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GUESS WHO WON THE CANADIAN WOMEN’S OPEN TROPHY, LPGA TOUR IN COQUITLAM, B.C CANADA?

Lydia Ko, 15, became the youngest LPGA golf winner with a victory at the Canadian Women’s Open–ESPN has more.

Ko is a humble pheonomenon making waves in the sporting world and golf history.

Muchos caliente!

As an older person, I celebrated by jumping up and down to a retro Usher song, Love In This Club. Usher is one of Ko’s favorite artists.

Congratulations. The moment in sport, is like a young Kate Sheppard, just with golf clubs, and that winning adorable Ko smile.

[Photo - Ben Helms Reuters Photograph: Lydia Ko holds the Canadian Women's Open trophy in Coquitlam, B.C., on Sunday after becoming the youngest winner of an LPGA tour title in history. The Star. 2Kool!]

~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 27.8.12~


HIP HOP GOLFER LYDIA KO UNLEASHES HER WILD SIDE FOR US OPEN GOLF TOURNAMENT

Golfer Lydia Ko is ready for her close up at the US Open Golf Tournie. I totz see my wild side in her hip hop music choices.

Jenny May-Coffin and Toni Street bring the story.Watch the clip & Go champ!

~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 26.6.12~


I HEAR THAT USHER WILL BE IN NEW ZEALAND

In Aotearoa New Zealand we love African-American people. I grew up with visiting African-Americans, the Allen family. What they gave our region once, mere words could not define. Amazing people.

Singer, dancer extraordinaire, Usher is performing in NZ soon.

Woot?!

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 4.3.11~


FRIDAY by REBECCA BLACK

Okay, one for the kids. Rebecca Black‘s Friday Song.

Um… yeah. Even Usher‘s UK doppelgänger is in on helping kids remember what day of the week it is.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.11.11~


JANELLE MONET, JUSTIN BIEBER, USHER, JADEN SMITH – “MUSIC IS THE MAGNATE” FOR I.T SOCIAL MEDIA GROWTH

From Canada to Atlanta Georgia, Justin Bieber‘s hit music journey continues with his friend Usher and new friend Jaden Smith. Watch the lads act out the journey again in Grammys footage below. Above, USA Today says Music is the magnate as Janelle Monet goes crowd surfing at Grammys 2o11. Here’s ten blog posts we’re bumping on via social media from Hollywood in this snap shoot of entertainment news being read in The Capitol of Entertainment in Te Ao. Enjoy!

1. Grammys weekend – The Horiwood Top Ten – Sun 2.2.11

2. When Egypt switched billionaires spokespeople

3. Usher talks Oprah and Obama‘s forebears in media

4. Elijah Wood signs on for pirate drama action ahead

5. Facebook & Google tease shareholders with ‘Twitter buy out’ gossip

6. Poetry – Twilit dove at side of branch

7. When smart *ss soothsayers said ‘The Financial crises was avoidable” via news

8. USA’s surprising Egypt-focused celebrities bring on a major case of the chuckles

9. Ruth’s Song by Steve Apirana

10. Egg shell red carpet appearances of the karaoke-insecure: Lady Gaga at Grammys 2011

Media Outlets covering Hollywood News too today are - New York Daily NewsNew York ObserverBuzzMachine(more…)


3D JACKSON ESTATE – IS THE MICHAEL JACKSON INSPIRED THRILLER FILM TO BE MADE IN 3D?

“In a world full of despair, you must still dare to believe”–imagination: Michael Jackson, King of Pop.

Michael Jackson, earned $275 million posthumously for his estate. His star template for entertainment distribution and spin off merch – is still America’s star template all emulate.

GK Films are negotiating to develop a feature film around MJ’s Thriller.

Real Effects Entertainment are shopping the idea to studios. Kenny Ortega is attached to direct, and The Hangover scribe Jeremy Garelick to write the screenplay. That’s funny publicity already.

GK are driving the film pitch but Fox 2000, Mandate/Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment are bidding too. The film budget is expected to make $50 million.

The song’s folklore, involving Vincent Price and the town he grew up in–is the basis of the film’s narrative’s plot line.

Thriller songwriter Rod Temperton is up in this mix too. Meanwhile, Cirque du Soleil is in talks to do two live shows based on Jackson’s music.

Montecito partners Ivan Reitman and Tom Pollock are developing a film that focuses on MJ’s earlier years as The King of Pop. Peter Schlessel -head of GK films is leading producing efforts on this film idea.

While at Sony Pictures Entertainment, Schlessel made the deal for This Is It!,  a big earner for SPE, and it is likely that GK Films will distribute Thriller through its SPE output deal. UTA reps Garelick and Reel Effects, while Paradigm reps Ortega.

This report via Mike Fleming.

My thoughts are – if MJ was using 3D film technology in his This is It! Tour visual arts armory — shouldn’t this film be shot in 3D, like the future of Bollywood film?

Distribution: If Hollywood wants a piece of India’s entertainment than this is a good idea. No other artist has been downloaded more times than MJ in India’s entertainment history of music sales. 24% of all songs in India downloaded are MJ songs. Really Summit Entertainment should bid big, as they are the leading ‘werewolf’/ wolf pack kids in Hollywood.

