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.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Almost Famous..

And we didn't even need daddy's help! We were recently quoted in an article on Film.com:

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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Bananas Over Hannah Montana


If you are wanting to take your kids to go see the much-hyped Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus "The Best of Both Worlds Tour" - too bad. The teenage pop icon has been packing arenas to capacity all over the country, and tonight's show in Memphis, TN is no exception - tickets were sold out within minutes, the majority of which were to scalpers, who turned around and sold the tickets for upwards of $1000 a pop.


The soundtrack to "Hannah Montana", released last year, debuted at #1 on The Billboard 100, and was the best selling album of 2006. She may be more famous now, but 15 years ago, it was her dad Billy Ray Cyrus that topped the charts with his debut album "Some Gave All", which went platinum 9 times.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

If you're tired of reading about Britney Spears..

Check out this juicy tidbit of Hollywood gossip!


Britain's News of the World recently snapped photos of Paul McCartney and Rosanna Arquette on a romantic stroll in a London park on November 19.


Arquette, who has already inspired two hit songs (Toto's "Rosanna" and Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes"), is the niece of Charlie Weaver, a well-known character actor and frequent guest on the original Hollywood Squares game show.


Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Katie Cassidy cited for underage drinking

Actress Katie Cassidy of CW's Supernatural was arrested in Tucson, Arizona late last month on an underage drinking charge. The 20-year old daughter of singer-actor David Cassidy was also cited for providing false information to an officer. She claimed to be Taylor Quinn Cole (a fellow actress on Supernatural) and gave 4/29/84 as her birthdate, which would make her 23. Unfortunately, when asked how old she was, she told officers that she was 21.

Cassidy confessed her true identity after the officer told her that the birthday conflicts with the age she gave.

Monday, November 19, 2007

For fans of Christmas movies and nepotism..

We highly recommend you check out Fred Claus, in theatres now! Pay attention to the "Siblings Anonymous" scene for cameos from Frank Stallone, Stephen Baldwin, and Roger Clinton!

Paul Giamatti, who plays Santa Claus, has his own entry on our site as well. :)

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Orange County - A Succesful Experiment in Nepotism

from the Houstin Chronicle (chron.com)

Orange County
By Steven Rea
Knight Ridder Tribune

Orange County
MPAA Rating PG-13 for drug content, language and sexuality
Running Time 83 minutes
Released Jan 11, 2002 (Nationwide)
Distributed By Paramount Pictures

If Orange County had turned out badly -- and there's every likelihood that a teen comedy featuring brain-dead surfer dudes, catty cheerleaders and dysfunctional parents who don't understand their kids will end up that way -- then it would be easy to take shots at the movie's rampant nepotism.

Its gawky young star, Colin Hanks, is the eldest son of an actor named Tom. Its leading lady, Schuyler Fisk, is the daughter of Sissy Spacek. And its director, Jake Kasdan, has a father (Lawrence) whose credits include The Big Chill, Body Heat and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

But filial affiliation is old hat in Hollywood, and, as it turns out, this offbeat farce about a So-Cal high schooler who will do anything to get into Stanford University is a pleasantly screwy surprise. Scripted by Mike White, who wrote and starred in the squirmingly uncomfortable stalker comedy Chuck & Buck, the film is about a smart, talented kid -- Hanks' Shaun Brumder -- who dreams of a career as a writer and sees those dreams dashed, he thinks, when the rejection letter arrives from the only school he's applied to.

Kasdan, who helmed the likably goofy detective pic Zero Effect a few years back (with Ben Stiller in a lead role, which explains why the actor makes a cameo here), does some winning end runs around the usual teen-movie clich├ęs. There's a cognizance about his characters -- both the kids and the adults -- that is as sophisticated as it is scathing: The stoner beach guys who just want to blow things up, the scheming sex kitten with the rich grandparents, the middle-aged workaholic dad who has abandoned his wife for a squeaky-voiced babe, and the cast-off ex who has hit the bottle in a big way ... all of them function as character types but also as full-fledged characters, with their foibles and their humanity peeking through.

And then there's Jack Black, that tumbling tub of boisterous bad taste (last seen starring in Shallow Hal), who does a raucous turn as a drugged-out loser who spends his days in a semiconscious state, garbed in only underwear and socks. Black's done this routine before, but he gets to go full blast this time around, and he generates some of the film's biggest laughs.

With John Lithgow and Catherine O'Hara playing Shaun's messed-up, broken-up parental units and the likes of Chevy Chase, Kevin Kline, Garry Marshall, Dana Ivey, Harold Ramis and Jane Adams appearing for a gag or two, Orange County spans a couple of generations of Hollywood comic stars and still manages to deliver a slightly left-of-Hollywood youth pic. The movie is hipper than its L.A. establishment credentials would suggest.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Quoted by Forbes!

Last Thursday, Dale Berryhill (the founder of our sister site OnThisVerySpot.com) and I were interviewed by telephone by a reporter for Forbes.com, who found our website while researching a story on the subject. On Friday, the story was posted, including one quote and a mention of our website.

Click here to check it out:

http://www.forbes.com/media/2007/11/09/hollywood-celebrity-fame-biz-media-cx_lr_1109generations.html

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Updates!

We recently made many additions to our site HollywoodNepotism.net!

Here's an abbreviated list:

Corbin Bernsen's brother (Roger Dorn in Major League) Collin Bernsen
Gary Busey's son Jake Busey
Bill Clinton's half-brother Roger Clinton
Matt Dillon's brother Kevin Dillon
Jack Nicholson's daughter Lorraine Nicholson

See these and more at HollywoodNepotism.net, and if you see anything we missed, let us know at info@hollywoodnepotism.net.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Don't Change That Channel!

Just how many Travoltas were actually in the movie Swordfish?


We are in the process of making a whole mess of additions to HollywoodNepotism.net

Please keep checking back with us to see our updates and to find out the answer to the question above.

 
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