Hollywood

Facebook Makes A New App JUST For The Rich And Famous

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Tech

Facebook has released the 'Mentions' app on iPhone for celebrities and public figures. It has been designed to allow better management of their fanbas...

Sex, Drugs and Buddha: Tales of a Hollywood Supermensch

Will Stubbs | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Will Stubbs

Credited with creating the first celebrity chefs, rescuing Teddy Pendergrass from the "gangsterism" of club promoters and instrumental in forging Alice Cooper's horror-show persona, Shep is the subject of a rollicking and sweetly touching documentary by Mike Myers.

Hollywood Celebrities Agree: Nothing 'Splendid' About the Dog Meat Trade

Julia de Cadenet | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK
Julia de Cadenet

Last Saturday night at the Hollywood Bowl thousands attended a glittering evening performance of Chinese Splendor - the finale of a two week extravaganza of dance, music and theatre showcasing an array of national art forms from Chinese culture.

Hollywood, I've Got a Bone to Pick With You

Elizabeth Sullivan | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Sullivan

When we were little girls we listened to fairy tales like Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty. As we grew up, we watched movies like Pretty Woman. All contribute to fairy-tale brainwash, the belief that the right man or woman will just show up in our life at the right place and right time, without us having to do anything to make it happen.

Los Angeles's Culture: So Much More than La-La-Land

Rose Taylor | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Rose Taylor

With the glitz and the glamour of the entertainment business, the awards ceremonies and A- Lister hangouts, it is no wonder Los Angeles has adopted the nickname 'La-La-Land'. By definition, being 'la-la' means you are out of touch with reality but in this case is it just an obvious pun due to Los Angeles' initials?

Sorry, Jonah Hill - You're Going to Have to Do Better Than That Apology

The Guyliner | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
The Guyliner

The worst thing is not the fact Hill said the word - we have all told loved ones to go blow themselves or die in a fire - but his refusal to think about why that was his go-to insult, the thought processes that took him there, that is the biggest concern. When his celebrity status is in silent mode, and he doesn't have a sequel to flog or a chat show chair to perch on, what is Jonah Hill really thinking?

Hollywood - Surviving Red Carpets, Namedroppers and the Bath Salt Brigade

Madame Allsorts | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Madame Allsorts

I've just arrived in Hollywood; I'm walking down the Boulevard, sucking on a fame pill that is killing me to swallow. My heavily jet lagged ass is being hauled over the cobbles, gazing down at the walk of fame.

Pre-Code Hollywood: The Forgotten Genre

Jon Spira | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jon Spira

Like a lot of people, Black and White cinema didn't do much for me growing up. My access point was through the Universal Monster movies, leading in to Hitchcock and as I got older, I found myself able to sit through Truffaut and Ozu and eventually I came to embrace films of a greyer palette.

Deep in the Heart of Mordor: The Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Shannon Kendall | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Shannon Kendall

From first hand experience, I can tell you that there is nothing more magical than watching fingers of light begin to touch Tongariro's mountain tops and knowing that you are in the minority of the world's population to witness the first sunrise on that day.

Bruce Dern Hits the Road in Nebraska

Stephen Applebaum | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Stephen Applebaum

Veteran Hollywood actor Bruce Dern discusses his Oscar-nominated performance in Alexander Payne's melancholy road movie, Nebraska

The Tom Cruise Effect

Roger Crow | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

So, 30 years of watching Cruise on screen, 23 years writing about him condensed into five seconds of thanks in one hand shake.

'Under the Chin'

Sadie Brown | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Sadie Brown

Yes, I regularly take an index finger and push my chin fat to the side whilst explaining to my friends, 'without finger - Elephant and Castle chin, with finger - Hollywood chin. Without, with.' They laugh of course, but can't disagree that with a lean side profile I could take on the world.

LOOK: Le Mans Star Steve McQueen Would Have Been 84 Today

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Sport

Steve McQueen, one of the world's greatest actors and the man who brought the Le Mans 24 Hours to the silver screen, would have been 84 today. The ...

Driving the World Insane

Jackson Bliss | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jackson Bliss

Inside our cars, we stop valuing human life and simultaneously overvalue our own time and importance. And because many people who work in the city drive back to the suburbs where they spend all of their money (becoming agents of urban sprawl), cars have become the standard accessory of urban economic divestment.

Martin Scorsese Doesn't Live Here Anymore and More's the Pity

Jason Holmes | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

The question is, where has he gone? These words don't come easy, but Martin Scorsese, at this current juncture in cinematic history, has disappeared. Once a maestro film-maker who advocated anarchy of the soul - see De Niro's Johnny Boy in Mean Streets or Joe Pesci in GoodFellas - Scorsese delighted in holding up a mirror to America's underbelly, and he did so with that most subversive of narrative tools: humour.

'Noah' Exposes Hollywood's Uneasy Relationship With Religion

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

NEW YORK -- It must have sounded divinely simple for executives at Paramount: take one of the Bible’s most beloved parables, cast it with stars, thr...

Hollywood Retreats: Sunset Marquis

The Spa Spy | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Steeped in history, the Sunset Marquis has been a renowned Rock n' Roller's destination since its doors opened off the Sunset Strip in 1961. A stone's throw from many of Hollywood's top music venues - it's been a home from home for many a rock royalty...

Lights, Camera, Attraction?

Mike Taylor | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mike Taylor

It's not hard to see how affairs can happen between actors - in many ways it's the same setting as an office romance only with the glitz and glam of Hollywood. Both people have a lot in common from the start: the same career, ambitions and motivations, coupled with playing intense and sometimes sexual roles - it's like a volcano waiting to explode!

Why '12 Years a Slave' and 'Roots' are Inadequate Representations of Slavery

Ewa Zubek | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ewa Zubek

To those who have not seen Roots, the plot may still read like a familiar story. The recent release by black British director Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave, may start differently, but it follows a very similar trajectory of blood, whips and brutality.

On The Set of '24'

Fez Sayed | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Fez Sayed

Uniquely set in real time, the show initially ran from 2001-2010 but is currently in production (in London in fact), for a new miniseries entitled 24: Live Another Day, airing in May this year.

Male Film Tropes You'll Never See

Jonathan Lindsell | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jonathan Lindsell

I enjoyed this Cracked article so much, I thought I'd explore a bit further. The article cheekishly suggests that Hollywood doesn't need more Strong ...

From Perivale With Love...

Fez Sayed | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Fez Sayed

This may come as a surprise to you, but did you know that there is an almost secretive, physical effects company hidden behind a bleak, cheeky corner near Perivale tube station in North West London? I recently went there to speak to the CEO and SFX (Special Effects) Supervisor, Mike Kelt, to see what the place is all about...

The Preparation for Oscar

Amal Fashanu | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Amal Fashanu

The Academy Awards are closing up on us... it's time to bring on the glamour. February is indeed preparation month as talent gear up to look their sharpest for their arrival at Hollywood's Kodak theatre for the March 2nd event.

The Original Diva Dishes All - One Night With Joan Collins

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

At the intimate Leicester Square Theatre, Joan guided us through the story of her life, accompanied by precious old film footage, photos, shared stories and secrets of her celebrated life and career, as one of the world's most glamorous and intriguing personalities.

Don't Reject the Movie Remake, Sometimes It's Worth it

The Conversation UK | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
The Conversation UK

Should we worry about these remakes, or just enjoy the opportunity to see new versions of some of our favourite stories? If we listen to the vast majority of film critics, it seems we should be rather more than worried.