Sunday, March 31, 2013

Things Pinterest Taught Me: Things to Do With Peeps

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Last year I wrote a post called Things Pinterest Taught Me: Things to Do With Cadbury Eggs.This Easter I think it's a Peeps kind of day :) So, here are five things you can do with Peeps

1. Peeps s'mores!!! Pinned HERE and Here is a recipe to make them. 

2. Peeptini! Pinned HERE and my favorite recipe to make them is actually from a Playboy bunny. Here is the best peeptini recipe EVER

3. Dip Peeps in Chocolate and make Peeps Pops or Tuxedo Peeps or even Peep Kabobs!

4. Make a beach party peep that is "swimming" in Jello - perfect for Florida. Check it out HERE!

5.  Use your peeps to adorn a sunflower cake, a cupcake or even a cupcake peep push-pop.


Like the Cadbury Eggs post, if these ideas don't tickle your fancy you could always just settle for eating them right out of their package =) Happy Easter! May your Peeps be a plenty and may all their calories not stick to you! 

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LAST Day for My BlogHer Deadline!

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Today is the LAST Day for My BlogHer Deadline! 

Tired of all the posts of me asking for money towards my BlogHer Deadline? Yep! Me too! LOL.

Let's make this LAST day count!!! Help me get the last of the green I need!!!

Can you spare $5? If 200 people donate $5 I will have the money to go to the BlogHer and work towards my goal of being a higher earning ProBlogger. Donate to my fund HERE! A reminder that donating $10 or more has its perks. Find those perks HERE


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Saturday, March 30, 2013

2 Days to My BlogHer Deadline!

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2 Days to My BlogHer Deadline! 

I now have 2 days to my BlogHer fund deadline! I just need $1,000 total and have already collected some, but am not where I need to be just yet.

Can you spare $5? If 200 people donate $5 I will have the money to go to the BlogHer and work towards my goal of being a higher earning ProBlogger. Donate to my fund HERE! A reminder that donating $10 or more has its perks. Find those perks HERE


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Friday, March 29, 2013

Thank You Shout Outs 3/29/13

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I just wanted to post a quick thank you to Chris Stainton, Bobbie Yvonne Kingsbury of The Fashion Authority and Beth Blacker of Taking Care Packages!!! These awesome folks are helping me on my road to BlogHer!!! 



Do you want a shout out too? It's easy to get one...simply help me on My Road to BlogHer

Funds update- I'm just $170 from my goal and 3 days to my self imposed deadline. I've gotten the lodging and flight handled thanks to two amazingly generous people and now all I need is the last $170 to actually pay for the ticket INTO the conference :-)

Can you spare $5? If 200 people donate $5 I will have the money to go to the BlogHer and work towards my goal of being a higher earning ProBlogger. Donate to my fund HERE! A reminder that donating $10 or more has its perks. Find those perks HERE!  

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Did you donate and I missed your shout out? My bad! Call me out on it and I'll fix it ASAP!!!

3 Days to My BlogHer Deadline!

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3 Days to My BlogHer Deadline! 

I now have 3 days to my BlogHer fund deadline! I just need $1,000 total and have already collected some, but am not where I need to be just yet.

Can you spare $5? If 200 people donate $5 I will have the money to go to the BlogHer and work towards my goal of being a higher earning ProBlogger. Donate to my fund HERE! A reminder that donating $10 or more has its perks. Find those perks HERE


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Thursday, March 28, 2013

4 Days to My BlogHer Deadline!

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4 Days to My BlogHer Deadline! 

I now have 4 days to my BlogHer fund deadline! I just need $1,000 total and have already collected some, but am not where I need to be just yet.

Can you spare $5? If 200 people donate $5 I will have the money to go to the BlogHer and work towards my goal of being a higher earning ProBlogger. Donate to my fund HERE! A reminder that donating $10 or more has its perks. Find those perks HERE


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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Thank You Shout Outs 3/27/13

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For anyone who has been following this blog or my facebook pages lately you know I've been desperately trying to raise the money to get to the BlogHer conference in July. I've posted some shout outs HERE, HERE and HERE and now it's time for some more!!!

