Category Archives: Forgiveness


CNN Reports – ‘China was one of the first to send a rescue team, a 15-member crew many of whom are now scouring disaster areas in Sendai searching for survivors. China has also flown millions of dollars in relief to Japan. “China is also a country prone to earthquake disasters, and we fully empathize with how they feel now,” said Premier Wen Jiabao. “When China was hit with the massive Wenchuan earthquake, the Japanese government sent a rescue team and also offered rescue supplies.” China is ready to give more, as Japan needs it, he added.

‘In May 2008, an 8.0-magnitude quake devastated Wenchuan in Sichuan province China, leaving over 80,000 people dead or missing. In April last year, another major quake, followed by a mudslide, left more than 2,200 people dead in northwestern Qinghai province. China knows first hand how devastating earth quakes are to communities moving forward from them.

‘The Chinese suffered miserably under Japan’s wartime occupation from 1931 to 1945. Millions of lives were lost.’

The fact that China can put aside differences and old war wounds and cross cultures into Japan in a moment of crises, shows the deep bonds of good too, that exist between these two nations.

Some social media sites in China show a few people being nasty (saying the quake is Karma to Japan), but in the main most Chinese on line are being extremely empathetic.

To read more about this story, CNN’s Jaime FlorCruz provides good insight into Chinese and Japanese students within the USA working together to help Japan.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.17.11~



You don’t have to be perfect to help others.–Gerard Butler in Hollywood.

The end of cancer, begins with research–UCLA’s JCCC scientific manifesto.

According to Just Jared, cigarette smoker, Gerard Butler has been quite busy this week. Butler ‘ stepped out for a good cause on Wednesday for the Have a Heart for Children fundraising event, which benefited families of children who are fighting cancer.

Nice one!

Kids fighting cancer are some of these young people. Click on their pics to make a difference if you’d like to. With nuclear reactors being in crises in Japan today and in light of Chernobyl increasing cancer in people affected by such events, Gerards press is very timely this week. Go Scotland.

In addition UCLA is doing good cancer prevention exploration. Go here to see that if scientifically motivated. Peace!

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.13.11~



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!~



Once upon… a yellow bonnet poet Joshua Beckman writes groovy American poetry.

My pick today, In Colorado, In Oregon, upon. Thanks Josh.

In Colorado, In Oregon, upon
each beloved fork, a birthday is celebrated.
I miss each and every one of my friends.
I believe in getting something for nothing.
Push the chair, and what I can tell you
with almost complete certainty
is that the chair won't mind.
And beyond hope,
I expect it is like this everywhere.
Music soothing people.
Change rolling under tables.
The immaculate cutoff so that we may continue.
A particular pair of trees waking up against the window.
This partnership of mind, and always now
in want of forgiveness. That forgiveness be
the domain of the individual,
like music or personal investment.
Great forward-thinking people brought us
the newspaper, and look what we have done.
It is time for forgiveness. Dear ones,
unmistakable quality will soon be upon us.
Don't wait for anything else.

~Shared by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA as blog post no. 12607. Horiwood.Com is a 3,000,000 attained website, made in the USA. Peace!~



One signed legal document as Hollywood pop culture today. Te Tiriti o Waitangi and/or The Treaty of Waitangi is well worth an airing as a major human rights, Hollywood news story today. The copy of the government funded website says: “This is the document that was signed a Waitangi on the 6th of February 1840 and this wording became the only official text for the Treaty. The text was transcribed onto parchment by Reverend Richard Taylor on the evening of the 5th of February 1840, using Reverend Henry Williams’ translation completed the previous night. The bottom third of the parchment document was sewn on at “Waitemata” (Auckland) on the 29th of February 1840 and contains the signatures of chiefs in that region. A day later Lieutenant Governor Hobson suffered a massive paralytic stroke.”

Here’s ten Waitangi Day-esque posts today from California, USA. Peace!

