Here as I blog in West Hollywood this Christmas I am thankful that we have freedom of expression and freedom of speech in America.
Finally, I have recovered from a dirty martini hang over from two nights ago at a Hollywood Hills Christmas party. I like olives, so always get it wrong when I see them in a festive glass. I only had two martinis, but they were good ones! The relief of not having a Bellevedere voddie headache today is awesome, yet the respite is short lived when today I look at the news and I see that people are being persecuted in Iran for being different.
People are not allowed to have a Christmas this year. Those who want to are detained, some are behind bars, some will be martyred for their Christian faith in 2010!!! That’s insanity. (more…)
Kat Von D and Jesse James tweet Christmas cheer, below.
Lil’ Wayne buys a fan’s mom a wheelchair for Christmas.
Kings of Leon‘s tour bus is too hot in London. Postponed show.
Jermaine Jackson does not like his landlord this Christmas.
Denise Richards will spend Christmas day with Charlie Sheen and Nikki Sixx.
Adam Shulman & Anne Hathaway love Brooklyn.
Ryan Reynolds talks to crew on set of movies? About his real life? No!
Paris Hilton is headed to Hawaii for Christmas. Scary news.
Glee’s Chris Colfer has past the point of being a choir boy.
29 literary films to treat yourself to these holidays.
Filmmaker Jafar Panahi just might win an Oscar one day.
JLo is getting sued for $10 million by a crazy woman.
John Jellybean Benitez (Madonna‘s mixer) gets sued for $10 mil too.
Zac Efron may be getting lucky this Christmas.
Lindsay Lohan says Betty Ford is just like paparazzi.
Ashton Kutcher will testify in exes murder trial.
Who was hot in Hollywood 2010? Here’s 3 people who were.
Harry Potter actress got beaten up by family for dating a Hindu man. Crazy.
Not all flash mobs are merry, watch this clip in Sacramento to see what I mean.
Some bloggers and website editors making a difference all year round with news are: The Swamp (Chicago Tribune); Swampland (Time); TalkLeft; Tapped (American Prospect); Taylor Marsh; That Minority Thing; Truthdig; Think Progress; This Modern World; Washington Whispers (US News & World Report); Wonkette.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.21.10~
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.15.10~
Laughter as a unifying bond: “laughing at ourselves in shared openness,
disarms tensions and the bombs of strife and war”
A defining moment in global politics. The good, the bad, the ugly & the principle of all laughing together for things to get better: The Wikileaks leaked US docs scandal has got many nations worried what the tide of American opinion on world leader’s performances will be like in the oncoming weeks. It’s sort of like having your school report card read out to your entire high school (ie: The World). Who can’t empathize with anyone in politics right now–at this moment? That’s an uncomfortable feeling–for people who are used to being protected, rewarded for giving away very little information (eg: the art of Elena Kagan being interviewed provides a good study on that) to suddenly be forced to be more open by these leaked docs. Shocking, really for the rather closely guarded cushioned world of global politics.
With wikileaks leaking American docs–this news story is first scripted as an American-driven political narrative. Meaning, it’s a very US-shaped form of ‘perception shaping,’ ‘rating,’ ‘ranking,’ ‘sorting,’ ‘reordering a world order,’ ‘categorizing,’ ‘stereotyping?’ and ‘spicing up the game’ or world politics–all not on purpose, by the American government of course. Darn leaked documents being the cause of it all! Wikileaks just can’t be trusted!
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.
In Oscars Hollywood history, the Cocoanut Grove was the venue celebrating Americans much loved art form of Hollywood’s cinema’s best awards for excellence.
From this image we see a Palm Tree as a symbol of Peace. Whether a palm is found in California, throughout The South Pacific, in Israel or Iran provides a message for us all to ponder as a symbol.
A palm tree grows peacefully in earth’s soil, irrespective of how people draw up maps of territory. Its a very humble tree. It just grows. Its leaves offer shade in extreme heat conditions for people and camels alike. It always signifies that water is found nearby, water being a symbol of life that all growing things need to live. A palm tree’s fruit is eaten by people of Californian, people in Iran or Israel alike. A palm tree does not discriminate. It looks after people equally.
