Gwyneth Paltrow tells E! in a special that went to air last night (Wednesday) that her very high profile relationships with both Brad Pitt and Ben Affleck when it was their turn to do Young Hollywood tabloid stories, were a bit surreal.
Says Paltrow, “It was strange to be part of a public couple,” she said (via Us Weekly). Paltrow dated Pitt from 1994-1997 where they were briefly engaged. Her dating days with Ben Affleck were from 1997 to 2000.
Gwyneth is happily married to Chris Martin of Coldplay, has two children Apple 6 and Moses 4 and she appears in Country Strong debuting January 7th at the movies.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.23.10~
Game changers are people who altar the way people think, communicate, do things. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences leads it’s “For Your Consideration” campaign charge with these two posters of potential nominees.
Inception by Christopher Nolan and The Social Network. “A Game Changer and An American Landmark.” True that.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com. Hollywood California USA. 12.6.10~
“Girls have an unfair advantage over boys: If they can’t get what they want by being smart, they can get it by being dumb.”–Yul Brunner on his experience with Hollywood’s leading lights. These days, it’s more the other way round.
Yul Brynner‘s life story is full of music, Russian gypsies, Lycée Moncelle tutoring, life spent as a trapeze artist, a Chekovian actor, he served Hollywood in roles as the exotic other that he played from Egyptian pharaohs to Western gunfighters (pictured). Yule unfortunately died of lung cancer and he was buried on the grounds of the Abbey of Saint-Michel de Bois Aubry, a short distance outside the village of Luzé. He won an Oscar for The King and I, but he was all good as a cowboy. Nothing wrong with that.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.3.10~
In Oscars Hollywood history, the Cocoanut Grove was the venue celebrating Americans much loved art form of Hollywood’s cinema’s best awards for excellence.
From this image we see a Palm Tree as a symbol of Peace. Whether a palm is found in California, throughout The South Pacific, in Israel or Iran provides a message for us all to ponder as a symbol.
A palm tree grows peacefully in earth’s soil, irrespective of how people draw up maps of territory. Its a very humble tree. It just grows. Its leaves offer shade in extreme heat conditions for people and camels alike. It always signifies that water is found nearby, water being a symbol of life that all growing things need to live. A palm tree’s fruit is eaten by people of Californian, people in Iran or Israel alike. A palm tree does not discriminate. It looks after people equally.
May leaders of the world (G20 Economies Summit leaders included) all have a movie date with Peace, in their hearts concerning the future direction of the world and showing mercy to others, not all that different from ourselves.
This is California’s story in the City of Angels. We are peace messengers in The City of Angels–just like a palm tree is. May the art of peace be the most glorified American art of all and bring forth its fruit in due season.
I think an emphasis on water systems watering people who don’t have it in the world with clean drinking water, would be an intelligent thing of G20 leaders to obsess on at this point in World History. With the existing wealth all G-20 Summit leaders nations have, let’s leak some water these nations way who are without.
That’s smart leadership. Instead of just “World Economy, War Economy,” as buzz words, let’s think “Water Economy” too for all people in the world. A war on lack for the least in the world is what’s needed. That’s true power, to think that way and shows respect for basic human rights in the world.
[Image - courtesy of Vanity Fair]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.28.10~
Wearing a Hollywood hat should always be about fun… the essence of what makes this town spin.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.18.10. VF~
Who can forget, when Russell Crowe became the first person of Maori descent to win an Oscar for his role in Gladiator 2000. Russell is pictured here (through a beer goggle lens) from the Oscars night archives drinking a Steinlager beer.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.18.10. VF~
In New Zealand, the fiercest election ever has just occurred.
Here’s the ten finalists to be the next Milkybar Kid cowgirl or cowboy star of Middle Earth. Cute. For having dreams bigger than Texas these Kiwi Kids all stars in this Hollywood book, regardless of who took the most votes.
In no particular order, here’s the the finalists that were shortlisted to the top ten by Nestle, producers of fine creamy white chocolate. Creme de la creme chocolate makers.
1. Hinetaaproa Short of Roto-Vegas
2. Dominic Burrows of Invercargill
3. Astaria Tigerlily Te Aukura of Auckland The Supercity
4. Sam Kirby of Christchurch – The Garden City
5. Eloise Greenwood of Auckland The Supercity
6. Natalie Olson of Wellywood Wellington
7. Madison Hunter of Auckland The Supercity
8. Asher Quin of DunedinThe Scottish-Kiwi City
9. Benjamin Clark of Auckland The Supercity
10. Samyah Powell of Whangarei City, Northland North Auckland 10/10
Kiwi kids – Mauri ‘Ola – Let’s Rock the 2010′s! :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.18.10~
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.17.10. VF~
Swifty and Dame Liz - Two people who helped build the Hollywood star system. One threw the best parties each year, where next year’s deals were brokered and A-List star rankings were determined.
The other reenacted, what she knew of a star system that had worked for centuries. She acted like a Queen of a commonwealth of stars assembled in Hollywood that were drawn from all over America and the world. Liz Taylor was the center along with Samuel Lazar.
A beaut shot of two star makers – least we forget our manners and our knowledge of history in California today and how America’s brightest stars have been shaped and created. This tradition has always been a global effort.
To be a Maori-Kiwi and add your contribution to this tradition in a small way via a Hollywood blog daily, is what we call “tika” to do in our corner of the world. Always fun to do.
It’s called an expression of “tino rangatiratanga” or a sovereign expression of one’s spirit of liberty in the world, contributing to the future direction of it. Tino rangatiratanga as a part of the world’s new star system, also means “to think green for future generations as people living in a sovereign harmonious state, in dialogue with the environment and the earth.”
It’s a beautiful tradition that all Indigenous Peoples of the world have always believed. Today, Hollywood’s brightest stars think of others (including the least in the world) and they dare to think green for the planet and its people – over any other value system or reward system of fame.
James Cameron‘s film Avatar with this theme, proved this sentiment, achieving the best selling Hollywood film in box office history. Cameron’s direction as a Hollywood auteur bore witness with people the world over, that this is what we want from the City of Angels and other film making meccas of the world. It’s where Hollywood is at, in representing strong messages for the world in cinema and entertainment texts. Anything else, pales in its irrelevant meaninglessness and is archaic.
When I look at this image of Swifty and Dame Liz, they stood for something important. They took on the role of testing the existing star system and making it better, stronger, brighter and more relevant and meaningful. Today in Hollywood, so do a rising new generation of earth-conscious humanitarian stars. These people are re-altering Hollywood’s current star system, making it stronger by ignoring the dross and realigning entertainment with strong stories the world needs today.These stories are green, compassionate, human.
It’s fun living in Hollywood and California. I love being Maori and Kiwi and living right in the middle of it. It’s where Maori belong too. Positioned right in the Middle, shaping the form and future flow of fun! We are so Hollywood in the 2010′s.
~Image courtesy of Vanity Fair. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.17.10~
Being British and growing up watching how the British monarchy rocked out jewels to make a power statement on special occasions, was great training for Dame Elizabeth Taylor when she got to Hollywood and set out to conquer this show biz town.
Liz always knew when to raise her value by wearing jewels that kept her ahead of her female peers as a star.
It’s also something that Hollywood’s lads know how to do also. James Cameron dropped some bling into his epic Titanic film, to garner Hollywood its second highest grossing film of all time worldwide. James totally tore a page out of Dame Liz’s star book, on that one. This piece Liz is wearing above was valued at $1 million in its day.
~Image via VF. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.16.10~
Dennis Hopper will always be remembered at The Oscars for wearing his cowboy hat in 1970, while taking his date Michelle Phillips of The Mommas & the Poppas .
How cool was he? Also pictured here with Jack Nicholson the year Easy Rider starring Peter Fonda became the modern version of the Buddy Movie which grew out of the Western film genre.
[Image courtesy of Vanity Fair -photo archives]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.16.10~
Singer, Nelly Furtado has her greatest hits album on the table. She’s halfway through righting a new album, working title Lifestyle that she says singing on her last album Mi Plan in Espanol is influencing. Being a latina hottie, whose also exotic to Canada, she’s a star of America’s future and Canada officially inducted this beauty onto the Canadian Walk of Fame’s cultural landscape in Canada, 2010 this week. She’s hot.
Courage to love, romance, sing and dance, live, touch, breathe and play rugby are all key themes of the hot topics rating today in Hollywood. Entertainment news we all love as voted by US worldwide here in the beautiful nation of America, is as follows in our top ten today.
Thanks People. With your power to vote, you all inspire here in Hollywood!
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[This image of Eddie Fisher and Dame Elizabeth Taylor at The Governors Ball 1960, where Liz lucked out on winning an Oscar for her role in Suddenly, Last Summer. She would win the following year for Butterfield 8 the film she starred in with Fisher. Oscars Night, via Vanity Fair]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.16.10~
History looks like Tony Curtis & Barbara Rush sharing a table at Oscars big night in 1960, when Jack Lemmon lucked out that night for his Oscar-nominated performance in Some Like it Hot . Curtis comments can be read below, about how Oscars parties back in the day, would determine the next wave of A-List film stars.
Today though in America, these ten topics are trending across the land, as observed from Hollywood California USA.
Black Ops News and The Beatles: Tweets:alenoir: Apple’s iTunes announcement was teased yesterday prompting…News@8pm: Beatles land on iTunes and Black Ops patch | T3 magazine – t3.com
Velvet Revolver is a band everyone loves.
Nelly Furtado‘s song lyrics, “All good things must come to an end” feature strong today in the US. The Canadian-Portugese singer features here with her dancers at the Latin Grammys via UK’s Daily Mirror News.
Whiz Khalif Arrest Freestyle can be watched here at Please Don’t Stare.
Cathy Black’s selection by the New York Mayor for Education has NYC happy: Here’s Only The Blog Knows Brooklyn, on that: “I was pleased today to speak with Cathie Black, the schools chancellor designee appointed by the Mayor. The State Legislature of New York has given the Mayor the authority to select a schools chancellor, and he is accountable for his selection. Today, as she shared with me her eagerness and excitement about this opportunity, I was impressed with her enthusiastic willingness to take on a job that comes with lots of challenges in addition to its rewards-and I wished her well. Our kids’ future depends on her success.
Then and now news is so much fun. A reason I love blogging in California and America. Locations so rich in history and trend setting potential.
~Images of Oscars night via Vanity Fair. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.16.10~
Hollywood history: Charlton Heston, Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, John F. Kennedy, Sammy Cahn and Oscar all get a mention in this photo–via Vanity Fair.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.16.10~
In 1954, actor Marlon Brando won the Best Actor Oscar for On The Waterfront, a film directed by Elia Kazan. It was a story of tension between the everyday American worker and a fight against corrupt union bosses. This picture is the night in Hollywood of that moment being celebrated.
Brando had lost his mother Dorothy one year prior. He would go on to be nominated eight times for Oscars across his acting career.
From this image, of On The Waterfront’s Hollywood Oscar history, we learn of how the American worker can become central to a nation’s star system. May the rise of the American worker be appreciated as star worthy again.
What a great Mr Brando was.
[Image courtesy of Vanity Fair]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.14.10~
Oscars night 1959 – Vanity Fair.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.12.10~
Two pictures “paint” an image of Hollywood history and Hollywood today featuring child actors in talented directors/ auteurs films.
Top pic: In 1939, child actor Shirley Temple presented Walt Disney with Oscars (one statue and 7 mini-Oscars) for Snow White & The Seven Dwarves–the first animated feature film made. Temple herself had already received her own mini-Oscar four years prior in 1935.
Below image: James Rolleston is a young Maori actor who features in Boy - a film about small town coastal life, by rising auteur Taika Cohen.
Hollywood then and right now. Go see this film, when it hits Hollywood soon.
Boy‘s producers are: Ainsley Gardiner, MERATA MITA, CLIFF CURTIS and Michael E.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.12.10~
My Maori grandmother Ruihi Haratuku Ngakuru Hill (Lucy Hill) who brought up a dozen children in Helensville loved the I Love Lucy Show. So this is for her memory.
LUCILLE BALL & DESI ARNAZ: She started as a Goldwyn Girl and ended up a comic genius. When Lucille Ball and husband Desi Arnaz made eyes at the Cocoanut Grove in 1943, post-Oscars, they were still years away from creating the I Love Lucy hit TV series.
