The name Hollywood conjures glitz and glamour, movie stars and theaters and palm tree-lined boulevards.
What started out as a single adobe hut in 1853 and then a small community, became a sprawling, densely populated neighborhood of Los Angeles over the decades, birthplace of the movie studios, home to many celebrities and synonymous with the US movie industry, showbiz and glamour. Attractions include Sunset Boulevard, the Walk of Fame, the Chinese Theater and the famous Hollywood sign, a landmark and American cultural icon. It was set up in 1923 to advertise real estate - "Hollywoodland" - but eventually left in place and changed to the famous "Hollywood."
A touch of glamour came to the Czech spa town of Karlovy Vary this week as the city hosted the 52nd international film festival. The festival is now firmly established as the most prestigious cultural event in the country, attracting an eclectic mix of backpackers and businessmen rubbing shoulders with hipster film fans and Hollywood A-listers. Rob Cameron was there and has this report.
Authorities in Lebanon have made a last-minute decision to ban the Hollywood superhero movie 'Wonder Woman' because it stars an Israeli, Gal Gadot, as the heroine. Distributors slammed the move as 'very frustrating.'