Fox Searchlight bought the rights to distribute the film at 2006 Sundance for $10.5 million! Directed by Jonathon Dayton and Valerie Faris and written by Michael Arndt, they produced a truly outstanding film, achieving over 30 Academy Awards and thousands of reviews claiming “Best Comedy Of 2006!” In the film “Little Miss Sunshine” Olive Hover (Abigail Breslin; My Sister's Keeper) is one of the main characters. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hover, a seven year old girl with one goal and one dream: winning the Little Miss Sunshine contest. Although somewhat unrealistic, this is stereotypical of a young girl in America of this age, she is loving and adorable and unable to understand how unsuccessful she will be in winning the beauty pageant.
When Douglas was little, her one and only dream was to become an amazing, inspiring gymnast. Joyce E. Davis, in the article, “The Gift of Gab,” is one of many inspired by star athlete, Gabrielle Douglas. Davis says, “Life has certainly changed for Douglas. The 4’11, 90 pound, 16 year old, also known as the Flying Squirrel, catapulted her way into history winning several firsts: the first African-American woman, and female of color for that matter, to win the gold medal in the Woman’s Individual All Around; and the first American gymnast to win both the team and individual gold at the same Olympics. Even before leaving for London, Douglas knew she could have a big impact on her community.” This quote shows how being a star can have an impact in lives of people of all genders and ages.
The girls that compete in these beauty contests are aged 2/3 to 10 years old and they all have one goal: win the tiara and the money. However these little beauty queens do not enter the pageants on their own. Their parents fill in the applications on time and pay the participation fee. Pageants can be very expensive too, and the entry fee is just the tip of the iceberg. However parents seem to be willing to go to extreme lengths to win.
Such is a circumstance the young singer is no means unfamiliar with. For, some say it was luck or maybe destiny that this Houston-bred beauty would find her star initially rising with the most successful girl group of all time. As fate would have it, Luckett aligned with Pop megastar Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland, and Latavia Roberson to ascend to the top of charts as Destiny’s Child – a fierce R&B foursome with heavenly looks, voices, and moves to match. But, as the 2000s rolled on, the very rocket that launched her into stardom ultimately left her behind in what came as an unceremonious ousting from the group. Accompanied by a host of headlines citing tension, contention, and Matthew Knowles‘ interventions as the cause of dissension, the remaining group members still rose above to find themselves topping charts again while Luckett and Roberson stayed behind.
Motivation Evaluation XXXXXXXX PSY/210 4 June 2011 Shon Denton Motivation Evaluation I am writing about Hillary Clinton and her decision to stay married to Bill Clinton after the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Hilary Clinton is currently serving as the 67th United States Secretary of State. Prior to her current position she was the Senator for the state of New York from 2001 to 2009. Before Hillary Clinton was the Secretary of State or a Senator, she was the First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Hillary Clinton has always been a highly motivated and powerful woman; she even ran for president in 2008 and although she did not win, she did very well in the polls.
She states how months before the presidential campaigning begin she gave birth to a special needs child and still managed to be a public figure who had her life together in the eyes of America. She also explains about her five fids and how grateful she is to have each and every one of them. Sarah is a modern day superwoman to say the least. She had so much going on when she was chosen as Senator John McCain’s running mate in 2008 that many people thought she was crazy, but Sarah had her life very much together and despite the fact that she had just had a baby she was very much ready for the challenge. She stated that she had learned many things being the governor of Alaska, a position in which she resigned from in July of 2008, that she was ready for a new challenge and a new goal in her life.
Learning Team B Week Five Reflection - 360 Reach Assessment Viola Brown, Richard Clawson, Gerald DeYounge, Inger Wilson LDR/531 December 16, 2013 Aaron Aylsworth Learning Team B Week Five Reflection - 360 Reach Assessment Introduction The 360 Reach Assessment is much like the show What Not to Wear. Stacy and Clinton are the show’s hosts. The two enter a room and surprise the unsuspecting contestant informing her that she is nominated for the show “What Not to Wear.” The contestants on the popular reality television show are nominated for style makeovers. The candidates are usually women whose family, peers and co-workers nominate her because of her lack of style. The contestant is clueless of how the world views their style.
In 1981, she was crowned Miss Universe, but turned down lucrative Hollywood offers to finish her graduate studies in political science. In 1995, she entered politics and won election as the mayor of Chacao, a district in Venezuela's capital city, Caracas. She managed to sort out the financial deficit, restore public buildings and even cut the crime rate. Proof of her popularity came when she was re-elected with ninety per cent of the vote. Although cynics might assume her success has something to do with her looks (indeed an Irene Saez doll is a big seller in the country) her supporters believe that she is that rare thing — a politician who really makes a difference to people's lives.
A day later, there was no doubt about the winner of the second Presidential debate: Women. Both candidates lurched onto the campaign trail Wednesday with new appeals to shore up support among a key demographic that may decide the outcome in key swing states. “You can choose to turn back the clock 50 years for women and for immigrants and for gays and for lesbians — or you can stand up and say, we want to move forward,” President Obama said at a rally in Mt. Vernon, Iowa, an appearance marked by repeated mentions of policies that impact women, from the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay act to health insurance reforms that prevent surcharges for female patients. “I’ve got to tell you, we don’t have to collect a bunch of binders to find qualified,
These medals are success stories for the countries, but as well as the Olympics. Also, Iowa teenager, Nastia Luikin, takes home the gold for the U.S. under pressure. And China collected 51 gold medals which is the highest figure for nations who have competed in the Olympics within the last 20 years. With 159,801 views of the U.S. Girls Gymnastics Olympics team and 155,830 of Women’s Olympic Gymnastics teams alone, these two sets of gymnasts’ show the success for the 2008 Gymnastics Olympics.