Kate Middleton has a lunch date with The Queen. Will & Kate charm a charity event. Royal souvenirs get the big tick. In other news, 1 billion people exist in the world today that need clean drinking water. The Water Project, seeks to make a difference in India and Africa, click on pic below to let charity flow these holidays and be a Prince or Princess too of a more civilized and modern thinking world today.
Tron: Legacy earns $43.6 million at the box office to be #1.
You too can watch a total lunar eclipse, early Tuesday.
And the rich get richer–Los Angeles Times story.
Taylor Momsen shares Sarah Palin‘s knowledge of geography.
Johnny Depp is sighted backstage at a Justin Bieber concert.
Angelina Jolie gifts Brad Pitt a “family-rock” ring for his 47th birthday.
Saturday Night Live spoofs the Kardashian sisters.
Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron remain besties.
Lady Gaga can’t perform in Paris, France due to crew arrests. Or, a pop star’s day off. Lol!
Burlesque has a Golden Globes controversy on their hands.
Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds may have done lunch in NYC.
Best TV actor at Golden Globes is dubbed the mostly contested category this year.
Arizona and Nevada sue Bank of America over loan modifications–Why only two States?
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA.12.19.10~
World News: Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie and Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck say they’re touched and honored to be nominated for several Golden Globe awards for their film The Tourist in the best picture, best musical comedy actor and actress.
Depp, also earned a nod for Alice in Wonderland said he was”very touched” by the double nomination.
Jolie said to be nominated was an honor, then with humor added “we were laughing because it’s the first time that I’ve been in the comedic category so it’s new for me.”
German director von Donnersmarck said he was happy with the nomination for “The Tourist,” his second film, which opened in the U.S. last week to generally poor reviews.
Not to worry, in tough times, people like to take down the big guns. It makes them feel better. Outside of the US, it will be a different story for this film, no doubt.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.14.10~
Angelina Jolie has been turning on quite a show for paparazzi. Here’s images of the actress rocking it out in Berlin with Johnny Depp and Brad Pitt. Behind a great woman there are great men is her story.
Celebrities you picked as being the hottest names in the world today interesting you, right here on Horiwood.Com are:
2. Olivia Wilde
7. Suzanne Hinn
8. Johnny Depp
Bonus Post: Nesian Mystik & Sonny Bill Williams for rugby
Bonus Post: Glenn Beck likes Julian Assange‘s arrival
[Images courtesy of Wenn].
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.13.10~
Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp‘s New York film premiere of The Tourist happened. Celebrity entertainment news posts voted in Hollywood for Monday, 6th December are:
[Images courtesy of Splash]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.7.10~
MARLON BRANDO’S FAVORITE ACTOR, JOHNNY DEPP ON UPPER-ECHELON DISNEYITES AS HE COVERS VANITY FAIR WITH AN INTERVIEW
Johnny Depp on his “Jack Sparrow” and Disney thinking Pirates of The Caribbean was a little gay: “They couldn’t stand him. They just couldn’t stand him. I think it was Michael Eisner, the head of Disney at the time, who was quoted as saying, ‘He’s ruining the movie.’ Upper-echelon Disney-ites, going, What’s wrong with him? Is he, you know, like some kind of weird simpleton? Is he drunk? By the way, is he gay?… And so I actually told this woman who was the Disney-ite… ‘But didn’t you know that all my characters are gay?’ Which really made her nervous.”
Depp on Shakespeare, Marlon Brando’s Influence & Hamlet: “[Marlon Brando said,] Why don’t you just take a year and go and study Shakespeare, or go and study Hamlet. Go and work on Hamlet and play that part. Play that part before you’re too old…. So what he was trying to tell me was: play that part, man. Play that part before you’re too long in the tooth. Play it. And I would like to. I’d really, really like to.”
Johnny as Angelina Jolie’s Gallant Publicist: “Poor thing, dogged by paparazzi, her and her husband, Brad…all their kids. There are times when you see how ridiculous is this life, how ludicrous it is, you know, leaving your house every morning and being followed by paparazzi. [We'd have] to hide, sometimes not even being able to talk to each other in public because someone will take a photograph and it will be misconstrued and turned into some other shit.”
Depp on Jolie is another Elizabeth Taylor: “I’ve had the honor and the pleasure and gift of having known Elizabeth Taylor for a number of years. You know, you sit down with her, she slings hash, she sits there and cusses like a sailor, and she’s hilarious. Angie’s got the same kind of thing, you know, the same approach.”
But who is Johnny Depp? No one really knows. Perhaps one of the reasons why we love him in movies worldwide.