May leaders of the world (G20 Economies Summit leaders included) all have a movie date with Peace, in their hearts concerning the future direction of the world and showing mercy to others, not all that different from ourselves.
This is California’s story in the City of Angels. We are peace messengers in The City of Angels–just like a palm tree is. May the art of peace be the most glorified American art of all and bring forth its fruit in due season.
I think an emphasis on water systems watering people who don’t have it in the world with clean drinking water, would be an intelligent thing of G20 leaders to obsess on at this point in World History. With the existing wealth all G-20 Summit leaders nations have, let’s leak some water these nations way who are without.
That’s smart leadership. Instead of just “World Economy, War Economy,” as buzz words, let’s think “Water Economy” too for all people in the world. A war on lack for the least in the world is what’s needed. That’s true power, to think that way and shows respect for basic human rights in the world.
[Image - courtesy of Vanity Fair]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.28.10~
Once I noticed this artwork being exhibited in Los Angeles by a 70 year-old artist. Go here to read more about it, if you like this artist’s art.
It spoke to me as I never expected to see an artwork like this. Yet I did in California. It is a symbol of these times. It could either be a symbol of peace or war.
We, as the artist’s audience must decide.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.28.10~
GIBBS ST “ON” – WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY, ROBERT GIBBS ON “COMPROMISED DIPLOMACY” OVER WIKILEAKS DOCS IRAN SCANDAL
Reading very Catholic–this method of information distribution, I must say.
Here’s what the White House is reporting via the recent Wikileaks Docs political scandal that sheds much light on international leaders angst, frustration, fear?/ genuine neighborly concern? and anger with their problems and misunderstandings with Iran. I write this in California where many people from Iran live in Beverly Hills, Westwood etc as valued American residents and citizens. I must point out that Iran is not Iraq or Afghanistan, it is Ancient Persia.
Before you read on though, as this is an entertainment and celebrity news blog, click on this case of Gibbston Wine grown and cellared in Queenstown New Zealand that Beyonce was seen sipping on at lunch this weekend in Auckland The Supercity. Apparently the wine is a beauty. Alright, news continues:
According to Bloomberg, the White House fears Diplomacy has been compromised with the Wikileaks distributed secret information of speical documents gleaned from cables, to the world’s press for upcoming publication. Specifically Bloomberg reports:
“Nevertheless, these cables could compromise private discussions with foreign governments and opposition leaders,” according to the statement from the White House Press Secretary, Robert Gibbs. “When the substance of private conversations is printed on the front pages of newspapers across the world, it can deeply impact not only U.S. foreign policy interests, but those of our allies and friends.”
Republicans also condemned the release of the cables, with Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina stating on Fox News Sunday that “the people at WikiLeaks could have blood on their hands.” The top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida, called the revelation of the documents “extremely irresponsible.”
The Pentagon’s Response to the leaks that escaped their management is: “The Pentagon announced today that it will take a “series of actions” to prevent future reoccurrences, such as developing procedures to monitor user behavior that is similar to steps taken by credit-card companies to detect fraud. The military will also conduct security oversight inspections at forward bases and remove the ability of classified computers to download information onto removable disks.”
Perhaps you’ll appreciate this case of wine then as a reading companion in the upcoming weeks as you follow the Wikileaks Docs, news stories about to hit the world via Spain, France, Germany, New York, The UK in the next few weeks.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywod California USA. 11.28.10~
If there are “no enemies in the world” except different reflections of fellow human beings–what is our need to create a new Hitler to unify a majority in a new world order. Or is there a Hitler already in the world? Iran has nuclear weapons. So does North Korea, China, USA, UK, France, India, Israel, Russia and Pakistan. These nations all admit to having nuclear weapons or components of them in their nations. That leads us to the next question: What makes Iran different to all of US (meaning the other nations with nuclear weapons). Hopefully the Wikileaks news coverage/ saga/ drama/ production etc will bring some mediation on this one question, otherwise let’s all go to the movies instead and not bother reading the upcoming news on this issue, if the media’s line of questioning isn’t taking this fair angle.
Truth is fair and it is always the role of foreign press (international media) to help politicians locate the center of truth with a plethora of voices on any issue. In the democratic process of truth, we always see ourselves when accusing anyone else, of anything.
