What we trend is what we see, what we be, what we are becoming. Here’s twenty trending topics right now in American culture, life online: Honoree of The Kennedy Center Honors this year, Sir Paul McCartney, girlfriend Nancy Shevell and son James, left, along with Barbara Walters are pcitured here courtesy of WP. Honoree Billy T Jones is pictured below:
6. Ryan Gosling
13. Tiger Woods
14. Josh Duhamel
17. Oregon Ducks
[Billy T. Jones - dance choreographer great, with his family]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.4.10~
Kate Middleton and Mike The Situation Sorrentino make the cut of Barbara Walters ten most fascinating people of 2010. Here’s whose on Barb’s list, in her 18th and (she says) final year of delivering the hit show via ABC Network loved and watched by millions worldwide:
The Cast of Jersey Shore
Jennifer Lopez (American Idol TV Show judge)
NBA star LeBron James
Many websites have speculated who the last two guests could be today here in the US. Flavor Pill lists their own top ten, that I can’t relate to at all, except their first choice. The Week.Com speculates on who Barb’s two mystery guests should be. Of their choices, they select: Lady Gaga -quoting Jen Chaney at The Washington Post (why? she was last years news), An Obama citing Margaret Lyons pick at Entertainment Weekly (couldn’t hurt), Lindsay Lohan -quoting Bridget Daly atHollyscoop (stranger things have happened), Lt. Dan Choi relaying Maureen O’Connor at Gawker‘s pick this year (not a bad choice either).
Perhaps Tiger Woods, Kim Kardashian (single, childless and still on top at 30), Liu Xiaobo‘s wife, or Warren Buffet, The Gates & The Team at Giving Pledge.
If looking at my own blog–Jessica Simpson & Eric Johnson rate high this year. Or, why not Oprah and Larry King both wrapping shows this year like Barbara is–or for a laugh why not Oprah interviewing Barbara Walters as no. 10. That would be groovy. Eminem or other music artists–there’s not one announced yet. Or a soldier who recovered from war’s atrocities? Or a scientist perhaps. The actors of Harry Potter continue to fascinate too. They also could be a worthy choice.
Who can believe little Snooki has made Barbara Walter’s Ten Most Fascinating People show in just over a year of being in show biz? Go Snooki go!
Who do you think the final two could be?
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.30.10~
As you know, if you read this blog I live in the Russian-Jewish District called Little Russia in West Hollywood, California.
I can’t help but notice how all through West Hollywood the Crown as a symbol is appearing in store front windows. West Hollywood is known for its love of plastic Princess crowns imagery–but this Crown is distinctly a King’s crowd. It is solid and a symbol of hope and just rule. Interesting too is the fact that the crown symbols being displayed are majestically painted, like art of Leonardo da Vinci’s era or something groovy like that. They’re a study. The return of majesty is what people want in a shite economy. An interesting expression of desire.
What do I get from this shift in consciousness in West Hollywood window store front windows? Perhaps it signifies that–
Already the American people await in anticipation the royal wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William. Their retail hopes all hinge on her and the special ring she’s wearing of an amazing woman America once loved so much.
I know that these are U.K crowns, because one of them has an inscription written in Gaelic of Scotland in glitter paint. I don’t know why, but perhaps because my Kiwi ancestors descend from Grahamstown of Scotland, the image made me shed a tear of joy. Weird.
I’ll try and get a photo of this for you at some point. America is being so warm towards the UK right now, gauging from these artistic expressions in the West Hollywood hood, a trend setting capitol of the US in terms of what’s hot and what’s not-that feeds into Hollywood’s studios’ elite and is emulated by all in the world. In terms of creative IP being used without return or reward shared back by others, West Hollywood is perhaps one of the most exploited cities in the world for IP theft–however, the city continues to lead with what they feel is more fun for the world. No other deep reason (sadly) just more fun. And what’s wrong that? A crown as a symbol of fun times ahead. I can go with that!
“Crowns are US 2011″ is the message increasingly being expressed by the American people.
Kate Middelton has just made Barbara Walters final list of The Ten Most Fascinating People of America for 2010. This image courtesy of Rocco Pop Revolution. We are on the verge of a cultural revolution where the UK and the USA forge tighter bonds and better blending of cultures.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.30.10~
Drama. Muchos drama. Watch it happen today on The View when Bill O’Reilly says “Muslims killed us on 9/11.”
A busy day for Barbara Walters! Had Bill been in West Hollywood, and said that in the 7-11, action man Ashim Dam would have thrown Bill the Pakistan-American “get offa my set now” eye – like he does when some people talk down to Ashim in front their clubbing friends, like he’s their mother’s maid’s ride, when wanting liquor at 2.05am.
He’s too funny.
Whoopi Goldberg plays Ashim the best, I think, in this clip on such a moment. Controversial talk TV today.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.14.10~
Two tweets today. Barbara J Walters tweets: “Today on my Sirius/XM radio show the “Furious Love” of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. 6p east/3p west on Sirius 102, XM 155″
Dame Elizabeth Taylor‘s latest tweet says: “[Give. Remember always to give. That is the thing that will make you grow.] Every breath you take should be with someone else in mind. I love you.”
