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True fact: The Maori word for spirit is wairua. It means “two waters.” Water distribution is a spiritually humane act, because it takes anyone with spirit to ensure that people who need it, can have life each hour of the day. Our spirits need to act with goodness so water can happen for 1 billion people. Most of these people are in India and Africa. I wonder if China can help as water has so much significance as a metaphor for spirit in China. When I China is already helping share water.

Exciting News: For only $10 invested at Charity Water, one person in the world can have fresh clean drinking water, for a lifetime – when currently 1 billion people don’t have access to it yet. Isn’t that cool information?

It’s the end of the year in Hollywood. Normally I do the list of The 50 People Who Were Voted Most Hottest in Hollywood, as a really good compare and contrast democratic exercise in who is actually hot –vs, other media outlets lists. It can be quite surprisingly the results. On this website, votes are voted daily. The results always provide a study. For example Lady Gaga was no.1 last year, before she’d even appeared on Oprah’s Show.

This year though I thought instead of glorifying Hollywood’s Top 50 list, a priority first, was to link the list of stars, celebrities, hot Hollywood topics in this blogs category list with the topic of H2O. Sometimes we forget that the difference between a ‘star’ and an unknown third world person – is simply basics of humanity or human rights too, like clean drinking water being one–and equal access to it. So, before that list happens, let’s work the existing list already created of people and stars on this blog, who all can do something to help other peeps have life that flows daily with decent water.

Let’s do it as a Christmas gift to the world. Each star who gets any press going up online, have these news items emailed to them daily in the form of google alerts emails. So, in doing this exercise, this is my challenge as a Maori-Kiwi blogger to each one of US as I like US together as a global community connected to all people in the world, to give the gift of water this Christmas to someone else in celebration of life. Celebrity is about water. A celebrity is “anyone who deserves to be celebrated.” In giving water to someone else–we celebrate life, and we act like true celebrities of the world.

Merry Christmas and if you feel inclined, make a difference. is our water distribution agency today. It’s a trust that is action certified that Nicole Richie all year round. Richie also does work too for water distribution via UNICEF as well. I think that’s pretty gnarly good. Let’s do it and make a difference. Cheers and thanks for reading this blog all year round. May festive greetings flow to others too through US. Much love.

Until every person has clean drinking water –no one in the world has true power. Who are we fooling? There will never be peace in the world, if people are fighting over clean water each day. As a power balance exercise that makes us civilized nations look less fake in the eyes of the world, let’s have some fun and make it happen. :)

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.25.10~


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Rocker Bret Michaels says that Every Rose Has Its Thorn is a classic song worldwide and may be Miley Cyrus second song, from her Can’t Be Tamed album to drop on radio.

Meanwhile on the rugby field, Brad Thorn of the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team, is getting ready for Rugby World Cub 2011. If you can, get there. Gladiatorial sport, in the best crowd environments in a beautiful country to visit and vacation in too. Here’s Brad Thorn with the team’s winning moment holding The Bledisloe Cup.

And I like Miley’s version of this famous song. Sung with enough grit to be credible for a rock ballad. I could see this song being a rugby favorite at an after match football shing ding. Go kid!

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.4.10~


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Gloria Stuart ‘s epic passing is just that. Epic news today. Bret Michaels needs to tell his photoshopper to put his shirt back on his one ab already. And Yasmin Bidois is 15, a Maori model of a rising Kiwi generation, with her sights set on Europe and Hollywood. A runway fit, female action star in the making perhaps.

Hollywood, celebrity and entertainment news today. Here’s our top ten. Always interesting. :)

New star alert–> Yasmin Bidois sets her sights on fashion

1. Denim by Natasha Alam

2. She left at us at 100 - Actress Gloria Stuart sails off

3. Joan Collins steps out for LACMA

4. Is Mark Zuckerberg in on The Social Network press?

5. Only the Young Live – Brandon Flowers live, UK

6. Does she have a steak in fashion? Lady Gaga

7. Beyonce ‘s latest merch endeavors are sly

8. Folk girls can sway The House of Blues too – Meet Gaia

9. Humor: Graeme Hensen is doing way to much for Rugby

10. Zahara Jolie-Pitt hits up The Grove

The 1930s star, Gloria Stuart was “a petite and elegant presence” said the LA Times in their obituary today. Aw, bless. She certainly had her share of costume changes in Hwood, as these pics prove via WoW.