That’s basic wisdom belonging to a parent with squabbling children. So, may the media have the courage to be that mirror of humanity at this time in world history.
Bascially, I hope Iran isn’t being blamed for being a Hitler, solely because they own nuclear weapons. Or is it something deeper than this that has the Arab world saying the awful “Hitler” word today.
Arab leaders outside of Iran do believe a Hitler type person walks among us on the earth. This report today is kinda shocking press, from any leaders of any nation when discussing the Wikileaks documents being printed in The New York Times and other allied nations newspapers:
A grey-power King of Arabia leads the charge. Bloomberg news reports: “Saudi Arabia’s 86-year-old ruler, King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz, frequently called for an attack on Iran, urging the U.S. to “cut off the head of the snake” while there was still time, the newspaper reported. In July 2009, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi, then the defense supreme commander for the United Arab Emirates, declared that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad “is Hitler,” according to the newspaper’s description of the embassy cables.
As a global citizen of the world I am left thinking, that’s not a good thing to say to a fellow son of Abraham, but each person is entitled to their own freedom of speech. That’s the gift of being human in this world as these Arab leaders show, being modern thinking allies of Israel today.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood Caliornia USA. 11.28.10~
Now that Wikileaks is leaking US International Relationships documents through the New York Times, through: The Guardian of the U.K., through France’s Le Monde, and Spain’s El Pais and Der Spiegel of Germany too–who all have these secret (not classified Top Secret) doucments for publication, I guess it’s a safe bet to say, from Hollywood:
We live in an age of an “International Relations Reshuffle.”
What does this mean? It means that Spain, Germany, UK (Europe), France, New York (USA) are all in the reshuffle otherwise these documents would be banned form publication in these global territories. It’s a shame that China and India aren’t publishing them too then, firsthand. That would be the diplomatically intelligent and courteous thing to do.
Instead, the ‘spin’ concerning China focuses on: “According to another cable, a Chinese contact told the U.S. embassy in Beijing in January that China’s Politburo directed an “intrusion” into Google Inc.’s local computer networks. The Google hacking was “part of a coordinated campaign of computer sabotage carried out by government operatives, private security experts and Internet outlaws recruited by the Chinese government,” the New York Times said in its account of the WikiLeaks cables.”
Perhaps China playing ‘The West’s intrusive villain” who is taking the blame of leaking the docs, is a smart move then.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.28.10~
WASHINGTON WIKILEAKS NEWS – SAUDI ARABIA AND ARAB NATIONS SIDED WITH ISRAEL, URGING AMERICA TO STOP IRAN
The Wikileaks leaked documents say a lot today in terms of Foreign Affairs in the USA concerning Iran and other Arab Nations. Today, Bloomberg reports:
“Saudi Arabia and other Arab governments sided with Israel in urging the U.S. to stop Iran from developing a nuclear bomb, according to a New York Times account of 250,000 classified U.S. embassy cables released by WikiLeaks, the non-profit website.”
And… “In the documents, American officials say that Iran obtained 19 advanced missiles from North Korea, potentially giving the Islamic Republic the capability to attack Moscow and cities in Western Europe, the newspaper said in articles published online today. At the request of the Obama Administration, the New York Times agreed not to publish the text of the Feb. 24 cable that reported the Korean missile deal with Iran.”
Of course, the White House spokesperson on the matter, a Nicole Thompson, denies any information in these documents via Wikileaks.
Previous information about Nicole states these things: Nicole Thompson serves as a Press Officer in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Public Affairs.
Her writings focused on the G20 Summit are: “For most of us, up-to-the minute news and information (more…)
Leann Rhimes gives Taylor Swift a run for her ‘headlines generating’ money, by turning out a controversy show on the cover of Shape Magazine. Rhimes bikini body has been called a “husband stealer” (because it’s never a guy’s fault to tango, right?) by the magazine’s female editor (doh!). Meanwhile Leanne’s beau’s ex-wife, has been arrested for DUI too.
Major drama in the Eddie Cibrian camp this Halloween weekend. Scary-romance country thoughts as Rhimes plays bad girl husband-stealer to Swift’s country sweetheart always spurned act. Ridonkulousness tabloid fodder angles for a Country Music Entertainment Halloween Show.
