Arts & Entertainment

US Olympic Committee to meet; LA under consideration for 2024

When the leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee meet Thursday, they'll be deciding on more than a city to put in the running to host the 2024 Summer Games.

'Charlie Hebdo' laughed in the face of violence; will future satirists?

The French magazine responded to a 2011 firebombing of its offices with a cover that showed a Muslim and an editor making out. Its lead editor was killed Wednesday.

3 new women in LA accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assaults

Attorney Gloria Allred held a news conference Wednesday in L.A. with the women who described unwanted encounters with the comedian in L.A. and Las Vegas.

Palm Springs Film Festival: Croatian 'Cowboys' wrangle laughs

The delightful Croatian Oscar entry "Cowboys (Kauboji)" is a sort of "Waiting for Guffman" with a Croat twist.

Mica Levi finds inspiration in nature and the cosmos for 'Under The Skin' score

The singer/songwriter received critical acclaim for her first-ever score, which is an eerie backdrop to the strange behavior of Scarlett Johansson’s character.

Coachella 2015: What you need to know about the lineup

Who are the biggest surprises and "must see" acts on the festival's roster? We breakdown the poster with Philip Cosores of the music website Consequence of Sound.

Editing Wikipedia, one African-American artist at a time

The California African American Museum and Unforgetting L.A. team up to give African American artists a presence on the digital encyclopedia.

'Serial' becomes a romantic comedy trailer

Los Angeles sketch comedians have taken the personal relationship of Sarah Koenig and Adnan Syed to another level with "Serial Dating," a fake rom-com trailer.

Palm Springs Film Festival: Patrick Stewart's comedic talent lights up 'Match'

An aria comparing cunnilingus to knitting may be the best scene of its type since "I'll have what she's having" in "When Harry Met Sally."

Coachella 2015 topped by AC/DC, Jack White and Drake

Coachella announced their 2015 lineup online Tuesday morning. This year's headliners are perhaps even a bit more eclectic than usual.

From Miss America to tabloid fodder: Bess Myerson dies at 90

In 1945, Myerson became the first Jewish Miss America. However, her image eventually became tainted during embarrassing missteps in the 1980s.

Novelist, poet Michele Serros dead at age 48

Michele Serros approached her work with irreverence, said her friends. Her insights on growing up as a Southern California Chicana had broad appeal.

Why one scene in 'Empire' left writer/director Lee Daniels 'sobbing' behind the camera

Daniels talks about his hip-hop knowledge, his love of the "Housewives" shows, and some of the painful, real-life stories that ended up in his new TV drama.

From house music to country: Shamir is an artist to watch in 2015

Growing up, singer Shamir says "no one really got" his androgynous voice, but he's using it to his advantage as he gathers global acclaim.

Sandwich Monday: The Pretzel Dog

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the Pretzel Dog from Auntie Anne's. It's a hot dog, wrapped in soft pretzel and meditations on life and death.

Palm Springs Film Festival: A celebrity warm-up for Oscar

Unlike festivals earlier in the season, Palm Springs is more about whether you'll run into Brad Pitt at the Renaissance Hotel than selling a film.