Kim Kardashian Is Back At Work … And Decking The Halls

In one shot, we get a pajama-clad Kim, 32, on her phone surrounded by a tree, wreath, and presents. The newly blond reality star captioned the pic, “#WorkDay.” She shared another photo of her and little sister Kylie Jenner titled “#SelfiesOnSet.” While Kim’s baby-daddy, Kanye West , and infant daughter, North, were MIA from the released photos, Kendall Jenner , Kris Jenner , Scott Disick , and a Lamar Odom-less Khloe Kardashian were all on hand (in PJs too, obviously) to shoot the Christmas special. Despite her marriage turmoil behind closed doors , Khloe continued to put on a brave face on social media. View gallery Khloe poses with Kendall and Kylie for their Christmas special (Instagram) The 29-year-old posed for some behind-the-scenes snaps with Scott, Kendall, and Kylie. “My spirit isn’t the same unless she’s near,” Khloe captioned one photo with Kylie.
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50 Outrageous Kardashian Quotes Explaining the jab, the source said the hip-hop stars well-heeled plans to turn his baby mama into an A-lister could be thwartedby just one person Kim herself! Kim isnt going to ever stop secretly texting the paparazzi or the people she knows that can help her stay famous, the insider dished. Kanye would be really mad if he knew that shes doing it, but Kim is still texting with paps and talking to people that she knows will get her side of any story out. The initial leg of Wests tour ends in Miami on November 29, and plans are already underway for European concerts. PHOTOS: Kanye West Appears On Season Finale Of Kris Jenners Talk Show If Kanye thinks Kim is going to follow him around go to website the world, he is delusional. She isnt a piece of luggage, or a member of his entourage, the insider concluded.
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Shelley Fralic: Hey Hollywood, where are all the good movies?

That interest, parlayed into a 2011 Animal Planet reality show, “Heidi Fleiss: Prostitutes to Parrots,” apparently helped spare Fleiss from handcuffs after authorities said they found nearly 400 marijuana plants growing at her residence in Pahrump, Nevada. A deputy did not arrest Fleiss because she had exotic birds valued at more than $200,000, Nye County Sheriff Anthony De Meo told CNN on Tuesday. “We don’t have facilities for exotic birds, and they are pretty rare and very expensive,” the sheriff said. Authorities said they sent their report to the district attorney for charges to be filed.
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They’re only going to get bigger,” said Merle Ginsberg, senior writer at The Hollywood Reporter. Never shy about showing her curves, Girls creator, producer and star Lena Dunham comes in at No. 4. “It’s meaningful to me to be on TV not necessarily looking like a member of the cast of Gossip Girl,” said Lena. Rebel Wilson — our third place star — reportedly wasn’t allowed to lose weight while filming Pitch Perfect and can soon be seen having a super fun time on her upcoming TV show.
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and that entertain us. We were around for the great era of Hollywood, and we want the experience of going to a movie theatre. We see movies because they teach us something … whether itas the Wizard of Oz or Star Wars.a He notes that Hollywood wunderkind Steven Spielberg said in a speech last month that the Hollywood system is in danger of imploding if it continues to produce movies that cost hundreds of millions and flop at the box office (the $225-million The Lone Ranger comes to mind), adding that if he wasnat Spielberg his Oscar-winning Lincoln would not have been made it to the big screen. Even at that, says, Twyman, aHollywood doesnat believe it. The Europeans do, but Hollywood doesnat.
Source: http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/movie-guide/Shelley+Fralic+Hollywood+where+good+movies/8682610/story.html

Letters: Big buildings in little Hollywood

Apparently these people think they know better than geologists and seismologists. Many people I know have already stopped going to Hollywood because of the overdevelopment and hideous electronic billboards. The current proposal would make Hollywood more like Broadway in New York, and that’s not a good thing. Also
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‘Hollywood Hillbillies’ on ReelzChannel, premiering in January, follows Georgia family

Acoustically, the Bowl is undoubtedly the most satisfying it’s been since amplification was introduced in the 18,000-seat amphitheater many decades ago. Instruments sound like instruments do close-up. But everything changes when they can also be seen up close in such striking detail as they can on the new, overpowering screens. The $1.5-million video system sullies music as much as electronic billboards in the mountains despoil nature.
Source: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/culture/la-et-cm-hollywood-bowl-notebook-20130727,0,2838572.story

