Category Archives: 10 Hot Posts Right Now

TEN – 10.11.11

[New York Daily News - Tom Brady hasn’t been able to rediscover the formula that saw the Patriots score 30-or-more points in each of their first five games. His team game plan is to concentrate on "throwing it to the right guy." Sounds a bit like the New Zealand election campaign, as I write. Read here. Photo - Don Wright for AP]

Ten posts we’re reading today are:

1. Hone Tuwhare‘s No Ordinary Sun poem

2. Creepy football coach Jerry Sandusky

3. How Kelly Clarkson restructured her economy

4. Violet Hill [Water for Uganda] – Brooke Fraser

5. Basketball star Derrick Rose

6. Montecito

7. Intense energy – Frank Luntz describes James Murdoch

8. Nelson Mandela‘s press team talk apartheid reminders

9. Photography – American Worker by Tim Timmerman

10. Kim Knight’s portrait of Ted Geisel

Music classic – Big Yellow Taxi by Amy Grant

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 10.11.11~



Many may not know this piece of historical information, but New Zealand was the very first nation in the world to give women the vote. Kiwi people are proud of our lady folk. Period.

I thought I’d get that in – heading into the Rugby World Cup build up. It’s going to be fun! :)

This is smart thing, simply because there’s 55% women in New Zealand. We have the reverse situation as China, where their are more men. Inevitably this will mean that Asian grooms are more and more on the cards for Kiwi girls. Unless of course, we have a speights downpour of twin Kiwi lads born in the next two decades.

In blogworld news, popstar Rihanna from Barbados and California takes the 2nd top spot, bumping Kim Kardashian from her [usual] perch from the upper two.

The top ten most voted posts today are:


2. Rihanna et Hawaii

3. Kim Kardashian vs Sarah Palin

4. Young Hollywood’s Olivia Wilde  

5. Lil Kim <3 Rihanna

6. Tatau – Dwayne Johnson is The Rock of Hollywood

7. Justin Bieber et Selena Gomez

8. Wikileaks cables & New Zealand

9. Tiger Woods

10. James Stunt & Petra Ecclestone

Next Top Ten most ranked and viewed blog posts are:

11. The Cook Islands beauty

12. LA Ink Art

13. Mila Kunis  

14. Johnny Depp et Vanessa Paradis

15. Megan Fox et Brian Austin Green

16. Knox et Vivienne Jolie-Pitt

17. Hybrid tennis players are a tall new breed of power players

18. Kerre Woodham is journalist

19. Bradley James – South Island Family holiday

20. Natalia Avseenko swims with Beluga Whales

Well… what an eclectic mixture. Congrats to all who made the cut. This is what democracy via an entertainment news blog, looks like from New Zealand today. As you voted. Peace!

Being posted from the shadow of Parahaki’s coastal community today, here’s Cindy Ruakere‘s song salut to the resilient people of Christchurch City. Sure to Rise. Kia Kaha.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 29.6.11~



A DC marathon runner, completes their first marathon.

New Japan quake

New York favors local manufacturing being revived. Smart.

If Wall Street rewards opposers of Financial Reform, how can America win?

Emotions are the foundations of reason, as value indicatorsTed Brooks

Catalina  gets its daily Flyer boat back on Friday

Poi Dog Pondering performs in Chicago

Report: Blast At Yemen Bullet Factory Kills At Least 110

Perrier-Jouet turns 200.

Albert Einstein‘s look is ‘owned’ by a Jewish University.

An Imperial President article? – Lack of ‘going to war’ rationale, is questioned by one.

Frenzy over nation’s debt grows in Washington

Chile’s Zabriski Point & The Harmony Borax Works as stark hiking locations.

Scholar’s Blog William Cronan is censored by Republicans when critiquing Wisconson‘s Gov.’s loss of “neighborliness, decency and mutual respect” for the people.

Review: Daniel Radcliffe heads to Broadway

Government shutdown fears grow due to military overspending impairing Fed Agencies

Orchids on Broadway – Thinking Green Theatricality

Toxic radioactive water leaks from a Japan plant.

When Geraldine A. Ferraro, First Woman on Major Party Ticket, died at 75

Broke and over-extended in military – USA’s current imaging and story.

The Film Lounge examines The Adjustment Bureau.

Cuomo Strikes Tentative Deal on N.Y. Budget With Big Cuts

Anheuser-Busch and Chicago’s famed Goose Island craft beers brewery unite.

Report – From The White House to working for Facebook?

Missing the hoop when it mattered. Kansas bows out of basketball glory.

Because the kids & teachers still matter – New L.A. schools chief to take lower pay

Miami police shootings. What this means to a community still in shock.

Sarkozy on Libya is a blessing says a US blogger.

Lasting of last summer’s dried tomatoes. Conserving ahead from hand grown produce.

Iron Dome

Organic fair trade brown as a crayola color of the pack.

High-Tech Flirting Turns Explicit, Altering Young Lives too soon

5 reasons Miami’s nuclear power plant is not comfortable to be too close.

Lois Lane

AOL-Huffington Post: the virtual picket line

In Florida, teacher pay now tied to performance

A taste of the ‘real’ Puerto Rico

Merkel Set to Lose Key German State

Teachers – Finding a balance between strict and fun.

Photgraph courtesy of Photo Journal Japan Blog, a site that is kindly dedicated to the victims of the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.27.11~




Some news peaking your interest and mine today. Christchurch’s Ross Bush was a brick layer who died on the job, during this City’s horrifying quake.

Ross’ daughter’s note on his workplace fence expresses his work ethic, “you lived by the brick as a brick layer, and you died by the brick.” Heart-breaking stuff.

Ross Bush’s workmates also left their sentiments for losing their good well humored mate who achieved a lot in his life. Two photos also depict how Singapore and Australian friends came to serve, rescue, help Christchurch, New Zealand in their hour of need. How heartwarming to see. A singapore soldier stands outside Knox Church, damaged severely in the quake.

