Hollywood

Hollywood is a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California - situated west-northwest of Downtown Los Angeles. Due to its fame and cultural identity as the historical center of movie studios and movie stars, the word "Hollywood" is often used as a metonymy  of American cinema, and is often interchangeably used to refer to the greater Los Angeles area in general. The nicknames StarStruck Town and Tinseltown refer to Hollywood and its movie industry. Today, much of the movie industry has dispersed into surrounding areas such as the Westside neighborhood, but significant auxiliary industries, such as editing, effects, props, post-production and lighting  companies remain in Hollywood, as does the backlot of Paramount Pictures.

Many historic Hollywood theaters are used as venues and concert stages to premiere major theatrical releases and host the Academy Awards. It is a popular destination for nightlife, tourism, and is home to the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Amanda Bynes Hires Chauffeur After Two Hit And Runs, DUI

Former child star and vehicular menace Amanda Bynes has finally gotten the memo to put down her car keys, it seems. After having her license suspended following a DUI arrest (in addition to two other hit-and-runs) Bynes appears to have hired a chauffeur.

'The Master' And His Subject: Who's Afraid Of L. Ron Hubbard?

Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" is widely believed to be heavily inspired by the Church of Scientology and its founder, L. Ron Hubbard. The studio and the actors have increasingly distanced themselves from the Scientology thread in the weeks leading up to the film's limited theatrical release: Journalists who dare to ask the very question the filmmakers provoke run the risk of being dismissed as sensationalists.

Jerry Lawler Heart Attack Reminds Fans Of The King's Fake Feud With Comedian Andy Kaufman [VIDEOS]

The news that Jerry "The King" Lawler collapsed from a heart attack Monday night scared not only his close friends and family, but the fans that have supported the former wrestler and current WWE commentator throughout his career. To those outside the world of wrestling, Lawler might be best remembered for his friendship with comedian and Hollywood enigma Andy Kaufman in the 1980s, when the two had a very public - and very fake - feud.

President Obama Is Glad Readers Are 'Entertained' By 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

The "Fifty Shades of Grey" phenomenon has taken the world by storm. In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, President Barack Obama was asked to offer his take on the raunchy novel. Though the book was just bumped from the top spot of the bestseller list by "No Easy Day," the hype surrounding the book isn't expected to fade anytime soon. The highly anticipated film version of the E.L. James shocker continues to have many buzzing.

Robert Pattinson And Kristen Stewart Back Together? Reconciliation Rumors Surface

Kristen Stewart may have been caught cheating on Robert Pattinson with her "Snow White and the Huntsman" director Rupert Sanders, but that doesn't mean it's over for good. According to reports, the "Breaking Dawn: Part 2" stars may be back together. Based on statements made by Stewart at the Toronto Film Festival and the fact that she continues to wear Pattinson's clothes, it's safe to say there's some merit to the speculation.

Seth MacFarlane To Host 'SNL;' Will He Sink Or Swim?

Seth MacFarlane will be the guest host on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" for its season premiere, the Associated Press reported. MacFarlane is best known for his animated series "Family Guy" but has also tackled Hollywood by writing and directed the major motion film, "Ted," where he provided the title character's voice.

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