Thank you so much to the following people who have been so helpful in getting me to BlogHer:

- Robert Yaniz of the Crooked Table
- Jere Proctor
- Heather Rickel Palmer  
- Jacqui Anderson
- Letty Schleifer 
- Anonymous Donors- you know who you are

Funds update- I'm just $200 from my goal and 5 days to my self imposed deadline. I've gotten the lodging and flight handled thanks to two amazingly generous people and now all I need is the last $200 to actually pay for the ticket INTO the conference :-)

Can you spare $5? If 200 people donate $5 I will have the money to go to the BlogHer and work towards my goal of being a higher earning ProBlogger. Donate to my fund HERE! A reminder that donating $10 or more has its perks. Find those perks HERE!  

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Did you donate and I missed your shout out? My bad! Call me out on it and I'll fix it ASAP!!!


5 Days to My BlogHer Deadline!

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5 Days to My BlogHer Deadline! 

I now have 5 days to my BlogHer fund deadline! I just need $1,000 total and have already collected some, but am not where I need to be just yet.

Can you spare $5? If 200 people donate $5 I will have the money to go to the BlogHer and work towards my goal of being a higher earning ProBlogger. Donate to my fund HERE! A reminder that donating $10 or more has its perks. Find those perks HERE


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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

6 Days to My BlogHer Deadline!

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6 Days to My BlogHer Deadline! 

I now have 6 days to my BlogHer fund deadline! I just need $1,000 total and have already collected some, but am not where I need to be just yet.

Can you spare $5? If 200 people donate $5 I will have the money to go to the BlogHer and work towards my goal of being a higher earning ProBlogger. Donate to my fund HERE! A reminder that donating $10 or more has its perks. Find those perks HERE

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Monday, March 25, 2013

7 Days to My BlogHer Deadline!

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7 Days to My BlogHer Deadline! 

I now have 7 days to my BlogHer fund deadline! I just need $1,000 total and have already collected some, but am not where I need to be just yet.

Can you spare $5? If 200 people donate $5 I will have the money to go to the BlogHer and work towards my goal of being a higher earning ProBlogger. Donate to my fund HERE! A reminder that donating $10 or more has its perks. Find those perks HERE


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Sunday, March 24, 2013

8 Days to My BlogHer Deadline!

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8 Days to My BlogHer Deadline! 

I now have 8 days to my BlogHer fund deadline! I just need $1,000 total and have already collected some, but am not where I need to be just yet.

Can you spare $5? If 200 people donate $5 I will have the money to go to the BlogHer and work towards my goal of being a higher earning ProBlogger. Donate to my fund HERE! A reminder that donating $10 or more has its perks. Find those perks HERE


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Saturday, March 23, 2013

9 Days to My BlogHer Deadline!

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9 Days to My BlogHer Deadline! 

I now have 9 days to my BlogHer fund deadline! I just need $1,000 total and have already collected some, but am not where I need to be just yet.

Can you spare $5? If 200 people donate $5 I will have the money to go to the BlogHer and work towards my goal of being a higher earning ProBlogger. Donate to my fund HERE! A reminder that donating $10 or more has its perks. Find those perks HERE


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Friday, March 22, 2013

10 Days to My BlogHer Deadline!

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10 Days to My BlogHer Deadline! 

I now have 10 days to my BlogHer fund deadline! I just need $1,000 total and have already collected some, but am not where I need to be just yet.

Can you spare $5? If 200 people donate $5 I will have the money to go to the BlogHer and work towards my goal of being a higher earning ProBlogger. Donate to my fund HERE! A reminder that donating $10 or more has its perks. Find those perks HERE


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Thursday, March 21, 2013

11 Days to My BlogHer Deadline!

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11 Days to My BlogHer Deadline! 

I now have 11 days to my BlogHer fund deadline! I just need $1,000 total and have already collected some, but am not where I need to be just yet.

