The Horiwood Top Ten are:
Photo: Roma Bhola & Miriama Smith get their drink on in New Zealand. Leggy Photo: Getty Images.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 6.12.12~
Artsy gratitude seems to be the vibe of the day.
The Horiwood Top Ten today are:
[Signing up: Kris Humphires may not have a basketball team but he has just announced he has a new watch sponsor - read up here]
New Zealand News:
Sydney Morning Herald News:
Wall Street Journal News:
UK News RoundUp:
Pipe dream? -Can we really save jobs and keep the lights on by capturing CO2 and burying it under the ocean?
Alright–that should keep you all going for Thanksgiving prep! :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 24.11.11~
The gritty realism filming style of Colombiana fused with actors Zoe Saldanas and Cliff Curtis honed acting talent, makes for a compelling watch in a story about a young girl who grows up to avenge her family’s killers.
Powerful stuff in context of the film and how her family’s killers were hiding behind the law.
I think Maori-Kiwis have just owned Zoe as an honorary Kiwi. Her character in Colobiana even reads Xena magazines too. Wild. Who also can forget Zoe speaking in the imaginary Na’ivi language from Avatar, where James Cameron had paid a linguist to mix Te Reo Rangatira (the Maori language) into German and African languages to create his ‘unique’ language, that translated into the no.1 box office film, Hollywood could ever muster in a hundred odd years of cinema. Zoe really is more Maori savvy onscreen, than many actors in her star trajectory to date. Big brownie points for that!
This movie will be a big hit in Brazil, no doubt.
[Favorite scene - when Zoe dances in her apartment. And, of course, all of the scenes with Cliff].
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 25.9.11~
I said, “Brian Tamaki, you still have cheek bones that could cut a swathe across any red carpet in Hollywood.”
He said, “Let’s just focus on taking the [rugby] cup, aye?!.”
[Alrighty then... Here's that picture, of a Maori-Kiwi man, perhaps most misrepresented by New Zealand's media for his countless achievements in New Zealand, Australia and throughout the world. He has built community services like few New Zealand men (including some of the one's with titles of Sir etc have built) for many of his fellow (and fellowette too) Kiwis.
His sexual orientation is heterosexual... in fact, you could say that Brian is a heterosexual advocate/ activist... [and I'm comfortable with that]. One day Brian even told the nation of New Zealand that he was proudly heterosexual, in a very public way. It got Brian into a bit of trouble. Apparently! I remember the racket Brian and his lads created outside the government office window I was working in at the time, when he turned up on the nation’s capitol’s doorstep, shortly after a closeted lesbian Prime Minister (the one that was complete with fake husband beside her) had cruelly taken Ocean access rights off New Zealand’s indigenous people. She turned her back on a sector of New Zealand society and that image still needs to be unpicked with attitudes sown in New Zealand concerning it’s indigenous peoples via this one woman. That issue still needs addressing in New Zealand, also. But let’s get back to this photograph’s copy…
Although, nowhere in New Zealand law is it written that everyone has to be gay or has to be a gay activist either when in a position of leadership, Brian got worse flack then the outright thieving by a New Zealand government at the time and the blatantly arrogant and cruel human denial of Maori peoples ability to be guardians and biz entreprenuers of the Ocean’s resources THEIR ancestors discovered for ALL New Zealanders along with Mori Ori peoples. This one racist act by a government, perhaps set in motion a hate campaign against Maori and New Zealand resources like NO OTHER public display of unfairness EVER witnessed in modern New Zealand society leadership (governance and subsequent support of this under rather greedy legal jargon, on this matter]. The media have followed suit and quite frankly it is a sickness of greed that needs addressing concerning Maori peoples future and economic well being of not only inclusion but also fulfilment of aspirations and unique potential. Maori should be INCLUDED in the EXCLUSIVE ECONOMIC ZONE GOVERNANCE pertaining to all things Ocean related in Aotearoa New Zealand… but let’s get back to Brian’s Kiwi story as a leader.
If Brian’s public demonstration (dubbed at the time, ’Enough is Enough’) was this man’s one ‘crime’ from being perpetually hunted by media, (politicians too!!!) and the target of a hate campaign worse than anything Brian has ever done wrong… I’m more than happy to celebrate Brian Tamaki’s many achievements as a Bishop… on this blog.
I first met Brian when I was on the Rise Up, New Zealand Tour in 1990. I was 18 years old. It was a tour that was commissioned to officially celebrate the Treaty of Waitangi’s 150th celebratory anniversary as New Zealand’s founding legal document. Brian was in Rotorua just starting his Lakewood Church.
