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Celebrity Big Brother 2010 (UK) Winner Alex Reid


Alex Reid is the Winner of Celebrity Big Brother 2010.

Celebrity Big Brother 2010 Facts:

  • The 7th & final series of Celebrity Big Brother.
  • Began airing on UK television - Channel 4 & E4 on Sunday 3rd January, 2010.
  • The show will run for 27 days.
  • The final will be on 29 January 2010.
  • Davina McCall (pictured) is the main presenter for the program, including Big Brother's Big Mouth.
  • George Lamb will present Big Brother's Little Brother.
  • There are 11 contestants at the start of this series, who have to share a communal bedroom.
  • Boy George was intended to be one of the housemates but was barred from appearing by the Probation Service.
  • The house theme was heavily based on Dante's Inferno & the quote "Abandon hope all ye who enter here."
  • The house was also influenced by the quote "Hell is other people" by Jean-Paul Sartre.
Updated News:
  • Ivana Trump entered the house to become the 12th contestant.
  • First nominations by the house lead to Lady Sovereign, Heide Fleiss & Katia Ivanova being put up for the public vote.
Tasks:
  • Cramming into a red Mini on first night - successfully completed.
List of Contestants:

Alex Reid:

Alex Reid - born 21 August 1975.
English professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter.
Has a cross-dressing alter-ego called Roxanne.
Currently the partner of Katie Price.

Dane Bowers:
Dane Bowers - born 29 November 1979.
English pop singer, songwriter, & record producer.
Was a member of boyband Another Level.
Was also a previous partner of Katie Price.

Heidi Fleiss: [LINK]
Heidi Fleiss - born 30 December 1965.
American "Hollywood Madam" who was arrested in 1993, & subsequently sent to prison for running a prostitution ring.
She owns a laundromat called "Dirty Laundry" in Pahrump, Nevada.

Ivana Trump:
Ivana Trump - born Ivana Marie Zelníčková Winklmayr, 20 February 1949.
Former Czechoslovakian Olympic athlete, socialite, & famous after her previous marriage to American business mogul Donald J. Trump.
Millionairess & business woman with lines of clothing, fashion jewelry & beauty products.

Jonas Erik Altberg:
Jonas Erik Altberg - born 22 December 1984.
Also known as Basshunter.
Swedish record producer & singer-songwriter.
Had a No. 1 hit with 'Now You're Gone'.

Katia Ivanova: [LINK]
Ekaterina "Katia" Ivanova - born 1988.
Russian model.
Ex-girlfriend of The Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood.

Lady Sovereign:
Lady Sovereign - born 19 December 1985.
British rapper & grime artist.
Real name Louise Amanda Harman.

Nicola Tappenden:
Nicola Tappenden - born 2 December 1982.
Also known as Nicola T.
British Page 3 Girl & glamour model.

Sisqó:
Sisqó - born 9 November 1978.
Alias Mark Andrews.
American R&B singer - had hit with 'The Thong Song' in 2000.

Stephanie Beacham:
Stephanie Beacham - born 28 February 1947.
English actress - starred in Dynasty as Sable Colby.

Stephen Baldwin:
Stephen Baldwin - born 12 May 1966.
American actor - appeared in 'The Usual Suspects'.
Youngest of the Baldwin brothers.

Vinnie Jones:
Vinnie Jones - born 5 January, 1965.
English film actor & former professional football player.
Said to have commanded a £350,000 appearance fee.
Ladbrokes have made in 5/2 favourite to win the show.


