| Feb 18, 2014
| 2:30 PM
When the NAACP Image Awards were started in 1967 by the L.A. branch of the long-lived civil-rights org, the fight they were fighting was obvious. With quality roles for people of color scarce, and official recognition of those roles even scarcer, the...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 6:40 PM
My bold prediction after last week's controversial episode of "The Walking Dead" was that this week's would slow things way down in preparation for the grand Season 4 finale next Sunday evening.
Well, this week's episode, titled "Us," was not exactly...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 10:07 AM
Swinging one leg and the rest of his body out over thousands of Wrigley Field fans while nervous handlers in the broadcast booth gasped, actor Cuba Gooding Jr. howled "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" with abandon before revving up the crowd further with a...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 3:59 PM
Somewhere, lost in the sleaze that all so often defines what college basketball has become, are the overlooked culprits. Mom and Dad.
We in the media rant on and on about AAU coaches and summer leagues and slimeball agents (is that redundant?). We...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 10:39 AM
NBC News anchor Brian Williams was a guest on "The Tonight Show" on Monday, and to celebrate, Jimmy Fallon introduced yet another montage of Williams "rapping" a classic song. This time, the straight-laced newsman tackled Snoop Dogg's 1994 hit, "Gin and...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 6:27 PM
Chris Brown is looking at another tortuous cross-country trip back to Los Angeles, courtesy of the U.S. Marshals Service, followed by months more in jail, courtesy of the guilty verdict in his bodyguard's Washington, D.C., assault case.
| Apr 24, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Viacom's BET said it would launch its first miniseries, a new scripted series and a dating program as part of its coming programming slate.
The network said it would air the six-part epic "The Book of Negroes," a historical drama based upon the...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 11:05 PM
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Calif., where she still resides, Regina King starred as Marla Gibbs' daughter on the popular '80s sitcom, "227." Unlike many child actors who fade away after a few years in the spotlight, the 42-year-old actress worked...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 3:37 PM
This sequel to Robert Rodriguez's 2010 “Machete” — a semi-retro action vehicle for Danny Trejo — came and went quickly enough last year that I somehow missed it, despite being a big fan of the original and of Trejo. (How big a fan?...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 5:48 PM
SACRAMENTO — Let's stipulate that a bullet train zipping between Los Angeles and San Francisco would be grand and groovy. But to quote a great movie line, "Show me the money!"
That's what the pro football wide receiver (played by Cuba Gooding Jr.)...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The American Cinematheque gala invariably turns into a roast of the honoree and Thursday's ceremony gently ribbed producer Jerry Bruckheimer at the Beverly Hilton.
There was a lot of talk of seeing Bruckheimer naked from those who played hockey with...