“I feel guilty because I don’t do either of the things well”–Stella McCartney admits that working and mothering four children takes its toll some days. More here.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 4.2.11~
“I feel guilty because I don’t do either of the things well”–Stella McCartney admits that working and mothering four children takes its toll some days. More here.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 4.2.11~
True humility is to be known for the gifts that you have and to serve them into the world.
Guest Commentary from The Huffington Post (actual writer not named, sorry!): Singer, Katy Perry makes the audience rise out of their seats, but her mom wants her delivering sermons, not songs.
Mary Perry Hudson, Katy’s mother, is a California preacher who sees a different career path in her daughter’s future. She and Perry’s father, who is also religious, raised Perry in a conservative, religious home. Now, Hudson is shopping a book about raising Perry, and the NY Post reports that excerpts have been leaked from the proposal.
Seeing Perry in concert, Hudson writes that she envisioned her daughter not as a singer, but a “Kathryn Kuhlman type of healer.” Kuhlman was a famed evangelist and faith healer.
“I recognized the psalmist gift in her performance,” Hudson wrote. “Yet she sang out, ‘I kissed a girl, and I liked it,’ while thousands joined her. One part of my heart soared… the other part broke for the thousands of hungry souls being fed something that didn’t nourish their spirit, but fed their flesh.”
Perry, who in 2001 released a Christian pop album under the name Katy Hudson, has spoken about her faith on numerous occasions, describing herself as a work in progress. She spoke with a number of publications in 2009, including Beliefnet.com, which reported her take on her evolution.
“And I was raised with certain ideas, like you mentioned about what the Bible does say. But I definitely am now, as an adult, and in a whole new world, in a world I didn’t even know existed, I definitely have different perspectives and am very much not a poster child for anything perfect or organized or cookie cutter. I have had my own relationship and my own beliefs and I’m continually on an upward search with all of that, and I really don’t know the answers nor do I like to impress them on anybody else.”
The book proposal also details Perry’s mom’s disapproval of her cleavage-showing performance outfits, as well as her displeasure with her daughter’s fiance at the time (now husband), Russell Brand.
Thanks Huffington Post for this diverse story. For more on Hudson’s book proposal, click over to the NY Post. Photo from the HuffPo too. Photographer unknown.
This is my ‘you can’t choose your parents’ story of the day. Jk. Parents are works in progress too, thankfully.
In light of events in the world, The Gift of Healing is a useful gift. Everyone has gifts. Healing is one, that some people have been given. We need to see this give manifest more in the world. The gift of healing manifests strongly (along with doctors medical knowledge, expertise, skill, research funded new knowledge too) coming to the forefront in the world as well, simply because there is a new need for the gift of healing to be stronger. We live in such times and it is a very practical gift to help and equip others.
Kathryn Kuhlman’s gift made people want to worship her. She took great pains, to make sure they didn’t adore her, but looked to the Giver of the gift. In the past, faith healers have gotten this part wrong, and have used the gift to make money, live lavish life styles or, to have people over-adore them because of their gift. A faith healer is oddly never allowed to be a celebrity. They are not entertainers like Katy Perry has a gift to entertain. True faith healers have healthy self esteem yet they are not allowed to be celebrities. Humility must go with any gift we as flawed people are given (or not).
From a publicity angle, this is a good strategic move too. Suzanne Hinn‘s story of heartache married to a faith healer she recently split from, regularly rates on this blog each week in the top twenty posts. Quite unusual really Suzanne does. Kathryn Kuhlman was a famous divorcee, who rose above the stigma of her divorce and her own personal heartache that almost killed her, to let her gift still operate through her to facilitate healing and help others. She loved God more than anything else in this world and she helped thousands of people who were physically and spiritually sick, get well.
Like Perry, Kuhlman was an American national treasure and a great. As dramatic as the most eccentric actresses of theater. When she appeared she resembled a ghost.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.28.11~
Liv Tyler star of Lord of The Rings opens up about life parenting after her split with rocker Royston Langdon. ’I took a little time off before Super and The Ledge. I just had a rough couple of years, having [son] Milo and then getting divorced and trying to rebuild my life again. Milo and I have been in such transition – I’ve been rebuilding and trying to be patient. And I’ve just put all of my focus on that,’ she said.
The brunette beauty said after her marriage it was important for her to put Milo’s needs first, before resuming work in films.
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~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.23.11~
On the set of American Idol, Jennifer Lopez, takes her kids to work.
[News source - Cover Awards]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.18.11~
Forbes Magazine devotes their journalistic focus on “Japan enduring the worst crises since WWII.”
