Destiny, Fate, and Hollywood Stars

Fifty Hollywood actors of similar talent toil for years looking for that big break, frequently crossing paths through the same auditions and talent agencies. Eventually, two of them make it to A-list status, yet the others languish in obscurity. We don&39;t call it luck, we call it fate.

"It makes me believe in fate. In most cases, the readings where I&39;ve been really bad have usually been the ones where I got the part."
Robin Wright

After reviewing thousands of people comprehensive astrology and numerology charts, our objective findings consistently show those who are fated to become famous do, and those who aren&39;t, don&39;t.

That may sound "void of promise" to you, but we prefer to tell it as we see it to help you save time, money, and avoid heartache. Besides, life is about the journey, not the destination, wouldn&39;t you agree?

Consider these other quotes about fame and predestination:

"Casting sometimes is fate and destiny more than skill and talent, from a director&39;s point of view."
Steven Spielberg

"When I was growing up in Terrell, Texas, I felt that it was not where I was supposed to be. I knew that I was meant for a different destination. I think that the minute I was born, there was something inside telling me where I would go, it&39;s like energy – an intangible destiny. "
Jamie Foxx

"… I didn&39;t know what I was going to do with myself. And then fate reached in and took me in its hands. I was discovered right out of high school and started getting work."
Sally Field

"We are all tied to our destiny and there is no way we can liberate ourselves."
Rita Hayworth

"I&39;m a great believer in fate. I think things happen in spite of, and despite, yourself."
Randolph Scott

"Fate pulls you in different directions."
Clint Eastwood

"Fate gives you the finger and you accept."
William Shatner

Those who deny fate assert that force of will and hard work allow you to achieve anything. Perhaps there are multitudes of aspiring Hollywood actors thinking to themselves, "If someone like Brad Pitt can make it big, so can I."

Do you believe Brad Pitt is just a pretty face and got lucky in his career? We disagree. The patterns symbolizing fame and money success in Brad Pitt&39;s comprehensive charts are beyond stellar, even breathtaking. The aspiring stars that never get a break, despite working as hard as anyone else, simply lack the necessary patterns. In other words, it&39;s their fate to never get that big break, and the unique patterns in their charts represent it. Again, we know this does sound encouraging, but we&39;ve found that being direct is ultimately more helpful to you.

Interestingly, extreme infamy is equally as easy for us to identify in the charts, as is an exceptional fall from grace, significant career beginnings and peak points, and key love life connections, to name a few.

After years of doing this type of work, we&39;ve learned the importance of working with fate and accepting what you can&39;t change, and It&39;s always heartening to see patterns of extraordinary success in an individual&39;s comprehensive charts.

After recently watching on a long flight Ex Machina and A Most Violent Year staring relatively young (36 years-old) Oscar Isaac, we appreciated his talent. We then reviewed his charts and were intrigued with how his overall lifetime mega fame and career staying power is similar to that of Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones. He&39;s staring in the upcoming Star Wars movies, episodes VII and VIII.

The theory of personal fate (same meaning as destiny) tells us there&39;s a reason for everything and things happen when they&39;re supposed to happen.

However, fate does not mean you should always wait around for things to happen. Get centered, figure out your talents and what you really want, and take action. Fated events sometimes just happen to you, completely out of your control, and other times they occur when you follow your dreams and work toward success.

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The Best Celebrity Lace Wig Styles

These days, the celebrity lace wig is considered to be one of the hottest trends. Usually, celebrity style is what dictates our fashion. We always look up to celebrities when it comes to this because they are the ones who set trends in hairstyles, make-up, accessories and more. Due to the high impact that these celebrities bring, even the hair industry has come to follow them. Although there may be numerous lace wigs that are inspired by celebrities on the market, there is also what is known to be the cream of the crop.

The first one is the Beyonce lace wig. Many look up to Beyonce because aside from being a very good musician, she also possesses very long, golden hair. In addition, she also has a huge love for wigs. They are her top accessories because each time she performs at concerts and attend special events; she never fails to wear them. Did you know that wigs which are inspired by Beyonce’s hairstyles are the top-selling wigs on the market? Yes, they are so if you are a fan of straight blonde hair or golden brown curly hair, then the Beyonce wig is perfect for you.

