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44. Hollywood Stars and Tourists
Tourists from around the world visit Hollywood. Buses
them past the Hollywood sign. At Grauman's Chinese
, they press their hands into the imprints of
stars who long ago pressed their hands into
cement. Tourists pause at the gold stars in
sidewalks with the movie stars' names on them.
drive past movie stars' houses. Tourists hope to
a star chatting with friends or tanning by
pool. Unfortunately, most of the houses are behind
hedges or down long winding driveways; tourists are
to even see a chimney.
And finally, tourists
pictures everywhere and with everyone. A popular picture
in Hollywood is with movie characters like Chewbacca
However, Chewbacca might not be so
anymore. Last week, outside Grauman's, Chewbacca gave two
female tourists a hard time. He kept trying
hug them as they took pictures of each
. The tour bus driver yelled at Chewbacca to
the ladies alone. Chewbacca took off his headpiece,
over to the driver, and head-butted him. The
fell to the sidewalk. Someone called 911, and
cops came and arrested Chewbacca.
Chewbacca was not
. "Women come to America looking for Prince Charming,
here I am!" he shouted to all.
they leave him in jail," said a tourist,
saw the whole incident. "That guy's an idiot."