Jennifer Hudson is getting set to pay a tribute to Whitney Houston‘s sad passing at The Grammy Awards tonight. Aretha Franklin, Houston’s Godmother is described Houston’s death news as being ”stunning and unbelievable.” Franklin says it is too early for her too think about a suitable statement to give the press.
Whitney’s tribute at this year’s Grammys thus falls on Oscar winning Hudson’s shoulders to carry for global audiences tuning in.
Here’s JHud singing Love You I Do from David Geffen‘s Dreamgirls movie soundtrack–as featured on The WashPo’s listing of Barack Obama‘s music playlist for 2012.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 12.2.12~
Well… it took a pavlova co-star dessert in the USA, a photo opportunity with Mark Zuckerberg in Silicon Valley, a Kiwi model sent out on a fake date with Lindsay Lohan in West Hollywood… but Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States agreed to meet New Zealand’s (acting?) Prime Minister, John Keys?.
They met in the Oval Office for 30 minutes and a US navy boat being sent within Kiwi shores and exclusive economic zone water territories was requested, alongwith other banter about how America’s national butter situation could improve out of sight, if America agrees to a good free trading deal with New Zealanders.
John last came to attention of America on a national scale, with his prime placement on the David Letterman Late Night Show reading the Top Ten. Watch that by linking here. Watching that episode from Hollywood at the time, where the PM was introduced as “someone from the 1950′s” made me laugh out loud. So from Letterman to the Oval Office, is quite a progression for John. Let’s hope a progression forward, for New Zealand and America as well.
My thoughts on this meeting could be, America…. think New Zealand butter! It’s where it’s at with exports from New Zealand, not necessarily “swap Puerto-Rican made drugs in USA plastic pottles for your Iwi-Kiwi E.E.Z oil reserves.” No…. Butter! Think New Zealand butter. It’s golden.
Can president Obama make that happen for the American people, by working with Mr Key?
Songstress, Alicia Keys song lyrics of this performance follow:
Some people live for the fortune
Some people live just for the fame
Some people live for the power yeah
Some people live just to play the game
Some people think that the physical things
Define what’s within
I’ve been there before
But that life’s a bore
So full of the superficial (more…)
Oscar winner Jamie Foxx is speaking out about L.A cops brief to carry out racial profiling. In particular via IMDB News Foxx says:
‘The African American Oscar winner admits he’s regularly pulled over by cops while driving through the city, most recently near his home in the affluent Westlake area. And he insists it’s because of the colour of his skin.
Foxx says, “I get pulled over all the time. I live in Westlake. A black man in Westlake? That’s just don’t happen. I got pulled over the other day for being black and happy. ‘What’s all that smiling about? You’re smiling back there.’ I was guilty.”‘
If you think Jamie Foxx is being over-sensitive here, don’t. Check out this story of Nathan Smith if you haven’t already that I witnessed first hand a week ago in L.A. Shocking case of racial profiling from the LAPD – just as Jamie is talking about! If that doesn’t upset you, it should. It’s just not cool.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.10.11~
“She has a young Reese Witherspoon look and fresh-faced appeal about her as a potential child-actor of the future in Hollywood”–Horiwood on Hinetaapora Short.
A Diverse View of Hollywood worthy new talent potential:
Should Hinetaaporo Short, 10, be cast as the next Milky Bar Kid!
One of this kid’s X-factors in the entertainment game already, is that Hinetaapora speaks Te Reo Rangatira – The Language of Chiefs - otherwise known as the Maori language of New Zealand) each day, at her Kura Kaupapa school in Roto-Vegas/ Rotorua, Hiobbit country.
Te Reo Rangatira is one of the two official languages that Middle Earth, New Zealand protects and speaks within its shores.
Should Hinetaapora be the Milky Bar Kid for chocolate makers Nestle? Heck yes! What a bilingual, intelligent and talented cutie pai. Adorable. The Milky Bar Kid is a New Zealand child’s ‘super hero’ figure of inspiring Adventure and fun adventuring activities with friends and community–the great Kiwi Way. Just like Hobbits represent such cultural heroes too. A Maori girl super hero? Heck yes! It’s time. What a splendid idea at updating Kiwi pop culture in the 2010′s.
Will Hinetaapora go on to appear in Hobbit in 3D films in Wellywood too and Hollywood? I hope so! She’s a doll.
Go honey! Mauri ‘Ola from Hollywood. Let’s hope Hinetaapora can sign on to the same Hollywood agent as Oscar nominee, Keisha Castle Hughes. My Hollywood agent recommend though for Hinetaapora’s Hollywood acting hopes, is agent: Steve Dontanville. –the agent behind Reese Witherspoon’s acting career in Reese’s initial early years until two years before Reese won her Oscar.
Imagine Hinetaapora Short in a 3D action adventure film? Could she be another Reese Witherspoon, with the potential to win an Oscar too? Only time will tell. But, go kotiro tutu! I love her chutzpah. This kid has spirit. She’s off to a good start at ten years-of-age.
UPDATE: Hinetaapora Short is on the Nestle casting team’s Top Ten Short List at this minute. Go honey! You have Hollywood’s big tick approval. The gorgeous Hinetaapora short is a descendant of the Te Whanau a Hinetaaporo subtribe (Haapu) of Ngati Porou. She also descends from the Te Arawa iwi of Aotearoa/ New Zealand. The same tribe as famed and globally-loved entertainer, the late Sir Howard Morrison. The son of a Maori All Black rugby football star, Temuera Morrison , Sir Howard’s song My Old Man’s An All Black - combated and addressed apartheid in South Africa back in the day. He’s still a legend in hearts and minds today. Good Kiwi Ambassadors and proven entertainment stock are the performance artists of this tribe. They do the right things with their fame for noble humanitarian causes.
Hinetaapora’s Te Arawa tribe are watched by globe-trotting visitors to New Zealand, every day of the week in Rotorua City when they perform live daily as consummate and gifted entertainers. They star in musical theater showcases daily and have been practicing mau rakau (traditional Maori martial arts) for over a thousand years in New Zealand on Mokoia Island. As warriors in performance, they are New Zealand’s indigenous action stars. Very similar to Japanese samurai or Old-World warriors of the Chinese Empire dynasty too. Sir Howard, their much loved late Entertainer king, is pictured wearing his cowboy hat above.
Courage to imagine, see and be true to… yourself.
Message to H.S: Mihi atu ki a koe Hinetaapora… are you practicing your American accent and learning Chinese each morning for Hong Kong filmmaking, 3D action movie/ co-productions in future years, before school? Hope so! Ka rawe! Tino pai kē! Kid, you’re too much! :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.27.10~
The Julia Roberts headlining and ensemble cast film, Valentines Day has wowed audiences in North America with its allure of romance taking the #1 spot at the box office this Valentines weekend.
The film is expected to clock in at $53 million in ticket sales.
Although she appeared in the film for only six minutes. It has been many a moon since Julia Roberts had a #1 hit movie. Congrats!
[Image of Emma Roberts in a scene with Jamie Foxx, courtesy of Star Pulse]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.14.2010~
Robert Downey Jr. introduced Jamie Foxx and T.Pain‘s live performance of grammy winning song, Blame It to entertain at Grammys 2010. So Hollywood!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.31.2010~