Husband. What husband, says the UK when selecting their most favorite wedding pic of Nicole Richie‘s big wedding day with Benji Madden. UK media prefer a picture of American interracial and intergenerational family-star power with Nicole and her dad Lionel Richie for this magazine cover and an image of modern family.
A very sweet picture of Michael Jackson‘s god-daughter and her dad. What a beautiful bride, Richie was. Weddings, marriage romance, commitment in love from two people to each other rising above (through and past) current economic times and anything that politicians may (or may not) say– is the new trend of the 2010′s. Long live true love.
In our news today: it freaks me out being a blogger in Hollywood some days. For example these blogs: Congressional Quarterly; Daily Telegraph; Democracy Now!; Drudge Report; E! Online; Entertainment Weekly; Forbes; Fortune; Fox News; Financial Times; Globe and Mail; GlobalPost.com; GlobalVoices; Google News; Guardian; The Hill; Independent; KCRW’s Left, Right and Center; Los Angeles Times; McClatchy; Mediaite; Mosaic; Mother Jones; MSNBC; New York Daily News; New York Observer; BuzzMachine; The Corner (National Review); Crooks and Liars; Cursor; Daily Kos; Democracy Arsenal; Firedoglake; FrumForum; Jonathan Alter; Eric Alterman; Sidney Blumenthal; Eric Boehlert; Ron Brownstein; Joe Conason; David Corn; Stanley Crouch all have worthy opinions online. Often far more worthy than my own quickly-whisked-together humble ones. Yet, daily you follow me. Thank you!
Hollywood entertainment and celebrity news posts you voted worldwide as reflected in our democratically voted news window each day. Here’s our top ten and your news. Much love:
1. One pic: Ryan Seacrest & Julian Hough
3. New girl alert: Sunny Oglesby is Levi Johnston‘s new love
Bonus Post: A blast from the past: Early Lady Gaga news
Also shouting out too, to these bloggers who also have good daily opinions, they share -though not as much fun as the topics you vote for on this blog: The Young Turks; Roger E. Hernández; Christopher Hitchens; Rich Lowry; Dick Meyer; John Nichols; Jack Shafer; Robert Scheer; Lynn Sweet; Brian Till; George Will; Michael Wolff; PBS NewsHour. USA Today; Vanity Fair; Wall Street Journal; Washington Independent; Washington Times; Washington Post; Yahoo! News; Youth Radio; Altercation (Media Matters); Americablog; Andrew Sullivan; BAGnewsNotes; Bloggingheads; Boing Boing; Brave New Films; BuzzFeed; Peek (Alternet); Political Animal; Political Capital (CNBC); Political Wire; Raw Story; Redstate.org; Seeing The Forest. Times Of London; TMZ.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS! :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.20.10~
[Image Dustin, Meryl, Justin Henry - Kramer Vs Kramer via TMZ]
Writes Meaghan Williams of Associated Content: “The Huffington Post, a progressive news-reporting and opinion-editorial-driven website started in 2005, is adding divorce to the list of topics granted its own section on the site. Now, in addition to opining about comedy, arts, news, sports and the like, Huffington Post writers will share primarily anecdotal stories about their divorce experiences, divorce-related news, and advice for people in the process of getting or recovering from a divorce.
In the section’s inaugural post, “Introducing HuffPost Divorce: Everything You Wanted to Know About Divorce But Were Afraid to Ask,” Arianna Huffington, eponymous founder of The Huffington Post, explains how divorce has affected her personally. We won’t get into how Arianna discovered why she needed a divorce, it’s a tad bit shocking. But I do think the whole ‘divorce section’ is another way of processing peoples grief, loss, rendering apart, in current conditions.”
Alright, we interupt our American Halloween Show from California to bring some exciting news from Bollywood. It can’t be about Hollywood or Wellywood New Zealand news – all the time! Kiwi celebrity Hollywood bloggers like to share our celebrity focus and global spotlighting skills.
At the time of writing America is obsessing about a Bollywood-Political union of the romantic kind. A man really did marry a woman in India. That’s big news in America. The 7th trending topic in the US right now.
In particular, Vivek Oberoi whose Bollywood’s leading lad at playing an angry young man onscreen in blockbuster Bollywood films, has gone all gooey in the heart, waxing poetical for new wife (married October 29th) Priyanka Alva. A cute story:
Filmitadka reports: ‘In Vivek’s poems, one can feel the sadness yet optimism from a man’s point of view who has been through everything, check out what he wrote – “In a world of only two people who are each other’s world…”
“Every day with her (Priyanka) is a blessing. In a world full of storms, she’s my anchor. I live in a world of masks. I needed someone as real as she is. She is my home. She’s the one I can come home to. She has changed my life”.
‘Priyanka Alva is the daughter of Late Jeevaraj Alva, politician in Karnataka and danseuse Nandini Alva, Vivek and Priyanka married on 29th October.’
A sweet story.
~Congratulations to the newlyweds. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.31.10~
Writes brotha Dean Godward: “Kayte and myself tied the knot in Rarotonga on the 16th of October 2010. We had a lovely simple wedding and became husband and wife on the shores of Muri Beach. Arohanui”
Congratulations to the exotic, romantically married Godward whanau. Marriage is down in the US, the lowest in 15 years, so this is mighty fine news as leaders of the domestic bliss world.
Dig it. Who said you need the 20k wedding? Just a beach and some palm trees is all love needs. Very cool.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.30.10~
Halle Berry is living up to her bachelorette status today. Here she is, hugging a mystery man, not Oliver Martinez in New York.
Too funny. She’s a reminder, of how media, entertainment blogs, social networking media and the internet and entertainment TV and radio shows, can all base too much hype, on short flings – that aren’t news worthy.
And she also questions, those celebrity couples with bogus ‘marriages’? who just appear in public together, to make bucks with movie goers. Let’s face it, a real marriage is a lot of hard work, so couples who pretend they’re doing that work, and growing as committed people together (like any relationship where people are ‘working at it’), when they’re not really – Halle’s statement is – hey pretenders, just date.
Love it. Oh – plus you can see her scalp. His too.
[Image courtesy of Splash]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.5.10~
[An engaged couple pose in the Hinnant Family vineyard. Americans are marrying later, if at all due to the mean grip of recession requiring a romantic cultural redefinement of true love and its value. Marriage is a commitment of love - people deserve to try, in order to be better, or worse, people. Marriage is a choice and are America's choices being eroded from them due to economics? If so, why?].
Love Vs Money in a consumer culture, is always going to be one of those things a culture has to revisit, re-evaluate, re-define what love is, and when you should get married anyway, if you love someone, regardless of what economic times any of us live in.
This report via The Huffington Post, says America’s marriage rate is the lowest in 100 years, due to recession romance buzz-kill factors.
Here’s that report via Census Data findings: “WASHINGTON — The recession seems to be socking Americans in the heart as well as the wallet: Marriages have hit an all-time low while pleas for food stamps have reached a record high and the gap between rich and poor has grown to its widest ever.
The long recession technically ended in mid-2009, economists say, but U.S. Census data released Tuesday show the painful, lingering effects. The annual survey covers all of last year, when unemployment skyrocketed to 10 percent, and the jobless rate is still a stubbornly high 9.6 percent.
The figures also show that Americans on average have been spending about 36 fewer minutes in the office per week and are stuck in traffic a bit less than they had been.”
The weddings industry must be suffering. And potential generations of American leaders are being held off, not born, like they should be – at our forefather’s expense and mistakes. Come on America – Courage to Marry beyond a salary! Up!
I don’t think a World Banking system or any nation’s political government, should determine who marries and when they can, if love is present. That would be criminal romance monitoring - and in America we do democracy and liberty, love and longterm commitment. Right?!
What can we all do – to make the word marriage, no longer a swear word? And is there a cork in America’s womb of next generation babies, coming through?
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 9.28.10~
Canadian-born and Kiwi raised actor, Ms Anna Paquin is now Mrs Moyer. From an A.P to an A.M is an upgrade, for sure. :)
True Blood star Stephen Moyer wed his sweetheart, Saturday evening, in Malibu, said their publicist to Us Magazine.Com.
”Surrounded by their family and friends,” guests came bearing gifts in purple boxes and with purple bows in a list that included Elijah Wood and True Blood costar Carrie Preston with her husband Michael Emerson (Lost).