Next up is the Rihanna celebrity wig. Even if Rihanna just came in, all her hairstyles have really got people talking. A lot of women are dying to have her funky haircut but are having difficulty in copying it. The hair industry then grabbed the opportunity to get the attention of Rihanna fans by making lace wigs that are inspired by her hairstyle. Are you the daring and attention-grabbing type? If that is the case, then you must try using the Rihanna celebrity wig.

Last but not the least is the Ciara wig. Ciara is well-known for having hair that is sleek, straight and long. Many women all over the globe would want to have this kind of look. Due to this, lace wigs inspired with this style are now available on the market. What’s good about this hairstyle is that, it suits whatever face type or skin tone women may have. So if you are interested to achieve a look that is similar to Ciara’s, buy a Ciara inspired lace wig. Looking like a celebrity these days is not hard to do with the help of these wigs so if you want to feel and look like one, buy your own wig now.

My Favorite Christopher Lee Roles

Christopher Lee is one of my all time favorite actors, and being an ardent horror fan, I deem him to be right up there with Boris Karloff, Peter Cushing and Vincent Price. Lee, of course, played many parts, and not just horror ones, throughout his long, illustrious career. The following are my all time favorites:

1. Dracula – Well, what can I say about THIS role? Christopher Lee was the best Dracula ever, beyond a shadow of a doubt. When he made his debut as Bram Stoker&39;s immortal vampire back in 1958 for Hammer films, a true screen horror legend was born. Although Lee often said of his Dracula role that it was becoming increasingly tiresome and ridiculous with each new sequel, and that instead he wanted to portray the count exactly how he was presented in Stoker&39;s novel, he certainly could not deny that in the minds of all us Hammer fans, nobody could play the part of Dracula as awesomely and frighteningly as he could.

2. Lord Summerisle – The Wicker Man&39;s main antagonist opposite Edward Woodward&39;s policeman protagonist, Neil Howie. Lee is just brilliant in this role, as the island&39;s ruler and head of the sinister pagan cult, who lures the unsuspecting PC Howie to the island on the pretext of a missing girl. I especially enjoy the dialogue between the two as Summerisle relates to Howie the history of the island and its traditions. I also love the part where the policeman barges in on Summerisle and, in disgust, throws down a dead rabbit which he has found in the dead girl&39;s grave. As Howie eventually ends up being burned alive by Summerisle and his cohorts in a huge wicker man (truly one of the most terrifying and unforgettable climaxes in horror movie history). This is another remarkable performance from Lee, and definitely one of his best.

3. Fu Manchu – Lee played Sax Rohmer&39;s oriental villain with a style that was just fantastic. Here was a baddie screen that was just evil incarnate, and of course nobody can play a screen baddie quite like Christopher Lee can. I used to love Fu Manchu&39;s haunting, echoing voice at the end of the movie when he would intone: "The World Shall Hear From Me Again." And, by golly, it did, as returned as Manchu in a few more sequels.

4. Rasputin – Again, playing the notorious mad monk and mystic, Lee was just awesome. He speaks in a harsh, guttural voice as he embarks on an orgy of wine, women, dismemberment, hypnotism and murder. Lee&39;s big brown eyes look even more mesmerising and intense in this role, framed by Rasputin&39;s long hair and beard. In an interview, Lee said that he tried to emphasize the intense power Rasputin had over both men and women, and the sheer mystery of him. Well, he certainly did that! Rasputin The Mad Monk was filmed back-to-back with Dracula, Prince of Darkness in 1965.

5. John Reid in The House That Dripped Blood (1971) – I have watched this Amicus portmanteau horror movie many, many times over the years, and each time I never fail to enjoy it just as much as I did when I first watched it – especially, of course, the story Sweets To The Sweet, in which Christopher Lee appears. Lee plays the rather cold, stern father of an apparently sweet little girl (Chloe Franks), with whom he moves into the horror house, along with his daughter&39;s solicitous governess (Nyree Dawn Porter). But beneath the hard exterior, Reid also betrays a certain degree of anxiety and nervousness from time to time, suggesting that there may be something more to his dominance over his daughter than meets the eye. And there certainly is. The heated exchanges between Reid and the governess over the child&39;s welfare and paternal suppression are extremely entertaining to watch, and the climax of the story – involving Reid&39;s vengeful daughter (who turns out to be the daughter of a witch, hence Reid&39;s display of nerves throughout the movie) and a wax voodoo doll is truly horrifying.

