Hollywood Health & Society

Providing the entertainment industry with free, expert information for storylines on health and climate change.

The South Korean horror movie "The Host" depicts a society’s crisis in confidence over a mysterious monster, and mirrors in some way the recent outbreak of the MERS virus.

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Our Real to Squeal! newsletter—Halloween comes early—features chilling stories about a horror film, "The Host," and how it reflects the recent MERS outbreak in South Korea; melting glaciers giving up their dead; and a street drug with often zombie-like effects.

panel at hollywood and dine event

What's New

Expo Milano 2015 was the scene of a multimedia event by the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center titled "Hollywood and Dine: The Image and Impact of Food in Entertainment."

director louie psihoyos

Events Calendar

The message to take away from "Racing Extinction," the new film from Oscar-winning director Louis Psihoyos ("The Cove"), is this: If climate change goes unchecked, humanity won’t go out with a bang but more likely with a whimper.

Oct 12 #Obamacare coverage improves chances of viral suppression for Americans with #HIV http://t.co/nhScp4xluX http://t.co/wcZLeVaeSQ
Oct 12 RT @LearCenter: Twenty Years Ago, Lisa Simpson Gave Up Meat and Changed the Image of Vegetarians on TV http://t.co/Z5x160L5Mr #Entertainmen
Oct 12 Exxon's own research decades ago confirmed fossil fuel role in global warming. http://t.co/nWQl78bXAc
Oct 12 #LawandOrder viewers have a better understanding of sexual consent vs. assault, research shows. http://t.co/gKJ9WGOujL @nbcsvu

Hollywood and Dine

at Expo Milano 2015

Watch “Hollywood and Dine: The Image and Impact of Food in Entertainment,” the multimedia event that included new research previewed at Expo Milano 2015.


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