Entertainment & Arts


Singer-songwriter Demi Lovato and actor Max Ehrich end their engagement. The pair had been dating since March, and Ehrich proposed in July.

Prince’s landmark “Sign O’ the Times” has been reissued as a box set. Critics Mikael Wood, Daphne Brooks, Naima Cochrane and Michaelangelo Matos on its legacy.

Acclaimed California heavy band Deftones’ new album, ‘Ohms,’ was recorded during the COVID-19 pandemic and will be released without a supporting tour.

On the latest episode of his podcast, “Armchair Expert,” actor Dax Shepard reflected on his struggles with substance abuse after a recent relapse.

Fall Music Preview

Turning to music to ease quarantine blues? Here are 20 albums our experts are most looking forward to and previews of new music from L.A.-based Ty Dolla Sign, Shamir, Beabadoobee and former Beyoncé songwriter Saint Jhn. A reissue of Tom Petty’s 1994 “Wildflowers” will also drop soon, along with a Mariah Carey memoir. In the meantime, catch up on how TikTok is changing pop music and Bandcamp is disrupting streaming.

Fall may not bring starlit shows at the Hollywood Bowl, but it does offer enough great new music to fill your playlists through the end of this miserable year.

JANM and EWP are among 20 BIPOC arts organizations receiving “game changer” pandemic funding from a Ford Foundation-led program.

L.A. poet laureate Robin Coste Lewis and other poets shared experiences and verse with L.A. Times Book Club readers.

Disney has pushed back the release dates for ‘Black Widow,’ ‘Death on the Nile’ and multiple other films, in a blow to movie theaters.

Productions from the Fountain, A.C.T., Pig Iron and La Jolla Playhouse are admirably ambitious at times, but they also reveal the limits of digital.

Two E! hosts, Giuliana Rancic and Vivica A. Fox, released statements during the Emmys red-carpet preshow announcing they tested positive for COVID-19.

Warner Bros.’ ‘Tenet’ continues to do modest business with $36.1 million in North American receipts and a global cumulative of $250.1 million.

Van Morrison is planning to release three new songs that take a swipe at coronavirus restrictions imposed by the British government.

L.A. poet laureate Robin Coste Lewis joins the L.A. Times Book Club Sept. 24 for Black Poets in a Time of Unrest, an evening of discussion and poetry performances.

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Marla Berns, who brought free admission and a new name to the Fowler Museum, will retire at the end of the academic year.

“The Boys in the Band” — Mart Crowley’s landmark gay story that’s at once dated and timely — captures the bonds of friendship, even when it gets ugly.

In"Mayday!” Susan Silton tracks the pandemic’s toll and “the collective weight of people mourning” by having participants send names of the country’s COVID-19 dead to Donald Trump. She also looks back at the way U.S. media covered Hitler’s rise.

The L.A. Phil launches its concert series filmed without audience at the Hollywood Bowl. Also this weekend: “Fame,” Maria Bamford, dinos for kids.

When Japanese immigrants moved into one of Riverside’s nicest — and whitest — downtown neighborhoods in the early 1900s, it caused an uproar. The family had to fight to stay -- and won.

One of 12 existing portraits by Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli will go on auction next year and could fetch more than $80 million.

Sex, art, politics, intersectional feminism. The L.A. hosts of a Latina-centric podcast are reaching fans with conversations that get very real.

A trailer for “A POTENTIALITY” by filmmaker Dana Berman Duff, inspired by Susan Silton’s work of the same name.

  1. Many Latinx lifestyle brands in Los Angeles are inspired by cultural identity. They are also largely female. Did we miss your favorite? Let us know.

  1. DC Universe is being transformed into DC Universe Infinite, a digital comics subscription service, so “Harley Quinn” Season 3 is headed to HBO Max.

  1. In Pasadena, Marvel director Anthony Russo is asking $6.25 million for his historic 109-year-old home designed by Craftsman masters Greene and Greene.