I think most people would agree that Hollywood Welshman Steve Jones‘ contract not being carried over on the X Factor for anothoer season was very harsh.
Jones’ did a fair enough job as reality TV show host in this show’s first season. Hollywood swings its cameras today onto the break out star’s personal life.
For many rugby enthusiasts, rugby football player Michael Jones, remains their most favorite rugby star of all time.
Once in Hollywood, when a statue had been made and cast in bronze in Michael “The Iceman” Jones honor, I blogged from a Hollywood Starbucks, that Michael’s mom was quite famous for her warm hospitality and her faith. Aunty Maina could have quite easily had a cafe of her own. It would have been packed. her big heartedness was always a real draw.
I thought these thoughts that cold Hollywood day (it was near snowing in Burbank that eve) while blogging and looking out the window at a Carl’s Jr. burger joint opposite me. Today, Michael Jones and his brother in law are actually bringing Carls Jr. to New Zealand. Go here to read more. Too funny! :)
Carl’s Jr.’s guacamole burger… is my favorite. Yummo! The burger chain franchise is the 4th fastest growing franchise in the world.
Paris Hilton tweets today: “So sad to hear about Elizabeth Taylor. She was so beautiful, such an inspiration and an icon. She was an amazing humanitarian and brought smiles to everyone around the world. She was always so sweet to me and I will really miss her. I’ve always loved this pic of her and Nicky Hilton. They were such a stunning couple.”
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.23.11~
SERBIA’S CONTRIBUTION TO HOLLYWOOD KIDS STUDIES, DODGING SHAMAN SCREENWRITERS, PARIS HILTON BIRTHDAYS AND HOLLYWOOD CAFE BLOGGING – 2.20.11
Blogging at a Hollywod cafe today, I realized that I’d chosen a brand new cafe to go to, where nobody knew who I was. I figured that a change of location would keep the ‘blogging from Hollywood game’ fair.
The second I’d pressed the ‘publish online button’ about a story I read via The Associated Press about a baby being named Facebook in Egypt, a man interrupted me with a question, “I need help. I know you can help me. I’m a Budhist Shaman and I wrote a script that I wonder if the author of ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo‘ actually stole. I know you can help me. What should I do?”
Realizing that people are getting desperate for spiritual direction in the world in these times and that I had a guy interrupt me only yesterday as I was leaving a Starbucks, saying ‘I’m trained in Native American Indian mysticism and have studied spirituality in China too and I sense in you, that your ancestors are very powerful people you’re in touch with’ – I wasn’t feeling this kind of interruption today, as I don’t have the time to be dominated like that, here in America every day to confirm or disagree with peoples own spiritual journeys, they’re very proud of.
I said to the screenwriter claiming ‘Hollywood IP Theft’ the words “just update and modify your script idea to be something else, so it’s half how you had it and half not like The Dragon Tattoo book/ film.”
He smiled and said “Thank you so much. That’s what I’ll do. Now tell me how did you know how to do that and are you a Shaman too?”
I say, “I believe that any spiritual guidance, should be confirmation to what your own spirit’s guidance and direction is at this point. That way, you don’t high-jack someone’s own path with your own imposed spiritual guidance on someone else- but you’re more a friend helping someone see light as they’re able and aware to handle it.” I could tell, he too was very proud of his spiritual beliefs.
“I want to talk to you some more.”
I said “No.”
Thankfully two students from Northridge college are studying Science, Medicine, Technology and Economics, because they saw this happen. As they are doing ‘normal things’ where the world needs to head, that sort of made up for the intrusion.
I asked the students, “Was that a bit weird?”
They laughed and say “Yeah dude, that’s totally weird. Did they know you?”
“Wow. That wasn’t normal. Are you okay?”
“Yeah. Of course.”
Like the Kardashian family these students are Armenian-American too. They came from Russia originally. Nice people. Alright… now that Peace has returned, let’s get on with Hollywood blogging then. No more ‘hungry spiritual’ people allowed near me!
The Armenian college couple talk to me about how “Albert Einstein’s wife (nee Marić), Serbian Mileva Einstein who once studied in Zurich, did all of the work. She had the best mind out of the two, they believe, yet because women weren’t really allowed to have ‘a face in science’ back in those days, Albert got all the credit.” This topic consumes them. They are even writing an essay about it.
I put my headphones on and listen to three cheeky kids, singing Aaradhna, a hip hop community’s r n’ b soul queen from Aotearoa New Zealand to maintain a regained sense of peace. These kids are much more fun, than the oddly surreal Shaman screenwriter with his very subservient girlfriend beside him, that’s for sure, as Aaradhna’s golden coco-licious tones still wow me, from across an Ocean far away from where she sings.
In local celebrity news, did I mention, that Paris Hilton had a fun Birthday Party last night at a Hollywood hotel? The hotel wanted the publicity so much, they paid for everything to throw the Birthday Bash for her. Hollywood’s nightlife is a fiercely contested zone. Just like Hollywood bloggers psyches and thinking space is. Apparently!!! That was Hollywood today, for one local, in a community cafe snapshot.
[Pic of Albert Einstein's wife Mileva with their kids Eduard and Hans Albert - courtesy of Lazy Desis Blog for humor purposes today.]
The whole point of this blog post really is, who ever would have thought, Paris Hilton would be associated with a woman as smart as Mileva? Only on a Hollywood blog, Hilton could be.
[Hilton pic via Wire Image]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.20.11~
Like many of you, I’m a big fan of all kids in the world having clean drinking water whenever they need. 1 billion people don’t have access yet. 54% of all people in Africa need us to act on their behalf for their better water situation as well.
Click here to make a difference if feeling it. Let’s flow. Thanks peeps. Water.Org is asking for $10 to makes this pivotal dif. Sweet!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12. 27.10~
Beach fun from Hawaii. Scallops are US this year. ;)
What’s up with your hobbit foot girl?! lol.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.24.10~
A nice Halle Berry celebrity shout out from Liv Tyler this Halloween was on the celebrity radar.
“Liv Tyler, dressed as Cat Woman, takes Milo trick-or-treating with grandma Bebe Buell in NYC.”
A family at play. While Paris Hilton did her usual sailor girl, corset, Halloween attire, while throwing a big private Halloween party this year. I don’t know why America loves to dress up and hide behind masks so passionately, but here we do. Still wrapping my head around that one and the American culture in general after almost five years. I must say that Lady Gaga song, Poker Face accelerated my ability to understand Halloween and mask wearing a bit better. Girl lifted the lid on that one.
[Images courtesy of Cover Awards]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.31.10~
When I watch this clip of Adrian Grenier of Entourage making his first reality TV series in competitive Hollywood, as a past reality TV series director and writer, these are my thoughts on a teenage Paparazzo as a subject of Grenier’s producing/ director efforts in my hood.
1. Do Hollywood teenagers ever go to school?
2. Clearly Lindsay and Paris are ‘acting’ in this.
3. Good on this kid.
4. When I last caught up with Adrien, literally in the hood, two blocks from my place at Club Voyeur - I discovered that all of his paps (lines of them) were paid extras holding cameras.
5. If Lady Gaga hires paparazzi for her concerts – to look more famous, than what she is, then why can’t Adrian? What’s good for the swan, etc. That seems fair. And he is.
6. Tomatoes humor, a local art of true stars. :)
7. Grenier is very baby Ashton Kutcher in his Hollywood star template, pounding the pavements producing and directing reality TV series – for little thanks – except the hope of landing it bigger on film.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 9.28.10~
Despite Lindsay Lohan serving time in jail, being in a rehab program and on probation, Lindsay failed her drug test, testing positive for cocaine. That report according to TMZ, Us Weekly and Lohans twitter.
That girl who turns up at Hollywood clubs, jumps on stripper poles to amuse wasted club kids while whispering on a microphone “hey b*tches” continues her game of What’s in your purse? (oops, or man bag). The Las Vegas Review Journal reports Hilton intends to plead guilty to misdemeanor drug possession, obstructing an officer in a trade out of year of probation. She signals that police should check every celebrity’s purses/ man bags, (or their assistants, ie: boyfriends/ girfriends/ back up dancers/ security guards too) and not just hers, with this kind of publicity. Silly.
[Here's RedNation's update "report" of that. Watch video footage above--if you're missing that Hillbilly country feeling in a Cosmopolitan city. Thanks lads.]
Shannen Doherty of the original 90210 hit tv series, continues her book publicity blitz with media quoting excerpts from Shannen’s new book: How to be a Badass: A hard-earned guide to living. Radar reports that Doherty gives advice on how to maintain one’s manners with stalkers (pay for their gas-lol!). She also talks candidly about her two brief tabloid marriages to Ashley Hamilton and Rick Solomon. radar sums her book up as:
“With her frank talk about reputations, even her own “questionable” one, Shannen accepts blame for her past mistakes, but offers modern day Miss Manners style advice so other’s don’t make her same ones. She doesn’t mention her 90210 castmates buddies at all and says that her book, is ‘not a memoir. It’s a guide.”
Best quote so far from her book is: “Becoming a Badass has given me the ability to break free of my insecurities. Becoming a Badass has given me the confidence to live my life in full authenticity.” Shannen has such the way with words. Sounds like a high school essay really written during after school detention–but for twenty and thirty somethings instead.
American girls are all out doing all the things Lady Gaga says she does, by these reports.
And bad boy this week is Katy Perry‘s fiance Russell Brand of the U.K, who The Times of India report: has been arrested on suspected battery charges after he allegedly attacked paparazzi at the Los Angeles International airport. The actor was arrested for a misdemeanour charge of simple battery and was later released from custody after posting $20,000 bail on Friday.” Rusell should redirect that airport angst, and take up tennis perhaps.
Anyway, when you read stories like this, clearly you learn that it is the ‘role’ of celebrities, to act bad sometimes, because after reading this–aren’t you just the best citizen in the world–and isn’t your life 100% trouble-free with all things tickety-boo and together, without a care in the world, this fine weekend? Exactly. From Hollywood, I hope you’re having a good one. :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 9.18.10~
Yes. Paris Hilton felt like updating her mug shot in Vegas over the strongend. Here’s Paris 3rd mugshot now, taken for suspicion of possessing the Pablo Escobar white stuff. Girls even got the corn braid effect going on in her weave in this pic. Hilton’s new beau, Cy Waits got done for DUI. Read CNN’s ‘report’ below. In more mature news, here’s some great books that Paris should try reading, from the Beverly Hills library for good Summer reading. The book selections are brought to you, courtesy of the quircke marketing team of the new book, Courage to Love, the timely new novel that furthers Peace in the Middle-East.
You voted our top ten entertainment and news items of interest. Here’s how they panned out. Thanks everyone.
Beverly Hills librarian’s recommended book list: Unforgettable You by Daisy Fuentes, That Summer in Paris by Abha Daewesar, Thugs & Kisses by Sue Ann Jaffarian, Bed of Roses by Nora Roberts, Purple America by Rick Moody, Climbing the Mango Trees by Madhur Jaffrey, Written on the body by Jeanette Winterson, and Marry Him by Lori Gottlieb.
CNN’s report reads: Paris Hilton was released from a Las Vegas, Nevada, jail Saturday morning after being arrested late the night before on suspicion of cocaine possession, police said Saturday.
The hotel heiress was riding in a black Cadillac Escalade which was pulled over in front of the Wynn Hotel on the Vegas strip at about 11:30 p.m. after police detected the smell of marijuana coming from the SUV, Lt. Wayne Holman told CNN.
The driver, whom police identified as Cy Waits, was arrested for driving under the influence, he said. Waits is a Las Vegas nightclub mogul and the rumored boyfriend of Hilton.
Hilton was taken to the Clark County jail. She was released after authorities determined she was not a flight risk, Holman said.