Patti Smith did the interview with Johnny for Vanity Fair.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.1.10~
RIHANNA, JULIAN ASSANGE, BARONESS SCOTLAND, “INFORMATION SHARING, OVERSHARING” AND “ESPIONAGE” VS “FREE SPEECH”–AS HOT BUZZ WORDS FROM AMERICA AND THE UK
celebrity buzzwords: Julian Assange Vs Angelina Jolie, now Vs Rihanna.
As humans, as people–we look over the fence at our neighbors, in a game of keeping up with the Joneses. The fear of being left behind, or missing out–is the basis of spying–be that polite, or secretive in the form of Espionage.
In fact, there is no trend-setting ability of leaders (fashions mimic others by spying), without observing what peers are doing, than advancing new or similar forms and better ways of doing things.
But when does research–verge into Espionage? Where is that line? Or does it not exist anymore in an age of new technology? The WikiLeaks case gives us all time to discuss that–on Facebook, a community far bigger than WikiLeaks, holding more information about individuals, than WikiLeaks ever could claim to hold.
Julian Assange of Wikileaks is the pin up boy of “Common Similarities between the US and the UK” that still exist today. Will this one man’s fate be decided by a US/ UK jury? His crime? He is a spy of spies because he owned IT that could track others spying tendencies in an obsessively voyeuristic political digital age–where most people don’t even watch politicians in the world, at all. Only other politicians do? Julian shared these politicians favorite (digital) media to read with other media. Anyway,
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary Espionage is defined as being: ”the practice of spying or using spies to obtain information about the plans and activities especially of a foreign government or a competing company.” The origins of espionage is French, as in:
“French espionnage, from Middle French, from espionner to spy, from espion spy, from Old Italian spione, from spia, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German spehōn to spy. First Known Use: 1793.”
We are also encouraged to look at the word “spy” as in: “to watch secretly, usually for hostile purposes; and, to catch sight of or, SEE. Spying is the active activity of espionage. Who really, has time to do that? No one whose creative that’s for sure, only people copy, others creativity. (I’m a blogger, so at times I can be accused of that. Just saying).
The Espionage Act: According to the UK Guardian: “The US Espionage Act is a little-used law dating from 1911 – the same year as the UK’s Official Secrets Act, with which it has much in common.”
The current law can be used to prosecute those who leak and publish classified information that creates a national security risk. The law’s purpose is to tackle espionage. It has never been used on foreign press or any media organization before.
[Image of Rihanna via Trend Hairstyle. Angelia Jolie stars as a Spy in The Tourist above, after starring as an assassin who spied on her husband in Mr & Mrs Smith, and an accused spy in Salt. In fact playing spies is kind of a hot celebrity topic when you consider Jolie's film career.]
Their new movie incites travel–creates a strong image of the American abroad learning new things. A minority in a new culture – whose also not afraid to explore new terrain. Think Casablanca with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman to get a sense of this Hollywood internationale vibe. In their new film The Tourist: “The story revolves around Frank, an American tourist visiting Italy to mend a broken heart. Elise is an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path.”
That’s the latest from these two leading box office heavyweight kids of Hollywood town. I call them ‘billboard kids’ because, if you’re an actor on a billboard, you’re forever cast as a child in Hollywood.
Perhaps only living overseas, gives you the chance to grow up and live an adult life. Even if for a while, you are perpetually cast as a Tourist with an accent. As long as you’re on a billboard anywhere in the World but especially Hollywood, the town wants you to play the role of a child for it. Your job? To say: notice me, love me, play with me, go and see my movie for my high school (studio) I represent. Follow me.
A billboard is actually a physical manifestation of “twitter culture,” “facebook culture” even of a blog too with a following. A sign of our times in which we live, where people want their life to count, mean something, not get lost in an age of social media where –”visibility equates to credibility.” Period.
However, a Hollywood billboard is serious star status material. Money has been spent on the real estate. Billboard real estate is big biz in Hollywood, especially on The Sunset Strip of West Hollywood.
A-List actors promoting a movie, are like politicians campaigning for the popular vote of elections. When on a billboard, they just never appear to grow up. If you realize this, that there’s no escaping this rhetoric of any campaign that involves a media format (like a Hollywood billboard) — than the featured actors or political actors who never take themselves too seriously in this game of promotion, and who just produce images of fun (or beauty and strength as Angelina is here)–are the best at the game. Fun sells.
People need it. Always do fun bold pictures, I reckon. Can’t beat a smile in these times. Unless you’re Jolie, a pout provides variety to all of the smilers. She does it the best.