Can you spare $5? If 200 people donate $5 I will have the money to go to the BlogHer and work towards my goal of being a higher earning ProBlogger. Donate to my fund HERE! A reminder that donating $10 or more has its perks. Find those perks HERE


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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

12 Days to My BlogHer Deadline!

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12 Days to My BlogHer Deadline! 

I now have 12 days to my BlogHer fund deadline! I just need $1,000 total and have already collected some, but am not where I need to be just yet.

Can you spare $5? If 200 people donate $5 I will have the money to go to the BlogHer and work towards my goal of being a higher earning ProBlogger. Donate to my fund HERE! A reminder that donating $10 or more has its perks. Find those perks HERE


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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

13 Days to My BlogHer Deadline!

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13 Days to My BlogHer Deadline! 

I now have 13 days to my BlogHer fund deadline! I just need $1,000 total and have already collected some, but am not where I need to be just yet.

Can you spare $5? If 200 people donate $5 I will have the money to go to the BlogHer and work towards my goal of being a higher earning ProBlogger. Donate to my fund HERE! A reminder that donating $10 or more has its perks. Find those perks HERE


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Monday, March 18, 2013

14 Days to My BlogHer Deadline!

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14 Days to My BlogHer Deadline! 

I now have 14 days to my BlogHer fund deadline! I just need $1,000 total and have already collected some, but am not where I need to be just yet.

Can you spare $5? If 200 people donate $5 I will have the money to go to the BlogHer and work towards my goal of being a higher earning ProBlogger. Donate to my fund HERE! A reminder that donating $10 or more has its perks. Find those perks HERE


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Saturday, March 16, 2013

16 Days to My BlogHer Deadline!

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16 Days to My BlogHer Deadline! 

I now have 16 days to my BlogHer fund deadline! I just need $1,000 total and have already collected some, but am not where I need to be just yet.

Can you spare $5? If 200 people donate $5 I will have the money to go to the BlogHer and work towards my goal of being a higher earning ProBlogger. Donate to my fund HERE! A reminder that donating $10 or more has its perks. Find those perks HERE


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Friday, March 15, 2013

17 Days to My BlogHer Deadline!

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17 Days to Deadline! 

I now have 17 days to my BlogHer fund deadline! I just need $1,000 total and have already collected some, but am not where I need to be just yet.

Can you spare $5? If 200 people donate $5 I will have the money to go to the BlogHer and work towards my goal of being a higher earning ProBlogger. Donate to my fund HERE! A reminder that donating $10 or more has its perks. Find those perks HERE


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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Throwback Thursday - Jingle Ball 2011

 Famous Ashley Grant and Meredith Walusek
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Today's Throwback Thursday is from Jingle Ball 2011. The photo above is The Famous Ashley Grant and Meredith Walusek. The event was so much fun to photograph and I even got to meet a few of the artists! I met Pitbull, Karmin and Outasight. It's nights like this that make me realize just how fortunate I am to get to do what I do. Being a writer and photographer has been and still is the best job I have ever had. I LOVE MY JOB!!!!

18 Days to My BlogHer Deadline!

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18 Days to My BlogHer Deadline! 
 
I now have 18 days to my BlogHer fund deadline! I just need $1,000 total and have already collected some, but am not where I need to be just yet.

Can you spare $5? If 200 people donate $5 I will have the money to go to the BlogHer and work towards my goal of being a higher earning ProBlogger. Donate to my fund HERE! A reminder that donating $10 or more has its perks. Find those perks HERE


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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

19 Days to My BlogHer Deadline!

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19 Days to Deadline!


I now have 19 days to my BlogHer fund deadline! I just need $1,000 total and have already collected some, but am not where I need to be just yet.

Can you spare $5? If 200 people donate $5 I will have the money to go to the BlogHer and work towards my goal of being a higher earning ProBlogger. Donate to my fund HERE! A reminder that donating $10 or more has its perks. Find those perks HERE


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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

20 Days to My BlogHer Deadline!

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 20 Days to Deadline! 
 
I now have 20 days to my BlogHer fund deadline! I just need $1,000 total and have already collected some, but am not where I need to be just yet.

