Metallica goes Hollywood for ‘Through the Never’ movie

Sources close to the MPAA say the agency is confident Hollywood studios will not ultimately have to dip into their share of the revenue pie. Delayed payments strain an already difficult relationship between Hollywood and China. Many executives walk on tenterhooks when discussing dealmaking in the region out of fear of angering mercurial Chinese officials, who often restrict foreign access to the box office with little warning or explanation. Hollywood films are often pitted against one another, and more than one film has been yanked from Chinese screens withalmost noreason given. But even with millions of dollars at stake , studios seem unphased: Top executives have expressed confidence that China and the U.S.
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There’s no dialogue, and the first couple of times DeHaan read the script, he couldn’t get a handle on it. “It’s not literal at all,” Hammett says. “We don’t like to get up on our soapboxes and talk about what people should think or shouldn’t think,” Ulrich explains. “Over 30 years, we’ve tried to encourage people to sort of figure out themselves rather than listen to what Kirk or I say.
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Hollywood Studios Haven’t Been Paid by China in Months (Exclusive)

Going by the 25 percent rule, Warner Bros. would be owed north of $31 million for Man of Steel, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and Jack the Giant Slayer;Sony would be due $23 million for Skyfall and After Earth (White House Down is still in the midst of its China run); Paramount would be owed roughly $30 million for Into Darkness, G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Jack Reacher; Disney’s Iron Man 3 made north of $121 million in China, which would mean a return of more than $30 million for the studio, while Oz the Great and Powerful would mean about $5 million in payments (Monsters University is headed to China later this month). STORY: Bruno Wu, Former Bertelsmann CEO Form China Venture Over the weekend, Universal’s Fast & Furious 6 opened to north of $24 million, scoring the second-best three-day debut of the year after Iron Man 3.
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An inside look at Greg Bautzer, ‘The Man Who Seduced Hollywood’

Hollywood aims to keep tax rate the same

Comments 0 In this 1948 photo, Hollywood attorney Greg Bautzer arrives at Ciro’s with Joan Crawford in one of the Cadillacs she gave him. (Nat Dallinger / May 2, 2013) Also By Susan King July 12, 2013, 6:00 a.m. For nearly 50 years Greg Bautzer was one of the premier entertainment attorneys in Hollywood, with a client list that included moguls Howard Hughes, Charles Bluhdorn, Darryl Zanuck and Kirk Kerkorian. He also made a name for himself handling the high-profile divorces of Ingrid Bergman, Nancy Sinatra and Rock Hudson. Movie-star handsome, he was engaged to Lana Turner and Dorothy Lamour, dated such other glamorous actresses as Ginger Rogers and Joan Crawford, and was married four times, including to actress Dana Wynter.
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I think this really takes a conservative approach, which is exactly what we need. The budget presented Wednesday is a far cry from the one presented two years ago when the city was facing a $38 million budget hole and had to slash employee benefits and pay, and raise taxes. Lalla said the FEMA money helped balance the proposed budget for next year without having to dip into the reserves or increase taxes and fees for next year. The money will pay for one-time costs including pension payments to offset next years contribution, health care insurance and litigation that dates back the citys declaration of financial urgency in 2010 and 2011. We were looking at a gap and this helped fill the gap, he said. Commissioner Patricia Asseff said she was disappointed the city will have to depend on the FEMA money before its even been received, but it she is glad the city has shown some improvement.
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Do you feel like TV networks and cable companies are paying more attention to serving the growing Latino audience? Maybe, because they just found out how important we are, economically speaking. Hispanics spend a lot of money and the networks need to pay attention to us so they can make more off advertising on our shows. What are your thoughts on how the series handles Diane Kruger’s character having Asperger’s syndrome?
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‘The Bridge’s’ Demian Bichir: Hollywood Always Throws in a Little Filth When Depicting Mexico

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/pacific-rim-premiere-charlie-hunnam-583162?AP HOW DEADLY SHOULD SUPERMAN BE? In this months issue of Justice League, the Kryptonian hero of the comic book apparently follows the example set by the controversial climax of Man of Steel. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/how-deadly-should-superman-be-583131?AP COMIC-CON 2013: THRS FULL GUIDE TO PARTIES IN SAN DIEGO From Warner Bros. Television to Kick-Ass 2 and The Walking Dead events, where to be and be seen during the annual fan convention. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/comic-con-2013-party-schedule-582463?AP WALTONS ACTOR JOE CONLEY DIES AT 85 He played general store owner Ike Godsey through all nine seasons of the CBS family drama.
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Hollywood Re-Accredited by Safety Alliance

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

Hollywood Game Night Jane Lynch - H 2013

“We have been informed of Dwight’s decision to not return to the Lakers. Naturally we’re disappointed,” Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said in a statement. “However, we will now move forward in a different direction with the future of the franchise and, as always, will do our best to build the best team possible, one our great lakers fans will be proud to support. To Dwight, we thank him for his time and consideration, and for his efforts with us last season. We wish him the best of luck on the remainder of his NBA career.” Lakers star Kobe Bryant responded to the announcement by posting a photo of himself and teammate Pau Gasol on Instagram , along with the words “#vamos #juntos #lakercorazon #vino.” Howard had a tumultuous run in Los Angeles, with the Lakers struggling over the season to make the playoffs as the seventh seed only to be swept by the San Antonio Spurs in the first round.
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Dwight Howard Leaves L.A. Lakers: Hollywood Reacts

Whether it was the wit with which Bert Convy hosted game shows including The Match Game, Password or even Win, Lose or Draw or the snark that made Hollywood Squares’ Paul Lynde so amusing, Lynch remembers watching her predecessors walk the fine line between letting the players shine and maintaining order. Here, the former host of the Emmys and Do Something Awards talks withThe Hollywood Reporter about bringing a bit of the past — and Glee’s Sue Sylvester — to the game show based on Sean Hayes’ popular game nights. PHOTOS: Summer TV Preview The Hollywood Reporter: What have you learned from your previous hosting gigs at the Emmys and Do Something Awards that you’ve brought to this? Jane Lynch:They’re different animals, but hosting is incumbent on you to allow everybody to have the freedom to express themselves and have a good time, just like you would do at a party. This is a party atmosphere, so really all I’m in charge of is making sure that the rules are followed and moving the games along and allowing those wonderful moments of the life of the party, but not me explaining the rules but what happens between the contestants and the celebrities.
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Hollywood Gold Cup All About Game On Dude

Baffert, a four-time winner of the Gold Cup, trains 6-year-old Game On Dude for a partnership that includes Joe Torre’s Diamond Pride, Lanni Family Trust, Ernie Moody’s Mercedes Stable, and Bernie Schiappa. With a victory, Game On Dude would join Native Diver and Lava Man as a multiple Gold Cup winner. Native Diver (1965-67) and Lava Man (2005-07) each won three times. Torre is expected to attended the Gold Cup. If all start, this will not be the smallest Gold Cup field in history. Just four contested the 1999 renewal won by Real Quiet.
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