The truth is economically, many nations are enduring a crises as drastic as worldwide II for majorities within nations, yet Japan has this new tragedy onboard to endure physically as well as an economic battle.
The Japanese are resilient and strong people in every way. Our hearts are with them. They will get through this.
Yas Idei took the photograph. Starting words of Forbes story are: “Japan is mourning, trying to recover and bracing for more struggles all at the same time. Continue »
I was raised to believe that the exit was the most important thing about a life. Here at “Majestic Crest,” we are celebrating a beautiful life. Her sweetness, can make you cry. Here’s your top ten for Tuesday. It’s a bit late, but better late than never.”
I grieve with Japan because Ohaki (final words) were taken between loved ones. Maur ‘Ola Japan. Your future is with US. Thank you for all that your culture has gifted California life, Aotearoa New Zealand, The West and the world as a whole in your tasteful and sophisticated uniqueness.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.13.11~
Billy Ray Cyrus and Miley Cyrus news: In Hollywood, if you shine, you will get torn down. If you have a villain, they play the enemy while the public play your supporters. This tactic was key in creating Angelina Jolie into an American megastar. Jon Voight her dad, was her first villain, then she followed this up with Billy Bob Thornton playing her villain husband too. As therapy, she played Jennifer Aniston‘s villain, but ultimately Jon Voight playing Jolie’s villain got her off to a good start.
From the pages of Hollywood 2nd generation star guide to megastardom then, Billy Ray Cyrus plays Miley Cyrus‘ villain dad, claiming that Disney destroyed their family. While Star Magazine parrot this tabloid dirt. Us Weekly recycle Star’s idea running with a “Destroyed by Daddy” line. It’s very Mommy Dearest, with a gender reversal. A mother of a family, is sort of who earns the most for the family. In the Cyrus clan, Miley is like a mother, while also having a very sweet mom as well.
Let’s see how this angle goes for the Cyrus whanau (family). I like them. They are good people. Extremely sweet, with thick, weathered cowboy-cultured show biz skin. A winning combo.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.1.11~
On a Winter Sunday I go. To clear away the snow. In green the ground below.
“Did you call her a vampire?” the fifty something husband asks his wife as they exit the cafe. “No,” his wife says laughing. “I just said she sucked!”
April all an ocean away. Is this the better way to spend the day? Keeping the Winter at bay.
I look at Lemon Face serving our coffee today. She does look a little bit sour.
While in line waiting, Fulton tells me that Arki got “let go” from the bar last night. He was found with liquor in his back pack and a bottle of hot sauce. It was the hot sauce that got him fired. Especially because “the hot sauce was in his back pack before the shift began, not even at the end of the night.” Everyone at Arki’s Hollywood hip spot venue, is p*ssed with Arki. He’d been a part of the team for five years. He is the second long term staff member to be let go for theft in two weeks.
“Poor Arki,” I offer. “No. Not poor Arki,” Fulton says angrily. “Stupid, pig dog swine dumb Arki, that’s what. Stupid Arki,” Fulton fumes. “Okay, stupid pig dog swine Arki!”, I say as a friend. Strange, because I’ve never met Arki and I repeat the mantra like I am disappointed. Already my encouragement points of the day are in the red. My sister Rachel would kick my behind, if she heard me speak like this.
I know that Fulton is more p*ssed that Arki has robbed his workmates of the chance to be in team. That sense of being in ‘Hollywood family’ each week has been stolen from Fulton. In Hollywood, your workmates become just that to many single people. Hollywood Family. Poor Fulton and team, my mind forms the empathetic thoughts without saying them as words.
What were the words I meant to say before you left? When I could see your breath lead.
Stupid pig dog swine Arki.
“Kia Ora. I’ll have a venti cup of your finest Pike River Roast of the day please.”
“Sure” Lemon Face says, with a nice enough smile.
Because my perception of Lemon Face has been framed by her previous customer’s response to her service, my instincts kick in, when they shouldn’t even have to work this early, to make up my own mind about her.
I wouldn’t smile more than that, if I served coffee I think gauging her smile. So she’s okay by me so far.
“How’s life? I ask,” a mistake.
“My daughter’s sick today. I had to take her to the doctor this morning. It was so hard to come to work.”
“I hear ya,” I offer throwing an extra dollar in her tip jar.
Fulton throws me a look, as in ‘don’t.’ Too late. The money’s in her honey pot.
Her smile gets bigger. Maybe she’s not a vampire after all. Like a Hollywood actress, for twenty seconds of talking, she just made an extra buck. I guess that makes her a good vampire then. She’s all good. She’s winning.
Where you were going to? Maybe I should just let it be. And maybe it will all come back to me. Sing O January O.
I hum my oriori Maori song lyrics in my head over top of The Decemberists catchy guitaring tunes playing on cafe stereo. Once I have a coffee in my hand, I always wake up to the ocean of Maori culture inside me. It’s weird. But that always happens at first sip of the day.
“Stupid. Pig. Dog. Swine. Arki” Fulton mutters.
“Have you seen that movie?” I gesture towards Matt Damon’s latest movie billboard on the boulevard, figuring that a change of focus is as good as a rest.
“Your fate has been adjusted. The Adjustment Bureau,” Fulton reads the signage. “Well, that does nothing for me.”
“Look. You never know. It might be a good film. Wanna go see it?” I offer.
“No. I think it’s total pigs wallop, how Matt and Ben got their Oscar. There were 16 other writers on that script. They got the credit.”
Great. Another movie alone I think looking at Damon’s billboard with the Hollywood Hills winking behind it. How am I supposed to write scripts with a writer, who never wants to see the latest flicks in Hollywood? Argh!
[Stupid. Pig. Dog. Swine. Arki].
How I lived a childhood in snow. And all my teens in tow. Stuffed in strata of clothes.
“So, what’s going on with you?” Fulton asks.
“Well, the blog. I met this guy who wants to do tee shirts, coffee mugs and jewelry sales via the–”
“No. Don’t do it. You’re better off being independent.”
Pale the winter days after dark. Wandering the gray memorial park.
“But when do I get a chance to sit in a hot tub at my place with views overlooked from the Hollywood Hills if I’m always ‘independent’ and broke then aye?”
“You’re ridiculous,” Fulton says finally laughing.
“Made you laugh though aye bro? Stupid. Pig. Dog–
“Swine. Arki.” Fulton finishes his mantra, his smile now almost back-to-normal.
A fleeting beat of hearts. What were the words I meant to say before she left?
The Adjustment Bureau is a film that reads like a Natalie Portman tribute, in which – “Just as he is on the brink of winning a senate seat, politician David Norris (Matt Damon) meets a ballerina named Elise Sellas (Emily Blunt). Though David is smitten, mysterious men conspire to keep him away from the beautiful dancer. David learns he is up against the powerful agents of Fate itself, and, glimpsing the future laid out before him, must either accept a predetermined path that does not include Elise, or defy Fate to be with her.”
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~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.9.11~
First Lady Michelle Obama talks to Matt Lauer on The Today Show today. She says the West Wing has focused a lot of attention on Egypt’s foreign policy right now. From Egypt’s pictures we can learn that democracy is something not to take for granted.
She says it’s hard being President of the United States. And that Mr Obama has not had a cigarette for a year to her knowledge. She also says giving up an addiction (like smoking) once a person decides, to leave them alone. They must find their own path.
Political campaigns are brutal. She’s up for it. Campaigning is not on her radar, she’s busy. But she enjoys being on the road and talking to the American people where “she will do whatever she’s asked to do.”
If Barack wins the election, six more years in the White House for the Obama family will see Sasha will be 15 and Malia will be 18 at the end of a second term. Her kids are normal. Raising teenagers “would be killing her” talking about it. She says the tradition of White House kids being good is great. The Bush girls “are magnificent.” Chelsea Clinton is “a solid young women” and Caroline Kennedy is amazing – so she thinks the Obama girls surviving the pressures of the White House follows a good legacy. She asks the country to keep her girls “in their prayers.”
To her “haters” she says you don’t do politics to be liked, because you have to make tough decisions. People have strong feelings for every President whose ever held the office. It’s not a surprise. She feels her husband is the same guy that has held the office. “Emotional Consistency” is Barack’s forte. He’s emotional about his family, but on his job he’s remained steady through it all.
To her Republican critics who are concerned with “Economy and Jobs creation” she still expects these critics to support her husband in 2012. She talks of significant improvements in the economy, a slow growth. She maintains “change doesn’t happen overnight, it happens gradually. She feels her husband has kept “every promise he’s made.”
She refers job seekers to investments in the future through educational community colleges, because the economic structure of the nation has changed so much retraining is the way forward. Find sectors that are growing and recharge skills towards these new sectors. She says, “all careers are fluid” and the days of working in a company for 20 years are gone. Young people are extremely aware that 2 years in a company is where it at and to use the company to upskill oneself and move on.
