Canada is so proud of Celine Dion and all she’s done in the world. Hello! Canada gave Dion a 20 page spread with husband Renee, son Rene-Charles and two month old twin boys Eddy and Nelsen. The HuffPo writes words about the singer’s expanding family:
“Dion, who with husband Rene Angelil has a nine-year old son named named Rene-Charles, spent years trying to get pregnant again, going through IVF treatments and suffering a miscarriage. So the couple wanted to give the twins meaningful names. We met with Nelson Mandela and spent some time with him at his house when we started Celine’s world tour,” Rene said. “Eddy is a homage to Eddy Marnay,” said Rene, referring to the songwriter that wrote Dion’s first five albums and died a few years ago.”
Nelsen is of course, Mandela’s namesake.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.8.10~
Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,
Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people,
Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law,
Whereas it is essential to promote the development of friendly relations between nations,
Whereas the peoples of the United Nations have in the Charter reaffirmed their faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person and in the equal rights of men and women and have determined to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom. (more…)
Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all.–Nelsen Mandela
Music: Crowded House, Don’t Dream It’s Over
Hollywood rugby pop art: All rugby communities know it’s a long way to that blasted try line. Stay close to each other, create play and reach forward together for a dream. The proven fortitude and new flexibility of teamwork is always the dream.
Artwork: The Key & Bars by Nelsen Mandela
Limited edition lithograph and hand cast numbered metal key
Nelson Mandela is the world’s greatest living statesman and nobel prize winner. He is a symbol of the struggle against apartheid and has now turned his hand to art. This stunning and unique piece symbolises the story of his time spent in prison on Robben Island.
The Key and Bars contains two powerful icons of the 28 years of Nelson Mandela’s imprisonment. His fingers have slowly and deliberately been drawn down the page to recreate the bars of his cell. The Key to his cell has been hand-cast into an edition of just 3000, each numbered and accompany this very powerful edition.
This superb item is personally signed by Nelson Mandela and is supplied framed and glazed, measuring an impressive 23” by 17”.
It is supplied with full certification from the Mandela Foundation.
In the 29th year after a prison of pain, Nelsen Mandela walked to freedom, and the whole world went with him in that place. The irony is, that without pain’s temporal confinement, we don’t know what freedom is. After pain, we then know. That is grief’s gift in the humanness of our shared recovery.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.1.10~
Nelson Mandela has sadly lost his great-granddaughter, Zenani Mandela who returning from a concert in Soweto to celebrate the opening of the World Cup in South Africa, died in a car accident.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation said Zenani Mandela, 13, died in an accident involving one car. No one else was injured. Sad.
[Source - The Guardian UK]
Alrighty then. As you know in Hollywood, we are going rugby football crazy, with the announcement that Clint Eastwood‘s Invictus film, about Nelsen Mandela‘s presidency and the hope that rugby football provided the people of South Africa–just got nominated for three Golden Globe Awards for Eastwood, Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon. Not a bad scoop.
However, most people don’t know in Hollywood what a real rugby footballer looks like. So, it’s up to Horiwood to edu-ma-cate Los Angeles from the sports profiles of the best rugby football team in the world. That being The All Blacks (a-ha! So Mandela-esque) of New Zealand.
Here’s Brad Thorn. “After initially experimenting as a loose forward, Thorn settled at lock in 2003 and made rapid strides as he developed into a key member of both the Crusaders and All Blacks’ packs.”
That’s rugby football talk for Brad Thorn is super hot on the football field in his position that he plays. To find out more about Thorn, his teammates and the sport of rugby football that is watched by the masses worldwide, go here.
Brad Thorn is as big a star as Matt Damon, around the world playing for the All Blacks. Enjoy rugby school if you want to surf the net and find out more about the sport. Go Brad Thorn in Hollywood. :)
If you are outside of the USA and have been bitten by the rugby bug and have rugby football fever, like most of the world, then go along and support Clint’s new film at the movies. Directors who bring films that uplift the human spirit deserve to be supported. Go rugby in the world. A great sport!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.16.09~
Elin Nodegren said her first words to the press today in the capacity of a mother. Adam Lambert whoops it up at Hotel Angelino and Miranda Kerr turns on a show for Germany’s Christmas cheer. These are your top ten celebrity news posts today in Hollywood.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.15.09~
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
Nelsen Mandela‘s favorite poem by Scotsman William Ernest Henley
Music: Under African Skies, Paul Simon and Miriam Makeba, Graceland Concert South Africa–Bajo los cielos de Africa. (more…)
La Toya Jackson is a vision of silky blue as she leaves the set of Dancing With The Stars.
Celebrity always does bite, but it is how one uses their fame for the good, that shows a star’s true star power, or whether they are just pretending to be a star. Always give. Celebrity News bites today are as follows:
Hollywood legend, Steven Spielberg has been retained as Creative Director for Universal at $50 million a year. Nice!–Variety
Oscar and grammy winner, Jennifer Hudson is in talks to play the role of Winnie Mandlea in a Nelsen Mandela biopic. Great role!–showbiz411
Giving fills Madonna‘s love of more fame with Glee. The hit feel good TV show is doing an entire episode devoted to Madonna songs as Madonna gifts Glee her music royalty rights. Nice!–Music-Mix
Charlize Theron may play Mad Maxine, as Mel Gibson‘s famous role gets set for a Mad Max reprise, down under–Sydney Sun.
Kanye West did not die in a car crash as falsely reported. Taylor Swift did not kill him.–Sophos
~featured pic and charity link is The Joey Parker Movement, see details below after celebrity gossip bites continues. thank you~ (more…)
According to Newsweek, Nelsen Mandela’s leadership and influence was so impressive, that many South Africa’s just want his successors just to emulate Nelsen and not let new leaders actually govern. As Newsweek, is running a story on another country, this may or may not be true.
However, it sounds like South Africa could do with reading the book, Who Moved My Cheese, about adapting quickly to change.
The exciting thing about change is that its inevitable and the sooner we accept it, life gets more real. Always live in the now.
With President Barack Obama slumping in the popularity polls this week, I thought I’d look to the nation of South Africa to lift America’s leadership spirit.
South Africa had a horrid past to overcome. Racism and greed was the country’s biggest demon to move on past into a new world and a better future. It was once full of unspeakable hatred. But let’s talk about America today.
President Obama has inherited the worst deficit of any president in US history as a result of the last government’s greed. He also has been a target of racism this week too, so perhaps South Africa’s ability to rise up with redeeming hope provides an answer forward for America.
–images by Oscar winning actress, Charlize Theron’s Vogue Magazine shoot.
–words by Nelsen Mandela.
“After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more left to climb”–Nelsen Mandela
“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination”–Nelsen Mandela
“It’s always impossible until it’s done”–Nelsen Mandela
Good luck Mr Obama. We have every confidence in you to balance the books and get it right.
How Inspiring! President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Freedom to a cast of amazing people.
In the line up were Joseph Medicine Crow, the last living war chief of the High Plains Indians; Sidney Pointier, the first black actor to ever win an Oscar;
… and Bishop Desmond Tutu, the most famous Freedom Fighter of human rights in South Africa and the world, after ex-President Nelsen Mandela. Nice awardees.
To read more and be even further inspired, go here. Isn’t both America and the wider world, so amazing in its diverseness of people wealth. I love this world.
Before President Obama gave America’s indigenous chief, Joe Medicine Crow his medal today, it was Stephenie Meyer of the Twilight Saga who was the most prominent person honoring America’s native people with her Twilight Saga characters and film casting.
I’m glad President Obama is catching up with Ms Meyers on that important cultural hot topic that’s long overdue. Congrats to all of the recipients today. How amazing are they all?!
Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul, gave it up for legendary world leader, Nelsen Mandela in NYC over the weekend.
I’m sure every South African momma was impressed by her performance. She did America proud. I mean… just that dress alone! Wireimage
Live from New York, Lil Kim joined Cindy Lauper for a tribute to the legendary Nelsen Mandela on his 91st birthday.
With their performance being comprised of Cindy’s Time After Time hit and Little Kim’s Lighter’s Up, this is a true musical duet. Nice!
So sweet. I love the fact that Cindy got out her afro-iest hair did for this number, and Lil Kim is such a princess in this number.
Happy Birthday Moses, Nelsen Mandela. We love ya!
Diddy posted this pic with his two boys today. Man, who would have thought that Diddy could produce such good looking sons. Ha ha! A nice pic.
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