TheWrap’s Inaugural Innovators List: 12 Who Are Changing Hollywood

Wong and Matthew Arnold have already launched a successful film franchise in “Video Game High School,” which debuted on their own website last summer and racked up more than 50 million views. The success of that film, released in increments on RocketJump.com and YouTube, spawned a sequel, out this summer. A third movie is all but guaranteed. Wong has amassed a rabid base not only willing to watch his movies but pay for them as well.
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George Lucas’ Wedding Party: Hollywood Heads to Chicago

Polisky, who made friends with the crew, reported that Downey brought his own nannies, chef and hairdresser with him from California. The Feeneys noted that Downey and extras in the cast wandered over to nearby Plymouth North High School for refreshments Thursday morning. Polisky said the crew had been filming in Myles Standish State Forest earlier in the week and would move on to Boston to complete the movie later this summer. Back in the courthouse after lunch, the extras trooped back into the courtroom; a court officer closed the doors; a crew member called for quiet; and someone yelled rolling. All eyes in the corridor peered toward the room full of monitors.
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Hollywood Park traditions prepare to find new homes

Lucas divorced Marcia Lucas, an Oscar-winning editor of Star Wars, in 1983. “And here he is, happy. I’m amazed at how great they are together and how cool she is. I have never seen him so happy. I know he’s got a lot of money now, but even beyond that, he’s a happy person.” Ganis says he hasn’t prepared his toast yet. “No.
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Hollywood crew films movie at the Plymouth Trial Court

Hubbard was in charge at Hollywood, Hialeahs John Brunetti, as a favor, sent him several dozen flamingos for the infield lake. There are still remnants of that original flock, but Liebau said that he hadnt given any thought to the flamingos. Tell this to Jack Liebau, Brunetti said.
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Healthy Hollywood: Get Movin’ Monday – Train With Madonna!

Amanda Bynes lunges at man who tries to take a photo: Who’s the hottest mess in Hollywood?

Healthy Hollywood is game to give it a go! Madonna has teamed up with Premium TV network EPIX to provide an exclusive once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for dancers, performers and regular workout enthusiasts to train with the singer. Anyone can enter the contest ( http://www.expixhd.com/mdnaworkou t ), but only 500 will be chosen to audition. The deadline is tomorrow; so hurry up! The lucky 500 will audition in front of Madonna’s Hard Candy Fitness crew here in New York City.
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Madonna kicks off the MDNA North America Tour Opener in Philadelphia on August 28, 2012 -- Getty Images

News, Bynes was none too pleased with the attempt and reportedly followed Bobby Cohen around and tried to snatch his phone away, saying “Sir, I need you to delete that. You can’t take pictures of me.”  Hotel security ultimately had to intervene because Bynes was allegedly not leaving the man alone. If you’ve been relatively lucid the last few months, you probably have a hunch that Amanda Bynes is on a downward spiral. She posts risque photos and controversial statements on her Twitter feed on a daily basis and she’s been said to show erratic behavior by many who’ve been around her. But is she Hollywood’s hottest mess? That’s debatable.
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Hollywood Heart Helps Teens Take the Spotlight

Sound familiar? Well, this “Lost” weekend was actually an exercise. And the “survivors” were at-risk teens and chronically ill young adults participating in a workshop held by the nonprofit org Hollywood Heart, which teamed up with electronics maker Rohde & Schwarz DVS to teach the ins and outs of filmmaking, courtesy of those inside the biz, helping them to create their own short films. The workshop, titled Shooting Stars, was held last month, and the shorts will be screened June 6 in red-carpet, Hollywood fashion at the Technicolor Burbank Theater, where the youngsters’ accomplishments will be celebrated. Kara Mondino, Hollywood Heart’s exec director, noted that the volunteers, such as f/x makeup maven Jill Galsterer and scribe David Aslan, played key roles in the two-day extravaganza. “They really shined,” Mondino said.
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