Socialites and Celebrities – These Days, It’s Getting Increasingly Difficult to Tell the Difference

The idea of socialites has probably been around for millennia – at least as long as there have been cities – but the concept as it is used today is a fairly new one, yet at the same time, old.

In the U.S., the category of socialites first came about as a result of the concentration of wealth during the First Gilded Age from 1877 to 1893. Largely due to the industrialization of the country aided by the building of a vast network of railroads, a new class of the very wealthy arose in the U.S. (something that would have horrified Thomas Jefferson). Socialites became known for giving lavish parties, entertainments or formal occasions. Often, they would associate themselves with celebrities of the day, but were rarely heard about outside the Sunday “society pages” of big-city newspapers.

With the crash and subsequent economic depression of 1893, the First Gilded Age came to an end, and socialites became far less visible. However, because of many fortunes made as a result of U.S. involvement in World War I, socialites came back during the Second Gilded Age of the 1920s. Typical socialites of the period were depicted by writer F. Scott Fitzgerald in his novel, The Great Gatsby, and were mercilessly mocked in the satirical lyrics of Cole Porter. Both men knew their subject well; as celebrities, they frequently associated with the very same socialites of whom they were critical.

Nonetheless, there was still a neat distinction between socialites and celebrities; today, the names of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Cole Porter are remembered and revered, yet hardly anyone remembers the socialites of the “Jazz Age.”

Since the beginning of America’s Third Gilded Age in 1981, however the line between socialites and celebrities have become a bit blurred. It is as if money buys fame without the achievements that are normally the basis of celebrity. It’s highly unlikely that the expolits of Paris Hilton would have been national news in the 1920s; yet too many Americans who cannot name their representative in Congress know a great deal about the nation’s socialites.

On the other hand, celebrities in many ways are now starting to look like socialites. In the old days, very few people knew much about the lives of prominent figures outside of their achievements; between 1932 and 1945, virtually no Americans outside of Washington DC knew that their President was a paraplegic, confined to a wheelchair.

Today however, many Americans clamor to know more about the personalities and everyday lives of celebrities, just as they do socialites. Why this should be is unclear; perhaps in today’s media-saturated world; perhaps it makes the inaccessible seem just a little more accessible.

Marilyn Monroe Fraud Lawsuit Victory – How An American Legend Is Fighting Back From Her Crypt

The legacy of Marilyn Monroe has experienced many victories this past week, including one that was set on the calendar for today, May 7, 2007.

Today would have been the day that the lawsuit filed against defendants Robert W. Otto of Chicago, Mark Roesler of CMG Worldwide and The Queen Mary Corporation by expert witness and plaintiffs from The Bellinghaus Team including Mark Bellinghaus, Ernest Cunningham and Emily Sadjady was scheduled to be heard. Mark Bellinghaus and Ernest Cunningham entered with the intention to sue and Mr. Bellinghaus intended to be a plaintiff, however attorneys George G. Braunstein and Timothy D. McGonigle instead requested that Mark Bellinghaus act as expert witness because of his “collector” status. As it turns out lawyers for both parties have decided to settle this matter just last week outside of court. No further details were disclosed. Despite the settlement, this is still a tremendous win by the Bellinghaus Team for the memory of Marilyn Monroe presently and for the future.

In November 2005 “Marilyn Monroe The Exhibit” was introduced aboard The Queen Mary in Long Beach. The exhibit featured items said to have belonged to the late actress. Included within the display were dresses, jewelry, and other mementos and personal items, later found by Mark Bellinghaus, the owner of the world’s largest collection of authentic Marilyn Monroe, that 99% of the featured items were fake. He recognized these bogus items immediately when attending the opening of the exhibit. He especially noted the Clairol Hair Rollers, a so called “highlight” of the Robert Otto collection, since Mr. Bellinghaus owns Marilyn Monroe’s authentic wire rollers. Mark Bellinghaus’ findings were posted on his blog exposé and diminished the credibility of this exhibit so dramatically that it started out as an event set to tour 39 cities and 6 continents with anticipated gross earnings exceeding $100 million (including sponsor funding and merchandise sales) over the next 12 years to becoming an embarrassment that was subsequently shut down.