1. Maori Super Heroes Art appears in Hollywood to inspire young people of the US

2. Wise people plant peaceful kauri trees, like nature taught us

3. Taylor Jane Davis of Nga Puhi and Ngati Whatua says Kia Ora via Hollywood.

4. Maori and Hebrew words for Egypt’s people

5. Should Ngati Porou and Ngati Whatua/ Ngapuhi take on New Orleans Jazz & Heritage festival?

6. What’s rugby football player DJ Forbes up to?

7. Waitangi Day ‘gossip’ appears in Hollywood entertainment celebrity news this year. Wowsa!

8. Captain Cook could sail and navigate, just like Maori settlers could. Wikipedia says he could.

9. Humor – Political leaders making billions while in government and office – If only, right?!

10. As well as hobbits, Maori culture is loved by most College Football teams, heading into Super Bowl. Chaa!

Most current Waitangi Day News post: John Key & Mereana Kereopa Hodge reveal a snap shot of Waitangi Day and what it means today.

New Zealand is a beautiful country. Kiwi people are as stunning as their landscapes. Together we’re getting there fairly, just like many other nations in the world are too. Let’s work! Smile lots and always consider one another and our neighbors of the world too. Mauri Ora!

[Tee Shirt via In True Maori Fashion - Hollywood Maori culture]

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.4.11~



Reports Mickey K today out of Africa, New York: “Cathy Cruz Marrero, who just started a job at the mall, tells The Reading Eagle (via DM) that she was texting a message to a church friend when suddenly she found herself with a face full of water and fountain pennies. Cathy shook off her embarrassment and shuffled off without knowing that the security footage would soon be seen by over a million laughing hos. Cathy is not amused.

“My issue is I don’t think security was professional because they didn’t send anyone to check on me until 20 minutes later and I had already left. Instead of laughing, they should have said, ‘Is she OK?’ and been down there right away to check on me.”"

Oh Cathy. Outside of Church circles, it can be a very cold, cold world. Grow up honey! People are like that. Even when being paid not to be haters –like security guards and New York bloggers too. The good news is – God still loves Cathy – either wet or blow-dry dry. Doesn’t Cathy look like Eva Longoria with a Sandra Bullock chin though? Quite amazing really.

If you slipped over in the shower this morning like I did and you need to laugh at someone more of a klutz than you (like I have a need to today for healing therapeutic purps), then watch Cathy Cruz Marrero fall into the fountain too, while ‘fellowshipping/ gossiping’ on her phone at the mall – after these ten links being viewed from Hollywood today. Cathy’s moment is a total gift. I don’t see how Christians can get all litigious and lose their sense of humor. I mean, it’s not like Jesus sued all the pricks that nailed him to the cross, so what’s Cathy’s problem? Jesus chose to Mandela-it instead, take the higher road, and just opt to rise again. Didn’t Cathy learn that once when she sat in a pew? No. And when you yourself trip up – why then try and trip mall management up in the legal system, for your own fall? I’m not following Cathy’s logic here. If you’re a Christian klutz, you’re a Christian klutz. Stop making excuses. If you’re a walking comedian with an iPhone, why can’t a security guard laugh at you. Gosh Cathy liten up with a heart of for… forgive… what’s the word? Oh yeah forgiveness–that’s it–the whole point of the Christian message, really. Cos Lord knows we all need it, from a higher power for being such pompous-entitled-*ssed and short sighted people each hour of any given day. Is Cathy just sounding a little bit alter cocker to you? She is to me. Anyway, on with what’s hot and what’s not.

1. Amber Portwood‘s tattoo of Baby Leah

2. Zahara Jolie-Pitt

3.  Snooki‘s book

4. Dianne Warren

5. Tom Hardy‘s ink

6. Will & Kate

7. Hot Chocolate news

8. Dwayne Johnson

9. Taylor Kitsch

10.  John Voight & James Haven

Via the Word Press Community:

11. Beener Kee Kee

12. Hosea Gear

13. Janelle Evans

14. Angelina Jolie

15. Miranda Kerr

16. Peter Thiel

17. Kieffer Delp

18. Catherine C Ammann

I also notice that some smart *ss has linked my website to an Indian porn star on word press. I guess I should own it as a compliment then. Gee, fanx! Lol! They’re probably the same person who searches Horiwood.Com news via Google – when my blog stats tell me they’re really in America. Lol!

