Arts & Entertainment

Sundance 2015: Why 'Me & Earl' director dedicated the film to his late father

Alfonso Gómez-Rejón found comfort in the story that reflected his own process of dealing with an emotional loss.

Creator Simon Donald aims to wow audiences with "Fortitude"

The series is set in a small Arctic town in the middle of nowhere, which proved to be the perfect setting for this new epic television show on Pivot.

Super Bowl ads preview: 1st time, veterans take a gamble

There will be 15 new Super Bowl advertisers this year, the most since 2000, before the economy fell into what would be the first of two recessions since.

LA jury awards $5 million to funk legend Sly Stone

A Los Angeles Superior Court jury ruled for the 71-year-old performer in his action against his ex-manager Gerald Goldstein, attorney Glenn Stone and Even St. Productions Ltd.

Jamie Cullum made the album he wanted to make: 'loose and very dirty'

The British singer is only 35, but he’s already the best selling jazz artist in the history of the U.K. His new album, “Interlude,” is a throwback to the way albums were once made.

'Going Clear': Alex Gibney welcomes Scientology's backlash to his documentary

The director of the documentary, based on Lawrence Wright's exhaustive book on the controversial church, told The Frame that the church's critical ads are "great publicity."

Tony Hale's 'Next Big Thing' is a children's book

The actor says he learned to be in the moment when his daughter came along, which inspired him to write the children's book, "Archibald's Next Big Thing"

See one of the 'greatest marine painters' at Pasadena Museum of California Art

Armin Hansen was one of greatest marine painters ever born in this state. His portrayals of the men who worked on the oceans off Monterey that brought him lasting fame.

Sundance 2015: Media outlets wrongly report record-breaking deal

As sometimes happens around secret negotiations, the $12 million figure was nearly three times the actual sales price for the drama, "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl"

At Sundance, sexual themes take center stage, even in comedies

At this year's festival, filmmakers are showing sex in any way they can think of. Festival director John Cooper says it’s been a growing movement.

'American Sniper' causes rise in hate speech, says civil rights group

As debate continues over the portrayal of marksman Chris Kyle in "American Sniper" the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee reports an increase in threats against Arabs and Muslims.

Kobe Bryant to undergo surgery for torn rotator cuff

Bryant, who injured his left shoulder in a game against the Pelicans in New Orleans last week, is unlikely to play again this season, according to coach Byron Scott.

'Birdman' tops SAG Awards, Redmayne upsets Keaton

The backstage farce "Birdman" topped the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Award, winning best ensemble cast, even though its star, Micheal Keaton, was upset by Eddie Redmayne in the most outstanding actor category.

Got $15 Million? Actor Rowan Atkinson has a car for sale

The actor who most famously plays Mr. Bean wrecked the high-performance car back in 2011. Luckily, he wasn't seriously injured. But it did cost him $1.4 million to get it fixed.

'Birdman' wins Producers Guild's top trophy

"Birdman" received a welcome lift on its flight to the Oscars after winning the Producers Guild of America's highest film award Saturday night at a ceremony in Los Angeles.

Patriots' coach: Team 'followed rules' on inflation of footballs

Bill Belichick says that after an exhaustive investigation he determined that temperature differences between the locker room and the field inadvertently caused the discrepancies.