Don’t read if at work. “God just kinda knows.”
I think 20 is the new 20. 40 has just gotten racyer. 40 is 40.
We shouldn’t take away young people’s turn. :)
Diaz’s Euro-Latina beauty still on show from the UK magazine’s cover spot. Not taking herself at all seriously (Diaz’s charm trait), she is still LA’s sexiest comedian for sure!
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 4.10.12~
Photo: Japanese maple tree, Portland Japanese Gardens. The Atlantic.
The Horiwood Top Ten are:
1. Chris Hemsworth
2. Dwayne Johnson
3. From The Hat – Trends
4. Lisa Carrington & Mark Todd
5. Phyllis Diller
6. Glenys Carrington & family
7. Mahe Drysdale
8. Levi Sherwood
9. Peter Taylor & Storm Uru
10. Prince Harry
We are looking very Kiwi today.
no.11: Miley Cyrus – Pilates
no.12: Rihanna‘s tattoos (more…)
Q. If planning on visiting Los Angeles, where should I be based to see celebrity stuff? What chance do I have of seeing Angeleno Jolie?
A. You’re more likely to see her family in The Vallley than AJ herself. For somewhere to stay, try the Angeleno. It is very cheap. Good quality, cheap. Kiwi friends have stayed here on trips to LA. It’s also close to The Getty families’ largest private collection of art in the world. One of my favorite art collections on display with incredible wine and music festivals occurring in weekends on the sprawling Getty Estate lawns set against a backdrop of stunning cityscape views. Too much fun. Click on pics to go there.
New Zealand’s high commissioner in Los Angeles was based in Brentwood. Their work has included extensive relationship building with New Zealand and Oregon from Los Angeles. Perhaps because of this fact, if you’re a Kiwi, Brentwood always feels very Kiwi hood.
Brentwood village is closeby. Many celebrities with young families live in this village. Very safe. If you’re a Kiwi it’s like Titirangi.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aoteroa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 16.7.12~
Claire Noland writes for the Los Angeles Times today: “Frank Cady, 96, a character actor who played Hooterville general-store proprietor Sam Drucker on the TV sitcoms Green Acres and Petticoat Junction, died Friday at his home in Wilsonville, Ore., said his daughter, Catherine Turk. No specific cause was given.
Like Mr. Haney, Eb Dawson, Hank Kimball and Arnold the Pig, Cady’s Sam Drucker was a supporting cast member on Green Acres to lawyer Oliver Wendell Douglas and his socialite wife, Lisa, played by Eddie Albert and the beautiful and exotic, Eva Gabor, who had ditched the high life in New York City for the charms of a farm in Hooterville.
Cady played Drucker for the entire run of Green Acres on CBS, from 1965 to 1971, when it was canceled. The show continued to air for years in syndication. He also portrayed Drucker on Petticoat Junction and The Beverly Hillbillies, programs that shared some secondary characters. He reprised the role for the 1990 TV movie Return to Green Acres.
Down on the real farm in Aotearoa New Zealand, we loved Cady and cast! He made rural farming life fun on black and white TV sets, and later color TV too. RIP.
[Photo - CBS 1996. Photo of Star - Author's own, Hollywood Walk of Fame].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 11.6.12~
Mexico Earthquake News: Two large earthquakes struck western Mexico, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no reports of major damage. The USGS said the first quake on Wednesday pm hit Michoacan with a magnitude of 6.5 quake recorded at a depth of 12.4 miles. No.2 occurred in the early hours of Thursday off Baja California registering a magnitude of 6.9 and shallower at a depth of 6.2 miles.–Reuters via Huffington Post Blog.
In the USA’s West Coast the earth tremored too.
West Coast USA Earthquake News: A magnitude 5.9 earthquake has struck the Pacific Ocean about 160 miles west of the coast of Oregon, the U.S Geological Survey said, but no tsunami is expected.–LA Times.
Indonesia Earthquake Update: Five died of heart attacks as a result of Indonesia massive quakes yesterday. Several injuries were also reported.–IBN Live news.
Photo caption: Women cry on a street in Banda Aceh after a strong earthquake struck off Indonesia on Wednesday. The powerful 8.6 magnitude earthquake and strong aftershocks sent people from as far away as southern India scurrying from buildings and raised fears of a repeat of the disastrous tsunami of 2004. (Reuters Photo via Jakarta Globe).
Much love going out to Mexico, Indonesia and Oregon today. Stay strong.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 12.4.12~
“Repeated, over-consumption of high-fat or high-sugar foods may alter how the brain responds to those foods in a way that perpetuates further intake,” a new survey conducted by an Oregon institute that studied 150 teenagers claims they discovered when it came to mapping satisfaction levels of eaters who indulged on ice cream.
“This tolerance is thought to increase use, or eating, because the individual is trying to achieve the previous level of satisfaction [as the previous ice cream]… You could be continually trying to match the earlier experience,” Dr Berger who spoke about the study’s findings told The Daily Telegraph, adding that ’this could lead to overeating.”
Then he does way too much by saying: “According to the study, all of the participants craved the ice cream, but those who had eaten ice cream in recent weeks enjoyed it less. Dr Burger said this was the same reaction a drug addict experienced with opiates useage like cocaine and many pharmaceutical medications, as while cravings increased, pleasure decreased. He said this may be due to the brain releasing lower levels of dopamine.”
Since when was it okay to scan the brain responses of 150 teenagers with a ‘Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Machine’ and then link the findings in these innocent teenagers eating a cold snack to cocaine? That’s so not cool.
It’s like teen invasion.
However – the message of moderation is a healthy one, so perhaps Dr Berger can be forgiven.
I think the ‘highs’ that ‘banker types’ experience and go in search for while practicing the modern artform of positioning themselves and their friends to gain from leveraging other people into siezing their assets through politicians and listing them on the stock exchange - is the new dopamine-driver in the world today. Far more serious than teens having a triple scoop ice cream cone. First the politicians spend creating a problem of debt-dependacy addiction – then they offer their banking chums to fix it – by selling the peoples own assets. It’s a highly addictive practice attracting a plethora of addicts to these kinds of economic games.
In fact, it could be wise to make all bankers and politicians who ‘manage’ tax payers assets to declare what medications they’re taking – so everyone knows exactly what’s going on in the brain’s chemical make up of public servants, or, contracted bankers who should serve in the spirit of public servants - when handling the little peoples’ money or the future direction of their country too.
In New Zealand our biggest dairy produce manufacturer and global distributor Fonterra also has major interests in pharmaceuticals distribution. So this crazy ice cream story linked to a BigPharma styled (the ‘modern’ legalized drug dealer) dopamine tale – has huge revelance to New Zealand’s prosperity ahead… believe it or not.
Original News Source: The India Express quoting the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
[Retro footage - It is what it is. The video clip of a humble summer TVC that begain her journey as a Kiwi supermodel. Rachel Hunter eats an ice cream as a teen model in New Zealand].
With apologies to Rach – for going with this clip! :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 6.3.12~
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Ted makes cool music videos for cute singer songwriters like Laurel Brauns who wrote that Space Cowboy folksy ballad song, The Girl with Kaleidoscope Eyes. It’s a song that William Borucki of NASA most probably listens too when discovering twin planets through his Kepler telescope. Check out Laurel & Ted’s collaborative work using a Kessler Crane, right here. The music video was shot at Dillon Falls in Portland.
From Ted, I have learned interesting filmmaking tips. Advertising is 99% of filmmaking is one.
[Rightbackatchu buddy! Thnx man!]
… Gosh, I just felt a bit like the NZ Consulate in Brentwood, doing this post for Oregon Kiwis. Too funny!
Just to prove Tim’s point about filmmaking being about advertising, if you like Laurel’s music, why not buy a hard copy of House of Snow by Laurel Brauns here. Music from authentic artists like Brauns isn’t made for free, you know.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 31.12.11~
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State defensive tackle Fred Thompson died Wednesday night after he collapsed while playing basketball at a campus recreation center. Thompson, just four days shy of his 20th birthday, was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis, where he was pronounced dead. Thompson, 6-foot-4 and 317 pounds, was a true freshman from Richmond, Calif., who played at Oakland Tech High School.
What a tragic story of potential lost. Sending love from NZ to this guy’s family, friends and team mates.
Photo AP via CBS News. Statesman journal blog asks: Should athetes be tested more for heart conditions?
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~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 9.12.11~
When I think of pepper in California, I think of the grove of pepper trees that line the hill, on the way up to the Getty Museum. Pepper is synonymous with a heightening of intelligence in a California location where the best artists work in the world, greets you past the pepper trees.
However today, California reacts to UCLA giving consent to the LAPD to pepper spray Occupy Protesters. For the news – California university to investigate police use of pepper spray. Click on link.
The West Australian is also running footage of the incident here. This photograph that occurred in Portland, Oregan on Thursday, has become an inconic image, in the fight against inequality of the 99% over the 1%. Randy L. Rasmussen, The Oregonian.
Brutal! So, the police are getting sued in these two states, most probably.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 20.11.11~
Here’s a story about a spinal doctor using patients and doing mock surgeries, to make bank. Good, bad? Innocent? What about the patients one must ask? in this story of potential medical malpractice.
The story talks about one person (Ronald Johnson) having to have a spinal surgery not twice but at least six times from this one doctor (Dr. Vishal James Makker). Mr Makker is just as bad (perhaps) as computer companies who design computers to expire after a certain date, so consumers have to buy a new one from them. That’s the same thing as this story, when you think about it.
Anyway Tom McGinty and John Carreyrou allegedly wrote this story of malpractice via Portland, Oregon for the WSJ today.
I hear the LA Spine Institute of California in Santa Monica are good at fixing backs. Tom Hanks is a fan. Like they’re legit practitioners of good spinal health for their clients here in L.A. In particular, advanced stem cell research is what they excel at for clients who can afford them for a stronger spine.
Meanwhile Japan continues to inspire, navigating a way through tragedy and revealing to us all as our teachers what happens when we don’t take care of nuclear energy. Even fish in our oceans and sea are not safe.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.29.11~
Quake survivors look for loved ones in Japan. Click on video to play footage.
Mac Miller TV on USTREAM: has fans today. Oregon Coast has Tsunami advisory watch. CoosBayWebCam CoosBayWebCam.com reports “Time-lapse for #tsunami wave action in Coos Bay #Oregon is posted! If you watch closely, the water rises and retreats about 15 times.” This pic is of the Oregon shoreline.
Tokyo, JAPAN EARTHQUAKE VIDEO: SEBA SURVIVES THE JAPANESE QUAKE … watch here. Find loved ones in Japan via neetiagrawal RT @google: Google Person Finder available after earthquake in Japan to help you get information about loved ones. Google P.
Here in Hollywood, here’s the ten top posts most voted today on a rather turbulent day in the world.
Other Entertainment News Blogs worth a look at too are: MSNBC; New York Daily News; New York Observer; BuzzMachine; The Corner (National Review); Celebrity VIP Lounge; Celeb Girlz; Celeb Gossipz – Get all the latest celebrity news and hot photos!; Crooks and Liars; Cursor; Daily Kos;
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.11.11~
I am posting this letter penned by Lorri Lokey to enhance the potential of our Omaha factor today via Hollywood in an effort to inspire us all to be smart and kind people. More. Peace! [Omaha = of abundance in Te Reo Rangatira, The Language of Chiefs of Aotearoa New Zealand].
Lokey was born on March 27, 1927 and is an American biz person who is also a native of Portland, Orean who founded company Business Wire in 1961. So far, Lorri has donated $400 million to charities, mainly benefitting schools. What a guy! Lorri now lives in San Francisco, California.
