We are, because others more worthy than us, feed into us so we can be. (more…)
The King Family turned up in support of Larry‘s final show for CNN.
This dude is legend! His wife too.
[Image courtesy of Wenn.Com]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.17.10~
The wheels of Hollywood always spin. They are not dependent on any one person or studio to keep churning. Politics are the same as is biz and health circles in the US too. The wheels spin. Here’s some celebrity news, entertainment news and other newsy items occurring in the world at this moment as George Clooney replaces Robert Downey Jr. in the astronaut themed film Gravity starring Sandra Bullock.
Is Google getting too big? Steven Pearlstein, a Washington Post biz columnist would say heck yes! He thinks the government should start reviewing every one of the company’s acquisitions on antitrust grounds. Google has a cash hoard of $33 billion, a market cap of $189 billion, and a money-minting search franchise as the search engine company continues to go “Boom.”
Some news links today are:
Would you see Don Cheadle star as Miles Davis in a biopic? Yes!
Adele has announced her tour dates. Woot!
Desert Kings is a reality TV show on families who restore old cars for Discovery.
Ryan Seacrest & Bill Maher will appear on Larry King‘s final show tonight.
James McAvoy could play the lead in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Blake Edwards husband of Julie Andrews has passed away, aged 88. RIP.
Can you be cast in a Hollywood franchise & not know? Ask Bill Hader & Anna Faris!
George Michael will judge on the US version of talent show X-Factor.
Best Ink a reality TV show premised on a “tattooist’s competition” heads to Oxygen.
Anthropology & archaeology in the USA is a theme of Treasure Nation reality show.
Glee‘s Chris Colfer gets a SAG Award nod.
Gary Marshall casts Sarah Jessica Parker in his Valentine’s Day sequel.
To support Tennessee flood victims this year, go here.
Kim Kardashian continues her goal to stay single for her entire 30th year.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.16.10~
Talking to Larry King, Samantha Geimer – the women who was raped by filmmaker Roman Polanski at aged 13 had these things to say:
Geimer is: a) not forgiving of him. b) thinks Polanski has served his time. c) thinks she’s been more damaged by the court system and the media than what Polanski did to her at 13.
Three different perspectives presented in a simple answer. A wise lady. Video clip at this link. R.A.I.N.N is also an organisation that helps American teens who have and are being raped. Adults too. Click on their logo above, to see what they’re about if interested. Chirstina Ricci is their spokesperson.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.8.10~
One for Fairfax Canter’s Deli’s Mr King.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 9.28.10~
Every now and again I like to do an Atheist star story, just because I’m not one, and I find many atheists to be decent people and always darn funny–for offering a different perspective, worthy of good debate and entertainment too.
Why do we do what we do? is always a good question to discuss amongst friends. Why do we think, what we think? is another good one also. Atheists always help me, think about this with the interesting questions or case studies they present to discuss. Or not.
Here’s the latest atheist news update. In an age obsessed with ‘how we do’ about everything. The ‘why’ people are needed too.
Bill Maher recieved the 2,417th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Tuesday. Seth MacFarlane and Larry King kept Bill company.
Adding his own unique take on Hollywood’s star system and honor code, Bill is quoted as saying: “I always thought the Walk of Fame publicity was cheap and whoring, but this is long overdue publicity whoring.”
What a hoot! Always funny. His humor, a real gift.
And I suppose what’s on Glenn Beck, John Stuart, Rachel Maddow, Joy Behar, Charlie Rose et als minds today is: Has Larry King picked his successor?
Congratulations Mr Maher.
[News source - The Independent]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 9.16.10~
This penned from Queen Noor of Jordan:
“True piety does not consist in turning your faces towards the east or the west — but truly pious is he who believes in God, and the Last Day; and the angels, and revelation, and the prophets; and spends his substance — however much he himself may cherish — it — upon his near of kin, and the orphans, and the needy, and the wayfarer, and the beggars, and for the freeing of human beings from bondage; and is constant in prayer, and renders the purifying dues; and [truly pious are] they who keep their promises whenever they promise, and are patient in misfortune and hardship and in time of peril: it is they that have proved themselves true, and it is they, they who are conscious of God. (2:177 [Asad])
In a sense this beautiful verse is its own commentary, and for a Muslim these exhortations are among the most familiar commandments in their religious life. It is one of those verses where several strands of the Quran’s teachings interlace. Each phrase, taken alone, repeats an idea that is found throughout Islam’s sacred text, and taken together they form a kind of summary of the teachings of Islam.
