I only spent a few hours in L.A. Within those few hours, we hiked up to the Hollywood sign (a nice hike! Better than expected!), got picked up by a writer for the T.V. show Jackass and taken back to our car and tested by scientologists on the streets. Of course, we also tried out the hand and footprints on the streets.
Hollywood - Of course you fake it, until you make it. But there's a misconception in being "fake" (no integrity) and those who are taking on their vision/dream in order to make it. There is a very huge distinction.
Where to Eat in Las Vegas - we ate our way down The Strip. SO many great places!! LVB Burgers and Bar, Buddy V's, Old Homestead, Carmine's, Public House, Carbone, Mon Ami Gabi, Bouchon Bakery, Lavo - don't miss this! Something for everyone!