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Monthly Archives: October 2009
MILEY CYRUS MJ CROTCH CRAB CAUSES A STIR
This pic of Miley Cyrus doing an MJ crotch grab has caused a major backlash today in the US of A.
Beyonce can crotch grab in concert MJ-style all she likes and not have a bad word spoken against her?
Is the fact that Miley is only 16, mean that she can be a hate target and be castigated more than a 28 year-old pop star for doing the same thing? Yes, that looks like this is the case, between the two church-attending girls.
Cyrus is the #3 most googled American celebrity in America each month. Expect her to be crotch-grabbing a lot more in concert, to up her google searches ranking and closing the gap on Beyonce and Britney Spears lead, heading into year’s end.
LIL WAYNE’S HEAD IS IRELAND BALDWIN’S BIRTHDAY CAKE
The man with a sense of humor, Alec Baldwin of 30 Rock and Oscar winning actress, Kim Bassinger both gave a shout out to hip hop star, ‘Lil Wayne, when they gave their daughter Ireland this birthday cake for her 14th Birthday.
The licorice dreads over the sunglasses are the icing on a fun cake. Is Alec trying to say, he thinks Lil Wayne is a rude ‘lil pig too? Very funny, heading into Halloween.
Alec Baldwin didn’t want to give Ireland this Rick Astley cake…. because he perhaps still doesn’t agree with the cake’s message. 14 is always a difficult age raising kids. :)
[image courtesy of Gawker]
GEORGIA, THE NATION WHO “NEVER GAVE UP” LOVE RIHANNA
Featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine, Rihanna is known and loved in the nation of Georgia– a country that had a very long struggle and uphill battle to gain their independence and freedom. (I love every one of these people already!!!)
The fact that Rihanna is known by this tiny nation as a cover worthy star means, that Rihanna is fast becoming like Michael Jackson, whose fame was farreaching, even to the remotest of countries in the world.
But that’s enough about Rihanna for now, the question remains where is Georgia exactly?! The good folks at the World Atlas website say this:
“Georgia, situated at the dividing line of Asia and Europe, is an ancient country Read the rest of this entry »
MISSING THE ALL BLACK “HAKA” TODAY IN HOLLYWOOD
There’s nothing like watching New Zealand’s top sportsman, get their ugly face on as they perform the Maori haka (war dance) before an international sports match.
The haka is so counter Hollywood health, ‘beauty’ and aesthetic glamour, it is actually quite inspiring. It’s all about an expression of strength from one’s inner man, not outer appearance. Warriors of sport, kinda thing.
Go to New Zealand or The Rugby World Cup tournament to see the New Zealand All Black Rugby Team perform the haka live, at least once in your life time. It’s one of life’s most entertaining moments you’ll ever witness.
~Posted by Horiwood, Hollywood California USA.10.29.09~
MEOW! TYRA BANKS IS KIM KARDASHIAN FOR HALLOWEEN
STEAK DATE: TAYLOR SWIFT & TAYLOR LAUTNER
Addressing the cougar rumor, Taylor Swift, 19, one of entertainment’s most clever and capable woman in the biz, pretends she’s helpless as she lets a 17 year-old boy, Taylor Lautner, drive her around town. She’s hilarious.
All spin aside, young Taylor Lautner took Taylor Swift out on a date for steak in The City of Angels, LA, Wednesday. The movie couple from Valentine look cute together. Cougar-Wolf puppy love? Or is Taylor Swift planning on becoming an action star, like Angelina Jolie next? Lautner is one of Hollywood’s best action stars already. It is good to see chivalry is alive and well in ‘the youth of America today.’ Love it. :)
[Image courtesy of Los Angeles based news agency Splash,] 10.29.09
LADY GAGA COVERS FLARE MAGAZINE CANADA
Pop stars and pop artists have always fed from and fed into the world of fashion. From the pages of Flare Magazine, Canada’s December 2009 issue, here is what Stefani Germanotta has to say about the topic of fashion.
“Fashion saved my life. It was complete liberation… it made me feel powerful, ambitious and much more resilient…We all need an image that screams, ‘I’m an individual!’ I think Jennifer Aniston is beautiful — she’s gorgeous — but I prefer to look interesting rather than pretty.”
Pop star Lady Gaga has not yet learned that true fashion can be both a couture statement of individualism as well as being elegantly functional and pretty.
There are classic fashion lines that were created in fashion’s golden history, by many great artists who went before. Similarly, in pop music’s cannon there are classic lines written into the songs we most love.
When Lady Gaga combines the knowledge of the two worlds, then her dream to create The Haus of Gaga will become more of a reality. At the moment her musical band holds that title on her The Monster Ball tour. Learning from and respecting other great artists other than oneself is the bridge of humble revelation that Germanotta needs to transition into the world of fashion design.
