A beast of a man from Ireland, Sheamus uses his size and strength to punish his opponents. Although his career is young, he has already made an impact in wrestling. He has won many belts, including the WWE Championship. Learn how Sheamus incorporates his heritage into his showmanship and signature moves. He makes his home country proud with every pin.
Drake was born with entertainment in his blood. His family loved music and he carried that love onto the stage. Today, Drake is a star on several levels. He is a famous face from his years on television, and a successful music artist. Even when a knee injury slowed him down, he got back up, got treatment, and got better, and returned to wow his fans one more time. Find out what led Drake to super stardom.
José Reyes has become one of baseball's biggest stars. He has led the National League in stolen bases and batting average. He has played in the All-Star Game, won awards, and made millions of dollars. His time in the Major Leagues has been a dream-come-true for the Dominican player. Learn about the life of one of baseball's newest stars. Read how he worked his way through the minor leagues to play for the New York Mets. Discover the story of one of baseball's superstars!
A painter, poet, sculptor, and more, Michelangelo was one of the most important artists that ever lived. Many of Michelangelos works are among the most famous in the world, visited by tourists from around the world every day. His painting in the Sistine Chapel in Rome has impressed and inspired people for centuries. His sculpture David is known around the globe. Learn the story of one of the most important artists of all time in Michelangelo: Renaissance Artist.
Not many baseball players are as legendary as Roberto Clemente. He broke color barriers. He gave back to his community. And through it all, he played great baseball. During his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates, he did some amazing things. Sadly, Clemente's life was cut short by a plane crash. Today, however, his memory lives on. Fans everywhere still think of the player from Puerto Rico as an inspiration to us all.
Ella-Yelich O'Connor wasn't your typical tween. At the age of 12, her performance in a school concert landed her a recording contract with Universal record label. Five years later, that same girl, now known as Lorde, celebrated her 17th birthday by signing another contract - this time it was worth $2.5 million! And only a few months later, she was topping the charts with her megahit "Royals" Life for this New Zealand native has been far from normal as she maintains a superstar status and travels the world selling out concerts to faithful fans.
Minecraft - its a game that everyone knows. Either they play it now, used to play it, or know someone who plays it. It is the kind of game that inspires worlds. Markus Persson was a quiet kid in school. He didn't play sports or go on dates, but instead spent time learning how to write computer code. His talent created one of the most popular games in history. Find out why in this story about a young man who had a brand new idea.
Did astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson really kill the planet Pluto? Not exactly, although he admits he did "drive the getaway car." He was a teenager when some insisted that comet was going to destroy the world. He disagreed - it would simply be a great chance to take some cool photos - and he was right. When DC Comics needed someone to find Superman's home planet, they called him. See why people turn to Tyson, one of the world's most famous scientists, for his thoughts on the universe.
When sixteen-year-old Harry Styles appeared on The X Factor stage in 2010, he wowed the judges with his performance. But when the judges didn't think Harry could make it to the top of the competition alone, he joined Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson to create One Direction. They may have only taken third place on The X Factor, but they've topped the charts of the international music industry ever since. With two platinum-selling albums in 2012 and a world tour under his belt, Harry Styles is definitely moving in the right direction!
The first time Jennifer Lawrence read a script, she knew that she had found her life's profession. Here was something she was good at and enjoyed! A trip to New York turned into modeling jobs and then acting offers. Find out how winning one of the biggest awards in theatre came to be called the "worst moment of Jennifer's life," what famous role she wanted but did not get, how she convinced producers she could be unattractive, and what she wants to do with her future.
Kevin Durant is a kid at heart when he's not busy being a basketball star. He is a 6-foot-9 forward with guard skills and a drive to be the best in whatever he does. That includes acting-Durrant starred in the movie Thunderstruck. He made such an impression in his one year at the University of Texas that he became the NBA's no. 2 draft pick. Before he was 25 years old, Durrant was a three-time NBA scoring champion and an Olympic gold medalist. He rates as one of the NBA's most popular players-you can catch him on Twitter-and goes out of his way to help those in need. Durrant is a superstar in every sense of the word.
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, also known as "RG3," is not Superman, although he sometimes wears Superman socks. He has become one of the nation's most popular athletes. He set Texas state track records in high school when he wasn't dominating in football. Griffin won the Heisman Trophy while at Baylor University. He became the NFL's no. 2 overall draft pick by Washington, then won NFL offensive rookie of the year honors. In his spare time, Griffin does things for those less fortunate. He is a superstar in every sense of the word.
The pop music group Big Time Rush has recorded albums and given concerts around the world. Logan Henderson, James Maslow, Carlos Pena, Jr., and Kendall Schmidt also star in a top-rated TV show on Nickelodeon and have performed in concert at the White House! The members of Big Time Rush are more than funny actors and melodic singers. They treat people with respect and work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to meet fans. How did these four young men become one of the most popular music bands in the world? What are they like behind the scenes?
What do you do when Justin Bieber wants to sign you to his record label? You say 'yes,' of course. And that's exactly what Carly Rae Jepsen did in early 2012 after "The Biebs" discovered her on Canadian radio. Her life has been a whirlwind of amazing experiences ever since. She travels across continents, performing in front of massive audiences. She poses for magazine covers. She shakes hands with millions of her fans. But at the end of the day, Jepsen just loves writing music. With all her talent-and the support of her new superstar friend-she has a long musical career ahead of her.
Takes readers through Justin Bieber's meteoric rise to fame as a musician; discusses life and career highlights from birth to present day.
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Miguel Batista es un lanzador que puede entrar en el juego tan pronto como se necesita, puesto que ha estado mucho tiempo en el campo. Conoce el béisbol por dentro y por fuera. Aparte de gran jugador, es una persona muy interesante. Invierte mucho de su tiempo leyendo y publicando poemas y novelas. Sigue su carrera y el camino que tomó para llegar donde está actualmente. ¡Este deportista ha tenido una larga jornada--y aún no termina!
Francisco Cordero--o Coco, como es conocido por sus fanáticos y compañeros de juego--es un lanzador de nivel superior. Poncha a los bateadores con sus bolas rápidas y curvas. Ha conseguido muchas salvadas a través de los años como lanzador de cierre para Los Rangers, Los Cerveceros, y Los Rojos. Aunque empezó luchando contra la pobreza, Cordero hizo su parte y ahora ayuda a otros que están en ese proceso que el vivió. Es un jugador de las Grandes Ligas con la capacidad para llegar tan lejos como se proponga.
Nelson Cruz ha tenido una carrera sorprendente en el béisbol. Ha jugado en una Serie Mundial, ha participado en el Juego de las Estrellas, ha roto records, y ha ganado millones de dólares. ¡También es el único jugador en la historia del béisbol que ha bateado un cuadrangular con bases llenas en el juego de la post temporada! Conozca el largo camino que Cruz recorrió para alcanzar su sueño de jugar béisbol profesional. ¡Entérese como pasó de jugar en la Liga de Verano Dominicana a batear jonrones en la Serie Mundial!
Francisco Liriano es un poderoso lanzador dominicano a quien los fanáticos han visto soportar muchas lesiones para llegar de nuevo a la cima. Sus sorprendentes estadísticas y su excelente brazo lanzador lo han llevado a ganar premios y millones de dólares. Desde sus sueños de joven beisbolista en la República Dominicana hasta su carrera en las Grandes Ligas, Liriano ha sido imparable en su carrera. Conozca más sobre el camino de éste beisbolista hacia las Mayores . . . y descubra qué se necesita para ser un gran beisbolista.
Johan Santana es una estrella beisbolera originario de un país más bien conocido por producir futbolistas; sin embargo resplancede como uno de los mejores lanzadores de pelota caliente. Su pelota rápida y lenta mantienen al público y a los bateadores en la intriga. Su talento lo ha hecho el favorito de los amantes del béisbol. Conozca más de como Santana luchó por llegar a la cima, desde su niñez jugando pelota en el barrio hasta llegar a las Grandes Ligas. Su travesía al éxito no ha sido siempre la más suave, pero Johan Santana ha luchado con ahínco para anar su lugar en ésta disciplina.
Carlos González es una estrella beisbolera que cruza fronteras. Ha jugado en Venezuela y los Estados Unidos, ganando el afecto de seguidores por donde quiera que va. "Cargo," como le llaman su fans, ha causado una importante impresión en el mundo del béisbol. Sus sencillos, dobles, y carreras han mantenido al otro equipo sobre sus talones. Apenas es el principio de su carrea, así que no hay forma de saber lo que le depara el futuro. Sus premios se van apilando y con seguridad seguirá logrando reconocimientos y honores en el futuro.
No muchos beisbolistas son tan legendarios como Roberto Clemente. Rompió la barrera del color, ayudó a su comunidad, y en medio de todo, hizo un gran juego. Durante su carrera con Los Piratas de Pittsburg, hizo algunas cosas sorprendentes. Tristemente, la vida de Clemente fue truncada por un accidente de avión. ¡Pero hoy su memoria sigue viva! Los fanáticos de todo el mundo todavía recuerdan al jugador de Carolina como una inspiración.
Yadier Molina es uno de tres hermanos que se tomaron el mundo del béisbol. Yadier, el más joven, puede que incluso sea el mejor jugador. Es uno de los mejores cátchers del deporte hoy por hoy. Durante sus diez años con Los Cardinales de San Luis, Molina ha tenido una carrera impresionante. Los roba bases difícilmente--tiene oportunidad alguna cuando Molina está detrás del plato--y puede agarrar toda pelota que le lancen. Ha ayudado a Los Cardinales a ganar juego tras juego. ¡Descubra como Yadier Molina se hizo tan buen jugador!