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Hollywood tour buses focus on new generation of celebrities

April 3, 2011 |  7:06 pm

Star tours

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