Arts & Entertainment

Coming out has complicated player's prospects, NFL execs say

Michael Sam, a standout at the University of Missouri who announced he's gay, wasn't going to be a first- or second-round NFL draft pick, but he may have slipped even further, scouts and executives say.

Sochi Winter Olympics: Medals in women's super-combined, men's short track (spoilers)

Among Monday's highlights in Sochi: Maria Hoefl-Riesch's third career gold medal; American Julia Mancuso skis to a bronze; Team USA dominates Switzerland in women's hockey.

The Broad will now open in 2015; details of new plaza released

Complications in building the museum's exterior have led to construction delays. A new plaza described as a green oasis in downtown Los Angeles will open this fall.

With fearlessness and a 'code name,' Iraqi helped Navy SEALs

Interpreter "Johnny Walker"'s memoir details his experiences with the U.S. military on countless missions in his war-torn home country of Iraq and his family's long path to U.S. citizenship.

'Lego Movie' opens with big $69.1M box office

"The Lego Movie" clicked with moviegoers, assembling an exceptional $69.1 million debut at the weekend box office, according to studio estimates.

4-legged athletes compete with Olympic-sized heart

Sure, Sochi has competitors who perform feats of super-human strength and skill. But the agility contest at the Westminster Dog Show had nothing but cheerful contestants and good sports.

'Dumb Starbucks' coffee shop opens in Los Feliz

A store labeled as "Dumb Starbucks," using the Starbucks corporate logo and bearing an almost identical look to an actual Starbucks, opened up in Los Feliz on Friday. A Starbucks spokeswoman said the corporation is "looking into it."

US sweeps slopestyle snowboarding with women's gold

In a near flawless run, Jamie Anderson took the medal a day after teammate Sage Kotsenburg clinched the men's gold.

Sochi Winter Olympics: Many Russian speakers watch with pride

Many in Southern California's Russian speaking community – some of whom lived in the old Soviet Union – are watching the games with great interest.

Sochi Winter Olympics: Games expose Indian corruption, redemption

Indian luger Shiva Keshavan faces an uphill battle not only to train for the Olympics, but even to carry his country's flag.

Sochi Winter Olympics: Southern California athletes compete

The Winter Olympics kicked off in earnest following Friday night's opening ceremonies, and NBC4's Whit Johnson reported from Sochi and spoke with KPCC.

Brooks Wheelan cast on SNL halfway through yearlong video diary

New "Saturday Night Live" cast member Brooks Wheelan started the year as an engineer in L.A. and ended it living in New York and working on SNL. And he videoed it all.

Sochi Winter Olympics: Is early criticism par for the course?

The Sochi Olympics have been criticized for poor preparation, security concerns, and Russia's policies on human and animal rights. But host-bashing is a popular pastime.

Dylan Farrow responds to Woody Allen's New York Times column

Dylan Farrow responded late Friday in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter about Woody Allen's defense of allegations that he molested her.

Sochi Winter Olympics: First gold medal goes to an American

Slopestyle snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg has won the first gold medal in the Sochi Olympics, as the American women's ice hockey team gets off to a good start.

Sochi: 5 California Olympians you should follow on Instagram

Forget the political controversy, technical glitches and subpar accommodations — our Southern California athletes are having a blast at the Sochi Olympics.