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KCBS lays off anchors Jeff Michael and Sharon Tay, and weatherman Garth Kemp

KCBS lays off anchors Jeff Michael and Sharon Tay, and weatherman Garth Kemp

The three prominent anchors were swept up in a corporate-wide restructuring.
How can theaters possibly reopen in the fall? The Broad Stage answer: Go outdoors

How can theaters possibly reopen in the fall? The Broad Stage answer: Go outdoors

The Broad Stage in Santa Monica forges ahead with a 2020-21 season that starts outdoors in the fall and moves indoors in January — if it's safe.
Did 'Alien' deserve to beat 'Star Wars'? Our critics discuss Ridley Scott's classic

Did 'Alien' deserve to beat 'Star Wars'? Our critics discuss Ridley Scott's classic

Ridley Scott's "Aliens" took down George Lucas' original "Star Wars" in this week's Ultimate Summer Movie Showdown.
How accurate is 'Mrs. America's' take on Phyllis Schlafly's role in Reagan election?

How accurate is 'Mrs. America's' take on Phyllis Schlafly's role in Reagan election?

What "Mrs. America" gets right and wrong about Bella Abzug's firing by Jimmy Carter and Phyllis Schlafly's hopes for a job in the Reagan administration.
What's on TV Thursday: Season finale of 'Siren'; coronavirus

What's on TV Thursday: Season finale of 'Siren'; coronavirus

What's on TV Thursday, May 28: The season finale of 'Siren' ; coronavirus
Appreciation: Larry Kramer, the AIDS activist whose playwriting saved lives too

Appreciation: Larry Kramer, the AIDS activist whose playwriting saved lives too

Larry Kramer, the AIDS activist and writer who died today at age 84, perfectly realized both sides of his identity in his play "The Normal Heart."
AIDS activist Larry Kramer once torched the film 'Philadelphia' in the L.A. Times

AIDS activist Larry Kramer once torched the film 'Philadelphia' in the L.A. Times

Writing for The Times in 1994, playwright and AIDS activist Larry Kramer, who died Wednesday, called Jonathan Demme's "Philadelphia" "heartbreakingly mediocre."
Don't worry: John Krasinski will still host a few 'Some Good News' shows

Don't worry: John Krasinski will still host a few 'Some Good News' shows

After selling "Some Good News" to CBS, John Krasinski told fellow "Office" alum Rainn Wilson that he'll still be involved in the show, sometimes even as host.
Review: 'The Vast of Night' is an ingenious, beautifully crafted ode to 1950s sci-fi paranoia

Review: 'The Vast of Night' is an ingenious, beautifully crafted ode to 1950s sci-fi paranoia

Director Andrew Patterson plays homage to 1950s sci-fi paranoia and TV anthology series such as "The Twilight Zone" in his crafty first feature "The Vast of Night."
ViacomCBS cutting up to 400 positions amid coronavirus pandemic

ViacomCBS cutting up to 400 positions amid coronavirus pandemic

Revenue losses from coronavirus force reductions at ViacomCBS, with the bulk of layoffs at CBS' divisions, including entertainment, news and sports.
Led Zeppelin fans can finally relive the band's 2007 reunion concert

Led Zeppelin fans can finally relive the band's 2007 reunion concert

Led Zeppelin's concert film "Celebration Day," captured at its 2007 reunion performance, will stream on YouTube for three days beginning Saturday.
Andrea Bocelli recovered from COVID-19 but didn't want you to know until now

Andrea Bocelli recovered from COVID-19 but didn't want you to know until now

In a Facebook message Tuesday, opera legend Andrea Bocelli said he tested positive for COVID-19 in March but kept his diagnosis secret for a reason.
Celebrities mourn Larry Kramer: His 'rage helped lift us out of invisibility'

Celebrities mourn Larry Kramer: His 'rage helped lift us out of invisibility'

Matt Bomer, Hillary Clinton, Elton John and Lin-Manuel Miranda pay tribute to Larry Kramer, the AIDS activist and playwright who died Wednesday at 84.
She came to L.A. for fame. 20 years later, this auntie is a bonafide TikTok star

She came to L.A. for fame. 20 years later, this auntie is a bonafide TikTok star

In her videos, Tabitha Brown lifts your spirits, offers a virtual hug and helps fill your tummy during these challenging COVID-19 times.
Gabrielle Union wasn't fired from 'America's Got Talent' for speaking up, says NBC

Gabrielle Union wasn't fired from 'America's Got Talent' for speaking up, says NBC

After investigating Gabrielle Union's dismissal from "America's Got Talent," NBC says no "insensitive or derogatory remarks" were directed at Union.
Seven romances before meeting the love of your life? We assess a new rom-com's stats

Seven romances before meeting the love of your life? We assess a new rom-com's stats

HBO Max's 'Love Life,' starring Anna Kendrick, unleashes a torrent of dating and relationship statistics in its opening episodes. Are they real?
What it's like to come forward as a sexual assault survivor in the midst of a pandemic

What it's like to come forward as a sexual assault survivor in the midst of a pandemic

Drew Dixon, Sil Lai Abrams and Sherri Hines talk about disclosing their allegations in the HBO Max documentary 'On the Record.'
Billie Eilish's body is none of your concern in her powerful new short film

Billie Eilish's body is none of your concern in her powerful new short film

In "Not My Responsibility," her new short film, pop musician Billie Eilish sends a potent message about body shaming and judgmental behavior.
Column: Out-of-touch celebs — take a cue from Mandy Patinkin's relatable shutdown videos

Column: Out-of-touch celebs — take a cue from Mandy Patinkin's relatable shutdown videos

Mandy Patinkin and wife Kathryn Grody display pop culture cluelessness and enviable marital togetherness in videos that make you crave matzo.
Greek Theatre cancels season for first time in 90 years due to coronavirus

Greek Theatre cancels season for first time in 90 years due to coronavirus

In another blow to the city's summer concert season, L.A.'s Greek Theatre has rescheduled a number of events for 2021 and canceled several others.