was incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Institution at Victorville, near Adelanto, California, and was released on July 13, 2009. She was planning to blog from prison by writing letters to her webmaster and complete her GED. She also planned to write books about her lesbian sex with other inmates.

Following Lindemulder's conviction, ex-husband Jesse James and his third wife, Sandra Bullock, were given temporary full custody of Sunny. In October 2009, Lindemulder after having been released, filed to regain custody of Sunny. James sought to retain full guardianship, citing fear of the environment in which Sunny would be placed if retuned to Lindemulder.

Who is Tra Telligman?

Tracy "Trauma" Telligman (usually known as "Tra" Telligman, pronounced /ˈtreɪ/ tray) (born February 7, 1965 in Dallas, Texas) is an American mixed martial artist who has fought both in Japan and the USA. He is best known for his bouts in the UFC.

Tra Telligman's career in Mixed Martial Arts started in 1996 and has spanned a great deal of the sport's history. His record is highlighted by wins over Brad Kohler and Igor Vovchanchyn. He trains with the Lion's Den gym, home to such other well-known MMA practitioners as Ken Shamrock and Guy Mezger. He started his professional MMA career in Russia, fighting at Absolute Fighting Championship 1 in Moscow.

Tra bears a notable distinguishing physical mark; he is missing his right pectoral, leaving a deep recess in his chest. Tra was involved in a car accident as a young child and has lived with the deformity ever since.

Tra's first major fight was against popular Brazilian fighter Vitor Belfort at UFC 12. Tra lost due to a verbal submission due to strikes. He would return to the UFC that same year to beat Brad Kohler by armbar at UFC Japan. During the next few years Tra would fight in both PRIDE and the UFC, with his most notable accomplishment being an upset win over powerful Ukrainian striker Igor Vovchanchyn at PRIDE 13. Tra took the fight on two weeks notice, replacing teammate Ken Shamrock after Shamrock suffered a neck injury in training. Tra was considered a heavy underdog for the bout with Igor, but managed to win a decision with controlling takedowns and good boxing skills.

Tra's career did not progress a great deal after his bout with Vovchanchyn; he only fought two times in the next five years, losing both of his bouts, which took place in the UFC, the UFC website has his record placed at 16–5–1, this is most probably due to his several MMA bouts in Russia which may have not been official and therefore not recorded. Tra was last seen fighting and coaching in the World Combat League.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Who is Aisha Tyler?

Aisha N. Tyler/Aisha Tyler (born September 18, 1970) is an American actress, stand-up comedian and writer, known for her regular role in the first season of Ghost Whisperer and recurring roles in Friends and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

Early Life

Tyler was born in San Francisco, California, the daughter of Robin Gregory, a teacher, and Jim Tyler, a photographer.[1] Her parents divorced when she was 10 and she was raised by her father. She pursued an early interest in comedy during high school, when she would skip her regular courses to attend local improv classes. She attended McAteer High School in San Francisco.[2] She also attended high school classes at San Francisco School of the Arts. She attended Dartmouth College where she earned a degree in environmental policy and was a member of The Tabard, a co-ed fraternity. At Dartmouth, she co-founded and sang in the all-female a capella group, The Dartmouth Rockapellas, a group devoted to spreading social awareness through song. After briefly working for a San Francisco advertising firm, she toured the country pursuing a comedy career before finally moving to Los Angeles, California, in 1996.


Her career in television took off in 2001 with jobs as the host of Talk Soup and the reality-dating series The Fifth Wheel, although Talk Soup was cancelled the following year and Tyler left The Fifth Wheel in 2002 to pursue other interests. Tyler has devoted a significant amount of her time to independent projects, including a role in the play Moose Mating, for which she received an NAACP Image Award. She also wrote, directed, and starred in the independent short film The Whipper.

Moving into acting, Tyler featured in Friends, having a recurring role as Charlie Wheeler, Joey's and then Ross' girlfriend in the ninth and tenth seasons. She followed this up with guest spots on CSI: Miami and Nip/Tuck, as well as balancing recurring roles on both CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and 24 during the 2004-2005 TV season. She also filmed her own sitcom pilot for CBS, which was not picked up. She has guest-starred on MADtv.

Following her regular role on the CBS series Ghost Whisperer during its first season and in the first episode of season 2, she has appeared in another CBS drama Without A Trace. Tyler appeared in several movies, including The Santa Clause 2, the sequel The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, .45, and the comedy Balls of Fury. In 2007, she filmed the thriller Death Sentence and the crime drama Black Water Transit. She also continues to appear on television, with appearances on Boston Legal, Reno 911!, The Boondocks, and as a guest movie critic on several episodes of At the Movies with Ebert & Roeper, filling in for the absent Roger Ebert while he recuperated from surgery.

Tyler has moved into print media as a regular contributor to Glamour and Jane magazines. Her first book, Swerve: A Guide to the Sweet Life for Postmodern Girls was released in January 2004.[3] Tyler also plays on the World Poker Tour in the Hollywood Home games for the Childhelp USA charity. She also made a guest appearance on Kanye West's single, "Slow Jamz", which also featured Twista and Jamie Foxx.

Tyler appeared in a nude story along with other celebrities in the May 2006 issue of Allure.[4] Allure's annual Nude Issue raises money to combat skin cancer.

In May 2009, it was announced that ABC had given Tyler her own talk show pilot called The Aisha Tyler Show.

Personal Life.

Since 1992, Tyler has been married to an attorney, Jeff Tietjens. Tyler and her husband are avid fans of beer; both are home brewers. She discussed her love and passion for beer on DC 101's Elliot in the Morning and The Sharon Osbourne Show.[6]

In January 2008, she participated in a video for Barack Obama produced by called "Yes We Can".

By her own admission, Aisha is an avid gamer, with the Halo series being her favorite.

She is quoted as saying that "Anyone who doesn't laugh at farts has no soul."