Johnny and Angelina are Hollywood’s two leading stars who provide star presence in the hood anywhere they appear. They know how to exist both within Hollywood and then go offshore and live their lives while dipping back in to Tinsel Town to make their money. They give Hollywood its current meaning as ‘A City of Stars’ even if they’re not here most of the year.
They’re ghosts, magicians in this regard, using billboard culture or the press to appear to be present. They’re the top of the pops at the promotions and publicity game. Big bucks.
I included trees with this billboard, because green is really the star of us all too. You know it. Enjoy the view in case this billboard never makes it to your town or your neighborhood in the world. You’ll always have trees beside you, as a reminder to think green to be a star too. :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.
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~
True Hollywood fact: Hollywood legend, Clayton Moore was a circus acrobat at the age of eight”:–Horiwood for Hinetaapora Short starring in action movies as a heroine of the future.
[Image of Clayton Moore and Silver courtesy of Tahi Website, Image of Jay Silverheels (born Harold J. Smith - the son of a Chief and military man of the Candian Mowhawk Indian tribe) courtesy of Rua Website. This post going up in Hollywood today: for Wairua Kids of the World like young Hinetaapora Short who possess courage, talent and a mighty heart to smile big and entertain. And for big kids who still do too, like producer Jerry Bruckheimer and Johnny Depp].
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.28.10~
Johnny Depp got his start, playing a cop in 21 Jump Street. Decades later, he’s still at the top of his game, earning $75 million over the last year. In fact, after Tiger Woods, Johnny is da man, in this year’s Forbes Top 100 Celebrities list. Johnny Depp’s ability to be cast in costume dramas, like playing the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton‘s 3-D update of Alice in Wonderland helps keep this man enigmatic and diverse.
Alice grossed $1 billion for Disney at the worldwide box office. Johnny is now the only actor to headline two films raking in $1 billion.
Depp also landed a big upfront payday for The Tourist, co-starring with Angelina Jolie. Nice work.
[Vintage image of Johnny Depp courtesy of Poster.Net]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 7.6.201~
According to Nikki Finke, the world’s most favorite pirates Johnny Depp and castmates will be filmed in 3D as Disney brings, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides into the 2010′s movie going experience. 5.11.2011 is when it hits theaters.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 5.18.2010~
According to The Hollywood Insider, Tim Burton‘s 7th filmmaking collaboration effort with Johnny Depp has proven to be box office gold for the history books. Alice in Wonderland in 3D has surpassed Sir Peter Jackson‘s film Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers this morning taking $928.9 million to date, with Jackson’s box office tally from 2002, being $925.3 million.
Something has to be said about the amazing $1 billion generating movie lads of Hollywood like Tim Burton, Sir Peter and James Cameron. They’re incredible. Congrats to Tim Burton, cast and crew. 3D is the future of box office–and expect Sir Peter Jackson to reply in 2014 with back to back Hobbit films, hopefully filmed for 3D distribtion and with a multicultural cast as protagonists that has some Maori and Pacific Island hobbits in its stellar line up, from home.
It’s time. There’s a lot to look forward to at the box office. But back to Alice in 3D. From Tim Burton and Johnny Depp we learn that long term collaborative artistic partnerships do pay off. Loyalty in Hollywood pays off! I love it! That more than anything is tres impressive in this good news story today for Hollywood’s box office. Let’s go LA and New Zealand in 3D movie ticket sales. :)
In the interim, for passionate fans and enthusiasts of New Zealand’s Cinematic magic, Maori Hollywood King, Cliff Curtis holds the flag for Kiwis in 3D films in his upcoming, history making role in M. Night Shyamalan‘s upcoming 3D film, The Last Airbender. The next hot 3D action movie ticket.
[Image of Alice in Wonderland billboard, Sunset Plaza, West Hollywood CA 90069, Horiwood.Com's own]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 5.4.2010~
Family bonding is perhaps the best and wisest investment of time that any celebrity can make. Here’s Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Depp‘s day out with their kids in Venice. Nice one.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 5.1.2010. Source~
In America, Jay-Z has both Beyonce and protege, Rihanna as his secret weapons to garner himself attention. Angelina Jolie has Brad Pitt and (subext: Jennifer Aniston) to garner herself attention when needed. Stars stay hot, to say important things to the world.
However, France, needs another superstar/ mouthpiece of cinema today, and Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt and Jolie are playing their part in being a starmaker to this French musician-model, beauty… who is about to become France’s equivalent of the Brigette Bardot of her generation.
