Arts & Entertainment

Actors let fly on political issues at Screen Actors Guild awards

The big talk coming out of the ceremony wasn’t about who wore what or what names got fumbled. Instead, it was how the actors engaged in politics.

Iranian-American concert promoter forced to cancel shows

Shari Rezai was forced to cancel upcoming shows in L.A. with Iranian musicians after President Trump's travel ban rendered their performance visas null.

Simpsons' Dan Castellaneta writes, stars in play about Oscar Levant

The voice of Homer Simpson, Dan Castellaneta, is bringing a a celebrity who died in 1972 back to life in the new play "For Piano and Harpo." Who? "It's Oscar Levant, you musical ignoramus!"

​Japanese arcade pioneer and 'Father of Pac-Man' has died

Masaya Nakamura, who died on Jan. 22, founded Namco in 1955. It started out as just two mechanical horse rides on a department store rooftop but went on to pioneer game arcades and amusement parks.

At SAG Awards, protest of immigration ban takes spotlight

In speech after fiery speech at Sunday night's Screen Actors Guild Awards, winners struck a defiant tone against Trump's sweeping immigration ban.

'A truly magnificent talent:' actor John Hurt dies at 77

Hurt had a half-century career highlighted with memorable performances, two Oscar nominations, a Golden Globe and four British BAFTA awards.

'Roxanne, Roxanne' tells the story of a teen rap prodigy

At 14, Roxanne Shanté become a revered rapper in New York and beyond. Now, her life story has been made into a biopic written and directed by Michael Larnell.

'Nobody Speak': A media lawsuit and Trump's election make for a timely documentary

Brian Knappenberger was making a documentary about the Hulk Hogan-Gawker case, but the result of the election gave him the opening to make a different film.

'Mannix' star Mike Connors dies at 91

"Mannix" ran for eight years on CBS beginning in 1967. Viewers were intrigued by the tall, smartly dressed, well-spoken detective who could mix it up with the burliest of thugs and leap on the hood of a racing car to prevent an escape.

Youth theater company puts politics on stage

When the Wallis Youth Theater Company convened last fall, they couldn't stop talking about the election. Their new play puts the political climate onto the stage.

A photographic look inside David Bowie's 1997 trip to Mexico City

The Forest Lawn Museum's "David Bowie: Among the Mexican Masters" opens Friday, about a year after the singer died from cancer. It features photos taken around Mexico City by a Mexican rock photographer during Bowie's 1997 world tour.

'Icarus': Filmmaker Bryan Fogel's accidental journey inside a Russian doping scandal

In “Icarus," a cyclist who sets out to document his experiments with performance-enhancing drugs helps uncover a massive doping scandal inside Russia.

Your go-to guide for the weekend in SoCal

As Southern California emerges from under a chilly, winter spell, here are some ways for Angelenos to thaw out and catch some sun — from a craft beer festival to a free day of museums.

Neon marquee from Whisky A Go Go sign sells for $48,300

Saco River Auction Co. acquired the unusual piece of rock 'n' roll history from a storage unit where it was collecting dust. Auctioneer Troy Thibodeau says the buyer didn't want to be identified.

'The Big Sick' is based on the filmmakers' own true, cross-cultural love story

Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon just wanted their movie to go over well with Sundance audiences, but then Amazon made them an offer they couldn't refuse.

Mary Tyler Moore remembered as 'electric' by director David O. Russell

Legendary actress Mary Tyler Moore is remembered by director David O. Russell, who directed her in his 1996 film "Flirting with Disaster."