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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 Selena Gomez arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating the opening of "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" in Upper Manhattan, New York May 5, 2014.   REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Selena Gomez Allegedly Flirting with Businessman Tommy Chiabra to Make Justin Bieber Jealous - Reports

By IBTimes AU

Ever since Selena Gomez has been spotted cuddling and enjoying time with a new man Tommy Chiabra on her 22nd birthday in Saint Tropez, there has been speculation in the media that the two are romantically involved with each other. (10:49 pm)

MORE TOPICS: JUSTIN BIEBER

Jay Z and Beyonce Knowles Arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit Celebrating the Opening of 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' in Upper Manhattan
Beyonce & Jay Z Fail to Squash Divorce & Cheating Allegations, Couple Barely Speaking on Tour

By IBTimes AU

It has been months since the infamous elevator incident but all the cheating and divorce allegations between power couple Beyonce and Jay Z never stop pouring in. Currently on their "On the Run" tour, the duo is working doubly hard to squas... (10:26 pm)

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers-Jeremy Lin Press Conference
Jeremy Lin on Kobe Bryant’s Text: He’s 100 Percent Accurate

By IBTimes AU

Jeremy Lin revealed that he had exchanged text with superstar Kobe Bryant during a press conference to officially introduce him as the newest member of the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday. (8:43 pm)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES

Kit Harington: Game of Thrones Actor to Star in HBO's Sports Mockumentary Titled 7 Days in Hell with Brooklyn Nine-Nine Star Andy Samberg

By IBTimes AU

“Game of Thrones” actor Kit Harington, who portrays Eddard Stark’s (Sean Bean) bastard son Jon Snow in the HBO TV series, will be starring in another HBO production which is a sports mockumentary titled “7 Days in Hell. (7:26 pm)

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Benedict Cumberbatch
Sherlock: Watch Benedict Cumberbatch’s Wolf in The Penguins of Madagascar, Season 4 Premiere Date Update [VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

"Sherlock" actor Benedict Cumberbatch reportedly charmed his audience at Comic-Con. This was Cumberbatch's first appearance at the event. The actor, however, did not attend to talk about Sherlock Holmes and spill spoilers about "Sherlock" Season 4. (7:04 pm)

MORE TOPICS: MADAGASCAR

The Big Bang Theory Lead Actor Takes-Up New Role, Season 8 Update

By IBTimes AU

"The Big Bang Theory" actress Mayim Bialik, who plays Amy, the socially-awkward girlfriend of quirky Sheldon, is set to star in "Candid Camera." She is, however, not quitting CBS's sitcom to be a co-host on TV Land's show. (4:18 pm)

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
Ellen DeGeneres Pulled Strings to Land Portia de Rossi A Role in 'Scandal' - Reports

By IBTimes AU

Ellen DeGeneres is said to have a hand in Portia's new job with Scandal. (3:59 pm)

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Singer Robin Thicke performs "Get Her Back" at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas
Robin Thicke and Paula Patton's Marriage Seems Done for Good, House Up for Sale [Video]

By IBTimes AU

It seems that the eight years of marriage between Blurred Lines hitmaker Robin Thicke and his wife Paula Patton is already done for good. The couple's house in Los Angeles was already put up in the public listing on Monday. (3:24 pm)

MORE TOPICS: SETTLEMENT, LOS ANGELES

The Bachelorette Season 10 (2014) Major Finale Spoilers: Josh Murray Vs Nick Viall- Who Will Andi Dorfman Pick as Winner [Videos]

By IBTimes AU

“The Bachelorette” Season 10 (2014) has reached its climax. In few more days, Andi Dorfman will pick her choice and her secret relationship with the winner will become very much public. The show is down to the final two suitors- Nick Viall and Josh Murray. (3:10 pm)

Kim Kardashian Pregnant with Baby North
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Divorce Controversial Theories: Kim & Kanye West Are Vacationing In Mexico Together with Baby North West

By IBTimes AU

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have been married just for 58 days and they are plagued by divorce rumors. It is being said that Kim does not like Kanye's controlling ways. A tabloid has claimed that Kim Kardashian does not want to go the divorce... (2:31 pm)

MORE TOPICS: MEXICO, KIM KARDASHIAN