Georgia counties still counting ballots | News Break

Georgia counties still counting ballots

WJBF.com | 11-06
Trending People
Jay Z
American rapper and entrepreneur, Shawn Corey Carter, better known by his stage name Jay-Z, is one of the biggest names in ‘Rap’ and in the genre of hip-hop. He is not only one of the most successful rappers but also a successful entrepreneur, who owns an entertainment company named ‘Roc Nation’. His albums have approximately sold over 50 million copies globally and he has received a number of awards. Many of his albums have time and again charted popular countdowns including the famous ‘Billboard 200’. His large catalog of music speaks volumes about his hard-work and ruthless, aspiring quality. As an entrepreneur, he owns the 40/40 Club, Def Jam Records, Roc Nation Sports, Roc-A-Fella and he is also a qualified NBA sports representative. Recently, Jay-Z was ranked as one of the most successful artists of the millennium and was also placed next to the likes of iconic rappers including 50 Cent, Nelly and Eminem. Most of his works reflect bits and pieces of his troubled, drug-ridden childhood. Despite coming from a very run-of-the-mill background, Jay-Z is a millionaire artist today and continues to mesmerize fans with his enchanting records. Work aside, he has been extremely reserved about his private life and also managed to keep his relationship with singer/actress Beyonce Knowles under wraps. He is currently married to her and the couple has a daughter.
James Franco
James Franco is an American actor, director, screenwriter, producer, teacher and author. He developed a keen interest in learning and enrolled in various institutions concentrating mainly in creative writing. However, his main stay remained acting. He debuted in NBC’s television series “Freaks and Geeks” which became a cult classic. His debut film was “Never Been Kissed”. He catapulted to fame with his role in “Spider-Man” as Harry Osborn. He reprised his role in the sequels “Spider-Man 2” and “Spider-Man 3”. He appeared intermittently in the soap opera “General Hospital” as Robert James “Franco” Frank. He won critical acclaim and popularity for his performance in “Pineapple Express”. He received a Golden Globe Award for his performance in the title role of “James Dean”. “Milk” was yet another movie in which his performance won much praise and he was awarded the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor. In “127 Hours”, he portrayed real-life mountain climber Aron Ralston, and was nominated for an Academy Award, Golden Globe and SAG award, and won an Independent Spirit Award. He has tried his hands at directing and scripting. He has also written short stories and taught film and English at USC, UCLA, CalArts and NYU. He continues his acting carrier with passion.
Martin Luther King Jr
Martin Luther King Junior was a leader of the African-American Civil Rights Movement. While fighting against injustice meted to the African-Americans, he carefully shunned violence. His ideas were based on Christian doctrines but for operational techniques he looked towards Mahatma Gandhi’s non-violent movement. His first major campaign was Montgomery Bus Boycott. It not only led to the abolition of racial segregation on Montgomery public transport system, but also turned King Jr. into a national figure and the fiercest spokesperson of civil rights movement. Subsequently, he led many other nonviolent campaigns and gave many inspiring speeches. Later, he expanded the ambit of his movement and started fighting for equal employment opportunity. His ‘March to Washington for Jobs and Freedom’ was one such campaign. In his short life, he was arrested twenty-nine times. He dreamt that one day every human being would be judged by his ability, not by the color of his skin. He died from a white fanatic’s bullet at the age of thirty-nine.
Novak Djokovic
Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic is the current World No. 1 in men’s singles tennis by the ‘Association of Tennis Professionals’ (ATP). He is considered one of the greatest professional tennis players ever. He has held the top position for 270 weeks at a stretch. Djokovic has an enviable achievement of winning 17 ‘Grand Slam’ singles titles that include an all-time record of eight ‘Australian Open’ titles, five ‘Wimbledon’ titles, three ‘US Open’ titles, and a ‘French Open’ title. An exceptionally talented player, he has delivered numerous record-making and breaking performances. He is the only player to hold an ‘open era’ record of winning three ‘Australian Open’ singles titles in a row from 2011 to 2013. He is the third player to win four ‘Grand Slam’ titles in one calendar year, a feat that was repeated by him in 2015. In 2015, he won a total of six titles, breaking the single-season record. He has won four consecutive ‘ATP World Tour Finals,’ another ‘open era’ record created by this master. He is the only player to have completed a ‘Career Golden Masters’ in the ‘ATP World Tour Masters 1000.’ He has received numerous awards and honors including the ‘Order of the Republika Srpska,’ ‘Order of Karađorđe's Star,’ and ‘Order of St. Sava.’
