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Louix Dor Dempriey (Bhagavan Sri Prananada) has his glossy postcards all around Hollywood today. His postcards promise ‘Be transformed by Louix’s darshan and drink of His [sic] ageless wisdom over the course of five intimate and engaging days spent with this spiritual Master.

Location – The Lodge at Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA.’

Um… I think it was The Lodge part, when there’s not a Native American Indian in sight of this rhetoric … that made me go… nah. Lol! God bless America anyway! It takes all kinds… Here in the USA Native American Indians are some of the most spiritually aware people I’ve met. Perhaps Louix learned from them? :)

At least Louix is not slowing down on his marketing budget allocation though. It is LA after all. It is culturally appropriate here, to market oneself at this level. That’s too funny!

And isn’t Louix like tots rocking out with India’s guru swagger right now? yep! Deepak Chopra must be gutted. Maybe just a bit. Obviously, Louix has his followers.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.29.11~



Visuals – FeatherKorotangi Series 5 by James F Ornsby. – NYC.EDU

Verbage - Two Poems by Rowley Habib – Te Ao Hou


The Plea of a young writer

Take my hand and lead me through the thicket
To the mountain’s crest, where the snow
Is pure. So my thoughts be like the snow
And below let me see the ocean and the open
Land caressed with mists of haziness
Azure and wide. Like the world before me
Ready to be drunken by these eyes
And more yet. Lay me back on the snows pure
Blanket of whiteness, my being forever
Conscious of your nearness. My nostrils
Full of the scent of you.
O take my hand. I am lost without
The hand of woman soft and full
Of tenderness. Ever yielding to the passion of my call
Take my hand for should an inspiration
Come I’ll be like something flat and very dead


We were not so far apart you and I
When the thunder broke from the blackened sky
We were not so far apart
And when the echo rolled away
Deep down in the slanting day
We dreamed. Or when the lightning struck
Behind the drawn blind
Not I alone rushed heaven-wards
In the wake it left behind
No, we were not so far apart, we
When the waters rushed with mad glee
Down the garden path
Mine was not the only dream
Washed beyond the pantry window
Like some desire in a far off flooded stream

Visual – Lakota Women, Carlisle Indian School.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.14.11~



Sometimes filmmaking is about just turning a camera on and letting a City speak for itself–Horiwood 2011

Every day I wake up in Hollywood… is always a blessing. I’ve been thinking more about writing a movie. I just can’t seem to get over the freakiness of every day living here, to even rise above it each day and create a script beyond occasional blogging and the surreality of every day life.

Today I was woken up from my dream of maybe making a movie by two Jehovah witnesses knocking on the door. “Who do you think you are, the Jacksons before they started in show biz?,” I said. ‘Poppa Jackson’ did not find me funny, but his daughter, 23, laughed so hard, it was worth making the comment. They feel that Egypt news has made people scared and perhaps people need spiritual guidance in these last days end times.

After shutting the door, I go back to thinking about the dream about making a movie. In the dream, I feel like I live on a film set in a movie called Once Upon a Hollywood Palm Tree. I am surrounded by hookers, hustlers, talented undiscovered hip hop rappers busting rhymes way better than what you hear on the radio. All around me are people who “cant’s stop talkin bout” The Kardashians, trans-gendered ‘artists,’ Orthodox Jews, Persian Muslims, drug dealers, single gay people protesting with placards for an equal slice of wedding cake, a handful of Hollywood Hills dwelling sex addicts daily checking the stock market like a religion, or war veterans holding cups of tea in The Valley and signs that say “jobs not war.” Then there’s the coked out Hollywood industry people speeding their tits off talking their big mouthed trash (some real, some not). I’m surrounded by arrogant wannabe film directors (every sentence they say has the word  ’power’ or ‘powerful’ in it), or gorgeous actors doubling as models or go-go dancers while hoping for that break and being put through the mill to get it. It’s not fair to see. In the dream, I am surrounded by control freak muscle culture in that Schwarzenneger kinda way, armies and armies of studio workers or spacey spiritual guru types transcending real issues, or very old Russians walking on canes each day up the street in pairs talking in Russian, or producers who lie and steal your TV show pilots literally too – without delivery on TV show investment funds, as they’d promised as their part of the deal. Such people set you back years. They are thieves of the young and not so-young’s creativity and time. Magically, using your pilot to do it with their new name as ‘producer’ now on it, they get jobs in “London.” Lol! All these reasons is why anyone who knows or lives in Hollywood, loves Los Angeles. It’s just L.A.

The comedic characters are the sweet, ‘normal’ people. Interludes of a sense of home. Like couples just starting families or people with kids. Their normality makes them stars in my dream about making a film. Sweet friends also act as angel heroes, slaying villains lies and false promises of smugness, daily. If you have sweet friends in your L.A dream, you’re a lucky one.

Oh, every now and again, in the dream, you bump into a celebrity. They’re always so thankful to meet a Kiwi. Sanity.

In the middle of all this, a Maori guy, wonders what he’s doing on this film set, wonders what the dream means other than being a walking living tourism billboard of New Zealand culture saying repeatedly like a record on repeat spin “visit paradise… oh and make sure you meet some real Maori-Kiwis while you’re there. We’re the best!” He is a caricature, created for people who want adventure, but sometimes are too scared to travel. It’s much easier to voyeur through someone else’s eyes. That’s the culture in this dream. A meeting with a Kiwi means that they probably will go to New Zealand in the dream on the movie set, of the dream.

Once Upon a Palm Tree‘s script reads like a heartbreak hotel baptism of fire, a fast paced story of fleeting love, dodging death’s sword, or guns (same thing), going with the roller coaster highs and lows along with my fellow recession-obsessed people. The script reveals lusts and twisted passions set against a back drop of George W. Bush outrage, Obama becoming the 1st US President of color in history, the plummeting tragedy of the global economic recession’s ‘introduction to’ American life and culture, the trainwrecks of that event as the wealthy had to get a new I-D, right up to Egypt’s current Mid-East unrest amidst stock market crashes and oil and steel’s value sky rocketing in a single week of political economic altering (or engineering) via Egypt’s billionaire puppet President Hosni Mubarak.

Hosni’s mug does appear briefly on a TV screen cut-a-way in the dream, straight after Anderson Cooper‘s and before Katie Couric‘s mugs. It’s a quick 1.2.3 montaged sequence, over in 10 seconds in the film of the dream. Katie’s mug gets a whole four seconds of silver screen time.

Against a backdrop of that kind of environment, Once Upon A Hollywood Palm Tree could also be the best of 1000 back-to-back 45 second vignettes strung together like a documentary film of meeting 1000 people. (Only the most entertaining one’s would make the cut – but the director’s cut would sell more copies than the actual film). Each vignette is a scene featuring a beginning, middle and end – with a rhetoric of “Hear a Promise, The Promise is revealed to be a Lie, Maori Guy’s French-word peppered, comical reactions to the Lies – often told in tee shirts slogans cut-a-aways” forming these vignette’s 1.2.3 beatnik narrative. The film in the dream has a lot of tee shirts in it helping the pace of the film move Cosmopolitan city-quick.