She’s proud of her “Let’s move” fitness and nutrition education for kids campaign. Good for her! On her Super Bowl Party menu was buffalo wings, deep dish pizza and potato chips. These with exercise and fruit and veges every day are all fine by her. It’s about balance. She sees Nutrition revolutionizing school lunches and child awareness to what healthy food is via the education system.
She doesn’t believe her kids “need” Facebook. So they’re just not allowed it. Good for her! That’s different. Like many of US, Mrs. Obama admits she is obsessed with french fries.
Okay other celebrity links today are:
Nicky Minaj‘s Pink Friday album is not only Billboard’s no.1 album but has sold 1,035,000 copies. Congrats!
An Indiana judge lifted Teen Mom reality TV stars couple, Amber Portwood & Gary Shirley‘s no contact order today. Read the rest of this entry »
He kick boxes for his livelihood and to feed his kid–the Hollywood/ Arizona life of Alex Meraz, action star.
As teenagers of Native American Indian descent are leading key players in Hollywood today at the box office, let’s take a look at what on-set friend and mentor of Taylor Lautner, Arizona’s (not a teen, but a husband and dad with parenting joys) is tweeting right now in his double life as a Hollywood action hero. Alex tweets:
On culturally appropriate shout outs to 1/6th of US in the World: “gung hay fat choy! Happy year of the Rabbit everyone!”
On making ten million teen girls delirious with a miss-tweet: @ here’s my number (323) 467-4466 Oops!! that’s Taylor’s Sorry :)
On big checks and movie popularity doesn’t always equal Oscar nods for costars: “Congratulations to Kristen, Rob, and Taylor on their RAZZIE NOMINATIONS!!!”
On lucky breaks being cast in a mega film franchise that has its critics: “Thanks @: “Eclipse got a worst ensamble nod too” I wasn’t aware of this THAT’S AWESOME! I got the perfect place for my RAZZIE LOL!”
On actors study focus vs loud football obsessed neighbors: “Is the super bowl on tonight or something?! My neighbors are going bananas over what sounds like footy-football. I’m trying to read people!!”
[Images of Alex via Horiwood.Com's archives]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.4.11~
Our Kiwi-Jewish King of Aotearoa-New Zealand, Prime Minister John Key needs some Super Maori Protection Security via Hollywood today. Mr Key got heckled while at Waitangi, the historic Treaty Grounds where Queen Victoria’s original peeps of New Zealand signed a Treaty with the original Maori Chiefs of New Zealand many years ago. Waitangi is the day Aotearoa-New Zealand celebrates its cultural roots. Watch that dramatic tension here.
Because the co-signers in government never honored the Treaty for about– well, at least 140 years after signing, and still struggle to on many key issues to see straight in light of the Treaty’s agreed truths, such a reaction from Maori is still to be expected. It’s about equality, human rights, Indigenous Peoples being treated fairly really. Many times, the protestors are framed as nutters, but in light of money flow, economy flows, wealth flows tracking in New Zealand – even the odd protesting dissenter, is a voice of truthful expression on this day too. Any Prime Minister of New Zealand walks a fine line on Waitangi Day at Waitangi because of this history. But Waitangi is a place that Princess Diana loved and revealed her son to the world from this wonderful place. It is special to New Zealand and all New Zealanders.
However – lay off our Kiwi-Jewish King horis. That’s my view from the Hollywood Hood today.
In equally relevant news too, one Maori mom shares the costs of parenting Maori kids, talking the basics today via her Facebook page. Here’s that snap shot too, a part of the same coin, really when looking at what Waitangi Day means for most New Zealanders on a practical level. writes:
“$160 to put them both in a basic uniform (for Rotorua Intermediate School), 40$ – shorts and $40 shirts, lucky the roman sandals are on speciall for $11.00 lol just over $30 for Parekai’s stationary and just over $50 for Piripi. they werent allowed to start school unless they had their uniforms. dont you just love the beginning of the year when they start? :P”
I hear ya sista! And did I mention I am a big fan of John Key as a leader on a global stage. He’s fun. Marianne Kereopa Hodge is a talented musician, songwriter and an AMAZING SINGER and MAORI MOM raising AMAZING MAORI-KIWI KIDS!