“This matter will be dealt with in the courts, not in the media, and I encourage people not to rush to judgment until all of the facts have been dealt with in a court of law,” Hilton’s attorney, David Chesnoff, said in a statement.
Last month, Hilton was briefly detained in South Africa for allegedly smoking marijuana at the World Cup. Her publicist called the July 2 incident “a complete misunderstanding,” and the case was dropped.”
Who really drives their own car in Vegas? Right.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 8.28.10~
Mimi Quick, Keri Mellott and P.K Quick (pictured) along with host of the evening, Jeff P, played networking facilitators-extraordinaires for about 200 people who use twitter to market and grow biz.
From 7 to11 PM the #140conf Los Angeles Summer Cocktail Party took place at The Den of Hollywood, 8226 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046-2414 Tel: (323) 656-0336
It was a blast. Thanks Jeff, The Den for being such cool hosts for a group of groovy attendees.
[Art, Los Angeles cityscape at a magazine stand on the way to The Den. Paris Hilton's Tease signage, Chateau Marmont, The Sunset Strip]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 8.12.10~
~L.A last night. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 8.11.10~
A lot of you are searching today for Paris Hilton news. It appears that since Lady Gaga came on the scene, she has out-platinumed Paris on every front, where it’s very hard for Ms Hilton to get a look in with the paparazzi. There’s enough blonde in the tabloids already. So for you Paris Hilton fans, here’s animal rights activist Paris Hilton’s Michael Jackson tribute (again) from Wire Image and via, the UK Daily Mail, just in case you miss seeing Paris Hilton’s mug on Horiwood.Com this year in 2010.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.15.2010~
Brazil goes wild for Paris Hilton as their new Devassa beer girl.
The romantic trend Madonna has set with Jesus-Luz in Brazil is paying off for Paris.
Chalk it up America!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.26.2010~
Good news for Kate Gosselin. The mother of eight will debut her own solo reality TV show.
TLC‘s parent company, Discovery Networks revealed that Kate’s new show premise shows Jon Gosselin‘s ex-wife trying her hand at ”different jobs and tasks and showing how she performs in the different environments.”
For a feel of what the show could be like, watch Paris Hilton pumping gas on this episode of, I Get That A Lot.
Kate’s show could be quite funny. The Gosselin children will not feature in the series. Will you be watching?
UPDATE: Like all things John and Kate, you can’t believe much… TLC’s Senior Vice President of Communications Laurie Goldberg responded today with this comment:
“This is just the latest speculation from supposed sources. Last week everyone was announcing Date Kate. We are still in development and looking at a number of ideas. When we have determined what the show will be, you will hear directly from us.”
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.12.2010~
The two things that threaten Paris Hilton‘s image the most is that she is a) too selfish to ever marry and b) she nightclubs too much and won’t grow up.
Paris addresses those rumors in life and style and uses her current boy toy, Doug Reinhardt, as her latest ‘prop’ for the show biz heiress to get herself out of this current perception of her image.
Says Paris: ”I wouldn’t rule out a wedding in 2010,” Hilton tells Life & Style. “With how amazing everything is going between us, I see a very bright and happy future… He’s taught me how real love can feel. Doug’s taught me how to grow up and become more domestic, as in not going out as much as I used to.”
Respect and consideration of others is a healer. Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton buried the hatchet of their supposed feud, to unite and grieve as supportive friends of the Johnson family in the tragic passing of Casey Johnson.
These girls show their class, compassion and manners when the chips are down for other families hit by tragedy. A nice effort.
The Johnson families must be so comforted that both Nicole and Paris numbered Casey in their friends. Richie and Hilton are pretty real in this moment. Good one girls. Casey’s dignity is slightly restored as Nicole and Paris love her family in their time of grief. This is the real Hollywood today in California.
~Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.6.2010. Source~
This picture of Paris Hilton and her pet teacup pig, Miss Piglette, named after Miss Piggy of The Muppets says a lot about fame addiction.
