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Art Burke (Ice Road Truckers) Age, Family, Net Worth, Wiki

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• Art Burke is a Canadian truck driver and a television personality
• He achieved fame with his appearance in the highly popular TV series “Ice Road Truckers” from 2013 to 2017
• He was involved in a cannabis explosion which caused material damage and injuries
• Burke’s estimated net worth is as high as $500,000
• He is married and a father and grandfather and is an avid motorbike lover

Who is Art Burke?

Art Burke is a Canadian truck driver and a television personality, who achieved fame with his appearance in the highly popular TV series “Ice Road Truckers” from 2013 to 2017. driving for Polar Industries and VP Express.

Art Burke Wiki- Age, Childhood, and Education

Arthur Burke was born in Yellowknife, the capital and only city in the Northwest Territories, Canada. Art hasn’t shared his exact birthdate with the media, but he is 65 years old as of 2020.

He hasn’t talked about his parents and siblings. However, he has shared his love for the vehicles he’s had from an early age. He started by poking around motorbikes and cars, learning not just how to drive them, but everything else. He started experimenting with vehicles, making modifications that he could do on his own, which only increased his love for vehicles.

Career Beginnings

It took years for Art to perfect the skills of truck driving on the icy roads.

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Working for a number of companies, he was driving his beast on the icy roads in the Arctic regions of Canada and Alaska for the better part of 15 years. However, his hard work paid off when he joined VP Express. As “Ice Roads Truckers” had already picked up VP Express and its owner Hugh Rowland alongside other drivers from the company, Art was immediately featured in the show, and became involved in several arguments with his boss, Hugh Rowland, and had no other option but to leave the company and with that “Ice Road Truckers”.

Rise to Prominence

Despite the arguments, he was very successful in the show, and the audience wanted him back. He listened to the desires of the producers and his loyal fans, and returned as a member of Polar Industries, featuring in the eighth to eleventh seasons. In the eighth season, he was the one responsible for victory at the end of the season, delivering the last load. Although the show stopped airing in 2017, Art is still driving with the Polar Industries on the often just ice roads of Canada and Alaska.

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In 2014, he was a part of the documentary “Ice Road Truckers Canada”, which also increased his popularity.

Art has been involved in a number of dangerous situations on his missions on roads not really suitable for trucks; during one of his drives, he was close to drowning when the load in his truck was much heavier than the ice could hold. Luckily, he made his way over the ice, but the situation was critical.

Cannabis Explosion and Sentence

Art has been heavily criticized in the media recently; he was involved in a cannabis explosion while making a cannabis concentrate named shatter.

The butane ignited and caused the explosion, which caused material damage in his bathroom, as it blew the door of its hinges, also causing an estimated $60,000 worth of damage to the building in which he resided. Art was injured in the explosion, suffering burns to 40% of his body while he was trying to put out the fire. The unfortunate event happened in November 2019, and he was expecting sentencing on the 3rd August 2020, but he didn’t appear at court, mistaking the trial time scheduled for 9 a.m. as 9.30 am.

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According to sources, Burke will serve an 18 months sentence in home detention.

Art Burke Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance

Art has become a famed TV personality and a successful truck driver, which together with his popularity have increased his wealth to a large degree. According to sources, it has been estimated that Burke’s net worth is as high as $500,000. His salary while appearing in the “Ice Road Truckers” series was reputedly $20,000 per episode.

Art’s exact height and weight are unknown but he seems rather tall and keeps his body in perfect shape, despite the aging years. He is now bald, and he has brown eyes.

Art Burke Personal Life, Marriage, Wife, Children

His personal life is from the camera lights, and he has done all to hide all private information. However, Art is a married man and a father, while he has recently also become a grandfather, as he has a granddaughter. He has once shared a picture of himself and his wife on his official Facebook account, however, there is no information as to when the two married, and what his wife’s name is.

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Art Burke News, Facts

In addition to trucks, Art is still an avid motorbike lover, and he often shares pictures of himself on a bike. He likes restoring old motorcycles, while he has also built a snowmobile.

Art is known for his outbursts of swearing whenever he encounters a problem and things don’t go as planned – he is known to burst out with saying such things as “We screw up”, among others, recognized and apparently enjoyed by the audience.

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Controversial Life of Tila Tequila: What actually happened to Her?

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Who is Tila Tequila?

