Yvonne Villarreal

Writer

Yvonne Villarreal covers the ever-expanding television industry. She joined the Los Angeles Times in 2008 as a Metpro fellow, before moving to the Calendar section as an entertainment reporter. A native Angeleno, Villarreal earned her bachelor’s degree from Cal State Fullerton and her master’s degree from the Columbia School of Journalism.

Recent Articles

  • Behind the scenes of 'Hairspray Live!'

    Behind the scenes of 'Hairspray Live!'

    Today in Entertainment: Marvel unveils 'Spider-Man' trailer, Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik duet Dec. 9, 2016, 3:14 p.m. Here's what's new and interesting in the world of entertainment and the arts today:Marvel drops 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' trailerTaylor Swift and Zayn Malik release surprise duetTrump...

  • 'Hairspray' comes to life on TV with tweaks — and drones

    'Hairspray' comes to life on TV with tweaks — and drones

    A calorie-rich serving of bright colors and a motley crew of star power is making for a hallucinogenic visual on a soundstage here in Universal City. Kristin Chenoweth skedaddles across the floor. Harvey Fierstein and Martin Short bow in front of a swarm of adoring dancers. All the while pop powerhouses...

  • Mandy Moore is back on track with 'This Is Us'

    Mandy Moore is back on track with 'This Is Us'

    Playing an expectant mother to triplets was already daunting for Mandy Moore. But playing a 66-year-old mother to three thirtysomething children? That was not something she was prepared to do. “There are no YouTube videos for that!” Moore, 32, says, emphatically enough to make you wonder if she...

  • Steven Mnuchin, Trump's pick for Treasury, resigns as MOCA board member

    Steven Mnuchin, Trump's pick for Treasury, resigns as MOCA board member

    Trump said to pick drilling advocate Cathy McMorris Rodgers for Interior Dec. 10, 2016, 4:11 a.m. This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's transition and the outgoing Obama administration: Strident advocate for drilling on federal lands selected to lead Interior departmentPresident Obama...

  • Box office: 'Moana' keeps its lock on the top spot and is expected to pass $120 million

    Box office: 'Moana' keeps its lock on the top spot and is expected to pass $120 million

    In a weekend without any new major studio releases, Disney’s animated feature “Moana” continued its hold on the box office in its second week, adding $6.4 million Friday. That puts the South Pacific-set film, which features songs by “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and the voices of Dwayne...

  • Steven Mnuchin, Trump's pick for Treasury, resigns as MOCA board member

    Steven Mnuchin, Trump's pick for Treasury, resigns as MOCA board member

    Following his appointment as the next Treasury Secretary by President-elect Donald Trump, California banker Steven Mnuchin has resigned from his board position at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art.  Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs partner and onetime co-chairman of the troubled Relativity...

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