Related Links:
Celebrity Big Brother UK Winners (2001-2009)

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Juvenilia (Literary Term)


Juvenilia Definition:
  • The collective term for literary works written during an author's youth.
  • The term can also be applied to musical & artistic works.
Juvenilia Information:
  • The term is commonly used to excuse the faults of an author's writing early in their career.
  • Juvenilia implies that literary faults are the product of immaturity or limited life experiences.
History of Juvenilia Term:
  • From Latin, literally: youthful things.
  • Term was first recorded in George Wither's poetry collection Ivvenilia (1622).
Juvenilia Title Has been Applied To The Following Authors' Early Works:
  • Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • George Wither
  • Jane Austen
  • John Dryden
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January 5 - Deaths

Calendar Date January 5th:
January 5 - Deaths:
842 – Al-Mu'tasim - Abbasid caliph (b. 794)
1066 – Edward the Confessor - King of England (b. 1004)
1387 – King Peter IV of Aragon (b. 1319)
1400 – John Montacute - 3rd Earl of Salisbury, English politician (executed) (b. c. 1350)
1448 – Christopher of Bavaria (b. 1416)
1465 – Charles - Duke of Orléans, French poet (b. 1394)
1477 – Charles - Duke of Burgundy (killed in battle) (b. 1433)
1524 – Marko Marulić - Croatian poet (b. 1450)
1527 – Felix Manz - Swiss leader (executed) (b. 1498)
1588 – Qi Jiguang - Chinese general (b. 1528)
1589 – Catherine de' Medici - queen of Henry II of France (b. 1519)
1713 – Jean Chardin - French explorer (b. 1643)
1740 – Antonio Lotti - Italian composer (b. 1667)
1762 – Empress Elizabeth of Russia (b. 1709)
1771 – John Russell - 4th Duke of Bedford, British statesman (b. 1710)
1796 – Samuel Huntington,(statesman) (b. 1731)
1823 – Major George Johnston - Lieutenant-Governor of New South Wales (b. 1764)
1846 – Alfred Thomas Agate - American artist (b. 1812)
1858 – Joseph Radetzky von Radetz - Austrian field marshal (b. 1766)
1860 – Saint John Nepomucene Neumann - first American bishop to be canonized (b. 1811)
1883 – Charles Tompson - first Australian published poet (b. 1806)
1888 – Henri Herz - Austrian pianist (b. 1803)
1891 – Emma Abbott - American soprano (b. 1849)
1904 – Karl Alfred von Zittel - German palaeontologist (b. 1839)
1910 – Léon Walras - French economist (b. 1834)
1919 – Sumako Matsui - Japanese actress & singer (b. 1886)
1922 – Ernest Shackleton - Irish explorer (b. 1874)
1933 – Calvin Coolidge - 30th President of the United States (b. 1872)
1937 – Marie Booth - child of William & Catherine Booth (b. 1864)
1939 – Amelia Earhart - American aviator declared dead after disappearance in 1937. (b. 1897)
1940 – Humbert Wolfe - Italian-British poet (b. 1885)
1941 – Amy Johnson - English aviator (b. 1903)
1942 – Tina Modotti - Italian photographer, model, actress, & revolutionary political activist (b. 1896)
1943 – George Washington Carver - American educator (b. 1864)