Here’s some press angles from Paradis‘ camp to date, in this process of starmaking:
A woman in potential crises/ under threat by a ‘villain’: The NY Post reports Paradis: “asking Johnny Depp to find a new gig, when she heard that he would star opposite Angelina Jolie in The Tourist.” (more…)
Fashion, the Depp way, is always too cool… Johnny on the set of The Tourist in Paris.
[Image courtesy of Matrix photos]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.2.2010~
A healthier looking, Johnny Depp turned up for work on Monday, on the set of The Tourist in gay Paris. The normally zero body-fat, actor looks like he’s been eating a bit, beneath his en vogue beard.
Healthy living in France has got to be good for you. Just avoid the rich sauces and too many coissants. This man is legend.
[Image courtesy of Pop Suga]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA
Despite Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie being spotted at the Directors Guild Awards Saturday, before the Grammys appearing very much in love; the US tabloid media continue to make a tabloid love triangle meal ticket out of Hollywood’s leading couple by using Jennifer Aniston and Johnny Depp‘s images to do so.
Star Magazine reports that Angie is about to jump ship with Johnny Depp; InTouch Magazine reports that Jolie is furious at Brad and OK! Magazine says Brad still has feelings for Jen. Yawn! Round two of US tabloid editors’ craziness this week.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides aka, Pirates of The Caribbean 4 is officially in pre-production and is Hawaiian bound.
Yes! Johnny Depp is heading to Hawaii for the Disney film’s production in Ohau and Kauai this summer. The movie will be in theaters next year.
Jerry Bruckheimer, producer of the flick says: ”We’ve always sought out the most extraordinary and exotic locations and Hawaii provides an amazing range of both land and seascapes, and we’re delighted to return for On Stranger Tides,”
$85 million is expected to be generated for Barack Obama’s home state, which was hit hard in the global economic crises from less tourists to the Island paradise. Great news for Hawaii! I love it there!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.20.2010~
Only Johnny Depp could look like his hair needs a good shampoo-ing and yet still front GQ magazine’s 20 most stylish men in the world issue. What a star.
It is yet not known, whether Depp will participate in the Haiti telethon effort this friday.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.19.2010~
Contact Music has listed five of the top ten men that women in the UK would most love to kiss under the mistletoe this Christmas. The phenomenon of Twilight’s love story holds up in the UK. Here’s 5 gents that could play Santa to Brit ladies this year.
1. Robert Pattinson–no contest. He is the British King of hearts.
2. Johnny Depp–his artistry combined with international living makes Depp hot.
3. Brad Pitt–because every woman wants to be Angelina Jolie for a minute.
4. Kellan Lutz–because muscle makes a woman feel secure in rocky times.
5. Taylor Lautner–because to kiss an indigenous action star is one of the rare thrills left on earth to do. And… in the UK to crush hard on a 17 year-old isn’t illegal like it could be in the US.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.25.09~
Go Jonny Depp!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.3.09~
No one can play American celebrity chess better than Angelina Jolie. The fame game is like osmosis to her when everyone rides her tail for fame and popularity.
As the American media frame Jolie in a role feuding with President Barack Obama’s policies today, Jolie’s reply is to put the focus on the Johnny Depp film she will star in where her and Johnny Depp will strip naked together for a romance scene.
Depp and Jolie share American-French connections both raising French-American children and families in France as French property owners, so they are just keeping it all in the family today as Jolie is supposedly embroiled in an Obama policy-hating scandal with the President. Jolie makes it about Johnny and Brad, not just Obama. She’s a smart girl. Love her.
Nice PR from Jolie!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.24.09~
Thoughts on Johnny Depp: It is ironic that the American man who spends 80% of his life living in France, is named People magazine’s sexiest [American] man alive. If that’s what it takes to be sexy in America, we all need to travel more and live abroad. So an interesting choice by People magazine today. I don’t get it. But I love Johnny Depp’s films. He is a great artist.
~Posted Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.18.09~
10 Celebrity News links at Sunset: The Hollywood life is all about afternoon martinis and talking about celebrity antics, pop stars, naughty stars and block buster movies and beautiful pop music.
The martinis at sunset are made strictly with Grey Goose vodka as a tribute to the giggles that Chelsea Handler brings on.
The Kiwi in me wishes they had 42 Below Feijoa vodka here in El lay, at the local. But of course, no one really knows what a feijoa really is here on the strip. That would be way too real, organic and healthy. Anyway, here’s ten celebrity hot topics of interest tonight on Horiwood.Com. See below: