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1 bilion people in the world don’t have access to clean drinking water. Yet we are made up of 63% H2O as people. I think true celebrity is about whose moving water flows in the world. It’s as simple as something like that.

Nicole Richie is one of the brightest stars that does all year round. She’s our girl. Click on pic to learn more about what we can do through initiatives like Global Water.

To make clean water flow in dry places where it needs to be the most, let’s do it. Thanks. Love you all.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.23.10~


Posted by horiwood on December 24, 2010 in 10 Hot Posts Right Now, 2NE1, 3D, Aaron Eckhart, Abraham Lincoln, Ace of Base, Acrobats, Action Stars, Actors, Adam Lambert, Adam Miller, Adam Samberg, Adam Senn, Adam Shankman, Adrian Brody, Adrien Brody, Adventure Tourism, Afghan Biscuits, Afghanistan, Africa, Aids Research, aishwarya rai, Akon, Alabama, Alan Ball, Alanis Morissette, Alaska, Albert Wendt, Alec Baldwin, Alecia Keys, Alessandra Ambrosio, Alessandro Ambrosio, Alex Meraz, Alex O'loughlin, Alex Pettyfer, Alex Reid, Alex Rodriguez, Alexander Skarsgard, Alexandra Burke, Ali Lohan, Alicia Keys, Aliens, Alison Iraheta, All Blacks, Alyssa Milano, Amber Portwood, Amber Rose, America, America Ferrera, AMERICAN IDOL, Amy Winehouse, Anderson Cooper, Andrae Crouch, Andrew Ellis, Andy Roddick, Andy Warhol, Angela Bassett, Angelina Jolie, Angie Stone, Animation, Anna Kendrick, Anna Kournikova, Anna Lynne McCord, Anna Paquin, Anna Wintour, Anne Hathaway, Annie Crummer, Annie Leibowitz, Annie Lennox, Antonio Banderas, Apologies, Apple, Aprilynne Pike, AR Rahman, Arabic, Aretha Franklin, Arianna Huffington, Arizona, Armenian Americans, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Art, artist, Ashlee Simpson, Ashley Green, Ashley Greene, Ashley Olsen, Ashley Tisdale, Ashton Kutcher, Aspergers, Ata Te Kanawa, Atlanta, Attitude Determines Altitude, Aubrey O'Day, Auckland City, Audrey Hepburn, Audrina Partridge, Authors, Avril Lavigne, Awanui Reader, Awards Shows, Awesome Aussies, Babies, Wale, Walt Disney, Walt Whitman, Walter Cronkite, Wanda Sykes, War, Warren Beatty, Warren Buffet, Washington D.C, Water, Wayne Kastning, We Are The World, Weddings, Weeds, Wellington, West Hollywood, Westerns, Whanau, Whangarei City, Whitney Houston, Will Ferrell, Will I Am, Will Smith, William Shakespeare, Willie Nelson, Willow Smith, Wind Hannah, Wings, Winona Ryder, Winter Olympics, Wisdom, Wisdoms Buffet, Witi Ihimaera, Women, Woody Allen, World History, World News, World Peace, Wynter Gordon, Yoko Ono, Young Hollywood, Young Royals, YouTube Stars, Zac Efron, Zachary Quinto, Zahara Jolie-Pitt, Zoe Kravitz


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Boys. Guns. Trade. ‘Money.’ Moonshine.–exciting or an expensive hang over to humanity, already?

This movie is going to be a hit. Original Gangster’s Offensive Guard rhetoric, from Franklin Virginia. Especially for the little people of America and pub swilling UK too. Relevant as the UK and America think military.

The Wettest County in The World is a screenplay written by Nick Cave based on the book penned by Matt Bondurant.

The film stars Tom Hardy of Inception and Shia LaBeouf of Transformers and Indiana Jones fame.

Wettest is based on the story of Bondurant’s own family in Franklin County Virginia during the prohibition years.

“Based on the true story of Matt’s grandad and two granduncles, The Wettest County in the World is a gripping tale of brotherhood, greed, and murder.

The Bondurant Boys were a notorious gang of roughnecks and moonshiners who ran liquor through Franklin County, Virginia, during Prohibition and in the years after. Forrest, the eldest brother, is fierce, mythically indestructible, and the consummate businessman; Howard, the middle brother, is an ox of a man besieged by the horrors he witnessed in the Great War; and Jack, the youngest, has a taste for luxury and a dream to get out of Franklin. Driven and haunted, these men forge a business, fall in love, and struggle to stay afloat as they watch their family die, their father’s business fail, and the world they know crumble beneath the Depression and drought.

