nep·o·tism


[nep-uh-tiz-uhm]
–noun patronage bestowed or favoritism shown on the basis of family relationship, as in business and politics. In the entertainment industry, this is known as Hollywood NepotismTM. Talent not required.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

My Ache-y Break-y Heart


Despite rampant internet rumors, Miley Cyrus aka "Hannah Montana" is not pregnant.

The 14-year old Disney told TV's Extra - "It's given me the street cred to say that would be impossible, because I'm living my life the way I believe is right and that is to say pure."

Daddy Billy Ray must be so proud!

Click here to see our entry on Miley and Billy Ray Cyrus on HollywoodNepotism.net.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Long Live Rock & Roll

Led Zeppelin has officially announced a reunion concert at London's O2 Arena, November 26, 2007. The concert will benefit the Ahmet Ertegun Education Fund, and tickets are available by ballot only (you can register at http://www.ahmettribute.com/).

Even though drummer Jon Bonham is no longer with us, rock and roll nepotism is alive and well. Jason Bonham, who had a Top Forty album in 1989, will be taking his father's place on the drums at the benefit concert. Click here to see our entry on Jason Bonham on HollywoodNepotism.net.

Pete Townshend and Bill Wyman and the Rhythm Kings are also slated to perform at the show.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Today's Nepotism News

What famous actress who is the daughter of another famous actor recently offered this anti-drug message according to the UK Mirror?

“I remember taking LSD before I went to Disneyland. I started thinking about Mickey Mouse being a short, middle-aged man in a costume who hates life. Those drugs can be dangerous if you don’t go into it positively - I gave them up long ago.”
It's Angelina Jolie! As most people know, Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie (Girl, Interrupted, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider) is the daughter of Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight (Midnight Cowboy). Her brother James, who caused consternation when he and Angelina kissed each other on the mouth at the 2000 Oscars, is also an aspiring actor. Their mother, Marcheline Bertrand, was also an actress, appearing in films such as The Man Who Loved Women and Lookin' To Get Out.

According to the Mirror (a very reputable source), the always-charitable and ever-adopting Angelina says the one drug she hated the most was marijuana, because it made her giggle too much.

Click here to see our entry on Angelina Jolie on HollywoodNepotism.net.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Hear Our Live Interview on Travel Hub Radio!

Dale Berryhill, founder and "Chief Spotter" of our sister site OnThisVerySpot.com, was interviewed live on Travel Hub Radio on Sunday, September 16. This 20-minute interview is available for listening 24/7 by clicking here.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Fond of Fonda?

3:10 to Yuma tops box office sales, taking in $14 million its opening week. A remake of the 1957 classic, 3:10 to Yuma stars Christian Bale as a struggling rancher who agrees to help escort a notorious outlaw, played by Russell Crowe, to the train station. With the outlaw's accomplices in pursuit, the journey becomes a test of the rancher's courage and resolve. Peter Fonda (pictured right as McElroy) plays a supporting role as Byron McElroy, a bounty hunter who shares history with the film's antagonist (Crowe).

Acting is a Fonda family tradition - Peter Fonda is the son of Henry Fonda (Grapes of Wrath), sister of Jane Fonda (On Golden Pond), and father of Bridget Fonda (Single White Female). Jane Fonda is the mother of actor Troy Garity (Barbershop).

To learn more about inheriting talent, visit HollywoodNepotism.net.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Days of Other People's Lives

On Friday, Stefano died. Again.

In case you didn't know, "Victor Kiriakis", who also died and was subsequently brought back to life, was played by John Aniston, father of Jennifer Aniston. The elder Aniston played Victor for twelve years before being written out of the show in the late nineties. Jennifer, feeling that her father had been discriminated against because of his age, made public comments criticizing the decision. As a result of her efforts, he was written back into the show in 2000. Visit HollywoodNepotism.net to see our entry on John and Jennifer Aniston.

Monday, September 10, 2007

2007 Video Music Awards

Because it wouldn't be an awards show without a little nepotism...

Ashlee Simpson continues to assault the ears of listeners everywhere when she gave a sneak peek of tracks from her November album.

Paris Hilton once again proves she shouldn't be allowed to speak when she told the crowd at Christina Aguilera's party "Congratulations to the most beautiful pregnant woman in the world", even though the singer has yet to officially announce that she's pregnant.

Us Weekly has an entire article on Alli Sims, Britney' Spear's 'cousin'. Sims is hoping to launch a pop music career. To jump start her career, may I suggest marrying a back-up dancer?

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Hollywood Nepotism At Its Finest

Ice T's non-famous (and most likely non-acting) wife is appearing on her husband's NBC show, Law & Order: SVU. She'll probably be playing the very challenging role of a large-chested, scantily clad blond woman.

Brandon Davis, grandson of oil magnate Marvin Davis, failed his written driving test according to PerezHilton.com. Good thing he's rich!

Halle Berry confirmed to Access Hollywood that she is indeed pregnant. Check out HollyWoodNepotism.net 15 years from now to see our entry on Halle, Jr.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

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