Arts & Entertainment

Stand Up to Cancer telethon raises $109 million

Organizers of the hourlong broadcast that aired Friday said they raised $28 million more than the 2012 telecast generated.

Ravens cut Ray Rice after latest video release

The grainy video, released by TMZ Sports, apparently shows Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice knocking his fiancee, Janay Palmer, off her feet in an elevator at an Atlantic City casino.

Serena Williams wins US Open for 18th Grand Slam title

The U.S. Open win ties Serena Williams with Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova for fourth on the all-time list of Grand Slam winners.

Death of singer Simone Battle is ruled suicide

L.A. County Coroner's officials said the cause of death was determined Sunday, two days after the 25-year-old singer was found dead in her West Hollywood home.

'The Tempest' gets Dust Bowl treatment by Teller and Tom Waits

The quieter half of Penn & Teller co-directs a novel Shakespeare staging with Aaron Posner at South Coast Repertory, featuring music by Waits and Kathleen Brennan.

'Levitated Mass': Doug Pray's doc follows the journey of LACMA's rock

The filmmaker's documentary, "Levitated Mass," follows a 340-ton boulder from Riverside to Los Angeles as the basis of Michael Heizer's monumental artwork.

World's oldest play, 'Persians,' has message for today

Aeschylus' message from 2,500 years ago to the 21st Century: "Indulging in pointless wars can destroy even the greatest nation.”

Aleks Syntek on his new album 'Romantico Desliz'

Mexican artist Aleks Syntek has been performing since he was a kid. He's been nominated for six Grammys, but it's with his latest album that he's hoping to break into the U.S. market.

7 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

Don't you love four-day work weeks? All those free concerts and outdoor movies will be coming to a close soon, so let's take advantage before it's too late.

Argentine rock legend Gustavo Cerati dies

Gustavo Cerati, Grammy-winning frontman for the legendary Argentine band Soda Stereo, has died of respiratory failure after spending four years in a coma.

What does a defunct amusement park sound like?

One music collector discovered the sound effects and narration recorded for Pacific Ocean Park, an ambitious seaside amusement park that lasted just nine years.

Meet the man who hand-painted hundreds of signs at Disneyland

Off-Ramp talks with Patrick Smith about his days at the happiest place on earth and how the Vietnam War made it possible.

Joan Rivers dead; comedian was 81

She was best known as a comedian, a television host and a red carpet critic. A longtime Manhattan resident, at the time of her death the 81-year-old Rivers lived in Malibu.

CBS's Thursday Night Football: An ambitious alliance with a lot at stake

On Sept. 11, CBS and the NFL will debut Thursday Night Football games. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says it's a sure bet that two of the world's biggest corporations have a lot riding on.

Actress/comedian Charlyne Yi takes risks, goes her own way

Charlyne Yi's humor has always made people uneasy. Besides being recognized as "the awkward character" from "House," Yi has always tested her audience.

Frank O’Hara’s 'Lunch Poems' turn 50

"I drove home just too late to pick up some dinner, and so had a small tomato for supper, which tasted very good, incredible, in fact, because I was tasting it with Frank O’Hara’s tongue."