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One for Ezra – In Aotearoa New Zealand we look after and we appreciate our remnant peoples. We also appreciate what remaining remnants of all earth’s resources there are to share with everyone on the planet, through sustainable living.

Once upon a time, a painter named Rembrand(t) painted this painting titled, The Feast of Belshazzar. It was painted on canvas, 167.6 x 209.2cm. In 1639 Menasseh published this interpretation in his book De terminu vitae.  Menasseh was a mysti[k]s scholar who would explain the meanings of culture to humanist scholars of his times. He also introduced his painter friend to Ephraim Bonus, a doctor. Like Menasseh, Bonus was a Portugese-Jewish member of Rembrandt’s community.

Rembrandt painted his friends because he discovered in his paintings that they had slightly distinct features, different to other subjects he had painted. This body of work, where Rembrandt became interested in their physiognomic peculiarities, was because Rembrandt believed not only the high priests but all Jews, even Jesus Christ, had looked like this. In the 1650s a young Jew frequently modeled for Rembrandt’s students while they were on their Christ painting modules of art in education.

Author Christian Tumpel notes “This reflects the change in the Master Painter’s attitudes towards the Jewish people: this people, who were distinguished because Jesus Christ came from their midst, had not ceased to be brothers of the Christians by remaining true to the faith of their fathers.”

Riveting stuff from the Arts World in the reference section of Visual Audio Arts BHPL, CA 90210.

Like I said… in Aotearoa New Zealand we are remnant conscious and remnant mindful people. We think green and that includes preserving peoples lives because we are incredibly real. There’s not a fake or shaved bone in most of our faces – we like to look after our original remnant people first, before we rock out and be super heroes like we can be and we excel at too – as if we have secrets to hide and have to. We don’t. Because such a view is our real status as a nation, and we too are in positions of changing this, getting it right before we can rock out and save everyone else’s non-Rembrandt thinking humanistic consuming ways that’s too heavy on the gas pedal –expecting spiritually-minded people to put ourselves on the block, for them, and go to battle and wrangle – without much of a thought to that… we must return to Rembrandt’s work.

I am sorry if we misled you that we didn’t know our ethics and morals and whose priorities lie where. We know where ours lie in New Zealand. We are decent people. This is our current status on justice. I love that about New Zealand, just like this magnificent Rembrandt painting also reminds us. Daniel saved whole kingdoms from toppling once. The best part of all, he did it from a basis of saving his own remnant through serving foreign kings with the truth on matters. His own remnant were once in states of captivity. He was quite a remarkable guy. His guidance never came from the systems of guidance around him. It came from a higher source.

One of our own great painters name in New Zealand was Colin McCahon. He once did a painting representing a candle in the dark. The candle was in the foreground of an Egyptian pyramid background. I am that candle today, writing on this zero-budget, virtual wall from Beverly Hills. Who would have thought? Not me. However, Remnants are US.

The original Daniel was a friend of Ezra.

In New Zealand our greatest weapon on earth is our humility a sense of fair justice that can Rise Up above fear. We don’t fear nuclear weapons, because injustice is the greatest bomb of all to my people. Because of that. There is a principle that is spiritual, that states people who are just are respected, even by their ‘enemies.’ Justice preserves the life of a King, through wise counsel that is spiritually grounded in the rich fertile whenua of ethics. This is our best defense plan. It does cost a lot though. I hold this painting up as a symbol of justice today. Justice is a living spirit in New Zealand we all serve, honor, work hard to maintain. Justice is our passion, it is what we do well with gifted eyes for the world and strong hearts that can look at facts and divide an equation fairly. Not for ourselves alone to look good, in this fleeting moment of time, but beyond us all, for generations still to come.

Peace. Mauri ‘Ola. Ni hao.

[This painting is mounted in London at the National Gallery. T 11. Bredius 497. RRP A110. Christian Tumpel is the author of Rembrandt, Images and Metaphors - published by Haus Books, London. The book is a reference book and can be borrowed at the Beverly Hills Public Library's Arts Library before being returned for other people to share, read, enjoy and consume too.]

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On the 11th of November 2010, I once shared the story of Smokey The Bear. Smokey has been used as a cuddly teddy bear for years in the USA, as a reminder to always put out forest fires, when a nation goes ‘camping’ and dangles out their best campers.

Smokey The Bear is not to be confused by the smokey tones of the best Motown vocalists gifts of pop culture to the USA though, that many people still love to sing when drunk at karaoke competitions for kicks. They gave a nation a soul in music, songwriters wrote authentically themselves.

Such singers gave birth to the sound of happiness arising above inequality. Their songs were about not working on chain gains, or, that their higher value was worth more than the market rigged price of coal or fossils fuels of their times. 400 years in America I believe, that can never be taken for granted, or, forgotten.

To read more about Smokey the Bear’s message, being posted in Hollywood on April 3rd 2011, go here.

The original bear that Smokey the Bear ‘as a construct’ was modeled on when he was given denim jeans, a belt buckle, a hat and a shovel, was a bear that Texas forest fire rangers once found up a tree, when taking refuge from bush fires that swept a region. As the story is told, the original smokey the bear had felt bullied by terrible fires, beyond anyone’s control. Today, we live in times where economic restructuring has caused economic fires in some nations. Forest fires (the economic ones) are very powerful. They can even cause whole pine tree forests to not only just disappear (fine), but even the land from underneath them too from the original owners of these lands (not so fine, yet reality has to be acknowledged). But we’re sharing teddy bear stories today not billy goat gruff stories. Actor Sam Elliott and radio jock George Walsh have given Smokey’s new lines some voice within America, of late. Read it at the link.

In the UK, teddy bears are quite popular right now too as a symbol to wave around. Some even have their arms ripped off for dramatic effect as soft toys ‘constructs’ too. This is evidence in music videos.

For understanding the UK’s love of teddy bear culture though, one must read the children’s song lyrics of Teddy Bears Picnic. It is quintessential reading.

