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In the second half of the 20th century, the stand-up genre emerged in the United States - a conversational performance in which the artist speaks directly to the audience. The members of this collection have something to say.


List of Famous Comedians Who Made us Laugh Hard and Often!


Comedian, from the German Komiker, Komikus is an actor who performs comic roles. Recently, in our country, comedians, and the stand-up genre in general, are gaining more and more popularity. Today we decided to recall the pioneers - the most famous comic actors in the world.


George Carlin


One of the genre pioneers, actor, and writer, winner of four Grammy awards and the Mark Twain Award.


Carlin started as a DJ at a radio station, then put on comedy numbers in nightclubs, and was a frequent guest on various TV shows. His popularity grew like a snowball. In total, the artist released 14 full-length stand-ups.


In his books and speeches, Karlin destroys all the foundations of modern society and universal human values. There are no taboo topics for his penetrating gaze and devastating humor - religious dogmas, gender stereotypes, political correctness, mass media, politics, patriotism, and the institution of the family. Some of his monologues fell under proceedings in the US Supreme Court.


Richard Pryor


The most influential black comedian, social critic, and actor, whose popularity peaked in the 1970s-1980s. Richard Pryor is the typical African American that Hollywood has portrayed. He was not poor, but he robbed neighbors' houses and often got caught as a child. At 19, Pryor attacked the owners of a club owned by the Italian mafia with a toy gun. He was the son of a boxer and a prostitute and was raised by his grandmother in a brothel, of which she was the mistress.


The five-time Emmy winner started as an entertainer. He soon became a regular on the television entertainment shows The Ed Sullivan Show and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Pryor's popularity quickly grew, and he decided to try his hand at the Las Vegas stage, where he was waiting for success as a stand-up comedian.


In 2004, Pryor was ranked number one on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-Up Artists of All Time. In a 2005 British poll by The Comedian, Pryor was ranked the tenth best comedy figure.


Andy Kaufman


Although Andy was often called a comedian, Kaufman never called himself that. He refused to do jokes or comedies, at least not in the way that others did. Kaufman considered himself an anti-comedian, an artist of the absurd, and called himself "an artist who dances and sings." In his numbers, Andy always evoked different feelings in the audience - from numbness and disgust to uncontrollable laughter. For him, there were no boundaries in the invented jokes.


In addition to being weird, Andy Kaufman has wrapped himself in mystery. Until now, many believe that he did not die at all, and is just waiting in the wings to appear in public. After all, he joked many times during his lifetime that he would do just that. The fog was added by his brother, who in 2013 stated that he found a note from Andy almost immediately after his death.


Some are still not sure if the artist really died or just faked his death.


Louis C.K.

The most recognizable American stand-up comedian of our time.


Started as a writer for other comedians and TV presenters. Success came to him when Louis was already over 40. He made a name for himself on the subject of a midlife crisis. C.K. exploits the image of an irritated man who is divorced, has two daughters and eats immoderately. The humor may seem very cynical, but the presentation leaves no doubt - Louis C.K. sincerely loves people.


Dave Chappelle

American stand-up comedian, actor and screenwriter. Winner of two Emmy Awards and a Grammy Award.


At first glance, Chappelle is a typical African-American comedian, talking about racism, weed and "brothers". In reality, he is completely atypical: he talks about the same thing, but in a different way. Therefore, viewers with different skin colors come to his concerts. His low calm voice is combined with rhythm and passion. Chappelle does not draw conclusions for the viewer, but each story provides food for thought.


Jimmy Carr

An English comedian for whom nothing is sacred. A second ago he was joking with dwarfs, and right now he is mocking the city in which he gives his concert. Although sometimes the performance is divided into peculiar headings, like a TV show.


Not everyone likes his sharp jokes and dark humor, which Carr takes lightly, saying that people have the right to be offended, but he also has the right to freely joke about whatever he wants.


Subtle British humor and impeccable one-lines make any black joke in his performance first of all funny. This allows Carr to avoid responsibility for his insults. In most cases.


Woody Allen

Woody Allen is a man whose prowess as a stand-up comedian can only be judged by audio recordings and rare surviving video recordings. At the end of many shows, Allen recommended buying his record. Those who did this helped posterity learn what troubles and sores plagued the neurotic from Brooklyn. The future director talked about doctors and failures with women, and also noticed the absurdities in the life of a big city, which later became fragments of many of his films. Allen still inspires young people to conquer the scene with sincere and self-deprecating jokes.


George Carlin

One of the most significant stand-up artists of all time, George Carlin took to the stage with ruthless pamphlets denouncing the state and human stupidity. He ridiculed the routine phrases on board the aircraft, the bombastic statements of environmentalists and the supporting piles of politically correct America. In parallel with the caustic concerts, Karlin also appeared on the wide screen. He collaborated with Kevin Smith three times - on Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob and Jersey Girl. Karlin was dissatisfied with most of his acting work.


Robin Williams

Oscar winner (with four nominations) and five-time Golden Globe winner, Robin Williams was a stand-up comedian in the seventies, performing at The Comedy Store club along with the iconic Richard Pryor and George Carlin. Then he had a television career and success in big movies, but in the early 2000s, Williams returned to his roots. He recorded two stand-up gigs where he mocked the names of hurricanes, the last American presidents, tiny electric cars and raccoons, for which ecological separation of garbage is a real punishment. Watching Williams is interesting not only because of the jokes, but also because of the performance skills - he can be given a second Oscar for drawing sketches “by roles”.


