Arts & Entertainment

Shark Week: Can music change the public's perception of sharks?

J. Ralph is an Academy Award-nominated composer. But his latest project is on a much smaller scale and a much smaller screen — the Discovery Channel.

Why the documentary 'Cartel Land' plays like a real life action drama

The film follows vigilante groups on both sides of the border, revealing a battle that can't easily be characterized as good-versus-bad.

Women's World Cup victors honored with rally in LA

The players were at L.A. Live entertainment complex next to Staples Center for a free public celebration Tuesday.

Mr. Burns returns: Harry Shearer back on 'The Simpsons' voice cast

Fox announced in a press release that Shearer would return for the next two seasons, despite a contract dispute that left him officially out of the cast as of May.

Mayweather is stripped of WBO belt he won from Pacquiao

The World Boxing Organization welterweight title will now go to Timothy Bradley Jr., who had been named the interim title holder after he won a June 27 fight.

Longtime Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub dies at 77

Weintraub became a top concert promoter in the 1970s, working with the likes of Elvis Presley and shaping John Denver's career. He then produced such films as "Oh, God," ''Diner" and "The Karate Kid" and its sequels.

Leon Russell documentary, 'A Poem is a Naked Person,' is released after 40 years

The musician was unhappy with the documentary he commissioned from filmmaker Les Blank in the early 1970s, so he refused to allow its release. But Blank's son, Harrod, has resurrected the project.

Documents: Cosby said he got drugs to give women for sex

The 77-year-old comedian was testifying under oath in a lawsuit filed by a former Temple University employee. He testified he gave her three half-pills of Benadryl.

US women shatter TV ratings record for soccer with World Cup win

The U.S. women's national team won an unprecedented third FIFA Women's World Cup trophy Sunday night — and a record number of Americans tuned in to watch.

5 things to do in LA this week

From the heart of the Southland, this is 5 Every Week. In our inaugural episode, we’ll be running you through five great things you should do in L.A. this week.

After spectacular start, US women win World Cup Final 5-2

The U.S. women's team defeated Japan to win the World Cup 5-2 Sunday after a stunning first half that thrilled fans and set FIFA records.

Minions take over LA Times' masthead; Critics cry foul

Sunday's L.A. Times featured a trio of Twinkie-like characters meddling with the paper's sober, storied masthead in an advertising first for the paper.

Deadheads prepare for frenzied final Grateful Dead shows in Chicago

When The Grateful Dead announced that they would be playing a handful of shows that would be both a celebration of the band's 50 years and also their final shows, people lost their minds.

'Orange is the New Black' actress Lea DeLaria's jazz album

When "Orange is the New Black's" Lea DeLaria's not spending time in TV prison, she's singing jazz. DeLaria talks about her new David Bowie cover album, "House of David."

Sonia Manzano retiring after 44 years as Maria on 'Sesame Street'

A beloved resident of Sesame Street since she was a teenager, the character Maria owned the neighborhood repair shop with husband Luis (played by Emilio Delgado, who remains on the show).

3 female thinkers define that other 'F-word': Feminism

How should feminism be defined today? Is it a concept that we still even need? Where are we these days in the battle for equal rights for women?