James Franco

James Franco
During the 1990s, actor James Franco broke out as one of the era's go-to guys by playing sports heroes, disaffected pretty boys and rebellious burnouts with equal appeal. His career began in the brilliant-but-canceled television comedy series "Freaks and Geeks" (NBC, 1999-2000), and while Franco's portrayal of a moody dreamboat on the series won him a legion of love-struck teenage fans, it was his...

Jayne Mansfield

Possessed by an unquenchable thirst for fame and blessed with a voluptuous figure, actress Jayne Mansfield was one of more successful heirs to the throne of Marilyn Monroe, although a dearth of quality roles would quickly remove her from the A-list, and a tragic early death would end her brief career all too soon. A canny media manipulator, Mansfield first made headlines with a nude pictorial in...

Jennifer Taylor

Jennifer Taylor
Widely known for her role as Chelsea on "Two and a Half Men," (2003- ), Jennifer Taylor struggled for nearly a decade in Hollywood before landing her dream gig on the popular CBS sitcom. The part of Chelsea was not Taylor's first appearance on the show. In fact, she played three different characters on "Two and a Half Men" prior to nabbing the recurring role of the new love interest of Charlie...

Jesse James

Jesse James
A self-styled cultural outlaw and motorcycle customizer-turned-basic cable celebrity, Jesse James rose to notoriety as the host of a popular reality series, only to earn the scorn of millions in the aftermath of an exceedingly tawdry extra-marital affair. After James' celebrated custom motorcycle shop West Coast Choppers became the backdrop for the series "Monster Garage" (The Discovery Channel...