On a cold, very frosty morning, I witnessed a man in an Intermediate School Hall who had a vision for a community of people who were not affluent, who were not powerful, but who were beautiful people. There were only 30 congregation members in his humble church that morning and there was Brian… dressed like a million bucks and he told those people that God loved them. He told them that their worth as people was over and above what the world was representing to them. He told them to dare to aim high, to dare to dream and imagine and to then stand back and see what God could do with their lives.
He also told them that one day they’d be a part of a church he’d lead that would have two thousand people in it.
As cocky and humorous as Brian was back then in that humble, cold school hall, Brian obviously didn’t aim high enough, because he now speaks to a congregation of 3,000 people each week, something that politicians couldn’t muster week by week, even if they tried. Let’s face it… that’s a fact. Yet, Brian has been lifted and elevated above the pack of average Kiwis, to be a leader who does just that. Good for him!
So in a way… Brian is a favortie hate target of a few of these ‘power’ types of people… who are quite jealous of Brian and his capable team’s achievements.
So… congratulations Bishop Tamaki for the many GOOD achievements you have achieved to date.
I can say, that in New Zealand, that New Zealand’s first Maori-Kiwi Hollywood blogger is proud of what you have achieved (the good things) in the face of intense and unrelenting opposition. For those good things… Rock on!
In the tradition of Hollywood-Kiwi quirckeness on this blog, I am aware that Brian’s years in Rotorua (historically, the Maori show biz tourism capitol of New Zealand that we horis nickname Roto-Vegas for laughs) left quite an impression on Brian Tamaki and his brothers who broke new ground as Maori Tourism operators of Excellence with their Tamaki Village model that provided a Maori experience in Rotorua to New Zealand’s many tourists.
Brian’s bros are a key part of recognizing that Maori culture is the 4th strongest reason, why people will EVER visit New Zealand in the first place (as noted from surveys). They are a very important family to New Zealand culture.
Few of us even know that people like Elvis Presley (once an American cultural treasure under his guise of ‘The King of Rock N’ Roll’) started out in life as a humble worship leader on a very humble acoustic guitar, in a church very similar to what Bishop Brian Tamaki leads today. Elvis was also famous for surrounding himself with African-American singers as a nod to the legacy of these precios peoples impact on his music and career. Like Brian Tamaki, Elvis Presley combatted racism, whenever he could. The footage of Presley worshipping (gospel styles) with these same singers, before he went on stage… is perhaps the most revealing film footage available into wear Elvis drew his spirit’s inspiration from to entertain.
One of my favorite CD’s of Elvis, is when he sings Amazing Grace on his first vinyl album of gospel songs. So…. in that tradition of MEN (regardless of race etc) who are destined to lead and have a profile for THE GOOD of others in this world… Brian gets his very own Elvis tribute today on this blog. Elvis worked in entertainment amongst MANY people who were gay… and like Brian, Elvis too just got on with his job. Presley always maintained his links with his faith – and before Elvis, there was no rock star or celebrity like him. He had to walk a road, no one had walked before.
Life is about learning, serving, leading from life experiences…. Rock on Brian Tamaki, I say! Brian descends from quite the family of leaders. In fact, he is closely related to the Maori King of New Zealand from Tainui’s tribal legacy and my own dad, tells me that at Te Awamutu High School, Brian’s Aunty Anne was the head girl of his college, when dad was in fourth form at high school. The Tamakis and leadership in New Zealand… really is a cultural institution. They’ve been around leading forever! :)
[Photograph, Elvis Jesus collection Tee Shirt. Made in China, purchased in Hollywood from the Elvis Jesus fashion label... courtesy of Horiwood.Com archives].
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 14.7.11~
Maori lad, Stan Walker, produces an up music hit, with Loud.
Have you soniced this baby yet? Nice one! He pai te waiata kanikani! [A good song to get your dance groove on to].
Mauri Ola Stan Walker!
Every day is Maori music day, if you’re a friend of New Zealand’s indigenous people,our culture and cretive/ musical talent. Let’s turn Maori artists like Stan up. :)
Walker’s sound is very Chris Brown of the USA, fused with Enrique Iglasius of Spain –on this dance track. New Zealand has always been a big fan of Enrique’s dad’s classic, Ten Guitars song. Stand Walker and his whanau (family) grew up, singing this song together, like most Kiwis at a hangi. Happy Mataariki.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com. Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific.
