This week we highlight Alicia J. Augello-Cook was born on January 25, 1981 we know here as her professional name as Alicia Keys. She was born in Harlem, Manhattan; New York, she grew up in the Hells Kitchen. She has sold over thirty million albums worldwide and has won eleven Grammy Awards. Her vocal range is a dramatic contralto which can span three octaves. Her first public spotlight was when she appeared in an episode of the Cosby Show in 1985. Her first professional recording was an song from the movie Men In Black, Dah Dee Day (Sexy Thing) which she co-wrote. She was then picked up by Clive Davis with Arista records. She wrote two songs for movies Shaft and Dr. Do-little 2 before she released her first CD. She has released four discs Songs in A Minor (2001), The Diary of Alicia Keys (2003), Unplugged (2005) and As I Am (2007). Next up is a duet with Jack White of the White Striped for the theme to the new James Bond movie, Quantum of Solace in theatres November 14, 2008. She has been on the big screen in the movie Smokin Aces and the Nanny Diaries. She is working on an animated role for the Disney movie, Bell, Book and Candle. She is also in the early stage of development of a CW TV series that will be about a girl growing up in Harlem much like Everybody Hates Chris. This month we will see her in The Secret Life of Bees, later this year a film entitled Composition in Black and White. There is also seven recorded songs that actually mention her by name with artists from Bob Dylan to Kayne West. She has also written three books which are songbooks that accompany each CD, her last book was called Tears for Water: Songbook of Poems and Lyrics. Alicia is not just a triple threat as an singer, actress and musician she is banging hot. We stood up and took notice of Alicia we were captivated by the Fallin video and the lyric content. She is a beautiful girl that has a great sense of style. Her videos have risen to higher level with each release and only getting better. There is no hotter image than Alicia walking the stage as she sings then sitting down behind a piano, as you can see how talented she really is. We look forward to seeing her more on the silver screen but she is one of the best artists of the decade.
Countdown to the third presidential debate: 3 days
Countdown to Election Day 2008: 20 days
Countdown to Inauguration Day 2009: 100 days
I’m reckless and feelin’ no pain
You know I’ve got no need to control
W. Axl Rose Reckless Life 1988
This week we are featuring Megan Denise Fox who was born May 16, 1986. She is an American actress and model. She was born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee while growing up in Rockwood, Tennessee. When she reached the age of ten her family moved to St. Petersburg, Florida, her birth name had two x’s, she cut one off when she entered show business. In 1999, she won the American Modeling and Talent Convention in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Her first acting role was in 2001 Holiday in the Sun, a straight to video Mary Kate, and Ashley Olsen twin movie. In 2004, she appeared in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen and a Television role on The Help. That year she was also noticed on television for her role in the show Hope & Faith. She completely exploded into the main stream with her role in the Michael Bay Transformers movie. She held her own on the screen and was an absolute presence on the screen. She is about to appear in How to Lose Friends & Alienate People, with Kirsten Dunst and Jeff Bridges and a movie Whore in 2008. She is in production on Jennifer’s Body to be released in 2009; the Fathom is also slated for a 2009 release. She has also signed on to be in sequels of Transformers, which there is going to be a two and three. She has nine tattoos on her body; our favorites are the bull’s eye on her back and the Marilyn Monroe on her right arm. She can light up the screen and is always a presence in celluloid, but she can also strut the red carpet like no other. She is one of the hottest actresses in Hollywood right now and we definitely have our eyes on her.
Countdown to the second presidential debate 1 day
Countdown to the third presidential debate: 11 days
Countdown to Election Day 2008: 30 days
Countdown to Inauguration Day 2009: 107 days
Just an urchin livin’ under the street
I’m a hard case that’s tough to beat
W. Axl Rose Paradise City (1987)
This week we celebrate movie and television actress Katherine Marie Heigl she was born on born November 24, 1978. Katherine was born in Washington D.C and grew up in New Canaan, CT. She started as a child model in such publications as the Sears and Lord & Taylor catalogs. She then moved to commercials including her most famous for Cheerios. She made her film debut in the 1992 movie The Night, and then landed her first leading role in My Father the Hero while she was still in high school. She made a string of movies that had some success then turned to television in 1999. Katherine tried out for three different roles on the show Roswell before securing her part. She still continued to model and make movies for the big and small screen. In 2005 she landed the role on Grey’s Anatomy and the same year received a Golden Globe nomination for the movie Side Effects. Then in 2007 she won an Emmy award for her role on Grey’s Anatomy. She has moved into producing, her first work in that field is a film version of the Carolyn Jessop book Escape. Katherine’s next feature film is called The Ugly Truth which should be out in 2009. We at Tea512 do not take our selections lightly this woman is a powerful actress that can do all genres with ease including comedy, horror, and drama. Our favorite selections from her resume are Knocked Up, Bride of Chucky, 27 Dresses, and Caffeine. With her beautiful looks and ability to keep your focus only on her while she is on screen it is easy to see why she is a favorite of the Tea512. Without a doubt it is her acting ability that will prove she will be around for a long time to come.