This song (a favorite of children in the UK) is being sung by educated adults today. I kid you not (and I am not a G.O.A.T). For example, At St. Edmund Hall, a college at the University of Oxford, after everyone has had a few drinks at the Christmas dinner, the entire group stands on their chairs to sing a rousing rendition of this song. It’s an alcohol-related activity celebrating achievement in community of fine brains. Alcohol is used, to indicate to a person’s brain, that they have actually grown up. Still, some folks love this classic song in adulthood, when they are in intoxicated states. It’s a reminder perhaps to never totally grow up and remain forever young. Fun should always be celebrated and shared amongst good people to keep hearts strong.

Also in England, The Teddy Bear’s Picnic is an annual event in June in St. John’s, [NewHu?] Newfoundland, in which children, adults and teddy bears alike join children’s entertainer Terry Reilly “The Teddy Bear Man” for an afternoon of singing and fun.

That’s some bear news today, from a Maori Kiwi in The Woods of Hollywood… for American and UK childhood memories and our traditions of socializing children to behave in certain ways. “Let’s go on a picnic?! Don’t forget to take your shovel. Be safe” is the message – when you see teddy bears appear ever.

At the moment Maori people are developing an Einstein look-a-like Teddy Bear with 3D glasses, as a reminder that our people, or young people, our men and our women need to devote their lives to science, developing tribal resources, ensuring the justice process remains honest, for economy’s strong future and bettering ourselves in financial management and law degrees more than any other activity being presented. We have been cast in such a role as ensurers of Kaitakitanga as agreed upon with Queen Victoria many years ago in our binding cultural lores of co-existing in fairness and harmony, the true basis of a strong society that is real as the sun that rises above the sea and green hills each day.

Maori kids have always known that if we want to see a bear (we don’t have them found natively in Newfundland) that we can just buy a packet of toffee pops brown chocolate coated biscuits, if we must, must, must have ‘a big bear moment.’

Sometimes, we even work with our hands, like, in the kitchen. We know how to bake our very own Afghan chocolate biscuits in the kitchens of our papa kainga (homes on ancestral lands) as well that are made with the very finest Skippy cornflakes (via Australia) combined with the best Kiwi yellow butter that we export to China each year, that sails past the Pacific Islands when en route. We serve them to our old people (naughty I know – they’re not all that healthy, but they’re an affordable delight, made with love) and our kids, before we go out to socials we’ve been invited to attend by engineers–who are nonMaori yet… are from all over the world as our global brothers and sisters. If we don’t do this, we are not wise, because gifted engineers are found in every nation – we must consider all of their opinions to share this same earth well and preserve it. That overarching principle unites all earth preserving minded people as one. Remaining open to wise people and ensuring that we don’t miss them underneath their glasses, requires that delicate art of being in the center of balanced, wise, measured and fun biscuit sharing time.

Doing such thought-provoking whanau activities is our way of responding perhaps to out of control, cookie monster’s humor while crying the name of another territory. Or we can try and support a New Zealand biscuit manufacturer to stay grounded as well. Yet we like UK biscuits recipes and American cookies in cheesecake flavored ice cream as well. It’s a Maori school children’s tradition to buy our own toffee pops though. We also know how to get online and donate to Christchurch’s earthquake rebuilding fun happily with any of our savings that are being used to buy, much needed kids science book resources they need to get ahead. It’s a trend we’re trying to foster, when we give kids the cookies we back for them, while we also choose what books they should be reading.

We are kind and compassionate like that. Our kids have a job to be resourced to build the next layer of the economy after children’s picnics are all over and it’s safe in the woods again, for more relaxed picnics. We are the rebuilders after the big spend.

As music to study science to, here’s Beautiful Girls a song with The Choir and Ben E. King‘s classic hit. Their take on it is a little bit Harry Potter turns manic scientist set to strings for humored entertainment once broadcast on the BBC. As yet, it has not been decided whether the Einstein bear might be given a Captain Cook hat fashion accessory with his archaeologist’s scientific shovel, for bro purps, or, a pirate hat in honor of France and Disneyland film franchises success at the box office worldwide, from Hollywood. But the bear definitely will have a pair of its own glasses, like Harry Potter, but better in 3D like the Queen sports at times. The bear will also perhaps have its own toy boats, its own jets made (maybe, or, maybe not made in China) and of course, a rugby football, a cricket bat and a horse called a Polynesian name. Something fun like Kukimoana, in honor of the film Seabiscuit romping home at the box office as an important film text.

Additional music alternatives via the USA and Kiwiland’s talent can also be cued here. For everyone who loves teddy bears – this is what this moment means.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 4.3.11~



At the time of writing, this blog has reached 3,076,123. I write with mixed emotions today.

On one hand, a virtual landscape (this daily blog) has achieved the 3,000,000+ summit in Hollywood, the entertainment capitol of the world. This is something, no other Kiwi of Indigenous Peoples descent (like Avatar‘s story depicts with its creative scripting) has achieved. It perhaps shows that there is interest in such a blog. On the other hand, I observe Indigenous Peoples land rights, water ways rights, mineral rights on landscapes being sold (sometimes legitimately in a fair business like manner and sometimes overtime–in varying shifts of ownership titles changing hands – avoiding just agreements between people) like in the award winning book, . In severe cases of greed, we witness land or water territories (or earth’s resources) confiscation. Sometimes women have been the key actors in the process of confiscation. It needs a word today, because justice centered in adequate human rights governance is being eroded.

Patricia posits that the concept of Heritage, Arts & Culture is a nation’s land. Culture stems from it in dialogue back to a nation’s people. Art then is created from this dialogue. Hollywood’s biggest selling box office film in history depicted Patricia’s truths as a writer.

For example, Patricia writes novels like James Cameron‘s Avatar – but of real people… her own and their concerns with land struggles and equality of justice in laws appearing to be fair and the rather pretentious cue process some people take great pains to weave with a minefield of words and structure to slow down progress of justice being restored. She posited, that Indigenous People should remain on the land, because this ensures that people blinded by a buck as individuals appearing to look good in a moment, do not sell off the heartland of one’s culture – that being the land and its resources – without careful consideration. Patricia may never have had equal access to filmmaking technology and film budgets like James Cameron has across his career, yet Patricia is no Avatar in an Indigenous person’s body. She is the real deal Indigenous Peoples writer, telling similar stories like James Cameron is, using Indigenous Peoples themed story lines to raise awareness of earth preservation and Indigenous Peoples culture, directly linked to Earth preservation. Her words ring like a herald from Hollywood today on this blog. Together, we all share this milestone with her as a Maori-Kiwi storyteller who is worthy of being respected deeply.

