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Hollywood Sign Is Getting a Revamp
Hollywood Sign Is
Getting a Revamp

Hollywood Sign Is Getting a Revamp

New paint follows removal of rust from the landmark, about to turn 100

(Newser) - The Hollywood sign is getting a makeover befitting its status as a Tinseltown icon, per the AP . After a pressure-wash and some rust removal, workers this week began using 250 gallons of primer and white paint to spruce up the sign ahead of its centennial next year. The entire renovation...

Hollywood Sign Briefly Read 'HOLLYBOOB'

6 arrested after Monday incident

(Newser) - The Hollywood sign on Monday afternoon briefly read "HOLLYBOOB," and six people were arrested over the incident. The group, which had to climb steep terrain to get to the sign, said they were trying to raise awareness for breast cancer. Police say they threw a tarp with the...

Future Trips to Hollywood Sign Could Take Just 6 Minutes

Warner Bros. reveals $100M plan for tram to ease traffic

(Newser) - Getting to the Hollywood sign could take only six traffic-free minutes if Warner Bros. has its way. As a means of solving the problem of congestion on roads and hiking trails leading to the famed attraction, the entertainment company says it will pay to build a mile-long, pay-per-ride tramway that...

'Hollyweed' Prankster Gives Himself Up

Surrenders to police on trespassing charge

(Newser) - The alleged Hollyweed prankster has been apprehended. Zachary Cole Fernandez, 30, turned himself in to Los Angeles Police Department detectives Monday on suspicion of trespassing in the wee hours of New Year's Day in order to alter the iconic Hollywood sign to read "Hollyweed," reports the Los ...

'Hollyweed' Prankster Elusive as Stunt Inspires More Security

Hollywood Sign Trust worries future trespassers will injure themselves

(Newser) - The nonprofit that cares for the Hollywood sign says it will be "deploying additional technology to tighten up surveillance" after the sign was altered to read "Hollyweed" on Sunday. The black and white tarps that transformed the sign had been removed by mid-morning on New Year's Day...

Hollywood Sign Gets a Facelift
 Hollywood Sign Gets a Facelift 

Hollywood Sign Gets a Facelift

Landmark given biggest makeover since 1978

(Newser) - Los Angeles' most famous landmark is now looking its best after a major makeover—the biggest in 34 years. The Hollywood sign's nine 50-foot-tall letters have been refurbished and given a fresh coat of paint in time for its 90th birthday next year. At the VIP-studded unveiling of the...

Cops Eye Magnotta in Hollywood Decapitation

He may have been in California when victim was dismembered

(Newser) - Was Luka Magnotta a serial killer who only filmed his latest murder? Police are probing a possible link between the Canadian murder suspect to an unsolved slaying in his hometown of Montreal—and further afield, including in Hollywood, where a headless body was found near the famous sign earlier this...

Agency Trying to Sell Pics of Severed Hollywood Head

$5K being asked for shots of woman posing with gruesome find

(Newser) - A photo agency that usually sells paparazzi shots is trying to sell photos of the severed head found near the Hollywood sign earlier this week. One of the dogwalkers who found the head posed for photos with it and is smiling in at least one of them, reports Gawker , which...

More Body Parts Found Near Hollywood Sign

Cops collect hands, feet

(Newser) - A day after dogs came upon a severed human head near the Hollywood sign , police have amassed several more body parts. Some 30 officers and dogs combed seven acres in a homicide probe yesterday, and a cadaver dog discovered two hands. Then, just before police called it a day, they...

Human Head Found Near Hollywood Sign

Hikers' dogs make grisly discovery

(Newser) - It's the kind of discovery a producer might make a movie about. Hikers in the Hollywood Hills found a human head in a plastic bag on a trail below the famous Hollywood sign, the Los Angeles Times reports. They made the grisly discovery after their dogs started playing with...

Hollywood to New Zealand: Get Your Own Sign

City plans to build 'Wellywood' sign on hillside

(Newser) - Sequels are one thing in Hollywood, blatant rip-offs are another—especially when it comes to the town's iconic sign. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is prepared to take legal action against Wellington International Airport in the New Zealand capital as it announced plans to build a giant "Wellywood"...

Hugh Hefner Chips in to Save Hollywood Sign

Hef donates $900K; $12.5M needed to buy land from developers

(Newser) - Hugh Hefner donated $900,000 to save the iconic Hollywood sign today, joining Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and other California notables who've stepped up to save the sign from real estate developers. The Tiffany Foundation has ponied up $500,000, but more is still needed: The Trust for Public Land estimates...

Land Trust Group Makes Deal to Save Hollywood Sign

Land behind icon will be off-limits to development

(Newser) - An environmental group has a deal in the works to protect the land around the “Hollywood” sign from being turned into luxury homes, and will cover up the iconic sign Thursday to draw attention to the scheme. "The Hollywood sign cannot be separated from its untrammeled setting of...

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