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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

Matt Damon
Matt Damon To Spend Thanksgiving Evening With Ben Affleck

By IBTimes AU

The families of the two actors will spend the evening together. (5:23 pm)

MORE TOPICS: NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES

Australian Actor Brenton Thwaites Bagged A Role In Fifth Sequel Of 'Pirates Of The Carribean'

By IBTimes AU

The actor landed an important role in the movie. (Nov 22)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA

Reality TV Queen Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian Might Get Pregnant Again Very Soon

By IBTimes AU

The star is planning her second baby and intentionally did the nude photo shoot before she starts putting on pregnancy weight. (Nov 22)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, INDIA, KIM KARDASHIAN

Thailand
'The Hunger Games Mockingjay – Part 1' Banned, Protesters Use Three-fingered Salute In Real Life

By IBTimes AU

Debut of "The Hunger Games Mockingjay – Part 1" had been cancelled in theatres in Thailand. (Nov 22)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, THAILAND

Actor Channing Tatum Arrives For The "Foxcatcher" Gala At The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)
Channing Tatum Had No Clue Why Benett Miller Wanted To Make Dark Film Like 'Foxcatcher'

By IBTimes AU

Channing talks about his character in the film "Foxcatcher." (Nov 21)

Margot Robbie
Margot Robbie Says She Wore 'Tightest Dress And Highest Heels' For 'The Wolf Of Wall Street,' Poses Underwater For W Magazine

By IBTimes AU

Margot Robbie from the hit movie "The Wolf of Wall Street" has posed for the latest issue of W magazine and this time, she has gone underwater. (Nov 21)

Reality TV Queen Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian Denies Being Banned From Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken' Premiere In Australia

By IBTimes AU

The reality star denied even requesting to attend the premiere of "Unbroken" as she is busy doing her own work while in Australia. (Nov 21)

MORE TOPICS: BRAD PITT, AUSTRALIA, KIM KARDASHIAN

Singer Taylor Swift performs during the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 19, 2014.
Taylor Swift And Harry Styles Spotted Together Enjoying A Concert; Songstress ‘Still Not Over’ 1D Singer—Reports

By IBTimes AU

Haylor is back once again. Taylor Swift and Harry Styles were seen together at a concert. Meanwhile, the '1989' songstress is reportedly very excited to be in touch with her ex again. (Nov 21)

MORE TOPICS: LOS ANGELES, BILLBOARD

Actor Chin Han poses for photographers as he arrives for the premiere of the film The Dark Knight
New Zealand-China Film And TV Co Production Pact Signed

By IBTimes AU

New Zealand's agreement with China for TV and film co production will help film makers in both the countries. (Nov 21)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, UNITED KINGDOM, GERMANY, AUSTRALIA, INDIA, SOUTH AFRICA

Actors (L-R) Paul Walker, Vin Diesel and Tyrese Gibson pose at the world premiere of "Fast Five" at the Cinepolis Lagoon theatre in Rio de Janeiro April 15, 2011. The movie, the fifth in the Fast and Furious film series, opens in theaters on Apr
Paul Walker Ready to Quit ‘Fast & Furious’ Films Before He Died: Dad

By IBTimes AU

Paul Walker wanted to spend time with his daughter Meadow than to act in more films. (Nov 21)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, COURT