I also think of Tonga, a South Pacific principality of beautiful Island dwelling people who are led by a Monarchy – like the UK are. Their culture has survived many storms. It cannot be scuttled and it is our role to strengthen Tonga, Tonga’s people, their spirit’s and their place in the world with humility, justice and most of all considerate friendship towards Polynesian Indigenous Peoples of the South Pacific.

Here’s a St.amp of a lady who knew a thing on two in her day (like Patricia Grace). Her name was Saloti Tupou III. She was 6’3″ tall. She was an outstanding poet, a much loved global figure and a darling of other leaders in the world. My family resided for a time with her people in the Principality of Tonga, a nation whose largeness of spirit – when humble is strong and belies it’s geographical terrain. Saloti’s father’s name was George. She was only 18 when she ascended to the throne and she was a strong friend of Queen Elizabeth II.

Her legacy is a reminder that perhaps we don’t value teenagers voices enough and we need to listen more to what some teens have to say. Both Saloti and Elizabeth did the same thing during some trying years they were called upon as young people and destined to bring stability to the world throughout the years. Patricia Grace and Tonga’s people – are US too, on this blog. The concerns of their people are Indigenous Peoples concerns, always. Their spirit is what we honor and promote in Hollywood today – as balance to the silly games men can sometimes get caught up in and play.

May our presence in the world honor Indigenous People as gifts to humanity with unique worldviews – in both virtual and tangible ways demonstrating respect and equality. Today, I share a moment, from a nation who first gave women equality in the legal system by giving women the right to vote. As a result Aotearoa New Zealand led the world in true democracy that is grounded in good kaupapa and tikanga (principles). Indigenous women therefore in Aotearoa New Zealand and the South Pacific, will always be voices to take heed to and listen to. This is their gift to preserve the world and her people. Few people have a worldview of the depth this people group have to offer being in relationship with inextricable links to landscape, people and place – like such examples of people offered on this blog today as a benefit of the world’s well being and best interests beyond just making bank. Peace!

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood, California USA. 4.1.11~



Hollywood’s no.1 box office heavyweight, Mr James Cameron makes me smile today.

As guest commentary I’m going to run with The Hollywood Reporter’s full report on his appearance at CinemaCon 2011. As I never wrote this story, you might want to read it here at it’s original source, to be fair to this website’s hits rate.

As Hollywood’s reigning King of The Box Office in America, here’s what James had to say in a story penned with good humor too, by Carolyn Giardina: “Higher frame rates offer “the potential to improve showmanship,” the director tells attendees at ChinemaCon.

LAS VEGAS — Calling the current use of frame rates in digital cinema “inadequate,” James Cameron urged the industry to consider shooting and projecting movies at rates higher than the standard 24 frames-per-second in a demonstration he presented Thursday at Cinemacon.

Cameron contended that that higher frame rates offer the “potential to improve showmanship.”
To prove his point,  he showed a comparison of 3D content produced and projected at 24 frames-per-second, which is commonly used today, as well as at 48 and 60 frames-per-second (fps). He also showed clips that demonstrated other elements such as slow motion at these higher frame rates. Read the rest of this entry »


Empathy is in evidence when leaders lead their people on the ground–Japan’s story of recovery fascinates us each day.

Emporer Akihito, left, and Empress Michiko speak with evacuees at a Tokyo shelter. Most of the 300 people there are from Fukushima prefecture, where a nuclear power plant was severely damaged by the March 11 quake and tsunami.

Photograph by Issei KatoAssociated Press.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.31.11~



Everyday we were fighting for survival, doing whatever we had to do. We rolled up our sleeves and left our egos at the door.

When we love something, emotion often drives our actions.

This is the gift and the challenge entrepreneurs face every day. The companies we dream of and build from scratch are part of us and intensely personal. They are our families. Our lives.

It was December 23, 2007, just weeks before I returned as ceo, and Michael Dell and I had just finished the 30 mile bike ride we took with a group of friends every morning in Hawaii over the holidays. More than just exercise, these daily rides had become therapeutic for me, especially as Michael and I got in the habit of talking about our individual challenges at work–Howard Schultz shares his love of getting coffee making and selling right from the book Onward.

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Speaking to MTV News, Katy Perry, the ‘E.T.’ singer said that her creativity and willingness to grow with each record has encouraged her critics to give her another chance.

“It’s interesting to see a lot of the commentary that goes along with growth,” she explained. “People are like, ‘OK, I like her’ finally, or like, ‘Damn, I hate to admit it, but we’re on the Katy Perry train’, which is really exciting, and I feel like I worked really hard for that.”

Life is about learning and growing from new knowledge gleaned from experiences learned, for sure!

Source. Photo courtesy of The Brisbane Times, Australia.

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

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Posted by horiwood on March 31, 2011 in humility, Katy Perry, Russell Brand



Not everything appearing as a Saint, is–C.S Lewis (all that glitters isn’t gold).

Would you sell the cricket bat in a nation’s hand? Or the rugby field from under their feet?

Living in humilty is to not live in delusion. Wisdom resides in humble people, who have an ability to recognize that fame is a mirage that only a minute few project. It is not reality for majorities of most people. Because humility recognizes this, in between navigating the quick sand fleeting mind fields of passing fads, humility is a spiritual protective force field around a nation’s future. Staying grounded on solid ground you still at best are a steward of, ensures a secure future for people you lead is to Stay Strong as a leader.

We call this art of humility Kia Kahatanga of financial management in New Zealand.

Future generations will praise such a leader who has this spirit. Fame is a demon. It seduces people into living short term. The wise think long term. Having been seduced in the past, I know this first hand and seek to help in this area.

