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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

Actress Emma Watson arrives at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California
Emma Watson To Star In South American Political Thriller

By IBTimes AU

Emma Watson will soon begin shooting for "Colonia," a movie that is set during the Chilean military coup of 1973. (6:17 pm)

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Actor Of 'The Big Bang Theory' Teams Up With Real Life Husband And Gets Script Commitment From CBS

By IBTimes AU

Melissa Rauch, who plays Bernadette in "The Big Bang Theory," has written a multi-camera comedy with her husband, Winston Rauch. (5:27 pm)

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From left to right, actresses Uzo Aduba, Danielle Brooks, Laura Prepon, Laverne Cox and Natasha Lyonne pose with the Best Comedy Series award for "Orange Is the New Black" at the 4th annual Critics' Choice Television Awards in Beverly Hills, Cal
‘Orange is the New Black Story’ Season 3 Update: New Corrections Officer To Be Introduced, Likely To Take Pornstache's Position At Litchfield Penitentiary

By IBTimes AU

Marsha Stephanie Blake joins the cast of "Orange is the New Black" to star in Season 3 as the new corrections officer of Litchfield Penitentiary. (4:37 pm)

U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin arrive at Venice city hall
Photos Of George Clooney And Amal Alamuddin, They Get Married Again On Monday [Slideshow]

By IBTimes AU

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin are now officially married. They got married in a civil marriage ceremony on Monday. (3:27 pm)

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George Clooney To Direct A Movie Based On The Book Hack Attack. File photo/REUTERS/Fred Thornhill
George Clooney Wedding To Amal Alamuddin Good News For Middle East, Actor Called "Son of Lebanon"

By IBTimes AU

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin's wedding made Lebanese people happy. (1:51 pm)

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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.
Kobe Bryant To Reinvent Game, Los Angeles Lakers Expected To Win Championship - GM Mitch Kupchak

By IBTimes AU

NBA News - Off their worst season in decades, the Los Angeles Lakers are expected to contend for the NBA title according to general manager Mitch Kupchak. (12:11 pm)

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Cast Member Robert Pattinson Poses During a Photocall for the Film 'Maps to the Stars' in Competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes
Robert Pattinson To Shift Base From LA To London, Decision Influenced By London-based Girlfriend FKA Twigs - Reports

By IBTimes AU

British actor Robert Pattinson says he has had his stint with Hollywood and plans to move back to London. There is speculation in the media that Robert's decision is influenced by his new rumored girlfriend, FKA twigs, who lives in London. (Sep 30)

MORE TOPICS: LONDON, TWITTER, LOS ANGELES

Cast member Robert Pattinson arrives at the "Maps to the Stars" gala at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in Toronto, September 9, 2014.
Robert Pattinson Is Not Proposing FKA Twigs Plus What Kristen Stewart Thinks About RPatz's New Romance- Reports

By IBTimes AU

Rumour mill suggests Robert Pattinson is about to propose to FKA Twigs. However, the truth is something else. Head inside for the details. Also, find out how Kristen Stewart feels about her ex's new relationship. (Sep 29)

Nina Dobrev arrives at the 2014 MTV Music Video Awards in Inglewood, California August 24, 2014.
Nina Dobrev To Quit 'The Vampire Diaries' As She Feels 'Uneasy' Working With Ex Ian Somerhalder In Nikki Reed's Presence- Reports

By IBTimes AU

Nina Dobrev might quit "The Vampire Diaries," new media reports reveal. The actress is scheduled to work in "The Originals" and there is speculation in the media that she does not feel comfortable working with Ian Somerhalder anymore. (Sep 29)

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Cast member Robert Pattinson arrives at the "Maps to the Stars" gala at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in Toronto, September 9, 2014.
'Maps To The Stars' DIrector Can Easily Look Past Robert Pattinson's 'Twilight' Past

By IBTimes AU

Playing a gorgeous vampire in Twilight did not affect Robert Pattinson's shine as a serious actor. (Sep 29)

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