Arts & Entertainment

Can UCB Comedy compete with Funny Or Die?

Upright Citizens Brigade has beloved stage shows and improv schools in NY and Los Angeles, and now it's trying to compete in the crowded online comedy world.

1800s watercolors at Getty Villa show an undiscovered ancient Greece

A new show at the Getty Villa shows the Greece of 200 years ago — an ancient, empty, alien landscape of a long lost civilization, fallen into a ruin of broken columns and shattered pediments.

Watch: 'Hotline Bling' reaches a new (odd) apex in video mashup

In the past week, a video for Drake's song "Hotline Bling" has inspired both memes and jokes. A new entry has its roots in a fictional Australian high school with a gung-ho drama teacher.

Lee Daniels hints at an untold personal story in his new show, 'Star'

The co-creator of "Empire" says his new music-themed show is partly inspired by his early days in Hollywood. The show is set to start production in December.

Ilene Chaiken on what it's like running the hit show "Empire"

The veteran producer talks about the challenge of multi-tasking, the difficulty of breaking into the industry as a woman, and 50 Cent's beef with the show.

BuzzFeed to withdraw from SXSW after gaming panels pulled due to threats

The panels, which were not BuzzFeed-sponsored, both included women who had been harassed as part of Gamergate, an online movement related to gender issues in gaming.

'An avoidable mess': Gamergate target Brianna Wu on SxSW cancellations

The influential South by Southwest Interactive conference canceled two panels due to threats of on-site violence. The panels were to address sexism and harassment in the gaming industry.

Abby Wambach, US women's soccer star, retires

Shortly after Wambach and the rest of the World Cup-winning U.S. national team were honored at the White House, Wambach announced her plans to retire from soccer.

New music from Adele, Erykah Badu, Benny Sings and more

If you don't have time to figure what new music you should be listening to, we've got the perfect thing for you. We call it Tuesday Reviewsday.

George Clooney, Grant Heslov and the 'reality show' theatrics of politics

The actor/filmmaker and his frequent producer are once again mining politics, this time with the film, "Our Brand is Crisis."

Courtney Love risks it all in Todd Almond's 'Kansas City Choir Boy'

Love has performed in films and on concert stages, but she's making her theater debut in a show that takes her out of her comfort level.

Fans flood artist Ai Weiwei with offers of Legos

The Chinese artist says the Danish company that makes the toy bricks has refused to sell a bulk order for an exhibition on free speech. Ai says Lego is bowing to pressure from Chinese authorities.

5 Every Week: Horror movie marathon, El Chavo happy hour and 'Dracula' with Philip Glass

From the heart of the Southland, this is 5 Every Week.

If 'SNL' had Latino cast members, would Trump still host?

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will host the show, and organizations like the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda are considering a boycott.

Commentary: Would SNL have Donald Trump as host if it had Latino cast members?

NPR's TV critic Eric Deggans says a more diverse cast might have made the show think twice about a hosting gig for the presidential candidate after his comments about Mexican immigrants.

Maureen O'Hara, spirited movie star, dies at 95

Flame-haired Irish actress appeared in classics ranging from the grim "How Green Was My Valley" to the uplifting "Miracle on 34th Street" and bantered unforgettably with John Wayne in several films.