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Los Angeles–The City of Angels lost the world’s oldest known person when Gertrude Baines quietly passed away aged 107 on September 11th, 2009.
Gertrude Baines once told her physician Dr Charles Witt about her secret of longevity. “She told me that she owes her longevity to the Lord, that she never did drink, she never did smoke and she never did fool around,” Witt said at a party marking her 115th birthday.
Her vices were crispy bacon, fried chicken and watching the Jerry Springer Show each day.
Baines was born in Shellman, Ga., on April 6, 1894. At the time of her birth, Grover Cleveland was in the White House. Television was still more than a 50 years from being in US homes. It was all about the early stages of radio then.
Gertrude Baines was 4 years old when the Spanish-American War happened and middle age when the US fought in World War II in 1941.
Baines loved life. ”I’m glad I’m here. I don’t care if I live a hundred more,” she said with a hearty laugh after casting her vote for Barack Obama for president. “I enjoy nothing but eating and sleeping.”
Her vote for Obama, she added, had helped fulfill a lifelong dream of seeing a black man elected president.
“We all the same, only our skin is dark and theirs is white,” said Baines, who was black.
Word! Farewell Gertrude Baines, Jerry Springer will be very sad his oldest viewer isn’t watching his show every day and so will Dr Witt, by the sounds of things too.
News: The AP via Yahoo News.
Have you got your tickets yet? Here’s Katy Perry performing at London’s V festival. I’m so going to see her live in concert in LA! Woooooooooot!
Shakira rocks the cover of Latina Magazine. She is the Sonia Sotomayor of Latina pop justice, and her hips don’t lie. Love Shakira!
Here in Hollywood, here’s how you ranked your hottest celebrity news items tonight. Enjoy your choices. Thanks Team.
[Horiwood is a Maori New Zealander living in Hollywood. We call Maoris horis back in New Zealand. To travel to New Zealand, one of the prettiest adventure tourism destinations on the planet on your next vacation, go here.]
Robert Pattinson and Megan Fox may be the pick for hottest actor and actress by American teens at The Teen Choice Awards, this week, but it’s your own choices on Horiwood.Com tonight that show your eclectic tastes in entertainment and celebrity news. Love it!
These results, perhaps shows we have a very diverse global audience going on in Hollywood on this website tonight. Namste India! Welcome.
This nutrition act campaign is all kinds of wrong.
It’s simply not true, that the Obama girls have the healthiest school lunches in America. They do not have Miss Elliette’s best heirloom tomatoes in their school lunches yet, so how can they possibly have the best nutrition at all over other kids?
Without having access to Miss Elliette’s finest tomatoes Malia Obama and Sasha Obama are under nourished American girls too, just like everyone else’s kids in America.
Leave the Obama girls alone!
ps: Desirae Rogers, please ensure that Malia and Sasha Obama get some of Miss Elliette’s home grown Beverly Hills tomatoe seeds put into Michelle Obama’s Victory Garden at the White House. Thank you. :)
Vanessa Hudgens was a hot topic, Sunday at The Teen Choice Awards, here in LA.
Dane Cook, made a comical reference to Vanessa’s recent leaked pics scandal, and, Vanessa looked delightful as usual accompanied by her beau, actor Zac Efron to LA’s most prestigious award for tween audiences.
It was a big night for Hollywood’s favorite tween Disney raised, show biz couple.
Brad Pitt is #9
She’s beaten out The Pope and Barack Obama today as a news topic of interest. Q’orianka Kilcher, the actress who is perhaps best suited to play Leah Clearwater in the Twilight Saga’s Eclipse film is smoking hot news in Young Hollywood today on Horiwood.Com. There’s just no stopping her. Amazing!
As voted by you, worldwide, here’s your Top 10 news picks today. Enjoy!
Whoever would have thought that homegrown, heirloom tomatoes would rate on Horiwood.Com? Not me! Miss Elliette’s tomatoes have the magic touch.
Read #6. Too funny!
She’s just built a 300 square foot home for her dogs. It’s like a Chihuahua mini-me mansion.
The girl’s next BFF, should put her on a budget. You know it.
LA is the homeless Capitol of America. So this news brings on all sorts of wrong in a recession.
It’s nice to know that Paris loves her dogs though. So much. They are perhaps after all, her only true BFFs.
Horiwood’s Top 10 today in Hollywood as voted by you the people worldwide are:
horiwood’s last twitter pick was from dale who is back in NZ :( Here it is: “@horiwood Definitely home – nothin like singing the Lord’s Prayer in Maori this am at Te Ataakura’s christening & crying over the AB’s loss.”9:50 PM Aug 1st from web in reply to horiwood
Recently a girlfriend, Dale, came to LA from New Zealand to say hi after a 7 day vacation in Las Vegas.
The Wilshire is where Julia Roberts and Richard Gere filmed the hit movie, Pretty Woman, which kick started Roberts’ career into A-List super stardom.
I was blessed by Dale’s shining visit. She’s as sharp as Chelsea Handler of the Chelsea Lately show. So much so, that I wish Dale would stand for politics in New Zealand. She’s the Julia Roberts of New Zealand politics. A true star.
