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Hollywood’s Box Office Heroes Proving Mortal in China

Hollywood blockbusters appeared poised last year to take over China’s box office, but something unexpected happened on the way to the bank: demand tapered off sharply.


S.E.C. Inquiry Into China Film Trade Unnerves Hollywood

Nearly a year after word leaked about an S.E.C.Nearly a year after word leaked about an S.E.C. investigation into possible corrupt practices in the China film trade, there is a still a chill over dealings between Hollywood and China.


Coroner releases new report on Natalie Wood death

Some of the bruises found on Natalie Wood's body may have occurred before the actress drowned in the waters off Southern California more than 30 years ago, according to a newly released coroner's report on one of Hollywood's most mysterious deaths.


Uh Oh: America's Fall TV Pilots are Flopping in Foreign Markets

Too niche and violent or just uninspiring, the new shows underwhelm buyers as local shows are "taking back power," says one expert, threatening Hollywood's $3 billion lifeline.


Fred Willard Arrested for Lewd Conduct

Fred Willard was arrested for lewd conduct last night in Hollywood when police allegedly caught him with his pants down in an adult movie theater ... TMZ has learned.


Documents reveal Pentagon gave Hollywood special Bin Laden access

In the months after the U.S. military mission that killed Osama bin Laden, Pentagon officials met with Hollywood filmmakers and gave them special access in an effort to influence the creation of a film about the operation, newly released documents show.


Body parts scattered near Hollywood sign in LA

Body Parts Scattered Around Hollywood Sign

An investigation unfolding near the iconic Hollywood sign in Los Angeles is playing out like a gory movie script, as police worked to identity a man whose body was found in parts over the past two days - first a head on Tuesday, then two hands and two feet on Wednesday....


Severed hand found near head under 'Hollywood' sign

Hollywood Sign: Severed Head

One day after two dogs uncovered a human head hidden in a plastic bag, Los Angeles police found a severed hand Wednesday morning at the Hollywood Hills crime scene. The head was first discovered at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Bronson Canyon Park near a trail below the "Hollywood" sign by two people walking nine dogs.


Man shot in face in Hollywood is music industry executive

A man shot in the face during Friday's Hollywood shootout was in critical condition at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center.


Rin Tin Tin — By Susan Orlean — Book Review

Rin Tin Tin — By Susan Orlean — Book Review

Do dogs deserve biographies? In “Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend,” Susan Orlean answers that question resoundingly in the affirmative, while also asking a harder one: Can a dog deserve an Oscar? At the first Academy Awards, presented in 1929, the charismatic German shepherd who fought off gangs of villains in movies like “Clash of the Wolves” and “Jaws of Steel” won the vote count for best actor, but the Academy blinked, recalculated and gave the honor instead to Emil Jannings. Not that the public would have necessarily protested an Oscar for Rin Tin Tin.


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