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Born: 1978-11-07
Profession: Athlete
Nation: English
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Four years ago maybe we thought we were inferior to Brazil, subconsciously we didn't see ourselves beating them. Now we believe in ourselves, we can be on the pitch with any team in the world and think we can win.

Tags: Team, Thought, Win

If any player has a bad game it's there in the back of your mind in the next game. There's always a hangover. It is like a wounded animal in a way, as you want to get out there as quick as possible and rectify it.

Tags: Bad, Game, Mind

I didn't expect to be dropped by England.

Tags: Dropped, England, Expect

I set myself high standards on the pitch and I know I have not always lived up to them this season.

Tags: High, Lived, Season

I want a new contract. I'm happy at United and I see my future here.

Tags: Future, Happy, Here

You are always flattered when big clubs are interested in you.

Tags: Big, Clubs, Interested

I've heard people say it looks as if I don't care and I've certainly read that, but the way I play is natural. I don't think I can change it. I know I'm working as hard as the next man, even if it doesn't always look that way.

Tags: Care, Change, Hard

If we had a starting XI that no one could argue about it wouldn't say a lot for English football. We'd probably be on a downward spiral. It's good that people have different ideas about who should play.

Tags: Football, Good, Ideas

Most professional players are their own biggest critics. Some of the things you read in the papers that strike you as bang out of order will already have been thought by the players themselves.

Tags: Read, Themselves, Thought

No matter how much money you have or what kind of cocoon you live in, the reality is that you have lost a game of football and let England's fans down. We are bothered.

Tags: Game, Money, Reality

People think we don't give a toss about the game, but when I walked out of Windsor Park that night I felt lower than a snake's belly. The reality is still there.

Tags: Game, Night, Reality

There is a hangover from a defeat like Denmark - ask any player about when they've had a bad game, it's still in there somewhere in the back of your mind.

Tags: Bad, Game, Mind

There is a huge responsibility on all of us to get England through. It would be one of the biggest disasters in sports history if we blew it and we must make sure it does not happen.

Tags: Happen, History, Sports

You want to come home from a tournament with a winner's medal. That's not the fans or the media putting us under pressure, that's the pressure we put ourselves under.

Tags: Home, Put, Winner

Now when the two armies met, many and fierce were the combats waged between them, and blows were given and received, and swords flashed and showers of arrows descended on all sides.

Tags: Between, Fierce, Sides

And the blood of brave men was shed like unto the shedding of rain from a black cloud.

Tags: Black, Men, Rain

And now may the blessing of God rest upon all men. I have told unto them the Epic of Kings, and the Epic of Kings is come to a close, and the tale of their deeds is ended.

Tags: God, May, Men

How shall a man escape from that which is written; How shall he flee from his destiny?

Tags: Destiny, Escape, Shall

Helmet was joined to helmet, and spear to spear, and jewels, baggage, and elephants without number went with them, and you would have said it was a host that none could understand.

Tags: Number, Said, Understand

For me, healthy eating and exercising is something I work on constantly. I'm not the most disciplined dieter. I try to eat a lot of fruit and vegetables but sometimes late at night I tend to have fast-food meals - and that's where I get myself into trouble! So I'm not in the best shape I could be, but I'm still healthy and comfy.

Tags: Best, Night, Work

For me, it's not about price. It's about necessity, quality, and usefulness. Like, I have my Wet N Wild 666 lip liner. It's 99 cents and always has been. I started using it when I was in high school, and it's great.

Tags: Great, High, School

I don't miss being on the road right now because the thing is, I was on the road for eight years, so I love pizza, but pizza every day for eight years is a different thing.

Tags: Love, Miss, Road

I had so much fun developing and launching my first fragrance with Avon, so for my second fragrance, I really wanted to add a little more edge. Outspoken Intense is a provocative blend of sexy confidence and daring femininity that captures the thrill and excitement of being centre stage.

Tags: Confidence, Fun, Sexy

I have always loved fashion because it's a great way to express your mood. And I'm definitely a shoe lover. The right pair of shoes can change the feel of an outfit, and even change how a woman feels about herself. A woman can wear confidence on her feet with a high stiletto, or slip into weekend comfort with a soft ballet flat.

Tags: Change, Great, Woman

I have my team. Like if you see everyone around me - I have my hair and makeup girl, my assistant. They're very calm, they're all about positive energy. There're no drama queens. Everyone wants everyone else to have a positive experience. There are no agendas. I think it creates a healthy environment and there are no boundaries to cross.

