“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~
Here’s some people who entertain all year round: Movie City News; MTV News; PopBytes; reality blurred; Popeater; Salon: Arts & Entertainment; The Beat; Stereogum; The Movie Critics; Thompson on Hollywood; the programming insider; tuned in; TV Tattle; TV Barn; Velvet Rope; TVFanatic.com; TVNewser.
Comcast-NBC‘s merger will be slower than envisaged.
Darren Criss tweets about Glees Toys 4 Tots charity gigs.
Jake Gyllenhaal works it for jewelers this Christmas. Retail love.
Vanessa Paradis turns 38 today. So pretty.
A Scientist, His Work and a Climate Reckoning. Heat rising.
Pauly D of Jersey Shore inks his own TV series deal with MTV. Go fella!
President Obama has signed the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell repeal bill.
Ryan Gosling calls himself a liar in an interview. Lol!
Aaron Eckhart does Rabbit Hole press. Woot!
Clinton Yucker‘s no.1 fan speaks out.
9/11 health bill news.
Lady Gaga wishes she’d thought of this hat idea first. [via Mickey K via Break.com]. Who’s Elsa? :)
Josh and Zac Farro of Paramore speak of record label’s manipulation.
Ali Larter gives birth.
Snooki of Jersey Shore earns$17,500 at an events appearance. Nice one!
Huffington Post launches a more visual iPad app.
Sony launches music streaming music-distribution service.
Harrison Ford talks dying on film in an Indiana Jones sequel. Funny!
Tony Sparano sports news.
By the way, check out these hard working entertainment bloggers and web creators who do exactly what I do on Horiwood.Com each day. It’s always good to share a spotlight with one’s peers. Sharing is caring. Let’s pass the love on. Check them out if you have time and want to: Best Week Ever; Coolfer; BuzzSugar; Dark Horizons; Gold Derby; Deadline Hollywood Daily; Hollywood Elsewhere; Digital Music News; Hits Daily Double; Hypebot; Hollywood Wiretap; jaded insider; Idolator; Lost Remote; Pop Candy; Movie List.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.22.10~
Angelina Jolie wants everyone to know she loves fish, fish and more fish. She can’t get enough fish and she wants all of her children to see fish swim in Aquariums. I wonder if there were any salmon in that fishy aquarium in Paris, France.
Yesterday Jolie took her two eldest daughters and son Pax to Paris Aquarium for a day trip. Today she took her twin son, Knox on his own special outing to the Aquarium for quality mother and son, fishy time.
On the way, Jolie didn’t seemed perturbed by the falling snow at this magical time of year in Paris France.
[Image courtesy of Lainey Gossip]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.1.10~
Young Shiloh Jolie-Pitt turned heads and hearts as she stepped out in her zebra patterned boots on a family trip in Paris to an Aquarium. Zahara, who turns six in January, wore black leggings tucked into black boots, a black puffa jacket and her hair pulled-up into cute bunches either side of her head.
The Jolie-Pitts are in Paris supporting Brad whose promoting his new animated film Metroman reports The Daily News, UK.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.1.10~
It is the second time Brad Pitt has seen Megamind. This time Mr Pitt is pictured with Angelina seeing the film again in Paris, France.
Wikileaks US leaked docs news dominates our top ten celebrity, entertainment news posts here in Hollywood. A shock, because this is not a political blog but an entertainment celebrity blog. I guess world leaders are celebrities right now then, if they’re rating above known celeb names. A good sign.
Here’s John Key‘s quote on the 1600 documents that relate to New Zealand, 1400 hundred of them stemming from Wellington: ”My understanding is it’s more likely to be the odd sort of comment which is colourful in nature, the sort of thing that you might say to your mate around the coffee table but not necessarily something you’d want written down and read by the person that you were reporting on—I see biodocuments (documents about people) or I see reports that come in from our embassies and high commissions around the world. They always have a degree of colour or [creative] licence about them. I take them with a grain of salt. Generally the positions we hold we make them public anyway.”
