Entertainment

Monday's TV highlights: 'America's Got Talent: A...
Posted by Ed Stockly on December 17, 2018 at 4:00 am

SERIES The Neighborhood Tina (Tichina Arnold) gets a little carried away when she tries to help Gemma (Beth Behrs) make her first fundraiser as school principal a big success. Dave (Max Greenfield) tries to help Calvin (Cedric the Entertainer) win a special silent auction prize. 8 p.m. CBS The... […]

Offset interrupted Cardi B on stage and she was...
Posted on December 17, 2018 at 2:53 am

Offset is upset. […]

Lord Sugar hires his Apprentice for 2018
Posted on December 17, 2018 at 1:29 am

Did swimwear designer Sian Gabbidon or nut milk entrepreneur Camilla Ainsworth win? […]

Cardi B closed Rolling Loud with a celebratory...
Posted by August Brown on December 17, 2018 at 1:05 am

Cardi B must have known something unusual was happening during her Rolling Loud headlining set Saturday when men in black rolled giant road cases onto her stage between songs. The cases were decked out in red and white flowers, spelling out “TAKE ME BACK CARDI.” The stage lights went up, and out... […]

Salisbury looks to pantomime after nerve agent...
Posted on December 17, 2018 at 12:22 am

Nine months after a nerve agent attack in Salisbury, a pantomime is bringing festive cheer to the city's Playhouse. […]

'My sleepless nights over Sandra Bullock's...
Posted on December 17, 2018 at 12:20 am

The actress insisted on doing treacherous scenes wearing a blindfold for thriller Bird Box. […]

Review: Taylor Mac's 'Holiday Sauce,' a madcap...
Posted by Charles McNulty on December 16, 2018 at 10:20 pm

Imagine a Christmas tree ornament made by Picasso on an absinthe bender and you’ll have some idea of Taylor Mac’s initial costume for “Taylor Mac’s Holiday Sauce,” the festive fandango that brought some drag dazzle, queer straight talk and cabaret radicalism to Royce Hall for two performances this... […]

Baddiel & Skinner perform Three Lions
Posted on December 16, 2018 at 8:29 pm

Watch as The Lightning Seeds, David Baddiel and Frank Skinner reunite to perform a special rendition of Three Lions at Sports Personality of the Year at the Genting Arena in Birmingham. […]

Pete Davidson makes a brief appearance on last...
Posted by Sonaiya Kelley on December 16, 2018 at 8:25 pm

Pete Davidson made a highly anticipated but brief appearance on "Saturday Night Live" after a troubling message posted to his Instagram account revealed that the young comedian might have been struggling with thoughts of suicide. Davidson, who last year revealed he had been diagnosed with borderline... […]

Pete Davidson appears on 'SNL' after troubling...
Posted on December 16, 2018 at 8:17 pm

New York police said they performed a "wellness check" on "Saturday Night Live" cast member Pete Davidson after he posted an alarming note on Instagram on Saturday in which he said, "I really don't want to be on this earth anymore." […]

'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' tops the box...
Posted by Sonaiya Kelley on December 16, 2018 at 5:30 pm

After a slow two weeks for new movies, fresh wide releases dominated the top five at the box office. Sony's "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" premiered in first place with $35.4 million, in the range of analyst predictions of $32 million to $39 million, according to figures from measurement firm... […]

Indie Focus: And the top 10 films of the year are...
Posted by Mark Olsen on December 16, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Hello! I’m Mark Olsen. Welcome to another edition of your regular field guide to a world of Only Good Movies. It’s getting to be that time of year when we try to take a step back from the onslaught of year-end new releases to make an assessment of the year in total. That’s right, it’s top 10 time!... […]

L.A. Phil violinist Vijay Gupta is leaving the...
Posted by Deborah Vankin on December 16, 2018 at 3:00 pm

When Los Angeles Philharmonic violinist Vijay Gupta won a MacArthur fellowship earlier this year for his social justice work, an award that came with a $625,000 no-strings-attached stipend, the obvious question was: What next? The answer: Gupta told The Times that he will give up his seat as one... […]

L.A. movie openings, Dec. 16-23: 'Mary Poppins...
Posted by Kevin Crust, Matt Cooper on December 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Dec. 17 They Shall Not Grow Old Filmmaker Peter Jackson takes a look back at World War I in this documentary featuring rare archival footage. (1:39) R. Dec. 19 Mary Poppins Returns Emily Blunt is the magical supercalifragilisticexpialidocious nanny in this musical sequel to the 1964 film. With... […]

Putin wants government to "take charge" of rap...
Posted on December 16, 2018 at 12:45 pm

