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  • Who's turning 50 in 2015?

    Iron Man is turning 50. Zoolander is turning 50. 2 of the original 2 1/2 men are turning 50. Robert Downey Jr. hits the half century mark on April 4. Ben Stiller on Nov. 30. And Charlie Sheen, who once made out of Ferris Bueller's sister in a police...
  • Civil rights film 'Selma' a NAACP winner in ceremony that jabbed at other awards' black snubs

    The civil rights drama "Selma" won top honors at the NAACP Image Awards in a ceremony that took sharp notice of snubs of African-American artists and their work by the Oscars. "This is more than a movie," Oprah Winfrey, who was a "Selma" producer and...
  • 'Selma' wins outstanding film of 2014 at NAACP Image Awards

    'Selma' wins outstanding film of 2014 at NAACP Image Awards
    "Selma," the historical drama about the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his crusade in 1965 to secure equal voting rights, won outstanding film of 2014 on Friday evening at the 46th NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. The film, which is...
  • Monday's TV Highlights: 'A Path Appears' on PBS

    Monday's TV Highlights: 'A Path Appears' on PBS
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 1 - 7, 2015 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES The Celebrity Apprentice This new episode...
  • 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,...
  • Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Backstrom' on Fox

    Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Backstrom' on Fox
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 25 - 31, 2015 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES The Biggest Loser Not all is lost for...
  • Q&A: 'Dark Girls' to 'Light Girls,' Bill Duke talks colorism in new film

    Q&A: 'Dark Girls' to 'Light Girls,' Bill Duke talks colorism in new film
    In 2011, “Dark Girls,” a documentary by Bill Duke, stirred public conversation in the African American community about the negative experiences of dark-skinned women. The director and actor continues that discussion in a sequel documentary...
  • Kevin Spacey wins SAG award as best drama actor

    Kevin Spacey wins SAG award as best drama actor
    Kevin Spacey won the Screen Actors Guild Award as outstanding actor in a drama series Sunday. It was his second major award in two weeks for his performance as Frank Underwood in the Maryland-made political thriller "House of Cards" from Netflix. He...
  • SAG Awards 2015: Viola Davis on diversity: 'We want to see ourselves'

    SAG Awards 2015: Viola Davis on diversity: 'We want to see ourselves'
    When Viola Davis went onstage Sunday during the 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards to accept her award for female actor in a drama series, the 49-year-old African American actress couldn't hide the emotion. With her role as high-profile law professor...
  • The Golden Globes nominations -- it's just a party, after all

    "TO SUCCEED in life you need two things: ignorance and confidence." -- Mark Twain WELL, the Golden Globe nominations are out, and as usual, some things don't make sense. But I suppose that's the fun of it, yes? "Birdman" is nominated in the "comedy"...
  • 'Murder's' Annalise and other TV women leap darkly into antihero scene

     'Murder's' Annalise and other TV women leap darkly into antihero scene
    Much has been made of the rise of the TV antihero, and deservedly so. Walter White, Tony Soprano, Dexter and Don Draper gave new meaning to the term "guilty pleasure." It's taken a while for women to join those ranks, but now the airwaves are fairly...