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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~


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Every now and again I like to pretend that I am a) a robot and b) totally teachable. The sweet thing about living in heady Hollywood and blogging within its bowels? each day, is that I also belong to a community of global bloggers. Whenever I log in to blog to you, the site that hosts my blog, recommends the most lame, tame, often boring (sometimes informative) guest bloggers commentary. You can’t see it.

Of the useful one’s, I try and do a link to it, for you to read, in the hopes of one day being a teachable robot–my Hollywood dream.

Here’s the post that was at the top of the list: Gregg Hake talks Dress Codes. Take it away George: “

“Great men are seldom over-scrupulous in the arrangement of their attire.” – Charles Dickens

One thing should be clear: clothes do not make a man a gentleman or a woman a lady; and, by the same token, a real gentleman or a true lady is always a gentleman or a lady, no matter what he or she wears. The clothes you wear either magnify or cloak your personality and what you wear is in many ways less important than how you wear it.

I relaxed my company’s dress code today in hopes that there might be room for greater creative freedom, not just in apparel choices but in thought and deed. We’ve been heavily engaged in breaking down assumptions we’ve held that have prevented us in any way from making it easy for our clients to do business with us and this fashion statement was freshly pressed to that end.”

To read more of Gregg’s informed? thoughts on fashion at the work coal face, go here. And snippy jokes aside, thanks ‘Gregg’ for sharing with us all and being a blogger.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 9.17.10~

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Posted by horiwood on September 18, 2010 in Audrey Hepburn, Humor


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After announcing to the world she was quitting acting for a year, to see vista views of the world with her family and get over her mild depression from the film industry and charity work commitments, Emma Watson complete with a good cleansing ale, a teacup pig and actor Hugh  Laurie, stepped out in black and white to get her much deserved star on Hollywood’s walk of fame. Gotta love this sensible British wench. I kid. Revising her role of nasty Nanny McPhee, Thompson killed it. Most fun star moment in a while on the Walk of Fame in the hood. Too funny. 

In celebrity entertainment news in Hollywood, here’s how you the people voted our top ten news items of choice. May democracy on blogs live on. 

1. Liza Morales pictures rate big 

2. About Horiwood: Ms.Debbie Hall was a visionary saint. Go Denver Moore & Roger Hall!

3. Britney Spears & Sons cover Elle Magazine 

4. Justin Gatson and friends get naked for PETA

5. Suzanne Hinn is a very bad girl, we still love! 

6. Cerebral filmmaking: Inception Sequel 

7. Kimora Lee Simmons joins Tyra Banks

8. Alessandra Ambrosio for Victoria’s Secret

9. Selena Gomez gets the chop 

10. Band Action: Billy Ray Cyrus & Brother Clyde bring fusion music

Alright, back to Emma. Speaking to the Daily Mail about rewriting a version of My Fair Lady Thompson puts the diva diss into Audrey Hepburn‘s perfection (how dare she!). Anyways, always a riot, Thompson had this to say: “I’m not hugely fond of the film. I find Audrey Hepburn fantastically twee.” Emma went on to explain the art of twee (that means everything is all ‘tickety boo’ or ‘pai rawe’ when in New Zealand), Thompson adds: “Twee is whimsy without wit. It is mimsy-mumsy sweetness without any kind of bite. And that’s not for me. She can’t sing and she can’t really act, I’m afraid. I’m sure she was a delightful woman – and perhaps if I had known her I would have enjoyed her acting more, but I don’t and I didn’t, so that’s all there is to it really.” 

Going on to Daily Variety Magazine Thompson disses the Hepburn further by saying: “I find it chocolate-boxy, clunky and deeply theatrical. I don’t think that it’s a film. It’s the theater piece put onto film. It was Cecil Beaton’s designs and Rex Harrison that gave it its extraordinary quality. I don’t do Audrey Hepburn. I think that she’s a guy thing. I’m sure she was this charming lady, but I didn’t think she was a very good actress. It’s high time that the extraordinary role of Eliza was reinterpreted because it’s a very fantastic part for a woman.”

Michael K reports Emma inadvertedly commenting on Fishburne situations in Hollywoood saying: “To Emma, Pygmalion, the play that My Fair Lady is based on, is truer to the character of Eliza Doolittle. Emma thinks that the musical made light of Eliza’s father selling her ass to the highest bidder, “It’s a very terrible thing he does, selling his daughter into sexual slavery for a fiver. I suppose my cheekiness is in saying: ‘This is a very serious story about the usage of women at a particular time in our history. And it’s still going on today’. Yes, OK, it’s a wonderful musical, but let’s also look at what it’s really saying about the world. Fans of the original won’t want another one to be made – and honestly, one has to just cope with that. The original is incredibly long. The audience can expect less songs.”

You always have to love anyone, who remembers that costume designers are often the angels of many stars image and success as actors in epic films. To be the perfect human coat hanger for a great fashion designer and director’s vision on celluloid is also a wise way forward to win your Oscar. So, go Emma for this reminder!

Alright, just as well Emma had the teacup piglet with her to blame as she salutes the British hops industry, because striking her own star against Audrey’s beauty, to sell your own film later, is the art of American celebrity but also a big gamble too, so let’s blame a show biz piglet moment for Emma’s ballsy comments, because it’s not like Audrey is still alive to slap this beyotch back with a beer drenched fiver to the forehead at an English pub in a drinking game of ‘bitch, puh-leaze!’ is it your turn yet, already? is it? Lol!

Audrey would have laughed at Emma’s humor I’m sure. Here’s the art of Hepburn as a reminder, that she was the female original Elvis/ Michael Jackson of Hollywood art expressionism. Cinematic perfection. Let’s give it up, to a great. Because as much as we are able, as fiery as they can be with their words, it is the greats who create art and shape us all with their spirit and magic. 

[Images courtesy of The Daily Mail. Bauer GriffinSplash]

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 8.6.2010~


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Two American beauties, Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly beackstage at Oscars 1956.

You can see the rest of the LIFE slide show here.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.7.2010~


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Audrey Hepburn and Muhammad Ali are two subjects of the American gaze, as painted in David Willardson‘s IconixArt collection on display at the Rebecca Molayem gallery on Robertson Blvd in West Hollywood.

Strong images restore American identity, this Valentines. I like!

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.14.2010~

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Posted by horiwood on February 14, 2010 in America, Art, artist, Audrey Hepburn, West Hollywood


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