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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

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. (9:51 pm)

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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 ... (7:00 pm)

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. (6:59 pm)

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. (5:56 pm)

MORE TOPICS: BRAD PITT, TWITTER

Bryan Singer
'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. (4:12 pm)

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. (3:45 pm)

‘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. (3:22 pm)

Kendall Jenner
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. (3:19 pm)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA

Miley Cyrus singing at the 93.3 FLZ Jingle Ball in Tampa Florida
Drug Addiction? Real Reason Behind Miley Cyrus Hospitalization

By IBTimes AU

Miley Cyrus, the "Wrecking Ball" singer, was reportedly rushed to the hospital due to a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics on April 15. (2:56 pm)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, ADDICTION

Cast members Theo James (R) and Shailene Woodley of the new film "Divergent"
Shailene Woodley is Excited to Reunite with Theo James and Cast; “Divergent” Sequels to Hit Pre-Production

By IBTimes AU

Shailene Woodley and Theo James are getting a lot of attention these days following the success of the film “Divergent” where the stars play the lead roles. Now that “Allegiant” is confirmed to be released with two movies, there surely be more time for the on-screen couple to be together. (11:01 am)

MORE TOPICS: LONDON