Once upon a time, a Mormon housewife, conservative mother sat down at her family table and wrote some books. Her vision would re-introduce a cast of Native American Indian actors into a film franchise series. Americans would be conscious of these stars again.
The franchise would need its own studio to spring up in Los Angeles to house the new stars’ talent and make the author’s books into the films.
Two stars in particular would stand tall, years later. This year Taylor Lautner has been named the sixth highest bankable star of the North American box office by Forbes magazine. When I see Taylor, I don’t know whose more amazing. His family, Taylor, or Stephenie Meyer for writing him into a visible presence in cinema. A cool story.
Pretty cool. Photo: STV.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 28.12.12~
Injun action actors news: “Thanks for all the Christmas blessings. Wishing love and good health to all of you today and in the coming new year.”
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 28.12.12~
Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green hit the end of year events show in Los Angeles. Stars out promoting their city. Good sports.
Photo: Getty Images. More celebrity pics at People Magazine.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 9.12.12~
He was selected for author Stephenie Meyer‘s book series, to bring it to life onscreen. The teen’s story is now legendary. Taylor Lautner, the athlete, action star, Native Amerian box office movies champion of the USA is the 47th most popular star of 2012.
It is very cool, Meyer wrote Native American Indian characters into her books. Why Taylor exists today as a star. Teens need an overarching structure that can launch them for years and sustain their employment and careers. Meyer did that for this young man.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 18.11.12~
Native American action star, Taylor Lautner fronted for promo duties on the Kelly & Michael show in NYC,
Doug Meszler – Splash News Online].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 11.11.12~
Ea Nigada Qusdi Idadadvhn
– Sky dancing: Alex Meraz
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 3.11.12~
Alex Meraz drawing.
Photo: Alex Meraz.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 2.11.12~
Movie action star, Taylor Lautner is all smiles in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on a promotional tour.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 26.10.12~
Photo caption: Young Taylor Lautner with fans eating frozen yoghurt (such an American thing to do these days!) while taking a break on the set of filming Grown Ups 2. Photo source: Night pic snap shot, fan photo: Just Jared Jr.
At the time of writing 14 people and topics getting heat online in this moment of time are:
1. Carly Rae Jepsen
2. Dwayne The Rock Johnson
3. Sonny Bill Williams, Queen Noor, Sir Richard Branson
4. Shiloh Jolie-Pitt.
5. Aaron Cruden & Grace King.
6. US Unemployment
7. Annabel Fay – Hold On
8. Olympics Sports News – Friday Night Lights – Top Guns – 4.8.12
9. Ye Shewin – China’s teen superstar
10. Emma Watson‘s naked pic, not her.
11. Bronze equestrians and Margaret Mahey‘s golden send off.
12. Clint Eastwood.
13. Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice.
14. Prince Harry Windsor.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 5.8.12~
LEGAL ENTERTAINER MAI CHEN ON RIGHT BRAIN SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY MIND SETS OF ECONOMIC INNOVATIVE GROWTH FOR KIWI WINNERS
Legal expert Mai Chen has been doing some way cool press lately as a writer and talk show talent in and around the law. Never boring, always entertaining, philisophically interesting and enlightening with empathy, Chen offers her latest thoughts to up New Zealand culture’s innovative hotness.
What did she say? Mai was really good on The Close Up show with broadcaster Mark Sainsbury yesterday.
In journalism guest commentary news, her latest article in the New Zealand Herald is titled: Olympic Effort for a Better Future. (Parts I particularly like in the bold font).
“The Olympic Games is the reason my family emigrated to New Zealand. My father had trained the Taiwan gymnastics team for both the Tokyo and the Mexico games and in 1971 he was headhunted to train the New Zealand gymnastics team. (Wow!)
As a result I grew up in a household where the wisdom of top athletes was seen as the key to success in all areas of life. I was reminded of this last year when, in the midst of my own marathon effort to write a book while running a law firm, Dad began coaching me with Olympic insights once again.
“The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful – will win,” said Roger Bannister. “Your heart must clear the bar first,” said world champion pole vaulter Sergey Bubka. “The subconscious mind cannot tell the difference between reality and imagination,” he reminded me, quoting Billy Mills, a rank outsider who blitzed the field to win the 10,000m in Tokyo.
The coaching helped me not to quit when working seven days a week for two years really got to me.
Just think about Oscar Pastorius, South African sprinter and a double amputee, who runs on artificial legs.
[Makata Taka Hela aka Mr. Billy Mills - world champion Olympian 1964. Photo - Ray Wyatt.Net].
We need an [athletes] mindset to propel our export industries into a position of strength on world markets. And we need it to solve tough policy and law reform issues we face, like keeping superannuation affordable, addressing Maori claims to water, or structuring our domestic broadband market to enable Kiwis to compete abroad from here. (True dat. So could be improved by real broadband developers not media posturing posers!) (more…)
Teens of the USA got to vote and make telephones companies go ka-ching, when selecting their most favorite entertainment stars.
Yes. The Teen Choice Awards 2012 happened in Los Angeles, last night. Here’s the winning star line up list.
THE 2012 TEEN CHOICE AWARD WINNERS
Choice Comedian: Ellen DeGeneres
Choice Web Star: Sophia Grace & Rosie
Choice TV Show — Sci-Fi/Fantasy: The Vampire Diaries
Choice TV Actor — Sci-Fi/Fantasy: Ian Somerhalder
Choice TV Actress — Sci-Fi/Fantasy: Nina Dobrev
Choice TV Male Scene Stealer: Michael Trevino
Choice TV Female Scene Stealer: Candice Accola
Choice Movie Actor Drama: Zac Efron
Choice Movie Actor Romance: Zac Efron
Choice Movie Drama: The Lucky One
Choice Hotties: Miley Cyrus & Ian Somerhalder (more…)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 10.4.12~
last night I dressed you with the scented heads of gardenia strung with seeds salvaged from the ocean's embrace we slept on an island floating in the fragrance of distant mountains
–poetry of Serie Barford a poetess of Samoan, Scandinavian and Algonquin Indian (Wampanoag) cultural heritage.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 6.4.12~
If we crafted “leggings mussels” fashion together in that Water World farming visionary Islands manner,
how useful would they strut on the pearl catwalks of the world in a floating economy?
[Photo caption - screen caption: Palekaiko episode - ‘Hawaii Five-0‘]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 14.3.12~
In Bad Ass cultural appropriation news from the land that brought us the movie Avatar comes this strange story of Ed Winddancer, cultural appropirator of all things Native American Indian.
He’s not Kevin Coster trying to win an Oscar. He’s not Trace Cyrus with a new Ashland High album titled Geronimo. So who is this tanned clown comedian?
Well… according to the UK Daily Mirror (where I immediately go to get all of my Native American Indian news straight away!!! Cos, why not?!):
“Ed Winddancer, 55, (pictured), from Florida, performs in full Native American dress with warpaint and feathers. Sal Serbin, whose grandfather fought in the Battle of Little Bighorn, turns up at his gigs holding a sign which reads ‘Cultural thief’.
Serbin claims Winddancer is ‘dangerous’ for using traditional practices he doesn’t understand.
Stranger things have happened in Hollywood. I mean… Brad Pitt began work as an actor by dressing up in a chicken costume for fast food chain, El Polo Loco. Maybe Ed Winddancer should get a job with them instead?!
For the heavy politics of cultural appropriation on the Indigenous Peoples of America’s psyche, read more here. “Rick Bird” and “Sun Dance” are some of the key words in this story. Serbin is of Sarasota Indian descent of the Sioux peoples.
Who will win this bout – Sal Serbin (Real Indian) or Ed (Wannabe Injun or… American Cultural Artist playing Dress Ups?). And is Sal just a little bit jelly that Ed looks a bit more fitter and healthier than he does at 55?
[Photo - Ed Winddancer is doing way too much - outside of Hollywood movies and Halloween!]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 30.1.12~
Alex Meraz the performance artist, artist, mixed-martial arts action man, father, husband and Young Hollywood action movie star actor of blockbusting box office films – has been voted the 30th favorite star for 2011 on Horiwood.Com.
As Alex’s twitter account was often what I’d turn to for inspiration when I needed a laugh, some cultural inspiration in the hood – let’s let his words remind us, why this lad is a total winner.
On press to the youth market: Check out a sneak peek of my episode of MTV’s
On being a twinkle toes dancer once: Loving Toronto! Had fun hanging with my old dance troupe
@kahawiit made me kinda miss the old dance days. Twinkle Toes might come back!
On not taking work too seriously: Getting suited up for the Breaking Dawn premier… I look like the Count of Monte Cristo, feeling sharp like cheddar!!!
On letting the artist within breathe: Spent the day painting… here’s what I got so farhttp://twitpic.com/7dld9l
On appreciating the classics: Just finished visiting the house Beethoven was born in… incredibly inspiring to see his piano’s and score sheets. Loving Bonn, Germany!
On self promotion contracted obligations: WOW! I’m so bad at promoting my own movie! Here’s the trailer for NEVER BACK DOWN 2 out on DVD now!http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi2838010905/
On adjusting to New York: Heading to NYC in a few days to begin filming my latest project! Better pack my pepper spray…
Movie Trailer for Never Back Down:
Photo – What Indigenous artist bros do to their feet:
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 1.12.11~
So, two turkeys get pardoned at the White House for Thanksgiving.
Here’s this years and last years turkey pardoning ceremonies.
This year’s turkeys are called Liberty & Peace. lol!
Thanksgiving Stories – Holiday Cheat Sheet: Food & Football.; Thanksgiving travel rush is under way across US; Thanksgiving goes gourmet with high-end turkeys; Thanksgiving FAILS (PHOTOS/VIDEO); Food Network Star Attempts Vegetarian Thanksgiving Sandwich Recipes – NYTimes.com.
[Photo caption -President Obama pardons the official national Thanksgiving Turkey, Liberty, alongside his daughters Sasha and Malia on the North Portico of the White House in Washington on Wednesday. Holding Liberty is Richard Huisinga, Chairman of the National Turkey Federation. Photo via Jason Reed for Reuters].
Video News – Israel Interactive.
Thanksgiving is the tradition where we remember Native American Indian Peoples generosity and inclusion of settlers from other nations in America.
For that, everyone in America can be thankful for. :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 24.11.11~
Right now, I am watching the documentary Sitting Bull: A Stone in My Heart from Aotearoa New Zealand. The documentary film was made by director John Ferry.
Watch it for an education into how we should respect Indigenous Peoples of The World more.
The whole green movement, is taken from this worldview – where the earth’s resources are living family members, so to speak. Though, an Indigenous People’s environmental take on the world, hasn’t always been seen until much later by opportunist colonialists, Indigenous Peoples have always been smart people in their struggles of resistance, for a cause.
Their worldview concerning the environment is the best known worldview to preserve the planet today.
Anyway, according to Lillimar “producers of the award-winning films Sitting Bull: A Stone in My Heart about the legendary Lakota Sioux chief, and Contrary Warrior: The Life and Times of Adam Fortunate Eagle, a documentary about the legendary Native American activist, author spiritual leader who orchestrated the Alcatraz Island occupation in 1969″ these two documentaries are their show piece docos.
I like the fact that film companies make meaningful historical docos that speak to us all. History reveals that when nations look after their Indigenous People, they in turn are rewarded with fortitude and goodwill.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 13.9.11~
[Photo - Mark Metcalfe for Getty Images].
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 24.8.11~
Louix Dor Dempriey (Bhagavan Sri Prananada) has his glossy postcards all around Hollywood today. His postcards promise ‘Be transformed by Louix’s darshan and drink of His [sic] ageless wisdom over the course of five intimate and engaging days spent with this spiritual Master.
Location – The Lodge at Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA.’
Um… I think it was The Lodge part, when there’s not a Native American Indian in sight of this rhetoric … that made me go… nah. Lol! God bless America anyway! It takes all kinds… Here in the USA Native American Indians are some of the most spiritually aware people I’ve met. Perhaps Louix learned from them? :)
At least Louix is not slowing down on his marketing budget allocation though. It is LA after all. It is culturally appropriate here, to market oneself at this level. That’s too funny!
And isn’t Louix like tots rocking out with India’s guru swagger right now? yep! Deepak Chopra must be gutted. Maybe just a bit. Obviously, Louix has his followers.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.29.11~
ROWLEY HABIB – MAORI POETRY FOR THE YOUNG – TE AO HOU AND LAKOTA INDIAN HISTORY VIA HOLLYWOOD – 2.14.11
Visuals – Feather - Korotangi Series 5 by James F Ornsby. – NYC.EDU
Verbage - Two Poems by Rowley Habib – Te Ao Hou
TO THE HAND OF WOMAN
The Plea of a young writer
Take my hand and lead me through the thicket
To the mountain’s crest, where the snow
Is pure. So my thoughts be like the snow
And below let me see the ocean and the open
Land caressed with mists of haziness
Azure and wide. Like the world before me
Ready to be drunken by these eyes
And more yet. Lay me back on the snows pure
Blanket of whiteness, my being forever
Conscious of your nearness. My nostrils
Full of the scent of you.
O take my hand. I am lost without
The hand of woman soft and full
Of tenderness. Ever yielding to the passion of my call
Take my hand for should an inspiration
Come I’ll be like something flat and very dead
O MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS
We were not so far apart you and I
When the thunder broke from the blackened sky
We were not so far apart
And when the echo rolled away
Deep down in the slanting day
We dreamed. Or when the lightning struck
Behind the drawn blind
Not I alone rushed heaven-wards
In the wake it left behind
No, we were not so far apart, we
When the waters rushed with mad glee
Down the garden path
Mine was not the only dream
Washed beyond the pantry window
Like some desire in a far off flooded stream
Visual – Lakota Women, Carlisle Indian School.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.14.11~