As the best vignettes of the film in the dream would make up 45 minutes of footage, creating work for 1000 ‘new face’ actors, I’d probably win a Robert Altman Award for creating more jobs than many politicians promises to create employment (or purpose) with that one film. The rest of the 45 minutes of the film in the dream would thread together ‘my’ real Hollywood story, between all of the bull sh*t I’ve heard from losers.

Already the movie is looking R rated, not remotely like a Flight of the Concords funny-lite TV series, or hobbit-similar movie at all. In the dream, I cast a 17 year-old to play ‘me.’ I want them to be Jewish with a yamulke on their head, but Maori actors are so few in Hollywood, where Jewish actors are hegemonically  dominant within the Hollywood actors system, so in the dream it feels right to cast a Maori teen in the lead.

In the dream, I ponder if perhaps Once Upon A Hollywood Palm Tree can go straight into the trash can, or not, as I keep sub-consciously thinking about Kaitiaki – A trilogy, that introduces Maori action super heroes with special powers into the Hollywood movie landscape, as um, actually created and envisaged and imagined by real Maoris. That’s um, not Maori people, painted blue, projected in 3D. Lol!

In the dream, Once Upon a Hollywood Palm Tree would be my Clerks film like Kevin Smith‘s humble beginnings as a film director, with talent a little bit more apparent as a filmmaker than Ben Affleck‘s and Matt Damon‘s original Oscar winning start, for example. It would be my Bad Taste low budget film, in that Sir Peter Jackson humble beginnings, zero-budget filmmaking way. I see an ear falling off an old ladies head into some custard for a second, in my dream. At that moment, I decide…

Once Upon a Hollywood Palm Tree would rock! In the dream I imagine that it would have a cult following of edgy, tattoed, facially pierced people the world over. Because it would just be too freaking real! In the dream I ponder if there’s more noble things in the world to be told than wanting to be the next Q. Tarantino of this generation. One of a hundred. I do like the idea of the gritty back drop of such a film to tell some powerful truths. Just in the dream, the truths aren’t vividly clear as to what ones should shine against this backdrop. There are so many, but in the dream, five are chosen to reveal, wrapped in the life of the central character’s talent. The dream feels creative and good, so I just might think about it some more.

Top Photo caption – Palm tree of the week, Genesse & Waring. Here’s ten posts we’re sharing via social media in Hollywood as culture in this second. Woot!

1. Alecia Moore Humor – some times stars have to take their own darn pics!

2. Waitangi Day News as Hollywood Pop Culture – 2011. That’s a 1st!

3. Written in True Blood – Anna Paquin & friends for Rolling Stone

4. Burning poppies and Muslim actors via The UK!

5. How her fairy tale began… Nicole Kidman‘s Coming to America romance story

6. Dorothy Height‘s All-American legacy is fierce

7. Hone Tuwhare‘s No Ordinary Sun poem

8. LeBron James is kinda different

9. Walt Disney, Shirley Temple & filmmaker Taika Cohen

10. Megan Fox & Brian Austin Green – Golden Globes 2011

Taking a koro kip (Kiwi language for a ‘grandpa nap’), the dream continues. Once upon a Hollywood Palm Tree would have to be shot (that’s as in filmed, not as in Arizona tragedies with idiots and guns) in the spirit of Maori filmmaker Merata Mita, one of my mentors and the way she fashioned cinema verite art in a manner that only Maori people can with cameras, film footage and especially a talent with weaving sound layering for psychological, socio-political effect. She was quite a gem of cinema arthouse films that mattered with human rights awareness in the world. Merata was gifted and clever. Loved the world over by tribal-minded indigenous thinkers.

In the dream, Merata would have loved Once Upon a Hollywood Palm Tree and Kaitiaki – The Trilogy as well. She would have perhaps loved to have produced both of them. Both would have reflected different aspects of her own sense of humor and life story as a Maori who lived with Hollywood people as well. “We’re allowed to dream!” This was her gift to me, when she stepped out of my film student text book dreams and actually into my first student film.

She gave me that gift to believe that crazy moments can become real for aspiring Maori filmmakers. She told me, our stories are vitally important for the world, on my camera. I believed her. That was not in a dream. It happened because she made it happen, along with other caring people who made that film happen too. Making dreams come true on film is what Hollywood is all about as a creative filmmaking town. It’s about a dream and turning these into visible reality.

One thing’s for sure. There’s one Maori, who has more than paid their dues in Hollywood to make a film. Once Upon A Hollywood Palm Tree is that unique story about leveling with Hollywood. In the dream, I think that perhaps it’s time!

In the dream, when I think about Once Upon a Hollywood Palm Tree as a film, I think it’s quite remarkable that Horiwood.Com actually exists, like for ‘real.’ Lol! In the dream, Once Upon a Hollywood Palm Tree would have to have Bird Runningwater of Sundance do its film distribution strategy, otherwise it would be sunk, like tequilas and extra spicy spiked bloody Marys, down the hatch with Injun filmmakers at The Abbey on Sunday brunches, if it didn’t. :)

I wake up. No Jehovah witnesses at the door this time. No Jacksons either. It’s sunset.

I think I’ll go out and meet real people. Although all the colors of a Hollywood filmmakers pallet are right before your eyes to paint with each day (you just choose super hero skins to overlay your characters with in your films to look more clever), you can’t dream in Hollywood on surreal movie sets forever.

Photo caption – A Photograph as Art, plastered on a wall on Melrose Southside (between Stanley & Spaulding). Whether we live in Los Angeles, a South Pacific Polynesia Island or in Israel or the Middle East – we all share life and identity underneath a Palm Trees shade.

~^ Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.5.11~



Sometimes, if we ‘think indigenous peoples’ more often than we do… we all win.

Teenager Taylor Lautner is living proof of a Native American Indian teen doing well. At 18, Lautner is the no.9th highest earning box office movie figure in Hollywood for 2011.

All the encouragement we need to give Indigenous young people every chance in the world to succeed. Think action, encouragement and for indigenous peoples teens then – is a good message we can take from this young man’s journey in Hollywood and the world as an action movie star.

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



Crossword girl sits opposite me in the cafe, her feet in a cross-legged position on her chair as she scribbles, like it’s yoga class over coffee. It’s good to see someone writing in this day and age. Like, with a pen. I jump on Facebook and see my friend Dale from Wellington, Aotearoa-New Zealand wants to head to New Orleans for the Jazz & Heritage Festival this year. How cultured of her.

Dale must already be over racking up ten out of ten tans in Hawaii. Dale did that twice last year and loved it, but perhaps New Orleans would be more fun. She reads books anyway, so how’s that going to mesh with our spicy crawfish gumbo, serious paella palate research and sarsaparilla vodka martini sessions, with all the beaut music that dance-loving Maoris will instantly want to do, if I go with her? The world’s hottest books list, might feel a bit neglected, this US trip of Dale’s.

Then there’s all those vampire movie sets we’ll have to visit in New Orleans too, like where the Twilight Saga kids (Kristen Stewart, Alex Meraz, Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson) all are filming, or where Oscar winner Anna Paquin‘s True Blood cast film too, or even where Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunce and Tom Cruise filmed the Anne Rice novel adaptation too, of that film, Interview with a Politician Vampire we’ll have to get photographs of at – as well, if we do New Orleans with a Hollywood Maori twist. I don’t know if I can cope without my new Orthodox Jewish friends nearby for too long these days in such political-economic climates of the world; or when you pick up any newspaper. But I think I just might manage.