“White mule, white lightning, firewater, popskull, wild cat, stump whiskey, or rotgut — whatever you called it, Franklin County was awash in moonshine in the 1920s. When Sherwood Anderson, the journalist and author of Winesburg, Ohio, was covering a story there, he christened it the “wettest county in the world.” In the twilight of his career, Anderson finds himself driving along dusty red roads trying to find the Bondurant brothers, piece together the clues linking them to “The Great Franklin County Moonshine Conspiracy,” and break open the silence that shrouds Franklin County.

“In vivid, muscular prose, Matt Bondurant brings these men — their dark deeds, their long silences, their deep desires — to life. His understanding of the passion, violence, and desperation at the center of this world is both heartbreaking and magnificent.”

If you read Matt’s comments here about his grandfather, he speaks of a man who had a gun rack and brass knucklebusters hanging on the wall beneath them. I always thought guns were useful for hunting food on the prairie. To use them on people, should be the last and final resort. However, Matt’s seductive prose has many sucked in to his violence masquerading as noteworthy American culture. The power of words, and a tough bitten sound in this day and age.”

Tough Bitten–good words.

[Music, Moonshine by Savage feat Akon/ Pics via Pop Suga]

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.8.10~


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To be cast in a Victoria Secret’s fashion show, is like being Oscar nominated in the modeling world. It really is a big deal. Model Edita Vilkeviciute walks the runway during the 2010 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory on Nov. 10, 2010, in New York.
Model Isabeli Fontana walks on stage during the 2010 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Armory in New York on Nov. 10, 2010. Her model friends follow at the most sought after American fashion show each year.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.11.10. Images via CBS, November 30th is broadcast date of this show on CBS~

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Posted by horiwood on November 12, 2010 in Akon, America, Boxing, Chanel Iman, Fashion, Fitness, Italy, Models


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A model wears clothes from Victoria’s Secret during a fashion show in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010.
Katy Perry‘s California Gurls music video, is a theme of Victoria’s Secret Party this year as a model celebrates the 2010 Showing of Victoria’s Secret.
Singer Katy Perry (yellow dress) appears on stage with models at the end of the 2010 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Armory in New York on Nov. 10, 2010. The show will be broadcast on CBS on Nov. 30.

Model Chanel Iman walks the runway while singer Akon performs during the 2010 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory on Nov. 10, 2010, in New York.
The Runway, during the 2010 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory on Nov. 10, 2010, in New York.

Model Anya appears on stage during the 2010 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Armory in New York on Nov. 10, 2010.
Source: CBS News
~Postedby Horiwood.Com, Hollywod California USA. 11.11.10~
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Posted by horiwood on November 12, 2010 in Akon, America, Chanel Iman, Fashion, Katy Perry


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Senegalese writer, producer, singer Akon is very thankful he was there at the right time for Lady Gaga. Akon straight up says that Stefani Germanotta has made him rich:

“She’s pretty much retired me,” the singer said of Gaga, who is signed to his KonLive imprint at Interscope Records. “She was definitely a blessing. She came at the right moment. I’m glad I believed in her, boy. That goes to show you, if you believe in something strong enough, it will pay off.”

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Posted by horiwood on February 17, 2010 in Akon, Lady Gaga, Music Industry News


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Totally feeling me some Oh Africa by Akon, Keri Hilson and Rock City today here in The City of Angels.

This sound is the anthem of the forward-thinking humanitarians amongst us all — in the world. You know it! May you feel it too. Many people in the world don’t have basic human rights, let alone equality, food, clean drinking water or access to education. We need to change this.

The hidden treasures of  the world’s future are housed within such people. Their perspective provides the missing balance for us privileged. We need Africans well and restored to wholeness! You know it. This is the benchmark of how humane and civilized we really say we are.

Also check out the music of Moana and The Tribe too. Moana is a Maori singer and an important artist in the world, who advocates through song and cultural performance for the plight of all Indigenous peoples of the earth… like Akon is doing here for beautiful Africa.

In President Barack Obama‘s home state of Hawaii, Moana Maniapoto is a respected star inside America’s borders for all that she inspires for the Hawaiian people. We love her. Oh… and isn’t Akon’s voice so distinctive and beautiful.

[Image of Africa, courtesy of Secretary Clinton Files] The video of ‘Behind The Scenes’ of Akon’s Oh Africa recording can be viewed at The Grammys website, More pics of the recording day can be found here]

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.30.2010. Maori Generated Media in Hollywood,  because Yes We Can!~

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Posted by horiwood on January 31, 2010 in Africa, Akon, Human Rights, Keri Hilson


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