Tags: Experience, Girl, Positive

I needed to take a break from performing, and from the Peas, to be happy. I craved female time, and time with my husband to feed my soul. My life now is about being balanced. I'm passionate about work and working out, seeing friends and family, and letting my hair down once in a while.

Tags: Family, Life, Work
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I try to work out with my personal trainer for an hour, four times a week - we mainly concentrate on weights and running. If I'm on the road I sometimes do DVD work-outs in my hotel room - P90X and Insanity are a couple of my favourites.

Tags: Sometimes, Try, Work

I use the Clarisonic electronic skin cleansing system. It's great for removing excess oil and make-up and leaves my face feeling really smooth and clean. Then I apply Avon Anew Rejuvenate Day Revitalising Cream and Creme de la Mer Eye Concentrate. I think eye cream is so important - it keeps me looking young and prevents wrinkles.

Tags: Feeling, Great, Young

I was in a group called Wild Orchid and it just wasn't working. I wasn't being myself. What I should have done was say. 'Girls, it's really time for me to go on my own. I need to fulfill this dream of mine to have a solo album.' And I didn't know how to do that. I wanted to please them.

Tags: Done, Time, Working

I wasn't trying to be a role model with 'The Dutchess,' but suddenly, seeing little girls in the audience with their moms made me think about what I do onstage a little bit more. I had to watch my mouth, because it can be filthy. It changed things for me.

Tags: Audience, Bit, Trying

I'm a big online everything. But for me, shopping online started with music, obviously, then it went onto books, meditation CDs, and I just recently bought these electronic cigarettes. My husband is trying to quit smoking, so I went online and I bought those BluCigs cigarettes in every flavor for him.

Tags: Him, Husband, Music

I'm famous for splurging at fast-food places. I'm currently obsessed with Taco Bell's bean and cheese burritos with extra green sauce and extra cheese. Gluttony!

Tags: Famous, Green, Places

I'm glad that our music motivates people to exercise. If I had to pick just one song to run to, it would be 'Violet' by Hole. It makes me want to run.

Tags: Makes, Music, Song

I'm going through an evolution. I'm completely cleaning out my closet. I'm purging, because I saw that show 'Hoarders.' I had a sweatshirt from sixth grade, and I'm going, 'Why do I hold on to this?'

Tags: Hold, Show, Why

I've already got notebooks full of ideas for new music, so I'm gonna kind of nurture that just like I do all of my ideas and perfect it until it's ready and then I'll just let it go.

Tags: Music, Perfect, Until

I've been working straight since 2003, so I might just want to take an improv or theater class. That excites me. I can't wait to do different characters - not necessarily the leading chick who gets the guy, but the weird, freaky cousin.

Tags: Since, Wait, Working

I've learned to be more accepting of myself. I'm 37, not 18, and I've got the lines to prove it. I try to remind myself that a girl can have it all, just not all at once.

Tags: Girl, Learned, Try

I've learned to suck in my stomach when photographers are around. I used to read gossip magazines all the time, but I stopped when I started being written about in them and read incredible lies about myself.

Tags: Gossip, Learned, Time

In L.A., I get a meal delivery service called Diet Designs. I like a nice butter lettuce salad with some avocado, fresh grapefruit, shredded chicken breast and raw almond slices with a sesame vinaigrette dressing. I also love juicing and am kind of obsessed with it.

Tags: Diet, Love, Nice

It's cool to express myself, but I've had to learn that doing interviews isn't completely therapy - spilling everything about yourself isn't healthy all the time. But I've been through things that have made me a stronger person, and if I can help some people, I will.

Tags: Cool, Time, Yourself

Luckily I don't have to buy shoes anymore, because I design them! I'm off tour, so I can dive in and create the shoes that I want for my line. But okay, I did buy a pair of vintage combat boots because they were so beaten up - I had to have them.

Tags: Design, Off, Shoes

Part of my affinity with urban music comes from being on 'Kids Incorporated,' 'cos we used to sit around and listen to Chaka Khan and Prince, and I got influenced by all that. Then gangsta rap got started, and I was infatuated with that - maybe that's why I'm fascinated by guns.

Tags: Kids, Music, Why

Right now I'm reading every fashion magazine I can find. As a shoe designer, I feel it's my responsibility to learn as much as I can about the business, past and present.