Meanwhile, APEC leaders of the Asia-Pacific world meet in Vietnam (cf: post 3) and did I mention I am a proud Uncle Sam (cf: post 3 “also”) here in America! Cos I am.
Celebrity entertainment Hollywood news as you all voted worldwide today. Here’s our top ten. Democracy looks like this with celeb news and trending topics today. Thanks awesomery, fun people. News on the well-attended Sanity for All rally (pictured below) hosted by Jon Stewart coming soon on the blog. A good indication of how American Kings are entertainers too as well as being President. An entertainment king will share their spotlight with their Pres as Jon Stewart does. Look at that turn out! Insane.
Really getting rid of fear in America, should be about being more China and Indian friendly. You know it. But we’re all growing. That’s also a message to the U.K too. :)
Visibility of APEC leaders of the world is importante. They are joined for the first time this year by Hilary Clinton – all are currently in Vietnam.
Update: John Key is back from pressing the flesh with the leaders of the ten billion dollar trade of nations of ASEAN round table.
TVNZ reports: John Key says: “If you think about the lunch we went to, the richest man in the world was there in the form of the sultan of Brunei, and the largest most populated country in the world was there in the form of China and India and the like,” he said.
Keys has had good rapport to date with Japan and India wanting to sign on more as trading partners in a real way, a first from previous years. Russia also wants to be more a part of ASEAN trade with a burgeoning younger population seeing value. Aspects of US relations with Iran, the Middle East, and North Korea will be on the table when discussing trade for Mr Key when Hilary Clinton visits the North Island and South Island of New Zealand next week.
Hobbit Minded News: And because NZ is a nation that thinks technically ‘fix it’ mindedly (it goes with making Hobbit movies in 3D) this news was also deemed newsworthy too: “Mr Keys needed back up transport back from Vietnam to New Zealand. The Air Force had to use a back-up plane to bring the Prime Minister home from Summit.
The 757 used on the initial trip to Vietnam lost its weather radar on the leg between Darwin and Ho Chi Minh City and the repair job could not be completed in time for the delegation’s departure last night.
It meant the other 757, which had been operating out of Darwin, had to be used to bring them home.”
That’s the news the way it was.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.30.10~
Whether we like it or not, the essence of democracy is about presenting a whole range of views on any topic. “Truth is like a diamond, it has many sides” or so my mentor tells me.
Characters who (for whatever reason) play the role of a ‘villain’ are often cast in the role of giving dissenting views. Iran’s president is perhaps the man/ person who most resembles that role, at the minute, when it comes to our sense of Western (Eastern too -same thing these days) democracy. So, with respect to truth’s diamiond here’s a look at this inflammaotry Persian’s remarks.
Reports the New York Times, Neil MacFarquhar: “Iran’s president dismissed a fusillade of criticism on Friday over his inflammatory speech to the United Nations a day earlier, in which he claimed that most people believed the United States orchestrated the Sept. 11 attacks.
But the Iranian leader, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, also offered a conciliatory gesture on his country’s nuclear program, expressing hope that negotiations over a nuclear-fuel swap deal could resume as early as next month. The talks would restart a diplomatic process that collapsed last year and led to a fourth round of sanctions against Iran in June.”
Interesting. To find out more, go here. And whether we like Iran’s President or not, he makes Obama look good every time he says something different (or iflammatory), and that’s important for America, to have a strong President. We need that for American identity and this is the history of America.
However, when I look at the works of Islamic artists, like those featured in this book, Lacquer of the Islamic Lands – Part One by Nasser D. Khalili, B.W Robinson and Time Stanley I see nothing but peace emanating from these nations art and artists in this outstanding collection in this book. So I present these images, as another side of that diamond of World Peace, but in a visual way–because quite frankly, since W.Bush‘s presidential years – words are cheap. A picture is often worth more for the average Joe, like myself, trying to make sense of it all, while making do, in these times too. Enjoy the artistry today from Arab and Islam nations artists, with apologies to 9/11 victims families for Iran’s President’s comments and diverse views being presented on this Hollywood blog.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 9.24.10~
I couldn’t help but notice, someone poses as Iran’s President today on twitter, tweeting via this tweet picks service, the tweet: “Just got a tweet from Steve Jobs, apparently we can’t use the letter “I” in Iran anymore.”
