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Jacques Audiard's DHEEPAN (Palme d'Or Winner - Cannes 2015)

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Audiard's 'Dheepan' wins Palme d'Or in upset Cannes finale

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The 68th Cannes Film Festival was brought to a surprising close Sunday with Jacques Audiard's Sri Lankan refugee film taking the festival's coveted top honor, the Palme d'Or.

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Actress Anne Meara, mom of Ben Stiller, dies

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Actress and comedian Anne Meara, who gained fame as half of the comedy team Stiller & Meara and went on to star in TV and film, has died. She was 85.

Mat Johnson is the author of Pym, Drop, Hunting in Harlem and The Great Negro Plot as well as several graphic novels including Incognegro, Dark Rain and Right State.

Novelist Mat Johnson explores the 'optical illusion' of being biracial

Johnson, the son of an African-American mother and an Irish-American father, has just written "Loving Day," a funny, sometimes absurd look at what it means to grow up mixed heritage in the U.S.

'19 Kids And Counting' pulled amid sexual misconduct claims

Reports say Josh Duggar, 27, molested five underage girls in 2002 and 2003.

How Hollywood can change to give women greater opportunity

In part one of our conversation with women filmmakers we discussed specific instances of gender bias the women faced. Now we talk possible solutions.

'Tomorrowland,' 'Poltergeist': The movies NOT to watch on Memorial Day

It used to be that Hollywood believed summer started around Memorial Day. Now with blockbusters starting earlier, the holiday weekend isn't so special for movies this year.

Tomorrowland: The tomorrow Walt Disney envisioned, from Disneyland to space

Walt Disney's Tomorrowland was almost immediately outdated, but other Disney visions helped lead to real change, including his advocacy for man going to the Moon.

Soldadera: art show in East LA explores women of the Mexican Revolution

Artist Nao Bustamente's new show uses video, archival photos to explore the overlooked role of women in the Mexican Revolution.

Free weekend? Memorial Day, Funk Fridays, free froyo

There are plenty of ways to fill the three-day weekend, from live music and a parade at Topanga Days, to a guinea pig showdown, a beer festival and more.

Angel Romero brings 'Concierto de Aranjuez' back to LA Phil

Romero made his U.S. debut at age 16 with the "Concierto de Aranjuez" at the Hollywood Bowl with the L.A. Philharmonic. This series of performances marks his highly anticipated return.

Top women filmmakers reveal stories of gender bias in Hollywood

While the women-directed "Pitch Perfect 2" and "Fifty Shades of Grey" are hits, we talk with the women behind movies like "Twilight" and "Crash" about facing bias even after success.

The history behind LA's exuberant Googie architecture

The Norm's on La Cienega Boulevard is an eye-catching example of a lively architectural style known as Googie that became popular in the 1950s.

Boyle Heights warehouse converted into Lucha Libre 'temple'

Luche Libre wrestling -- a sport once relegated to carnivals and swap meets -- finds a home in a Boyle Heights warehouse and national TV.

When Letterman unknowingly told Nic Cage to 'stop being such a woman'

We’re sending Dave off with smaller moments that made his show so special, from a stand-up who got bumped to a letter that shouldn't have gone to Nic Cage.

Creating all-female Avengers 'A-Force' and Muslim hero Ms. Marvel

G. Willow Wilson is a Muslim woman who's also writing top books at Marvel Comics, creating both their first lead Muslim superhero and writing the new all-female Avengers, A-Force.

NFL to change extra-point kicks to longer distance

The NFL is moving back extra-point kicks and allowing defenses to score on conversion turnovers.