Arts & Entertainment

Actress Debbie Reynolds, 84, dies a day after daughter

Actress Debbie Reynolds, star of the 1952 classic movie 'Singin' in the Rain,' was the mother of Carrie Fisher, who died Tuesday. "She said, 'I want to be with Carrie,'" her son said. "And then she was gone."

The underrated, overrated and debated TV shows of 2016

Looking back at 2016, what were the New York Times's Margaret Lyons gives us the highs and lows of the small screen.

'Love Is Love' unites creators to help Pulse victims

Comic book writer Marc Andreyko was hit hard by the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. He decided to do something about it with a new all-star anthology.

Fans create makeshift Carrie Fisher Walk of Fame memorial

Without an official star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to mourn at, fans of Carrie Fisher created a temporary one for her outside the TCL Chinese Theatres.

NYT film critic Manohla Dargis' most controversial review of the year

New York Times Film Critic Manohla Dargis reviews the year in film and shares which of her reviews inspired the most hate mail.

Carrie Fisher's 'Advice from the Dark Side'

Carrie Fisher was famous for playing Princess Leia, but she was also a memoirist, author, and recently, an advice columnist for the Guardian.

How Carrie Fisher's Leia set the tone for 'Star Wars' heroines

The Frame talks about Carrie Fisher's recent book "The Princess Diarist" and the iconic actress and memoirists' influence on the role of women in the Star Wars franchise.

Director Jim Jarmusch on his new film 'Paterson'

Paterson's main character is a bus driver who writes poetry on his lunch breaks. It was inspired, in part, by a William Carlos Williams poem.

There's an underwater art exhibit off Catalina Island

Take Two speaks with artist Doug Aitken about his new work, ‘Underwater Pavilions’ located below the waves off the coast of Catalina Island.

Carrie Fisher, Princess Leia of 'Star Wars,' dies at 60

Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" film franchise, had recently had a heart attack. Her daughter released a statement Tuesday confirming she had died.

Garry Shandling died from blood clot in heart, coroner says

A report by Los Angeles' coroner's officials released Tuesday states the fatal clot that killed Shandling in March occurred after the comedian developed blood clots in his legs.

After George Michael's death, stories emerge of his quiet generosity

The British pop icon made large donations to a variety of charities — and worked hard to keep the gifts from garnering publicity. Fans on Twitter have shared stories of individual acts of charity.

A 'Frozen' songwriter's R-rated side

She's best known for her work on Disney's "Frozen," but Kristen Anderson-Lopez explores more adult themes (and language) in her Broadway musical, "In Transit."

British singer George Michael dead at age 53

George Michael, who rocketed to stardom with WHAM! and went on to enjoy a long and celebrated solo career lined with controversies, has died.

Carrie Fisher in stable condition, says Debbie Reynolds

Reynolds tweeted Sunday that the family would share any updates on Fisher and thanked the public for its "prayers & good wishes."

'A blimp! Unorthodox, but diabolical!'

On the last day of NPR's Pop Culture Advent Calendar it's a look at the animated film "Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders" which brings Adam West and Burt Ward back together.