Who: Rihanna of The Bahamas, Commonwealth & The Hollywood Hills, California.
What: New Year’s Eve, Friday 31st 2010.
Where: Pure, Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas.
Who might be going? Some of these good fun folks in “Young Hollywood” California.
Promotion for: Herman Town Events
Let’s see what New York, Miami come up with for New Years. This hotly contested American NYE night, Vegas has got Hollywood’s vote to date. Last year Gaga took out the spot of hottest NYE in Miami, Florida. Can Rihanna hold the spot in Nevada this year? Yep, I reckon she can.
BTW: As good citizens of Hollywood – here’s a bit of PURE HOMEWORK for us all to get our groove on to. Thanks fun guys and girls. You make California so sexy, entertaining and lite-hearted crazy fun. Okay, a little bit attractively wilde too.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.25.10~
Alrighty, I am still obsessing on the fact that Michael Jackson as a brand to entertain, still rocks on, because his architecture as an entertaining King, has a life force of it’s own–with or without him.
That’s nuts. For a fragile dude, he sure built a solid kingdom of entertainment to model. Look at this stuff fly. It’s the real deal of a King. Dance is celebrated in these images of art and performance. Monarch butterflies and Doves feature too.
These are the symbols that Jackson’s children and Miss Janet Jackson – MJ’s sister, are presenting to his fans and the world.
There is no more successful American who proved they could cross over and appeal to India, like Michael Jackson. He “lived beyond color lines, geographical borders and boundaries” to paraphrase his sister’s Rhythm Nation lyrics.
He was cross-cultural, all people he saw as being the same. As a culture maker, and America’s King of Pop he saw his role as creating symbology for his fans, so that they could have a sense of global culture that resonated with them all.
Seriously though, as New Zealand is the nation that creates Jackson-Taylor Monarchs in 3D in the 2010′s of cinema mastery –we perhaps need a ‘royal cinematic meeting of entertainment minds’ with one of MJ’s kids or his nieces or nephews (we’re not fussy), to star in our Hobbit films, to cement that point. What a cool idea.
Let me play ‘stand in’ Hollywood casting agent on this one… We’ll go for Blanket Jackson thanks, as a Hobbit prince of Latino descent. :)Having seen both Michael and Janet Jackson both perform live in concert in Auckland at Mt Smart Stadium, New Zealand with friend, Trinity Brooke, I think Blanket would rock, following in the footsteps of the family, in a Hobbit film shot in 3D and Middle Earth. Imagine that! A real Jackson Hobbit too. Perfect!
Enjoy these images, from Blanket’s Estates’ one page ad in the LA Times today. A paper that services a city and associated cities of 20 million people.
[Image of Dame Elizabeth Taylor. Patron Saint portrait at The Abbey, West Hollywood, hung over fire's heat--Horiwood.Com's own like the hearth and kiln of a Queen. Music: Janet Jackson singing Nothing (Trust in Me)]. “Cherish each moment as if it’s your last. Nothing is more important than the one’s we love. Trust in me.”–lyrics paraphrased.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.4.10~
[Photo caption: YEEHAH, IT'S SAMYAH: Samyah Powell, 9, is hoping to get the role of the Milky Bar Kid all tied up but in the meantime she's trying out the ropes on Whangarei Primary School principal Rob Soar].
Meet Samyah Powell. As mentioned, this kid wants to be the new Milky Bar Kid repping New Zealand’s luxurious white chocolate made from milk of the best dairy cows in the world. TV commercials are what’s up for grabs for chocolate manufacturer Nestle if Samyah lands the spot.
Powell is one of ten children short listed for the role and the only one North of Auckland. She’s representing good farming muster country in the far north.
Reports The Northern Advocate: “The Whangarei Primary School pupil loves reading and maths and is top of the class. Her flair for performance has been polished through hip-hop dancing and cheerleading in which she has competed internationally. Whether or not she becomes the newest Milky Bar Kid, this little star has already performed in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Melbourne, Sydney.”
