‘Vampire Diaries’ star gets bite on Hollywood Hills home listing

Olympic Committee is now urging athletes to “comply” with Russian law.) Entertainers are beginning follow suit, such as actress Tilda Swinton, who posed in front Moscow’s Saint Basil’s Cathedral with a rainbow flag, and pop stars Lady Gaga and Madonna, who both face fines from the Russian government for performances in the country during which they vocalized their support of Russia’s LGBT community. Tony-winning actor/playwright Harvey Fierstein and Oscar-winning writer/producer Dustin Lance Black also have attracted attention to the issue, with op-eds in the New York Times and The Hollywood Reporter, respectively. “I think we’re starting to see this bubble up as we talk about this more,” Cole-Schwartz says. HRC President Chad Griffin has sent letters to the Motion Picture Association of America and six major studio heads, imploring them to advocate for the repeal of the Russian laws. The HRC also pressed NBCUniversal to give attention to the issue in the network’s ramping-up Olympic coverage. But groups are also encouraging Hollywood to take on a more a grass-roots approach to the issue, with GLAAD urging celebrities with their massive and global fan followings to use social media to speak out against the laws.
Source: http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/08/16/groups-look-to-hollywood-to-lead-the-charge-against-russias-anti-lgbt-laws

Is Hollywood Model Doomed? Steven Spielberg and George Lucas Think So

A terrace off the master bedroom overlooks the backyard. The more than three-quarter-acre grounds include a grotto-style swimming pool, spa and circular driveway. Miguel, 43, is known for his contributions to Latin pop music and his live performances. He won his first Grammy at 14 singing a duet of “Me Gustas Tal Como Eres” with Sheena Easton . His album “Mexico En La Piel” won a best album Grammy in 2005. Eduardo Umansky and Maurcio Umansky (father and son) at the Agency in Beverly Hills are the listing agents.
Source: http://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/la-fi-hotprop-20130818,0,4894638.story

Not so good for so-called writing. And China won’t look at anything that isn’t 3-D, which means everything is made that way even with domestic audiences rejecting it.” If Obst and Spielberg are right, the collapse could be imminent. After all, this spring and summer, we’ve seen the failures of Jack the Giant Slayer , After Earth and White House Down . So it should only take another giant flop or two to bring the whole system down, right? See Where Daredevil Ranks on Our List of the 10 Worst Superhero Movies Not so fast. For one thing, Hollywood has way too much invested in the blockbuster business model to replace it with something unknown, at least overnight.
Source: http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/is-hollywood-model-doomed-steven-spielberg-and-george-lucas-think-so-20130815