Star sighting: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were spotted shopping in a Namibian mall while on Christmas vacations there with their whanau (family). Four years ago the fun-loving mischief one of their brood, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt (it’s genetic as Alecia Moore would sing in a rock concert with her black music director at the helm wowing the USA on tour, who did not have a white cap put on him) was born in this nation of beautiful people. Nice to see Namibia get a shout out from Hollywood’s reigning star couple this year.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.25.10~
Rugby football news coverage in South Africa today doesn’t get much better than Keo.Co.Za. Here’s the latest scoop on what’s happening with The Boks. Already I’m liking Keo. A sports website that’s quite blunt.
‘The Springboks failed to make any progress on their end-of-year tour. Is Victor Matfield too conservative to be Bok captain? The All Blacks capped off an outstanding 2010 with their third Grand Slam in five years. The Wallabies were frustratingly inconsistent on their end-of-year tour. If England are to seriously challenge for the World Cup, they will have to stand up to the big beasts of the game. Behind the swagger lies a secret diary that is driving England wing Chris Ashton to new heights.’
Just some of the newsy stories on Keo’s sports news agenda today. Kia Ora South Africa in the Hollywood Horiwood Haus. Haere mai – Welcome.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.23.10~
Kate Middleton has a lunch date with The Queen. Will & Kate charm a charity event. Royal souvenirs get the big tick. In other news, 1 billion people exist in the world today that need clean drinking water. The Water Project, seeks to make a difference in India and Africa, click on pic below to let charity flow these holidays and be a Prince or Princess too of a more civilized and modern thinking world today.
Tron: Legacy earns $43.6 million at the box office to be #1.
You too can watch a total lunar eclipse, early Tuesday.
And the rich get richer–Los Angeles Times story.
Taylor Momsen shares Sarah Palin‘s knowledge of geography.
Johnny Depp is sighted backstage at a Justin Bieber concert.
Angelina Jolie gifts Brad Pitt a “family-rock” ring for his 47th birthday.
Saturday Night Live spoofs the Kardashian sisters.
Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron remain besties.
Lady Gaga can’t perform in Paris, France due to crew arrests. Or, a pop star’s day off. Lol!
Burlesque has a Golden Globes controversy on their hands.
Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds may have done lunch in NYC.
Best TV actor at Golden Globes is dubbed the mostly contested category this year.
Arizona and Nevada sue Bank of America over loan modifications–Why only two States?
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA.12.19.10~
Here’s some top rating celebrity news items, political trending news in the US and other current events news posts rating as observed from Hollywood in the world today. Enjoy.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.14.10~
Transparency is like refined gold, it has to be earned, tested with trust. So, I like people who endeavor to display a transparent spirit as leaders who serve the best interests of all, hence this quote running on this blog: ”In my time as Prime Minister I have tried to push for greater transparency, and we are happy to have an independent body overseeing expenses and entitlements for MPs [politicians], says New Zealand’s leader from Wellywood/ Wellington,”John Key 3 News. Information is like water flow. It often doesn’t flow to the right people who need to have it. Knowledge equals power. Africa needs water. What do we do this knowledge?
Transparency is good in any sincere culture but discretion is a part of wisdom too: ‘Do not let the left hand know what the right hand is doing… Be as wise as a serpent and as harmless as a dove… A wise man conceals a matter.’
Often people who expect others to be transparent are not themselves–so good men and naturally transparent people–are forced to be wise and manage their own information about themselves, like a cultural taonga of New Zealand belonging to the collective people of Aotearoa New Zealand. Each nation is a knowledge farm of fruitful minds.
Here in America, today - Shiloh Jolie-Pitt has already worked out what her parents do and wants to follow in their footsteps already as a performer turning out a show. “Shi’Bouncy” couldn’t be happier with her baseball bat and military attire as mother Angelina Jolie, sister Zahara and Maddox go to Lee’s Art Store themselves in Manhattan, New York to shop before they imagine and create as artists. Too cute. This family is on the attack today from haters not in Jolie’s league, or, all of her children either. Love it. Maddox Jolie-Pitt has been a star longer than many people claiming to be celebs today. He was born this way. A star.
