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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

Sarah Michelle Gellar
‘Buffy’ Star Sarah Michelle Gellar Refuses to Talk About Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s Vogue Cover

By IBTimes AU

She was asked if she truly cancelled her Vogue subscription after Kim and Kanye appeared on the cover. (5:32 am)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, IPAD, KIM KARDASHIAN

Tyler Posey Break-Up With Seana Gorlick: 'Teen Wolf' Star Reveals Split With Fiance

By IBTimes AU

Tyler Posey calls it split with Seana Gorlick. (2:41 am)

MORE TOPICS: LOS ANGELES

Selena Gomez At The Metropolitan Museum Of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit
Kris Jenner Denies Being Selena Gomez' New Manager

By IBTimes AU

Kris Jenner may be momager to her superstar children but she maintains that she's not adding Selena Gomez to her brood of talents despite recent reports. (2:34 am)

MORE TOPICS: FASHION WEEK, JUSTIN BIEBER

Trendy Halloween Costumes Of 2014

By IBTimes AU

Halloween is soon approaching and here are some trending yet cool costume ideas for both kids and adults, based on Yahoo and Google results. (9:09 pm)

Page During The 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' World Premiere In New York
Ellen Page And Julianne Moore's Movie, 'Freeheld,' Ban Proves Prevailing Anti-LGBT Practices Shown By A Survey

By IBTimes AU

A school reverses its decision to allow "Freeheld" to be filmed on its grounds because of LGBT rights plot. (4:05 pm)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, RELIGION, NEW YORK

Edward Norton
Edward Norton Talks About Missing Out on Hulk in ‘Avengers’

By IBTimes AU

Edward Norton played the titular superhero in the 2008 film "The Incredible Hulk." (3:22 pm)

Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin
Jeremy Lin’s Big Break: Steve Nash Out For The Season For The Los Angeles Lakers

By IBTimes AU

Jeremy Lin will take over the Lakers' starting point guard spot with the announcement that Steve Nash will miss the rest of the 2014-2015 season (3:00 pm)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES

Are Orlando Bloom And Selena Gomez The New Hollywood 'It' Couple?

By IBTimes AU

Orlando Bloom is rumored to be dating Selena Gomez. (2:38 pm)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, LOS ANGELES, JUSTIN BIEBER

Television Personality Khloe Kardashian Arrives At The 2014 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party In West Hollywood
Khloe Kardashian Wants To Finalise Divorce, But Lamar Odom Reportedly Goes Missing In Action

By IBTimes AU

Khloe Kardashian has reportedly been dying to get her divorce from Lamar Odom finalised, but her estranged husband is nowhere to be found. (1:14 pm)

MORE TOPICS: LOS ANGELES

Victoria's Secret model Miranda Kerr checks her make-up backstage in preparation for the Victoria's Secret fashion show in Hollywood, California November 15, 2007.
Australian Federal Court Fines Reebok $350,000 & Orders Refunds For Shoe Endorsed By Miranda Kerr That Claims Unproven Health Benefits

By IBTimes AU

The 1-minute, 56-second advert by Australian model Miranda Kerr surely sold thousands of EasyTone sneakers for athletic shoe brand Reebok. However, an Australian Federal Court declared on Tuesday that the commercial made false claims that the shoe wa... (9:36 am)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, COURT, AUSTRALIA, ADVERTISING, LAWSUIT