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Tuesday Reviewsday: Will Butler, Blues Traveler and more

Tuesday means it's time for our our weekly new music segment Tuesday Reviewsday. This week Chris Martins and Shirley Halperin are on deck with their top picks.

‘Blurred Lines’ verdict: Legal expert breaks down what it means

The jury ruled in favor of Marvin Gaye's children, who sued Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams for violating the copyright of Gaye’s 1977 song, “Got to Give it Up."

Blurred Lines lawsuit: Marvin Gaye's family awarded $7.4 million

A jury awarded Marvin Gaye's children nearly $7.4 million Tuesday after determining singers Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams copied their father's music to create "Blurred Lines."

James Franco's USC filmmaking class breaks ground by, you know, making a movie

Off-Ramp contributor RH Greene says James Franco's USC film school course is a model of collaborative filmmaking that Hollywood should emulate.

Preliminary report says engine failure forced Harrison Ford's crash landing

Ford advised air traffic controllers that his plane's engine had failed shortly before crash landing it on a Santa Monica golf course last week.

Clint Eastwood on 'American Sniper' connecting with audiences

"American Sniper" has become the top grossing movie released in 2014. The director talks about its success and why he thinks the film resonates with audiences.

'Community' star Gillian Jacobs goes behind camera with film on tech pioneer Grace Hopper

The actress made the "The Queen of Code" to examine the unlikely journey of a trailblazing woman in the field of computer science.

Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon has died

Sam Simon, co-creator of the long-running animated television series "The Simpsons," died on Sunday, according to the Associated Press. He was 59.

A photographer covered models in buckets of honey. Take a look

Honey's delicious with yogurt. It's great on a pavlova. But it also does a wonderful job of making models look like they're encased in amber. Check out our slideshow.

Movie chains balk at Netflix's plan for simultaneous release

The streaming service plans to release Beasts Of No Nation, starring Idris Elba, in theaters and online at the same time. But at least four major movie theater chains won't be showing it.

Jim Harbaugh becomes Oakland A's coach for a day in Arizona

The former coach of the San Francisco 49ers appeared in full uniform Saturday for the A's. He was expected to coach first base for an inning or two against the L.A. Angels.

Robert Christgau on a lifetime of listening

The so-called "Dean of Rock Critics" talks about the first time he knew he wanted to write about music, and why pop music is still important.

Claire Keane follows her dream with 'Once Upon A Cloud' children's book

The illustrator talks about leaving her coveted job at Disney to pursue her dream of being a children's book author.

Fan misses Art Laboe’s ‘civic engagement’ on LA radio

Twelve radio stations in the Southwest still run Laboe's show, including one in the Inland Empire. But you can't hear him in L.A. proper, at least for now.

How does Scott Snyder write best-selling issues of 'Batman'?

The writer was an unlikely choice to take over DC's best-selling comic, but his tenure in indie comics and his approach to the character have left people clamoring for more.

'Maps to the Stars' writer Bruce Wagner's life informed his dark take on Hollywood

The Beverly Hills native used his knowledge from growing up among celebrities to create the dark story of director David Cronenberg's latest movie.