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Nick Stoller's 'Neighbors 2' aims for honesty beneath the raunch

The writer-director's sequel moves the action to a sorority. Beyond the R-rated hijinks, Stoller says he's interested in the real emotion at the core of the story.

Still from 2006 South Korean movie, "Seducing Mr. Perfect"

Asian-American men fight for lead roles in Hollywood

Asian-American actors still struggle with decades-old stereotypes, but new media is helping them fight back.

Ex-Megadeth drummer Nick Menza collapses on stage, dies

Menza died after collapsing on stage during a performance of his progressive jazz trio at a Los Angeles area club.

'Angry Birds' flocks to No. 1 over 'Neighbors,' 'Nice Guys'

"The Angry Birds Movie" soared to $39 million in its debut weekend, overtaking "Captain America: Civil War" for the top spot.

DJ-producer Calvin Harris resting after car accident in LA

Harris was a passenger in a vehicle that was struck "in a collision" in Los Angeles. Further details were not provided.

It's Long Beach LGBT pride weekend! Here's a rundown

This year's theme is "Solidarity through Pride," but the festival site will encompass seven main areas, each with their own theme, tailored to a specific audience.

Commentary: Enough with the dead animal books!

It started with "Ring of Bright Water." Those memoirs about the wisdom and love animals shared with authors. One UC Santa Barbara Marine Biologist, has had it with all of them.

Maria Bamford's Netflix show 'Lady Dynamite' is 100 percent Maria

Maria Bamford channels awkward humor, surreal exchanges and her history of mental illness into her own brand of comedy on "Lady Dynamite."

In 'Song of Lahore,' Pakistani musicians fight social stigma to play the music they love

The new documentary "Song of Lahore" tells how traditional Pakistani musicians found a new audience through YouTube after decades of local suppression.

7 literary stops along the new Expo Line extension

Want to embark on a literary adventure aboard the Expo line and its new extension? Well, Take Two and Libros Schmibros's David Kipen have you covered.

Come for the ride, stay for the art on the Expo Line

The seven new stations along the new Expo Line extension will feature about 100 pieces of specialized artwork for riders to see.

Google announces Daydream Android-powered VR headset

Daydream is a virtual reality headset with accessories that are designed to work with smart phones using the Android operating system.

Cheers to the weekend! 8 fun things to do in SoCal

Say cheers — the weekend has arrived! Fill up on Greek food, watch "Toy Story" outdoors and ride the Expo Line for free. We've got the details.

Hello, Spotify! Goodbye, songwriters?

Songwriters are singing the blues over the paltry sums paid them by streaming services. But veteran songwriters Michelle Lewis and Kay Hanley are leading a fight for more fair compensation.

Veteran '60 Minutes' newsman Morley Safer dies at 84

"60 Minutes" aired a tribute to Safer on Sunday after he announced his retirement earlier this month. He is survived by his wife, the former Jane Fearer, and his daughter Sarah.

Arts and transit: Can they both thrive at Bergamot Station?

Santa Monica says it's committed to preserving Bergamot's art galleries. But as the metro opens there, gallerists fear a wave of development that could push them out.