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A Trump family member is an underdog today. Jared Kushner, son-in-law of Donald Trump is battling to get an ROI on his 666 Fifth Avenue property.

The trying and unpredictable times in which we live…

Go here to read this story about Jared facing off against lenders. Jared is the owner of The New York Observer. His father served less than two years in prison for illegal campaign contributions. What an interesting story Jared has as a media man of the USA doing real estate too.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.30.11~



In Australia we have a Prime Minister who was born in Wales. Australians are cool with that. Here in the US, you can’t be a President of the USA unless you were actually born in America. The pecking order is tied to blood being born on landscape.

Donald Trump, a reality TV star and investment developer, wants to do two things. 1) Curb Sarah Palin and 2) jokingly get President Barack Obama ‘up to speed’ by being his pretend villain of show biz, who could run for President of the USA like John McCain and Barack Obama did about two years back.

Here’s that story in bullet point form. Donald produced a copy of what he believed was his birth certificate that he posted on the ABC News website indicating the potential presidential candidate was born at the Jamaica Hospital in New York on June 14, 1946. His mother was born in Scotland. Not Donald. He was born in New York City, USA. The document, issued by the New York City Department of Health was a ‘certificate of live birth’ (what a hospital gives a family when a baby is born), yet this is not an official birth certificate.

That’s an entirely different document.

Michael Falcone reports: ”A ‘birth certificate’ and a ‘certificate of live birth’ are in no way the same thing, even though in some cases they use some of the same words,” wrote Trump staffer Thuy Colayco in a message to ABC News. “One officially confirms and records a newborn child’s identity and details of his or her birth, while the other only confirms that someone reported the birth of a child. Also, a ‘certificate of live birth’ is very easy to get because the standards are much lower, while a ‘birth certificate’ is only gotten through a long and detailed process wherein identity must be proved beyond any doubt. If you had only a certificate of live birth, you would not be able to get a proper passport from the Post Office or a driver’s license from the Department of Motor Vehicles. Therefore, there is very significant difference between a ‘certificate of live birth’ and a ‘birth certificate’ and one should never be confused with the other.”

Politico’s Ben Smith also wrote on Monday: As I wrote earlier, an official copy of Obama’s birth certificate — the same thing Trump would have to prove his own birth — has been available and online for more than three years.

So, all this grandstanding, for nada much political then.

What’s in having a political face for Donald Trump and doing ‘political press’? Publicity. Capitol gain. For himself, no one else, in Trump’s version of a Presidential campaign. Perhaps why this story is mildly amusing. Trump is parodying the political system at this minute.

In terms of the celebrity game, Trump is doing shades of Obama, Bob Marley (Jamaica – maybe even Rihanna) and definitely Lady Gaga too. Ridiculous!

In Australia, politics is a little bit different.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.29.11~



There’s nothing like an Orson Welles movie poster while at dinner eating an aztec steak (glamorized hamburger patty) here in West Hollywood.

This is a Citizen Kane original movie poster photographed at the Silver Spoon in response to hot chocolate being dolled out to a guitar playing Conchord.

Believe it or not. :)

This is my Kiwi cinema Heavenly Creatures movie nod tribute for the day.

In this clip, it’s the stuff about loss that many can relate to. If you’re not a fan of The Donald, go here to my favorite clip, How To Run A Newspaper.

Martin Scorsese offers his thoughts on how much Citizen Kane shaped his self-conscious filmmaking aesthetic and Scorsese’s generation of filmmakers.

Here’s Spielberg on Scorsese, Welles and Alred Hitchcock‘s filmmaking styles. To “quickly adapt film content themes” but yet not be too “imposing” was their mastery as storytellers.

Welles is perhaps just as well known for his War of The Worlds radio show in that Forgotten Silver ‘manipulate-the-media’ Hollywood humored tradition, that reminds us that all media texts are constructed narratives of place, purpose, intention, situations, outflows for an imagined community, perceiving and receiving a message they are led to see as an angle or shard of reality.

The more serious the tone, the more credible it is as real news was Welles and Sir Peter Jackson‘s reality jolt in these two examples of hollywood history sited. Auteurs who give us that gift, with a sense of humor, do a favor for the world. Always think for yourself based on the combination of ‘words/ pictures/ sound’ that have been presented in whatever form, is their message.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.16.11~



Donald Trump says some nice words on behalf of singer Jennifer Hudson today, with a slight diva diss thrown super pop star Rihanna‘s way. Donald is a little snarky like that. But hey, many Americans still love him.