Jolie’s statement today could be–Our best art, is serving our children, to be informed by their worldview, creating their art. In any culture, isn’t that always the truth.
Hollywood entertainment and celebrity news on a sad day where the much admired Elizabeth Edwards died, looks like this as voted by you today worldwide. Thanks people.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.7.10~
Here’s a good pertrol heads story. Gas company Chevron say “fighting AIDS is our business.”
They see the medical issue as being a corporate issue to support in finding a cure.
It has been 25 years now that Chevron has been doing this. Good on them! They also have the cheapest gas in CA. Good leadership from corporates all round. 14.2 million people in Africa alone are affected by AIDS/ HIV.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.1.10~
Here’s a clever marketing campaign. Alicia Keys wants everyone to be social media networks free on December 1st and not go near a keyboard, in the hope to bring awareness to AIDS. Kim Kardashian (pictured) has signed up to join Keys by posing for the ‘digital death’ moment in American history. It is believed to be a first.
Following Kim is Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga who will do the same thing. Social media means no Twitter, no Facebook on this day. I guess it also means, no answering blog comments either for 24 hours, for bloggers.
If you think that’s a dumb idea, then go here to Keep A Child Alive and donate early. The main point is to donate with the digital technology we have in our hands to do good. There are 14.2 million children in Africa with AIDS. What a good idea.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.29.10~
Meanwhile children in Africa, starve. Jokes.
The Jersey Shore kids continue their blitz of America as much loved rogues. Go Italian-American kids in an age of Gaga.As reality TV stars, they do make their culture a bit more ‘real.’
[Image courtesy of MeTrowny]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.31.10~
Right now, I’m listening to Umbrella by Rihanna.
Still a ruckingly good song from a rugby football obsessed, Commonwealth nations’ pop princess. Click on pic below to see where the ball and world spotlight is at in 2011. Book your tickets now to be there. Incidentally rugby football is Bill Clinton’s sport of choice. Here’s US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton with John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand, the host nation of Rugby World Cup 2011, meeting in front of a Helensville rugby art tribute. Hot travel sports destinations are the best to be a part of. You know it. Fun.
A Rugby World Cup 2011 invite should be sent personally to all of these people involved in telecasting the World Cup for the first time in America. Go here to read these fun people’s good names at NBC/ Universal/ Comcast/ E! Entertainment. This is an event you shouldn’t miss. Fun!
[Rugby football player Sonny Bill Williams is one of many players set to star at Rugby World Cup 2011. Featured Rugby Stars of America video profile - Yale Women's Rugby Team advertisement. Below: All Blacks Rugby Football Team player Luke McAlister signs his autograph for a fan after touching down in Tokyo, Japan.]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com – a son of a Maori, rugby football-obsessed mom from Helensville – Ngati Whatua Tribal Country & for Bronagh Key of Burnside, Christchurch who became that same Helensville mum for New Zealand–as posted in Hollywood California USA. 10.30.10~
I love this tweet pic from Khloe Kardashian. It’s a little bit Jurassic. A little bit Africa. Always fun.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.7.10~
A large number of the world’s population lives under tents.
World Peace thinking.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, 8.31.21~
Ali Hewson has a heart for Africa. With her Ehud fashion label, 49% owned by Louis Vuitton Hewsen and her U2 rocker beau, Bono, plan to make a difference with proceeds in Africa. Way cool!
Ehud’s mission statement as a company is “to eradicate poverty through sustainable enterprise in Africa.” Love it.
If you’d like to do the same thing as Ali’s hoping you’ll do with her co-produced merch, go here to make a difference if you want to wear your love for Africa too. Sweet!
~Source: Cover Awards. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 8.30.10~
DEAR HAMPTONS, LOVE WILL NEVER DO WITHOUT EDUCATING KENYA by SERENA WILLIAMS, TENNIS CHAMP AND ROLE MODEL AMERICAN CITIZEN
Serena Williams is doing way too much of the tennis court today, using her influence to glam up the education of third world citizens. Here’s Serena modeling her booty off for Hamptons magazine.
These comments from M Noble of Cover Awards website on Serena’s Opra-esque star turn as a grand slams tennis champ, turned African educator. Love her.
Blogs M.N: [This photoshoot with Serena] . . . “is gorgeous. It almost reminds me of a Robert Mapplethorpe print or a still from the Herb Ritts-directed Janet Jackson Love Will Never Do Without You video.
. . . “I always said winning all those Grand Slams was a dream, but when I opened my school in Kenya, that was the best feeling in the world because I was helping people who had almost nothing…one of the schools contains special services for children who are hearing impaired – we gave them computers donated by Hewlett-Packard, and one of the kids came up to me crying and said, ‘Now I can finally tell everyone what’s on my mind,’” Williams remembers. “I feel like my job, more than anything, is to be a good Christian…I’ve been known to make mistakes and because I do live in the public eye, it can be hard, but I’m living my life as best I can.”
Wow! I didn’t know Serena was a Christian. I guess Moses, a Jewish legend Christians usually look up to, threw those tablets of stone down on the ground when he lost his cool, harder than Ms. Serena does her tennis racquet when not impressed with foot fault umpires rulings, so that all makes sense now. Lol! :) I wonder if Serena buys her books to read on tour, from Jayson Payne & his youthful team at The Rockpile Bookstore in San Diego then? With Serena modeling with such focus like she is in these pics as if she’s The Elle McPherson of the American sports world, and with the Rock Piles Emmys strong McPherson connections, I think that Ms Williams would most probably consider purchasing some of her books there with Mr Jayson.
But seriously, what a model citizen of the world Ms. Williams is shaping up to be. Educating Kenya! She’s just too cool for Hollywood school, this child of tennis.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 8.26.10~
Here’s Sheila Pineda who is currently serving in Botswana, Africa. Students Without Borders™ is a WUSC program that enables Canadian university and college students to participate in exciting, volunteer learning opportunities in South America, Africa, and Asia. Ops are now available for the Winter, for students in Canada who want to skip the cold patch. Good thinking.
Alongwith with S.P, her fellow students who have a blog too on the SWB website are these kids. Check ‘em:
I like to read other bloggers thoughts. They amuse me, more than Television does most days.I like normal people who are not afraid to use their brains and share their thoughts–even if they are right or wrong. That’s an active global participant of thought, and that’s all good. Such people, shape, test, ignore opinion. And sometimes add humor to it too.
Today, I discovered “Brett Harrison” who is a missionary man (no, not the Annie Lennox song, but a dude with a blog offshore from the country where he was born and once lived) with a young family in Africa. His blog post claims he’s never heard of Anne Rice. Whether Brett is ‘real’ or a ‘construct’ or if Bret is in Tanzania or Long Beach, CA or if Brett’s blog, is really how he thinks, or is a construct–I don’t care. His blog posts are die hard funny.
Here’s two things about Brett’s article on why he’s never heard of Anne Rice before:
“My name is Brett Harrison. I begin each morning with several (4-8) cups of coffee and a prayer that’s scribbled in the front of every notebook I own: “Today I will seek God’s face. I will seek his rule in my life as I live in his kingdom. I will strive to live into the reality of my right relationship with God.” Then I pinch myself as a reminder of two other realities — 1) that I married WAY up and 2) that my wife, Christie, and I have a beautiful daughter named Baylor. The three of us live together in Geita, Tanzania, where Christie and I are working as servants. It’s not really our home, though, and we’re often reminded of just that….”
Horiwood: Perhaps Brett should make Tanzania his home. Why look over your shoulder, when committing to what’s ahead, would be easier. I add this thought as Brett is the only African-based, Geita missionary getting Hollywood entertainment news coverage today.
Emma Roberts sports a red rose for W Magazine’s latest issue, appearing with the hotness of Yaya DaCosta, Jennifer Lawrence, Greta Gerwig, Kat Dennings, Jessica Chastain, the super talented Zoë Kravitz and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. And Lil’ Kim performs in Tanzania.
Celebrities. Hollywood spin. Entertainment news you like. As you voted, here’s our top ten news items of interest for Monday 9th August 2010. A little humorous today. Good to see.
8. Screenwriting shift: Chris Nolan reshuffles the screenwriters timeline
[Image of Lil Kim courtesy of this blog, Image of Emma Roberts courtesy of W Magazine]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 8.9.10~
Shakira sings Waka Waka at the closing ceremony of Soccer World Cup 2010 in South Africa. Go here to see. Since the Colombian-Lebanese diva first performed the song live at the opening ceremony, she has already amassed 17,427,000 video clip watches on YouTube, two weeks later. She amazin!
Here’s how our top ten news posts on celebrities and entertainment topics you found of interest look today. Spanky. Thanks for being such a rivetingly exciting and eclectic bunch. Every twist and turn, is a roller coaster of life shared freely in the moment. It’s all about shared smiles, the world over, in the dance of precious life. Enjoy your news.
3. About Horiwood–> Anne Franks graphic diary is taught in schools
Hot Post this week: Adventurous Love: Miss Elliette is a Queen of Peace at Malibu. Let’s wurq America! We’ve been told! :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 7.11.2010~
Thought for today: Nobody puts baby in a corner–Dirty Dancing
“Just a fool to believe I have anything she needs. Beloved… you are the like the wind, through my tree. You ride the night next to me.”–Patrick Swayze.
In a partnership with Rhythm of Africa United here’s Miss Kelly Rowland singing it up, for MTN FIFA [Soccer] World Cup. This version of Everywhere You Go is the All Star African Remix.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 6.19.2010~
Selena Gomez has a lot of fans on Kings Rd in West Hollywood. Here’s a recap as to why Selena thinks a trip to Africa can be life changing for American children and global citizens of the world. Love her!
What a cutie pie for the UN and America. ;)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 5.12.2010~
~a good brother is the trusted vitner of a star sibling’s soul–the keeper of the family orchard of dreams, and the future well being of the art of family in the world~
… I have never been that kind of brother, but thankfully James Haven is. :)
James Haven who gave up acting to become the brains behind his sister, Angelina Jolie‘s A-List, A-1 rise to fame as an entertainer, the auteur of modern Hollywood celebrity and an American human rights world leader, turns 37 today.
Happy Birthday James. Star son, star brother, star Uncle and father of humanitarian causes from America into deepest “darkest” third world Africa.
I See You. See you in The Valley some Sunday. :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 5.11.2010~
Gay teen suicide is a huge problem. Here’s Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe‘s great interview for The Trevor Project –an organization who gives a damn about it.
Nice one Daniel. To find out more about the Trevor Project–to mentor, volunteer or donate to this great community based outreach, and make a difference–go here if you want to.
Thanks Tribe Horiwood.
Daniel Radcliffe stars in the upcoming The journey is the Destination–that depicts UK journalist Dan Eldon‘s life as a photojournalist who first brought attention to the plight of people in Somalia with his photographic works. The full plot goes like this: “Dan Eldon was was a British born photographer, who spent his childhood in Kenya. His photographs of refugees from the Somalian civil war led to his employment by Reuters, who sent him to Somalia in 1992. His pictures helped draw the world’s attention to the crisis, but on 12 July 1993, while covering the story that UN forces had accidentally killed 74 civilians, he and three colleagues were stoned and beaten to death by a furious crowd. Written by LSJ “
But really, I wish Dan Radcliffe would be cast as a Hobit in Sir Peter Jackson’s next films. He’d be great in these potentially 3D movies. Go Dan Rad!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 5.2.2010~