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Did You Hear … ? Late-night TV takes on Trump, Tom Cruise lands hard and more from the week in entertainment

The leader of the free world set off a late-night firestorm, a superstar got hurt, a singer scored a symbolic victory, a Broadway star became a Hollywood hype man and a stuntwoman died on a superhero set. Here’s all that

Who is Hamlet? Three actors make their case

Who is Hamlet? This might seem like a strange question to ask about the most famous character in all literature, a figure incarnated by some of the most brilliant actors of the last four centuries and the subject of a

Solar eclipse: Artists turn to science in rendering the emotion of past eclipses

A gallery at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena features work based on century-old research from the Lick Observatory. from ENTERTAINMENT – Los Angeles Times Click Here for full article

Genteel yet formidable: That’s Lois Smith, as she demonstrates anew in ‘Marjorie Prime’

Walking through a driving blizzard last January, the actress Lois Smith took the arm of an agent and posed a directional question. “So is this where I should step?” Smith asked as her foot hovered above a treacherous curb in

New video: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ is less surprising but more visual than the first

New on Blu-ray “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” (Disney/Buena Vista DVD, $26.99; Blu-ray, $39.99; 4K, $44.98; also available on VOD) The interstellar superheroics of the original “Guardians of the Galaxy” become even brighter and zippier in the sequel, which

TV networks struggle to book pro-Trump guests following statements about Charlottesville

Defending President Trump can be a lonely job, and this week it has become particularly tough for the TV news outlets to find someone to do it. Executives and producers across the networks say the president’s harshly received comments on

Apparently all the great secrets of Westeros are just sitting there at the library

Over the course of seven seasons on “Game of Thrones,” the people (and frozen undead armies) of Westeros have gone to extraordinary lengths to vanquish their opponents. They’ve brutally murdered pregnant women, burned innocent young girls at the stake, poisoned

Roman Polanski is denied latest request to unseal testimony in his statutory rape case

Roman Polanski has been denied his latest request to unseal testimony given by the original prosecutor in the filmmaker’s four-decade-old statutory rape case. In a ruling issued Friday afternoon, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon also denied Polanski

Essential Arts & Culture: ‘Hamilton’ opens, the debate over Confederate monuments, Mozart reimagined

A small matter of a musical about that guy named Alex on the $10 bill. Our Confederate monument legacy. And an energizing Mozart opera in Austria. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, back from a

Saturday’s TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ on AMC

SERIES Planet Earth II This new episode of the documentary series explores how wildlife adapts to survival in urban environments. 7:40 p.m. BBC America Halt and Catch Fire The critically acclaimed drama starts its fourth and final season with a