Of course we should as Dale and I always had movie dates in the nation’s capitol of Wellington when we both worked in government in New Zealand on Sundays, so we should keep our tradition going as US movie loving hori film buffs. Already the possibilities of fun in New Orleans are sounding tres exciting, and that’s months away. I know Dale already has friends there, so that could be rivetingly wild as Dale does biz too. She’s a bright spark with a fine sense of Nati humor, I have always been proud of to have as my friend.

Knowing Dale though, while I’m running around vampire set locations, she’ll be more green thinking conscience, like wanting to go and meet the real people of New Orleans who live in the lakes and inlet areas, to talk to them about how they managed to clean up the environment after the gulf oil spill crises with BP. Remember that? 

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As I blog today in Hollywood as a Maori Kiwi farmer’s raised country kid son, there’s a lot going on to deal with. Nothing is as simple as those country days, in a Cosmopolitan City like Los Angeles.

I get texts on my phone asking for a meeting with a Romanian-American kid whose discovered paranormal activity in Laurel Canyon, beneath the house with a pyramid on top of it, currently on the market for 3.5 million, “why wouldn’t Tom Cruise buy it?’ is the gist of texting. Why I would even go, I don’t know?

I know that the founding Native American Indian tribes of California used to meet in the Laurel Canyon area each year, seasonally and theater would occur between the convergence of tribes there – where they would reenact a year’s worth of tribal stories for each other as tribes, in shared song and dance narratives.

Hollywood in a way, is an evolution, of this tradition, but technology (cinema, film, media, mobile telephony) is the preferred medium to convey this tradition in the world now from California. As I’ve already told this kid that, I don’t feel like going.

There’s always going to be paranormal activity in the Canyon, until Native American Indians are invited back to do what they always did on Hollywood Hills and Canyon landscapes, as people. It’s just what they do and should be allowed to do as a sign of genuine belief in the origins of freedom of expression of America’s founding fathers, mothers and their children. That’s where the concept of American family begins as a narrative in the USA, in a celebrated and ongoing healing process that should be honored and respected too for all of America with Native American Indians being a vital part of that.

I had suggested to the kid to meet with Indian tribes himself if he was so concerned about the increase of paranormal activity in Hollywod, to see if there was any interest in that and to meet with the Mayor of L.A too to get it going on. He had looked at me like I was a total spinner, (I have the same thought each day too at times, so that’s quite okay) but it’s certainly much better than entertaining ghosts in the canyon, I think. Far smarter.

Pyramid worship here of the rich and famous and Free Mason society types aside here, I think Indians have their place in Hollywood as people on this landscape that should be honored and respected as honoring the roots of a nation’s peace and human rights record and pathway forward. So that’s the end of the texting saga as I turn my phone off. Peace is the greatest gift of all in California. Least we get confused at to what robs America’s peace, we need to learn to turn our phones off sometimes to have it.

Beside me to the right, the blonde girl in the cowboy tartan red and black cowboy, all wool shirt (too hot for California actually), cut off denim shorts and black fishnet stockings talks the need of “boundary setting with her new boyfriend” to her ‘Personal Gay’ friend. He just nods at everything she says, like he’s a tamed poodle or something. What’s up with that brainless trend?

A Mexican Aztec fashion designer, with sharp cheekbones talks to investors in the cafe today about how far $100,000 investments could go, and where that would take them. He’s 50 with little Richard eyeliner Aztec eyes. A fierce statement in today’s Hollywood. He’s not big on ‘speaking the English,’ he’s like “You give me $100,000 and this is what you get for that.” Yet there’s no denying that he knows his stuff in the new wave of the fashion apparel business in California. He’s a modern merchant of Cali’s fashion world as perhaps best denoted by his leopard, tiger markings-fused silk printed gypsy-esque scarf worn over his Aztec Indian jewelry. The look in his eye, tells his investors, that he’s fearlessly forging ways forward in the current economy. Good for him! A discerning confident spirit.

He wears an old school biker leather jacket with the words L.O.S A.N.G.E.L.E.S in white leather down each black sleeve and plenty of jean jewelry chain accessories.

Beside and opposite me, Mandel an Orthodox brother studies up on the Torah on his laptop and my African-American brother, Jey Lawrence sits too. Jey’s dad researched in the Warren Beatty, Julie Christie and Goldie Hawn Hollywood-popular era of the 70′s, Jey’s family history. He mapped his families tribe back to the Southern Nile of Egypt, hence Jeys Egyptian key, eye, double spears, skin-shield tattoos. He is very Barack Obama-esque today (the contemporary inked version) and watches college football keeping up with the next generation of sporting talent. Of course being in Hollywood weird things happen all the time in good ways. My last Hollywood post was about the Key of Ramses II fused with the prophet Isaiah’s words. Then Jey sits right next to me, with a version of Ramses tattooed on his arm. His version does look like Obama’s face a bit, and we laugh about that, because it’s true.

In addition, Jey tells me that the Maori haka is a big trend in college football. Where football teams perform the haka (Maori war dance) before their football matches. What is even more awesome though is when the crowd of spectators respond and do it too. Jay says American footballers love Maori culture because it is an expression of warrior-hood and tribalness that defines community, that football represents here at community level. The Maori haka resonates with America’s belief of strong warrior communities.

I can’t argue with that. Maori culture and tino rangatiratanga (the spirit essence of the culture) is all about that. It does think of protecting everyone, and ensuring everyone remains strong warriors in community. The haka is a visual expression of this aesthetic in effect. The haka – when performed properly, is always spiritual. Jey loves it.

Jey has moved from personal fitness training to now doing hair. He says it’s way easier to manage. We talk the concept of ‘hair lockers.’ Where Jey points out the beautiful twenty-something blonde girls in the cafe and says most of these girls have weaves, or hair tracks on their scalps. I’m so dumb, I’m like “no way!”. He’s like, “yes, they all do. California is hair capitol of America.” When they get their hair done, their old hair they take off their heads and they save it. Hence all these girls have what is called a hair locker in their bedrooms at home.

I say, well, Hollywood American girls are sort of like Native American Indians, collecting hair in that scalping tradition way then. Jey says, “not a good example. But yes. You’re right. Half of Hollywood is like that.” We laugh. Servite Football team of California are Jey’s favorite college football team’s fans, he says do the Maori haka the fiercest. They’re also big on Scottish music too. Must check them out. Jey reminds me of my brother-in-laws Lou, once bro-in-law Matthew, Richard and Eddie who all play touch rugby football. Some internationally too. Jey most looks very similar to brotha Eddie who is half Maori of the Tainui Maori tribe and half Tongan of the South Pacific.

‘Don’t be a stranger,’ Jey says off to his next appointment. Dude is so Warren Beatty of Shampoo movie days in 1975 Oscar winning history, minus the attitude. We had a good conversation today, with his permission to share it with you. Yes, feel privileged.

On any given day you blog in a cafe in Los Angeles, such things go on all around you in the real Hollywood.

I love it.

Today Malia gets top billing (pictured above), with her Maori koru design aesthetic from Aotearoa-New Zealand etched into her Young Hollywood scalp. She’s all fierce, smart, beautiful like a skinnier version of Missy Elliott, the rapper; having biz meetings with a blonde guy from the U.K with a Cockney accent whose convincing Malia to sign with him as her photographer/ manager.

She is beautiful, confident, quietly resolute. As I ask to share her winning look back to the good people of Aotearoa-New Zealand where her I.D is inspired from, (and with you all) she smiles big, turns side on and says “Wurq it Mah-ree peoples of New Zeeeeeland.”

Like that. Let’s go America! :)

As a New Zealander, I am that American footballers and supporters do the Maori-Kiwi haka of New Zealand. Just get on a plane every now and again and head down to NZ to see it performed live every now and again, for reals from the source of culture, okay? :)

What a fun day. I feel like I hung out at Hollywood’s version of The White House – Hollywood coffee bar today. Thankfully Aotearoa, New Zealand is so in that picture too. Fun.

[Gosh, that was perhaps the longest blog post header written ever!]

Music today is laid back mellow, as I think about Hawaiian sun, South Pacific palm trees and beautiful Aotearoa beaches, while listening to the Zac Brown Band ‘s song Toes brought to US by 5 Gum, while thinking that I’ve already done our celebrity news today in this one post.

I can imagine my Maori-Samoan cousin Eileen Taogaga grooving to this at the Helensville pub today near the Kaipara, on a mom’s friday night off in the ‘big smoke’ of Helensville as good country Kiwi folk do in any tight knit rural community, with the best green grass in the world, far across the waters on opposite sides of the Pacific Ocean of Malibu as I blog, from The City of Angels today.

~Cross cultural, living tukutuku weaving art on wood created at Melrose & Spaulding. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.26.11. To everyone who contributed to this moment, thanks.~



Perhaps in the absence of Native American Indian culture on a real visible cultural level in media here in the USA – we are now obsessed with jewelry and fashion accessories like this as depicted today on Melrose Ave in the street chic fashion District of West Hollywood.

One thing is certain – at this minute – long dangly feathery things are hot in Hollywood right now. If you overlay your long dangly feathering thing on a Young Bloods tee shirt, it then becomes a contemporary re-interpreted fashion statement of how The Wild Wild West came to be as a prairie narrative of American culture. Or so, Rock N’ Roll Religion wants you to think in this window display.

Share your theory on that in a blog comment if you want to. I’d much rather have a beer with an Indian brother or sister in the Valley personally as for a true-blue California fix of culture. If you can’t do that put one of these on your girlfriend (or boyfriend) instead and see what happens.

Nothing. You still won’t know what’s up with the Native American Indian community. You’ll just feel a little feathery lite perhaps. Nothing wrong with that either. Lol!

What I love about this image is the green tree trunk on the tee shirt. There are no American citizens who think greener regarding the environment (naturally as a community of people) than (ironically) Native American Indian people. Perhaps we just need to go directly to the source then, instead of jacking other peoples cultural swagger for a headline. I really do want to see more Native American Indians get a spotlight from Hollywood – talking about real things they care about – like earth preservation. That would be smart in Hollywood.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.19.11~



Although Twilight‘s famous trio, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson didn’t win at The Peoples Choice Awards 2011, the awards show themselves were the big winner by these stars attending in person.

This is Hollywood’s center right here. Angelina Jolie is their teacher taking the hard knocks and doing all the tricky stuff – and these kids are in the starring box seats in Hollywood. So far, they’ve more than done their share to earn their top ten rankings in Hollywood’s popularity stakes. Their remarkable Young Hollywood stories keep soaring. Here they are, courtesy of E! Entertainment’s website.

To see Ace Showbiz’s full list of winners, they follow:

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Here’s a very touching story at The Daily Beast: “A boy can’t get to school because of crumbling roads and sewage. Eliza Griswold reports on why the landscape at home looks like a war-torn country.

E.J. Montoya, 16, has the well-muscled shoulders of a football player and a glossy, black braid down his back. He is a member of the Santa Ana Pueblo, one of the 22 tribes in New Mexico… to read in full the heartbreaking story of American kids living in third world realities written by journalist Eliza Grizwald, go here.

Eliza Grizwald weaves a touching factual story, painting the reality of kids in Albuquerque who live in third world conditions while living in community and trying each day to get to school.

Good journalism.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.26.10~



Taylor Lautner is pictured here with Disney’s .

Getting incarcerated always sucks. Yet fun people normally do get incarcerated a lot because they threaten systems. So thankfully, I haven’t been incarcerated much in life. Lol! Taylor Lautner fancies himself as a heroic victim, overcoming incarceration as a Young Hollywood movie theme. Yawn! No, it actually sounds brilliant for a teen to think that deep towards a hero fighting for justice, in the evolution of his Hollywood career. Very Matt Damon.

This kid is really Tom Cruise and Matt Damon of his generation, fused behind one teen mug to spark new film franchises. Taylor has that potential. He’s an industry all on his own as a teenager.

Anyway, enough waffles and maple syrupy talk of yabba dabba doo actor/ action star comparisons: According to Hollywood Gossip, “The Twilight Saga star has signed on for a big screen adaption of Incarceron. He may even produce the movie version of Catherine Fisher’s novel. The project still has far to go, as a screenplay has not even been penned yet, but Lautner would play Finn, a prisoner trapped inside a futuristic jail.”

Great! Inception, without Chris Nolan‘s tricky play on a timeline, or actors sleeping through most of the film? That could work.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.26.10~



An Arizona sense of Humor: “Just got three gold teeth for my new role! Peruvian chicks love a guy with gold teeth I have to keep telling them I’m not a rapper or a drug dealer but no one will believe me.”

Twilight Saga‘s Alex Meraz always makes me smile the way Alex tweets. His native American Indian sense of humor is very similar to Maori in New Zealand. Here’s the rest of Alex’  as a working action star actor of Hollywood:

On how fame changes community roles: “Just got invited to do a police ride along…and I’ll actually be in the passenger side and NOT the back this time!”

How to announce getting selected as a sex symbol of America: “Check out my photo for PEOPLE MAGAZINES “Sexiest Man Alive issue” in stores now “

On the joy of screenwriting is entirely one’s own–most times: “Been giggling to myself all day like a little girl…nearly finished writing a movie script and It’s a shake-weight stroke of genius!”

On prepping for Twilight filming: “Guess what script I’m reading? I’ll give you a hint…It rhymes with “Breaking Dawn pt.1″ Oops!!!”

On being a secret Miley Cyrus fan: Christmas came early!! Check out my new journal.


~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.26.10~


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Taylor Lautner: The only teen action movie star to clearly make it through Hollywood’s quick sand celebrity hoops in 2010 by playing a teen werewolf has managed to keep his newest relaysh with Lily Collins out of the public eye, at least compared to his tour-de-paparazzi-force courtship with Taylor Swift.

This kid never made the top ten in Hollywood this year, but still proves he can kick above his weight in Tinsel Town. He’s a symbol that teen lads can do anything if they work hard, get lucky breaks, if authors write popular book series with teens in mind that then get adapted to film; and with the right parenting behind them.

Lautner’s upcoming movie work in Hollywood sees him cast in the film: Abduction (Post Production); The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I & Breaking Dawn Part II as Jacob Black.

[Photo courtesy of Gnepsie]

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.24.10~


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Pics of Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green catching some rays and mohitos on Hawaii’s beaut beaches are doing the rounds on celeb websites as a holiday trending vacation spot to be spotted at.

Absolutely, why not! Hawaii is so much fun. Tropical climates and chill beaches can’t be beat. Love it.

By the way, for somewhere exotic if you’re from the mainland in the US, Fiji is pretty hot too to vacation at.

[Images courtesy of Bauer Griffin Online]

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.19.10~


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He is the teen who wore a coal miner’s hard hat for but an hour–Joseph Ray Dunbar RIP

Today America mourns the loss of Joseph Dunbar, the 17 year-old teen, whose first day at work in a coal mine, cost him his life at the Pike River Coal Mine Ltd managed New Zealand coal mine in Māwhera (Greymouth), Aotearoa/ New Zealand.

His story is tragic. Youthful potential of a son of New Zealand (a minor in America) gone too soon. He had a job, he was working. It just wasn’t his day. Here’s the Huffington Post‘s story via The New Zealand Herald:

“A teenage boy who was on the job for just one hour is among the 29 New Zealand coal miners trapped after last Friday’s explosion, the New Zealand Herald is reporting. All of the miners have now been declared dead.

Joseph Dunbar celebrated his 17th birthday Thursday, just one day before beginning his new job at the Pike River Mine. According to his mother Pip Timms, Dunbar was originally supposed to start work Monday, but he was reportedly so excited after an on-site tour that his boss let him begin Friday.

“He wanted to do this for a very long time,” Timms said of her son. She went on to note that he began planning to work at the mine since they’d moved to the nearby Greymouth area from Christchurch. “He set himself a goal, and achieving that goal meant everything to him. It meant he was going to travel with the company, take him different places. He was absolutely stoked. He was excited, he was ecstatic.”

Timms was distraught over the lack of news about the rescue efforts early in the search. “It’s pretty horrendous really. It’s quite hard,” she said. “You just keep going but you get exhausted and try to rest, but you can’t because your mind is just going over everything.”

So sad. I am reminded of Kevin Costner‘s “on screen name” as the actor and director who won Oscars for the film Dances with Wolves that he starred in with Graham Greene who played the legendary Kicking Bird character, a Lakota Indian Chief. Costner’s character’s name was John Dunbar. On IMDB (Hollywood’s industry guide), John Dunbar’s plight is defined as being: “Lt. John Dunbar, exiled to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.”

In this film, loved by many Americans and people the world over too–we see a man in communion with landscape with nature’s resources and in dialogue with the people of the land. It’s a beautiful movie. A role that conscious Kiwis play each day with Maori people of Aotearoa/ New Zealand. It’s actually quite an exciting life. Culturally rich in its cross-over potential and meaningful on a real and deep level. I miss this a lot most days. My parents reflected each day, when I was growing up in Middle Earth, Kiwiland.

If there’s any consolation in this film for Joseph Dunbar and his family at their tragic loss at this time–may you find hope in the beautiful healing landscape of New Zealand’s scenic views–and in the comfort of friends not only locally but also worldwide at this time thinking of you all.

There just are no words to convey such a loss for a kid, a teen, a young man on the job wearing a hard earned hard hat with a lamp on it– for merely but an hour on his first day of his working life.

Heart-wrenching loss of youthful potential. As there are no words in sharing with the Greymouth Dunbar family’s grief, I must turn to the mastery and magic of a musician for their inspiring gifts to heal the world with a score of hope. On that keynote, here’s composer ‘s orchestral film score music to offer solace from Hollywodod today in the hope that the spirit of adventurous lives remains rich in the dreams of all Kiwi kids, like Joseph Dunbar, who lived and grew up happily treated to beautiful views of nature daily in a West Coast green paradise like no other. Each day, young Kiwi Joseph’s eyes soaked in such cinematic worthy beauty from nature. His person was blessed, daily. May Joseph’s life be celebrated by all young people in New Zealand who have a dream and are prepared to work hard for it, knowing that even at great risk or unknown factors and odds too, a dream is always worth fighting for and working hard for each day–as Joseph’s intentions exemplified the first day he started at the coal face of his job.

His life speaks of reaching for a dream today in a community of brothers committed to industry, profit, community and the common wealth of global family. In New Zealand, human life is always our most valuable and highly prized asset this nation values, above any other resource or commodity. Joseph Dunbar’s loss is huge news today. Ka aroha tataou i tenei wa. May the sun shine again on the Dunbar family’s smile in the world. Love you.

[Image of Joseph Ray Dunabr via Stuff.Co.NZ. View of the river at Greymouth courtesy of Where Our Savings Went]

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.24.10~


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“When they laid down their arms, we murdered them. We lied to them. We cheated them out of their lands. We starved them into signing fraudulent agreements that we called treaties which we never kept. We turned them into beggars on a continent that gave life for as long as life can remember. And by any interpretation of history, however twisted, we did not do right. We were not lawful nor were we just in what we did. For them, we do not have to restore these people, we do not have to live up to some agreements, because it is given to us by virtue of our power to attack the rights of others, to take their property, to take their lives when they are trying to defend their land and liberty, and to make their virtues a crime and our own vices virtues.”–Speech for the Academy Awards protesting the treatment of American Indians, written by Brando courtesy of The New York Times.

Marlon Brando–as photographed on the set of .

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.21.10~


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In the 2010′s people who think green for the environment–are the big stars of the world–Horiwood, Hollywood.

When Native American Indians (perhaps the most unselfish people and most tolerant in America) indicate the world is changing due to global warming, I perk up my ears and listen. They’ve got nothing to lose in indicating we all better live a bit differently and stop polluting the planet so much in our generation so that future generations won’t hate us later for being greedy idiots. For this reason, I love this story today.

Jennifer H. Cunningham brings us this unique story as guest commentary in Hollywood today. She writes:

(Nov. 21) — Streams that support cold-water fish are getting warmer. Traditional native plants are becoming harder to find. And some animal migratory patterns have been altered and disrupted.

Native American tribes own and manage 5 percent of the land in the U.S. — lands that are rich with renewable resources. But Native Americans are disproportionately affected by climate change given their close association with land and wildlife as they live in dialogue with the earth more than most of us do each day.

‘Climate change is being acutely felt on reservations in the West, putting tribal environments, identity and cultural traditions at risk, experts say.’ Read the rest of this entry »


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Pic One: Alex Meraz: “Check out my photo for PEOPLE MAGAZINES “Sexiest Man Alive issue” in stores now.”

Pic Two: “Never Back Down 2…anyone! finished filming with the hardest working cast I’ve had the pleasure of working along side.”

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.18.10~


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The Valley always brings a smile. In right or wrong ways.

Here’s some images of “Native American Indian” Art, right on Ventura Blvd in The Valley, California. More specifically located at The Indian Art Center of California. A shop.

Worth sharing today as a commentary on society in general. There wasn’t a real Indian in sight. Go figure.

My always over-active brain asked the questions: Where are the real Native American Indians at, in Hollywood? And where is the Native American Indian line up of Senators in the American Senate? State Governors too?

Instead, let’s just share these pictures. Do I believe that any “Native American Indian” visual presence is better than none? Yes I do. The rest is up to US –of “the political issues” that these artworks raise awareness of, in modern society. Inclusion vs Exclusion? People in dialogue with landscape and natural resources preservation or not?

I think we need these peoples view in the world, across a lot of government policy-setting and decision-making arenas, don’t you?

By the way, I love The Valley. It can be a fun place. Known to be a little less uptight and snobby, than other parts of Los Angeles. There are a lot of nice people there too.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.17.10~


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“Another day just kicking back” tweets .

Too much!

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.9.10~


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“A clear perspective – JB”

Jerry Brown has returned to the ring, to be Governor Elect of California.

He’s 72, fighting fit – and holds press conferences at Oakland.

He’s California Governor King 2010′s. What got Jerry elected? The strength of the brown people vote of California, namely Latino.

Let’s see what grey powered wisdom he creates within California to lift up America and maintain the festive contribution Latina and Latino, Hispanic-Americans have been giving California for hundreds of years, before all of us aliens got here to rock it out with Star Trek films and the like.

Exciting stuff. Wisdom at the forefront is a gift of grey powered citizens world wide. The vote of the majority, is a gift of brown people worldwide –lest we ever forget. Obviously, brown and grey of any color can work successfully together. ‘Brown’ cultures of the world, respect their elderly, in a way that many ‘societies’ in ‘the modern’ world, have forgotten.

I’m excited about Jerry Brown here in Cali. Depth with style. Not a bad combo. His spirit reminds me of a California version of a “Winston Churchill solid oakwood kind of bloke.” I’m going with that feeling and vibe. Solid like oak wood.

Needless to say, Salsa chips are up in California with this news. Today though, for Oakwood nations – I’m going with an image of brown jellybeans in a jar – in honor of a clear perspective, Brown and people like him can offer US all.

In the Maori language as customary and appropriate from New Zealand to a new King – “Mihi atu ki a koe ou tatou Rangatira o Te Kawangatanga Pai a “Hori-Rakau.” Kia kaha. Ka Tu to Wairua Kitea Pai. Karawhiua.”

Go Fellah.

Here’s Jerry Brown in pictures from the LA Times –after a win, that Obama described as being a “shellacking.” At the moment: “The governor-elect has a ‘very sobering’ meeting in Washington today, with the director of finance and vows to begin work on a spending plan, which must be submitted within days of his taking office in January.” It’s all about a good excel spread sheet really, aint it!

[This post by Hollywood's resident Maori brown-Kiwi lad, demonstrating the art of Brown Shell Power - The Kiwi Pop Art Way in the Hollywood Hood. Horiwood.Com. Ca. USA. 11.4.10~

Closing Thought: The people of this man on a broom (pictured cleaning in Oakland after Jerry Brown's victory speech), were responsible for saving California (possibly America's too) future. Go Latino and Latina of the USA and THE WORLD! Cool people. Caliente politics are sweeping America, right now! Clean sweep shellackings, even! This one going in Obama's favor. :)

We are because we see through color

we see people all connected to Earth and brown soil

from the youngest to the eldest, from the least to the greatest

all sustained with Life from the Middle (heart) of Earth's goodness.

We like to share


around like Chinese-esque Kiwi fruit

grown in Middle Earth and California.

~NZ Kiwis for Latina, Latino, California, all people of America & more fun in the World. Pic sources: tahi, rua, . Music: Good Kiwi girls sounds: When the Cats Away starring Annie Crummer & friends… Kia Orana!!!~


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“Middle Earth is a 3D film making environment of film making excellence, rich in imagination facilitating diverse culture’s vision (their tino rangatiratanga and unique cultural sovereignty of culture) and their vibrantly entertaining expression in 3D film. Middle Earth is rich in acceptance of others’ difference & a film making haven of World Peace”–Horiwood, 2020′s.

“In 3D, all nations are created equal, in Wellywood film making practices, imagination, execution and delivery of film production excellence.”–Abe Lincoln and Horiwood.

A film is not a film, unless it is made in the Spirit of the experimental filmmaker–Len Lye, filmic artist, Taranaki.

In New Zealand we collaborate and create the world’s next array of Super Heroes in 3D, with powerful messages of good that impact and change the global consciousness and future direction of the world, through Kiwi made pop culture in cinema, merchandising, music soundtracks and entertainment distribution–2020′s

Writes Barry Glibb of the :

“Perhaps unemployed Americans should move to New Zealand to become underpaid production assistants for all these movies.”–Barry was responding to: “JAMES CAMERON’S AVATAR SOARS AHEAD ON WINGS OF HOBBIT LAW CHANGE”

A response: HORIWOOD – What a great idea Barry. The lifestyle that nature has to offer Americans, when not on set in New Zealand – is accessible to all – and would more than make up for any pay cuts.

Also, travel – let’s all people grow up and learn, outside their own cultural frames of reference.

It shows security within peoples own sense of identity, when Americans become a minority on distant shores and blend with the world too. Happily.

In New Zealand, people like dialogue, (not one-sided cultural monologue–so Americans will be more than fine in that switch and exchange). Exciting.

With New Zealand’s potential to attract Bollywood and China to New Zealand landscapes to film musicals and action films in NZ too in 3D in the future, the Americans who do make early inroads into NZ 3D filmmaking NOW – will be set with work for life.

NZ is going to become busy. A globally sought after 3D filmmaking nation. How New Zealanders welcome warmly diverse cultures of the world and overseas actors and crew members too (including those from Hollywood, Bollywood, Hong Kong, Mainland China, Dubai, Russia, UK–every now and again–France), will determine the return rate of these nations to NZ as a filmmaking nation. As far as America is concerned (Avatar’s record breaking success as Hollywood’s leading film of all time box office history), New Zealand is a culturally friendly place for Americans to work and conquer from, with a Hollywood-Wellywood partnership.

Conclusion: Your blog Barry, is rocking, albeit as minimalist as it is, I enjoyed the guide to your twitter account. Thanks for commenting. Incidentally New Zealand has 5% more women than men in its total population, so there’s a few girls that wouldn’t mind marrying an American crew member and sharing citizenship and beach views like no other. A lot to look forward to, aye?!

Wellywood is the box office winning 3D Film Franchises Haven of the film making world. Those who find success with their franchises, will all own homes in New Zealand on beach fronts and live there for most of the year. Their kids will be raised there. It’s the new more-relaxed mecca of box office power players, that can deliver proven results. Well, in 2020, this will be so–Wellywood is the World’s 3D Mecca. It is Middle Earth. A meeting place in The Middle for all cultures to realize the cinematic visions, without culture being compromised in the film making process. New Zealand is a culturally rich haven, paradise nation for this to occur for 3D film makers across the globe.  Good change ahead in Middle Earth.

I like your thinking Barry, where yes, film crew getting roughed around in Hollywood should move to NZ. Why not! NZ is a nation based on immigrants who joined the Indigenous Maori People, so as one of them, NZ can handle you bonding with us Maori-Kiwi lot. It’s how we came to be as a nation, just like America.

Incidentally how any nation has treated their Indigenous Peoples, is the barometer of all human rights relations in the world. It’s the gage of whether other cultures can be trusted dealing within our shores fairly as nations. So as a Maori-Kiwi if you want to move to NZ, I say… Go for it! Get on board brother. More studios other than WETA will spring up in New Zealand too, in order to handle the demand and keep a fair and competitive 3D filmmaking industry occurring in NZ. The economic possibilities are exciting.

[Images - Costume Design worthy -runway fashions - China in Tokyo & Indian sari]

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood Caifornia


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True Hollywood fact: Hollywood legend, Clayton Moore was a circus acrobat at the age of eight”:–Horiwood for Hinetaapora Short starring in action movies as a heroine of the future.

Jay Silverheels and Clayton Moore of the Lone Ranger TV series remind us, that America is an interwoven Western narrative of a great frontier of new cross-cultural possibilities.

[Image of Clayton Moore and Silver courtesy of Tahi Website, Image of Jay Silverheels (born Harold J. Smith - the son of a Chief and military man of the Candian Mowhawk Indian tribe) courtesy of Rua Website. This post going up in Hollywood today: for Wairua Kids of the World like young Hinetaapora Short who possess courage, talent and a mighty heart to smile big and entertain. And for big kids who still do too, like producer Jerry Bruckheimer and Johnny Depp].

Image of Mickey Rourke directed in The Last Outlaw by Geoff Murphy (Utu & Young Guns II courtesy of Toru Website].

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.28.10~


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Hollywood, Calif– to [Hobbitsville, Middle Earth], Wellywood a Poneke today. A message on Wellywood casting.

One headline to grow the film industry globally: KEY 3D CINEMA PARADIGM SHIFT – MAORI AND POLYNESIAN TEENAGED ACTION STARS IN 3D, 2010′s

Why not?!

Image of Taylor Lautner of Hudsonville (Ottawa and Potawatomi Native American Indian tribes, descendant) 18, earns more than US$8 million a film in Hollywood. That’s not including his merchandising of his mixed American-indigenous image.

A Native [American Indian] teen in Hollywood. He has yet to appear in 3D cinema texts.

I present Taylor today as food for thought for Maori and Polynesian action stars, who are Hollywood worthy as entertainers also. Remembering that Maori have practiced Mau Rakau martial arts for centuries in Middle Earth, Aotearoa/ New Zealand. We have this history for 3D cinema’s authenticity as Art and Entertainment texts of Hollywood and Wellywood worthy cultural significance.

This thought being presented in Hollywood today for the land of Hobbits and their Oscar-holding creators and auteurs of Middle Earth to mull over. Namely Sir Peter Jackson and Sir Richard Taylor with casting lenses of wisdom and foresight worn in New Zealand, to grow existing and new talent and film markets from New Zealand shores showcasing all of New Zealand’s diverse potential in film growth to our economy. Courage to develop new Kiwi action stars, who have the potential to develop new action film genres that appeal to Asian markets.

~Taylor Lautner’s image appears courtesy of a prior Hollywood tribute to Hekia Parata‘s entertaining spirit and personality in politics and global political life. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood, California USA. Image of Sir Peter holding Oscar, courtesy of Amoeba. Image of Jim Rygiel, Randall William Cook, Sir Richard Taylor and Mark Stetson holding their well earned Oscars courtesy of Tribune India.10.25.10~

Why can’t Polynesian and Maori Kiwi kids, be a vital part of Young Hollywood pop cultural texts, icons, symbols generation, and leadership too?


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Ko au, ko koe. Ko koe, ko au. I am you. You are I. One –Cliff Curtis, wedding ring inscription

A smile is your passport to anywhereHoriwood’s dad.

If you’re happy, you’ll notify your face–Rob Packer, pianist/songwriter, NZ

Te Whare e tu nei, Aue karanga mai–This haus that stands, callsKataraina Mataira, songwriter

Ka kata roa tatou, Ka kahanui tatou katoa–In laughter is our unanimous great strengthHoriwood

I’ve showcased their a capella singing talents on this blog before, here they are again. With such beautiful smiles, voices and wearing subtle capes – they are like Polynesian super heroes to me, when looking at them from Hollywood. Te Piringa Kapa Haka (Maori Cultural Glee Club) sing in beautiful harmony together. They sing of gratitude. Some of the lyrics translated in English are these:

“And now, let the weak say I am strong. Let the poor say I am rich…

With grateful hearts, we (collectively, in unison as one) give thanks”

Culturally rich, beautiful, spiritually and culturally-nuanced entertainment, in harmony and unison. I love these kids. Their message is UP!  and so Hollywood Maori groovy. Go Te Piringa. Go Kapa Haka. And go hori entertainers of the world. Fun! These young people have a spirit of gratitude, a rareness of sweetness and diplomacy that is needed for all children today in our times. They embody youthful potential of smiling faces shared with each other as young people, celebrating the unique gift of cummunity. A universal trait that should not be diminished by economics. They are winners, with their sweetness.

It is my belief, that gratitude and celebration of thankfulness, helps paradigm-shift young people from economic lack, leading to depression (robbing life from the young) -but gratitude moves teenagers into a realization that friends, community, family, culture, art and the performance arts together are always a young person’s treasure. No economic grinch or pinch of circumstance can take that away - which is why I share them with you all as worthy Hollywood entertainment today. Go kids!

This one going up for fans of Glee here in the US as reflection of Glee diversity of a nation that is an ally of America. And in support of New Zealand’s very own Hilary Clinton-esque Maori woman politician, Hekia Parata  in recognition of her current Mana campaign and what this means for The World.

[Lea Michele and friends of Club Glee take the cover of GQ Magazine. Scandalous! Image via Cover Awards]

Hekia Parata is a person I proudly associate myself to being from New Zealand and a resident of California - in recognition of her potential to further Maori and Polynesian culture, entertainment in the world – as a healing remedy in entertainment and world politics to remind all people, to stop, consider nature, the environment, the earth’s resources, to consider people – regardless of tribe, of race, of ethnicity, to consider Spirit – and to always give thanks in a shared celebration of life. This is her armory as a politician of future significance. When I met Hekia at Kai on the Bay, now Kai in The City of Wellywood, 7 years ago, she sparkled, wearing a large single white diamond, a centre piece gem stone of Africa, worn around her neck.

Mauri ‘Ola from Hollywood. Btw: Hekia can sing like these soloists. I’ve seen her, sing at a dinner table for 15. After dining on seafood bisque and koura as a main (lobster) in Wellywood, Hekia then sung with her friends! An amazing born performer. She can sing and entertain. Hekia this one is for you and Porirua, especially and what this city can give the world from Wellywood. In celebration of Maori, Polynesian, Kiwi kids potential and New Zealand culture of cinema and the Performing Arts to bless the world, this post goes up with a sense of joy and pride in the Entertainment Capitol of The World. ICU.

Did I mention Hekia has the best “hair care”  in the world too, naturally. She’s like a government Work Hori In Progress meeting – she can Whip That Hair! like a colorful Willow Smith Snr. She’s all about rocking good hair in politics, like many First Ladies of the Political set are in The World at this minute. Not to name names from the Cameroon or the US, either. Lol! Fun ahead. :)

[This image - Black Paua Torch of Liberty - Black leather, with triple-stitched black cotton on Paua shell (symbolizing, the eyes that see of our ancestors and leaders as carved on every marae wall in "wood" of every Maori tribe, unifying US - for Hekia Parata and leaders who always make you smile. This is their gift as unique politicians. Memorable leaders, born once in a lifetime for such a time as this. Louder!]

~Written in the spirit of Te Rangi Hiroa - Sir Peter Buck from American shores to his friend Sir Apirana Ngata in New Zealand, to strengthen leadership – with the tenderness of Maori Aroha. A reminder that long before we were ever given titles, our ancestors chose us to be here, and our conviction as Indigenous Peoples also bore witness with our breath that breathes richly today in our spoken reo (voices)–of the fact that we always chose ourselves to be taonga of The World and speak Life into eachother’s wairua (spirit) to strengthen, so that all could benefit. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.20.10~

[Ps: Waiting to win an election sux. It's like waiting for high school exam results, just a little. Here's some Glee paying tribute to a great, Britney Spears, to amuse, while dancing, campaigning and waiting for those results, with a Taylor Lautner reference as a reminder of what Indigenous kids of any culture can achieve, if gym and action star trained and fit - with the right support needed and allocated. Polynesian super heroes are the future of 3D Hollywood and Wellywood action films if given the opportunity to be.]


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A large number of the world’s population lives under tents.

World Peace thinking.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, 8.31.21~


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Above is a pic of actor Alex Meraz. Below is the film trailer of Kevin Costner‘s multiple Oscars winning film, Dances With Wolves. Hollywood history has so much to be thankful for to Native American Indian actors and their tribes.

Let’s go Young Hollywood, 2010′s. 

As Alex is both an artist and a joker-comedian (hence this Heath Ledger tribute) like many Indigenous Peoples are. His sense of humor reflects the best form of indigenous entertainment that has been occurring for centuries, whether a camera is on Alex’s people or not. So, here’s some tweets Alex on twitter that are kinda funny. 

On friendly city welcomes: “Heading back to Arizona for the weekend! I better bring my passport cause last I heard things changed.”

On Chris Nolan‘s casting: “Fell asleep during Inception the whole cast was doing it so it seemed like a good idea. What I did see was GOOD! I’ll drink coffee nxt time.”

cf: Uncle Emile having exact same reaction in the same film. So noted. :)

On being vampire-entertainment Hollywood fit: “Eating while watching people get open heart surgery done on tv. Is that wrong?”

Yes Alex! That was not very vegetarian-sensitive of you. :)

On adding the heat to co-stars A-List game: “Had an odd random dream about Kristen Stewart last night…WoW I’m never looking at her the same way again!”

On sketching his own star branding: “ is finally up! I hand drew every single page on the website check it out and let me know what you think!”

Alex is just so talented! Go kid! The late Maury Chaykin also features in the following trailer with Kevin Costner. Dances with Wolves is still such a fine film today. 

In the tradition of dark stream-of-consciousness literary humor a la mode, Janet Frame, a literary genius of the past on social times commentary, this post going up for Alex Frame today and Cowboys & Aliens star Raoul Trujillo of the New World (also pictured). Image of Raoul courtesy of Hot Flix Website. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 8.20.10~


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[Young Hollywood's Alex Meraz of Arizona poses poolside at Tao, Vegas with Twilight Eclipse actress Julia Jones III -L- and Alex's beautiful Vietnamese-American wife, dancer, performer, artist, mother, Kim Meraz -R-. Image couetesy of YFrog].

Along with Hollywood’s Maori King, Cliff Curtis –newcomer, Alex Meraz - is one of my favorite actors. Like Cliff whose method acting work is exemplary in Hollywood, Alex chooses to engage in Indigenous Culture (our Indigenous form of theater) with his bros, cousins, friends, whether a camera is on them or not, or whether an audience isn’t involved. They are authentic actors, artists and performers, who rock. Both have spirit. 

Anyway, being a part of Hollywood, means playing the lol shallow roles of ‘movie star’ and the illusive idea of celebrity. Alex’s twitter always makes me smile. He’s a sport. Here’s ten tweets from Alex today:

1. “Toronto bound!! I hope they let me through customs with all my sexiness Im smuggling in. My cheesy lines always gets the ladies…to puke.”

2. HOLY SH*T! Oscar-winning editor Richard Halsey joins @ the film I just finished in Peru!!! 

3. Alright ladies…keep clutching your purses I’m out on the prowl! Heading to my SUPER BIG meeting now!

4. Buzzed my hair really short for a REALLY big meeting. I look like a damn convict women are holding their purses tighter when I get close! via Twittelator

5. HOW TO BECOME A WEREWOLF… radio show me and Boo Boo did while in London promoting ECLIPSE

6. Met a lil old lady while in the elevator it turns out she used to be a stripper. Her advise ‘Don’t take pills for other people’s headaches’

7. Viva Las Vegas! Hanging poolside with @ and Julia Jones!

8. Woke up confused as a new born monkey cause I couldn’t remember what city I was in! Alright it’s all coming back to me now…Hello Boston! via Twittelator

9. After 6 months of avoiding the gym I decided to put on my dancing shoes and try out a new work-out! via 

10. F**king great another oil spill. I’m buying a bike! via web

He’s too funny! Go Alex in Hollywood. And, let’s set up a meeting with Cliff and Q’orianka Kilcher.  My new biz partner, young Andrew Winters, and me, are in the P.R actors biz game now.  With Andrew’s winning Colgate smile, us indigenous types, can’t go wrong–so I’m putting this out there today. Thanks bro. 

[This image: our  (literally) Princess of Peru: Q'orianka Kilcher]

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 7.31.2010~


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[John Warren, artistic director of the New World Baroque Orchestra, holds photographs he took of the Carabajal violin that was later stolen from the San Miguel Mission. Photography: Anne Cusack, Los Angeles Times / April 12, 2010]

This intriguing story of a violin, The Salinian Indian Tribe’s love of music and Franciscan Friars work in California, captured my attention today. L.A Times has the story:

“Reporting from Jolon, Calif. — “Jose Maria Carabajal was toiling for the friars at Mission San Antonio on California’s Central Coast when he first heard the exalted strains of a violin.

His people — the Salinan Indians — had been making music for thousands of years, but he’d never heard anything like the sounds soaring from the priest’s polished chunk of wood and gut.

Intrigued, Carabajal decided to make his own. The instrument he crafted in 1798 from bay laurel and other native woods was solid enough to last more than two centuries and sweet enough to build a reputation of its own.”

Sad this violin got stolen, before most of heard about it. What an interesting tale. Would make for the basis of a great Opera,  or musical as a theme. 

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 7.27.2010~


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For Twilight Eclipse fans worldwide. Where are Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Nikki Reed, Stephenie Meyer, Alex Mraz, Dakota Fanning, Peter Facinelli, Ashley Greene, Kiowa Gordon, Julia Jones, Solomon Trimble, Chaske Spencer, Bronson Pelletier and Kellan Lutz and friends congregating today? Right here in Los Angeles. 

Here’s a shot of where the World Premiere of Twilight Eclipse is taking place in Downtown L.A, Entertainment Capitol of The World. 

So much fun!

The use of a tilt-shift lens gives a different perspective on Staples Center, L.A. Live and the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.

[Image courtesy of the L.A.Times] This post brought to Twilight Saga fans, especially from the romance novel, Courage To Love by Californian author Robert Ellis. Image of Kristen Stewart of Twilight Eclipse, a fan made poster courtesy of & Team Paella. Today we are turning on a literary show at the movies, near The Staples Center. Let’s go L.A! Up!]

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 6.24.2010~


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