Who: Louis Henry Davis III.
Tribal Affiliations: Ngapuhi, Ngati Whaatua.
Claim to Fame: Brother of Jakey Davis. He is also a fine rugby football player and a super basketball representative too with a good academic record.
Hallmarks at this early stage: From a compassionate community-minded family. Learning how to be a team player. Pride in Kaupapa Maori traditions and knowledge both IQ and EQ. Grandson of current community leaders. And this young guy is a friend of teen parent moms too. Not bad so far!
Hollywood Comment: And who is using more hair product than both Taylor Lautner and Justin Bieber put together, with mo tumeke staunch-pouting going on than tuakana Cliff Curtis in a 3D action movie role or brotha Taika Cohen in that Boy movie… in his high school leadership photos, then aye? Mr Maori Kiwi-Staunch. Congratulations Louis III.
Kia kaha. Be wise. Be yourself. Lead. :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.24.10~
Festive fun with Shaquille O’Neil & The Boston Pops. This is so cool. Enjoy.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.22.10~
The most popular sports people in the world who trended on Twitter as sports brands for 2010 were:
- Lebron James
- Manchester United
- Brock Lesnar
- Brett Favre
- Tony Parker
- Antonio Margarito
- Blake Griffin
- Mike Vick
Not one rugby player here. Come on people! Congrats to these big guns of Sport. Rugby football players too please, next year! ;)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.16.10~
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~
You can be the guy who always takes the ball to the hoop and yet still comes out second best. Sometimes, the rough and tumble of the play knocks you around a bit, as America’s no. 1 man, President Barack Obama discovered after requiring 12 stitches to his lip, when playing a holiday basketball game.
Let’s hope America’s much loved hoop star, has a better remaining holiday weekend.
[Photo caption: President Barack Obama walks with a U.S. Secret Service agent back to his vehicle after playing a private game of basketball at Fort McNair in Washington, Friday, Nov. 26, 2010. (Photo courtesy of AP Photos photographer Charles Dharapak). News Source Washington Post.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.26.10~
Gabriel Aubrey and Kim Kardashian sat court side together at the LA Lakers Vs Warriors game over the weekend. People who love sports are our kind of people!
[Image courtesy of Splash]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.22.10~
TMZ is loving running pics of Eva Longoria and Erin Barry who sat next to each other 3 years ago at a San Antonio Spurs basketball game.
The ladies shared jokes, laughter, sporting enthusiasm like close friends. Three years later, and Longoria claims her hubby Tony Parker has been texting Erin in ‘sexting’ way, hence Longoria filing for divorce.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.21.10~
As a leader I love her because she can listen and divide matters fairly. In this regard she’s just like her grandma, Lady Thorp–Horiwood on Trinity Brooke’s fearless leadership skills.
Trinity Brooke of rugby royalty has a beaming smile today as she hangs out with some girlfriends for a bit of socialite time in the U.K. She is the grandchild of Lady Patricia Thorp, the sweetest woman who served Auckland City on The Council looking after the environment. That was Lady Thorp’s hot thing, amongst many. As a leader, Brooke is a young lady I trust. She’s always worthy of spotlight and she’s a pearla.
When it comes to entertainment trends, Trinity has the best tastes. She grew up with women the ilk of Debbie Harwood singing impromptu (no bands, no palava just real true fearless Kiwi talent) around her dinner table, as a kid growing up in New Zealand, so you can’t blame Trin really. She’s the real deal Pasifika knowing Kiwi girl. Impeccable taste.
Trinity and myself, thanks to Lady Thorp, both went together to see Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson perform live in concert, because Patricia was like that. If someone was talented with a message people needed to see and hear and feel, Patricia was the all for the talented person in the world. I still thank her for her gifts of leadership today, that Trinity Brooke now also carries so richly in her young life. Trinity Brooke is special. She knows the ways and I know that Trinity does. Women of action. Can’t be beat.
When we last caught up with Trinity, she’d recently given birth to baby Oscar Brooke and then had launched right on into a wee triathlon excursion. Kiwi’s–we’re full on!