In the meantime Lady Gaga is off to an exceptional start, can write a good song with classic pop hooks, lyrics, melodies, dramatic flare in her verse. Her performance talent is strong. She’s looking very Twiggy and Liza Minnelli from Cabaret for Flare in the way her eyes have been styled.
Gaga has also borrowed from Britney Spears pop costuming library, with her rendition of a pink wig. The message she’s putting out there, “I am the new Britney, or crazy bazaar girl of American pop entertainment.”
A nice cover from Stefani Germanotta and Team Canada.
~posted by Horiwood. 10.29.09, Hollywood California USA~
NATALIA VODANOVA IS A WHITE SWAN FOR V MAN MAGAZINE
Russian supermodel Natalia Vodanova conjurs up images of the famous classic ballet, Swan Lake from the pages of V Man Magazine. Vodanova wore couture garments by Armani Prive, Dior Haute Couture and Givenchy for the 62nd issue of the magazine. Love her!
“BABY BRITNEY WANTS TO JOIN THE CIRCUS”
for Kellessa of New Zealand, for your love of animals, African wildlife, Grand tales of American Greats and their preservation, living memory and posterity …. as my contribution to your book, your artistry and your dreams: step 1: the audition exercise/ practice run …. a little illustrated children’s book called
~Baby Britney wants to join the Circus~
please refer to no. 8:
1. Research: Read 100 childrens books. Take your 12 favorite, read each 5 times, make notes about what you like. Then you’re ready to start creating your own grand tale for children.
ANGELINA JOLIE – FLYING
PALIN VS JOHNSTON ON ANGELS
After Levi Johnston spilled the beans to The Early Show and said that Sarah Palin had called her son Trig, with down syndrome disease “retarded,” Palin’s reply was:
“Trig is our ‘blessed little angel’ who knows it and is lovingly called that every day of his life.”
JACKSON IS THE GHOST THAT KEEPS ON OUTSELLING PROTEGES AND PEERS
Creativity of a true artist is one of those “God given gifts and talents,” that touches the world, even long after an artist is gone. Michael Jackson is one such gifted artist.
When he passed on, not only did his back catalogue of music albums all rate on the music album charts, but his This Is It album of new material, is expected to debut on billboard at #1, moving over 300,000 units, in its first week of sales.
He is the ghost that keeps on outselling his music industry proteges and peers. Michael Jackson’s amazing story continues to unfold. He is the template cutter of all American music video artists and live solo performers, even today.
FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE – STACY’S MOM
About 2 weeks back when I went to The Wiltern to see in concert, I forgot to mention that Fountains of Wayne were the opening act.
Here’s their hit Stacy’s Mom. These lads are really good live. Dig ‘em a lot..
THE HORIWOOD TOP 10 – WED 10.28.09
Imagination causes us to soar across the world. The sky is the limit. Here’s your top ten celebrity and entertainment news choices tonight, here in Hollywood on Horiwood.com. Enjoy!
1. MILEY CYRUS gets , but she’s #1. A good effort!
2. SIR RICHARD BRANSON has allure in biz and style with Lindsay Lohan
3. CHASTITY BONO latest news on becoming CHAZ.
4. RIHANNA is pop’s pirate princess.
5. BAR REFAELI is a model who has a big following.
6. JOHN MAYER & JENNIFER ANISTON romance rates big in Australia.
7. America’s Top 5 ice cream flavors
8. ANGELINA JOLIE & BRAD PITT get scrutinized in a new book.
9. JON VOIGHT gives MEGAN FOX his thumbs up.
10. MICHAEL JACKSON’s This Is It documentary film premieres.
Horiwood is thinking of: Miss Tessa’s artistry and how her art will change the world.
VINTAGE KRISTEN STEWART & ROBERT PATTINSON
LINDSAY LOHAN ON… STARS
Lohan’s latest ink reads: Stars, all we ask for is our right to twinkle.
Amen! ~ Popbytes
MATTHEW SHEPARD & JAMES BYRD JR. HATE CRIMES BILL IS SIGNED INTO PREVENTION ACT
President Obama signed major civil rights legislation on Wednesday, making it a federal hate crime to assault people based on sexual orientation, gender and gender identity. The new measure expands the scope of a 1968 law that applies to people attacked because of their race, religion or national origin. The U.S. Justice Department will have expanded authority to prosecute such crimes when local authorities don’t.
The provision, called the Matthew Shepard & James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act is . It is named after Matthew Shepard, a gay college student tortured and killed in 1998, and James Byrd Jr., a black man who was chained to a pickup truck and dragged to his death the same year.
To read more, go here. :)
GUESS WHAT? THE PRESIDENT EATS FRIED CHICKEN!
To read about how eating fried chicken was linked to a ‘GOP Racism debacle’ concerning Barack Obama, go here.
