An Arizona sense of Humor: “Just got three gold teeth for my new role! Peruvian chicks love a guy with gold teeth I have to keep telling them I’m not a rapper or a drug dealer but no one will believe me.”
Twilight Saga‘s Alex Meraz always makes me smile the way Alex tweets. His native American Indian sense of humor is very similar to Maori in New Zealand. Here’s the rest of Alex’ tweets as a working action star actor of Hollywood:
On how fame changes community roles: “Just got invited to do a police ride along…and I’ll actually be in the passenger side and NOT the back this time!”
How to announce getting selected as a sex symbol of America: “Check out my photo for PEOPLE MAGAZINES “Sexiest Man Alive issue” in stores now http://twitpic.com/37q2df“
On the joy of screenwriting is entirely one’s own–most times: “Been giggling to myself all day like a little girl…nearly finished writing a movie script and It’s a shake-weight stroke of genius!”
On prepping for Twilight filming: “Guess what script I’m reading? I’ll give you a hint…It rhymes with “Breaking Dawn pt.1″ Oops!!!”
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.26.10~
“Our cup overfloweth with joie de vivre to share with others”–motto for 2011 onwards.
This Christmas Eve is the month where a Maori Hollywood entertainment celebrity blog made history and hit the 2.8 million threshold thanks to you all worldwide. That’s never happened before in Hollywood’s entertainment history. Hawaii takes the top spot as both the 44thPresident of America and New Zealand’s Prime Minister vacation at the tropical jewel isles location of the USA.
Here in California this artwork at the Wiedeman gallery photographed in Hollywood this eve, reminds me of the umbrella I’ve been living under while living here in Hollywood California to date. Very French with a Hollywood twist. And Jakey Davis shines with two of his biggest fans, sister Taylor Jane and his mom, teen mom’s champion life coach - The Maori Rose of Sharon across the world in New Zealand. It’s all about children and their world we help and support them create. As you can see, I’m on Jakey’s program as he’s already busting out his Peace sign moves for photos, so fine like already, on a Kiwi beach. Too cute.
Hollywood entertainment and celebrity news on Christmas here in the Hollywood hood as voted by you the people worlwide. Here’s how we’re looking in our top ten today. Merry New Zealand Christmas and Happy Hollywood Christmas Eve. Thanks people.
Almost made it – The Bonus Posts:
Happy Kiwi Christmas and Merry American Christmas Eve.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.24.10~
“Another day just kicking back” tweets Alex Meraz.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.9.10~
For Twilight Eclipse fans worldwide. Where are Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Nikki Reed, Stephenie Meyer, Alex Mraz, Dakota Fanning, Peter Facinelli, Ashley Greene, Kiowa Gordon, Julia Jones, Solomon Trimble, Chaske Spencer, Bronson Pelletier and Kellan Lutz and friends congregating today? Right here in Los Angeles.
Here’s a shot of where the World Premiere of Twilight Eclipse is taking place in Downtown L.A, Entertainment Capitol of The World.
So much fun!
The use of a tilt-shift lens gives a different perspective on Staples Center, L.A. Live and the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.
[Image courtesy of the L.A.Times] This post brought to Twilight Saga fans, especially from the romance novel, Courage To Love by Californian author Robert Ellis. Image of Kristen Stewart of Twilight Eclipse, a fan made poster courtesy of Farm Static & Team Paella. Today we are turning on a literary show at the movies, near The Staples Center. Let’s go L.A! Up!]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 6.24.2010~
Like Twilight Eclipse‘s Alex Meraz and artiste Miss Tessa, actress Q’orianka’s Kilcher is also an artist/ painter.
Here’s Q’orianka’s artwork I’m titling “The Peruvian Prints” to share with you all. This one going out to Aunt Elvira of Westwood California. The artwork can be purchased here at On-Q Initiative, an advocacy group for Peru and Indigenous Peoples. Just email them and inquire.
Because Aunt Elvira has no vanity in her at all–and for a person whose lived in LA for over 60 years–that is so different … here’s some artistic peacock feathers for Aunt Elvira, because in her spirit her life represents The Amazon of All Women pioneers of LA and what a river of life is capable of achieving–so this is quite befitting– And as she’s always been so fashionable–she’d probably look at this painting with a bit of a chuckle.
Thanks Q’ori for the art on canvas, in cinema and in Washington yesterday. Mauri ora, to all the Princess Kaiulani’s of this world. They have a lot of work to do, ahead of them as globally conscious–earth preserving artists for future generations.
[Art--, Feathers of Peace by Miss Tessa.]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 6.4.2010. Image as Photographed by Horiwood at the “Peru Comes To Hollywood” political awareness event for Princess Kaiulani screening.~
Vicky Young does something that’s called Non Fiction Photography. She takes a photo and then she creates a story around it–that is based in reality, not fantasy–or blurred reality like celebrity blogs often are.
I like Vicky Young because she took the time to write a piece for The Survivor Chronicles. Her post today is called From The Other Side. When you were born in Fiji, raised in Aotearoa/ New Zealand like I was and are now a resident of Hollywood–although you are an Angeleno, your reality is still always From The Other Side–literally. Young’s blog has resonance with me. She’s Navajo Indian. I am Maori.
[This pic of Twilight Eclipse's Alex Meraz sky dancing at the beach. Native American Indian, American citizens are both different and beautiful in the way they serve the environment, and the human person in it. They are like Maoris--[American] identity is found in landscape, people, and one’s spirtuality]. Now back to Vicky’s pic and her non fiction story today of importance.
For all of your support around the globe–thank you for growing Horiwood.Com to this point.
For the next, 2.2 million–may the content on this blog, get less silly and more meaningful. :)
Peace ya’ll. And many thanks… .
[Image: Q'orianka K, movie star, Young Hollywood Princess, Hope of Peru as an Advocate on Global Climate Change, and... a Twilight Saga casting reject of 2009 (vicious Hollywood!). Q'ori's latest film Princess Kaiulani is currently in theaters. Unless we support important artists like her in the world--they disappear. This is her life's message. Taylor Lautner and Alex Meraz are also pictured --both break out stars of 2009 and Q'oris friends. Q'oriankais pictured here with the incomparable Robert Redford --auteur of new filmic voices of importance in the world].
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 5.18.2010~
PRESS RELEASE: PERU COMES TO HOLLYWOOD. PRINCESS KAIULANI FILM BENEFIT EVENT WITH COLIN FARRELL AND Q’ORIANKER KILCHER IS A HIT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - PERU COMES TO HOLLYWOOD. PRINCESS KAIULANI FILM BENEFIT EVENT WITIH COLIN FARRELL AND Q’ORIANKER KILCHER
Hollywood, California (Tuesday May 11th)–Last night Colin Farrell opened the Princess Kaiulani film benefit event for Peru at The Majestic Crest Theater in Westwood..
Princess Kaiulani tells the ‘true story of a Hawaiian princess’ attempts to maintain the independence of the island against the threat of American colonization.’
The film received applause throughout the screening and also at movie’s close. It was an idyllic period film; both captivating and beautiful in its settings of quaint English countryside and the timeless tropical beauty that is Hawaii. The film is a visual treat.
Starring in the lead role, Q’orianker Kilcher was every bit an American princess both onscreen and off at the VIP post screening function.
What is the world coming to concerning our Latino brothas and sistas in Arizona?
The celebrity world is not happy. On Monday, Ricky Martin stripped down to his shorts to remind America who keeps this beautiful country pretty and in tip top shape.
