Arts & Entertainment

UCLA gymnast Sophina DeJesus whips, nae naes — and slays

The viral video of DeJesus' routine doesn't show an athlete dominating in a traditionally white sport despite her race. She's an athlete celebrating her identity in the sport she loves.

Jennifer Jason Leigh on 'Anomalisa' sex scenes: 'intimate, awkward, uncomfortable'

Jennifer Jason Leigh talks about how she almost gave up on acting, the awkward and intimate sex scene in "Anomalisa," and how acting in a Quentin Tarantino​ film and Charlie Kaufman film changed her life.

USC athletic director Pat Haden goes to doctor with light-headedness

Sports information director Tim Tessalone said the episode was similar to one that Haden had last October in South Bend, Indiana, before a football game against Notre Dame.

New Twitter account exposes how female characters are described in scripts

As a producer, Ross Putman sees a lot of scripts. Now he's shedding a light on how many writers craft their female characters — and it says a lot about Hollywood.

The Styled Side: getting the looks of 'Zoolander No. 2' on point

Only 10 percent of the film's costumes were off-the-rack: half were custom-made, a third were samples from designers and the rest was vintage.

6 crazy details about filming the white Bronco chase for 'People v OJ Simpson'

"To shoot it on a stage would just feel like the little TV movie that we definitely didn't want to be," executive producer Brad Simpson told the Frame.

Hollywood ramps up for campaign season—and we don't mean the Oscars

Actors and other industry types have a history of endorsing political candidates, but this year both Democrats and Republicans in the business are torn between who to endorse.

Samantha Bee brings a female perspective to late night TV

L.A. Times TV critic Mary McNamara says "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" is off to a good start, but laments that it's only a weekly show.

Pasadena mansion co-stars in 'Formation'

Despite being steeped in the culture of New Orleans, Beyonce's "Formation" video was shot in L.A., much of it at the historic Fenyes Mansion. Built in 1905, the Beaux Arts home was done up to look like a Southern plantation.

'The Big Short' is a factor in the Oscar and presidential races

Adam McKay, writer and director of "The Big Short," says that the conversation around the movie is more exciting to him than the Oscar nominations.

Diana Ross, Kraftwerk headline Hollywood Bowl

There's a bit of everything in the Hollywood Bowl's 2016 season: bossa nova maestro Sergio Mendes, ethereal Icelandic pop band Sigur Rós, soul diva Diana Ross and German electronic act Kraftwerk, to name a few.

Publisher to pay $14M in 'Happy Birthday' copyright case

A federal judge ruled in September that Warner/Chappell didn't own the lyrics to "Happy Birthday," and had no right to charge for their use.

The library that floats on Echo Park Lake

This weekend, pedal out to the middle of Echo Park Lake and you can borrow a book while you cruise the water. The floating library features one-of-a-kind works by local artists.

Bobby McFerrin performs a rare concert with his son Taylor McFerrin

The McFerrins had never performed a full concert together until recently at the Valley Performing Arts Center, and then they treated the audience to a live interview.

Big Freedia: Uniting people through 'the power of the ass'

Big Freedia helped put New Orleans bounce music on the map and it led to a TV series and a guest appearance on Beyoncé's new song.

How Beyoncé got America into 'Formation'

Beyoncé won Super Bowl 50 with her new single, an unabashedly political celebration of blackness that cements her influence as both an entertainer and an activist.