Tila is a television personality, model, singer, and actress, who gained popularity through her social media presence on MySpace in the early 2000s. She later starred in her own reality TV show  “A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila”, and has since appeared in other reality shows, and pursued a career in both music and acting.

Tila Tequila Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Tila Tequila was born on 24 October 1981 in Singapore. Her birth name is Thien Thanh Thi Nguyen, which she later changed to Tila Tequila. She grew up in a conservative Vietnamese family, and has described her childhood as being strict and traditional.

With an older brother and an older sister, the family moved to the United States when she was a child, and settled in Houston, Texas, where Tequila attended Alief Hastings High School, from which she matriculated in 2000.

Her teenage years in Houston can be described as troublesome at best. She was involved in a drive-by shooting, ran away to Queens, New York City, became pregnant and suffered a miscarriage durng her journey.

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Modeling Career

At 19 years old, Tila caught the attention of a Playboy scout while on a stroll in the Sharpstown Mall. She was immediately recruited and invited to model nude for the magazine. After a test photo shoot, Tila followed her career to Southern California, where she was Playboy’s Cybergirl of the Week on 22 April 2002.

Soon after, she was named the first Asian Cyber Girl of the Month. and since then has graced pages of such magazines as Maxim, among others.

Furthermore, she featured on the cover of Import Tuner magazine, then she was seen at car shows, including Hot Import Nights, while she was also the model for the video game “Street Racing Syndicate”.

MySpace Popularity and Music Career

In 2003, Tila Tequila created a profile on the social networking site MySpace, on which she began sharing photos and updates about her life. She quickly gained a large following, with her profile eventually receiving over two million friends.

Tequila’s popularity on MySpace led to her being discovered by various media outlets and talent agencies, which helped to launch her career in reality television and music.

Before releasing music as a solo act, Tila started looking for rock bands that would let her join. However, after this turned unsuccessful, she formed her own band, Beyond Betty Jean, but this project fell through, and she launched another band called Jealousy, with which she released a few songs online, but without any major success.

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She never gave up, and participated in the reality TV show “Surviving Nugent”, in which participants performed various tasks and stunts for famous rock star Ted Nugent.

After this, she featured in several other reality shows, including “Pants-Off Dance-Off”, before signing a contract with Will. I.Am music group, a record label under A&M Records.

However, she still decided to go solo and release music on her own. Her debut single, “I Love U” came out on 27 February 2027, followed by the release of her debut EP called “Sex” by The Saturday Team. Tila was sued by the label for breaching her contract, claiming that the EP was not authorized for release by her. At first,it was removed, but after the label won the suit, it was made again available for digital purchase.

To speak further of her accomplishments in music, Tila released the EP “Welcome to the Darkside” through her own record label Little Miss Trendsetter.

Reality TV Star

Tila shot to fame through her own reality show, “A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila”, a dating competition reality show that premiered on MTV in 2007. The show featured 16 men and 16 women competing for the affection of Tila Tequila, with the contestants living together in a mansion, and participating in various challenges and dates with Tequila.

Throughout the course of the show, Tequila developed relationships with several of the contestants, including Bobby Banhart, who ultimately won the competition and a romantic relationship with Tequila. However, their relationship was short-lived, and they broke up shortly after the show aired.

Despite its popularity, “A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila” was criticized for its portrayal of bisexual relationships, and was accused of promoting negative stereotypes. The show was also criticized for its low production values, and perceived lack of authenticity. Nevertheless, it was a hit with audiences, and helped to solidify Tila Tequila’s status as a reality TV star.

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There was a second season of the show, which aired in 2008. The format was similar to the first season, with Tila Tequila dating both men and women in a competition format, and featured 15 men and 15 women, and the contestants participated in various challenges and dates to win Tequila’s affection.

Kristy Morgan, a model and actress was named the winner of the second season of the show, but Kristy declined the opportunity to date Tila, saying that she wasn’t ready for a relationship with a woman at the moment.

Later Career, Controversial Statements

After a period of relative quiet following the end of her reality TV career, Tila Tequila resurfaced in 2016 with a series of controversial social media posts, including expressing support for white nationalism and making anti-Semitic comments. As a result of these posts, she was widely criticized and banned from several social media platforms.

In the years since then, Tequila has continued to post on social media, and has also released several singles and music videos. She’s also been involved in various controversies, including a reported altercation with her boyfriend in 2018, and a lawsuit filed against her by a former housekeeper in 2020.

According to reports, Tila is now living a new life devoted to Christ, her family, and her business.

Net Worth

According to authoritative sources, Tila Tequila’s net worth is estimated at $700,000, as of early 2023.

Personal Life, Dating, Married, Children

Tila is currently single. However, she has two children, both daughters, born in 2014 and 2018, from different relationships.

Over time, she dated Casey Johnson, heiress and daughter of businessman Woody Johnson, and was in a relationship with musician Thomas Paxton Whitaker.

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Appearance and Body Measurements

Tila Tequila has light brown hair and brown eyes. She stands at a height of 4ft 11ins (1.5m), weighs approximately 105lbs (47kgs), with vital statistics of 39-26-37, and bra size 36C.

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Married and Divorced in Eight Days: Who is Francesca Eastwood?

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Francesca Eastwood Wiki Bio

American actress, TV personality and socialite Francesca Ruth Fisher-Eastwood was born in Redding, California USA, on 7 August 1993, making Leo her zodiac sign. She’s probably known best for starring in the reality show “Mrs Eastwood & Company”, which aired on the network E! and follows the lives of Francesca, her half-sister Morgan and her stepmother Dina; the show aired its nine episodes in 2012, but received mostly negative reviews.

Education and early life

Francesca was raised in Redding by her mother Frances Fisher, a famous American actress, and father Clint Eastwood who’s a legendary American actor and moviemaker; Frances has appeared in over 150 TV series and movies, and has won two of her six award nominations, while Clint’s appeared in 73 TV series and movies, has produced 53 and directed 46, and has won 158 of his 335 award nominations, which include four Oscar wins for his acting and directing skills. Francesca has seven paternal half-siblings.

Thanks to her parents’ careers, Francesca was only two when she was thrown into the film industry, making her debut movie appearance playing Mary Day in the 1995 drama “The Stars Fell on Henrietta”; her following role came when she was six, in the critically acclaimed 1999 mystery crime movie “True Crime”, which her father directed and starred in, and which was nominated for five awards.

Francesca had no roles in the following 15 years, while focusing on her education. She studied at Stevenson School, from which she matriculated in 2011, then continued her education at the University of Southern California, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 2015.

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Roles in TV series

Francesca’s debut TV series role was playing the lead character Olivia Jones in all the 10 episodes of the 2014 comedy “Oh, You Pretty Things”, created by Brian Canning and Christian Casucci, and which also starred Alexander Nifong and Sarah Dumont. It follows several people in their 20s as they’re trying to make it in Los Angeles, California – the series was nominated for a 2014 The Streamy Award for Best Actress in a Drama, for Francesca.

The year 2014 saw her play Model Hallucination in the episode “Bolero” of the hit crime mystery “Perception”, and in 2015, Francesca played the supporting character Molly Walker in five episodes of the fantasy science fiction mini-series “Heroes Reborn”, created by Tim Kring, and which also starred Jack Coleman, Zachary Levi and Robbie Kay. It follows a group of people with supernatural abilities, who’ve gone into hiding now that they’ve been wrongfully accused of an attack in Odessa, Texas; the mini-series was nominated for five awards.

Francesca’s had only two other TV series roles: in 2017 she played Young Vivian Lord in the  episode “The Law of Non-Contradiction” of the crime thriller “Fargo”, and Texas Waitress Kristi in the episode “Part 18” of the crime horror “Twin Peaks”.

Roles in movies

The year 2014 saw Francesca play Waitress #1 in the popular biographical musical “Jersey Boys”, which her father Clint directed, and which starred John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen and Michael Lomenda. It follows the lives of four young men from New Jersey who founded the rock band The Four Seasons, and the film won four of its six award nominations.

Some of Francesca’s following roles were in the horror thriller “Final Girl”, the drama “The Wrong Boyfriend” and the thriller “Mother of All Lies”, all released in 2015. The year 2016 saw her play Florence Tildon in the action adventure “Outlaws and Angels”, written and directed by JT Mollner, and which starred her mother Frances, Chad Michael Murray and Luke Wilson; it follows a group of outlaws who’ve invaded a seemingly innocent family, and the film won a 2016 Grand Jury Award for Best Performance (Francesca). The following year saw her star as Noelle in the hit horror thriller “M. F. A.”, which won one of its four award nominations, while in 2017  she was then cast to appear in the  short drama “Rebel in Rising” and the crime horror mystery “The Vault”, and in 2019 the crime thriller “A Violent Separation”.