Eddie Murphy

In the eighties, Murphy walked around the stage in a tight leather suit, was afraid that one of the men in the audience would stare at his ass, and cursed as often as he could not afford, now a family movie star. African-American stand-up comedians have become a self-sufficient niche in the humor market since Richard Pryor, and the glib Murphy proved to be one of the brightest wisecracking storytellers: he parodied Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder, and also spoke with equal frankness about sex and childhood love of ice cream.


Jim Carrey

When Jim Carrey left the stage and moved to the big screen, his stage image did not change much: the “rubber-faced man” continued to amuse the audience with eccentric antics. An emotional story about situations from life was accompanied by pantomime, the apotheosis of which can be considered the image of famous personalities. Carrey is probably the only one who parodied Jack Nicholson as the Joker and Clint Eastwood without a single word - he showed this number exclusively with facial expressions with a striking portrait resemblance.


Chris Rock

Chris Rock, following Pryor and Murphy, spoke about the life of an African American in the United States, complained that it has become increasingly difficult to defend rap lately, and did not hesitate to attack the state. "The government doesn't want you to use your drugs, they want you to use their drugs," he declared from the stage. Rock is often said to have changed the face of American humor. However, in the cinema he was less fortunate. Chris Rock was not as successful as Eddie Murphy, but starred twice with Kevin Smith (Jay and Silent Bob, Dogma), voiced a zebra in the Madagascar trilogy, wrote a semi-autobiographical script for the TV series Everybody Hates Chris. , and acted as a director in two more films.


Adam Sandler

Raised to comedian from high school prankster, Adam Sandler took to the stage in the 1980s as the goofy simpleton that Reese Darby (Always Say Yes and Rock Wave) now uses with equal success. Giggling at his own jokes, Sandler spoke in a thin voice about talking to girls. In a normal voice, he could tell, for example, about the teammates of the famous basketball player Wilt Chamberlain, who set an NBA record by scoring one hundred points in one match. The remaining four, according to Sandler, approached the team leader and said: "Listen, man, I'm open." With such baggage in the early nineties, the native of Brooklyn got on television, acted in films - and away we go.


Jud Apatow

The young Jud Apatow, speaking to the bar's patrons, looked like the slightly chubbier Ross from Friends, who preferred jokes about his own laziness and wasted life to dinosaurs. Dressed in a formal suit, Apatow looked like a lawyer or a traveling salesman. Twenty years ago, hardly anyone would have recognized him as the “king of comedy” from mass culture. However, before becoming a director, Apatow managed to work on stage on his own, and later supplied Jimm Carrey and other comedians with material.


Zach Galifianakis

Gaining fame after The Hangover, Galifainakis made many people learn his hard-to-pronounce last name. The fame of the native of North Carolina was a matter of time: on stage, he was not much different from his extravagant on-screen character. The audience was delighted with the unhurried monologues that he uttered over a bottle of beer. “I look like fat Jesus,” Zach hung from the stage. "Be careful, I'm really funny."


Seth Rogen

Seth Rogen made people laugh long before Donnie Darko and The 40 Year Old Virgin. One of the main associates of Jud Appatow, he went on stage from the age of twelve. The first speeches contained observations about school, unruly hair, and how hard it is for a child in a Jewish family. The main problem, according to Rogen, is the grandparents. However, even then the comedian knew how to turn a minus into a plus: “Once I asked for a cup of milk, and received $ 20.” Perhaps much in the career of a guy from Canada has developed in a similar way.


Bill Burr

Bill Burr is a cynical American comedian, actor, writer, musician, and producer. He started his stand-up career in 1992 and has since released six quite successful shows. But other projects have brought him popularity: his own weekly podcast Bill Burr’s Monday Morning Podcast, appearances on radio shows and podcasts of other comedians, participation in the voice acting of GTA 4, a small role in the TV series Breaking Bad, and much more.


Bill Burr claims that his style was partly influenced by George Carlin. Burr's humor has been described as "furious". His speeches look rude, chauvinistic, indecent. He always chooses the most politically incorrect topics, ridiculing the excessive tolerance of the modern world. But it's his politically incorrectness and fearlessness that make his stand-up show so appealing.


Ellen DeGeneres

American actress and comedian Ellen DeGeneres is known all over the world as a talented TV presenter, but she started her career with stand-up, and very successful. Back in the 70s, when Ellen was about 20 years old, she began performing in coffee houses and clubs, gradually gaining popularity and moving to a television audience. And in the 80s, the comedian was talked about all over the country, calling the funniest person on American television.


Ellen DeGeneres starred on the sitcom Ellen for four years, playing a bookstore owner. Although the series did not receive high television ratings, critics praised it, especially noting the talent of the comedian. In the 2000s, Ellen began to offer to host the Emmy, Grammy and other awards ceremonies. She turned out to be a great host, she was even nominated for an Emmy for hosting the ceremony.


Ellen is bright, funny and cheerful, without rudeness, unnecessary cynicism and vulgarity, but with wonderful self-irony. Her performances are very laid back and she improvises well.


Bo Burnham

Bo Burnham is a young but already popular American comedian and musician. He started his career in an unusual way compared to other comedians: from a Youtube channel where he uploaded his funny songs with guitar and electric piano. Then he started posting comedy videos about religion, gender, homosexuality, disability. Bo soon began to perform in clubs and on television, and in 2010 at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival he was nominated for the prize for the best comedy show.


