I was thinking how in New Zealand, we hardly devote any time, energy, spend to the production of our “national anthem” being sung. In America, the singing of the anthem — is a production. Watch this clip.
What: A walk down memory lane–how a national anthem should and can be sung.
Who: Patti Labelle sings the American Nation Anthem (with power and gusto) for Venus Williams at US Open final at the request of President Bill Clinton. Watch that HERE. Amazin,
Above version Nona Gaye sings a (mellow and chill version duet) of the Star Spangled Banner (the SSB) with her late dad, Marvin Gaye. Both cute versions.
As a Kiwi – living in the US – it’s weird how New Zealand and America’s national anthems – both have the words “ramparts” in them. In New Zealand – we are “freedom’s ramparts.” Check out Patti Labelle giving a clue, what the sound of freedom is. Her version deserve THREE stars from Hollywood, I reckon. Talk about blowing racism out of the American air! Patti Labelle is something else. An amazing performance and picture of an American-ness vibe in the clip, I want to be a part of as a Kiwi American-Maori.
[Image - Patti Labelle's star Hollywood Walk of Fame, Hollywood California USA. Patti Labelle star sighting WoF, Saturday 6th November, on the way to the Chinese Grauman's Theater - to see Boy a film by Taika Cohen.]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.7.10~
President Bill Clinton poses in this vintage photograph with author Robert Ellis (Right) and friends. Ellis is author of the new novel, Courage to Love, a love story set in The Middle East. Photograph courtesy of P.R and Business strategist of Los Angeles, Andrew Winters.
Fine and helpful books are celebrities in Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and California on this blog today. As California has expert taste, we even like to share our best books with the good folks of Oklahoma too. We’re presidentially generous like that in sunny California.
You all voted and brought in our top ten celebrity and entertainment news posts. Thanks everyone. Like a good book, let’s share the love this Summer towards Peace in the world’s best interests. Music today, from the movie and cast of The Commitments.
10. Quick Riser: Red carpet paparazzi – 30 Seconds to Mars have star glow app-eal
And in books that are hot at the Beverly Hills library’s Quick Picks section, brought to you by the gregariously quircke and sharing & caring marketing team of the new novel Courage to Love by Hollywood fit author Robert Ellis, we feature today the books:
Be Your Own Life Coach: How to Take Control of Your Life and Achieve Your Wildest Dreams by Fiona Harold, The College Grad Job Hunter: Inside Tips by Dr. Brian Krueger, Rebound by H.R Specialist Martha Finney, author of Unlock The Hidden Job Market, Ask for a Convertible by author Danit Brown, A Better Angel by Chris Adrian, Random House’s star author, Walter Kirn (author of adapted Hollywood novel to the screen Up in The Air) with Mission to America, and . . . I Sold Andy Warhol Too Soon by Richard Polsky.
Delve into good Summer reading with these titles, if you can. :)
To order a book with a good message of peace from Jim Miller‘s tip-helpful and committed marketing efforts, go here. Thanks Mustang! You’re the best. And, go Jim Miller!!!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 8.26.10~
Here’s ten things about sports psychologist Bill Cole that we can learn from:
1.Bill Cole, MS, MA, has had a larger profile than most in the competitive field of sport psychology for over three decades, as a student, writer-teacher, athlete-coach, personal trainer, speaker and someone who consults others in sports fields. His branding is peak performance mental game. By the sounds of things, Bill would be perfect for mountain climbers, with that branding.
2. Bill’s website says he is an award-winning scholar-athlete. Claims to fame include coaching major-league pro sports and big-time college athletics. Mr Cole is a multiple Hall-Of-Fame honoree and Bill has created leading-edge workshop packages, seminars and training programs he sells to whoever books his time and buys his resources.
4. Bill’s is not media shy. That’s good to see. He’s featured in Golf Magazine, Tennis Magazine, Runner’s World, Fitness Magazine, Yahoo! Sports, MSNBC.com, The San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle, The San Jose Mercury News, The Denver Post, The Detroit News, The Buffalo News to name but a few sports psychologist paparazzi moments of Mr Cole.
5. His website states Cole, speaks from “a wide and deep background as a high achiever across many disciplines.” With this branding Bill could make a perfect mental coach for an athlete like Phillipe Costeau Jr., and other sea diving explorer types too if he brushed up on his French philosophy and psychological tools.
As Chelsea Clinton swanned down the aisle with beau Marc Mezvinsky, Elvira Kanim, the late baby sister of legendary fashion designer, Miss Elliette had the most beautiful, touching, heart-felt private family send off. Special. Kim Bryan did a sweet service, Bruce Bryan M.D was on iphone sermon interjections and humor, Aunt Elaine‘s story never had a punch line but nobody cared she added effervescence, and fly-girl Lea Kanim was the hostest with the mostest on the day. Superwoman. Suzie added a smile of Hollywood, military glamor. More on that event, when the family have decided which photographs, can be shared with you. What a sweet lady Elvira Kanim was. She was both a gorgeous Aunty and a fun chiffon minx. RIP honey. :)
Celebrities. Hollywood news topics. Entertainment news hot potatoes from here in Hollywood. Here’s our top ten entertainment posts for Saturday July 31st 2010. Thanks everyone. Life is peachy.
Bonus Post: Bradley James is joining the New Zealand army
Bonus Post: Liam Neeson‘s beloved Natasha Richardson
And to tidy things up a little with some ‘overwhelming emotion’ like a Presidential family ocean: Here’s what the Clinton family said about their special family occasion: “Today, we watched with great pride and overwhelming emotion as Chelsea and Marc wed in a beautiful ceremony at Astor Courts, surrounded by family and their close friends. We could not have asked for a more perfect day to celebrate the beginning of their life together, and we are so happy to welcome Marc into our family. On behalf of the newlyweds, we want to give special thanks to the people of Rhinebeck for welcoming us and to everyone for their well-wishes on this special day.”
A sweet day of family across America. Oh… and go here to buy Bob’s new romance novel of young love, set in Israel and Palestine. Author Robert Ellis is pictured here with Rev. Dan Brown –the young Pastor, at the Wayfarers Chapel in Palos Verdes, a picturesque town that means ‘a canopy of green trees.’ Bob’s book links: Books-A-Million & Amazon.com.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 7.31.2010~
This post going out from West Hollywood to Stefani Germanotta and Tribe Gaga, where Johnny is King.
Johnny Markoudakis appears with Gaga in this video for Nothing Else I Can Say..
[Image Horiwood.Com's own & Time Magazine. This post especailly for these two Maori lads (Keanu & Toma) who represent all kids who live in a small town, or who are like all kids in Greece, Portugal, Italy or Rome whose future depends on their own greatness within... as a reminder to always dream big, see it, believe it, put yourself in the big picture and just be it. Ai Tatou... Yes we can!]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 4.30.2010
For Lady Gaga‘s reminder to us all as an artist, that creativity is the way forward–to get out of debt faster… her appearance as one of Time Magazine‘s 100 Most Influential People in the world, appearing with a past US President (Bill Clinton) is very much deserved.
Meanwhile Gaga’s most Latino friendly song, Alejandro is currently, number 27 and climbing on the New Zealand Top 40 music charts. She hot!
[Image courtesy of Melissa Noble of Cover Awards]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 4.29.2010~
My goodness. Washington is so Hollywood. Here are the political and social actors today in DC on Washington Mall, acting the historic Health Care Reform Bill’s passing in the beautiful US of A. What a show.
In what the New York Times called “an extraordinary session,” President Obama began his speech by quoting Abraham Lincoln. “I am not bound to win, but I’m bound to be true,” he said. “I’m not bound to succeed, but I’m bound to live up to what light I have.”
“You have a chance to make good on the promises you made,” Obama told the House members. “This is one of those moments. This is one of those times where you can honestly say to yourself: ‘Doggone it, this is exactly why I came here. This is why I got into politics. This is why I got into public service. This is why I made these sacrifices.’”
Washington Post media columnist Howard Kurtz described Obama’s address as “the most emotional speech I’ve ever seen him give.”
It is totally groovy that 95% of all Americans stand the chance of having health insurance. This is beginning to feel like a civilized nation, in regards to access to adequate health care for all. That’s amazing.
~Source HuffPo. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.21.2010~
Former President of the USA, Bill Clinton was rushed to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan as I write..
Clinton’s earlier heart issues are the reason being cited for the medical emergency, requiring a stent procedure. Clinton survived quadruple heart bypass surgery back in 2004 and let’s hope he survives this heart scare too.
Love going out to the Clinton family today from Hollywood.
[Image of Bill Clinton courtesy of RyStarr Files Blog]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.11.2010~
I hear you call my name and it feels like home… like a prayer.
Inspiring words were spoken into Haiti’s future from Bill Clinton with a powerful performance of Like A Prayer sung from Madonna‘s heart for Haiti. A rousing performance from the Queen of pop and one of the most generous humanitarians on the planet year by year.
