Hollywood.com

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Hollywood.com
Founded 1995; 21 years ago (1995)
Headquarters Boca Raton, Florida, United States
Website hollywood.com
Type of site Entertainment
Available in English

Hollywood.com is a U.S. news website covering English-language popular culture, including films, television, and celebrities.

The website publishes reviews and other news articles, and hosts discussion forums for its readers. It is financed by advertisements and by film ticket sales through the site.[1] It claimed 11.2 million monthly visitors as of November 2011.[2]

Owned by Hollywood.com, LLC, the site was founded in around 1995.[1] In 2000, 35 of the 50 employees at the site's Santa Monica office were laid off in an effort to cut costs by focusing operations on the company's headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida.[3] Laurie S. Silvers and Mitchell Rubenstein, the majority shareholders of parent company Project Hollywood, purchased Baseline StudioSystems, an online database and research service on the film and television industries, from The New York Times Company in 2011.[4] In 2014, they sold Baseline to Gracenote, a subsidiary of Tribune Media.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kapko, Matt (February 11, 2009). "Hollywood.com Redesign To Launch As Early As Tonight". CBS News / paidContent. Retrieved July 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ "About us". Hollywood.com. Retrieved July 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ Armstrong, Mark (September 25, 2000). "Hollywood.com Pulls Switcheroo". E! Online. Retrieved July 16, 2012. 
  4. ^ "NY Times Sells TV/Movie Database Baseline". Deadline.com. October 7, 2011. 
  5. ^ Spangler, Todd (September 3, 2014). "Tribune Media's Gracenote Acquires Baseline for $50 Million Cash". Variety. Retrieved February 8, 2016. 

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