Arts & Entertainment

Oscars 2014: A look back at the most memorable Academy Awards bloopers

The Academy Awards are the classiest awards show in Tinseltown, but sometimes even the best in show business can't hide their shortcomings. Reporter Sasa Woodruff has a look back at some memorable Oscar bloopers, fiascos and flops.

Oscars 2014: Printable Oscar Bingo cards and ballots

Replace the ink cartridge and chill the cheese plate, it's time for the 86th Annual Academy Awards! Here are all the party printables you need.

Oscars 2014: Women, minorities changing the look of the Academy — slowly

The vast majority of Academy members are white, male and over 60. But an effort is underway to include more women and people of color.

The 'Big Bad Armo Show' takes its unique slice of LA life on the road

The Armenian American sketch comedy troupe plays with ethnic stereotypes and lets audience members laugh at themselves.

A win for fair use after record label, copyright lawyer settle

Liberation Music threatened to sue Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig over a song he used in one of his lectures. Lessig sued back, and now the label is taking a look at its own copyright policies.

Kristen Bell on 'Veronica Mars,' the 'pederazzi' and the Oscars

John Rabe talks with the "Veronica Mars" star about making the movie version of her hit show, seven years later, and the scourge of paparazzi who target celebs' kids.

Wilbur Smith novels in development for TV series

Three novels by bestselling author Wilbur Smith, "Birds of Prey," ''Blue Horizon" and "Monsoon," are being developed for TV by Corona Pictures and FremantleMedia.

US lets 141 trillion calories of food go to waste each year

Americans wasted 31 percent of all food that was available in 2010, the USDA reports. For the first time, the agency calculated what that means in terms of calories.

Pete Carroll says he wouldn't have left USC had he known about sanctions

Super-bowl winning coach Pete Carroll told KPCC in an interview that he "wouldn't have been able to leave" USC had he known about the NCAA sanctions centered on Reggie Bush.

The price of pizza in 44 LA neighborhoods

NPR analyzed pizza prices from around the country to answer a simple question: How much does a pizza cost in your neighborhood?

Free weekend? Festival of Whales, dinosaur puppets, more

Don't let Southern California's storms put a dent in your sunny spirit this weekend. Plenty of energizing indoor and outdoor activities await.

To play the part, actors must talk the talk — in Chinese

As Hollywood and China grow closer, more roles are opening up for Asian-American actors to play Chinese-speaking characters. But before they can sound fluent on screen, some turn to dialect coaches.

App Chat: Retro gaming on your phone

Thief - a popular video game series from the early two thousands is being rebooted, with the newest version coming out for Playstation Four and Xbox One this Friday. But what if you want something simpler? Today on App Chat we have a list retro gaming apps for your phone.

Meet East LA's El Haru Kuroi

KPCC's Adolfo Guzman Lopez crashes a rehearsal by El Haru Kuroi, an East L.A. band with musical roots in Mexico, South America, and Africa.

'Die Hard' director freed from prison after 1 year

McTiernan served most of a one-year sentence for lying about his association with a private investigator to illegally wiretap a movie producer.

Oscars 2014: 14 interviews with this year's nominees

To help you prepare your ballots and refresh your memory of this year's great films, we've compiled all the interviews we've done with this year's Oscar contenders.