Arts & Entertainment

The art of finding art for TV shows

Where do set decorators get the art featured on TV shows? Collin Friesen tells us about that —and the lawsuit that made it lucrative for artists.

'Red Army' doc examines Soviet hockey team's broad impact on Russia

Director Gabe Polsky talks about the connection between sports and politics and just what it was that made the Soviet hockey team the best on the planet.

'Transparent,' 'Imitation Game' up for GLAAD Media Awards

The gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender advocacy group announced the 144 nominees for its 26th annual honors Wednesday.

The Huntington unveils big changes, but not too big

They promised us a new visitor center, store, and café. I imagined the Disney-fied worst: Henry Huntington’s Roller Coaster Red Car Ride; Pinky’s Pinkberry Parlor; The Blue Boy Fashion Center.

Marvel teases reboot of their comics: What is Secret Wars?

Marvel Comics announced more details about "Secret Wars," a company-wide comic book crossover that they promise will change everything. Here's why it just might.

'Interstellar' composer Hans Zimmer: Hollywood is keeping orchestral music alive

The composer received his first Oscar nomination in 1989 for “Rain Man.” Now he has his 9th nod, for Christopher Nolan's space epic, “Interstellar.”

Former entertainment executive Alan Hirschfield dies at 79

Alan Hirschfield, a former entertainment executive who helped make the 1970s movies "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and "Taxi Driver," has died. He was 79.

A guide to SoCal's free museum day Jan. 31

From mammoths to Roman art, the free January 31 event gives visitors the opportunity to see photographic exhibits, cultural artifacts and scientific wonders.

Actor struck and killed by train during Burbank film shoot

A 37-year-old model and actor featured on the cover of numerous fitness magazines was struck and killed by a train while filming on the tracks in Burbank.

Maroon 5 called out for faking 'Sugar' wedding crashing

Maroon 5 has a new music video built around crashing as many weddings as they can in one day, but it appears some of those "crashed weddings" may have been staged.

Oscars 2015: And the Oscar goes to… wait, who hasn't had one in a while?

It's happened enough that it's a thing: A stellar actor is awarded for a not-so-stellar role. Many feel it happened again this week with the Oscar nominations.

Comedian Doug Lussenhop, aka DJ Douggpound, gives stand-up a remix

Doug Lussenhop helped create a distinct style of absurd musical breaks and sound effects on a couple of TV shows. He brings that style to his stand-up act.

For young violinist, performing with Neville Marriner is like 'standing next to Beyonce'

We caught up with the 90-year-old conductor to talk about working with such student musicians and the state of classical music.

Producer of 'Dear White People' says Hollywood will get more diverse

Stephanie Allain, an executive producer of "Dear White People," says Oscar nominations will change when there are more opportunities for non-white filmmakers.

An artist devotes a museum to himself in his apartment

Picasso and Dali have their own museums. Why not 39-year-old Bert Rodriguez? Make sure you visit the gift shop, er, gift shelf.

HP Lovecraft: Horrible man, great writer, now collected in annotated edition

He was a bigot, but scholar Leslie Klinger says he turned that anger and angst into great horror fiction.