Antcomic reports: “Rihanna canceled her performance hours before she was to appear at Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s private club in Palm Beach. Rihanna reportedly was to be paid $500,000 to sing at a fund-raiser for the Boston-based Dana-Farber Cancer Institute but was replaced by Jennifer Hudson at the last minute.

“I thought that (Rihanna bailing) was insulting to everyone,” the maybe presidential candidate said. “But for Rihanna to go to the (NBA) All-Star game and perform after she told us she was sick, that is just a lack of respect.

“But, nothing was missed. Jennifer’s a beautiful girl. She came on her day off even though she performs almost every night. She is an unbelievable talent, and her voice is better.”

Hudson, the Oscar winning actress of Dreamgirls, and Trump must have hit it off. She dined with the billionaire, and about 400 members, Sunday night at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach and even sang a set with the house band.”

[Antcomic's original source, seems to have dropped the news story since, but as The Donald obviously needs the press and Hudson has such a good message in the above song, let's go with it! Thanks Rihanna! x].

Jennifer Hudson lyrics as penned by songwriting great, Dianne Warren, follow for inspiration for many nations of the world who can draw from this lady’s knowledge of a resilient spirit right now:

i was in the darkness
i was out in the cold
seemed nothing could heal this
this hole in my soul
you reached out your arms to me
held out your heart to me
pulled me back from the edge
thought i reached the end.

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In an age where Sarah Palin is potential competition to be a next Vice President of the USA, (a joke I know, in light of Hilary Clinton being so groovy, yet Sarah is) it’s not a far stretch of the imagination for someone like Donald Trump (reality TV star like Palin but with a biz brain for his own biz ventures) to want to stand for President of the USA too.

Although, my loyalties are with Obama on many issues as the dude just got into office, I think what Donald posits as America’s diplomats needing to be more financially sharper and versed in negotiating –as being a good critique of ‘how politics sit’ concerning the US economy. Or more notably, America’s future place in the world.

Donald says that China’s products are often crap. America can make better products. He also says China is having too much say at setting the economic agenda, without America challenging China back. Donald says that 12 guys sit around a table and set the price of things like ‘steel’ each day. I get the feeling that Donald can’t stand not being one of the 12 for a nano-second longer. He does not like to be second. It’s not in his nature and he’s not having a gold bar of it. Yeah, right!

He raises some good hard hitting points though. It’s certainly TV I want to watch. In fact, my only gripe with Donald is that he comes across as a little bit Xenophobic or like a sore loser.

Is there a way Donald can change his tone a tad, so he doesn’t sound so ‘racist.’ I mean saying ‘China is the enemy’ is a little harsh. ‘Normal’ or ‘every day’ people of America (namely, the wannabe-rich-too fans of The Donald) may get confused and think that literally (an enemy lens now on their mugs) towards Chinese people (outside of a biz/ political context).

That would be all kinds of wrong.

I love the points he’s raising though. It’s hard to fault Trump on many issues he’s raising on Piers Morgans new show.

What do you think?

Should Donald stand for President? Or should he just get screen time for giving a flip side view of the American economy, that’s oft not being heard in mainstream press and needs to get louder?

I am all for Prime Time TV that’s ‘smart money’ focused for the average citizen to become more aware of finance. It’s way more useful that looking at some star’s new weave pics, concerning the future direction of the USA. Go Piers Morgan!

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.10.11~



Be a reservoir via Hollywood of life for kids. To put it bluntly, 2 million kids die each year because clean drinking water is what 1/6th of the world still need.

Let’s flow. Thanks people.

[This photograph: Ethiopia]