Bo Burnham starred in several TV series and wrote and produced the sitcom Zach Stone Is Going to Be Big. But his main hobbies are still music and comedy.


Bo Burnham's performances can be called a musical comedy, but not in the classic version, when the songs are simply accompanied by jokes. Burnham's shows are more interesting, with jokes interrupted by songs and pantomimes, as if the comedian is mocking a classic stand-up.


Sarah Silverman

Sarah Silverman is an American stand-up actress and satirist, comedy writer. Sarah first performed in the comedy genre at the age of 17, in the late 80s. Although she described her performance as terrible, her career took off quickly. Soon, Sarah began to perform in a satirical talk show on television, act in comedy series and create her own shows.


Sarah starred in dozens of films and TV series. Since 2007, she has been producing the weekly show The Sarah Silverman Program. In 2009, Silverman received an Emmy Award.


Sarah calls herself a "Jewish comedian". She often uses the themes of racism and the Holocaust in her speeches. Her stand-up is laced with deep satire and is often accompanied by black humor.


Bill Hicks

American stand-up comedian Bill Hicks lived a short life but gained immense recognition after his death. He performed in the 80s and 90s, shocking the audience with obscene language, black humor and discussion of the most controversial topics. Hicks deliberately challenged the mainstream in comedy by getting people to not just laugh at jokes, but to learn new things and think for themselves.


In his stand-up speeches, Bill Hicks criticized the banality and superficiality of popular culture. He wanted people to think more deeply and live more consciously. Hicks ridiculed the media, consumerism and philistinism. His cynical humor was not liked by everyone, but after Hicks' death, he was called one of the greatest comedians of all time.


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Can damaged hair be repaired?

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When the hair turns into a straw, they no longer hold volume, splits, and look dull, brittle, and dry. A familiar picture? Don't rush to get a haircut. It is possible to restore damaged hair, and we will tell you how to do it!


How do you fix severely damaged hair?


Not all damaged hair is damaged in the same way: for some, the condition is close to disaster. For others, it may remain quite acceptable. It all depends on the degree of damage and, of course, the characteristics of each case.


Types of damaged hair


Mechanical damage


Mechanical damage is the destruction of the scaly layer through styling tools. Despite its hardness, hair is soft compared to metal. Any intense mechanical impact leaves minor damage to hair. These damages gradually accumulate and deepen.


Hair often undergoes mechanical stress daily: we wind it, stretch it, comb it intensively, comb it, tie it into a ponytail with tight elastic bands, the hair rubs against each other and the fabric during sleep and wiping with a towel, etc. For us, this is a mere trifle, which we do not even remember. But if you look at the hair under a microscope, you can see: that the farther the hair is from the root, the more uneven the edges of the scales of the cuticle layer of the hair. The scaly layer may lack significant fragments toward the end, leading to hair damage.


Scratching is very harmful. Since this type of process can lead to the destruction of the scales of the shell, in the process, the ends of the hair will simply begin to fork. Provided the cuticle is first destroyed in the middle of the hair, it breaks in this place.


Chemical damage


Chemical damage to the hair results from improper or excessive use of cosmetic hairdressing products. There are plenty of damaging procedures in the arsenal of the hairdresser, such as chemical hair straightening, perm, hair lightening, and coloring with complex hair dyes. These procedures cause damage to the hair on their own, but it is common to combine techniques (such as dyeing chemically curled hair) that further damage the hair. As a result of perms, bleaching, and dyeing, there is a firm swelling and a change in the structure of the hair. At the end of this procedure, the hair acquires a very high porosity.


All these processes are accompanied by an intense swelling of the hair and the opening of the hair's cuticle layer. The cuticle layer cannot close naturally. The hair becomes damaged. When dyeing with complex hair dyes, the primary damage is caused to the hair due to intense swelling and gradual drying.


Each procedure without proper care exacerbates the existing damage. Hair care products can only temporarily and cosmetically compensate for wear. It is impossible to restore the structure with severe damage. In such cases, the damaged areas of the hair are cut off.


If we briefly describe the chemical damage to the hair: this is the softening and destruction of the core (cortex), the oxidation of melanin, and the exposure of the fibrous layer. Chemical damage to the hair contributes to the manifestation of increased sensitivity to mechanical damage to the hair.


Thermal damage


Thermal damage to the hair. This type of damage occurs as a result of the frequent use of hot styling appliances. This includes straightening with an iron, curling with a curling iron, styler, tongs, and blow-drying.


When exposed to high temperatures, the cuticle scales, which form the protective layer of the hair, rise, exposing the cortex, internal moisture evaporates, and the destruction of keratin protein occurs. The rod is covered with bubbles - the curls become brittle and dry. The appearance deteriorates, the former shine disappears, split ends appear, and difficulties arise when combing. The lack of moisture makes the hair more vulnerable and crumbles during combing.


Everyone's favorite sun also has a negative effect, from whose UV rays protection is needed. Direct sunlight destroys carbon-sulfur bonds and provokes the breakdown of proteins. This leads to hair loss and breakage.


We figured out the types of damage, and now let's figure out how a modern girl does not earn these “three horsemen of the Apocalypse” and how to save her hair.