Countdown to the vice presidential debate: 3 days
Countdown to the second presidential debate 10 days
Countdown to the third presidential debate: 18 days
Countdown to Election Day 2008: 37 days
Countdown to Inauguration Day 2009: 114 days
You can have everything you want
but you better not take it from me
W.Axl Rose Welcome to the Jungle (1987)
Christina María Aguilera was born December 18, 1980, in Staten Island, New York. Her family moved to Pittsburgh before she was ten. Her first professional job was appearing on the Disney Channel’s The New Mickey Mouse Club in 1993, she recorded her first single Reflection for the Disney movie Mulan. The song was a huge hit, receiving a nomination for Golden Globe. She signed to RCA records and released her debut album Christina Aguilera in 1999. She has released four albums (one Holiday Record) as we a wait a greatest hits on November 11, 2008. She has been nominated for 18 Grammy Awards winning five, while selling over 37 million in album sales. She was on Star Search as a ten year old and sang an Etta James song although she did not win. Christina has an amazing big voice and at the age of 18 was able to sing a High E in full voice. She lent her voice to the movie Shark Tale. Christina Aguilera is a huge force to be reckoned with in the music business. She has a powerful voice and can sing her songs with a full band, orchestra, and even stripped down to just piano. She was compared to Britney Spears and Jessica Simpson as they all released music around the same time. There is no doubt she stands head and shoulders above these two ladies as she is a talented singer, dancer and song writer. There have never been issues of lip syncing or not understanding herself as an artist. Christina Aguilera is the entertainer of the week here at Tea512 and we could not be happier for her success. We will always perk up our ears for the little girl with the huge voice.
Countdown to the first presidential debate: 4 days
Countdown to the vice presidential debate: 10 days
Countdown to the second presidential debate 17 days
Countdown to the third presidential debate: 25 days
Countdown to Election Day 2008: 44 days
Countdown to Inauguration Day 2009: 121 days
SO I’LL SAY IT FOR GOOD MEASURE
TO ALL THE ONES LIKE YOU I’VE KNOWN
Locomotive / W. Axl Rose (1991)
This week we highlight film and television actress Jessica Alba who was born April 28, 1981. She grew up in Pomona, California where she became a certified scuba-driver. She made her first appearance at age 13 an became an overnight sensation with her role in Dark Angel. Tea512 voted that our favorite Jessica Alba movies are Sin City, Into the Blue and the Fantastic Four series. She is always a member of the Maxim Hot 100, but as for awards nothing other than a teen choice award, she was nominated for a Golden Globe. In 1999 she beat out 1200 other people for the role of Max Guevara on Dark Angel. She has hosted the MTV movie awards and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’s, Science and Technical Awards. She is in the sequel of Sin City, which should be in theatres in 2010. She has just gotten married and given birth. She is spending time adjusting to her new life. We love her as a wholesome girl next door with beautiful eyes. We at Tea512 wish Jessica Alba continued success and will a wait any chance of seeing her on the big screen.
