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5 Dark Facts About Hollywood You May Not Know

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  • We rarely look past the money and fame when it comes to Hollywood but recent scandals have made people wonder about what really goes on behind the scenes.

    Check out some dark facts and stories about Hollywood that will definitely change your perspective.

    Eating Disorders

    Big stars are usually under a lot of pressure because their every move is being monitored. When they live in the spotlight, they will definitely get judged if they change their appearance or gain weight.

    They can be pressured into losing weight by fans or even their own managers. Sometimes, celebrities have to resort to some unhealthy methods to stay thin.

    Stars like Lady Gaga, Naomi Watts, and Demi Lovato have all said that they struggled with bulimia because of the pressure.

    Hollywood Mafia

    Very few people know that Hollywood has a dark past. It's said that back in the 1950s, a gangster named Mickey Cohen was running the mafia and his crime units were allegedly in charge of all of Hollywood and the movie industry.

    Cohen liked to dress up in flashy custom suits, owned casinos, and various business and used extortion to get what he wanted from celebrities.

    Celebrities Hire the Paparazzi

    Paparazzi are everywhere in Hollywood, and while it seems like they are something that celebrities just can't get rid of, the truth might be completely different.

    Some celebrities like Kim Kardashian are known for faking their paparazzi photos and even hiring a personal paparazzo to accompany them everywhere and then take staged paparazzi photos.

    The stars get to see every photo and decide which one they will sell to tabloids and magazines.

    Fixers

    When celebs have to put out a fire, and they run out of options, they can call a fixer to take care of their problems.

    Fixers can be hired to bury big scandals and save the reputation of the stars who called them.

    Michael Sitrick has been working as a fixer for many years, and he is usually responsible for spinning a negative story and turning it into a positive one.

    If you see some negative press about a celebrity and after that a lot of positive press about the same celebrity, it's definitely a fixer working hard to protect their image.

    Age Stereotypes

    A couple of years ago, an actress sued IMDb because the website published her real age.

    The actress, Junie Hoang, claimed that youth is the key to success in the movie industry, and said that the website made her lose some jobs.

    Even though she didn't win the lawsuit, the public saw yet again how ageism is still a big issue. Back in 2016, Margot Robbie was investigated by the media because of lying about her real age.

    These two examples show the harsh truth about ageism in the movie industry.

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