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  • Oscars 2014: 'Let It Go' wins original song

    Oscars 2014: 'Let It Go' wins original song
    In the end, some of the biggest names in pop music couldn’t topple a Disney princess. “Let It Go” from Walt Disney Pictures’ animated musical “Frozen” took the Oscar for original song, besting offerings from U2,...
  • 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...
  • Idina Menzel replaced by 'Adele Dazeem' in 'If/Then' playbill joke

    Idina Menzel replaced by 'Adele Dazeem' in 'If/Then' playbill joke
    Adele Dazeem was a big hit at the Academy Awards when she sang "Let It Go" from the Oscar-winning Disney animated movie "Frozen." And now the exotically named actress will be headlining a Broadway musical. In a social media joke circulating on Twitter,...
  • Rapper ScHoolboy Q's 'Oxymoron' Album Takes 'Frozen's' No. 1 Chart Spot

    Rapper ScHoolboy Q displaced all comers on the U.S. album chart last week, as his Interscope debut "Oxymoron" claimed the No. 1 spot in the nation. The L.A. rapper (born Quincy Matthew Hanley) claimed the apex with a 139,000-unit debut stanza,...
  • A year after Chavez's death, Venezuelan leader cuts ties with Panama

    CARACAS, Venezuela — President Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday that  he is breaking diplomatic relations with Panama, a decision he announced amid commemorations of the first anniversary of predecessor Hugo Chavez's death and continuing protests...
  • Putting LAFD's hiring practices to the test

    Putting LAFD's hiring practices to the test
    I'm guessing that if you call 911 to report a fire in Los Angeles, you probably wouldn't want me showing up with a hose and a helmet. But just in case I had an untapped aptitude for putting out blazes, I decided to try my hand at the sample test questions...
  • Cheering in the Oscars pressroom

    Say you were watching a post-Super Bowl news conference featuring the coach of the team that lost on the final drive. You'd expect someone to ask for his reaction, no? Or say two players from the same team had snubbed each other on national TV....