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

Bloom has admitted to arranging high-skates poker games with the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon. RELATED: FEDS TAKE DOWN HIGH-STAKES POKER, SPORTS BOOKING RING USED BY A-LIST CELEBS, WALL STREET FAT CATS Zuriffs West Coast operations catered to gamblers betting on the outcomes of popular sporting events, said Preet Bharara, U.S. district attorney for the Southern District of New York. The Hollywood hotshot also admitted he helped pull the strings on a vast gambling ring in New York, Bharara said.
Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/hollywood-producer-admits-role-gambling-ring-article-1.1410448

Since late 2012, Hollywood studios haven’t seen a dime returned from a slew of movies generating big grosses at the Chinese box office, including blockbusters Skyfall, Man of Steel and Star Trek Into Darkness. our editor recommends Activist Investor Daniel Loeb Blasts Sony’s Summer Flops as Latter-Day ‘Ishtar’ and ‘Waterworld’ Numerous sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the China Film Group stopped payments pending resolution of a fight over a new 2 percent value-added tax. The China Film Group wants the studios to pay the tax but the studios say that the additional payment would violate a landmark World Trade Organization agreement reached last year between U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Source: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hollywood-studios-havent-been-paid-594939

– Honey Boo Boo is getting some competition. 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.
Source: http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/tv/reality-tv/hollywood-hillbillies-on-reelzchannel-premiering-in-january-follows-georgia-family-1.5788474

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
Source: http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-0728-newsunday-hollywood-skyscrapers-20130728,0,6110685.story

Supported by the First Entertainment Credit Union and Entertainment Partners as well as a fundraiser called Heartbeat of Hollywood, the MPTF’s Health Wheels rolled out in 2011 and has served 2,000 people, Vock said. The services are not free — fees are billed to insurance companies like any other clinic, though if patients come in without insurance staffers do work to try to help find them coverage. The 30-foot vehicle includes an examination room, a full bathroom and a nurse’s station and is equipped for a doctor to do everything from skin biopsies to pap tests to blood work. “We have to do everything in a MASH environment,” said Luciana Cordero, the licensed vocational nurse on board who also drives the mobile clinic. She was referring to the Mobile Army Surgical Hospitals used in combat areas. Cordero said her husband is a driver for many of the studios, so she’s familiar with the ailments that come with long hours.
Source: http://www.dailybreeze.com/latestnews/ci_23756284/hollywood-workers-get-health-care-brought-them

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