Taylor Lautner: The only teen action movie star to clearly make it through Hollywood’s quick sand celebrity hoops in 2010 by playing a teen werewolf has managed to keep his newest relaysh with Lily Collins out of the public eye, at least compared to his tour-de-paparazzi-force courtship with Taylor Swift.
This kid never made the top ten in Hollywood this year, but still proves he can kick above his weight in Tinsel Town. He’s a symbol that teen lads can do anything if they work hard, get lucky breaks, if authors write popular book series with teens in mind that then get adapted to film; and with the right parenting behind them.
Lautner’s upcoming movie work in Hollywood sees him cast in the film: Abduction (Post Production); The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I & Breaking Dawn Part II as Jacob Black.
[Photo courtesy of Gnepsie]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.24.10~
Ko au, ko koe. Ko koe, ko au. I am you. You are I. One –Cliff Curtis, wedding ring inscription
A smile is your passport to anywhere–Horiwood’s dad.
If you’re happy, you’ll notify your face–Rob Packer, pianist/songwriter, NZ
Te Whare e tu nei, Aue karanga mai–This haus that stands, calls–Kataraina Mataira, songwriter
Ka kata roa tatou, Ka kahanui tatou katoa–In laughter is our unanimous great strength–Horiwood
I’ve showcased their a capella singing talents on this blog before, here they are again. With such beautiful smiles, voices and wearing subtle capes – they are like Polynesian super heroes to me, when looking at them from Hollywood. Te Piringa Kapa Haka (Maori Cultural Glee Club) sing in beautiful harmony together. They sing of gratitude. Some of the lyrics translated in English are these:
“And now, let the weak say I am strong. Let the poor say I am rich…
With grateful hearts, we (collectively, in unison as one) give thanks”
Culturally rich, beautiful, spiritually and culturally-nuanced entertainment, in harmony and unison. I love these kids. Their message is UP! and so Hollywood Maori groovy. Go Te Piringa. Go Kapa Haka. And go hori entertainers of the world. Fun! These young people have a spirit of gratitude, a rareness of sweetness and diplomacy that is needed for all children today in our times. They embody youthful potential of smiling faces shared with each other as young people, celebrating the unique gift of cummunity. A universal trait that should not be diminished by economics. They are winners, with their sweetness.
It is my belief, that gratitude and celebration of thankfulness, helps paradigm-shift young people from economic lack, leading to depression (robbing life from the young) -but gratitude moves teenagers into a realization that friends, community, family, culture, art and the performance arts together are always a young person’s treasure. No economic grinch or pinch of circumstance can take that away - which is why I share them with you all as worthy Hollywood entertainment today. Go kids!
This one going up for fans of Glee here in the US as reflection of Glee diversity of a nation that is an ally of America. And in support of New Zealand’s very own Hilary Clinton-esque Maori woman politician, Hekia Parata in recognition of her current Mana campaign and what this means for The World.
[Lea Michele and friends of Club Glee take the cover of GQ Magazine. Scandalous! Image via Cover Awards]
Hekia Parata is a person I proudly associate myself to being from New Zealand and a resident of California - in recognition of her potential to further Maori and Polynesian culture, entertainment in the world – as a healing remedy in entertainment and world politics to remind all people, to stop, consider nature, the environment, the earth’s resources, to consider people – regardless of tribe, of race, of ethnicity, to consider Spirit – and to always give thanks in a shared celebration of life. This is her armory as a politician of future significance. When I met Hekia at Kai on the Bay, now Kai in The City of Wellywood, 7 years ago, she sparkled, wearing a large single white diamond, a centre piece gem stone of Africa, worn around her neck.
Mauri ‘Ola from Hollywood. Btw: Hekia can sing like these soloists. I’ve seen her, sing at a dinner table for 15. After dining on seafood bisque and koura as a main (lobster) in Wellywood, Hekia then sung with her friends! An amazing born performer. She can sing and entertain. Hekia this one is for you and Porirua, especially and what this city can give the world from Wellywood. In celebration of Maori, Polynesian, Kiwi kids potential and New Zealand culture of cinema and the Performing Arts to bless the world, this post goes up with a sense of joy and pride in the Entertainment Capitol of The World. ICU.
Did I mention Hekia has the best “hair care” in the world too, naturally. She’s like a government Work Hori In Progress meeting – she can Whip That Hair! like a colorful Willow Smith Snr. She’s all about rocking good hair in politics, like many First Ladies of the Political set are in The World at this minute. Not to name names from the Cameroon or the US, either. Lol! Fun ahead. :)
[This image - Black Paua Torch of Liberty - Black leather, with triple-stitched black cotton on Paua shell (symbolizing, the eyes that see of our ancestors and leaders as carved on every marae wall in "wood" of every Maori tribe, unifying US - for Hekia Parata and leaders who always make you smile. This is their gift as unique politicians. Memorable leaders, born once in a lifetime for such a time as this. Louder!]
~Written in the spirit of Te Rangi Hiroa - Sir Peter Buck from American shores to his friend Sir Apirana Ngata in New Zealand, to strengthen leadership – with the tenderness of Maori Aroha. A reminder that long before we were ever given titles, our ancestors chose us to be here, and our conviction as Indigenous Peoples also bore witness with our breath that breathes richly today in our spoken reo (voices)–of the fact that we always chose ourselves to be taonga of The World and speak Life into eachother’s wairua (spirit) to strengthen, so that all could benefit. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.20.10~
[Ps: Waiting to win an election sux. It's like waiting for high school exam results, just a little. Here's some Glee paying tribute to a great, Britney Spears, to amuse, while dancing, campaigning and waiting for those results, with a Taylor Lautner reference as a reminder of what Indigenous kids of any culture can achieve, if gym and action star trained and fit - with the right support needed and allocated. Polynesian super heroes are the future of 3D Hollywood and Wellywood action films if given the opportunity to be.]
I’ve always admired people who recycle. They are very resilient and creative. They make their art out of junk. They redeem waste and create happiness with it. As, this is the true essence of art. Happiness.
Alright, with this in mind, check out artist Jason Mecier today. Jason Mecier has “spent more than 10 years creating outrageous 3-D mosaic portraits of his favorite pop culture icons. Each portrait is created from the celebrity’s own discarded objects and junk such as broken sunglasses, makeup, gum wrappers, jewelry, deodorant, shoes, and other items. Participants and celebrity clients include Phyllis Diller, Rosie O’Donnell, Paris Hilton, Pam Anderson, Farrah Fawcett, Florence Henderson, Elvira, Pink, and many, many more.
Mecier’s artwork is featured in the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! book Prepare to be Shocked!, and Taschen’s Illustration Now! Other clients include The Food Network, Neiman Marcus, Corona, MTV, W Hotel, Rolling Stone, Showtime, Entertainment Weekly, The Village Voice and The New York Times, among others.
Mecier’s latest show, along with artist Adam J. Ansell, is entitled We Like To Watch TV and can be seen at Glama-Rama (304 Valencia St., San Francisco; (415) 861-4526).
Check out our slide show featuring portraits of Lady Gaga, RuPaul, Scissor Sisters, and more and then head over to Mecier’s official website for more info on the artist and his work.”
What I personally like about Jason’s art and work, is that it is in his soul to create happiness for others. Even out of people’s junk. Taylor Lautner made out of black licorice as “Jacob Black” portrait? Clever.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 8.5.2010~
How to dazzle has Taylor Lautner backing green. Here’s how you voted our top ten entertainment and celebrity news posts today. Thought for today, Kings of The Earth is a novel by John Clinch that paints a back blocks story of brotherhood. “Then the kings of the earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and every slave and every free man hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains.” O Magazine says of Clinch’s writing: “a countryside full of that same old homegrown desolation,” with characters imbued with “a gentle nobility and antique strangeness.” Clinch has created a “haunting, suspenseful story.”
Good writers should always be celebrated. That’s why we read and treasure their words.
1. About Horiwood–> Expressions of love from an Opshop
7. Alex Meraz
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 7.5.2010~
Dressed up and dapper.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 6.28.2010. Source~
Taylor Lautner can jump for action films in Hollywood. Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth take a plunge ride at Universal City Walk theme park today. Wild. Trending topics, celebrities, great American stories, basketball sports wives, vampires, a Queen standing against nuclear weapons, and an extraordinary Young Hollywood humanitarian, are all hot themes you voted today. Here’s our news from Hollywood. Thanks everyone.
Bonus Post: Taylor Lautner as Jacob Black
[Taylor Lautner images courtesy of GQ Magazine via How To Dazzle]
[Image courtesy of MileysWorld.Com]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 6.27.2010~
The hottest three people in Young Hollywood. Period.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 6.25.2010~
For Twilight Eclipse fans worldwide. Where are Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Nikki Reed, Stephenie Meyer, Alex Mraz, Dakota Fanning, Peter Facinelli, Ashley Greene, Kiowa Gordon, Julia Jones, Solomon Trimble, Chaske Spencer, Bronson Pelletier and Kellan Lutz and friends congregating today? Right here in Los Angeles.
Here’s a shot of where the World Premiere of Twilight Eclipse is taking place in Downtown L.A, Entertainment Capitol of The World.
So much fun!
The use of a tilt-shift lens gives a different perspective on Staples Center, L.A. Live and the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.
[Image courtesy of the L.A.Times] This post brought to Twilight Saga fans, especially from the romance novel, Courage To Love by Californian author Robert Ellis. Image of Kristen Stewart of Twilight Eclipse, a fan made poster courtesy of Farm Static & Team Paella. Today we are turning on a literary show at the movies, near The Staples Center. Let’s go L.A! Up!]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 6.24.2010~
He and she
Coats of white
They live to be
A matched set
Mates for life
Across frozen creeks
And fields of white
Says Taylor Lautner to GQ Magazine about his approach to making movies: ““If I start thinking, Is this movie going to open? Is this movie going to do well? I’m not focusing on the job. The job is to make a good movie…I can’t get caught up in that.”–Quote from M. Noble via GQ.
There’s a lot to be said about lucky casting in Hollywood, really.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 6.20.2010~
Twilight Eclipse are having a blitz, as Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner rock the red carpet, at the movie’s premiere at Auditorium Conciliazione in Rome, Italia. Go kids.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California U.S.A, 6.17.2010~
Kevin Williamson (screenwriter producer of hit TV series The Vampire Diaries) has cast the delightful Emma Roberts in Scream 4. A very good choice. Says Emma, who was cast in Valentine’s Day with her Aunt Julia Roberts:
“I’m so excited to be part of this groundbreaking franchise,” Roberts told Entertainment Weekly. “It’s the perfect opportunity for me to do something completely different than I’ve ever done before.”
[Image courtesy of New Moon movie.Org]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 5.26.2010~
Celebrity and Entertainment topics that interest you in Hollywood today are these. Today we farewell Simon Monjack –screenwriter of Hollywood, who died too young. Sad. Taylor Lautner takes out the top spot tonight here, while a spicy revolution is in the air. Can you sense it? Here’s how you voted your top ten.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 5.24.2010~
For all of your support around the globe–thank you for growing Horiwood.Com to this point.
For the next, 2.2 million–may the content on this blog, get less silly and more meaningful. :)
Peace ya’ll. And many thanks… .
[Image: Q'orianka K, movie star, Young Hollywood Princess, Hope of Peru as an Advocate on Global Climate Change, and... a Twilight Saga casting reject of 2009 (vicious Hollywood!). Q'ori's latest film Princess Kaiulani is currently in theaters. Unless we support important artists like her in the world--they disappear. This is her life's message. Taylor Lautner and Alex Meraz are also pictured --both break out stars of 2009 and Q'oris friends. Q'oriankais pictured here with the incomparable Robert Redford --auteur of new filmic voices of importance in the world].
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 5.18.2010~
Says Blue Water Comics President Darren Davis of the company’s latest acquisition and graphic storytelling subject Taylor Lautner of the Twilight Saga film franchise:
“The Twilight series has become a pop culture phenomenon. It’s transformed previously unknown actors into superstars. It seems that the same thing is happening with Taylor Lautner.”
“We at Bluewater are happy to bring Taylor’s story to his fans, and hope that his comic helps introduce these readers to the joys of graphic storytelling.”
Pop culture has always been about the manufacturing of an image that represents something greater, like a cultural trend of a desiere to be greater. In Taylor’s case, young defenders of action–is his filmic message at 18 years of age and an American icon.
Again–Stephenie Meyer is his starmaker with this message that has propelled Lautner, deservedly to superstardom. Meyer is already a comic book too for Blue Water along with J.K Rowling of Harry Potter fame.
[Image of Taylor Lautner out and about in LA--where else, of course?, courtesy of Celebrity Gossip.Net]
1. Metric – “Eclipse (All Yours)”
2. Muse – “Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)”
3. The Bravery – “Ours”
4. Florence + The Machine – “Heavy In Your Arms”
5. Sia – “My Love”
6. Fanfarlo – “Atlas”
7. The Black Keys – “Chop And Change”
8. The Dead Weather – “Rolling In On A Burning Tire”
9. Beck and Bat For Lashes – “Let’s Get Lost”
10. Vampire Weekend – “Jonathan Low”
11. UNKLE – “With You In My Head (featuring The Black Angels)”
12. Eastern Conference Champions – “A Million Miles An Hour”
13. Band Of Horses – “Life On Earth”
14. Cee-Lo Green – “What Part Of Forever”
15. Howard Shore – “Jacob’s Theme”
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California. USA. 5.14.2010~
Actors who play Vampires, Wolves, Shakespearean-styled heroines & Ms Winfrey. This is about as hot as daytime television gets. Here’s Oprah‘s promo of Stephanie Meyer‘s favorite people for Twilight Eclipse and Oprah’s much anticipated Thursday episode.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 5.11.2010~
Yes! Stephenie Meyer‘s big three are really doing Oprah this Wednesday. Hot TV.
[Image courtesy of Harpo Productions]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 5.11.2010~
Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson all have top billing today, as the entrepreneurial Isabella Bentivoglio stuffed me up on Piadina Italiano sandwhich and her brought from home –hand made panacotta. I felt like it was feeding time at the zoo today on the Italian set of Twilight Eclipse. I swear! Needless to say the creative Isabella grows the economy.
How spoilt is your favorite Maori celebrity blogger in Hollywood today? Um… soooooo spoilt. Thanks Bella!
Here’s how you voted your top ten celebrity and entertainment news items of interest in the City of Angels today. Basteka! No more food! :)
4. Sports Wives Club Humor: Vanessa Bryant has got big basketballs
Bonus Post: Fashion: J-Lo‘s New Years Eve cat suit
Bonus Post: The Horiwood Top 10 – Sat 7.18.2010
Bonus Post: Tony Awards Nominees List 2010
Bonus Post: Jennifer Elia better never ever dump Chaz Bono
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 5.6.2010~
Hot! Taylor Lautner‘s new Twilight Eclipse pic is the beginning of the next wave of Twilightmania as the franchise heads into promoting the third film –that is bound to be another big box office winner.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 4.26.2010~
Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner are back, with this clip of Twilight Eclipse.
[News Source: Popsugar]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 4.23.2010~
Taylor Lautner heads the line up, for Twilight New Moon‘s dvd, exclusive promo launch. The DVD promises to have more scenes and behind the scenes footage of your favorite Twilight Saga stars. More ction packed adventure than ever from Young Hollywood guaranteed.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.18.2010~
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.11.2010~
Alright… here’s your Taylor Lautner black tie pic. :)
[Image courtesy of Just Jared]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.9.2010~