Bonus Post: Ludwig van Beethoven‘s Gloria

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 9.27.10~


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What doesn’t kill you–just makes… the book longer. Ride out anyway.

Nothing to lose

“If I fall for you, will you fall for me?”–Miley Cyrus with Bret Michaels

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 6.28.2010~


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Bret Michael’s has had an amazing, roller coaster 2 months. You can’t help but admire this man. He’s like the almost dead, with health care issues, who keeps rising again… to appear on TV screens of America.

According to People Magazine: The resilient Michaels is currently on a [private] plane –heading to New York to appear on Celebrity Apprentice’s finale episode for the one and only Donald Trump.

It has to be said, that the main American stories and headlines of the past few weeks –went something like this:

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Posted by on May 23, 2010 in Bret Michaels




Bret Michaels was released from hospital yesterday, with Doctors saying the rocker and reality TV show star, was one of the 10-20% of people who can make a full recovery from suffering a brain hemorrhage.

People Magazine are celebrating this miracle today, with a Bret Michaels magazine cover that has Bret saying the words, “I’m Lucky To Be Alive.”

A nice sentiment of a man who had us all on the edge of our seats, waiting for updates and news regarding his full recovery. Here’s Bret singing his song, Raine.

[People Magazine image courtesy of Melissa Noble of Cover Awards website]


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20 CELEBRITY BITES 4.30.2010

Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubrey‘s split news is the big story today. Here’s twenty celebrity news bites–for your entertainment. Enjoy!

1. Bret Michaels hyponatremia treatments are getting a Press Conference–Extra TV

2. Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubrey decide to split. Sad–Radar

3. Chelsea Handler reveals that she did a sex tape for a joke. Literally–US Magazine

4. Betty White says no nudity or dope jokes on her SNL gig. Lol!–ET Online

5. Cancer survivor Lance Armstrong will be a father for the 5th time–

6. March against Racial Discrimination in LA–Latinos for Ever! –Just Do It

7. Hot! Kid Rock will host CMT Awards, June 9th 8pm–People Magazine

8. Box Office: Iron Man 2 is doing great offshore. Excellent!–Hollywood Reporter

9. Julia Roberts needs some love from US tabloids–Pop Eater

10. Clash of The Titans 3D has 390 million reasons for its sequel. 3D is hot–Coming Soon

11. Robert Downey Jr. says Iron Man 3 is on the cards–MTV

12. Morman girl Stephenie Meyer signs gay director Bill Condon for TwilightHit Fix

13. Michael Patrick King will make Warner Bros TV his home–Pop Watch

14.  Steve Carell is done doing TV–Office Telly

15. Scarlett Johansson wants to be like her hubby, with a spin off–Jam Canoe 

16. Music $. Punk lover David Letterman launches own record label–Music Mix

17. Jenna Jameson and Tito Ortiz withdraw their domestic violence claims–TMZ

18. Rosie O’Donnell is the next celebrity to try and cash Lindsay Lohan in–IMDB

19. Time Magazine list Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag as nobodies–Time

20. Sandra Bullock says it was important to adopt from the US. She needs to travel!–HuffPo

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 4.30.2010~


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Nothing To Lose was the last song Bret Michaels of Poison wrote, that he wanted to perform with teen superstar and American sweetheart, Miley Cyrus. Here it is.

In the latest updates about Bret Michael’s condition is considered as being stable. Says People Magazine: “Michaels remains under 24-hour observation in the ICU and is in positive spirits. He is responding well to tests and treatments. Even though today was a minor setback, doctors remain hopeful for a full recovery.

‘Many people are speculating Michaels’s head injury suffered from a prop striking the singer at the Tony Awards last June is the cause. But for many patients with this condition, no cause is often found.

Coupled with the fact that Michaels is a lifelong Type 1 diabetic and has recently undergone emergency appendectomy surgery while on tour in San Antonio, he will remain monitored closely by his medical team to make sure no complications occur from the diabetes.

Doctors are hopeful that Bret will gradually improve as the blood surrounding the brain dissolves and is reabsorbed into his system, which can be a very painful recovery and take several weeks to months.”

