Arts & Entertainment

Trucker in Tracy Morgan crash lacked sleep, prosecutor says

The Wal-Mart truck driver accused of triggering a crash in New Jersey and critically injured Tracy Morgan reportedly had not slept for more than 24 hours.

Tony awards: 'Gentleman's Guide,' McDonald, Cranston win

Audra McDonald, at 43, won a record sixth Tony for portraying Billie Holiday in "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill." Read on for more highlights and winners.

World Cup in LA: Video of Garcetti bouncing a brazuca, talking soccer

As KPCC looks at Los Angeles' diverse neighborhoods through the lens of the World Cup, we start with superfan L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti. Who are YOU rooting for?

Spokesman: Tracy Morgan 'more responsive' after surgery

A spokesman for Tracy Morgan says that he remains in critical condition after undergoing surgery on a broken leg and will remain in a New Jersey hospital for "several weeks."

Watch: Sir Mix-A-Lot, Seattle Symphony perform 'Baby Got Back'

The Seattle Symphony and rapper Sir Mix-A-Lot wowed a roomful of fans Friday night with a full-figured performance of "Baby Got Back," complete with a stage full of dancers from the crowd.

While Broadway sings its praise, the wigmaker remains unsung

Sunday night's Tony Awards will honor actors and actresses, but not those who create their elaborate coiffures. That's because the best in the business know how to stay out of the spotlight.

5 video game trends expected at E3

With the launch of the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Wii U in the video game industry's rearview mirror, the spotlight at this week's Electronic Entertainment Expo in L.A. is expected to shift back to games.

California Chrome fails to win Triple Crown at Belmont Stakes

California Chrome seemed like just the horse to break the drought and win the Triple Crown on Saturday, but failed to do so when it came to the race.

Peyton Reed to direct 'Ant-Man,' following Edgar Wright exit

Marvel has announced that Peyton Reed will direct "Ant-Man," following writer/director Edgar Wright's high-profile exit. It's still set to be released July 17 of next year.

Video: Poet Maya Angelou remembered at memorial service

First lady Michelle Obama remembered poet, orator and sage Maya Angelou as the first person who let her know she could be a strong, powerful and smart black woman.

Maria Sharapova wins tennis's French Open for 2nd time

Maria Sharapova won her second French Open title in three years, overcoming some shaky serving Saturday to beat fourth-seeded Simona Halep 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-4 in the final.

Lawsuit against Norton Simon for art seized in WWII revived

A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit against Pasadena's Norton Simon Museum to return two 500-year-old paintings seized by Nazis during World War II.

Get ready for the 44th LA gay pride weekend

This year's celebration is the first since gay marriage was ruled constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court. Events are planned in the run-up to the parade on Sunday.

Superfan Clipper Darrell on Donald Sterling, Steve Ballmer

During all the news and tumult, one person paying especially close attention to the Clippers is Darrell Bailey — better known as Clipper Darrell, the team's biggest fan.

Casey Kasem in critical condition with infected bedsore

Ailing radio personality Casey Kasem was in critical condition with an infected bedsore, while his daughter and wife debated in court about who should make decisions about his care.

Beastie Boys win a fight for their copyright

The hip-hop band that reached its zenith in the 1980s won a $1.7 million judgment against Monster Beverage Corp., which used the band's music without permission.