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Sydney Bucksbaum
Writer Sydney Bucksbaum likes to think her hobby of watching insane amounts of TV isn't an obsession... it's not an obsession, okay, so just drop it! As the resident CW-lover on the Hollywood.com staff, she truly believes her Clark Kent/Dean Winchester/Damon Salvatore/Lucas Scott/Oliver Queen/Chuck Bass/Seymour Birkhoff/Wade Kinsella/Vincent Keller/Micah Barnes is out there somewhere, waiting for her, in real life (just go with it). After graduating from Northwestern University with a degree in journalism, Sydney has made it her mission to campaign for more shirtless scenes for her favorite CW hunks. You're welcome.
  • 'Supernatural' Midseason Finale: Sam and Dean Have Never Been Further Apart
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Dec 05, 2012
    As tonight’s Supernatural midseason finale begins, the Winchester brothers are not in a good place… and they’re only going to drift further apart. All season long we have witnessed Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) constantly make decisions that have driven a wedge between what used to be an unshakable bond – Sam’s refusal to search for Dean when he was in Purgatory as well as his desire for a normal life with Amelia vs. Dean’s brotherly bond with vampire Benny (Ty Olsson). And if you were hoping to see some kind of reconciliation tonight, prepare yourself for disappointment. Sam has made it abundantly clear that he does not approve of Dean’s friendship with Benny, and we haven’t even seen Sam interact with Benny since that intense handshake. So it should come as no surprise that Sam put a tracker on Benny – he asks a hunter name Martin (guest star Jon Gries) to keeps tabs on the vampire behind Dean’s back. However, this hunter Sam dispatches has the unfortunate moniker “Crazy Martin,” since he has spent quite a bit of time in the loony bin. And when Martin checks in with Sam, telling him there was a vampire kill and he thinks Benny is responsible, Dean feels more than a little pissed off and betrayed. Check out a sneak peek of the emotionally charged conversation between Sam and Dean, where Dean finds out what his brother has been doing behind his back: Dean begrudgingly knows the right thing to do is check in on the situation, and so the brothers head off to Louisiana. But when Martin decides to take things into his own hands, things get messy and Dean is forced to make a very hard decision. How bad will things get between the Winchester brothers? The Supernatural midseason finale, "Citizen Fang," airs tonight at 9 pm ET on The CW. Follow Sydney on Twitter @SydneyBucksbaum [Photo Credit: Liane Hentcher/The CW] More: 'Supernatural' React: What's Up Doc? 'Supernatural' React: A Healthy Dose of 'Southern Comfort' 'Supernatural' React: Sam, Meet Benny From Our Partners: Harry Styles Spotted Outside Taylor Swift’s Hotel Room The Morning After Their Date Night (PHOTOS) Fall Bikini Bodies: The Good, The Great, The OMG (GALLERY)
  • 'Breaking Dawn — Part 2' Had Biggest Opening Weekend of 'Twilight' Franchise — VIDEO
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Dec 05, 2012
    When The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 hit theaters Nov. 16, the film saw the biggest opening weekend of the entire Twilight saga. Hollywood.com's Paul Dergarabedian talked to Bloomberg about how the success of the final Twilight chapter — especially its midnight screenings numbers — have paved the way for other films like The Hunger Games to do extremely well. Dergarabedian notes, however, that while midnight screenings numbers are a good indicator of how well a movie will open, it is not the only indicator. Films like The Hunger Games and Avengers opened with $19.7 million and $18.7 million, respectively, at midnight screenings, but closed out the weekend with $152 million and $201.4 million, respectively.
  • 2012 Could Be the Biggest Box Office Year Ever
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Dec 05, 2012
    During the Thanksgiving holiday, your family isn't the only thing that's atypical. Hollywood.com's Paul Dergarabedian talked to Bloomberg about the holiday's movie release schedule could lead to huge numbers for studios. This year's Thanksgiving weekend, audiences saw the release of Life of Pi, Rise of the Guardians, Silver Linings Playbook, as well as the second week of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, which remained the movie to beat in the box office. Dergarabedian expects that this year will be the biggest box office year ever, thanks to the holiday movie season releases of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Les Miserables, Django Unchained, and more. In fact, box office cumes could hit $11 billion — a record breaking number.
  • Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: These Angels Got 'Locked Out of Heaven'
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Dec 05, 2012
    Last night the 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, taped back in early November, aired in an hour-long TV special featuring musical performances by Rihanna, Justin Bieber, and Bruno Mars. Bruno brought his signature crooning and high energy to the runway with "Locked Out of Heaven" and "Young Girls," while Bieber showed off his smooth dance moves and interacted with the models in a giant pinball machine while singing his singles "Beauty and a Beat" and "As Long As You Love Me." Rihanna got into the spirit spirit of the catwalk by performing her new single "Fresh Off the Runway" in her own lingerie getup. But the real talent of the night were the sexy "Angels" who walked the runway in an array of revealing lingerie costumes. This year's crop of heavenly creatures featured Doutzen Kroes, Adriana Lima, Joan Smalls, Candice Swanepoel, Lily Aldrige, and Erin Heatherton, among others. This year, we couldn't help but notice that the girls walked the runway in lingerie outfits that were almost dead ringers for well-known pop culture looks. From Katniss Everdeen's "Girl on Fire" to the floating house from Up, a cheerleader from Bring It On to Beetlejuice, here are 15 looks that evoked pop culture's best when they hit the runway last night at the VS fashion show. Click Here to Launch Our 2012 VS Fashion Show Gallery! Follow Sydney on Twitter @SydneyBucksbaum [Photo Credit: Ivan Nikolov/WENN] More: Frankie Muniz, 'Malcolm in the Middle' Star, Hospitalized for a 'Mini Stroke' Which Pregnant Kate Middleton 'Royal Pain' Pun is the Best (and Worst)? Redneckognize It! Honey Boo Boo is One of Barbara Walter's 'Most Fascinating People' From Our Partners: Harry Styles Spotted Outside Taylor Swift’s Hotel Room The Morning After Their Date Night (PHOTOS) Fall Bikini Bodies: The Good, The Great, The OMG (GALLERY)
  • Hollywood.com Wants You to See 'Warm Bodies' Before Anyone Else
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Dec 04, 2012
    If you can’t wait until Warm Bodies hits theaters nationwide Feb. 1, 2013, then listen up: Hollywood.com is sponsoring advance screenings of the romantic comedy zombie flick, and you’re invited! Warm Bodies, the adaptation of Isaac Marion’s novel, directed by 50/50’s Jonathan Levine, is about the aftermath of the zombie apocalypse. R (Nicholas Hoult) survives on human brains, absorbing the memories of his victims in the process. When he eats the brains of a suicidal teen, he becomes infatuated with his victim’s girlfriend, Julie (Teresa Palmer). R rescues Julie from a horde of zombies, and their resulting romance sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform the entire world. Could their love bring R’s undead heart back to life? Can the zombies be cured? Warm Bodies costars John Malkovich, Rob Corddry, and Dave Franco.. Use This Link to RSVP for Your Free Tickets All you have to do is click on your city and register for a pass. Make sure you act fast, though: once a city has reached the RSVP limit, there will be a red circle with a strikethrough, meaning you’re out of luck. You will need to print your pass and bring it with you to the screening for admittance, and take note: the screenings are on a first come, first served basis (tickets do not guarantee admission). Check out where the closest screening is to you: New York: Thursday, December 13th 7:00 PM Los Angeles: Wednesday, December 12th 7:30 PM Chicago: Wednesday, December 12th 8:00 PM San Francisco: Thursday, December 13th 7:00 PM Philidelphia: Thursday, December 13th 7:00 PM Boston: Thursday, December 13th 7:00 PM Washington, DC: Thursday, December 13th 7:30 PM Atlanta: Wednesday, December 12th 7:30 PM Houston: Thursday, December 13th 7:30 PM Cleveland: Wednesday, December 12th 7:30 PM Seattle: Wednesday, December 12th 7:30PM Portland: Wednesday, December 12th 7:00 PM Phoenix: Wednesday, December 12th 7:00 PM Minneapolis: Thursday, December 13th 7:30 PM Miami: Thursday, December 13th 7:30 PM Denver: Wednesday, December 12th 8:00 PM Orlando: Thursday, December 13th 7:30 PM Kansas City: Thursday, December 13th 7:30 PM San Diego: Wednesday, December 12th 7:00 PM Follow Sydney on Twitter @SydneyBucksbaum [Photo Credit: Summit Entertainment] More: Is ‘Warm Bodies’ the Zombie Answer to the End of ‘Twilight’? — TRAILER Watch Nicholas Hoult Be Sexily Dead in 'Warm Bodies' Image New 'Warm Bodies' Trailer: Zombies Want to Know Kim Kardashian's Birthday Plans From Our Partners: 22 Must-See Holiday Movies Brad Pitt’s On-Screen Style Evolution — PICS
  • So Who Is 'Gossip Girl,' Anyway? - POLL
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Dec 04, 2012
    [UPDATE: Tonight's season finale, "New York, I Love You XOXO," will reveal the identity of Gossip Girl! Check back to Hollywood.com tonight at 10 PM EST after the East Coast airing to find out who it is!] Last night, Gossip Girl dropped the first hint of the identity behind the titular blogger, and with only two episodes left of the series, it’s about time we started getting clues! Hollywood.com already knows the secret to end all secrets, but if you are looking for any inside information, we’re sorry to disappoint you: this is one reveal that we are keeping under wraps (it’s for your own good!). But that doesn’t mean we can’t allow some wild speculation! We won’t reveal the name behind all the drama of the Upper East Side, but we can reveal that Gossip Girl is indeed one of the major recurring cast members. This blogger will appear in the season finale (we won’t say how much, though!). And you will be shocked to find out the truth. Could Gossip Girl be Blair? The Queen B certainly has gained a lot from others’ misfortunes being broadcast on the gossip website. She’s even sent in a few blasts of her own. But let’s not forget how many times she has burned by GG, especially on her wedding day to Louis. Would she destroy her reputation over and over again, just for the sake of throwing off suspicion? Could Gossip Girl be Serena? Gossip Girl’s popularity took off when Serena returned from her year at boarding school. Maybe she was trying to come back with a bang, and reassert her popularity by having an anonymous blogger obsess over her reasons for leaving the UES. However, since the real reason she left was because a guy OD’ed in her presence, she probably didn’t want a lot of attention focused on her. Could Gossip Girl be Nate? We know he has a taste for publishing gossip, especially now that he runs The Spectator. But he also was making a big effort to discover who GG is. Could that have been a ruse to throw his friends off his scent? Could Gossip Girl be Dan? Lonely Boy sure gained a lot the same time GG made his/her first appearance, and we know that he has a real passion for publishing his friends’ secrets. Hell, his serial even went after his own dad in a harsh, unapologetic light! And at the beginning of this season, both he and GG had the same opinion of Serena: she was dead to them. However, after Blair runs away from Louis with Dan after her wedding, GG outs their location. Would he betray the girl he loved and was trying to get with at the time, all for the sake of publishing the truth? Could Gossip Girl be Chuck? He’s never been shy about his life. His only secrets are that he is always trying to take down his father, Bart. But the secret about his mother’s identity was published on GG before he even knew about it. Is he just a really good actor? Could Gossip Girl be Jenny? Little J has made no effort to conceal both her adoration and disdain for the UES crowd. But since she’s been gone for so long from NYC, has she been able to keep up with all the drama? Could Gossip Girl be Eric? His boyfriend, Jonathan, was accused of being GG. Was he taking the fall for Eric, the real mastermind? However, Eric was hospitalized at the beginning of the series for trying to take his own life... we think that takes precedence over gossip. Could Gossip Girl be Lily? Serena got her scandalous gene from her mother. Lily is on her fifth husband and is at the heart of as many scandals as the teens running around the Upper East Side. But is she in touch with the young drama? Could Gossip Girl be Rufus? Nestled out in Brooklyn, Rufus certainly hates all things about the Upper East Side but like Lily, he might be too old to really get in the middle of teen affairs. Could Gossip Girl be Bart? Bart is way too old to read Gossip Girl, let alone write it, plus, he was presumed dead for a couple years. Kind of hard to be monitoring a gossip site when you aren’t technically alive. Could Gossip Girl be Ivy? This UES poser loves her secrets. Not only was she involved with Dan’s father, she is currently shacking up with Serena’s father! But she didn’t make her debut into UES society until only recently. Did she inherit the GG moniker from someone else? Could Gossip Girl be Dorota? Blair’s maid is close enough to all the action without being involved in any scandals herself. She knows how to be seen and not heard. But she also cares about the well-being of her charge, Blair. Would she betray her employer and family for a shot at infamy? <a href="http://polldaddy.com/poll/6742807/">Who do you think 'Gossip Girl' is?</a> So who is Gossip Girl? That's one secret we'll never tell... Well, until the series finale of GG airs, so check back here Dec. 17 at 10 p.m. ET to find out if you were right! XOXO, Hollywood.com Follow Sydney on Twitter @SydneyBucksbaum [Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels/The CW] More: OMG! Identity of 'Gossip Girl' Will Be Revealed! 'Gossip Girl': OMG! Chuck And Blair Get [SPOILER], But Who's Getting Arrested? — PIC 'Gossip Girl': Who ELSE Is Getting Married?!? — PIC From Our Partners: Kate Middleton Pregnant: Could Her Royal Baby Be Crowned Queen Diana? (EXCLUSIVE GUEST BLOG) Taylor Swift, Harry Styles Sing Karaoke, Hold Hands in New York City (PHOTOS)
  • Howard Stern Is Returning to 'America's Got Talent'
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Dec 03, 2012
    Prepare yourselves, sensitive talented fame-seekers: Shock Jock Howard Stern is officially returning to America’s Got Talent. NBC has confirmed that Season 8 will be Stern’s second year as a judge. “Howard Stern’s towering presence and opinions on last season’s show as a new judge made a dramatic impact and added a sharper edge to the fascinating developments on stage,” Paul Telegdy, President of Alternative and Late Night Programming for NBC Entertainment, said in a release. “We know that Howard believes in America’s Got Talent — which remains America’s top-rated summer series — and that dedication comes across in a genuine way to our viewers who share his passion about our amazing talent competition.” “Dramatic impact” and “sharper edge,” indeed. Stern has brought his own style of judging to the reality show, and in one episode last May, he caused a 7-year-old rapper to cry when he hit the dreaded X button to eliminate him. He later walked onstage to console the crying contestant. Auditions are ongoing for AGT in Birmingham, AL (Dec. 10), Memphis (Dec. 11), Nashville (Dec. 13), Savannah, GA (Dec. 14), Raleigh (Dec. 15), Norfolk, VA (Dec. 16), San Antonio (Jan. 12 and 13) and Chicago (Jan. 26 and 27). Stern remains to be the only judge signed on for Season 8 so far. Howie Mandel has yet to announce a decision and Sharon Osbourne has said she will not return, despite being under contract. AGT returns summer of 2013. Follow Sydney on Twitter @SydneyBucksbaum [Photo Credit: Virginia Sherwood/NBC] More: Seth MacFarlane to Guest On 'The Simpsons': 'D'oh!' or 'Alright!'? Another One Bites the Dust: The Best and Worst TV Deaths and Resurrections of 2012 'Homeland' Recap: The One That Got Away From Our Partners: Inside ‘Bachelorette’ Stars Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum’s Wedding — EXCLUSIVE DETAILS Mario Lopez, Courtney Mazza’s Wedding Pictures Revealed!