Kia ora Piripi and Parekai. Mauri ‘Ola from Hollywood me te whanau. Happy Waitangi Day Aotearoa-New Zealand. Look after Mr Key.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.4.11 cos WE ARE MAORI MADE TU! All New Zealanders can proudly say that. This is Waitangi Day’s joyous meaning. Thanks Rotorua. ~
One for Solange Knowles and her publicist Mark Young – Sandcastle Music’s Rob Scott is bringing it (music-wise) in Aussie land. Check him (biz card below).
from the lovely Solange of Houston Texas shared as culture look like this:
On raising creative kids: “My son just wrote a song with lyrics…. “Echinaceaaa is my destinyyyyy”…
On waking up and reading Egypt news via US media: “Can a girl start her day without tales of Egyptian nightmares and America’s stupidity !?”
On Kelly Williams right to educate her chil’n: Just signed the petition online… No person should EVER go to jail for wanting the best education for their children.
On Joni Mitchell’s music hotness: “Im looking for some rare, lesser known Joni.”
On being asked if she’s a Scientologist: “”You a sciencetoligist”……….”Naw, Im a Jesustoligist”
On fitness & workouts: “I still feel terrible. My body must hate me.
On recovery: “I can’t believe i’m still sick today. Sweat’n like a hood Houston party. Fever be GONE!”
On romance with fried chicken: “My boyfriend and I watched Mahogany on our second date…First was K.F.C. with a red balloon on my chair. I wanted some bird.”
On Christians and not claiming sickness ever: “I’m telling you, my body was NOT created for New York winters. It never fails.Can’t believe I have the flu. Trying not to claim it, but all signs are pointing.”
On parenting in Paris: “fun things to do for kids in paris? weve done the typical stuff, but were running out of ideas here.”
Okie dokez, Houston, here’s Rob’s Aussie contacts. And introducing artist Abbe May below. She’s awesome too!
Mammalian Locomotion above.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.4.11~
Gabriel Aubrey and Halle Berry‘s custody drama is spilling out into tabloid headlines. It appears that jealousy and movie star neglect due to film schedules are at the cause of the dramz, if we are to believe TMZ.
No matter how ridiculous the headlines TMZ pumps out, we still have to take what they report seriously. I mean, they are the news agency that broke the Michael Jackson story line to the world. CNN didn’t. Neither did Fox News, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal or The Huffington Post. TMZ did.
Halle and Gabriel’s custody battle dramz are the lastest juicy Hollywood gossip tid bits on the table fueling TMZ’s reality TV show and wesbite of the same name. There’s money to be made from celebrity splits, parenting woes and tiffs, that’s for sure.
Parenting is a number one job. Let’s hope Aubrey and Berry both get through this, quickly. Especially for their kid’s sake.
[Pic via The Guy in New York]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.1.11~
Jennifer Lopez lights up In Touch magazine, with a tabloid cover that claims her twins saved her marriage.
J-Lo shares: “The kids made Marc and I stronger… There have been tough times. Having kids made us both see that there’s a biggerpicture. We still fight but we know that at the end of the day, we have these amazing children that need us. We promised each other never to go to bed angry. She adds, ”I couldn’t get up fast enough to feed the babies and Marc was helping out a lot, and I was crying and crying, and going, ‘Oh, Papi, they’re going to know everybody more than me.’”
One things for sure in L.A. If you’re not having babies in the fame game, you’re going to get left behind on all of the early childhood education tips, celebrities will be sharing as a norm in next year’s story lines. America is on a breeding mission right now due to the recession and scare mongering mission of average Americans ability to feel more ‘secure’ zapping peoples ability to marry, commit in love or breed. Publicity like J-Lo’s today, are helping dig America out of the grinch mire.
Too funny from American Idol’s star judge edition.
The funny thing is though in Hollywood if you live here, you will know that Latinas breed anyway, irrespective of what the government or financial analysts say is happening with the economy. They just go for it, and live life anyway, while still having their babies along the way. J-Lo parenting tips are big news in many parts of America. Go girl!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.27.11~
Kia Ora Crystal Rachel,
While your Uncle took a cigarette break from Hollywood blogging, two things happened. Outside Suru clothing store (a fun store) an abandoned bible lay open. Blowing in the wind, its pages were opened on the concrete pavement to these passages written by Moses.
I share them with you on my blog, as spirit food as one of your Hollywood moments via me. The passage is significant as I blog in Hollywood at a time where animals, birds, fish are being reported dead in the world in large numbers. In this climate, I felt that this is yours and John‘s promise, after your personal flood of fear.
Like a tohu (a spiritual sign of guidance), this moment is your own rainbow for your heart’s Peace as a mother of Aotearoa New Zealand. May your life always hold this promise over this beautiful nation, as a key keeper of Life. And for America too, if you’re feeling up to it. :)
A minute prior to leaving the Cafe I’m at today in the Melrose fashion district of West Hollywood, I saw this lady. A hot dance choreographer of America and Los Angeles I have seen many times on TV. She is the one and only, Sonya Tayeh. Like you, she is extremely talented with a wonderful personality. I asked her to pose for a photograph for you as I’d heard you’d had a wee shock in hospital. She said “Cool, I know what to do for that.”
She grabbed her boyfriend, Craig Hollamon, pictured who is an “amazing dancer and choreographer” also. Craig could look a bit like your brother Bradley James. Especially when Brad was a baby. One of your great great grand Uncle’s (father’s name) had a Craig in it somewhere. Here’s that picture. And here’s a dance for you, as spirit food too, for your own beautiful dance of life.
I love you. Mauri ‘Ola He Wahine o Te Ngakau Reka. Let’s keep life fun and always inspiring and colorful. :)
Here’s one to watch – Hallelujah by Sonya Tayeh as danced by Alex Wong – Watch here.
Above - Arcadia by Ellenore Scott & Ryan Di Lello.
Artwork – Dove by Holly V Hoof.
[Thanks Sonya and Craig].
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.23.11~
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 http://www.LAComedyFest.com. 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].
Bloggers who don’t live in Hollywood like I do, yet who cover Hollywood Entertainment news rarely are: David Corn; Read the rest of this entry »
Not that it’s any of our business, but I am asking myself why Sandra Bullock‘s personal assistant is not on this magazine cover with her, aren’t you? Being a celebrity is about raising possibilities – particularly for media to put a feasible story line to your image. This from Life & Style – reminds us of the fact – that some people get paid quite handsomely to write complete bull sh*t about ‘photographs of celebrities’ that they completely make up. Ryan Reynolds and his peer actors are favorite photographs they like to scrawl their lies over.
I am not saying that there is anything wrong with that – as the stories often make you laugh-out-loud and are sometimes good entertainment for cheap thrills but tabloids should be read as ‘modern day fairy tales’ for grown ups with perhaps not enough action in their lives.
The fun thing about this ‘not true’ magazine cover is that “a message of good parenting being more important than a parent’s romantic pursuits” is a good message for kids, today. Though ironically, happy parents in love do equal happier kids.
At 4.31pm in Hollywood, here’s the topics you’re most reading and looking at right now.
1. CHACE CRAWFORD COVERS L.A CONFIDENTIAL
2. MACI BOOKOUT AND AMBER PORTWOOD’S TEEN MOM NEWS
3. TWITTER PIC: CASEY ALDRIDGE AND JAMIE LYNN SPEARS
4. KAYTE AND DEAN GODWARD MARRY IN RAROTONGA
5. MORE JOHNNY MARKOUDAKIS – LADY GAGA’S NEW MAN
6. LIAM NEESON CELEBRATES NATASHA RICHARDSON’S LIFE
7. CHEF, AUTHOR ANTHONY BOURDAIN
8. IS KIM KARDASHIAN REALLY BETRAYING HER SISTERS?
10. FLASH MOB OPERA AT READING TERMINAL MARKET 2010
BONUS POST: ROBERT PATTINSON RISKS IT ALL FOR KRISTEN STEWART
Some other bloggers & media outlets doing Sandra Bullock News too at times in the USA are - Funny or Die; George’s Bottom Line (George Stephanopoulos); Gothamist; Hotline On Call (National Journal); Hullabaloo; Read the rest of this entry »
Alright – here’s what’s happening in celeb news with a touch of politics from Hollywood today.
Mashup Hotness – Brit Brit on Kat Graham on Adele. Getcha dance on here.
Chicago has mixed emotions about Hu’s visit. Apparently.
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Do fisherman get too over-excited to be on land with women? This guys OTT.
Britney Spears debuts at #1 on billboard for the 18th time.
Sargeant Robert Shriver dies aged 95. Love to Maria Shriver and family.
USA - House Votes To Repeal Health Care Law
Coachella‘s artists list looks hot this year.
Editorial: Poverty and Recovery – NY Times. Yeah, as if they know.
Want to catch real great white sharks? New Zealand’s got plenty. Apparently.
Cee Lo Green & Gwyneth Paltrow‘s is in the works.
Banking analyst Toby Carroll is doing way too much triangle stuff in Dubai.
Children are always more important than ‘men’ who should not be Priests.
The UK sinks its fangs into Meryl Streep for The Iron Lady – a Margaret Thatcher biopic.
Starbucks marries Big Brother – credit card/paypal aps – global currency moves to mobile telephony payments.
U2‘s Adam Clayton reveals he’s been a new dad for a year now.
