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  • Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry dies at 90

    March 18, 2017 8:05 PM

    ST. LOUIS - Chuck Berry, the rock 'n' roll founder who defined its joy and rebellion in "Johnny B. Goode" and other classics, has died in St. Charles County, Missouri, west of St. Louis. He was 90. St. Charles county police say they responded to a medical emergency Saturday afternoon... more »
  • Man who smashed Trump star to pay damages, serve probation

    February 21, 2017 7:19 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A man who destroyed Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been sentenced to three years of probation for vandalism. An attorney for James Otis says he pleaded no contest to the felony Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court. Attorney Mieke ter Poorten says... more »
  • Casting Oscar: Foundry builds each statuette as work of art

    February 15, 2017 8:36 AM

    ROCK TAVERN, N.Y. - Every Oscar fist-pumped or tearfully cradled by Academy Award winners is first cast, buffed and fussed over at a foundry far from Hollywood. Workers at the Polich Tallix foundry north of New York City spent the last several months making 60 identical Oscars for the Feb.... more »
  • Man arrested in the case of the 'HOLLYWeeD' sign

    January 9, 2017 8:46 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles police have made a "HOLLYWeeD" bust. The LAPD said in a statement that 30-year-old Zachary Cole Fernandez was arrested Monday, just over a week after a prankster used white tarps to make the "HOLLYWOOD" sign to read "HOLLYWeeD." Police say Fernandez turned himself in with... more »
  • Iconic sign could get extra security after 'HOLLYWeeD' prank

    January 3, 2017 12:44 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Days after a prankster scaled a fence and altered the Hollywood sign to read "HOLLYWeeD," the agency that maintains and secures the Los Angeles landmark says it will explore boosting security. Police are investigating after a person used giant tarps to turn two of the iconic sign's... more »
  • Vandalized Hollywood sign now reads 'Hollyweed'

    January 1, 2017 1:43 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles residents awoke New Year's Day to find a prankster had altered the famed Hollywood sign to read "HOLLYWeeD." KABC-TV reports Los Angeles police have dispatched a unit to investigate the apparent vandalism. Police have also notified the city's Department of General Services, whose officers patrol... more »
  • Fans create impromptu Hollywood star for Carrie Fisher

    December 29, 2016 12:58 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Carrie Fisher didn't have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, so fans have taken over a blank sidewalk star to pay tribute to the late "Star Wars" actress. Fan Jason Thomas tells news station KNBC-TV Los Angeles that he took it upon himself to make... more »
  • Quick repairs planned for damaged Trump star

    October 26, 2016 12:14 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The group that oversees the Hollywood Walk of Fame says it's working to quickly repair damage to Donald Trump's star after it was vandalized. Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President Leron Gubler says it will take several days for the fixes to be completed. Los Angeles police are... more »
  • 'Ben-Hur' crashes, 'Suicide Squad' stays on top for 3rd week

    August 21, 2016 10:58 PM

    NEW YORK - A big-budget remake of "Ben-Hur" was trampled under a herd of holdovers and new releases at the box office, the latest casualty in a bruising summer for Hollywood. The Paramount Pictures release, which cost about $100 million to make, debuted with just $11.4 million, according to studio... more »
  • Miniature wall appears around Trump's Hollywood star

    July 20, 2016 3:37 PM

    LOS ANGELES - On the day Donald Trump secured the Republican nomination for president, a miniature wall appeared around the former reality TV host's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Tourists stopped Tuesday to snap photos of the 6-inch gray wall that was topped with razor wire and plastered... more »
  • Person detained following bomb threat at State Capitol Play Video

    May 16, 2016 7:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE- One person is in custody following bomb threats Monday evening at the State Capitol and Hollywood Casino in downtown Baton Rouge, State Police say. A bomb threat was called into the State Capitol just before 6:30 p.m. Minutes later, a similar threat was called into the Hollywood... more »
  • 'Deepwater Horizon' movie releases first trailer

    March 23, 2016 1:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS ( WWLTV ) - Deepwater Horizon explosion and subsequent oil leak is getting a Hollywood ending. A trailer for the upcoming film, Deepwater Horizon , directed by Peter Berg (Lone Survivor) was released Wednesday . The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich,Gina Rodriguez, Dylan... more »
  • 'The Revenant' braves the blizzard with $16M at box office

    January 24, 2016 12:36 PM

    NEW YORK - The snowy frontier saga "The Revenant" fared best at a blizzard-ravaged box office. Weekend moviegoing was affected up and down the East Coast by Winter Storm Jonas, which forced theater closures in Washington D.C. and New York, and caused hundreds of theaters to suspend showings. Studio executives... more »
  • Amy Schumer, other Hollywood stars tweet on Obama gun plan

    January 5, 2016 4:53 PM

    WASHINGTON - A slice of Hollywood is tweeting support for President Barack Obama's executive actions on guns. Celebrities Julianne Moore, Kerry Washington, Amy Schumer, Janelle Monae and Elizabeth Banks went on Twitter to applaud Obama's announcement. And Obama's aides happily retweeted their expressions of support. Schumer tweeted: "Let's go. We... more »
  • Hollywood preps for 'Star Wars' world premiere

    December 12, 2015 2:51 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Hollywood is preparing for what could be the largest movie premiere in its history on Monday night when "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is screened for VIP audiences in three separate theaters. The star-studded event is expected to be one of the largest - and most secretive... more »
  • 'Crisis,' 'Burnt,' 'Scouts Guide' all flop at box office

    November 1, 2015 12:32 PM

    NEW YORK - Sandra Bullock and Bradley Cooper - two of Hollywood's top stars - scared up few moviegoers over the Halloween weekend. "Our Brand Is Crisis," a political satire about campaign strategists in Bolivia starring Bullock, earned a scant $3.4 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. "Burnt," a restaurant... more »
  • Family dispute over famed drug smuggler's life story headed to court

    October 15, 2015 2:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The eldest daughter of famed CIA informant Barry Seal is suing her stepbrothers, stepsister and her father's third wife over a deal to make a movie about Seal's life as a drug smuggler and murder by the hands of a cartel. Tom Cruise is set to... more »
  • Hollywood vs. Hollywood tax credit fight Play Video

    September 18, 2014 9:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hollywood South will have a little more competition with Hollywood, California, since legislation was signed there to triple the California's annual tax credit for films and television. The California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act creates a new, five-year film and TV tax credit... more »
  • Real movie drama over tax credits Play Video

    August 28, 2014 11:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The fight over production locations could become as dramatic as the films themselves since California is ready to try to keep cameras in Hollywood. The LA Times reported the governor of California signed off on a deal to triple the funding for movie tax credits. It will... more »
  • Bodies found in water off South Florida coast Play Video

    August 25, 2014 7:44 AM

    HOLLYWOOD, FL - Officials are still trying to determine the identities of four men whose bodies were found floating off the South Florida coastline. The bodies were discovered Sunday off Hollywood Beach. The remains were taken to the Broward County medical examiner's office and the Broward Sheriff's Office has joined... more »
  • La. movie biz taking a bite out of California Play Video

    August 15, 2014 6:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A nearly deserted Hollywood has lawmakers in California scrambling to save its iconic movie industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, California has lost more than 16,000 film and television jobs and more than a billion dollars in wages. Local movie moguls say those jobs... more »

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