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Today in Entertainment: Donald Glover will play Simba in live action 'Lion King'; Late-night mocks Trump press ...

Tweeting from his personal account , Favreau released an image of Glover with the caption "I just can't wait to be king. #Simba." While we...

PewDiePie apologizes for anti-Semitic jokes but says the media took them out of context

Tweeting from his personal account , Favreau released an image of Glover with the caption "I just can't wait to be king. #Simba." While we...

Rams' secondary is a primary area of concern

Chiefs receiver Chris Conley beat Johnson for a 37-yard reception. The play helped set up a touchdown. ... With Maurice Alexander sidelined against the Chiefs,...

Arthur Hiller dies at 92; former academy president and director of 'Love Story'

Arthur Hiller, the Canadian-born director who emerged from the days of live television in the 1950s to become a filmmaker best known for comedies such...

If Donald Trump were black, would the GOP base accept him? The answer is obvious.

Donell Trump constantly exaggerates his personal net worth, and his larger-than-life existence — shiny watches, fast cars, big yachts, massive cribs — resembles that of...

I'm a Republican and I don't like Hillary Clinton — but I'm voting for her

They had no clue as to what was going on out in the country and lost touch with the party's working-class base. Instead of the...

In the Black Lives Matter era, we need justice well beyond the legal sense

And yet for all the urgency of now, change isn't coming fast. It's encouraging that, like each other or not, agree with each other or...

Whoa. Big grid project moving too fast for comfort

Los Angeles Times - LA TimesLos Angeles TimesThe Legislature should dig in its heels and insist that the big grid idea gets the careful review...

Chris Froome claims his third Tour de France title in four years

Sharing beer and champagne with teammates, Chris Froome celebrated his third Tour de France title in four years on Sunday. The Kenyan-born British rider finished...

Stop worrying about GMOs; it's that organic granola bar that could make you sick

The fast-food restaurant chain had sought to gain market share with ads that vilified conventional agriculture and boldly proclaimed their move toward “no GMO” ingredients.

Here are all 683 people invited to join the academy

O'Shea “Ice Cube” Jackson* – “Ride Along,” “Friday”. Dakota Johnson – “Black Mass,” “Fifty Shades of Grey”. Cherry Jones – “Whiskey ..... Gail Katz –...

After two years and $7 million in tax dollars, the latest Benghazi report tells the same old story

It was fast-moving.” Voters who found that explanation satisfying then aren't likely to have their minds changed by this report; those who did not needed...

Essential Politics: Clinton's California lead shrinks, two weeks later

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista) said he'd like to "redo" the entire primary process without Trump as a candidate. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine), one of the...

Temporary bridge opens over Balboa Island's Grand Canal; old one awaits replacement

Newport Beach officials cut the ribbon Monday morning on a temporary bridge over Balboa Island's Grand Canal and broke ground on a replacement for the...

Tuesday's TV highlights: 'Person of Interest' and more

Good Day L.A. Julianne Moore; Mat Best and Randy Couture. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV. The View Author Terry McMillan. ... Late Night With Seth Meyers...

Every single movie coming out this summer

Chris Evans returns as Steve Rogers and faces off against Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man as the Avengers split into feuding factions. With Scarlett Johansson.

Shakespeare's work has thrived for 400 years. Here's how to improve it

William Shakespeare is 400 years dead as of April 23, but his heritage seems in excellent shape. His plays are loved, admired and endlessly produced;...

Monday's TV Highlights: 'Supergirl' on CBS

Blindspot Jane and Weller (Jaimie Alexander, Sullivan Stapleton) have to work with a former nemesis (Ennis Esmer) to apprehend a criminal in the new episode.

Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Heartbeat' on NBC

CBS This Morning MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS. Today Naomi Campbell; Joey Lawrence; ... Late Night With Seth Meyers Sally Field; Jemima...

Petitioners want guns allowed at GOP convention, but it's hard to tell if they're serious

Party spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski made clear the party supports the Second Amendment but will defer to the Secret Service. Candidates Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio...

'Moon' and 'Fountain' composer Clint Mansell will perform soundtrack pieces at Theatre at Ace Hotel

It was that nonconformity that led director Duncan Jones, while cutting his film "Moon," to fill its temporary soundtrack with music Mansell composed for the...

Super PAC consultant who spent $100 million on Jeb Bush is unapologetic

No one can argue that Mike Murphy didn't try. The political strategist who spent more than $100 million to get Jeb Bush the presidential nomination...

Questions linger about LA's transit future -- but, for now, enjoy the new Gold Line

Unconnected communities become connected when there's cheap, reliable and relatively fast public transit. Colleges in the northern San Gabriel Valley become more easily accessible to...

Proposed DWP rate hike isn't high enough

In analyzing the rate proposals, the ratepayer advocate found that they wouldn't allow the department to replace water main lines fast enough to keep the...

