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What You Didn’t Know about Cameron Diaz

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Cameron Diaz was born on August 30, 1972 in San Diego, California. The daughter of Emilio Diaz, a second-generation Cuban-American oil company foreman, and his wife Billie, who is of Native American, Italian, and German descent, Diaz began modeling when she was 16 years old. Her successful modeling career took her to Japan, Australia, Morocco and Paris, among other locales, and landed her in such magazines as Mademoiselle and Seventeen as well as advertising campaigns for companies like Calvin Klein, Coca-Cola and Levi’s.

Cameron is an advocate for female empowerment, she inspires women to take control of their bodies. In The Body Book, written by Diaz, women can find the resources they need to build a healthier body so they can live happily for the rest of their lives. She has also been an ambassador to support an international campaign that raises awareness for UN Women’s gender equality and women’s economic empowerment programs globally.

I love participating in things that mean something. I make movies because I want people to feel and laugh and have fun and learn about themselves and learn about other people. Says Cameron

Personal Life (relationships)
In addition to her work onscreen, Diaz is often in the news for her personal life. Diaz’ five-year relationship with video producer Carlos de La Torre ended in 1995. She dated her There’s Something About Mary costar Matt Dillon from 1996 to 1998, and Diaz later became involved with actorJared Leto in 1999. The couple broke up in 2003, and she started dating singer Justin Timberlake. Diaz and Timberlake dated for several years before calling it quits in 2007. She has also been linked to Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez. Diaz began dating Good Charlotte’s Benji Madden in May 2014 and was engaged to the rocker that December. In a whirlwind move, the pair tied the knot on January 5, 2015 at Diaz’ Beverly Hills home. Drew Barrymore and Nicole Richie were two of her bridesmaids, along with her sister Chimene Cain and assistant Jesse Lutz.

 

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What is the biggest realization you’ve had about yourself after turning 40?

That as you get older, your body changes in so many little ways. It doesn’t react the same way that it used to. I don’t get the results that I used to as easily as I once did. Now I look at myself and I realize, “Oh, right. I’m in this time now in my life where I have to be thoughtful. If I slack off, things don’t come back so easily. I have to be committed.” In part that’s what my new book, The Longevity Book, is about. But just like everybody else, I’m more and less disciplined at various times based on what’s going on in my life.

Which trend has enjoyed too much longevity?

Social media is great for a lot of things but not as a substitute for actual human connection. We need more actual human contact with one another. And less screen time.

Fun Facts
Snoop Dogg also went to that high school the same time Diaz was there. The rapper has said, “She ran with my homegirls, all my little cheerleading homegirls” and that “she was fly and she was hip.” Meanwhile, Cameron said “he was very tall and skinny. He wore lots of ponytails and I’m pretty sure I bought weed from him” during an interview with George Lopez on ‘Lopez Tonight’ in January 2011.

Diaz says she loves a good rare piece of steak and greasy french fries as one of her favorite foods to indulge on.

A little unknown fact about Cameron Diaz is that she has has ADD, or attention deficit disorder, which can make many sufferers unable to focus on one task for a prolonged amount of time. She told OnTheRedCarpet.com in January 2011: ‘I have no interest in directing movies or producing movies. I like my role in making films. It’s the perfect amount of involvement for me. I have ADD. I would never be able to spend two years making a movie or even one year. I would just, I’d be someplace else within a few short moments.

She loves to play extreme sports, even if it means getting hurt! She broke her nose in a surfing accident in Hawaii in 2003 and has reportedly suffered four broken noses.

Cameron Diaz is a bit of a germophobe. In an interview with Time magazine in 1997, she admits to scrubbing her Hollywood home scrupulously and washes her hands many times. She also uses her elbows to push open doors.

In 2003, she became only the third actress to have earned $20 million for a single role, in the film Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle

Cameron Diaz told Maxim magazine in a June 2011 interview that her favorite word is ‘sex,’ adding: “Just the word is sexy to me. There’s something to it.”

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What You Didn’t Know about America Ferrera

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America Ferrera was chosen by TIME magazine as one of the top entertainers in “Time 100: The Most Influential People in the World” issue. A woman, who is a firm believer that a single person can make an impact if they really put effort and try. Ferrera was awarded the Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s Inspira Award which was given to her as a result of her contributions as a role model through her work as an activist and actress. She is an ambassador for Save the Children and has received the Global Action award for Childhood Development and Education in 2011 due to her efforts of raising more the $44,000 to build an elementary school in Mali. Ferrera has also traveled to India to take part in a PBS film called “Half the Sky”. The film paints an image of the trials and obstacles of women throughout the world that struggle for equality and opportunities. She has spoken at high schools and encouraged youth to overcome any obstacles in the way of achieving their dreams and to take advantage of unexpected opportunities. America wanted to become an actress since she was a child but was told it was nearly impossible due to the fact that not many faces like hers have been seen on screen as they are today.

In 2013, Ferrera was the keynote speaker at The Women’s Foundation of Colorado’s annual Denver luncheon. Instead of speaking about her career she spoke about inspiring stories and then shared hers. She was raised by her single mother from Honduras with 5 older siblings. Her mother made sure she received a proper education and once America went to college she noticed how little she knew about the world and she really wanted to make a difference in the world. She began to think that her acting career was more self serving than helping others so she decided to quit acting but consulted her professor who left his corporate job to teach. Instead of supporting her like she thought was going to happen he persuaded her otherwise and proceeded to tell her a story where her acting in “Real Women Have Curves,” helped him connect with a Latina student he’d been mentoring.

“This story he shared with me was a gift as valuable as any I have received in my life,” Ferrera said. “It taught me many things, the most immediate being that I had the permission to live out my passion. … That in fact, my passion had the ability to change a life. And the most important discovery I made that day was this: That living in the truth of who I am gives me the power to connect with others.”

America Ferrera is an inspiritional Latina celebrity that loves acting but loves making an impact and difference in our society today.

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What You Didn’t Know about Amaury Nolasco

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Amaury Nolasco see’s no barrier in his acting career. Raised by a family of doctors in Puerto Rico, he aspired to follow the footsteps paved for him and go to medical school just like many before him. Discovered on a beach by his home, he said “Somebody asked me if I wanted to be in a commercial” This in turn led to more commercials, TV shows, and a rising interest in acting. At the time when Nolasco was studying at the University of Puerto Rico, focusing on biology with expectations to become a Doctor, he also decided to enroll in acting class.

“The class that I took was at 7 o’clock in the morning,” he says. “And I LOVE to sleep. But it was the only class available.”

According to Amaury, the class changed his life and he was greatly inspired by his teacher Dean Zayas, who encouraged him to take on acting to his utmost potential. Nolasco’s parents weren’t too fond of this idea, they didn’t even take him seriously,

“They thought I was trying to be funny,” he says. “They said, ‘but you’re going to finish your degree, right?’ School was very important.”

Amaury finished school and moved to New York with expectations of becoming an actor but was told the Spanish accent was something he had to overcome.

“For many years they told me, ‘You have to work on your accent, blah, blah, blah.’ Just because I have an accent, does that mean that I can’t speak?” But now, Nolasco says the acceptance of Latinos on television, and the growing recognition of their buying power as the country’s largest minority, is becoming so much greater that now he’s hearing, “We need a thicker accent. And we’re not only playing the murderers anymore. We’re not only playing the characters who get killed off after the first couple of scenes. We’re also playing the good guys.”Even if the good guys bring heartache to other good guys.

Amaury Nolasco has inspired Latino celebrities in the industry to overcome barriers that latinos are put infront of and never let go of a dream.

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Nolasco appeared on the cover of LatinTRENDS Magazines in October of 2008, which was then known as “Dominican Times”

What You Didn’t Know about Alexa Vega

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Alexa Vega who is known for her break through role as Carmen Cortez in Spy Kids is now using her Star Powers to fight the sensitive issue of domestic violence. Vega along with many other celebrities, one of whom is Joanna Garcia Swisher, have partnered with Mary Kay. Mary Kay has taken initiative against domestic violence with their “Don’t Look Away Campaign” and their strong foundation that supports women and the fight against domestic abuse. They invited women from all over the nation to share the opportunity to be flown to Hollywood to produce documentaries that inspire, educate and create a national conversation about the issue of domestic violence. Alexa Vega, alongside other women distressed by this issue, stand and work together to say “No more violence”. She is truely a inspirational Latina celebrity to all women.

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The Most Inspirational Quotes by Legendary Athletes And Champions

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To become successful at something, anything, especially sports takes hard work and determination. To become one of the most prolific champions you have find that motivation that pushes you harder than you thought you could be pushed. So we compiled a list of the most inspirational quotes by the most legendary athletes that not only triumphed in succeeding but also they did it again, and again.

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Fiba/ Getty Images


Pele (Legendary Pro Soccer Player)

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, sacrifice and most of all, love for what you are doing or learning to do.

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Simon Bruty/Getty Images


Matt Biondi (Gold Medal Olympic Swimmer)

Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement

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Andy Lyons/Getty Images


Jackie Joyner-Kersee (Gold Medal Olympic Triathlon)

Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind.

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Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images


Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Hall of Fame Pro-Basketball Player)

One man can be crucial to a team, but one man cannot make a team.

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Stephen Dunn/Getty Images


Lou Brock (Major League Baseball Player)

Show me a guy who’s afraid to look bad, and I’ll show you a guy that you can beat every time.

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Mike Singletary (Hall of Fame NFL Player)

Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.

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Tony Duffy/ Getty Images


Mark Spitz (Gold Medalist Olympic Swimmer)

If you fail to prepare, you’re prepared to fail.

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NBA/ Getty


Charles Barkley (NBA Basketball Player)

If you’re afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful.

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NHL/ Getty


Wayne Gretzky (NHL Champion & Coach)

Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.

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NBA/ Getty Images


Michael Jordan (Legendary Pro NBA Player)

I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

What You Didn’t Know about Alex Rodriguez

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Alex Rodriguez had a difficult childhood growing up. Rodriguez’ father left his family after saying he was going to work for awhile in New York but then never returned. Alex’s Father introduced him to the game and even spent a lot of time playing back in the Dominican Republic.

Rodriguez told Sports Illustrated for Kids in July 1997, “It was hard. I did my best to help out around the house and bring home good grades to make my mom proud.”

After seeing his parents’ divorce and seeing his mother strive to support his family by working two jobs, he was motivated to become an honor student and a star shortstop at Miami’s Westminster Christian School. He became the starting shortstop in tenth grade, where his coach Rich Hoffman not only helped him improve his hitting, but also helped arrange for his financial aid. Rodriguez ended up batting .419 with 17 HR, 70 RBI, and 90 SB in 100 games. His team won the high school national championship his junior year. In his final year in high school he was selected as the USA Baseball Junior Player of the Year and Gatorade National Baseball Student Athlete of the Year. Rodriguez now plays 3rd base for the New York Yankees and has become a huge Latino celebrity in sports and in Baseball.

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Rodriguez appeared on the cover of LatinTRENDS Magazines premier issue in September of 2001, which was then known as “Dominican Times”

What You Didn’t Know about Adriana Fonseca

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Adriana Fonseca faced discrimination when she first came to the United States to pursue her acting career like many other Latina’s have before her. Her accent had become an obstacle she thought she would have to overcome. Many other Latina’s have encountered this same struggle, one of whom is Sofia Vergara.

“As a Latina, if you don’t pronounce something correctly in English, they look at you badly,” Adriana said, according to Diario Basta. “They don’t respond to you. They humiliate you.”

Some Latina’s such as Penélope Cruz and Salma Hayek had not fixed their accent and it has worked for them as well as Sofia Vergara. Penélope Cruz, who once struggled to speak English, has even gone on to win an Oscar.

What inspires us most about Fonseca is that she is determined and ambitious and she has not let this obstacle defeat her. Fonseca is apart of a group of Hispanic celebrities that has overcome adversity. We are hoping we see this strong and motivated Mexican actress more in the future.

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Today is International Happy Day. Be Happy! Here is How!

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Five Tips for Happiness by Laura Posada


1. Be your number one fan and love yourself no matter what
For other people to start appreciating you, you have to value and appreciate yourself first. Once you discover how much you’re worth everyone else will see it.

2. Forgive and move one, leave the past behind
Holding grudges and resentment holds you back from achieving happiness. You can’t change the things that happened in your life, but you can decide how you interpret and respond to them. Don’t cling to negative feelings, you need to let go in order to move forward.

3. Be in control of your mind! Remind yourself every day you are strong and stay positive
A positive attitude and mindset attracts success. Reinforce positive thoughts and behaviors and don’t focus on the negative. Tell yourself you are doing a great job at work, raising your children or whatever you do. Appreciate your hard work and remind yourself you can achieve anything you want.

4. Stop thinking and start doing, lose fear
See challenges as stepping stones to overcome your fears and obstacles. Many times we don’t do the things we want because of fear of failing. Understand that failing is learning and an opportunity to improve and do better next time.

5. Appreciate the journey and enjoy life. Choose happiness, you deserve it
In order to find happiness you have to find balance in your life, find time for yourself and discover what fulfills you. Those who believe don’t deserve happiness will sabotage their own efforts to achieve it. Remind yourself every day the steps you need to take to achieve the happiness you deserve.

We don’t just want to wish you a Happy New Year…

We don’t just want to wish you a Happy New Year…
We want to share some tools that will help you achieve
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Whether you have or have not written down your 2014 goals: watch this video!

For those of you that have not put your goals in writing, check out this below. but don’t just check it out, ACTUALLY DO IT!
Here goes; Just write down 1 to 10 things you want to accomplish or do in 2014. Make your goals realistic, meaning that if you really apply your mind (and heart) to them and commit yourself, YOU WILL accomplish them! Always look at them and read every one of them (the more the better)

Tip: read them daily and just do the things that will get you closer to achieving them and stop doing the things that will get you further way from them…you know what they will be, so do the right thing at this time or before next year, you will have accomplished your goals!!

Check out this little inspirational video!