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For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption as a son.”–Paul The Apostle General writer.

When Kevin Costner is not fixing oil slick mishaps, he sometimes gets to make a movie. Warner Bros. is eyeing up bringing back The Bodyguard to cinemas in 2012, but now it’s Costner’s turn to play the role of the mentor to a bodyguard kind of film super hero.

Costner has just signed to play Jonathan Kent in Zack Snyder‘s Superman reboot film franchise series. The role sees Costner as the adoptive dad of Henry Cavill‘s Clark Kent, playing opposite Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Cavill’s adopted mom in this film.

[Photo - Sydney Morning Herald]

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.18.11~



A picture of Superman Tee Shirts appearing in many colors remind me of the richness of American diversity.

On the blog’s search engine “Tuwharetoa ta moko” rates in the top ten search terms” today. Almost half of Ngāti Tūwharetoa as a Maori tribe are under the age of 15. They are a people replenishing good things their ancestors gifted them.

May we always be super people, stemming from strong ancestors who gifted us life, insight, wehi, strength. Piki ake! Climb upwards!

[Photographs - Superman Tees in Hollywood- Horiwood.Com, Tuwharetoa ta moko artistry pic via Darby Tuhaka/ Brad Christensen]

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The just shall live by faith–Martin Luther, Germany.

I was in Best Buy today looking at computer virus software packages, when I noticed this Superman display. It reminded me a little of the spirit of the people of Otautahi, Christchurch City, Te Waipounamu of Aotearoa New Zealand. The South Island of NZ is the ancestral home of the Ngai Tahu Maori tribe and fine rugby football players too. They’re strong people. I dig them. They also have a fine sense of humor.

Here in Hollywood, in this moment – here’s what you’re enjoying as pop culture right now from The Entertainment Capitol of The World – on Day 48. Mauri ‘Ola – Life To US!

1. Polynesian Boy Band, Nesian Mystik rocks out

2. Teenagers News – Justin Bieber gets a haircut

3. Kiwi strength of spirit holds up in a dark hour of trials to endure

4. Flags by Brooke Fraser is a pretty song

5. Teen mom, Amber Portwood‘s tattoo of baby Leah is just full on!

6. Beyonce does “blackface” as a Fela Kuti human rights are in fashion tribute

7. Born to be Somebody – Dianne Warren writes the best anthems

8. Wooley Times – Rugby football & Coco Chanel‘s iconic fashion style, 1926

9. Art – Whaling Tree by Los Angeles artist, Sean Sullivan

10. Bikini body covers for Sports legends – Irina Shayk is Sports Illustrated hot

Via the Ngai Tahu iwi encouraging arts in culturally meaningful ways in Otautahi Christchurch comes this message - “Kōhatu Mauri

Come and learn how to draw and paint your very own design onto a Kōhatu Mauri (stone mauri). Your tāua and pōua would love one of these on their mantel piece. Be part of the new generation of Ngāi Tahu rock artists!

Some news media outlets in America and The Middle East who may also be covering Christchurch news are - Oxdown GazettePandagonABCAccess HollywoodAl JazeeraAOL NewsAssociated PressBBCBloombergBoston GlobeC-SPANCBSChicago Sun-TimesChicago TribuneRead the rest of this entry »



“As an assistant helped him put on the Super-suit, Cavill recalls: ‘All I could think was: Oh, god. They’re going to look at me and go ‘He’s not Superman. Not a chance.’ The actor inside me was going: ‘You’re not ready! You’re not ready.”‘

Hollywood entertainment and your super celebrity news picks of choice today in our Horiwood top ten are:

1. Julian Hough and her American Idol hosting beau

2. Jim Ross on Dwayne Johnson‘s return to wrestling as The Rock

3. Most fascinating sports people of 2010 via The Bird

4. Model citizen – Richard Chandler

5. Jessica Simpson & Eric Johnson‘s traveling romance

6. Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are Hollywood friends

7. Megan Fox, Brian Austin Green in Hawaii

8. Kanye West and Selita Ebanks

9. Normalcy – Vanessa Williams does Kate Middleton Press

10. Tie A. Cultural match & strong mateship – Julia Gillard & John Key

10. Tie B. Channing Tatum‘s GQ Cover

“Amongst all the media chatter about the British actor playing Superman, one person has remained mum, and that’s the man himself, Henry Cavill. Well, the Tudors star has broken his silence in a big way: he’s featured on the cover of this week’sEntertainment Weekly, donning a leather jacket over a battered Superman T-shirt. Inside, he opens up about his audition for the role, in which he had to wear the Man of Steel’s spandex suit and shoot a screen test in front of director Zack Snyder (300).

According to EW, “Cavill was feeling less than super in the moment, at least about his ability to fill out the costume: He had just finished shooting a film with Bruce Williscalled The Cold Light of Day, and the part required to him to shed the impressive abs of steel and muscle tone he had put on for the movie he made right before that, the forthcoming mythic fantasy Immortals.

When Cavill was in the suit, “Snyder saw something — or rather someone — different. ‘He walked out, and no one laughed,’ says the director. ‘Other actors put that suit on, and it’s a joke, even if they’re great actors. Henry put it on, and he exuded this kind of crazy-calm confidence that just made me go “Wow. Okay: This was Superman.”‘”–BBC News.

[Sofia Vergara talks little exercise and liking fat on her body for Shape Mag]

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.17.11~



If you have your money invested in the steel industries stock, you’ll be smiling like you’re Superman or Supergirl or something.

According to the Wall Street Journal today, “Steelmakers have increased prices six times, for a total increase of 20% to 30%, since November on basic flat-rolled steel, used in everything from cars to toasters, to offset higher input costs of raw materials, such as iron ore and coal. Higher costs for steel, which are expected to continue well into this year, are hitting bottom lines of companies and prompting additional price increases.”

For little people who don’t have this knowledge prior to fuels going up – keep pouring those coffees at Starbucks with a smile then. That’s insane.

[Superman's logo has nothing to do with this story or Henry Cavill's latest casting as the man of Steel reboot film franchise via The U.K]

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“In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time, and I am honored to be a part of his return to the big screen. I also join Warner Bros., Legendary and the producers in saying how excited we are about the casting of Henry. He is the perfect choice to don the cape and S shield.”–director Zack Snyder describing Henry Cavill (The Tudors) casting as Superman in the well known film franchise reboot.

Reports Film Jabber, “Henry Cavill will play Clark Kent and Superman in the upcoming Superman reboot, to be directed by Zack Snyder and written by David Goyer and Christopher Nolan. Henry Cavill will be seen in the gritty, mythical action movie Immortals, in theaters this Novemeber. Superman is to be released in 2012, presumably in December.”

Congrats. It has to be said that the trend to cast UK actors in leading light Hollywood hero roles in unstoppable right now. A little nod to Prince William‘s rising presence in the world perhaps.

[Pic via Fanpop & Deadline]

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.30.11~