Over the years, notable figures in film, TV, music, and sports have come out via magazine covers, lengthy interviews, songs, and speeches to reveal their sexuality to the public. We’re remembering some of the most notable celebrity coming out moments. 2013: Raven-Symone came out on Twitter after the Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act. Former childhood star Raven-Symone tookto Twitter to express her feelings over the Supreme Court’s ruling, saying,”I can finally get married. Yay government! So proud of you!” She later clarified her tweet to E! News , saying, “I was excited to hear today that more states legalized gay marriage. I, however am not currently getting married, but it is great to know I can now, should I wish to.” 2013: NBA player Jason Collins became the first active athlete in a major American professional sport to come out. In the May 6, 2013 issue of Sports Illustrated, NBA player Jason Collins admitted he was gay , saying “I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.” Fellow NBA players voiced their support, including Kobe Bryant who tweeted , “Proud of @ jasoncollins34 . Don’t suffocate who u r because of the ignorance of others.” 2013: Jodie Foster came out in her speech at the Golden Globe Awards.
The Most Memorable Celebrity ‘Coming Out’ Moments
They choose clothes based on the designer label and fit rather than the price tag. They hire the best personal trainers in the world for private coaching. And they can afford to get the latest and greatest gadgets, foods and DVDs to keep them in shape. So we set out to find celebrity -worthy products that you and I can afford. Mission accomplished! The following are tried, tested and fabulous for keeping you in slim shape: SYNC Calorie Activity Tracker: Heigh ho, heigh ho, it’s off to burn calories you go. This nifty little device tracks your calories all day. It’s got a 30-day memory and you can easily upload progress to your smart phone. Get all the details on ordering by clicking here . Ozeri PD4X3-2 4x3razor Digital Pocket 3D Pedometer with Bosch Tri-Axis Technology from Germany: Long name, fast results! Of all the pedometers that we tried, this one wins for ease-of-setup and reading. No worries about how the heck to hook it on: It’s a pocket model. Get all the details on ordering by clicking here . SYNC Step Activity Tracker: Tracking your steps has become the latest way to blast away fat while you have fun. Run errands, take the dog for a walk and watch how many steps you take with this device.
3 Celebrity salaries: Michael Douglas, Tom Cruise and John Travolta
Maybe one of the longest performing leading men still making headline news–and taking home awards for his performances–is Michael Douglas , who recently confessed that he lied about having throat cancer when he really had tongue cancer, according to a Fox News Oct. 11 report. Lying now obviously didn’t keep the actor from realizing a salary of $82 million for his movie work in the ’90s, of course, or hinder him from making $15 million for film work done in 2000. And who knows what his salary was for his most recent movie, Behind the Candleabra, as even IMDb.com doesn’t have that total. But Douglas’ fan base may not take to well to being deceived about his cancer diagnosis facts, and they may punish him in the future at the box office as a result. John Travolta is another popular leading man, coming on the film scene in the 90’s and drawing as much as $110 million back then for that decade of work, even though he began with a paltry payment of only $150,000 for Pulp Fiction back then. The next decade his earnings were still exceptionally high, however, with the Swordfish, Basic, and Be Cool movies bumping him into the 20 million per film club for a $103 million total earned between 2000 to 2007. And then there is Tom Cruise , of course, who is a movie star few can match in salary, bringing home more than $9 million in the ’80s for films like Top Gun, which was his first million-dollar movie deal and Mission Impossible, which made him a staggering $70 million. But like Travolta, Tom’s first film back then only made the young actor $50,000 for appearing in Taps. Cruise would go on to such financial earnings as $171.6 million plus in the 90s, which included his Jerry McGuire hit earnings, and $263 million plus was earned by the celebrity between 2000 to 2011. Next
Celebrity Fiat 500e “Into the Green” Charity Auction Kicks Off During MPTF’s “One Night Only” Benefit, on Sat., Oct. 12, at the Dolby Theater
12, at the Dolby Theater Press Release: Chrysler Group LLC Fri, Oct 11, 2013 8:30 AM EDT Celebrity Fiat 500e “Into the Green” Charity AuctionClick Here to Download Image LOS ANGELES, Oct. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Ten all-electric Fiat 500e vehicles personalized by some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, including Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Clint Eastwood, Ron Howard, Barbra Streisand and Hans Zimmer, among others, to be auctioned to support Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF) One Fiat 500e will be auctioned LIVE at event Nine Fiat 500e vehicles will be auctioned online on eBay Motors from Sat., Oct. 12 – Tues., Oct. 22, 2013 Each of the vehicles will have an etched signature on the FIAT glove box by the participating celebrity Funds raised as part of “Into the Green” auction to benefit MPTF Event to include performance with Hugh Jackman from his hit one-man Broadway show “One Night Only” Hugh Jackman will host the upcoming Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF) “One Night Only” Special Benefit Concert on Sat., Oct. 12, at 8 p.m. at The Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.The special event, sponsored by the FIAT brand, will feature a green-carpet outside the theater and include a performance with Jackman from his hit one-man Broadway show “One Night Only.” During the evening’s festivities, the Celebrity Fiat 500e “Into the Green” Charity Auction will begin, featuring ten all-electric Fiat 500e vehicles personalized by some of Hollywood’s biggest celebrities. One Fiat 500e will be auctioned LIVE at the event, going to the highest bidder that evening. Nine Fiat 500e vehicles will be auctioned on eBay Motors. Proceeds will benefit MPTF.More information on the event can be found at www.ticketmaster.com/HughJackmanLive and www.ebay.com/fiat500emptf , respectively. (Photo: ) The Celebrity Fiat 500e “Into the Green” Charity Auction features vehicles personalized by some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, including Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Clint Eastwood, Ron Howard, Barbra Streisand and Hans Zimmer.During the event, one Fiat 500e will be auctioned off LIVE to the highest bidder. Nine additional Fiat 500e vehicles will be auctioned separately on eBay Motors. Each of the vehicles will have an etched signature on the FIAT glove box by the celebrity.All the funds raised during the event and ensuing auctions will benefit MPTF. The 10-day FIAT auction will start at 5 p.m.