Good advice on how Wikileaks docs should be read. Just like most things written on this blog really. On that note, our top ten voted worldwide today are:
10. TIE B: Jay-Z’s tribute to lost Greymouth Miners
“No one is under any illusions about how we feel about the Fiji administration at the moment or what’s happening in Afghanistan so I’d be surprised if there’s anything there”–JK for NZ.
TVNZ reporting via NZPA on NZ’s Position about the US criticism in the Wikileaks Doc: ‘After revelations via Wikileaks that diplomats were told to spy on United Nations figures, the US is accountable, NZ’s leader says.
‘Among the documents released was a classified directive to US diplomats sent on behalf of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in July 2009 which sought intelligence on the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the ambassadors of the other permanent members of the UN Security Council – Britain, China, Russia and France.
The “new national human intelligence collection directive” was sent to US representatives at the UN missions in New York, Vienna and Rome, and 33 embassies and consulates. The UN has reacted saying it will take up concerns with the US and that its operations under the 1946 convention on the privileges and immunities of the United Nations included immunity from search or interference by member governments.
Key did not criticise the US when asked about the controversy this afternoon.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.30.10~
While many in Washington are upset that the Wikileaks team could be responsible for ‘blood on their hands’ by leaking secret US information regarding America’s foreign affairs portfolios to the world, I guess the French President is a little bit upset too.
According to KeyC.Com, a division of Fox and CBS, the leaked documents describe Sarkozy as being “a naked emperor.” With Paris being the couture capitol of the world, historically– that must have hurt.
And France is one nation that is not in the lowest five in-debt nations of the EEC, I’m a little bit confused by that remark. Oh well… I’m a little slow, I guess.
French journalists were quick to rally around Washington in condemning Wikileaks media distribution model, saying: “Wikileaks’ revelations are “irresponsible” and “an attack on states’ sovereignty and the confidentiality of their correspondence”, said French official Bernard Valero to journalists. (more…)
Namaste. Special thanks to all of you who read Horiwood.Com in Hollywood. May your holiday season be a good one and 2011 be prosperous and abundantly blessed for you all. Most of all, may your smiles increase and your spirits rise.
According to Quantcast, here’s what we all look like. Pretty diverse. I love you all. As a fellow global citizen, thanks for being my daily teachers who share yourselves on a New Zealand Maori Kiwi’s blog. You’ve taught me so much. As caring is sharing. Many thanks for your open hearts and your limitless abilities to share. Peace.
“Angelina was great. She’s patient, and a very hands-on mother, making certain everything fits,” tells an onlooker to People Magazine, at a report that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie took their children shopping. Brad was described as being “an agreeable” doting dad.
The report also says: Hollywood’s star couple “took daughters Zahara and Shiloh holiday shopping in Paris Saturday and it looks like they’ll be able to check quite a few things off their gift list, including pants, pajamas, gloves, sweaters, boots, stuffed animals, knights’ costumes (complete with tunics, swords and shields) and one large green plastic alligator, according to staff at the Bonpoint boutique on rue de Tournon near the Luxembourg Gardens.”
Nice. Where’s the photograph? That must be coming in the next day or so from People too.
[This image via Splash News Online].
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.28.10~
Speaking to People, Tony Parker says of his divorce case with wife, actor Eva Longoria these things:
Parker denied a report– that he went to court first. “Eva and I have been discussing our situation privately. I was aware that she would be filing for divorce in Los Angeles. “I did not file for divorce in Texas and did not hire divorce attorneys in either Texas or California. We plan to continue to keep our discussions of this matter private,” said Parker via his rep.
The fact that Tony is not turning this issue into a publicity spectacle perhaps indicates that he wants to stay with his wife.
Actors are always dramatic. With so many splits occurring as show biz news right now, perhaps Eva feels she’s being totally normally filing for divorce right now with her celebrity peers. However, let’s see if Longoria will stick with him. This brotha from France is only 28. He’s achieved so much and yet he’s learning like all of us. Perhaps he deserves another chance.
