Arts & Entertainment

R-rated Power Rangers fan film pulled from YouTube ... for now


A Power Rangers short film with big stars went viral this week, but the company behind the kids/toy icons issued takedown requests. Here's the story behind the flashy short.

'Famous for being famous' Angelyne gives us a ride in her pink Corvette


An only-in-L.A. moment: Angelyne, the billboard queen, gives Off-Ramp host John Rabe a ride in her famous pink Corvette.

'Song Exploder': Breaking down the theme to 'House of Cards'


Hrishikesh Hirway of the podcast "Song Exploder" tracks how the theme music has changed to match the show's sinister developments.

New study breaks down the numbers behind Hollywood's diversity problem

UCLA's Ralph J. Bunche Center issues its annual Hollywood Diversity Report, which quantifies the lack of racial and gender diversity both behind and in front of the camera.

Caltech's theater program creates a new wonderland in 'Alice Through the Wormhole'

A quarky, er, quirky adaptation uses students, faculty and alumni to put a scientific spin on the Lewis Carroll story.

LA Philharmonic goes multimedia for 'crazed' production of 'Alice in Wonderland'

Disney Hall plays host to Lewis Carroll's adventure in a production that the director describes as "crazed."

'E! News' host apologizes for 'weed' jab at Zendaya's dreadlocks

On "E! News" Tuesday, Rancic said the reaction to her comments has increased her awareness of, in her words, "cliches and stereotypes."

'Grand Budapest Hotel' book is a feast for Wes Anderson-loving eyes

Matt Zoller Seitz has put together a follow-up to his “The Wes Anderson Collection" book that digs deep into the creative process behind the filmmaker's Oscar-winning film.

KPCC exclusive with The Airborne Toxic Event's Mikel Jollett

You can't force the creative process, but you can indulge in vision quests, bike rides, and food to try and set it off. At least that's worked for Mikel Jollett.

'American Horror Story' actor Woolf dies after accident

The actor died Monday afternoon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, publicist Zack Teperman said. Woolf's family was at his side.

Does Hollywood have a diversity problem?

After the Academy Awards inspired the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite, a trio of working professionals discuss how the film industry could become more inclusive. They talk with John Horn about what we talk about when we talk about diversity in Hollywood.

Nielsen: Oscars viewership down 16 percent

The Nielsen company's preliminary estimate of U.S. viewership was down from the 43.7 million people who watched last year, reaching its lowest point since 2009.

Beyond the glitz, Hollywood's diversity problem is simmering

The Academy Awards' producers tried to address criticism of mostly white nominees by filling the ranks of presenters with black actors, but bigger issues are on the table.

'Birdman' takes flight at an Oscars punctuated by politics

The long take of "Birdman" has stretched all the way to the Academy Awards, where the jazzy, surreal comedy about an actor fleeing his superhero past, took Hollywood's top honor.

In Oscar nominations for best score, some hear sour notes

The distinctive music in the movie "Birdman" will not win an Oscar — in fact, it wasn't even nominated. Like other acclaimed film scores from years past, it didn't comply with Academy rules.

In 'Timbuktu' a star is born from a refugee camp

A 12-year-old girl followed him everywhere. And she got the part. Abderrahmane Sissako tells what it's like to make a reality-based movie in Mauritania.