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Letters: Big buildings in little Hollywood

You’re not God.” “Hollywood Hillbillies” follows Michael, his “Mema,” Delores Hughes, and various other family members as they move from Grayson, Ga. to Hollywood to spend the money they say they made on the internet. Mema Delores tells reporters at TCA, “Hollywood has just gained some weight. Country has come to town, and we are 2 tons of fun, let me tell you.” Delores’ daughter Dee Dee Peters says, “We’ve put the fun in dysfunctional, I’m telling you.” As for what they’ve been doing so far in Hollywood, it seems the ladies are mostly trying to feed all the “beautiful” and “skinny” people, whose “bellies are so flat and hard.” Michael, however, is looking for a date.
Source: http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/07/hollywood-hillbillies-gingers-have-souls-youtube-kid-gets-reality-show.html

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

Hollywood Central Park Redesigns Website to Encourage Community Input

People now have the opportunity to create their own versions of the 44-acre park planned for the one-mile stretch of the Hollywood Freeway between Hollywood Boulevard/Bronson Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard/Western Avenue. According to the FHCP press release, the website, offers numerous possibilities for potential features at the park including cafes, dog parks, libraries and landscaping. Participants are invited to submit their designs to the FHCP board, who will attempt to incorporate the ideas into the final design. Knowing the level of interest in the community about Hollywood Central Park, we decided the best way to get input on what should be built was give everybody a chance to create their dream park, Laurie Goldman, FHCP president, said in a written statement.
Source: http://hollywood.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/hollywood-central-park-redesigns-website-to-encourage-community-input

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Skateboard park in Mobile requires public money, could be a regional draw

The Buick continued toward the store and struck a large metal service door to the right of the main entrance. The car also smashed through part of a wall to the right of the service door. The car apparently hit Chavez near a support pillar, which may have contributed to him losing part of his leg, Daly said. Chavez had been near a cash register where shoppers pay for their food, he said. Two members of the military who were in the store came to his aid. Two police officers quickly arrived, one from the Gaithersburg Police Department and the other from the county police, Daly said.
Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/vehicle-crashes-into-sams-store-injures-two/2013/07/23/568ef36a-f3bc-11e2-a2f1-a7acf9bd5d3a_story.html

Because it was just a knot covering his, basically, you know what Im saying! I was definitely prepared to do anything. But the costumer said Well we cant have you in nothing so Im kind of covered up. Finnick and Katniss are brought together for the 75th Hunger Games, otherwise known as the 3rd Quarter Quell, in which past champions must go back to the arena to compete. Finnicks good looks and obvious fitness make him popular with the capital and a natural ladies man. From the fishing district, he won his first Hunger Games at 14 with a net and a trident.
Source: http://uinterview.com/news/sam-claflin-shirtless-as-finnick-odair-in-new-lsquohunger-gamesrsquo-photo-8119

All lies: Dan was told during a live segment of the show that he is now immune from eviction, although that is not the case Lucky escape: Jack and Joe were nearly chosen after their performance in the diary room, but had a narrow escape Upset? Callum seemed disappointed that he was not chosen for the safe house, but will be relieved when he finds out the truth Clearly unaware that the person that they chose will also face eviction, Sam and Sophie discussed who they liked the most. Discussing their favourite people, the friends decided that it was down to Dan, Callum and the twins. The three housemates were then brought into the diary room to be questioned, with twins Jack and Joe asked the first one. ‘If I could get someone out of the house it would be Dexter,’ they said as they were asked who they’d like to evict. ‘But I think it might be Callum who goes.’ ‘Do you think that the diary room conversations that we’re having will be played to Sam and Sophie later,’ speculated Dan in the garden later on. Sam and Sophie choose Dan unaware they will now all be up for…
Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2374291/Big-Brother-2013-Sam-Sophie-choose-Dan-join-safe-house.html

MOBILE, Alabama A new park for skateboarders at Public Safety Memorial Park along Airport Boulevard will cost taxpayers $400,000, but is expected to become a draw for skateboarders throughout the Southeast. That was the message during a morning news conference at the midtown Mobile park in which skateboard enthusiasts joined with Mobile Mayor Sam Jones to announce the construction of the 8,661-square-foot facility. “I think once it is done, it will be something everyone in the community can be proud of,” Jones said. The Mobile City Council within the next two or three weeks will vote on a $400,000 appropriation to build a park out of full concrete, poured in place construction that is considered more durable and of higher quality than cheaper materials. The park will also feature a six-foot “deep bowl” feature that is not offered at other skating parks within the region. Jewell Cullen, leader of a grass-roots effort to bring the skate park to Mobile, said the design will be something that draws skateboarders from around the Southeast.
Source: http://blog.al.com/live/2013/07/skateboard_park_in_mobile_requ.html

Sam Hornish Jr. turns fastest lap in qualifying Karissa Shannon Sam Jones for Nationwide’s STP 300

12 Ford. It was Hornishs first Nationwide pole since Watkins Glen last August. Hornish was followed by defending race winner Elliott Sadler, whose fastest lap was 178.265 mph. Sadler won this race last year despite an illness. Austin Dillon, Matt Crafton and Travis Pastrana round out the top five.
Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/sam-hornish-jr-turns-fastest-lap-in-qualifying-for-nationwides-stp-300/2013/07/21/24bc47bc-f221-11e2-8464-57e57af86290_story.html

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Hollywood to renovate Sherman Street Bridge

Bombs Away: Hollywood Braces for Historic 4 Straight Weeks of Megaflops

“The repairs are pretty much concentrated to the extended wing wall that’s at the southeast corner of the bridge,” she said. “The work is expected to take about two months to complete.” Storey said the city is being proactive with the project. “[The bridge] is structurally sound for traffic,” she said. “The repairs are mostly to maintain the stability of the side slope conditions of the bridge, so there is no concern that the main bridge structure is in danger of being structurally unsound or that the road is in any jeopardy.” The city has been trying to secure a contractor for the project since late last year. A bid of $147,520 by H.A.
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Two Hollywood Producers Can’t Escape Foreign Bribery Penalty

our editor recommends Silvio Berlusconi’s Daughter Questioned in Mafia Bribery Case Bringing the appeal were Gerald Green, whose producing credits include Rescue Dawn, and Patricia Green, who was a producer of The New Swiss Family Robinson. The husband-and-wife team also ran the Bangkok International Film Festival after winning contracts from the Tourism Authority of Thailand. The festival brought in an estimated $140 million of profits and ranked among the top 15 film festivals in the world.
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This summer will see at least 20 films with budgets over $100 million — six more than last year. With so much popcorn competition, major casualties were a given. But this run of high-megaton bombs comes at an odd time: Right after record-breaking grosses in May and June that put summer 2013 on pace to be the biggest ever. Since then, it’s been an ugly run for would-be blockbusters. Sony’s $150 million “White House Down” started the slide with less than $25 million the weekend of June 28.Disney’s $225 million “The Lone Ranger” followed with $29 million over the July 4 weekend. Now,Guillermo del Toro’s $180 million giant robot extravaganza”Pacific Rim” istracking to open at around $30 million this weekend. Also read: Summer Box Office Up 13 Percent: How Hollywood’s Big Bet Is Paying Off Early projections have the Jeff Bridges-Ryan Reynolds tale “R.I.P.D.” opening below $15 million, a dismal return on a $130 million production budget.
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Adam Levine unloads Hollywood Hills rental for $3.55 million

Jane Lynch Brings Old-School Hosting Vibe to NBC’s ‘Hollywood Game Night’

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Levine, 34, is the lead singer and guitarist for the Grammy-winning Maroon 5. He has worked with Kanye West , Natasha Bedingfield and 50 Cent, among others. The singer-songwriter has been a coach on “The Voice” since 2011.
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Hollywood Park: Wednesday takes two-turn test in Le Cle

PHOTOS: Broadcast TV’s Returning Shows 2013-14 THR: Which celebrity surprised you the most? Lynch: Martin Short’s flouting of the rules was fun. He always said something crazy no matter what the rules were, and he always made up his own. Jason Alexander and Josh Gad were rather spirited and together were crazy.
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Hey, Hollywood! Race Does Matter

But what is really troubling is that, after the Civil Rights Era and at a time when the President of the United States is African-American, Hollywood is repeating its own troubled history by making movies starring white actors as Native Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities. Here are some egregious examples, some quite recent: 1. Russian-born Yul Brynner played the King of Siam (that is, Thailand) in the 1956 The King & I . 2.
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At trophy homes for sale, high-end cars are featured attractions

starts by Need You Now were merely a starting point. Since she finished fourth in the Grade 3 Senorita, Mitchell has seen her improve, and the blinkers she wore for her first U.S. starts will come off Sunday based on a recommendation from jockey Julien Leparoux. Julien has worked her, and he likes her without blinkers, Mitchell said. Watching her work without blinkers, I like her better, too. You want her relaxed.
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