Category Archives: Celebrities

Celebrities, movie stars, producers, directors, studio bigwigs, anything related. Here are the hot posts, the stories, the history, the fun and the sadness of what we call “Hollywood”.

William Margold 1943-2017

Bill Margold, Long Time Writer for L.A. Express Bill Margold was a long time columnist for the L.A. Express.  Until recently he always had the back page of the newspaper, reviewing films, including most of the new x-rated films. We … Continue reading

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Randy Johnson 1949-2016

Funnyman Johnson Wrote Jokes for Jay Leno He Had a Long and Varied Career in Hollywood by Paulie Hunt In Hollywood he was known as Randy Johnson.  To his friends he was “RJ”.  The kid from Minnesota came west to … Continue reading

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Paramount Studios History Part 2

Film Historians Present Slide Show to Celebrate Second Book on Paramount Pictures Marc Wanamaker and Michael Christaldi returned to Larry Edmunds Bookshop in April to present a slideshow and commentary to celebrate the release of their second book on Paramount … Continue reading

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Illeana Douglas and Friends at Larry Edmunds Bookshop

Gang of Famous Comedians Rock at Hollywood Bookshop It’s hard to get a great line-up like this at a comedy club, but on Sunday, May 1st, Illeana Douglas showed up at Larry Edmunds Bookshop with Kelly Carlin, Heather Matarazzo, Wayne … Continue reading

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Pop Haydn’s Shindig

Coming to North Hollywood March 31, 2016 Click Here for more information!

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Tribute Scheduled for George Clayton Johnson

Egyptian Theater Hollywood to Host Tribute Friday, February 26th, 7:30pm What Up Hollywood had to really dig through the archives to find this great old photo of George with former Los Angeles Free Press Editor Brian Kirby.  This was taken … Continue reading

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Anyone Out There Wanna Read a Few Scripts?

Hollywood Actor Gene Raymond Standing in His Backyard With A Huge Pile of Scripts Looking through the What Up Hollywood Archives, I found this great old photo of Gene Raymond.  Lord knows where it came from, but it looks to … Continue reading

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Hollywood’s Controversy Over Racial Issues Heats Up

Hollywood Fails to Improve Despite the 1973 Wake-Up Call at the Oscars by Robert S. Newport, Jr. There has been a lot of talk lately that minorities have been pretty much shut out of Hollywood, especially the Academy Awards.  It … Continue reading

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“The Tall Man” – RIP Angus Scrimm

Everyone’s Favorite Phantasm Villain Angus Scrimm (Lawrence Rory Guy) with What Up Hollywood writer Bill Nelson Click Here for IMDB Biography

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RIP Star Trek Writer George Clayton Johnson, 86

Famous Hollywood Writer Dies Christmas Day Besides writing the first episode of Star Trek and the story that became the film “Ocean’s Eleven” as well as “Logan’s Run”, he also wrote a few of my favorite Twilight Zone episodes “Nothing … Continue reading

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