1946 – Kitty Cheatham - American singer (b. 1864)
1951 – Andrei Platonov - Russian writer (b. 1899)
1952 – Victor Hope - 2nd Marquess of Linlithgow, Viceroy of India (b. 1887)
1952 – Hristo Tatarchev - Bulgarian revolutionary (b. 1869)
1954 – Rabbit Maranville - American baseball player (b. 1891)
1956 – Mistinguett - French singer (b. 1875)
1963 – Rogers Hornsby - American baseball player (b. 1896)
1970 – Max Born - German physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1882)
1970 – Cyril Fagan - Irish astrologer (b. 1896)
1970 – Roberto Gerhard - Catalan composer (b. 1896)
1971 – Douglas Shearer - Canadian film engineer (b. 1899)
1974 – Lev Oborin - Russian pianist (b. 1907)
1976 – John A. Costello - Taoiseach of Ireland (b. 1891)
1976 – Mal Evans - Beatles' "roadie" (b. 1935)
1978 – Wyatt Cooper - American screenwriter (b. 1927)
1979 – Charles Mingus - American musician (b. 1922)
1981 – Harold C. Urey - American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1893)
1981 – Lanza del Vasto - Italian philosopher (b. 1901)
1982 – Sir Edmund Herring - Australian military commander, Lieutenant Governor of Victoria (b. 1892)
1982 – Hans Conried - American actor (b. 1917)
1982 – Harvey Lembeck - American actor (b. 1923)
1985 – Robert L. Surtees - American Oscar-winning cinematographer (Ben-Hur) (b. 1906)
1987 – Herman Smith-Johannsen - Norwegian-born Canadian cross-country skier (b. 1875)
1987 – Margaret Laurence - Canadian Author (b. 1926)
1988 – Pete Maravich - American basketball player (b. 1947)
1990 – Arthur Kennedy - American actor (b. 1914)
1991 – Vasko Popa - Yugoslav poet (b. 1922)
1994 – Brian Johnston - English cricket commentator (b. 1912)
1994 – Tip O'Neill - American politician (b. 1912)
1996 – Lincoln Kirstein - American writer, impresario, art connoisseur (b. 1907)
1996 – Yahya Ayyash - Palestinian Hamas member (b. 1966)
1997 – Burton Lane - American composer & lyricist (b. 1912)
1997 – André Franquin - Belgian cartoonist (Gaston Lagaffe) (b. 1924)
1998 – Sonny Bono - American entertainer & politician (b. 1935)
1998 – Ken Forssi - American musician (Love) (b. 1943)
2001 – Nancy Parsons - American actress (b. 1942)
2003 – Massimo Girotti - Italian film actor (b. 1918)
2003 – Roy Jenkins - British politician (b. 1920)
2003 – Doreen Carwithen - British composer, widow of William Alwyn (b. 1922)
2003 – Jean Kerr - American author (b. 1923)
2004 – Tug McGraw - American baseball player, father of Tim McGraw (b. 1944)
2004 – Norman Heatley - member of the team of Oxford University scientists who developed penicillin (b. 1911)
2005 – Danny Sugerman - American music manager (The Doors) (b. 1954)
2006 – Lord Merlyn-Rees - British politician (b. 1920)
2007 – Momofuku Ando - inventor of instant noodles & cup noodles (b. 1910)
2007 – Chih Ree Sun - Chinese-American physicist & poet (b. 1923)
2008 – Clinton Grybas - Australian sports commentator (b. 1975)
2009 – Ned Tanen - American movie executive (b. 1931)