Now Shakira is joining the band wagon and is going to head to Arizona to educate the blind sided-ness that judges people by their skin color–that many fear will create a form of apartheid in Arizona. I mean Arizona lad and Twilight star Alex Meraz is native American Indian, but because of his skin coloring, he too could be stopped by police and asked to show his papers because he’s of olive complexion like a Latin brotha is. Which in Alex’s case is ridiculous, because his tribe always hunted across the Mexican and American borders, centuries before white settlers ever set foot in America, but he could still be asked for his papers. Perhaps Alex’s tribe should be granted legal provision to ask, the Arizona immigration law enforcement officers for their papers, because where does this hate stuff stop?!.
Here’s a clip of Shaki with American Idol host, Ryan Seacrest explaining on his radio show why she thinks Arizona’s new immigration laws, suck really badly. Watch out Arizona–this girl can speak five languages, is an intellectual, has dated President’s sons, and is a humanitarain extraordinaire.
But really, because Ricky Martin has announced he’s coming back into the game of entertainment, Shaki’s on this issue too. This is turning out to be the best Latino hot-like-fire, hip-shaking contest, in the game! :)
Watch clip here. Arizona officials should be very very afraid that Shaki’s coming to see them! What she has to say is just too true. And Shakira is only half Colombian (Latina) but she still cares enough to advocate on behalf of the potentially marginalized and oppressed. What a star!
~Image of Alex Meraz. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 4.29.2010~
Alex Meraz is so talented. He follows in the Hollywood traditions of actors like Dennis Hopper who can act, as well as paint works of art. I like Alex’s Native American Indian themes of his artwork.
And bro, if you have an art exhibition in LA, I’m so going. Chur!
[ Alex Meraz via his Twitter.]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.27.2010~
From one Injun bro to another, Alex Meraz tweets to his Twilight Saga costar, Taylor Lautner about that Valentine’s Day movie:
“Sorry Taylor but the movie “valentines day” looks lame and desperate it cries out” look we have all the biggest starz in 1movie pleez watch!”
The other (as yet unsigned to a film franchise other than Twilight) Taylor Lautner styled Hollywood actor, Alex Meraz was the #2 rated star all year on Horiwood.Com for 2009. He is the Native American Indian James Dean of his Hollywood generation.
Hang in there Alex–we know you are a superstar.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.15.2010~
Alex Meraz (pictured above), artist Miss Tessa (painting pictured below) and Lady Gaga all prove that authentic artistry and creativity are the way forward in 2010. Here’s how you voted your top ten entertainment news posts today, here in Hollywood. Arty choices. Let’s get creative and… let’s go America.
Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.26.09~
Oh my gosh. It’s only 5 days away until I get to see Lady Gaga live in concert at the Nokia Theater here in Los Angeles and only 7 days until Christmas day. Hasn’t the year flown? :)
Here’s how you voted your top ten celebrity and entertainment news posts today here in Hollywood. Seasons greetings ya’ll.
ps: Kia Ora Mom, I love you. Stop calling. I’m fine. :)
[Images courtesy of Alex Meraz and “Wax Coke Bottles” Plaster mould assignment" by Miss Tessa.
Music by Jars of Clay... Love Came Down At Christmas:
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.18.09~
You the people voted in 2009. Here’s the top ten Hollywood male stars that you selected to show the most promise to shine as celebrities you love and want to see more of for your entertainment heading into 2010. Two break out stars top this list. Democracy in action is alive and well in Hollywood. Thanks for voting.
10. Jermaine Jackson
9. Julian Lennon
8. Justin Gatson
7. Justin Timberlake
6. Brad Pitt
5. Salvador Dali
4. David Carradine
3. Michael Jackson
2. Taylor Lautner
1. Alex Meraz – Paul of Twilight’s New Moon wolf pack.
Summation: The top ten most popular men voted by you worldwide in Hollywood on Horiwood.Com reveal that Native American Indian actors making a comeback in Hollywood mainstream entertainment were the big story of the year.
Young men who would protect women at any cost against danger; who would also have a sense of brotherhood and values of team; had supernatural power to turn into someone else and…. who would take their shirts off to entertain audiences of teens and housewives moms worldwide … were also what Alex Meraz and Taylor Lautner did really well this year to make them the #1 and #2 most interesting male stars in Hollywood heading into 2010.
Stephenie Meyer and Kristen Stewart also share in their honors today, helping co-create and star with these young Hollywood superstars. Theirs is a story of great casting, but having the talent, determination and doing the graft to deliver the goods when the opportunity called. A great effort.
Three dead artists also made the list.
Brad Pitt‘s King of Hollywood romance and super dad title got him through, Jermaine Jackson‘s ability to inspire hope for his family and their fanbase in a time of global grief inspired us all; and the son of a Beatle‘s return to music along with a break out superstar from the UK in Robert Pattinson and his ability to portray a love story, rounds out the top ten men of Hollywood this year.
As three of these stars are no longer with us, Michael Jackson’s two sons rank next, but for their childhood’s sake and their privacy… these three men are the next top stars that you voted as your entertainers this year.
11. Kanye West: his controversial ego as well as his art brought him home this year. He is the only celebrity who the President called a “jack ass” off the record this year. He’s a consummate showman and a ‘bad boy of hip hop’ we love.
12. Keith Lewis for his controversial handling of the Carrie Prejean debacle with the Miss California Miss USA Pageant for Donald Trump, that entertained us all by revealing hypocrisy in most of us in 2009 from a beauty pageant podium. Lewis proved to be a clever producer of entertainment, asking the world the question… what is right, just and humane when it comes to ‘The Truth?’
13. Sir Richard Branson because he’s innovative, a fearless and creative billionaire who still wants to ride around with a naked supermodel on his back while kite skiing. Ridiculous!!! But Branson knows how to get his press and promote his air travel ventures with a sense of leisurely show biz magnitude. He’s still an entertaining actor today.
~These results were based on the highest number of blog hits per star, as surveyed across 1.5 million blog hits from Feb to 17th December 2009. Images courtesy of Fall Into Twilight Blog, Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.17.09~
Here’s superstar Alex Meraz‘s latest photo shoot.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.7.09. source~
Who will be Hollywood’s six top leading men of the next decade. Let’s take a look today on Horiwood.Com.
World trends create new male box office stars. The world wants male leadership in entertainment texts of a quality that resembles that of super-hero, supernatural actionesque, sci-fi, go-getter and vindicator of the oppressed. Men with spiritual or super-powers are what the world wants.
To best represent and capitalize on this trend that exists in the world; film franchises are the way to go. Nothing garners fan loyalty for studios than a film franchise with ready made sequels. Casting such billion dollar generating movie entertainment strategies is essential.
Hollywood studios, in the wake of Robert Pattinson Twilight Saga super stardom must pick their new Kings well. Here’s seven… for your entertainment who will dominate film, entertainment, tabloids, media here in Hollywood, the US and worldwide.
1. Robert Pattinson for Summit Entertainment as Edward Cullen and new film franchise ventures from Summit.
2. Taylor Lautner for Paramount Pictures and Summit Entertainment as Jacob Black and Max Steel. He is America’s reigning Native American Indian and teen action star King.
3. Ryan Reynolds for Warner Brothers and DC Comics in Green Lantern cast as: “A man is granted a mystical green ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers, as well as membership into an intergalactic squadron tasked with keeping peace within the universe.” Reynolds is the only Hollywood actor to land film franchise roles in both Marvel Comics and DC Comics adaptations for film. Both hands are full of ace cards for Reynolds in the 2010′s.
4. Taylor Kitsch for Disney’s John Carter of Mars film franchise. Aliens are hot. Kitsch is Disney’s great hope as the next Johnny Depp to carry Disney films forward. Miley Cyrus cast in Wings (Disney’s hope of a Twilight Saga-esque hit franchise) is Taylor Kitsch’s young female counterpart for Disney’s box office hopes in the 2010′s film franchising genre of US entertainment. Kitsch is Canadian born and knows his competition, Ryan Reynolds, strengths well, having both acted in Wolverine with Hugh Jackman.
