| Jan 30, 2014
| 5:00 AM
It was always a long shot. Now, an Oscar nominee for best original song has no shot at all.
In a startling turn, the Motion Picture Academy has revoked the nomination of "Alone Yet Not Alone," the song from a faith-based movie of the same name, citing...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
When the 2013 Oscars opened in February, host Seth MacFarlane declared that the show had a theme. The Academy Awards, MacFarlane said, would be celebrating the marriage of film and music. Though such a thesis may have been obscured by the ensuing song-...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 8:30 AM
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...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 5:27 PM
There may be a gourmet coffee shop on every corner of Los Angeles and a barista who is all too happy to tell you what kind of milk you should have in your coffee, but not every coffee drinker in America is a coffee snob. And not everyone can afford the...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 8:49 PM
HBO’s political satire “Veep” took home a good portion of the cake in the comedy genre with Julia Louis-Dreyfus winning the Emmy for lead actress in a comedy and Tony Hale going home with supporting actor in a comedy. Ultimately, though,...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 7:46 AM
Authorities are trying to sort out the mystery of a burning body found Wednesday near an area north of Los Angeles where authorities have been searching for a missing 19-year-old Naperville Central High School graduate.
Firefighters responded to a...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 11:18 AM
A burning body was discovered today near an area north of Los Angeles where authorities have been searching for a missing 19-year-old Naperville Central High School graduate.
Firefighters responded to a call of a brush fire about three miles north of...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 7:00 AM
When Nelson Lopéz was preparing the first bilingual translation of "Tales of Clay," a landmark short-story collection by the legendary Salvadoran writer known as Salarrué, he turned for inspiration to some unlikely sources: Mark Twain and the Coen...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 10:48 PM
Alfonso Lopez left Mexico 26 years ago. But he didn't leave behind his passion for the Mexican national soccer team.
"It's my country. It's my team," he said Sunday, speaking in Spanish from his seat near midfield at the Rose Bowl, where Mexico met...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Like Walt Whitman, Roger Guenveur Smith contains multitudes. In various past one-man shows he has portrayed Huey P. Newton, baseball brawling immortals Juan Marichal and John Roseboro and dozens of others, while probing the great American themes of...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:50 PM
A red flag fire warning for strong to moderate Santa Ana winds and low relative humidity has been issued across Southern California, the National Weather Service said.
The agency said temperatures will be in the 90s in inland areas and that wind gusts...