Hollywood entertainment and celebrity news today voted by you looks as follows in our top ten today. Peace.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.26.10~
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~
Canadians can have whacky tastes at times when it comes to music. I mean, their range goes from Drake to Celine Dion (both strong artists in their genres of music). Sometimes Canadians’ music choices I’ve observed all hinges on what music is good to drink to in cold weather–just kidding. Not everyone’s like the Winter Olympics girls hockey team after the winning match. Lol!
I do like Taylor Blue‘s Canouk tastes though. I’ve been following her for a year now. She’s not bad at all. She blogs her heart out night and day and tweets a lot too on twitter.
Here’s her top ten music list of her favorite songs this year:
1. Love The Way You Lie -Eminem ft. Rihanna:
2. Hot Mess-Cobra Starship
3. Like A G6-Far East Movement
4. Teenage Dream-Katy Perry
5. The Wave-Dion Roy
6.Airplanes-B.o.B. ft Hayley Williams
9. Your Love Is My Drug=Ke$ha
10.Your Man-Down With Webster
What do you think of Taylor Blue’s list. And if you’re from Canada feel free to comment with your top ten songs too, on this post if you’d like to share. Thanks Maple Staples and thanks Taylor Blue for being a groovy blogger, enjoyed in Hollywood too.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.20.10~
“Come on, let your colors burn. Even brighter than the moon”–Katy Perry, songwriter.
There is no stopping Katy Perry-Brand. First up she had the whole wedding in a Tiger sanctuary in Rajastan, India to Brit comedic lad Russell, after the two had met backstage at an entertainment awards show.
Perry went on to become Google’s (worldwide) in the Western World (according to Bill Gates company) most searched for woman in the entire world, this year. Wow! That’s quite some celebrity heat for this California Gurl.
This week Katy is on top for the second week in a row leading the US singles charts. Reuters (not E! Entertainment, or, People Magazine, or UK Daily Telegraph but REUTERS worldwide!!!) is reporting: “NEW YORK (Billboard) – The spinning wheel atop the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart came to a halt for the first time in almost two months on Thursday, as Katy Perry’s Firework logged a second consecutive week at No. 1.”
Rihanna is not too far behind her main buddy in pop music. “What’s My Name? by Rihanna featuring Drake, was also angling for a second shot at glory by rising one place to No. 2 on the heels of strong radio airplay. The R&B starlet held at No. 6 with Only Girl (In the World).
These two girls have the golden touch when it comes to no.1 hits on the US charts. Congrats. What they both have in common is that they choose to live in California when not on tour; they both have strong links to the U.K and Commonwealth nations and they LOVE AMERICA. A winning mix, combined with beauty, talent and ambassadorialship traits like few others. Hot!
[Pics via Pop Suga]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.18.10~
Caribbean pop princess Rihanna‘s racy performance on X-Factor U.K got 2000 complaints for her Pebbles bikini beach attire. Shocking! She asks “What’s my name?” As if everyone’s forgotten. And can you handle it Downtown? For Riri, downtown is a testing ground of hip and cool Cosmopolitan fusion.
Top entertainment and celebrity news posts you voted worldwide in Hollywood for the Wednesday 15th December 2010 on Horiwood.Com are:
“Let it go. Continue life in a state of contentment. Long live life,” are the key phrases the people of Barbados live by according to this Commonwealth Island nation’s main website. Not a bad message. Click on pic to see what the good people of Barbados are talking about. Sounds plenty okay to me.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.16.10~
Top Ten Grammy Nods for Eminem
Anyone who collaborates as good as Rihanna (eg: Eminem) and who straight up deals with post traumatic stress disorder as an album theme (Recovery) is always going to look outstanding in the Grammy’s nomination department. New York’s Lady Gaga did well too with nominations this year.
The nominees for the 53rd Grammy Awards 2011 are:
Album of the Year
» Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
» Eminem - Recovery
» Lady Antebellum - Need You Now
» Lady Gaga - The Fame Monster
» Katy Perry - Teenage Dream (more…)
RIHANNA, JULIAN ASSANGE, BARONESS SCOTLAND, “INFORMATION SHARING, OVERSHARING” AND “ESPIONAGE” VS “FREE SPEECH”–AS HOT BUZZ WORDS FROM AMERICA AND THE UK
celebrity buzzwords: Julian Assange Vs Angelina Jolie, now Vs Rihanna.
As humans, as people–we look over the fence at our neighbors, in a game of keeping up with the Joneses. The fear of being left behind, or missing out–is the basis of spying–be that polite, or secretive in the form of Espionage.
In fact, there is no trend-setting ability of leaders (fashions mimic others by spying), without observing what peers are doing, than advancing new or similar forms and better ways of doing things.
But when does research–verge into Espionage? Where is that line? Or does it not exist anymore in an age of new technology? The WikiLeaks case gives us all time to discuss that–on Facebook, a community far bigger than WikiLeaks, holding more information about individuals, than WikiLeaks ever could claim to hold.
Julian Assange of Wikileaks is the pin up boy of “Common Similarities between the US and the UK” that still exist today. Will this one man’s fate be decided by a US/ UK jury? His crime? He is a spy of spies because he owned IT that could track others spying tendencies in an obsessively voyeuristic political digital age–where most people don’t even watch politicians in the world, at all. Only other politicians do? Julian shared these politicians favorite (digital) media to read with other media. Anyway,
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary Espionage is defined as being: ”the practice of spying or using spies to obtain information about the plans and activities especially of a foreign government or a competing company.” The origins of espionage is French, as in:
“French espionnage, from Middle French, from espionner to spy, from espion spy, from Old Italian spione, from spia, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German spehōn to spy. First Known Use: 1793.”
We are also encouraged to look at the word “spy” as in: “to watch secretly, usually for hostile purposes; and, to catch sight of or, SEE. Spying is the active activity of espionage. Who really, has time to do that? No one whose creative that’s for sure, only people copy, others creativity. (I’m a blogger, so at times I can be accused of that. Just saying).
The Espionage Act: According to the UK Guardian: “The US Espionage Act is a little-used law dating from 1911 – the same year as the UK’s Official Secrets Act, with which it has much in common.”
The current law can be used to prosecute those who leak and publish classified information that creates a national security risk. The law’s purpose is to tackle espionage. It has never been used on foreign press or any media organization before.
[Image of Rihanna via Trend Hairstyle. Angelia Jolie stars as a Spy in The Tourist above, after starring as an assassin who spied on her husband in Mr & Mrs Smith, and an accused spy in Salt. In fact playing spies is kind of a hot celebrity topic when you consider Jolie's film career.]
I saw that The University of Carolina is offering a Major in Lady Gaga and the Sociology of Fame. Pop music as a vehicle of leadership in nationhood’s direction is what kids want to study. Really a University should be offering science and advanced mathematics or physics papers in the US in an effort to close the gap on Education being an equipping tool towards being viable competitors in the future direction of a global economy.
If sociology is a lure to get kids into college to see what it’s all about, all good–perhaps they should be offering a 2 hour lecture in Rihanna Studies instead though. Kids would learn just as much, although Rihanna is not technically an American citizen. Although shaping American culture so much as an artist, rather humorously, her visa status is still that of an alien. She is the USA’s Alien Queen of the 2010′s.
In 2008, Rihanna was ranked in the top four on google New Zealand trends for the year. Her live performances in Auckland The Supercity were well appreciated from fans. A then relatively unknown American leader (to the-wider-world), Barack Obama, also made the top ten in this innovative and perceptive trend-spotting small nation. At this time, New Zealand’s current Prime Minister, was not yet ranked in the top ten (Sir Edmund Hillary was instead, at no. 7) yet Rihanna and Mr Obama were on New Zealand’s cultural radar of people they like.
As a comparison, Australia ranked Paris Hilton and Anna Nicole Smith in their top ten and Mr Obama was not yet on the radar in Australia’s mindsets at all that same year in a significant way. Rihanna however (was ranked no.9 in Australia that year as a trend) denoting that she is a key figure and entertainer to the South Pacific and Asia Pacific territories. She was the only person of color in Australia’s top ten that year to ‘cross-over’ as an accepted trend, whereas New Zealand had 3 people of color trend that same year. It is fair to say, that as a star, leader and a cultural-architect artist of a modern world–that Rihanna is always a forerunner of the world’s elite leaders. This is her destiny as a person. Let’s look at what she’s gifted the American people, so far.
What would GQ be, without its Rihanna magazine covers in the US or Britannia? You need at least one Rihanna moment as your cover girl each year to be a successful men’s magazine. This girl is both pretty, tough and resilient in making a comeback when beaten down. She can also make a fashion accessory super hot–that all stars emulate and fashion designers incorporate into their styles of design. She’s the edge of trendsetting when she feels like playing the diva role.
She also gave America a powerful image of someone who recovered from post traumatic stress disorder of something unexpected that can hit a life in America, requiring a major rebuilding effort. Her Chris Brown domestic violence saga of the past catapulted Rihanna into superstar status. Resilience was added to her star exotic brand in that tragic moment of callous American mistreatment by young Chris towards a foreigner living and working in Los Angeles. That media moment was bloody awful. Thankfully Chris Brown has moved on from the incident too now, maturing from it also.
There has never been anyone who lived in Hollywood Hills, quite like Rihanna who has contributed to American culture in difficult years, offering hope or distraction or attitude or just good fun. She’s quite unique. Via Barbados and the Commonwealth, along with Beyonce she is the All American Girl inspirer of the last decade. Next year, I wonder if actor/ singer/ fashion sequer and stylist, Kat Graham, a newbie who is currently sporting top hats of British gentry of the UK, will get to land on GQ too?
In the meantime, here’s the hardworking Riri, amusing Britain with those looks. In the last 11 months, she’s just not stopped working. Respec. In fact Rihanna’s music accomplishments are second to none in America–she’s pop royalty and the Commonwealth’s black queen of pop. In 2008 when Rihanna performed live for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, she wore earrings reflecting the shape of the late Princess Diana‘s engagement ring, the same ring now being worn by Kate Middleton. With her symbology that constitutes pop star monarchy’s iconography, that millions of people worldwide follow–as symbols of empire that they think define them, Rihanna is always smart. Equally subtle as confrontation, a rare mix. Rihanna is a little naughty, she’s the only music artist to give the Queen a diva snear at the end of her performance, before she curtsied–an expression the Queen would never allow herself to do in public, even if she wanted to. The moment from Rihanna is cute.
Hitfix reports that Riri (who this blog is sorta named after too), is the no.1 charting artist of the millennium. The music website writes: “Only Girl In the World jumps to No. 1 this week, giving Rihanna her second single from Loud to hit the top spot. Two weeks ago, What’s My Name featuring Drake was at No. 1. Loud debuts at No. 3 this week on the Billboard 200.
Riri makes history. It is the first time (more…)
December’s Interview Magazine will see Kanye West interview pop star Rihanna for the magazine’s holiday season issue. For artists (A-List actors especially) Interview is a top spot to ever appear on. Rihanna has good publicity.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.23.10~
Ke$ha proves she’s here to stay. The star has now clocked up her 5th top ten billboard charts hit, with We R Who We R, off her new album Cannibal. She debuted on billboard at number 1 with the song.
On shoes, Ke$ha says: “When I wear stilettos, I look awkward like a baby giraffe. Platforms are my obsession.”
Katy Perry is a little bit more savvy when defining her pop fashion tastes saying: “When it comes to fashion, I’m like a mood ring.”
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. Images via ID. 11.23.10~
RUGBY MUSIC INTERLUDE – A HELENSVILLE RUGBY UMBRELLA by RIHANNA AND HORIWOOD for RUGBY FOOTBALL FANS WORLDWIDE
RUGBY MUSIC INTERLUDE - A HELENSVILLE RUGBY UMBRELLA by RIHANNA AND HORIWOOD for RUGBY FOOTBALL FANS WORLDWIDE.
Rihanna always looks the part when gracing any red carpet of show biz. Here’s the diva from Barbados at The American Music Awards 2010.
[Image courtesy of Bauer Griffin]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.22.10~
Rihanna and Katy Perry both jetted in from New York after promoting RiRi’s new album, LOUD and Katy’s new signature scent, PURR.
Images courtesy of the CG as snapped at LAX today.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.17.10~
“Baby you’re a challenge, let me explore your talent” – Rihanna, October 2010.
Rihanna performed her new single What’s my name? on The Late Show with David Letterman yesterday.
a) it’s nice to see RiRi include more inflections of Barbados hip hop in her vocal inflections. She shows a confidence in her own culture more as she matures.
c) a nice tribute to Diana Ross‘ Oscar attire from back in the Hollywood day when Ross famously rocked out with Michael Jackson as her Oscar date. See pictures below. Or, you can also go with a Heidi Klum, red carpet premiere Black Swan reference via an emerging Project Runway discovered, fashion designer Mondo–on this one too.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.17.10~
Anyone who writes your name and has an audience is really a friend of your brand–Horiwood on Rihanna 2010′s. Go kid.
In an interview with a radio show, Rihanna had these gem words to say about reading blogs and what she thinks of bloggers:
“I still read the blogs sometimes, it depends on what it is I am trying to find out. I’m a lot more numb to it now only because I understand what it is. It’s a community for people who don’t have anything else to do and hate themselves, they hate their life, they hate their job, they hate their appearance, they are uncomfortable with who they are so what makes them feel good is talking smack about other people who they think they will never ever see in their life and they happen to be celebrities. It seems impossible to ever have the opportunity to say these things to their face, so they get to hide behind their computer.”
Of course, Rihanna was not talking about this blog as along with her main publicist Mark Young, I too even contribute to the lovely RiRi’s star evolution when Ms Hot Thing, runs out of celebrity juice. Nice hair color girl! :)
As Mark is Solange Knowles, Beyonce Knowles and Dianna Ross‘ publicist too, RiRi’s always doing a lot of front line batting these for Camp Young’s talent stable. I think she does a good job as a front line star.
But let’s get back to Rihanna’s comments that are a little harsh for bloggers who live outside of Hollywood, where well known ‘entertainment stars’ are in abundance more so than other places. Let me provide some balance.The truth is, bloggers often know what a star should do next, before a star or a manager even does. When celebrity stats drop concerning a star, on a blog–a blogger knows a star has fallen off the radar instantly and which stars are rising with blog stats, employing new storylines of interest. That’s really why pop stars read blogs. To find out what they should be doing.
In the main though, she’s right –many bloggers do hate their lives, just like a few pop stars do too, some days. I tell you–we’re all in a trap entertaining others. Jokes.
I like her thoughts above though. I’m not offended as a blogger to hear her say these things. For example, on a day when you wake up with a zit, she’s absolutely right. What blogger doesn’t dislike their day that day. Perhaps we shouldn’t blog on days like that. :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.16.10~
“Baby you’re a challenge, let’s explore your talents”–Rihanna makes spilt milk and a civil glass of white wine, look so sexy in her new video.
Rihanna has worked non stop in the last year. She’s still delivering as a pop princess who lives on the Hollywood Hills, when she’s in town.
A good girl. Here’s What’s My Name feat Drake – the world’s most favorite girl from Barbados and her Canadian collaborator’s latest music offering.
The music video, positions Rihanna in downtown USA. She’s a vibrant surreal girl, in the concrete jungle norms of Cosmopolitan City American life. Nice contrast. She says, if you’re anyone — you’ll stand the test of going Downtown. Love it! A good plug for the millions of peeps who live in cities.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.13.10~
We have a new Governor in California – the 72 year-old, Jerry Brown. Rihanna‘s written a song called California King.
Here’s a snippet of the ballad. Timely today.
A wise King has arisen.
We all need kings to inspire us. Muhammad Ali taught us that.
Sting like a King.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.4.10~
Eminem & Rihanna update their anthem for youth in current politics: “burning generation in the furnace of political lies.” Ouch! Honest. Feel the burn.
Yep. Just when you finally got “Love the Way You Lie” out of your head, Rihanna and Eminem are back with a sequel to the song which will appear on the ”Only Girl (In the World)” singer’s upcoming album Loud.
Take a listen after the jump!