Category Archives: Musicals


Julianne Hough confirms she signed on to star with Tom Cruise in Rock of Ages. Nice one!

1. Tonight I’m Loving You – Enrique Iglesias feat Ludacris

Bonus Humor - Jerry O’Connell parodies Charlie Sheen

2. Brooke Fraser

Bonus Question - Why do Nazi USA defectors find love in Australia?

3. Oprah & the Black Eyed Peas

Bonus Oscars rocker karaoke - Gwyneth Paltrow sings Joan Jett

4. Music artists trend faster than anyone in the World

Bonus Post - Christina Arguilera paints the town red.

5. Nesian Mystik – the band with a Hawaii-friendly sound

Bonus Post – Poor Zsa Zsa Gabor

6. Julia Gillard Aussie humor

Actor News – Michael Fassbender reminds me of NYC bloggers horsey egos.

7. Just breathe by Miley Cyrus

Shagged Spies – marriage news: Mike Myers is sneaky

8. Shakira talks of social justice at Harvard

The Exes Sheen Wives Club Unite - Poor Charlie Sheen

9. Rugby football player Malili Muliaina is a dude

Twitter is not a rock concert venue – Courtney Love gets fined

10. Caitlin Smith can sing

Hollywood Entertainment News Blogs worth checking out too are - E!Hollywood NewsHollywood ReporterAccess Hollywood;Hollywood.ComET OnlineDeadline.ComCelebrity GossipYoung Hollywood.; HuffPo.

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Sadie & Lawrin are in on our top celebrity news from Hollywood at this minute. Sadie is a budding screenwriter and her momma is a coffee buddy of mine in L.A. Lawrin is the director of the She works with a lot of talented stand up comics and funny filmmakers too. She’s a multi-tasking working mom of America. Already as a kid growing up in California – Sadie’s telling her mom her latest movie idea. It involves a lot of blood – much to mom (Lawrin’s) horror. Lawrin can’t stand the sight of human blood onscreen. Sadie’s first TVC for a major ‘multi-national conglomerate corp’ drops next week. Stay tuned for that on your TV. LA kids, they’re full on talented!

Sadie is too cute. Celebrity entertainment news from the City of Angels today (is coming up, stay tuned):

Steven Spielberg cuts in to Glee‘s appeal with Smash a TV pilot musical, where Broadway musicals is NBC’s theme.

General Motors takes a stand against Skins in MTV. Nice one! No advertising.

All aflutter over Kate – royal-watchers hit the bookies

Redhead comic Conan O’Brien‘s (Conaco/Warner Bros.) pilot for Vince Uncensored goes to CBS. Honesty in family is the theme.

Hip hop artist and actor Drake will join Susan Sarandon and Eva Green in the film, Arbitrage a relevant film about corporate fraud.

What Hollywood star wants to not marry?

Kerre Woodham has fun ‘white girl bashing’ – the easiest Maori target – like popping open an Aussie beer with a black horse on it, on a stolen beach in summer! Loved the commentary though. Was funny for a lazy writer! Though I wish white men would do their own dirty work, don’t you Kerre? Woodham remains one of my most favorite castrating comedians in the game though. She’s always good for that for the white lads. Next generation of white girl Kiwi comics please! It’s time. Kerre would fare well dating a Fijian boyfriend about now, to look less racist in her shared habitat of Aotearoa-New Zealand, from Los Angeles. Just sayin!

Pink (Alecia Moore) talks cutting edge parenting a la American rock stardom.

Madonna‘s charity education developments in Malawi go wider - no longer ‘one institution.’ Smart -grass roots missions 101.

Spencer Grammer, 27, is engaged to James Hesketh.

Tristan Prettyman strikes complications with an upcoming marriage to fiance Jason Mraz. Love should never be ransomed.

What does rocker Prince & Oscar winner Halle Berry have in common? New romance.

Manager Manny Halley can kiss Keyshia Cole‘s . Heard her new Calling All Hearts album yet?

Ten hot cinematic couples of 2011 are these 20 actors.