Mechanical damage to the hair. Recommendations


Recall that mechanical damage to the hair is understood as a violation of the structure of the hair due to rough mechanical influences. Therefore, to minimize injury, try to adhere to the following rules:


  • Do not use metal combs;
  • Do not comb your hair roughly and harshly. When searching, it is necessary to start from the tips, gradually rising;
  • Do not use bouffants;
  • Try to use tight elastic bands infrequently. If possible, do not tie high tails;
  • Avoid rubbing your hair with a towel;
  • Don't brush too often;
  • Do not comb damp hair because, in this state, they are susceptible and weakened.


Chemical hair damage. Recommendations


Chemical damage to the hair is considered the most devastating, as it affects the hair and can also trigger hair loss.

  • Do not curl your hair with a perm;
  • Use gentle staining and bleaching methods;
  • Trust chemical hair treatments only to experienced professionals;
  • Do not use cosmetics for straightening;
  • Follow the recommendations of your master, and do not forget about care and active moisturizing.


Thermal damage to the hair. Recommendations


Thermal damage to the hair is characterized by a change in the structure of the hair by exposure to cold or hot temperatures.


  • If possible, exclude the use of straighteners, curlers, and curlers. Better replace them with brushes;
  • Do not dry your hair with hot air at a distance closer than 30 cm;
  • Use hats when going out into the sun or visiting the bath;
  • Also, do not forget about hats in the cold season. Low temperatures are bad for your hair.
  • As for the general recommendations for hair care, regardless of the degree of hair damage and the factors that led to the deterioration in the appearance of curls:
  • If the hair is seriously damaged, then it is worth waiting with dyeing and using a hot hair dryer or flat iron;
  • Get into the habit of head massage. Blood circulation will improve, and hair will grow faster;

Before going out into the sun or frost, use protective sprays, for example, with SPF protection;

If the hair is severely damaged, then home remedies may not help. You will have to go to specialized salons, where cosmetologists help restore the hair shaft and its follicle. Among such procedures, mesotherapy, reflexotherapy, personalization, and laser therapy can be noted.


Causes for damaged hair


Copper deficiency


This element is crucial for the strength of the hair. Copper deficiency can make hair brittle and contribute to the premature graying of hair.


Zinc deficiency


 It is associated with alopecia because the hair also becomes brittle due to the lack of zinc.


Excessive care


Diligent styling with curlers, flat irons, hair dryers, and other tools can cause hair to become weak and brittle. After all, they fit into the hair due to thermal exposure, and high temperatures cause severe damage to the hair, making it dry and lifeless.




Substances used in styling products, dyes, and other products can compromise the health of your hair and cause it to become brittle. For example, shampoos containing sulfates and parabens can make hair dry and flaky (since their pH is higher than necessary). Some products (like hair masks) contain formaldehyde, which can irritate the scalp and weaken hair. Hair dyes use dyes and chemicals such as hydrogen peroxide and ammonium, which can damage hair due to their oxidizing and penetrating properties.



Excessive washing


Washing your hair too often can also make it brittle. Ideally, you should wash your hair twice a week. Shampooing too often can strip hair of its natural sebum and leave it dry and vulnerable.4. You comb your hair too vigorously.


Too vigorous brushing


This habit can also cause significant damage to the strands.


Hormonal changes


 Hormonal imbalance causes brittle hair. Some birth control pills, menopause, and pregnancy can cause changes in the body that do not affect the condition of the hair in the best way.


Bad nutrition


 Diets lacking in protein and vitamins make hair brittle and dry. Conversely, a balanced diet protects curls.





Diseases such as Graves and thyroid disease affect the hormonal balance, affecting hair growth and strength.


Environmental factors


 When hair is constantly exposed to rain, wind, heat, and humidity, it can gradually become brittle.


Medical procedures


 For example, those used to treat psoriasis, cardiovascular disease, eczema, high cholesterol, diabetes, and hepatitis have brittle and dry hair as a side effect. Other treatments that can cause them to be frail include major surgeries - such as gastrointestinal bypasses and transplants.


How to prevent damaged hair – follow the tips below for healthy hair.


Lower the Temperature on Your Tools

We all love straight and smooth hair. Ironing helps us quickly achieve this effect. But few people know that Brushing (a round comb-brush for styling) also injures hair. Hot styling steams the hair and lifts the cuticle (the protective layer), and the temperature dries out the main living layer of the hair. This is how hair loss occurs.


Always use thermal protection.

Before using a heating device on your hair, even a hair dryer, it is always recommended to use a heat protectant that creates a barrier between the exposed hair shaft and the heat. The most popular product is leave-in. Spritz a few times through damp hair and then use a wide-toothed comb to distribute the product from roots to ends. As a bonus, many heat protection serums also tend to detangle the hair, creating less friction and, therefore, less breakage when combed through.


Professional Treatments

To strengthen the hair's protective barrier so that it is strong enough to withstand heat damage, it is recommended that you use a high-quality shampoo and conditioner to moisturize and detangle your hair. After washing and conditioning, use a light mist to add another layer of reinforcement and protection.


Trim Your Split Ends

While it may seem at first glance that cutting your hair may not help prevent damage from heat damage, in fact, the healthier your strands are, the minor heat damage will be. Once the hair begins to break or split, further exposure to a flat iron or hair dryer will only worsen its condition. Dryness and brittleness will rise higher from the ends, damaging the still healthy part of the hair. You can prevent this by trimming your hair at least once every couple of months, although stylists recommend doing this every 8-12 weeks.


Fix your damaged hair and look amazing

Hair damage is not selective. At the slightest crack, the entire system suffers, so recovery must be comprehensive. First, external factors (mechanical, chemical, thermal) should be minimized. It is also advisable to adjust the diet and strengthen the immune system.