Alright, in silly news – here’s those blog posts links then. This one for Ross Bush and Knox Church community members, especially Ross’ little girl.

Photos via New Zealand Herald with thanks.

1. NAACP Winners 2011

Cupcakes in Canada

2. Angelina and Brad are never allowed to fight

Charlie Sheen Goes Live!

3. Footballer Tom Brady covers Sports Illustrated magazine

Sheen Saga to the Big Screen? Really!

4. Kim Kardashian tweets her 100th bikini shot

Donald Trump is still on the Want to President too campaign

5. Whose Bad? When Beyonce performed for a not-the-dictator guy

Hugh Jackman: Dog Walk with Ava!

6. Haka

Drink Water with your Coca-Cola – Gerard Butler‘s Sheen commentary

7. Hone Tuwhare‘s No Ordinary Sun poetry for current World Events

Ke$ha Tattoos Fan’s Ankle

8. Aishwarya Rai

Celebrities Head To The World’s Most Exotic Destinations

9. Wall Street Culture & Cali

At 13, Kylie Jenner makes her Vegas party debut. Wrong? Or just show biz?!

10. If you don’t sell to Google, Google will try and mimic you and chomp you -Nasty? Or just biz.

Team Jimmy Fallon!

New Zealand News: Treasury: Rebuild to cost up to $15b

Earthquake sparks anxiety for already tense Egyptian community

Praise for community’s fortitude

Christchurch – The Fightback Begins

TO SUPPORT CHRISTCHURCH CITY, if you want to, then go here to make a difference in this city’s rebuilding efforts.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.5.11~



Selena Gomez is doing a swell job institutionalizing Justin Bieber into USA cultural life (that’s a big job!) and Chris Brown too post his rough days with Rihanna.

Normalzing Chris Brown back into mainstream teen markets has been a PR nightmare, but it’s good to see Gomez is on it. She looks very Twilight. Have you ever seen anything so crazy, when teens and a mate roll out for dinner? Nuts aye?!

Some newsy bites from the Hollywood hood today. Looks have a look at what we’re peeping.

‘Mancession’ stories are all the rage

1. Video footage link – Christchurch City post quake -2.21.11

If Halle Berry does not win an NAACP Award this year Charlie Sheen will go sober. Right!

2. Catherine Zeta-Jones

Amy Winehouse hangs out with Russell Brands dad

3. Red velvet cupcakes with New Zealand butter

Justin Bieber & Willow Smith hit the stage in the UK.

4. Adam Sandler

American Idol Wild-Card Choice News

5. Maori culture gives blood

Pete Rose files for divorce from Carol Rose

6. The magic of screenwriters

The winning Charlie Sheen rants mash up -press play for the crazy

7. Marlon Brando

Watch Nancy Reagan praise Obama.

8. Music links

Coroner: US toddler was alive when put in oven

9. Glowing Kiwi humor

Invasion from Asian bees a major threat

10. Vintage – Walt Disney for Oscars

C.S Lewis’s lost work finds its way out of the bonfire

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.4.11~



Today I walked along the street this Hollywood sunny day. An old Russian-Jewish lady, not believing the news leaves bags of potatoes out for the homeless. She has twenty percent vision left in one eye. A dimming light of Hollywood, she is, she is, she is. Every morning her potatoes are gone. She has one eye, but it works good.

On our street, she is light. Who will replace her, when she goes?

100 yards from the house now, a lady asks me if I want to support Polish orphans abroad. A spinster perhaps, who never coupled. She looks happy and this is her way of staying happy. I give her the big thumbs up and say “right on!”

A 22 year-old Go-Go dancer, tells me, “we’re not children” in this America.  Coping takes many forms while people hang on. Perhaps, losing the 3rd Reich Jr. tone would help the USA no end. Jr. doesn’t realize they have this tone, yet it’s good to have opinions when you’re invincible and young. Beyond the bravado facade of youth, I know where crumpets are buttered best and also who has the best butter. As yet, this kid does not. Never travelled, but knows it all. The whole world awaits a growth curve then in America’s young. How exciting. Wrap up.

Along the street, people hang woolen scarves on their fences in tartan colors. It’s the home owners way of being funny in American neighborhoods of Hollywood. Those are gone every morning too. I love the American-UK humor-blend in effect. Colorful humor, with linear distinction in woven straight lines of wool. How wool can talk in distinct clear lines, at all, is one of the wonders of the Scottish people. Tartan was a very clever idea.

Today at the cafe, Rondee can’t find Boots. Boots is always going AWOL for 3 day stints. Co-dependency disguised as love is always tricky for these two inseparable love birds. Rondee heads up to the Hollywood Hills to sit on the deck and drink martinis. It’s Midday, so I decline the invite to join. I have a sense that Rondee is moving on, Boots or no Boots.

Today at the cafe, I notice that there is a growing anger in the air. Politeness is wearing thin. Fat is the new cool. Again. Only the happiest faces know this though. I wonder if all of the skinny people of California need to have a public demonstration of sorts to let all of the anger out of their thin and wiry bodies. I can’t think of an issue that would unite them all to do something community centered. It would go against, the very ‘individual concept’ they’ve built up for themselves, so I abandon that idea. Pronto.

As I blog close to Luis, my barista bro I open the newspaper and look at the latest sports cars ads from Europe. Va-zoom goes the boom boom boom silent sounds from the newsprint pages. I realize that people love to taunt other people from newspapers. But perhaps some new arrivals to California from the Middle East will look good in these cars as they acclimate themselves in Hollywood.  Wall street are quite impressed by fast cars I’ve noticed, even when crude oil is peaking.

The Pike River coffee tastes good today. Luis has outdone himself. What a good brew. I have already seen a star in action today, celebrity news all pales in comparison to a little old lady’s daily actions. With her holocaust history shining so bright, On our street, she is light. She is, she is, she is. Who will replace her, when she goes?

Here’s some Hollywood news today, being shared by you as a community online. Cheers!