Enjoy his new music as we continue to wish this man a good recovery from his brain hemorrhage. A brain hemorrhage could happen to anyone, a reminder that life is precious and to live each minute like it’s a gift, which it is. ;)

[Bret Michaels image courtesy of Fox Radio Website]

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 4.27.2010~

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Posted by on April 28, 2010 in Bret Michaels, Miley Cyrus


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Every rock star lives for thunderclaps of their fans. However, “thunderclap headaches”are a different story. People Magazine are reporting that rocker Bret Michaels suffered “thunderclap headaches” that doctors say are due to intensity and suddenness of the pain. Such headaches are a tell-tale symptom of the kind of brain hemorrhage that Michaels suffered.

The source People claim says that Bret Michaels headaches were so bad, it felt like someone was smashing him over the head with a baseball bat as the bleeding occurred.

It is not often always possible for doctors to locate the initial cause of bleeding with a brain hemorrhage. Isn’t the body such an intricate instrument–that remains one of the mysteries of the world? Let’s hope Michaels doctors have some good insights into his condition as he remains under observation in his rest and recovery process.

[Image courtesy of Phoenix New Times]

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 4.26.2010~

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Posted by on April 26, 2010 in Bret Michaels




This from Bret Michaels‘ website as the singer/ reality-TV star remains in intensive care after suffering a brain hemorrhage.

“Everyone at Michaels Entertainment would like to thank all fans and friends for their continued thoughts and prayers through this difficult time,” the post reads. “At this point Bret remains in ICU in critical condition. He is under 24-hour doctors’ care and supervision. We are hopeful that further tests will locate the source of the bleeding, which has still not been located. As we all know Bret is a fighter and we are hopeful that once all is complete the slurred speech, blurred vision and dizziness, etc. will be eliminated and all functions will return to normal.”

Sending love to Bret Michaels, his family, friends and team.

[Image of Bret Michaels with his latest duet collaborator, Miley Cyrus courtesy of Beat Crave]

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 4.25.2010. Source: MTV~


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Poor Bret Michaels. After suffering a brain hemorrhage yesterday, his dad has spoken to Radar Online . Says Bret’s dad Wally Sychek who spoke to Bret on the phone while he is still in ICU: “I talked to him this morning,. He sounded upbeat and positive but they had him sedated,” Sychak told “But he’s doing good. He sounded like my son.”

Sychak told that Bret’s two daughters, ex-girlfriend, Kristi Lynn Gibson, and his tour manager are currently at the hospital with him. Doctors all agree that Brets type 1 diabetes is the cause of the hemorrhage.

According to WebMD the symptons of brain hemorrhaging ‘can vary. They depend on the location of the bleeding, the severity of the bleeding, and the amount of tissue affected. Symptoms may develop suddenly or over time. They may progressively worsen or suddenly appear.

If you exhibit any of the following symptoms, you may have a brain hemorrhage. This is a life-threatening condition, and you should call 911 or go to an emergency room immediately. The symptoms include:

  • a sudden severe headache
  • seizures with no previous history of seizures
  • weakness in an arm or leg
  • nausea or vomiting
  • decreased alertness; lethargy
  • changes in vision
  • tingling or numbness
  • difficulty speaking or understanding speech
  • difficulty swallowing
  • difficulty writing or reading
  • loss of fine motor skills, such as hand tremors
  • loss of coordination
  • loss of balance
  • an abnormal sense of taste
  • loss of consciousness

Keep in mind that many of these symptoms are often caused by conditions other than brain hemorrhages.’

Bret Michaels condition is listed as critical by his doctors–but he’s in good hands. Wishing the Every Rose Has Its Thorn singer of great American rock anthems all the best in his rest and recovery today.

[Image courtesy fo Avagacser  Blog]. Image of Leather Rose signage, courtesy of Brewery Art Walk exhibiting artists of Los Angeles, Spring 2010 as snapped by Horiwood last weekend]

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Posted by on April 25, 2010 in Bret Michaels


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This sounds both totally awful and also painfull too. According to People Magazine Bret Michaels of rock band Poison is currently in critical condition.  The tabloid rag reports that, “After several CAT scans, MRIs and an angiogram, doctors decided to keep Michaels in the ICU and are running several tests to determine the cause. It will be touch and go for the next few days while he is under intense observation.”

Poor guy. Wishing him a quick recovery. He is one of Miley Cyrus new music collaborators amongst starring in his own reality TV show Rock of Love.

According to WebMD: “A brain hemorrhage is a type of stroke. It’s caused by an artery in the brain bursting and causing localized bleeding in the surrounding tissues. This bleeding kills brain cells.

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Posted by on April 23, 2010 in Bret Michaels




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