It is from passages such as this one that Muslims find their main articles of faith: belief in the one God, the Day of Judgment and the Hereafter, the existence of the angels, revelation in the form of sacred books, and the messengers and prophets who have borne that revelation to humanity from Adam until the Prophet Muhammad, blessings and peace be upon them all.
Ramadan is the holiest month of the Islamic year. We observe it this year against a backdrop of intensifying global human suffering, caused by economic hardship, human rights abuses, military conflict and terrorism, and the rapidly multiplying disastrous consequences of climate change. Muslims have an opportunity to use the days of this month as God intended: to reflect on our own humanity and our collective duty towards our fellow human beings. True religion isn’t built of the manifestations of piety through prayer — turning faces towards the east or west — but requires good deeds and action that manifest and express the essential values of our faith.
Unwavering faith is the foremost pillar of a Muslim’s religion. While Muslims will refrain from drink and food from sunup till sundown for a whole month and will attend prayers at mosques around the world, God’s judgment will rely heavily on their ability to share their fortune, look after their relatives, the orphans, the poor, travelers and beggars and ensure freedoms for “human beings in bondage.” Philanthropy in the financial sense will not be the only measure, either, but also generosity of spirit in the face of hardship.
This dedication and sensitivity to the welfare of other human beings — which, as we see from this verse, is required by God of humans as testament to their faith — inspired the life of my late husband King Hussein of Jordan, who for almost five decades tirelessly pursued human security and social equity not only for Jordanians but all Arabs, Muslims and others around the world. This objective has now become the mission of the King Hussein Foundation, founded in his memory in 1999 to give enduring life to his humanitarian vision and legacy.
Islam is believed by Muslims to be the last of the monotheistic religions with messages not only for its own followers and those of the Abrahamic faiths but also for all humanity. And while this verse clearly reminds Muslims of their priorities ahead in the holy month of Ramadan, I believe that these priorities apply to all individuals pursuing peaceful coexistence, social equity, the protection of human rights and the ethics and values essential to a healthy, cohesive society. My hope is that we all find ways to contribute to the peace and security of our communities and larger world by reaching out to those in need and building bridges of understanding based on our common values.
Ramadan Kareem to you all.
[And Mauri Ora to you Queen Noor! Thanks for sharing. Image courtesy of Global Marketing]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 8.30.10~
After 40,000 sit down interviews for CNN and 25 years in the hot seat, Larry King, 74, has announced that he’s quitting his show and will do quarterly specials on the channel instead.
Around the world, Larry will be sorely missed. Congrats Mr King on a stellar career.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 6.29.2010~
Lady Gaga demonstrates the art of mimicry (the Gaga way) as she wears suspenders/ a tie too–while Larry King interviews her on Larry King Live for CNN.
Fake blonde hair (mimicing Madonna who mimmiced Marilyn Monroe). Red lips. John Lennon glasses. The British Queen’s cup of tea in bone china tea cup. And mimicking/ reflecting back whose interviewing you — will get you everywhere. This is the art of Gaga, when she’s not on a music stage singing.
Watch her here. If you must.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 6.2.2010~
After filing for divorce last week with allegations that Larry King was swinging with Shawn’s sister, it appears that this Los Angeles couple may not be getting the big D word after all.
According to People Magazine–the biggest tabloid weekly in America, after TV Guide “King and Southwick are considering the best interests of their children.”
This is such a Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren comedy/ parody show, that it is ridiculous. And amusing enough to run today as “news.”
Larry’s going all out to lift his CNN ratings that have flagged by 50% over the last year. So, as you’ve always gotta love a boxer and fighter, go Larry King. Growing up in New Zealand, we have always loved Larry Kings interviews. He pops! And look at these two crazy kids today. Too adorable! With crazy antics like this, they belong together.
Let me just remind you that Shawn’s father was the legendary music producer who gave America and the world, The Beach Boys music and records. And Larry King does news. So… “News Beach” has a nice ring to it always. And being a blogger in California, waves of entertaining news is what we do, all year round in the City of Angels… so I’m all for Shawn and Larry sticking together and creating the magic from LA, as they’ve always done as a couple. Go kids!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 4.20.2010~
It’s official, American’s don’t want real news stories. Especially not on CNN. Even America’s silver fox, Anderson Cooper with his impeccable American ‘old-school’ social lineage, and his penchant for saving earthquake victims in Haiti from harm’s way (moving from reporting from a news desk to becoming news), cannot save CNN’s news ratings. What a sad day for CNN.
