John Lennon’s Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame Defaced By Vandals

Hollywood A-List Turns Out in Force for China’s Version of the Oscars

STORY: Hollywood Stars to Attend China’s Version of the Oscars Sources close to the event say awards show veteran Don Mischer, who was hired by Global Talents to advise on the show as a consultant, was instrumental in securing the Hollywood presence. Mischer has produced or directed three Academy Award shows, two Olympics opening ceremonies, several Super Bowl halftime shows and the 2009 Obama Inaugural Celebration in Washington, D.C. In a pre-show chat with THR, Mischersaid Global Talents has ambitions to take the HuadingAwards to Los Angeles in the summer of 2014 and he is in ongoing discussions about working with them on a U.S. edition. He described Mondays show as a first step in bringing the Hollywood and international arts community into the Chinese event. The stars understand that this is a huge market and they are brands, Mischer said. This is an opportunity to reach that new market, which supposedly is going to be the number one market in the world soon — theres no question that people in our business want to connect to the audience here. Ill go wherever the work is and wherever the people [who watch films] are to say thank you, said Worthington, who remains a major star in China, thanks to Avatar, still the highest grossing film in the country ever, at $221.9 million. The worlds tiny and it’s getting smaller, he added backstage after receiving his best global action movie actor prize. PHOTOS: Studios’ New Box Office Pain: Homegrown Films Are Beating Tentpoles Overseas The event indeed showcased a remarkable diversity of backgrounds and talent. From the Chinese industry Jackie Chan, Wong Kar Wai, John Woo each took the stage to present or receive awards. Musical segments ranged from performances by K-Pop star Steve Yoo, Japanese-Brazillian bossa nova singer Lisa Ono, Avril Lavigne (Huadings best global singer), who performed her hits Girlfriend and Heres to Never Growing Up, along with an impassioned song from the winner of the best traditional Chinese opera singer category. With a few small logistical delays and no cap on acceptance speech lengths, the show ran nearly four hours.Translations of the proceedings were intermittent.

Hollywood Attacks Scholars Who Deny The Evils of Piracy

The other side fears the truth. Copyright is built on many lies. Lies cant last forever. guest Laws that were created i.e. slavery and prohibition can also be repealed and if the copyright industry didnt fear the loss of their laws then they wouldnt object to anything that poses a threat to them and shut out the public from the making of new laws and agreements i.e. TPP etc. Foff What a double fucking joke. It is all about money for the mpaa! Look without piracy to harp about the mpaa would practically be out of business. There is almost zero market for counterfeit media. Making and buying counterfeit discs is really a third world practice and when they find them here it is always Mexicans selling to Mexicans.

The nearby stars honoring  Lennon’s fellow Beatles - Paul McCartney, Ringo Star and George Harrison -- were left untouched.

“I am really, really protective of these stars,” Martinez told the Daily News. “I yelled out, ‘Help, we really need somebody!'” she joked Tuesday, confirming that a worker returned the star to its pristine condition Monday. “This is history. It’s a historic monument and should be respected, not desecrated like that.” George Stroud/Getty Images The star was defaced with markings over the weekend – just days before what would have been Lennons (pictured in 1969) 73rd birthday. Martinez, who produces the Walk of Fame ceremonies for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, said she learned about the vandalism Sunday night after a tour guide discovered the markings Saturday and alerted Beatles journalist Steve Marinucci, who in turn reached out to her. I saw it and just thought, ‘What morons did this?’ It was just so tacky,” tour guide Gillian Lomax told The News Tuesday. “Maybe John would have liked it if it said something funny, but it was stupid teenage crap.” RELATED: ONO! YOKO ACCUSED TO STYLE PLAGIARISM Lomax visits the Vine Street location regularly for her Beatles-based “A Magical History Tour” and said the adjacent stars for fellow Beatles George Harrison, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney were untouched. She said it looked like multiple people were involved because the scribbles, which included a cartoon mushroom and smiley face, appeared to be in different handwriting styles. MICHAEL THURSTON/AFP/Getty Images The nearby stars honoring Lennons fellow Beatles – Paul McCartney, Ringo Star and George Harrison — were left untouched. I bent down to try to get some of the stuff off, but it wouldn’t budge,” she said. “I was worried we were in trouble.” PHOTOS: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF JOHN LENNON Martinez said she immediately contacted the Hollywood Historic Trust, the nonprofit that maintains and repairs the stars, and they were able to get the contractor making the star for Kenny (Babyface) Edmonds’ ceremony on Thursday to respond. The Edmonds ceremony is taking place just a couple blocks away, and the contractor sent someone to clean, polish and re-seal Lennon’s star within hours, she said.

Khloé Kardashian Parties in Hollywood, Tweets About ‘Real Love’

Clad in black skinny jeans, a T-shirt and a satin bomber jacket embroidered with the word “Girls,” Kardashian who recently revealed her estranged husband Lamar Odom, 33, is very depressed stuck close to Haqq throughout the night while hanging out at a table. “She seemed really uncomfortable,” an onlooker tells PEOPLE. “She was constantly playing with her hair with her left hand almost as if to show off that she was wearing her wedding ring. It seemed very intentional.” Sipping on a vodka cranberry and a glass of champagne throughout the night, Kardashian bobbed her head to the music and whispered occasionally with The Game, though “there wasn’t anything that made the two look like they were anything more than friends,” adds the source. Just after 2 a.m., the reality star who gamely posed for fan photos inside the club headed out with her entourage. Later, Kardashian fired off a series of Tweets about love. PHOTOS: Khloe Kardashian & Lamar Odom: Their Marriage Ups and Downs “Not all scars can be seen and not all love can be explained. The deepest love is also the hardest to express. Only those in it, understand,” she wrote . She followed it with , “If I love u. Its a deep 4ever love.