How to Become Famous

Many people would love to one day become famous like the Hollywood celebrities who are known all over the world. The good news is that you can learn how to become famous by following some simple strategies provided here. You can become famous by marketing yourself online. Another issue that can help you to become famous quickly is getting in to the entertainment industry. There are many celebrities in the entertainment industry that are adored by people from any part of the world. There are many things that you can do in order to become famous.

Here are some eight cheap ways to become famous:

  1. If you want to become famous, it is important that you should pursue your interests and perfect them. For example, if you love acting, you should mould this interest. The good news is that there are courses that you can undertake that will help in pursuing the interests that will make you famous. You should take your time because it is not really possible to become famous within a single day. You can be undertaking your daily chores as well as working on the necessary strategies that will help in becoming famous.
  2. Something else that is important on how to become famous is that you can use your special skills and talents. Your talent can make you to be very popular. All you need to do is to work on it so that you can perfect it. A talent like singing can make you to… Continue reading

How Did Famous Celebrities Get Discovered Before Becoming Famous?

Many people wonder how celebrities got discovered. Did they go through a talent agent or was it the academy they visited to learn acting that opened the doors? Or did they just happened to be in the right place at the right time when a directory or producer needed someone specific and they were the perfect match? There is no such formula that would provide you with a solution. As a matter of fact, every celebrity most likely had a different way of a) being discovered and b) work her way up to stardom.

Many celebrities had plain and normal jobs before they became famous. Take Megan Fox as an example. She started her career in a smoothie shop and sometimes even had to wear a Banana costume. Ellen DeGeneres worked in a car wash as a driver. Gwen Stefani worked at a Dairy Queen before becoming famous. Tina Fey started out a Snack Bar at a swim club.

From these examples you can tell that there is no such thing as a roadmap to fame. Whatever works to bring in money to pay the bills, celebrities had to do it. Pretty much the same way it works for you. With one difference though – the celebrities grabbed an opportunity at one point and it paid off. They might also have put in some extra efforts to get to where they are today. Some childhood celebrities were discovered through photo contests or talent shows. However, famous child actors and stars… Continue reading

Famous Faces Linked to Specific Locations

It amazes me that you can stick a pin in a map and there will always be a link to someone famous. Either someone was born there, someone lived there or maybe someone died there.

I was walking around my local town centre recently and saw a building with a plaque on it that said “In this house lived Oliver Cromwell’s second in command”. Perhaps this man is not the most famous person in the world but imagine how England may have been different without him. Would Oliver Cromwell still have usurped the king?

Let me take another place to prove my point, I’ll get my pin out of my draw and stick it in my map. Last time it was Boise, but this time the pin definitely landed in London but specifically I’d say it was in the Islington, perhaps being more precise I could even narrow it down to Moorgate.

So who lived in Moorgate? Let me just check on the invaluable resource that is Wikipedia.

It looks like John Keats was born in Moorgate, in the Hoop and Swan pub that has now been renamed the “Keats at the Globe.” Perhaps he is not the most read poet, as when I was at school we read Blake, but nevertheless he is extremely well-known.

Here’s a few lines from Ode To A Nightingale just to raise your awareness:

My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains
My sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk,
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Impersonating Famous People

When impersonating famous people, there is a right way and a wrong way. The right way is of course, to have been a fan of the person and can at least, somewhat act or copy the person in some way. The wrong way is to simply take advantage of the celebrity as a simple look alike and ride their coattails to fame and glory. Considering that impersonating is the most sincerest form of flattery, one should at least be able to play the part too. Unless of course, one was hired this way simply as a decoy in some fashion.

Impersonating famous people has been around for centuries. Often it was the kings and queens who were the most impersonated and usually not in a very good light. Although, with the advent of Hollywood and the star persona, this has been followed with the impersonations of many different folks.

