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Box office: 'Bad Boys for Life' opens at No. 1, 'Dolittle' falters in 2nd

Jan 19, 2020 • 1:50 PM ET Culture Los Angeles Times  

Sony releases the highly anticipated 'Bad Boys for Life,' and Universal unveils the Robert Downey Jr.-led 'Dolittle' reboot …

Review: 'What the Constitution Means to Me,' amended for Los Angeles, retains its power

Jan 19, 2020 • 1:40 PM ET Culture Los Angeles Times  

Maria Dizzia stars in an amended version of Heidi Schreck's Broadway hit 'What the Constitution Means to Me.' …

Classic movies in L.A. this week: 'The Godfather,' 'An American in Paris' and more

Jan 19, 2020 • 9:00 AM ET Culture Los Angeles Times  

Classic movies, film festivals, etc., in L.A. for Jan. 19-26 include Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather" and "The Godfather Part II" plus "An …

‘1917’ Becomes Oscar Front-runner After P.G.A. Victory

Jan 19, 2020 • 4:12 AM ET Culture The New York Times  

Its director, Sam Mendes, dedicated the award to his grandfather, a World War I veteran who was one of the inspirations behind the war …

'1917' wins the PGA; is the Oscar next?

Jan 19, 2020 • 1:53 AM ET Culture Los Angeles Times  

The award is a questionable Oscar predictor, but adds to "1917's" momentum. …

What’s on TV Sunday: ‘Avenue 5’ and ‘9-1-1: Lone Star’

Jan 19, 2020 • 1:00 AM ET Culture The New York Times  

It’s a night of premieres: A space tourism comedy debuts on HBO, a “9-1-1” spinoff comes to Fox, and a mystery series arrives on …

3 CEOs in 6 months: How the Grammys went from 'step up' to meltdown

Jan 19, 2020 • 12:09 AM ET Culture Los Angeles Times  

Former Grammys CEO Neil Portnow's remark that female artists needed to "step up" triggered actions leading to the hiring and ultimate ouster of …

Paradigm lays off 30 people as Hollywood agencies face headwinds

Jan 18, 2020 • 10:22 PM ET Culture Los Angeles Times  

Paradigm Talent Agency laid off 30 people on Friday, according to a person familiar with the situation who declined to be named. It was part of the …

A Climate Show Was Canceled. Then Came the Finger-Pointing.

Jan 18, 2020 • 7:22 PM ET Culture The New York Times  

One of the nation’s most successful theaters, the Public, shortened the run of a monologue by a prominent artist-activist, Josh Fox. Now each party is …

Hank Azaria to quit voicing Apu on 'The Simpsons,' report says

Jan 18, 2020 • 5:51 PM ET Culture Los Angeles Times  

Hank Azaria says he has no plans to continue voicing the character of Apu on "The Simpsons," according to an industry blog. But that isn't to say the …

Barry Tuckwell, French Horn Virtuoso, Is Dead at 88

Jan 18, 2020 • 5:40 PM ET Culture The New York Times  

He was widely considered to be the finest player of his era and was said to have “inspired every generation of horn player for the past 70 …

'Zombieland: Double Tap' is good, goofy fun

Jan 18, 2020 • 11:00 AM ET Culture Los Angeles Times  

New on Blu-ray "Zombieland: Double Tap" (Sony DVD, $19.96; Blu-ray, $34.99; 4K, $45.99; also available on VOD) Ten years after the horror-comedy …

Frank Cruz had a short fuse for second-class treatment. So he blazed a path for himself

Jan 18, 2020 • 8:48 AM ET Culture Los Angeles Times  

Frank Cruz always told other people's stories. Now, he tells all in his memoir about his days as a reporter, Telemundo co-founder and everything in …

Hollywood is again bracing for a writers' strike. Here's what's different

Jan 18, 2020 • 8:00 AM ET Culture Los Angeles Times  

Major studios are once again preparing for WGA strike, but much has changed since the last walkout in 2007-2008. …

9 Books to Help Calm an Anxious Toddler

Jan 18, 2020 • 5:00 AM ET Culture The New York Times  

These books will help little ones slow down and breathe easy, even during rough …

7 Great Contemporary Novels for Teenagers

Jan 18, 2020 • 5:00 AM ET Culture The New York Times  

These books about teenagers growing up today combine literary chops with the special sauce that keep adolescent readers turning the …

What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Seven Worlds, One Planet’ and ‘Little America’

Jan 18, 2020 • 1:00 AM ET Culture The New York Times  

A new nature series debuts on four cable networks, and Apple TV Plus highlights immigrant stories in “Little …

A timeline of Oprah Winfrey's involvement with the Russell Simmons documentary

Jan 17, 2020 • 10:10 PM ET Culture Los Angeles Times  

When Oprah Winfrey signed on to produce a documentary about Russell Simmons' accusers, no one expected what would transpire. Here's a timeline of …

Sexism? Cronyism? Mismanagement? After sudden ouster of Grammys chief, spin and finger-pointing begin

Jan 17, 2020 • 9:12 PM ET Culture Los Angeles Times  

The Recording Academy places President and CEO Deborah Dugan on administrative leave with the Grammy Awards fast approaching. Insiders trade …

What's on TV Saturday, Jan. 18 and Sunday Talk Shows: 'Stolen by My Mother: The Kamiyah Mobley Story'

Jan 17, 2020 • 6:02 PM ET Culture Los Angeles Times  

What's on TV Saturday, Jan. 18: 'What's on TV Saturday and Sunday Talk Shows, Jan. 18 and 19: 'Stolen by My Mother: The Kamiyah Mobley Story' …