Arts & Entertainment

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.

Taco Bell adds the waffle taco to its breakfast menu (Poll)

Taco Bell recently announced their new breakfast menu launching nationwide in March. It includes a morning version of their Crunchwrap, a flatbread with sausage and yes, a waffle taco.

Oscars 2014: 7 must-see films that weren't nominated

At Sunday's 12th annual FilmWeek event with Larry Mantle at the Egyptian Theatre, our critics picked seven fantastic flicks that should have gotten an Oscar nod.

4 takes on Netflix's streaming deal with Comcast

Netflix and Comcast ended their video streaming feud over the weekend, when Netflix agreed to pay the cable giant for direct access to consumers.

Video: How hot sauces perk up your food and your mood

Sriracha and other spicy condiments make us feel so good, even when they burn so bad. So what's going on in our tongues?

CNN says Piers Morgan's talk show is ending

Morgan, who succeeded Larry King in the 9 p.m. EST time slot three years ago, was drawing lackluster ratings. In contrast, King had a 25-year run on CNN.