Metallica goes Hollywood for ‘Through the Never’ movie

“I get out of (expletive) bed every day for experiences I don’t know anything about,” says drummer and admitted “movie geek” Lars Ulrich. Directed by Nimrod Antal (Predators),Through the Never intersperses a rockin’ show featuring band members Ulrich, guitarist Kirk Hammett, singer James Hetfield and bass player Robert Trujillo with a dark fantasy narrative. The story stars Dane DeHaan (Chronicle) as Trip, a roadie and Metallica acolyte who’s sent on a mission and runs right into a seemingly post-apocalyptic situation that includes riots and a gas-masked, horse-riding harvester of sorrow the Death Dealer. “Dane has a certain intensity about him on camera that I think really fits the intensity of our music,” Hammett says. “Our fans are very, very passionate and intense in their own way, and I’m hoping when they see Dane, they can see themselves.” The band internally discussed doing an IMAX movie for a decade, during which it released the 2004 documentary Some Kind of Monster, which explored the exit of bassist Jason Newsted, Hetfield’s visit to rehab for alcohol abuse and the group struggling to stay together. The idea for a feature stayed on the back burner until about four years ago, when Metallica started hearing pitches from a variety of filmmakers.
Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2013/07/29/metallica-through-the-never-movie/2579381/

‘Hollywood Hillbillies’ on ReelzChannel, premiering in January, follows Georgia family

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

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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

He tweeted: ‘It’s art. There are scarier creatures on Harry potter. Get a [expletive] life! He also added that he would ‘paint until my hands fall off’.
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Utah landscape creates backdrop for Hollywood magic

Wayne told me that making a Ford Western was like living in a Western. Monument Valley became such a popular backdrop for Westerns that locals began to refer to the nearby town of Kanab as ” Utah’s Little Hollywood ,” according to Utah.com. More than 100 movies including “Maverick” and both the 1968 and 2001 “Planet of the Apes” have been shot in this small town on Utah’s southern border. John Carter, one of the more recent films to spotlight the area, used Utahs famous red-rock deserts to recreate the red planet of Mars. Walking along the streets of Kanab, visitors can see movie memorabilia posted in shop windows or visit the Little Hollywood Museum . The town even has its own Walk of Fame that hosts the names of notable actors and directors who filmed in Kanab including Wayne, Ronald Regan and Glenn Ford.
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Jane Lynch Brings Old-School Hosting Vibe to NBC’s ‘Hollywood Game Night’

Hollywood Re-Accredited by Safety Alliance

The Office with Angela Kinsey, and Ellie Kemper had a little good-natured run with Amy about how many seasons the shows have had. THR: Of the games featured, which is the one you wished you could play? Lynch: I love the game “Do-Do,” where you’re only allowed to use the lyrics “do” in a song and have to guess it based on that. I’m a big “Celebrity” fan and player and am quite good and aggressive, so I get very excited when we play Celebrity, and wish I was playing. PHOTOS: ‘Glee’ Season 4 in Pictures THR: Of your recent work — hosting Hollywood Game Night, doing Annie on Broadway and Glee– which has been the most challenging?
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Hollywood Game Night Jane Lynch - H 2013

(Realtor.com / July 5, 2013) Also July 5, 2013, 12:40 p.m. Actress Scarlett Johansson continues to clean house in the Los Angeles real estate market. Last year she sold the Wong House in Los Feliz for $3.5 million and now she has unloaded what Celebuzz calls her bachelorette pad in Hollywood for $470,000, public records show. The unit, with city views, features one bedroom, two bathrooms, marble countertops and 1,148 square feet of living space. Amenities at the building, constructed in 1965, include a doorman, a swimming pool and a gym.
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Scarlett Johansson sells condo in Hollywood

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. Relating to safety research, best practices were cited for Hollywood’s participation in a number of research programs geared toward the betterment of racing, According to the release, Hollywood also was cited for best practices in areas focused on fundraising for retired racehorses and disabled riders, its affiliation with a substance abuse program for individuals and its wagering security programs geared toward incident prevention and investigation.
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Hollywood rebounds, but family-friendly offerings still limited

As noted in a recent New York Times article by Brooks Barnes, in just the two-month period from May 1 to July 4, studios will have put out 13 movies with budgets in excess of $100 million each a 44 percent increase over the same period in 2012. Even April a month normally considered a cinematic dumping ground saw the release of Joseph Kosinskis $120 million sci-fi actioner Oblivion, starring perennial box-office draw Tom Cruise (although it was the Jackie Robinson biopic 42 that scored the highest April numbers). Somehow, though, even with all the extra money being poured into would-be blockbusters, this summers lineup has so far felt a little bit like deja vu. In an attempt to duplicate the success of Marvels The Avengers, which grossed $1.5 billion last year, the 2013 summer movie season officially kicked off with another entry in the Marvel cinematic universe, Iron Man 3 . Robert Downey Jr.s third (and probably final) solo outing as the Armored Avenger managed to survive mixed reviews, the inevitable backlash of comic book purists and the threat of franchise fatigue to become the second highest-grossing superhero film of all time, rocketing past The Dark Knight Rises to the tune of $1.2 billion.
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