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Emmys 2017: ‘Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘Big Little Lies’ wins big

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Imagine Dragons ‘Believer’ tops the LA charts

MUSIC IHEARTRADIO TOP 10 SONGS IN L.A. 1. Believer: Imagine Dragons 2. HUMBLE.: Kendrick Lamar 3. There’s Nothing Holdin Me Back: Shawn Mendes 4. Shape of You: Ed Sheeran 5. Sorry Not Sorry: Demi Lo...

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    MUSIC IHEARTRADIO TOP 10 SONGS IN L.A. 1. Believer: Imagine Dragons 2. There’s Nothing Holdin Me Back: Shawn Mendes 3. HUMBLE.: Kendrick Lamar 4. Shape of You: Ed Sheeran 5. One More Night: Maroon 5 6. When I Was Your Man: Bruno Mars 7. Sorry Not Sorry: Demi Lovato 8. LOYALTY.: Kendrick Lamar 9. Stay: Rihanna 10. That’s What I Like: Bruno Mars IHEARTRADIO TOP 10 ARTISTS IN L.A. 1. DJ...

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  • Entertainment

    Queens of the Stone Age try hotshot producer, new sounds on ‘Villains’

    @samgnerre on Twitter Queens of the Stone Age prides itself on never sounding the same way twice. The loose aggregation of musicians, founded by Josh Homme in Palm Desert in 1996 after he left his former stoner metal band Kyuss, presents one of its most confounding works yet with “Villains,” its seventh album. Homme has enlisted chartbusting pop and dance music producer Mark Ronson to re-imagine the band’s swaggering riffs into a new sound, with mixed...

    By Sam Gnerre sgnerre@scng.com|

  • Obituaries

    Shelley Berman, comedian-bard of everyday life, dies at 92

    NEW YORK — Comedian Shelley Berman, who won gold records and appeared on top television shows in the 1950s and 1960s delivering wry monologues about the annoyances of everyday life, has died. He was 92. Berman died Friday at his home in Bell Canyon, California, from complications from Alzheimer’s disease, according to spokesman Glenn Schwartz. Berman was a pioneer of a new brand of comedy that could evoke laughter from such matters as air travel discomforts and...

    By FRAZIER MOORE AP Television Writer|

  • Entertainment

    ‘All Eyez on Me’ offers an uneven look at the life of Tupac Shakur

    Your reaction to the biopic “All Eyez on Me” may depend on how much you know about its subject, Tupac Shakur. The film from director Benny Boom is careful in its telling of the rapper’s life, which ended in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas in 1996. But it’s a little too careful. If you don’t know a lot about Shakur, “Eyez” might pique your interest, but the portrait mostly shows the many contradictions within the rapper without...

    Rob Lowman
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  • Entertainment

    NFL football, ‘Psycho Wedding Crasher’ and Notorious B.I.G. are on this week’s what to watch

    Catch up on Deutschland 83: (Available on Hulu) Set in 1983, the eight-part series follows Martin Rauch, (Jonas Nay), a soldier who is sent by the East German Intelligence Service to discover NATO’s military intentions. The young spy is caught between his new life in the West and the fact that if he messes up, the East German government holds the key to his mother’s health. Not that any of that bothers his manipulative aunt (Maria Schrader), an agent herself who...

    Rob Lowman
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  • Entertainment

    Paul Rodriguez throws ‘Pitch’ at Hollywood’s representation of Latinos

    Actor and comedian Paul Rodriguez stars in a new play he’s written that’s aimed at shaking up Hollywood. In “The Pitch: Or How to Pitch a Latino Sitcom That Will Never Air,” Rodriguez uses comedy to expose the challenges that Latinos face pitching a TV show to network executives. “Welcome to my world,” he says. “The Pitch,” which opens Thursday and runs through Sept. 17...

    Sandra Barrera
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  • Books and literature

    Check out all the free stuff at the library: 3-D printers, VR headsets and more

    If you haven’t visited your library for a while, you may be surprised. Sure, the books, music and movies are still there, but libraries across Southern California are also offering computers, virtual reality game consoles and other items, along with a wealth of free classes and community events. The Altadena Library opened the Fab Lab, a fabrication lab that has Mac computers, 3-D printers and other tools, in May. The space is used...

    Michelle Mills
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  • Music

    Steve Smith: Bryan Ferry at the Hollywood Bowl, Todd Rundgren at the Microsoft Theater, more

    Singer Bryan Ferry and his London-based band of art rockers, Roxy Music, first played Los Angeles in December 1972, with shows at the Hollywood Palladium and, a week later, at a more intimate Whiskey a Go Go on the Sunset Strip. On Saturday night, 45 years and countless Roxy and solo L.A. shows later, the 71-year-old Ferry played the Hollywood Bowl for the first time. A special occasion, indeed. It was special in another way. It was the first full concert in his career...

    By Steve Smith|

  • Entertainment

    ‘Star Wars’ fans line up at Downtown Disney to scoop up ‘The Last Jedi’ merchandise

    The force was strong with Star Wars fans late Thursday night, Aug. 31, as they lined up to be among the first to buy merchandise based on the upcoming “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” movie. They were lined up in Downtown Disney waiting for the doors to open at 12:01 a.m. Friday morning to the World of Disney shop where toys based on the movie would go on sale as part of the “Force Friday II” event staged by Disney and Lucasfilm. “I’m looking...

    Mark Eades
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  • Comedy performance

    Comedian Jim Gaffigan is coming to L.A.’s Ace Hotel, and he may bring Hot Pockets

    Jim Gaffigan rarely does a stand-up comedy performance where he isn’t riffing on Hot Pockets. Joking about these savory microwavable turnovers has been shtick for him going back to his first Comedy Central special, “Beyond the Pale,” in 2010. “The Hot Pockets thing is something [people] kind of expect,” he says, adding his shows often draw all ages. “There might be a 12-year-old...

    Sandra Barrera
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