Unlike many other basketball players, Tony’s had to tuxedo up so many times to keep his wife happy to fulfill her star commitments, surely that counts for something in Texas? and California.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.18.10~
Dame Helen Mirren says via The UK Telegraph“I prefer the finesse of French humour. English humour is: harsher, more scathing, more cruel and more surreal too, as illustrated by Monty Python and the TV series Little Britain, where situations are far-fetched and over-the-top. England is constantly threatened by a savage assimilation. This isn’t the case with France which remains furiously protective of its culture.”
Well, in an increasingly globalizing world – French snobbery, protecting its culture within ‘language’ is not a bad idea to have an authentic sense of self.
[Karl Urban & Dame Helen Mirren and Bruce Willis pic courtesy of About Movies]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.14.10~
JOHNNY DEPP AND ANGELINA JOLIE BRING HOLLYWOOD’S AND ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY’S MAGAZINE COVER OF THE YEAR
Says mega box office earner, Johnny Depp in this cover of the year for Entertainment Weekly in Hollywood:
“So much has been written about Angie and Brad [Pitt]. They’re sort of the Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton of our era. I knew she was a big star, but I didn’t know what to expect…”
The star cinematic couple say that both had never met before working on their new film. Hot Magazine cover, as an alternative from a Brad and Angie cover, or a Johnny Depp magazine cover too.
Their billboards are everywhere in Hollywood. I’ll get you a snap shot of one, twenty yards from my place, tomorrow here in the hood. The French-friendly American movie stars are looking good.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.11.10~
Higher. Elevate yourself! How lucky is France and Starfloor this year with a Kylie Minogue appearance? Tres lucky!!!
Let’s go Australia and the UK and France.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California. USA. 10.31.10~
MAIKI SHERMAN – COVERS POLITICS IN THE MAORI LANGUAGE – SHANE JONES FOR TAMAKI ELECTORATE, THAT’S CULTURALLY VISIBLE IN NUANCED ARTS 2010′s
In the age of iPhone and digital media telephony – globally, a nation’s visibility is perceived as credibility. Maori and Polynesian Arts as Visual Arts getting more visual in Tamaki is a necessity to attract a global economy to New Zealand. The substance transmitted in all media that cannot be replicated, it stands on its own, will always be Spirit. If we possess it, we must serve it to Shine.
If we are credible, we must match the integrity of our belief with greater and more creative visibility as leading entertainers contributing to culture in the world. Whether they know it yet or not, the world needs US and our culture as expressed from artistic spirits–Horiwood on Arts & Visual Arts in The Super City – 2010′s.
Hot! Watch this clip to see news reporter Maiki Sherman covering politics and news in Auckland – The Supercity in Te Reo Rangatira (the language of Chiefs).
This clip also features Shane Jones who will stand in the Tamaki electorate, next election. Presenter Scotty Morrison and executive producer Tini Molyneux for Te Karere News bring us this unique story in Hollywood, wtih Maiki – for your viewing pleasure and Hollywood entertainment diversity.
Shane was Harvard educated in America, where he studied with his wife and children. He also speaks the indigenous peoples language of New Zealand – a future trend for all politicians in New Zealand to become more proficient in, for the upcoming years of NZ politics. It’s time.
For Maori leaders like Shane, promoting Maori women into leadership roles across all sectors of society is his and his male peers’ (regardless of color) next biggest challenge. I see Shane being very instrumental, visionary and gentlemanly in this role as the world seeks out Maori women leadership and their wisdom as women on many global issues concerning other women, in the world. Maori and Kiwi women have a gift to lead that’s on the rise.
[Um, I'm posting this clip, because Mr Jones said "And how is that talented son of yours?" to my Maori Helensville-raised mom, when the two last met, at Dame June Jackson's anointing in Auckland - The Supercity.
[This pic - Samuel Marsden of Yorkshire, a later arrival and founding father of New Zealand]
Shane and I both grew up in Nga Puhi country – when he was not in America studying, learning at the feet of Maori Marsden - one of the greatest minds on theology, whose gift of Peace to mediate, along with Gra Theodore‘s is legendary in the ilk of New Zealand leadership circles.
Maori Marsden was the great grandson of Samuel Marsden of whom exploits and legends of New Zealand history books write about. Samuel had a spirit of deep respect for Maori, similar to that of Sir Douglas Graham. I pay respect to these greats today too from Los Angeles, The Entertainment Capitol of the World.]
