‘Hollywood Hillbillies’: ‘Gingers have souls’ YouTube kid gets reality show

ReelzChannel announced “Hollywood Hilbillies” at its TCA press tour presentation Sunday (July 28). Michael Kittrell’s three-minute heated video response to an episode of “South Park,” in which he bemoans being called a “fat ginger,” garnered more than 34 million YouTube views, and was parodied may times over. Even the writers of “South Park” took notice and responded back with a clip of their own, animating Michael and some of the famous lines from his rant, including, “It really irritates me when people say that redheads don’t have souls. Because we do have souls alright?” And: “I go to church. I’m a Christian.
Source: http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/07/hollywood-hillbillies-gingers-have-souls-youtube-kid-gets-reality-show.html

Hollywood Studios Haven’t Been Paid by China in Months (Exclusive)

Pictures “Man of Steel” The delay in payments — totaling in the tens of millions of dollars for some studios — revolves around a 2 percent luxury tax that the China Film Group is trying to pass on to the movie companies. 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.
Source: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hollywood-studios-havent-been-paid-594939

Hollywood workers get health care brought to them

“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. Stress-related illnesses and chronic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure are common among the workers she sees. “We see a lot of aches and pains, anxiety and depression,” Cordero said. Fainting spells are common as well, said Dr.
Source: http://www.dailybreeze.com/latestnews/ci_23756284/hollywood-workers-get-health-care-brought-them

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

Galleries Emmy nominees 2013 BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – 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


Hollywood to renovate Sherman Street Bridge

“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. Contracting was rejected by the city.
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Hollywood rebounds, but family-friendly offerings still limited

The first half of 2013 is already behind us, and despite some ominous doom-and-gloom predictions from George Lucas and Steven Spielberg about the impending collapse of the movie industry, things actually seem to be looking up for Hollywood these days thanks to a healthy second-quarter box office . The first part of summer has even witnessed one new inductee into the ever-expanding billion-dollar box office club. But that hasnt been enough to compensate for an undeniably rocky beginning. In the absence of a Hunger Games-sized March blockbuster and with very little in the way of family-friendly options, audience turnout through the first three months of 2013 dropped a whopping 22 percent from the same quarter last year, according to Box Office Mojo .
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