Can you spare $5? If 200 people donate $5 I will have the money to go to the BlogHer and work towards my goal of being a higher earning ProBlogger. Donate to my fund HERE! A reminder that donating $10 or more has its perks. Find those perks HERE


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Monday, March 11, 2013

21 Days to My BlogHer Deadline!

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 21 Days to Deadline! 

I now have 21 days to my BlogHer fund deadline! I just need $1,000 total and have already collected some, but am not where I need to be just yet.

Can you spare $5? If 200 people donate $5 I will have the money to go to the BlogHer and work towards my goal of being a higher earning ProBlogger. Donate to my fund HERE! A reminder that donating $10 or more has its perks. Find those perks HERE


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Sunday, March 10, 2013

22 Days To My BlogHer Deadline

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 22 Days to Deadline! 


I now have 22 days to my BlogHer fund deadline! I just need $1,000 total and have already collected some, but am not where I need to be just yet.

Can you spare $5? If 200 people donate $5 I will have the money to go to the BlogHer and work towards my goal of being a higher earning ProBlogger. Donate to my fund HERE! A reminder that donating $10 or more has its perks. Find those perks HERE


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Saturday, March 9, 2013

23 Days to My BlogHer Deadline

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 23 Days to Deadline! 

I now have 23 days to my BlogHer fund deadline! I just need $1,000 total and have already collected some, but am not where I need to be just yet.

Can you spare $5? If 200 people donate $5 I will have the money to go to the BlogHer and work towards my goal of being a higher earning ProBlogger. Donate to my fund HERE! A reminder that donating $10 or more has its perks. Find those perks HERE


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Friday, March 8, 2013

More 3/8/13 Shout Outs and My Address

Tim Tebow and The Famous Ashley Grant 
 For no reason at all- here is a picture of Tim Tebow and The Famous Ashley Grant


Shout outs! Thank you to these amazing ladies for helping me get to BlogHer!!!!

- Kate Campbell of The Art Institute of Tampa-
- Bobbie Yvonne Kingsbury - The Fashion Authority
- Lisa Keeling - totally owe her a birthday cake shot. Happy Birthday sexy lady!

- And a HUGE Thank you to Venus & Mars Day Spa. They donated $100 to my fund so they are getting a HUGE advertising package from me in return :) Be a fan of Venus & Mars Day Spa on facebook!!



Do you want some shout outs and cheap advertising too? Check out hor to make it a reality HERE!!!

Can you spare $5? If 200 people donate $5 I will have the money to go to the BlogHer and work towards my goal of being a higher earning ProBlogger. Donate to my fund HERE! A reminder that donating $10 or more has its perks. Find those perks HERE


OH and if you don't want to donate online- I have been asked to give an address by some peeps- my mailing address is PO Box 340237, Tampa, FL, 33694-0237

Be sure to check out all of my websites: Tampa Bay Freebies, The Famous Ashley Grant, Living the Secret, We Are Full of Bull  

Thank You Shout Outs Part Deux! 3/8/13

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Today has just been amazing! Thank you to the folks that have donated and thanks for those that have posted my link on their facebook pages and twitter pages encouraging their followers, fans and friends to donate to my road to BlogHer fund too!

A few quick shout outs to some awesome ladies!!!

-Kim Sonefeld of Hummingbird Invitation Studio Check out their company Website HERE

-Lisa Casolino of Casonlino Entertainment Be sure to follow her on twitter and become a fan =)

- Robin Kelly

-If I missed you let me know and I'll add you to the next round of shout outs!!!

Do you want a thank you shout out? Donate to my fund HERE! A reminder that donating $10 or more has its perks. Find those perks HERE!

Can you spare $5? If just 200 people donate $5 I will have the money to go to the BlogHer and work towards my goal of being a higher earning ProBlogger.

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24 Days To My BlogHer Deadline

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24 Days to Deadline!

As I mentioned yesterday, I have set a deadline for myself of March 31, 2013 to get all my funds for BlogHer together so that I can take advantage of the lowest pricing possible for this amazing blogging conference!!! With that said, I have 24 days to get the rest of the money together! I just need $1,000 total and have already collected some, but am not where I need to be just yet.