We learn from mistakes. We need to learn quicker.

Debt is a demon. A nation’s assets in this current crazy world economy, perhaps need to be locked in a trust of safe keeping, under a key.

Vampires (sharks… whatevz you want to call them) swirl around freedom’s ramparts shores. And crawl over the green grassed hills and forrests of ‘home.’

Public demonstrations are all the rage. They are a sign of Demon.St.Ration at work. Seeing people live on coupons one loaf of bread at a time is debilitating. That’s not good leadership. It’s orchestrated mismanagement being pimped off shore. It needs to be curbed. It’s not freedom, it’s enslavement.

Democracy is being eroded. Culture is being sold. People of the future are being sold in this process to these narratives of potential enslavement. It is the nature of spend and debt to enslave. We must stop it. Asap.

This post can also be read in tandem with this post too (there’s a very good article to the New York Times cream of journalism from a veteran’s wise perspective observing the selling of America as America’s top journalist shares good insights of learning from America’s own life experiences).

[Photo caption - Currently on sale via the Knights Sports, Sporting Memorabilia, Wisden Almanack Auctions website and listed as 'Lot no. 452' is this item. The cricketing belt buckle. Brass belt buckle with cricket bat, stumps and bails and crossed racquets, 2.25"x2". VG. Estimate: £40/60.]

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.27.11~



“Be diligent and humble dear”–A Maori mother’s wisdom advises on the phone today in Hollywood.

Seriously, I don’t think I can limbo any lower mom. The diligence part I can make a 200% improvement on. :)

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.24.11~

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Posted by horiwood on March 25, 2011 in humility, Leadership, Maori



Rihanna goes on tap for ensuring that water gets in the hands of the 1 in 6 people who don’t yet have access to clean drinking water. She’s a Commonwealth star we love. The beauty queen and pop diva of Barbados’ good moves on the humanitarian chess board can be read below.

1. Battleship for Human Rights – Operation Ellamy in Libya

2. All Night LongLionel Richie & Guy Sebastian unite

3. Yoon Eun Hye is a fashionista stepping up her game

4. Adagio for Strongs – Palm tree @ moonlight

5. Game of Thrones on HBO

Pop star Rihanna is spearheading a new campaign for international charity UNICEF.

The Umbrella singer is one of four celebrities who are taking part in the Tap Project – offering fans the chance to win a collection of bottled TAP water.

Other stars joining the 23-year-old are Disney queen Selena Gomez, country superstar Taylor Swift and Entourage actor Adrian Grenier.

The project encourages fans to sign onto the UNICEF Tap website and donate $5 towards the cause.
Once fans donate they will be entered into a competition to win ‘The Ultimate Deluxe Platinum Celebrity Tap Pack.

The Pack features four limited edition bottles of water from Gomez, Rihanna, Swift and Grenier.

Each celebrity has their face etched on their own bottle with the word Tap printed on it.

The website markets the water with the slogan, ‘Rihanna, now collaborating with her kitchen sink.’

It also makes a tongue in cheek statement about the price.

‘Only $5 to win some ridiculously famous water,’ it says.

‘The Ultimate Deluxe Platinum Celebrity Tap Pack (Limited Edition) includes bottles of real tap water from celebrities more famous than you,’

‘Contribute to the UNICEF Tap Project for a chance to win this luxurious and desire collection of water from the most famous celebrities in world history.

‘History. Yes, the history of the world.’

Every dollar from fans entry helps UNICEF provide clean, safe water to a child in need to 40 days.

Fans wanting to donate and have a chance to win the celebrity water can log on to

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.19.11~



PARIS — As international forces launched attacks against Libya on Saturday, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton struck a tone highly unusual in the annals of American military interventions: humility.

“We did not lead this,” she told reporters.

Collaborative partnerships that work are about sharing and humility. This appears to be America’s new look.

Go here to The Washington Post to read more.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.19.11~



Australia Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, who wowed the US Congress recently in Washington, flew to Christchurch City, South Island New Zealand to show her respect to the people of Canterbury rebuilding a city after earthquake devastation. The fiery grace of that hair color and smile as Ms Gillard is welcomed by the Ngai Tahu Maori tribe was very heartening to see on the day.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.18.11~



The soundtrack for the Rugby World Cup festivities has begun in an unusual way. Sports festivals favorite Lionel Richie has teamed up with one of the best male vocalists on the planet, Guy Sebastian of Australia to record a new version of Richie’s hit All Night Long. Sebastian was the first ever winner of Australian Idol reality TV Talent show.

The song that has been performed successfully at The Olympic Games in Los Angeles in prior years (1984 -watch video footage below) is being remade with a charitable focus in mind. Richie and Sebastian aim to help raise funds for the earthquake hit City of Christchurch, who lost loved ones in their hour of devastation. Says Richie of the joy of giving to this City:

“I can think of no better use for one of my most successful copyrights than to help raise needed funds for the people of New Zealand. New Zealand has been very good to me over the course of my career and I welcome the opportunity to return the kindness.”

Lionel selected All Night Long for the region of Canterbury, as “it will give people a reason to donate and celebrate the good times ahead instead of just dwelling in the past.” Word.

Richie and Sebastian will perform the song on stage during their current New Zealand tour.

Guy Sebastian, a gracious statesman of Australia in a pop cultural capacity added, “Being offered the tour with Lionel is a real honour but getting to record with him is truly humbling,” Sebastian said.

There is so much good will occurring in the South Pacific right now, it’s amazing to watch. What a good collaborative effort between two fine entertainers for noble-hearted people and for a noble cause.

Above is Guy singing Receba o Poder/ Recieve the Power with Australian-Polynesian R n B vocal princess Paulini, Espanol-singing artist Silva AlemãoRobert Galea (Italiano). Amélia Farrugia (France) in a song that guy and Gary Pinto penned.

Richie and Sebastian’s song has RedOne as producer on it. As we know RedOne is a producer who grew up in Africa with a cross-cultural daily reality and his work involves producing some tracks for Stefani Germanotta of the USA. I’m feeling that We Are The World giving vibe strongly on this one, aren’t you?

