Movie Review: Sense and Sensibility

Ask any woman on the planet and she’ll tell you that Jane Austen was one of the most romantic writers in the history of time. Though Austen never got married, her novels delved deep into the human soul and the emotions that romance evokes. One of the best examples of her romantic writing ability is “Sense and Sensibility” which was first published in 1811. While the story takes place two-hundred years ago, it still captures the hearts of readers. The story also happens to capture the hearts of movie lovers. In December 1995, the movie wowed woman not only with the retelling of such a classic story, but with the use of great acting. Let’s take a closer look into why “Sense and Sensibility” is one of the best romantic movies of all time.

The Story

“Sense and Sensibility” is definitely what you would call a “chick flick”. In fact, the movie is almost two hours worth of heartache. Austen had the ability to create fully rounded characters that readers were able to connect with. Even in the movie, viewers fall in love with the characters and feel the same emotions as they do. Watching the main characters have their hearts broken touches you so deeply and when everyone finds happiness, you cry from sheer joy. How is it possible that a movie can affect you in such a way? It all boils down to great acting.

The Acting

“Sense and Sensibility” was destined to be a great movie from the very beginning. Not only was the story line one that would appeal to women all over the country, but the actors and actresses chosen for the lead characters were unbeatable. The most important character in the book, Elinor, was played by Emma Thompson. Thompson held her ground as a strong-willed character, while also being able to show such deep emotions. Another star actor in the film was Hugh Grant, who played the role of Edward. The scene where Edward tells Elinor of his love and that he’s left his finance are cinema gold. Of course, this film cannot be reviewed without mentioning the talent of Alan Rickman. Rickman played the part of Colonel Christopher Brandon, a man who has seen much heartache in his time and loves a woman who may never love him back. As any fan of Rickman can tell you, anything he touches turns to pure gold.

Yes, this move may be almost 20 years old, but it captures the love story written by Austen in the early 1800s so well. The acting in this movie is some of the best you will ever see. It’s highly recommend to any woman that has a deep love for romance and stellar British acting.

Nichol Linebrink is a full-time writer who enjoys reviewing movies, music, and videos. She also writes about technology and  and how electronic leasing sites like www.presta.com can help people gain access to technology they may have otherwise been unable to afford.

Hollywood Fun Facts

It is true that all work and no play makes a man dull.  One cannot be always confined in the academic and professional world.  A person must have some form of relaxation or a way to unwind and get away from all the worries that the world brings.  One way or form of “transcending” yourself from your usual day activities is treating yourself or entertaining by reading some books and magazines, watching television, or maybe a movie.  And there is nothing so interesting, exciting, fun and relaxing to watch than a good Hollywood-made movie.  What’s so “intriguing” about Hollywood?  Let’s all find out….

History. Hollywood is one of the many districts that compose Los Angeles in the US.  The same is also considered one of the busiest places in the world.  It is most often called the motion picture industry capital of the United States.  “Tinseltown” as some would describe it; Hollywood traces its rose to stardom as early as 1906.  It was then that the “Rose City Line” (a streetcar line constructed in the middle of the district) route that gave way to the growth and development of Hollywood.  If you’re trying to reach the place, there’s a slim chance for you not to miss it because of that ever famous Hollywood sign.  It was a real estate man by the name of Harry Chandler who put that gigantic sign to advertise “Hollywoodland”.  This sign took him an exact $21,000 in expense and that the advertisement would only be good for eighteen (18) months.  1939 was the year when the sign was finally illuminated by four thousand bulbs with an assigned person on it to take care of its maintenance.  The letters L, A, N and D were removed in 1949.  The sign has been in that same spot for almost 80 years.

Golden Era. Experts and historians alike say that the “boom” period or the Golden Era when Hollywood became “Hollywood” was during the 1930’s and 1940’s.  It was the film industry’s rendezvous point as other countries have suffered tremendous economic problems during the World War.  These events gave rise to Hollywood’s commercial success.  The glamour and the spotlight of the film industry then was on Germany but it shifted since the US was less tormented in the war.

