Saturday, November 30, 2013

November 30: Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting - Penny on "The Big Bang Theory" is 28-years-old today.

Kaley Christine Cuoco is best known for her roles as Bridget Hennessy on the sitcom 8 Simple Rules, Billie Jenkins on the supernatural drama Charmed, and presently as Penny on the popular sitcom The Big Bang Theory.

As part of a running gag on Big Bang, "Penny" and "Sheldon," played by Emmy winner Jim Parsons, sing the song, "Soft Kittee" to each other when they're sick. (See video below.)

Kaley was born in Camarillo, California. She began modeling and acting at age 6. Her first major role was in the 1992 TV movie Quicksand: No Escape. Her role as Maureen McCormick in the 2000 TV movie Growing Up Brady brought her much attention, as well as a role on the CBS sitcom Ladies Man.

In 2004, in addition to her role on 8 Simple Rules where she played a teenager, she had starring roles on the NBC miniseries 10.5, on the ABC Family original movie Crimes of Fashion, and in the independent film Debating Robert Lee. In 2000 she starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Alley Cats Strike. In 2004, she began voicing the character of Brandy Harrington on the Disney Channel's cartoon, Brandy and Mr. Whiskers.

Kaley was named #77 on FHM-Us' 100 Sexiest Women in 2005 and #21 in 2008. Cuoco played Bridget Hennessy on the ABC sitcom 8 Simple Rules. Bridget was the eldest child, despite Cuoco being six years younger than her on-screen little sister played by Amy Davidson, and was portrayed as "the most beautiful girl in the school." She had several boyfriends throughout the series and used her feminine wiles to exert significant control over the boys she encountered.

In the eighth season of the hit cult TV show Charmed Cuoco appeared as Billie Jenkins. Executive producer Brad Kern stated Kaley's character was initially brought in as a possible spin-off. In 2004, Cuoco co-starred in the movie The Hollow with stars Nick Carter and Kevin Zegers.

In September 2007, Cuoco began starring in The Big Bang Theory. She plays Penny, a beautiful, down-to-earth aspiring actress and employee at The Cheesecake Factory who moves in next door to two geeks, Sheldon (and Leonard (Johnny Galecki). In the show, she moved to California from Omaha, Nebraska to pursue a career in acting.

In 2007 Cuoco also starred in the Lifetime film To Be Fat Like Me. She also played a minor role in two Prison Break episodes  as well as taking the leading female role in the horror movie Killer Movie in 2008.

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Cuoco will star in Hop and as Wanda in The Last Ride which will be released in the near future. She has also been cast alongside Cam Gigandet, Penn Badgley and Crystal Lowe in Darkness Falls, expected to be released in 2011.

Cuoco currently lives in San Fernando Valley, California, with her German Shepherd, Duke, and her Chihuahua-Dachshund mix, Petey. She enjoys horseback riding, kickboxing, bowling, and playing the drums; and one of her favorite hobbies is table tennis. She was a nationally ranked amateur tennis player, which she began playing when she was three years old.

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Nov. 30: Roger Clemens "Protege'" Country singer Mindy McCready was born on this date in 1975...

She was 37-years-old when she died on February 17, 2013 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on her front porch; one month after the death of her boyfriend. She had two young children.
Born Melinda Gayle McCready in Fort Myers, Florida, McCready began singing in church at age 3, and graduated from high school at the age of 16 with the intention of beginning her music career early. Since 1996, Melinda Gayle "Mindy" McCready has recorded a total five studio albums.

When she was 18, she moved to Nashville, where she was signed by BNA Records. Her debut album, Ten Thousand Angels, was released in 1996 and sold two million copies. The album produced four chart singles on the country charts: the title track at #6, followed by her only Number One hit, "Guys Do It All the Time." This song, in turn, was succeeded by "Maybe He'll Notice Her Now," a duet with Richie McDonald, then the lead vocalist of Lonestar. The fourth and final single, "A Girl's Gotta Do (What a Girl's Gotta Do)," peaked at #4.

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In 1997, she released If I Don't Stay the Night was certified gold. 1999's I'm Not So Tough, did not sell that well, and she was dropped from the label. A self-titled fourth album followed in 2002 on Capitol Records.

In April 2008, the New York Daily News reported on a possible long-term relationship between McCready and baseball star Roger Clemens that began when she was 15 years old. Clemens' attorney denied the affair and also stated that Clemens would be bringing a defamation suit regarding this false allegation. Clemens' attorney admitted that a relationship existed, but described McCready as a "close family friend." He also stated that McCready had traveled on Clemens' personal jet and that Clemens' wife was aware of the relationship.

Clemens issued a statement saying only that "I have made mistakes in my personal life for which I am sorry." However, McCready confirmed the relationship as being sexual in nature.

On November 17, 2008, McCready spoke in more detail to Inside Edition about her affair with Clemens. She stated that their relationship lasted for more than a decade, and that it ended when Clemens refused to leave his wife to marry McCready. However, she denied that she was 15 years old when it began, saying that they met when she was 16 and the affair only became sexual "several years later.

A pornographic videotape of McCready and an ex-boyfriend referred to as "Peter" went on sale in  April 2010. McCready has claimed the video was stolen from her home three years earlier.

In June 2009, McCready signed on to appear on the reality series Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.McCready's critically acclaimed fifth album, I'm Still Here, was released in March 2010. 


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