Search Auto Complete Pro is a new search engine I’ve never heard of, that feeds Horiwood.Com news to new readers. Thanks. Aol Search loves the blog’s Adam Frankel news and are also popular ways of sharing Horiwood.Com news.

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Gosh! It’s all on in New Zealand. Look at this news video footage from Te Karere News. Wowsa! Proof that Te Atua (God) is colorful and diverse! That Indigenous People always believed there was a Creator long before some – not all white men slaughtered them in the name of ‘religion’ (or veiled non-spiritual greed actually!) and stole whole plots of their land. Or before Oprah latched onto the Creator word too as a reason to launch her own TV network. (Joking).

This is one of the most amazing clips of news depicting people walking in forgiveness-narratives –ever to go to air in a modern world… so let’s run with it from the City of Angels today. Such beautiful people on display. They are such big people to be moving forward in life and love. I dig them! Each one of them are walking miracles in light of world history atrocities. They inspire.

Walking in forgiveness is the only way to live free perhaps is their message. :)

Gosh – in reading this back I tots sound like those angsty college student-activist junior Tamatoa days. Happy to see that vibe is still there to provide another perspective – even in Hollywood. :)

Thanks Shane and Tini for the story.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.14.11~



Like many of you, I’m a big fan of all kids in the world having clean drinking water whenever they need. 1 billion people don’t have access yet. 54% of all people in Africa need us to act on their behalf for their better water situation as well.

Click here to make a difference if feeling it. Let’s flow. Thanks peeps. Water.Org is asking for $10 to makes this pivotal dif. Sweet!

[Music: Kings of Leon] Their message:”It’s in the water.”

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12. 27.10~

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Posted by horiwood on December 28, 2010 in Pax Jolie-Pitt, Funny TV, Oscars, Fashion, Fashion Designers, Padma Lakshmi, Pregnancy News, Olympics, Family Vs Fame, Paris Hilton, Oprah Winfrey, ObamaDrama, France, Penelope Cruz, Pedro Almodovar, Pamela Anderson, Fergie, Philipp Karner, Olivia Wilde, Politics, Peru, Prince, Poetry, Pink, Prince Harry Windsor, Parenting, Poland, Patricia Cornwell, Paula Abdul, Freedom, Oksana Grigorieva, Princess Dianna, Farrah Fawcett, Photography, Pete Wentz, Film Franchises, Polynesian, Paihia, Pamela Bach, Kings of Leon, Paris Jackson, Prince Michael Jackson I, Prince Michael Jackson II., Fitness, Freida Pinto, Paramore, Pitbull, Orlando Bloom, Portia de Rossi, Faith Hill, Pierce Brosnan, Project Runway, Paul Wesley, Producers, Pauly Fuemana, OMC, Peter Andre, Fiji, Peter Facinelli, Philadelphia, Paula Patton, Pearl Runga, Kindness, Frank O''Hara, Olivia Newton John, Palm Springs, Puerto Rico, Francois Henri-Pinault, Opera, Frank Sinatra, Freedom of Speech, Palestine, Palm Tree Productions, Paul Mercurio, Piano, Patrick Swayze, Fayrouz, Funerals, Paris, Olivia Abbott, Florida, Psychology Today, Forgiveness, Patricia Arquette, Oklahoma, Frank McCourt, Feuds, Water, Friendship, Freddie Mercury, Princess Diana, Project Angel Food, Otara, Poneke, Pop Art, Frida Kahlo, Fashion Accessories, Foreign Affairs, Pirates, Paul Rudd, Prince William, Young Royals, Ozzy Osbourne, Pastor Watch, Football, Patrick Soon-Shiong, Pop Cultural Commentary



“Keeping secrets on our pillow”–Brandon Flowers lyrics, for those who grieve grief’s unquantifiable language in the dark night of the soul.

“As a family, we have been so fortunate to have a son and a brother who has so enriched our lives. To the young men of this country, Jack would want me to say this: Be your own man, do not be afraid to dream and pursue those dreams with quiet determination. Be sincere in your friendships, and keep those friendships in good repair. Stay true to your beliefs. Love your mother,”–the farewell words of Roger Howard on behalf of his family and friends, Anne Scott and daughters Charlotte and Isabella–as Roger laid his son, Private John Howard (Jack) to rest at Wellington’s Cathedral of St Paul in New Zealand’s capitol.

