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Gala celebrates Plácido Domingo's 50 years on the L.A. stage


Exactly 50 years after he took the stage in Alberto Ginastera’s “Don Rodrigo,” Plácido Domingo celebrated the golden anniversary of his Los Angeles debut in a starry L.A. Opera gala Friday at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

Jeffrey Tambor may leave 'Transparent' following allegations of sexual misconduct,


Jeffrey Tambor will not return to 'Transparent' after allegations of sexual misconduct. ( Jeffrey Tambor will not return to 'Transparent' after allegations of sexual misconduct. (Jennifer S. Altman / For The Times). After being accused of…

Sunday, Nov 19


Henry Cavill on the secrets of Superman's return in 'Justice League'


By now it’s likely not a spoiler to reveal that “Justice League” includes the return of Superman, who sacrificed himself to save humanity at the end of 2016’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” That film, which was generally regarded as…


Box office: 'Justice League' brings down the hammer on 'Thor'


In a superhero showdown, the combined forces of Warner Bros.' "Justice League" was enough to topple "Thor: Ragnarok" from the top spot on the box office charts, despite a soft opening for the DC Comics mash-up.

Longtime country singer, songwriter Mel Tillis dies at 85


Mel Tillis, the longtime country star who wrote hits for Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs and many others, and overcame a stutter to sing on dozens of his own singles, has died.


Russell Simmons and Brett Ratner face new allegations of sexual misconduct

Los Angeles Times

Filmmaker Brett Ratner has long surrounded himself with powerful friends, including music mogul Russell Simmons and filmmaker James Toback, who've shared his playboy lifestyle. And like Ratner, they've also been accused of engaging in…

Saturday, Nov 18


AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dies at 64

Malcolm Young, the AC/DC co-founder whose brash guitar riffs, tight songwriting and live-wire personality defined an era of rock ’n’ roll, has died. He was 64.

Gerardo Monterrubio's 'Mano-Made' works: A swirling vortex of lives, captured on clay


The Oaxaca-born, L.A.-based artist's sculptures are on view at the Craft in America Center in the second of its three-part series, "Mano-Made: New Expression in Craft by Latino Artists."


Designer Azzedine Alaia, known for clingy style, dies at 77

Tunisian-born designer Azzedine Alaia, a fashion iconoclast whose clingy styles helped define the 1980s and who dressed famous women from Hollywood to the White House, has died at age 77.


Overrated/Underrated: 'Alias Grace' is essential, and is anyone still shocked by Marilyn Manson?


'Alias Grace’: Adapted from a work by novelist Margaret Atwood, this patiently drawn Netflix miniseries also holds a prism up to current times, but unlike “The Handmaid’s Tale,” maybe doesn’t force the viewer into a fetal position of…

Did You Hear ...? Louis C.K. falls further, Taylor Swift kills it and more from the week in entertainment


A comic’s life turns unfunny, a pop star delivers the goods, movie warrior women show more skin, a magazine gets a new honcho and Hollywood’s dirty secrets surface nonstop: Here’s all that news and more from this week in entertainment.


DeWanda Wise plays a millennial Nola Darling in Spike Lee's updated 'She's Gotta Have It'

Years ago, a guy DeWanda Wise was dating gave her a DVD of “She’s Gotta Have It,” the debut feature by Spike Lee. The film’s heroine, Nola Darling, a confident young Brooklyn artist who boldly eschews monogamy, the boyfriend said, reminded…

Books: The National Book Award winners, Alexander Chee on his mentor Kit Reed and more

Hello, readers! I’m Carolyn Kellogg, book editor of the L.A. Times, with this week’s newsletter with some great bookish stories to carry you through Thanksgiving.


IMDb file: Mandy Patinkin talks 'Wonder,' Inigo Montoya and his first film role

Mandy Patinkin will never escape the 1987 film “The Princess Bride” — nor would he ever want to. The 64-year-old actor has been embraced by fans all over the world for his fast-talking, sword-wielding performance as Inigo Montoya.

It's end scene for Johnny Depp in downtown L.A.'s Historic Core


“Pirates of the Caribbean” star Johnny Depp has officially pulled up anchor from L.A.’s Historic Core district, selling the last piece of his five-unit penthouse collection atop the Eastern Columbia Building for $1.425 million.


My Favorite Room: Molly Sims finds the key to 'happy mess' in her kitchen


You might think a supermodel who stashed cashmere sweaters in the oven of her Paris pied-à-terre when she ran out of storage space would choose the closet in her West Los Angeles home as her favorite room.

Olivia Munn doesn't understand why anyone is still working with Brett Ratner

It should have been a proud moment. After enduring what she described as sexual harassment by Brett Ratner, Olivia Munn felt she had finally shared her story, on the record and in the proper context.


Jim Carrey on losing himself inside Andy Kaufman and why he relived it for the documentary ‘Jim & Andy’

Los Angeles Times

In the new Spike Jonze-produced Netflix documentary "Jim & Andy," director Chris Smith explores how actor Jim Carrey lost himself in the role of gonzo comedian Andy Kaufman in the 1999 film "Man on the Moon."


Katy Perry and L.A. Archdiocese awarded $5 million in suit over convent

Los Angeles Times

A Los Angeles jury Friday found that restaurant owner Dana Hollister intentionally interfered with singer Katy Perry’s attempts to purchase a former convent from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles.


Steve Aoki is known for ‘caking’ his music fans, but getting them dressed is his latest move

DJ Steve Aoki is going beyond the music with the U.S. launch of his high-end men's streetwear label, Dim Mak Collection, at selects Saks Fifth Avenue stores. This year, he has been busy launching a number of fashion collaborations…


Christmas arrives at Hogwarts Castle, and so has all that new Harry Potter merchandise

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood is adding a holiday light show that splashes images of falling snow, flying owls and wizards on broomsticks on the 200-foot Hogwarts Castle.

Friday, Nov 17


$6,000 gym shoes designed by Pharrell Williams stolen in Irvine

Police Friday asked for the public's help in tracking down two suspects who robbed an Irvine resident of a pair of gym shoes designed by singer Pharrell Williams that are worth at least $6,000.

Calendar Letters: A ‘Murder’ most fine


Regarding “‘Murder on the Orient Express’ Fine Actor, So-So as Director” [Nov. 10]: I liked the movie more than the reviewer did. I especially loved the philosophical ending and the destabilizing effect on Poirot. You get the feeling that…

Today in Entertainment: C.B. Cebulski named new Marvel editor-in-chief; U2 and Kendrick Lamar collaborate on new song 'American Soul'

Rose McGowan surrendered Tuesday to law enforcement in Virginia in response to a warrant for her arrest on a drug-possession charge stemming from a January incident at Dulles International Airport near Washington, D.C.The actress, who's…


U2 and Kendrick Lamar advocate for empathy on new song 'American Soul'

U2 and Kendrick Lamar’s new collaborative single, “American Soul,” might sound a little familiar.


Halle Berry’s onetime home in Hollywood Hills lists for $3.8 million


A onetime home of actress Halle Berry is for sale in Hollywood Hills West for $3.795 million.

'Marvel's the Punisher' packs a punch but still suffers from bad timing

Sledgehammer fights, machine gun massacres, bodies disposed of in cement mixers. “Marvel’s the Punisher” has it all in this New York City-based drama where sorta good meets super evil.