Sometimes, these impersonations can be quite accurate. For example, Rich Little was absolutely great at impersonating many famous people and more recently, the television show Saturday Night Live has always fared well with their versions. Especially, Tina Fey, who did the Sara Palin impersonation and it literally made her an overnight sensation.

Then there was the movie “Catch Me If You Can” and starred Leonardo Di Caprio as a man who impersonated many not so famous people such as an airline pilot, and would literally get away with it. Therefore, his impersonations would have had to be exquisite in their own… Continue reading

Famous Sports Radio Broadcasts – Keep the Thrills Alive

They are the voices in the night, the play-by-play announcers, whose calls have spouted from radio speakers since August 5, 1921 when Harold Arlin called the first baseball game over Pittsburgh’s KDKA. That fall, Arlin made the premier college football broadcast. Thereafter, radio microphones found their way into stadiums and arenas worldwide.

The first three decades of radio sportscasting provided many memorable broadcasts.

The 1936 Berlin Olympics were capped by the stunning performances of Jesse Owens, an African-American who won four gold medals, although Adolph Hitler refused to place them on his neck. The games were broadcast in 28 different languages, the first sporting events to achieve worldwide radio coverage.

Many famous sports radio broadcasts followed.

On the sultry night of June 22, 1938, NBC radio listeners joined 70,043 boxing fans at Yankee Stadium for a heavyweight fight between champion Joe Louis and Germany’s Max Schmeling. After only 124 seconds listeners were astonished to hear NBC commentator Ben Grauer growl “And Schmeling is down…and here’s the count…” as “The Brown Bomber” scored a stunning knockout.

In 1939, New York Yankees captain Lou Gehrig made his famous farewell speech at Yankee Stadium. Baseball’s “iron man”, who earlier had ended his record 2,130 consecutive games played streak, had been diagnosed with ALS, a degenerative disease. That Fourth of July broadcast included his famous line, “…today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth”.

The 1947 World Series provided one of the most famous sports radio broadcasts of all… Continue reading

A Few Famous Faces From Edinburgh

Although more commonly known for its castle and cobbled streets, Edinburgh is also famous for the notable celebrities that have been born and raised there. From authors to prime ministers, Edinburgh has been the birthplace of some of the most notable names of the 20th and 21st century.

One of the most famous of these is children’s book writer J. K. Rowling. Famed for her Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling is considered to be one of the most successful writers of recent times. In fact, J.K. Rowling has sold a very large proportion of copies of the Harry Potter series and is considered to be one of the richest women in Britain.

Of even more significant prestige is Tony Blair, the former British prime minister. Tony Blair was born in Edinburgh in Scotland in 1953 and spent the first few years of his life mainly living in the Willowbrae district of Edinburgh.

Most famous for his role as British prime minister between 1997 and 2007, Blair is also remembered for his role in modernising the Labour Party. Since stepping down as prime minister in 2007, Tony Blair has been teaching at Yale University, as well as working as a public speaker for prestigious events.

Sir Sean Connery is another name to come from Edinburgh that has become well-known around the world. Born in Fountainbridge in Edinburgh, Connery is most famous for his cinema role as James Bond.

While working as a bodybuilder, Connery gained a part in the stage show… Continue reading

Great Families in NASCAR – The Allisons

The Allisons always won because they send continuous power and torque to the wheels, and their torque converters tend to keep engines at speeds where they perform best. The Allisons chronicle the racing careers, and little else, of brothers Bobby and Donnie (both forced to retire by severe injuries), and Bobby’s sons Davey and Clifford (both killed in racing-related accidents).

Bobby Allison was a founding member of NASCAR’s fabled Alabama Gang, but few know that he actually was born in and raised in Miami Florida. In his senior year of high school, Allison entered his first race in South Florida, but his budding career was cut short by his father, who wanted Bobby to stop racing after witnessing his first few wrecks. Bobby Allison would drive his #15 Ford past Buddy Baker and go on to win what would become the first of three Daytona 500 wins. Benny Parsons would finish in third while Cale Yarborough would take 2nd place honors with 33.2 seconds off of Allison’s lead.

