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  • 'Fear' turns L.A. into a shadow of its usual self

    'Fear' turns L.A. into a shadow of its usual self

    New undead horror series "Fear the Walking Dead" may take place in the brief, pre-apocalypse glow of Los Angeles, but don't expect this new walker horde to be made of sun-kissed cheeks in overpriced tank tops shambling down the streets of Beverly Hills. "The Walking Dead" spinoff hopes to ground...

  • 'Fear the Walking Dead,' but you'll probably laugh along the way

    'Fear the Walking Dead,' but you'll probably laugh along the way

    Even for fans of AMC's "The Walking Dead," there is something undeniably hilarious about the idea of "Fear the Walking Dead," an alternate city spinoff. As if AMC thinks Robert Kirkman's version of the zombie apocalypse is a franchise crime procedural, like "NCIS" or "Law and Order," with multi-state...

  • That time Yvonne Craig ran over Vincent Price with the Batgirlcycle

    That time Yvonne Craig ran over Vincent Price with the Batgirlcycle

    Editor's note: This week actress Yvonne Craig passed away, causing us to pause and reflect on her legacy as Batgirl, her lacy motorcycle and even the public service announcement she appeared in educating TV audiences about equal pay. While looking through the Los Angeles Times archives, we uncovered...

  • 'Documentary Now!' a ridiculously wonderful anthology of doc parodies

    'Documentary Now!' a ridiculously wonderful anthology of doc parodies

    I mean no disrespect — if anything, I mean respect — when I say that it is only the established star power of on-screen creators Fred Armisen and Bill Hader and off-camera co-creator Seth Meyers that could make a show like "Documentary Now!" a reality.

  • 'Pitch Perfect 2,' 'Pretty Little Liars,' One Direction win big at Teen Choice Awards

    'Pitch Perfect 2,' 'Pretty Little Liars,' One Direction win big at Teen Choice Awards

    The 2015 Teen Choice Awards, held at the USC Galen Center in Los Angeles, drew more than 25 million voters online and to social media outlets including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Voters chose their favorite teen icons in film, television, music, sports, fashion, comedy and on the Web.

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