Tag: Hollywood

OPINION: Hollywood chews up, spits out young stars

By Elaina Kleven As more young figures ascend to Hollywood stardom, will the old systematic patterns of pedophilia and child grooming create another victimized celebrity?  The exploitation of young girls has a dark and modern history. Judy Garland, Shirley Temple, Lindsey Lohan, Shelly Duvall and Megan Fox have all been through the backstage abuse that

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American Cholo pushes for Brown unity and political participation

By Erik Galicia Hollywood is perceived across the globe as the land of stars and glamour.  But just across the hills that hold the world famous Hollywood sign lie the barrios of North Hollywood, which in the 1980s and ’90s were plagued by gang violence. That’s where Gil Tejada, 41, got his start. He spent

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Movie Review: “The Tax Collector” reinforces negative Hispanic stereotypes

By Stephanie Arenas Another formulaic Latino gang film has stained Latinx culture. Filmmaker David Ayer produced a poorly written storyline with his thriller “The Tax Collector,” which further cemented stereotypes about the Hispanic community. Gangster enforcers Creeper (Shia Lebeouf) and David Cuevas (Bobby Soto) work collecting taxes from Los Angeles street gangs for a prison

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Misconception of Beauty

MARISSA BOSTICK | INTERIM OPINIONS ED. From costly procedures to the next fad diet women everywhere think they need to alter themselves to get ahead in life. Is it survival of the fittest in some acute sense that pushes women to change themselves? In their minds, is it their personal truth that only the beautiful prevail?

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Hollywood producer charms a full house

DEBORAH HUERTA | Special To Viewpoints “People in Hollywood don’t want to share what they know because they don’t know much.” That wasn’t the case Wednesday evening when RCC students, and staff, were taken for a short journey down the rabbit hole with guest speaker Christopher Pratt. Pratt is a writer, a producer, an author, a literary and talent manager, and a consultant for think tanks

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McCartney shuts down Hollywood Boulevard

PATRICIA MEJIA | STAFF WRITER The streets of Hollywood were mesmerized on September 23 when ex-Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney made his first appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel Live Show. After a short interview with Jimmy Kimmel discussing his first visit to Hollywood with the Beatles 50 years ago, the songwriter told Kimmel about “anxiety dreams” he

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