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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.

Articles About Hollywood

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'Transcendence' Critics Review Roundup: Johnny Depp Starrer Struggles to Grip

By IBTimes IN

Wally Pfister directorial science-fiction movie "Transcendence" has been released in India. The film starring Johnny Depp deals with the often intrigued Hollywood subject Artificial Intelligence (AI). (4:14 pm)

MORE TOPICS: INDIA, FBI

Mimi Faust
Mimi-Nikko’s Sex Tape: ‘Love & Hip Hop’ Co-Stars Not Happy with Faust’s New Found Fame?

By IBTimes IN

Mimi Faust has shot to fame after the sex tape with boyfriend Nikko Smith was released online, but her co-stars are jealous of the couple for being in the limelight. (Apr 18)

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Katrina Kaif
Katrina Kaif Acting Cold towards Hrithik Roshan on 'Bang Bang' Sets?

By IBTimes IN

Siddharth Anand's "Bang Bang" is reportedly witnessing a tense situation between co-stars Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif. (Apr 17)

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Shailene Woodley and Theo James attend the premiere of "Divergent" in Los Angeles
7 Things to Know about 'Divergent' Star and Shailene Woodley's Rumored Boyfriend Theo James

By IBTimes IN

After the roaring success of "Divergent", Theo James is all set to start shooting for its sequel "Insurgent". James has become a household name not only because of the success of the film but also because of his rumored romance ... (Apr 17)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, CALIFORNIA, LONDON

Model Heidi Klum arrives at the 2014 People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles
Heidi Klum Bares It All for Younger Boyfriend Vito Schnabel, Goes Topless In a Mexico Beach

By IBTimes AU

Hedi Klum and Vito Schnabel have fun under the sun, with supermodel going topless. (Apr 17)

MORE TOPICS: MEXICO, SILVER

Shailene Woodley and Theo James attend the premiere of "Divergent" in Los Angeles
‘Divergent’ Movie Fans Love Shailene Woodley and Theo James Pairing, Now Dubbed as ‘Sheo’

By IBTimes AU

Many Hollywood couples have started out as on screen partners and the talk in tinsel town that Shailene Woodley and Theo James might be secretly dating is now abuzz. Fans are all rooting for the Shailene and Theo or “Sheo” pair because of the great chemistry between the two stars. (Apr 17)

MORE TOPICS: BRAD PITT, TWITTER

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'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer Accused of Sexually Abusing Teen: Is Lawsuit a Publicity Stunt?

By IBTimes IN

Bryan Singer, the director of the “Superman Returns” and “X-Men” films, has been accused of sexually assaulting an underage boy in 1999 and a lawsuit has been filed against the filmmaker in Hawaii. (Apr 17)

MORE TOPICS: LAWYER, LAWSUIT

Mimi Faust 'Love And Hip Hop: Atlanta' Co-Stars Envious of Sex Tape Popularity

By IBTimes AU

Apparently, having a sex tape among reality stars is a rite of passage to Hollywood. (Apr 17)

‘Game of Thrones' Season 4, Episode 3: Five Clues After the Purple Wedding, Get Ready for “Breaker of Chains” [VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

So what happens next after the "Purple Wedding? The Seven Kingdoms is now officially kingless and Kings Landing will do anything in its power to get the person behind Joffrey's death even if it means killing someone from the family. (Apr 17)

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Kendall and Kylie Jenner Shocked in a New Episode of 'Deal With It'

By IBTimes AU

What could be worse than a taste of your own medicine? One can ask the exact same thing to celebrity sibling Kendall and Kylie Jenner of "Keeping Up with the Kardashian" after that Wednesday episode of "Deal With It" hosted by Howie Mandel. (Apr 17)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA