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Hollywood tour buses focus on new generation of celebrities

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Hollywood tour operators are now offering visits to the sites where stars and B-level celebrities have died, dined, fought, committed crimes and thrown headline-grabbing tantrums.

Next month, the largest tour operator in Los Angeles, Starline Tours, will team up with the celebrity news source TMZ to create a guided tour that cruises past the sites where TMZ has reported its biggest celebrity scoops.

It's an attempt, tour promoters say, to attract the younger visitors who are more interested in the happenings of reality TV stars such as Kim Kardashian than the homes of actors Lucille Ball or Lionel Barrymore.

Read the full story: Celebrity gawking gets a new twist in Hollywood

-- Hugo Martin

Photo: Tourists take a ride with Starline Tours. Credit: Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times

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Take a long look at this vehicle, it has no roof, like many 15 passenger vans being used by these companies, they cut off the roofs.
What they fail to do is install a roll bar for safety in the event of a roll over.
I have spoken to elected representatives on the pjhone about this concern, but as we see here?
The vehicles remain with out roll bars to protect occupants.

Thanks for pointing that out Stewart, but you should know by now that it takes a tragedy of major proportions for elected officials to do anything that might concern that public's safety.


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