For all of you Hollywood readers –manners with a reply back is how I was raised. My reply: E pehea ana a Lucas raua ko Kylie Brown? Kia ora te whanau katoa. Kia kaha.
Maiki Sherman appears at the end of the clip, rocking it in the Maori language. Is New Zealand getting a cultural revolution in between filming Hobbits in 3D for Hollywood audiences, or what? So exciting to see Maori and Polynesian culture thriving. That’s the spirit. It would be awesome to see a leader from the Tamaki Electorate develop and foster Maori Art House Cinema in Tamaki and take Maori and Polynesian cultural operatic performance to cirque de Soleil heights too, in Tamaki.
We need cultural visibility in theater, film, fashion, globally competitive music and dance choreography that’s relatable, emulatable and appealing — across all arts genres diversity to compete with the way visual arts, are being used in political circles today.
In observing political trends in and from the USA – A nation’s arts, proceeds it’s message of political value. There’s no way around that. Art and culture is the artistic armory of Kings to trade within a culturally nuanced global market place.
Now there’s a challenge for a Tamaki electorate leader to foster and ensure for Auckland City’s global presence – for our Prime Minister and nation’s culture and economy growing and feeding into each other, naturally, like enriched dialogue depicting intelligence of expression and maturity of nationhood, in our pride and sense of place – from a paradise nation rich and beautiful in ecological resource.
[Message to Tamaki Electorate - Horiwood Hollywood, is pictured holding Wellington-based Maori-produced magazine Tu Mai in Hollywood California. Held is an image of visual artist, model and talent, Yasmin Bidois, 15, symbolizing people wealth of our young people’s talented potential. Yasmin wears a Hei Tiki in pounamu worn by Wahine Rangatira of the Chiefly ancients – but now, a young woman faces the challenges before her in a modern world. This image depicts a visible age of Maori and Polynesian in the age of iPhone mobile telephony and all media globally.
The artistic statement is: “Maori on French Art fusion via Hollywood, California USA.” All Maori produced media in making this low budget visual message. Put simply – Visibility is our credibility. Let’s get louder and more visual to express and grow Tamaki’s artistic cultural potential in The World and to compete in a global economy. Korowai evening dress, Yves St Laurent, couture of France, 1952. In honor of French-Maori connection in the arts, as Yasmin also symbolizes by blood. We are New Zealand art. Let’s get visual with sophisticated production budgets in creating our own globally appealing artists and messangers of cultural texts that have an appealing message about who we are as Kiwis. Mauri ‘Ola tatou.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.25.10~
So French. :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.3.10~
Janet Jackson and Wissam Al Mana were the good looking couple at Lanvin‘s Parisian show. And Dita von Teese was the rose of the show too with Lenny Kravitz.
Celebrities, entertainment news, as picked by US here in Hollywood on Friday 1st October 2010 were:
2. Teenagers: Dustin Lance Black has Courage to Love
6. My pick: Star Doctor: Bruce Bryan & Lyn Bryan
[Image courtesy of Splash]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood CA. 10.1.10~
Yasmin Bidois, the 15 year-old Maori model of French fusion, who landed her first magazine cover, through Tu Mai Magazine continues to wow with her natural beauty.
Let’s go Maori, Pacific Island & Kiwi girls in Hollywood, New York, London, Milan and Paris, China, India and the Middle East. And go Yasmin.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 9.29.10~
Humor: Dressed in clothes made by her sister, Adrienne Chanel takes the family dog, for a walk along the boulevard by the Deauville Ocean.
[This post going up in honor of my dad, whose middle name is Adrian, named by his late mother Elizabeth Maude Bailey, a stylish God fearing woman, who named her son in honor of the masculine French version of Adrienne, Coco Chanel's sister. My grandmother loved Coco Chanel's artistry too as a designer, who women worldwide found a voice in, even as far afield as the countryside of beautiful New Zealand green pastures. In honor of her mother-in-law, a talented milliner, perhaps she named dad, after Adrienne in acknowledgment of great grandma's unique skills to create magical moments of world worthy fashion, in remote parts of the world too. To this day, my father chooses to see women's strengths equal to those of men. He's always been that way. He does not discriminate between sexes. If you lead, you lead].