5. Zac Efron for Johnny Quest, a remake of the 1964 classic: “Dr. Benton Quest is a research scientist who is frequently called upon for missions that require his scientific and technical expertise. He is usually accompanied by his son Jonny, his tutor/bodyguard Race Bannon, their bulldog with the distinctive mask-like eye markings named Bandit, and Hadji, an Indian orphan who has special abilities of his own. Together, they investigate mysteries, perform rescues and battle nefarious villains around the world, most notably Dr. Zin.”
Efron has already carried a film franchise home for Disney globally at the box office with The High School Musical franchised series. We know he can sing and dance, can he do action tough and hold his own?
Whose still up for grabs in the film franchising genre? Break out star, Alex Meraz has yet to be signed to a big studio film franchise. Meraz rated higher than Taylor Lautner did this year on Horiwood.Com. In this economy, true facts can’t be ignored when it comes to ROI on studio films and who has an audience draw that’s current and real at the box office. Whoever signs Alex has signed a superstar leading lad to carry a film franchise home.
7. Chris Hemsworth as Thor for Marvel Comics in a film directed by Kenneth Branagh and that also stars, Natalie Portman in the role of Jane Foster and potentially Samuel L Jackson in the role of Fury. Hemsworth is baby Brad Pitt/fused with Hugh Jackman to Megan Fox’s baby Angelina in the new Hollywood. Portman splices it down the middle, to say ‘I Am the new Angelina’ by agreeing to bring her star power to Hemsworth’s side and help make a new Hollywood King and hit film with Kenneth Branagh. But back to casting…
In addition, break out Australian stars, Ryan Kwanten of True Blood fame and Liam Hemsworth of The Last Song are also available to be cast in film franchises. These are your seven leading actors of the super-hero, supernatural actionesque, sci-fic genres selected to entertain you in the future from Hollywood.
They all play men with spiritual perception, great strength–played out via action roles of men with super-powers, a trend that the world wants more of.
The studios have picked their young Kings to represent in the 2010′s. Good luck fellahs! Some stiff competition here.
What is lacking is African American break out actors. We have child actor Jayden Smith, son of Will Smith and pictured below… acting with Jackie Chan in the Karate Kid/ Kung Fu Kid film in China. This could become a sequel but he’s too young to be called a leading Hollywood actor, he’s more in training as his box office heavyweight father seeks to transfer some of his star power on his son.
We also need new Asian action stars in America. And of course being a hori and Maori of New Zealand being so excited about Taylor Lautner’s progress in Hollywood… we also could do with a break out Maori action star too, just to keep this Hollywood mix of leading men, mega hot]. More Latino leading men are needed also in Hollywood studio films.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.6.09~
MAX STEEL: TAYLOR LAUTNER BECOMES HOLLYWOODS FIRST NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN ACTOR TO BE CAST AS A SUPER HERO
Thanks to Stephenie Meyer and Summit Entertainment, Hollywood history is being readressed.
17 year-old Taylor Lautner has been cast in Paramount’s upcoming superhero action flick, Max Steel in the lead role.
Writes Nikki Finke: “This is the Joe Roth-produced project based on the hugely successful Mattel property that’s an international bestseller. The movie will receive a major push planned as Mattel raises its stateside presence with the Paramount release. I’m told Max Steel will be a four-quadrant popcorn movie in the spirit of Iron Man about a 19-year-old extreme sports junkie recruited by a secret agency after an accident infects his body, leaving him with superhuman powers.
Lautner is set to be around in Hollywood for the next decade as a super star. Wow! Paramount want his Summit Entertainment audience base of 100 million. Robert Pattinson is Team Summit; Taylor Kitsch is Team Disney and Taylor Lautner is Team Paramount. These are the big stars of the 2010s.
