Katy Parry

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Katy Perry’s songs can be heard on any radio across the world. Her popularity is absolutely insane. She is the only female artist who has released five singles from one album that have all been number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. 

She first was introduced to the public through her single “I Kissed A Girl” in 2007. It instantly sparked media criticism and had many wondering if it was appropriate to be played through the radio waves. The attention from this song instantly had people talking, which upped her popularity even more. Her EP came out a few months later, followed by an album entitled “One of the Boys” which created her “Hello Katy Tour” in 2009. 

In late 2009, Perry met Russell Brand, who she dated and then married in 2010. After only a year and two months of dating, Brand filed for divorce. Perry says that the reason was because of a disagreement over starting a family. One would think that this talk would happen why before an engagement would happen, but hey, it’s Hollywood. 

In 2010, Perry produced her second album “Teenage Dream”. This album produced the five number one hits that had her make history. While touring on her “California Dreams Tour” Perry began filming her concert and biographical movie which was very popular at the box office. I personally was not a Katy Perry fan until I saw this movie. It was filmed during the time when she and Brand were on the outs and about to get a divorce. To see her success and popularity on the stage and then to see her emotional breakdown over her husband backstage was absolutely heart breaking. 

Perry is now said to be dating John Meyer and working on another album. She is a seriously talented person who has a very wide fan base. I think we have only scratched the surface on this singer and can expect many more number one singles from her. 

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Miley Cyrus

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Miley Cyrus is one of the most famous 20 year olds  in the world. She is known for being a part of the Hannah Montana franchise run by Disney. Before that, the only reason people would know who she was would be because of her father, country singer Billy Ray Cyrus.

Miley began her career twelve years ago when she appeared in the TV series “Doc”. That show was short-lived. She then went on to have a small role in the 2003 film “Big Fish”. 2006 was the year that changed everything for Cyrus. She was casted to play Hannah Montana, a famous singer who leads two lives, one of Hannah Montana and the other of Miley Stewart who is a normal girl going to school. Miley fools everyone by wearing a blonde wig when performing as Hannah. Cyrus’s dad is also cast in the show as Robbie Ray Stewart.

The show was instantly a Disney sensation, producing four studio albums based off the show, one based on the concert movie that was released in 2008, and one more based on Hannah Montana, The Movie in 2010. As the Hannah Montana came to a close in 2011, fans around the world were heartbroken, and I was one of them.

Cyrus’s interest in music did not stop there. When she was playing Hannah Montana, she released a solo album that was entirely Miley. It was an instant hit, especially with Hannah Montana fans. When Hannah Montana ended, Cyrus started to show a more edgy side and produced an album with the title “Can’t be Tamed”. Many criticized Cyrus for it saying that she should appeal to her younger fan base. I believe that Cyrus just needed to grow up and separate herself from Hannah Montana.

Cyrus then broke into the movie scene by starring in “The Last Song” with Liam Hemsworth and Greg Kinnear. While on the set, Hemsworth and Cyrus started dating. The pair are still together and engaged after three years. Cyrus has recently come under media scrutiny for cutting her hair really short and dying it blonde, along with not wearing her engagement ring, however she has announced that everything with her fiancee is fine and they will be married at some point.

Right now, Cyrus is working on a solo album in hopes to have it out within the next year. It will be edgy and it will express Miley in a way that she has not been able to do before. I think Miley will be successful with her next album, but she should stick to the acting scene. Most of her movies and her Hannah Montana franchise have been very, very successful. I think that whatever Miley does, whether it be musically or otherwise, fans will like it. However, she does need to clean up her visible edginess. Fans were very put off by her hair changes and her partying without her engagement ring on. If she cleans it up just a little, she will be one of the most successful young women in Hollywood.

Justin Timberlake

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Justin Timberlake first began stealing the hearts of ’80s and ’90s tweens when he became a member of the New Mickey Mouse Club and then went on to become a frontman for the boy band ‘N Sync  in 1995. He then went on to a solo career and is now acting. 

Timberlake recently got married to long-time girlfriend Jessica Biel, after dating the hottest A-List stars that included Britney Spears and Cameron Diaz, just before announcing that he is going to be putting out a new album after almost 7 years. Any album of his is always anticipated, especially when he waits a long time to produce one. 

In my opinion, the reason he is liked so much is because he is so relatable. He has that boy next door attitude, and is hilarious, which he has demonstrated very well in his five times that he has been on Saturday Night Live. Now take into account the fact that he is one of the most attractive men in Hollywood. Justin Timberlake has it all.

He is not seen out many times and the one time he had negative public reaction was at Super Bowl XXXVIII when he performed with Janet Jackson. Timberlake “accidentally” ripped part of Jackson’s shirt in the chest area and exposed her for all the world to see. 

Since then, he has really cleaned himself up. He has a wonderful married life to look forward to and a fantastic career ahead of him. 

Tom Cruise

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Tom Cruise has been on the Hollywood scene for many years now. His first main role was in “The Outsiders”, a movie based on the book by S.E. Hinton. He then went on to star in “Top Gun”, becoming a heartthrob for any woman watching. No one can forget his performance on Oprah’s couch a few years ago when he first began dating Katie Holmes. He is now starring in many action films, including his newest release “Jack Reacher”. 

Cruise has recently come under the media spotlight because of his divorce from Katie Holmes, which struck a huge religious debate. Cruise is a Scientologist. Many believe that this church is somewhat like a cult and Katie Holmes was trying to escape it by divorcing him. The same spotlight hit him when Cruise and Nicole Kidman divorced. Cruise has always defended his faith no matter the scrutiny involved with it. 

Tom Cruise needs to focus on acting. He has been an actor for many years and still has what it takes. No matter what his religious affiliation is, he can be considered one of the greatest actors in Hollywood. He is very successful in most roles he plays and there aren’t any stories of him being hard to work with. With his divorce coming to a close, I believe that we can expect great things from Tom Cruise in the years to come. 

Anne Hathaway

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Anne Hathaway captured the hearts of millions across the world when she played the role of Princess Mia in “The Princess Diaries” in 2001. She then went on to star in many other roles, including the now iconic performance she gave as Fantine in Les Miserables. She recently won the Academy Award for that role. 

Hathaway has come into her own as an actress in recent years. She has also become a snobby celebrity. According to reports by Us Weekly magazine, she threw a fit when she realized co-star Amanda Seyfried was going to be wearing a dress to the Oscars that was remarkably similar to hers. She then proceeded to find another dress while making her hair and make-up team wait for her for hours before the Oscars. Hathaway was then made fun of because her dress was a little… well… revealing. This is in addition to her flashes of private body parts that have happened in the recent past. 

In my opinion, ever since she was casted in “The Devil Wears Prada” with Meryl Streep she has had an attitude. And because of her amazing role in Les Miserables, it will just add to her new diva demeanor. Anne Hathaway needs to come back down to earth before Hollywood actors, directors and producers don’t want to work with her anymore.