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  • Hippodrome production faithful to irreverent 'Mormon'

    Hippodrome production faithful to irreverent 'Mormon'
    Humor, unlike music, isn't a universal language. I mention this up front for the benefit of anyone who cannot find anything funny in religion, poverty, disease, genital mutilation or various other things targeted in "The Book of Mormon," the mega-...
  • Oscar Producers Haul in Swarovski Crystals for 'Frozen' Performance

    If there's a sudden worldwide shortage of Swarovski crystals in the coming weeks, blame the Oscars. Oscar producers have trucked in hundreds of thousands of Swarovski crystals to decorate the set for Idina Menzel's performance of "Let It Go," the best...
  • Disney's 'Frozen' crosses $1-billion mark with Japan still to go

    The still-hot "Frozen" has joined the billion-dollar box-office club.  Disney's animated fairy tale musical is expected to pass $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales on Sunday, according to studio estimates.   "Frozen," which was released wide in the...
  • Venezuela: Tens of thousands march in anti-government protests

    Venezuela: Tens of thousands march in anti-government protests
    CARACAS, Venezuela -- Tens of thousands of students and other opponents of the Venezuelan government filled the streets of the capital Sunday, putting a damper on President Nicolas Maduro’s hopes that a mandated holiday might bring a respite to...
  • Oscars 2014: Robert Lopez joins EGOT club with 'Frozen' win

    Oscars 2014: Robert Lopez joins EGOT club with 'Frozen' win
    Songwriter Robert Lopez not only won his first Academy Award on Sunday evening but also became one of only 12 EGOTs — people who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony. Lopez and his wife, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, claimed the Oscar for...
  • TV Review: 'The 86th Annual Academy Awards'

    Let the charges fly that this year's Oscars were "boring," but from the nature of the production, one suspects that wasn't far from the intent. Ellen DeGeneres did not sing a song about seeing actresses' boobs on screen, but rather delivered an opening...
  • Oscars: '12 Years a Slave' Wins Best Picture

    In a contest that held suspense up until the last minute, Fox Searchlight's "12 Years a Slave" took the best-picture prize Sunday at the 86th Academy Awards and established a few Oscar records in the process. Winning three of its nine nominations, the...
  • Oscars: Cate Blanchett Wins Lead Actress

    Cate Blanchett won her second Academy Award for her lead performance in Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine." The actress, who previously won supporting actress for "The Aviator" in 2004, thanked Allen in her speech for writing the script and casting her after a...
  • Matthew McConaughey Takes Oscar for 'Dallas Buyers Club'

    Odds-on favorite Matthew McConaughey won the best actor Oscar for his portrayal of AIDS activist Ron Woodroof in "Dallas Buyers Club." McConaughey and castmate Jared Leto have dominated awards season, both winning Golden Globes, SAG and Independent...
  • L.A. Now Live: Discuss possible nepotism at the L.A. Fire Department

    L.A. Now Live: Discuss possible nepotism at the L.A. Fire Department
    Join Times staffers Ben Welsh and David Zahniser for a discussion at 1 p.m. about the possibility of nepotism in the Los Angeles Fire Department, including the recent reassignment of two top commanders who oversaw hiring and training. The commanders...
  • Box Office: 'Frozen' Crosses $1 Billion Worldwide

    "Frozen" had several reasons to celebrate last night (excluding the flubbed introduction of star Idina Menzel). Aside from nabbing two Oscars, including Disney's first best animated feature win in history, the toon also crossed the $1 billion-mark at...