1. The Anomaly of Kindness – What is Liberty in America?

Are you listening to Britney Spears new song? It’s a little morbid.

2. Ten Humanitarian blogs worth reading

Will Jessica Simpson be a good judge on The X-Factor?

3. Ohio has a flash mob thing for Glee

Matt Damon is not satisfied with President Obama -Republican parodying is lol!

4. Kris Jenner is a riot

Did Roseanne Barrs neighbors murder her goats?

5. Hillary Clinton & Maoris

Justin Bieber heats up country music with Rascal Flatts

6. JB on Vanity Fair

Courteney Cox does a Kim Kardashian too

7. St Selena gets to work

Adele in Canada news

8. Melissa Rycroft

Zooey Deschanel covers fashion magazines now

9. Aussie loves the lifestyle of California

Owen Abroad has a hot blog for the Middle East

10. CH CH news

From Poverty to Power – I’m a fan

Here’s a Gleeful face to brighten up the day in Little Russia then. Recognise this lovely lady?

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.4.11~



Julianne Hough confirms she signed on to star with Tom Cruise in Rock of Ages. Nice one!

1. Tonight I’m Loving You – Enrique Iglesias feat Ludacris

Bonus Humor - Jerry O’Connell parodies Charlie Sheen

2. Brooke Fraser

Bonus Question - Why do Nazi USA defectors find love in Australia?

3. Oprah & the Black Eyed Peas

Bonus Oscars rocker karaoke - Gwyneth Paltrow sings Joan Jett

4. Music artists trend faster than anyone in the World

Bonus Post - Christina Arguilera paints the town red.

5. Nesian Mystik – the band with a Hawaii-friendly sound

Bonus Post – Poor Zsa Zsa Gabor

6. Julia Gillard Aussie humor

Actor News – Michael Fassbender reminds me of NYC bloggers horsey egos.

7. Just breathe by Miley Cyrus

Shagged Spies – marriage news: Mike Myers is sneaky

8. Shakira talks of social justice at Harvard

The Exes Sheen Wives Club Unite - Poor Charlie Sheen

9. Rugby football player Malili Muliaina is a dude

Twitter is not a rock concert venue – Courtney Love gets fined

10. Caitlin Smith can sing

Hollywood Entertainment News Blogs worth checking out too are - E!Hollywood NewsHollywood ReporterAccess Hollywood;Hollywood.ComET OnlineDeadline.ComCelebrity GossipYoung Hollywood.; HuffPo.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA.



Ben & Jerry‘s Jimmy Fallon icecream flavor as a Late Night Snack has dropped. It’s Vanilla bean ice cream with a salty caramel swirl and crunchy fudge-covered potato chip clusters. Naughty fun. Try it.

Hollywood entertainment news shares on the celebrity frontiers of Los Angeles looks like this on Horiwod.Com in this moment. Here’s the scoop. Enjoy!

1. Rob Lowe humor for Charlie Sheen Extreme Sports

2. What is prejudice by Natalie Hershlag

3. Irina Shayk for soccer fanatics

4. As the world turns – 7 billion people

5. What is greed? by Francesco Vezzoli for MOCA

6. Maori diva – Hinewehi Mohi

7. Audio Bond by Jeremy Northam

8. Bruce Lee memorabilia – Hollywood Walk of Fame

9. Dance is their baby – by Alex & Kim Meraz

10. When Kelly Clarkson fired her guitarist – 2005

Hollywood entertainment websites worth reading - E!Hollywood NewsHollywood ReporterAccess Hollywood;Hollywood.ComET OnlineRead the rest of this entry »



Melissa Rycroft, is the star that looks like she could be either Britney Spears or Angelina Jolie‘s half sister. Tye and Melissa introduce newborn Ava Grace to our eyeballs with this cute tabloid cover. She’s a cutie.

Here’s the lads of the Royal New Zealand navy doing the art of Kiwi fierce as a team too and their collective haka dance. I don’t know why, but due to all of the stalkers today while blogging at the local cafe (there was one okay person!), I feel a need to post this video. I’m often reminded that it’s not the unknown ‘terrorists’ off shore we need to be worried about. It’s our own neurosis within that can be most destructive to American peace.

Today however, on the blog – refugees are on our mind. Overcoming greed addiction was a message brought today by Natalie Portman. A fashion designer apologizes for anti-semitic drunk rants. And here in America, Charlie Sheen is the ‘game shuffler’ taking all of the celebrity topics many people cling to in order to make bank and have fame.

Sheen blows these favorite Hollywood topics through the Twittersphere today clocking up 1 million followers in under 24 hours, as he flexes his Hollywood star power, for all to see – albeit playing the ‘crazy Uncle role’ of the USA. It’s all here on the blog.

If pressed for time, the revolution-refugee posts are my favorite picks today. Here’s what you picked worldwide, right here in Hollywood. Many thanks, Kia Ora (same thing) and Mazel Tov (same thing too).

1. Photoshop Humor – Christina Hendricks on ‘ideal’ Hollywood bodies

2. K2 Maori Company – entertainment humor

3. When Kendra Wilkinson got hapu

4. Teen mom Jenelle Evans and her pot saga, continue to be news

5. Billy Ray Cyrus goes into bat to provide his kid some ‘villainous’ cover

6. The Hollywood trends inside our hat – 3.2.11

7. Suzanne Hinn Vs Benny Hinn – a divorce saga, most people are reading

8. Friends with KidsJohn Hamm & Megan Fox turn on a Hollywood show

9. Oscars Quote by Halle Berry – remembering greats who made us – Lena Horne

10. Jordin Sparks for Scott McCleery – American Idol’s new stars.

Bonus Post – Political turmoil in the world. Refugees need our love. We Are The World – Amnesty International link. In helping others in their revolution have a better life, “smile because you made their moment happen.”