[Celebrity news with thanks to Pop Eater and Ms. Lavandeira today].

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I know that it’s Natalie Portman‘s big year in Hollywood, but I just spotted this amazing vintage Westside Story original artwork poster with Natalie Wood painted with ebbony black hair.

I might stick it up, in the next day or two. California’s political story is currently like Westside Story, if we strip back the layers of tinsel. Personally, I love that about Cali life and culture. It keeps life real and exciting.

More on that to follow. I haven’t shared triple wood action for a while – so Natalie on Horiwood in Hollywood – coming up soon.

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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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This retro pic, shared on Facebook of Maoris gathered together in North Hollywood, makes me go… “OMG! I can’t believe I’m standing in this photo with Maori Media royalty!

Two generations worth. Wow!”

Thanks for sharing the photo via Facebook, visiting LA when you do and saying “Kia Ora,” making the fun happen and serving New Zealand and the diverse Pacific and the US too as a family of colorful entertainers. Happy NYE!

[Lisa Marie Presley brings us iconic American music today]

~Ps: Hi Wai and Ky. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.27.10~



Blame it on the boogie, Miley Cyrus shows off her tattoo in Madrid. From India, here’s a taste of a big Bollywood number to get used to. It’s like The Sound of Music goes Bollywood from “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai,” starring Kajol, Shahrukh Khan and stellar Bollywood friends. This movie is almost as old as Miley and it still holds its own. Go figure, aye?!

We are on the verge of living in a changing America. New trends, new faces, new people as America seeks economic partners to grow economies equally. Dance is King.

Entertainment celebrity news in Hollywood. Here’s our top ten. Enjoy.

1. Piano Kids – Blame it on the boogie

2. Mana Electorate – Heck Yeah! Hekia - bring it on!!!

3. Country Hotties are all for staying in shape

4. About Horiwood: Meet Chardonnay aka Ricky-Lee of Boy!

5. Maci Bookout & Amber Portwood are hot USA news

6. Bruce Springstein posters as Art at a local gallery

7. Indian Muslims react to an America Pastor’s no-love stance

8. A Halo Hobbit effect is on in New Zealand in 3D!

9. Ten Things About Adam Frankel, 29

10. Michelle Obama gets her dance on, in India. Cute.

BONUS POST: New authentic film alert: Boy a film by Taika Cohen

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Watch clip here.

FLOTUS, Michelle Obama, laid all her American dance moves aside and leaped into some new fun and learning, dancing with young people in India.

Their traditional music, is a little bit hip, as reflected in this dance video too of Beyonce dancing at a block party with arms raised, Indian style also. (Kylie Minogue‘s arm/ hand movements choreography from her new music video Get Outta My Way, a few weeks before Beyonce was filmed, doing Indian-styled hip hop choregraphy, also reflects the same trait. Hands expression in dance is India).

Nice cross-cultural similarities being found and created right now in world history (in arts and cultural performing arts) between America and India with Mrs Obama. Quite novel really, who ever would have thought?

Also Britney Spears Bollywood choreography in her Circus World Tour was also a forward-thinking example of this. The most successful cross-over American artist in India’s history is Michael Jackson (1/4 of all music download in India, is that of MJ’s). Nice to see Michelle Obama going after the Jackson golden trail of cultural appeal that Indians like… in the dance of life that in universally shared by us all.

Janet Jackson also demonstrated this in her no. 1 hit, Runaway -the music video,15-years ago for American women crossing over into India by paying tribute and respect to Indian women’s legacy of dance as performing artists. That clip below. Michelle Obama makes it look so natural and easy for America to dance Indian. Love it, just like the world loves Janet doing the same thing. Mrs Obama is the first First Lady of America to do this. Go Michelle!:

Of course, being a Kiwi I ask the question, what would Bollywood musicals choreography look like, filmed in the colorful magic of 3D cinematic mastery? Now there’s the future of cinema and musical cinema(s) bridge-building cross-culturally smart, right there. A part of it, anyway. Peter Jackson directing a simulation of the Taj Mahal imagery in 3D could be quite hot, when filming action and choreography. Watching Mrs Obama perform in the above clip also reminds me of Avondale, a city in Auckland The Supercity and the culturally rich Kiwi-Indian community of New Zealand. Love them.

