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Some media reports describe Abdul Wahab bin Youcef as a symbol of tolerance in America, especially after performing prayers at an interfaith event. Bin Youcef said that his activity in the interfaith event is influential to the people in the U.S. "regardless of whether one is a Muslim, a Christian, a Jew, a Buddhist or without religion." He told Alhurra TV that such work will remain in my memory even 50 years from now, for I was able to reach people of different beliefs." Bin Youcef began his acting career after the September 11 attacks, participating in a number of commercials before joining the American Artists talent agency. At that time, bin Youcefs appearance made him appealing to a number of American directors, especially for roles related to Islam, religious extremism and other topics related to the September 11 attacks. The head of the Artists Group, Robert Malcolm was the first to notice bin Youcefs unique features, which suddenly became sought after in American cinema. The actor webblog received a call to test with a Los Angeles company. He performed a five minute scene from the play ''A Hatfull of Rain in front of a committee. His success in that test became a real start for bin Youcef. <br>Source: >]content

Advanced Studio Technologies, based in North Hollywood, is installing a Cyc wall (short for cyclorama wall), also known as a Green Screen, which will allow the university to create any kind of backdrop for a film shoot, photography or news cast. One day, it may be a sidewalk cafe in Paris, the next a tropical island. Green screens are commonly used in weather forecasts when a large map appears behind the meteorologist. The nine-foot tall, curving wall is going up at Freedom Hall, the universitys new academic building for communication studies, computer science and informatics. Widener communication students will have access to the same technology used by some of the most famous multimedia studios in Los Angeles and New York City, the university said. Its pretty darn authentic, said Dwight DeWerth-Pallmeyer, director of communication studies, who has been watching the wall go up kim kardashian quotes this week. The university paid about $19,000 for the wall, an investment that will pay off, DeWerth-Pallmeyer said. <br>Source:

The company, founded by the late Dick Clark, has made an investment in the Hollywood Film Awards . Dick Clark Prods. will partner with Carlos de Abreu on the event, launched by de Abreu and Janice Pennington in 1997, that honors excellence in filmmaking and signals the start of the Hollywood awards season. The awards show, which is held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, traditionally attracts a slew of A-list talent. It has never been televised but that will likely change in the next year or so with Dick Clark Prods., which specializes in high-profile TV awards show, on board. There will be no changes for the upcoming 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards that will take place on October 21, 2013 with no TV presence. <br>Source:

Hollywood actress Karen Black dies aged 74

The famous couple - who got divorced after only 14 months together - had huge plans for the 3 acre historic estate before their relationship crumbled. Stunning estate: Katy Perry has slashed the asking price of the Hollywood estate she planned to make her married home with Russell Brand Happier times: Katy and Russell had high hopes for their marriage and the stunning estate 'Park Hill' is kim kardashian shoe club currently on the market for just over $6 million - the songstress originally paid $6.5 million for it back in June 2011. Ironically, the removal vans had never moved their furniture inside before the couple got divorced and the huge property has remained empty ever since. She officially listed it in April 2013 but has further slashed the price in a bid to attract a buyer. Grand entrance: The estate has a huge front gates with a sweeping driveway Historic beauty: The property contains an amazing main stone and iron stairway Formal area: There is a huge living room with kim kardashian dad wooden floors and surround ornate windows Stately property: Katy Perry's home has a beautiful sitting room with amazing views of Los Angeles Built in 1921 the significant Mediterranean residence has two-story grand entry that continues into two-story living room overlooking all of Los Angeles and the citys dramatic skyline. <br>Source:

Sundance 'Next Weekend' festival heads to Hollywood

But on Thursday, the festival will head to sunny Los Angeles for its first ever "Next Weekend" Film Festival, which runs August 8 to 11. The summer film festival will present four days of screenings, parties and artist programs celebrating independent film in the white hot center of Hollywood. "In creating 'Next' weekend we were looking to shed our parkas and boldly celebrate this 'other side' of Hollywood the far edge of independent filmmaking," Sundance Film Festival director John Cooper said in a statement. The weekend will kick off with an outdoor screening of Chris Smith's cult documentary American Movie and Mark Borchardt's horror film Coven on Aug. 8. The 10 feature films in the festival's core program include two world premieres, by Madeleine Olnek and Chadd Harbold, respectively, as well as eight Los Angeles premieres, six of which first screened at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Among the filmmakers, cast and crew expected to attend the festival and discuss their work are Gregg Araki, Allison Anders and Chris Smith. <br>Source:

Her husband Stephen Eckelberry said she died on Wednesday from complications from cancer. Hollywood actress Karen Black dies aged 74. Credit: Graylock/ABACAUSA.COM Her performance as a prostitute in the 1969 film helped her get the role of Rayette Dipesto, a waitress who dates an upper-class dropout played by Nicholson in 1970's Five Easy Pieces. She went on to win an Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe Award for her performance. She is survived by Mr Eckelberry, a son and a daughter. More top news <br>Source:

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