Tags: Business, Fashion, Past

The electro scene is all over the clubs now: groups like Duck Sauce, Empire of the Sun, even MGMT. But I get inspiration from everywhere. I'll go to the gym and put on old albums - Guns N' Roses or old Jay-Z.

Tags: Old, Put, Sun

There are so many different people that I've emulated vocally. In the rock world - Sebastian Bach, Vince Neil, Freddie Mercury, Robert Plant. They all had amazing vocal talent.

Tags: Amazing, Rock, Talent

There is so much to do in my house, in every little corner. It's just like anybody, it's like one step at a time. I try to decorate one space and a pipe breaks or whatever - you know how it is.

Tags: Time, Try, Whatever

There were periods of my life when a lot of people didn't believe in me. I still had faith in myself. I really had to ask myself life questions. Where do I see myself in five years? Create a ladder for yourself, and walk up the steps. Climb that ladder.

Tags: Faith, Life, Yourself

What happens when you're a child professional is that you have to be, well, professional. You're taught not to have tantrums, to always people-please.

Tags: Child, Happens, Taught

I'm trying to get a thicker skin. I like to be aware of people's perceptions of me, but when you put it as a priority, as a means to judging your worth, that's when it can be dangerous.

Tags: Judging, Put, Trying

For me, I'm not a jealous person. That's just not my thing. You have to have trust in your relationship.

Tags: Jealous, Trust

Men scream and go crazy in the gym. I'm a silent workout partner, but when my adrenaline gets up, I talk trash.

Tags: Crazy, Men, Talk

I finally found the product that helps mend my damaged hair and prevent breakage. Avon's Advance Techniques Damage Repair 3D Rescue Leave-In Treatment makes it look and feel healthier.

Tags: Found, Hair, Makes

Dick Clark will be truly missed. We will carry on his legacy every New Year's Eve.

Tags: Carry, Truly, Year

Grades were important in our house. I was reading by two. My mom would sit there and read with me, read with me, read with me. It was wonderful.

Tags: Mom, Read, Wonderful

Guns are beautiful. But I don't like what they do.

Tags: Beautiful, Guns

I call my therapist every other day. It's not a one-stop shop. You have to push away all that negativity in your head. Face it, name it, let it go.

Tags: Away, Face, Head

I don't want to have a song like 'My Humps' and it be sagging down, so I pay attention to that area. A lot.

Tags: Attention, Pay, Song

I have to wear two sports bras when I do my cardio. It takes a lot to hold these puppies up!

Tags: Hold, Sports, Takes

I know this sounds generic, but I'm so happy to be home with my husband, my family, and my dog.

Tags: Family, Happy, Home

I love black truffles. I love white truffles.

Tags: Black, Love, White

I love crying at romantic movies like 'The Notebook.' I'm always bawling.

Tags: Love, Movies, Romantic

I love diamond facials - they leave me glowing and refreshed.

Tags: Diamond, Leave, Love

I love Nelly. He's such a great performer. He's so hyper and so am I.

Tags: Great, Love, Performer

I was a child actor. I was this spaz kid diagnosed with ADHD, and I worked all the time.

Tags: Actor, Child, Time

I'm very ambitious, but I also love myself - which means I try to take care of myself.

Tags: Care, Love, Try

I'm very close with my higher power. I have a very strong connection with it.

Tags: Close, Power, Strong

Once I have children, the kids come first. One thing at a time for me.

Tags: Children, Kids, Time

So many songs are just a wink to the audience, but people take them seriously. 'My Humps?' C'mon!

Tags: Audience, Seriously, Songs

Wearing nice lingerie makes me feel really glamorous. I love to splurge on that.

Tags: Love, Makes, Nice

You know, I'm a curvy woman and I just want to be comfortable with that.

Tags: Curvy, Woman

You'd be surprised how addicting high self-esteem is.

Tags: High, Surprised

A lot of times on tour it's about, 'OK, where am I today? Wow, I'm in Costa Rica. What is their famous dish?' And it's about trying the food, and really experiencing it.

Tags: Famous, Food, Today

As far as female vocalists, I love Heart, Joan Jett, Courtney Love, Laura Branigan, Linda Ronstadt, Barbra Streisand - or going back to when I was a child, Aileen Quinn, the original Annie.

Tags: Child, Heart, Love