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.2.11. Blog post no. 12364. Horiwood.Com is a 3,000,000 achieved Hollywood website… thanks to you.~



Selena Gomez, covers her eyes as Justin Bieber gives paparazzi the bird. I wonder what brought that on? Speaking of birds, namely… the twitter bird…

1. Twitter’s Best sports people of 2010 List

2. Scorching hot by Salma Hayak

3. Paula Patton film franchise news

4. Carlos Slim Helu profile

5.  83rd Academy Awards winners list 2011

6. Tom Hanks Hollywood star – Walk of Fame

7. Natalie Hershlag talks prejudice

8. Is Kate Middleton a little bit wild to be a Royal?

9. Sammy Hagar of Van Halen is still a Rolling Stone

10. Sotheby‘s have a thing for original Bob Dylan lyrics

Some news websites we like in the USA are - SlateTalking Points MemoTapped (American Prospect)Taylor MarshThat Minority ThingTruthdigThink ProgressThis Modern WorldWashington Whispers (US News & World Report)WonketteThe Young TurksRead the rest of this entry »



Jetting to Cabo from Van Nuys airport yesterday am, Scarlett Johansson & Sean Penn dined on lobsters and margueritas. Johansson began work today with Matt Damon, on a new film, We Bought A Zoo.

Too true! Sean and Scarlett say they are just friends. Fair enough. Here’s ten posts we’re sharing in Hollywood.

1. Cellulite bikini bodies by Holly Madison & Kim Kardashian

2. American Idol Tweeting – Jordin Sparks for Scott McCleery

3. Moa Walker Inc – 2 Maori music soloists

4. Zac Efron is a Lucky One

5. Doug Pitt

6. iBaby is a cutie

7. Earthquake delays Hobbit fliming

8. Jennifer Lopez

9. Kylie Minogue

10. Oscars quote – Halle Berry for Lena Horne

Some bloggers I like - IndependentKCRW’s Left, Right and CenterLos Angeles TimesMcClatchyMediaiteMosaicRead the rest of this entry »



Sam Cooke plays on stereo, as I look at what’s peaking your interest in this Hollywood minute. Here’s ten things worth sharing for fun as we look at the unusual pathway of a legend of America soul.

1. Jayden Harris, 8 months old, lost in Christhurch Earthquake

2. Maori National Party Pop Art Humor with Red Hot Chili Peppers

3. Jon Stewart is cleaning up in his time slot!

4. Dont call her fat – Mily Cyrus

5. Megan Fox movie news

6. Arianna Huffington is a bit rich

7. Chelsea Handler loves the limelight more then her dates

8. Hollywood’s 40 Top Box Office earners 2010

9. #Tigerblood tweeting by Charlie Sheen is huge!

10. Virginia & bootleggers history becomes a theme for a movie

Some bloggers worth looking at too are - Funny or DieGeorge’s Bottom Line (George Stephanopoulos)GothamistRead the rest of this entry »



As a resident of Little Russia in West Hollywood, I always see the strangest things. Like cloud whisps above Chabad Community Center candles, on a day where avante garde fashion designer, John Galliano has taken on Oscar winner Natalie Portman‘s people of Jerusalem opening up the anti-semitic debate. I’m just going to let the sky answer on that. No, it’s not saying 9-11 (this year, anyway!) instead, it has it’s own upturned Salvador Dali mustache today. :)

Hollywood blog shares we’re sharing via social media, that you like… here we go then.

1. Dark, weird & manipulative – Ryan Gosling & Kiki Dunst talk movies

2. George W. Bush is a wanted man

3. Whites gnashes just got bigger

4. 10 rugby football stars of New Zealand

5. Aunt Frieda of Syria was da illest in a Westwood kitchen.

6. Rabbi Topp runs a smart community in LA

7. Texas Landscapes & the Coen Brothers – a winning cinematic formula

8. As Good as it Gets poetry – Sam Cruickshank for Mauri ‘Ola poets collective

9. Klutz Confessions 12.27.10

10. All of the Lights lyricsKanye West feat Rihanna & friends

Thought for the day – The concessions of the weak, are the concessions of fear.–Forbes website.

[Hollywood photography - Herb Ritts on Dustin Hoffman, on Salvador Dali - 1996]

Bonus Post – Ko wai a Natalie Hershlag? Forbes Magazine related Quotes: “Mazel is the term used in Jewish mysticism to describe the root of the soul. The mystics say that only a ray of our soul actually inhabits our body. The main part of the soul, our mazel, remains above, shining down on us from a distance.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.1.11. Other bloggers and USA media outlets who might be covering anti-semitic news awareness Hollywood entertainment news today too, are: Ellen GoodmanDavid KirkpatrickHoward KurtzNew York TimesNPRNewsweekPeoplePoliticoProPublicaRadarReutersRolling StoneThe RootSalonSan Francisco ChronicleSlateTIMETimes Of LondonTMZUSA TodayVanity FairWall Street JournalWashington IndependentWashington TimesWashington Post; ; Youth RadioAltercation (Media Matters)AmericablogAndrew SullivanBAGnewsNotesBloggingheadsBoing BoingBrave New FilmsBuzzFeedPeek (Alternet)Political AnimalPolitical Capital (CNBC)Political WireRaw StoryRedstate.orgSeeing The ForestThe Swamp (Chicago Tribune)Swampland (Time)TalkLeftTalking Points MemoTapped (American Prospect)Taylor MarshThat Minority ThingTruthdigThink ProgressThis Modern WorldWashington Whispers (US News & World Report)WonketteThe Young TurksRoger E. HernándezChristopher HitchensRich LowryDick MeyerJohn NicholsJack ShaferRobert ScheerLynn SweetBrian TillGeorge WillMichael WolffPBS – Horiwood.Com is a 300,000 attained Hollywood website and growing. Be kind. Peace!~



Just gone up in West Hollywood is this movie billboard for Diary of a Wimpy Kid aka Rodrick Strikes Back. And hot in Hollywood are these posts we’re viewing and sharing. Peace ya’ll.

1. Halle Berry for Lena Horne‘s magic to US cultural life

2. Britney Spears & lads for Elle Magazine

3. Teen mom, Jenelle Evans makes Charlie Sheen look not so bad

4. West Hollywood humor for Lady Gaga‘s ‘under strict orders’ marketing team

5. Poor James Franco

6. Vintage Natalie Wood art for Young Hollywood

7. Celine Dion for Nelsen Mandela & friends – Least we forget… ourselves

8. Rihanna enjoys Hawaii

9. Head shot Taylor Kitsch

10. Will & Kate

Some US Media Outlets who may be covering the same people above are  Funny or DieGeorge’s Bottom Line (George Stephanopoulos)GothamistHotline On Call (National Journal)HullabalooInformed CommentInstapunditJames Wolcott (Vanity Fair); Read the rest of this entry »



Hollywood has turned totally all educated Hershlag today. We’ve been seduced by an Israeli beauty.

Artwork above is by Louis Alonso bringing us the letter H.

This artwork reminds me of an artistic version of rugby football goal posts.

In rugby football you score by winning tries (like a touchdown) underneath and yet in-between, the base of rugby goal post’s “H” shape. The artistic version of Louis work is like rugby football goal posts that are made of steel too. Perhaps I’m posting this today in Hollywood as it says something artsy on this blog, about rugby football being broadcast from New Zealand via Hollywood-based TV production network Universal to me, in October this year. That’s such big news for rugby-hearted people world wide, it invokes a response to be celebrated in a Herschlag kind of Hollywood entertainment way, dontchathink?!


Here’s ten entertainment bites were sharing at this minute in the H hood. Peace!

1. Grattitude – 39 Things to be thankful for in America

2. From the set of Friends with Kids Movie News

3. President Obama & Hillary Clinton talk the Libya dictator situation

4. Movie stars 1956 – Grace Kelly & Audrey Hepburn were classics

5. Vogue France @ 90 is still doing way too much

6. Oscars Amesty Friday – your hot favorite Hollywood news shares

7. Is James Franco totz over-rated, or, just as pop now as Coca-Cola?

8. Vintage Marlon Brando 1956

9. Movie Trailer Spotlight - The Tree of Life

10. Young Hollywood Statements 2010′s – White tassell on rosewood & Here too.

Some bloggers and US Media Outlets also bringing Hollywood entertainment news too are:

Answer This
A Socialite’s Life
Best Week Ever
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“I am on a drug. It’s called Charlie Sheen,” Charlie Sheen tells People Magazine. Ridiculous!

On the day baseball legend, Duke Snider passed out of this ball park life, Charlie Sheen talks benders, to distract the 100,000 Wisconsin protestors appealing Scott Walkers‘ enslaving propositions for union workers labor. Fox and CNN ignored their voices. It was called a media blackout day. We hear and see the faces of Egypt. Yemen. Bahrain. Tunisia. Libya, again and again and again. Wisconsin gets added to that list.

A blonde Chris Brown tweets ”look at me “  talks love. ‘s are on everyone’s minds in LA. Things British pick up steam like soccer teams winning from Birmingham. Kadafi provides the dark, here in the USA.

Ten posts we’re sharing in Hollywood are:

1. Obama & Clinton on Libya’s Situation

2. Kris Jenner

3. Eminem

4. Oscars 1946 – Grace Kelly + Audrey Hepburn

5. Julia Roberts

6. Elijah Wood

7. Oscars 1993 – Swifty + Liz

8. Rugby Football - Sports star pick

9. 29

10. Helena Ataya

have heat too, along with the hot topic of . 

Media Outlets Covering Oscars news today are - The RootSalonSan Francisco ChronicleSlateTIMETimes Of LondonTMZUSA TodayVanity FairWall Street JournalWashington IndependentWashington TimesWashington PostRead the rest of this entry »



Remember when Kirsten Dunst got taken out of Hollywood cinematic life for a bit to be preserved for Spiderman the no.1 box office selling film franchise? Then, ‘the studio’ canned the idea of using the Dunst cast. Kiki found herself out of a Hollywood franchise. The Twilight Saga kids totally rocked out instead.

That was tough! Kirsten is a Hollywood institution. She’s as old as the Oscars that both Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt have never got in their careers. Kiki is their Oscar.

Yet, here’s Kiki bouncing back with a perfume advertisement for Bulgari from the set of Out of Africa or something. The only thing missing is the red scallops, so I guess I can add one of those via NZ’s pop cultural stamp collection, on E-Bid.

She’s not bad. On an inane afternoon, the night before The Oscars, here’s what we’re sharing as pop culture in the Hollywood hood on Horiwood.Com. Peace!

1. Liam Messam plays rugby football some days

2. Natalie Portman

3. Ryan Gosling talks movie making in the USA

4. Mark Zuckerberg & Jessie Eisenberg

5. Art – White tassel on rosewood

6.  Spirit Portrait – Jennifer Hudson

7. BeyonceJay-Z do no.5

8. Cheeky Nash for Ebony Magazine

9. Flags Music by Brooke Fraser

10. Hollywood plastic surgery – 16 star noses

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.26.11~




The kids of Ohio turn on a Glee show the flash mob way for our entertainment. On Day 45, here’s ten posts we’re sharing in the Hollywood hood on Oscars weekend. Yosa! Let’s go Ohio! Click on pic to press PLAY.

1. Just flash mob dance – Oprah gets down to the Black Eyed Peas in Chicago

2. Cheeky news shares with brotha Chris Foose

3. Gisele Bundchen covers Muse -2.21.11

4. Esperanza Spalding has some White House fans

5. Sylvester Stallone

6. Duck face in the age of social media

7. Leza Corban sings us through today’s Middle East oil news

8. Henry Cavill & Sofia Gervara

9. The US phenomenon of “Water Babies” hits LA via France

10. Jon Hamm covers GQ Russia

In Celebration of Oscars in the hood, to see more classic Oscar moments, like the year Dame Elizabeth Taylor won her Oscar, as covered by US Media in the past, go here for a treat.

Some US Media Outlets Covering Oscars Weekend too are:



Leza Corban is a songstress who is a master at jazz singing. She can sing anything though. Click on above pic to hear Corban sing. Leza also has worked for many other recording artists, including The Strawpeople and Debbie Harwood. Here’s a classic Kiwi lounge tune called Scared of Flying. It’s what we listen to, in our down time with gorgeous beach and rural views on weekends.

In World news via the New York Times, a big budget Hollywood movie’s wardrobe department could not have found better distressed denim jeans (made in Los Angeles) to put on Libyan rebels, photographed here rather fashionably defying Qaddafi troops at Tripolis border in this pic with rockets and guns. If you’re going to die, you may as well look good, right? This photo is a bit odd, actually. Very fashionable rebel lads, I must say.

Of course, Colonel Kadafi’s latest appearance has again, for the fourth decade running now, managed to adjust global economies and push the price of oil up. How does he manage to do that by being a grumpy grandad, presented to Western Media to explain oil price hikes. Because he’s a ‘foreign face’ in the “West’ we just excuse it as ‘crazy Middle East behavior.’ We shouldn’t, when he’s acting for others. But that has been his gig for forty years now. Pretty much.

The US is further along in the big disappearing act in Afghanistan now with troops being withdrawn more and more – while the NY Post floats the rather naive journalistic concept of the USA picking “the winners of the Mid East’s new line up.” The cheek! It was always going to be the Monarch nations who were the winners. But they do make Presidents of nations look like puppets of Monarchy, in this trade off of wealth acquisition (oil hikes) for giving their people ‘democracy’ Western style. They cheapen the political world with these antics. Gotta love the front page of The Times today. It’s a little rich. Very ‘Wall Street’ is the tone of the article who are some of the most oil addicted/ dependent people in the world (like many of us as well), with how this news effects stock market bearings and outcomes.

In particular, this is the verbage penned by Helene Cooper on the matter of whose winning via the Mid East oil/ ‘revolution’ show – “As the Obama administration grapples with a cascade of uprisings in the Middle East, it has come to a stark recognition: the region’s monarchs are likely to survive; its presidents are more likely to fall.

Helene continues – “In the rapidly changing map that stretches from Morocco to Iran, two presidents have already tumbled: Hosni Mubarak of Egypt and Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali of Tunisia. Administration officials said they believe that Yemen’s authoritarian president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, is in an increasingly tenuous position.

Yet in Bahrain, King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa has so far managed to weather a surge of unrest, winning American support, even though his security forces were brutal in their crackdown of protesters. Officials believe that King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia is also unlikely to be dethroned, while the emirs of the Persian Gulf have so far escaped unrest. Even in Jordan, where serious protests erupted, King Abdullah II has maneuvered deftly to stay in power, though he still has to contend with a restive Palestinian population.”

Monarchs sit pretty and all the rest is distraction, pretty much.

The US however talks imposing ‘unilateral sanctions to deter Libya’ while the other oil family, The Bushes of Texas with good Saudi ties, cancels a scheduled public appearance because ‘appearing with Julian Assange of Wikileaks together at the same venue is the reason given for the cancelled speaking gig.’ Fair enough, but Aussie’s aren’t that scary. Or are they? A Saudi student in Texas is arraigned and arrested in a bomb plot at the exact same time. Bloggers apparently love talking about this. Why, I don’t know!

The people of Bahrain want more changes. Is their internet too slow? This is ridiculous! :)

And, The Discovery space shuttle heads into Orbit for the last time. Apparently. Here’s ten posts we’re sharing as pop culture in this moment, on the build up to Helena Ataya of Aotearoa New Zealand’s centenary celebrations, right here from the City of Angels. Enjoy.

1. The Ali Tin tote – don’t leave home for the office without it

2. Inspiring kids – Why we should sing

3. Vintage Oscars – Cary Grant & friends 1958

4. Natalie Portman for Christian Dior 2010

5. Observing the Egypt Crises – Switching out billionaire spokespeople

6. Born to be Somebody - Dianne Warren songwrites for baby Elvis

7. Helena Ataya turns 100 very soon

8. Leonardo DiCaprio on being stalked

9. Donald Trump does publicity for Jennifer Hudson

10. Don’t Call Me Fat - Bahamas tweeting with Miley Cyrus

Bonus PostRed Carpet Paparazzi – 30 Seconds to Mars R US

Texas was doing a lot today with Saudi, Wikileaks distancing and Space Shuttle launches. Wowsa!

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.25.11~



Here’s Beyonce‘s L’Officiel magazine cover via France as her tribute to Kuti. Perfection as always from the Queen Bee, not that it matters. :)

Ten posts we’re bumping on as pop culture right here in the Hollywood hood in this fleeting fickle minute. Love it. Let’s keep sharing fun moments in between life’s trials and challenges.

1. Teen Mom, reality TV star Maci Bookout

2. Christchurch City is on our hearts

3. A bird’s eye view – A City hit by a quake

4. Henry Cavill & Sofia Gervara

5. Men’s fitness magazine tips

6. When Beyonce added film producing to her credentials

7. Jane Fonda at Golden Globes 2011

8. 100 things about Twitter culture

9. Experiment – the new immigrant experience in the age of social media – US ’11

10. Art – Interweaving narrativies – A Maori Tutukutuku Hollywood panel

Musique - Opposite People by Fela Kuti

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.24.11~



First up, smoking is very bad for your health. I just put one out. Oops. So bad!

Pop princess of California, Katy Perry, is snapped having a cigarette recently at the start of her 9 month tour. With a golden voice like Katy’s being a California treasure, girl is being so cavalier with her amazing gifts. Jk.

Here’s ten posts we’re sharing as news right now via social media in Hollywood as culture you like on Day 47. Enjoy.

1. Joseph Maraachli is a babe whose on our minds

2. Kardashian Inc III

3. Christchurch City tears our heart out with life fatalities

4. The top ten fastest rising names outside of Asia

5. Elizabeth Taylor‘s Hollywood star template

6. Jennifer Aniston & Jake Gyllenhaal do Google Yoga

7. Playing ‘Scared’ – Warner Bros to capitalize big time on the ‘Security’ game

8. Libya – Like those that adjust oil prices for a few’s gain

9. Adele – the singer/ songwriter with soul the US loves

10. Just Breathe by Miley Cyrus

Some other websites or media outlets who also cover Katy Perry or Hollywood entertainment news at times are - Funny or DieGeorge’s Bottom Line (George Stephanopoulos)Read the rest of this entry »



Nicole Richie goes 50′s for Harper’s Bazaar Russia. Ten entertainment newsy bites we’re sharing in this Hollywood minute.

1. Grammys weekend blogging – 2.12.11

2. Humor for Charlie SheenRob Lowe talks extreme sports for sobriety

3. Hone Tuwhare poetry is timely again

4. Enrique Iglesias - a US hit

5. Amber Rose… before the storm

6. IT humor – will Google get all Ari Emanuel on us?

7. Khalil Kibran poetry for Tunisia, Libya, Bahrain

8. Quote of the Day – Prince William talks bonds of community

9. Rugby football humor – Maori haka + Highlanders kilts

10. Tee Shirts – Everyone in Egypt should have one of these

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.21.11~



I’m a big Gloriana fan. Whose not a little Wild at Heart? In looking at the news, many people are at the minute. Here’s Gloriana’s country music sound with ten popular pop culture posts of Hollywood celebrity news – we’re sharing via social media in this moment.

1. Hugh Jackman on being a bit Aussie

2. Jolene live by Norah Jones, John Mayer and Keith Urban

3. Seth Rogen talks country stars at The Grammys for renewed movie heat

4. Eva Longoria‘s tortilla soup recipe is a hit in Hollywood

5. Nicole Kidman holds her own in Hollywood each year

6. Britney Spears & Sons – are Louisiana cute

7. Jake Gyllenhaal & Jennifer Aniston have dinner

8. Rossmore are a Caliornia band of wild dads

9. Cowboy culture looms large on the big screen in Hollywood

10. Asher Quinn is a Milky Bar cowboy kid

Some Entertainment Blogs who may cover country music’s brightest stars too are NewsweekPeoplePoliticoRead the rest of this entry »



George Nepia was a fantastic rugby football player. He was an ambassador of Maori people. His grandson Sam Nepia was mellow and good at speaking the Maori language in high school, where we’d all play rugby in the Quad almost every lunch break. It was rough and tumble stuff on the asphalt baketball court. We used to love it. Anyway, Sam’s grandad’s historic cup is up for grabs as Maori rugby football seeks to create some new stars of the football sporting code this year. That’s awesomery!

This report via the All Blacks website states: “NZRU General Manager Provincial Union and Community Rugby Brent Anderson said [Maori focused rugby] tournaments were always a highlight on the rugby calendar.

“Maori rugby is very important in New Zealand’s rugby landscape and these tournaments help foster and grow the game in these communities.

“Maori rugby is exciting to watch and always entertaining, and these tournaments are a great celebration of whanau and iwi so I would encourage anyone that is going to be in these areas to get along and watch a game,” he added.

Hollywood entertainment news we’re finding amusing and sharing in this Hollywood moment in the form of these ten posts are:

1. Jerome Kaino is a rugby football star

2. Angelina Jolie sells US liquor too

3. Justin Bieber & Rihanna strike a pose

4. Google Yoga and manipulating letters to get stars more noticed

5. Eve wows Australia with Guy Sebastian

6. Students, Shaman screenwriters and Maori Hollywood blogging

7. Last year Gaga‘s OTT-ness was hot. This year, no.

8. A poet who should have won a Nobel Peace Prize

9. Cynthia Germanotta had a tough year

10. Cliff Curtis manifesto towards democracy

[Rugby greats George Nepia and Brian Killeen at half time in a 1933 rugby football match, courtesy of The Alexander Turnbull Library archives. Historian Phillipa Mein described George Nepia as New Zealand's "first rugby football superstar."]

Some entertainment bloggers who will most probably cover rugby football stars in their news around October 2011 are: E!Hollywood NewsHollywood ReporterAccess HollywoodHollywood.ComET OnlineRead the rest of this entry »



In the UK’s favorite game of ‘whose invited to the April wedding,’ David and Victoria Beckham have been invited. The California based couple take two of the 1900 available spots.

That show is shaping up to be quite a good piece of television. Victoria last made headlines by saying that with her current pregnancy, she’s fine having another boy, but would like to welcome her first daughter, saying, “[If I] don’t have a girl this time, then maybe I’ll be lucky enough and have a girl the next time.” When asked if she will go for a sixth child, she answered, “Well, I’m not Angelina. I don’t know. I mean, come on.”

Here in the US, where Steven Colbert will not be getting an invite to the wedding, he’s taken to parodying Sir Richard Branson on the cover of Project Magazine (Branson’s own rag). Too funny. Impersonating a billionaire? Worser things have been done before. Perhaps Colbert intends to make bank this year. Good for him!

Ten posts we’re looking at today and sharing via social media from Hollywood are–

1. The family we are – Sarah de Janiero makes reality shows

2. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Batman movie casting news

3. Nesian Mystik have that coco-licious boy band sound

4. Karl Urban is a Kiwi actor

5. Uganda on our mind

6. Justin Bieber hits the basketball court -2.20.11

7. Kim Kardashian as Princess Jasmine

8. The view from Rabat, Morocco – 2.20.11

9. Lil Kim‘s rather torrid album cover

10. Jon Hamm and Megan Fox news

[Vintage Beckham photo shoot via HD]

Some media news outlets and bloggers who also cover the Beckhams with celebrity and sports news are -



Ko au, ko koe. Koe koe, ko au. I am you. You are me.–Cliff Curtis, Maori Hollywood 3D action film, actor.

