Arts & Entertainment

Natalie Cole, Grammy winning singer, has died

Cole died Thursday evening at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles due to compilations from ongoing health issues, her family said in a statement.

How the black-eyed pea earned a place at the New Year’s Day table

In the South, a New Year’s Day meal is not complete without black-eyed peas. Here's the backstory behind these cream-colored black-dotted legumes.

5 Every Week: Awards Season, haunted mansions and the Smell turns 18

Behold: Five great things you should do in Southern California this week, from art to food to music to an adventure we'll call "the Wild Card," from the makers of the 5 Every Day app.

Wayne Rogers, Trapper John on 'M*A*S*H,' dies at 82

The actor was surrounded by family when he died in L.A. of complications from pneumonia at age 82, his publicist and longtime friend Rona Menashe said.

'Son of Saul' about spiritual survival during the Holocaust

László Nemes's debut picture, 'Son of Saul,' tells the story of a Sonderkommando in Auschwitz who fights to give the body of a boy a proper burial.

How grand can NYE in Grand Park be in the cold?

For a third year, Grand Park will play host to tens of thousands of Angelenos, but will cold temps put a chill on the New Year's festivities?

Seinfeld and Obama, driving a Stingray and getting coffee

President Obama appears on Jerry Seinfeld's online show "Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee." Sample question: "How many world leaders do you think are just completely out of their mind?"

Staying in town? 11 things to do NYE weekend

This is going to be the best year yet. We can feel it. Here's everything you need to know to ring in New Year's like a pro.

'Bordertown' writer Lalo Alcaráz takes a comedic look at a serious subject

The creator of the comic strip "La Cucaracha" uses his border upbringing as a writer/producer on the new Fox animated series.

Charlie Kaufman never intended 'Anomalisa' to be a movie

The acclaimed screenwriter is the co-director of the stop-motion animated film, which started out as a play meant to be read without staging.

Netflix doc 'Winter on Fire' is the 'Les Mis' of the Ukrainian Revolution

Evgeny Afineevky's documentary about the 2014 Ukrainian Revolution is one of the 15 films being considered for an Academy Award nomination.

Rose Parade anchors Bob Eubanks and Stephanie Edwards reflect before their last broadcast

This will be the last broadcast with Rose Parade anchors Bob Eubanks and Stephanie Edwards, who have hosted the event for over 30 years.

Motorhead frontman Ian 'Lemmy' Kilmister dies at 70

Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister died in L.A. on Monday. His outsized persona made him a hero for generations of hard-rockers and metal-heads.

Composer Carter Burwell says most directors don't care if a score is 'good' or 'interesting'

You might think a director would be adamant that his or her film would also have really good music to accompany the story, but Burwell says that's rarely the case.

Remembering cinematographer and documentary filmmaker Haskell Wexler

Over the course of a long and illustrious career, Wexler won two Academy Awards for his camera work. He was also an acclaimed documentary filmmaker.

Artist Ellsworth Kelly, master of colorful abstraction, dies at 92

Kelly was recognized as one of the greatest American artists of the 20th century. He died Sunday afternoon, leaving behind pieces in nearly every major museum of modern art.