Bad Bunny
Bad Bunny is a famous Puerto Rican trap and reggaeton artist. He is considered as the best trap artist of the current generation. Though his songs are predominantly in Latin or Spanish, world-renowned musicians like Enrique Iglesias have featured Bad Bunny in their respective songs. Bad Bunny is also credited with making Latin trap popular among music lovers across the world. He gained prominence as a trap singer when his song ‘Diles’ caught the attention of DJ Luian of ‘Hear This Music.’ Through ‘Hear This Music,’ Bad Bunny started collaborating with other popular musicians and soon became a well-known artist. Many of his songs like ‘Sensualidad,’ ‘Soy Peor,’ and ‘Tú No Metes Cabra’ have made it to the list of ‘Hot Latin Songs’ chart. Bad Bunny is also famous on social media. While his official YouTube channel has more than nine million subscribers, his official Twitter page has more than 10 million followers.
Adrien Broner
Adrien Broner is an American professional boxer who is known for his many achievements at a young age. Nicknamed The Problem, Broner has quite an impressive professional record. Out of the 38 professional fights he has fought, he has won 33 of them, lost just 3, while rest two were no-contest and a draw. In his career, so far he has held world championship in four weight classes. From 2011 to 2012, he was the WBC Junior Lightweight Champion. From 2012 to 2013, he held the WBC Lightweight Title. In 2013, he scored the WBC Welterweight Title and from 2015 to 2016 secured himself the WBA Light Welterweight title. Broner has an amazing skill set that makes him a tough fighter for his opponents. His quick right uppercut, hard left body shot have often sent opponents to the canvas. He is extremely aggressive in the ring and is known for throwing many punches at his rivals.
Kurt Cobain
Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – April 5, 1994) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician, best known as the guitarist and frontman of the rock band Nirvana. Regarded as a Generation X icon, he is considered to be one of the most iconic and influential rock musicians in the history of alternative music. Born in Aberdeen, Washington, Cobain formed the band Nirvana with Krist Novoselic and Aaron Burckhard in 1987 and established it as part of the Seattle music scene which later became known as grunge. After signing with major label DGC Records, Nirvana found global success with "Smells Like Teen Spirit" from their critically acclaimed second album Nevermind (1991). Following the success of Nevermind, Nirvana was labelled "the flagship band" of Generation X, and Cobain was hailed as "the spokesman of a generation"; however, Cobain resented this, believing his message and artistic vision had been misinterpreted by the public, with his personal problems often subject to media attention. During the last years of his life, Cobain struggled with heroin addiction and chronic health problems such as depression. He also struggled with the personal and professional pressures of fame, and his marriage to musician Courtney Love. On April 8, 1994, Cobain was found dead at his home in Seattle at the age of 27; police concluded he had died on April 5 from a self-inflicted shotgun wound to his head. Cobain was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, along with Nirvana bandmates Dave Grohl and Novoselic, in their first year of eligibility in 2014. In 2003, David Fricke of Rolling Stone ranked him the 12th greatest guitarist of all time. He was ranked 7th by MTV in the "22 Greatest Voices in Music". In 2006, he was placed 20th by Hit Parader on their list of the "100 Greatest Metal Singers of All Time".
Rihanna
Robyn Rihanna Fenty popularly known as Rihanna is a Barbadian singer-songwriter who gave us hits like ‘Pon de Replay’, ‘SOS’, ‘Umbrella’, and ‘Take a Bow’. A very successful artist still in the prime of her youth, she has already sold over 41 million albums and 150 million songs worldwide, becoming one of the best-selling artists of all time. Born in Barbados, she grew up listening to reggae music and began singing when she was quite young. Disturbed by her chaotic family life and the constant arguments between her parents, she immersed herself in music and before long realized that she wanted to be a professional singer. She formed a musical group while still in high school and got an opportunity to an audition with music producer Evan Rodgers who was highly impressed by the teenager’s talents. He asked the girl to move to New York in order to pursue a full-time career as a singer which she gladly did. Her debut album was soon released and Rihanna became a musical sensation before long. Her peppy, foot-tapping songs became the hot favorites of the youngsters motivating her to venture into films as well. Pretty, young and highly talented, she is today regarded as a teen idol and a fashion icon. Rihanna also puts her fame to good use and is actively involved with several charitable causes
Sidney Poitier
Sir Sidney Poitier is an actor, director and diplomat best known for being the first black person to have been awarded the Academy Award for Best Actor. He won this award for his portrayal of Homer Smith, an African American worker in the film, ‘Lilies of the Field’. This was a very significant achievement in the 1960s when racism was rampant in the United States. Born to poor Bahamian farmer parents, he received little formal education. As a teenager he was turning towards street crime when his father sent him to the United States to start life anew. He received a huge cultural shock in New York where he witnessed widespread racism and chasm between the classes. After struggling to make ends meet as a dishwasher, he joined the American Negro Theater. Through his determination and hard work he soon became a much sought after theatre artist and soon stared receiving film offers. In his debut film ‘No Way Out’ he played a doctor who treats a white bigot. This role got him noticed and he received several offers. After establishing himself as a successful actor, he branched into direction as well. He was named as one of the Greatest Male Stars of All Time by the American Film Institute in 1999.
Chris D'elia
Christopher William D'Elia (born March 29, 1980) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and podcast host. He is known for playing Alex Miller on the NBC sitcom Whitney, Danny Burton on the NBC sitcom Undateable, and Kenny on the ABC television series The Good Doctor. Recently, he starred as Henderson in the Netflix thriller series You.
Sidney Crosby
Sydney Patrick Crosby is a Canadian ice hockey player, who plays for the National Hockey league. He started young and ever since he was a child, he had his eyes on making it big as a professional player. From a kid with his obsession with sports, to becoming the captain of a leading NHL team, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sydney has crossed a long path. His father happened to be a professional level ice hockey player himself and started training Sydney since he was a kid. He exhibited his skills at the junior and high school and got drafted by Penguins in 2005. In 2009, Crosby led his team to the first standing in the Stanley Cup; it was the first title victory for Penguins in more than 17 years. However, sport related ailments did plague most of his career, but Crosby kept working hard at what he did the best, scoring goals. He led his national team to score a victory at the World Junior Championship in 2005 and in 2017 he was named one of the 100 Greatest NHL Players in History.
Jamal Murray
Jamal Murray (born February 23, 1997) is a Canadian professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season of college basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats before being drafted by the Nuggets with the seventh overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft.
Kelly Preston
Kelly Preston is an American former model and actress. She has appeared in more than 60 television shows and films combined. She is known for her works in ‘Mischief,’ ‘Twins,’ and ‘Jerry Maguire.’ Born in Hawaii, Kelly had to move to Iraq as a young girl. She then spent a lot of time in Australia. When she returned to Hawaii, she started appearing in commercials and developed an avid interest in acting, which she went on to pursue full-time. In her career, Kelly has worked with some of the most popular names in the industry, including Quentin Tarantino, George Clooney, Harvey Keitel, Kevin Spacey, Debra Winger, Zooey Deschanel, Hank Azaria, and her husband John Travolta. She has also acted in some critically acclaimed short films, including the ‘Academy’ award-nominated ‘Little Surprises’ in 1996.
Kate Hudson
Kate Garry Hudson (born April 19, 1979) is an American actress, author, and fashion designer. She rose to prominence for her performance in the film Almost Famous (2000), for which she won a Golden Globe and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her other films include How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003), Raising Helen (2004), The Skeleton Key (2005), You, Me and Dupree (2006), Fool's Gold (2008), Bride Wars (2009), Nine (2009), Deepwater Horizon (2016), Mother's Day (2016) and Marshall (2017). Hudson co-founded the fitness brand and membership program, Fabletics, operated by JustFab. In 2016, Hudson released her first book, Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body, and in 2017, she released her second book, Pretty Fun: Creating and Celebrating a Lifetime of Tradition.
Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian is one among the most highly paid reality TV stars, with an estimated net worth of 40 million dollars. She gained media attention with an infamous sex tape, released just before the beginning of her reality series, ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians'. The reality show went on to become a massive success and Kim soon became an icon. The success of the show led to the creation of many spin-offs such as 'Kourtney and Kim Take New York' and 'Kourtney and Kim Take Miami'. She has also endorsed a number of products and services and is known to be rather savvy businesswomen. Along with her sisters, Kourtney and Khloé, Kim also manages a series of retail and fashion businesses. Together, the three sisters have launched many clothing lines. She has also launched her own range of perfumes and has written a book titled, ‘Kardashian Konfidential'. She also made headlines for her 72 days marriage with basketball player Kris Humphries.
Pop Smoke
Bashar Barakah Jackson (July 20, 1999 – February 19, 2020), known professionally as Pop Smoke, was an American rapper and songwriter. He was signed to Victor Victor Worldwide and Republic Records. In April 2019, he released the song "Welcome to the Party", the lead single of his debut mixtape Meet the Woo, which was released in July 2019. "Welcome to the Party" was made into two remixes featuring Nicki Minaj and Skepta in August 2019. In October 2019, he featured American rapper Lil Tjay on his single "War". In December 2019, he featured American rapper Calboy on his single "100k on a Coupe" and also collaborated with American rapper Travis Scott a few weeks later on the song "Gatti", from Scott and his Cactus Jack members' compilation album, JackBoys (2019). "Gatti" became his first Billboard Hot 100 charting song, peaking at 69, a week after the release of JackBoys. In February 2020, he released his second mixtape Meet the Woo 2, containing features from Quavo, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Fivio Foreign, and Lil Tjay.
Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle is a former American actress who is a member of the British royal family through her marriage to Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex. As an actress, she is best known for her starring role of Rachel Zane in the legal drama series 'Suits'. She rose to prominence following her appearance as FBI special agent, Amy Jessup, in the sci-fi thriller 'Fringe'. Debuting in 2000 with a role on the longest-running American soap opera, 'General Hospital', she has acted in television shows, such as 'Cuts', 'CSI: NY', 'Deal or No Deal', '90210', 'Knight Rider', 'Without a Trace', and 'CSI: Miami'. She has also appeared in films like 'Remember Me' and 'Horrible Bosses'. She is a blogger and served as the editor-in-chief of her lifestyle brand 'The Tig' before she discontinued it in April 2017. Collaborating with Canadian clothing company, Reitmans, she released a clothing line for fashionable working women in November 2016. She was appointed a Global Ambassador for World Vision Canada in 2016. Moreover, she has worked as an advocate with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. Following reports of her involvement with Prince Harry in 2016, she became Google's most searched actress that year. She married him in 2018 in a lavish ceremony that was attended by celebrities from across the globe.
Lauren Boebert
Prince Harry
Prince Henry of Wales, KCVO, full name Henry Charles Albert David, popularly known as Prince Harry is the second and youngest son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales. When he was born he became third in line after his father and elder brother Prince William, Duke of Cambridge to succeed his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II to the British throne. After William's children, George and Charlotte were born he became fifth in line of succession. He attended schools in the UK and graduated from Eton College. He then went to Africa and Argentina, served an orphanage in Lesotho and a cattle station in Australia. Returning to the UK he joined RMA Sandhurst to undergo officer training and upon its completion he was commissioned as Cornet in the Blues and Royals. He served tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2007-08 where he was secretly deployed as a Forward Air Controller. However when such news leaked he was pulled back and was again deployed in Afghanistan in 2012-13. He left the army as a Captain in 2015 however remains associated with endeavours assisting wounded servicemen. He is also a patron of several charities.