Paquin, 28, and Moyer, 40, wed Middle Eastern styles, ie: they exchanged their vows beneath a ten. Like many Kiwi weddings the star couple’s tent was pitched right across the street in a grassy lot from the beach.
Bleach-blonde Paquin, 28, summoned Marilyn Monroe for her look: she wore a white halterneck, three-quarter length gown and black platform court shoes, with her hair in an updo. Moyer, 40, donned a dark suit.
California love. Congrats to the happy couple!!
[Image courtesy of Getty Images]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 8.22.10~
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 7.11.2010. Source~
True fact.: When my father was 11 years-of-age, and on beach camping with his parents, part of the entertainment in New Zealand, was the outdoor screening of Broken Barrier by filmmaker John O’Shea in black and white. In the film, a white man, fell in love with a Maori girl, not his ‘kind.’
After the screening, my father’s mother said to dad: “”I took you to see this film, because it proves why you shouldn’t marry someone who is not your own ‘race.’”
Thankfully film is about an audience deciding their own interpretation. At 11, my father decided, this was exactly the reason, he was to marry a Maori girl. He did.
Here’s that same rather ‘archaic’ “situation” rearing its head, in America. More specifically the topic in intermarrage and how it is on the upswing in America. Here’s the AP with the latest:
“Rogelio V. Solis / AP
NEW YORK — The charisma king of the 2008 presidential field. The world’s best golfer. The captain of the New York Yankees. Besides superstardom, Barack Obama, Tiger Woods and Derek Jeter have another common bond: Each is the child of an interracial marriage.
For most of U.S. history, in most communities, such unions were taboo.
It was only 40 years ago (more…)
Sandra Bullock is now divorced. However, marriage for two Californian kids was in the air last week.
Star is reporting with TMZ confirming that The Four Seasons Hualalai at Historic Ka’upulehu on the big island of Hawaii was the venue where Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green chose to secretly tie the knot, with friends and family. What a romantic wedding location for an A-List actress and her film directing hubby.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 6.29.2010~
He sings, dances, acts. Hugh Jackman is a triple threat entertainer, a playful Aussie dad who is all about feeding the child within when going about his business, between stepping into the role of an American super hero (Hollywood accents, are largely the currency of Hollywood super heroes today, for Aussie actors), whose part wolf man whose been constructed through medical science and biogenetics creativity with steel hands (a la Wolverine, now a winning film franchise.
Seeing Hugh smile while playing an Aussie wag in NYC, reminds me of my late Uncle Barry Smith (more…)
Says Iron Man 2 star Robert Downey Jr. of love and married life to his wife, film producer, Susan Levin:
“He said: “I don’t joke when I say she is my better half. She truly is. I cannot believe what a fantastic life I have today. But here’s the thing, she didn’t change me at all. She just gave me an ultimatum at a certain point.
Ultimately, we both changed a lot so that now I can’t ever imagine a life before her. I’ve certainly come to believe that Mrs. Downey and I together are definitely better than me alone or me and anybody else.”
Awww! How sweet.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 4.11.2010~
Joan of Mad Men has tied the knot at Il Buco restaurant in New York.
Actress Christina Hendricks married her costar, Geoffrey Arend, Sunday, October 11th 2009.
Congrats to the happy couple of show biz. [Wedding pics courtesy of INFDaily]
“I do realize that marrying Lamar Odom, a month to the day after we met is a bit unusual, but my mom married Bruce Jenner, after 4 months of meeting each other and they are very happily married. In our family, just know when you love someone”–Khloe Kardashian to the women of The View
[image courtesy of Life & Style Magazine]
Taking time out to celebrate their 17th wedding anniversary, Michelle and Barack Obama ducked into the Blue Duck Restaurant in New York City.
“I would rather get run over by a train, then get married again”–Madonna to David Letterman.
Someone needs a little love counseling therapy perhaps. Marriage is a beautiful thing. But Madonna’s sentiment today, is a quote of quotes for anyone whose just recently been divorced.
We hear and acknowledge your pain, sister!
Newlywed Lamar Odom, talks about his marriage to Khloe Kardashian. Lamar says:
“I finally met the one that I knew if had I lost her, it would hurt the most.”
That is so sweet!
Meanwhile… Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian all get a magazine cover. These girls roll tight. Family-mindedness is a good virtue.
