When the going gets tough, the tough put a black jacket on and up the game.–Barack Obama hits the trail in Dubuque, Iowa. AFP
The Horiwood Top Ten are:
No.11: Google zooms on Antarctica
No.12: Lawyer Greg King
No. 13: James K. Baxter - oil wrangling, war & politics poetry
No. 15: Art: Silver Fern by David Wall
No. 16: Renee Stewart
No. 17: Maria Tutaia‘s winning smile
Miley Cyrus News: Miley Cyrus hits 10 million followers on Twitter.
According to Israeli producer Boregore, Miley Cyrus is doing way too much starring in the music video for his dubstep track, ‘Decisions.’ Boregore and Miley chant: “I wanna eat the whole cake. I’m not sharing. I’m not sharing. You shoulda learned how to bake,” whilst writhing around in chunks of frosting and cream. Jessie Andrews stars in the video with Smilers.
Last week – The Garner Affleck family took the kids to cake mixing class at Duffs Cake Mix in Hollywood. Photo: People Magazine. It’s all about cake in the USA then. (See Benjamin Franklin‘s thoughts on cake. A cake is like a nation. The edges of the cake are its coastlines). The USA is a sweet tooth obsessed people.
Crazy fun American kids! :)
Dubstep Cake Mixers it is then… the vibe from USA today.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 5.11.12~
“Oh, but I’m feeling good, here beneath the pines of the Georgia woods.
What a surprise, here by your side… driving me crazy,” they sing.
I had a great grand Uncle who was the Bishop of Sydney’s Anglican Church in Sydney once. His family were gifted importer-exporter wine merchants so being a Bishop wasn’t entirely the norm. He was 100% Scots stock originally. His name was Bishop David. (A relation George Cruickshank also was a Keble, Oxford educated Bishop too and served in Whangarei, Dunedin and Waiapu. St Andrews of Fife is where they’re from. A golf township today).
A star of Nashville, young Benjamin Presley has his fans today, checking in.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 21.9.12~
A quick drive to LAX for Miley Cyrus to meet returning actor beau, Aussie’s Liam Hemsworth, is snapped by paparazzi in LA. Tres Karise Eden today. :)–The Daily Mail.
Some Hollywood News:
Mila Kunis & Ashton Kutcher still together–People Magazine
Dave Matthews band bigger than Dylan–Huffington Post
Oliver Stone is a breast cancer advocte now. Lol!–Hollywood Tuna
Take 2: ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’–LA Times review
AEG sports brand reshuffles–LA Times
Retro Family fun: Hanson covers Taylor Swift–The Daily Beast
Shakira is hapu–People Magazine
Video: Ryan Gosling gets take out–The Huffington Post
Obama on Romney: ‘All Of Us Make Mistakes’–The Daily Beast
K-Stew, R-Patz still share jokes–The Daily Beast
Chelsea Handler branches out –FinkeInk
Or Steve Jobs at Madame Tussauds–load your photo on Facebook.
Canada pimple news–ICYDN
That’s shocking! Miley Cyrus smokes on wheels–The Huffington Post
Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard actors humor–People Magazine
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 20.9.12~
–grammy winner, Steven Curtis Chapman song lyrics.
I was raised on this dude’s songs on the family stereo. Wow! Take a listen. Country music cowboy fun.
It’s about adventurous team achievement. Attaining imagination in journeying to new frontiers of change.
[Thank you for the built to last global music].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 18.9.12~
Photo caption: The first official photo of the new American Idol judging panel, featuring Mariah Carey, Whangarei City’s home boy Keith Urban, Ryan Seacrest, Nicki Minaj and Randy Jackson. Picture: Fox.
A good line up of stars.
A Northland Kia Ora… & Ola LA! :)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 17.9.12~
Making the headlines in the USA is young Smilers. My favorite North Hollywood, Valley kid star of the USA’s latest press after the VMA Music Indistry Awards is:
- That’s Miley Cyrus?! And other bold fashions at VMA
- On da do: Jared Leto not Alecia Moore - okay?!
- Breaking: Miley Cyrus delays wedding to finish new record
I don’t still don’t know how Smilers handles all of the paparazzi crazy, yet she’s a winner at it.
