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SUSAN STERNER

Emmys: Billy Crystal to pay tribute to Williams

Billy Crystal will pay tribute to Robin Williams, his longtime friend and fellow comedian, at next week's Emmy Awards.

"Facing Our Truth: Ten-Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege" CTG Youth Summit.

Trayvon Martin's death explored in a short play

Playwright Dan O'Brien and composer Quetzal Flores collaborated on a 10-minute drama with music titled "The Ballad of George Zimmerman."

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'Turtle Power' doc traces 30 years of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Randall Lobb, who by day is a high school English teacher, is the filmmaker behind "Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles."

No Photos: Parents opt to keep babies off Facebook

Facebook, for its part, encourages parents to use the site's privacy setting if they want to limit who can see their baby photos and other posts.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Bárbara Padilla, Chayanne and more

Tired of feeling left behind when it comes to discovering new music? Tune in every week for our regular music segment Tuesday Reviewsday.

Longtime 'SNL' announcer Don Pardo dies at 96

Don Pardo, the durable television and radio announcer whose resonant voice-over style was widely imitated and became the standard in the field, died Monday in Arizona at the age of 96.

On The Lot: Expendables are expendable, Lassie finds her way home and more

In "On The Lot" Rebecca Keegan joins Alex Cohen to talk about the latest in Hollywood news.

Arctic Monkeys leave UK to rock the United States

Huge in the U.K. - Arctic Monkeys have topped the charts for the past 10 years, but they've struggled to break through in the U.S. Now, they're making inroads.

Clippers fan festival welcomes new owner Steve Ballmer

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, the new owner of the L.A. Clippers, is holding a news conference following a fan festival earlier in the day. Watch live.

The death and uneasy rebirth of Cambodia's psychedelic rock

An unlikely music nearly silenced by the Khmer Rouge is being replayed and remixed by young performers of Cambodian descent. But changing up the oldies has landed some musicians in hot water.

Nintendo responds to call for Robin Williams to be in Zelda game

Efforts have gained steam to immortalize Williams as a character in both an upcoming Zelda game and in the "World of Warcraft" online game.

Vince McMahon, Triple H take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge ahead of WWE SummerSlam

World Wrestling Entertainment pro wrestler and company vice president Triple H has joined the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Watch his and the videos from other celebs.

Douchebaggery? Why Oxford adds cray new words to the dictionary

Why do lexicographers bless words like "selfie" while ignoring its wonderfully descriptive cousins? Why not selfiebombing or, better yet, someoneelsie?

Los Angeles had America's first Wrigley Field

Built in 1925, the first Wrigley Field was a perfectly symmetrical ballpark on the corner of 42nd Place and Avalon Boulevard in South Central L.A.

Original Dogtown Z-Boy skateboarder Jay Adams dies at 53

Influential Southern California skateboarder Jay Adams has died, his manager tells KPCC. Adams, known as "The Original Seed" of skateboarding, died of a heart attack.

Free weekend? 8 fun and almost-free things to do

Angelenos, brace yourselves for a serious food coma. Guacamole pie, chocolate fried chicken, spicy miso ramen and the list goes on. This weekend is all about the FOOD.