To be a Hollywood Maori, you need not only have an Uruwhenua passport, but also a Social Security No., to work in the USA when called upon in Hollywood to entertain. (See below pic).
Our world famous Hollywood Maori lads who have a Hollywood connection are dubbed “Hollywood Maori Kings” on this blog. They can hold their own with the best entertainers in the world on the big screens that capture our imagination and attention at the movies as well as in 3D and via all mediums of entertainment media today.
Their presence bears witness of a need for the world to see Maori faces, people, actors and entertainers at the forefront. For this reason, they are the Kings of culture from Aotearoa New Zealand as indicated by online interest and Hollywood box office rankings in the world. On this blog, they’re all valid stars of Hollywood and NZ.
Here’s my Salut! to Keisha Castle Hughes, Cliff Curtis, Temuera Morrison and Taika Cohen who are doing some amazing film work of late, being cast in Green Lantern, Colombiana, The Stolen, Missing and new film projects.
Oh… and because Asian movie goers love them so much, they’ve been claimed as Asian lately too. That’s too funny.
They’re talented and fun loving people, who were born to entertain. They are some of the coolest Kiwis ever!
[Happy Mataariki people]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 13.6.11~
Maori lad, Gary Lewis, a member of the British Royal family who is married to Lady Davina daughter of Prince Richard Duke of Gloucester will attend the Royal wedding when he celebrates his cousins-in-laws family wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
the has been lucky enough to nab an invite to attend the royal wedding, Buckingham Palace has confirmed.
TGary 37, is also nicknamed Gazza. He is a cabinet maker and was once a shearer from the Matokitoki Valley of Gisborne. He is a nephew of much loved Maori novelist Witi Ihimaera. Gary once lived with his wife, Davina in Grey Lyn, Auckland for a time after the couple married in 2004.
Grey Lyn is where authentic urban Polynesian culture is created each week in the world.
Garry will celebrate New Zealand’s contingent of wedding guests. He will be joined by Governor-General Sir Anand Satyanand and his wife, Lady Susan, and Prime Minister John Key and his wife, Bronagh – formerly of Christchurch, now of Helensville West Auckland.Gary’s Mrs, Lady Davina is 24th in line to the British throne and very down to earth and funny, I hear via the Ministry of Scottish Butler Services (a royal family tradition to enlist Scottish Butlers) of the late Queen Mother. Incidentally, the Queen Mother once had quite the tea schedule throughout her day, when she was alive. Fierce! :)
Gary is of the Te Whanau-a-Apanui and Ngati Porou centries-old Maori tribes of Aotearoa New Zealand.
[Photograph Courtesy of MSNBC]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific~
What did one Maori fullah say to his Samoan friend?
Stat you bro?
Tee hee hee. :)
[Some Billy T. James / Hone Tuwhare humor from Beverly Hills].
Zinzan Brooke is one of the greatest sports gladiators alive on the planet. He grew up in rural farming countryside. He played rugby football. He now lives in London. He is Maori and a global superstar. Kia Ora bro! Thank you for being so… shiny! Go for the silver. Why not! It’s more like innovative no.8, land aware, country folks fencing wire. :)
Will Carling lists Mr Brooke as being the 9th greatest rugby football player ever, in his book.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 4.4.11~
SOUND VISION DANCING – LIKE POLYNESIAN’S WHO CAN DANCE, BREAK THE PRESSURE DOWN FOR CHRISTCHURCH CITY
Dance action for Christchurch City from dance group Sound Vision – as shared by my nephew, dance champion of Australasia - Jordan Samuel.
Who dat? Doin’ it for Yeti Hu’s in Christchurch? Break it down then, Sound Vision. :)
Discipline comes rarely honed than this. Learn!
He writes: “Hey uncle im the guy dancing in the cap. I start moving first at the start of the set. hope you like it.
“It was light, my brothers. Light”–Hone Tuwhare‘s famous words, in this amazing piece of art.
Being shared on Hollywood on Horiwood.Com in the art of remembering the greats who went before and illuminated our way forward.
Kia Kaha as the greats have told us for centuries in Aotearoa New Zealand. Stay Strong.
~The Art of Bronaaki Tu, via New Zealand. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.27.11~
The Maori-Tongan New Zealander is pictured here with Josephine Costain, Moana Maniapoto & Matiu Te Huki.
