When Will Doom Come To Hollywood?

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Hollywood Chamber Wins Suit Against German Store’s Use of Sign, Walk of Fame

This was the second recent high-profile criminal incident along the Walk of Fame. After a woman was stabbed to death in June, police added 20 officers to the area indefinitely, Smith said. Even so, officials were quick to remind the public that crime in Hollywood remains down significantly. The area remains the No. 1 tourist destination in Los Angeles County with more than 10 million visitors each year.
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Packs of young people cause chaos on Hollywood Boulevard

Mensing department store and shopfitter Schleifenbaum Design & Project had claimed that the Chamber had no claims whatsoever over their use of the image of the Hollywood sign and Walk of Fame because they did not have German trademarks. But the court in Bochum ruled that the replication of the sign and the Walk of Fame constitute unfair exploitation of the reputation (esteem) and unfair transfer of the image. The Chamber, along with co-plaintiff Global Icons, had cited German law against unfair competition. The courts determination that these companies violated the Chambers rights sends a message that companies outside the U.S. cannot violate our trademark and other rights, said Leron Gubler, president and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber.
Source: http://variety.com/2013/biz/biz/hollywood-walk-of-fame-court-case-1200565280/


‘Cole Trickle’ just short of Hollywood ending

Hollywood star Gerard Butler tells how visits to his homeland help keep him grounded

Gerard with on-off girlfriend Madalina Ghenea

Turns out both Busch and Harrison had cheat sheets with some lines from the film scribbled down. “But most of it,” Busch added, “was from the love of the movie.” Added Harrison: “We studied a little, but we still had cheat sheets. We’re racers, we’re not actors.
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During filming of the surfing movie Chasing Mavericks, he thought he was going to die when he was engulfed by two huge waves. He said: Ive been saved a couple of times by people, you know, and thats not the only person that Ive saved. Ive been in some pretty crazy car crashes that Ive come across. One time, a guy had been beaten by six other guys who were just kicking him and kicking him. I jumped in there, not knowing what would happen, and the same thing has happened to me. Once I was getting the s*** kicked out of me and three guys Id never met came over and saved me.
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