Can you spare $5? If 200 people donate $5 I will have the money to go to the BlogHer and work towards my goal of being a higher earning ProBlogger. Donate to my fund HERE! A reminder that donating $10 or more has its perks. Find those perks HERE


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Thank You!!!- Shout Outs 3/8/13

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Thank You!!! Thank You!!! Thank You!!!

Huge thank you to the following folks that have donated most recently to my road to BlogHer fund:

- Eric Davis
- Missy Bowers
- A stranger at McDonald's =)
- Previous Shout Outs

Do you want a thank you shout out? Donate to my fund HERE! A reminder that donating $10 or more has its perks. Find those perks HERE!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Throwback Thursday- November 2008 Headshot

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Today's Throwback Thursday is from November 2008. This is one of the headshots my husband took of me back then. It is one of my favorite photos I've ever had taken and I still use it on some of my press passes and I.D. badges to this day. My hubby is quite the photographer! He took these shots of me just last year and I LOVE them too!!!!

Deadline to My BlogHer Goal is Looming

Famous Ashley Grant in Purple Tank 

In order for me to go to BlogHer I'm giving myself a deadline of March 31, 2013 to get all funds in order! I must have my $1,000 goal met by then because I need to make all the arrangements for travel and if I wait longer than that I fear it will cost me more money! So, that means that as of today I have 25 days to come up with the money!!! Can you spare $5? Please donate to my BlogHer fund today. You can donate HERE. Donating $10 or more has its perks. Find those perks HERE!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Pinspired Recipe- Hawaiian BBQ Chicken

Hawaiian BBQ Chicken ingredients 

I found this pin on Pinterest for Hawaiian BBQ Chicken and thought, "Hey! I can make that!" So, I hunted in my pantry and freezer for the four simple ingredients to make this meal and see if it is as good as the gals on Six Sisters and Mommy Savers said it is.

All you need is a bottle of BBQ sauce (I used a 17.5 oz bottle of Kraft Hickory Smoke), a 20 oz can of Pineapple Chunks (drained), 2 pounds of chicken and some white or brown rice.


The recipe instructions said to spray the crockpot's pot with plenty of cooking spray for easier clean up and then place the chicken in the bottom. Next, pour the bottle of BBQ sauce over the chicken and then add a drained can of pineapple. All you do after that is put the top on and cook it on high for 2-3 hours or low for 4-6 hours. Lastly, serve over rice.


Here is my completed version- see below the picture for my review of the meal...
Hawaiian BBQ Chicken complete 

So, how did I feel about the Hawaiian BBQ Chicken? Overall, it was a pretty decent meal. The next time I make it however,  I think I'll do a few things differently. First, I'll use fresh chicken instead of frozen bagged chicken. The frozen stuff made for a pretty dry bird... Second, I'll put all the ingredients in the pot and then place it in the fridge overnight to marinade. Lastly, I'll cook it on low for the longer amount of time instead of high to ensure the meat is more tender and less dry!


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Monday, March 4, 2013

Change Your Name- Get Famous!

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Change your name and get famous! Okay, it may not happen THAT fast, but it sure does seem like that is the fastest and easiest way to start your path to fame. It's funny, I started calling myself The Famous Ashley Grant because someone dubbed me that and doing this led me to finally getting full time work in my dream job of writing, blogging and taking photos. Hmm, perhaps there is something to this change name and get fame game... 

Here are just a few artists that are crazy famous and using names that are not on their birth certificates....
- Curtis James Jackson III (a.k.a. 50 Cent) 
- Christopher Wallace (a.k.a. Notorious B.I.G.) 
- DeAndre Cortez Way (a.k.a. Soulja Boy) 
- Eilleen Regina Edwards (a.k.a. Shania Twain) 
- Sean John Combs (a.k.a. Diddy) 
- Peter Gene Hernandez (a.k.a. Bruno Mars) 
See more stars and their REAL names HERE!
Get your own Hollywood Walk of Fame star HERE for FREE!!!


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