An essential step in hair restoration is the selection of the proper care. It must be delicate but effective, meeting the case's specific needs. Most often, complex procedures are not required. For a noticeable or complete solution to the problem, it is enough to minimize the factors that damage the hair and regularly use shampoo and masks for damaged hair.



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Famous Gemini around the world

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Gemini is an adventurous, bright, intellectual sign whose representatives are complex dual natures. They are not only prone to mood swings but also to situations of mental turmoil, search for themselves, involvement in adventures, and dubious undertakings.


The element of Gemini is the changeable Air, and their planet is the restless Mercury, which endows this sign with sociability, skill, and quickness of mind. As a rule, they are rarely pleased and satisfied with their lives. Their ambitions and endless ideas move them forward - only in movement and search for new horizons do Gemini feel good.


What is Gemini as personality?


Gemini is the most mobile and pleasant, outwardly friendly people who depend on society and new information. These are strong and determined people, and intelligence and cunning allow them to manage, avoiding the use of physical force. The ability to always be in the center of important events and adequately deal with the data received allows them to juggle facts deftly. Therefore most often, representatives of this sign become lawyers, journalists, public figures, and public figures. 


Among Gemini, both geniuses and scammers are often found. Despite the seeming invulnerability, Gemini is painfully vulnerable - a sensitive nature is hidden behind the armor of ostentatious indifference. Unbalance and lack of stability can sometimes destroy even the most talented soul. Twins, as a rule, are not distinguished by good health, prone to depression and allergies. In love, they never rely only on the physical attractiveness of a partner - for Gemini, intrigue, psychological battles, and complex and exciting relationships are essential.


Who are Some of the Most Famous Gemini?


Angelina Jolie


Angelina Jolie (née Voight) is an American actress, film director, and social activist. She is the winner of the Oscar, 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards, and 3 Golden Globes. It is still believed that Jolie is the highest-paid actress in Hollywood.


Jolie began acting in films with her father, Jon Voight, in Lookin' to Get Out (1982). But Angelina's film career started as much as ten years later in the low-budget film Cyborg 2 (1993). The first significant role - in the funny film "Hackers" took place in 1995. Before the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for "Girl, Interrupted" (1999), there were roles in "George Wallace" (1997) and "Gia" (1998).


The role of the computer heroine Lara Croft in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) brought Jolie to the first echelon of Hollywood actresses. Jolie continued her path to fame with the films "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" (2005), "Wanted" (2008), and "Salt" (2010). Critics praised her performance in A Mighty Heart (2007) and Changeling (2008). Jolie was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress for her role in Changeling. In 2010, Jolie made her debut as a film director, screenwriter, and producer with In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011) and Unbroken (2014). Commercial success awaited her in the form of the movie Maleficent (2014).


In addition to her film career, Jolie is actively involved in humanitarian work. For this, she was awarded the Jean Hersholt humanitarian award and the knighthood of the Order of St. Michael and St. George.


Jolie has been appointed as UN Special Envoy for Refugees. Jolie is recognized as one of the most influential people in the American entertainment industry. She was married to Johnny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton. Jolie broke up with Brad Pitt.


Marilyn Monroe


The future Marilyn Monroe was born as Norma Jean Mortenson.

The future Marilyn spent her childhood in foster homes. Then began a modeling career that led to a film contract in 1946.


Starting small, Marilyn appeared in the films The Asphalt Jungle and All About Eve (1950). Both films were very well received. They made Marilyn a tangible sex symbol. Marilyn Monroe proved her comedic talent with the movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry a Millionaire, and The Seven Year Itch. These same films made Monroe one of the most beloved actresses.


Monroe did not like the image of a dumb blonde, in which she was regularly recorded. She tried to expand those limits. The first marriage to baseball player Joe DiMaggio failed. While Monroe was married to playwright Arthur Miller, Monroe attended an acting studio and organized Marilyn Monroe Productions.


Marilyn's acting in "Bus Stop" was highly appreciated by critics. And for her role in "Only Girls in Jazz," Monroe was awarded the Golden Globe.


The last years of Marilyn's life were overshadowed by illness, personal problems, and her bad temper of the actress herself. The actress died under extraordinary circumstances, and is still unknown exactly what caused her death. In 1989, Marilyn Monroe was recognized as 6 of the most remarkable women in show business.


Johnny Depp


Johnny Depp's real name is John Christopher Depp. Depp is a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award winner.


Depp's rise to fame began with the teen series 21 Jump Street (the 1980s), and they became a teen idol. Gradually, he moved away from this and only accepted roles that challenged him (for example, Edward Scissorhands (1990)). Commercial success was brought by Sleepy Hollow (1999), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Rango (2011), and, of course, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise (launched in 2003). In collaboration with the film director and his great friend Tim Burton, Depp made eight films (the last, at the moment, is Dark Shadows (2012).


The glory of Johnny Depp was the images of Ed Wood in "Ed Wood," Joseph Pistone in "Donnie Brasco," Hunter S. Thompson in "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," George Jung in "Cocaine" and John Dillinger in "Public Enemies." Johnny Depp's name helped raise $3.1 billion in the US and over $7.6 billion worldwide.


