Arts & Entertainment

#OscarsSoWhite: Veteran producer says Academy needs to change quickly or become ‘obsolete’

Movie producer and Motion Picture Academy member Stephanie Allain says Hollywood's diversity problem goes far beyond the Oscars.

Oscars 2016: From troubled divas to politics — the documentaries

We go deep on the films nominated for Best Documentary. Find out about music in "Amy" and "What Happened, Miss Simone?" then follow war and politics in the other nominees.

Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey dead at 67

Frey was 67 and had been battling multiple ailments. He died Monday. The band's website says he died in New York.

Amid controversy, Scholastic pulls picture book about Washington's slave

The book tells the story of Hercules, a slave who President George Washington used as a chef. The book shows Hercules and his daughter happy and taking pride in making Washington a birthday cake.

#OscarsSoWhite: Calls for boycott grow over diversity of nominees

Director Spike Lee and actress Jada Pinkett Smith each said Monday that they will not attend the ceremony.

'Spotlight,' DiCaprio, Larson win at Critics' Choice Awards

"Mad Max: Fury Road" was the most nominated film of the evening with 13 nominations from the Broadcast Film Critics' Association. See the full list of winners.

Formerly homeless man with 'golden voice' back on the airwaves

Ted Williams, whose striking baritone went viral in 2011, is now co-hosting a daily radio show in Columbus, Ohio, The Columbus Dispatch reports. It's his first full-time job since 1993.

5 Every Week: Photo LA, Dine LA, Ice Skate LA and more

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.

Joey Arias on David Bowie's legendary, weird SNL performance

In 1979, Bowie gave one of the weirdest TV performances ever on SNL. His backup singers were the late avant-garde performer Klaus Nomi and Joey Arias. Arias told us the story.

At this barbershop, it's almost like the Rams never left LA

"People come in and ask me if they have to be a Ram fan to get a haircut," said Martinez. "No, but you do get a better haircut if you're a Ram fan."

Will El Chapo's texts about Sean Penn be dramatized in a future biopic?

No doubt whoever writes the script will include his now famous secret meeting with actor/director Sean Penn.

'Youth' composer David Lang was tasked to make people cry with his score

"Youth" is the first film score for the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, and it's garnered him an Oscar nomination for best original song.

Coroner: Rene Angelil, husband of Celine Dion, dies

Authorities say Rene Angelil, the husband and manager of Celine Dion, has died in Las Vegas. He was 73 and had battled throat cancer.

Elton John plays musical tribute to David Bowie in concert

About halfway through John's performance at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles Wednesday night, he shared a story about Bowie, who died earlier this week. Then he launched into covers of "Space Oddity" and "Rocket Man."

Oscars 2016: Predicting the winners

Who will take home the coveted Oscars for best picture, director, actor and actress and supporting actor and actress at the 2016 Academy Awards?

How to make a desert car chase look good: 'Mad Max' cinematographer

Cinematographer John Seale initially had no script to work from: just 3,500 story board drawings plastered around a conference room like a comic book.