Saturday, February 24


Marvel recently cast a white actor to play Iron Fist in the forthcoming Netflix series, despite public demand for an Asian actor to play the superhero.
(Courtesy of Marvel)

Second Take: Asian representation in Marvel universe shouldn’t hinge on Iron Fist

The wait is over – and boy, are there some disappointed people out there. On Thursday, Entertainment Weekly was first to report Marvel’s casting of Finn Jones (“Game of Thrones”) as Danny Rand, better known as his masked persona, Iron Fist. Read more...

Photo: Marvel recently cast a white actor to play Iron Fist in the forthcoming Netflix series, despite public demand for an Asian actor to play the superhero. (Courtesy of Marvel)

Marvel recently cast a white actor to play Iron Fist in the forthcoming Netflix series, despite public demand for an Asian actor to play the superhero.
(Courtesy of Marvel)

Kesha has not released an album since "Warrior" in 2012, yet Sony did not contractually release her after she alleged that producer Dr. Luke sexually assaulted her. (Courtesy of RCA)

Second Take: Sony Music should release Kesha from recording contract

Pop singer Kesha Rose Sebert, known professionally as Kesha, lost a bid Friday to be freed from her recording contract. Kesha alleged that her music producer Lukasz Sebastian “Dr. Read more...

Photo: Kesha has not released an album since "Warrior" in 2012, yet Sony did not contractually release her after she alleged that producer Dr. Luke sexually assaulted her. (Courtesy of RCA)

Kesha has not released an album since "Warrior" in 2012, yet Sony did not contractually release her after she alleged that producer Dr. Luke sexually assaulted her. (Courtesy of RCA)

Kendrick Lamar performed his songs "The Blacker the Berry" and "Alight" at the Grammy Awards show Monday night. (Kevin Winter/WireImage.com)

Second Take: Best and worst performances of the 58th annual Grammy Awards

When Grammy performances turn out to be unprecedented spectacles, they are more likely to be remembered. Among top moments of Grammy’s past are P!nk flying over the audience, twirling in giant ribbons hanging from the ceiling as she sang “Glitter in the Air” in 2010 and Kanye West marching on stage dressed as a bandleader to perform “Gold Digger” in 2006. Read more...

Photo: Kendrick Lamar performed his songs "The Blacker the Berry" and "Alight" at the Grammy Awards show Monday night. (Kevin Winter/WireImage.com)

Kendrick Lamar performed his songs "The Blacker the Berry" and "Alight" at the Grammy Awards show Monday night. (Kevin Winter/WireImage.com)

Happn (top left), Peach (bottom left) and The Outbound (right) are new social networking apps that have features similar to existing popular apps. (Happn, TechNewsToday.com, The Outbound)

Second Take: New apps are using old ideas, need more creativity to be successful

Three new apps are making waves in the social networking community. Peach, Happn and The Outbound bear resemblances to Facebook, Tinder and Yelp, respectively. However, only one of them has the potential to replace the original with a new and intriguing concept. Read more...

Photo: Happn (top left), Peach (bottom left) and The Outbound (right) are new social networking apps that have features similar to existing popular apps. (Happn, TechNewsToday.com, The Outbound)

Happn (top left), Peach (bottom left) and The Outbound (right) are new social networking apps that have features similar to existing popular apps. (Happn, TechNewsToday.com, The Outbound)

Lady Gaga (left) and Matt Bomer (right) star in season five of "American Horror Story." The show has foregone it's previous artful horror and character development in favor of excessive obscene material and a nonsensical plot. (FX)

Second Take: Weak plot, excessive obscenity fail to deliver for ‘American Horror Story’

This week, Daily Bruin A&E is counting down to the new year by looking back at the best and worst events in the arts and entertainment world of 2015. Read more...

Photo: Lady Gaga (left) and Matt Bomer (right) star in season five of "American Horror Story." The show has foregone it's previous artful horror and character development in favor of excessive obscene material and a nonsensical plot. (FX)

Lady Gaga (left) and Matt Bomer (right) star in season five of "American Horror Story." The show has foregone it's previous artful horror and character development in favor of excessive obscene material and a nonsensical plot. (FX)

"The Girl in the Spider's Web" by David Lagercrantz (left) is the fourth book of Stieg Larsson's "Millennium Series." Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman" (right) is the sequel to her novel "To Kill a Mockingbird." Both novels were released in 2015. (Alfred A. Knopf and HarperCollins)

Second Take: 2015’s biggest book sequels fail to carry legacy

This week, Daily Bruin A&E is counting down to the new year by looking back at the best and worst events in the arts and entertainment world of 2015. Read more...

Photo: "The Girl in the Spider's Web" by David Lagercrantz (left) is the fourth book of Stieg Larsson's "Millennium Series." Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman" (right) is the sequel to her novel "To Kill a Mockingbird." Both novels were released in 2015. (Alfred A. Knopf and HarperCollins)

"The Girl in the Spider's Web" by David Lagercrantz (left) is the fourth book of Stieg Larsson's "Millennium Series." Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman" (right) is the sequel to her novel "To Kill a Mockingbird." Both novels were released in 2015. (Alfred A. Knopf and HarperCollins)