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‘Gravity’ director Alfonso Cuaron praises role of foreigners in Hollywood

Mexican film director Alfonso Cuaron, nominated for an Oscar for the space thriller "Gravity", sees foreigners in Hollywood today as part of a long industry tradition. Cuaron spoke at an event late Friday organized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts……

Florida teacher forced elementary school student to unclog urinal with bare hands

A Florida teacher is facing battery charges after allegedly forcing a 10-year old student unclog a urinal with his bare hands. The Sun Sentinel reports that Jennifer King Forshey, 58, of Hollywood, Florida is accused of ordering the student to remove wet wads of paper towels from a urinal in…

Breitbart editor: ‘Broken leftist culture’ responsible for Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death

Breitbart’s Editor-at-Large, Ben Shapiro, writes at the National Review that the real cause of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s untimely death was a “broken leftist culture.” Shapiro claims that this culture “dominates Hollywood,” and that it is, fundamentally, libertarian. “Libertarianism becomes libertinism without a cultural force pushing back against the penchant for…

A brief history of Hollywood spies

The history of Tinseltown is littered with allegations of espionage, as the revelations about the successful producer has reminded us. Welcome to the world of ‘thespionage’ The history of Hollywood is littered with spies. So it should come as no surprise that the producer Arnon Milchan began his working life…

Hollywood tries to weaken copyright treaty for blind people

Treaty to make copyrighted works available for visually impaired people – 90% of whom live in global south – coming up against film lobby Negotiators from 186 countries are in Marrakech this week trying to hammer out the text of an international treaty that aims to make copyrighted works more readily available…

Muppets get their own Hollywood star

LOS ANGELES — The Muppets were honored with their own star on the storied Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, right outside the theater where their recent movie was made and premiered. Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and the rest of the puppet gang gathered in front of the El…

Silent film ‘The Artist’ crowned with Oscar gold

Silent movie “The Artist” crowned its spectacular awards season success by winning five Oscars including the coveted Best Picture prize at the 84th Academy Awards. The French-directed black-and-white movie earned Oscars for best director for Michel Hazanavicius and best actor for Jean Dujardin, who played a silent movie era star…

Ex-Beatle McCartney gets Hollywood star

LOS ANGELES — A small reminder of Beatlemania came to Hollywood when Paul McCartney was honored with a star on Tinseltown’s storied Walk of Fame, watched by hundreds of screaming and jostling fans. Police blocked off Vine Street near the intersection with Hollywood Boulevard, as the crowds swelled across the…

Police release images of suspect in LA arson spree

Los Angeles police released security camera images of a man suspected over a spree of arson attacks that kept Hollywood on edge over the New Year. The LA Police Department (LAPD) has also asked residents to leave their porch and car port lights on overnight, after some 40 fires were set over three nights including New…

Why conservatives who want more conservative shows won’t get their wish

I’ve been thinking a lot about this post that Roy put up about reading Big Hollywood after skipping out after awhile: Scanning the headlines at Big Hollywood after a long absence is kind of disorienting: SUCKER PUNCH SQUAD: Villain in Will Ferrell’s ‘The Other Guys’ Is Friends With….Dick Cheney! ‘Glee’…

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