| Nov 30, 2011
| 8:19 AM
If you’re a great cook and wouldn’t mind getting screamed at by a guy who looks like a Scottish Nick Nolte, the casting directors of Fox’s “MasterChef” want to talk to you.
The Gordon Ramsay-hosted reality show will hold...
| Aug 19, 2011
A moment ago, I Googled "Ron Paul ignored by media" and came up with 9,222 links. That's a lot of stories about someone being ignored. Here's what happened.
In last weekend's Iowa Straw Poll of GOP presidential candidates, the Texas congressman had an...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 3:57 AM
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels was a good sport Thursday when he appeared on “The Colbert Report” — a Comedy Central “news” program hosted by faux-conservative comedian Stephen Colbert.
Daniels was on the show to promote his...
| May 8, 2012
| 5:33 AM
Patrick Kane didn’t shy away from photos when he was partying Saturday at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s annual Mifflin Street Block Party like many celebrities would have. The Blackhawks star instead posed for them – as he...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 7:17 AM
“Underemployed” is a show in search of an identity. So much so that even creator Craig Wright doesn't know how to peg the new MTV series, describing it in the press notes as simply a “one-hour ensemble.” Ensemble what you ask?...
| May 10, 2012
| 12:57 PM
One Friday night in Chicago, two stand-up worlds. The first world: In the established, Old Town room, the nationally known Greg Proops fires off his California hipster comedy, heavy on attitude, high on his own intelligence, thick with high-culture...
| May 10, 2012
| 12:01 PM
How did Ryan Dempster convince his Cubs teammates to wear tuxedos and man the blackjack and craps tables at his charity event Wednesday, just hours after the team’s game against the Atlanta Braves?
I’m not exactly sure. But whatever he did,...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 1:50 PM
NEW YORK — The Chicago cast of the satirical musical "The Book of Mormon" will feature Nic Rouleau, the current star of the Broadway company, in the central role of Elder Price, along with Ben Platt (known for his work in the movie “Pitch...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 3:07 PM
The 2012 Chicago Comedy TV Pilot Competition, now in its sixth year, gets under way this weekend. Of the finalists to be screened Friday, the strongest entry may also have the toughest time gaining traction with the jury panel, which includes talent...
| Jul 22, 2012
| 9:55 PM
Some recent headlines from the alternate universe of modern conservatism:
Rush Limbaugh claims the bad guy in the new Batman movie was named Bane to remind voters of Mitt Romney's controversial tenure at Bain Capital.
Michele Bachmann, citing zero...
| Feb 8, 2012
In the history of pro sports, men have done all sorts of things to commemorate their feats on the field or the court. They have flopped like seals, walked like gorillas, head-butted like bighorn sheep. They have high-fived, low-fived,...