I missed the Woodrow W. Clark symposium at Beverly Hills before leaving the US for New Zealand. Gov. Gray Davis and Woodrow’s thoughts impressed me enough to take a photo just prior to jumping on a jet. I took the snap as I wanted to research Woodrow & Gov. Gray’s thoughts when I could. Now could quite possibly be that time. Renewable energy and sustainability in the 3IR realm of infrastructure advances is the vibe of what they do.
His thoughts are more relevant today perhaps than ever.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 21.1.13~
USA’s Top Ten are:
8. Ang Lee
10. Alex Meraz
Beverly Hills headlines: Robbie Williams sells Beverly Hills pad – complete with footie pitch. Robbie has just completed 3 sold out concerts at O2 Arena and has announced a new tour. Germany, The Netherlands, Austria, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland and Estonia are on his tour venues list.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 28.11.12~
True fact: I used to go to Beverly Hills exhibitions and read up on how leaders could get to sleep at night, when they authorized soldiers into battle. When soldiers died, how did a leader get to sleep, I would ask?
I would turn to someone like Ronald Reagan. An actor, who knew a life of safety on a movie set. How then did he morph from that kind of a work environment into leading a military nation, at that time – the no.1 nation on earth always scrapping with Russia.
Click on Ronald Reagan’s picture to see that he drew from theologians as well as policy advisors to do that.
In those days I used to write zany weird stuff like: “I’m not judging because in Hollywood, our souls are charcoled barbecued black. Black! I repeat, so black…”
I was a living Hotere painting in those days. Painted in heaps of black. Then in order to make sense of the ever-present cost of war and military in the US, I would go from that thinking to: (more…)
This is sick! Beverly Hills humor: New Vending Machine In Beverly Hills Dispenses Caviar, Escargot, Truffles…
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 25.11.12~
A Persian-Angeleno entreprenuer of the USA, sports a crazy tee in LA. Too funny. This tee shirt is very young LA. :)
Quote of the day: “To create iron, one must be strong.”–Xi Jinping.
USA’s Top Ten:
As selected from SEO ordering, Google’s list pages 1-5 as seen in the NZ online territory – 16th November 2012. Photo: My own. A Beverly Hills photograph.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 16.11.12~
Show biz duo, Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough ‘s statement at a Beverly Hills party was “heist.” It’s a sentiment that Leonardo DiCaprio also brought to the screen in The Great Gatsby remake seen on screens worldwide this year.
What does the statement the duo are saying of Americans and the world? It’s very The Untouchables meets Beyonce songwriting lyrics too. “This is a stick up, ya’ll.” Corporate gangsta monopoly rolls – culture statements. Kinda dark.
Photo source: Celebrity Photos via People Magazine, USA’s no.1 tabloid check outs staple.
So nice of Ryan to tottle down from The Hills parties set, to the flats of BH for this photo snap. Julianne too.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 28.10.12~
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific, 24.9.12~
It’s good to see his Maori skin color on the screen in a high quality drama series. Why the American actors aren’t practicing their NZ twang on this show though, instead – is beyond me?! :)
When I lived in the USA for five years, only one person wanted me to attempt an American accent by force. She was a young 87 at the time and a Beverly Hills icon as a fierce entrepreneur, merchant artist. Anyway, I used to fight with her as it was the New Zealand accent in real life that Americans always wanted to hear more of. So for me, it is strange to see Cliff still speaking in an American accent in US TV shows and films these days as a leading lad of New Zealand.
I like Ashley and Cliff’s show Missing. It’s about protecting families of people who are just.
Incidentally Cliff is like our Morgan Freeman (The Dark Knight Rises fame) kind of character actor of the future. Like a fine New Zealand wine, Cliff and Judd both get better with time.
[Photo: TV After Dark].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 9.7.12
Complex website reports that director Darren Aronofsky has cast Russell Crowe‘s sons, to be ‘the sons of Noah, in the biblical movie tale.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 6.6.12~
There’s money in reality television in the USA. In 2012 the average American watched 4.5 hours of TV programming a day. That’s something most New Zealanders could not fathom. However in the US, TV is culture onscreen for Americans. There is very little foreign programming offered in the USA.