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The cast of Glee are in hot demand being the musical campus of Amerian telly entertainment.

Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele took a break from performing for the cameras to perform live for an audience in LA. They did Damnit Janet from the Rocky Horror Picture Show, at an event thrown by The Painted Turtle org at the El Capitaine Theater in Los Angeles. They snogged at the end of the number. Watch clip above.

And in other Glee news, the long-awaited appearance of Scottish YouTube sensation, Susan Boyle is going to hit American audiences like a good Scottish pud, when SuBo makes a cameo for their Christmas special.

Back to back divas of song on this non-stop TV show.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.29.10~

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“She has a young Reese Witherspoon look and fresh-faced appeal about her as a potential child-actor of the future in Hollywood”–Horiwood on Hinetaapora Short.

A Diverse View of Hollywood worthy new talent potential:

Should Hinetaaporo Short, 10, be cast as the next Milky Bar Kid!

One of this kid’s X-factors in the entertainment game already, is that Hinetaapora speaks Te Reo Rangatira – The Language of Chiefs - otherwise known as the Maori language of New Zealand) each day, at her Kura Kaupapa school in Roto-Vegas/ Rotorua, Hiobbit country.

Te Reo Rangatira is one of the two official languages that Middle Earth, New Zealand protects and speaks within its shores.

Should Hinetaapora be the Milky Bar Kid for chocolate makers Nestle? Heck yes! What a bilingual, intelligent and talented cutie pai. Adorable. The Milky Bar Kid is a New Zealand child’s ‘super hero’ figure of inspiring Adventure and fun adventuring activities with friends and community–the great Kiwi Way. Just like Hobbits represent such cultural heroes too. A Maori girl super hero? Heck yes! It’s time. What a splendid idea at updating Kiwi pop culture in the 2010′s.

Will Hinetaapora go on to appear in Hobbit in 3D films in Wellywood too and Hollywood? I hope so! She’s a doll.

Go honey! Mauri ‘Ola from Hollywood. Let’s hope Hinetaapora can sign on to the same Hollywood agent as Oscar nominee, Keisha Castle Hughes. My Hollywood agent recommend though for Hinetaapora’s Hollywood acting hopes, is agent: Steve Dontanville. –the agent behind Reese Witherspoon’s acting career in Reese’s initial early years until two years before Reese won her Oscar.

Imagine Hinetaapora Short in a 3D action adventure film? Could she be another Reese Witherspoon, with the potential to win an Oscar too? Only time will tell. But, go kotiro tutu! I love her chutzpah. This kid has spirit.  She’s off to a good start at ten years-of-age.

[Presenter Scotty Morrison, executive news producer Tini Molyneux - Te Karere. Keisha Castle Hughes appears here with Inception star Ken Watanabe, image courtesy of Wire Image].

UPDATE: Hinetaapora Short is on the Nestle casting team’s Top Ten Short List at this minute. Go honey! You have Hollywood’s big tick approval. The gorgeous Hinetaapora short is a descendant of the Te Whanau a Hinetaaporo subtribe (Haapu) of Ngati Porou. She also descends from the Te Arawa iwi of Aotearoa/ New Zealand. The same tribe as famed and globally-loved entertainer, the late Sir Howard Morrison. The son of a Maori All Black rugby football star, Temuera Morrison , Sir Howard’s song My Old Man’s An All Black - combated and addressed apartheid in South Africa back in the day. He’s still a legend in hearts and minds today. Good Kiwi Ambassadors and proven entertainment stock are the performance artists of this tribe. They do the right things with their fame for noble humanitarian causes.

Hinetaapora’s Te Arawa tribe are watched by globe-trotting visitors to New Zealand, every day of the week in Rotorua City when they perform live daily as consummate and gifted entertainers. They star in musical theater showcases daily and have been practicing mau rakau (traditional Maori martial arts) for over a thousand years in New Zealand on Mokoia Island. As warriors in performance, they are New Zealand’s indigenous action stars. Very similar to Japanese samurai or Old-World warriors of the Chinese Empire dynasty too. Sir Howard, their much loved late Entertainer king, is pictured wearing his cowboy hat above.