In all seriousness why would the public wish to see a Victoria’s Secret dress (which is what one of them actually was), presented as Marilyn Monroe’s and on top of that displayed with the copyrighted signature of the immortal Hollywood icon? And if that was not enough, this exhibit claimed that this dress was designed by famous costume designer William Travilla, especially for Monroe. Victoria’s Secret was established many decades after Marilyn Monroe’s death. And even more degrading to her memory, 100% fake underpants, which had her name handwritten on the inside of the distasteful piece with a modern Sharpie Marker, besides looking humungous and much too large to have fit her. Astute fans know that Marilyn Monroe shunned underwear to begin with, let alone a pair taken from Grandma’s underwear drawer.

These are just a few of the outrageous items that were on display for seven months in the biggest exhibition scandal to ever hit the USA, and which was about to tour the world. What shame this would have brought to our country. Had it not been for Mark Bellinghaus’ persistence, how many more innocent fans and attendees would have lost their $22.95 entry costs to have been deceived by a fraudulent exhibit?

To read Mark Bellinghaus’ blog exposé:
http://blogcritics.org/archives/2006/02/06/132111.php

Please see attached link for the initial news report regarding this Marilyn Monroe Fraud Exposure:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9f5mTyYKG_s

To learn more about Mark Bellinghaus’ authentic Marilyn Monroe collection:

http://EzineArticles.com/?id=542783

The victory that Marilyn Monroe’s image has been protected from fraud goes hand in hand with another triumph regarding the late superstar’s image. In New York last Thursday it was ruled by Federal Judge Colleen McMahon that Marilyn Monroe’s beneficiaries and licensing agents do not have postmortem rights of publicity ownership on her, which died with her in 1962 since she did not bequeath this right in her will. This decision was part of a countersuit by The Shaw Family Archives LLC who was sued for their violation of the publicity rights by Marilyn Monroe LLC from their sales of images of Miss Monroe without their consent. However Marilyn Monroe LLC had misinterpreted The Celebrities Rights Act which was passed in 1985 and extends publicity and image rights for a celebrity 70 years postmortem, and is non-applicable to Miss Monroe’s circumstances since she did not consent to this in her will.

The triumphs by leaps and bounds made in the memory of Marilyn Monroe have been tremendous this past week. Unfortunately even years after her death, abuse of Marilyn Monroe has continued worse than it did in her lifetime by those who did not know her as well as some who did. Anna Strasberg is a prime example of someone who never met her, yet has gained financially by piggybacking on the late actress’ legacy. Robert Otto is another who has peddled fictitious ‘bling- said to have belonged to her in his charlatan displays. Bebe Goddard (Marilyn Monroe’s own foster sister) and Dolores Hope Masi have also generated counterfeit items for sale claiming to have been owned or inspired by Marilyn Monroe. Sherry Lea Laird profits off of Marilyn Monroe through her stories that the actress is reincarnated within her. And storytellers such as Jeanne Carmen and June DiMaggio have both woven story webs about their friendships with the late actress but neither can present proof such as personal posed photographs with her to validate their stories. June Alpino aka June DiMaggio has also served as the only authentication connection of the items from the Robert Otto/Queen Mary Exhibit, which as the world now knows is phony.

May the actions of The Bellinghaus Team as well as the success in court by The Shaw Family Archives LLC set precedence for future protection of the memory of Marilyn Monroe. Part of the success of the right of publicity lawsuit can also be attributed to Mark Bellinghaus, who provided the lawyers for The Shaw Family Archives LLC with information extracted from Marilyn Monroe’s will. He was able to share this since he is the owner of this authentic document which he purchased at an auction in 2005. His copy belonged to May Reis, the second beneficiary in Marilyn Monroe’s will, while Lee Strasberg was only named in fourth place. Please see this attached link for more information on this groundbreaking ruling:
http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2007/05/03/goodbye-norma-jean-and-to-your-right-of-publicity/.

The public now recognizes that the wrongdoings against the late actress will no longer be tolerated. It is as if Marilyn Monroe herself has spoken up to declare to the world that enough is enough.