ANGELINA JOLIE THANKS LEBANON FOR ASSISTING WITH SYRIA’S VICTIMS OF CIVIL WAR, AFTER VISITING JORDAN
To act for humanity for the good, is the greatest kind of acting of all.
Angelina Jolie visited Syria to check up on the refugees. Her face describes the harrowing experience of people she’s spoken to. Watch video.
In video clip 2: AJ thanks the people of Lebanon for doing something about the victims of Syria’s civil war.
Source: The Telegraph, UK.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 13.9.12~
Angelina Jolie has a Cleopatra movie in the pipeline. Thus, Kim Kardashian has taken to covering off Dame Elizabeth Taylor‘s movie fashion style. The art of American celebrity being reinterpreted in Hollywood today. Elizabeth Taylor once played a famous version of the Egyptian leader for Hollywood years ago.
The Kardashians are always good for retail sales boosts in the U.S. Good on Kim.
Everytime I see Kim, I think of the very cool Armenian-American community of California. They are warm-hearted people like Maori and Polynesian communities are. Family oriented, most go to church too. They love dancing at clubs togehter, drinking almost Turkish strength coffee in elaborate and ornate demitasse cups. They like laughing lots, working in their own businesses together. They work and party together. Armenian-Americans are fiercely family oriented. Pride is in family. They like never being lied to. I like Armenian-Americans of California a lot. Being a merchant also runs in their veins strongly as a people. They are Good Peoples.
Their young people study financial management courses at night. Young adults are fiercely independant go-getters too in defining their own identity, returning it back within community though. When they marry and start families, their children go to school where they can learn the language of their culture, thus the new breed in Hollywood are bilingual American citizens. Young adults also have their own economy they grow.
The girls are raised to be extremely motherly. Almost overkill motherly-sweet and when it comes to biz, the women are incredible multi-taskers too. The boys are a bit gangsta tough and always funny. They all love Kiwi actor Temuera Morrison. Fancy that. Love them!
[Photo: Via twitter Kim Kardashian blasts a Terry Richardson photo of herself in one of Elizabeth Taylor's original Cleopatra robes].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 6.9.12~
Reuters notes today: Amelia Earhart who flew in a Lockheed Electra10E broke a lot of boundaries as an artist and aviator.
Today would have been Earhart’s 115th birthday.
CBS News noted: A US group lead a search that Hillary Clinton had previously endorsed to look for the pilot’s remains and Earhart’s plane. The mission was unsuccessful.
The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery, still believes Earhart and her navigator crashed onto a reef off a remote island in the Pacific Ocean 75 years ago this month, its president had told The Associated Press on Monday.
“This is just sort of the way things are in this world,” TIGHAR president Pat Thrasher said. “It’s not like an Indiana Jones flick where you go through a door and there it is. It’s not like that – it’s never like that.”
The U.S. State Department had encouraged the privately-funded voyage, which launched earlier this month from Honolulu using 30,000 pounds (13,608 kilograms) in specialized equipment and a University of Hawaii ship normally used for ocean research.”
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Earhart inspired on so many levels as a humanitarian artist. She inspired the idea of navigating your own potential, blocking out negativity and being an idea of global change.
She lived life beyond the limits of what society’s architectural design had prescribed in the day. Earhart’s message, she wrote across the skies. Airborne, as a writer of history, her body in momentum’s flight was her visionary pen.
Artists like Angelina Jolie, Hillary Clinton and any strong star that flies in planes a lot making a humanitarian difference in the world, perhaps now wear Earhart’s mantle. That’s what I reckon anyways.
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Perhaps looking out for the burger chain supply needs of the USA, Angelina Jolie wants to be a farmer now.
Or, at least play a character that wants to control the farming countryside. Jolie is on the set of her Disney film Maleficent. Don’t be fooled by the Elfin hobbit-nod, ears! :)
[Photo - Splash News Online].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 21.6.12~
Shiloh Jolie-Pitt turns six years of age, Sunday (North American time). This explains why at the time of writing, the third-generation Hollywood star is the no.1 celebrity name rating on this blog.
It only seems like yesterday that little Shiloh arrived at the Cottage Medi-Clinic Hospital in Swakopmund, Namibia. Her birth was similar to the days when Prince William and Prince Harry Windsor were born, in regards to the amount of fascination that people gave Shiloh’s arrival in the world. She instantly became one of the world’s most favorite magazine cover girls from the time young Shiloh arrived.
Observations, while living in Hollywood are that Shiloh’s birth caused the city to melt like fluffy marshmallows in cups of sweet hot chocolate. An aura of kindness and joy swept across Los Angeles. The dynasty of Hollywood’s star system shined over the city. (Hollywood actually really does care about stuff like that).
The peace Shiloh’s birth news brought to The City of Angels really did happen. In a quirky way, the child was like a satellite of peace from Namibia. Guys at the office in the Universal Building in North Hollywood, bragged about donating to Angelina’s favorite charities in Africa (guilt money) and all the thin-stick Hollywood girls in the neighborhood rushed out to get puppies that they’d names like “me-me” [sic] and Chloe. I stayed in the home of Papa Elie, a California proud patriarch, who was married to the gracious daughter of a Kentucky Senator. Margaret and Elie were founding members of the infamous Sierra Hiking Club. In his late 80′s, Papa Elie (whose mother Ramza had lived to a young 110), was nearing 90. This was a remarkable feat because due to a fire on a train, as a girl she’d missed her passage aboard the Titanic, days before it sunk. As Papa was of Hasbaya Lebanese and Canadian origin, home-made hummus, promegranites and copious amounts of fresh luscious fruit of California, defined our home’s daily diet while we watched Quiz Shows on TV. Dude still went to the gym three days a week too. Lol!
Papa Elie of California taught me that happiness happens when you choose it to, each day. He lived to make check-out girls working at superettes where he got his fruit from each day, smile. His own constant smile, a living witness of his faith in God. During these days staying with Papa Elie in Walt Disney’s hood, I worked at the entertainment red carpet events office with Jodi Hannah – a producer of Extreme Days -an extreme sports action-packed documentary. Hannah has a producing partner in Christchurch City, New Zealand. Jodi doubled too as a humanitarian mother who prayed each day (in the office) for lesser fortunate children to have a better life of opportunity in the USA before she began her work day. A remarkable person that works with Fortune 500 company sponsors, she creates events from the heart that do this. So with an Eli and a Hannah ever constant, the year Shiloh Jolie-Pitt was born, was a surreal moment, I’ll never forget.
The name Shiloh itself is also of significance in Jewish history as it was the name of the place where Samuel, Israel’s ancient prophet child was raised by Eli, the high preist of Israel at the temple. At a young age, the child Samuel would hear from God at Shiloh. Samuel went on to pray prayers that held back disasters and enemy onslaughts against Israel all of his days. He also was a judge and kingmaker. It was a time in history where people could not get could spiritual guidance easily in uncertain times (eg: they did not hear ‘the word of God’ in that time). So at a pivotal time in history the story goes: ”And the LORD appeared again at Shiloh, because the LORD revealed Himself to Samuel at Shiloh by the word of the LORD.” Clarity returned to Israel’s people in murky times again.
Wayne Blank of Keyway.Ca websites defines Shiloh Jolie-Pitt’s name or origin as being: “After the Israelites crossed The Jordan River into the Promised Land under the leadership of Joshua, The Tabernacle, with The Ark Of The Covenant inside, was established at Shiloh. The name means peaceful, or tranquil, and no doubt it was with The Lord’s Presence. No place on earth could have been more secure. It was “God’s country,” and they were “God’s people.”" Or, in other words, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt is named after the place where peace totally jammed.
Her birth is perhaps a reminder that peace comes when you pray it into being each day and choose happiness by living life more peacefully with a smile.
[Happy Birthday SJP].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 27.5.12~
A private viewing of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Chinese Galleries was the venue of first sighting where Angelina Jolie chose to showcase her engagement ring two nights ago, April 11. Angelina and Brad Pitt took their son Pax to see the artwork in a bid to warm Americans up to learning more about China and to engage more.
Photograph by Howard Pasamanick for 2012 Museum Associates and LACMA.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 15.4.12~
[Photos Getty Images, 20th Century Fox]
After seven years, three adoptions and two pregnancies together and ducking and diving their way through millions of tabloid-styled headlines worldwide, Hollywood’s favorite humanitarian, movie-star pairing have announced an engagement.
“Yes, it’s confirmed,” Cynthia Pett-Dante, Pitt’s manager, told USA TODAY in a statement. “It is a promise for the future, and their kids are very happy. There’s no date set at this time.” And yes, she confirms that Pitt designed the ring.
Earlier, Beverly Hills jeweler Robert Procop confirmed to USA TODAY that he helped Pitt, 48, design a custom diamond engagement ring for Jolie, 36. “Brad had a specific vision for this ring, which he realized over a yearlong collaboration with Robert. He wanted every aspect of it to be perfect, so Robert was able to locate a diamond of the finest quality and cut it to an exact custom size and shape to suit Angelina’s hand,” Procop said in a statement. “Brad was always heavily involved, overseeing every aspect of the creative design evolution. The side diamonds are specially cut to encircle her finger. Each diamond is of the highest gem quality.”
How thoughtful. More here.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 14.4.12~
The Horiwood Top Ten today are:
1. Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt archives news
2. Gerry Bubba Watson wins the golf Masters
3. Tim Tebow‘s Easter in Georgetown, Texas
4. New Zealand shows Fiji the love – flood relief news
5. Graeme Hart news
6. Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes & Sam Worthington
7. Photo: Woman of Persia
8. Fonterra’s milk powder production
9. Mt Zion movie news – Temuera Morrison
10. Haiku: In my palm, the metal of kings.
Where are we reading from?
USA, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, France, Switzerland, Finland, Japan, Ireland, Netherlands.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 9.4.12~
A year ago, she was a jet-setting parent traveling the world. In 2012, Angelina Jolie is giving her children a taste of the California hood. On the activities list? A pit stop at McDonalds and a movie on Hollywood Blvd for her girls.
To be honest, it would be more like a Baja Fresh pit stop - if really doing the Hollywood thing today as Hollywood does.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 5.3.12~
Her humanitarian work is what the word most admires about Angelina Jolie, still, in 2012.
Like Legatum Group‘s global economic work, developing new tiers of finance and investment areas most needed in the world, Jolie as a Hollywood artist goes to the places that are silent and helps give voice to global humanitarian concerns.
This has always been Jolie’s best Hollywood look.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 27.2.12~
See Justin Timberlake semi-cover Bon Iver? JT performed a parody of Holocene on SNL tonight where wrestling “the no.1 Justin of the Music World title back,” he mimicked Justin Vernon as part of his tribute sketch about Beyoncé and Jay-Z‘s new baby, Blue Ivy Carter.
Also on “parody roast” was Brad & Angelina, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift. At the show’s close, JT returned holding a sign that said, “I Heart Bon Iver.”
One of China’s most loved American celebrities, Maya Rudolph who vowed not to revive her popular Whitney Houston impersonation ever again, hosted the Saturday Night Live episode where Sleigh Bells were special guests. The group sung Comeback Kid and End of the Line from their Reign of Terror album. The Audio Perv has footage.
So… if you missed all of that on an American Saturday, then you’re a slack and pitiful excuse of an American, if on Sunday Kiwis aross the world in New Zealand can keep up with all that. ;)
Although he can be brutally mean, I think JT has the SNL parody market cornered and Maya Rudolph, the hosting gig in the “Study. Nearly Flat” 未来的金色城堡.
Seriously though… freakin crazy Americans! I haven’t laughed so hard in two weeks!
I think JT certainly has his “no.1 Justin of music” title safely back, after this bold sketch. A nice tribute to the Knowles-Carter tribe, who I’m sure would have this clip on repeat on TiVo and be laughing the hardest. Well done!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 19.2.12~
Box office heavy-weights and action stars Zoe Saldana and Angelina Jolie were a picture of Hollywood star eveningwear glamour at the SAG Awards Show 2012. While Angelina went with black in Jenny Packham, Zoe Saldana stepped out in a white Givenchy gown.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearaoa New Zealand, Polynesia, Asia-Pacific. 30.1.12~
The most downloaded photo on Horiwood.Com today is…
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 29.1.12~
Insane number of camera flashes of light, per second. Zero margin of error for a wrong camera angle.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt work the red carpet, PGA’s last night, Hollywood.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 23.1.12~
BIZARRE HOLLYWOOD STORIES – “TWO HANDS FOUND NEAR BRAD AND ANGELINA’S HOLLYWOOD HILLS MANSION AFTER SEVERED HEAD WAS DISCOVERED”
A severed man’s head was found near the Hollywood sign a day back. Today, only the UK media, could link a pair of hands discovered at the same sight today to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie‘s home, located a few blocks away.
Stretching it a bit. There’s a few stars closer to the Hollywood sign, than the Jolie-Pitts house picture provided by Bing photographers (below). Not to mention producers too who live closer to the Hollywood sign. The Pitt taste in Hollywood real estate is more down-to-earth like Silverlake, Griffith Park area where people can just be a bit more chilled out, than the giddying heights of the hills. Laurel Canyon more has the “Bazaar Hollywood Stories” theme like this, attached to its mystique.
The “severed dead man” situation sounds gruesome. I imagine everyone in Hollywood would be talking about it. Hollywood feeds on strange and weird stories of “bazaar energy.” They are turned into Hollywood mysteries, that later even become movie themes, albeit tourism attraction sites in some cases. The biggest stars, get linked somehow, to these strange stories. That way, the rest of Hollywood gets fed. It goes with the A-List Hollywood ranking, this kind of linking.
In the words of Kiwi balladeer, Shona Laing‘s 90′s jingle - Glad I’m Not a Kennedy then.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 19.1.12~
“Brad Pitt walks with a cane as he arrives for a question and answer session for his film Moneyball on Monday (January 16) in Los Angeles. The night before, the 48-year-old actor attended the 2012 Golden Globe Awards with his partner Angelina Jolie. They both looked stunning!
Of the Awards show Pitt said, “It’s nice to see people come together.”
[Why does the little old lady in the above picture, look so familiarly similar to someone so famous in Beverly Hills?! Her likeness in this photograph makes me miss aspects of California.]
Photo below - Angelina Jolie wears Versace, Golden Globes 2011 – Photo DHG, courtesy of AltFilm.Org
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 17.1.12~
Brad Pitt was honored at the 77th Annual Film Critics Awards Gala winning Best Actor for Tree of Life and Moneyball. Photo courtesy of – Wenn.com.
The Horiwood Top Ten today are:
10. Aishwarya Rai Bachan‘s baby news.
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MTV listed the 2012 Golden Globe nominees on their website. The nominees this year are:
Best Motion Picture — Drama “The Descendants” “The Help” “Hugo” “The Ides of March” “Moneyball” “War Horse”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama Glenn Close, “Albert Nobbs” Viola Davis, “The Help” Rooney Mara, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady” Tilda Swinton, “We Need to Talk About Kevin
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama George Clooney, “The Descendants” Leonardo DiCaprio, “J. Edgar” Michael Fassbender, “Shame Ryan Gosling, “The Ides of March” Brad Pitt, “Moneyball”
Best Motion Picture — Comedy or Musical “50/50″ “The Artist” “Bridesmaids” “Midnight in Paris” “My Week With Marilyn”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Comedy or Musical Jodie Foster, “Carnage Charlize theron, “Young Adult” Kristen Wiig, “Bridesmaids” Michelle Williams, “My Week With Marilyn” Kate Winslet, “Carnage”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Comedy or musical Jean Dujardin, “The Artist Brendan Gleeson, “The Guard” Joseph Gordon-Levitt, “50/50″ Ryan Gosling, “Crazy, Stupid, Love.” Owen Wilson, “Midnight in Paris”
Best Animated Feature Film “The Adventures of Tintin” “Arthur Christmas” “Cars 2″ “Puss in Boots” “Rango”
Best Foreign Language Film “The Flowers of War” (China)
“In the Land of Blood and Honey” (USA) “The Kid With a Bike” (Belgium) “A Separation” (Iran) “The Skin I Live In” (Spain)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Berenice Bejo, “The Artist” Jessica Chastain, “The Help” Janet McTeer, “Albert Nobbs” Octavia Spencer, “The Help” Shailene Woodley, “The Descendants”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Kenneth Branagh, “My Week with Marilyn” Albert Brooks, “Drive” Jonah Hill, “Moneyball” Viggo Mortensen, “A Dangerous Method” Christopher Plummer, “Beginners”
Best Director — Motion Picture Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris” George Clooney, “The Ides of March” Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist” Alexander Payne, “The Descendants” Martin Scorsese, “Hugo”
Best Screenplay — Motion Picture Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris” George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon – “The Ides of March” Michel Hazanavicius – “The Artist” Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash – “The Descendants” Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin – “Moneyball”
Best Original Score — Motion Picture Ludovic Bource – “The Artist” Abel Korzeniowski – “W.E.” Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross – “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” Howard Shore – “Hugo” John Williams – “War Horse”
Best Original Song — Motion Picture “Hello Hello” — “Gnomeo & Juliet,” music by Elton John, lyrics by Bernie Taupin “The Keeper”— “Machine Gun Preacher,” music and lyrics by Chris Cornell “Lay Your Head Down” — “Albert Nobbs,” music by Brian Byrne, lyrics by Glenn Close “The Living Proof” — “The Help”; music by Mary J. Blige, Thomas Newman, Harvey Mason Jr.; lyrics by Mary J. Blige, Harvey Mason Jr., Damon Thomas “Masterpiece” — W.E., music and lyrics by Madonna, Julie Frost, Jimmy Harry
Best Television Series — Drama “American Horror Story” “Boardwalk Empire” “Boss” “Game of Thrones” “Homeland”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Drama Claire Danes, “Homeland” Mireille Enos, “The Killing” Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife” Madeleine Stowe, “Revenge” Callie Thorne, “Necessary Roughness”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Drama Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire” Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad” Kelsey Grammer, “Boss” Jeremy Irons, “The Borgias” Damian Lewis, “Homeland”
Best Television Series — Comedy or Musical “Enlightened” “Episodes” “Glee” “Modern “Family” “New Girl”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Comedy or Musical Laura Dern, “Enlightened” Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl” Tina Fey, “30 Rock” Laura Linney, “The Big C” Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Comedy or Musical Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock” David Duchovny, “Californication” Johnny Galecki, “The Big Bang Theory” Thomas Jane, “Hung” Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”
Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Cinema Verite “Downton Abbey” “The Hour” “Mildred Pierce” “Too Big to Fail”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Romola Garai, “The Hour” Diane Lane, “Cinema Verite” Elizabeth McGovern, “Downton Abbey” (Masterpiece) Emily Watson, “Appropriate Adult” Kate Winslet, “Mildred Pierce”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Hugh Bonneville, “Downtown Abbey” (Masterpiece) Idris Elba, “Luther” William Hurt, “Too Big to Fail” Bill Nighy, “Page Eight” (Masterpiece) Dominic West, “The Hour” (more…)
Reuters India reports: “(Reuters) – Hollywood movie producers are honoring Angelina Jolie‘s Bosnia war film “In the Land of Blood and Honey” with a special award for its portrayal of social issues.
The Producers Guild of America said on Tuesday that the movie, Jolie’s directing debut which she also wrote and co-produced, would be given the 2102 Stanley Kramer Award.
Established in 2002 in memory of the Hollywood director, the award is given annually to a movie producer whose work “illuminates provocative social issues in an accessible and elevating fashion.”
“‘In the Land of Blood and Honey’ is an extraordinary film that portrays a complex love story set against the terrors of the Bosnian War, especially towards women,” Producers Guild presidents Hawk Koch and Mark Gordon said in a statement.
The movie tells a tale of love between a Serb man and a Muslim woman before the 1992-1995 Bosnian war who later meet in different circumstances when he is an army officer and she is his detainee.”"
The New Zealand Herald adds. “The head of a group for Serbs held prisoner during Bosnia’s 1992-95 war says Angelina Jolie’s movie In the Land of Blood and Honey should be banned in the Serb-run part of the country.
Branislav Djukic of the Bosnian Serb Association of Camp Prisoners said that although he has seen only the trailer, he can already say the movie “is showing lies” and portraying Serbs as the only ones who raped women during the war.
Jolie’s movie will be released in the US on December 23 and is a drama about a Serb soldier who finds his ex-lover, a Muslim Bosnian woman, among sex slaves in a camp.
The movie was praised by a selected audience of 11 non-Serb war victim groups who saw it in Sarajevo earlier this month.”
The PR machine is in full swing for Angelina’s directorial debut. Worldwide media mojo – for art and a good cause.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 14.12.11~
Click above, to view, Angelina Jolie‘s directorial movie debut, that deals with the topic of rape.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 12.12.11~