Fascinating people making headlines.
October 26, 2012 by Eudie Pak
Biography.com's "Week in Review" highlights interesting people who've made the news this past week—thanks to their endeavors, big ideas, triumphs, importance in history, or magnanimous gaffes. While there were many people to choose from this week, here...also in this article
Lawyer, U.S. President, U.S. Representative / 1961 -
Barack Obama is the 44th and current president of the United States, and the first African American to serve as U.S. president. First elected to the presidency in 2008, he won a second term in 2012.
Governor / 1947 -
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney made a run for the Republican nomination in the 2008 presidential election, losing to John McCain. He made another run for the presidency in 2012, but was defeated by President Barack Obama.
Film Actor, Singer / 1981 -
Singer Justin Timberlake got his start on The New Mickey Mouse Club and made it big with boy band 'N Sync, before becoming a solo singer and budding actor.
Singer / 1989 -
Singer/songwriter Taylor Swift is one of country music's top recording artists, having crossed over into pop and winning many awards.
Songwriter, Singer / 1986 -
Pop icon Lady Gaga's debut album The Fame included hits "Just Dance" and "Poker Face." Her follow-up, The Fame Monster, was nominated for six Grammys.
Guest ContributorOctober 3, 2012 by Natana Jules
Undeniably one of the most memorable movies of the 80s, Steel Magnolias taught us what it meant to have an unbreakable bond. The 1989 film adaptation of the esteemed...also in this article
Film Actress, Television Producer / 1967 -
Julia Roberts is an Academy Award-winning actress and one of the top box-office earners in Hollywood, known for such films as Steel Magnolias, Pretty Woman and Erin Brockovich.
Film Actress, Theater Actress, Television Actress, Dancer, Singer, Journalist / 1934 -
Shirley MacLaine is one of Hollywood's legendary leading ladies, known for a vast span of films that include The Apartment, Sweet Charity and Terms of Endearment.
October 22, 2012 by Eudie Pak
George S. McGovern, liberal Democratic leader and three-term South Dakota senator, died Sunday night in hospice care in Sioux Falls, S.D., at the age of 90, reports...
October 24, 2012 by Kayla Arias
Henry Ward Beecher was an American clergyman and social reformer who was accused of having an affair with a friend’s wife, resulting in one of the most high-profile...also in this article
October 3, 2012 by Kayla Arias