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In 2021, Francesca played Madrid in the popular horror mystery “Old”, written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, and which starred Gael Garcia Bernal, Vicky Krieps and Rufus Sewell. It follows a group of people as they’re relaxing at a secluded beach, while they’ve now realized that the beach is making them age rapidly; the film won one of its eight award nominations.

Francesca’s since appeared in two movies: the 2021 musical “Attention Attention” and the 2022 short sports comedy “Hill Hikers”, and she’s currently shooting for the upcoming movies “Live Fast, Die Laughing”, “Clawfoot” and “Mort in Sherman Oaks”.

Other credits

Francesca received special thanks for the 2018 action comedy movie “Fury of the Fist and the Golden Fleece”.

Some of her recent talk-show appearances have been in “Home & Family”, “Made in Hollywood” and “The Hollywood Moment at Home Edition”.

Awards and nominations

Francesca won the above mentioned award for her performance in “Outlaws and Angels”, as well as the 2013 Miss Golden Globe Award.

She was also nominated for a 2000 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Actress Age 10 or Under, for “True Crime”.

Marriage that lasted eight days

Francesca dated American photographer and screenwriter Tyler Shields in 2012, but they split after less than a year.

She was 20 when she married 35-year-old American music manager Jordan Feldstein on 17 November 2013; he’s probably known best for being the manager of the popular pop rock band Maroon 5, and for being the brother of famous American actor and comedian Jonah Hill.

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The two exchanged vows in Las Vegas, Nevada, but Francesca filed for an annulment only eight days later, which was accepted. Jordan died from a blood clot in his lungs in December 2017.

She was then in a relationship with American actor and acting coach Alexander Wraith, and they have a son together, named Titan Wraith Eastwood.

Francesca seems to be unattached as of April 2023, was once married to Jordan Feldstein (annulled) and has a son with former boyfriend Alexander Wraith.

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Interesting facts and hobbies

On Christmas morning 2001, Francesca and her mother Frances managed to escape their home when it caught fire; Francesca jumped out of her bedroom window into her mother’s arms. Frances was treated for hand burns at the hospital, while Francesca was treated for smoke inhalation; her father Clint flew to visit her at the hospital.

Francesca’s followed by close to 200,000 people on Instagram, and has posted nearly 2,000 pictures and videos onto the network, with some of these featuring her spending time with her dog, showing off her clothes and travelling with her son.

She enjoys being in nature, whether if it’s at ranches, national parks or small city parks.

Francesca’s favorite actress is Amanda Seyfried, and some of her favorite movies include “Lovelace”, “Gone” and “Red Riding Hood”.

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Height, eyes and wealth

Francesca’s age is 29. Her eyes are blue and hair’s blonde, she’s 5ft 5ins (1.66m) tall and weighs around 130lbs (58kgs).

Francesca’s net worth’s been estimated at over $5 million as of April 2023, while her father’s net worth’s been estimated at over $375 million.

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How Jon Taffer Created NFL Sunday Ticket and Revolutionized Sports Entertainment

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Who is Jon Taffer?

American entrepreneur and TV personality Jonathan Peter ‘Jon’ Taffer was born in Great Neck, New York State USA, on 7 November 1954, making Scorpio his zodiac sign. He’s known for a couple of things, including for hosting the reality show “Bar Rescue”, while he’s probably known best for conceptualizing the sports package NFL Sunday Ticket which broadcasts National Football League (NFL) games that aren’t available on local affiliates; the program was launched on DirecTV on 4 September 1994, and will switch to YouTube TV in September 2023.

Education and early life

Jon was raised in Great Neck by his mother Yvette Taffer and father whose name remains undisclosed; he hasn’t shared many details about his parents, nor has he spoken about having siblings, which is why Jon’s believed to be an only child.

He studied at William A. Shine Great Neck South High School, and was mostly into sports during his time there, especially football. Jon matriculated in 1972, and then enrolled at the University of Denver, then transferred to a college in Los Angeles, California from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1976.

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Jon’s career

Jon began working as a bartender at Barney’s Beanery in West Hollywood in 1973, wanting to financially support himself while attending college; he was also a drummer in a local band at the same time.