Brilliant good comedy writing in 140 characters or less.
Twitter has such a great community of bright people. I love them.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 9.2.10~
Sambusik and Mamoul recipes, for ‘old school’ Middle Eastern peace loving citizens of LA:
Aunt Frieda was Middle Eastern. She was good friends with Aunt Elvira who I nursed until she died at nights here in L.A. Aunt Frieda was also an amazing cook. She was a friend of a family, I love and know.
This one’s going up for Frieda’s legacy of L.A today.
I never met her, or any one of Frieda’s family members. But… anyone who Aunt Elvira deemed fit to keep news clippings about, I’m all good to learn from. Aunt Frieda inspired Los Angeles citizens with her otherworldly taste sensibilities in the kitchen.
I dig her Sambusik recipe today. Photographed on a Ram’s wool blanket, once made in Ohio, for your entertainment.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 9.2.10~
“For everything there is a season, a time to plant and a time to harvest.”–Jewish King Solomon on all political matters, Book of Ecclesiastes.
Today, the New York Times, looks at the U.N and Iraq’s view of time, as opposed to our Western consumer-culture (a la mode: I want it yesterday) view of time. The illusive concept of “time” is one of those things that gets lost in translation between cultures (unfortunately) as these quotes from the Times show us today.
At the sidelines of a United Nations meeting, Hoshyar Zebari, said: ”The Americans planted a tree in Iraq, Mr. Zebari (recalled Iran’s President Mr. Mouhmad Ahmadinejad telling him, with the stilted sympathy of sarcasm. They watered that tree, pruned it and cared for it. “Ask your American friends,” he said, shaking his head, “why they’re leaving now before the tree bears fruit.”
The article written by journalist, Anthony Shadid, says: “Iraq today is replete with American-ordered deadlines, timetables and benchmarks that sought to create realities where realities never existed. The administration is leaving now on its own terms. Perhaps staying would make an already traumatized Iraq worse; much of its dysfunction dates to the American occupation and its earliest days. But the very nature of America’s departure — with no government formed, an unpredictable Iraqi military, and deep popular disenchantment with a hapless political elite — underscores one of the most enduring traits of American strategy in the Middle East.
“Powerful but fickle, the United States has never seemed to understand time, at least not in the way it is acknowledged by Islamic activists willing to serve decades in jail, Syrian presidents assured that American policies will eventually change, and Iraq’s neighbors, who bide their turn to fill the vacuum left by an American departure.
Its policies — support for Israel and authoritarian Arab governments, the invasion of Iraq and war in Afghanistan — may shape sentiments toward it. But time, an American measure of it, often shapes the way it acts.”
It’s one of the unfortunate things about people in the Middle East, unless you visit America, you don’t know how quick and fast time goes here, from a cultural perspective. I mean, America offers so much consumer choice for everyone, that the average American decision makes perhaps thirty times faster than many people of the Middle East, daily, when choosing what TV Channel to watch for example. Time is one of those things that is sped up in America, so this story provides an interesting angle on cultural differences in regards to patience and time values that differ between America and others, like the good people of Iran and Iraq for example.
Shadid also reports in his article: “It certainly is American politics and it is American culture, the sense that we are an impatient people,” said Ryan C. Crocker, a former ambassador to Iraq and veteran diplomat in the Arab world. “ ‘Tomorrow or the day after tomorrow, at the latest, and if that’s not going to happen, we’re going to move on.’”
“In Lebanon, the Palestinian territories and Syria, the messy [U.S determined political] realities never quite fit. Since 2003, they rarely have in Iraq, either.
Shadid also writes: “Patience is always in short supply in Washington,” said Mr. Zebari, wondering what that meant for Iran, Turkey and Iraq’s other neighbors.
~”I wish I was a little less crazy, a little less out there… I wish I was a little more solid, a little more grounded”~Billy Ray Cyrus thinks humility and green.
Miley Cyrus‘ papa, Billy Ray Cyrus goes in to bat, for American’s teen Queen -after her bird imagery of her Can’t Be Tamed album, got covered in an oil slick of CNN TV coverage about endangered birds of the gulf oil crises (for reals).
