Jann Weiner Apologizes for ‘Inflammatory’ Remarks Amid Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Expulsion

Rolling Stone magazine founder Jan Weiner acknowledged that her comments in a recent New York Times interview “undermined the contributions, talent and influence of black and female artists.” After the New York Times interview went viral, Weiner was removed from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation’s board of directors. Late Saturday, Weiner released … Read more

Teyana Taylor, Iman Shumpert Split After 7 Years Of Marriage, And She Says Infidelity ‘Isn’t A Reason’

Teyana Taylor is taking dirty gossip mongers “from group chats” after basketball player Iman Shumpert described her relationship as “a little out of hand.” The “Coming 2 America” ​​actor confirmed Sunday that he and the Brooklyn Nets guard had “successfully and amicably separated” some time ago. And he did it while working the chatterboxes after … Read more

Aparna Nancherla in ‘Unreliable Narrator’, a mental health memoir

shelf Unfaithful Narrators: I, Me, and the Imposter Syndrome Written by Aparna NancherlaViking: 304 pages, $28 If you purchase books linked to on our site, The Times may receive a commission Bookshop.orgwhose fees support independent bookstores. Aparna Nancherla is not the funny girl I expected. Not about our recent lunch at Los Feliz’s Figaro Bistrot, … Read more

Wasserman has acquired storied Hollywood talent manager Brillstein Entertainment Partners

LA-based talent representation and marketing firm Wasserman said Monday it has acquired storied management and production firm Brillstein Entertainment Partners, another sign of consolidation in the representation space as businesses face competitive pressure to expand their reach. The deal expands Wasserman’s roster, which already includes sports, music and brands, to clients in other areas of … Read more

For real life? Blue’s house is coming to LA — and fans can play inside it

If you feel that “Bluey” has taken over your family, this is your chance to bring your family into “Bluey”. Beginning Nov. 6, Westfield Century City’s Camp Store will host “Blue X Camp,” a ticketed event that invites guests inside the Healer House for a live interactive episode of the show. The adventure takes place … Read more

How ‘Alma’s Way’ Creator Sonia Manzano Got Justice Sonia Sotomayor for Season 2

When “Alma’s Way” returns for a second season on Monday, 6-year-old Alma Rivera (voiced by Summer Rose Castillo) and her younger brother, Junior (Neo Vela), meet a very special former resident of their Bronx neighborhood. — US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. The series comes from creator and executive producer Sonia Manzano, who played the … Read more

Opinion: California could lead the nation with a public option for health insurance. We have data to show it works

California workers face a growing health care affordability crisis. Insurance costs for families have risen more than two and a half times faster than wages, putting health care out of reach for more and more people. The gap is even larger for the state’s black and Latino populations. Insurance premiums in California have become lower … Read more

Through free screenwriting workshops, Striking Hollywood Writers seeks to raise spirits and funds

When some 11,500 members of the Writers Guild of America went on strike in early May, screenwriter Ed Solomon, like many of his colleagues, worried about the stagnation of his creative juices. During two previous writers’ strikes in 1988 and 2008, Solomon — whose credits include “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” “Men in Black” and … Read more

‘The Talk’ postpones Season 14 after Drew Barrymore quits her talk show

CBS has suspended season 14 of “The Talk” amid increased scrutiny over the return of daytime talk shows during a strike by Hollywood writers and actors. The chat series is “pausing its season premiere,” originally scheduled for Sept. 18, a network spokesperson confirmed in a statement to the Los Angeles Times on Sunday. The statement … Read more