President Putin says the government should control rap music and youth culture, rather than ban it. […]

Strictly Come Dancing: 11.7m watch Stacey Dooley...
Posted on December 16, 2018 at 12:26 pm

The final was the most-watched episode of the series, as viewers waited to see who won the glitterball. […]

Who won Strictly Come Dancing 2018?
Posted on December 16, 2018 at 12:07 pm

Find out if Ashley, Joe, Faye or Stacey won the 2018 BBC TV dancing series. […]

H.E.R. went from child star to enigmatic R&B...
Posted by Gerrick D. Kennedy on December 16, 2018 at 12:05 pm

H.E.R. stayed true to her core and pierced the bass rattling sounds of rap with several EPs bursting with brooding, slow-dripping soul that announced her as one of the most exciting R&B talents in recent years. Now she's up for five Grammys. […]

Pete Davidson 'safe' after suicide concerns
Posted on December 16, 2018 at 11:56 am

The Saturday Night Live comedian reportedly wrote he didn't "want to be on this earth anymore". […]

'SNL' shows life if Trump hadn't been elected
Posted on December 16, 2018 at 7:20 am

"Saturday Night Live" spoofed the film "It's A Wonderful Life" for their cold open skit, showing what life might have been like if Donald Trump were never elected president. […]

Feedback: Reaction to coverage of George H.W....
Posted by Ed Stockly on December 16, 2018 at 4:00 am

Give this guy an award I was intrigued by the article about an anonymous artist who makes chairs at a bus stop on the east side of Los Angeles [“He Wants You to Have a Seat,” Nov. 28, by Carolina Miranda]. In our current day, it’s rare to see news like this about citizens helping and contributing... […]

Robyn: 'I didn't want to be a role model'
Posted on December 16, 2018 at 12:26 am

The Swedish pop star on her return to music, defying expectations and the healing power of dancing. […]

Chi Modu has photographed hip hop's biggest...
Posted on December 16, 2018 at 12:14 am

Nigerian-born Chi Modu on why documenting black musicians is so important. […]

Ariana Grande and NYPD reach out to 'SNL's' Pete...
Posted by Nardine Saad on December 15, 2018 at 11:20 pm

Ariana Grande is at the center of a mental-health discussion that began when she light-heartedly commented on Kanye West’s latest Drake fracas, and continued as concerns mounted over the well-being of her ex-fiance, “Saturday Night Live” star Pete Davidson. Davidson, who last year revealed he had... […]

'Andi Mack' actor Stoney Westmoreland fired after...
Posted by Nardine Saad on December 15, 2018 at 7:40 pm

Disney Channel has severed ties with “Andi Mack” actor Stoney Westmoreland following his Friday arrest in Utah on suspicion of arranging a sexual liaison with a minor. “Given the nature of the charges and our responsibility for the welfare of employed minors, we have released him from his recurring... […]

Ariana Grande plans special Manchester concert...
Posted on December 15, 2018 at 7:33 pm

Pop star Ariana Grande will return to the city two years after 22 people died in a bomb attack. […]

Essential Arts: Whitewashing a mural,...
Posted by Carolina A. Miranda on December 15, 2018 at 6:50 pm

A little bit of controversy. A little bit of Broadway. A little bit of Zubin Mehta. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, with the week’s essential arts stories. MURAL CONTROVERSY Los Angeles Unified School District officials have announced that a mural by Beau Stanton... […]

Simon Helberg trades ‘Big Bang’ for George...
Posted by Margaret Gray on December 15, 2018 at 6:00 pm

It’s a typical arc for a Hollywood actor: Land a part in the longest-running multicamera comedy in TV history, star in a movie opposite Meryl Streep and then, at the pinnacle of your glory, assume one of the most ubiquitous holiday stage roles anywhere: George Bailey in “It’s a Wonderful Life.”... […]

Frank Oz, Paul Williams and David Goelz remember...
Posted by Randall Roberts on December 15, 2018 at 4:55 pm

Emmet Otter is not the most famous Muppet in Jim Henson’s universe of characters. But Hollywood will still embrace the occasional second act, and the leader of the Frogtown Hollow Jubilee Jug Band in 1977 TV special “Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas” is now a part of the revival circuit. Four decades... […]

How historian John Guy and Beau Willimon of...
Posted by Jen Yamato on December 15, 2018 at 4:15 pm

For centuries, history had not been kind to Mary Stewart, Queen of Scots — a mistreatment that director Josie Rourke aimed to correct with her revisionist 16th century drama “Mary Queen of Scots.” Vilified by the enemies who orchestrated her downfall and beheaded for treason at the age of 44, Mary’s... […]


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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. […]