Older people are usually so much more interesting than most people. They have vividly rich color gleaned from the school of hard knocks and their depth of spirit is a gift to the young.
[Images: Walters twitter pic & Image C]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 8.14.10~
A good appearance from President Obama on The View. What a guy!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 7.30.2010~
President Barack Obama, the man with the #1 job in America is set to make an appearance on The View this Thursday. Ladies of America (mainly) just got lucky. This will be the first time a president has appeared on The View talk show, and all eyes are on Obama and CNN’s hope to replace Larry King, Joy Behar.
According to Melissa Noble, Obama will “discuss jobs, the economy, the Gulf oil spill and family life inside the White House. Barbara Walters is even returning from heart surgery haitius to chat with the president – she wasn’t scheduled to return to the show until September.”
Barbara is a riot, turning up when things get good. Love her! And go President Obama.
People reports that Barbara Walters heart surgery went well. A rep for The View says: “[Her] surgery went well and the doctors are very pleased with the outcome,” adds the rep.
Good to see. Barbara had clocked into hospital to repair a “faulty valve.”
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 5.14.2010~
Barbara Walters announced on The View that she is clocking in for heart surgery this week. Walters will undergo surgery for a faulty valve.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 5.10.2010~
For Robert Pattinson fans Twilight fans & fans of The View: If you were watching The View at all on your tevo today, you will know that the best TV content that was aired today for a segment of TV programming was Joy Behar‘s very humorous and well thought through: Month In Review round-up and recap for The View.
Creative. Good concepts. Good humor. Well executed and presented. Nice TV girl! Keep it up! (more…)
There’s one thought on the lips of Tinsel Taone today, and that thought is “Poor Sandra Bullock.” This town does not like to see our Oscar queens dissed.
Perhaps the best way to show our shared love for Sandy B today [Team Bullock forever] is to play down, the Barbara Walters interview, pre-Oscars win for your entertainment. It’s heartbreaking that Sandy B goes on record to say: Jesse James give her a place to go home to. And [Hollywood aside] that’s the plot, to come home. Awww! Poor Sandy B.
These clips should be watched after you listen to UK pop star, diva, Adele sing out the amazing lyrics to the song, Melt My Heart To Stone [go here to watch].
And… relationships are like a garden. They need weeding, otherwise other weeds posing as sparkly flowers, come in and choke out the beauty you once had together. Peace ya’ll.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.18.2010~
Jessica Simpson was asked by Barbara Walters on The View today if she’d talked to John Mayer since her blabbed in his Playboy interivew that he found Simpson to be like sexual napalm to him. Simpson’s reply to Walters was:
“Oh no,” she said. “He’ll never have his napalm again.”
Fair enough too! Jessica Simpson’s new reality TV show, The Price of Pretty debuts tonight here in the USA. Jess also says she would consider dating a plumber. Go here to watch interview, if you want to.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.15.2010~
What would the weekend be like without, Lady Gaga making us laugh out loud, talking bizarre smack about cocaine, being called a lesbian, Swedish triplets and … a ghost of a 19 year-old rellythat lives inside her. WTF?! She sure knows how to entertain and bring on the crazy to make everyone laugh out loud, here in America. Even when she does press, her interviews sound like Bad Romance lyrics. She’s a comedian.
Jest and jokes aside; part of growing up when wanting to be a rock star is going through all of that crappy immabe stage of the… sex, drugs and rock n’ roll lifestyle. All three promise an allusion of love (‘fame’) but leave one empty. Lady Gaga shares some insights in a UK interview about how turning to inspiration in one’s own family, often helps aspiring rock artists, to avoid the allure of excessive cocaine use.
Here’s highlights from the interview:
“I thought I was gonna die [doing bags and bags of coke locked up in her apartment for weeks on end],” she says in an explosive new biography. “I wanted to BE the artists I loved, like Mick Jagger and Andy Warhol – and I thought the only way to do it was to live the lifestyle.
“But then I realised my father’s sister Joanne, who’d died at 19, had instilled her spirit in me. She was a painter and a poet – and I had a spiritual vision I had to finish her business.” [although Gaga's second legal name is Joanne, that part about the 'aways 19 ghost' made me fall of my chair laughing, in the Beverly Hills Libary today!]
It is February in fast-moving Hollywood already as we now look ahead from the Grammys to The Oscars. Wow! That went fast. Barbara Walters will interview Robert Pattinson on The View. Green Day‘s 21 Guns song was pretty cool last night live wasn’t it? And… here’s how you stacked and voted your top ten celebrity and entertainment news posts today.
8. Live Music: Blame it On The Alcohol Grammys 2010 by Jamie Fox and T Pain
Bonus Post: Miley Cyrus hits the red carpet for Grammys 2010
Bonus Post: Doctors Without Borders Spotlight Sudan
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.1.2010~
It has to be said that with Taylor Swift being voted entertainer of the year by the Associated Press, when she ranked 34th in Hollywood as a newsworthy trend this year, that Barbara Walters is more honest than the Associated Press in her news coverage.
