| Jan 3, 2013
| 4:44 PM
“Killing Lincoln,” the film of Bill O'Reilly's best seller, won't premiere until February on National Geographic Channel. But the channel on Thursday announced that it will make a film of O'Reilly's “Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot.&...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 11:57 AM
When Lerner and Loewe's "Camelot" debuted on Broadway in 1960 with a cast headed by Richard Burton as King Arthur, Julie Andrews as Guinevere and Robert Goulet, an unknown Canadian in his first starring role, as Lancelot, the musical became an instant...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 5:26 AM
Her affinity for sleeveless frocks has caused a buying frenzy and inspired people to turn to workouts for toning their arms. She has become a highly coveted canvas for fashion designers and retailers. She steals the scene in pointed-toe flats, colored...
| Jan 28, 2013
Adela Cepeda stepped adroitly along her path to become one of the city's most prominent Latina businesswomen. But she walked it on her own, rather than as part of the power couple she and her husband were once well on their way to becoming.
| Dec 5, 2012
| 12:43 PM
Leslie Bricusse, the Academy Award-winning songwriter behind such monster hits as "What Kind of Fool Am I?," "Candy Man" (penned with the late Anthony Newley) and "Talk to the Animals," slipped quietly into Chicago this week. So did the producer-writer-...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 11:42 AM
An Andy Warhol silkscreen depiction of the Statue of Liberty created in 1962 has sold for $43.8 million at a Christie's sale in New York. The sale was part of a larger Christie's contemporary art auction Wednesday that brought in a hefty $412.3 million....
| Oct 18, 2012
| 8:01 PM
Hot off the heals of dancing featured roles in "Step Up" and Florence and the Machine's music video "Spectrum," Costa Mesa ballerina Tara Gusman took her dance career to the primetime TV screen this month on "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars."
| Mar 20, 2013
| 2:55 PM
Comparing anything to Jackie Kennedy invites verbal abuse. But the shocking-pink title wall of the Chicago History Museum's new exhibit, “Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair,” generated the same charge of excitement I felt when...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 10:56 PM
Gore Vidal was impossible to categorize, which was exactly the way he liked it.
The reading public knew him as a literary juggernaut who wrote 25 novels —from the historical "Lincoln" to the satirical "Myra Breckinridge" — and volumes of...
| Feb 19, 2012
"Don't go there," a well-traveled friend said when I mentioned my plans to visit Capri, a sunny island off southern Italy. Why? "You're not going to want to come home," he said.
I laughed. My friend, a know-it-all author, loves to give advice. I didn't...
| May 14, 2012
C. David Heymann, a bestselling biographer whose titillating accounts of famous lives often were criticized as inaccurate or dishonest, including a book on heiress Barbara Hutton that was recalled because of factual disputes, has died. He was 67.