Inspired by Hunny's Buzz of the Day. Here I will concentrate on the Rich and the Famous. I will do my research and put it all down in my own words. I hope you enjoy discovering more about all those people that live such public lives. Where do they come from? What makes them tick? How did they get to where they are today? What drives them and what demons (if any) to they live with?
Who exactly is Steven Harper? Where does he come from? What is his background? What does he do, what drives this man and how did he get to the position that he is in today?
Looking at him and those steely light blue eyes, you'd think no one could ever warm up to him. But the opposite is true. His laid back ways, he gentle persona and intelligent mind draw you to him. He was made to be a Leader, a Prime Minister.
He was born on April 30, 1959, and later on would go on to attend Calgary University. Steven Harper grew up in a small town in Toronto, called Leaside, a child of sixties, he still remembers a slower pace of life. In high school, Harper joined the Young Liberals Club. He went on to found the Reform Party. He became leader of the Conservatives after his party won a minority government in the 2006 federal election.
A family man, he has one son and one daughter, Benjamin and Rachel, and maintains a permanent home in Calgary.
In 2003, the members of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada voted to unite as the new Conservative Party of Canada, and selected Mr. Harper as their first leader.
Under his leadership, the Conservatives gained 25 seats in the 2004 federal election, largely as a result of a major breakthrough in Canada's most populous province, Ontario. Two years later, Canadians gave Mr. Harper and his party a mandate to form a Conservative government for the first time in 13 years.
In 2008, the Harper-led Conservatives were returned to office with a larger seat count and a mandate to guide Canada through the volatile economic conditions presaging the worst global recession in half a century.
On May 2, 2011, Prime Minister Harper again led the Conservative Party of Canada to victory, this time with a historic strong, stable, national majority government.
Now in his third term, he is working hard to secure Canada's economic recovery. The Government is focused on its top priority - the economy - as it keeps taxes low, eliminates the deficit and lays the foundations for long-term prosperity.
He doesn't like to talk about his private life. (Most politicians don't). But here is an interview he did for CBC The National. He talks about different matters, both in Canada and globally.
Notable quote by Stephen Harper:
Having hit a wall, the next logical step is not to bang our heads against it.
Funny people, what would the world be without them? And one of the funniest out there is comedienne Joan Rivers. She always makes me laugh, without fail. Her kind of humor is what I would call natural. She doesn't need a set of jokes written out for her, she is just naturally funny, although some would say, maybe a bit over the top.
Hard to believe that this spunky woman is now 80 years old. So who is she really? What do we really know about her? Is there a deeper side to her that the public are not aware of?
Joan Alexandra Molinsky is now eighty years old, she was on born June 8, 1933, a typical Gemini - bright, quick-witted and the proverbial life of the party. She has been referred to as the 'Queen of Comedy' and her career has now spanned over five decades. Her parents were Russian Jewish immigrants and she was raised in Brooklyn, New York City. Like many comedians, she has no qualms about making fun of herself, her ancestry, and anyone who happens to come into her radar. But somehow she is forgiven, as she leaves no one out, even the most prestigious and well known celebrities have been the target of her sharp wit and even sharper tongue. No one has been spared!
Joan has written some very entertaining books as well in her time. Here are the titles:
Don’t Count the Candles: Just keep the Fire Lit!. Having a Baby Can Be a Scream. The Life and Hard Times of Heidi Abromowitz. Doubleday. 1984. Bouncing Back: I've Survived Everything ... and I Mean Everything ... and You Can Too!. Enter Talking. ) Still Talking. Jewelry by Joan Rivers. From Mother to Daughter: Thoughts and Advice on Life, Love and Marriage. Murder at the Academy Awards I Hate Everyone...Starting With Me. Men Are Stupid...And They Like Big Boobs: A Woman's Guide to Beauty Through Plastic Surgery.
So if you want the lowdown, coming from someone who doesn't mince her words, try one of the above books!
She has also appeared in several movies and has had her own chat shows. There never was any stopping this woman. And at 80 she is still going strong. She is just as open about her numerous plastic surgeries as she is about the rest of her life. So what about her personal life? Joan's marriage was in 1955 to James Sanger, it lasted 6 weeks. She then remarried in 1965, unfortunately her husband committed suicide in 1987. She has just the one child Melissa, born in 1968 and she also has a grandson.
Some jokes by John Rivers:
'I hate thin people; “Oh, does this tampon make me look fat?”'
'All my mother told me about sex was that the man goes on top and the woman on the bottom. For three years my husband and I slept in bunk beds.'
'A man can sleep around, no questions asked. But if a woman makes 19 or 20 mistakes, she's a tramp.'
'My daughter and I are very close. We speak every single day and I call her every day and I say the same thing, “Pick up, I know you’re there.” And she says the same thing back, “How’d you get this new number?”'
'I'm Jewish. I don't work out. If God wanted us to bend over he'd put diamonds on the floor.'
'If Kate Winslet had dropped a few pounds, the Titanic would never have sunk.'
'Don't cook. Don't clean. No man will ever make love to a woman because she waxed the?inoleum. "My God, the floor's immaculate! Lie down, you hot bitch."'
'Camilla Parker-Bowles is so ugly that at airports they make her frisk herself'
'I have no sex appeal. If my husband didn’t toss and turn, we’d never have had the kid.'
You're nobody until you've been insulted by Joan Rivers!
joan rivers with johnathan ross:
Notable quote by Joan Rivers:
'What are people going to do? Fire me? I've been fired before. Not book me? I've been out of work before. I don't care.'