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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

Creator and Executive Producer Kurt Sutter (L) jokes with cast member Charlie Hunnam at a panel for the television series "Sons of Anarchy"
‘Sons of Anarchy’ Series Finale: Eight Awesome Things To Know About Charlie Hunnam [PHOTOS]

By IBTimes AU

"Sons of Anarchy" star Charlie Hunnam on ending his role on the biker series and a number of things that makes him interesting. (5:04 pm)

MORE TOPICS: BRAD PITT

Actress Renee Zellweger poses at the 21st annual ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards in Los Angeles, California
Naomi Watts Defends Renee Zellweger’s New Look, Hints She Is Pro Plastic Surgery

By IBTimes AU

The actress admitted she was shocked at the backlash directed at Renee Zellweger new look, which she thinks is actually "amazing." (1:58 pm)

Swift During The 15th Annual Warner Bros. And InStyle After Party
Taylor Swift–Karlie Kloss: Singer Linked To Victoria's Secret Angel After She Requests Not To Accuse Her Friends Of Dating Her

By IBTimes AU

Taylor is reportedly dating Karlie. They are said to have become more than friends. (1:17 pm)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, BILLBOARD

Kim Kardashian Arrives at the 2014 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party in West Hollywood
David Schwimmer Roped In To Play Kim Kardashian's Late Dad Robert Kardashian In New Mini Series

By IBTimes AU

"Friends" actor David Schwimmer is making a comeback on television as Kim Kardashian's late father Robert Kardashian. (12:17 pm)

MORE TOPICS: CUBA, LAWYER, LOS ANGELES, KIM KARDASHIAN

Khloe Kardashian arrives at the 2014 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party in West Hollywood
Khloe Kardashian Can’t Decide To Save Marriage With Estranged Husband Lamar Odom

By IBTimes AU

Lamar Odom has already signed the divorce papers that Khloe Kardashian filed in December 2013, but the "KUWTK" star hasn't made up her mind if she will let their marriage go. (11:44 am)

U.S. singer Miley Cyrus performs at the O2 Arena in central London
Maria Shrivers Fears Unfounded: Miley Cyrus Wants Traditional Marriage, Will Not Elope With Patrick Schwarzenegger—Report

By IBTimes AU

Miley Cyrus do not have plans of marrying Patrick out of the blue because she wants a traditional wedding. (11:40 am)

Creator and executive producer Kurt Sutter, executive producer and director Paris Barclay, and cast members Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Kim Coates, Theo Rossi, Dayton Callie and Drea de Matteo of drama series "Sons of Anarchy"
‘Sons of Anarchy’ Series Finale: Five Reasons Why Tuesday Nights Are Not As Exciting As Before [PHOTOS]

By IBTimes AU

After ending its seven-year run with an epic finale, “Sons of Anarchy” left its fans wanting for more as they will miss all things about the show. (11:22 am)

Cast members James Franco and Seth Rogen pose during premiere of the film "The Interview" in Los Angeles
President Obama And Other Hollywood Stars Violently React To The Cancellation Of “The Interview”

By IBTimes AU

Stars, politicians and pundits are weighing in on Sony Pictures Entertainment's decision to cancel the Dec. 25 release of controversial film, "The Interview." (11:08 am)

MORE TOPICS: SONY

Angelina Jolie poses for a photograph with two Chelsea pensioners as she arrives for the UK premiere of "Unbroken" in central London November 25, 2014.  REUTERS/Paul Hackett
Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt Sex Scene: Actress Did Not Find It Hard To Direct Husband In Love-Making Scene For 'By the Sea'

By IBTimes AU

Jolie talks about directing her husband in sex scene. (10:51 am)

MORE TOPICS: BRAD PITT

Cast member Emily VanCamp poses at the premiere of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" at El Capitan theatre in Hollywood, California March 13, 2014. The movie opens in the U.S. on April 4.
'Revenge' Season 4 Update: Emily vs Victoria vs David In Blame Game Over Daniel Grayson (Review, Spoilers)

By IBTimes AU

"Revenge" Season 4, Episode 11 airs on ABC in two weeks' time. This 2015 air date allows fans to grieve over the events in Episode 10. Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp), Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe), and David Clarke (James Tupper) ar... (2:56 am)