[Photographs courtesy of The Pic's own collection]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.22.11~
For those of you who are asking… Yes. I do have a first cousin called William Hill. He was named after my koroua (Wiremu Punga Hill) and was born, bred and raised in Helensville, New Zealand. I think Will now lives at Potts Point, Sydney Australia.
Kia ora cuz! :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.21.11~
Jonathan Chancellor of The Sydney Morning Herald reports that ‘after a four-year search, Russell Crowe and his wife, Danielle Spencer, have spent $10 million on a Rose Bay property.
The purchase of Te Puke, a 1909 house updated with a 1927 Arts and Crafts-styled second floor, ends the entertainment industry couple’s search for a family home for their two children, now aged seven and four.
Along the way they inspected the $50 million-plus Altona on the harbour in Point Piper in 2007, as well as unsuccessfully seeking pricey inland residence Le Manoir at Bellevue Hill, which fetched $23 million in 2009.
Spencer was keen to spend more, while Crowe, preferring to keep his Woolloomooloo apartment as a bolthole, only wanted to spend a modest amount. The six-bedroom house is set on 1200 square metres overlooking the fairways of the Royal Sydney Golf Club. Te Puke, pronounced ”teh-pook-eh”, is Maori for hill, and last traded at $5.5 million in 2001. Crowe and Spencer snapped it up before its forthcoming auction through Ben Collier and James Dack at McGrath Estate Agents. ”Kent Road properties are among the finest non-waterfronts in the eastern suburbs,” one agent said.
Nice one. Te Puke is also a place name where legendary Indigenous peoples filmmaker, Merata Mita (wife of director Geoff Murphy – Young Guns II) was born and raised. My dad was raised their too. The Hill. How befitting for a Kiwi gladiator of Maori lineage of the South Pacific and his beautiful Aussie wife and family.
Photo - WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – MARCH 13:Russell Crowe salutes the crowd during the Christchurch Earthquake Relief Charity Twenty20 match at Basin Reserve on March 13, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. Courtesy of Daylife. Photo take by Hayden Hopkins for Getty Images.
Maori steel fish hook denoting the legend of Maui fishing up Aotearoa New Zealand on Russell Crowe’s Hollywood Star, Walk of Fame, California.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.21.11~
MAORI KORU MOTHER OF PEARL MOON OVER A CAMEL CIGARETTE – KIWI STENCIL ON BBQ TABLE WOOD IN HOLLYWOOD
Photo snapped 3 minutes ago.
True facts – smoking is bad for your health.
Nuclear reactors can cause cancer.
Dictators rob people of quality of life.
To be considerate to others is to walk in a spirit of peace.
~Posted by Horiwood by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.19.11~
Reports The New Zealand herald today, Flight of The Concord‘s star Jemaine Clement‘s ‘appeal to fans and photographers continues in the United States with his latest project alongside mega-stars Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones in Men in Black III, which sees Clement’s character travelling back in time to kill Agent K, played by Jones.
Riveting casting. A time traveling Maori-Kiwi with Smith & Jones. Now that’s some firece hot chocolate casting in Hollywood. Nice one!
[Photograph courtesy of the NZ Herald too].
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.19.11~
Cute is the Patea Maori Club singing and swinging the Maori poi via Taranaki.
Poi E is one of those classic Kiwi songs that always brings a smile, when you watch it.
The song is like a gift of authentic culture, uniquely created in Aotearoa New Zealand and loved by the people of Hawaii, USA, that keeps on giving.
Enjoy. Let’s go Maoris! :)
Maori – Kiwi Star Power tribute as Hollywood Art Today – Russell Crowe‘s Hollywood star, Walk of Fame, Hollywood California USA. Photographed by Horiwood.Com.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.13.11~
Growing up playing rugby football, I never thought I’d see the day where somehow I’d get to blog in Hollywood (woot!) about rugby football coaching legend Graeme Henry hanging out at a cricket match with The Gladiator/ Robin Hood Oscar winner guy (Russell Crowe). Yet today is that surreal collision of Kiwi childhood dreams converging into this one photograph by Mark Mitchell. For more photos of Russell, Graeme and friends, go here to view these lads in action for Charity cricket for Christchurch City’s rebuilding effort post the quake in Wellywood. A nice gesture.
Graeme Henry is the current coach of the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team, a football team most people in the world have heard of and like. Graeme’s always as laid back as a Tararua cheese TVC. He’s a dude.
Voted in Hollywood today, here’s our top ten trending celebrity, entertainment and news posts on a day where we are all conscious of earthquake survivors in Japan, Christchurch and Tsunami survivors too. Peace!
Writes Reuters of this Satellite image of Japan post the quake and tsunami – This one-meter resolution satellite image of Fukushima Daiichii Nuclear Power Plant in Japan, right, was taken one day after an 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck the Oshika Peninsula on March 11, 2011. According to news reports, this is the largest earthquake to hit Japan in recorded history. Analysts believe the powerful earthquake moved Japan’s main island eight feet, shifted the Earth on its axis four inches and unleashed a devastating tsunami. The image shows extensive destruction to buildings, vehicles and infrastructure. Entire regions have been flooded, swept away or reduced to ruin. The image was taken by GeoEye’s IKONOS satellite at 10:36 a.m. (local time) on March 12, 2011 from 423 miles in space. The image on the left is a satellite images of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant taken by the GeoEye-1 satellite on November 15, 2009. - Washington Post for REUTERS.
People on a rooftop await rescue in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture -Reuters
Cricket spectators support Christchurch’s earthquake relief fund by attending a charity cricket match in the nation’s capitol. That’s the humanitarian spirit! LOVING IT!!! Go Kiwis. Pic via NZH.
With 10,000 people missing in Japan’s hour of need, we can help by acting with faith and hope. Go here to make a difference if you’d like to. :)
Music today – Commonwealth Anthems from Kiwiland, backstage with Crowded House performing at Live Earth Day Australia. There’s a new star on our watch older than us all…. it’s the Earth. The more aware of the earth we are, the better we will all be. This rousing performance reminds us of that. Much love from the City of Angels today. Kia ora Russell and Graeme! Mauri ‘Ola…. Life to US!
USA Media outlets raising awareness about the people of Japan too in this moment our earth’s watch are: Americablog; Andrew Sullivan; BAGnewsNotes; Bloggingheads; Boing Boing; Brave New Films; BuzzFeed; Peek (Alternet); Political Animal; Political Capital (CNBC); Political Wire; Raw Story; Redstate.org; Seeing The Forest; The Swamp (Chicago Tribune); Swampland (Time); TalkLeft; Talking Points Memo; Tapped (American Prospect); Taylor Marsh; That Minority Thing; Truthdig; Think Progress; This Modern World; Washington Whispers (US News & World Report); Wonkette; The Young Turks; Roger E. Hernández; Christopher Hitchens; Rich Lowry; Dick Meyer; John Nichols; Jack Shafer; Robert Scheer; Lynn Sweet; Brian Till; George Will; Michael Wolff; PBS NewsHour. Nice one!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.13.11~
Two Maori greats, comedian, Billy T James and producer/ director Don Selwyn once had the daunting task of educating their country folk on correct customs etiquette. Here’s their blast from the past as a reminder of how far we’ve all come in such a short space of time on the cultural customs front.
Both gave a lot to their beloved nation, to get it up to speed on the culturally more relaxed and real fronts. Using comedy as their tool, they once combatted archaic values, masking as superior culture. This is how they did it. They were the culture doctors. My cuzzies and I grew up watching these lads. This is how we do it. Enjoy.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.12.11~
Teri Maree Kopa and Morihana Kopa are two child singers from Aotearoa, New Zealand.
Here’s their version of I’ll Be There by The Jackson 5 going out for everyone in Japan from Hollywood today.
To help the people of Japan in their hour of need Go here to make a difference
~Poted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.11.11~
Lol! The Maori Volcanics music, shared as Hollywood history, today. :)
I forget to tell you fellas that Maori entertainers are quite dramatic. Listen to this for a chuckle. The music vibe is very Shirley Bassey and at any second either superman or James Bond is going to turn up, in this song.
Roto-Vegas Maori drama at its best from the 70′s. I love it.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.9.11~
Cute! Maori culture of Aotearoa New Zealand as seen being worn by Nina (pictured here with Maria). White Americans wearing Maori fish hook signature taonga (jewelry) via Hawaii, right here in Hollywood California USA.
Our culture in Amerika. God bless Hawaii and Maori loving America!
Also check out this link too - http://horiwood.com/2011/03/07/archaeology-california-and-early-fishing-history/
~Posted by Horiwood.Com. Photo taken 5 minutes ago in Hollywood California USA. 3.8.11~
OSCAR-NOMINEE KEISHA CASTLE HUGHES HAND-CUFFABLE ALMIGHTY HOTNESS, BARACK OBAMA AND JULIA GILLARD NEWS – VIA HOLLYWOOD, 3.7.11
Reports the New Zealand Herald today, Oscar-nominated actress Keisha Castle-Hughes was taken away from a prominent Auckland nightclub in handcuffs after a bar fight sparked by a “crude” comment about her acclaimed movie Whale Rider broke out, all up in our girl’s Hollywood A-Listed face in gorgeous New Zealand, after dark.
The once teen mom, now working mother found herself in a fight resulting in cuts and bruises for her boyfriend Mark Graves. Say it isn’t so! This man is NOT Castle Hughes bodyguard. Stop that nonsense asap!
Oscars Show’s Maori royalty in New Zealand getting ruffed up like that is so not acceptable! How rude! ;) More follows below…
Hollywood pop cultural news we’re sharing in Hollywood in this minute, is as follows on the Horiwood.Com commununity. Back to Ms. Keisha Castle-Hughes after these links.
6. Kris Jenner is a riot
The Herald continues “The 20-year-old star and her agent say she was not arrested in the weekend incident, but confirmed last night that police removed her from the scene.
Both the actress and boyfriend Michael Graves were released without charge.
Castle-Hughes told the Herald the fight broke out after someone recognised her at the Pony Club in Customs St and made a derogatory remark about Whale Rider.
She said Graves got into the fight defending her “in regards to comments made to me that were quite rude about my job, and so from there it became a physical fight”.
“He defended me and it got out of hand. It was in the club and there were lots of people involved … It was very messy.
“It was an unfortunate incident and I was involved in an altercation in amongst it and, yes, I was taken away by the police because I was in the way while they arrested a number of people,” said the Maori Hollywood cinematic princess of the South Pacific after her rare night out on the town. Such a sensible young lady.
For more go here….
As Keisha is a national living treasure of New Zealand, Indigenous Peoples of the World and Hollywood, California, and, the fact that she stars in a new show that has the word “John” in it, perhaps this young Princess of Hollywood and Maoridom, needs her own bodyguard budget allocated to her when she goes out. ;)
Now there’s a good thought for Security smart New Zealand.
President Barack Obama taking The Hot Ginge of Aussie (aka PM Julia Gillard) to US school, Wakefield of Arlington is pictured below via The UK Daily Telegraph. President Obama in his reshuffle of whose the USA’s best buddies this year said “We have no stronger ally than Australia,” Mr Obama said, after the Oval Office talks, marking the 60th anniversary of the formal alliance between the two nations.” Word!
“The two leaders said they discussed the uprisings in the Middle East, key Asia-Pacific security and economic issues and the fact their nations were “great mates” linked by a pioneering spirit and love of the outdoors.”
She also said she had talked to Mr Obama about the need to maintain the G20 summit of developed and developing nations as a driver of economic growth and job creation.
Good mates are good mates. Nice one Julia. Photo via AP.
Gillard echoes her sentiments to President Obama that she first made with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key about ‘being good mates’ is how we like to roll in the world as allies in Australia, America and Aotearoa New Zealand. Mr Key is pictured with Ms Gillard below reflecting strong mateship ties.
Oh… one more news link via Telegraph 9/11 WikiLeaks cables in full.
And reflecting on President Obama’s political hi-lights, also check out this informative news link too – Obama’s highs and lows
Anyway, back to Ms. Keisha Castle Hughes who just added bar brawl survivor to her Hollywood star template, quite by accident, here’s a Beyonce song, as a reminder to stay on top of things… always. And whoever gets in the road of your star fun at Pony bars, giving them a little neck move, Beyonce styles, goes a long way. Go Keisha! ;)
Wow, I can’t believe that five of my favorite people to blog about in Hollywood are in one post today. Let’s work it!
Visual – Pop Art Kiwi key ring reference for Keisha Castle-Hughes Today for cuffing one’s keys, that matter. Mauri ‘Ola. :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.7.11~
Mark Husher, a tattooist to the stars, in the UK, opted for tattooing this pic of Harry Hill on his nono (bottom).
Okay, it might not be the Michaelangelo-esque finery of soccer star, David Beckham of the LA Galaxy team’s tattoo artistry when it comes to creating wearable family portraits in the mode of the UK… yet… What a hoot.
[In the mode of whanau humor - with UK nods - this post for my Uncle Harry Hill of Helensville and cousins. This one in the humored tones of being the youngest in the family].
Photo via 3am.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.5.11~