Arts & Entertainment

From NFL to Hollywood: Football player pulls off ‘mind-blowing’ transition

The former NFL player, Nnamdi Asomugha, recounts his transition to Hollywood and opens up about his role as actor and producer on the movie, "Crown Heights."

Social issues take center stage at the 2017 Toronto Film Festival

L.A. Times flim reporter, Steven Zeitchik, is on the ground in Toronto. He told The Frame why Toronto matters to awards season and gave us his top picks this year.

​Troy Gentry of country duo Montgomery Gentry dies in crash

The Federal Aviation Administration says Gentry's helicopter crashed into a wooded area Friday afternoon near the Flying W Airport in Medford.

Director Shaul Schwartz exposes big game hunting in 'Trophy'

The filmmaker's documentary looks at the politics and ethics of a practice that has passionate supporters and detractors.

Composer Paul Williams talks addiction, music and Muppets

This weekend, legendary composer Paul Williams joins the Muppets at the Hollywood Bowl for a series of concerts.

John Bailey: Academy's new president says he doesn't fear Netflix and Amazon

His top priorities as head of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are finishing the Academy museum, expanding diversity initiatives, and film preservation.

Meet the man behind the border art that everyone is talking about

The work is a billboard-sized photographic cutout of a who seems to be peeking over the border wall between U.S. and Mexico.

7 things to do this weekend in SoCal

A Tahitian dance competition, a Mexican Independence Day parade and a vinyl record swap made our list of weekend events.

LACMA Review: Carlos Almaraz plays with fire, burns into our consciousness

Some said he was selling out, but he said, “I had to return to the studio — to develop ideas ... that were unpolitical, that were really my ideas.”

Guillermo del Toro's 'The Shape of Water' brings the filmmaker to tears

His new romantic fantasy is a deeply personal film that brings all of the filmmaker's preoccupations together.

Documentary looks at the plight of immigrant construction workers, including DACA recipients

"Building The American Dream" follows the importance of immigrant construction workers to the Texas economy and the role DACA has played in securing their livelihood.

'Star Wars Episode IX' loses director Colin Trevorrow

Colin Trevorrow will no longer be directing "Star Wars: Episode IX." Lucasfilm said Tuesday that the company and the director have mutually chosen to part ways citing differing visions for the project.

Emma Stone says she and Steve Carell got equal pay for 'Battle of the Sexes'

The Oscar-winning actress plays Billie Jean King, who in the 1970s fought for women to receive the same prize money as their male counterparts.

'Battle of the Sexes': For Billie Jean King, it wasn't tennis — it was social change

The tennis great says the new film captures the larger fight for equality that was at stake in her 1973 match with Bobby Riggs.

'Dolores': The 87-year-old activist who just won't quit

She's a women's rights activist and union organizer who worked alongside Cesar Chavez. Now, Dolores Huerta is the star of a documentary.

The Broad's newest exhibit is underneath your feet

The works of Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez are featured in renowned museums around the world and now on the streets of downtown Los Angeles.