Congrats to the newlyweds. Lamar Odom is the next Kobe Bryant for LA Lakers!
With a fairy-tale styled Hollywood wedding in the air today here in Los Angeles, as Khloe Kardashian reality TV star and LA Lakers sports star, Lamar Odom marry, it is not these two newlyweds, who America is watching.
Yet somehow, Americans have a great majestic sense of royalty. Many feel that magazine column inches, internet coverage and TV entertainment news coverage should belong to people who are worthy. Like A-List humanitarian glamourous stars and not necessarily realty TV wannabes. So this sense of need for a restoration of order in the star system is very prevalent in Hollywood today. This city is the gatekeeper of the global stars of entertainment in the Western World..
A good point perhaps worthy of discussing.
On Horiwood.Com today, voters are indicating that they really want to see a wedding from Brad Pitt and Angelina if the Hollywood King and Queenly couple are to marry. This fake wedding pic from the Mr & Mrs Smith movie shoot is the #1 most requested item on Horiwood.Com today in Hollywood. (more…)
… that Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom are moving way too slow. They really should be getting married on Saturday! not Sunday. Come on guys, lift ya game!
If we had to give the wooden spoon award today and paddle two tabloids lying behinds, we’d have to give InTouch Weekly Magazine and Star Magazine a wee spanking for two of the most untrue covers in the tabloid game this week.
First up, InTouch run with a story that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have separated. Then Star Magazine says that Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott’s marriage is a sham and based just on the money that the couple (mainly Tori) earn.
Spelling did what any decent celebrity did about the matter. She gave it 30 seconds of thought only 2 x and then tweeted her replies. Spelling tweeted:
“Dean & I read STAR 2gthr & were grossed out @ uncreative lies but made us appreciate R life & love more & made us sad 4 those tht spread lies.Bad Mo Jo!”
I love twitter. It put lies to rest asap. Brad and Angie don’t even bother tweeting, they’re too busy making baby no 7, in between all of their commitments in film, entertainment, human rights issues and being there for their children. It’s so important to celebrate love and happiness and not try and snatch it off others. Shame on InTouch and Star Magazine this week! Shockers!
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Model and action actress, Mila Jovovich married her longtime love, Paul W.S Anderson at their Beverly Hills home in the weekend.
Congrats to the happy couple for tying the knot. Splash
He’s had quite a year. America’s original Brad Pitt of cinema got married this year.
Happy Birthday, Robert Redford.
Alyssa Milano, the cutie actress of Whose the Boss and Charmed got married this weekend.
Milano, 36, sashayed down the aisle with her David Bugliari, her agent from CAA in Los Angeles. The couple married, Saturday in New Jersey exchanging their vows at David’s folks’ home. It was a family affair. Alyssa Manager is her mom, who was also present with the actresses family. Cosy!
Milano said “yes’ to David last December. She was once engaged to Scott Wolf and she was married to rocker Cinjun Tate.
Milano once said to Details Magazine in 2007: “I’ve gotten such s— about my dating choices.” At that time, Milano was doing a Kate Hudson and had a penchant for dating a line up of major league pitchers (Carl Pavano, Barry Zito and Brad Penny to name three). “I’m always known as… I’m ‘the chick that dates athletes…”
She added, “I’d love to just find a good plumber or doctor.”
Well, she found a good agent so that’s all good. What many people don’t know about Milano is that she would have been the Miley Cyrus of her day, had the world been ready for a major teen pop star (Tiffany and Debbie Gibson, were kind of the first), then cam Britney Spears.
Milano certainly had the talent to be Miley Cyrus in her Whose The Boss, child actress days. Milano has had several #1 pop hits in Japan where she’s a superstar.
Congrats to David Bugliari and Alyssa Milano on their great news. What’s next? Britney Spears marrying her agent boyfriend Jason Trawicke? Alyssa shows that it’s totally possible. [source]
Ellen deGeneres is not the only one trying to out George Clooney in Hollywood. Jokes Brad Pitt:
“Angie and I will not be getting married until George and his partner can legally do so,” Pitt joked with People Magazine while cutting his buddy, George Clooney into his latest political campaign for better effect.
I wonder what George thinks of Brad’s sense of humor.