We live in an age of the 3D Jackson Estate still furthering entertainment models and distributon strategies for American Ent. I dig. Before Jackson died he was all about Thinking Green to save the earth’s enviroment – and he was doing this in 3D.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.27.10~


ELIN NORDEGREN BUILDS A BRIDGE OF FORGIVENESS

There’s only one woman American housewives want to see today. That lady is Elin Nordegren.

She covers People Magazine, and even the L.A Times website, cuts in Nordegren’s magazine cover today into their news mix. Gosh, they are looking, like a celebrity blog.

Says Elin: 

“I have been through the stages of disbelief and shock, to anger and ultimately grief over the loss of the family I so badly wanted for my children,” she says. “I also feel stronger than I ever have. I have confidence in my beliefs, my decisions and myself.”

Basically, Elin Nordegrin built a bridge of forgiveness . . . and got over it. Smart. 

[Image and quote sourced by Cover Awards. Thank you. Image features Usher with his kids.]

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 8.25.10~


MJ DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY AS JUSTIN BIEBER AND USHER SEEK AN ASIAN PARADISE MUSIC MARKET

Way cool! Cultural fit is the spirit of global citizens. Blur the lines, reflect out, reflect back, reflect forward. I digg. Smart marketing and styling from Canada’s Justin Bieber and Usher. A reminder to dance all across the world. These lads, step into the shoes of Michael Jackson‘s much loved dance choreography in Asia, to find his market and kick it with their music.

I wonder if they asked M.J’s kids first? But what a hot video. 

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 8.11.10~


MICHAEL JACKSON, USHER, LISA MARIE PRESLEY, SILK SUN FLOWERS

We all need role models. Usher fancies himself as the next Michael Jackson. Meanwhile, Lisa Marie Presley wants MJ fans to get in the spirit of surrounding Jackson’s grave with happy, yellow sunflowers. On her myspace she posts:

Greetings MJ Fans….While visiting him a few days ago at Forest Lawn , Riley and I couldn’t help but notice that , while there are a few bouquets , candles and gifts there is a very large empty space around him and in front of him that could use a whole lot more.


OMG: USHER AND WILL I AM PERFORM LIVE ON OPRAH

Two talented men, performing their music live on the Oprah show. Usher and Will I Am are hot!

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 5.11.2010~


BANDIT GLEE COWBOYS – WEST HOLLYWOOD ROCKS CINCO DE MAYO

What were the kids of West Hollywood up to last night for Cinco de Mayo? Nada much but a little bit of tequila, lime, salt and good old fashioned rock n’ roll –along the bar tops of Los Angeles. It’s kinda of like the movie Coyote Ugly that starred Tyra Banks–but the flipped out version.

Here’s bandito boi (top) who was dancing to Glee‘s It’s My Life/ Confessions -Part II song at Mickeys when this photograph was snapped.

And, here’s cowboy rocker (bottom) dancing to Pour Some Sugar On Me. The Taylor Swift with Def Leppard version at Eleven. Lyrics to both songs follow after the jump:

If there’s one thing about the kids of America–they always know how to have their fun. And… isn’t it cool, to see West Hollywood having a good push to grow the rock n’ roll genre. You’ve gotta love this city–such good sports!

[If you are a member of the GOP party and are obsessed with West Hollywood's cultural life and night spots, (as my blog stats tell me), then when you come to  West Hollywood, make sure you stay at The Chamberlain Hotel--which is walking distance from most night life hot spots --that are world famous in LA. This post brought to you by SAFEty Pin glasses at FUBAR]

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 5.6.2010~ (more…)


USHER’S NEW ALBUM IS A #1 HIT

Usher, who like Beyonce can sing live and dance like Michael Jackson in concert, is expected to have a #1 album. Early reports indicate Usher’s Raymond Vs Raymond album will move 350,000 units in its first week of sales. Nice one talented fellah!

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 4.1.2010~


JAY-Z PICKS USHER TO FIILL THE SHOES OF MJ

Reports have surfaced that Jay-Z has picked Usher as his recommend to fill the famous sing and dance performance shoes of the late Michael Jackson.

Firstly, even a non-rocket scientist could have done that. Secondly; even the Jackson family asked Usher to sing at MJ’s funeral. Thirdly; Usher is the best live singer dancer male performer in the US in the mode of MJ. After Usher it is definitely Bad Boy, Chris Brown. But of course, Jay-Z would never say that. America perhaps finds Usher to be a bit more palatable at the moment. One day, it will be Chris Brown’s turn again. In the meantime, let’s see what music Usher creates that is MJ worthy before we hype him out of oblivion and beyond. :)

But thanks for your 2 cents worth anyway Jigger! (Just joking :)

[Image courtesy of Splash]

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.3.2010~


THINK GREEN: MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE GRAMMYS 2010

The Earth needs our Love–Michael Jackson‘s message in song, Grammys 2010.

[Image of Prince Michael Jackson I and Paris Jackson courtesy of ABC. Image of Michael Jackson's star with Maori Taonga from the Moana (Sea) photographed by Horiwood today]

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.31.2010~


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