Category Archives: Selena Gomez
Sunday night at the Concert for Hope to raise money for cancer research, Disney’s reigning princess, Selena Gomez was seen a) tweeting and b) singing live.
“So excited!!!!! performing Who Says for the first time tonight at the Concert for Hope,” she beforehand.
It’s good to see Selena performing for a good cause.
Photo courtesy of Huffington Post. I don’t know where Arianna aggregated it from. She never did say. Again. :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.21.11~
Vanessa Hudgens is someone who I have not met. People I know who have worked with Vanessa here in Hollywood say she is so beautiful in person, she actually hurts to be around. Her eyes are breath taking apparently.
Anyway, Vanessa had her 100th nude pics leaks scandal recently in her relatively young career as a Hollywood star.
Not to worry, Vanessa has a lot of support this time round. Namely from the FBI who have met with Hudgens and her lawyer for an hour to take a closer look at her invasive breach of privacy. Hacking is not cool. It’s like rat’s scurrying down internet wire lines for a digital whiff of Vanessa’s coochie she has not consented for them to peek at. Not cool.
The only difference between Vanessa and Selena Gomez for example is about four years. Both are Disney spun girls. Selena at 18 has already requested ten more security guards just because she’s dating a famous Canadian teen. Vanessa, whose just pressed the “cool it” button with Zac Efron, on the other hand is very low maintenance compared to you Selena. She has zero security guards.
It’s good that she’s getting her case investigated though. Hacking is sooooooo invasive! Stars taking naked pics of themselves in the first place is a mystery. When you blog, the story line rhetoric of scandals like this are… ‘this is a picture of me, directed by me, starring me, distributed by me sometimes, naked pics leaked by a hacker monster other times.’ It’s very Kardashian to do such things.
It’s all about a battle for control over a person’s own representation themselves. So far, since those High School Musical hit movies that spawned Glee on TV, control over Hudgen’s own representation (post Disney’s years where Hudgens was their signed star and then post helping making Zac famous) has been this California beauty’s ongoing battle. Let’s hope she lands some good movie roles soon. Apparently she’s very sweet.
Poor Vanessa Hudgens. So sweet, so invaded.
[Photographer - Ramey Pix]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.17.11~
It’s a tough job says Selena Gomez on being a Hollywood teen for Canada.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.13.11~
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.6.11~
SELENA GOMEZ, CHRIS BROWN, JUSTIN BIEBER NEWS- TEEN MUSIC NEWS THAT’S NAILING IT WITH HOLLYWOOD NEWS -3.4.11~
Normalzing Chris Brown back into mainstream teen markets has been a PR nightmare, but it’s good to see Gomez is on it. She looks very Twilight. Have you ever seen anything so crazy, when teens and a mate roll out for dinner? Nuts aye?!
Some newsy bites from the Hollywood hood today. Looks have a look at what we’re peeping.
If Halle Berry does not win an NAACP Award this year Charlie Sheen will go sober. Right!
4. Adam Sandler
American Idol Wild-Card Choice News
The winning Charlie Sheen rants mash up -press play for the crazy
Watch Nancy Reagan praise Obama.
8. Music links
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.4.11~
Selena Gomez, covers her eyes as Justin Bieber gives paparazzi the bird. I wonder what brought that on? Speaking of birds, namely… the twitter bird…
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Teen fans with video phones crushing on popular Hollywood teens, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez checking into the Four Seasons yesterday, before attending the Vanity Fair‘s Oscars post-party bash at the Sunset Towers in West Hollywood, bring a case of the chuckles.
It’s not like both these kids (Bieber and Gomez) don’t have their own Hollywood pads to crash in but I guess their parents thought it a good idea for their families to be based closer to the Oscars star action, where the hottest movie producers and directors in the world assembled on Hollywood. If we look at Natalie Portman‘s star trajectory, her Hollywood path was carefully plotted by her parents. Nothing was mishap, it was planned in the way show biz parents like Selena and Justin’s moms are planning their kids careers too.
