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  • With 'Empire,' diversity becomes the watchword on television

    With 'Empire,' diversity becomes the watchword on television
    The 2014-15 TV season was already shaping up to be a watershed year for diversity on the major networks, thanks to the success of ABC's "black-ish" and "How to Get Away With Murder." The most-watched new comedy and new drama of the season, respectively,...
  • ABC's 'American Crime' debuts to solid ratings

    ABC's 'American Crime' debuts to solid ratings
    ABC's ambitious new drama "American Crime" got off to a decent start in the ratings Thursday night. The show created by "12 Years a Slave" screenwriter John Ridley drew 8.4 million viewers on average and a rating of 2.0 among the key 18-49 demographic,...
  • Pilots turn up the volume on minority actors this season

    Pilots turn up the volume on minority actors this season
    ABC knew going in to the casting process for its drama pilot "Runner" that it was looking for a Latino leading man, as specified in the script. But the female lead role had no racial or ethnic specificity. Paula Patton, an African-American actress,...
  • Afros, dreads, natural styles more popular, still controversial

    Afros, dreads, natural styles more popular, still controversial
    Last June, Natalie Samuel went through with the "big chop." The 33-year-old Columbia resident cut off all of her chemically straightened hair in an attempt to return her mane to its tightly curled, natural state. Samuel said she doesn't regret the...
  • TV ratings: 'How to Get Away With Murder' season finale notches ABC win

    TV ratings: 'How to Get Away With Murder' season finale notches ABC win
    The first-season finale of "How to Get Away With Murder" handed ABC a ratings victory in the key young-adults demographic Thursday night, according to Nielsen.  The two-hour finale for the Viola Davis drama helped ABC notch a rating of 2.6 among...
  • Thursday's TV Highlights: 'The Slap' on NBC

    Thursday's TV Highlights: 'The Slap' on NBC
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 22 - 28, 2015 in PDF format Alternate link for TV Grids week of Feb. 22 - 28, 2015 in PDF format This week's TV Movies ----...
  • Where to find Oscar fashion trends in Baltimore

    Where to find Oscar fashion trends in Baltimore
    Starlets draped themselves in a bevy of gorgeous gowns at the Oscars. And while you won't be able to get your hands on many of the custom pieces the celebrities wore as they paraded down the red carpet, we've found dresses that share the same trends...
  • Zendaya accepts Giuliana Rancic's apology in dreadlocks debacle

    Zendaya accepts Giuliana Rancic's apology in dreadlocks debacle
    Zendaya Coleman has accepted Giuliana Rancic's apology for remarks over the "locs" hairstyle she wore on the Oscars red carpet, invoking the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a statement talking about "hidden prejudice" and explaining why she stood...
  • Oscars 2015: Diversity onstage stands in stark contrast to nominees

    Oscars 2015: Diversity onstage stands in stark contrast to nominees
    When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the Oscar nominations in January, the absence of any minority group nominees in the acting categories — for only the second time since 1998 — triggered a backlash of criticism...
  • Oscars 2015: Academy tries to highlight diversity onstage

    Oscars 2015: Academy tries to highlight diversity onstage
    “Tonight we honor Hollywood’s best and whitest. Sorry, brightest,” quipped host Neil Patrick Harris in his opening remarks onstage at the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday night. Harris was poking fun at a perceived lack of diversity...
  • 'Birdman,' 'Boyhood' lead SAG nominees

    'Birdman,' 'Boyhood' lead SAG nominees
    Critics' favorites "Boyhood" and "Birdman" are among the top contenders in nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Ensembles from both films will compete with the casts of "The Theory of Everything," "The Imitation Game" and "The Grand...