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With sweeping tax credits provided to film and television productions that spend more than $500,000 in the state, Georgia is the second most popular filming location in the world and number one in the United States.

It's likely you've seen the state onscreen in productions like The Walking Dead and Black Panther. In 2017, film and television productions brought nearly $10 billion in spending to the state.

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Mark Hamill on March 23, 2018 in New York City and Donald Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame Star after being vandalized on July 25, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images and Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images)

In 2007, Donald Trump received a star on the fabled Hollywood Walk of Fame for his role in producing the Miss Universe pageant. While The Apprentice had appeared on television by then, the far more successful incarnation of the show, The Celebrity Apprentice did not debut until 2008.

But now, after repeated vandalism that either created a mess—like spray paint or protest stickers—or damaged or completely demolished Trump's star, the city of West Hollywood wants the star gone. The city council voted unanimously on Monday to petition Los Angeles and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to remove it.

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Hollywood paid tribute to legendary comedian and filmmaker Jerry Lewis after his publicist confirmed he'd passed away at his home in Las Vegas at the age of 91.

Actor Robert De Niro, who worked with Lewis on 1982's The King of Comedy, praised him as a trailblazer in a statement released to the press. "Jerry was a pioneer in comedy and film. And he was a friend. I was fortunate to have seen him a few times over the past couple of years," DeNiro wrote. "Even at 91, he didn't miss a beat... Or a punchline. You'll be missed."

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Debbie Reynolds, who rose to prominence as wide-eyed starlet Kathy Selden in 1952's Singin' in the Rain and whose career took her from Hollywood to Broadway and the cabaret stage, died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, after reportedly suffering a stroke at her son's home. She was 84. Reynolds was hospitalized only a day after the death of her daughter, actress and author Carrie Fisher of Star Wars fame. Fisher suffered a heart attack near the end of a transatlantic flight from London to Los Angeles on December 23 and was treated at a nearby hospital, where she later died.

Born Mary Frances Reynolds in 1932, Reynolds won the Miss Burbank beauty contest while still a high school student and soon after landed a contract with Warner Brothers, where she acquired her new name. She first garnered attention in a memorable role as the singer Helen Kane in the 1950 musical biopic, Three Little Words. She scored a top-three hit with the song "Aba Daba Honeymoon," a duet with Carleton Carpenter, the following year.

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Feature: [Telegraph, The Wrap, Fortune, NYT]

The path to fame or obscurity can feel arbitrary–a lifelong battle to be at the right place at the right time. The right place for actors used to be endless casting calls and talent agency message boards. Now those seeking stardom look to the internet.

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