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Sam Cooke plays on stereo, as I look at what’s peaking your interest in this Hollywood minute. Here’s ten things worth sharing for fun as we look at the unusual pathway of a legend of America soul.

1. Jayden Harris, 8 months old, lost in Christhurch Earthquake

2. Maori National Party Pop Art Humor with Red Hot Chili Peppers

3. Jon Stewart is cleaning up in his time slot!

4. Dont call her fat – Mily Cyrus

5. Megan Fox movie news

6. Arianna Huffington is a bit rich

7. Chelsea Handler loves the limelight more then her dates

8. Hollywood’s 40 Top Box Office earners 2010

9. #Tigerblood tweeting by Charlie Sheen is huge!

10. Virginia & bootleggers history becomes a theme for a movie

Some bloggers worth looking at too are - Funny or DieGeorge’s Bottom Line (George Stephanopoulos)GothamistRead the rest of this entry »



Jennifer Hudson is a diva who when you see her perform live in concert, she can give you a case of the goose bumps because her vocal prowess is just like… well, off the richter scale! And I saw Jen before she ever got hit by a devastating family tragedy. She was amazing!

Hudson is rumoured to be teaming up with Christina Aguilera for an Aretha Franklin tribute at next week’s Grammy awards ceremony.

Today, the Academy Award winner revealed her cover of a new album I Remember Me. The artwork was snapped by Rihanna collaborator Anthony Mandler.

The album is believed to be influenced by the murder of three family members in a shooting and the birth of her son. “I’m excited about this album because it’s almost like a renewal for me, reflected through the chapters of my life,” says the diva via her website.

“My fans have been so loyal, I feel like they have been on this journey with me and I can’t wait for them to hear the new album.”

I Remember Me, set for release on March 22. Hudson shared her new single Where You At on Oprah today.

Definitely get this album. Her last album is still on my playlist. Always uplifting is our Jen!

[Artwork imagery via Hip Hip Crunch. Thanks team!]

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.9.11~



Born this way – I believe that all children of the world were born to have access to clean drinking water whenever they need it.

BTW: At the moment 1 billion people don’t. 2 million children die through not having access to clean drinking water each year.

Born this way to drink clean water – is these kids and their parents’ dream day. We can make it a dream day everyday for them. Let’s make it happen fun people, by clicking on UNICEF’S TAP PROJECT link. Let’s FLOW! Thanks groovy people.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.29.10~

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“Mould me in your hands, into a vessel you can use”–song lyrics, the incomparable Helen Baylor

At this minute in Hollywood, a certain malpracticing ‘doctor’ has been accusing a certain A-Listed actress of being a non-reformed and current heroin addict, for his own try hard publicity. This woman has children. And he’s doing this at Christmas time. What a raping grinch!

This is what a real reformed heroin addict does look like. Drug addiction is a disease like any other that is nothing to be proud of or ashamed of either. It’s just something that some good people are or have been afflicted by. Many people in Hollywood, New York and Australia are afflicted by heroine addiction.

This real reformed heroine addict (above) is so beautiful on the inside. Her name is Helen Baylor and for our West Hollywood Christmas Special, Helen sings All of Me live, because in her life, she credits overcoming heroin dependancy on her faith in God. In this song she offers up her life as a broken gift, full of the good, the bad and the plain ugly facts of her life. So powerful! Ms. Baylor makes me bawl my face off when she sings. If you hear her life story, you’ll bawl your face off too. Yet Helen ‘aint ever graced a cover of a tabloid or a visible-to-all magazine. Why is that I wonder? She’s a total winner.

I love her. Stars don’t get more real than Helen Baylor this Christmas. Her story belongs in a future Hollywood film. Helen Baylor’s life is the freaking Christmas story. No one can deny Helen her Christmas story. If you tried, she’d sing you out of the ball park. Go lady! Sing the Christmas blues. Merry Christmas people, especially ya’ll in West Hollywood. This year we are celebrating grinch-freeness in our lives at Christmas.

We are celebrating living lives beyond lies and falsity too. 2011′s hot American goal. It’s actually a miracle many of us are even having a Christmas this year and that we are choosing to. Truly, it is. We overcame a lot this year in two years of the most hideous economy ever, where we still watched the greedy get greedier and act like spoiled children, more uglier to me than heroine addicts are, wanting more so blatantly. That stuff was sick! Average people perhaps like ourselves all got a bit thinner and came out on top this year, still smiling. Wow! How cool are all you people? You’re the best!  Let’s keep at it then. Grinch-kicking has become my new sport. Join me in it, in making the world a sweeter place in 2011. Meanness, stingyness (the flipside of greed), let’s kick it to the curb when we see it, to win. Up!

Click on Helen’s picture above to see a winner shine drug free. Her gratitude is medicine. Can’t get enough of her spirit to celebrate living life to the fullest with healthy respect for the gift of life. Wow!

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


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Mountains bow down and the seas will roar at the sound of your name. I sing for joy at the work of your hands. Forever I’ll love you forever I’ll stand. Nothing compares to the promise I have in you.–song lyrics of Darlene Zschech.

It’s Christmas Time in Hollywood California. I don’t know why I’m so excited about Christmas this year, however it is exciting! In the festive spirit of Christmas, here’s Shout to the Lord a song that has sold around the world more than most pop star’s can claim selling a number 1 hit as sung by the cast of American Idol one year.

The song is written by Australian singer/ songwriter Darlene Zschech who started life as a child model doing Coppertone tanning lotion advertisements.

May you always know your great promise this Christmas. Merry Christmas from West Hollywood. :)

~Posted by Horiwood.Com,  Hollywood California USA. 12.21.10~


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Christmas is about possessing a spirit of compassion–to give away richly. Got spirit?

It’s Christmas time in the City of Angels, California USA. I’m so excited I’m here for that. It’s a Christmas miracle that I am (long story!).

The moment I most associate with a Christmas feeling in the Entertainment Capitol of the World this year is perhaps singing They Can’t Take That Away live in 2006. Lummis has vocal quality few American male stars that have been manufactured in the last five years show. He’s the real deal singing star. He’s more like Usher in terms of true vocal quality as a live performer than someone like T-Pain for example.

Ben’s winning performance of when he got discovered is a Hollywood-worthy moment to me as it reflects how trends created in California can and do cross cultures, effortlessly across the world too, Read the rest of this entry »


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