In the meantime, Ball paid her dues in song-and-dance features for RKO and MGM, while Arnaz who performed with Xavier Cugat, led a rumba band and filled his share of screen roles too.
A young, flame-maned starlet plotting to hit the big time with a Cuban conga king? Now, that’s one heck of a Hollywood movie premise! Good writing.
There were very few people who could make my grandma laugh out loud, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz were two who could. They were funny. :)
[Source: 75 Years of Hollywood Parties: Oscar Night from the Editors of Vanity Fair by Graydon Carter and David Friend with an afterword by Dominick Dunne].
The 1942 Oscars Awards ceremony, coming just months after Pearl Habor, was nearly canceled. Lord forbid. But here was a choice wartime distraction: rivalrous sisters Joan Fontaine and Olivia de Haviiland were both up for best actress, Fontaine as the heroine in Alfred Hitchcock‘s Suspicion De Havilland for playing a spinster in Hold Back The Dawn. Fontaine, younger by a year or so, would take home the trophy that night, with the blessing of her sister’s tight smiles. (“Get up there,” Olivia is said to have snapped when Joan momentarily discombobulated after her name was read.) De Havilland had two best actress wins in her near future for 1946′s, To Each His Own and 1949′s The Heiress. But in the wake of their 1942 head-to-head, the two became more estranged. Hollywood’s a strange town for that.
Family is always no. 1, least we forget. Because it is. Community too. :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.11.10–as sourced and shared from 75 Years of Hollywood Parties: Oscar Night- Vanity Fair Editors cash in~
“She has a young Reese Witherspoon look and fresh-faced appeal about her as a potential child-actor of the future in Hollywood”–Horiwood on Hinetaapora Short.
A Diverse View of Hollywood worthy new talent potential:
Should Hinetaaporo Short, 10, be cast as the next Milky Bar Kid!
One of this kid’s X-factors in the entertainment game already, is that Hinetaapora speaks Te Reo Rangatira – The Language of Chiefs - otherwise known as the Maori language of New Zealand) each day, at her Kura Kaupapa school in Roto-Vegas/ Rotorua, Hiobbit country.
Te Reo Rangatira is one of the two official languages that Middle Earth, New Zealand protects and speaks within its shores.
Should Hinetaapora be the Milky Bar Kid for chocolate makers Nestle? Heck yes! What a bilingual, intelligent and talented cutie pai. Adorable. The Milky Bar Kid is a New Zealand child’s ‘super hero’ figure of inspiring Adventure and fun adventuring activities with friends and community–the great Kiwi Way. Just like Hobbits represent such cultural heroes too. A Maori girl super hero? Heck yes! It’s time. What a splendid idea at updating Kiwi pop culture in the 2010′s.
Will Hinetaapora go on to appear in Hobbit in 3D films in Wellywood too and Hollywood? I hope so! She’s a doll.
Go honey! Mauri ‘Ola from Hollywood. Let’s hope Hinetaapora can sign on to the same Hollywood agent as Oscar nominee, Keisha Castle Hughes. My Hollywood agent recommend though for Hinetaapora’s Hollywood acting hopes, is agent: Steve Dontanville. –the agent behind Reese Witherspoon’s acting career in Reese’s initial early years until two years before Reese won her Oscar.
Imagine Hinetaapora Short in a 3D action adventure film? Could she be another Reese Witherspoon, with the potential to win an Oscar too? Only time will tell. But, go kotiro tutu! I love her chutzpah. This kid has spirit. She’s off to a good start at ten years-of-age.
UPDATE: Hinetaapora Short is on the Nestle casting team’s Top Ten Short List at this minute. Go honey! You have Hollywood’s big tick approval. The gorgeous Hinetaapora short is a descendant of the Te Whanau a Hinetaaporo subtribe (Haapu) of Ngati Porou. She also descends from the Te Arawa iwi of Aotearoa/ New Zealand. The same tribe as famed and globally-loved entertainer, the late Sir Howard Morrison. The son of a Maori All Black rugby football star, Temuera Morrison , Sir Howard’s song My Old Man’s An All Black - combated and addressed apartheid in South Africa back in the day. He’s still a legend in hearts and minds today. Good Kiwi Ambassadors and proven entertainment stock are the performance artists of this tribe. They do the right things with their fame for noble humanitarian causes.
Hinetaapora’s Te Arawa tribe are watched by globe-trotting visitors to New Zealand, every day of the week in Rotorua City when they perform live daily as consummate and gifted entertainers. They star in musical theater showcases daily and have been practicing mau rakau (traditional Maori martial arts) for over a thousand years in New Zealand on Mokoia Island. As warriors in performance, they are New Zealand’s indigenous action stars. Very similar to Japanese samurai or Old-World warriors of the Chinese Empire dynasty too. Sir Howard, their much loved late Entertainer king, is pictured wearing his cowboy hat above.
Courage to imagine, see and be true to… yourself.
Message to H.S: Mihi atu ki a koe Hinetaapora… are you practicing your American accent and learning Chinese each morning for Hong Kong filmmaking, 3D action movie/ co-productions in future years, before school? Hope so! Ka rawe! Tino pai kē! Kid, you’re too much! :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.27.10~
JOHN KEY SUBSTANTIATES WELLYWOOD AS HOBBITSVILLE 3D COUNTRY AND A SUPPORTIVE TWIN CITY OF HOLLYWOOD’S 3D CINEMA MASTERY AND GREEN FILM LOCATIONS
Quote of the Year: “It was commercial reality. We did the business.”–John Key on bending Hobbit Law, to Warner Brothers recognition, of Sir Peter Jackson and Sir Richard Taylor‘s skills and preference to film The Hobbit 3D film in New Zealand.
New Zealand’s number one man, John Key shines in Hollywood today, with the announcement that New Zealand will restructure law, and contribute monetarily to help facilitate Sir Peter Jackson directed, The Hobbit films 3D filming and production in Middle Earth. This sends a clear message to Bollywood, Hollywood, Europe and Asia, that New Zealand is 3D film production fit for the 2010′s and beyond. Middle Earth is also the home of James Cameron‘s Avatar‘s 3D effects, filming and creation.
Via New York Times, Mr Key says: “I’m delighted we have achieved this result. Making the two movies here will not only safeguard work for thousands of New Zealanders, but will also allow us to follow the success of the Lord of the Rings trilogy in once again promoting New Zealand on the world stage,” Mr. Key said. Video of speech can he found here.
“The industrial issues that have arisen in the past several weeks have highlighted a significant set of concerns for the way in which the international film industry operates here in New Zealand. We will be moving to ensure that New Zealand law in this area is settled to give film producers like Warner Brothers the confidence they need to produce their movies in New Zealand.
To structure the right deal to keep The Hobbit in New Zealand, new legislation is being introduced Thursday to clarify the difference between an employee and a contractor. The change in law would affect only the film industry.
Aotearoa/ New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Mr. Key said that the green paradise nation would offset $10 million of Warner’s marketing costs as the government agreed to a joint venture with the studio.
Mr Key also threw in an additional tax rebate for big budget films made in the country, making production companies now eligible for up to $7.5 million extra per picture–based on box office sales. New Zealand currently offers a 15 % rebate on money spent on major movies being produced within this paradise nation’s shores.
The UK Guardian reports that, had not Warner Bros and the New Zealand government come to an agreement, “Economists had said the loss of the production could cost the country’s film industry as much as $1.5bn and damage it in the long term.” Mr Keys also said via The Guardian, “”Making the movies here will not only safeguard work for thousands of New Zealanders.”" A much welcomed break for New Zealand’s economy struggling with one of the highest E.E.C debts, currently. The news was much welcomed.
Although it is not know if any Maori and Polynesian actors have been cast in the film in key roles to date, the Guardian reports: “The Office star Martin Freeman set to portray the title character, Bilbo Baggins – a homely Hobbit who in Tolkien’s tale is bamboozled into joining a thrilling adventure by a wizard named Gandalf. Richard Armitage, of BBC TV series Spooks, will play the role of Thorin Oakenshield, the leader of the dwarves.”
Good stuff. What a day for Hobbit lovers of Hobbitsville entertainment. And not a bad couple of days work either from Prime Minister Keys in his role of Minister of Tourism too. That deserves a beer or three in Hobbit fashion. Nice teamwork for the Prime Minister, Warner Bros, and our two Sirs who create Hobbits and a film industry working for and in tandem while reflecting back to Hollywood, from the other side of the world in New Zealand. Teamwork and mastery of a win-win relationship. Super heroes are being made in New Zealand in cinema texts and 3D cinema –for the world. Let’s go China and 3D action Chinese films in NZ.
This report gleaned from an original report penned byJohnathan Hutchinson, Michael Cieply and Colin Peacock. [Image above: Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R) meets with New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing China's capitol, on July 7, 2010. Xinhua &Rao Aimin photo. New Zealand also grew diplomatic relations in Seoul Korea today, Michael Woodhouse Mp appears on day one in Seoul where he has toured Gyeonbok Palace. Does Korea have any 3 D films they may need made and told in Middle Earth too, one might ask? NZ is a busy Asian-Friendly and Hollywood friendly filmmaking nation. And on that note, let's go Bollywood in NZ locations, coming at ya in 3D cinema. Namaste! Haere Mai!]
. ~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.26.10~
PRIME MINISTER JOHN KEY ON SIR PETER JACKSON’S 3D HOBBIT FILMMAKING IN MIDDLE EARTH VIA THE MAORI NEWS
Hobbit News from Hollywood, California USA:
We all love Sir Peter Jackson in Hollywood. He’s a box office heavy weight for this California City and a Hollywood Oscars King to boot. New Zealanders probably love Sir Peter a wee bit more than even Hollywood does. His early films have been studied many times over, by the New Zealand people just as much as his big blockbuster films have been viewed and enjoyed.
Sir Peter Jackson is a cultural hero of Middle Earth. Sort of like the Sir Edmund Hilary of Cinema to his home town of Wellywood.
However, Kiwis (New Zealanders) love our Prime Minister even more than the remarkable Sir Peter. He’s The Kiwi King. From the home and heart of Hobbitsville, here’s Prime Minister John Key speaking on Hobbit filmmaking in 3D, in this video news footage, addressing the recent actors’ union challenge via an Australian actors union that could have swayed Warner Bros. to move the film to another location. Such a move could have threatened the future of films being made in New Zealand by the best directors in the world.
This news report via Te Karere – Maori News shows a King in full support of what his filmmaking star director of Hobbits wants within his capacities as a leader who protects great artists, like Sir Peter of Middle Earth and the heart and soul of the magic that they create in their art.
Hollywood great, James Cameron‘s Avatar filmed in Wellywood, so let’s hope Warner Bros relationship with Hollywood’s collaborating twin filmmaking city remains strong, in producing Hollywood’s no.1 grossing box office films of all time globally between Hollywood and Wellywood.
The proven relationship to date is a match made in cross-cultural, box-office, results-generating heaven. Excellent filmmaking synergy.
Update: 10.26.10 @4.41 pm: TVNZ reports: “We will have to make an assessment about whether we think a clarification in the law would assist New Zealand economically,” Key said. “If we do, we might make some changes.”
“The Government has also admitted it is prepared to move “at the margins” on subsidies for the two films but would not enter a bidding war to match what was on offer internationally,” says New Zealand’s Prime Minister.
[Images: Star Trek placard with Maori koru taonga motif, symbolizing new life and regeneration for John Key, Champion of Hollywood, Bollywood and Chinese box office cinema collaborations of the future with New Zealand. This placard is positioned at the front entrance of the historic Grauman's Chinese Theater - Hollywood Walk of Fame]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California, Reporter: Roihana Nuri, Presenter: Scotty Morrison, Executive producer: Tini Molyneux. From Hollywood today, this was the way it was, looked and sounded from New Zealand for Hobbit fans worldwide in a culturally diverse nation of friendly Hobbit loving people in Middle Earth, Aotearoa-New Zealand. Cool aye? Incidentally Wellywood is also known by its 12th Century name, Te Whanganui a Tara – it is a story of twins too, like Hollywood and Wellywood are. Poetic and fitting at this moment in 3D Middle Earth history reflecting the twin cities of Wellywood and Hollywood. 10.26.10~