Giving more where it most matters is the key to happiness. You know it. Madonna starts at the 1.57 mark.
Just like a prayer… I’ll take you there…
[for The Farmer family and Haitian families who lost loved ones this week]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.23.2010~
Former President George W. Bush released this statement: “I salute Leonardo DiCaprio for his extraordinary generosity. This donation sends a clear message to the people of Haiti that America’s commitment to helping rebuild their country is strong. I thank Leo for setting a wonderful example for all Americans of helping a neighbor in need.”
Two things: a) America loves her neighbors. b) Leonardo DiCaprio strategically donated to the charity representing two US Presidents–one a Republican President and one a Democrat President in a unifying display of patriotism to help others.
A good message from DiCaprio today to send out to the world as America unites to give heart and soul for Haiti in the Hope for Haiti Telethon event that is being broadcast live from both America and the United Kingdom to an expected audience of 64o million people on the planet.
[Image of DiCaprio courtesy of the UK Daily Mirror]
~This post brought to you by the romance novel, Courage To Love by California author, Robert Ellis for the people of Haiti and youth audiences worldwide towards furthering the spirit of World Peace. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.22.2010. Maori Generated Media in Beverly Hills for Haiti — because Yes We Can~
Dr Mark Hyman is in Haiti. He’s journalling his day. His journal entry for January 18th 2010, begins with these two paragraphs:
“The country has one doctor for 11,000 people. Electricity and running water are available in Port-au-Prince for two hours — on a good day. The chief surgeon at the General Hospital (the largest public national hospital) told me that patients often die in the operating room because the generator fails — on a good day. Under these circumstances, a small group from Partners in Health, led by Paul Farmer, is trying to resurrect the city’s most important hospital from the rubble.
I have been there with a small group of seven surgeons, doctors and nurses who performed the first surgery. That was four days after the quake shook for 15 seconds — flattening the city and over half of the buildings, including the hospital where 150 nurses remain buried in the nursing school. The sickly, sweet stench of death and rotting flesh fills the air as I walk by.”
To read more, go here.
[Images: Above - Operating with flashlights Haiti, Second Image: Hospital Director Dr. Lassegue, Bill Clinton, and Dr. Hyman]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.19.2010~
US Weekly is touting, Jon Gosselin’s 22year-old friend, Hailey Glassman’s mugshot, from when she was in college caught for smoking the ganja.
She joins past presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton for that in American history.
Gosh, get over it already US Weekly. Love the Chola eyebrows look from 2005 though. Lady Gaga would be totally jealous of those. In this pic, Hailey’s aren’t drawn on, they’re for real!
Recently George W.Bush joked publicly with Bill Clinton in Toronto, that looking like a “George W.Bush look-a-like” does not fare well in his favor these days in his home town of Dallas Texas.
Well imagine if you looked like Bernie Madoff?
For Paul Cohen, his uncanny likeness to Bernie Madoff has paid off for the 64 year-old, Jersey City man. Edmund Druilhert put out a casting call for a docudrama, “Madoff: Made Off With America.” Mr Cohen auditioned (ie: turned up) and landed the role. Says Druilhert, “[Cohen] had the best lips. I have to say he stood out.”
Perhaps George W. Bush could change his name, and go for those Goerge W.Bush look-a-like docudrama roles too then now that he’s exited The White House. :)
Prince Harry planted a tree at the Ground Zero site in New York yesterday. Between Prince Harry Windsor and First Lady Michelle Obama, these two world leaders are making gardening look very en vogue. 10 Hot Posts Right Now here in Hollywood for your entertainment and celebrity news on Horiwood.Com are:
“Welcome to the Bill and George Show” was how George W. Bush introduced his guest appearance to 5,000 people in Toronto with fellow former President, Bill Clinton.
George, is one funny man… Here’s what he said:
Bush said that leaving the White House was like going from “100 miles an hour to zero.”
“A fellow walked up and said,’Hey, has anybody ever told you look like George W. Bush?’ I said, ‘It happens all the time.’ He said, ‘It sure must make you mad.’”
Nice to see Bush has got a sense of humor. It helps! (more…)
After having too much fun in Vienna last weekend, FRAN DRESCHER AND BILL CLINTON CELEBRATE LIFE, PART II) Bill Clinton was in Cannes this week, auctioning off his infamous sax, via Sharon Stone for finding a cure for Aids and HIV. Nice one Bill! [image source, smithsonian institute]
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