Arts & Entertainment

Something for everyone — even Jon Hamm? — at the Emmys

Eight-time nominee Jon Hamm of AMC's "Mad Men" gets a last shot at a trophy for his portrayal of a midcentury man in crisis.

LA faces 4 other cities in the running for 2024 Olympics

The stage is set for a two-year campaign with bids from former Olympic host cities Los Angeles, Paris and Rome, rounded out by Hamburg and Budapest.

'Dancing baby' wins copyright case

In Lenz v. Universal, about a YouTube video of a baby dancing to a Prince song, judges ruled that copyright holders must weigh whether use of material is fair use before issuing a warning.

Atticus Ross breaks down the score to 'Love & Mercy'

The DVD release of the Brian Wilson biopic provides an opportunity to hear how Ross, an Oscar-winning composer, used the catalog of the great pop music songwriter.

Richrath, former REO Speedwagon guitarist, songwriter, dies

Erik Stein confirmed on Monday that Richrath passed away but offered no details about the cause of death.

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures to move forward with building project

Museum Row along Wilshire Boulevard is set to house yet another cultural facility now that the Motion Picture Academy has settled differences with a neighborhood group.

For composer Derrick Spiva, music is all about movement

Whether he's writing for synchronized swimmers or dancers performing to African- and Indian-influenced sounds, Spiva keeps rhythm top of mind.

Ringo Starr cleaning house, will auction Beatles 'stuff' for charity

The Fab Four drummer is putting an original pressing of the White Album, a guitar once owned by John Lennon and one of his own Ludwig Oyster drum kits on the block.

Mayweather says he's fought his last, ending a 49-0 career

The boxing champion retires with a undefeated record matched only by Rocky Marciano.

NBA legend Moses Malone dies at 60

Authorities confirmed that Malone died in a Norfolk hotel room. Malone is known for being perhaps the greatest rebounder in NBA history.

5 Every Week: Jurassic Park food, the Broad Museum and the Hollywood Pool

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.

The future of Aretha Franklin's 'Amazing Grace' could see more lawsuits

Aretha Franklin succeeded in preventing the documentary, "Amazing Grace," from playing the film festival circuit, but the singer could end up being sued herself.

Film festival season madness continues in Toronto — here’s what to expect

The Telluride and Venice festivals have wrapped, and the New York festival is around the corner, but this week the film world revolves around Toronto.

National Geographic CEO: Fox deal won't affect our programming

Amidst concerns that new majority owner Fox might tamper with the programming, Gary Knell of the National Geographic Society promises continued coverage of climate change and hard science.

Novelist Emma Donoghue waited to find the perfect director for 'Room'

The author of the best-seller film about a mother and son held in captivity also wrote the screenplay, and now the film, directed by Lenny Abrahamson, is finally being released.

Immigration, refugees, politics, and betrayal — it's Greek drama at the Getty Villa

"It is a bitter thing to be a woman," says Euripides' Medea. In a new adaptation at the Getty Villa, with the action moved to Boyle Heights and mixed with the woes of ambitious undocumented immigrants, it is still very bitter.