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  • Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' nominated for 11 MTV Video Music Awards

    Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' nominated for 11 MTV Video Music Awards

    Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” has emerged as a serious award season contender. The concept musical drama, which recently landed four Emmy nods, dominates the crop of nominees for the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, which the network unveiled  Tuesday.  Incorporating bits of narrative fiction, documentary and...

  • Getty Foundation announces 2016 Keeping It Modern grantees

    Getty Foundation announces 2016 Keeping It Modern grantees

    The Getty Foundation is scheduled to announce its 2016 Keeping It Modern grantees on Thursday -- and the projects chosen are slightly more gender balanced than in years past. The nine recipients in nine countries include, for the first time since the initiative’s 2014 launch, two projects designed...

  • Not-so-nice corporate shenanigans in Echo Theater's 'One of the Nice Ones'

    Not-so-nice corporate shenanigans in Echo Theater's 'One of the Nice Ones'

    Veteran theater provocateur Erik Patterson stings once again in “One of the Nice Ones,” his new play presented by Echo Theater Company at the Atwater Village Theatre. The title is a pointed misnomer. No one is remotely nice in this raucous comedy, which is set behind the scenes at a fly-by-night...

  • Tony Joe White brings Louisiana swamp rock to the Grammy Museum

    Tony Joe White brings Louisiana swamp rock to the Grammy Museum

    Singer, songwriter and mystical mood conjurer Tony Joe White brought his swamp-rooted music and mind-set to the Grammy Museum on Monday for a Q&A session and performance that ultimately turned into one of the rowdier events staged in the often sedate environs of the museum’s Clive Davis Theater....

  • New grants in honor of the late painter Davyd Whaley will go to midcareer artists

    New grants in honor of the late painter Davyd Whaley will go to midcareer artists

    A new foundation established in honor of Los Angeles painter Davyd Whaley, who died two years ago at age 47, will launch a special grant program to support midcareer artists in the greater Los Angeles area. Starting in early 2017, the Davyd Whaley Foundation will award a pair of $10,000 artist...

  • The Strokes turn darkness into light at an L.A. benefit concert

    The Strokes turn darkness into light at an L.A. benefit concert

    For their whole life as a band, the members of the Strokes have evoked images of a seedy Lower East Side New York full of beautiful rocker kids indulging vices and balming melancholy in dark bars. On Monday night, however, the band played its only local date of 2016 to push for a safer, more compassionate...

  • Film company takes blame for ‘Star Wars' accident that broke Harrison Ford's leg

    Film company takes blame for ‘Star Wars' accident that broke Harrison Ford's leg

    A film production company on Tuesday admitted health and safety breaches over an accident on the set of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” that broke the leg of star Harrison Ford.  The actor was struck by a hydraulic door on the set of the Millennium Falcon — his character Han Solo's spaceship — at...

  • Democrats' starry roster gets mixed reviews on social media

    Democrats' starry roster gets mixed reviews on social media

    When it comes to star power at the national political conventions this month, there seems to be a clear winner: the Democrats. Let’s just compare the lineups. Republicans: Former “General Hospital” actor Antonio Sabato Jr., “Duck Dynasty” star Willie Robertson and “Happy Days” vet Scott Baio. And...

  • Marni Nixon, whose singing gave voice to Hollywood's leading ladies, dies at 86 

    Marni Nixon, whose singing gave voice to Hollywood's leading ladies, dies at 86 

    Hollywood voice double Marni Nixon, whose singing was heard in place of the leading actresses in such classic movie musicals as “West Side Story,” “The King and I” and “My Fair Lady,” has died. She was 86.  Michael Kirsten, senior vice president of Nixon's talent agency, Harden-Curtis Associates,...

  • Queens of Comic-Con: Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel and other ladies who ruled the Con

    Queens of Comic-Con: Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel and other ladies who ruled the Con

    It only took 75 years, but Wonder Woman is finally getting her moment in the spotlight. And as far as Comic-Con 2016 was concerned, she wasn’t the only one.  The original warrior princess got a lot of love at this year’s festivities, buoyed by excitement for 2017’s “Wonder Woman” film, which revealed...

  • Watch every trailer that premiered at Comic-Con 2016

    Watch every trailer that premiered at Comic-Con 2016

    San Diego’s Comic-Con 2016 debuted trailers for several upcoming television series and movies. From DC Comics’ “Wonder Woman,” to Oliver Stone’s drama thriller “Snowden,” take a gander at a jam-packed list of trailers, teasers and sneak peeks below. Just in case you missed anything.  ‘Wonder Woman’...

  • China box office: Jackie Chan's ‘Skiptrace’ leaps to top spot

    China box office: Jackie Chan's ‘Skiptrace’ leaps to top spot

    The Jackie Chan-Johnny Knoxville action-comedy “Skiptrace” leaped to the top of the Chinese box office last week, taking in $62.8 million in its first four days in theaters. The debut surpassed that of Chan’s last blockbuster, the 2015 period action film “Dragon Blade,” co-starring John Cusak and...

  • Make it eight: Adele adds two more nights to Staples Center gigs

    Make it eight: Adele adds two more nights to Staples Center gigs

    Make it eight. Pop singer Adele has booked two more shows to her extended series of concerts at Staples Center in August, adding to her already slotted six sold-out gigs. The new dates are on Aug. 20 and Aug. 21.  The artist has been touring for much of the year in support of her 2015 album, “25,” after...

  • Drake, Britney Spears, U2 and more to play the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas

    Drake, Britney Spears, U2 and more to play the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas

    The lineup for the annual iHeartRadio Music Festival has been announced, and for the sixth year in a row it will feature some of the most heavily rotated musicians on the FM radio dial, including U2, Drake, Britney Spears, Twenty One Pilots, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt and others.  The festival...

  • At least 30 arrested at Guns N' Roses concert in New Jersey

    At least 30 arrested at Guns N' Roses concert in New Jersey

    At least 30 people have been arrested at a Guns N' Roses concert in New Jersey, including a woman accused of assaulting police, according to officials.  The arrests occurred at Saturday night's show at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, officials said. Investigators say 30-year-old Kimberly Goodman...

  • AMC makes final $1.2 billion bid for Carmike Cinemas

    AMC makes final $1.2 billion bid for Carmike Cinemas

    Chinese-owned theater chain AMC Entertainment has boosted its offer to buy rival Carmike Cinemas, in a move to keep the closely watched deal from falling apart.  Leawood, Kan.-based AMC agreed on Monday to pay $33.06 a share for Columbus, Ga.-headquartered Carmike, a 10% increase from what the...

  • With new music festival Panorama, Goldenvoice pushes east

    With new music festival Panorama, Goldenvoice pushes east

    Several times during his politically charged set at the Panorama music festival Saturday night, Kendrick Lamar referred favorably to the host city. “New York started some of my most dedicated fans,” he said at one point, to raucous cheers. “Do you agree?"‎ The Compton  rapper, who once controversially...

  • Monday's TV Highlights: 'Rizzoli & Isles' on TNT

    Monday's TV Highlights: 'Rizzoli & Isles' on TNT

    SERIES The Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher is down to her last three choices among the men who have tried to win her heart. 8 p.m. ABC So You Think You Can Dance The unscripted competition continues as the top nine dancers perform before judges Paula Abdul, Jason Derulo, Nigel Lythgoe and Maddie Ziegler....

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