Walters had the the courage and honesty to list Lady Gaga (Stefani Germanotta) in her ten most fascinating people of 2009 and not Taylor Swift. Lady Gaga was the #1 trending topic in American entertainment this year. Anyone who doesn’t admit this, is lying with their so-called lists of 2009.
I like honest journalists. They can be trusted. Go Barbara Walters. Associated Press… not so honest. Go Barbara-ella! She rocks!!! She is an example of a veteran broadcaster, who has not been corrupted by the system, and can still tell the truth and bring you the people that most matter as newsworthy stories, even after a 50 years plus career in broadcasting news. Wow! Walters is a proven gem. Kuros.
Barbara Walters gets Horiwood.Com’s Best Journalism of 2009 Award, just ahead of the equally amazing Katie Couric. and her honest and moving Children of The Recession case studies stories each week in America. That was so real, it hurt with the brutal honesty of everyday American people faced with life in this economy… and still managed to educate us and entertain us all. :)
[Image of Stefani Germanotta being handpicked by Barbara Walters, courtesy of ABC News]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.22.09~
It’s all about Lady Gaga and the Obamas today in Hollywood with the help of celebrity angel messengers Walters and Woods helping their popularity ratings out.
First Lady MICHELLE OBAMA is named The Most Fascinating Person in America according to BARBARA WALTERS.
I love this blog, you’re all so honest with what peaks your attention. You have killed the ‘serious’ journalist in me, I tell ya!!! Thanks for that. :) Here’s your top ten today.
3. 10 Things BARACK OBAMA can take from TIGER WOODS. An image.
4. Art: SALVADOR DALI The Flight of a bumble bee Tiger in a war of empire.
Image of FLOTUS Michelle Obama and Barbara Walters, courtesy of White House Photography, Image of Stefani Germanotta and Babs care of ABC.
Horiwood tweet pick on twitter: “Horiwood Bites: ANGELINA JOLIE IS MUCH BIGGER NEWS THAN TIGER WOODS IN AUSTRALIA“
Obama Nobel Peace Prize Award celebratory image courtesy of Mario Piperni. This was how you voted to see America today.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.10.09~
What a good kid this lad is really, underneath all of the ‘controversial’ show biz ‘bad.’ I totally dig him!
Watch Adam’s adorable interview with Babs below in her Ten Most Fascinating People List 2009.
[Image courtesy of Donna Svennevik/ ABC]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA, 12.10.09~
Stefani Germanotta made Barbara Walters 10 Most Fascinating People List for 2009. Check out Lady Gaga‘s groovy interview.
Barbara Walters introduces Lady Gaga as “the first artist to ever have four number one hits off a debut album, and the performer who outperformed everyone this year.”
Stefani Germanotta says that her whole life she’s “felt like a freak as an artist and that [her] quest is for the people who look up to her, that she will free them into their own art without fear.”
Her father always feared that she was mentally unstable. Recently, due to her success she was able to save her dad, by paying for a necessary and intervening heart surgery. Artists who have a passion for the arts… have returned to rule the world of entertainment.
Along with Stephenie Meyer of the Twilight books, Germanotta is the great story of true artists at work in 2009.
What a true star this year Germanotta is. Go girl!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.9.09~
BREAKING NEWS: FARRAH FAWCETT & MICHAEL JACKSON DEATH NEWS ON HORIWOOD.COM
New Zealand supermodel and reality TV Show star Rachel Hunter, 39, has just been dumped by her 27 year-old, hockey playing Fiance, Jarret Stoll. Hunter who has starred in: The Real Gilligan’s Island, Dancing with the Has-Beens, Style Me, Celebrity Paranormal Project, Make Me A Supermodel, Celebrity Circus reality TV shows is said to be devastated by the news. The couple were due to walk down the aisle in two months time.
Despite Hunter’s heartache… the spirit of fun and laughter is alive and well today in Hollywood. LA is such a fun loving city! As a New Zealander, I love living here. Here’s 10 hot entertainment posts right now coming to you from The City of Angels on Horiwood.Com. Enjoy! :)
The producers of Sex & The City are always toying with script leaks, spoilers and surprises to market their hit TV series turned film. Okay, granted their not as clever as Summit Entertainment and Stephenie Meyers with wetting audiences appetites for more like in the Twilight film series, but they do a pretty good job at marketing.
Us Weekly reports that 5 different script versions are being used on the set of the film, so that no leaks will reveal the new Sex & The City’s film plot line. To capitalize on the fact that Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick have just had twins to a surrogate mom, there is a script version where Carrie and Big have a baby.
How cute! I like that one. It’s more what sells in this economy. Everyone’s breeding in a recession, or wants to but can’t afford children. Babies are hot news. I hope they go with that storyline!
The top ranking posts on Horiwood.Com here in Hollywood were mainly Jon & Kate Gosselin related. Wow! HORIWOOD’S TOP 10 POSTS TODAY ARE: