Jonah Valdez, Los Angeles Times

Jonah Valdez

Los Angeles Times

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Past articles by Jonah:

'Aquaman 2' director James Wan said 'Furious 7' taught him about family

"Aquaman 2" director James Wan said he pulled from his time directing "Fast & Furious 7" to help him understand the role of family for his DC Comics sequel. → Read More

Beyoncé and Taylor Swift reporter jobs spark backlash

USA Today is hiring two new reporters. Their beat: Beyoncé and Taylor Swift. The job listings have stirred fans and journalists still reeling from layoffs. → Read More

The Chicks move concert date after Charlie Robison's death

Texas country singer Charlie Robison, who 'walked to his own beat,' died at 59. Complications from a medical procedure forced him to quit singing in 2018. → Read More

Birdman greets rapper B.G. after the onetime Hot Boys member is released from prison

New Orleans rapper B.G. was released from prison after serving more than a decade on a gun charge. Rap mogul Birdman was among the first to greet him. → Read More

Aaron Paul says Netflix doesn't pay him for 'Breaking Bad'

Aaron Paul said he doesn't get paid residuals for 'Breaking Bad' streaming on Netflix despite the show's history of drawing heavy traffic to the streamer. → Read More

Writers strike: Here are some of the cleverest signs from the WGA picket lines

Thousands of film and TV writers on strike joined picket lines in L.A. and across the nation. Many voiced their grievances through memorable signs. → Read More

Ed Sheeran 'stopping' music if he loses copyright trial

Ed Sheeran threatened to quit music if he loses his trial in which he's accused of plagiarizing Marvin Gaye's classic "Let's Get It On." → Read More

Samira Wiley has reasons for joining writers-strike picket line: her wife, her Emmy

Actor Samira Wiley, married to a screenwriter, joins a writers-strike picket line and credits her Emmy win to scribe who wrote that 'Handmaid's Tale' episode. → Read More

Ed Sheeran blasts music expert for 'criminal' testimony in trial

Ed Sheeran called a music expert's testimony 'criminal' as he took the stand again in his copyright trial. He is accused of lifting from 'Let's Get It On.' → Read More

Attorney says Bam Margera 'in good health and good spirits'

Bam Margera's attorney says the 'Jackass' star, who is facing criminal charges for assault, is 'in good health and good spirits' amid reports that he is dying. → Read More

Nick Cannon is glad 'Red Table Talk' has been canceled

“If there was no ‘Red Table Talk,’ then he wouldn’t have slapped the s— out of Chris Rock,” Nick Cannon said on his new podcast, "The Daily Cannon." → Read More

Michael J. Fox says he doesn't think he'll live to be 80

Michael J. Fox, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in the 1990s, says he doesn't think he'll live to be 80 as his health continues decline. → Read More

Jonathan Majors' accuser granted temporary protection order

The woman who accused actor Jonathan Majors of assault in late March was granted a full temporary order of protection Thursday by a New York judge. → Read More

The Rev. Al Sharpton demands 'full explanation' on Don Lemon firing

The Rev. Al Sharpton and civil rights organizations demand 'a full explanation' of 'the larger issues at play' in CNN's firing of Don Lemon. → Read More

Here's how you can own some of Freddie Mercury's items

Some personal items of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury will be on display in Los Angeles in June before being auctioned off in September. → Read More

Morgan Wallen may face lawsuits after abruptly canceled concert in Mississippi

Morgan Wallen faces possible lawsuits and ire from fans after abruptly canceling his concert in Mississippi. The musician is on vocal rest. → Read More

Coachella 2023: A (Frank Ocean-free) guide to Weekend 2

Frank Ocean has dropped out, but Coachella 2023's second weekend must go on. Here's a guide to performers, directions, what to wear and what to eat. → Read More

Jonathan Majors reportedly dropped by management and PR firms, cut from projects

Jonathan Majors reportedly has been dropped by his manager and publicist after an arrest on suspicion of domestic violence. He has denied the allegations. → Read More

‘The Super Mario Bros.’ is now highest-grossing video game adaptation with $500 million

Nintendo's "Super Mario Bros. Movie" is now the highest-grossing video game adaptation with more than $500 million in box office sales. → Read More

Keshia Knight Pulliam gives birth to baby boy

'The Cosby Show' alum Keshia Knight Pulliam revealed that she gave birth to her second child. → Read More