Oft-sampled vibraphonist Roy Ayers will turn 80 this fall, and his new album, recorded in L.A. on the Jazz Is Dead label, is both silky-smooth and prescient.
The union, which represents about 10,000 members, began negotiations via teleconference on a proposed film and TV contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers on May 18.
"30 Rock," "The Office," "Golden Girls," "Community" and "Scrubs" are just a few TV series that have removed episodes or scenes over blackface concerns.
"The Devil Wears Prada," "Face/Off" and "WALL-E" also compete in this week's extra-packed 24-film edition of the LA Times Ultimate Summer Movie Showdown.
Comedy giant Carl Reiner believed firmly in his family and made a point of saying so in the last interview he did before his death Monday at 98.
Further boosting its diversity, the film academy invited 819 new members Tuesday, including Awkwafina, Olivia Wilde, Lakeith Stanfield and Cynthia Erivo.
Carl Reiner, sidekick to Sid Caesar, creator of "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and paterfamilias of American TV comedy, died Monday at age 98.
Actor Terry Crews sparked an angry social media response Tuesday after warning against Black Lives Matter morphing into "#blacklivesbetter."
Composer Johnny Mandel has died. "Shadow of Your Smile" from 1965's "The Sandpiper" ensured his place in the American songbook.
"As I write this my heart is hurting," tweeted Rob Reiner, confirming the death of his father, Carl Reiner. "He was my guiding light."