Trinity is all about health and fitness. Actually this girl always has been as far as I can recall. Love her. She’s a fine basketball player and netball player too.
What a gorgeous Maori-Kiwi smile. Full beam ahead then. Hey Trin. :)
[Trinity Brooke is proudly of the Ngati Awa Maori tribe and also of Matakana Island Maori tribal affiliations too. Now based in London, Brooke is from Auckland the Supercity and has fun family in Melbourne Australia too. Image Trinity's own. Amy Te Whetu is pictured with Trinity on the right. Go Maori-Kiwi girl's in the UK!]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.11.10~
Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood, California USA. 11.2.10
Justin Bieber shares his global stud stories with an LA Lakers cheerleader at an NBA game in Los Angeles. Capped fringe benefits sporting humor from the world’s number 1 teen.
[Photog: Lucy Nicholson for Reuters]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.28.10~
Hot pic of the day.
Seeing a girl wear an LA Lakers basketball tank top in Wellywood and also the excitement of more Hobbit films in 3D!!! in Hollywood cinemas from Wellywood — is so Hollywood Entertainment exciting.
Cross cultural entertainment between two great twin cities of Modern Cinema. Hot culture being produced and reflected back to each other.
Love this pic taken at the Hobbits rally in the Capitol of New Zealand today. Look at those smiles. Priceless. :)
[Image courtesy of NZPA via NZ Herald]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.25.10~
Yes, I even remember the days when I used to change this man’s diapers. Back then, I was the hip hop dancer, of the family. Today, he works in a bank and is one of the best hip hop dancers ever, so talented, as well as a national tap dancing champ. Too groovy.
Lol! Kia ora J. Uncle Sam is proud of you.
~Posted by Horiwood.com, Hollywood California USA. 10.23.10~
In good cross-cultural taste, LeBron James reportedly hired Rabbi Yishayahu Yosef Pinto aka”Rabbi to the Business Stars” as New York’s inner circle of synagogue trendsetters know Pinto as.
Rabbi Pinto gave James spiritual guidance for a “big merchandising meeting” according to TMZ.
Josef, 37, is believed to have a gift to give spiritual guidance on business matters.
Let’s see how LeBron’s star biz appeals rises after this meeting. An unusal biz preparation meeting perhaps. Good for him!
To check out two of my favorite Rabbis of LA (Rabbi Topp) and New York (Rabbi Joshua Hammerman) featured on Horiwood.Com, go here and here, respectively. Both of these lads are renowned from Coast to Coast to be rich in the vein of Jewish wisdom too. Rabbi Pinto is relatively new on the scene, but he’s off to a stellar start.
[This post going up in Hollywood for Jehuda Hausman. Courage to be a stellar Rabbi to worthy sports stars]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 8.25.10~
Humility from basketball pro, LeBron James is worn well on the cover of GQ Magazine with a tribute to his mother, whose humility in his family’s history of struggle reflects say LeBron, because he’s a “low maintenance” guy. Anyone who shouts out to their mother, making her the bigger star, is usually a winner, I say! Nice one.
To read the full quote, swish on through to Cover Awards website.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 8.22.10~
BASKETBALL’S JERMAINE O’NEAL POSITIONS HIS ASJIAWEAR AND LE’JAUNTY MENSWEAR LINE NEXT TO MADONNA AND KIMORA LEE SIMMONS BRANDS
Good neighbors are always cool.Boston Celtics‘ top player Jermaine O’Neal has aspirations to be a menswear fashion designer. For a sportsman to make the jump into fashion, Jermaine has decided to move his fashion headquarters, next to two celebrity ladies, who perhaps know a thing or two about moving fashion accessories and products. Not a bad move.
This report from Crains New York: “Six-time NBA All-Star Jermaine O’Neal, who recently signed a rich two-year contract with the Boston Celtics, also just signed a deal for a good deal less money to rent space for his newly formed menswear company, Asjiawear (parent company of O’Neal’s Le’Jaunty menswear line). It will be joining fashion companies founded by Madonna, Kimora Lee Simmons’ and Shelli Segal at 530 Seventh Ave. in the Garment District.
Go fellah. Basketball just got a bit more fashionable. Le’Jaunty joins Madonna’s Material Girl line of hand bags and Kimora Lee’s Baby Phat label in the same rental space venue. Good to see a brotha doing well. Up!
[Image courtesy of D News Trends]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 7.26.2010~
“My cotton’s waitin on the phone”–Beyonce for American fashion, 2010′s.
Teamwork looks like good people working together: LeBron James backs the flavor of Miami sports and entertainment, by moving his basketball brand from his hometown Cleaveland Ohio to the spicy hotness of South Beach. Ohio, understandably is gutted.
Says The Telegraph: ‘James’ decision to leave his hometown and head south to Florida to play alongside Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh gives the Miami Heat one of the most dynamic power trios in league history.
The attraction in Miami is being alongside Dwyane Wade and being alongside Chris Bosh. It is a new challenge for myself,” James said.
“The major factor was this is the best opportunity for me to win and win now and in the future. The number one thing with me is to help my teammates get better and to win.”‘
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 7.8.2010~
Saturday in L.A, saw UCLA’s basketball coach, John Wooden remembered at Pauley Pavilion. The team’s current coach Ben Howland is captured speaking about his mentor, in this pic by Allen J Schaben. Wooden was a Los Angeles legend.
[Image courtesy of L.A Times]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 6.27.2010~
Vanessa Bryant is Horiwood.Com’s biggest star for June 2010. In fact, Vanessa has even whopped the non-no’s of all of the Twilight Saga kids this month. She be poppin’ it for L.A.
So, because of that–here’s Vanessa on the topic of the hottest sports wives in the world–that being The L.A Lakers Wives. Take it away Mrs Kobe Bryant:
“I have been a Laker wife for the past 10 years and I’ve never had an issue with anyone, especially any of the Laker wives,” says Vanessa, who is currently in the Caribbean with Kobe on the way to the World Cup. “Celebrating your first NBA championship is an exciting time, I know because I’ve shared five along with my husband. My focus will remain spending quality time with my husband and children this summer. I look forward to supporting the Lakers on their quest for another championship next season.”
And, there you have it. :)
[News source: ET Online, California]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 6.26.2010~
Insane joy, for the L.A Lakers as the peoples team were celebrated by all at Figueroa Street, in Downtown L.A. Wild. L.A has the best basketball team in the U.S.A. Woot!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 6.21.2010~
At the time of writing, Boston leads the LA Lakers 29 – 22 in the second quarter of the NBA basketball grand final. Come on Lakers!!!
John Wooden, 99, is the much loved star of Los Angeles today in his passing. As tributes pour in for this basketball coach–he was known for achieving the heights of success, without “sacrificing humilty.” What a guy! To find out Why Wooden was more than a wizard go here to take it to the hoop.
Bonus Post: Humor: Vintage Lorraine Downes –Miss Universe
[Image of John Wooden courtesy of Reuters/ UCLA]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 6.4.2010~
Kobe Bryant basketball fun, for Nike. Does it get better than this on the b-ball court? Nope. Just do it!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 6.5.2010~
Los Angeles celebrates John Wooden who won ten national titles in basketball as a coach for the City of Angeles, namely UCLA b-ball team. He died at 99. He was a much loved spring chicken. :)
Here’s how you voted your top ten entertainment and Hollywoood celebrities news topics of interest today. Thanks everyone. Let’s celebrate the greats and our lives too–that’s the true spirit of entertainment in Hollywood as I know it. Enjoy!
1. About Horiwood [Yawn!] –> Joanna Paul and Merata Mita do haka patu! Hollywood 101
4. Indian Ink by Jacob Black for the Twilight Saga
5. Gaza is the new Haiti–Palestine Bound vesssel – 9 killed
For a laugh: Rudy Huxtable gets her own reality TV Show
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 6.3.2010~