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Tracy Scott and the invisible art of script supervision

She worked on some of the most well-received movies of the past few years. Following her recent death, her celebrated colleagues explain why having a gifted script supervisor is invaluable.

US pop maverick Prince performs early 17

Doctor called to help Prince is a longtime pain specialist

The Northern California doctor who was asked to help Prince before his death is an addiction and pain specialist who has championed the use of a semi-synthetic opiate to treat pain.

Comic-Con International 2012 - "Archer" Screening & Q&A

Aisha Tyler on the importance of transcending failure

Aisha Tyler has "all the jobs" — voice actor on 'Archer,' talkshow host, podcast host, author, comedian and now director. What's her secret? Failure.

Laurel and Hardy never looked so good

As the American Cinematheque reels out three days of Laurel and Hardy films, improv comedian Mike McShane helps us understand their lasting appeal as "existential candy."

Do 'Star Wars' or 'Star Trek' fans have more word nerd skills?

Star Wars fans are celebrating Star Wars Day — May the 4th. A new analysis looks at online comments by fans to see if "Star Wars" fans can back up that pun.

Santa Monica Pier Ferris wheel to go dark in May

Starting May 5, Pacific Park's famous Ferris wheel will go dark for the installation of more efficient and visually stunning LED lights.

Newfronts: Digital media companies converge to woo advertisers

Much like the broadcast TV Upfronts, the Newfronts are an opportunity for creators to sell ad spots to brands that want to get in front of anyone who consumes content online.

Tony-nominated 'The Humans' gets real about family

Nominated for six Tony awards, "The Humans" is a funny but serious look into what binds a family together — and what tears it apart.

'Hamilton,' 'Eclipsed' and more shine at 2016 Tony nominations

In its continuing march toward global domination, "Hamilton" nabbed a record-setting 16 nominations. But it's not the only Broadway success of the past year.

Dear Mama: Afeni Shakur, mother of rapper Tupac Shakur, dies

Mother of Slain rap icon Tupac Shakur, who inspired her son's work and strived to keep his legacy alive, has died. Afeni Shakur was 69.

6 dating insights from the 'Millennial Love Expert'

Not #foreveralone: Samantha Burns explains why she's optimistic about love for the millennial generation.

'Hamilton' sets record with 16 Tony nominations

Lin-Manuel Miranda's hip-hop-flavored biography about the first U.S. treasury secretary on Tuesday broke the 15-nominations record held by "The Producers" and "Billy Elliot." See a list of nominees.

Prince tribute event set for the steps of LA City Hall

A memorial event to honor the late pop star Prince is scheduled to take place Friday, May 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. on the Spring Street steps of Los Angeles City Hall.

Dodgers' pitcher Josh Ravin given 80-game drug suspension

Ravin is the eighth player suspended this year under the big league program and the fourth in three weeks.

Marty & Elayne: LA's favorite jazz duo is still swingin' at the Dresden after 35 years

The couple's status as L.A. legends gained global fame in 1996 thanks to their appearance in the Vince Vaughn-Jon Favreau movie, “Swingers.”

'School of Rock' star sweats, spits and loses 2 lbs a night

Alex Brightman, the lead in the musical 'School of Rock,' knew he couldn't do a Jack Black impression — so he channeled W.C. Fields and Walter Matthau instead.