  • New 'Warm Bodies' Trailer: Zombies Want to Know Kim Kardashian's Birthday Plans
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Dec 03, 2012
    The next supernatural dystopian tale to hit the big screen is a romantic zombie comedy… say what?! That’s right, get ready for a completely new way of looking at the undead genre with Warm Bodies, an adaptation of Isaac Marion’s novel. Directing the film is Jonathan Levine, who’s got a pretty good track record of fusing two completely different genres into one movie (before 50/50, "cancer" and "comedy" were rarely used in the same sentence). After the inevitable zombie apocalypse hits, R (Nicholas Hoult) sustains himself on human brains, absorbing the memories of his victims in the process. When he eats the brains of a suicidal teen, he becomes infatuated with his victim’s girlfriend, Julie (Teresa Palmer). R rescues Julie from a horde of zombies, and their resulting romance sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform the entire world. Could their love bring R’s undead heart back to life? Can the zombies be cured? Warm Bodies also stars John Malkovich as General Grigio, Julie’s father and staunch zombie-hater. He doesn’t exactly appreciate the budding romance between Julie and R - taking fatherly disapproval to a whole new level - and seems to be the big bad of the human variety (there are also boneys: the next level of zombification that have no semblance of humanity left). Rob Corddry plays R’s zombie friend M. Now that we've moved on from vampires, werewolves, and witches to zombies, it's refreshing to see a new perspective on a horror movie staple. Taking a comical and literally heartwarming look at something most people have nightmares about is one way to stay original - if you didn't crack up watching a zombie reading a magazine about Kim Kardashian's birthday plans, there is something seriously wrong with you. It also doesn't hurt that the story is something a lot of teens can relate to (if you take out the undead aspect): parents will never approve of your significant other. Warm Bodies hits theaters February 1, 2013. Follow Sydney on Twitter @SydneyBucksbaum [Photo Credit: Summit Entertainment (2)] More: Is ‘Warm Bodies’ the Zombie Answer to the End of ‘Twilight’? — TRAILER Watch Nicholas Hoult Be Sexily Dead in 'Warm Bodies' Image John Malkovich Will Kill Zombies in 'Warm Bodies' From Our Partners: 22 Must-See Holiday Movies Brad Pitt’s On-Screen Style Evolution — PICS
  • Another One Bites the Dust: The Best and Worst TV Deaths and Resurrections of 2012
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Dec 03, 2012
    The Best and Worst TV Deaths of 2012 Best AND Worst: Alaric Saltzman on The Vampire Diaries How he died: After being turned against his will into an Original vampire/vampire hunter with his life tied to Elena’s, Elena drowned. Alaric died, and came back as a ghost to say goodbye to Jeremy. Why it worked (by Sydney Bucksbaum): There was some debate of whether Alaric’s death worked or not. I believe his death worked because it still gets me in tears thinking about it, it worked so well. The entire goodbye scene both in the cemetery before he turned into an Original vampire/vampire hunter and as a ghost with Jeremy after he died, and then his surprise cameo as an unseen ghost with Damon in the cemetery all was so moving and it never got cheesy or bad. It was a beautiful send off for a fan favorite. So I ultimately decided it was a best, not because we wanted to see him go but because the way TVD did it was good and right. Why it didn’t work (by Jean Bentley): Sure, it was a beautiful sendoff for a fan favorite character, but that doesn't make the sting of the vampire hunter/history teacher/father figure's loss any less horrible. Even worse: Matt Davis left to star in The CW's worst show of 2012-2013, Cult. At least TVD is a supernatural show, so there's a chance Alaric could grace us with his presence again, and not just in a touching graveside/barside chat with Damon. <a href="http://polldaddy.com/poll/6732929/">Do you think Alaric Saltzman's death worked?