Join a live Web chat with 'American Hustle' star Bradley Cooper at 9:30 a.m.

Bradley Cooper, fresh off an Oscar nomination last year for "Silver Linings Playbook," reunited with director David O. Russell for "American Hustle," in which he plays another unhinged, comic character, an ambitious FBI agent trying to make a name for himself in a sting based on the real-life Abscam operation.

We'll talk with Cooper about his second go-round with Russell in a live Web chat Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. PST. Topics under consideration: the challenges and rewards of playing flawed characters in Russell's universe, the time spent in curlers to achieve that perfect '70s permed hairstyle, and the proper mourning period after a Philadelphia Eagles playoff loss. Oh, and Jennifer Lawrence: Something about working again with her too.

You are welcome to join in the fun as well. Post your questions in the comments section or tweet them with the hashtag #asklatimes and we'll try to pass them along.