Johnny Depp wants to readress Native American Indian exploitation starring as The Lone Ranger.
Tom Hardy news – playing Bane of The Dark Knight Rises
Natalie Portman will produce rom-com, kick ass action-comedy films for women through her HandsomeCharlieFilms co.
Harvard Hasty Pudding Award winner 2001 is Julianne Moore.
Anne Hathaway has signed to play Selina Kyle/ Catwoman for Chris Nolan.
Global Green Property Services employs a Gosselin.
Harawira complaint hui postponed – why does one bro – play a clown at a circus in a game not even his? E oho.
Jane Lynch plays Simon Cowell‘s publicist. How sweet.
Rent meets Glee says Amber Riley.
Real Estate News: The Elvis, Howard Hughes, Zsa Zsa Gabor, mansion in Bel Air is on the market for $28 millies.
Golden Globes winner Paul Giamatti sees himself as a model?
‘Bankrolling’ Facebook news - Goldman Sachs’ Quarterly Profit Declines 53%
How beneficial is college? Don’t read this if an educator.
Bravo can’t part with Camille Grammer in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reality TV show.
Robert Ford Wilson is Owen Wilson‘s sons name.
Sarah Palin’s popularity gets leeched. She doesn’t need it all anyway.
Jennifer Aniston talks not sitting down for long – fitness.
Have you ever dated anyone you met on Twitter? No.
Reality TV boy, Alex Lambert still is getting press.
Broadways How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying signs Anderson Cooper.
Gay reality show The A-List – will flaunt bodies that are just too fit – for another season.
Jake Gyllenhaal and Mila Kunis buddy up for flirting with media this week
Teen mom bashing? Should Kim Kardashian just breed about now?
2 Charged Over iPad Hacking On AT&T Network
Big Day Out: Iggy Pop and the Stooges
China agrees to buy $25b of US goods
USA - U.S., China Announce $45B In Export Deals
U.K. Bars U.S. Pastor Who Threatened To Burn Koran – Has the U.K even read it? No.
Fashion sheep news: An Identity Dyed in the Wool
Miami Herald – Obama & Hu spar of Human Rights
Ryan Gossling shares a secret with Olivia Wilde, Golden Globes 2011 (below) and a French film director with a Coco-Chanel tattoo, multi-tasks with her newborn at Starbucks on Melrose tonight, while dancing to Coltrane Jazz and debriefing her US-Euro mixed crew in French. I LOVE LA! :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.19.11. With thanks to Ms. Lavandeira~
What is the online world coming to?
Today when you type in Horiwood on the usual advertisements for “Hollywood movies” are no longer there.
Instead this ad appears: . Shopping Made Easy at Yahoo! Low Prices On Hollywood Dads. shopping.yahoo.com
Alright – here’s a real advertisement for all dads of the world.
Clothing from the Rock N Roll Religion store in the Melrose Fashion District of West Hollywood.
I’m digging the urban LA hat vibe & the salvation from death-systems hat reference, with the banging Guitar Jaguar rocking tee – and a jacket that is a little military overlaid on top of a Fender belt.
Something the guys on Entourage would wear maybe.
Visit Cali. Shop Melrose. All of Australia is at the minute, visiting L.A! :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.19.11~
… are very cute.
Lol! Only in West Hollywood would you get soccer mom Harayuku girls action, going down all vintage Flinstone‘s Hanna-Barbera-fierce-like while the kids are alright at school.
These ladies are having way too much fun mixing up their parenting-fashion styles in California. Why be serious? is their point. Lighten up. That’s why we have animation! Love their fun fashion statement today.
BTW: Bam-Bam Asian-American mom’s platinum blonde Marilyn-Posh Spice hair do is more real than Lady Gaga‘s. I kid you not!
[Photographed snapped 5 minutes ago and used with permission]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.18.11~
The photograph Maddox, Pax and Zahara really wanted. Angelina Jolie meets Justin Bieber at The Golden Globes via Mickey K.
As Angelina acts as ‘celebrity salt’ for all stars to heat up their star profiles early in 2011, JB wears 3D glasses to hawk his documentary. Really though, what is a sixteen year-old doing at the Golden Globes? Shouldn’t this kid be in bed sleeping so he can grow?
Already this kid, when he wants a break, hospitalizes himself, his schedule is so hectic. Getting Angie-Jo celebrity pics aside at his management’s recommend, he did not need to be at the Globes.
Not only does it appear that Justin needs a new parent, but he also needs a new stylist. There are so many lesbians walking around with the Bieber-cut now that this photograph looks like Angelina Jolie towers over Ellen deGeneres or something! Perhaps this kid needs a new hair style.
When your sense of style becomes obsolete, you need to mix it up. Whose managing this young lad? Get a grip!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.18.11~
Faith is such a beautiful Kiwi-Aussie name. A universal name most of us in the world believe in.
Michael K of the Dlisted blog reports: “TMZ reports thatNicole Kidman and Keith Urban have a newborn baby girl named Faith in their lives…. Baby Faith was born on December 28th via a surrogate. Keith and Nicole are her biological parents. They had this to say to TMZ:
“Our family is truly blessed, and just so thankful, to have been given the gift of baby Faith Margaret. No words can adequately convey the incredible gratitude that we feel for everyone who was so supportive throughout this process, in particular our gestational carrier.”
What a nice intro into the world for baby Faith.
Thanks Michael for the story via TMZ.
[Red carpet Golden Globes pic from last night (Sunday) courtesy of Fox News]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.17.11~
“All I am, or can be, I owe to my angel mother.”–Abe Lincoln.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.16.11~
Kourtney Kardashian sheds light on how being the eldest in her family had little to do with parenting first-hand herself in Parenting Magazine.
Parenting news is back en Vogue in Hollywood. This time next year – it will be early childhood education as the hot Hollywood trend – I kid you not! Both mother-and-son (Mason Disick) are so gorgeous in this shot. Family themes are groovy entertainment – especially when written like ‘tame that Oscars tantrum.’ Lol! Here’s your votes worldwide reflected in our top ten today from Hollywood. Enjoy!
1. Shining a light in Hollywood – Project Angel Food
2. Janelle Evans is a teen mom with tabloid growing pains
3. Andrew Garfield is Spider-Man remixed
4. Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez
5. Beyonce & Jay-Z‘s big romance love & Horiwood newsy favorites
6. Kelsey Grammer‘s wives news
8. Katy Perry
10. Tie A - Golden Twilight Romance pic – Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson
10.Tie B - Kim Kardashian lands another headlining moment with a bikini tweet
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.14.11~
Modeling weave tracks, telehone pow wows and parenting – while on the go in L.A this weekend. What would celebrity weekend blogging be like in Los Angeles without a Britney Spears multi-tasking blog post?
It just would not be a Hollywood blog. Here she is with son Jayden today. In the world of celebrity, Spears is as American as MacDonalds. She’s the neutralizing center. Always a blog rater, no matter what.
[Pic courtesy of Ketchup]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.9.11~
You can put a race car on a race track to recovery but when it comes to American job hirers… put the pedal to the metal says the Wall Street Journal today.
In a story that reflects shifting cultural times, Amy Chua brings on a case of the LOLs in her story Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior. Amy notes these humorous tastes and traits of Chinese moms. Their kids can’t “play any instrument other than the piano or violin, not play the piano or violin, choose their own extracurricular activities, get any grade less than an A.”
Gosh – Chinese moms sound like Maori moms! Mine had us running track though, like we were race cars. Sports and rugby football obsessed, she’s a scream.
More media outlets who write in the same tone of journalism like the WSJ are: ; Youth Radio; Altercation (Media Matters); Americablog; Andrew Sullivan; Read the rest of this entry »
The UK Daily Mail reports today that teen mom star Amber Portwood went shopping New Years Day. Can you believe this is international American news? Yet it is. Confirmed too with international American star, Amber stacking up the no.1 ranked position in Hollywood entertainment news today, right here in Hollywood on Horiwood.Com.
Thanks for voting everyone. Here’s our top ten. Sweet!
1. Amber Portwood‘s tattoo of baby Leah is like girl, woah!
2. Retro: Valerie Bertinelli magic magazine covers for People Magazine
3. The 730 bills Arnold Swcharzenegger signed as California’s Governor
6. Kim Kardashian like Lady Gaga is an artist – Reality TV star in W.
7. Aussie Heath Ledger will always be Jake Gyllenhaal‘s ratings-popularity angel
8. Born this Way, gaga is the sound that newborn babies make in Kenya when…
9. Snooki is now a jewelry designer too? Wow!
10. Russell Brand has a new book
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.2.11~
UMA THURMAN SPENDS SOME QUALITY FAMILY BONDING TIME IN PARIS
Uma Thurman, Maya and Levon were photographed walking through the streets of Paris as a happy family, catching up together.
Photo courtesy of The UK Daily Mail, who also reveal that Uma is reteaming with director Quentin Tarantino and actress Daryl Hannah for Kill Bill III.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.27.11~
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