At the Hollywood Bowl, an unhealthy glow

Another family from rural Georgia is coming to reality television, with “Hollywood Hillbillies” set to debut in January on ReelzChannel. The show follows Michael Kittrell and his grandmother Delores Hughes, known as “Mema,” as the family moves from Grayson, Ga., to Hollywood. Along for the ride are Kittrell’s aunt, Dee Dee Peters, her boyfriend Paul Conlon, and Kittrell’s uncle John Cox. MORE: Latest TV coverage | Reality TV | TV Zone blog | TV Listings Kittrell is known as “The Angry Ginger” on YouTube, where a video he made to protest a “South Park” episode that claimed redheads have no soul gained attention.
Source: http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/tv/reality-tv/hollywood-hillbillies-on-reelzchannel-premiering-in-january-follows-georgia-family-1.5788474

Hollywood aims to keep tax rate the same

Utah landscape creates backdrop for Hollywood magic

Theres also money to put into the citys rainy day fund. After ending fiscal year 2011 with only $4.26 million in its reserves, Hollywood is poised to end fiscal year 2014 with $22 million. I think this is a really good budget, said Mayor Peter Bober, adding that the city needs to continue to grow its reserves. I think this really takes a conservative approach, which is exactly what we need. The budget presented Wednesday is a far cry from the one presented two years ago when the city was facing a $38 million budget hole and had to slash employee benefits and pay, and raise taxes. Lalla said the FEMA money helped balance the proposed budget for next year without having to dip into the reserves or increase taxes and fees for next year. The money will pay for one-time costs including pension payments to offset next years contribution, health care insurance and litigation that dates back the citys declaration of financial urgency in 2010 and 2011.
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I can see them in a commercial area. ‘There were complaints from the neighbours and the neighbourhood association, and city code inspectors acted appropriately and required the homeowner be in compliance with city codes.’ The Fine China star filed an appeal against LA’s Department of Building and Safety, claiming the mural ‘enhanced the architectural and aesthetic features of the residential property’. Eyesore: Chris has been living in the $1.5million home since 2011 He took to Twitter last month after he was fined and told parents to keep their children inside. He tweeted: ‘It’s art.
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Chris Brown’s monster murals on wall of his Hollywood Hills home are painted over after he loses initial bid to keep them

Eyesore: Chris has been living in the $1.5million home since 2011

The original 1984 “Footloose,” while set in a small Midwestern town, was actually filmed in Utah County. The still-operating Lehi Roller Mills grain house even makes an appearance in the Kevin Bacon film. The baseball film ” The Sandlot ” was also filmed along the Wasatch Front. The movie was mostly produced in the Rose Park and Glendale areas of Salt Lake City, but several scenes were filmed in the surrounding area.
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Hollywood bowing to China’s clout

Hollywood’s long history of misrepresentation of size, culture and more

aThe problem it has is with Chinese unpredictability.a Still, said Stephen Tropiano, professor of screen studies at a Los Angeles-based program run by New Yorkas Ithaca College, U.S. filmmakers may find that they have little choice but to adapt to the new Chinese reality, particularly as U.S. box office take a $2.7 billion in 2012, 60 per cent from foreign films a climbs irrevocably past the current U.S./Canada figure of some $10 billion. Tropiano said there was no doubt that as Chinaas box office clout increased in coming years, so too would its already substantial ability to influence Hollywoodas decisions on film content. aThe bottom line for any studio is what its films do at the box office,a he said.
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European Public Broadcasters’ Crisis: Spain’s RTVE Cuts Back on Hollywood

Wimbledon: BBC Has Most-Watched U.K. TV Moment of Year With Andy Murray Semi

31, 1926 review: aThe Jazz Singer is undoubtedly the best thing Vitaphone has ever put on the screen.a Boris Karloff in The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932) a A true matinee feature, this story of an Egyptologist desperate to stop a Chinese power monger (Boris Karloff) from reaching the tomb of Genghis Khan plays on classic lines of good and evil, with the white European Karloff embodying the dastardly villain a complete with fake hooded eyes and faux moustache. Only the Chinese government got mad at the movie, feeling Fu Manchuas speech akill the white man and take his women!a was inappropriate. Charlton Heston in Touch of Evil (1958) a Thereas a scene in the movie Ed Wood, starring Johnny Depp, in which Wood complains to Orson Welles about the studio forcing casting decisions down his throat. aTell me about it!a says Welles (played by Vincent DaOnofrio). aIam supposed to direct a thriller for Universal.
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Hollywood Re-Accredited by Safety Alliance

The re-accreditation followed a complete review of all racing operations at the facility that received its initial alliance accreditation in June 2009. During the latest Alliance inspection of Betfair Hollywood Park, best practices were identified in virtually every primary area of focus of the alliance, according to an NTRA release. In the area of injury reporting and prevention, best practices identified included participation in the Equine Injury Database; pre-race and post-race veterinary examination protocols of the California Horse Racing Board regulatory and track veterinarians; the California Post Mortem Program; and veterinarians’ list protocols of the CHRB. In areas intended to create a safer racing environment, best practices cited at Hollywood included toe grab, cushion crop and safety helmet regulation and enforcement; starting gate padding and protocols for its manning and removal; equine ambulance equipment and protocols; rider medical care and ambulance support; protocols in case of catastrophic injury; fire safety preparedness; infectious disease management and prevention protocols; and ensuring practicing veterinarians are on the grounds when horses are present. In the area of equine drug testing and penalties, best practices identified included total carbon dioxide (milkshaking) regulation and testing procedures; the CHRB out of competition testing program; and accreditation of the University of California, Davis Testing Lab.
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In the midst of nationwide austerity, voices are growing louder that Hollywood also has to share Spains pain – a call also seen in other European countries. “The majors are going to have to realize that the Spanish market has changed a lot,” a source at RTVEtold The Hollywood Reporter . “The serious economic situation has forced an adjustment in the sector that the American companies haven’t experienced. But the time has come for each party to assume its responsibility to make the TV sector a viable market.” In 2010, as the full impact of the global economic crisis was beginning to be felt in Spain, the government in Madrid banned commercials during movies and other programming on public broadcasters, hoping the ad revenue would shift to the nations ailing commercial networks. Spain’s treasury minister Cristobal Montoro now admits that the move (by a previous government) was a mistake. Hes called on all parties to “find a viable financing” model and has promised to find an additional $37 million through new sponsorship deals and advertising to boost RTVEs budget. Unlike in Greece, where the government temporarily shut down its national public broadcaster to save money, there are no plans in Madrid to pull the plug on RTVE.
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Hollywood has barely dipped toe into deep waters of Korean War

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IN-DEPTH: Remembering the veterans “Strangely, the Korean War has not functioned as the wellspring of Hollywood’s approach to reconfirming” American heroism, says Steven Alford, film lecturer and professor of humanities at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale. Alford finds the storytelling void in Korea puzzling because “war films are, with notable exceptions, seldom about the violent conflict between two nation states’ worldviews and more often a sympathetic analysis of how warfare defines American values.” The Korean War came so soon after World War II and the spate of films inspired by it that American moviegoers may have had combat fatigue. “For one, the films emerging from the war simply weren’t that good,” he says of a spate of forgettable movies that included 1952’s Japanese War Bride and 1953’s Battle Circus. “Hollywood spent the better part of the ’40s churning out war films, and the lack of imagination and inventiveness in Korean War films may simply result from imaginative exhaustion.” The stakes also paled compared with WWII, says Steven Gillon, resident historian for the History Channel and history professor at the University of Oklahoma.
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Hollywood-China Love Affair On The Red Carpet At Chengdu Forum

Disney (NYSE: DIS) chief Robert Iger was also in China this week, though it was unclear if he was attending the Fortune event in Chengdu. There wasn’t a lot of detail in the new Time Warner announcement, with no mention of how much money the partners will put into the new fund. But what’s most interesting is Time Warner’s choice of partner, a company called China Media Capital (CMC). CMC itself is a joint venture between the well-connected Shanghai Media Group (SMG), China’s second largest media company and a far more nimble player than the stodgy industry leader CCTV.
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