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History of the Day: The Hollywood Sign Transformations and Pranks

On New Year's Day, residents woke up to see that the famous "Hollywood" sign had fallen victim to a prank overnight.
But this wasn't the first time the Hollywood sign has fallen victim to a prank or been altered. Here's a quick list of the changes the sign has seen since its creation.

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someone changed hollywood sign to read hollyweed
Via: The New York Times
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We’re off to a great start.

The first, only, and by default, best public prank of 2017 is here. Around 3:30 am on New Year’s day, someone snuck up to the Hollywood sign, threw several carefully cut tarps over the two Os so that they would look like Es, and disappeared, like a ninja in a cloud of smoke. The sign read “Hollyweed" until 12:30pm, when Stacy Isroelit, a spokeswoman for the Hollywood Sign Trust said that the tarps would be taken down.

The New York Times reported that the prank may be referencing new legislation for legalized recreational marijuana use, but Isroelit said, “It looks more like a New Year’s Eve prank.”

The suspect is still at large. Who knows if they’ll attack other American icons, like putting a joint in Teddy Roosevelt's mouth on Mount Rushmore or making the Statue of Liberty’s torch look like a bong. You know, other weed stuff.

Celebrities and cartoon characters are attempting to distance themselves form the crime.

Whoever did it, thank you for getting this year off on the right foot.

jerry lewis gives awkward interview to the hollywood reporter
Via: The Hollywood Reporter
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There’s no business like show business, and because of that, you don’t have to care about other people.

When Jerry Lewis, the Hollywood icon behind The Nutty Professor, agreed to sit down with The Hollywood Reporter, that didn’t necessarily mean he would be answering any questions. In fact, it means he'll be the one asking the questions, thank you very much.

Watch in horror as he wastes everyone’s time for seven minutes, parroting back whatever the last thing the interviewer asks him.

If nothing else, this should prepare you for your next job interview. If you find yourself in a rough patch, just start screaming "Why?" at the interviewer. It works.

via The Hollywood Reporter

Via: The Daily Dot
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Step one: make a lot of awesome videos. Step two: Make sure everybody loves those videos. Step three: Make a mother freakin' movie.

The comedy trio of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone are developing an untitled movie with Universal Pictures, The Wrap reported. Schaffer and Taccone will co-direct the film, while Judd Apatow has signed on as a producer.

There's not much information about the plot of the comedy so far except that it's "set in the music world" and followed an earlier deal that The Lonely Island would create digital content for Fox.

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Via: Hollywood Reporter
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"The Master of Suspense" Alfred Hitchcock's earliest surviving work on record The White Shadow (1924) is now available for free streaming via the National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF). A tale of two sisters--one good and the other evil--based on Michael Morton's novel Children of Chance, the silent film was long thought to be lost for decades until it was recovered in the garden shed of New Zealander cinema projectionist Jack Murtagh in 1989 and donated to the NFPF.

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Everyone loves a good apocalypse, especially Hollywood. Cue the supercut!

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