Said Samyah, “It would be cool to be the Milky Bar Kid.”
What do you think? Should Samyah Powell of North Auckland, be the next Milky Bar kid?
Samyah does look a little like Justin Bieber in this pic anyway, so you never know. Here’s looking at you, kid.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.31.1o. Irving Swifty Lazaar’s star, Hamburger Hamlet – Hollywood, for Ruth Lazar~
High Five: They were once, a sought after Maori show band in Vegas. All Maori who live here. New Zealand brought them home, to honor their talents and contribution to the world as Maori entertainers. Although High Five performed with greats like The Beatles and Ray Charles, I love the Sammy Davis Jr. reference of who High Five worked with as performers. Chaa! :)
Cute story. It’s in Te Reo Rangatira (the Maori language), unsubtitled this time in English (sorry) but well worth a play out to depict US-Maori relations, that have existed for donkey’s years, entertaining America with Maori and Kiwi music talents. Entertainer and Maori-Scottish lad (woot!), Frankie Stevens, explains how important older Maori entertainers have been in shaping and mentoring those following in their footsteps. The year Frankie joined Hi-5 in Puerto Rico , he says was the best training in his entire career. Now Frankie does the same thing, for all Kiwis as a New Zealand Idol ‘judge’ figure of a culture of emerging performers. A good story of reproducing talent via mentoring.
This clip is like the food of chiefs to me. Thanks Tini and Scotty. Mauri ‘Ola.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. Presenter: Scotty Morrison , executive producer, the incomparable Tini Molyneux, Te Karere, TVNZ. Tini is of Ngai Tuhoe Maori tribe of Ruatoki and also Auckland – The Supercity. Of Tini Molyneux – there really is, no one like her. Go Hi-Five! Go grey power! Go the next wave of hori Vegas show bands and entertainers.~
Right now in America these topics are most viewed on google trends: royal bank of canada, back to the mac, consumer credit, typhoon and laser tag boxer - justin bieber to name a few. Indian actor Abhinav Kohli of Bollywood is right up there too.
Kim Kardashian turned 30 and celebrated her birthday, with a second celebration at Tao in Vegas. Ciara – the most flexible girl in pop music was on deck to celebrate with her – so Kim didn’t have to be the only celebrity spectacle on google live. Cute.
Celebrity and Entertainment news handpicked today as voted worldwide in Hollywood on Horiwood.Com are these. Here’s our top ten.
[Abhinav Kohli pic courtesy of Univision]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.17.10~
[In 2020, model and future movie star, Yasmin Bidois (Nga puhi & Ngati Awa Maori tribes), will be 25, a leader of a majority New Zealand population of Polyeurasians. How exciting. Everything we do, is for Yasmin and her generation, if any of us, have passion for New Zealand's well being and future. Sign me up. What a beautiful generation to work for and serve. Yes!].
Here’s the paradigm shift of the century, for New Zealanders. It goes like this:
Polyeurasians are expected to sit at 52% of the NZ population by 2021 based on Statistic NZ projections. So by my maths, Olive (as in skin) is the new Black – Culture (as in Maori) the nuance, and, Native the new exotic.–Ata Te Kanawa.
Brown is the new black.
Rihanna threw a bachelorette weekend of parties for her girl, Katy Perry. Always classy, Rihanna had black stretch limos, taking Katy everywhere, the friends and entourage were spotted at MGM, hanging out with cirque de sol kids of Vegas, and being bikini babes, poolside.
Nice one Rihanna. It must have worked because Perry tweeted: “Okay, off to get a new liver now.”
[Image courtesy of Gossip Girls]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 9.19.10~
Like three ducks flying with luggage in a line, the much loved Kardashian sisters (Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian-O) have jetsetted to Las Vegas for the weekend.
I know… it doesn’t matter if Kourtney has forgotten she’s a new mother–that’s what grandmothers (like Kris Jenner) are for, right?! right! The fun and show must go on.