Hosting Fox’s American Idol reality talent show and producing the Keeping Up With The Kardashians reality shows on E! Entertainment channel too has meant that Ryan Seacrest is now able to purchase Ellen DeGeneres‘ $49 million Hollywood property. Hollywood Reporter & TMZ have the outrageous scoop. Ellen did more than okay out of it, originally purchasing the property for $29 million.
Seacrest’s pad purchase is all paid for from the fact that some Americans like Ryan’s brand of TV entertainment in their 32 hours average of TV viewing each week.
[Photos courtesy of Splash News Online]
~Posted by Horiwoodblog.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 15.5.12~
[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~
Sam Neill, Hollywood-Kiwi veteran of the silverscreen, high quality televison drama, and lately blogging too - talks about his career, starring in the Alcatraz TV drama, having a passion for Central Otago South Island New Zealand, stumbling upon acting accidentally and growing grapes in Central Otago.
“Blessed and surprised to this day,” is how he describes his big Hollywood and New Zealand life and career.
Also a good watch are the beaut views of Queenstown where Sam was interviewed. Click above to take a look.
[Hollywood pic - Charlie Chaplin's shoes].
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia, Asia-Pacific. 12.4.12~
Staying at the Beverly Hills Hilton, singer Whitney Houston was allegedly found below the water surface of her hotel room’s bathtub. Xanex was also found in the singer’s suite–reports Rolling Stone magazine a few minutes ago.
The official autopsy report has not yet been given to media.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 13.2.12~
I think most people would agree that Hollywood Welshman Steve Jones‘ contract not being carried over on the X Factor for anothoer season was very harsh.
Jones’ did a fair enough job as reality TV show host in this show’s first season. Hollywood swings its cameras today onto the break out star’s personal life.
In leaked news that would make the cast of reality TV show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills look tame, Demi Moore‘s 911 call tape is a favorite news item of media outlets today.
Basically, “She smoked something,” was ”semi-conscious -barely,” “convulsing,” “accidental reaction,” then she was “breathing fine” again – before the Beverly Hills paramedics arrived to her home.
I swear, if it wasn’t for Latino (Hispanic-Americans) in California – half the town wouldn’t know what to do with their lives in a crises! Ridiculous!!!
It’s good that this incident wasn’t irreversably devastating for Moore. It’s the sort of antics you would expect from kids in college – but its good Moore got the help she needed to breathe okay again.
She sounds heartbroken. Not to mention that both people talking on the phone on her behalf sounded as if they had slight respiratory problems too!!!
In Hollywood speak: Demi Moore is not a Jackson. I repeat, Demi Moore is not a Jackson. However, as you’d say in Hollywood, Demi Moore is a “hot mess right now!”
There’s nothing wrong with admitting you might party too much, or abuse drugs (alcohol or… all of the above) of any kind to numb emotional pain. Admission can mean the start to getting the assistance you need to get over it. In addictive situations, that’s where health begins.
Wishing Demi Moore all the best in her recovery and full emotional healing, that many people in America could relate to.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 28.1.12~
Beverly Hills, CA – January 15: It was actor Idris Elba‘s big night at the Golden Globes as he poses in the press room with the Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television award for Luther at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 15, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. Photo by Mr. Kevin Winter for Getty Images.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 16.1.12~
Ten people you’re reading at 11.10pm KiwiTime are:
2. Johnny Mac
4. The Rock
5. AJ McCarron
7. Amber Rose
10. Artis Lane
Hollywood Awards Show Season News: Brad Pitt & Jonah Hill will be doing a livestream interview, Monday. Check it on Backstage.com. Brad and Angelina Jolie are will be in attendance at the 2012 Golden Globes where both will be presenting seperately categories at the event.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 14.1.12~
I remember when I worked in Beverly Hills and one of my jobs was working with the cast of Bones - we did a four-paged spread in Hello Magazine at a Beverly Hills restaurant. In those days, the cast were first season kids and weren’t too sure whether the show would survive.
Today THR reports: “Fox’s ‘Bones’ Cast to Get Big Salary Increase
Michaela Conlin, T.J. Thyne, Tamara Taylor and John Francis Daley will now earn in the mid-five figures per episode range to remain on the drama should it get an eighth season. Read more.
Nice one! :)
These kids were holding prime time down, long before President Obama became the US President. Staying power.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 19.11.11~