Category Archives: Lionel Richie
WARRIORS OF SONG – LIONEL RICHIE AND GUY SEBASTIAN REMAKE A HIT FOR CHRISTCHURCH CITY’S REBUILDING EFFORT
ALL NIGHT LONG – LIONEL RICHIE AND GUY SEBASTIAN REMAKE A HIT FOR CHRISTCHURCH CITY’S REBUILDING EFFORT
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 Alemão, Robert 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~
Husband. What husband, says the UK when selecting their most favorite wedding pic of Nicole Richie‘s big wedding day with Benji Madden. UK media prefer a picture of American interracial and intergenerational family-star power with Nicole and her dad Lionel Richie for this magazine cover and an image of modern family.
A very sweet picture of Michael Jackson‘s god-daughter and her dad. What a beautiful bride, Richie was. Weddings, marriage romance, commitment in love from two people to each other rising above (through and past) current economic times and anything that politicians may (or may not) say– is the new trend of the 2010′s. Long live true love.
In our news today: it freaks me out being a blogger in Hollywood some days. For example these blogs: Congressional Quarterly; Daily Telegraph; Democracy Now!; Drudge Report; E! Online; Entertainment Weekly; Forbes; Fortune; Fox News; Financial Times; Globe and Mail; GlobalPost.com; GlobalVoices; ; Guardian; The Hill; Independent; KCRW’s Left, Right and Center; Los Angeles Times; McClatchy; Mediaite; Mosaic; Mother Jones; MSNBC; New York Daily News; New York Observer; BuzzMachine; The Corner (National Review); Crooks and Liars; Cursor; Daily Kos; Democracy Arsenal; Firedoglake; FrumForum; Jonathan Alter; Eric Alterman; Sidney Blumenthal; Eric Boehlert; Ron Brownstein; Joe Conason; David Corn; Stanley Crouch all have worthy opinions online. Often far more worthy than my own quickly-whisked-together humble ones. Yet, daily you follow me. Thank you!
Hollywood entertainment and celebrity news posts you voted worldwide as reflected in our democratically voted news window each day. Here’s our top ten and your news. Much love:
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HAPPY HOLIDAYS! :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.20.10~
“In a world full of despair, you must still dare to believe”–imagination: Michael Jackson, King of Pop.
Michael Jackson, earned $275 million posthumously for his estate. His star template for entertainment distribution and spin off merch – is still America’s star template all emulate.
GK Films are negotiating to develop a feature film around MJ’s Thriller.
GK are driving the film pitch but Fox 2000, Mandate/Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment are bidding too. The film budget is expected to make $50 million.
The song’s folklore, involving Vincent Price and the town he grew up in–is the basis of the film’s narrative’s plot line.
Thriller songwriter Rod Temperton is up in this mix too. Meanwhile, Cirque du Soleil is in talks to do two live shows based on Jackson’s music.
Montecito partners Ivan Reitman and Tom Pollock are developing a film that focuses on MJ’s earlier years as The King of Pop. Peter Schlessel -head of GK films is leading producing efforts on this film idea.
While at Sony Pictures Entertainment, Schlessel made the deal for This Is It!, a big earner for SPE, and it is likely that GK Films will distribute Thriller through its SPE output deal. UTA reps Garelick and Reel Effects, while Paradigm reps Ortega.
This report via Mike Fleming.
My thoughts are – if MJ was using 3D film technology in his This is It! Tour visual arts armory — shouldn’t this film be shot in 3D, like the future of Bollywood film?
Distribution: If Hollywood wants a piece of India’s entertainment than this is a good idea. No other artist has been downloaded more times than MJ in India’s entertainment history of music sales. 24% of all songs in India downloaded are MJ songs. Really Summit Entertainment should bid big, as they are the leading ‘werewolf’/ wolf pack kids in Hollywood.
We live in an age of the 3D Jackson Estate still furthering entertainment models and distributon strategies for American Ent. I dig. Before Jackson died he was all about Thinking Green to save the earth’s enviroment – and he was doing this in 3D.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.27.10~
Lionel Richie and Quincy Jones did a swell job executive producing We Are The World 25 that starred Kanye West and Miley Cyrus. Here’s the complete line up of participating names. Enjoy!
Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie were back in the original studio, re-recording We Are The World, 25 years later for the Haiti Emergency Relief Effort.
They were joined by these stars: Wyclef Jean,Tony Bennet, Kanye West, Barbara Streisand, Pink, Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers, Benji Madden, Joel Madden, Harlowe Madden, Brian Wilson, Jeff Bridges, Harry Connick Jr., Natalie Cole, Celine Dion, Josh Groban, Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne, Nancy Wilson, Jamie Foxx, Carlos Santana, Orianthi, Jennifer Hudson, Sugarland, Adam Levine, Earth Wind & Fire, Jason Mraz, T-Pain, Nicole Scherzinger, Gladys Knight, Vince Vaughn, Robin Thicke, Kery Hilson, Toni Braxton, Usher and India Arie.
Said Natalie Cole, “It’s bubbly, it’s energetic, it’s thoughtful…We’re all lookie-looing.”
Sounds amazing. The single will be telecast live on February 12th during NBC’s Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony coverage. Hot! To donate to Haiti if you want to, go here. :)
Of course the legacy of Michael Jackson in music to feed the world, lives on.
[Images courtesy of Wire Image]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.2.2010~
The Earth needs our Love–Michael Jackson‘s message in song, Grammys 2010.
[Image of Prince Michael Jackson I and Paris Jackson courtesy of ABC. Image of Michael Jackson's star with Maori Taonga from the Moana (Sea) photographed by Horiwood today]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.31.2010~
Nicole Richie is safely back home in Glendale recovering from pneumonia, where she had checked herself into Cedar Sinai Hospital, for medical attention.
Husband Joel Madden who has been out of the country for the month, is now back in Glendale with his wife and two children.
Good to hear. Nicole is pictured here with her father, Lionel Richie and younger sister Sophia Richie.
[Photo courtesy of Stephen Shugerman for Getty Images North America]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.20.09~