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Hollywood Insiders Descend on Havana

hollywoodreporter.com — Just two weeks before Cuba was crossed off the U.S.' terror blacklist in May, a delegation of 20 showbiz pros set out from L.A. to explore the isolated island state. Among their ranks: TV showrunner Bruno Heller, the Englishman behind Fox's Gotham; outspoken Dixie Chicks frontwoman Natalie Maines; Keri Putnam, executive director of the Sundance Institute; JoAnne Sellar, producer of...

Emmys Season: The Stars' Best Quotes (So Far)

hollywoodreporter.com — Jessica Lange: "I even thought about, 'What if I went and became a falconer?' " The American Horror Story: Freak Show star, on what she would do if she ever retires from acting, a step she's been considering "for the last 30 years."

Bob Barker Blasts Foster Farms, Humane Association for Animal Cruelty

hollywoodreporter.com — As the cheerful host of The Price is Right for nearly four decades, Bob Barker served as the country's most visible advocate for animal welfare, signing off every broadcast of the immensely popular CBS game show with a reminder to "help control the pet population - have your pet spayed or neutered."

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hollywoodreporter.com — Hidden within a former ice factory in L.A.'s hip Arts District is a company hard at work on the next big leap in transportation: aerodynamic pods that shoot through low-pressure tubes at speeds much faster than a Boeing 777.

Hyperloop is Happening: The Mad Science Behind Elon Musk's Supersonic Tube Travel

hollywoodreporter.com — Hyperloop has taken its first major step toward becoming a reality. On June 12, The Hollywood Reporter was granted exclusive access as Hyperloop Technologies Inc. - a tech startup that's taken up shop in downtown L.A. - installed its inaugural test rig in a former trucking depot.

Delta Starts Anti-Paparazzi VIP Service at LAX for Celebrity

hollywoodreporter.com — While Delta Air Lines is the world's largest in terms of sheer passengers - more than 120 million in 2014 - any traveler passing through Los Angeles International Airport in recent years would have agreed that its West Coast digs were in need of an upgrade.

Justin Bieber Doesn't Walk Through Hotel Lobbies ... He Rides on This Contraption

hollywoodreporter.com — This story first appeared in the June 12 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. Beware: Notorious lead foot Justin Bieber is speeding through hotel lobbies on his newest set of wheels.

Why 'Entourage' Creator Doug Ellin Chose a Harriet Tubman Biopic as Next Project

hollywoodreporter.com — A version of this story first appeared in the June 12 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. Move over, Ari, here comes Harriet. Doug Ellin is switching gears in a big way with his next HBO project: The Entourage creator is executive producing a Harriet Tubman biopic with Viola Davis.

Faye Dunaway Spotted Buying 'Mommie Dearest' Screenplay, Memoir as She Preps to Write Tell-All

hollywoodreporter.com — The actress may be a little fuzzy on the details of the Joan Crawford biopic in which she starred; she's penning a book on the making of the 1981 movie. This story first appeared in the June 5 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

The 'Entourage' Cameo Questionnaire: Stars Spill on Playing Themselves

hollywoodreporter.com — If Entourage delivers as many big laughs as it does cameos, it should be in good shape: The movie version of the HBO series, opening June 12, is stuffed with at least 50 familiar faces.
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Jul 04, 2015

Happy Birthday to my adoptive homeland since 2008!

Jul 02, 2015

I have a better idea. Outlaw this cult forever. Jail its leaders. Return its billions to its victims. twitter.com/curbedla/statu…

Jul 01, 2015

@jeffytee "But I hardly did any!" *slidewhistle sound* *three-foot-long nosebleed*

Jul 01, 2015

This is like the time Jessica Seinfeld snuck okra in my Ben & Jerry's

Jun 30, 2015

What LA needs is more Chaz Dean billboards.

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