Donnie Allison was always the “other” brother of the famous NASCAR racing duo. Overshadowed throughout his career by Bobby Allison, his older brother and with the third highest wins in NASCAR history, Donnie often did not get his due for being an outstanding racer in his own right.

Davey Allison, like his father, was born in South Florida and became the second-generation star of the Alabama Gang. A good all-around athlete, but his racing genes kicked in after his high school graduation… Continue reading

How to Become a Famous Country Music Artist

A couple of decades ago, any aspiring artist who wants to make it big in the music industry would have to work every day and every night in order to gain some followers. These days, you can be just inside your house creating your music. And, you can introduce to the people your music via the internet.

If you want to be the next country music star, you won’t really have to play from one bar to another. There are different avenues that you can use in order to let people know of your musical talent. But still, singing songs and playing at small gigs in bars, weddings and other places will help increase your opportunities.

Relocating at a town that has great interest in this music is also a good thing. There can be no better place to start as a country music artist but in Nashville. Aspiring artists and successful ones have one way or another experienced how country music in this place should be.

Aside from the cash that you will be able to get at playing at a small gig, you may be able to use this opportunity to get a few people to know about you and your music. Depending on the day of the week, you can get bigger or smaller amount from the gigs that you will be doing. Sometimes, weddings, birthdays and other celebrations that will need your services can be a good source of finances for you.

When you get the… Continue reading

Are Some Academics Altering Photos to Familiar Famous Faces? One College Professor Did

Have you ever seen those photos where they take one individual and merge their face with that of another? It’s pretty tricky, and part of it has to do with the technology used in facial recognition, and the computational data which can be taken in that process. And just as with Photoshop, the computer merges the images into one. Last weekend there was an interesting Wall Street Journal article that talked about various presidents who were diametrically opposed, and it took each of their pictures and merged them into one.

It was funny to see a picture of Ronald Reagan merged with Jimmy Carter, and another one of Barack Obama merged with President Bush. Nevertheless, I’ve noted that some college professors are now using this technology to merge their faces with famous people, or historical figures which are well ingrained into our minds having studied their profiles. One professor I noted from a prominent university, a professor of psychology who’s written numerous research papers did this to see if anybody would notice.

Obviously, I noticed, as I am writing this article. Since this professor had somewhat similar features to Barack Obama, although he is white, he merged his picture with Barack Obama, and it is displayed on the college website with his biography, research papers etc.. Now then, one has to ask if this is acceptable. First of all he is an authority figure, and although it might be a nice experiment he can put forth in a research paper,… Continue reading

Famous Faces Behind Famous Frames

Who Made Sunglasses Popular?

We know by simply looking around that sunglasses are a pop culture phenomenon. Have you ever stopped to wonder how they became this way? Humans seem to have an obsession with sunglasses as more than protection for their eyes. Sunglasses make a statement about the face they’re sitting on, and can add much needed style to an ensemble. One has to wonder how sunglasses came to be what they are today.

Sunglasses have been worn and made infamous throughout the years by a variety of icons and legends. Some of these iconic names have even been given to their chosen signature style. Former First Lady and American Royalty Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis had a particular favorite style of sunglasses. This oversized look was coined as “Onassis Glasses” or “The Jackie O” and will probably never be known by any other name.

Sir Elton John has paraded his courageous fashions on stage for the past four decades. Known for his amazing way with Ivory keys, and his crazy fashion statements, Elton John has inspired stylistic insanity with his share of peculiar eyewear. He has been seen on stage wearing some of the most imaginative and artistic sunglasses the world has ever known.

However wacky the designs have been, Sir Elton John’s trademark is not necessarily in the frames of the sunglasses he wore. Lenses of all different shades have been this icon’s signature style. Whether yellow, blue or purple, Sir Elton seems to like the way the world… Continue reading