–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, August 6, 2009

Michael Douglas's Son Facing Drug Charges

Actor Cameron Douglas, the son of Michael Douglas and grandson of legendary actor Kirk Douglas, was arrested last year on drug charges for the second time, and now faces a minimum ten-year prison sentence. The 30-year-old actor appeared with his father, grandfather, and grandmother Diana Douglas in the 2003 film It Runs in the Family. But that’s just the beginning of the Hollywood Nepotism in the Douglas family. To read more, click here.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

(500) Days of Summer!

The August 2009 indie romance flick (500) Days of Summer stars Zooey Deschanel (left), sister of Bones star Emily Deschanel, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, grandson of legendary director Michael Gordon. For more on Zooey and family, click here. To see our posting on Joseph's clan, click here.

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