Russell Simmons says Keri Claussen Khalighi...
Posted by Samantha Masunaga on November 24, 2017 at 6:16 pm


TV This Week, Nov. 26-Dec. 3: 'The Marvelous Mrs....
Posted by Matt Cooper on November 24, 2017 at 6:00 pm

SUNDAY A bevy of beauties will strut their stuff in Las Vegas for “The 66th Miss Universe Competition.” Steve Harvey returns as host. 7 p.m. Fox Young do-gooders collect their due and Kelly Clarkson receives special honors at the “Nickelodeon HALO Awards 2017.” Performers include Kelsea Ballerini... […]

With 'Princess Cyd,' director Stephen Cone begins...
Posted by Akiva Gottlieb on November 24, 2017 at 5:45 pm

Stephen Cone grew up the son of a Southern Baptist minister in South Carolina, where he led Bible study classes in high school while coming to grips with an emerging queer identity. Now based in Chicago, where he teaches at Northwestern, the 37-year-old is the rare contemporary filmmaker whose... […]

Sir Vince Cable 'too good' for Bad Sex book award
Posted on November 24, 2017 at 4:39 pm

The Liberal Democrat leader's novel Open Arms isn't shortlisted for the prize, despite "many" nominations. […]

Uma Thurman turns anger on Harvey Weinstein in...
Posted on November 24, 2017 at 4:34 pm


James Cameron's 'Titanic' special misses the boat
Posted on November 24, 2017 at 4:15 pm

There's a great special to be made about "Titanic," the movie; and Titanic, the giant ocean liner that sunk 105 years ago. "Titanic :20 Years Later With James Cameron" splashes down somewhere between the two, and in the process almost completely misses the boat. […]

CBS blackout ends for 4 million Dish Network...
Posted by Meg James on November 24, 2017 at 4:00 pm

CBS Corp. and Dish Network resolved their contentious carriage fee dispute by agreeing to a new distribution deal, restoring CBS station signals to millions of Dish customers across the country who went without CBS football on Thanksgiving. The new agreement, struck Thursday night after marathon... […]

I told my mother-in-law I'd plan an L.A....
Posted by Christopher Hawthorne on November 24, 2017 at 4:00 pm

I chose one piece of architecture from each decade that Mary Ellen has been alive, which meant a total of nine buildings, beginning in the 1930s. In the end, Mary Ellen encouraged me to share my list with the readers. In honor of her birthday, here you go. […]

Channel 4 'sorry' over Black-ish IRA Shankill...
Posted on November 24, 2017 at 3:40 pm

Relatives of victims of one of the worst atrocities of NI's Troubles are "deeply upset" over an episode of a US sitcom. […]

CBS and Dish Network reach deal to end blackout
Posted on November 24, 2017 at 3:19 pm


Darkest Hour: Gary Oldman on the 'challenge' of...
Posted on November 24, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The actor discusses his new film Darkest Hour (and his own chances of Oscars success). […]

Question Time cut short as woman falls ill
Posted on November 24, 2017 at 2:27 pm

The BBC TV show is curtailed after an audience member collapses. […]

Carol Burnett has a lot to laugh about as 'The...
Posted by Yvonne Villarreal on November 24, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Carol Burnett celebrates the 50th anniversary of her legendary variety sketch show with a new CBS special premiering Dec. 3 and prepares for a show at the Dolby Theatre on Dec. 15. […]

The 99-Seat Beat: Holiday theater to get you in...
Posted by Margaret Gray on November 24, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Our weekly roundup for L.A. small-theater scene gets in the holiday mood with "A Christmas Carol" at Glendale Centre Theatre, "Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley" in Santa Barbara, Chico's Angels in "Feliz NaviDivas" at Cavern Club and "Bob's Holiday Office Party" in Atwater. […]

Inspired by Lorca, an L.A. playwright sets off in...
Posted by Daryl H. Miller on November 24, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Plays can be read many ways, especially when they’re as poetically abstract as Federico García Lorca’s “Yerma.” His 1934 play about a woman scorned for being childless is often interpreted to be a criticism of Spain’s patriarchal practice of Catholicism at the time. That reading, though, isn’t... […]