Throughout the 1930’s and 1940’s, Hollywood house hold names would include stars such as Clark Gable, Judy Garland, Bette Davis, Ronald Reagan (yes, the President), Liz Taylor and many more. This era also marked the rising of big and wealthy film producers and studios like the 20th Century Fox, MGM, Universal and Paramount.  There were approximately 7,000 films were made during this period as it was believed that more than 75 million people queue to see at least one movie a week. (Including the paparazzis!)

The Second World War threat became an opportunity for big-time film makers because these were the times that films with a “patriotic” ideology were made.  These films were made as a medium to bond each one during these rather frightening years.  There were also short documentaries made during this time aside from the above film mood.  It was also during this time that famous comic duos and comedy flicks rose to stardom.  The western “cowboy” settings in movies were also a favorite during this era.  However, the release of this movies in the later part of the era were less watched and admired by the fans as they were now busy with the emergence of another form of entertainment that is very much alike the movies – the television.

Hollywood’s interesting Landmarks. Hollywood is not just famous for its glamorous and extravagant aura in the world of film making.  It is likewise known for some worth-visiting landmarks.  Hollywood is home to the Celebrity Graves and Celebrity Houses as well.  There is also the Hollywood Bowl (an amphitheater for music performances).  Near to this is the ever historical “Barn”.  It is believed that the world’s full length movie was recorded inside it.  It is also houses the Hollywood Heritage Museum.  The famous Hollywood Hotel is also a must-see destination because it is where the elite members of the showbiz industry of then and now gather to have lunch or dinner.

How can Hollywood be complete without its theaters?  There is the monumental Grauman’s Chinese Theater.  As one of Hollywood’s famous tourist attractions, the Chinese theater houses a handful of Chinese artifacts.  On one of its portions, you will find the foot and hand prints of some of movie world’s icons and legends such as that of Marilyn Monroe and John Wayne.

Live shows and world premieres are commonly staged at Hollywood’s El Capitan Theater.  At the heart of our “tinsel town” is home to the “Kodak Theater”.  It holds a 3,000 seating capacity and is likewise the permanent venue to the Academy Awards.  Aside from these famous theaters, there are also the Egyptian and Pantages Theaters.  These ones are in charge of featuring the “behind-the-scenes” of movies and such other related features.

To miss the integral part of our Hollywood travel which is the Hollywood Walk of Fame, is not a valid excuse.  It is a three and a half (3½) mile stretch of pointed stars along the sidewalk where famous names of the stars as well as those who people who have achieved a great contribution in the industry are embedded on it.

There can never be a Hollywood so popular without the award giving bodies that continuously recognizes the ingenuity, talent and abilities of actors and actresses as well as the people behind the film.  The most prestigious award giving body is the Hollywood’s Academy Awards or the “Oscars”.  It was founded in 1927 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and was able to hold its first Awards night in 1929.  Below are some noteworthy dates that were memorable especially in Hollywood film making industry with regards to the Oscars:

  • 1972 – A special award was given to the legendary Charlie Chaplin;
  • 1983 – The British film “Gandhi” wins 8 Oscars;
  • 1988 – The film “The Last Emperor” wins 9 Oscars;
  • 1998 – “Titanic” wins 11 Oscars

Now let’s dive into some fun and interesting notes as well as information about our movies, stars and everything Hollywood.  Do you know that …?

