Arts & Entertainment

Director Mel Stuart's kids tell stories from making of original 'Willy Wonka'

Madeline Stuart, daughter of Mel Stuart, the director of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, on inspiring the movie, acting in the picture, and how nasty kids can be.

How a near fatal accident inspired The Gaslamp Killer's latest show

He's from Southern California, an early member of the Low End Theory and now The Gaslamp Killer is launching a new type of show. A DJ with a live band.

'Dope' combines Inglewood, hip-hop and John Hughes movies

Rick Famuyiwa's "Dope" follows Malcolm, a kid from Inglewood, on an L.A. adventure. "I think film needs to start reflecting [diversity], or it's going to become a dinosaur."

E3 2015: Augmented reality, new 'Star Wars' game revealed

Gamers are eagerly awaiting the latest news from developers like Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo, and to find out how the industry plans to embrace virtual reality hardware.

Weezer tour life: Rocking out, changing diapers at the after-party

Bassist Scott Shiner and author/wife Jillian Lauren talk about the ups and downs of traveling with their kid, Tariku, while on the road with Weezer.

Introducing 37 new emojis, including a taco and unicorn face

The good news: There's a taco emoji. The bad news: Support for the new emojis rely on future updates from platform vendors such as Apple, Google and Microsoft.

'I identify as black,' Rachel Dolezal says in TV interview

"The timing of it was a shock," former NAACP official Rachel Dolezal said of her white parents' speaking to the media. "Wow. The timing was completely unexpected."

E3 in LA: Virtual reality, 'Star Wars' and the triumph of women

Tens of thousands of people have crowded L.A.'s Convention Center to see what trends will take over tech and gaming for the upcoming year.

New music from Vince Staples, Major Lazer and more

Oliver Wang and Morgan Rhodes join Tess Vigeland for our weekly new music segment, Tuesday Reviewsday. This week includes Czarface, Vince Staples and more.

Comedians perform to no crowd in '7 Minutes in Purgatory'

Comedian Ian Abramson is the mastermind behind Seven Minutes in Purgatory, an experimental comedy show that has stand-ups perform with no audience feedback.

Zoe Cassavetes tackles harsh reality for 40-plus actresses in 'Day Out of Days'

Director Zoe Cassavetes, daughter of indie-filmmaking master John Cassavetes, wanted to avoid major studios to make her new film about a 40-year-old actress.

5 lessons from 'Jurassic World's' $524 million opening

“Jurassic World” just had the biggest opening weekend in Hollywood history, grossing $208.8 million domestically and more than $524 million globally.

John Carroll, former editor of LA Times, dies

John S. Carroll, former editor of the Baltimore Sun and the Los Angeles Times, which won 13 Pulitzer Prizes during his five-year tenure, has died. He was 73.

Air metal: Viper Room hosts LA air guitar qualifier

The amps will be turned up to 11 at the Viper Room on the Sunset Strip, as air guitarists compete to become the best in Los Angeles — then the world.

Dave Grohl breaks leg during concert, but the show goes on

Dave Grohl fell off a stage during a concert in Goteburg, Sweden, but returned after a visit to the hospital and finished the gig with his leg in a cast.

YouTube to launch app, site dedicated to gaming

The online video giant announced plans ahead of next week's Electronic Entertainment Expo to launch a separate app and site specifically for fans of video games.