Ten pop cultural posts you’re sharing worldwide via social media in this Hollywood momento. Love the shared love. Peace!

1. Political leaders making billions while in government office – Revolution news. Whose next?

2. Michelle Rodriguez shines in Hollywood

3. Saris worn as colorful tattoos amongst Indian women

4. Maori as super heroes of Taiaha Art are selected to entertain USA’s children

5. Malili Muliaina is a rugby football star

6. Doug Pitt‘s philanthropic profile – Like Water for Africa

7. Marlon Brando, on the set of Missouri Breaks, 1976

8. Bar Refaeli covers Esquire Magazine

9. Getting Stronger - Why we should sing

10. Elizabeth Taylor‘s Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

[Movie still of Cliffie via Hot Flick.Net]

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.20.11~



Justin Bieber jumped on court to play President Barack Obama‘s most favorite sport, basketball. Dude almost got Selena Williams-slammed by Common, yet he overcame the avalanche of hip hop’s bigger lads, to take the MVP trophy of the game.

The Americanization of Justin Bieber’s Canadian star continues. He’s a study. Here’s ten links we’re sharing as pop culture in this Hollywood minute on Day 50. Nice.

1. Baby News – Facebook is too strong in Egypt? Humor today.

2. Flash Mob Opera is an artform that’s fun

3. Randy Spelling is a Beverly Hills life coach

4. Brian Austin Green and Marcia Gross spice up prime time TV

5. Michelle Obama shares her views on kids and Facebook

6. Madeleine Albright looks after baby

7. Art – Taniko quilting and Lyn Hejinian‘s poetic American prose

8. Josh Groban music and reading Ezra in Hollywood

9. Hu Haifeng and Hu Haiging of China

10. Doc flix watch – Nelson Mandela via snag films is a good watch

[Pic via Splash News Online]

In the mode of sharing, bloggers covering Justin Bieber News too here in the USA are: -



When peace came, I saw our youth, inside a multicultural womb… there happened you – A fragrance dancing ‘gainst a new… [You were] frightened innocence of beauty…And we were blessed by starting fresh. In rhythms of pervading warmth; Serenity.–selected poetic streams of consciousness via Mark R Slaughter.

Here’s ten blog posts via Hollywood we’re sharing as light hearted distraction here in Hollywood.

1. Justin Bieber (who else?) talks Health Care via Rolling Stone Magazine

2. Whanaungatanga or ‘Ohana gets a mention via Jennifer Aniston

3. Hone Tuwhare’s poetry is so ‘world hot’ it hurts to read

4. Friends with Kids movies news – Jon Hamm & Megan Fox have the best minders

5. Flags by Brooke Fraser is a very pretty song

6. Madison Wisconsin goes out in sympathy for Bahrain. No. But it looks that way

7. By ‘democratic’ American voting – Twitter’s Best Sports Peeps 2010

8. Button Hat fashion references by Kelly Rowlands

9. Maori as Super Heroes of Taiaha Art – indicate a film franchise should happen

10. Bullets of Bahrain – a Not Funny post happening right now!

Heartbeat Karakia for the World – 2.19.11

for Bahrain, Libya, Egypt – may Love be our language.

World may your heart be free: protected in the bonds of brotherhood’s liberty. We have our fears too, yet our eyes see between the showers of movie-set like bullets of reality beneath humanity’s tree. The beating of your blood acts as the shared witness of our life’s sap in rhythm. You are courageous light moving in flight. Redeeming a future anew. Mauri ‘Ola.

~Photo – New York Times. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.19.11~



Te Ao Hou is a great collection of Maori Chiefs sayings, all in a book collection. Wise, wise words are housed in it. Te Ao Hou means The New World. When you look at the newspaper today – eg-Egypt and Bahrain uprisings, digital revolution, all things are possible promises to those entering new levels of democracy, some for the first time–I’m glad we have a 10 Hot Posts Right Now section on Horiwood.Com, because we can see what other people are finding hot, in this collective global minute from Hollywood. Always excting. On that note…. here we go! Enjoy.

1. Hawaii and Megan Fox

2. Brian Austin Green

3. Iran Irina Shayk is Sports Illustrated

4. Seth Rogen strikes Miley Cyrus star for new flint

5. Eva Longoria‘s tortilla soup is a Hollywood dining classic

6. Megan Gangitano is boxing hot

7. Whose in a coma news via Michael K

8. ‘Ohana – Jennifer Aniston does architectural poetry this weekend

9. Maori performing arts is on at Te Matatini o Te Ra

10. Jared Leto‘s mohawk rock n’ roll style

New World root beer with Cashews of California. Meanwhile the front page of the L.A Times touts: “They’re doing it without US: Rendering a decade of U.S policy irrelevant, the people of the Middle East are transforming the region themselves. The ongoing upheaval in the Arab world (and in Iran) has rendered a definitive judgment on U.S. policy over the last decade. Relying on their own resources and employing means of their own devising, the people of the Middle East intent on transforming that region have effectively consigned the entire “war on terror” to the category of strategic irrelevance.

When first conceived in the wake of 9/11, two convictions underpinned that war. According to the first, precluding further attacks on the United States meant that the Islamic world needed to change. According to the second, because Muslims were manifestly unable to change on their own, the United States needed to engineer the process, with American military might serving as catalyst. Freedom (or at least submission) would issue from the barrel of a GI’s assault rifle.

In Afghanistan, then Iraq and now, of course, AfPak, U.S. efforts to promote change have achieved — at best — mixed results.” Full story here. Thank goodness for wheat beer and cashews then, to keep us company here in Cali, while reading news like this.

In addition, the Native American Indian people, guardians of rare earth minerals in the USA, could be an answer for the US to have more independence from China, when it comes to rare earth minerals supply.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.19.11~