A man of power, a woman with aspirations, and a...
Posted by Margaret Gray on November 24, 2017 at 2:00 pm

A New York financier with a great apartment has advertised in the paper for a roommate — specifically a woman. Her rent and board will be free, but she has to be willing to walk around sometimes in her underwear, and she can’t entertain gentlemen friends there. This is the premise of Ruth Fowler’s... […]

The U.S. government's long history of suing...
Posted on November 24, 2017 at 1:49 pm


Can we pretend an artist’s conduct doesn’t...
Posted by Justin Chang, Lorraine Ali on November 24, 2017 at 1:00 pm

In light of the widespread accusations of sexual misconduct sweeping through Hollywood and beyond, Times film critic Justin Chang and television critic Lorraine Ali discuss how this seismic shift has changed the way they view movies and TV shows. JUSTIN CHANG: Like most critics, Lorraine, you and... […]

Women who accused 'Gossip Girl' star Ed Westwick...
Posted by Alene Tchekmedyian on November 24, 2017 at 1:00 pm

For both women, the encounter began the same. They were each invited to “Gossip Girl” star Ed Westwick’s home by a mutual friend. When their Uber driver dropped them off, they drank and hung out at the house for hours. Eventually, they each went to a spare bedroom to sleep. Then, the women both... […]

Could a 'night mayor' unify L.A.'s vast music and...
Posted by August Brown on November 24, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Earlier this year, the New York City Council passed a bill establishing a new Office of Nightlife, a decree signed by Mayor Bill De Blasio at House of Yes, a popular Brooklyn dance venue. New York was following the lead of cities around the world. London, Berlin and Amsterdam have all warmed to... […]

Uma Thurman vents anger at Weinstein
Posted on November 24, 2017 at 11:59 am

The actress wishes a happy Thanksgiving to all "except you Harvey and all your wicked conspirators". […]

How Christopher Bailey put Burberry back in...
Posted on November 24, 2017 at 11:41 am

As Christopher Bailey leaves Burberry, we look at the legacy he's left for the fashion brand. […]

Pullman's plea to save school libraries
Posted on November 24, 2017 at 10:58 am

Philip Pullman, and scores of other authors, urge the education secretary to protect school libraries in England. […]

Poldark star Aidan Turner is heading to the West...
Posted on November 24, 2017 at 10:47 am

The actor will swap his scythe for a cut-throat razor in his new stage role as an Irish terrorist. […]

Friday's TV highlights: 'Dr. Seuss' How the...
Posted by Matt Cooper on November 24, 2017 at 4:00 am

TV HIGHLIGHTS SERIES Great Performances “White Christmas” and other classic tunes are featured in “Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn — the Broadway Musical,” a stage adaptation of the hit 1942 film that starred Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. 8:30 p.m. KOCE Z Nation The group explores an abandoned TV news... […]

Doctor Who: Tom Baker returns on camera for 1979...
Posted on November 24, 2017 at 1:51 am

The actor makes a surprise return to complete an unfinished story 38 years after it was abandoned. […]

I'm A Celebrity's Jack Maynard sorry for...
Posted on November 23, 2017 at 8:45 pm

The ex-I'm A Celebrity contestant apologised for tweeting some "disgusting things" in 2012. […]

Celebrity Big Brother star Jeremy McConnell is...
Posted on November 23, 2017 at 6:15 pm

Celebrity Big Brother star Jeremy McConnell had been carrying out community service in south Wales. […]

Playwright Jim Cartwright plans 'theatre of head,...
Posted on November 23, 2017 at 5:09 pm

Warren Brown and Julie Hesmondhalgh will help launch writer Jim Cartwright's theatre company. […]

Seth Meyers will host Golden Globe Awards
Posted on November 23, 2017 at 4:44 pm

Seth Meyers is going to preside over the first major award show of the season. […]

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Why Are We So Addicted to Mysteries Like...
Posted on January 5, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Why we can’t turn away from shows like Serial and Making a Murderer. (Photo: Getty Images) […]

New A&E Show ‘Fit to Fat to Fit’...
Posted on December 29, 2015 at 8:18 pm

Adonis Hill, a trainer on the upcoming show “Fit to Fat to Fit,” went from weighing 217 pounds to 286 pounds by consuming 8,000 calories a day. […]