Having seen a lot of politicians serve the New Zealand people and watching the news each night from Washington too here in the US, I think Dale has one of the best political minds that New Zealand has to offer. Dale…. please do stand as a politician. The country needs you.
Anyway, here’s Dale on vacation, doing a booty hip bump with ‘Barack Obama,’ and paying tribute from New Zealand to Michael Jackson’s star on Hollywood Boulevard, for the contributions in music and entertainment that MJ gave to all New Zealanders, back in the day.
Maoris loved MJ’s music and still do. He did a lot for better race relations of all Maori in New Zealand on the airwaves and as a music artist. It was nice to see Dale at his star in Hollywood.
Now when can we get The Pounamu Walk of Fame conceptualised and developed in New Zealand featuring befitting and noble tributes to NZ greats like Peter Jackson, Sir Edmund Hilary, Colin Meade, Moana Maniapoto, Michael Jones, Richard Chandler, Sir Peter Buck (Te Rangi Hiroa), Sir Apiriana Ngata, Witi Ihimaera, Janet Frame and The Maori Queen for example?
Positioning The Pounamu Walk of Fame, either at Te Papa Museum along the Wellington waterfront in the nation’s capitol or along the Auckland Waterfront in the largest Polynesian City in the world, would be perfect, as a tribute to culture and those who’ve inspired and extended cultural life throughout history.
Already, I miss Dale in LA! Thanks for coming Dale. You refresh and uplift the spirit. What a total honey! xox
Hi people. Meet Miss E. She’s 86 and has possibly the finest heirloom tomatoes collection in the world. In her youth she blossomed with artistic genius as a fashion designer (on a budget) and was America’s version of France’s Coco Chanel.
Coco of course, has long since faded and passed on (in fact, Emmy awards are about to be given out in her postumous honor in LA), but this American butterfly of fashion design, who soared and conquered the great heights of fashion sales in America nationwide, still walks in life’s garden among us in this great city of Los Angeles.
Miss Elliette is an angel of LA. Our living Emmy of all Angelinos who are blessed to know and love her.
She is so underrated for her contributions to America and having being honored with the presence of her company and perpetual spirit of hope at her dinner table on many occasions, I just adore her. She’s an American eagle of the finest order if ever I have met one or have shared the company of one in America to date.
I think, I would have to say, that Miss Elliette is my most favorite American celebrity. But you can’t have favorites because her entire family all rank pretty ‘up there’ too. They are all nice people. Perhaps proof, that the tomato never falls too far from the vine.
One day, the men of LA stopped to honor this woman’s genius when she was given the keys to the city of LA for her contributions to the fashion industry, to business in America and of course; her inspiring business development for the City of LA in the fashion world. Her dresses are masterpieces of heirloom chiffon, and they still sell on e-bay today.
As you can see, Miss E is still blossoming with her creative hands and extraordinary vision, more stronger than ever. Her life stories are as fascinating and entertaining as an Oscars Awards show! But, for today, let’s just talk about her amazing tomatoes!!!
Featuring Rihanna and Kanye West, here’s the song that’s been heard blasting all over LA today. It’s Jay-Z’s new hit, Run This Town. It has big city Summer Hit written all over it.
It’s great to hear Riri’s back. She sounding hot with her mentor Jay-Z!
London Underground style from the bros days of 80s London music, is the inspiration for David Beckham’s new hair cut.
Very practical for LA Summer. I’m at Laguna Beach today, catching a wave, and it’s hot here too in the OC. :)
Nice hair cut!
Dita Von Tesse did a show in LA last night at The Avalon. Because Beyonce is America’s black burlesque dancer, with vocals and flesh colored leotards, baby sister Solange Knowles decided to rock out and give Dita some support.
If you were on Twitter last night, you will know that Solange took her two favorite girlfriends with her, for a mom’s night off. You will also know that Solange was hysterical as she gave Dita the thumbs up all throughout Ms Dita Von Tesse’s performance with tweets like “Vagina Power!”
Perhaps because Dita Von Tesse is such a fierce performer, with a smaller paycheck than most A-List stars, Solange was feeling her fierceness. So many Hollywood stars went to see Dita who is America’s premiere burlesque performer, even though Ms Christina Arguilera is hoping to go the way of Dita in her next movie Burlesque.
Perhaps Solange is just keeping Arguilera honest! If you saw Dita Von Tesse in LA last night, what were your thoughts on her show?
Between Miami, New York and Hollywood, LA… that’s a pretty festive life!
Poor Mischa Barton. She’s just such the O.O.C Young Hollywood star. Here she is on the about to hit cover of L’Officiel Magazine looking good.
And then… well, you know what happened to dear Mischa in LA!
We hope she’s getting the treatment she needs and is recovering well!
um… the dress is too long… for LA Summer heat… but Mandy Moore is still lovely!
Oh, by the way… here’s Mandy Moorie covering Women’s Health magazine too.
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Robert Pattinson and Emilie de Raven, have a close relationship during filming on the set of Remember Me in NYC. Well… a bit closer than what his Twilight and New Moon costar Kristen Stuart is having with heavy rocker Joan Jett … being present on set everyday of the Runaways film in LA, where Kristen is portraying her life on film!
Poor Kristen! Lucky Robert! Anyway, Twilight’s Eclipse starts filming in Canada in August, so not long to go now!