Minka Kelly (born 24.6.1980) Minka Kelly is an American actress, well known for her role as Lyla Garrity in the NBC series Friday Night Lights, between 2006-9.
Childhood: Minka Kelly was born in Bishop, California, to Rick Dufay (Aerosmith's guitarist) and Maureen Kelly, an exotic dancer. Her mother often moved her around to different communities whilst she was a young girl; eventually settling in Albuquerque, in New Mexico. Despite resenting her father for abandoning her and her mother, Minka attempted a reconciliation with him at the age of 17.
Career: At the age of 19, Minka Kelly returned to Los Angeles, after graduating from high school. While she was on a test shoot for a modelling agency, she was approached by a former Playboy playmate who was interested in managing her. He found her work in a surgeon's office, with the agreement that the surgeon would perform a breast enhancement on her, in return for hours worked as a receptionist. Following that, she attended school for a year and worked as a scrub tech for four years.
During this time, Minka auditioned for a number of acting roles before landing the role in Friday Night Lights. The series also starred Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton. She also had small roles in the film State's Evidence and a recurring role on What I Like About You, with Jenny Garth and Amanda Bynes.
Kelly then performed a cameo for the film The Kingdom, which starred Jamie Foxx, as the film's director was also the creator of Friday Night Lights.
Minka Kelly was the lead actress on the pilot of Body Politic, which did not go to series. She also played the role of Kate in the CBS pilot of True Love but was eventually replaced by Sarah Chalke.
On the comedy website funnyordie.com, Minka Kelly joined Jaime King, Emily Deschanel, Katharine McPhee and Alyson Hannigan in a video slumber party, in order to promote regular breast screenings for Stand Up 2 Cancer.
Minka Kelly stars in the TV series version of Parenthood, playing the role of Gaby.
In 2009, Minka appeared in the film 500 Days of Summer, alongside Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Personal Life: Minka Kelly dated the musician John Meyer and after that relationship ended, she started dating Derek Jeter, a New York Yankees shortstop.
Launching a new award ceremony can't be easy, so for The Daily Front Row's inaugural Fashion Los Angeles Awards, a host of celebrities were on-hand to ensure it was a success.
Fashion lovers and Hollywood fans were desperately checking in to the Sunset Tower Hotel to watch The Daily Front Row's Fashion Los Angeles Awards on 22nd January 2015. For those of you that have never heard of the Fashion Los Angeles Awards, don't worry; you aren't at fault as Thursday night's award show was the first of what is hoped to be annual event. An event which, apparently, honours the finest contributions to the style of Hollywood from the world of fashion.
Miley Cyrus with a t-shirt reading "I had nothing to wear so I put on this Moschino dress" (Credit Frederick M. Brown - Getty Images)
For the inaugural event, a host of celebrities flocked to the Sunset Tower to present awards, or just watch the action unfold before them. Drew Barrymore and Ciara were called upon to present some of the prestigious awards, with stars like Rihanna, Katy Perry and Kanye West taking up the front row of seats for the show. Miley Cyrus also presented an award. Whilst wearing an oversized t-shirt emblazoned with the statement "I had nothing to wear so I put on this Moschino dress", Cyrus presented the awards for 'Womenswear Designer of the Year' to Jeremy Scott.
The 1970s see a North Carolina town come under the mysterious and dark shadow of the American Civil War, when families and loyalties become strained by the vengeful spirits of the past and the dark and evil themes of the present day. When teenage Travis Shelton (Jeremy Irvine) leaves his parents to move in with an old acquaintance, he gets swept up in the plots left behind by a Civil War massacre. From there, he enters into the steadily dissolving world of a community turned against itself and he is tested by what it means to live, love and kill.
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We defy anyone that tells us there isn't a top secret celebrity forging factory somewhere out there. We present Exhibit A (B, C, D, etc.)...
We’re starting to suspect that there’s only a handful of famous people, but that they each just have a few different aliases. We’ve never been able to put our finger on it until recently, but some of these celebs look far too similar to be different people. We’re considering a theory that there is a celebrity factory and they only have a few different molds to work with.
Take Penelope Cruz and Paz Vega for example. It’s hard to believe that these two aren’t at least a little bit related. We only realised recently that it’s Paz starring alongside Adam Sandler in Spanglish and not Penelope.
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Decadence has come at a hefty price for the successful singer/songwriter.
John Mayer is taking legal action after it emerged that what he thought were vintage Rolex watches were fakes in a scam that has affected celebrities all over Hollywood. The singer-songwriter is reportedly suing jewellery dealer Robert Maron, a friend to actor Charlie Sheen, who allegedly supplied the phony timepieces.
John Mayer Is Suing A Fake Watch Dealer After Being Hoodwinked.
Since his first purchase in 2007, Mayer is said to have spent $5 million buying watches for himself and others before he realised the hoax. In 2010, the Grammy-winning star discovered that one of the watches was fake when he sent it to be repaired, but received credit to buy another when he reported his discovery.
The latest series from JH Wyman has won some critical acclaim already, but some still need convincing
Almost Human is the latest series from Fringe creator JH Wyman, working under Jj Abrams' Bad Robot banner and airing on Fox last night (17 Nov.). Set 35 years in the future, in a world where police officers are partnered with human-like androids, the show stars Karl Urban and Michael Ealy as they combat a crime-filled Los Angeles in a show that has already shown some early promise, a handful of critics agree.
Karl Urban stars alongside Michael Ealy on Almost Human
Urban and Ealy, starring as Detective John Kennex and the DRN model android Dorian respectively, are the show's odd couple and central characters and despite their differences, by the end of the series premiere alone it becomes pretty clear that they make a formidable pair. They are just two parts of a pretty wicked ensemble cast that also includes Joe Smith, Mackenzie Crook, Lili Taylor and Minka Kelly, but in spite of all the big names, Almost Human is still struggling to win everyone over with its first episode.
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'Lee Daniels' The Butler' has headed to the top of the US Weekend Box Office following its release on Friday (16th). 'Kick-Ass 2', following an onslaught of negative reviews, has achieved 4th place, whilst 'Jobs' has placed at 7th.
Lee Daniels' The Butler has defeated other newcomers Kick-Ass 2 and Jobs in the US Weekend Box Office. The Butler has headed straight to number one whilst Kick-Ass 2 and Jobs have respectively gained 4th and 7th place.
The Butler has made $25 million in its opening weekend and has gained critical praise. The historical epic is inspired by the true story of Cecil Gaines, a black butler who whilst serving at the White House, saw the offices of eight presidents. His life and family form a touchstone for the audience when addressing such historical events as the Civil Rights Movement and the rise of Black Power in the US.
Early reviews of Lee Daniels' The Butler have been mixed. The film is released in the US tomorrow (Friday 16th August).
Lee Daniels' The Butler is released today in US cinemas. Early reviews of the historical drama have been mixed although most suggest the film is definitely worth a watch.
The film has been praised by critics for being "both deeply affecting and blatant Oscar bait", according to Claudia Puig of USA Today. Whilst Joe Morgenstern of the Wall Street Journal wrote in his review "fiction merges with fact, and finally soars."
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'500 Days of Summer' star Minka Kelly, singer Fantasia Barrino and model Yaya DaCosta were definitely among the best dressed at the New York premiere 'The Butler'. Minka wore a floor-length, summery style frock and Yaya displayed her pregnancy bump proudly in tight-fitting blue, while Fantasia ditched the gown altogether to don a cropped black sweater and gold pencil skirt.
Mariah Carey appeared alongside Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker on the red carpet sporting an adorned arm injury.
'The Butler' looks set to be one of the most memorable movies of the year with an all-star cast that glittered on the red carpet at the New York premiere last night (August 5th 2013).
Sparkling the brightest was Oprah Winfrey in a pretty pink sequined gown with her hair in full afro form, alongside her onscreen husband Forest Whitaker who plays the title role, and her real partner Stedman Graham. Nursing a dislocated shoulder in a funky studded sling was Mariah Carey, who has not been letting her injury get in the way of anything she does at the moment as this wasn't the first time she has stepped out in a quirky bling sling. Some of the presidents from the movie also showed up, including Liev Schreiber who played Lyndon B. Johnson and James Marsden who was John F. Kennedy, as well as First Ladies Minka Kelly as Jackie Kennedy and Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan.
Forest Whitaker plays the title character in 'The Butler'