[Photo: GlamourFashion -Kevin Mazur for WireImage]
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 9.9.12~
T-Bone Burnett and Hayden Panettiere star in ABC’s new show, Nashville a Callie Khouri penned drama series.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 9.9.12~
In hoops, a grey tee, and sporting black pearl, cross jewelry, the USA’s most phone-snapped teen checks out an Aussie acting talent in Philadelphia today.
Let’s face it, Miley Cyrus has good jeanz. :)
[Phone photos: E Online]
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 28.8.12~
APPLE PIE HIT MAKER: TAYLOR SWIFT ROCKETS TO No.1, BILLBOARD HOT 100, WE ARE NEVER EVER GETTING BACK TOGETHER MAKES HISTORY FOR FEMALE MUSIC ARTIST, QUICK SALES
Stars of Nashville and Tennessee have been generating good online celebirty buzz of late. Benjamin Presley, Miley Cyrus, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, Priscilla Presley and Lisa Marie Presley have all ranked in the top ten with news headlines in the last week. Here’s another star with Nashville links, making music history today. Too clever.
“Taylor Swift album Red drops October. Swift’s new lead single We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together. In its second week of release, the brand new song flew up the Billboard Hot 100 chart with incredible sales that are unmatchable.
Never landed at No. 1, the first time Swift has ever had a Hot 100 No. 1 song. Selling 623,000 copies, she has made digital history becoming the first female act to sell a single in excessive numbers and comes just shy of Flo Rida who holds the record of 636,000 downloads in a week for his song Right Round. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together went from No. 72 to 1 thanks to strong promotional radio airplay and massive downloads.”
Highly respected in the USA, with young fans, the smart Swift is always surprising. Congratulations Taylor Swift.
And in slightly disturbing weather watch news: Hurricane Issac is fast approaching Florida. Oh no!
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 24.8.12~
Being a blogger, you’d struggle without search engine capability. Google and Ask.Com are the two I use the most. Bing sometimes too.
On that note – who does Google rank today as stars of Horiwood website into the 3 1/2 year milestone on the go?: Sam Worthington & James Cameron‘s 3D films, Miley Cyrus, Rachel Hunter and artist, Hollywood actor, Indigenous peoples rights activist Q’orianka Kilcher – are googles favorite five stars on Google Images ranking, Thursday 23rd August 2012.
It’s an honor to have Rachel Hunter rank on this blog . A hero of most people my age group who grew up in NZ. And of course, Smilers youthful zing and Q’ori’s passionate beauty too for noble causes and earth preservation, is special to have on board a blog’s star mix.
As a Maori, Am-Kiwi blogger today, I feel like Charlie of Aaron Spelling‘s Charlie’s Angels today. :)
[With thanks to the audience and to Google for the trialogue tech support of a blogger's daily life at the daily word press. Peace!]
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 23.8.12~
Sadie (L) is an actor.
Lawren (R) spots LA’s best comedic emerging talent.
~I wonder what young Sadie is up to today?! Lotsa mischief fun – no doubt. Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 18.8.12~
No one is really sure why teenager Miley Cyrus, continues to fascinate the USA and the world so much as a star. Today, the kid is the no.2 most read American in the US. So what’s her appeal again?
I would say: Smiler’s creativity, lightening quick hick intelligence… oh and her beautiful eyes, are just three reasons why.
Going blonde is the kid’s press this week.
Humorously the young Hollywood entertainer also tweeted: “Never felt more me in my whole life.” Lol!
In the Capitol Smilers is a big hit too.
D.C’s newspaper goes with: Miley Cyrus’s rise from Disney’s marketing machine to recording artist -Washington Post.
Being a second-gen U.S star also helps too of course increase her appeal to most Americans.
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As Smiler’s doesn’t make new music much anymore, as the star has been starstruck besotted with all things Aussie lately, here’s some music by Mr Guy Sebastian & friends - The Climb. Photo: NY Daily Times.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 14.8.12. Hicks am smiley back2U. :)~
New Zealand Sailors Peter Burling, 21, and Blair Tuke, 23, have won New Zealand’s 100th Olympic medal after their silver medal in the 49er class was officially confirmed tonight.
–Massive celebrations are on.