Depp has been nominated for numerous awards for his acting. For the role of Sweeney Todd, he received the Golden Globe and for the position of Jack Sparrow - the Screen Actors Guild Award. Also, Johnny Depp was twice awarded the title of Sexiest Man (People magazine in 2003 and 2009). In 2012, Depp got into the Guinness Book with the most significant fee of $ 75 million.


Donald Trump


It is now known that Donald Trump is the President of the United States. Trump made his fortune by constructing office towers, hotels, casinos, and golf clubs. Trump defeated Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the election and will officially take office on January 20, 2017. Donald Trump will become the oldest president in US history.


Born in New York, Donald Trump received a degree in economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in 1968.


As early as 1971, he gained control of his father, Fred Trump's construction firm. Now this company has become the most significant holding called the Trump Organization.


Nicole Kidman 


Nicole Marie Kidman is from Australia. Her film career began in 1983. Nicole starred in several Australian films and television programs, but the 1989 thriller Dead Calm shot. World fame Kidman made films "Days of Thunder" (1990), "Far, Far Away" (1992), and "Batman Forever" (1995).


Success was consolidated by films of the second half of the 1990s. For his role in the musical "Moulin Rouge!" (2001), Kidman won her second Golden Globe for Moulin Rouge! and the first Oscar nomination for Best Actress.


But for the role of Virginia Woolf in the drama The Hours (2002), Oscar Kidman was still given. She finally proved to the world that she is a serious and worthy dramatic actress.


Nicole Kidman's key films are To Die For (1995), Eyes Wide Shut (1999), and Others (2001). "Cold Mountain" (2003), "Translator" (2005), "Australia" (2008).


For his role in the film "Rabbit Hole" (2010), Kidman was nominated for an Oscar for the third time. And in 2012, she received an Emmy for her role in the mini-series Hemingway & Gellhorn.


Kidman became a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF in 1994 and UNIFEM in 2006. Kidman has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, three Golden Globes, an Oscar, and a BAFTA Award. In 2006, Nicole Kidman was recognized as the highest-paid actress in the world. She owns the production company Blossom Films.


Natalie Portman


The real name of the actress and film director Natalie Portman is Natalie Hershlag, and she was born in Jerusalem.

At 12, Portman was invited to a role in the film "Leon" along with Jean Reno and Gary Oldman.


In the 1990s, Portman starred in the films "Heat," "Everybody Says I Love You," and "Mars Attacks." In the late 1990s, she was cast as Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars prequel.


The actress focused on her studies and graduated from Harvard with a degree in Psychology. Despite this, she managed to star in Garden State, Proximity, V for Vendetta, and My Blueberry Nights. For her role in Intimacy, she received a Golden Globe, and was nominated for an Oscar and a BAFTA award. Don't miss Black Swan (2010), starring Natalie Portman.


Kylie Minogue


Kylie Ann Minogue made her way to fame through the Australian TV series Neighbors (mid-1980s). After that, the ambitious Australian began to make her way to the stage. According to Warner Music Australia, Kylie has sold over 65 million records worldwide.

A contract with British composers Stock, Aitken & Waterman gave her a series of hits. But by the early 1990s. Cooperation fizzled out, and Minogue terminated the contract in 1992.


Kylie refused the services of guest composers and began to make her way. Sales dropped sharply. But in 2000, everything changed, and Kylie became an international dance-pop star. Her videos are considered provocative, and her stage shows break all records in scale and size.


Kylie is considered to have the longest and most successful career in show business; Even native Australia succumbed to her charms; By the way, in the film "Moulin Rouge!" (2001), Kylie plays the absinthe fairy. She occasionally appears in movies—every time - in severe and dramatic roles.


Kate and Ashley Olsen


Identical actresses Kate and Ashley were born on June 13, 1986, in Los Angeles, California. Kate and Ashley created their brand under which they produce clothes. Of course, like twins, each admits that she loves her sister dearly. At 17, the girls realized the fickleness of acting careers and founded their own production company. So they also became the youngest film producers in Hollywood.


Naomi Campbell


Naomi Campbell is an iconic British top model and actress, the first black woman to appear on the covers of Vogue and Times magazines.


Naomi Campbell was raised by a single mother, Valerie Campbell, an Afro-Jamaican ballerina. And in keeping with her mother's wishes, Naomi Campbell never saw her father abandon 18-year-old Valerie two months after the birth of their daughter. As a child, Naomi Campbell was mainly in the care of a nanny while her mother toured Europe. Naomi Campbell had a strained relationship with her stepfather; the girl did not want to accept a new dad, and scandals often occurred in the house. At the age of 10, Naomi herself began to study ballet. After school, she entered the London Academy of Performing Arts for acting.


Naomi Campbell runs a charity project with the Dalai Lama to raise money through UNESCO for kindergartens in poor communities worldwide. In 2006, an image of Naomi Campbell was released on Austrian postage stamps.


In 2010, the program "Let them talk" shoots a particular issue in honor of Naomi Campbell's move to Russia for permanent residence.


In 2012, Naomi Campbell participated in opening the Summer Olympic Games in London.


In November 2012, Naomi Campbell agreed to host The Face's reality show. The new project is aimed at finding new faces in the modeling business.


Heidi Klum


German top model, actress, and TV presenter Heidi Klum has been considered one of the most famous models in the world since the late 1990s. Her career began in 1992 when Heidi Klum won the top prize in Thomas Gottschalk's Late-Night-Show. The 19-year-old schoolgirl won the competition against 25,000 competitors, and as a prize, she signed a contract with a modeling agency for $300,000. After leaving school, she abandoned her studies as a fashion designer in Düsseldorf and pursued her modeling career. Since 1993, Heidi Klum has been living in the USA.


