Arts & Entertainment

Mexican ballad singer Joan Sebastian dies at age 64

Sebastian won five Grammy awards and seven Latin Grammy prizes during his career. He was best known for sentimental love songs, sometimes sung from horseback.

The films that stuck out at this year's Comic-Con

'Star Wars,' 'Batman v. Superman' and 'Deadpool' delivered at this year's nerdfest, but not all the film previews went well.

Tig Notaro documentary follows the comedian's life after a breast cancer diagnosis

In 2012, Tig Notaro responded to her life-changing event with another one: she went through with a scheduled performance and the resulting show became legendary.

The real people and places behind 'True Detective' Season 2

The HBO drama is set in a dark, ominous and fictitious Southern California city. The show's location manager, who grew up in L.A., reveals some signature places.

Universal's 'Minions' swarms box office with $115.2M haul

The third "Despicable Me" movie easily beat out "Jurassic World" in weekend ticket sales.

Roger Rees, Welsh-born stage, screen and TV actor, dies At 71

American audiences came to know him as the star of the adaptation of Charles Dickens' 'The Life and Times of Nicholas Nickleby' on Broadway. He won a Tony Award in the title role.

Ed Hardy designer Christian Audigier dies at 57

Besides his colorful designs, the designer was known for his energetic promotion and for friendships with celebrities, including Michael Jackson, Madonna and the French singer Johnny Hallyday.

John Fogerty sues former Creedence bandmates over new band

Forgerty's lawsuit claims he hasn't been paid his share of touring and merchandise from Creedence Clearwater Revisited since December 2011.

Comic-Con 2015: Beyond 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

Some 6,000 Comic-Con attendees crammed into Hall H to catch a glimpse of the upcoming 'Star Wars' film Friday. But there's plenty else happening at the convention.

In Harper Lee's return, first chapter swings from homecoming to heartbreak

The opening chapter of "Go Set A Watchman," Lee's first novel in 55 years, is out. Reactions ran from joy to shock — as readers coped with a plot twist and lingering doubts on the timing of its release.

Why many disabled people find comic culture relatable

Many people with disabilities are drawn to comic books and comic culture. And that means Comic-Con, too.

'The Gospel at Colonus,' where Greek tragedy and gospel music meet in harmony

The minds behind the musical's run at LA's Ebony Repertory Theater explain the musical's continued relevance and the success of the unlikely pairing at its core

Omar Sharif, of 'Doctor Zhivago,' 'Lawrence of Arabia,' dies

Sharif was Egypt's biggest box-office star when director David Lean cast him in 1962's "Lawrence of Arabia." The actor died Friday at 83.

Free weekend? 7 fun and almost-free things to do

It's going to be a sweet and spicy weekend. Whether you want film, food or fashion, we've curated a stellar list of things to do in SoCal.

Trying to keep a relationship alive across '10,000 Km'

Carlos Marques-Marcet is the director of the new indie film about the struggles of a couple navigating a long distance relationship via modern technology

The Hero Initiative: a charity for veteran comics artists

Many creators of classic comic book characters were freelancers who received no benefits. Now there's an industry effort to help those in need.