Hollywood Serves A Dose Of History, But Is It True?

Effortless elegance: Nicole Scherzinger pulled out all the stops as she oozed timeless Hollywood glamour in a striking black gown for The X Factor results show on Sunday

Nicole Scherzinger embraces 80s night in a cleavage revealing fringed dress… while Sharon Osbourne wears emerald green shoulder pads as The X Factor live shows return Keeping the rest of her look simple, the Don’t Hold Your Breath hitmaker added height to her frame with a pair of fierce pointed stiletto heels, while wearing her tumbling brunette locks pulled back off her face into a chic chignon. The Hawaian-born beauty accessorised with striking bright purple earrings, while completing her look with relatively low-key make-up and dramatic fluttering false lashes. The thigh’s the limit: The 35-year-old singer offered a sexy glimpse of her toned and tanned pins with a daring thigh-high split Hollywood glamour: Highlighting her envy-inducing hourglass figure, Nicole’s velvet gown featured a flattering racer back style, as well as an unusual panel of metal bars running down her spine Tense times: Nicole joined fellow judges Gary Barlow, Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh on stage to hear the results of the first public vote Nicole certainly had plenty to smile about for the episode with all three of her girls – Abi Alton, Tamera Foster and Hannah Barrett – making it through to next week’s show. And the star was looking forward to seeing legendary songstress Cher perform on the episode. Writing on her Twitter page in a series of posts, Nicole said: ‘Less then half an hour to go… Just got to get dressed then I’m ready to go! Are y’all ready? @TheXFactor Classic elegance: The Don’t Hold Your Breath hitmaker her tumbling brunette locks pulled back off her face into a chic chignon, and accessorized with bright purple earrings She’s got The X Factor! Nicole completed her look with relatively low-key make-up and dramatic fluttering false lashes. Dress code: Sharon followed Nicole’s sartorial lead and also opted for a full-length black gown for the occasion ‘I’m freakin out to see @Cher perform tonight on @TheXFactor !

HEATHER HAMSA: You might have, like, 10 cars just fully parked along this whole curb. And there are clearly posted signs that say no parking. SANDERS: Hamsa says all the traffic can be dangerous, blocking emergency vehicles. HAMSA: We had a van catch on fire right here. Oh, we had another guy once back over the fire hydrant, flooding that went all the way down Ledgewood. SANDERS: And Hamsa says that some people come up there for more than just the sightseeing. HAMSA: People smoking here, people drinking here, having sex in their cars, throwing condoms on the floor. Oh, yeah. It’s disgusting. FRAN REICHENBACH: We want some permit parking. SANDERS: Fran Reichenbach is president of the Beachwood Canyon Neighborhood Association.

13, 2013. (KABC Photo) Tags: HOLLYWOOD — Two people were shot and wounded following an altercation outside a Hollywood restaurant Sunday. The shooting occurred in front of Bossa Nova located at Formosa Avenue and Sunset Boulevard around 4 a.m. The suspect shot one man in the chest and the other in the side. Both were transported to hospitals for treatment. One of the victims was said to be in stable condition. The other was rushed into surgery. Police say they have detained some people for questioning, but it remains unclear if any of them are suspects. No other details were released. The investigation is ongoing. CNS contributed to this report. (Copyright 2013 KABC-TV/DT.

Hollywood shooting investigation underway

Police respond to the scene of a shooting following an altercation outside of Bossa Nova near Formosa Avenue and Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.

Tom Hanks, who plays the real Capt. Richard Phillips, understands the lure of fact-based stories and the pitfalls of telling them. “These stories answer what humans can do in certain situations,” he says. “But it still has to fit within a cohesive story, which may mean deciding what part you want to get right.” What’s right is another matter, even in non-fiction films. Several members of the Maersk Alabama, the hijacked vessel, are suing the shipping company, alleging Phillips ignored radio warnings of potential piracy. In a court deposition, Phillips countered that the ship would be attacked regardless of any warnings. The case is scheduled for trial in December. Hanks, who also played astronaut Jim Lovell in 1995’s Apollo 13, says Hollywood usually takes its lumps over accuracy because of ulterior motives, such as awards and sequels. The best a film can do, Hanks says, is respect history, not interpret it. “A lot of stories take a real event and try to create a straight antagonist or protagonist out of it, or try to take an editorial position. I don’t like that kind of history.