Hollywood Park traditions prepare to find new homes

The Hollywood Futurity could hardly be converted into the Del Mar/Hollywood Futurity, because Del Mar already has its own Futurity, but there doesnt seem to be a racing maxim that prevents a track from being awash in futurities, as long as the names dont confuse the public. If Del Mar adopts the Hollywood Futurity, as it might like to, Del Mar will figure out the niceties. Just one caveat: Dont trust Santa Anita with the name game. Since Santa Anita dropped the Oak Tree Racing Association as a tenant in 2010, it has unilaterally added four decades of Oak Tree history to its own, and last year, when Santa Anita began renaming Oak Tree races, it seemed to run out of good names early on.
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Woman taking pictures of men begging in Hollywood is stabbed, killed

The pair, who are believed to be from the Los Angeles area, began taking pictures with their cellphones after spotting the transients holding signs with obscenities on them while asking for money, according to sources familiar with the case who asked not to be identified because the investigation is ongoing. The man and woman were simultaneously attacked by the three men, who were not immediately identified. The trio, believed to be between 27 and 34 years old, were booked Wednesday on suspicion of murder. Police did not immediately identify the victim because her family had not yet been notified. Authorities said she was stabbed at least once in the body and was pronounced dead at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center several hours later.
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Hollywood Scoffs at Google Box Office Prediction Tool

WME Punks CAA With ‘CAAN’T’ Posters Around Hollywood

“When looking at search ad click volume, if a film has 20,000 more paid clicks than a similar film, it is expected to bring in up to $7.5 million more during opening weekend.” PHOTOS: Hollywood Dynasties: Top 14 Movies Featuring Stars and Their Kids So far, Hollywood isn’t floored by that revelation. “It’s kind of a big duh,” says one studio marketing exec. “Still, given the scale of all the data points available to Google, we have to pay attention to whatever they can show us.” While Google refuses to offer dollar predictions for specific films, it claims it can make predictions with 92 percent accuracy.
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That means the attack campaign was orchestrated for weeks. PHOTOS: Secrets of Hollywood Agency Mailrooms   Sources tell THR that the ad blitz, which cost several thousand dollars, was authorized by WME co-CEOs Ari Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell, and is intended as a joke. But the potshot comes at time when WME has seriously stepped up its competitiveness against CAA. The two agencies are currently fighting in court over commissions from Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises after Nolan followed his agent Dan Aloni from CAA to WME last March. Last week, Great Gatsby actress Carey Mulligan left CAA for WME as well, and Steven Spielberg recently took his TV business from CAA to WME.
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