Gotta love ‘em. Are you ready Las Vegas?! :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 4.24.2010. Source~
Heidi Pratt: As managed and positioned by her husband at Liquid –Aria Resort in Vegas. That’s even sadder than all of the plastic at such a young age. With cosmetic surgeon’s income dropping 25% over the last year in recession–Heidi Pratt is their girl.
You can’t help but get a sense, that somewhere beneath all of that plastic surgery, there’s a little girl in there with a soul, wanting a new husband who will love her, with or without the attention attracting implants. Hi Spencer Pratt! :)
[Image courtesy of Getty Images]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 4.11.2010~
… is in Miami to entertain. This post is especially for my Las Vegas people of Team Planet Hollywood–Las Vegas, who love Mike’s eyebrows on my blog. I See You!
Imma gon’ say yo’ name from here in the Hollywood hood! Rock it out Las Vegas in the American tradition of Elvis styles to entertain. Viva Miami and Vegas from Hollywood.
[Image courtesy of Los Angeles based Splash News Online]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 5.6.2010~
Taonga tuku iho, he tatou–we are treasures handed down from our ancestors
Here’s what high school Maori young people get up to down in New Zealand, in their spare time. Featuring the poi dance.
Yes, I know… everyone is Hannah Montana and grew up singing together as much as Destiny’s Child did in their youth, down in New Zealand. (Young people can sing, harmonize, song write, dance, act, theater, live performance, play guitar)… it’s all a natural part of the culture and socialization process in high school for Maori young people, without even thinking about it.
You can grow up Maori, and never once, hear the word that you’re talented as an individual. It’s the beauty of the culture. So natural. Always about community. For a Maori actor to take on Hollywood like Cliff Curtis (or Oscar-nominated Keisha Castle-Hughes) they break every code, they were ever socialized with to break away from the pack and shine as an individual star. That’s why I admire them ten times as much as Hollywood perhaps does. They’re amazing and strong people for daring to be different every day on their journey to entertain the world as individual artists and performers.
But back to these high school kids doing the Maori poi dance in the beauty of harmonious unison. Cool aye?! :) Angelina Jolie’s mom, Marcheline Bertrand also raised her daughter to know the poi dance too (pictured above). It’s great for developing reflexology in children and Maori in particular excel at sports and action on the sport field, like Jolie does taking on action movie roles. Can’t you just see this in Vegas, set to a drama and a legend of a Maori love story with a touch of Cirque? I can. It’s big future news and is an exciting new frontier. Perhaps by the time Avatar 2 hits the box office, Vegas will be ready for this, real and live encounter of indigenous-thinking live music artists.
Just don’t paint these precious Maori people blue! :)
~Sourced from HoriStylah. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.2.2010~
Tiger Woods Post: Someteimes in show biz, it takes a vampire to bite an unknown, to make them a star. Ex nude model, Jamie Jungers hosted a Valentine’s Weekend event at Pure Nightclub in Las Vegas, profiting from Tiger Woods scandals quite well this weekend.
FYI-MC hosts are always paid between $50,000 and $150,000 to host Vegas club events. I don’t know what the big deal is about Jamie to be quite honest. Everything about Jamie says plastic fantastic. Oh… right… (my apologies)… that is what Vegas likes. Jamie does get extra points for her Chola brows though as apart from her jungle fever capitalism, multiculturalism shouuld always be rewarded. That’s hot!
This little tee shirt made me laugh today, from Mosci on Melrose. It has far more appeal as a text of entertainment as a pop cultural commentary than Jamie Jungers, I think! Kinda Hollywood funny for the LA woman with a sense of humor.
Fresh from Alex Reid’s big win on Celebrity Big Brother in the UK, Katie Price and Alex Reid have touched down in Vegas, US of A! Alex’s poses are hysterically funny in his role as the current Joker/ court jester of the UK.
Rumors circulating tonight are that Katie and Alex got married in a cheap and cheerful Vegas styled wedding. Show biz couples! Gotta love em.
