Fight of the Living Dead is a television show airing on CONtv that is a combination of reality and scripted genres. It follows a group of online celebrities as they work together to survive 24 hours of a zombie apocalypse. Contestants face a series of challenges as they try to eliminate competing teams of humans. The show is produced by Alpine Labs, BlackBoxTV, and Revolver Picture Company. Fight of the Living Dead uses over 60 cameras to track each competitor, and it also uses 200 extras to form a mob of zombies that try to keep the competitors from completing their missions.
Patricia Arquette is an American actress born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1968. She won two Emmy Awards for her portrayal of Allison DuBois in the television show, Medium. In 2015 she won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Boyhood, feature film role came in 2014 with the release of Boyhood. She has been married twice, to Nicholas Cage from 1995-2001 and Thomas Jane from 2006-11.
The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, founded in 1877, is a two-day breed show where each dog is judged according to how it conforms to breed standards. The show is held annually at Madison Square Gardens. The show is divided into seven groups including terrier group, sporting group, working group, non-sporting group, toy group, hound group and herding group. Each dog competes in its individual group then the group winners compete for the Best in Show award. The show is the second-longest continuously held sporting event in the US behind only the Kentucky Derby.
Bruce Jenner was born October 28, 1949 in Mt. Kisco, New York. He is a former U.S. track and field athlete who won the gold medal in the decathalon at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal. He currently appears on the reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians. He is the father of Burt and Casey, from his marriage to Chrystie Crownover; Brandon and Brody, from his marriage to Linda Thompson; and Kendall and Kylie, from his marriage to Kris Kardashian. He is the stepfather of Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Rob Kardashian.
Chris Kyle was born April 8, 1974 in Odessa, Texas. He was a US Navy Seal and sniper, credited with the most confirmed kills in US history at 160. He received several honors including two Silver Star Medals and five Bronze Star Medals. Kyle’s autobiography American Sniper was published in 2012 and was made into a movie which premiered in 2015. Kyle was killed on the shooting range in Erath County, Texas, allegedly by Eddie Ray Routh, a marine veteran he was helping to overcome post traumatic stress disorder. Kyle is survived by his wife Taya, and two children.
Edward John David “Eddie” Redmayne was born on January 6, 1982 in London, England. Redmayne is an actor, singer and model. Redmayne received a Tony Award for his performance in the stage production of Red. He portrayed Marius Pontmercy in Les Miserables and Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, for which he received a Golden Globe and SAG nomination. Redmayne is married to Hannah Bagshawe.
Rita Sahatçiu Ora was born on November 26, 1990 in Pristina, Kosovo. Ora is a British singer, songwriter and actress. She released her debut studio album, Ora, in 2012. The album debuted at number one on the UK charts, featuring the number-one singles R.I.P and How Do We (Party). Ora appeared as a judge on season 9 of The X Factor and a coach on series 4 of The Voice UK. She stars as Christian Grey’s sister, Mia, in the film Fifty Shades of Grey, set to release in February 2015. Ora is the daughter of Vera and Besnik Sahatçiu. She has an older sister, Elena, and a younger brother, Don.
Phillip Hughes was an Australian Test and One-Day International cricketer, born in 1988. He played domestic cricket for South Australia and Worcestershire. He was a left-handed opening batsman who played for two seasons with New South Wales before making his Test debut in 2009 at the age of 20. After being hit by a ball bowled by Sean Abbott, he died two days later on 27 November, having failed to regain consciousness.
Jason Calacanis is an American blogger, publisher, and web entrepreneur, born in Brooklyn in 1970. He created the Silicon Alley Reporter industry newsletter and magazine, and broke stories about topics like Microsoft’s attitude to content producers, and a lesbian affair by the girlfriend of a tech CEO. He set up the Digital Coast Reporter, a sister publication, and organized conferences in L.A., New York, and San Francisco. He later created Weblogs, Inc., which was sold to AOL. He was managing editor of Netscape at AOL, and later joined the venture firm Sequoia Capital. He created Mahalo.com, a search engine, and the Open Angel Forum aimed at connecting startups and angel investors. He hosts the podcast This Week In Startups.
Mark Frauenfelder is an American journalist, blogger, author, illustrator, and maker. He started the independent ‘zine bOING bOING in the 1980s with his wife, Carla Sinclair. The ‘zine became a website in the 1990s and then became the Boing Boing blog, one of the most popular blogs on the internet. Frauenfelder is notable for playing a role in the development of cyberpunk culture in the 1980s and 90s, and worked with Billy Idol on the Cyberpunk album. Frauenfelder and Sinclair lived on the Cook Islands island of Rarotonga in 2003 with their two daughters, and created the magazines Make: and Craft:. Frauenfelder has published several books about computers, unusual people, places, and things, and pop-science projects for parents and children. He is considered influential by makers in the do-it-yourself scene.
Keira Christina Knightley was born on March 26, 1985 in London, England. She is an actress known for her role as Elizabeth Swann in the Pirates of the Caribbean series. She has starred in movies such as Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, Anna Karenina, and The Imitation Game. Knightley is married to musician James Righton.
Kendall Jenner is an American television personality and model, born in 1995 in Los Angeles. She appears on her family’s reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians. She has walked in runway shows for Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy and Marc Jacobs. She was named the global face of Estee Lauder in November 2014. Jenner and her sister Kylie Jenner own the clothing line “Kendall & Kylie”. Jenner is the daughter of Kris and Bruce Jenner. She has one sister, Kylie, and is the half-sister of Kim, Khloe, Kourtney and Rob Kardashian, as well as Brody and Brandon Jenner.
The Philae landing vehicle touched down on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on Nov. 12, 2014, more than 10 years after departing Earth. Philae and its spacecraft, Rosetta, are named after the obelisk and the stone that were used to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphics. They are operated by the European Space Agency. The landing is the first time humans have landed a spacecraft on a comet. It is expected to supply important scientific data about what comets are made of, and whether they contributed to the formation of life on earth.
Jennifer Shrader Lawrence was born August 15, 1990, in Louisville, Kentucky. She is an actress known for her roles as Raven Darkholme in X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past and Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games series. She earned an Academy Award for Best Actress and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role in Silver Linings Playbook. Lawrence is the daughter of Karen and Gary Lawrence. She has two brothers, Ben and Blaine.
On June 27, 2014, lava began flowing from a vent on the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island. The lava flow threatened Pahoa village downslope to the northeast, prompting the Obama administration to declare it a major disaster.
Shakira is a singer-songwriter, dancer, choreographer and model, born in 1977 in Barranquilla, Columbia. She has released ten albums, including Laundry Service, which featured Whenever, Wherever, the best selling single of 2002 and Oral Fixation, Vol. 2, which included Hips Don’t Lie, the best-selling song of the 21st century so far. She served as a coach on The Voice during seasons four and six. She has won two Grammy Awards. Shakira is in a relationship with Spanish soccer player Gerard Pique. They have one son and are currently expecting their second child.
Serena Shim, also known as Serena Ali Suhaim, was a Lebanese-American journalist born in 1984. She was working for Iran’s state-controlled Press TV media service and covering the siege of Kobani. She was killed in a car crash in Turkey on Oct. 19, 2014, in a rural area of the country near the border with Syria.
Peter Edward Kassig, also known as Abdul Rahman, is a humanitarian aid worker and former Army Ranger from Indianapolis. He was captured by ISIS in October 2013, and the group has threatened that it will kill him.
Oscar Pistorius is a South African Olympic and Paralympic athlete born in Johannesburg in 1986. He is the first amputee to win a World Championships in Athletics medal and the first double-leg amputee to compete in both the Paralympics and Olympics. He holds Paralympic gold medals in the 100, 200, and 400-meter sprints and 100-meter relay. He holds silver medals in the Olympic 400-meter sprint and 400-meter relay. On Oct. 21, 2014, he was sentenced to five years in prison for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
Ron Conway is an American investor and venture capitalist born in San Francisco in 1951. He has invested in at least 650 startups via his fund, SV Angel. He is involved in politics, advocating immigration reform and efforts by the Silicon Valley tech industry to pursue policy objectives. He worked for National Semiconductor, Altos Computer Systems, and Personal Training Systems. He is renowned for extensive networking, including involving Arnold Schwarzenegger, Shaquille O’Neal, Henry Kissinger, and Ashton Kutcher in tech investment, among others. He previously contributed to companies in the Y Combinator startup seed program. He is married and has three sons.
Ronald A. Klain is a lawyer and Democratic political strategist born in 1961 in Indianapolis. He was chief of staff to two Vice Presidents, Al Gore and Joe Biden, and served on the Democratic campaigns of Al Gore and John Kerry. He attended Harvard and Georgetown Universities. He was played by Kevin Spacey in Recount, a TV movie about the Florida recount in the 2000 Presidential election. He has worked for the investment and venture capital firms Case Holdings and Revolution Ventures. He is married to Monica Medina, a lawyer and environmental activist, and they have three children. On Oct. 17, 2014, he was named to the position of Ebola response coordinator by Pres. Barack Obama.
Jessica Livingston is a venture capitalist and author from Boston. She is a founding partner of Y Combinator. In 2007, she published Founders At Work, a collection of interviews about startup companies. She previously worked at Adams Harkness Financial Group as the company’s VP of marketing. She has a BA in English from Bucknell University. She is married to Paul Graham, and they have two children.
The Foo Fighters is a rock band founded in Seattle in 1994 by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl. The band started as a one-man project and released it’s first album “Foo Fighters” in 1995. The Foo Fighters now consists of Grohl, lead singer; Chris Shiffett, guitarist; Pat Smear, guitarist; Nate Mendel, bassist; and Taylor Hawkins, drummer. The Foo Fighters have recorded a total of eight albums, with the most recent “Sonic Highways” to be released November 14, 2014. The group has won a total of eleven Grammy Awards, including four for Best Rock Album and three for Best Hard Rock Performance.
Lena Dunham is an Emmy Award-winning American writer, director, and actor. Born on May 13, 1986 in New York City, Dunham grew up in Brooklyn and attended Oberlin College, where she studied creative writing. In 2010, she wrote and directed a feature length film Tiny Furniture, which gained her the attention of Judd Appatow and Nora Ephron, and signaled her as the creative voice of the millennial generation. She is best known for her work on HBO’s television comedy drama Girls. In 2014, she wrote a memoir Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned.”
Kesha Rose Sebert, known as Kesha, was born March 1, 1987 in Los Angeles, California. Kesha is a singer-songwriter and rapper who signed with producer Dr. Luke’s record label Kemosabe at age 18. Her debut album Animal, which released in 2010, reached number one on the charts. Animal included two number-one singles Tik Tok and We R Who We R. Kesha released her second studio album Warrior in December 2012. Kesha is the daughter of singer-songwriter Patricia Rose “Pebe” Sebert and he has an older brother, Logan.
Cameron Michelle Diaz was born August 30, 1972 in San Diego, California. Diaz is an actress known for her roles in There’s Something About Mary, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Charlie’s Angels, Bad Teacher, Gangs of New York, Vanilla Sky and as the voice of Fiona in the Shrek movies. Diaz has been nominated for the Golden Globe Award four times. In 2013 Diaz published the book The Body Book: Feed, Move, Understand and Love your Amazing Body. Diaz, who resides in Los Angeles, is unmarried and has no children.
Paul Graham is an English computer programmer, essayist, and venture capitalist, born in 1964. He is a co-founder of Viaweb, which later became Yahoo Store. His writing includes essays on the programming language Lisp, being a nerd in high school, and the hypothetical programming language Blub. He has published three books, including a collection of essays titled Hackers And Painters. He is one of the creators of the startup incubator Y Combinator and the social news site Hacker News. He has a PhD in Computer Science from Harvard, and studied painting in Italy. He is married to Jessica Livingston.
Scott Sandell is a venture capitalist based in Menlo Park, Calif. He holds a BA in Science from Dartmouth College, where he was also a member of the rowing team, and an MBA from Stanford University. He is General Partner at New Enterprise Associates, where he was worked since 1996, and is also chairman of the National Venture Capital Association. A former product manager at Microsoft, where he worked on Windows 95, he has made investments in Tableau Software, Bloom Energy, BloomReach, CloudFlare, Coursera, and other companies. He is married with three children and lives in Portola Valley.
Jeremy Seth Levine is a venture capitalist born in 1974. He graduated magna cum laude from Duke University with a BS in Computer Science and Economics, and worked as a business analyst at McKinsey & Co. and an associate at AEA Investors from 1995 to 1999, when he joined internet company Dash. He joined Bessemer Venture Partners in 2001 and led the company’s investments in Yelp and LinkedIn. He has also served on the boards of Pinterest.com, Wikia, GraceNote, Soap.com, Diapers.com, Onestop, Shopify, and other startups. He is married with three children, and is based in Larchmont, N.Y., and Silicon Valley.
Charli XCX is an English singer-songwriter born in Cambridge in 1992. She began releasing music on MySpace as a child and performed at illegal east London raves at the age of 14. She has released three studio albums, two EPs and several singles and mixtapes, and has opened for acts like Coldplay and Katy Perry. Her collaborations with Iona Pop and Iggy Azalea charted at No. 1 in the U.S. and UK. Her real name is Charlotte Emma Aitchison, and XCX is short for Kiss Charli Kiss.
Dylan O’Brien is an American actor born in New Jersey in 1991. Starting out by posting YouTube videos as a teenager, he achieved mainstream success with his role as Stiles in the MTV series Teen Wolf. He has appeared in the films The First Time, High Road, and The Maze Runner and won the Teen Choice Award for Best Villain and Young Hollywood Award for Breakthrough Actor.
Will Poulter is an English actor born in London in 1993. He is notable for his film roles in Son Of Rambow, The Chronicles Of Narnia: Voyage Of The Dawn Treader, We’re The Millers, and The Maze Runner. He began acting when he was a child and has appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and on TV in the production School Of Comedy. He is a winner of the BAFTA Rising Star award.
Ezra Klein is a Jewish American journalist and blogger who defines himself as “an opinionated reporter. Klein was born on May 9, 1984 in Irvine, California. At age 19 he began blogging and was noticed and hired by the American Prospect in Washington DC in 2005. In 2009, the Washington Post hired Klein to be the paper’s first blogger on politics and economics. Klein won several awards for his blog with the Post, and in 2011 was named one of the 50 most powerful people in Washington Dc by GQ magazine. In January, 2014, Klein quit his job with the Post and established his own news site with Vox Media. Klein married Annie Lowrey in October, 2011.
Nicola Anne Peltz was born January 9, 1995 in Westchester County, New York. Peltz is an actress who has starred in the Bates Motel television show, as well as the movies The Last Airbender, Affluenza, and Transformers: Age of Extinction. Peltz is the daughter of Nelson Peltz, a self-made billionaire, and Claudia Heffner Peltz. Peltz has six brothers and one sister.
Thomas Brodie-Sangster is a British actor and musican born in 1990 in London. He is known for his role in Love, Actually for which he was nominated for a Golden Satellite Award and a Young Artist Award. He also appears in The Maze Runner, Game of Thrones, Nanny McPhee and as the voice of Ferb in animated series, Phineas and Ferb. Brodie-Sangster plays bass guitar for the band Winnet. Brodie-Sangster is the son of actors Mark Sangster and Tasha Bertram and has one sister, Ava.
Bruce Willis is an American singer and actor, born in 1955 in Idar-Oberstein, West Germany. Willis has starred and appeared in over 60 movies, in addition to making television appearances and performing in his own rock band – The Accelerators. He is famous for his comic performances, even when acting in violent action films. Willis was married to actress Demi Moore for thirteen years, and they had three children together. In 2000 Willis and Moore divorced, and in 2009 he married model Emma Henning, with whom he has two daughters.
Christopher Michael “Chris” Pratt is born in 979 in Virginia, Minnesota. Pratt appeared in NBC’s Parks and Recreation as well as the movies Moneyball, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Lego Movie and Jurassic World. Pratt is honored as CinemaCon’s Breakthrough Performer of the Year in 2014. Pratt lives in Los Angeles with his wife, actress Anna Faris, and their son Jack.
Mary Elle Fanning is born April 19, 1998 in Conyers, Georgia. Fanning is an actress, appearing in her first role in the movie I am Sam at the age of two. Fanning appears in the movies Daddy Day Care, We Bought a Zoo, Young Ones, Low Down, Maleficent and The Boxtrolls. Fanning is the daughter of Heather Joy (Arrington) and Steven J. Fanning and the sister of actress Dakota Fanning. She attends Campbell Hall School in Los Angeles.
Kristian Nairn is a DJ and actor born in 1975 in Lisburn, County Antrim in Northern Ireland. He is best known for his role of Hodor on the HBO series Game Of Thrones. He headlines the Rave of Thrones dance music events with tour dates in Australia and the U.S., and has been a longtime resident DJ at Belfast gay club Kremlin, as well as DJing at many other events including supporting Mylo, Scissor Sisters and Calvin Harris. He is a dedicated World of Warcraft player and has appeared in the Channel 4 show The Salon and the BBC series Ripper Street.
Stieg Larsson was a Swedish journalist and author, born in 1954. He is best known for writing the Millennium series of crime novels, which were published after his death in 2004 and have sold over 73 million copies. He lived most of his life in Stockholm and founded the Swedish Expo organization to research the extreme right and white power groups, and edited the group’s Expo magazine. He died in 2004 at the age of 50 from a heart attack.
Tottenham Hotspur FC are a professional football team based in North London. Formed in 1882 by members of the Hotspur cricket club, the ‘Lilywhites’ became the first (and still only) non-league club to win the F.A. Cup in 1901. Bill Nicholson’s ‘Spurs’ became the first team in the 20th century to do the ‘Double’ in 1961 when they won the League Championship and F.A. Cup in the same season. In 1963 Spurs became the first British team to win a major European trophy when they defeated Atletico Madrid 5-1 in the final of the European Cup Winners Cup. In total, Spurs have won 2 League Championships, 8 F.A. Cups, 4 League Cups, 2 UEFA Cups and the European Cup Winners Cup.
Jenny McCarthy is an American television host, actress and model born in 1972 in Chicago, Illinois. She is the cousin of actress Melissa McCarthy. McCarthy rose to stardom as a model for Playboy and was named Playmate of the Year. She has appeared on television shows such as Jenny, Charmed, My Name Is Earl, The View, The Jenny McCarthy Show and One on One. She is married to singer Donnie Wahlberg and has one child.
Jeremy Borash is an American professional wrestling commentator and announcer born in 1974 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is currently a ring announcer and commentator for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). Borash has also served in the same capacity for World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and World Wrestling All-Stars (WWA). In 1996, he was the youngest nominee ever for the Marconi Award for Broadcasting as America’s Small Market Personality of the Year. He is married to Ramon Borash.
Jeremy Foley is an American university sports administrator born in 1952 in Washington, D. C. He is the athletic director for the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. Foley also serves as the chief financial officer of the University Athletic Association. He played football and lacrosse for Hobart College in Geneva, New York and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. He later earned a Master’s degree in sports administration from Ohio University. Accolades that Foley has earned include the John L. Toner Award, the Carl Maddox Sport Management Award, and the SportsBusiness Journal AD of the Year Award. He is married to Molly McCaughey.
Jermain Taylor is an American professional boxer born in 1978 in Little Rock, Arkansas. As an amateur, he won a bronze medal in the 1998 Goodwill Games and in the 200 Summer Olympics. Taylor made his pro debut in 2001 and won 25 straight bouts. Some of his most notable victories came against Bernard Hopkins, Raul Marquez, William Joppy, Cory Spinks and Kassim Ouma. Titles he won in his pro career include the Undisputed World Middleweight Title and the WBA Super Middleweight Title. Taylor is married to Erica Taylor.
Jermaine Dupri is an American record producer and songwriter born in 1972 in Ashville, North Carolina. He is the founder of So So Def Records. Dupri first gained fame for being a dancer for the hip hop group Whodini. Some of the notable acts he produced under So So Def include Bow Wow, Da Brat, Xscape, Jagged Edge, Anthony Hamilton, BoneCrusher, and Daz. Acts he produced songs for outside of So So Def include Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Nelly, and Usher. Dupri has won accolades such as a Grammy Award, a BET Hip Hop Award, a Soul Train Music Award, and a NAACP Image Award.
Joan Rivers was an American comedian and television show host born in 1933 in Brooklyn, New York. Rivers first rose to fame as a guest on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1965. She went on to host shows such as The Late Show, The Joan Rivers Show, Fashion Police, and Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? Movies that she appeared in include The Swimmer, Serial Mom, Les Patterson Saves The World, and The Intern. In 1989, she earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Rivers also won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host in 1990. She was married to James Sanger in 1955 and to producer Edgar Rosenberg from 1965 to 1987. Her daughter is television show host Melissa Rivers. In 2014, Rivers died in Manhattan, New York at the age of 81.
Jennifer Nettles is an American country music singer born in 1974 in Douglas, Georgia. She is the lead singer of the country group Sugarland. The group released albums such as Twice The Speed Of Life, Enjoy The Ride, The Incredible Machine, and Love On The Inside. Their biggest hits include Baby Girl, Want To, All I Want To Do, It Happens, and Stuck Like Glue. Nettles released the solo album That Girl in 2014. Her most popular singles were That Girl, Like a Rock, and Know You Wanna Know. Nettles has won multiple Grammy Awards, Country Music Association Awards, and an American Music Award in her career. She is married to Justin Miller and has one child.
Jenna Dewan is an American actress born in 1980 in Hartford, Connecticut. Dewan currently stars on the Lifetime show Witches of East End. She rose to prominence as a backup singer for Janet Jackson and for her role as Nora in the movie Step Up. She has also appeared in movies such as The Hot Chick, Take the Lead, 10 Years, Setup, and American Virgin. Dewan is married to actor Channing Tatum and has one child.
Jenny Lewis is an American singer born in 1976 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lewis along with her boyfriend Johnathan Rice form the duo Jenny & Johnny. She was also lead singer of rock band Rilo Kiley. Lewis has released the solo albums Rabbit Fur Coat, Acid Tongue and The Voyager. Her most notable hits include Handle With Care, Just One of the Guys and Fernando. Lewis has appeared in movies such as Troop Beverly Hills, The Wizard, Pleasantville and Uncle Tom’s Cabin.