Billy Ray is pictured here with band members of Brother Clyde patching up the family’s image. Nice job. Cyrus takes Iraq war lyrics and fuses them with a Florida green issue, overlay, with music video pics of current events.
His Iraq comment via the boot is this: “Lately (a single form the band’s self titled album) is coming out very soon,” Billy Ray reports. “It is a really powerful record about the sign of our times … I just got back from Iraq and Afghanistan. Seeing what is going on in our world, the song ‘Lately’ is going to speak to a lot of people. The music is going to translate.”
Musically, Billy Ray is all about experimenting (with country, grunge, rap and rock fusion) while fostering a group of up and coming, eclectic alternative india musicians with a slow down and feel good again message, for earth/ life sustainability too. Here’s the band’s new song, Lately.
Go fellah! Band members of Brother Clyde are: Jamie Miller (of theSTART and Snot), Dave Henning on base, rapper King Phaze, Dan Knight on gat, and Samantha Maloney (Courtney Love‘s Hole band). Any boy band with a girl drummer has gotta do okay.
Courage to Slow Down, love people’s lives not war acceleration without defined purpose, and take care of the earth. Wise country wisdom from Billy.
True fact: the first day, Susan K took me to Hollywood Blvd for gelato, Billy Ray walked past the gelato store, several times, doing a shoot on the Walk of Fame. Because of that, this is his plug. We had pistachio gelato. It was delicious fun. California does the best pistachio gelato. :)
Buy Billy Ray’s new single for 99 cents, right here. I love this pic–for branding purposes, you can never have enough symbols going on in the background. A symbol = audience’s meaning.
[Image of B.C courtesy of Country Music Love]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 7.31.2010~
There is nothing like live theater especially at the Celebration Theater of Los Angeles. Go and see Haram Iran–a play that Variety describes as being “ingeniously theatrical.” Nice one fellahs. Go and see this play!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.25.2010~
Iranian protestors of the opposition political party took to the streets of Iran by the hundreds of thousands today to counteract the political celebrations as Iran marks Islamic Revolution day.
New reports claiming that the Iranian government are blocking gmail and twitter, would be enough to make us all in America take to the streets too! Let alone for a political cause. The personal is always political. But a desire for democracy in Iran is becoming more and more apparent.
Wishing Peace upon the beautiful people of Iran today.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.11.2010~
Megan Fox and Alex Meraz get the spotlight today in Hollywood. Here’s your top 10 on Horiwood.Com:
1. MEGAN FOX comes out on top today with a new interview.
2. KRISTEN STEWART and ROBERT PATTINSON bring it on for Twilight Saga fans with their great photographic chemistry.
3. KEITH LEWIS & CARRIE PREJEAN settle their Miss California USA law suit.
8. HEATHER D BAUER is TYRA BANKS star nutritionist.
9. FERGIE and JOSH DUHAMEL land magazine covers together with an ‘alleged’ infidelity scandal. Clever.
Spencer Pratt and Heidi Pratt are now reading Horiwood.Com. Thanks guys.
Horiwood is… thinking about Iran and praying for her peace today.
… لَوْ كُنْتُ أَتَكَلَّمُ بِلُغَاتِ النَّاسِ وَالْمَلاَئِكَةِ وَلَيْسَ عِنْدِي مَحَبَّةٌ، لَمَا كُنْتُ إِلاَّ نُحَاساً يَطِنُّ وَصَنْجاً يَرِنُّ!
وَلَوْ كَانَتْ لِي مَوْهِبَةُ النُّبُوءَةِ، وَكُنْتُ عَالِماً بِجَمِيعِ الأَسْرَارِ وَالْعِلْمِ كُلِّهِ، وَكَانَ عِنْدِي الإِيمَانُ كُلُّهُ حَتَّى أَنْقُلَ الْجِبَالَ، وَلَيْسَ عِنْدِي مَحَبَّةٌ، فَلَسْتُ شَيْئاً!
وَلَوْ قَدَّمْتُ أَمْوَالِي كُلَّهَا لِلإِطْعَامِ، وَسَلَّمْتُ جَسَدِي لأُحْرَقَ، وَلَيْسَ عِنْدِي مَحَبَّةٌ، لَمَا كُنْتُ أَنْتَفِعُ شَيْئاً.