Here’s Lionel in action.

[Story penned by NZPA via The New Zealand Herald]

Artwork – Holly V. Hoof of Los Angeles to celebrate this moment that is humbling to blog about because goodness, kindness, compassion that is honoring life is being shared freely and willingy in hearts with such a gesture. So powerful.

Fine entertainment producing in action. If you’ve ever taken the time to read the lyrics of Christchurch’s national anthem, this is the “freedom’s ramparts on the sea” part of the anthem being fulfilled in entertainment for Christchurch City. As we know “ramparts” is also a word found in the Star Spangled Banner of the USA as well.

May Love & Peace always be our power shared equally and freely around the globe amongst people in our common bonds of shared humanity. To love others and be considerate to others is to be royal and warm-hearted. May that always be what we sing about and celebrate with and in our strong communities (the real celebrities of us all)… the most. True power is when we serve others like brothers and sisters into our comos-zealous destinies at the foot of The Tree of Life.


~Thanks Lionel, Guy & RedOne. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.16.11~



“When gas is at $5 a gallon and the minimum wage is at $5 too, this current government has done nothing but further Bush policies. It’s not what we voted for. Democracy has been made a farce of. I’m not enchanted by this government so far.”–Jaden, 49 Financial Management Executive, California.

Well… at least that’s an honest view. This is Hollywood today.

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



日本. Today on Horiwood.Com we have an audience of readers who care about cancer awareness more than politicians, politics, money, global economies, lifestyles or Hollywood celebrities. Excellent!

We also have a community of people voting today who care more about helping the Japanese people in crises, about brave new heroes solving Japan’s nuclear reactors meltdown crises, than any other issue in the world. Also excellent! I’m with you all.

So heartening to see your votes today. Priorities are in the right place – with Nippon.

The Horiwood Top Ten as voted by 50 nations of the world today, looks as follows in the Hollywood news posts you think are most important. Let’s go!

Kiwi cultural anthems for Japan sound like this today. Check it. In addition  is a beauty to click on as well.

1. Timely – Gerard Butler for cancer awareness

2. Steven Brooking is a New Zealand English Teacher, missing in Nippon

3. Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez

4. Chiba Japan takes a hit – 6.0 quake off Pacific Coast

5. Plato, Atlantis & the concept of underwater societies

6. Gerard Butler for cancer awareness – original post

7. Teenaged moms reality tv stars still rate in crises

8. Snow falling on Sendai Japan

9. Evacuation nation – Fukushima Iwaki Japan

10. CNN reports Japan is officially like Chernobyl cue Nuclear Waste Chernobyl news story angles, again.

Some news agencies actively helping Japan’s people with news coverage (with important charities in between) in this moment are - Fox NewsFinancial TimesGlobe and MailGlobalPost.comGlobalVoices; ; GuardianThe HillIndependentKCRW’s Left, Right and CenterLos Angeles TimesJAPAN TODAY; McClatchyMediaiteMosaicMother JonesMSNBCNew York Daily NewsNew York ObserverBuzzMachine; ; Youth RadioAltercation (Media Matters)AmericablogAndrew SullivanBAGnewsNotesBloggingheadsB Boing Boing.

[Images - Front page New York TImes Today. That kid is soooooooooooo cute! And Gerard Butler of Scotland's photo is via Miz Posh ].

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

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



Growing up playing rugby football, I never thought I’d see the day where somehow I’d get to blog in Hollywood (woot!) about rugby football coaching legend Graeme Henry hanging out at a cricket match with The Gladiator/ Robin Hood Oscar winner guy (Russell Crowe). Yet today is that surreal collision of Kiwi childhood dreams converging into this one photograph by Mark Mitchell. For more photos of Russell, Graeme and friends, go here to view these lads in action for Charity cricket for Christchurch City’s rebuilding effort post the quake in Wellywood. A nice gesture.

Graeme Henry is the current coach of the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team, a football team most people in the world have heard of and like. Graeme’s always as laid back as a Tararua cheese TVC. He’s a dude.

Voted in Hollywood today, here’s our top ten trending celebrity, entertainment and news posts on a day where we are all conscious of earthquake survivors in Japan, Christchurch and Tsunami survivors too. Peace!

1. 80′s music commentary – Herbs with Maori anthem of Nuclear Waste wisdom

2. Fukushima Iwaki Japan vacate 170,000 people in nucler meltdown precaution

3. Amber Rose before the storm

4. Tsunami & Quake Watch – Japan in 3 pics – 3.11.11

5. No waste – fashion recycling keeps it real – Michelle Obama is measured

6. The Bush family have a budding writer via Christchurch

7. Hollywood Vegas cellulite bikini confessions by Holly Madison & Kim Kardashian

8. Virginia bootleggers movies are a new theme in Hollywood reflecting the times

9. Friday by unknown artist Rebecca Black

10. Best Sports People of 2010 – Social Media votes via Twitter results

Writes Reuters of this Satellite image of Japan post the quake and tsunami – This one-meter resolution satellite image of Fukushima Daiichii Nuclear Power Plant in Japan, right, was taken one day after an 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck the Oshika Peninsula on March 11, 2011. According to news reports, this is the largest earthquake to hit Japan in recorded history. Analysts believe the powerful earthquake moved Japan’s main island eight feet, shifted the Earth on its axis four inches and unleashed a devastating tsunami. The image shows extensive destruction to buildings, vehicles and infrastructure. Entire regions have been flooded, swept away or reduced to ruin. The image was taken by GeoEye’s IKONOS satellite at 10:36 a.m. (local time) on March 12, 2011 from 423 miles in space. The image on the left is a satellite images of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant taken by the GeoEye-1 satellite on November 15, 2009. - Washington Post for REUTERS.

People on a rooftop await rescue in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture -Reuters

Cricket spectators support Christchurch’s earthquake relief fund by attending a charity cricket match in the nation’s capitol. That’s the humanitarian spirit! LOVING IT!!! Go Kiwis. Pic via NZH.

