Browse by Day Archive



Archive: News / Entertainment / Entertainment News (27 Stories)

LA contemporary art museum's endowment hits $100M

01/07/2014 12:06am
The Museum of Contemporary Art, which struggled for years for financial survival, has quadrupled its endowment to more than $100 million in the past nine months through a fundraising campaign that museum officials say won support from dozens of deep-pocketed Los Angeles arts patrons.

Gay couples' rush to marry in Utah grinds to halt

01/07/2014 3:05am
More than 1,000 gay and lesbian couples in Utah have exchanged wedding vows over the past two weeks in jubilant celebrations _ but the rush on same-sex marriage licenses has come to an end.

Hong Kong movie mogul Run Run Shaw dies

01/07/2014 4:00am
Run Run Shaw built a Hong Kong movie and TV empire that nurtured rising talents like actor Chow Yun-fat and director John Woo, inspired Hollywood filmmakers such as Quentin Tarantino and produced the 1982 sci-fi classic "Blade Runner."

Streetcar parade ushers in Carnival season in La.

01/07/2014 4:55am
Frigid temperatures that dipped below freezing overnight didn't stop costumed revelers from ushering in the Carnival season aboard a New Orleans streetcar.

Royal commute: Prince hops a train to Cambridge

01/07/2014 5:56am
Prince William has started a special 10-week course in agricultural management, commuting by train to the University of Cambridge.

Review: A look at some overlooked albums of 2013

01/07/2014 6:24am
A look at some of 2013's overlooked albums, from rocker Joan Jett to rapper E-40 and the Craig Taborn Trio.

Ask a Designer: 2014 decor trends

01/07/2014 7:37am
With a new year come new trends in home design and decorating. Among them: paler walls contrasted with colorful furniture, and plenty of personal expression, design experts say.

Ring in 2014 with best recent crafting books

01/07/2014 7:38am
As we ring in a new year, let's not forget the crafting books that came before. A look at some of the best of 2013:

Straight up or on a bun, an Asian flank steak

01/07/2014 8:35am
Flank steak isn't particularly Chinese in origin, but in honor of the Chinese New Year, we decided to pretend by dressing it up with classic Asian flavors.

Ralph Lauren's niece held on 'air rage' charges

01/07/2014 9:57am
The niece of fashion designer Ralph Lauren was arraigned Tuesday on charges of being dangerously drunk, threatening and verbally abusive on a New York-bound plane, forcing it to land in Ireland.

Macklemore named The Source's man of the year

01/07/2014 10:20am
Macklemore is The Source's man of the year.

Britain still at war over legacy of World War I

01/07/2014 10:37am
Around the world, the 2014 centenary of the start of World War I is an occasion for commemoration.

Chang-rae Lee's latest novel doesn't disappoint

01/07/2014 11:44am
"On Such a Full Sea" (Riverhead Books), by Chang-rae Lee

Al From recounts rebuilding of Democratic Party

01/07/2014 12:17pm
"The New Democrats and the Return to Power" (Palgrave Macmillan), by Al From

Carnival says former Costa Cruises CEO retiring

01/07/2014 12:18pm
Carnival Corp. said Tuesday that the former CEO of Costa Cruises, the company behind the Concordia disaster, is retiring.

McQueen shows dark, brooding menswear in London

01/07/2014 12:57pm
Subdued plaids, long double-breasted coats, and lashings of black and leather: Alexander McQueen's latest menswear offering is as dark and brooding as the stormy London weather outside.

Egypt TV cleric in Qatar urges referendum boycott

01/07/2014 1:14pm
A famous pro-Muslim Brotherhood TV cleric based in Qatar issued a religious edict Tuesday saying it is forbidden to vote in Egypt's constitutional referendum because it gives legitimacy to Cairo's new leadership.

McQueen, Cuaron, Greengrass first-time DGA noms

01/07/2014 1:19pm
Steve McQueen has gained his first Directors Guild nomination for his grimly historic saga, "12 Years a Slave," substantiating the British director's place as a top contender at the Academy Awards.

McQueen, Cuaron, Greengrass first-time DGA noms

01/07/2014 1:40pm
Steve McQueen gained his first directors guild nomination on Tuesday for his grim historic saga "12 Years a Slave," securing the British director's place as a top contender for an Academy Award.

'Pretty Little Liars" Alison is alive! Now what?

01/07/2014 1:58pm
"Pretty Little Liars" has hooked viewers with the twists and turns of four friends who are repeatedly tormented and tricked in their fictional town after their queen bee best friend Alison DiLaurentis is murdered.

Broadway's 'The Glass Menagerie' recoups $2.6M

01/07/2014 2:19pm
The current Broadway revival of "The Glass Menagerie" starring Zachary Quinto and Cherry Jones has found itself in the black.

Actress Carmen Zapata dies after long career

01/07/2014 3:11pm
Emmy-nominated actress Carmen Zapata, who started a foundation to promote Hispanic writers because jobs were so scarce, has died of heart problems, colleagues say. She was 86.

Hedonistic high of Wall St. 'Wolf' provokes debate

01/07/2014 3:36pm
In "The Wolf of Wall Street," out-of-control stock broker Jordan Belfort is initially furious when a Forbes magazine profile turns out to be a hatchet job labeling him a "twisted Robin Hood who takes from the rich and gives to himself and his merry band of brokers."

Zora Neale Hurston a Twitter hit

01/07/2014 4:20pm
Not everyone is obsessing about the weather. At least for a day, Zora Neale Hurston was also on a lot of people's minds.

Cheesy shortage: Kraft says Velveeta running low

01/07/2014 4:21pm
Playoff parties may have one fewer dip option this year.

Atlanta rapper surrenders on threat charges

01/07/2014 4:43pm
Fulton County sheriff's officials say Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy surrendered late last week on charges including terroristic threats, false imprisonment and battery.

Lily Tomlin ties knot with partner of 42 years

01/07/2014 11:55pm
After more than four decades together, Lily Tomlin's longtime partner and collaborator is now her wife.