Countdown to the first presidential debate: 11 days
Countdown to the vice presidential debate: 17 days
Countdown to the second presidential debate 22 days
Countdown to the third presidential debate: 30 days
Countdown to Election Day 2008: 51 days
Countdown to Inauguration Day 2009: 128 days
I’VE WORKED TOO HARD FOR MY ILLUSIONS
JUST TO THROW THEM ALL AWAY
The week we celebrate singer Mariah Carey who was born on March 27, 1970. She grew up in Huntington,Long Island, New York. She made her first recording in 1990. There are too many achievements to mention during her eleven studio recordings, which include 18 number one hits. She is the number 14 best selling artist in the United States, having sold over 62 million copies. She has won five Grammy Awards. She has always been a songwriter and at the age of 20 she co-wrote all the tracks on her first CD Mariah Carey, a tradition she continues to the day. She had a rebirth in 2005 with the release of The Emancipation of Mimi. She has received a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007. Her amazing vocal range is said to be able to reach from alto to soprano including singing in the whistle register. These are great things but she would not make the Tea512 if she was not banging hot. At 38 years old Mariah is dripping sexuality with every step she takes. We hope for her continued success. This pop star is an amazing talent with drop dead gorgeous looks that we will always keep our eyes on.
I’D RATHER TAKE A DETOUR
‘CAUSE THIS ROAD AIN’T GETTIN’ CLEARER
YOUR TRAIN OF THOUGHT HAS CUT ME OFF AGAIN
Locomotive / W. Axl Rose (1991
The week we are highlighting Scarlett I. Johansson who was born November 22, 1984. She was born in New York City where she in 1994, auditioned for a role in North which was her first big screen role. She rose to prominence for her work as Grace MacLean in the 1998 The Horse Whisper. She has received four Golden Globe Nominations for her roles including Girl with a Pearl Earring and Lost in Translation. Her first role as a female lead was in the Michae Bay’s The Island. We here at tea512 are big fans of the following Scarlett movies: Matchpoint, The Black Dahlia, The Prestige, The Nanny Diaries, Scoop and The Other Boleyn Girl. She rocked the video for What Goes around Comes Around by Justin Timberlake making the over nine minute video a must see classic. She is currently promoting Vicky Cristina Barcelona her third Woody Allen movie. She is currently working on three movie projects Mary, Queen of Scots, The Spirit, and He’s Just Not That into You. She is currently engaged to Ryan Reynolds. Scarlett also debuted as a vocalist on the album Anywhere I lay My Head which was cover version of her favorite Tom Waits songs. The album was not greeted with any spectacular reviews but there does not doubt about her awesome on screen presence, and her talent as one of the greatest leading ladies in Hollywood today. Her easy on the eyes appearance will keep her as a favorite of tea512 for years to come.
SO NOW I’VE CLOSED THE DOOR
TO KEEP THE COLD OUTSIDE
SEEMS SOMEHOW I’VE FOUND THE WILL TO LIVE
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles was born September 4th 1981 in Houston, Texas. She was part of the best-selling girl group of all time Destiny’s Child for whom she recorded four smash albums. In 2003 she released her first solo album Dangerously in Love which received five Grammy nominations. Her second solo album B’Day was released in 2006 in total she has sold over 20 million sales in albums. She has been part of four major movie releases including Dreamgirls which she earned a golden Globe nomination. Beyoncé has started working on her third studio album, produced by Timbaland with a rumored title of Virtuoso Intellect. The record company hopes to drop the CD on November 18, 2008. She is also about to be seen in the upcoming film, Cadillac Records in which she has been cast to play singer Etta James, the movie is in post production and will be in theaters soon. Beyoncé is also shooting a movie titled Obsessed which is a thriller film to be released in 2009. Tea512 recognizes Beyoncé for her triple threat talent adding a number four talent as one of the most beautiful women in the world.
IF I SAID THAT YOU’RE MY FRIEND
AND OUR LOVE WOULD NEVER END
HOW LONG BEFORE I HAD YOUR TRUST AGAIN Locomotive / W. Axl Rose (1991)
We at tea512 are turning a corner we have been making posts, but not allowing comments. This maybe considered one-sided thinking (guess that is the definition). The reason for this was we never thought anyone was going to read what we had to say except for our small group. So as of today with this post the comments sign is always open. The other thing we have a backlog of photos that we have been saving so this is a new Monday feature we are going to feature a new pretty (celebrity) girl photo every week. We want to thank everyone that has read something we hope we are here to tell you something you did not hear, open your mind to agree or disagree, voice our opinion on a matter, lash out at what we feel is wrong, and applaud for those who fight the good fight. This is post # 176 we have enjoyed the friends we have made, there are some alliances we are proud to have made, and there are other things that makes this experience more than we had ever anticipated. Thanks and welcome to the new era in tea512. Today’s photo is of Charlize Theron