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Hollywood and Steroids: When A-List Actors Go the A-Rod Route

HGH use is considered less dangerous, with the common side effect being water retention, though it also has been shown to increase the risk of cancer, diabetes and heart failure. But perhaps the most troubling byproduct of all PEDs is psychological addiction. "You keep doing more and more, and you're not satisfied with how you look even though you've had significant improvement in your body composition," says Schroeder. But director Vlad Yudin, who immersed himself in Venice Beach's bodybuilding scene for his documentary Generation Iron (Rourke narrates), out Sept. 20, is less alarmed. "The more actors learn about it, the more they tend to use it," Yudin says. <br>Source:

The Hollywood Reporter’s best stories of the week

Disney Studios will spend billions to produce Marvel movies with intertwined storylines over the coming years. Warner Bros. looks prepared to follow suit with its DC Comics properties. "It's a recipe for success, but a recipe that has to have ingredients from all over the world," said Paul Dergarabedian, president of 's box-office division. To justify a sequel, studios need to drum up about $400 million in ticket sales, said Jeff Bock, an analyst at ERC Box Office, and it's becoming harder to hit that target in North America alone. You don't have to look farther than this summer's "The Wolverine," said Bock. <br>Source:

GLAAD pans Hollywood studios for lack of LGBT representation

(Photo: More) SHARE 184 CONNECT 24 TWEET 9 COMMENTEMAILMORE Angie Harmon, 41, star of TV's Rizzoli & Isles, isn't afraid to declare her political affiliation. "I'm a liberal Republican," she says in More magazine's September issue, out Tuesday. "We actually exist." Of being a political activist in Hollywood, the star says: "Call it naivete or stupidity, but I didn't know that unless you are a Democrat, you aren't allowed to talk politics in Hollywood." Some other tidbits from the chat: On therapy: "I believe in therapy. I don't believe in staying in it for life. When you have an issue, you go talk to someone, get your issue taken care of, then you go live your life, Kim Kardashian and you're armed with the tools to do it correctly." On her former modeling career: "I loved every moment of itI'm in Azzedine Alaia's factory and doing fittings [talking to] Giorgio Armanihe was so interesting. I do wonder now if Karl [Lagerfeld] or Giorgio would remember me, because they've seen so many faces since mine." On homosexuality: "Whether we're gay or straight, it doesn't matter. We're all women. <br>Source:

The Studio Responsibility Index found that 20th Century Fox included no LGBT characters in any of its 15 releases in 2012, and Disney had a grand total of one movie out of 13 and a technicality at that, with The Avengers qualifying because of a short cameo by openly gay MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts. Photo Credit: Peter Iovino Cynthia Rose (Ester Dean) in Pitch Perfect was one of the only lesbians of color on screen worldstarhiphop kim kardashian last year. RELATED: WESTBORO CHURCH VOWS TO PICKET MONTEITH FUNERAL The numbers are even worse when it comes to the diversity of those characters that are represented on screen. Of the 31 different characters counted, 26 were white (83.9%), four were African American (12.9%) and one was Latino (3.2%). Seeing how much progress weve seen in television over the past few years, by comparison we felt in our gut really click here thought that the film industry was lagging behind, Matt Kane, associate director of Entertainment Media at GLAAD, told The News. And that was the case. Comedies had the highest rate of diversity with nine of the 24 comedies released in 2012 (37.5%) meeting the reports criteria. But those inclusions werent exactly a laughing matter to the organization. <br>Source:

Hollywood and Silicon Valley take piracy battle to Patent Office

The MPAA says that the big Internet companies voluntary efforts to fight piracy have been decent, but not the solution the Hollywood industry is looking for. On the other hand, the Internet Association, which is made up of companies like Google, AOL, eBay, Yahoo, and Facebook, are arguing that there are other ways to fight piracy aside from policing it on their sites. "The Internet Association recommends the [Patent Office] set aside its inquiry of industryas voluntary initiatives to reduce online infringement for a broader review that looks beyond data and metrics of enforcement mechanisms,a this one the association said in a statement. The association believes that Hollywood should take a look at how easily available pirated content is to the consumer. Case in point would be something like the third season of "Game of Thrones," which is only available to HBO Go subscribers. <br>Source:

Angie Harmon: A 'liberal Republican' in Hollywood NEW AMERICAN IDOL PRODUCERS VOW TO FRESHEN THINGS UP Chemistry matters, say the Den of Thieves duo as they take on MTVs VMAs before trying to reboot the aging power. PETER BERG UNVEILS ESPNS NEW MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL INTRO (EXCLUSIVE) The opening segment from the filmmaker and football fanatic behind Friday Night Lights stars Big Bird, Richard Nixon -- and a heavy dose of Disney properties. KEITH OLBERMANN DEFACES A-ROD; REVEALS APOLOGIES, DRAMA BEHIND ESPN RETURN He once napalmed his former network. Now hes back, helming a new late-night show, and divulging the full back story of how he said sorry, to whom and his true feelings for Al Gore (hint: there is name-calling). YASIEL PUIG, KEVIN DURANT, LINDSEY VONN: THE NEW RATINGS GODS OF SPORTS The Hollywood Reporters photo portfolio also includes Yankees slugger Robinson Cano and Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III; as ratings and the price of rights soar, athletes are TVs new stars. <br>Source:

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