I eat Fried chicken too. I’m proud to be black, even though I’m not, here in America. :)
AMERICA’S FAVORITE ADDICTION IS FAME
A blogger exists to feed a supply and demand relationship of people who love keeping up with the lives of fame obsessed stars. Thankfully though, ex-tabloid editor, Jake Halpern, who was used to dealing with hundreds of crazy stars and their publicists clamoring for magazine column inches every week, quit his job, to write this book.
The Fame Junkies claims that America’s favorite addiction is fame. When you think about it, Jake is not too far from the truth. It goes hand in hand with being a ‘warring’ nation making a name for herself. The essence of winning war is an addiction to have more fame and territory in the world than you already have. America wears the war badge for the Western World’s interests. A downside of empire, is a love of fame.
So, I’m down for Halpern’s views. They seem valid in a city like Hollywood. Read the rest of this entry »
BRITNEY SPEARS IS TWEETIN HER <3 OUT
BRAD PITT & ANGELINA JOLIE FOR NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Earlier today on horiwood.com, we discussed that loser journalist Ian Halperin is writing a nasty book about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
How does the reigning king and queen of Hollywood handle a Halperin crises? Go to a much better author’s book launch of course! And put their spotlight on a more worthier cause.
In my hood of West Hollywood, the Jolie-Pitts rocked out for the book launch of Pulitzer prize winning New York Times journalist, and friend, Nicholas Kristof‘s book launch for Half The Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity Worldwide.
Half the Sky touches on the subject of the oppression of women in Asia and Africa, and how those women can be helped to turn oppression into opportunity.
Nice to see Brad and Angie raise awareness with Nicholas Kristof into women’s plight around the world. Kristof is the most funniest looking feminist I’ve seen in West Hollywod, but what a guy! You can buy St Nicks’ new book . As humanity always has a face, I love Kristof’s choice in book covers. Hot!
MILEY CYRUS – WHAT A DIFFERENCE A YEAR MAKES
Nine months ago Miley Cyrus was voted the Tween Queen in a poll of stars tweens admire.
This month, she’s voted the worst celebrity influence in 2009.
Well, on a positive note, at least Miley Cyrus has earned her rock star badge now. I still love this kid. All the haters can suck it! Ha ha.
Go Miley Cyrus. What a gem of a human being Cyrus is. I should know, I met her.
~posted by Horiwood in Hollywood California USA –28th October 2009~
SHAKIRA WILL CONQUER THE WORLD
The generous soul shall themselves be watered –King Solomon
Shakira has donated $47 million to third world countries. Yes! Shakira can and already has left her mark on the world. To read more about Shakira’s world conquering ambitions towards global change for the good.
Go here to Rolling Stone Magazine‘s website. Go Shaki!
DALE THE NATI: A MAORI WOMAN’S VIEW OF HER NATI IDENTITY
Meet Dale, again. Dale is from Wellington and is a Maori, an indigenous hori from New Zealand, like me (Horiwood) is in Hollywood.
There are over 75 distinct Maori tribes in New Zeland. Dale’s tribe is Ngati Porou who are affectionately know as Nati. Here’s her commentary on why she’s glad to number herself as a hori Nati. Enjoy!
Dale K – Why I’m glad I’m A Ngati
I met a black South African woman last week, and when she asked what I was, I told her I was (along with beautiful, intelligent and well-travelled of course) a Nati. And then proceeded to explain what that was. To say she was amazed is an understatement. She’d been led to believe (by people who shall remain nameless - but they’re definitely not Natis) that Maori were poor, oppressed, uneducated, lacking a political voice, and unable to develop/ compete without government funding.
KINGSTON ROSSDALE IS A PUMPKIN PIRATE
EDWARD CULLEN & BELLA SWANS NEW MOON KISS
Twilight New Moon gives a cinematic moment that Twilight fans have been waiting for, a kiss from Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. To view video of Young Hollywood’s hottest couple kiss, go here.
This film’s marketing is relentless. Loving how they roll! The most strategic marketing roll out ever in the movie biz. Props!
Twilight news is brought to you by the teen romance novel, Courage To Love by Californian author, Robert Ellis that all Twilight readers and fans would enjoy reading. A great novel about young love and world peace.
~posted by Horiwood.Com, Wednesday 28th October 2009~
U2 CELEBRATE FREEDOM IN BERLIN WITH FREE CONCERT, NOV 5TH 2009
Twenty years ago, U2 played live as the Berlin Wall fell. The super rockers plan on performing a to celebrate this historic moment, on November 5th in front of the Brandenberg Gate during the MTV Music Awards.
What a significant moment for U2, freedom and the world!
Nice one fellahs! To see U2′s last performance in Berlin July 20th 2009, go here.
MICHELLE OBAMA IS SO CUTE FOR GLAMOUR MAGAZINE
Wow! Michelle Obama pops on the cover of Glamour Magazine. The First Lady’s best solo magazine cover yet. Cute styling.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, 28th October 2009~