~Hey Las Vegas, and hey Tessa of Ringling, hello UK too. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.2.2010~
Singer Christina Arguilera and Nicole Richie celebrated New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas. Nice to see two working mom’s usher in the New Year for young Americans in Nevada.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.1.2010~
Flashback to a Las Vegas New Year’s Eve: A year ago for New Year’s Eve, Kim Kardashian thought she would marry footballer Reggie Bush, Kourtney Kardashian was not a new mother and Khloe Kardashian did not know she would ever marry an LA Laker player.
What a difference a year makes!!! Happy early New Year’s ya’ll.
[Image of Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian courtesy of People].
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.27.09~
Priscilla Presley graced Las Vegas to speak at a press conference for Cirque du Soleil‘s Viva Elvis show. Apparently, the show is amazing! Get there if you can.
[Images of Priscilla Presley and Viva Elvis courtesy of Wenn.com]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.16.09~
What’s up Las Vegas? Arched eyebrows city.
America’s Got Talent is heading to Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood.
Venue: CHI Showroom. Show Times: Dec 26-30, 7pm.
Go Vegas. Go America! Let’s get the next wave of talent through. Look what Susan Boyle achieved from the UK for Scotland. Wow!
If you love this show… get there. To be a part of the live studio audience go here.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA, 12.7.09~
Carey is the only solo artist to amass 18 #1 single hits on the Billboard music charts, breaking Elvis’ record.
The Beatles have one more #1 hit ahead of Mariah Carey. This girl is American pop royalty. As deluded as her diva world can be, Mariah Carey has never been anything but sweet since her split with Sony record producer, Tommy Motola. Marriage to new hubby Nick Canon is doing her a world of good.
We love her! [image: wireimage]
Paying twice of its expected value at auction, Warwick Stone, a buyer for the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, was triumphant to outbid five other bidders for the late King of Pop‘s glove.
The bidding war took place at Melbourne auction house Bonhams and Goodman. The estimated selling price before the auction was AU$30,000. MJ’s glove sold for 57,600 Australian dollars ($48,400).
Michael Jackson had originally thrown the glove out in concert to an Australian fan. The glove is now returning to Vegas, USA.
I am shocked, honored, buzzing that Planet Hollywood management staff and team read two blogs everyday to find out their celebrity news.
Their bogs of choice that they read for celebrity news each day are this one, and the ever fabulous, mega talented and super funny, Michael K of New York’s dlisted.com. So… in the spirit of team, I’m shouting out to Mikey K and Planet Hollywood Vegas Team today. Thank you.
Yes, I will come and stay and visit in your fine and fun hotel. I promise. Thanks for the invite and entertaining the way you do with warm hospitality in Sin City. It’s hard to equate Sin with your warmth and professionalism in the Vegas accommodation and entertainment sector. But I just did. You’re all superstar angels of hospitality to me. Lol!
Much love from Hollywood today. :) Thank you. Planet Hollywood is the hotel of choice to stay at in Vegas of: Bruce Willis, Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Rumer Willis, Sylvester Stallone, Mel B, Holly Madison and a host of other stars.
Welcome to the hardworking Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas team, who have taken some time out to chill in West Hollywood. Always a smart move when needing a break from Vegas. I caught up with them at the Abbey today. Looking good in LA!
Planet Hollywood features Holly Madison (Kendra Wilkinson’s girlfriend) in Peep Show as their starring act. Are you going to see it? Holly is apparently 100% sweet to everybody. Love that. The girl is humble.
Btw: Happy Birthday too, you know who you are! :)
Amber Rose, slammed in her ice blue colored contacts to host Tao’s big party. Meanwhile Jon Gosselin was the star host at the MGM.
From obscurity last year, into party people. America loves their celebrities to party with them, but Amber Rose and Jon Gosselin have had quite a year. They now have star billing in Vegas. Nice to seeing them both make their own money.
And… hello Vegas. Happy Weekend ya’ll from Hollywood. [source]