it’s all on for prime time marketing Feb 2013… the brightest stars funnel the star bling–check it
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 31.1.13~
Symbols – Part II – Cypselurus Lineatus – animation movie theme ideas. Asia-Pacific movie markets, New Zealand film industry.
Marine science facts: Flying fish are attracted to the light of torches (more…)
Riri hits the red carpet, MTV Awards 2012 in Downtown Los Angeles, on her way to open the show.
Practical, comfortable star elegance. Photo Getty Images courtesy of Celebrity Chatta.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 7.9.12~
YOUNG ADULTS CULTURE AUSTRALIA, CAN IT LAST? + BAJAN CREOLE IS HOT ON THE CHARTS – FAR EAST MOVEMENT MUSIC
Young Kiwis who’ve found a bit more independence by jetting to the red southland are loving the Aussie life.
Yet now that China is hauling back a tad on investing in the Aussie boom, with a view on investing in the Islands of the South Pacific instead, one TV show asks what’s next.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 3.9.12~
Shut up & drive.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 25.8.12~
Teenager, Ye Shewin, 16, of China has taken the world by storm. Ye outswam her nearest competitors to the point where the swimmer’s performance in the 400m individual medley had some commentators describing her blitz as “disturbing”.
The Chinese teen swam the 400m individual medley seconds faster than she ever had before and – on the last 50m – faster than the winner of the men’s event. There is no evidence against her and all medal winners are drug-tested.
On Monday, Ye Shiwen took at least five seconds off her personal best to break the world record by more than a second and win the gold medal in the individual medley. In the last 50m she swam faster than US star Ryan Lochte in the men’s event. Commentators were stunned.
News source: BBC Sports.
Yahoo Sports question whether China is sports doping athletes for Olympics glory. Commentary here. New Zealand’s Simon Dallow reporting live from London, informs NZ news watchers: “Ye’s coach has denied the rumors saying China’s hands are clean.”
Congratulations to an outstanding effort for a young star of the sporting world. Go kid!
[Music - Retro Rihanna 's Disturbia pop hits medley - live at Hackney Festival 2012].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 31.7.12~
My goal this year is to stay at the top of the field in the single sculls and bring home the elusive Olympic Gold from London in August 2012.– Mahé Drysdale.
87 nations are reading today. Readers include:Colombia, Estonia, Dominican Republic, Bosnia, Armenia, Trinidad & Tobago, Paruguay, Albania, El Salvador, Maldives, Ghana, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Egypt, Zimbabwe, Vietnam, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Nigeria and Senegal.
Reading too are:
Cyprus, Luxemborg, Bangladesh, Latvia, Slovenia, Nepal, Denmark, Myanmar, Syria, Jamaica, Tunisia, Peru and Mauritius.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 17.7.12~
“Exocoetidae” (flying fish) are a wonder of the world.
In New Zealand our variety is called Cypselurus lineatus and is found from the East Coast waters of the Bay of Plenty towards the north of Aotearoa New Zealand. Other names in New Zealand include: Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus (Bennett 1831) and Exocoetus lineatus japonicus.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 10.6.12~
One with her fans worldwide, here’s the artist, Rihanna, with Da One.
Shades of Jeese J vocal inclusion nods – with the unique off beats of her beloved Caribbean.
She’s not bad!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 11.1.12~
Fifty people who are bonafide stars, whether they be from China, New Zealand, America, Barbados or the UK make up this list that follows.
The 50 Top Voted Stars of 2011 are:
50. Ma’a Nonu
49. Ava Sambora
48. Piri Weepu
45. Richard Kahui
44. Taylor Swift
43. Richie McCaw
42. Daniel Carter
40. Kerre Woodham
39. Khloe Kardashian
38. Israel Dagg
36. Jerome Kaino
35. Nesian Mystik
33. Jonah Lomu
A man has a dream that he walks into a pub. He sees a Tom Jensen Bullocks team cap. A photo of Scottish comedian Billy Connolly and early pioneer’s bullock tributes set in wood around a billiards pool table. In the pub dream, the bullocks were called fictitious names like Lofty, N*gger, Rambler, Piper and Redman.
What pub would the man be in?
[If you answered C, then you were mighty corrrect].
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 29.12.11~
Eva Hoeke the editor of Dutch magazine, Jackie, reportedly called Riri a “N*gga bitch in an article she wrote… “She’s got street cred, a ghetto ass and a golden throat… No to the big sunglasses and the porn heels, and yes to the tiger print, pink shizzle and everything that glitters. Now let’s hope she won’t beat anybody up at day care.”
If Eva had been a hip hop magazine editor, that perhaps would have been all fine and dandy to drop it like it’s hot with the N*gga Bitch commnts about Rihanna. But Eva isn’t.
Riri’s twitter response was, “I find you disrespectful, and rather desperate!!,” before adding, “Well with all respect, on behalf of my race, here are my two words for you …—- you.”
I don’t know why I’m laughing as I read all of that – that’s terrible! I guess I’m smiling because you just know that Riri’s LA themed Christmas Eve party with her PR team is going to be a N*gga B*tch themed Hollywood Hills soiree.. complete with Jackson 5 70′s afro wigs and big Dutch clogs… milky colored or in bright loud orange… with entourages of poodles in toe too. Multiply that thought with the millions of creative twenty-somethings doing the same all across Los Angeles, before hitting up Hollywood Clubs at New Years.
All dark, Young Hollywood humored jesting aside, hasn’t Rihanna had a stellar last 4 years as an entertainer. Her song above, is the no.1 song in New Zealand at years end. That’s not bad at all for the Queen of Barbados.
Let’s spin the fame factory today from New Zealand. Ten People you voted as news right now @ 9.45am KiwiTime are:
4. Johnny Depp
5. Hone Tuwhare
8. Marvin Gaye
If you drink and party this holiday season – remember to always be safe. Peace!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 22.12.11~
“We found love in a hopeless place”–Rihanna 2011
She’s a girl from Barbados whose life could be reminiscent of any girl born on Islands of the South Pacific. As an ‘Island girl’ Rihanna had a dream to sing and be a global star. She’s also managed to take the 41st spot of most voted stars this year as voted by you.
Today, there is no other female artist in the USA, who has as many hits in the top ten American charts, over the last ten years as Riri. When you are not US born, or a US citizen either that’s a phenomenal feat to achieve in the USA. You have to doff your hat to Riri on her chart soaring achievements.
Perhaps because she was raised an Island girl, Rihanna does have a sound that people of Auckland City in the South Pacific, (the largest Polynesian populated city in the world) tend to love.
Almost three years ago, I started this blog a few days after Rihanna encountered a domestic battery ordeal. I wanted to speak out against that. Rihanna was a catalyst that began a journey on this blog. Her publicist, like Rihanna is also very clever.
She is perhaps the artist that most people in L.A say “best defines our sound at “Da Club.” Her sound definitely goes with sunny California weather. Riri’s last performance was on The X Factor reality TV Show, where she was also seen giving back and mentoring America’s up and coming artists.
In this performance you can see her get up and go style. She’s both sweet and salty, like peanut butter and jelly for the grown up kids! When I lived in L.A her song with Eminem Love the Way You Lie was the California anthem that defined the political and economic times a generation of young people were encountering. That feeling is still being felt in the Eurozone nations and also as reflected so visually in the Occupy Movement, with students (America’s future) being peppersprayed by the Police in the US this week.
Press play to view. No matter what, Riri always keeps the mood up and happy! What a girl.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 22.11.11~
Always a controversial artist, Rihanna when filming a new music video in Northern Ireland, met a farmer who had a few choice words to say to her.
According to Stuff.Co.NZ: “Farmer Alan Graham asked for shooting on his land to stop after he became uncomfortable with Rihanna’s revealing outfit.
She stripped to a bikini made from handkerchiefs while filming, which he felt was too sexy.
“I realised things had got to a stage which was not acceptable to me. Things became inappropriate and I asked the film crew to stop,” the farmer said.
“If someone wants to borrow my field and things become inappropriate, then I say, ‘Enough is enough.’
“I wish no ill will against Rihanna and her friends. Perhaps they could acquaint themselves with a greater God.”
Rihanna has sold 20 million albums, yet she is still relatively unknown in Ireland. Should Rihanna keep her clothes on in her music videos more?
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 30.9.11~
Sometimes in life, we need to hold people up to the light to see exactly what they’re made of, and what’s in there. I’d like to think empathy still is as a humane and normal trait of community minded folks.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 27.6.11~
At this second in the USA, an Island dwelling peoples’ pop princess, Rihanna continues to entertain from America as a music artist.
Here’s the lady of the Bardados with her jingle California King Bed.
When I look at Rihanna’s career (and I know her publicist) from living in Hollywood, I think of Pacific Island girls Polynesian potential and talents in music and entertainment. Girls like Rihanna who stem from beautiful Island dwelling, palm-tree swept Island peoples too.
I also think of music’s potential in Auckland – The Super City and the largest Polynesian city in the world. Rihanna’s music and career inspires. Thanks Club Riri. :)
Press play to listen to her nod to California, her American home when she’s based in the USA.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 9.6.11~
Rihanna goes on tap for ensuring that water gets in the hands of the 1 in 6 people who don’t yet have access to clean drinking water. She’s a Commonwealth star we love. The beauty queen and pop diva of Barbados’ good moves on the humanitarian chess board can be read below.
Pop star Rihanna is spearheading a new campaign for international charity UNICEF.
The Umbrella singer is one of four celebrities who are taking part in the Tap Project – offering fans the chance to win a collection of bottled TAP water.
Other stars joining the 23-year-old are Disney queen Selena Gomez, country superstar Taylor Swift and Entourage actor Adrian Grenier.
The project encourages fans to sign onto the UNICEF Tap website and donate $5 towards the cause.
Once fans donate they will be entered into a competition to win ‘The Ultimate Deluxe Platinum Celebrity Tap Pack.
The Pack features four limited edition bottles of water from Gomez, Rihanna, Swift and Grenier.
Each celebrity has their face etched on their own bottle with the word Tap printed on it.
The website markets the water with the slogan, ‘Rihanna, now collaborating with her kitchen sink.’
It also makes a tongue in cheek statement about the price.
‘Only $5 to win some ridiculously famous water,’ it says.
‘The Ultimate Deluxe Platinum Celebrity Tap Pack (Limited Edition) includes bottles of real tap water from celebrities more famous than you,’
‘Contribute to the UNICEF Tap Project for a chance to win this luxurious and desire collection of water from the most famous celebrities in world history.
‘History. Yes, the history of the world.’
Every dollar from fans entry helps UNICEF provide clean, safe water to a child in need to 40 days.
Fans wanting to donate and have a chance to win the celebrity water can log on to www.uniceftapproject.org
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.19.11~
She be bringin it!
Here’s Cali based RiRi’s performance while in her teens at Fashion Rocks, paying her dues to Madonna with a performance credited to Madonna of a Madonna song, called Vogue.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.13.11~
When we honor women’s equality, a nation honors women’s true democracy by making them our celebrities.
New Zealand is the best country in the Commonwealth to be born a girl, research released today has found.
The Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) study showed there was a greater level of gender equality in New Zealand than any other country in the Commonwealth – which has 54 member countries with a total population of nearly two billion.
Rihanna‘s nation of Barbados clocked in at the no.2 spot in the survey.
New Zealand received an “A” in five out of eight indicators and was the “star performer” in terms of pay equality, with women earning 72 per cent of what men earn. Australia ranked 6th equal with Canada.
Ironically there are more women in New Zealand than men. Slightly more.
[Photograph, 15 year-old Yasmin Bidois is a Maori girl of French descent, growing up and pursuing a dream of modeling in Aotearoa New Zealand. As yet she has not decided what she wants to study in college].
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.13.11~
Rihanna, snapped in Sydney Australia with her security team. Tight.
If there was a casting call for Warner Bros. reboot of The Bodyguard film (upcoming), I think Rihanna just scored herself the role.
[News source, 3am - UK]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.5.11~
At only 23, beauty of Barbados, Rihanna, has sold 10 million albums in the UK, after only six years. Amazing! A UK record. Always savvy, Ri Ri shares her moment by giving Donald Trump & Jennifer Hudson an air kiss each.
Country music stars are a little bit entrepreneurial. Better than Facebook profiling, I must say!
Charlie Sheen can’t seem to do without his Brooke Mueller feuds, as well as whatever else Charlie does.
Gabrielle Aubrey is like Brooke Mueller. He too will work with Halle Berry‘s work schedule.
Justin Bieber continues to shine, growing his mogul-teen media empire via good music sales. Quite the story.
Momma Aretha does Donald Trump press for Fantasia. Cute.
Cher news – does she really care she never got an Oscars nod? She is the Oscars new Bollywood direction with music & song. Nods or not.
President Obama calls the Defense of Marriage act unconstitutional.
One of my favorite charities is The City Mission. Working in Los Angeles communities 24-7 is what they do. California is the Homeless capitol of the USA. City Mission are the bombiest in making a difference in and around Hollywood as The Entertainment Capitol of The World. If living in West Hollywood and Hollywood, go here to make a difference too if you would like to. Thanks people.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.22.11~
[Photo by Kevork Djansezian]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.21.11~