  • The highest paid actor today is Mr. Hancock himself, Will Smith. He’s actually worth 80 million dollars a movie. (my, that’s a lot!).
  • The highest paid actress on the other hand is Cameron Diaz at 50 million dollars per movie.
  • During his visit to London, the ever so famous Charlie Chaplin once received 73,000 letters in just two days! (his eyes really must have got tired!)
  • Zorro’s Catherine Zeta Jones has a candy family business but did not mainly give-in to her “sweet cravings” in spite their house was full of it.
  • In order to see how well he acts, producers and film organizers had to push the “slow motion” button to see Bruce Lee in action (Eat your heart out Daphne!)
  • As convincing as she is when acting, Julia Roberts’ left eye really tears up when she is nervous.
  • Main movie characters are three times more likely to smoke than others in reality.
  • The exposure of the Marlboro brand in the movies in the 90’s was ten times more than other cigarette brands.
  • Pixar and Walt Disney’s may have not noticed this as there was a 2/3 increase of the inclusion of tobacco use in animated and children’s films in 1996-97.
  • Then film producer Hal Wallis once said that the only sure thing in show business is an Elvis Presley movie.
  • That the original title of the Elvis movie “Love me tender” was oddly coined as “The Reno Brothers”.
  • A film reviewer once commented on Elvis’ acting and said that the good-looking guy suffers from itchy underwear and hot shoes (which raised him to stardom).
  • In the classic movie “Godfather”, an orange is always seen somewhere in the scene before someone is killed
  • “The Jazz Singer” (1927) is the first film to introduce dialogues.
  • The first movie to show a woman wearing nothing but bra is “The Psycho” (1960).
  • The first Technicolor film was “The Gulf Between Us” (1917).
  • Hollywood’s most perfect couple, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are considered one of the most powerful actor and actress in the world by Guinness Book of Records
  • James Bond stars are mostly 6 feet above in height (Daniel Craig excluded. He’s 5’10).
  • And these major role players should be or must have an Irish blood.
  • The most expensive film ever made really wasn’t Titanic nor Spiderman 3 but the Leo Tolstoy classic “War and Peace”. If adjusted, it would cost a whopping $700 million!
  • John Rambo, Rocky Balboa and Sylvester Stallone all share the same birthday – July 6.
  • The real life Charlie Chaplin once tried out for a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.  He never won as he finished third.

The world of Hollywood entertainment and film industry has been keeping our eyes glued to our televisions sets and movie houses for such a long time already.  It has also been keeping the imaginations and unique talents of people who work in their realms busy.  Day in and day out, with or without war or depression or crisis of whatever kind, it is always so amazing to see how we could cope up with all these hardships through proper enjoyment and relaxation brought about by Hollywood in all its aspects.

The Bio and Controversies of Britney Spears

Even after Britney stopped her acting and singing career for several years due to marriage, childbirth, and emotional breakdowns, she remains one of the most watched and most controversial people in Hollywood. Born in McComb, Mississippi, she was first viewed as a cute teenager who used to perform with the Disney Channel Mickey Mouse Club with Justin Timberlake. In fact, Britney and Justin became a couple for some time after they reached the height of their career.

And Justin Timberlake was not the only popular star she became associated with at a young age, other cast members included Christina Aguilera, Keri Russell (from the show Felicity), Jason Chasez (from the band NSYNC), Ryan Gosling. But aside from Justin Timberlake who eventually came into his own after his gig with Nsync, Britney surpassed them all.

She was catapulted into stardom after the release of her first single, “Baby One More Time” and she never looked back since then. The single was not only a hit in the United States but in many other countries as well. But her second single, “Oops!…I Did It Again” was the single that sealed her fate. After debuting number one, it was huge. Britney became a household name. At the tender age of 17, she had to deal with stardom and all the things that went with it. This was probably the main reasons for her break downs later on.

On January 3, 2004, she married Jason Alexander, a childhood friend. They were married for a mere 55 hours before getting a divorce. Following this wedding, her second album was released and became a worldwide hit. After several months, Britney announced her engagement to Kevin Federline, a dancer. He has two children with an actress named Shar Jackson.

In September 18, 2004, they finally tied the knot. But this marriage was not meant to have a happy ending. On the contrary, Britney’s most notorious behaviors will manifest itself during her wedding. Kevin Federline and Britney Spears are to have two children: Sean Preston and Jayden James. But the couple finally divorced in 2006 because of “irreconcilable differences”.

Some of the controversies Britney became involved in include shaving her head bald on national television, flashing herself while getting out of a car, and her court case regarding her kids. After all these challenges and controversies, Britney is finally trying to bring herself back together. Only time will tell if it is already too late or not.  The Bio and Controversies of Britney Spears

Even after Britney stopped her acting and singing career for several years due to marriage, childbirth, and emotional breakdowns, she remains one of the most watched and most controversial people in Hollywood. Born in McComb, Mississippi, she was first viewed as a cute teenager who used to perform with the Disney Channel Mickey Mouse Club with Justin Timberlake. In fact, Britney and Justin became a couple for some time after they reached the height of their career.

And Justin Timberlake was not the only popular star she became associated with at a young age, other cast members included Christina Aguilera, Keri Russell (from the show Felicity), Jason Chasez (from the band NSYNC), Ryan Gosling. But aside from Justin Timberlake who eventually came into his own after his gig with Nsync, Britney surpassed them all.

She was catapulted into stardom after the release of her first single, “Baby One More Time” and she never looked back since then. The single was not only a hit in the United States but in many other countries as well. But her second single, “Oops!…I Did It Again” was the single that sealed her fate. After debuting number one, it was huge. Britney became a household name. At the tender age of 17, she had to deal with stardom and all the things that went with it. This was probably the main reasons for her break downs later on.

On January 3, 2004, she married Jason Alexander, a childhood friend. They were married for a mere 55 hours before getting a divorce. Following this wedding, her second album was released and became a worldwide hit. After several months, Britney announced her engagement to Kevin Federline, a dancer. He has two children with an actress named Shar Jackson.

In September 18, 2004, they finally tied the knot. But this marriage was not meant to have a happy ending. On the contrary, Britney’s most notorious behaviors will manifest itself during her wedding. Kevin Federline and Britney Spears are to have two children: Sean Preston and Jayden James. But the couple finally divorced in 2006 because of “irreconcilable differences”.

Some of the controversies Britney became involved in include shaving her head bald on national television, flashing herself while getting out of a car, and her court case regarding her kids. After all these challenges and controversies, Britney is finally trying to bring herself back together. Only time will tell if it is already too late or not.

Bollywood vs. Hollywood

It seems that Bollywood is catching up to Hollywood. Bollywood was born in 1899. Hollywood came along in 1910. It is actually amazing to me that Bollywood produces more films than Hollywood. It is located in the heart of India in Bombay. Bollywood actually produces 5 times the amount of movies then Hollywood does. The actors and actresses work harder then those of Hollywood films and for less money. Usually, they will be working on a few films at a time. Well they must be doing something right. The Bollywood films not without their problems. The plot lines seem to all be about love and there is no variety. How many times can you watch a love film without getting bored? Apart from this bollywood, viewers exceed Hollywood viewers.

Then there are those who rave about the Bollywood film industry. There are films on the list that should be seen in order for an individual to get the full effect of these movies. One such film is Dil Chata Hai. It is more westernized and apparently won an Oscar. The costumes and props in most of these films are amazing. I would probably want to watch more just for the costumes!  The men are usually as pretty as the women are which just seems wrong! They are usually a dance performance and can at times be too cheesy. Well I guess a vast portion of the world loves the cheese because these films are viewed in Pakistan, Israel, Arab regions, Africa and even the USSR. That surprised me. I had no idea Russians were interested in Bollywood?

Therefore, this begs the question. How important is Bollywood to Hollywood? It would seem they are looking at new focuses from the recent release of The Love Guru. Bollywood growing popularity comes from their stars too. Aishwarya Rai a prominent actor has gained popularity in our western world.  The first time I saw a picture of her I thought she was stunning! No wonder she was the former Miss World! She has appeared in such television shows as 60 minutes and Oprah Winfrey. You know if you get to appear on Oprah, you are going places. Bollywood is definitely trying to influence our western way of thinking by incorporating English into their films. In fact there are films that are now entirely in English. Okay, so that is a good start.

Well Hollywood and Bollywood have something in common, “Scandal”. There are rumors of how Bollywood films are funded. Of course, we all know there is daily scandal surrounding Hollywood and its stars. Someone is divorcing, separating, cheating etc. All you have to do is walk into any convenience, drug or supermarket to learn the latest Hollywood gossip. Let us face it we are all entranced with Hollywood stars. If there weren’t so much scandal and intrigue, how would they sell magazines? Will Bollywood ever entrance us the same way? Is Bollywood destined to remain in the shadows of the Hollywood empire?

Juicy Hollywood Breakups of 2008

This has been a very tumultuous year for couples in Hollywood. There have been some major divorces and breakups. Some of the more prominent divorces were Robin Williams and his wife Marcia Garcia Williams.  Then there was Liv Tyler and Royston Langdon. I guess two rockers just can’t co-habitat.  Carrie Underwood the country crooner went through a public separation.

The mega superstar Madonna split from her husband Guy Ritchie. This was a big one. They both have mega money so finances are not an issue. It must be nice to not fight about money like us regular Joes. Madonna is linked to the baseball player Alex Rodriguez. Could this have been the final nail in their coffin when it came to the marriage? Well it certainly does not help when you are trying to save your marriage. On the other hand, was she?

We all know about Hugh Hefner and his Playboy Mansion complete with grotto. However, you may not have known that Hugh actually had three full time girlfriends. Now he has two. He split from Holly Madison. Holly wanted to have kids but Hef was not producing, so to speak. Hugh is not crying into his brandy. In fact, he is already searching for a new bunny to bounce around the mansion!

In a twist of fate, Nicollete Sheridan of Desperate Housewives began dating Michael Bolton for the second time around. They dated from 1992-1997 and then rekindled their love in 2005. This time around, they even went so far as to be engaged. It looked like it was finally time for them to walk down the aisle. Then all of a sudden the engagement was off and they were separated. It was all hush, hush from there and they asked that the public respect their privacy. Okay….I think someone forgot to tell them that they were famous!

Of course, who can forget the breakup between Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer? There are different stories about what led up to the breakup but apparently, Jen ended it because John was not ready to be in a monogamous relationship and wanted to sow his oats. On the other hand, John told reporters that Jen was the smartest and most sophisticated woman he had ever met. Well that is ironic. If she was so great, why did he feel the need to cheat on her?

Another big Hollywood star Bill Murray split from his wife Jennifer Butler Murray. Jennifer apparently sued her husband after 10 years of marriage citing drug abuse, adultery, abandonment and physical abuse. Wow, that is quite a list! Who knew? Jennifer even requested a restraining order against the actor when she filed the lawsuit. I guess she really wants to keep him away. Well it looks like this ghost buster has been busted!

One break-up personally touched me. I am a big Shania Twain fan. When she split from her marriage of 14 years to Mutt Lange, it hurt. They had gone through so much together over the years and Mutt really pulled out the real Shania. He left her for their secretary and manager of their Switzerland Chalet. Personally, I think he is a fool. There will never be another Shania!

Sarah Palin From Politics to Television

One of the most popular shows on television could have a new edition. Desperate Housewives of the network ABC is rumored to be keen to have Governor Sarah Palin 44, to join its cast. She will join actors Eva Longoria and Terri Hatcher as they weave through the complexities of their lives and loves and dramas on this evening soap. Wisteria Lane will never be the same.  Marc Cherry is very excited to have Sarah join them on the season five finale. Marc is apparently a great fan of Sarah and sees her as a perfect fit for the show. He feels she will blend right in and can just be herself. Disney is eating up the idea. They feel it will bring in tremendous ratings just like her appearance on “Saturday Night Live”. I think she could bring in a whole new demographic to the show. What do you think?

Sarah Palin was the running mate of John McCain in the recent U.S. campaign. Unfortunately, she did not run fast enough. Sarah who hails from Alaska has dubbed herself a hokey mom…i.e. mean “hockey mom”. She has five children and loves to hunt. With a funny twist, Sarah had a habit of wearing pantsuits throughout the White House race making her look like the character of the uptight, multi-tasked Bree Van De Kamp from Desperate Housewives. The show is so popular that it is currently into its fifth season. You would think a show like this would pull in a female fan base but men are starting to watch the show too. My father-in-law watches it and we discuss it over the phone. Many people love Sarah but there are those who feel that she is not prepared for interviews. On the other hand, she feels that she comes across more honest that way. So how would she do with lines for such a popular television show?

However, some think that Sarah is uninformed and just not cut out for politics and public speaking. They feel that a role like this would be just what the doctor ordered to get her out of her fog. It is quite a jump from vice-presidential candidate to actor. The fact is that even many people in her home of Alaska are tired of hearing about her escapades and have no love loss for Sarah. They think she is just white trash! Hollywood is Hollywood and stories and gossip abound. I actually feel sorry for Sarah. It must be hard being thrown into such a stressful role. Let us face it without it without gossip we would not watch the shows or buy the magazines and this story is no different. It does not hurt that Sarah is a good-looking woman and a good fit for the sometimes-vain world of television. She would definitely fit in with the world of Bree, Gaby, Lynette, Susan and Edie.

As a fan of the show, I would like to see Sarah added to the cast. It could add a completely new level of intrigue. Of course, the show is full of intrigue already. It is estimated to have anywhere from 115 to 119 million viewers. Could that number be bumped up? Will Sarah be that new character in this ongoing saga? Tune in and find out.

Playboy Magazine: A Lifetime of Controversies

Playboy Magazine has always been surrounded by controversies. The very nature of the magazine attracts scandals, speculations, and publicity. From Hefner’s conquests to magazine’s playmates, the activities and lives of the people associated with the magazine has fascinated, shocked, and ignited the imagination of men throughout the world.

But the name “Playboy” which has now been associated with bunnies, black ties, and stars wasn’t supposed to be named thus. In fact, the magazine’s original title was supposed to be Stag Party. Hefner only changed it at almost the last minute when the Stag Magazine threatened with a lawsuit if they use this name. So Hefner and Playboy’s co-founder Eldon Sellers choose the name Playboy instead. It was named after the Playboy Automobile Company where Seller’s mother hand worked.

The first issue of Playboy Magazine was released in December 1953. It didn’t contain any date as the founders were unsure about how sales will turn out. As it was, the issue was actually sold out within weeks. It had Marilyn Monroe as the centerfold. Circulation of the first issue was pegged at around 54,000. Right now, near mint condition editions of the first issue can sell at $5,000 or more in the marketplace.

Ever since the first success of the magazine, endless scandals had appeared since then. Whether these rumors contained a grain of truth or not, nobody can deny that it is always entertaining to hear them. For example, in the 1950’s to the late 1970’s, the “P” in the Playboy logo contains stars around the letter. Some people claimed that this was the rating Hefner gave the Playmate according to the number he slept with her, her attractiveness, and how great she was in the bedroom. However, the stars were actually an indication of the regional advertising region of that printing.

Aside from controversies surrounding the centerfold and Hefner, Playboy is also notable for its Q-A style discussion with influential individuals of the time. For example, Playboy had featured an interview with Martin Luther King, Yoko Ono, and Malcolm X among others. Jimmy Carter has also been quoted by Playboy as saying “I’ve committed adultery in my heart many times”. These interviews reflect the pop culture and the perspectives of different eras.

There are now many editions of Playboy around the world. The magazine has licensed publishers from other countries to adapt Playboy to the local culture and preference. But seldom has there been a success story as large as that of the original.

