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Discontent Brewing Under The Hollywood Sign

All this was too much for The Los Angeles Times. In a blistering editorial, it charged that Downey was being indulged by the courts, cops and film industry. The message was clear: This was a pampered celebrity who received the kind of favoured treatment that would be denied people like you and me. The Times zeroed in on a further uncomfortable truth - that Hollywood continued to employ Downey while kim kardashian pic ignoring his drug problem. But not all of Hollywood: The producers of Ally McBeal finally fired him from the show for failing to clean up his act. <br>Source:

Jack Lemmon and Ernie Kovacs also star. In a cackling contest, Witch Hazel would have everyone beat . The animated witch was often Bugs Bunny's foe, but given her jovial attitude and infectious giggle, you can't help but love her. Sixties sitcom "Bewitched" lasted long enough to introduce us to three generations of fabulous witches: supernatural housewife Samantha (Elizabeth Montgomery, left), her sly mother, Endora (Agnes Moorehead), and the littlest witch in the Stephens family, Tabitha (Erin Murphy). The hijinks on "Bewitched" are classic, and we still actively wish we could pull off tricks with just a wiggle of the nose. We didn't dig Wilhelmina Witchiepoo's incessant attempts to steal away Jimmy's talking flute, Freddy, but we did think the "H.R. Pufnstuf" (1969-70) character had a wicked ride with the Vroom Broom. <br>Source:

"We live in the middle of an area that is very attractive to people all over the globe," said Fran Reichenbach, president of the Beachwood Canyon Neighborhood Assn. "We knew that when we moved here, but in the last few years it's really gotten out of hand." In an effort to deal with the crowds over the summer, the city tested the use of road checkpoints where tourists were warned of parking restrictions in the area and directed to a vista point above the Hollywood Reservoir where they could see the fabled sign. It's the latest of several tactics the city has tried, with decidedly mixed results. In 2011, the city began weighing tour buses as they entered Hollywoodland to strictly kim kardashian movie enforce the 6,000-pound vehicle limit on the small streets. Residents have even taken matters into their own hands, posting signs in the neighborhood stating "Warning Tourist-Free Zone All Tourists Leave the Area" and "Tourists Go Away." TIME-LAPSE VIDEO: Painting the Hollywood kim kardashian music video sign At a forum two years ago, residents offered a number of ideas for easing the traffic, including erecting gates across some streets and even building an aerial tram connecting the nearby Travel Town Museum in Griffith Park to a ridge next to the Hollywood sign. <br>Source:,0,3519441.story

View gallery A worker cleans John Lennons star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California on October 7, 2013, that was defaced with graffiti and other markings over the weekend (AFP Photo/Michael Thurston) October 7, 2013 4:54 PM Los Angeles (AFP) - Vandals scrawled graffiti on John Lennon's sidewalk star on Hollywood's storied Walk of Fame over the weekend, prompting an urgent clean-up days before fans gather for the Beatles icon's birthday. The unidentified graffiti artist or artists scribbled a smiley face and various messages on the star, which is next to those of his Fab Four band mates outside the Capitol Records building in downtown Hollywood. Beatles fans are expected to hold an annual candle-lit vigil at the star on Wednesday, which would have been Lennon's 73rd birthday, so officials wanted to clean it up straightaway. "Somebody came over the weekend -- we think it was probably late Sunday -- and graffitied this website the star," Peter Bermont, manager of office services at the Capitol Records building, told AFP. "It's John's birthday on Wednesday, we want to make sure it looks nice and clean for it." A spokeswoman for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which manages the Walk of Fame stars photographed by millions of tourists every year, said she got a Twitter message about the Lennon graffiti Sunday night. "Capitol Records started the cleanup, as it is in front of their property, and then our star maker finished up and sealed it, and it is ready to go," spokeswoman Ana Martinez told AFP. <br>Source:

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