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.26.10~

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Posted by on December 26, 2010 in Dakota Fanning, Dame Judi Dench, Dan Choi, Dance, Dancing With The Stars, Danica Patrick, Daniel, Daniel Craig, Daniel Day Lewis, Daniel Radcliffe, Danielle Deleasa, Danny Gokey, Darfur, Dave Dobbyn, David Arquette, David Banda, David Beckham, David Carradine, David Cook, David Foster, David Geffen, David Guetta, David Hasselhoff, David Letterman, David Spade, Dean McDermott, Death, Debbie Harwood, Debbie Rowe, deepika padukone, Demi Lovato, Demi Moore, Democracy, Denim, Denmark, Denni Parkinson, Dennis Hopper, Denzel Washington, Desirae Rogers, DESTINY'S CHILD, Diana Ross, Dina Lohan, Directors, Dita Von Tesse, Diversity, Divorce, DJ AM, Documentary, Dolly Parton, Dolphins, Domestic Violence, Dominic Monaghan, Don Draper, Don Johnson, Donald Trump, Donatella Versace, Doug Pitt, Doug Reinhardt, Doug Reinhart, Doutzen Kroes, Downtown LA, Drake, Drew Barrymore, drugs, Dubai, DUI, Dustin Lance Black, Dusty Springfield, Dwayne Johnson, Dwight Howard, Rachel Bilson, Rachel Hunter, Rachel Ray, Rachel Scott, Rachel Weisz, Rachelle Lefevre, racism, Rafael Nadal, Rahm Immanuel, Rain Hannah, Ralph Hotere, Reality TV Stars, Rebecca Romijin, Recovery, Red Carpet Film Premieres, Redmond O'Neal, Reese Witherspoon, Refugees, Reggie Bush, Regina Lasko, Reina Whaitiri, Rekindled Love, Remember When, Rena Owen, Renee Haines, Richard Branson, Richie Rich, Rick Astley, Ricky Martin, Rihanna, Ringo Starr, Rise Up, Rita Hayworth, Robbie Williams, Robert Buckley, Robert Downey Jr, Robert Ellis, Robert Gibbs, Robert Pattinson, Robert Schenkkan, Robert Sullivan, Robin, Robin Antin, Robin Soderling, Robin Thicke, rocco ritchie, Rock, Rock Stars, Roger Federer, Rolling Stone, Roman Polanski, Romance, Romania, Ronald Reagan, Roosevelt Hotel, Rove, Roy Orbison, Royalties, Rudolph Valentino, Rugby, Rugby World Cup, Rumer Willis, Rumors, Rush Limbaugh, Russell Brand, Russell Simmons, Russia, Rwanda, Ryan Gosling, Ryan Kwanten, Ryan O'Neal, Ryan Reynolds, Ryan Seacrest, Rye Rye, Water, Young Hollywood, Young Royals



Reality TV Land in America, is increasingly putting pressure on A-List film stars popularity and appeal. Reality TV is the fastest moving media television terrain, stars are made after one season (The Jersey Shore Italian-American kids phenomenon here in the US, for example, not to mention all of those “real housewives unite” shows too.

For Donald Trump‘s store front window, Celebrity Apprentice, which he turns up to judge ‘celebrity’ in America, and leveraging the value of his brands, across his investment portfolio by the exposure, it’s tough times to stay ahead of the reality TV game.

What does he do? He turns to the most proven celebrity brand that sells off shore in China and America. That being Michael Jackson, or, namely Michael’s older sister, LaToya Jackson to lead his starring line up of a new season of Celebrity Apprentice.

In particular, in a creative New York tribute to First Lady Michelle Obama, The Donald is going to play star producer, to a line up of African-American women and leading lights. LaToya’s Jackson glitter, he hopes to parlay onto Ms Warwick, to hot up her star power again. Let’s see how that happens in his format. If you can recall, on the Inauguration day of the Obamas, Dionne Warwick was throwing one of the Inauguration Day parties, which then got canceled, Dionne was never heard of again, so it’s kiss and make up time for Warwick perhaps with Camp Obama. That would be the good mannered thing to do, outside of America, in the manners department anyways.

Here’s all the people also selected to feature with LaToya and Donald. Looks like crazy, American fun. Already.  Names via Zap2It: Pic via Michael K. Image of The Donald via Stephen Prosterous blog, Image of Haka bro, Horiwood.Com’s own. Here’s those names.

“Real Housewives of Atlanta’s” NeNe Leakes,

John Rich

Gary Busey

Mark McGrath

LaToya Jackson

Dionne Warwick

Meat Loaf

Lil Jon  

Jose Canseco

Niki Taylor

Hope Dworaczyk

David Cassidy

Lisa Rinna

Star Jones

Marlee Matlin

“Survivor winner,” Richard Hatch  

As LaToya has been a celebrity, longer than Donald ever owned an investment portfolio of anything, it will be interesting to see, what the outcome of this show will be.