Even veteran news great Larry King is suffering in ratings at the hands of newcombers Rachel Maddow and Jewish-Princess from The View Joy Behar. Reports New York Times :
“Mr. King’s audience dropped 43 percent for the quarter and 52 percent in March. He dropped to 771,000 viewers for the quarter from 1.34 million in 2009. More alarming perhaps, Mr. King, whose show has been regularly eclipsed by Rachel Maddow’s on MSNBC (and is almost quadrupled by Sean Hannity’s show on Fox), is now threatened by a new host, Joy Behar on HLN (formerly Headline News.)”
Poor Larry King. (more…)
Larry King tweeted these pic out today, while he went riding low, hood gangstga styles with Snoop Dog. Fierce pics. :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.24.2010~
Chris Brown is disturbia personified. Turning up on Larry King, resembling Steve Urkel, the troubled r n’ b singer, who has been sentenced to 5 years of probation for his domestic violence assault of the pop star Rihanna, tells King that he can’t remember hitting Rihanna.
Perhaps it’s a case of post traumatic stress disorder, if we are to believe Chris Brown. One minute he was on top of the world of music and entertainment (R N B’s rising young star). The next minute at the hands of his fists, he’d lost his girlfriend and friend, Rihanna; his music career was put on hiatus, and he found himself facing sentencing in court. These traumas to his life, over the habit of his temper via his fists could drive a young man to try and block out the fateful incident, on February 8th.
However, in order to learn from one’s mistakes, it’s a good idea, to actually remember doing the mistake first, and the road to recovery starts from there.
The Steve Urkel outfit is kind of cute, but it does not block the disturbing news, that if Chris Brown says he “can’t remember” assaulting his woman, than perhaps he’s going to do it again, and play exactly the same card. Shocking!
At least he’s honest, but this guy needs some major parental love to restore that memory of his. Nice to see his mother sitting beside him. But she shouldn’t be enabling Chris to forget his wrongs. Parents…. you’ve just gotta love ‘em. A great interview though from Larry King.
GI Joe: Rise of The Cobra star, Channing Tatum rocked out to his press conference at the Waldorf Hotel in NYC this week, with a fashion tip from Larry King.
Suspenders = suspense.
A nice message for NYC PR. Larry King Rules. GI Joe: Rise of The Cobra debuts this friday at the box office. Good Luck Channing Tatum in going for a #1 box office hit!
“The first thing I said was a question – does this really come from the family? I think that was essential to me sort of processing the honor. And when I found out that, in fact, it had, it took me about 48 hours to sort of strike the balance in how I was going to approach being — you know, being invited to this unbelievable event without actually having the proximity to Michael Jackson, personally. I’d never met him.”
Of the instrumental version that John Mayer did of Jackson’s hit “Human Nature” he said it was a conscious choice not to sing the hit song.
“The decision to not sing is just out of knowing what’s best for me… I think it’s quite a mine field to go into trying to in any way replicate vocally what Michael Jackson has done. And in a way, it was sort of respectfully leaving an absence, you know, sort of the presence of his absence.”
Looking back on Tuesday’s memorial, Mayer said he is amazed at how “humanizing it was. You know, Michael Jackson wasn’t super human. He was extra human.”
… “I think everybody who watched the service, I think by the end of it — the best service of all was the service done to Michael Jackson to sort of render him finally as being a human being.”
On his Twitter Mayer added, Wednesday, “How do I resume Twittering after a day like yesterday?”My cells feel different. Thank you to you all for your kind of loving replies.”
He’s turning out to be a sensitive artist and a statesman of entertainment. Nice one John Mayer. Thank you! [Image via Wenn]
Meanwhile, here in Hollywood, here’s 10 hot posts RIGHT NOW on horiwood.com. Enjoy y’all!
Mr Larry King, like Liz Taylor, the host of CNN’s Larry King Live Show has been married 8 times too. It’s hard to keep a good dog on the porch! Obviously!
Scottish singer, Susan Boyle, charmed the world, when she sung her rendition of the Les Miserable’s song, I Dreamed A Dream. Susan received 60 million plays worldwide on YouTube.
[Splash] Susan’s Boyle’s make over has caused a furore with the paparazzi. After her little eyebrows pluck, it’s cute to see that Susan Boyle now has her ‘paparazzi duck’ sorted as she ducks and dives her way past the prying eyes of the press who have descended on her home town of Blackburn.
Like the good home girl, that she is, Boyle is doing wonders for the Blackburn economy! Here’s the top 7 Susan Boyle News Posts on Horiwood.Com Today: