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  • 'More Life' gives Drake more dominance on the charts

    'More Life' gives Drake more dominance on the charts

    Sick of Drake yet? Better not be, because the ubiquitous rapper not only isn’t going anywhere, his new album, “More Life,” has been on a record-breaking chart tear since its release on March 18. The artist’s fifth album tallied 385 million streams, according to Nielsen Music. That volume shattered...

  • Wednesday's TV highlights: 'Imaginary Mary' on ABC

    Wednesday's TV highlights: 'Imaginary Mary' on ABC

    SERIES Arrow Oliver (Stephen Amell) ask the Bratva for help in taking on Prometheus (Josh Segurra) — a move that leaves Diggle and Felicity (David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards) speechless. 8 p.m. KTLA The Goldbergs Barry (Troy Gentile) has big plans for Lainey (A.J. Michalka) on prom night. 8...

  • Free admission for all: With NEA help, Grand Performances makes it happen

    Free admission for all: With NEA help, Grand Performances makes it happen

    Bring art to the people. That’s the credo of Grand Performances, which has staged free summer shows at California Plaza in downtown Los Angeles since 1987. The organization has received a total of $576,125 in the form of 19 grants from the National Endowment for the Arts since 2000. Rather than...

  • 'Kong: Skull Island' conquers China's box office

    'Kong: Skull Island' conquers China's box office

    The U.S.-Sino co-production “Kong: Skull Island” ruled China’s box office last week, followed by Disney’s live-action remake “Beauty and the Beast.” The monster-themed epic topped the weekly chart by taking in a massive $72.2 million over the weekend, according to film industry consulting firm...

  • Today in Entertainment: Round 2 of Sean Hannity versus Ted Koppel; New 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' trailer

    Today in Entertainment: Round 2 of Sean Hannity versus Ted Koppel; New 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' trailer

    Today in Entertainment: Round 2 of Sean Hannity versus Ted Koppel; New 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' trailer March 28, 2017, 4:50 p.m. With the arrival of spring, blockbuster movie season has gotten an early start with "Beauty and the Beast" and other films, music fans are making plans for recently...

  • Jean Rouverol, blacklisted screenwriter, dead at 100

    Jean Rouverol, blacklisted screenwriter, dead at 100

    Jean Rouverol, who died Friday at age 100, was well acquainted with how the blacklist era divided Hollywood. An actress-turned-screenwriter, she and her screenwriter husband, Hugo Butler, were targeted by the House Un-American Activities Committee and went into exile with their children for 13...

  • Disney film executive delivers sobering message on changing cinema business

    Disney film executive delivers sobering message on changing cinema business

    Hollywood’s annual gathering of movie studios and theater owners in Las Vegas, known at CinemaCon, normally opens with a cheerleading speech for the movie business dominated by talk of box office records and global growth. But the event’s opening remarks by Disney’s film distribution head, Dave...

  • Gaslamp Killer, Mr. Carmack headline Coachella's Do LaB stage

    Gaslamp Killer, Mr. Carmack headline Coachella's Do LaB stage

    The Do LaB — the outsider dance music stage at the edge of the Coachella grounds — has announced its lineup for the 2017 festival, and it looks prepared to compete with the rest of the forward-thinking club music bills at the fest. Mr. Carmack, L.A. beat-scene favorite Gaslamp Killer, Justin Martin...

  • Hulu's 'Harlots' gets down to business in 18th century London

    Hulu's 'Harlots' gets down to business in 18th century London

    In "Harlots," an engaging new period melodrama that debuts Wednesday on Hulu, two whorehouses, unalike in dignity, go to war in 1763 London, ancient grudge breaking to new mutiny. Samantha Morton plays Margaret Wells, a madam attempting to move up in her world, out of her low-rent Covent Garden...

  • Light on laughs, TV Land comedy 'Nobodies' offers up familiar show-biz premise

    Light on laughs, TV Land comedy 'Nobodies' offers up familiar show-biz premise

    “Nobodies,” which premieres Wednesday on TV Land, is a comedy about being less successful than the friends you started out with. Like a lot of contemporary series that have to do with the entertainment business — or with sports, which is also the entertainment business — it features characters...

  • Tuesday's TV highlights: 'Bones' on Fox

    Tuesday's TV highlights: 'Bones' on Fox

    SERIES NCIS Bruce McGill guest-stars as a surly Vietnam War veteran who may help Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and the team solve a Marine’s murder. Pauley Perrette, Wilmer Valderrama, Jennifer Esposito and Sean Murray also star. 8 p.m. CBS The Flash David Dastmalchian guest-stars as DC Comics villain Abra...

  • Studios want to get you rental movies much quicker — for a price

    Studios want to get you rental movies much quicker — for a price

    Confronted with dwindling home entertainment profits, major Hollywood studios are pressuring theater chains to let people watch new movies much earlier than usual. Though details have yet to be finalized, most of the studios agree that they must come up with new ways to shorten the gap between...

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  • Villain and heroine: The real-life husband and wife onstage in 'Tales of Hoffmann'

    Villain and heroine: The real-life husband and wife onstage in 'Tales of Hoffmann'

    The acclaimed German soprano Diana Damrau met her future husband, French bass-baritone Nicolas Testé, in a Munich church 13 years ago while performing Jean Francaix’s oratorio “L’Apocalypse Selon.” “It was a heaven-and-hell orchestra, a heaven-and-hell chorus, and Nicolas sang Christ,” Damrau said,...

  • 'Beauty and the Beast' tops Friday box office

    'Beauty and the Beast' tops Friday box office

    It was a tale as old as time at Friday’s box office, as Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” once again climbed into the top spot. The live-action remake of the animated classic starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens grossed $23.9 million, bringing its cumulative box office to over $300 million and putting...

  • A Hollywood classic, back where it belongs: 'An American in Paris' at the Pantages

    A Hollywood classic, back where it belongs: 'An American in Paris' at the Pantages

    Call it a joyous homecoming. The national tour of Broadway’s “An American in Paris” has opened at the Hollywood Pantages, returning the story, characters and George Gershwin music to the theater where the 1951 film version won the Oscar for best picture. The stage show runs for three weeks here...

  • How Bernie Wrightson uncovered the soul of the monster in his work

    How Bernie Wrightson uncovered the soul of the monster in his work

    Ghouls, headless horsemen, werewolves and monsters in all stages of reanimation recently lost a key patron. On March 19, Liz Wrightson confirmed that her husband, Bernie, beloved artist and creator of many things that go bump in the night, had died at 68 after a long battle with brain cancer. "Creepy...

  • New 'Justice League' trailer brings Batman a bit of self-awareness

    New 'Justice League' trailer brings Batman a bit of self-awareness

    Can new jokes and three new DC superheroes make audiences fall in love with the new “Justice League” movie? Warner Bros. certainly hopes so. Check out the brand new hyper-styled and action-packed new trailer for the all-star superhero team-up. Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Batman (Ben Affleck), Aquaman...

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