Your entertainment news Jan 25, 2017

 LOS ANGELES TIMES | Entertainment      Wednesday, January 25, 2017  ___________________________________________________________     'La La Land,' diversity and the return of Mel Gibson: The highlights of the 2017 Oscar nominations> In the News - From Mel Gibson to Meryl Streep, this year's Oscar nominations were influenced by the Golden Globes> - Academy Awards 2017: Complete list of nominations> - 'A Dog's Purpose' faces controversy, 'Resident Evil' showdown> - Oscar voters like what they like — and this year nominated the same films they always do> ___________________________________________________________ MOVIES - Oscar nominee and EGOT contender Lin-Manuel Miranda will take his screeners now, please> - Oscars 2017: Emma Stone proves she's the top with lead actress nomination for 'La La Land'> - 'Split' scares up a hefty box office lead over 'xXx: Return of Xander Cage'> - 'A Dog's Purpose' premiere canceled amid video controversy> ___________________________________________________________ TELEVISION - In honor of her 95th birthday, watch 10 of Betty White's golden TV moments> - Kidman, Witherspoon and cast of 'Big Little Lies' honored at Elle celebration> - Robert De Niro goes full twisted Madoff in new HBO drama: 'I thought this was a comedy!'> - Perspective: Streep's speech at Globes drew backlash, but was it really about politics?> ___________________________________________________________ CELEBRITY - Mel Gibson welcomes his ninth child> - Gavin Rossdale's boys are peeking at his texts to see if he has a girlfriend (he doesn't)> - Madonna clarifies 'blowing up the White House' comment: 'Taken wildly out of context'> - Malia Obama lands an internship with mega-producer Harvey Weinstein> ___________________________________________________________ MUSIC - BET didn't skim on authenticity for 'The New Edition Story'> - Review: 'The New Edition Story' treats the boy band with the respect it deserves> - Percussionist Jaki Liebezeit of Can, whose 'krautrock' rhythms influenced generations of art-rockers and beat producers, dies at 78> - Tidal announces partnership with Sprint> ___________________________________________________________ ENTERTAINMENT BLOGS - Sony's 'Passengers' dominates China's box office, just before deluge of Chinese films for Lunar New Year> - Dwight Yoakam strums — and tells guitar tales — at the 2017 NAMM Show in Anaheim> - Trump derides new 'Apprentice' while Schwarzenegger takes the high road> - 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' gets an official title> ___________________________________________________________ MORE ENTERTAINMENT - If politics made 2016 a reality show, then get ready for Season 2> - How three classic Christmas TV specials use a touch of sadness to stay timeless> - Into the unknown with John Glenn on the Discovery Channel> ___________________________________________________________ About this Communication: Unsubscribe from Entertainment" > Update Your E-mail Preferences View Your User Profile Privacy Policy Los Angeles Times, 202 West First Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90012 1-800-LA-TIMES