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You will float too at Hollywood ‘IT’ attraction

For a little under a month, “Pennywise the Dancing Clown” awaited his guests at the corner of Hollywood and Vine as they lined the sidewalk for hours to catch a glimpse into “The Derry Canal Days Festival and Funhouse.”

Asian actors are more than caricatures

The white-washing of Asian-American actors is an issue in Hollywood that has begun to gain attention as more people speak out about it.

Movie white-washing continues

When actress Scarlett Johansson was cast in 2015 to play the protagonist in the upcoming film “Ghost in the Shell,” fans were outraged that Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks chose a white woman to play a Japanese character. Now, after the studios released the first photo of Johansson as Major Motoko Kusanagi, fans have reignited the discussion of why whitewashing in Hollywood has been a serious problem.

Sexual assault often overlooked

This year’s Academy Awards were praised by many for tackling pressing issues including the lack of diversity in Hollywood and global warming, but the topic of sexual assault was one of the biggest of the night, with Vice President Joe Biden and singer Lady Gaga pushing for the end of rape culture.

Hollywood lacks diversity

Viola Davis became the first black woman to win an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama for her performance in “How To Get Away With Murder” this past Sunday, but it should not have taken this long for a woman of color to have won this prestigious award.

‘Fire and Ice’ glamorizes formal in old Hollywood

University students and guests shimmied themselves to the dance floor at this year’s winter formal, “Fire and Ice” Friday night at the grand Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood.

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