Nicki Minaj - Conquering Hip-Hop -By Felicity Britton
As USA TODAY, The Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, puts it, Nicki Minaj is a "hip-hop comet...a talented rhyme-spitter who fluidly shifts from hard-core grit to Barbie-doll cute."
Growing up poor in Queens, New York, with a drug- and alcohol-addicted father, Minaj dreamed of being a soap opera star so she could afford to buy her mother a house. When Minaj was in her early twenties, a street mix tape got her noticed. Just a few years later, she blasted into the mainstream with seven singles in the Hot 100, beat out many of the boys with her ranking as MTV's No. 4 best Hip-Hop MC, and scored her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200. And, says Minaj, she’s just getting started!
The Glee Cast - Inspiring Gleek Mania -By Felicity Britton
As USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, puts it about the television megahit Glee, "There have been few shows as rousing, promising, perplexing and potentially heartbreaking as this high school musical comedy....It's an outlandishly entertaining musical schoolhouse romp."
Much of Glee's appeal comes from its cast of outsiders and misfits--singers and dancers almost as talented as the actors who play them. Viewers love Chris Colfer as the bullied gay Kurt Hummel, Amber Riley in the role of plus-size diva wannabe Mercedes Jones, Lea Michele's take on "Miss Perfect" Rachel Berry, Jane Lynch's unforgettable performances as nasty cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester, and Mark Salling's bad boy image in the role of jock football player Noah "Puck" Puckerman. And that's only some of the Glee talent readers will get to know in this entertaining biography. From Broadway veterans to virtual unknowns, these gifted performers all have one thing in common. They worked tirelessly to achieve their goals and never, ever gave up on their dreams.