Courage to imagine, see and be true to… yourself.

Message to H.S: Mihi atu ki a koe Hinetaapora… are you practicing your American accent and learning Chinese each morning for Hong Kong filmmaking, 3D action movie/ co-productions in future years, before school? Hope so! Ka rawe! Tino pai kē! Kid, you’re too much! :)

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Prime Minister John Key (L) is no stranger at dealing with key leaders in key areas and markets of the world.

Quote of the Year: “It was commercial reality. We did the business.”–John Key on bending Hobbit Law, to Warner Brothers recognition, of Sir Peter Jackson and Sir Richard Taylor‘s skills and preference to film The Hobbit 3D film in New Zealand.

New Zealand’s number one man, John Key shines in Hollywood today, with the announcement that New Zealand will restructure law, and contribute monetarily to help facilitate Sir Peter Jackson directed, The Hobbit films 3D filming and production in Middle Earth. This sends a clear message to Bollywood, Hollywood, Europe and Asia, that New Zealand is 3D film production fit for the 2010′s and beyond. Middle Earth is also the home of James Cameron‘s Avatar‘s 3D effects, filming and creation.

Via New York Times, Mr Key says: “I’m delighted we have achieved this result. Making the two movies here will not only safeguard work for thousands of New Zealanders, but will also allow us to follow the success of the Lord of the Rings trilogy in once again promoting New Zealand on the world stage,” Mr. Key said. Video of speech can he found here.

“The industrial issues that have arisen in the past several weeks have highlighted a significant set of concerns for the way in which the international film industry operates here in New Zealand. We will be moving to ensure that New Zealand law in this area is settled to give film producers like Warner Brothers the confidence they need to produce their movies in New Zealand.

To structure the right deal to keep The Hobbit in New Zealand, new legislation is being introduced Thursday to clarify the difference between an employee and a contractor. The change in law would affect only the film industry.

Aotearoa/ New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Mr. Key said that the green paradise nation would offset $10 million of Warner’s marketing costs as the government agreed to a joint venture with the studio.

Mr Key also threw in an additional tax rebate for big budget films made in the country, making production companies now eligible for up to $7.5 million extra per picture–based on box office sales. New Zealand currently offers a 15 % rebate on money spent on major movies being produced within this paradise nation’s shores.

The UK Guardian reports that, had not Warner Bros and the New Zealand government come to an agreement, “Economists had said the loss of the production could cost the country’s film industry as much as $1.5bn and damage it in the long term.” Mr Keys also said via The Guardian, “”Making the movies here will not only safeguard work for thousands of New Zealanders.”" A much welcomed break for New Zealand’s economy struggling with one of the highest E.E.C debts, currently. The news was much welcomed.

Although it is not know if any Maori and Polynesian actors have been cast in the film in key roles to date, the Guardian reports: “The Office star Martin Freeman set to portray the title character, Bilbo Baggins – a homely Hobbit who in Tolkien’s tale is bamboozled into joining a thrilling adventure by a wizard named Gandalf. Richard Armitage, of BBC TV series Spooks, will play the role of Thorin Oakenshield, the leader of the dwarves.”

Good stuff. What a day for Hobbit lovers of Hobbitsville entertainment. And not a bad couple of days work either from Prime Minister Keys in his role of Minister of Tourism too. That deserves a beer or three in Hobbit fashion. Nice teamwork for the Prime Minister, Warner Bros, and our two Sirs who create Hobbits and a film industry working for and in tandem while reflecting back to Hollywood, from the other side of the world in New Zealand. Teamwork and mastery of a win-win relationship. Super heroes are being made in New Zealand in cinema texts and 3D cinema –for the world. Let’s go China and 3D action Chinese films in NZ.

This report gleaned from an original report penned byJohnathan Hutchinson, Michael Cieply and Colin Peacock. [Image above: Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R) meets with New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing China's capitol, on July 7, 2010. Xinhua &Rao Aimin photo. New Zealand also grew diplomatic relations in Seoul Korea today, appears on day one in Seoul where he has toured Gyeonbok Palace. Does Korea have any 3 D films they may need made and told in Middle Earth too, one might ask? NZ is a busy Asian-Friendly and Hollywood friendly filmmaking nation. And on that note, let's go Bollywood in NZ locations, coming at ya in 3D cinema. ]

Also see: Peters takes jab at Hobbit deal; says time for NZers to take back own country

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[Le Table Joie de VivreGilda Salt as Gorgeous Art by The Haus of Elvira]

She was a total minx who blinged it out. In a spicy box office weekend in Tinsel Town with Angelina Jolie showing leadership for the ladies at the box office in Salt, here’s how you voted our top celebrities, arts, theater and entertainment topics of interest today, in Hollywood.

Glitter, box office grit & dreamy filmic sequences; strong messages of Justice and Peace from Beverly Hills 90210, with eclectic rock musical theater, and a timeless touch of legendary fashion glamour from America round out today’s eclectic choices. Love it!

Thanks everyone. Let’s go California!

1. Author Robert Ellis & Angelina Jolie are front page, Beverly Hills Courier

2. Oksana & Mel

3. Inception sequel, Leonardo DiCaprio for Chris Nolan

4. Angelina Jolie shines as one of the few bankable action stars

5. Chiffon Angel: She Conquered with Elegance Miss Elliette‘s story

6. Suzanne Hinn stands by her, self

7. Rugby’s Robbie Deans on Wallabies Vs Springboks win

8. Twilight‘s Alex Meraz has Hollywood heat

9. Mel Gibson hires an observer to protect his right to parent 

10. A. Dream like glamourPaula Patton for Billie Holiday

10. B. Sounds of Asteroth & The Martini Players press release

10. C. Jolie Glitter Theater - L.A Arts & The Horiwood Top Ten, 7.24.10

Bonus Post: Singers Jason ThatcherAmber Mullins do AsterGaga 

Humor: Octo-Mom‘s birth video comedy by Jimmy Kimmel is slap schtick

Gorgeous is: Crystal Rachel of the Nga Puhi Tonu Nui & Ngati Whaatua tribes

[Pic 1: Aunt Elvira‘s pic as an Angelina Jolie tribute, with les fleur blanca by Gilda Grego, Pic 2: Angelina Jolie chiffon style-courtesy of TV Show Celebrity. 3: Makeup Artist Molly Tissavary works her magic on Chris Pearson for The Sounds of Asteroth rock musical theater camp. L.A’s entertainment community are so rich in talents and the arts. California displays a colorful and memorable zest for life.

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Beverly Hills, Ca, July 24th, 2010—The Martini Players theater company is teaming up with the Sounds of Asteroth rock n’ roll band to perform a play, this Saturday 24th July at The Highways Theater in Santa Monica at 10pm.

The Sounds of Asteroth: Into The Florescence is an out of space rock n’ roll odyssey with cutting edge, devilishly sexy, fun,” says playwright, songwriter and principle performer, Martin Bell.

The theater company and band are both well known in Los Angeles amongst the alternative-indie-theater scene as ensemble performance artists. They are very Lady Gaga, long before Lady Gaga’s brand of performance art ever came to be famous. They make all of their own quirky costumes.

“Our ensemble energy has always been well received and kindly celebrated in California,” says Bell. “We have always been a glittery fiery force to be reckoned with.”

Bell takes the stage with Robyn A. Roth, of the Tyra Banks TV production house, and Suzy Henschel starring with Bell in the lead roles in this comical, rock-musical co-production of a sequined tale of fatal attraction. 

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American tribute entertainment. A good effort achieved.

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What a great way to start the year from Germany with the fairy tale story of Barack Obama‘s journey to 44th President of the USA, set to singing and music.

Germany has come a long way since last century. Nice one!

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.12.2009~

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