Greg Braxton

Writer

A lifelong Los Angeles resident, Greg Braxton has written for the Los Angeles Times for more than three decades. He currently is the deputy television editor for the Calendar section, and has also written extensively about trends and cultural issues in the entertainment field. 

Recent Articles

  • The two late-night Jimmys take aim at Melania Trump's speech

    The two late-night Jimmys take aim at Melania Trump's speech

    Donald Trump got the presidential nod from the Republican National Convention. But all that late-night hosts Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel  could talk about was “the speech.” “If any of these jokes sound old, it’s because Michelle Obama used them in 2008,” quipped “The Tonight Show” host Jimmy...

  • Hollywood remembers Garry Marshall: 'He had a heart of the purest gold'

    Hollywood remembers Garry Marshall: 'He had a heart of the purest gold'

    Garry Marshall was a writer-director who specialized in delivering upbeat fare with a smile. It was a trait that defined his East Coast wit as he put a distinctive stamp on the TV landscape with landmark comedies such as “Happy Days,” “Laverne and Shirley” and “Mork & Mindy.”   His special brand...

  • Walton Goggins is out for laughs, not blood, in HBO's 'Vice Principals'

    Walton Goggins is out for laughs, not blood, in HBO's 'Vice Principals'

    Walton Goggins celebrated last holiday season as part of “The Hateful Eight,” Quentin Tarantino’s brutal western involving a pair of bounty hunters, a female fugitive, a band of outlaws and others holed up at a stagecoach lodge. By the final reel, Goggins, as the racist incoming sheriff of a town...

  • This year it's #EmmySoDiverse

    This year it's #EmmySoDiverse

    Everything Emmy: The nominees, reactions, snubs and analysis as HBO leads, Beyoncé scores and streaming makes inroads July 15, 2016, 12:58 p.m. The nominations for the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards are out. And the reactions from those deemed worthy are in. "Game of Thrones" has the most chances to...

  • Emmy nominees 2016: This year it's #EmmysSoDiverse

    Emmy nominees 2016: This year it's #EmmysSoDiverse

    The takeaway for the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards could very well be #EmmysSoDiverse. Nominations for the awards, announced Thursday, went to racially charged dramas such as “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” “Roots,” “American Crime” and the movies “Confirmation” and “All The Way.”“...

  • 'American Gothic' explores a wealthy family torn apart by suspicion one of them is a serial killer

    'American Gothic' explores a wealthy family torn apart by suspicion one of them is a serial killer

    Here’s today’s quiz. “American Gothic” is: A. An iconic American painting of a farmer holding a pitchfork as he stands beside his wife or daughter in front of a farmhouse. B. A short-lived 1990s horror series about a sinister North Carolina sheriff and his murderous campaign. C. A new drama about...

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