Guy Adams is The Independent's Los Angeles correspondent. He lives in Malibu, and divides his time between the local beach and the Hollywood Hills. He headed out west in May 2008, and has being trying to make sense of the First City of Showbusiness ever since. You can track his every move at twitter.com/guyadams.
Some of America’s finest legal minds have today been pondering the question of whether Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg could pursue lawsuits against the makers of The Social Network, which for all its undoubted brilliance as a piece of film-making takes more than a few liberties with his life story.
In the New York Times, (here) a [...]
It’s never been easy to take Arnold Schwarzenegger’s chitchat about climate change all that seriously, given his ownership of Hummers (see token archive pic, left) and habit of commuting from Los Angeles to Sacramento, via private jet, to carry out duties as Governor of California.
Yet on Sunday night, in the twilight of what many [...]
To the extremely long list of things which are apparently too racy for American television viewers, we can now add the upper chest of the pop musician Katy Perry, which was today removed from a forthcoming edition of Sesame Street.
The programme’s makers announced that a duet Ms Perry recorded with the puppet Elmo, released on [...]
For all the bitching that goes on in Hollywood, precious few disputes actually happen face to face. So thank goodness for James Cameron and Mark Canton, producer of the recent schlock-fest Piranha 3D, for deciding to air their dirty laundry in the most public manner possible.
Lost in the endless coverage of Forbes magazine’s annual list of the best paid celebrity this week is a small, but nonetheless important point: very few of the actresses in the magazine’s top ten have actually enjoyed a particularly lucrative year.
These things are relative, of course, but by the (admittedly outrageous) standards of Hollywood, most [...]
Today’s announcement that Daniel Craig is to star in a Hollywood film of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is great news for fans of Stieg Larsson. But it represents a rather less exciting development for those who prefer Craig’s other alter ego, James Bond.
What persuaded did Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to sue the News of the World for making-up stories about the demise of their marriage, as opposed to any one of the hundreds of gossip magazines, show-business websites, and tabloids which for years have been doing exactly the same thing?