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June 9, 1986 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / CLEM MURRAY
The search is on as 1,500 show-business hopefuls audition for parts in "Bandstand," a new movie being filmed here. On Saturday, Richard Logan took his turn in front of the Hollywood moviemakers, who included director and Germantown native Mark Rosenthal (third from right) and casting director David Ruben (second from right). They were at Temple's Conwell Hall, looking for local talent to appear in this romantic comedy about teenagers who reached the national spotlight on a televised dance party during the 1960s.
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October 16, 1986 | Daily News Wire Services
From the halls of Congress to the shores of south Florida, a 60-year-old city and a world-famous film community fight for the right to call themselves Hollywood. U.S. Rep. Larry Smith, D-Hollywood, Fla., took to the floor of the House of Representatives yesterday to protest the request by Hollywood, Calif., to trademark its name. "If Tinseltown is successful, what next?" Smith asked. "Rome, Georgia, vs. Rome, New York? Portland, Oregon, vs. Portland, Maine? We may have a war between the cities starting on the steps of the U.S. Patent Office.
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October 3, 1995 | Daily News Wire Services
The NC-17-rated "Showgirls" stumbled out of the starting gate its opening weekend, but Hollywood's steam quotient is still rising. Spike Lee says his upcoming "Girls 6" got an NC-17 but probably will be edited to an R. Greg Araki's "The Doom Generation," with a walk-on by Heidi Fleiss, will go the unrated route, a la "Kids. " Meanwhile the upcoming "Jade" has escaped with an R.
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August 22, 1986 | By JOE O'DOWD, JR., Daily News Staff Writer
The last 3-D movie the Hit Man saw left a lot to be desired. He was subjected to wearing those silly paper glasses, and the movie seemed out of focus, not three dimensional. He left the theater disgruntled and unhappy. This week you can see a bit of moviedom up close, and you don't have to wear silly paper glasses. The "Hollywood on Tour" exhibit, with memorabilia valued at more than $1 million, is at Willow Grove Park and Mall today through Aug. 28. It features a collection of costumes, props and original posters from some of Hollywood's most famous movies.
NEWS
November 8, 2004
SO, IF Hollywood is all "pinko commie leftists," what does that make Bruce Willis, Bo Derek, Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Britney Spears, Gene Simmons, the late Johnny Ramone, et al? They're Republican. Many country artists are GOP. Even former actors turned governors - Reagan and Schwarzenegger were/are Republican. Don't think all entertainers are liberal. I have discussions with conservatives who don't resort to name-calling. The venomous tone just feeds into stereotypes that all Republicans are stodgy and incapable of accepting other points of view.
NEWS
December 1, 2003
Concerning Michelle Malkin's 11/17/03 OP/ED piece, entitled "Just Another Dumb-Blonde Joke," about Jessica Simpson and other Hollywood "dummies" as poor role models for our children. Aren't conservatives cute when they're self-righteous? I'll be the first to admit that I have never watched Jessica Simpson's show, nor do I plan to, and all I know about it is what I have read in the paper. But as I read Ms. Malkin's "fair and balanced" rant, I thought of some other Hollywood "dummies" that she neglected to mention . . . perhaps intentionally.
NEWS
April 10, 1998
Below is Modern Maturity magazine's list of the most powerful people over 50 in Hollywood. The list was compiled by historian Aljean Harmetz. Her definition of "powerful people"? Those who can "(1) get a movie made and (2) get people into the theater, particularly on a movie's critical opening weekend. " 1. Clint Eastwood (67) 2. Harrison Ford (55) 3. Michael Douglas (53) 4. Robert Redford (60) 5. Arnold Schwarzenegger (50) 6. Sean Connery (67) 7. Morgan Freeman (60)
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August 16, 2000 | By Mark Bowden and Steven Thomma, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
If you just looked at the demographics, at the swimming pools and stunningly landscaped lawns, you might mistake this for Republican country. But as Democrats move from one studio bash to the next, mingling with stars and moguls, it's clear that the party is on home turf. "This is such a Democratic community that I think it's actually hard for a film celebrity to stand up and say they're Republican," said Dan Jinks, coproducer of last year's Oscar-winning film American Beauty.
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November 14, 2000 | By Chris Puzak
Hollywood needs to stop marketing sex and violence to our nation's children. I'm young enough to have felt the full force of Hollywood's marketing machine. By the time I entered high school, I had seen countless murders on the screen. I had seen women degraded and family values mocked. And I had heard enough swearing to make even the crudest sailor blush. Only recently was I able to unlearn some of the "lessons" I received. For example, for years I thought zombies were evil flesh-eating creatures who only wanted to destroy the human race.
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May 25, 2014 | By Melissa Dribben, Inquirer Staff Writer
On May 6, 2010, a 15-year-old boy named Oriel died of diphtheria in Haiti. Normally, the world would not have noticed. But the boy was living in a refugee camp managed by the actor Sean Penn. With the listless teenager in his sinewy arms, Penn had spent hours, rushing from hospital to hospital in the capital of Port-au-Prince, searching for the antitoxin that would save Oriel's life. It was found too late. Shortly after the boy was taken off life support, Penn appeared on CNN, expressing outrage about the many factors that led to his death.
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April 11, 2014 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
THERE WASN'T a monster Corey Feldman couldn't handle in the movies. Feldman, 42, starred in a string of blockbusters and cult classics in the 1980s that Generation Xers and their siblings probably played over and over on VHS tapes until they broke. Feldman slayed vampires in "The Lost Boys," traded wisecracks with Mama Fratelli and her sons in "The Goonies," battled gremlins in "Gremlins" and shed youthful innocence in "Stand by Me. " But monsters lurked in Feldman's offscreen life, too. Adults in the Hollywood system and his own family abused him mentally and sexually, he says, at a time when he was one of the world's biggest child stars.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 2014 | By Ellen Gray
NOT EVEN a mid-show pizza order can turn Hollywood's biggest night into a dorm party. Ellen DeGeneres, on her second go-around as host, steered the 86th Annual Academy Awards on a safe, only slightly wacky course last night, popping in and out of the audience, taking selfies with some of the world's biggest stars and, yes, ordering pizzas. Here's some of what we noticed: So that's what she was doing there: Doylestown's own Pink, whose place in the show had been left something of a mystery, sang "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" in front of Judy Garland's kids - Liza Minnelli and Lorna and Joey Luft - to mark the 75th anniversary of "The Wizard of Oz. " Best sport: Minnelli, of whom DeGeneres quipped: "One of the most amazing Liza Minnelli impersonators I have ever seen.
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February 13, 2014 | BY LAUREN McCUTCHEON, Daily News Staff Writer mccutch@phillynews.com, 215-854-5991
WHEN the world loses one of its most shining stars, a role model, trailblazer and icon, you can count on Hollywood to create some fairly terrible (and certainly grammar-free) Twitter posts about the person who's just passed. Celebrity social media didn't let us down when it came to commenting on the legacy left by Depression-era child actor-turned-international diplomat and overall do-good great-grandmother Shirley Temple Black , who died Monday night at age 85, at her home in San Francisco.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 2014 | By Ellen Gray
WATCHING THE Golden Globes to see who won is like reading Playboy for the articles. You can do it if you want, but you're probably missing the point. We watch, if we watch, for the party, for the spectacle of famous people, some of whom haven't eaten in a day or two, becoming gradually more inebriated and saying and doing unexpected things. Or for the moment when the wrong thing comes up on the teleprompter and presenters have to scramble. And, of course, last night for Amy Poehler and Upper Darby's Tina Fey, who hosted the show for the second year and acquitted themselves with loopy aplomb, like the cool designated drivers for all of Hollywood.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2014 | By Ellen Gray
* INTELLIGENCE. 9 tonight, CBS3. Moves to 10 p.m. Mondays next week.   JOHN DIXON'S probably had worse days. The West Chester writer's first novel, a young-adult thriller called Phoenix Island , is being published by Simon & Schuster today. Tonight, CBS launches "Intelligence," a drama inspired by the former middle-school teacher's book, which stars Josh Holloway ("Lost") as a federal agent with a chip in his brain that makes him, among other things, a walking, talking search engine.
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December 9, 2013 | By Marie McCullough, Inquirer Staff Writer
You've heard of "high concept" movies. Now there's a new genre that could be called "high conception. " The latest example is Delivery Man, in which Vince Vaughn plays an "affable underachiever" who finds out he has fathered 533 children through anonymous sperm donations he made 20 years earlier. The flick is a remake of the 2011 French Canadian film Starbuck . It joins the seminal 2010 movie The Kids Are All Right , in which a lesbian couple's children bring their father into the family, and MTV's new reality series Generation Cryo . High-conception stories explore the evolving nature of families, the meaning of parenthood, and privacy in the Internet age. They also make you wince (as does Vince)
ENTERTAINMENT
November 6, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
OBAMACARE is going Hollywood. Since the healthcare.gov website is turning users into the Incredible Hulk, the .gov is calling on TV creative folk to make a difference and persuade the uninsured to sign up. The California Endowment, a private foundation, recently provided a $500,000 grant to ensure that TV writers and producers have information about the Affordable Care Act that can be stitched into plot lines watched by millions. The aim is to produce compelling prime-time narratives that encourage Americans to enroll, especially the young and healthy, Hispanics and other key demographic groups needed to make the overhaul a success.
SPORTS
October 28, 2013 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Grace Kelly's aquamarine Academy Award gown beckons visitors into the James A. Michener Art Museum exhibition honoring Philadelphia's most fashionable daughter. Just past the 8-foot-tall case - where Kelly's gleaming Oscar statuette also rests - are rooms full of her Chanel jackets, Givenchy suits, and Yves St. Laurent shirtwaist dresses. It's enough to make a fashionista's heart flutter right . . . out . . . of . . . her . . . chest. And that's just the clothes. From Philadelphia to Monaco: Grace Kelly Beyond the Icon also features the accessories that turned East Falls' favorite girl-next-door into a fashion plate.
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October 27, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
  There are certain stories that tear at the human heart. Tales of great heroism, about soul-crushing adversity faced and conquered, about horrific wars survived. So it is with Spelling It Like It Is , a new memoir by Hollywood princess turned reality TV pauper Tori Spelling . The daughter of Aaron Spelling , who was worth $600 mil, is virtually on Skid Row, she writes in the book. Yes, it's as dire as that, Tori tells People: She hasn't "bought a purse in three years," her four children are forced to wear hand-me-downs (oh, the shame!
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