Christina Aguilera

In 2000, Christina Aguilera began recording her first Spanish-language album with producer Rudy Pérez in Miami. Later in 2000, Aguilera, first emphasized her Latin heritage by releasing her first Spanish album, Mi Reflejo on September 12, 2000. This album contained Spanish versions of songs from her English debut as well as new Spanish tracks. Though some criticized Christina Aguilera for trying to cash in on the Latin music boom at the time.

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys made her film debut in early 2007 in the crime film Smokin' Aces, co-starring as an assassin named Georgia Sykes opposite Ben Affleck and Andy García. Keys received much praise from her co-stars in the film; Reynolds said that Keys was "so natural" and that she would "blow everybody away". In the same year, Keys earned further praise for her second film, The Nanny Diaries, based on the 2002 novel of the same name, where she co-starred alongside Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans. Alicia Keys also guest starred as herself in the "One Man Is an Island" episode of the drama series Cane.

Justin Bieber

Arriving at Auckland airport in New Zealand later that day, RadioLIVE New Zealand reported on airport security's efforts to keep Justin Bieber out of trouble. Justin Bieber later tweeted that somebody stole his hat and "knocked down his mama." The teenage girl who stole the hat then uploaded a video to the Internet, outlining the demands of her extortion attempt. The next day, she returned the hat amid speculation of possible criminal charges.

Aishwarya Rai

Aishwarya Rai made her Bollywood debut in the film, Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya opposite Bobby Deol, which also released that year; the film did not do well at the box office, and was also panned by critics. However, her third project, S. Shankar's Tamil film, Jeans (1998) was a commercial success. The film was also noted for the song "Poovukkul", written by Vairamuthu, and some reviews of the music video compared Aishwarya Rai's to prominent world monuments.

Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker has also appeared in many other films, including Footloose (1984), L.A. Story (1991), Honeymoon in Vegas (1992), Hocus Pocus (1993), Mars Attacks! (1996), The Family Stone (2005), Failure to Launch (2006), Smart People (2008), and Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009).

Ben Affleck

At the age of eight, Ben Affleck met ten-year-old Matt Damon, who lived two blocks away. The two would later attend Cambridge Rindge and Latin School together, although they were in different year groups. Ben Affleck attended Occidental College in Los Angeles, as well as the University of Vermont.

Amanda Seyfried

While modeling, Amanda Seyfried took voice lessons from eleven to seventeen. She trained with a Broadway voice coach for nearly five years and two years in studying opera in which it led her to appear in the New York stage productions, the revival of Grease on Broadway and A Christmas Carol. From there she began acting as an extra in the daytime drama television series Guiding Light; her role on the show was uncredited. In 2000, she portrayed Lucinda Marie "Lucy" Montgomery #2 on the television show As the World Turns. Appearing on the show as a recurring character, her role on the show lasted until 2001. After appearing in 27 episodes, Amanda Seyfried left the show as a result of creative conflicts. From 2002 to 2003, Amanda Seyfried played the recurring role of Joni Stafford on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) broadcasted show, All My Children.

Demi Lovato

In 2008, Demi Lovato starred in the Disney Channel film, Camp Rock. Demi Lovato played Mitchie Torres, a fourteen-year-old girl with hopes of becoming a singer. The movie premiered on June 20, 2008 in the USA on Disney Channel with 8.9 million viewers, making Demi Lovato a house-hold name among tweens. Demi Lovato provided vocals on four of the songs featured on the Camp Rock soundtrack, including "This Is Me" featuring Joe Jonas.

Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson was born in Peekskill, New York, the sixth of eleven children, and the second son of Hutton Gibson and Irish-born Anne Patricia (née Reilly, died 1990). His paternal grandmother was the Australian opera soprano, Eva Mylott (1875–1920). One of Mel Gibson's younger brothers, Donal, is also an actor. Mel Gibson's first name comes from Saint Mel, fifth-century Irish saint, and founder of Mel Gibson's mother's native diocese, Ardagh, while his second name, Colm-Cille, is shared by an Irish saint and is the name of the parish in County Longford where Mel Gibson's mother was born and raised. Because of his mother, Mel Gibson holds dual Irish and American citizenship.

Melyssa Ford

Selected magazine appearances
* King
* Maxim
* Smooth [Melyssa Ford was the author of an advice column for Smooth]
* XXL and XXL Eye Candy
Selected television appearances
* 2000: Soul Food (Showtime)
* 2003: Playmakers (ESPN)
* 2004: How I'm Livin' (BET) [Melyssa Ford was a host of How I'm Livin']
* 2004–2006: BET Style (BET) [Melyssa Ford was a host of BET Style]
* 2007: Entourage (HBO)
* 2007: The Game (The CW)
* 2008: Byte Me: 20 Hottest Women of the Web (E!)
* 2008: The Black Poker Stars Invitational (BET)

Amanda Bynes

In 1993, Amanda Bynes attended a comedy camp, with guest-instructors including Arsenio Hall and Richard Pryor, and began professionally acting at the age of seven, appearing in a television advertisement for Buncha Crunch candies. During her childhood, Amanda Bynes also appeared on stage in versions of Annie, The Secret Garden, The Music Man and The Sound of Music. After taking acting classes, Amanda Bynes became a regular cast member of Nickelodeon's Figure It Out and All That (both in 1996). Amanda Bynes remained a regular cast member on All That until its presumed cancellation in 2000, though Amanda Bynes appeared in the sketches since shooting and preparing as the star of her own sketch show The Amanda Show, also on Nickelodeon. The Amanda Show features a combination of comical skits and sketches, including Amanda Bynes playing Judge Trudy, a judge based on Judge Judy that always rules in kids' favor, and Penelope Taynt, an Amanda-obsessed fan.

Kate Winslet

Since 2000, Kate Winslet's performances have continued to draw positive comments from film critics, and she has been nominated for various awards for her work in such films as Quills (2000), Iris (2001), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Finding Neverland (2004), Little Children (2006), The Reader (2008) and Revolutionary Road (2008). Kate Winslet performance in the latter prompted New York magazine to describe her as "the best English-speaking film actress of her generation". The romantic comedy The Holiday and the animated film Flushed Away (both 2006) were among the biggest commercial successes of Kate Winslet's career.

Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes was born and raised in Thousand Oaks, California, the daughter of Lynn (née Organ), a dental assistant and office manager, and Rick Bynes, a dentist who also practiced stand-up comedy. Amanda Bynes has two older siblings, Tommy (born 1974), a chiropractor, and Jillian (born 1983), who has a B.A. in History from UCLA and has also acted. Amanda Bynes' maternal grandparents are from Toronto, Ontario, Canada and she is of Irish, Polish, Russian and Romanian descent. Her father is Catholic and her mother is Jewish; Amanda Bynes has described herself as Jewish, but has also stated "I haven't decided yet. I don't know yet exactly what I believe".

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Gerald Hathaway, a lawyer, and Kate (née McCauley), an actress who inspired Anne Hathaway to follow in her footsteps. The family moved to Millburn, New Jersey, when Anne Hathaway was six years old. Anne Hathaway has an older brother, Michael, and a younger brother, Thomas. Anne Hathaway has mainly Irish and French ancestry.

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston has also enjoyed a successful film career after appearing in several Hollywood productions. Jennifer Aniston gained critical acclaim for her performances in the independent films She's the One (1996), Office Space (1999) and The Good Girl (2002). Her most commercially successful big screen projects have been in the comedies Bruce Almighty (2003) and Marley & Me (2008) as well as romantic comedies that include Along Came Polly (2004), The Break-Up (2006), He's Just Not That into You (2009), and The Bounty Hunter (2010 film).