‘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

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