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January 5 - Births

Calendar Date January 5th:
January 5th - Births:
1209 – Richard - 1st Earl of Cornwall, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1272)
1548 – Francisco Suarez - Spanish theologian (d. 1617)
1587 – Xu Xiake - Chinese geographer (d. 1641)
1592 – Shah Jahan - Mughal Emperor of India (d. 1666)
1614 – Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria (d. 1662)
1667 – Antonio Lotti - Italian composer (d. 1740)
1696 – Giuseppe Galli-Bibiena - Italian architect/painter (d. 1757)
1717 – William Wildman Shute Barrington - British statesman (d. 1793)
1762 – Constanze Mozart - wife of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (d. 1842)
1767 – Jean-Baptiste Say - French economist, originator of Say's Law (d. 1832)
1778 – Zebulon Pike - American explorer (d. 1813)
1779 – Stephen Decatur - American naval officer (d. 1820)
1808 – Anton Füster - Austrian priest & revolutionary activist (d. 1881)
1829 – Sir Roger Tichborne - missing U.K. heir who is the subject of the longest criminal trial in British history (d. c. 1854)
1834 – William John Wills - English explorer of Australia, member of the Burke & Wills expedition (d. 1861)
1838 – Camille Jordan - French mathematician (d. 1922)
1846 – Rudolf Christoph Eucken - German writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1926)
1855 – King Camp Gillette - American inventor (d. 1932)
1864 – Bob Caruthers - American baseball player (d. 1911)
1864 – Ban Johnson - American baseball executive (d. 1931)
1865 – Julio Garavito Armero - Colombian astronomer (d. 1920)
1866 – Dimitrios Gounaris - Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1922)
1871 – Frederick Converse - U.S. composer (d. 1940)
1874 – Joseph Erlanger - American physiologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1965)
1876 – Konrad Adenauer - German statesman (d. 1967)
1879 – Hans Eppinger - Austrian physician (d. 1946)
1880 – Nikolay Medtner - Russian composer (d. 1951)
1882 – Herbert Bayard Swope - U.S. journalist who coined the term "Cold War" (d. 1958)
1885 – Humbert Wolfe - Italian-British poet (d. 1940)
1893 – Zoltán Böszörmény - Hungarian Nazi politician (d. unknown)
1893 – Paramahansa Yogananda - Indian guru (d. 1952)
1895 – Jeannette Piccard - American teacher, scientist, priest, & aeronaut (d. 1981)
1895 – Elizabeth Cotten - American musician (d. 1987)
1900 – Yves Tanguy - French painter (d. 1955)
1902 – Stella Gibbons - English novelist (d. 1989)
1903 – Harold Gatty - Australian aviator, navigator with Wiley Post (d. 1957)
1904 – Erica Morini - Austrian violinist (d. 1995)
1904 – Jeane Dixon - American astrologer (d. 1997)
1906 – Kathleen Kenyon - English archaeologist (d. 1978)
1908 – George Dolenz - American actor (d. 1963)
1909 – Stephen Kleene - American mathematician (d. 1994)
1909 – Lucienne Bloch - Swiss-U.S. sculptor, muralist, photographer (d. 1995)
1910 – Jack Lovelock - New Zealand athlete (d. 1949)
1910 – Hugh Brannum - American actor (d. 1987)
1911 – Jean-Pierre Aumont - French actor (d. 2001)
1914 – Nicolas de Staël - French-Russian painter (d. 1955)
1914 – George Reeves - American actor (d. 1959)
1915 – Arthur H. Robinson - Canadian-born cartographer (d. 2004)
1917 – Wieland Wagner - German stage director (d. 1966)
1917 – Jane Wyman - American actress (d. 2007)
1917 – Francis L. Kellogg - U.S. diplomat & prominent socialite (d. 2006)
1917 – Lucienne Day - textile designer
1919 – Severino Gazzelloni - Italian flautist (d. 1992)
1920 – Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli - Italian pianist (d. 1995)
1921 – Friedrich Dürrenmatt - Swiss writer (d. 1990)
1921 – Paul Governali - American professional football player (d. 1978)
1921 – Jean - Grand Duke of Luxembourg
1922 – Admiral Sir Anthony Synnot - Chief of the Australian Defence Force (d. 2001)
1923 – Sam Phillips - American music producer (d. 2003)
1924 – Dr Gilbert Bogle - Australian scientist who died in the Bogle-Chandler case (1963)
1926 – Hosea Williams - American activist (d. 2000)
1926 – William De Witt Snodgrass - American poet
1928 – Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto - Pakistani statesman (d. 1979)
1928 – Walter Mondale - American politician
1929 – Wilbert Harrison - American singer (d. 1994)
1931 – Alvin Ailey - American choreographer (d. 1989)
1931 – Alfred Brendel - Austrian pianist
1931 – Joan Coxsedge - Australian politician
1931 – Robert Duvall - American actor
1932 – Raisa Gorbacheva - wife of Mikhail Gorbachev (d. 1999)
1932 – Umberto Eco - Italian writer
1932 – Chuck Noll - American football coach
1934 – William Bendeck - Bolivian rally driver (d. 1971)
1936 – Florence King - American humorist
1938 – King Juan Carlos I of Spain
1938 – Jim Otto - American football player
1938 – Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o - Kenyan writer
1940 – Michael O'Donoghue - American writer (d. 1994)
1940 – Yuri Ershov - Russian mathematician
1940 – Athol Guy - Australian singer, member of The Seekers
1940 – General Sir Michael Rose - UK military officer, prominent in Bosnia
1941 – Hayao Miyazaki - Japanese film maker
1941 – Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi - Indian cricketer
1942 – Jan Leeming - English television presenter & newsreader
1942 – Terenci Moix - Spanish writer (d. 2003)
1942 – Maurizio Pollini - Italian pianist
1942 – Charlie Rose - American talk show host
1943 – Justice Mary Gaudron - first female judge of the High Court of Australia
1944 – Ed Rendell - American politician
1945 – Chuck McKinley - U.S. tennis player (d. 1986)
1945 – Roger Spottiswoode - Canadian-born film director
1946 – Diane Keaton - American actress
1947 – Mercury Morris - American football player
1948 – Ted Lange - American actor
1949 – George Brown - American drummer (Kool & The Gang)
1950 – Ioan Petru Culianu - Romanian-born professor (d. 1991)
1950 – John Manley - Canadian politician
1950 – Charlie Richmond - Canadian entrepreneur
1950 – Chris Stein - American guitarist (Blondie)
1950 – Krzysztof Wielicki - Polish mountaineer
1951 – Steve Arnold - English footballer
1953 – Steve Archer - American singer (The Archers)
1953 – Pamela Sue Martin - American actress
1953 – Mike Rann - Australian politician
1953 – George Tenet - American CIA director
1954 – Alex English - American basketball player
1956 – Chen Kenichi - Japanese-born chef
1956 – Tim Macartney-Snape - Australian mountaineer
1957 – Kevin Hastings - Australian rugby league footballer
1958 – Nancy Delahunt - Canadian athlete (curling)
1959 – Clancy Brown - American actor
1960 – Steve Jones - British aviator (Red Bull Air Race World Series)
1960 – Glenn Strömberg - Swedish footballer
1960 – Phil Thornalley - English bass guitarist (The Cure)
1962 – Perry Fenwick - English actor
1962 – Danny Jackson - American baseball player
1963 – Jeff Fassero - American baseball player
1964 – Grant Young - American drummer (Soul Asylum)
1965 – Vinnie Jones - English-born Welsh footballer & actor
1966 – Steve Tuttle - Canadian ice hockey player
1966 – Kate Schellenbach - American drummer (Luscious Jackson)
1967 – Joe Flanigan - American actor
1968 – DJ Bobo - Swiss singer
1968 – Ricky Paull Goldin - American actor
1968 – Andrew Golota - Polish boxer
1968 – Carrie Ann Inaba - American dancer & choreographer
1968 – Joé Juneau - Canadian ice hockey player
1969 – Marilyn Manson - American singer
1969 – Paul McGillion - Scottish actor
1970 – Rick Campanelli - Canadian TV presenter
1971 – Mayuko Takata - Japanese actress
1971 – Jayne Middlemiss - British TV presenter & Celebrity Masterchef
1972 – Sakis Rouvas - Greek singer
1973 – Phil Joel - New Zealand bassist (Newsboys)
1974 – Sarah Jane Honeywell – UK Television presenter
1975 – Kylie Bax - New Zealand model
1975 – Bradley Cooper - American actor
1975 – Warrick Dunn - American football player
1975 – Mike Grier - American ice hockey player
1976 – Diego Tristán - Spanish footballer
1976 – Matt Wachter - American bassist (30 Seconds to Mars)
1978 – January Jones - American actress
1978 – Franck Montagny - French Formula One driver
1978 – Sabrina Harman - American military figure & accused torturer
1979 – Kyle Calder - Canadian ice hockey player
1979 – Ronnie O'Brien - Irish footballer
1980 – Bennie Joppru - American football player
1981 – Corey Flynn - New Zealand rugby union footballer
1981 – Brooklyn Sudano - American actress
1982 – Janica Kostelić - Croatian skier
1983 – Sean Dockery - American basketball player
1984 – Amanda Hearst - American heiress & model
1985 – Michael Cuccione - Canadian actor (d. 2001)
1985 – Yoon So-Yi - South Korean actress
1985 – Diego Vera - Uruguayan footballer
1986 – Deepika Padukone - Indian model & actress
1986 – Teppei Koike - Japanese actor & singer
1986 – J. P. Arencibia - American baseball player
1987 – Kristin Cavallari - American actress
1988 – Pauline - French singer
1989 – Krisztián Németh - Hungarian footballer
1991 – Daniel Pacheco - Spanish football player
1996 – Max Baldry - English actor
1999 – Marc Yu - musical prodigy


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January 5 - General (Calendar Date)


January 5th - Basic Facts:
  • January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
  • There are 360 days remaining until the end of the year (361 in leap years).
  • The preceding day is January 4.
  • Next day is January 6.
January 5th Births (Here)

January 5th Deaths (Here)

January 5th Events:

1477 – Charles the Bold is killed & Burgundy becomes part of France (at Battle of Nancy).
1500 – Duke Ludovico Sforza conquers Milan.
1527 – Felix Manz (leader of the Anabaptist congregation in Zürich), is executed by drowning.
1554 – Great fire in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
1675 – Battle of Colmar - French army beats Brandenburg.
1757 – Louis XV of France survives an assassination attempt by Robert–François Damiens.
1759 – George Washington marries Martha Dandridge Custis.
1781 – The British naval forces led by Benedict Arnold, burn Richmond, Virginia (American Revolutionary War).
1846 – The United States House of Representatives votes to stop sharing the Oregon Territory with the United Kingdom.
1854 – The San Francisco steamer sinks, killing 300 people.
1889 – Preston North End (English Football team) is declared winner of the original football league.
1895 – Dreyfus Affair - French army officer Alfred Dreyfus is stripped of his rank & sentenced to life imprisonment on Devil's Island.
1896 – Austrian newspaper first reports that Wilhelm Roentgen has discovered a type of radiation; would later be known as X-rays.
1900 – Irish leader John Edward Redmond calls for a revolt against British rule.
1909 – Colombia first recognizes the independence of Panama.
1911 – The Worlds 2nd oldest & largest Black Fraternity (Kappa Alpha Psi), is founded at Indiana University.
1912 – The Prague Party Conference takes place.
1913 – First Balkan War (Naval Battle of Lemnos) - Greek admiral Pavlos Kountouriotis forces the Turkish fleet to retreat to its base within the Dardanelles.
1914 – The Ford Motor Company announces an 8-hour working day & a minimum wage of $5 for a day's labour.
1918 – The Free Committee for a German Workers Peace (later to be the Nazi Party) is founded.
1925 – First female governor in the United States - Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming.
1933 – Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge begins in San Francisco Bay.
1944 – The Daily Mail becomes the first transoceanic newspaper.
1945 – The Soviet Union first recognizes the new pro-Soviet government of Poland.
1968 – "Prague Spring" begins in Czechoslovakia - Alexander Dubček comes to power.
1972 – Development of a space shuttle program is ordered by U.S. President Richard Nixon.
1974 – Warmest (reliable) temperature in Antarctica of +59°F (+15°C) recorded at Vanda Station.
1975 – The Tasman Bridge in Tasmania, Australia, is struck by the Lake Illawarra (bulk ore carrier).
1976 – Cambodia is renamed Democratic Kampuchea by the Khmer Rouge.
1993 – Oil tanker MV Braer runs aground on the coast of the Shetland Islands.
1993 – Westley Allan Dodd is executed by hanging in Washington state (the last legal hanging in America).
2003 – London (UK) - police arrest 7 suspects in connection with Wood Green ricin plot.
2005 – Discovery of Eris, the largest known dwarf planet in the solar system.


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