Private Howard was a Kiwi lad serving in the the 3rd Battalion in The Parachute Regiment of the British military, who was ‘killed by American soldiers piloting an American F-18 Hornet fighter, during a friendly fire incident in Helmand, Afghanistan,’ reports the UK Daily Telegraph.

Two Maori warriors carrying taiaha (traditional Maori wooden weapons of the art of Mau Rakau hand combat martial arts) ‘accompanied Private Howard’s coffin along with seven of his fellow British soldiers.’ In very poignant imagery, his coffin was draped in a Union Jack flag and with a traditional hand woven Maori cloak as he was carried into the cathedral, with his family following behind.’

His family are such big-hearted people to be able to forgive the futility of Private Howard’s loss of life in Afghanistan’s war effort. The cost of war to America and allies has been shared by many in common bonds of brotherhood in the hope of peace in the world.

New Zealand is a small nation. News like this rocks New Zealand culture to the heart, deeply. We don’t have all that many people to lose, our nation is small. One life lost is like 10,000 to us. It feels like as a Kiwi looking at New Zealand from afar in California that I’ve unexpectedly found myself crying about 29 lost miners gone too soon recently and now Private John gone too soon as well.

Such news makes any Kiwi cry. Blokes included. We’re just wired that way to fellow Kiwis in a deep and committed sense of place and Life’s purpose in the world. I’m tired of crying for New Zealand blokes lately in Hollywood, whose lives have been lost too early in the pursuit of the earth’s energy resources or a real sense of Peace too in the world transcending war. Accidents resulting in loss of lives in both cases, where unexpectedly men weren’t safe. Sorry, but I am. It’s just gut wrenching and we all share their loss and contributions to our culture.

RIP Private Howard. Sending kind healing thoughts and prayers for the Howard-Scott families this Christmas. A Kiwi brother of Commonwealth and Am-Kiwi community gone way too soon. What a beautiful send off for this Kiwi lad as these pictures show. John’s grandmother Elizabeth Scott looked very regal at the helm of her family.

Haere ra ou tatou teina–a symbol of a younger brother’s vital potential– to us all. Hollywood salutes your blood father’s spoken symbolic words of Peace in the Spirit of shared bronaaki culture (fellowship) that is Our Protector, stronger than war’s unquenchable grave and the proven Victor over death itself. Mauri ‘Ola Tatou. Ka Tu Te Whare Ka Ora o Te Ao i te taha o Te Awa Ora, Mo Ake Tonu.

In the spirit of global brotherhood that surpasses any difference of race, geographical borders, religious or cultural boundaries too in our shared humanity of melanin fused with spirit on this same shared earth we love, here’s the group Candella singing Brandon Flowers song Crossfire in honor of Private Howard’s life of service for the world. The song is offered from Hollywood today in the hope of Peace’s diverse rule and expressions in hearts and minds universally as an intelligent way forward of all leaders of future generations who wear Wisdom’s timeless glasses to see the best paths forward for children to walk in freely. Children who as global friends, consider each other equally and who build good friendships across all cultures of the world, as their open hearts so choose to as our guides, teachers and leaders without fear. [Thanks Candella & Brandon Flowers]

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.22.10~


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Angelina Jolie is always a face people like to share via social media. And Shania Twain proves that maturity can only occur with forgiveness–the sweetest revenge of all is growing up in love–forgiving people who try and mangle that desire to love and be loved in us all, is key as Shania proves! She is a total winner.

In addition to Angelina Jolie being the most shared face and name of this blog in Hollywood across 2010 here’s some other thoughts too.

The thing about Hollywood blogging and working at it 24-7 in Hollywood is that surprising discoveries occur daily. Like the fact that all these names and topics are being bumped on via social media too right now creating culture that’s fresh in the USA with every fresh bump of information transparently shared freely. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I do believe that is clear evidence of democracy at large. Love it. I was just about to get a rubber stamp made with my signature on it to give away to Republican politicians for Christmas (each stamp gift boxed wrapped with a dog collar made for British bull dogs) as their fantasy gift to affirm their whole gig as puppets of a political system. In their gig they sit in The House in 2011, waiting to be bullies like greedy-gutted ankle biting, annoying dogs, who are told to not stop barking until ink has been signed from a half black man’s hand that they rudely and publically disrespect and despise (the current look of US politics has been reduced to that look, sadly–evidence of racism still needing its head lopped off before it spreads and poisons a new generation of Americans again). However, because democracy is still alive and well as these shared posts prove, I don’t have to get the rubber stamp now.

