Crystal Harris looks a bit like Julian Hough.
Well, when most men aren’t proposing to women in this day and age (marriage statistics are the lowest in 100 years), this news about Hugh Hefner 82, announcing his engagement to Crystal Harris 22 – must be taken with a grain of salt.There’s the ring, the tweet about the fiancee’s tears about the ring, the announcement she was Playmate of the Month a year ago and his enterprises stock value that accompanies the announcement.
My thoughts are torn between two consenting adults can marry and its none of our business; and, it’s a little bit pimpish. In a show biz town like Hollywood you need to look at Hugh Hefner as a casting agent/ TV star reality producer. He gave America Kendra on E! Entertainment and Holly in Vegas musical shows. He also throws Levi Johnston underdog types work too post Palin politics shows. People like to see the outlaw win sometimes. It is America. Most people currently like these three kids that Hef gave a spotlight to.
Again, when most men aren’t proposing to women–at least Hef’s show biz persona is to this waif child whose now earning her contracted ticket to fame. He’s a character whose all show biz-guns blazing 2011.
Before we go judging Hef too much as the king of America’s soft-porn empire (something that is too easy to do); to not control porn distribution in America, would be freaking awful. You’d probably have to hide your daughters from some over-eager guys doing what Hef’s doing in this show biz display here. Like, for reals.
Hef is the man America (and the world) trust in his rather unusual role for Playboy. When an actress loses steam for example in Hollywood–Hef plays the gallant romeo and makes her an offer to appear in his magazine. Although she may never do it, soon studios are ringing her for work–now that her star is in demand again. It’s how Hollywood works. Part of the ropes and pulleys of a theatrical show biz town.
In a way, in his role as ‘Hollywood’s accepted pimp’/ publisher/ distributor guy, Hef has helped more woman keep careers in this town than most film producers. He’s more chivalrous than not, to leading lights of entertainment. Who can forget Hef making Lady Gaga an offer early on in her trajectory to fame–before anyone else would pay much attention to her. He’s a star maker too at times, often cast in a conflicting position. Many times he acts in ‘not noble’ yet noble ways. Hef is always a talking point as a famous American paradox.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.26.10~
Hugh Hefner fancies himself as a man in an iron suit. While talking to director Bret Rainer about who should play The Hef in a biopic about his life, Hefner reveals the choice is a no brainer.
Robert Downey Jr. is his preferred actor to take on the role.
I like the choice. A reminder that in life there are no perfect people, just survivors and men of second chances.
I’m actually interested in Ratner’s approach in telling the life story of an octogenarian, because I have permission to write the story of a great American octogenarian, (whose a woman in a totally different field of business altogether than the Hef, of course!).
Ratner & Co. have been at pains to think of the best script approach for a film. Instead of covering all 84 years of Hef’s life, the biopic will focus on Hefner’s early bon vivant years, leading up to the impact his Playboy empire had on the burgeoning sexual revolution of the ’70s. Says Ratner:
“It’s taken me three years just to get something that I think I can actually turn into a movie,” said Ratner. “We’re working on it. It’s just so hard because Hugh Hefner’s life—how do you put it into two hours?”
In my biopic, I need to replace the word “sex” for “fashion” and “sexual revolution” for the “glamorization of American women in fashion.” And then, it’s a more wholesome and elegant story, uplifting and empowering for women and budding fashion designers and artists.
Robert Downey Jr. is a great character actor for any leading man’s biopic, so this film will at least showcase a good performance.
And in the biopic, I’d love to eventually write–my story is about a little tiny lady, who wore an invisble Iron Suit when she rocked American female fashion designers out into the 20th century, with her creativity and business accumen. She could even turn hessian burlap fabric into beautiful garments with her clever.
[Images courtesy of Evan Agostini for PG via AP Images; Hefner's AP Photo - Bob Dear]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 5.12.2010~
~joke: Q: how do you catch a U’NIQUE West Hollywood pink bunny? A: U ‘NEAK up on it, of course!~
West Hollywood artists are some of the most savviest artists in the world for their wit in reading the times, especially regarding pop culture and emerging world cultural trends.
In light of Hollywood Playboy King Hugh Hefner speaking on the matter of Tiger Woods and Jesse James recently, this artwork caught my attention today in West Hollywood. What’s funny about this icon of American porn with an artistic pink twist is that it’s hung in a gay art gallery. That’s hysterical and West Hollywood has the best sense of humor when it comes to American arts and culture. Some of the best artists in America are? …. from West Hollywood.
Too funny… bunny! Support West Hollywood, support West Hollywood artists. They’re pretty clever. Much more clever than I could ever imagine being personally. They inspire one’s inner artist and creativity.
And when you come to this great city to get your photo with Dame Liz Taylor on Urban Sundays at The Abbey, and party like you’re a black American chandellier leading light like Lady Gaga does at a P Diddy party; or, just come to buy Californian art or to dance your way along the aisles of West Hollywood’s uber fabulous retail fashion stores, make sure you stay here, where you’ll be well looked after. Cheers ears! :)
[This artwork can be seen... if you're quick enough... at West Hollywood's Guy Hepner Art Gallery]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 4.14.2010 because on this blog, we often work harder than the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce does to regularly promote West Hollywood artists. ;)~
“Pornography promises men intimacy, but leaves us emotionally impotent”–Dr Edwin Louis Cole
You’ve got to respect an Octogenarian who still has their marbles still working well all up in their suede. Hugh Hefner who has long worn the difficult crown of presenting to America its porn, is so onto Sandra Bullock, Jessie James and Tiger Woods shennanigans, that it made me chuckle today. Let’s face it, Americans love their porn. It’s an entrenched part of US culture and show biz.
According to Page Six Hugh Hefner says of Tiger Woods: “When you get married, you make a commitment. I had a lot of girlfriends, but it’s not the same as cheating. I don’t cheat. I am very open about what I do . . . Sandra Bullock’s husband looks like a real creep. I think that when you are in a relationship, you should be honest. The real immorality of infidelity is the lying.” <— That was so deep.
Hefner also spoke with Las Vegas columnist Norm who asked: Does he think golfer Tiger Woods can overcome his playboy transgressions? Says the Hef: “He can if he wants to. But this whole idea that it’s a sex addiction is a copout. Some people become obsessed with sex, but it’s not like an alcohol or drug addiction. He did it because he could get away with it.”
No. All three of them (Sandra, Jesse and Tiger) all did it because they are positioning themselves to be the new Hugh Hefner with their porn puppet show, when the Hef dies.
At least Hefner’s onto it, when it comes to big business and whose trying to get all up in his mix with pussy wagon publicity. Porn generates a lot of tax dollars for the American economy each year. And America’s in need of money makers to bail out the economy–Jesse James and Tiger Woods are the two contenders to be the next porn kings of America as this juncture of US biz history.
And although this whole story seems like pot kettle/ kettle pot publicity, you have to respect the fact that at 84, this man is not stupid. He is one of the few Americans who produce product that sells offshore more than he consumes. He builds the US economy with his Playboy Entertainment branding. Good comments from the Hef today.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 4.13.2010~
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Farrah Fawcett’s Charlie’s Angels’ co-stars are speaking out in honor of Farrah’s zest for life, her smarts, beauty and spirit. Kate Jackson says:
“Kate Jackson: “I will miss Farrah every day. She was a selfless person who loved her family and friends with all her heart, and what a big heart it was. Farrah showed immense courage and grace throughout her illness and was an inspiration to those around her. When I think of Farrah I will remember her kindness, her cutting dry wit and, of course, her beautiful smile. Today when you think of Farrah remember her smiling, because that is exactly how she wanted to be remembered.”
To see what Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd had to say… go here. :)
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Jaclyn Smith: ”Farrah had courage, she had strength, and she had faith. And now she has peace as she rests with the real angels.”
Cheryl Ladd: “I’m terribly sad about Farrah’s passing. She was incredibly brave, and God will be welcoming her with open arms.”
Kate Jackson: “I will miss Farrah every day. She was a selfless person who loved her family and friends with all her heart, and what a big heart it was. Farrah showed immense courage and grace throughout her illness and was an inspiration to those around her. When I think of Farrah I will remember her kindness, her cutting dry wit and, of course, her beautiful smile. Today when you think of Farrah remember her smiling, because that is exactly how she wanted to be remembered.”
Hugh Hefner: ”Farrah Fawcett was the Marilyn Monroe of the 1970s whose famous poster defined what one thinks of as the All-American girl. Men fell in love with her and women wanted to look like her. She had a magic that never went away. She became a part of the pop culture.“
At the Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen, LA premiere, Kim Kardashian said that she was only there because Megan Fox was in the film. “I have a big girl crush on Megan Fox” Kardashian told E! Entertainment. “I think Megan Fox is hot… and I don’t even have girl crushes, ever!” Nice encouragement from KK towards megan Fox’s rising star in Tinsel Town. Love it! Kardashian knows how to work a red carpet for her own press. Tres smart!
Here in Hollywood, here’s 10 Entertainment & Celebrity News Posts right now, on Horiwood.Com. Enjoy!
You have to take your hat off to Girls Next Door star, Kendra Wilkinson.
She’s got Hollywood down pat.
Not only does Kendra know how to do press on the red carpet, about her pregnancy, but she’s also about to walk down the aisle with sports star, Hank Baskett in a few days.
At the premiere of Transformers 2, Monday, Kendra and Hank announced that they think they could be expecting a baby boy.
We think that Kendra should get the Transformers award in Hollywood, for parlaying from the Hugh Hefner headlining reality TV show of Girls Next Door, into her own top rating show, Kendra, for E! Entertainment network.
She’s a star in her own right now, and we wish her and Hank the best on their wedding day soon and with the safe and healthy pregnancy of their first child.
Poor Angie, this week she has her dad, Jon Voight and the entire GOP Repulican party of America, her man Brad Pitt and her man’s ex, Jennifer Aniston all riding her coattails for magazine covers! And now, she has her l’enfant in training, Megan Fox graduating onto her cover coattails too!
Unmatched… She’s got strong star power, Angelina Jolie… that’s for sure! In Hollywood here’s 10 Hot Posts Right Now on Horiwood.Com. Enjoy!:
Kendra Wilkinson, the most famous PlayBoy TV show geisha girlfriend of Hugh Hefner, and star of Girls Next Door, has well and truly broken out of Hollywood’s Bunny House.
Kendra’s distinctive laughter is golden for E! Entertainment. Her spin off show ‘Kendra’ rated through the roof for E! o record breaking numbers for E! on Sunday.
The Anna Nicole Show held the record since 2002 for a reality show debut, but Kendra smashed it. She garnered 2.6 million viewers with a 1.8 rating for adults aged 18 and 49. Her show is 76% hotter than any Girls Next Door premiere episode.
The formula is simple. Pretty girl with a media profile + sports star boyfriend = American superstar. (Eva Longoria-Parker, Giselle Bundchen, Jessica Simpson, Kim Kardashian… and now, Kendra Wilkinson)
Congrats honey. The red bunny sea has closed behind you! :)