With 10,000 people missing in Japan’s hour of need, we can help by acting with faith and hope. Go here to make a difference if you’d like to. :)

Music today – Commonwealth Anthems from Kiwiland, backstage with Crowded House performing at Live Earth Day Australia. There’s a new star on our watch older than us all…. it’s the Earth. The more aware of the earth we are, the better we will all be. This rousing performance reminds us of that. Much love from the City of Angels today. Kia ora Russell and Graeme! Mauri ‘Ola…. Life to US!

USA Media outlets raising awareness about the people of Japan too in this moment our earth’s watch are: 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 NewsHour. Nice one!

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It is the art of the American reality star to be as honest as one possibly can while turning out a show in the USA, offering commentary on culture.

After all, this is the job of the reality TV star, in the age of ‘reality television’ and the lucrative deals that follow (not for the show) but with endorsements. It’s millionaire-making terrain.

The Kardashian-Jenner family rule this entertainment platform in the USA (there’s so many of them, they’re able to cover trends, sort of like subtle moss in a jiffy!).

Scott Disick has the job of justifying the firms already shot TV series that have all already been filmed, in light of current global crises occurring all around us in the world. He’s a good lad. Thank goodness for tabloids, as what’s missing in the show content’s relevance, this family can make up for, in new tabloid stories.

Here’s what Scott has to say today, ”You know, I just realized there’s bigger things in the world than just being a selfish, self-centered, prick,” Disick, 27, told PEOPLE recently at the Famous Stars and Strikes Event benefiting A Place Called Home at Pinz Bowling Alley in Studio City, Calif. Scott’s comments were also made in relation to his recent stance to ‘give up the booze.’ It’s like dude, moderation man! His comments are good today.

We all have self-centeredness to work on and re-prioritize in light of a world we actually increasingly share more in being a part of, so I welcome Scott’s comments today. Trending sentiments for the USA even. Today Disick looks like a reality TV show guru. :)

Here’s 5 things we’re voting and sharing as social media in Hollywood right now.

1. Fukushina Iwaki Japan evacute 170,000 in nuclear meltdown scare

2. Polynesian’s greatest boy band Nesian Mystik are humble and Hawaii-50

3. Model citizen Christopher Chandler

4. The Bush family have a budding writer

5. Petra Nemcova inspires with real life experiences – Love her!

I gotta admit, I am slightly into Kim and Kourtney‘s new show. I must miss my sisters and their cool and very diverse families.

Some media outlets in the USA thinking about others in Japan right now are: Kausfiles (Slate)kottke.orgLeft, Right and CenterThe Moderate VoiceNDN BlogThe Notion (Nation)Oxdown GazettePandagonABCAccess HollywoodAl JazeeraAOL NewsAssociated PressBBCBloombergBoston GlobeC-SPANCBSChicago Sun-TimesChicago Tribune

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Posted by horiwood on March 13, 2011 in Fashion, humility, Michelle Obama



Here’s one simple reason why bloggers love to frame blog posts daily.

You realize when you’re a humble blogger, that it takes all kinds of people to make the world go round.

Yet, you observe via audience votes each day, that what makes people special is when certain individuals begin to think of others and serve others with their gifts or thoughtfulness. Something happens and certain individuals reveal their spirit, and they become quite remarkable people because of the good things they do for others.

Here’s two bright stars with a letter for the Giving Pledge who are billionaires committed to give back to the world. They’re a couple. They have funny beliefs to a lot of the world. They are good and groovy people.

This one for our Omaha factor to get brighter here in the USA. [Again, Omaha = of abundance in Te Reo Rangatira, or, the Language of Chiefs of Aotearoa, New Zealand.

David Green and Barbara Green write: ”Coming from a family of preachers, the idea of giving back has been part of my life as long as I can remember. My parents and their parents before them were what some would consider poor, but they gave back whenever they could whether through small contributions of money, or through acts of kindness. God has blessed me with a wonderful family, a successful business and outstanding employees. I do not take these blessings lightly. I am honored to join this remarkable idea called The Giving Pledge.

When Hobby Lobby was created in the early 1970s, I was committed to use profits to help ministry work. I knew from an early age that ministry work, at least in the sense of preaching from a pulpit, was not my calling. But I also knew that God gifted me with a mind for understanding business, and that gift would allow me to carry out His work through contributions to great missions throughout the world. We honor the Lord in all we do by operating the company in a manner consistent with Biblical principles. From helping orphanages in faraway lands to helping ministries in America, Hobby Lobby has always been a tool for the Lord’s work.  

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My st (inky) omaha factor is ebbing low today in Hollywood, so, for inspiration here’s some people doing inspiring stuff in the world. I dig it. They’re total celebrities leading with vision.

We believe whenever the very best scientists work together as a team, supported by dedicated leaders, advanced technology and uninterrupted funding, great discoveries will happen.–Jim & Virginia Stowers

More than 99% of our wealth will go to philanthropy during our lifetime or at death. We have already started our giving. Our children have already been provided for.

Virginia and I wanted to give back something more valuable than money to the millions of people who made our success possible with American Century Investments. We wanted to give people “Hope for Life”- Hope for a better life. Our vision is to make a significant contribution to humanity through medical research by expanding our understanding of the secrets of life and by improving life’s quality through innovative approaches to the causes, treatment and prevention of diseases.

In 1994 we began by creating the Stowers Institute for Medical Research to pursue a very distinctive approach to basic science. It took six years to plan and develop the world-class campus and its laboratories in Kansas City, Missouri. The doors finally opened in November 2000.

Today, the Institute is already recognized as one of the best basic biological research organizations in the world.

The Institute focuses on outstanding science.

[Photo caption - Jim and Virginia Stowers, founders of the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, were awarded William F. Yates Medallions by William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo. last week. Photo courtesy of The Stowers Institute]

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“I really believe I have two hearts… I think I actually carry two souls in my body, and that I’m living out the rest of her life [Stefani's Aunt who died of Lupus at 19] and her goodness — she died a virgin, she died never having experienced all these things that we all get to love and experience in our lives. I think that I work in her image. I work in this life as part pop singer and part humanitarian, and to do great things for people because she was a good person and I don’t think she had enough time to do enough good.”–Stefani Germanotta realizes mortality, in her Aunt’s memory, as a motivator to do good. That part is very sweet.

From a Maori cultural perspective, I am totally down with the fact that spiritual legacies can be taken on by a younger generation and put to use after someone passes on. Spiritual gifts are that. After people die they remain for others to further. So, I’m cool with the ‘weird aspects’ of this press from Gaga, without blinking an eyelid in doubt. Good for her! Maori people do that all the time, they just don’t go on and on about it, it’s just your work to do, like a private project of sorts. I get a bit miffed when I see her making it yet another one of her ‘personas’ fans are supposed to worship. It takes away from the good she does although her intentions are initially very good.

However, the way she hogs the limelight, needs a word. That’s not always spiritual the way Germanotta won’t share, or finds it difficult to share, compared to more secure diva’s in the game. People outside of America, want to see a sharing American celebrity – post the W.Bush years (of the political system of that time) anyway. It is perhaps a more noble look for America in regaining trust in the world by being strong but more sharing in outlook and worldview.

For example, first up – to offer some commentary on this, people with heart’s don’t rip off Madonna‘s music catalogue and present this as ‘new music’ (the Born This Way fiasco that’s fueled way too much commentary in between Mid East uprisings at the same time).

Secondly, if you want to be on Glee and be a karaoke-singer in front of cameras as a part of a TV drama we all like, just do a duet of a Madonna hit with Lea Michele. Don’t say you’re being ‘revolutionary’ with ‘new’ music – when you’re not. Next up, dropping the “twins” word without actually having any, does not put you in the league of Angelina Jolie who actually birthed twins. You can’t cheat like that. Do the work!

Just kidding. In celebrity land, it’s often about cheating the camera angles. Gaga is a marketing machine – a key part of pop music’s domination.

What do you think of Germaotta’s latest marketing ploys? I totally was into her last year. It was a joy to see her perform in concert in 2009. She wowed all at the concert and she was well rewarded for her authentic songwriting back then, making $70 million in a year.

This year, although 20% are Gaga fans on this blog, and you can stone me for suggesting this, I feel she needs to blend in more with the diverse pack of talented singers (her peers), artists, groups, bands, divas, opera singers, amazing folk singers out there –as there’s plenty of new talent coming through for global audiences to enjoy with less amounts of ego. The copious amounts of costume changes, a blogger has lost love to cover this year. She’s already broken through. Eggshell entrances at awards shows aside, she’s not being born this year. That was 2009. I was there watching her in concert. This year’s she’s not a baby needing as much hog love.

Here’s a ten year old, who was born this way to sing and entertain without the ego Lady Gaga seems to expect this year from her fans. In light of peoples issues around the globe, hers just aren’t as “may-jah” this year. We just live in times where in Facebook culture and twitter et al, it’s kinda about the collective all getting a turn to be seen and heard. The culture’s changed this year. These are just my thoughts anyway. From someone whose seen her in concert. Her ballads on keyboards, are Gaga at her best.

Anyway, the worthy 10 year-old (one of many young singers in the world’s) name is Teri Maree Kopa. She’s featured below singing Wilson Pickett‘s classic Motown song. Press play for a treat.

Pic via ONTD

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.21.11~



“For 1000 years is but a day to You, or like a watch in the night”–King Solomon‘s words.

As nations we live in satellite relationship with other nations who can work with us. The goal is to collaborate with others in agreed harmony, like the planets (or atoms and molecules and cells — work together in symbiotic relationship to create life, not cancer) and stars in the solar system and galaxies around us – certain stars and planets align with each other more closely.

This is what nature (with confirmation of attentive scientists’ observations and findings can also confirm). If we observe nature, we can also learn that there is an order in the world.

For centuries the wise, have always been friends of observing skies, and stars for this reason.


Sometimes, if we focus on science, the problems of the world that can appear so inward – don’t seem to matter as much.

Widening our perspective and focusing on things, not of this world –makes us walk humbly. When considering the galaxy around us, it makes us less dependent on people, who can consume too much of our time as celebrities. The world is a good teacher too.

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Born this way to sing and entertainment. Teri Maree Kopa of New Zealand is big on talent and lite on ego, as a singer. At ten, she was born this way to sing and entertain with humility, spirit and grace, naturally.

Go kid!

He reka te Waiata Aroha. Mauri ‘Ola! :)

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.18.11~



The second hottest club in West Hollywood, Club Voyeur, is having a movie shoot in it tonight. I can’t tell you what’s filming in it, but it’s exciting. That information is top secret.

Here’s an ornate chair from ‘the set’ and eleven things about people who sit in chairs as thrones of rule from around the globe in this Hollywood moment.

As I write this post, Chinese stringed music segues into the Anything is Possible hit song. We live in a very eclectic America. I like that!

Leadership Quotes:

On awakening the lion in others–I am more afraid of an army of one hundred sheep led by a lion than an army of one hundred lions led by a sheep.  ~Charles Maurice, Prince de Talleyrand-Périgord

On productivity keeps rule honest - Every man is dishonest who lives upon the labor of others, no matter if he occupies a throne.–Robert Green Ingersoll.

On lead like someone greater is always watching -Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts.–Ghandi

On always having humility with good humor--Some smart man once said that on the most exalted throne in the world, we are seated on nothing but our own arse.–Wendell Mayes

On leading with kindness–Kindness and faithfulness keep a king safe, through kindness his throne is made secure.–King Solomon

On philosophy shared among brothers (and sisters) helps adventurous leadership as the goal–If you wish a general to be beaten, send him a ream full of instructions; if you wish him to succeed, give him a destination, and bid him conquer.  ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827

On entertaining while leading–The day of the sun is like the day of a king. It is a promenade in the morning, a sitting on the throne at noon, a pageant in the evening. Wallace Stevens

On leading like you’re warm sunlight for hard working people–Oh, the summer night. Has a smile of light. And she sits on a sapphire throne.–Barry Cornwall

On leading with encouragement–a leader says “Let’s go!” –E.M. Kelly

On persuading with wisdom over propaganda production–You do not lead by hitting people over the head.  That’s assault, not leadership.–Dwight D. Eisenhower

On being the galaxy that stars are suspended from–A leader is best when people barely know that he exists.–Witter Bynner, The Way of Life According to Laotzu

By the way – the chili dogs and chips and salsa on set, were the grooviest for dinner! Lol! :)

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.15.11~



Britney Spears took great pleasure in being the bridesmaid for her assistant Brett Miller‘s wedding. Brett married a couple of weeks ago at The Spanish Monastery in Miami Florida. What a sweet boss Spears is. Not many celebrities would jet to Miami for their staff on a weekend and make their special moments about them.

Love this girl and how she rolls. Always fun. She epitomizes gracious American charm. In fact, when you reach a certain level of success as an American, being an angel to others is really the true American way. I know because, I feel that aesthetic at work in my life, every day, without ever knowing whose supporting. It’s the weirdest feeling of belonging, like invisible arms around you, saying ‘You’re one of US.’

In this case, Brit Brit put a face on it, perhaps to send a message to other stars to be nicer to their team. Equality starts with that thought, of seeing team members as equals. :)

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.1.11~



“At the coral reef, the beach tide was low like the flat Injun prairie plains of Boise, Idaho.”–Horiwood, a novel.

“You don’t have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things – to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated. It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.”–Sir Edmund Hilary‘s humility as wisdom in Hollywood.

What’s up with this picture? It’s like when the cast of Mad Men went for berry martinis at The Abbey with the Hollywood Maori Harry Potter blogger guy, on the way to the Arclight theater to see a film with hobbits in it in 3D. That’s too many alluvial-intellectual levels of a horticulturalists nation’s, pop cultural quircke.

Anyways, in more simpler news. Ten Hollywood entertainment news posts, you’re sharing as culture right here on Horiwood.Com via social media are:

1. Kiwi Humor – A vintage Hollywood movie postcard for Sir Peter Jackson

2. The physics of super heroes - when good scientists become movie geek experts too

3. Benjamin Franklin & Te Kooti Arikirangi Te Turuki quotes

4. Sir Ian McKellan will reprise the grey power fierce, for The Hobbit in 3D

5. Wisdom from the book In The Presence of a Gorilla

6. Yale Women’s Rugby Team & Rugby World Cup excursions 2011

7. Nesian Mystik music

8. Harry Potter‘s Daniel Radcliffe for Trevor Project teenagers

9. Maori Hollywood actors, the Courage to Love Novel, catching up with 3D star Cliff Curtis

10. Nicole Kidman joins Jon Hamm for presenting duties at the Screen Actors Guild Awards 2011

Bonus Post: Starbucks for AfricaRox in a Box lyrics with The Decemberists good folks band

Other Hollywood news websites, blogs and media outlets who sometimes share Harry Potter, Twilight Saga, The Hobbit news too are: E!Hollywood NewsHollywood ReporterAccess HollywoodHollywood.ComET OnlineDeadline.ComCelebrity GossipYoung Hollywood.; HuffPo.

[Photo of Elijah Wood courtesy of Elly's Elijah Wood Site. Pic of double taiaha Maori, martial arts, future action movies combat weaponry, courtesy of Aotearoa New Zealand]

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“Everyone in Hollywood thinks they’re somebody. I was having sushi and this guy was living out of his shopping cart, while he was telling me he was the next big producer of Hollywood and bumming my cigarettes. I was like dude, “shut the heck up!,” Scot Hersman whose just moved from Washington State, Seattle to Hollywood.


So far Scot, who left school as a teen and began a well paying welding job in Seattle, hates everything about Hollywood, which is exactly what he expected. So he’s off to a great start. Grounded in a good way!

Because Scot’s so funny and might have a go at the stand up comedy, set once he’s settled into L.A, I’ve recommended that he hooks up with coffee appointments with Lawrin who runs the LA Comedy Festival. Let’s see what happens over coffee.

I like Scot’s take on reality. Timely, funny, needed.

Welcome Scot! :)

[Melrose Ave, Seattle Coffee Poster Art, Hollywood]

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.27.11~



For reals, dude in a beanie and a kilt getting coffee- Hollywood today.

Rock it out! That’s the free Scottish spirit in effect. Too groovy. I love the Scots. I love LA. I love American-Scottish peeps who are proud of their family history and who live in L.A. People who love life are fun.

[Used with permission].

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.25.11~



When you look at Natalie Portman as a rising star, you can’t help but have a sense that Nat just “get’s it.” She speaks several languages including Arabic and she’s so humble and gracious when she is given an award. As an artist and a person, she is prepared to cross-over and dialogue in others culture not her own. Stellar and intelligently normal stuff!

When she takes the stage, Natalie Portman’s tone conveys the weight of Hollywood’s history and the opportunity Hollywood provides as a global platform to serve the world well with a spotlight. Her spirit was pitched right on the night. Loved her! That Benjamin Millepied is one very lucky newbie actor, choreographer and ballet dancing guy! Portman is an Israeli global treasure.

She honors the creative process and has respect for her collaborators in it. It’s also amazing that Portman was ten years planned ahead with Darren Aronofsky for this golden moment – revealing how stars are made as well as born through talent and sheer hard work with amazing visionaries as supporters of artists unique gifts and talents – guiding stars like Ms. Portman through the maze that is Hollywood.

For all of you fashion victims (joking – I meant enthusiasts of art and beauty in garments) obsessing about Nat’s dress and hand embroidered red rose covered with Swarovski whatevers, Grazia Magazine has some quotes from Nat’s stylist, Kate Young that can be read here. Young muses ’Natalie doesn’t have a lot of patience. But… Natalie is beautiful and poised. It’s an opportunity to make the most beautiful pregnancy dress on the red carpet.’ Portman’s gown was created by Viktor & Rolf.

Here’s highlights of Portman’s beautiful speech.

[Photograph of Nat courtesy of Life.Com]

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.17.11~