Maybe gifting some boxing gloves to Barack instead would be a far more wiser, cost-saving investment. Keeping those gloves on his hands at all times, instead of signing Republican bills in the house–would be far more entertaining and just.

I will be doing more Pro-Obama news posts though just to give you the prior heads up in advance– every time America’s President stands up for himself in 2011.

For sharing joy with others as fresh culture via social media, you all inspire. Go you guys and girls!

1. Hugh Laurie on playing a doctor who fakes an American accent

2. Twitter pic: Casey Aldridge & Jamie Lynn Spears

3. Guitars by Cody Simpson & Lindsay Lohan

4. A Maori Rolling Stone & the cast of True Blood

5. Michelle Obama & the Obama girls are efficient on vay-cays in Hawaii

6. Did Miley Cyrus get a new tattoo in New Orleans?

7. “-” & The Kardashians

8. Angelina Jolie Humor – for Hollywood movie marketing

9. Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez are friends

10. Ink – A Union Jack tattoo by Tom Hardy & P-Nut


As sharing is caring in an age of digital transparency many people like Joe Biden pretend to resent but I like and think is healthy and inevitable at this point in the world, check out the following blogs and websites who do what I do too, after the leap. Fun! 

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Alright, I’ve just published the Simon Wiesenthal Center‘s list for 2010 via The Jewish Journal that lists who has been labelled the Ten Most Anti-Semitic people for 2010. Go here to read that very upfront and out in the open piece of literature. Shocking!

The list was prefaced by Rabbi Marvin Hier stating: “Never before, in recent memory, has the Simon Wiesenthal Center seen such a proliferation of anti-Semitism going mainstream,” said Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and dean of the Center adding that “Our list of top ten anti-Semitic slurs runs the gamut of well-known personalities including journalists, government officials, celebrities, a prominent film director, and academics.”

Many of the quotes are classic Jewish conspiracy theories updated to reflect current anxieties, blaming the control of the media and banking sectors on Jews. “Unfortunately, our list shows that anti-Semitic canards normally thought to belong to the lunatic fringe have, in fact, been bought into by major elements of Western society,” Rabbi Hier concluded.”

As we live in a mature cultural world, here are three things that Jews did to me personally when deciding to behave badly this year. I post these on Horiwood.Com as an open sign of fairness and maturity in America–denoting how Jewish people like everyone else need to grow up too in love concerning people who are not Jewish. Let’s put this under the topic of JEWISH GOSSIP for a laugh:

1. Once I posted a blog post about British supermodel Kate Moss attending a Hope for Charity event in support of innocent Palestinian children caught up in the cross-fire of war in Gaza. This post about Kate supporting innocents in war–somehow got this blog blacklisted on The Anti-Semitic website.

2. This year a Jewish boss who did not get his way with me screamed at me at the top of their lungs: “You are nothing but an Adolph Hilter.” It was not pretty.

3. Something Jewish people have said to me personally in Hollywood at least five times this year, when monetary deals didn’t go their way as they had rather forcefully wanted to: “Why don’t you go back to New Zealand?”

Yep, those comments were hurtful and at the time I would describe their intention as being “to hurt” and framed as being so manipulatively racist too! As I have been accused of being racist on this blog many times in the past–when I don’t deliberately try to be, I told each of these people who had offended me on the spot why I thought they were racist with such comments to their face and forgave them instantly too. Only way to go!

There’s a lot of work to be done by all people in Hollywood –Jewish people and gentiles alike.

Happy Holidays everyone! Let’s keep growing, loving, forgiving, extending courtesy and mutual respect across cultures within and outside of Jewish communities all year round and everyday. Especially, here in America. Despite these minor hiccups with some members of the Jewish community, (no community is perfect) I remain Pro-Jewish as a global citizen of the world, the way I was raised to be by Kiwi parents who are Pro-Jewish too.

