Arts & Entertainment

New music from Willie Nelson, Jimmy Greene and more

This week on Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment, journalist Steve Hochman joins us to talk about the latest from Willie Nelson, Bessie Smith and more.

For #GivingTuesday: A guide to gifts that give back

Boots from a Guatemalan village. A basket woven in Rwanda. Kenyan soda cans that became cool cuffs. Money spent on these and other items provides a better life for artisans.

Bobby Keys, the Rolling Stones' saxophonist, dies at 70

During the course of his long career, Keys played with everyone from John Lennon to Eric Clapton, but it was work with the Stones for which he was most famous.

On The Lot: Sony gets hacked and Star Wars comes back

Sony Pictures got hack, we get a taste of the new Star Wars movie and much more this week in "On The Lot," our weekly peek behind the scenes in Hollywood.

20 years later, 'The Far Side' is still far out, and the new collection is lighter!

"The Complete Far Side" has every strip ever syndicated and should probably come with a warning: "Caution: reading this book may result in hyperventilation from uncontrollable laughter."

Reese Witherspoon's quest to find more 'complex' leading roles for women

The actress and her producing partner, Bruna Papandrea, talk "Wild" and how they're on the hunt for more interesting and challenging stories and scripts.

Sony hack: FBI confirms it's investigating leak of 5 films (updated)

Following the hack — which compelled the studio to shut down its email and other systems — at least five of the studio's feature films appeared on file-sharing sites.

Bill Cosby resigns from Temple University board

The board chair says the 77-year-old entertainer does not want to be a distraction in the midst of more than a dozen sexual-assault allegations.

Electric Daisy Carnival 2015 tickets now on sale

Insomniac, the festival's organizer, said it would start selling three-day passes at noon PST Monday. Tickets start at $329.

4 fun SoCal Christmas events that don't involve shopping malls

As Auntie Mame said, "Life's a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death!" So make room for these four holiday events.

1959 Ontario nativity statues restored

A dozen nativity scenes that have lined Euclid Avenue in Ontario, California during the holiday season for more than 50 years have been restored.

Former US Poet Laureate Mark Strand dies at 80

The Canadian-born poet was known for his wit and introspection. He also won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and Yale University's Bollingen Prize.

Iconic Mexican comedian 'Chespirito' dies at 85

Roberto Gómez Bolaños changed comedy in Latin America, taking his inspiration from Laurel and Hardy and Mexico's other transcendent comedian who made it to Hollywood, Cantinflas.

VIDEO: Creed frontman says he's broke, living at Holiday Inn

Scott Stapp, lead singer of the Grammy-winning band said in a video posted on his Facebook page Wednesday that he's living in a hotel, an upgrade from living in his car.

University of Massachusetts cuts ties to Cosby

University officials had asked Cosby to step down as an honorary co-chairman of their $300 million fundraising campaign and Cosby agreed.

Bubbles, army men, Rubik's Cube enter toy hall of fame

Only classic toys with staying power —like past winners Silly Putty and Monopoly — make the cut.