Will.I.Am got a bit of flack for wearing blackface last night at the MTV VMA’s.
He used the opportunity to talk: education. jobs. health via twitter–after a debate erupted on twitter that Will was being racist.
[Image courtesy of Wire Image]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 9.13.10~
“We will all laugh at guilded butterflies,” is a line of Shakespeare tattoed in ink, and made famous by Megan Fox.
Celebrities know how to use Shakespeare ink, to their advantage. On the matter of the same topic, “to thy own self be true” is perhaps Shakespeare’s most famous line employed by unabashed hedonists, in my experience of observing who quotes it. You know, always the person hogging the reefer, reaching for the third slice of cake, getting everyone else to do their gossip so they look like a model citizen with a calm smile, and drinking every drop of good New Zealand and Californian wine in the cupboards… that kind of person would say this. You know what I mean.
Here’s Pink (Alecia Moore) on the matter a few years back to The Guardian UK, when she used in an interview to strengthen her U.K fan appeal, with U.K culture that has a timeless and proven universal appeal. Borrowing from Shakespeare, she says:
“My father always said: ‘To thine own self be true.’ You might not have many friends that way, but you’ll never have enemies because everyone will always know where you’re coming from.”
Love that sentiment. Truth cuts. Why be popular, if there’s no truth in one’s mix, so Alecia’s all good. And in an age of obsession and excess–when most of us can’t afford yester-years tastes like we’d like to, the opposite is in fact true too.
Meaning, that this Shakespearean saying could be re-written to be, “to the collective of the third world who need us, or the homeless people right in front of us be true instead,” not to one’s self! Just a thought to add a bit of balance into Western countries “me me me” individualistic consumer tendencies in the world. Courage to be true to others.
[Image of Megan Fox, courtesy of Best TV Week Ever]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 8.22.10~
Two talented men, performing their music live on the Oprah show. Usher and Will I Am are hot!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 5.11.2010~
Bing.Com have released their first, second and third placed winners for most searched for celebrities of 2009. Here they are:
1. Mario Lavandeira of the Perez Hilton website.
2. Robert Pattinson of Twilight Saga fame.
3. Megan Fox of The Transformers film series franchise.
Entertainment and celebrity blogging plus young Hollywood actors in film franchises are the most requested celebrities of entertainment via bing.com this year. Obviously bing is supported by a twenty-something audience to pull up these results and findings this year. Interesting choices.
Congrats to all three winners. Bing.Com has an 8% share of the search engine market in America. One must always give credit where credit is warranted. Oh, and here’s also the mega fabulous Will I Am of the Black Eyed Peas, because he rocks just as much too and what an amazing year this grammy winner and talented music producer has had in the Black Eyed Peas this year with music sales and #1 hits on the charts worldwide. :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.30.09~
With music sales as strong as Jason Mraz this year, he’s the Tarzan of music’s jungle. Jason Mraz‘s music single I’m Yours has been in Billboard’s top 100 the longest out of any artist this year.
Although Jason Mraz is an eco-friendly artist with radical theories like his toilet paper tips positing that ‘if the world all used less squares of toilet paper each day, more trees will be saved.’ A good point.
Congratulations to Jason Mraz for his music accomplishments this year. Mraz and The Black Eyed Peas along with Taylor Swift, are the top selling music artists this year. Mraz had a 71 week run on the top 100 charts, a record.
Ms Swift is also exceptional. She released her album Fearless in Nov 2008 and Swift’s album sold 3,789,000 units, as cited by Nielsen SoundScan. Fearless has sat for a total of 43 weeks on the Billboard 200. 11 weeks of these 43 were spent at No. 1, the most for any album released this decade.
Congratulations to Taylor Swift, Jason Mraz, Will I AM and Fergie and The Black Eyed Peas. Big music winners this year!
Hey Chicago! Celebrating Sunday, along with Oprah Winfrey, the amazing success of The Black Eyed Peas and the hit of summer, I Got A Feeling, that’s smashed all records.
Love it. I Got a Feeling is the optimistic vibe of America right now. Living the dream. Onwards and upwards. :)
Michael Jackson’s manager, Frank DiLeo, has announced that 100 new Michael Jackson songs have been found on the deceased King of Pop’s hard drive in his rented Holmby Hills mansion.
Some of the songs didn’t make the original cut of the Bad and Thriller albums, others are new works penned with other artists like Ne-yo, Akon and The Black Eyed Peas, Will I Am.
It’s nice to know that MJ’s children have been well taken care of in the singer’s passing. Sales of Jackson’s newly songs and their royalty rights are expected to be huge.
Miley Cyrus experiments with Beyonce hair as her tribute to Queen Bee today on twitter. Beyonce is in concert tomorrow, Monday, July 13th 2009 in LA… and horiwood is so going to be in Sasha Fierce’s house. It will feel strange seeing Beyonce perform and do a tribute to Michael Jackson at the Staples Center where his memorial took place. Strange good that is. Go Beyonce Knowles! We luv ya in LA!
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OMG! Why oh why, Kellan Lutz who plays Emmett Cullen in Twilight and New Moon, felt the need to drop his trou, to his pubes on display is beyond us. The dude has one eye more lop-sided than Mariah Carey, but like Mariah we still think Kellan is good entertainment. A great body! Props! Here in Holllywood, here’s the Top 10 Posts today on Horiwood.Com.
New Zealand is known for being innovative and trendsetting with their pop culture. How did this tiny nation of 4.5 million people set in a sweeping vast landscape of beauty deal with their Michael Jackson grief?
The dug deep into the music of The Black Eyed Peas. The Peas two songs, Tonite and Boom, Boom, Pow come in at #1 and #2 on The Top 40 charts.
Congrats BEP! Congrats Will I Am. Keep it boomin!
An uncanny resemblance of a young Michael Jackson in his prime (part three of his prime time anyway!), was unveiled at Madame Tussauds, London, Thursday. It looks so lifelike. Now MJ’s son blanket, doesn’t have to carry around his MJ doll in his grief, but Aunty Janet Jackson can take him on a wee family field trip to London.
I don’t care what anyone says about wax dummies… this is Art man! nice job, Madame Tussauds! Meanwhile, here in Hollywood, here’s 10 hot entertainment news posts right now.
I can’t wait to hear the new songs that Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas recorded with Mr Michael Jackson before his sudden death.
Now that is the hottest ticket in the future of music, known at this second in anyone’s hidden music archives.
Go Will.I.Am! MJ 4 evz! source: http://tinyurl.com/jacko-wi…
Fergie and Will I Am of The Black Eyed Peas wowed and brought it, to the the Glastonbury Festival in Scotland, when they covered Michael Jackson songs for Scottish and UK crowds, much to MJ’s fans delight. (Photo – AP, Joel Ryan)
Here they are the Black Eyed Peas performing Michael Jackson’s Rock Your Body hit. A way cool take on it!