It’s flattering that Jewish people feel comfortable and safe in my presence to be badly behaved. After all, that’s what friends are for.  :)

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.16.10~


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Mel Gibson Movie News: “The Jodie Foster-directed flick Beaver about a man (Gibson) who befriends a hand puppet will have a limited opening on March 23 with an expanded release on April 8. The movie, which also costars Foster and Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone), has been in limbo because of, well, you know—Gibson’s very messy and trouble-filled personal life. Understatement of 2010!

Mel Gibson and Anti-Semitic News: This year Mel Gibson kept Hollywood tabloids going playing the ‘scary villain’ construct of Tinsel Town for over half of the year. This role is important (believe it or not) as if there is no villain, than angels of Los Angeles look pretty dull and ordinary. Someone going ‘dark and rogue-ish’ spices up their glow. A villain makes everyone else appear shinier and brighter than they actually are. In playing the scary man of Hollywood this year, Mel was dubbed a wife beater, child neglector, anti-semetic and many other nasty names in a year that saw Gibson hit Twitter’s 4th most tweeted name of the year in the world.

However, when it comes to anti-semtic quotes of the year, experts on the topic, namely The Simon Wiesenthal Center don’t give Mel a top ten ranked spot this year on their list of Jew hurtful comments. Who made their list instead? The Jewish Journal breaks down the list of all of these people behaving badly:

1. Helen Thomas: Former UPI White House Correspondent: “Jews should get the hell out of Palestine. They should go home to Germany, Poland, America and everywhere else.” -May 2010 “Congress, the White House, Hollywood and Wall Street are owned by Zionists. They put their money where their mouth is.” -December 2010

2. Oliver Stone: Hollywood film director: “Hitler is an easy scapegoat throughout history and it’s been used cheaply. He’s the product of a series of actions. It’s cause and effect.” -January 2010. “Hitler did far more damage to the Russians than the Jewish people,” [there is a greater focus on the Holocaust than on Russian suffering because of] “the Jewish domination of the media.” “There’s a major lobby in the United States,” “They are hard workers. They stay on top of every comment, the most powerful lobby in Washington. Israel has f***** up U.S. foreign policy for years.” -July 2010  Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by horiwood on December 17, 2010 in Forgiveness, Mel Gibson, Mercy, Tolerance


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The wikileaks scandal taught us that it is writers typed words that are often more important than the faces that present this ‘truth’ or information.

Up until now, I have liked Chelsea Handler, the Jewish-Catholic girl from New Jersey who slept with her boss, to keep her job on E! Entertainment and rise as a talk show star of Los Angeles of younger funnier women on the block in California.

Handler’s claim to fame is saying the word gay as many times as she possibly can in one taped episode of her talk show. She actually doesn’t have a real gay brother, but she pretends she’s the sister of people who identify with being gay. So many American girls are famous with the gay word and a bottle of peroxide it all gets a bit thin when so many compete against each other as a base to fame with this tactic.

Basically, this is Chelsea’s gig. She dyes her hair blonde and then says “gay, gay, gay” a million times, to be funny and famous. It’s so thin to me, her whole schtick. Normally though, she’s quite funny with her jokes gay writers have written for her. I have laughed at her on many occasion–because Chelsea’s writers are kind of ridiculous with Chelsea as their puppet face. I always look at the writing, whether that be in entertainment, politics or business–not the face presenting the information alone. Writers are funnier and just as authentic to me, than presenters.

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President Barack Obama shows a resilient sense of humor as he pardons a pair of turkeys. Apple and Cider (the two turkeys names) get pardoned while Malia and Sasha Obama represent their momma, Michelle this Thanksgiving.

Although MSNBC were quick to point out that President Obama has never once used his official pardon veto as yet in Office and he has until December 20th to use it once, otherwise he will hold the record of President who never pardoned in that role, it is nice to see the two turkeys get a pardon.