Photo caption: New Zealand Herald: Helmsman Peter Burling (with cap) and crew Blair Tuke take it to the limit in the 49er class event at the Olympic sailing competition. Photo: onEdition.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 9.8.12~
Whangrei City homeboy, Keith Urban, 44, and Sydney Australia’s Oscar winning Nicole Kidman, 45, helped launch Omega House in London on behalf of the watchmaker. The new HQ opening coincided with the sports action going down in London. Omega are the official timekeepers of the games 2012. More at People.
[Photo - Pacific Coast News Photography, California - Socialite.Com. Keith's performance from the Grand 'Ole, London]
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 1.8.12~
Golf News Update: LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England – Adam Scott, seeking a first major championship many thought would have come years ago, put himself in position to accomplish the feat after grabbing a four-shot lead to take into the final round of the British Open.
Jeff Shain‘s sports commentary of the Oralando Sentinal can be read at LA Times. Rad.
[Photo caption: Adam Scott, right, shakes hands with Brandt Snedeker after the 18th hole during Saturday's 3rd round of the 2012 British Open. Photo credit: Kyle Terada, USA Today Sports via US Presswire].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific 22.7.12~
Golf: “I’m sure everybody in this room is in about as much shock as I am right now,” Brandt Snedeker said in his opening comment at a packed news conference as the golfer soars into the lead, round three of the British Open.
Photo caption: Brandt Snedeker, on the sixth fairway Friday, is atop the leader board at Royal Lytham & St. Annes. More with Christopher Clarey, NY Times.
[Photo: Harry How - Getty Images].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 22.7.12~
The Sydney Morning Herald focuses on Whangarei’s homegrown music talent, Keith Urban‘s recent appearance on The Voice reality TV talent series. SMH reflects on what this means for Australian people as an artist in a country where Billy Ray Cyrus still holds the no.1 single record for a country song on the ochre red nation’s country music charts history.
The newspaper notes today, “The Voice has shown people what a wonderful person he is – it’s opened up a whole new audience for him,” according to Urban’s tour promoter Michael Chugg.
The Nashville Tennesse and Los Angeles artist told KFI in a video log, “he’s chomping at the bit” to get back in the studio to record new songs. (Watch above). Aussies country music fans learned today, that Urban has added another Brisbane show to his The True Story So Far world tour.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 30.6.12~
She’s in fine fitness form and the no.1 voted American citizen on this blog for 2012.
The cheeky biker boots can’t hide the fact that she’s the sveltest red carpet star, Hollywood currently has in this fast-moving, always surreal, Tinsel Town minute.
But if Miley Cyrus gets any thinner… we’ll have to send Smilers a box of New Zealand cheeses… while farmers still own them in NZ. That might be a good idea… before the teenager’s much anticipated star-studded wedding.
Smilers is definitely ready to start taking action movie roles on in Hollywood, if she wanted to grow a film franchise.
[Photos - Hamptons Road]
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 24.6.12~
Australian citizen and actor Liam Hemsworth has proposed to girlfriend Miley Cyrus, the teenage singer and actress told People.com.
“I’m happy to share the news with you all,” 19-year-old Cyrus said.
“I feel like all my dreams are coming true.”
Miley’s dad Billy Ray still holds the number 1 country music single on Phillip Island and across the rest of Aussie too. This couple are Aussie-American pop royalty already.
More at the flutter.
From teens to new couples, the marriage vibe is definitely in the air.
[Photos - AFP - Robyn Beck]
About Phillip Island and Gippsland Aboriginal Culture: “Visit the Den of Nargun and learn about Dreamtime stories, traditional lifestyles, Aboriginal keeping places and the impact of European settlement on the Batatuk Cultural Trail. It follows some of the routes Gunai and Monaro people followed for over 18,000 years. See archaeological sites such as scarred trees and shell middens more than 10,000 years old and explore the cultural heritage of the Gunai people at the Krowathunkoolong Keeping Place in Bairnsdale.”
~Posted by Horiwodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific, 7.6.12~
What about driving to Runyon?! ‘Top of the hill.’
[Photo source - Twitter].
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 7.4.12~
Turn it up…You better believe… you’re gonna fly with me.–Mr Keith Urban.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific, 31.2.12~
Banjo bluegrass music by the late Earl Scruggs, 88, of Nashville.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 30.312~