He writes in a letter to Warren Buffet: “Born in 1927 I remember vividly the worst of the depression years in terms of how they affected my family—1933 and 1937 especially. The depression taught me the value of money, and my mother gave me a lesson around 1937 I never forgot.
She asked me to run down to the store and get a loaf of bread. I did and charged it as usual. When I got home and gave it to her, she started at me in disbelief. “Dummy!” she said. “You bought the small nine-cent size. Don’t you know you get half again more for 11 cents?” From that I learned the lesson of percentages.
But a bigger lesson grew from that experience. I began to realize the importance of money consists of buying what is worth the price. As I grew into adult years, I passed over things most people might grab because I didn’t think the price justified the value. For decades I have applied that to hotels, plane fares, restaurants, clothes, hard goods. I drive a hybrid and fly coach, upgrading only with points, not money. I have only three luxuries: My Atherton, CA., home, a San Francisco luxury apartment 600 feet above sea level and a luxurious home on Pineapple Hill in Kapalua, Maui. All will end up in my foundation where three other homes are right now awaiting sale.
[photograph via The Jewish Journal]
Once upon… a yellow bonnet poet Joshua Beckman writes groovy American poetry.
My pick today, In Colorado, In Oregon, upon. Thanks Josh.
In Colorado, In Oregon, upon each beloved fork, a birthday is celebrated. I miss each and every one of my friends. I believe in getting something for nothing. Push the chair, and what I can tell you with almost complete certainty is that the chair won't mind. And beyond hope, I expect it is like this everywhere. Music soothing people. Change rolling under tables. The immaculate cutoff so that we may continue. A particular pair of trees waking up against the window. This partnership of mind, and always now in want of forgiveness. That forgiveness be the domain of the individual, like music or personal investment. Great forward-thinking people brought us the newspaper, and look what we have done. It is time for forgiveness. Dear ones, unmistakable quality will soon be upon us. Don't wait for anything else.
~Shared by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA as blog post no. 12607. Horiwood.Com is a 3,000,000 attained website, made in the USA. Peace!~
Young Hollywood actor Brooke Abbott wears angel attire in New Zealand. Today we bring a few facts about Portland Oregon to nonUS readers attention (below).
Here in the Hwood Hood though in our daily hobby of celebrity blog origami art of weaving without a Maclean skerrett of wood pulp or paper wastage involved; “pregnancy” is the big theme of Oscars nominees, in the New York Daily Times today, but it is teen parent Amber Portwood who trumps all A-Listed stars today with testy teen behavior (battery charges to boot!), as teen moms prove to hold their own in all Hollywood entertainment news voted by you worldwide today. Amber has ferosh heat. And Sir Elton John and David Furnish, not to be left out, have welcomed Sir Elton’s baby boy born via a surrogate who is named Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John. Hollywood’s doing way too much, as usual! :)
Entertainment, celebrity news topics voted by you. Here we go!
9. Katy Perry
Portland is a city meeting at the confluence merger of Willamette and Columbia rivers in North West, America. One of the most green thinking cities of USA, the city sprawls slightly into Washington County to the west and Clackamas County to the south.It is governed by a commission-based government headed by a mayor and four other commissioners.
Portland has a passion for microbreweries, microdistilleries, and coffee culture. The Trailblazers NBA basketball team are Portland’s sports stars. Climate-wise Portland sits in the Marine West Coast climate region. It is called The City of Roses, for the past 100 years and is home to The International Rose Test Garden. Beer and Roses is Portland then.
Buzz topics in the US today are: Police Fatalities Jumped 37% In 2010; NYC Mayor Asks For Patience During Blizzard Cleanup; U.S. Plans Push To Halt Weapons-Grade Nuclear Materials Production; FBI: Exploding Bullets Caused Bomb Scare At Miami Airport; Tracing The Latest Right-Wing Freak-Out … That Obama Wants To Return USA To Native Americans. (more…)