He became the manager of the West Hollywood nightclub The Troubadour in 1978, and was given full control over it in 1981; this motivated Jon to become a bar owner, and he opened his first in 1989, while the same year saw him patent a method and an apparatus for selecting and playing music.

The programming package NFL Sunday Ticket was launched in 1994, and Jon played an important role in its distribution and marketing, thus spending three years on the board of NFL Enterprises.

The year 2010 saw him appointed the president of the Nightclub and Bar Media Group, and then inducted into the Nightclub Hall of Fame.

He published his first book “Raise the Bar: An Action-Based Method for Maximum Customer Reactions” in October 2013, in collaboration with author Karen Kelly.

Jon developed the nightclub management app BarHQ in November 2014.

He became the host of CBS series “Face the Truth” in 2018, and in 2019 hosted the reality show “Marriage Rescue”, in which he tried to help save 12 couples’ marriages and relationships.

Jon’s today hosting his own podcast “No Excuses”, in which he’s interviewing celebrities and talking about current events in sports and politics.

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TV shows

Jon’s probably known best for producing and starring in all the 242 episodes of the reality show “Bar Rescue”, created by Darrin Reed, and which also stars P. J. King and Mia Mastroianni. It’s been airing since 2011, follows Jon and his team of experts as they’re helping bar owners save their failing establishments, and the show’s been nominated for three awards.

Some of Jon’s recent talk-show appearances have been in “Jesse Watters Primetime”, “Fox News Live” and “Gutfeld!”

YouTube channel

Jon’s YouTube channel “Bar Rescue” was launched on 3 February 2021, and it’s today subscribed to by more than 420,000 people, while all of his videos combined have been watched nearly 450 million times; most of these are scenes taken from his reality show “Bar Rescue”, and we’re about to cover Jon’s three most watched YouTube videos, as these have contributed to his popularity on the internet.

His #1 video “Most Jaw-Dropping Recon Discoveries | Bar Rescue” has been watched more than 7.2 million times since 12 August 2020, and covers Jon’s most horrible discoveries since he began hosting the show “Bar Rescue”.

His second most popular video “4 Times Jon Taffer Walked Out (Compilation) | Bar Rescue” has been viewed over 7.2 million time since 12 July 2019, and covers four bars which Jon gave up on trying to fix.

His #3 video “The WORST Bartenders of Bar Rescue Season 6” has been viewed nearly six million times since 25 July 2020, and covers some of the worst bartenders whom Jon’s met while starring in the show “Bar Rescue”.

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Love life and wife

Jon prefers to keep the details of his love life to himself, but it’s still widely known that he’s been married to American TV personality and social media star Nicole since 4 April 2000; she’s today starring alongside him in the reality show “Bar Rescue”, and usually visits the bars first to see whether or not Jon should be helping its owners.

This is Jon’s second marriage, but he hasn’t spoken about his former wife in public, and her name and profession thus remain undisclosed; he hasn’t shared the dates of their wedding and divorce either, although it’s believed that their divorce was finalized in 1998, and it’s only known that he has a daughter Samantha from the marriage.

Jon’s married to his second wife Nicole as of April 2023, and has a daughter with his first wife.

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Interesting facts and hobbies

Jon’s interested in politics, and in 2021 compared the US citizens receiving temporary unemployment benefits during the coronavirus pandemic to dogs which are being kept hungry so that they would be obedient; he eventually apologized for the statement. Jon also praised former US President Donald Trump’s economic policy, while he’s against the rise of minimum wage, believing that it will eventually lead to technology replacing restaurant workers.

Jon’s highly active on Instagram, as he’s posted close to 1,600 pictures onto the network, while he’s today followed by close to 400,000 people; he’s been active on Twitter since September 2010, has tweeted over 32,000 times, and today has more than 250,000 followers.

Jon’s a huge fan of American actor and musician John Christopher ‘Johnny’ Depp II, and some of his favorite movies are the franchise “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “A Nightmare on Elm Street” and “Alice in Wonderland”.

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Height, eyes and wealth

Jon’s age is 68. He has brown hair and eyes, is 6ft 2ins (1.88m) tall, and weighs around 200lbs (92kgs).

Jon’s net worth’s been estimated at over $14 million, as of April 2023.

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