$40 billion in global box office? Thank China and 'Star Wars'

"The international marketplace tends to prefer brands and sequels and stars," said Rob Moore, vice chairman of Paramount Pictures. "Both 'Terminator: Genisys' and 'Mission: Impossible...

Canada's bilingual laws apply to tweets, too

Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney used French. Under a Canadian law passed five decades ago, all communication emanating from or regulated by the federal government...

Competitive video game players get a big-time stage in Santa Ana

Joost van Dreunen, chief executive of SuperData and an adjunct professor at New York University's game center, compared amateur brackets at eSports Arena to his...

U-2 spy plane pilot lives on the edge – of space, danger and obsolescence

Maj. David Brill squeezes into a bulky yellow spacesuit, lowers a fishbowl-size helmet onto his head and readies himself for a flight into the stratosphere.

Miami Marlins put Christian Yelich on disabled list

Yelich's move was retroactive to Monday and made before Saturday's game at St. Louis. Ozuna was demoted to the minors July 5 after struggling the...

Cooler weather, higher humidity aid battle against Northern California wildfire

Cooler temperatures and higher humidity are expected to help firefighters battling the 60,000-acre Rocky fire in Northern California, but the weather shift could bring thunderstorms...

Paramount's home video release plan is panned by theater chains

Paramount Pictures Chairman Rob Moore echoed the point. "We have a generation growing up who consume entertainment in a very specific way and they aren't...

It's official: Helen Mirren looks great

Christian Audigier, the designer who built tattoo artist Ed Hardy's designs into a clothing and lifestyle label and who popularized the flying eyeball logo and...

In today's world, fear corporations or fear nations?

... recent, domestic political attention focused on corporate malfeasance, economic inequality and the influence of money in Washington, Democrats found themselves with the power to...

Alibaba Pictures investing in Paramount's 'Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation'

Alibaba Pictures, the film and TV production arm of the Chinese e-commerce giant, said Wednesday that it was investing in its first Hollywood film, announcing...

New downtown LA boarding school aims to enhance culture, education

They ask questions constantly and became friends very fast," Schonfeld said. Teachers and students say they appreciate the intimacy of the downtown campus and small...

Joanne Carson's Capote-edited memoir chapter still in limbo

They bonded over their difficult childhoods and became fast friends. Unlike many of Joanne's pals, ... "She's like a Zelig," said her friend Ed Rada,...

Disease detectives on the hunt to confine Ebola virus

NBCNews.com Dr. John Snow was trying to figure out why Londoners were falling ill with cholera. At the time, scientists did not know that diseases were...

Original Six defensemen honored by Canada Post

Toronto Star “The six hockey legends celebrated by Canada Post defined, and in some cases redefined, the defensive position at a golden time in the sport's...

'Interstellar' to open two days early in select film-using theaters

The Oshkosh Northwestern "We hope [releasing the film early on select screens] will be a moment to honor and acknowledge film as an important part of...

James Traficant Jr., expelled from Congress in 2002, dies at 73

He also drew attention for defending Ukraine-born Ohio resident John Demjanjuk, who was convicted by an Israeli court of being "Ivan the Terrible," a notorious...

How to defeat haters on the Internet

It's expensive and time-consuming and often done for a bunch of ingrates who would rather just be eating fast food anyway,” Marcotte wrote. Her post...

Hiking LA's minimum wage is a no-brainer

Fast food workers protest low pay, demanding a $15/hour minimum wage outside during a two-day nationwide strike. Fast food workers protest low pay, demanding a...

Skepticism greets start of grand jury case in Michael Brown's death

In St. Louis County, a spokesman for McCulloch's office, Ed Magee, said all homicide cases go before a grand jury. Magee said it was too...

Datebook: Cat art, cosmic collages and sculptures that purify water

“Clayton Brothers: Open to the Public,” at Mark Moore Gallery. Since the 1990s, brothers Rob and Christian Clayton have been known for producing slightly psychedelic...

LAUSD opens doors to young Central American immigrants

"I am planning for 1,000 this year, but I will know more when our doors open," L.A. Unified Supt. John Deasy said just before the...

USC players praise Steve Sarkisian but now recognize sport's realities

Speaking at Pac-12 Media Days on Wednesday, quarterback Cody Kessler and defensive end Leonard Williams spoke highly of new USC Coach Steve Sarkisian. The tempo...

Rich countries, barred doors: Why aren't the US and Europe more welcoming?

Many in the United States are calling on President Obama to make changes in policy or the law so that "irregular migrants" can be quickly...

Halted Figueroa bike lane project riles cycling activists

The Figueroa project originally had the support of Councilman Ed Reyes, whose term ended in June 2013, before he was able to carry out the...

See the 13 men executed by California since 1978

Robert Alton Harris, and his brother abducted two teenage boys from a fast-food restaurant in San Diego in 1978. Harris shot John Mayeski and Michael...

Teachers target Ed. Sec. Duncan at national convention in LA

KOMO News A national teachers convention on Sunday called for President Obama to put U.S Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on an “improvement plan” as a...