World fame came to Heidi Klum in 1998, when her photo in a swimsuit was printed on the cover of the American magazine Sports Illustrated, whose circulation reached 20 million in the United States. In addition, Klum became one of the leading models of Victoria's Secret, one of the "angels." The popular magazine's Vogue and ELLE also came out with a photo of Heidi Klum on the cover. However, Klum never belonged to the group of models who walked the catwalks during the big shows in Paris, Milan, or New York.


Morgan Freeman


Morgan Porterfield Freeman Jr. is the youngest of four children of teacher Mayme Edna Freeman, née Revere, and hairdresser Morgan Porterfield Freeman.


On stage, Morgan made his debut at nine, playing one of the roles in a school play. After that, he regularly took part in various productions, and spoke on the radio. After graduating from school, Morgan did not study acting, despite the predisposition to the artistic profession and the scholarship to study dramatic art, but joined the US Air Force.


After serving four years, Freeman retired, moved to Los Angeles, and began working as a clerk. In his spare time, he attended drama classes at The Pasadena Playhouse School of Performing Arts and took choreography lessons. In the first half of the 1960s, Freeman moved to New York, where he worked as a dancer and actor in various theater companies.


In 1964, the actor made his screen debut, appearing as an extra in the film The Pawnbroker and playing a cameo role in the television series Another World. Since then, Morgan Freeman has played over a hundred roles in film and television and has repeatedly participated in various shows and documentary projects.


Kanye West


American rapper, producer, and designer. He was born in the family of photojournalist Ray West and professor of English Donda West. The boy's parents divorced when he was three years old. Kanye was fond of creativity: he wrote poetry, painted, and studied music. In the third grade, he began to rap, and at the age of 13, he persuaded his mother to pay for recording in the studio.


After school, West entered the American Academy of Arts, where he studied drawing, then moved to the State University of Chicago but left it to devote himself entirely to music. The young man began his musical career in the mid-90s, and was the producer of Grav, D-Dot. Kanye later formed the Go-Getters with his fellow rappers. The group recorded their album, but officially it never saw the light of day.


West collaborated with many famous artists as a producer, but no one saw him as a rapper. Despite the doubts of his colleagues, Kanye released his debut album The College Dropout, which took second place on the Billboard 200 chart in the first week after the release. The rapper's next albums received favorable reviews from critics and West was repeatedly nominated for a Grammy.


In addition to music, the rapper is actively involved in the fashion industry: he has his own Pastelle clothing collection, he also collaborated with Nike and Adidas. West spares no time and effort for charity.


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Weekends exist for that, to sleep, relax and not spend a lot of time on a routine. But no one canceled delicious family dinners. Therefore, fresh ideas for easy-to-cook dishes will come in handy.


What are the best fast lunch ideas to try?


Lunch is a meal that some very busy people neglect. Other people make a fuss if they don't get a delicious meal. The dinner recipes that we have collected for you will seduce the former and appease the latter.


Easy Chicken Salad


A step-by-step recipe with a photo of cooking chicken salad in a fragrant dressing at home. The soy-lemon dressing adds a special piquancy to the dish, which favorably emphasizes the taste of the dish. Of course, the salad can be dressed with ordinary mayonnaise, sour cream or even sunflower oil. However, using the proposed sauce, you will bring new fresh notes. Moreover, such a sauce is universal, it can be seasoned with almost any salad, and familiar dishes that have become boring for a long time will sparkle with a new interesting taste.


Ingredients for preparing a tender chicken salad in a fragrant dressing:


  • Boiled chicken fillet - 1 pc.
  • Processed cheese - 100 g
  • Eggs - 1 pc.
  • Cucumbers - 1 pc.
  • Green onions - 5-7 sprigs
  • Mustard grain or pasty - 0.5 tsp.
  • Soy sauce - 2 tbsp. l.
  • Vegetable oil - 3 tbsp. l.


Recipe preparation:


Wash green onions, dry and chop finely. Wash cucumbers, dry and cut into cubes with sides of 0.5 mm. Boil eggs. Cool, peel and cut into cubes the size of cucumbers. Cut the melted cheese into cubes of the same size as all the products. Boil the chicken in salted water and set aside. Then cut into pieces or tear along the fibers. Combine all foods in one bowl. In a small bowl, mix the mustard, soy sauce with vegetable oil and season the ingredients. Toss the chicken salad in the soy-lemon dressing, chill and serve.


The Quinoa, Avocado, and Cherry Tomato Salad

The Quinoa, Avocado and Cherry Tomato Salad recipe is presented in the Salads category, and it will take you no more than 15 minutes to prepare this dish. To make this dish at home according to the recipe from the author Evtushenko, you will need: quinoa, ripe avocado, cherry tomatoes, quail eggs, a handful of salad mix, half a bunch of parsley, lemon juice, olive oil, dry Italian herbs, a mixture of ground peppers, salt.




