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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

‘Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice’: Cyborg To Appear In The Movie, Confirms Ray Fisher

By IBTimes AU

"Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice" features several superheroes from DC Comics world. Joining the cast is Justice League member Cyborg. Head inside for details. (3:04 pm)

MORE TOPICS: NEW JERSEY

Dakota used to be bullied as a teenager all because of having two popular Hollywood stars as parents.
'Fifty Shades of Grey' Update: Dakota Johnson Raises Temperature In Sheer Dress, Actress Returns From Vancouver Re-Shoot Session

By IBTimes AU

"Fifty Shades of Grey" actress Dakota Johnson was spotted at the LA fundraiser. (2:10 pm)

Britney Spears May Join Other Celebrities On Tinder /file photo/Reuters/LUCY NICHOLSON
Britney Spears' Given A Raise, To Earn $1M Weekly In Vegas, Higher Than Jennifer Lopez's 'Planet Hollywood's' Deal

By IBTimes AU

Britney Spears is set to earn $475,000 a show for her Vegas tour, while Jennifer Lopez would earn $350,000 a show. (1:12 pm)

MORE TOPICS: BRITNEY SPEARS, JENNIFER LOPEZ, BILLBOARD

‘The Bachelorette’ Update: Andi Dorfman And Josh Murray On Babies And TV Wedding

By IBTimes AU

"The Bachelorette" couple Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray are already talking about having babies. The couple is also open to the idea of having a televised wedding. (12:46 pm)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, NEW YORK, FASHION WEEK

Renee Zellweger
Renee Zellweger Claims 'Happy Lifestyle' Gave Her 'Different' Look; Fans React

By IBTimes AU

The 45-year-old actress said in an interview that she looks different because she is happy and living a healthy life. (12:17 pm)

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Jeremy Renner (L), Cobie Smulders And Samuel L. Jackson During The 2014 Comic-Con International Convention In San Diego
'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Trailer Leaked Before The Scheduled Release On 'Agents of S.H.IE.L.D' Episode (Updated With Video)

By IBTimes AU

A teaser of "Avengers: Age of Ultron" was set to air next week in an episode of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." However, the trailer was leaked online before the episode aired. (10:15 am)

(L-R) Cast Members Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal And Kim Coates Of Drama The Series 'Sons Of Anarchy' Participate In A Panel Discussion During FX Networks' Portion Of The 2014 Television Critics Association Cable Summer Press Tour In Beverly Hills
‘Sons of Anarchy’ Season 7: Gemma’s Dark Secret Will Remain In Her Closet

By IBTimes AU

"Sons of Anarchy" actress Drea de Matteo revealed recently that she finally gets it why Gemma chose to hide her secret from Jax. (9:22 am)

Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton Explains Vials of Blood Necklace with Angelina Jolie

By IBTimes AU

Billy Bob Thornton explained the infamous vial of blood they wore. (7:29 am)

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Basketball Player Lamar Odom Departs the New York State Supreme Court After a Child Custody Hearing with His ex-Girlfriend, Liza Morales, in Manhattan
Lamar Odom’s Hope Of Reuniting With Khloe Kardashian Crushed, ‘KUWTK’ Star Reportedly Dating Wiz Khalifa

By IBTimes AU

Lamar Odom's estranged wife Khloe Kardashian was spotted on a date with rapper Wiz Khalifa. Several entertainment news outlets suggested that Khloe could be seeing Wiz. (11:39 pm)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES

'Scandal' Spoilers: Leo Bergen To Return And Abby's Former Abusive Husband To Make An Appearance

By IBTimes AU

Paul Adelstein is returning to "Scandal" to reprise his role as Leo Bergen. He is expected to star in an episode that is scheduled to air in November. Also, Season 4 of "Scandal" is introducing Abby's ex husband. (6:43 pm)

MORE TOPICS: WHITE HOUSE