Who knows, Bieber and Selena could be in the hottest movies being seen in 2012 as a direct result of going to one single party and checking into this hotel.
Hollywood wheels work like that, still. Who can forget how in ‘the recession years’ – Vanity Fair actually cancelled their Oscars bash, as they didn’t feel it was right to have one, just two years back. Madonna threw a big Hollywood bash instead that year, paid for out of her own pocket to keep the after-match joy flowing in Tinsel Town.,
This footage reminds us how nice it is to see that Condenast think the economy is back, to have an Oscars party again. At Vanity Fair’s legendary parties, it’s traditional for some kids to go, like Anna Paquin the year she won her Oscar, or Drew Barrymore going as a toddler or Steven Spielberg‘s daughter going too this year. Bieber and Gomez follow in this Hollywood traditional.
This year out of their generation of teens that young people of America likes, they are the lucky ones! Rock on! “Ms. Gomez” (her correct Hollywood name) wears a Grecian gown made by Dolce et Gabbana. Cute.
[Video via J & M. Thanks. Pic courteous of Wire Image]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.28.11~
LIL WAYNE AND MIKE POSNER REMIXES, KAT GRAHAM AND GAGA POP MASH UPS – CELEBRITY NEWS WRAP UP IN HOLLYWOOD – 2.2.11
Music – Bow Chicka Wow Wow (Remix) News – Mike Posner feat Lil Wayne is the latest drive time remix.
Cyclone Yasi – wipes out 90% of Aussie’s bananas. Ick. Step on up Tonga.
Rolling tight - Selena Gomez is the all-for Demi Lovato fan.
Marc Mezvinsky loves to ski at Jackson Hole while wife Chelsea Clinton studies at Colombia Uni.
Gwyneth Paltrow & Cee Lo Green will sing at Grammys 2011.
Oscars Wings PR – Nicole Kidman & James Franco will team for a Tennessee Williams Broadway play.
Banks who own pop culture machines – Citigroup Bank owns EMI (BMG & Warner).
The Egypt crises explains why the ‘Ewing family’ are returning for a Dallas reboot.
The Wellington rugby sevens are on. Fun rugby football sporting action.
Cleaning up gun shot news - Kelly Clarkson talks oral surgeon pain and alcohol shots too.
Joan Rivers talks parenting & studio systems, using Charlie Sheen to do it.
Good Golly – A Valentine’s day retro moment - 16 again.
Kiwi ambassadors are donged: Vangelis Vitalis heads to Romania, Luxembourg, Bulgaria. Tony Fatua flies to Timor-Leste.
Zsa Zsa Gabor‘s daughter Francesca Hilton worries about her mom’s estate.
Can too much pot make you violent later on in life? Cheech Marin wife news begs that question being asked.
Ricky Gervais An Idiot Abroad documentary travel series, stars Karl Pinkington and Stephen Merchant.
Zac Farro‘s band Novel American has an Egypt friendly, ring to it.
The White Stripes can now live off music archives sales only. Nice.
Pennsylvania likes vampiring show biz dads. Lohan family awards show news.
Olivia Wilde could play Lois Lane too, in the Superman reboot.
K-11 & Kristen Stewart‘s bad *ss mother’s filmmaking ambitions are prison block gender-blurred.
CNN reporter Anderson Cooper talks journalists’ & whoppin back too in Egypt.
Black Swan humor – Dance doubles get some love via Team Spears.
Chateau Marmont is always doing way too much – Ryan Reynolds & Scarlett Johansson news.
Should Joseph Gordon-Levitt be cast in The Dark Knight Rises batman film? Y not.
Music – a Gaga-Graham mash up. Monster by Lady Gaga meets I Want it All by Kat Graham. Press play below.
Glee‘s Jane Lynch wants to talk about her Best in Show moments in her memoir, Happy Accidents. Funny!
More advertisers stand against child teen porn, in Skins.
Kind thought for today – We are US because we think of the Kids without Facebook Presence in India & Africa. Click here.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.2.11~
Reports New York today: “Donald Trump is about to become a grandfather again, because his daughter Ivanka Trump dropped the news on that her uterus has hired a fetus and she and her husband Jared Kushner are expecting their first kid together. [Ivanka tweets] “I have been wanting to share some amazing news with you all for some time… I’m pregnant! Jared and I couldn’t be more excited.” 44 minutes ago via web. In other news:
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are still on. (Pictured at left)
The hyping of the Security industry contines: Should Ogden, Utah get a special new surveillance blimp?
Fountain Lady’s hair do debuts on mainstream news - Her anonymous humiliation on YouTube wasn’t enough. She had to go on ABC News with George Stephanopoulos, identify herself, and take it up a notch.
Tamera Mowry is engaged to Fox News journo Adam Housley, while sister Tia is newly pregnant.
Dania Ramirez is being by Drew Barrymore to be a Charlie’s Angels cast member.
Tom Hardy Batman news raises his Google by 17,500%. That’s star heat.
Rachel Weisz may play Daniel Craig‘s villain in Bond 23. Hot casting idea.
When discussing a Punk’d reboot Ashton Kutcher calls potential host Justin Bieber sneaky.
Heard of Tripp Easton Mitchell Palin yet? Bristol Palin Facebooks more nonsense today.
Antoine Dodson lands a reality TV show pilot.
A Harry Potter star’s brother is in jail for assault. Afshan Azad‘s family story.
Looking forward to seeing Usher, Justin Bieber & Jaden Smith perform together at Grammys 2011?
Cy Waits may face “driving under the influence” of mary-jane-juana felony charges.
Will Jesse James & Kat Von D have matching tattooed wedding rings within a month?
Bachellor reality TV star Brad Womack talks life as a reformed once criminal bad *ss.
Hyping Security Industry II - Top Secret Satellite Launched On West Coast Rocket
Will Keira Knightly join Robert Pattinson in David Cronenberg‘s Cosmopolis?
No Strings Attached stills.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.21.11~
Words and symbols – a creative post: As I blog in Hollywood today, and look at the 13 leaves on this olive branch or the 13 arrows in the Eagles claws, or the 13 stars arranged in the Star of David formation at Hayim Solomon‘s request from US history - knowing that I love the no.12 much better personally, but still looking anyway at this Great Seal of the USA where 13 is a very significant number for America, (an 13 is a rugby football player’s jersey in New Zealand or ‘a baker’s dozen’ if cooking in the kitchen); the security guard sitting beside me who works for Disney and Selena Gomez is yakking (chatting) to a buddy over coffee.
His tales talk of Selena Gomez wanting security measures ramped up, because ‘supposedly’ she’s dating Justin Bieber now. Therefore he bemoans the fact that his job has just got more complicated. Only in Hollywood would your local cafe be filled with such cafe talk, or would teenagers control the life patterns, working patterns of fully grown, mature adults. This is a surreal town and kids that sell are taken seriously and matter. Spanning centuries now, then …
Contrasting or reflecting some philosophical thinkers of America and Aotearoa New Zealand’s thoughts and written words, a century or so after they wrote them is always a fun thing to do. You learn a lot about leadership in trying times of duress. Here’s a cross-cultural example of this spanning history from Hollywood today.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.–Benjamin Franklin
Te kai-pupuri ra. I a Kenana e hu ae. The keeper. Will arise from Canaan.– .
A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.–Ben Franklin.
Tiwha tiwha te pō. Ko te Pakerewhā. Ko Arikirangi tenei ra te haere nei. Dark, dark is the night. There is the Pakerewhā. There is Arikirangi to come–Toiroa Ikariki prophesying the birth of Te Kooti and the arrival of the Pakeha to Aotearoa.
A penny saved is a penny earned.–Ben Franklin.
Te taha wairua tera (the open spiritual aspect)–Te Kooti’s aesthetic of inclusion, to remain open spiritually, irrespective of capitol gain.
A place for everything, everything in its place.–Ben Franklin.
Tera te ahi te ka mai ra. Kei nuku-wai. Na to Runga rawa koe i tahu mai. Kia mihi atu au. There the fire glows. Across the vast waters. It was kindled by your Hand alone. It is there I cast my thoughts.–Te Kooti reflecting the words of John Divine, spoken 300 years prior.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.–Ben Franklin.
“He had this thing with God”–Te Whiu Maraki speaking to Rua as the-key-keeper of spiritual legacies handed down in The Spirit. “Yet dare the scorn their acts awake in more enlightened days.”–the words of Hare Hongi remembered in Hollywood in his literary poem Justice, Liberty Fraternity. The whole poem is a beautiful piece of literature, most New Zealanders have never seen, heard of or read. Barely anyone even knows this poem ever was written or exists in histories past canon of literary gate keeping. It fascinates me we had Maori writers this deep and skilled –so many years ago. Their kupu (words) are like hidden cultural treasure.
Hare Hongi’s words follow in this image too –
Te Kooti’s handwriting–
American-Maori writers teach us, if you want to be remembered and affect change –always write history down. At best, ‘we are prophesy written down, becoming flesh.’
~With thanks to Judith Binney. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.14.11~
True fact – America produces the most fun teenage experience in the world that is media savvy. In particular a vision of the teen of California. Creating such pictures of California youth is a big global industry industry the world loves.
This year, Selena Gomez was the third most popular name in entertainment in the US. Miley Cyrus no.7. What both stars have in common is that they were spun concurrently via Disney’s child-star making factory. Selena in direct response to Miley’s star phenomenon no one quite expected to occur as evidently as it did.
Good luck with that! There’s not really a “From fame to real life” manual–it’s up to every individual to navigate that for themselves–but I like the sentiment of mentoring. Sounds wise. The weird thing about Disney is that child actors aren’t really thought about while they make the lucrative bucks for Disney–their problems begins when the child star realizes how much Disney (or the world of Entertainment) has taken from their young lives in the fame trade-off. Is Disney doing damage control here? Looks like it.
However, Disney is the surest way to create child stars from America perceived to be credible in the world. Such is the enduring legacy of Walt Disney as a star brand.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.20.10~
Two of the world’s most popular teens this year Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez were snapped sharing a laugh in Miami. Along with Miley Cyrus and Taylor Lautner these teens in Google’s top ten names in the world of people most searched for on a search engine in 2010. Bieber and Gomez in the top three.
Both Gomez and Cyrus were spun into stars from Disney perhaps indicating the strength of the Mouse House to generate global stars. Singing teens is a key of the world’s brightest stars today.
[Pic via Splash]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.18.10~
Talking to Just Jared (via digital spy), Demi Lovato says Miley Cyrus is the sweetest friend in the biz to turn to for advice. Says Lovato:
“Miley has been in the spotlight longer than I have, so I go to her. I can text her that I’m crying and stressed out, and she’ll reply back, ‘All right, here’s what you do’. She’s the sweetest thing in the world.”
I have to agree with Demi Lovato, Hollywood’s baby bird, Miley Cyrus is the sweetest thing in the world. She’s got grunt, she’s sweet and in my book, she’s adorable!
[Demi Lovato is pictured here with Selena Gomez]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 5.15.2010~
Selena Gomez has a lot of fans on Kings Rd in West Hollywood. Here’s a recap as to why Selena thinks a trip to Africa can be life changing for American children and global citizens of the world. Love her!
What a cutie pie for the UN and America. ;)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 5.12.2010~
Selena Gomez, ex of Taylor Lautner and Unicef Ambassador is a Disney sweetheart. On the launch of his new album, Nick Jonas thinks so too.
Here’s the two kids of Disney leaving Phillipe Chows last night, on a wee date. Cute.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.3.2010~
Selena Gomez is as talented as Miley Cyrus. She is Disney‘s number 2 princess with America’s youth audiences.
Where Miley can sight a show biz dad, and put on a country twang to more ‘be herself’ culturally as an American in Disney generated media, Gomez has not yet been afforded that privilege to truly be a Latina-American from Disney.
However, the numbers are in Gomez’s favor. 1 in 4 children in US kindergartens are Latino. Gomez’s platform as a recognized star of this audience base and most Americans will stand the young singer, actor, dancer in good steed. She is a triple threat.
Unicef acknowledged Selena Gomez’s importance in the world, giving Selena the same honor afforded Angelina Jolie, when they hand picked her to be the youngest Unicef Ambassador in history.
I love her. This girl is J-Lo now. And man …. she can dance! You voted her your 40th top star in Hollywood for 2009.
[Selena Gomez Image courtesy of ]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.23.09~
Pop star Shakira‘s performance at The American Music Awards, Sunday at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles deserves a mention.
Military Janet Jackson Rhythm Nation choreography meets the Broadway feel of Stomp is what she rocked out with at the AMAs.
Not only was she uber hot, but her statement to the world with a team of all African American female dancers in her troupe was a pretty powerful statement in support of America’s leadership switch this year.
This girl is pro the future of America, but also the world as an international artist. Most of Shakira’s fan base are not in the US. Her anti-war message of Peace over bullets was also very cool mid performance. Whitney Houston and Bobbie Christina‘s pure enjoyment of Shakira’s performance and entertainment is priceless. Enjoy!
Go Shaki, go! Love her.
[Images of Shakira and Selena Gomez on the red carpet AMAs 2009 via Pop Sugar]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA
Now Selena Gomez, another Disney star has come out swinging too.
Says Gomez on the Bonnie Hunt show, rather sheepishly, “I don’t watch them. Sorry, I feel bad–even though I am a teenager.”
Gomez used to date New Moon star, Taylor Lautner for a bit, so she should be ashamed of herself today, raising the Disney flag in Hollywood to diss the non-Disney film. Jokes.
For Disney though, clearly it is box office war as they instruct their starlets to fire shots at the Summit Entertainment film. Interesting. Meow!
[Image courtesy of Zimbio]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA, 11.19.09~
1. SALVADOR DALI is King on Horiwood.Com tonight, the artist rating #1. Check him, right here.
2. RIHANNA FENTY is Queen as the Wait is Over single drops hard.
3. SELENA GOMEZ, UN Ambassador is a homecoming Queen for charity.
4. BEYONCE releases her I Am Yours live in concert DVD. Super Hot!
5. MISS TESSA is a fashionista artistic wolf from the land of lambs, New Zealand.
6. ANGELINA JOLIE makes headlines as Twilight‘s Kristen Stewart says she doesn’t want to be like her. The Jolie link up from Stewart is achieved!
7. ZAC EFRON walks the line in Hollywood.
8. DAVID & VICTORIA BECKHAM were at the LA Lakers home game.
9. CHRISTIAN DIOR‘s haute fashion staples tips as per DITA VON TESSE
10. The shifting trends of NEWS according to CNN cost the cable network ratings relevancy. Celebrity news sells. Mix it up CNN!
Mood: “They can say whateva/ I can do whateva/ No pain is forever, yep/ You know I’m tougher than a lion/ aint no need in tryin/ I live with the sky and yep… Never lying/ Truth teller/ That Rihanna rain just won’t let up/ all black on/ black tile shades on”–Rihanna, Hard lyrics.
Loving the vibe!
Unicef needs us all. A nice message from Selena Gomez today.
“I got to meet teens, I got to meet children, I got to meet families,” Gomez said about the trip she went on with her mom and stepdad.
“It was completely life-changing and eye-opening, and when we came back we definitely had nothing to complain about.”