Arts & Entertainment


Singer Chris Brown frustrated, confused as forced stay in Philippines drags on

U.S. singer Chris Brown was still waiting in the Philippines on Thursday after authorities blocked him from leaving the country a day earlier over a contract dispute. And the whole situation appears to have left him pretty confused. "We are ...

Los Angeles Times and EmergingUS screen new documentary ‘White People’

The Los Angeles Times and new digital magazine EmergingUS presented an advance screening of the documentary “White People” on Monday. The documentary examines what it means to be young and White in America. It premiered Wednesday.

Hollywood by Choice

Since the nominees for the 67th Emmy Awards were announced last week, butterflies have filled the stomachs of Hollywood. In the eight years that I’ve reported on the Emmys, this marks the first time I can’t profile all of the ...

Elon Musk reveals cause of SpaceX explosion

Elon Musk says SpaceX has pinned down what probably caused the company's rocket to explode minutes after liftoff.

Disney does not 'condone' Star Wars-themed Amy Schumer GQ photos

Comedian Amy Schumer's Star Wars-themed photo spread for GQ is causing a disturbance in the force. Photographer Mark Seliger's images for the August issue feature the "Trainwreck" actress posing as Princess Leia in various cheeky poses with Star Wars characters.

Only the Strong

Never underestimate yourself. You can carry the weight of ten worlds on your shoulders, and still have time to do your job. You can lift spirits, move mountains, and haul out in a hot minute. You have more power deep ...

Verizon Collaborates with Terrence J and Wale to provide free mini-music festival

Verizon’s Now Playing Tour, a mini-music festival, made its final stop at their Inglewood location in Los Angeles on Saturday. The event, hosted by Terrence J., served to create excitement for the upcoming ESSENCE Music Festival. In addition, it encouraged ...


The animals look a little restless. Maybe they’re hungry, bored, or tired of being watched. They seem angry. Observing these creatures caged, it’s easy to believe that wild animals shouldn’t be penned like this – and in the new book ...

New York Post story says Camille Cosby is standing by her husband

A report that Camille Cosby is standing firmly by her beleaguered husband has folks talking.

'Batman v. Superman' trailer delivers first glimpse of Wonder Woman

"Black and blue. God vs. man. Day vs. night." So spoke Jesse Eisenberg, in the role of Lex Luthor in the brand new trailer for "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice."

Nintendo's CEO Satoru Iwata played by his own rules

Plenty of CEOs like to give public presentations. Few of them are as natural or engaging as Steve Jobs, but that doesn't stop them trying to emulate the late Apple co-founder by getting up on stage and speaking.

Transit authority receives grant to buy electric buses

The Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) has been awarded $24.4 million from the California State Transportation Agency to purchase 29 electric busses.

Home grown terror:‘Days of Rage’ looks back on the war within

“During an 18-month period in 1971 and 1972, the FBI reported more than 2,500 bombings on American soil—nearly five a day. Yet less than 1 percent of the 1970s-era bombings led to a fatality: The single deadliest radical-underground attack of ...

“Twisted: My Dreadlock Chronicles”

The path to something important is never straight. You may take that first step forward… then backward, decide one way, then another, changing your mind like you change clothes. Knowing your desires will eventually get you there, yes, but you ...

Ervin announces state senate bid

Johnathon Ervin has announced that he will vie against Sharon Runner for the 21st Senate District seat in next year’s election. Ervin, a Democrat, said in his announcement statement this week that he wants to focus on “leading the charge” ...