It is definitely a season of forgiveness, compassion, gratitude, a celebration of life outside of material gain, an appreciation of family, friends, community–here in America. I like this pardon. Cute. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

From California, God bless America and the world. :)

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.25.20~


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[Pic: What a snake does. Bites with venom + steal bird's eggs. Via Michael K]

True fact: I am from New Zealand. Manuka honey, the honey scientists posit is one of the best in the world, is specific to New Zealand. Manuka honey is a symbol I associate all New Zealanders to. In my own deluded head, on a good day, it also defines me, for it’s known healing properties. The Chinese love it.

Criticism on a blog: To be honest when you’re a blogger, you’re often the venting ground of people’s frustrations. To every 20 comments given, most will be down-putting, 1 will be encouraging. As a blogger, you learn – that when people go through tough times, they look to someone or something to vent on.

An entertainment blog, which provides surreal escapist news on celebrities (all lottery winners in Hollywood’s fame game, a select handfull of people only), make people feel inspired in some strange way. Yet the flip side is, when they realize that a normal person’s life, isn’t going to be like the celebrity post they’ve just read – they then flip out, and their disappointment? Normal frustrations? manifest themselves in awful comments aimed at ‘you’, or, the blog persona of a blog. It doesn’t hurt much, because as a blogger, that’s just the persona. Not me. But I do get bored reading so many negative comments. Just saying.

Most of these I delete, so you don’t have to read them. But, yeah – they kill my creativity – and optimism sorta - spoonfull by spoonfull. In such an environment, it’s hard to be open to any criticism. Still a weakness, I am improving on.

[Pic: Manuka Honey lip balm via Silver Fern NZ + Muhammad Ali boxing tribute via Full Issue]

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Posted by horiwood on October 12, 2010 in Boxing, Forgiveness


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In August and September, no person could beat in popularity, ratings, interest on this Hollywood website. That probably deserves a new section, like Man of The Month, in Hollywood.

Justin Gaston is a young man, who just keeps on going – working away on his American dream.

He’s known the roller coaster ride of fame’s highs and lows, but his guitar and his ability to Psalmists lyrics, has got Justin through.

My favorite recently is: “blessed are the feet of those who bring good news.” Or, be a good messanger of good things. That’s a daily battle in Hollywood to extremes because of the nature of the city, so this kid is doing okay balancing out the extremes of a big entertainment city.

Whether it be modeling underwear, taking his kilt off to save animals, enduring public celebrity relationship heat and a break up, or strumming his guitar, recording an album or reading his bible; Gaston is a true Hollywood story that most people in L.A and internationally too, can all seem to relate to.

I follow this kid on twitter. He’s as moody as sh*t, but don’t blame the player, blame the game and gauge the spirit, of that player in the game. This kid has spirit. And what I know of this city, people with spirit, are much needed within ‘the game.’ They are the gameplayers They shape the game, for good or bad. Already an American leader, gauging by daily votes alone, this man’s a good one.

Cheers ears. Keep songwriting, breathing and being. Thanks for all the content and ratings on this blog you’ve shared with Horiwood.Com readers, many also your fans. Always look Up. Always forgive. Believe in reconciliation where love matters. And … Always Rock on!

[Image courtesy of Twit Pic]

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


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Victims of 9-11 were remembered by their loved ones today, as family and friends gathered before a reflecting pool cleansing away afresh the inane terrorist attacks of 9/11. Roses and flowers were carried to drop into the reflecting pool.

Sad and yet a poignant picture of powerful healing.

[Image courtesy of Chris Hondros for Getty Images]

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 9.11.10~

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Posted by horiwood on September 12, 2010 in America, Forgiveness


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Every now and again, I kid myself that I can put down my bowl of light-hearted cereal, bloggers are prone to enjoying late at night, and do a blog post that really matters. More salt of the earth and sea, than sugar. This is one of those. 

LIFE. What is it and its meaning?

According to Premiere-In-A-Box, a red carpet entertainment events company, life is: 





These four concepts, all used collectively together like a symphony, are the four key notes to play for anyone who desires to rise up and be (as the events company says) “an Ambassador of Compassion to help ease the suffering of others and lift up their community.”

I do believe Premiere In A Box has one of America’s best definitions of L.I.F.E – spent on and off the red carpet of Hollywood you could ever witness, experience, feel or become a part of yourself–especially at this point in U.S history. 

And undoubtedly, they DEFINITELY have the HOTTEST DEFINITION of the “F” word going on in the entertainment game too. They’re too fierce!

Forgiveness determines our fruitfulness in L.I.F.E. Period. Thanks p.i.a.b. Let’s go meaningful and life-infused events from California. Up!

[Image of Whale courtesy of & Website as seen in a West Hollywood store window & Dolphins graphics imagery and photography via Zastavki for 'water-carpet' stars of Earth Life animals in stills too, today].

Alright, back to the late night cereal of a Hollywood celebrity blogger, then.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, California USA. 9.8.10~


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A post for journalists to tweet, facebook send, email, share, digg and pass on to other journalists, friends in government, politics, and leaders of community worldwide:

With all of the peace talk going on in Washington between key leaders of America and the Middle East (President Obama, US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and Co), here’s more about a timely novel called Courage to Love by Robert Ellis that all serious journalists in the media could benefit from reading and commenting on.

I know on this blog, you’re very receptive to the novel’s message of love between centuries old enemies, who fall for each other as their love arose as they allowed the thorns of hatred in their fiercely socialized egos, to be fall away as the young hero and heroine transcend the socially prescribed behaviors of war, in this tale. Here’s from the author.

“Courage to Love was written to make enemies friends. I am not naive enough to believe one love story can solve world problems – except for the fact that it solved this author’s problems with the world.

“The sleeping knowledge in this book needs to be told to each new generation to free them to make up their own minds about life.

“As I listened to the climax Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by horiwood on September 8, 2010 in Forgiveness, Leadership, Romance, Tolerance


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Dear LA Times Readers, with Love:

Here’s the definition of contentment, the remedy of resentment, the latter being the thief of life’s fullness. Let’s live in contentment.

Dictionary Definitions provided for us by Dictionary Reference: as word medicine for our United States of Recovery


the state of being contented; satisfaction; ease of mind.

Archaic . the act of making contentedly satisfied.

“A state of mind in which one’s desires are confined to his lot whatever it may be. It is opposed to envy, avarice, anxiety, ambition and repining. It arises from the inward disposition, and is the offspring of humility, and of an intelligent consideration of the rectitude and benignity of divine providence, the greatness of divine promises and our own unworthiness of rest and peace hereafter, that contentment provides in a state of grace.”

Just a spoon full of sugar then. :)

Love that definition.

Noun Origin: mid-15c., from Fr. contentment , from contenter

For the writer/ editor who composed the compelling piece on resentment recovery yesterday for all Californians to read. Thank you. If we live in contentment and not resentment, would love win out over war? Here’s music artists Beyonce, U2 and Eric Clapton with their art of live music today as entertainment for reflection on that question. 

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 8.26.10~


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There’s only one woman American housewives want to see today. That lady is Elin Nordegren.

She covers People Magazine, and even the L.A Times website, cuts in Nordegren’s magazine cover today into their news mix. Gosh, they are looking, like a celebrity blog.

Says Elin: 

“I have been through the stages of disbelief and shock, to anger and ultimately grief over the loss of the family I so badly wanted for my children,” she says. “I also feel stronger than I ever have. I have confidence in my beliefs, my decisions and myself.”

Basically, Elin Nordegrin built a bridge of forgiveness . . . and got over it. Smart. 

[Image and quote sourced by Cover Awards. Thank you. Image features Usher with his kids.]

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 8.25.10~

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Posted by horiwood on August 25, 2010 in Forgiveness, Usher


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In his book, The Measure of a Man, Hollywood legend Sidney Poiter says:

Forgiveness works two ways, in most instances. People have to forgive themselves too… That should be a sacred process.

And somewhere along the line, they’re going to realize that there’s no way for them to live with the requirements of their rage, with the requirements of their hatred. They have to find peace, because they won’t get peace from rerunning those emotions.”

This quote sourced from Ioana Poppa. I have to say Maoris have never been crash hot at this one, but Sidney gives good food for thought this weekend. 

To purchase Sidney’s wise book via Oprah‘s book club, . For study questions from Oprah about this book, from the man who grew up dreaming of being a cowboy in Hollywood go here

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 8.7.2010~


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