Is Paris: a) reinstating the rights of pigs, after the bad rap pigs worldwide all got with ‘the swine flu epidemic’ last year?… or is Paris b) just using that pig to be the fame junkie that she is?
Meanwhile, far away from Hollywood in the paradise of New Zealand, the greenest thinking nation on earth, the good folks of New Zealand still view Paris as just “a vacant space.” Poor Paris!
That being said, the socialite, fragrance flogger still ranked #51 as the biggest Hollywood star starting on the blocks in 2010 this year on Horiwood.Com. Many of you love her. :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.4.2010.
Paris Hilton is synonymous with fame for fame’s sake. Born a hotel heiress, Paris parlayed her family’s allusion of wealth and used the Hilton name to actually become the heiress of her own fortune. In truth, she is a self-made heiress. No one can dispute that.
Paris Hilton is famous just for being famous. Her talents include talk show appearances, constantly bleaching her hair blonde, receiving numerous spray tans, creating a royal Hilton mythology with couture clothing and chandelier styled interior homes she’s bought, lived in and sold for a profit. Neighbors noise complaints always precede a house sale from Hilton.
Most of her income comes from fragrances these days that bear her name and she never rocks out to a night club unless the club pays her a $150,000 appearance fee. She is listed as one of the least charitable stars of 2009 by The Daily Beasts survey.
A slew of chihuahuas are accessories she carries in her handbags… like her many boyfriends over the years. (more…)
While Justin Timberlake is viewed in Hollywood as being quite arrogant behind the scenes, The Daily Beast‘s latest study that tracks which celebrities influence their favorite charities puts Timberlake on top at #1. Paris Hilton is one of the least charitable celebrities to give to others in her position of fame. To see how the survey was conducted go here. No personal charitable donations of stars was taken into account in this survey.
The Top Ten Celebrities who use their celebrity to persuade others to give to charities of their choice are:
#1, Justin Timberlake, Annual Impact: $9,262,381
#2, Madonna, Annual Impact: $5,540,068
#3, Pamela Anderson, Annual Impact: $4,840,168
#4, Oprah Winfrey, Annual Impact: $3,973,870
#5, Bono, Annual Impact: $3,598,313
#6, Angelina Jolie, Annual Impact: $3,015,070
#7, Rihanna, Annual Impact: $2,305,743
#8, George Clooney, Annual Impact: $2,184,500
#9, Salma Hayek, Annual Impact: $1,620,959
#10, Shakira, Annual Impact: $1,284,431
The celebrities who don’t use their influence very well to support charities of their choice (ie: they back charities for the publicity) are:
#50, Paris Hilton, Annual Impact: $538
#49, Robert De Niro, Annual Impact: $7,527
#48, Hilary Duff, Annual Impact: $16,800
#47, Celine Dion, Annual Impact: $30,366
#46, Jerry Seinfeld, Annual Impact: $60,036
Interesting results at a time where 62% of Americans seek a charity out to give to at this time of year.
Come on Paris! :) Seriously, if Hilton created one fragrance where all profits went to charity each year, she could change that in a mere jiffy. A fragrant thought for the heiress to think about perhaps.
And of course… Madonna totally rocks at #2.
[Image of Paris Hilton courtesy of the BBC]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.25.09~
My country of origin, New Zealand has managed to p*ss Paris Hilton off because she doesn’t get the Kiwi’s sense of humor.
Earth Times reports that Media 5, a Wellington-based advertising company, could be sued as “Paris Hilton’s Los Angeles-based manager has threatened legal action against a New Zealand publicity company that is wooing advertisers to its empty billboards with a photo of the hotel heiress and the word “Vacant” below her face, a newspaper reported Sunday.”
Held together by safety pins, Paris Hilton signed autographs on the red carpet for MJ fans at the Los Angeles premiere of this is it.
[Photo courtesy of AP Photo by Chris Pizzello]
One for the Young Americans…
“Passions unguided are for the most part mere madness.”–Thomas Hobbes as quoted in Forbes Magazine.