Seriously, let’s cut to the direction of this show already. Dionne Warwick appearing is exciting news. Who can forget her duet with Stevie Wonder here, That’s What Friends Are For. This version with Sir Elton John and the one and only Gladys Knight. And we all know just how much the Obamas love Stevie. Who doesn’t?

As a Maori and rugby obsessed California resident in Hollywood, such news makes me want to bust out with a haka bro Dionne Warwick tribute really. Like so, just for LaToya’s sweetness. Wild card of this series is supermodel Niki Taylor who bounced back from the dead in a car accident, requiring steel put into her back bone. She could win too. Still a good look for Dionne to be seen supporting and being a big ally and friend of white people surviving tragedy in life – is a great look too -with a Niki upset win.  

Actually, that storyline is cooler. But if Dionne or Niki win, I’m all cool with that. Of course, LaToya doesn’t need to win she’s a Jackson, African-American entertainment royalty, and there aint no one that can take that away from her. Here’s that song.

~Image of Ms. LaToya courtesy of Wenn.Com. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.17.10, with a Kia Ora to singer Moana Maniapoto~


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Celebrities. Hollywood entertainment news and a beautfiul and exciting, new Miss USA. Here’s how you voted today. Enjoy! ;)

1. Donald Trump poses with Rima Fahik –Miss USA 2010-Woot!

2. Tabloids ask Is Kristen Stewart pregnant? What next!

3. Craig David for Attitude Active

4. 10 Reasons why we love Miley Cyrus

5. Hoop Earrings by Madonna for Interview

6. England’s Carlton Cole for Soccer World Cup

7. Emma Watson‘s “naked” pic scandal

8. Robert James Dio passes away

9. America is obsessed with parodying Kobe Bryant

10. Brad Pitt may star in The Tiger

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 5.17.2010~


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Donald Trump poses with his new Miss USA 2010 winner, Rima Fahik of Michigan. Headlines here of US Media vary.

As a woman (or anyone) should never be defined by their alleged “terrorist tendancies” (due to race and ethnic make up) ever, here’s some light reading of entertainment media headlines today, concerning Rima winning America’s coveted beauty crown. She’s already generating the headines… and… What a beauty!

1. Rima Fakih Becomes First Arab-American Miss USA–Artuji

2. The new face of Islamic terrorism: Rima Fakih–True Slant

3. Miss Michigan Crowned Second Ever Arab-American Miss USA–People.Com

4. Rima Fakih wins Miss USA Crown–Sugar Slam

5. Rima Fakih, Miss USA 2010 winner: Lebanon-born Miss Michigan is first Arab-American to take crown–NY Daily News

6. Political Correctness [Birth Control] on the beauty pageant runway–OSV Daily Take

7. Michigan is crowned Miss USA 2010–Examiner

8. Rima Fakih is a Hot B*tch [period]–No one. But that should be the #1 headline out of all of these. :)

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Watch these two videos to see, Laura Bush in support of gay marriage and abortion. And Donald Trump saying his hair is real and not a hair piece.

In both cases of footage… who would have thought?!

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 5.12.2010~

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Posted by on May 13, 2010 in Donald Trump, Gay


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Ivanka Trump is the of Trump Entertainment after Donald Trump and his daughter brought the company saving it from its third bankruptcy for $225 million. Nice one! More Ivanka is the biz strategy. Smart. To celebrate Ivanka’s arrival in big business, here’s the incomparable singer/ songwriter Missy Higgins with her gem of a song, Sugar Cane.

Hot pick: Michelle Obama visits Haiti

1. Lady Gaga touches down in Japan

2. Bar Refaeli and Jersey Shore: behind the scenes pics

3. Art: Mona Lisa at the Shanghai Expo 2010

4. Hugh Hefner is so onto Jesse James and Tiger Woods

5. Richard Chandler is a billionaire philanthropist 

6. Trophy Girl Michelle McGee says sorry


8. John Tesh once crushed on Oprah Winfrey

9. Spartacus: Blood & Sand prequel is in the works

10. Russell Crowe gets his star, Hollywood Walk of Fame

Humor Pick: Yardley‘s Ricky Martin advertisement is Lol!

[Image of the Trumps courtesy of ]

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 4.13.2010~


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Can the latest American Rocky of the bad husband porn industry, Jesse James still save his marriage to an alleged Oscar winner? The odds are stacked against Jesse James. Donald Trump is the latest celeb to throw his do into the ring, by playing James’ devil’s advocate–to keep Jesse’s tabloid show going.

Says The Donald via US Weekly: “”I don’t think he’s a changed man or will be a changed man… I would imagine that Sandra has had it with everything that’s happened… When James was on Celebrity Apprentice last year, he did a great job. He’s actually a nice guy. He’s a tough guy, but he’s a nice guy. I really liked him a lot. He’s actually very shrewd and very sharp…. But in this case,  he blew it… I can’t imagine Sandra can really give him a second chance. Too much went down.”

The point of this whole interview from The Donald to US Weekly is that shrewd and sharp are redemptive qualities… apparently. A nice devil’s advocate role played by Donald, in the circus ring that is Jesse and Sandra’s marriage. Please note: In Hollywood, when an actress wants to STOP a circus, she fronts in person and talks to press. When they want to keep the show going, they DON’T. It’s that simple here.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 4.6.2010~

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Posted by on April 6, 2010 in Donald Trump, Sandra Bullock


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Ivanka Trump and Queen Ranier of Jordon are so classy. With American finesse, Trump, the mogul-in-the-making attended the baby christening of Grace, 8, and Chloe Murdoch, 6, daughter of media mogul Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng.

The christening took place on the Jordan River which is believed to be the historic river where John The Baptist originally baptised his first cousin, Jesus Christ almost 2000 years ago.

Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman are the children’s godparents and Keith Urban also attended the event.

After the christening Queen Rania invited her guests on a three day tour of her country and told Hello! magazine, “I am happy to be sharing this land that I love with my friends. We’re a small country but we’re rich with history and culture… Our guests were blown away by the diversity and depth of what Jordan has to offer but, most of all, they told me they were taken in by the warmth and kindness of our people.”

What a beaut story from Jordan, Australia and America this Easter weekend. Scripted by billionaires to ensure their children have spiritual roots as well as capitalist ones, as they grow up. How civilized and wise. Love it.

I also like this post, because my nephew’s name is Jordan –he is a river of dance, life, joy, music, talent. His stage name is Jay-V and his last performance is as a dancer, in the music video for the current #1 song in New Zealand. That can be watched here. As his Uncle Sam I am extremely proud of him. His dreams are also tempered with a strong sense of spirituality, and like the Murdoch children of this story, he has spiritual frames of reference, built into his upbringing too. It’s the best way to go!

[Image of Donald Trump and Ivanka Trump courtesy of Time Inc, Image of Queen Ranier of Jordan courtesy of Business Pundit ].

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 4.3.2010~


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What is it about openly out, homosexual Keith Lewis, (most famous for casting Oscar nominee Mo’Nique in his Charm School reality TV series, to pick winners) and his pageant of esteemed judges working for Donald Trump, where they keep selecting beauty queens to represent their pageant brands, who seem to have no love or compassion for anyone different to themselves?

Miss Beverly Hills, Miss USA, Lauren Ashley has made headlines today, saying that she believes gay men and women should be put to death. She goes on record to say:

“The Bible says that marriage is between a man and a woman,” Ashley told FOX News. “In Leviticus it says, ‘If man lies with mankind as he would lie with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death and their blood shall be upon them.’ The Bible is pretty black and white.” 

Um, racism is pretty black and white too, honey–but it still exists in many churches today. Dontchathink?

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Posted by on February 24, 2010 in Diversity, Donald Trump, Gay, Keith Lewis


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Says the blog Gossip Ratometer:

“It was a tense night at the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage, California, and when the dust settled, Nicole Johnson was crowned the 2010 Miss California USA.

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Posted by on November 24, 2009 in Donald Trump


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LOS ANGELES — The legal war between former Miss California USA Carrie Prejean and pageant organizers headed by Keith Lewis is over.

A joint statement released Tuesday says Prejean and the organizers of the pageant reached a confidential settlement on dueling lawsuits.

Prejean sued Miss California USA organizers in August for libel, slander and religious discrimination. She accused them of telling her to stop mentioning God even before her controversial remarks against gay marriage.

Prejean was fired in June after pageant officials accused her of missing events, an allegation that she denied. The pageant countersued Prejean last month.

The statement says Prejean and the pageant “wish each other the best in their future endeavors.”

The next Miss California USA will be crowned Nov. 22.

~quoted via The Huffington Post~  Isn’t it time for another black Miss California USA? Yes!!!

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Posted by on November 4, 2009 in Carrie Prejean, Donald Trump, Keith Lewis


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