الْمَحَبَّةُ تَصْبِرُ طَوِيلاً؛ وَهِيَ لَطِيفَةٌ. الْمَحَبَّةُ لاَ تَحْسُدُ. الْمَحَبَّةُ لاَ تَتَفَاخَرُ وَلاَ تَتَكَبَّرُ.
لاَ تَتَصَرَّفُ بِغَيْرِ لِيَاقَةٍ، وَلاَ تَسْعَى إِلَى مَصْلَحَتِهَا الْخَاصَّةِ. لاَ تُسْتَفَزُّ سَرِيعاً، وَلاَ تَنْسُبُ الشَّرَّ لأَحَدٍ.
لاَ تَفْرَحُ بِالظُّلْمِ، بَلْ تَفْرَحُ بِالْحَقِّ.
إِنَّهَا تَسْتُرُ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ، وَتُصَدِّقُ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ، وَتَرْجُو كُلَّ شَيْءٍ، وَتَتَحَمَّلُ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ.
الْمَحَبَّةُ لاَ تَزُولُ أَبَداً. أَمَّا مَوَاهِبُ النُّبُوآتِ فَسَتُزَالُ، وَمَوَاهِبُ اللُّغَاتِ سَتَنْقَطِعُ، وَالْمَعْرِفَةُ سَتُزَالُ.
فَإِنَّ مَعْرِفَتَنَا جُزْئِيَّةٌ وَنُبُوءَتَنَا جُزْئِيَّةٌ.
وَلَكِنْ، عِنْدَمَا يَأْتِي مَا هُوَ كَامِلٌ، يُزَالُ مَا هُوَ جُزْئِيٌّ.
فَلَمَّا كُنْتُ طِفْلاً، كُنْتُ أَتَكَلَّمُ كَالطِّفْلِ، وَأَشْعُرُ كَالطِّفْلِ، وَأُفَكِّرُ كَالطِّفْلِ. وَلَكِنْ، لَمَّا صِرْتُ رَجُلاً، أَبْطَلْتُ مَا يَخُصُّ الطِّفْلَ.
وَنَحْنُ الآنَ نَنْظُرُ إِلَى الأُمُورِ مِنْ خِلاَلِ زُجَاجٍ قَاتِمٍ فَنَرَاهَا بِغُمُوضٍ. إِلاَّ أَنَّنَا سَنَرَاهَا أَخِيراً مُوَاجَهَةً. الآنَ، أَعْرِفُ مَعْرِفَةً جُزْئِيَّةً. وَلَكِنِّي، عِنْدَئِذٍ، سَأَعْرِفُ مِثْلَمَا عُرِفْتُ.
أَمَّا الآنَ، فَهذِهِ الثَّلاَثَةُ بَاقِيَةٌ: الإِيمَانُ، وَالرَّجَاءُ، وَالْمَحَبَّةُ. وَلَكِنَّ أَعْظَمَهَا هِيَ الْمَحَبَّةُ!
~Love is the greatest hadith of all~
President Barack Obama, joined President Nicolas Sarkozy of France and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has announced to the world that Iran is the enemy of Western democracy and the world.
Why? Because Iran has a nucleur manufactuing plant, just like America has many. However, Iran has been sneaky about it, so that means they are worse than us here in America. A nucleur bomb is a nucleur bomb, regardless of who makes it. But…
Interesting logic from the President, Friday as he addresses global leaders in the US. To read more, go here. Question: Why, is there still a thirst for more war in the world? What we need is Courage To Love. Accepting difference and having the courage to resist war and work it out!
…. has really appreciated the war effort so far.
Afghan women dress in their Burqa attire rest in Kabul on September 3, 2009.
Muslims worldwide are observing the holy month of Ramadan. They abstain from consuming food and drink from dawn to dusk. It must be killer to be so close to all that coca-cola and sprite and yet have to abstain from drinking any of it.
I tell ya, if I don’t have my morning coffee first thing I’m as grumpy as Iatola Kermani on an election day in Iran! So props to these Afghani women today. That’s some self-control right there.
AFP PHOTO/SHAH Marai (Photo credit should read SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images) [image: world of wonder.net]