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 9.28.10~
Christian Dior – the fearless designer who amused as much as he clothed.
As I’m blogging from Hollywood here’s the Frenchman’s take on booty bump swan couture and shark fins angularity from the archives of the global fashion community.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 9.26.10~
Who: Yasmin Bidois
What: School girl, model.
Tribal Affiliations: Nga Puhi (hey!) and Ngati Awa (hei tiki!)
Ethnicity: Maori, French, Kiwi.
Photgraphed by: Marcelle Te Huia
Make Up: Brigitte O’Grady
Stylist: Leah Netton
Discovered: Mall. Cinema. Auckland City.
High School: Mt Albert Grammar School
Media Source: Tu Mai Magazine
[This image: bronze Maori tiki on Elvira cotton lace]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 9.26.10~
Just like from a painting, poet Uncle Emile knocked on the door this morning.
On the agenda today was feeding me up on chicken tortilla soup and a sturdy cobb salad with balsamic vinaigrette dressing, Kanim family encouragement and a reminder that “our whole family loves you.”
We were very French Market today, philosophical poetic as vast as the ocean wide, limitless, expansive; washing over pebbles of Santa Monica Blvd heat. Fresh tides of goodness, of them there is no end in the presence of a friend.
Ironically we were nowhere near France, but we ‘were’ in France via Lebanon, Montreal, Paris, USA thinking on this day. Emile always alters time and space and location for me. He’s old school world wisdom. Timeless.
Thanks Uncle Emile. Even on a sweltering California beach day, you’re always the coolest. Emile always reminds me, that the Art of Encouragement is one of the greatest arts of all. Thank you.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 9.26.10~
Starting any business requires family support, if you have that luxury. In his book Chanel and Her World, author Charles Roux was not all that kind in describing how Coco Chanel discovered the value of mannequins.
He posits that because Chanel’s sister Adrienne first began to borrow clothes from her store racks and wear them up town, that people saw the dresses, pants suits, what have you, on Chanel’s sisters, would then go to her store to buy the same said clothes. Roux posits that ‘this was the way Chanel discovered the value of mannequins.’
Gosh! That wasn’t very kind to Coco’s sisters, Mr Roux. Anyway, pictures of this story are in this post. And as this book is so outrageous, I’m going to keep sharing tid bits from it, as I’m able, so that budding designers from California to New Zealand, can learn how Mr Roux, think she rolled as a designer.
He’s very subjective though, (‘sisters as mannequins!!!’) but the photographs are real and unphotoshopped-so well worth a share.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 9.23.10~
Fashion designers best work often was inspired by nature. Here’s Christian Dior‘s evening dress and cocktail dress of 1952 demonstrating a nature theme. Depleting meadows was the gist.
Any man who assigned this degree of time-consuming needlework to any women, must have been either an artist or a tad bit festidious in the delegation department, but look how beautiful his creations were. This artwork is the result of Rebe, Dior’s embroiderer. What a lady.
Maori korowai feather cloaks are sewn feather by feather for a chief in the same time consuming manner.
The Maori feather cloak aesthetic is shown here also, by Yves St Laurent’s dinner dress, 1969. Hollywood entertainment and celebrity news items you found interesting today feature in our top ten. Thanks everyone. Make every day count and let’s give more. :)
Bonus Post: Tolerance quote – Hilary Rodham Clinton
Bonus Post II: Local press is always good.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 9.22.10~
“Vogue Paris has always played the card of audacity,” editor-in-chief Carine Roitfled said about French Vogue’s 90th Birthday celebrations. ”We couldn’t do a lukewarm issue.”
Having done a blog most days for only 20 months in Hollywood, that’s darn impressive from French Vogue, or Vogue anyone. 90 years. Wow. Nice one.
Images and quote via Cover Awards website. Model – carnivalesque breasts by Lara Stone]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 9.22.10~