</a> Worst: Elena Gilbert as a human on The Vampire Diaries How she died: Drowned after her car went off a bridge, but had vampire blood in her system and transitioned into a vampire Why it didn’t work: While it completely changed the format of the show in a good way, Elena has become the whiniest, most annoying vampire ever. Seriously, will she ever stop crying or complaining? We get it, you are a vampire, but there are some serious advantages to your new lifestyle. Take advantage of them! And now there is talk of her being sired to Damon? Come. On. Best: Lori Grimes on The Walking Dead How she died: Giving birth to daughter Judith via C-section without painkillers, antiseptics, or doctors Why it worked: Lori had made amends with everyone, and knew the only thing left to do to redeem her past transgressions was to give up her life for her daughter’s. Best: Dale on The Walking Dead How he died: Pissed at his group, he wandered off into the night right into a walker that tore into his major organs Why it worked: It was so shocking. Out of nowhere, a walker just jumped on him, even in the safety of the farm. It proved that the Grimes gang wasn’t truly safe anywhere anymore. Best: Lexie Grey on Grey’s Anatomy How she died: Crushed under debris from a plane crash Why it worked: She had finally gained closure with Mark, professing her love for him. They talked through how the rest of their lives would be, together, even though they knew she wasn’t making it out of there alive. It was beautiful, moving, and had us in tears. Best: Mark Sloane on Grey’s Anatomy How he died: Complications from injuries and surgeries following a plane crash Why it worked: He achieved closure with Lexie, professing his love for her. After she died, he clung to life long enough to make it back to Seattle Grace Mercy West to say goodbye to his daughter and all of his friends. Then, he joined his soul mate in death. Worst: Dan Scott on One Tree Hill How he died: Taking a bullet that was meant for his son, Nathan Why it didn’t work: The fact that everyone praised Dan for being a hero for saving Nathan seemed to cause an amnesia epidemic. Did we all forget this man murdered his own brother in cold blood? Good riddance. Best: Renly Baratheon on Game of Thrones How he died: Melisandre’s shadow baby spirit appeared out of nowhere to assassinate him the night before a big battle Why it worked: On a show where you constantly fear for every character’s death, it takes a lot for a death to come completely out of nowhere and surprise you. His death also changed the course of the final battle of Season 2 Worst: Percy on Nikita How he died: Nikita dropped him down 3 stories Why it didn’t work: For two seasons we were operating under the known fact that Percy could not be killed or else hundreds of dirty government secrets would be released to the public, causing mass outrage and panic. And in one minute Birkhoff was able to hack into the black box and contain the information, when he was never able to even entertain the idea that he could? It seemed a little too easy, neat, and tidy to me. Best: Sammy the dog on Revenge How he died: Old age Why it worked: While incredibly sad, Sammy’s death broke down the walls between Emily and Jack, and allowed them to have their first real kiss, which Daniel saw, leading him to break off his engagement to Emily. Worst: Lane Pryce on Mad Men How he died: Committed suicide in his office Why it didn’t work: Fans had theorized that there would be a suicide in Season 5. That the falling man from the opening credits would turn out to be the shadow of slimy Pete Campbell, or even Don Draper. Lane Pryce didn't plummet to his demise (in one of the series' grimmest images, it’s revealed that he hung himself on his office door) but it was the death fans knew was creeping at every corner of the show. An absolute heartbreaker.
  • Win Tickets to See 'The Impossible' and a Q&A with Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Dec 03, 2012
    We told you to keep an eye out for details on how to win the opportunity to attend the 10th annual Variety Screening Series, and we're here to deliver! Since Hollywood.com is a sponsor of this year's series, we are giving you the chance to win 2 tickets to the The Impossible screening in NYC on Dec. 13. The movie screening is followed by an exclusive, intimate Q&A session with the film's stars Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor. The Variety Screening Series is usually only open to awards show voters and VIP guests within the entertainment industry. They’re very private events, but this year we’re offering our readers the chance to get in on the exclusive action. Now is your opportunity to rub shoulders with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars and minds! To earn your shot at the prize and nab this pair of tickets, follow these steps in order: 1. Follow Hollywood.com on Twitter @Hollywood_com. 2. 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If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned by reason of damage by computer virus, worms, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical limitations or failures, strikes, industry conditions, bankruptcy or liquidation, marketplace demands, applicable law, unforeseen obstacles, force majeure events, or any other causes which, in the sole opinion of Hollywood, could corrupt, compromise, undermine, or otherwise affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, viability, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Hollywood reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to modify these Official Rules and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend all or any part of the Sweepstakes, and to select a winner from among all eligible entries received up to the time of such cancellation, termination, modification, or suspension, as applicable. 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Failure to complete, sign and return all required documents within fourteen (14) days of delivery to potential winner's claimed address or return of prizes as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner, at the sole discretion of Hollywood. By entering this Sweepstakes, unless prohibited by law, the potential winners consent to use of his/her respective name, voice, photograph and/or likeness for advertising or publicity purposes for this and similar promotions without compensation, and the potential Grand Prize winner and any guest(s) may be required to provide a signed release acknowledging such consent. Moreover, by entering this Sweepstakes, unless prohibited by law, the potential prize winners agree to grant to the Sweepstakes Providers, and their respective licensees, affiliates, and assigns, the right to print, publish, broadcast, and use, worldwide in any media now known or hereafter developed, including without limitation the World Wide Web, at any time or times, the prize winners’ respective name, likeness (actual or simulated), voice (actual or simulated), and biographical information as news or information and for advertising and promotional purposes without additional consideration; and further without such additional compensation, appear for, or provide biographical information for use in, any presentation or other activity which may include filming/audio/video/electronic or other recordings and/or interviews, as may be determined from time to time by Hollywood in its sole discretion. 6. 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GOVERNING LAW: The Sweepstakes and these Official Rules are governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the substantive laws of the State of Florida (as distinguished from the choice of law rules) and the United States of America applicable to contracts made and performed entirely in Florida and where the relevant contacts are with such state. All applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. 10. MISCELLANEOUS: (a) Dates and Deadlines: Because of the unique nature and scope of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, in addition to those other rights reserved herein, to modify any date(s) or deadline(s) set forth in these Official Rules or otherwise governing the Sweepstakes. (b) Privacy: Information submitted in connection with the Sweepstakes will be treated in accordance with these Official Rules and Hollywood’s Privacy Policy (as may be amended from time to time), currently located at http://www.hollywood.com/corporate_profile/privacy_policy/468709; provided, that in the event of any conflict between these Official Rules and such Privacy Policy, the terms and conditions of these Official Rules shall prevail. By entering this Sweepstakes, you agree that Hollywood.com may share your personal information with the Sweepstakes Providers for the purpose of prize fulfillment in the event that you are chosen as a potential winner. 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(d) Winner: For a list of winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope after __12/5/12____ to: Winners List, “Variety Screening Series Ticket Giveaway – The Impossible” Sweepstakes, Hollywood.com, Inc., 2255 Glades Road, Suite 221A, Boca Raton, Florida 33431. Requests for Winners List must be received by __12/12/12____. WA and VT residents may omit return postage. (e) Rules Requests: To receive a copy of these complete rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Official Rules, “_Variety Screening Series Ticket Giveaway – The Impossible” Sweepstakes, Hollywood.com, Inc., 2255 Glades Road, Suite 221A, Boca Raton, Florida 33431. Requests for Official Rules must be received by __12/12/12___. WA and VT residents may omit return postage.