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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

The Mentalist Season 7 Spoilers: CBS Skips Simon Baker's Patrick Jane in Fall Schedule, Josie Loren Joins Cast

By IBTimes AU

The Mentalist Season 7 is not (yet) in the CBS line-up this fall, according to a report. Fans of Simon Baker and his character Patrick Jane need not worry. Production is underway, and actress Josie Loren is joining the cast. (3:10 am)


Khloe Kardashian arrives at the 2014 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party in West Hollywood
Lamar Odom Still Doesn't Want to Divorce Khloe Kardashian

By IBTimes AU

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom's marriage has been widely documented thanks to their reality shows "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" and "Khloe and Lamar." Now Lamar Odom still hopes to get back together with Khloe and does ... (6:12 pm)


Zac Efron poses after he threw off his shirt as he accepts the award for best shirtless performance for "That Awkward Moment" as presenters Rita Ora and Jessica Alba (2nd R) look on at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles, California  April
Zac Efron Goes Running Wild and Shirtless with Bear Grylls [VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

Zac Efron caused quite a stir when he was forced to take off his shirt onstage at the MTV Movie Awards earlier this year and took off his shirt several more times in his recent films "Neighbors" and "That Awkward Moment. (6:03 pm)


Golfer Tiger Woods and his wife, Elin Nordegren
5 Insanely Expensive Divorce Settlements In Hollywood

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

With Hollywood weddings, "prenup" is the operative word. (4:12 pm)


Nina Dobrev Arrives at the 2014 People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles
Nina Dobrev: Goodbye Ian Somerhalder, Vampire Diaries Actress Spotted Getting Cozy with Gotham Actor Ben McKenzie at 2014 Comic Con

By IBTimes AU

The currently single actress Nina Dobrev was ready to mingle at the 2014 Comic Con and move on from ex-boyfriend and “The Vampire Diaries” co-star Ian Somerhalder. The 25-year-old CW star was spotted and photographed getting cozy with “Gotham” acto... (3:40 pm)


Jul 24, 2014; El Segundo, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak introduces Jeremy Lin during a press conference at Toyota Sports Center.
Jeremy Lin Should Be Ready to Start for Los Angeles Lakers as Steve Nash Confirms Retirement

By IBTimes AU

Steve Nash is on his way out of the NBA—just the perfect time for Jeremy Lin to revert back to “Linsanity” form and help the Los Angeles Lakers in their campaign in the 2014-2015 NBA season. (3:39 pm)


Actress Scarlett Johansson arrives at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City for a special screening of her film "scoop" July 26, 2006.
Scarlett Johansson: The Woman Followed By Success

By IBTimes AU

Scarlett Johansson's success go all the way from having a new gorgeous look, to her wedding up to her new movie, her success just keeps going and going on. (2:42 pm)


True Blood Season 7 [Final Season]: It is Goodbye Time, Actor Takes On Sarah Palin at Comic-Con

By IBTimes AU

HBO's vampire drama series "True Blood" is wrapping-up soon after a successful run of seven years. The cast members came to Comic-Con at San Diego to say their goodbyes. The highlight of the "True Blood" panel was Kristin Bau... (2:25 pm)


Ian-Nina Dobrev Moving On: Nina-Derek Theler Kiss, Ian-Nikki Reed's Passionate Encounter At Comic Con Party

By IBTimes AU

Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder may have officially broken up the previous year but reports have been swirling claiming they are still on their on-again-off-again relationship. However, a new report claimed the pair may have actually moved on this ti... (10:45 am)

Cast member Hunnam of the drama series "Sons of Anarchy" shakes his juice as he participates in a panel discussion during FX Networks' portion of the 2014 Television Critics Association Cable Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills
Sons of Anarchy Creator Kurt Sutter Announces SOA Novel Bratva, Prequel Will Start Years After the Show Finale

By IBTimes AU

"Sons of Anarchy" series creator Kurt Sutter recently announced during the 2014 San Diego Comic Con the biker series novel, "Bratva." Now on its final production, the hit FX drama show is building out the world of SAMCRO set in SO... (9:09 am)