Nice to see Injun lads on top in Hollywood today. About bloody time! Congrats TL! Alex Meraz (picured with Taylor above) must be next. Alex was the #2 ranking star in Hollywood and Lautner #4 for 2009 on Horiwood.Com all year.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.5.09~
Alex Meraz Native American Indian actor and Twilight Saga‘s New Moon break out star, is big news here in Los Angeles. On that note, did you see Alex Meraz‘s ‘wolf skit’ on Jay Leno last night. Here’s a link to the clip.
The latest from Alex Meraz: “I’m beat! Just drove into LA from Phoenix and my damn apartment looks like its been ransacked by a bear… Jay Leno was funny haha…Damn we really looked scared… Just tried watching BRUNO…wow not my cup of tea BORAT’s better. It was actually clever this was just Raunchy!”
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.4.09~
In 2009, America and the world wanted to see Native American Indian actors live again on the silver screen in mainstream international cinema.
With this expectation and trend prevalent in the world from America, Alex Meraz became the #2 star, celebrity and trending topic on Horiwood.Com as The Top 100 Stars of Horiwood List in 2009 is released in Hollywood, California today. Let’s take a look at Mr Meraz.
ALEX MERAZ - Cast as Paul, a Native American Indian in Twilight New Moon‘s wolf pack, Alex Meraz is proof that if you’ve done the work as a performer, actor and artist long before a Hollywood casting agent finds you, that your star will shine brighter than most.
An unexpected, talented and humble break out star in Hollywood, Meraz was unstoppable this year. Nice casting Summit Entertainment. The father of Somack Meraz and husband of the beautiful Vietnamese-American artist, Kim Meraz, Alex is a powerful voice for Native American Indians in Hollywood, the arts, entertainment and storytelling that uplifts the human spirit.
This brother has excellent taste and is a trend-setter in America with vision to perceive what people want at the movies in film. It won’t be long before Meraz is storyboarding, directing and making his own films. I see him as being a Dennis Hopper artist-actor meets a Clint Eastwood type of filmmaking soul.
[Image of Alex Meraz and Kim Meraz, New Moon Premiere, courtesy of People]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.2.09~
Alex Meraz is Hollywood’s break out star this year with his role as Paul in New Moon. Coming to grips with stardom can be difficult, but with this humble husband, father and all round good guy, from Arizona, he takes it all in his stride.
Hollywood Native American Indian Humor: “Working on my Jack Nicholson voice it’s driving my family crazy but it’s funny.” [Alex's humor is so much like a Maori]
Jacki Chan Action Man PR: ”waking up early signing up for jiu-jistu classes tomorrow! been wanting to do this for years and there aint no time like the present.”
On being a ‘scary Indian’ for MTV: ”Watch Me, Kiowa, & Chaske be goofballs as we host “saturday slashers” all day and night on MTV today(check your local listings)
On Latino’s can get a raw deal in America: “Just coming back from the gym a women mistook me for her yard worker “Fernando.”Thats why I love being here Its easy to be humble in Arizona.”
On an ‘elephant celebrity reference’ like Michael Jackson: “Started reading “water for elephants” by Sarah Gruen. WOW I’m 4 chapters in and I’m blown away at how good the writing is.”
On an actor’s life of smoke and mirrors: “Just saw some photo’s from INTERVIEW MAGAZINE it was a bad idea to use a cigarette as a prop cause I don’t even smoke haha! it looks odd.”
On the hip hop Hollywood Life: ”Just shook 50 Cent’s hand…man he has the smallest softest hands I’ve ever felt! I’m still a big fan though – 50′s the man.”
On Hollywood poetry and a music career: “Jumping in the limo and on my way to the AMA’s! That rhymed…I’m telling you I should’ve been a rapper…
On red carpet fashion style: “Dolce & Gabbana it is for the premier! my suit feels like a thousand angels hugging me…thats how nice it feels.”
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California, USA. 12.1.09~