Being Gay in Hollywood

Everywhere you look in Hollywood, there are new personalities are coming “out” everyday. Whether in real life or in television shows, being gay has never been as accepted or been as popular. In the “Goode Family”, there is a lesbian couple. In “Dirty Sexy Money”, there is a transsexual who’s having an affair with one of the main characters. And in “Mad Men”, Salvatore Romano marries a woman while pining for a male colleague.

Clearly, the message is, “if you’re gay then the time to come out is now.” Hiding in the closet is no longer tolerated. Some people who display gay tendencies but don’t want to be gay are being forced to admit that they are gay. But is this type of culture really healthy? Is today’s society actually encouraging people to become gay? What if a gay person wants to stop his “gayness”? Should the media deny him this right?

People are being encouraged to accept themselves as they “really” are. In fact, countless people have observed that they have never seen so many gay, bisexual, lesbian, and transgender individuals in their life.

Hollywood has done much to make gays and lesbians accepted in everyday American life. Even as fictional gay characters are promoting “gayness”, real life gay individuals such as Neil Patrick Harris, Ellen DeGeneres, and Lindsay Lohan are promoting this way of life.

From a certain perspective, it would seem that the media is inadvertently promoting gays and lesbians. In fact, this campaign has been going on for years that people cannot help but listen. Gay rights are now one of the hottest topics in Hollywood and even at the courts.

Hollywood can say that what it wants. No, everyone has their own freedom of choice, they’re either gay or they aren’t gay. However, instead of focusing too much attention of gay couples and scandals, it would have been better for them to encourage men to claim their masculinity and for females to claim their femininity.

After all, despite everything else, if a male has been born a male, he ought to have some masculine characteristics inside him. Instead of coercing his feminine side to come out, encouraging “gay” individuals to become more masculine might be better for him and for society. The same is true for females. Instead of telling them that being “masculine” is right, Hollywood should encourage women to claim their femininity or not interfere at all.

Top 5 Hollywood Scandals

Hollywood always has its fair share of screwed up actors and actresses who don’t know any other way to spend money but on alcohol, drugs, and sex. These sorts of scandals no longer shock us but there are certain controversies that still manage to astonish our cynical palate.

As long as there are celebrities, there will be scandals. And as Paris Hilton’s love movie shows, audiences do not discriminate when it comes to these shockers. So here are some of the top 5 Hollywood scandals so far:

1. Rob Lowe – long before Paris Hilton and Pamela Anderson got busy, Rob Lowe rocked the Hollywood sexy scene. The then-25 year old invited two girls, one of them was 16, over to his hotel. After their carnal act was captured on video, Lowe went to the bathroom while the girls left with the tape and money. A part of the video was leaked and sparked frenzy. The actor settled with the teenager to avoid charges. His career virtually bounced back and he landed ropes on the “West Wing” and became part of Governor Schwarzenegger’s staff.

2. Hugh Grant – before he hooked up with Divine Brown in 1995, Grant was known as a stammering charmer his characters were projected. He was also known to be intensely devoted to Elizabeth Hurley. But this image disappeared when he was discovered with Brown. When the police told Brown who her client was, she demanded “Who the hell is Hugh Grant?” Soon, everybody knew about them and Grant responded with “I did a bad thing and there you have it.”

3. Winona Ryder – after being caught with felony, the Oscar nominated actress made the headlines. The actress did not escape charges; she was sentenced to three years probation, $10,000 in fines, and 480 hours worth of community service. Her career had been downhill since.

4. Paris Hilton – would this list be complete without the Pink Princess? Paris Hilton’s video was downloaded by millions of curious fans across the world. But if Hilton released the movie to make her career leap, it soared. She has been the object of tabloids to fashion magazine ever since.

5. Woody Allen – after his affair with longtime partner Mia Farrow’s adopted daughter was discovered, scandals after scandal hit Hollywood in 1993. Allen and Farrow fought for custody battle and Allen got what he wanted. He married Soon-Yi in 1997.  But his career was never the same after that.