Arts & Entertainment

U2 guitarist's plan for Malibu development gets OK

The California Coastal Commission staff has agreed to allow U2's guitarist to build a scaled-down compound in the mountains above Malibu.

Kevin Smith says 'Tusk' is the only movie he's ever made while stoned

The director says he came up with his new film while under the influence, which is why coming up with weed strains is the perfect marketing tie-in.

Jazz master Clark Terry gets his due from Quincy Jones in 'Keep On Keepin' On'

The trumpeter has been mentoring young musicians for decades. His relationship with a recent protegé is chronicled in a new documentary.

Why Liam Neeson was 'very reluctant' to star in 'A Walk Among the Tombstones'

The actor was concerned that the role was too close to his character in 'Taken,' but writer/director Scott Frank came up with a persuasive argument.

Lois Smith has a memorable role in 'Marjorie Prime' at the Taper

After six decades of acting on stage, in films and television, the actress has the title role in the world premiere of Jordan Harrison's play.

Keyshia Cole arrested on suspicion of battery

Police say Grammy-nominated R&B singer Keyshia Cole has been arrested on suspicion of battery after an altercation early Friday morning in Los Angeles.

New Michael Jackson/Queen song released: 'There Must Be More to Life Than This'

The new Queen compilation "Queen Forever" has people talking with the release of a collaboration between two legends: Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson.

The Cosby Show at 30: Changing the face of black America

Thirty years after it hit the screens, how did "The Cosby Show" revolutionize conversations on race?

Simon Pegg in 'Hector and the Search for Happiness'

British actor Simon Pegg has had the chance to take on some pretty fun roles. He’s battled zombies in Shaun of the Dead. He’s taken on the role of Scotty in the J.J. Abrams reboot of Star Trek. And he plays an Impossible Missions Force technician alongside Tom Cruise in the Mission Impossible film series.

'Red Band Society' ads pulled from LA buses amid sexism, racism complaints

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority is pulling ads for the Fox television show "Red Band Society" from nearly 200 buses amid complaints they are racist and offensive to women.

8 fun and almost-free things to do this weekend

We all deserve a break after sweating ourselves through this near-awful workweek. Gear up for cat videos, seasonal craft beer and sushi burritos.

Tintin on acid: Charles Burns ends dark trilogy with 'Sugar Skull'

An interview about his new graphic novel in which Charles Burns says, " sweltering, swelling, itching brain ... hasn't changed at all."

X-Men franchise's Deadpool finally gets his own movie in 2016

If you like fourth-wall breaking, second-person addresses, you may be in the target audience for the long-in-development "Deadpool," which Fox has announced for February 2016.

'Justice League' webseries brings back iconic producer Bruce Timm

The man behind "Batman: The Animated Series" is providing a darker take on the Justice League in "Justice League: Gods and Monsters," coming to Machinima.

Jason Isbell cleans up at Americana Awards

Isbell won artist, album and song of the year during the 13th annual awards show Wednesday night at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.

2014 Americana Music Awards with Loretta Lynn, Patty Griffin, more

The 2014 Americana Music Awards are Wednesday at 5 p.m. Pacific/8 p.m. Eastern. You can watch the full show live from the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. here.