  • 150 gr. kinoa1 pc.
  • ripe avocado 250 kg.
  • cherry tomatoes 6-8 pcs.
  • quail eggs 3 pcs.
  • salad mix to taste
  • half a bunch of parsley
  • 1-2 tbsp. l. lemon juice
  • 2-3 tbsp. l. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp dried Italian herbs to taste
  • ground pepper mix
  • salt to taste


Recipe preparation:


Rinse the quinoa with cold water (to remove possible bitterness), add water and simmer for 15 minutes. Salt at the end. Cut the avocado into small cubes, and cherry tomatoes in half. Boil the sawn eggs, you can leave the yolk slightly watery, it will be even tastier. Cut in half. Let's prepare the dressing. Chop the parsley very finely, add olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and Italian dry herbs to it. Add the dressing to the cooked and cooled quinoa, mix. Now add avocado, tomatoes and salad mixture, mix and taste for salt. Add if necessary. We spread the salad on plates, lay the quail eggs on top.


Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower rice is just a godsend for those who follow a healthy diet. Similar in appearance to rice or couscous, this vegetable side dish is much healthier, lower in calories, carbohydrates, and sugars, and higher in fiber. It goes perfectly with meat dishes, and in itself it turns out very tasty if you mix it with herbs and roasted almonds. In addition, cauliflower rice is a great way to introduce a healthy vegetable into the diet of children who, to put it mildly, do not favor it. Mix it in half with regular boiled rice and serve as a side dish. Little picky people are unlikely to notice that not all the rice in the plate is real.


Ingredients for the recipe:


2 small cauliflowers, broken into florets, strong stems discarded (about 8 cups florets)

3 art. l. olive oil

1 bunch green onions, chopped, white and green parts separated

1/4 st. chopped almonds

1/4 st. chopped parsley


Recipe preparation:


Pulse the cauliflower in the bowl of a food processor until coarse crumbs are about the size of a grain of rice (see note). It should turn out 6 - 7 tbsp. cauliflower rice. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over moderately high heat. Stir in the white parts of the onion and fry until lightly golden, about 2 minutes. Add cauliflower, 1 tsp. salt and a little black pepper. Stir to coat cabbage completely with oil. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until cabbage is tender but still crumbly, 6 to 7 minutes. Meanwhile, toast the almonds in a small skillet over moderate heat, stirring constantly, until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Remove the cauliflower from the heat and stir in the green onions, parsley and toasted almonds. Transfer to a large bowl and serve. 


Arugula, Tuna, and Avocado Salad

Easy, beautiful salad of tuna, avocado, tomatoes and arugula recipe. Ideal for a festive table, as a light snack. In general, this is a Spanish salad called "Timbal". It looks beautiful, it cooks very quickly (you don’t need to cook or prepare anything in advance), and most importantly, it’s tasty and healthy! Save quickly so you don't forget!




Avocado (large) - 1 or 1.5 pcs.

Cherry tomatoes (the sweetest) - 10 pcs.

Canned tuna in oil - 1 can (170g)

Arugula - 1 bunch

Garlic - 1 clove

Lemon juice - 1-1.5 tsp

Olive oil - 1 tsp

Sea salt - to taste

Black pepper - to taste


How to cook tuna, avocado, tomato and arugula salad recipe step by step:


We cut the avocado in half, remove the stone, take out the pulp with a spoon and knead it with a fork / spoon in mashed potatoes. Add lemon juice, olive oil, crushed garlic clove. Salt, pepper and mix. ⠀ Cherry tomatoes cut into small cubes (you can also take ordinary large tomatoes, but they are less sweet and you will need to peel them, remove the hard core, seeds and drain the juice). We transfer the tuna to a plate and drain most of the oil (so that the salad does not float during assembly) and knead a little with a fork. I collected the salad in a serving ring, but it can also be served in portioned cups, here, as you like. Put a layer of mashed avocado on a dish, then spread a layer of cherry tomatoes, and on top - tuna. We take off the ring. Decorate with arugula leaves. ⠀


Black Bean and Corn Quesadilla

Quesadillas are especially popular in the southwestern United States. Here it is cooked like the traditional Mexican version, only sometimes local ingredients may be included. This recipe has a lot of vegetables and no meat. However, if desired, you can add, for example, cooked chicken. Sour cream sauce only enhances the pleasure of an already tasty quesadilla, which definitely cannot be called bland. If the dish seems too spicy, reduce the amount of dried red pepper. In any case, by preparing such a quesadilla, you can arrange a real feast for the taste buds.


Ingredients for the recipe:



4 wheat tortillas with a diameter of 25 cm.

  • 450 gr. black beans with spices, mashed
  • 2 tbsp. l. olive oil, extra for grilling 1 small red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 3/4 st. corn kernels (about 1 ear)
  • 2 tsp crushed dried red pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 st. chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 st. grated cheese


Sour cream with lime and cilantro

  • 1/2 st. sour cream
  • 1/4 st. chopped cilantro leaves
  • Juice from 1/2 lime
  • A pinch of salt


Recipe preparation:


Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute bell peppers and onion until soft, about 5 minutes. Add corn, dried red pepper flakes, cumin, salt and pepper to taste. Stir and sauté for 3 minutes. Move everything to a bowl and add cilantro. Heat a 2-burner long cast-iron grill or large skillet over medium heat. Lay 2 tortillas on a work surface and evenly coat them with the roasted black bean paste. Place the tortillas on the griddle, buttered side up (if using a saute pan, place one tortilla first). Cover evenly with the onion and pepper mixture, then sprinkle with cheese. Top with another tortilla, spread with black bean paste, and cook until cheese is melted, about 4 minutes. Turn the quesadillas over to fry them on the other side. Cut each into 8 triangles, sprinkle with cilantro and serve with sour cream sauce.


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