–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, April 30, 2009

Livin' The Nepotistic "Lymelife"

Movie-makers (and brothers) Steven and Derick Martini co-wrote and co-star in the April 2009 box office release Lymelife. The film also features an array of other actors with nepotistic connections, including their brother, Matthew Martini, and Alec Baldwin, Emma Roberts, Timothy Hutton, Cynthia Nixon, and Rory and Kieran Culkin. Click here to see our post on the Martini brothers.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Way of the Wayans

The Wayans brothers are at it again! The May 16th release Dance Flick was written by/stars brothers Keenen Ivory Wayans and Shawn Wayans, was directed by their nephew Damien Wayans, and also features their brother Marlon, sister Kim, and cousin Craig Wayans. Click here for more on the Wayans family!

Monday, April 27, 2009

The Talented Tamblyns

Actress Amber Tamblyn (TV's Joan of Arcadia, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) stars in the new primetime detective series The Unusuals. She is the daughter of actor Russ Tamblyn, who played "Riff," leader of "The Jets," in the classic movie West Side Story. Amber's quirky character on The Unusuals, "Detective Casey Shraeger," was born into a wealthy, blue-blooded family, making her career choice an "unusual" one for such a pampered princess. For more on the Tamblyn man and his daughter, click here.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

So Long, Solange!

Singer Solange Knowles, little sister to superstar Beyoncé Knowles, has been officially dropped by her label, Geffen/Interscope Records, leaving father/manager Matthew unable to duplicate his success with Beyoncé. Who's to blame for this music career flop? Click here for more on the Knowles family.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Hannah Montana: The Movie

The April 2009 box-office release Hannah Montana: The Movie stars teen superstar Miley Cyrus and her real-life father, Billy Ray Cyrus, who also play father and daughter on the hit TV show. The movie is set and was filmed in their home state of Tennessee. In addition, co-star Emily Osment is the sister of actor Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense, Forrest Gump). Click here for more on the Cyrus clan. To see our posting on the Osments, click here.

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