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Kermit finds a new pig following Miss Piggy breakup


OK, so put aside for a minute that the Muppets are fictional characters who aren't actually dating anyone — what's the deal with Kermit's new girl, or, uh, Muppet?

Black Violin

Black Violin mashes hip-hop and classical to break stereotypes on major label debut

Kevin Marcus and Will Baptiste 'bridge the gap' of classical music and hip-hop and break down the stereotypes they face as African Americans playing violins.

Shaun Fleming

With Diane Coffee, Foxygen drummer Shawn Fleming steps out in front of the kit

Shawn Fleming (aka Diane Coffee) on how he became the drummer for Foxygen, how he writes songs for Diane Coffee and how a sense of place affects his songwriting.

Nic Harcourt and Chris Martins on their favorite new music

This week Nic Harcourt and Chris Martins are in for Tuesday Reviewsday with their favorite new tracks. There's new stuff from El Vy, Mercury Rev, Destroyer and more.

An emergency room doctor weighs in on EDM concerts

Local ER physicians say L.A. County should not allow electronic dance music events at the county-owned Fairplex. Two young women recently died at one such event there of suspected overdoses.

Lake Bell on the challenges of navigating motherhood, a film career and being a workaholic

The actress and filmmaker talks about the impact that having a daughter has had on her approach to work, and the rigorous ways in which she approaches directing.

Gigmor: A growing social network for aspiring musicians

Gigmor is a website that its founders say merges the best of LinkedIn and Myspace to help musicians find gigs and bandmates.

VMAs 2015: A guide to Sunday's strange, slanderous awards ceremony

So what happened at this year's Video Music Awards? Is Kanye West really running for president? Why was Miley Cyrus talking about her dead pets? All that and more, explained.

On The Lot: 'War Room' blows up the box office

As summer comes to an end, Rebecca Keegan from the Los Angeles Times joins us to about the latest happenings in the film business.

Wes Craven, master horror movie director, dies at 76

The legendary director of "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream" has died. His films, which often mixed slasher gore with wry humor, helped reinvent the horror genre.

Television 2015: The future in questions

We've spent two weeks looking at the state of television, and now it's time to ask some questions about where it's going from here.

5 things to do in LA this week

From the heart of the Southland, this is 5 Every Week.

Tribute set Monday for LA playwright Lynn Manning

Manning died earlier this month of liver cancer at age 60. The event at the Los Angeles Theatre Center begins at 5:30 p.m. and is open to the public.

The Comedy Comedy Festival puts a spotlight on Asian American comics

Festival co-founders Jenny Yang and Keiko Agena talk about the inspirations behind the event and how they want to create an opportunity for Asian-American comics to thrive.

Chiwetel Ejiofor just wants to tell stories — anytime, any place

The Oscar-winning actor explains why his interest in creating characters trumps issues such as race-specific roles or deciding between TV, movies and theater.

Free weekend? 7 fun and almost-free things to do

You know you want to eat those eggs Benedict.