| Dec 18, 2011
| 5:44 PM
If any of us wondered if celebrities would still visit Chicago after “The Oprah Winfrey Show” ended in May, we now have our answer.
Chicago is still a popular destination for film projects — which this year included “Man of...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 1:35 AM
1. Steve Jobs
On Oct. 5, the 56-year-old Apple co-founder and CEO died of a rare form of cancer on his pancreas. Following his passing, President Obama said "There may be no greater tribute to Steve's success than the fact that much of the world...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 2:34 PM
A young child in a gold-adorned white robe stood stage right bathed in a spotlight’s glaring luminance. “And soon, the wise men came to the manger,” the haloed-tyke proclaimed. Pretty standard Christmas pageant stuff — until the...
| Dec 25, 2011
Pity the rubes. Those wayward tourists who dawdle in their cars and tour buses along Beachwood Drive, enraging the locals as they haltingly seek that perfect Hollywood sign photo op — they know not what they do. Maybe you're not from this...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 12:38 PM
Chris Tucker is taking time off from not doing "Rush Hour" movies to go on a stand-up tour, Live Nation announced Monday.
Tucker will hit 18 cities on the tour, his first time on the road, probably, since he started making movie money.
In Washington, he...
| Jul 16, 2011
Singer Katy Perry and comic actor Russell Brand have bought a Sunset Strip-area compound from former National Lampoon Chief Executive Daniel Laikin for $6.5 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows. Perry and Brand are in the process of selling their...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 11:20 AM
You didn't think Ashton Kutcher was saving "Two and a Half Men" for free, did you? CBS struck a sweet deal with Kutcher; he'll make $700,000 per episode.
That makes him the highest paid sitcom actor on TV, according to TV Guide Magazine, but its still...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 11:12 AM
If this set from the CBS sitcom seems to have fewer episodes than usual, the reason became widely known last winter ... the impasse reached between Charlie Sheen and executive producer Chuck Lorre.
What's here amounts to Sheen's final round as Charlie...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 2:44 PM
Watch The Throne?
They might want to re-name the album "Kiss the Rings."
Jay-Z and Kanye West are officially killing the game, re-animating it and then murdering it again. "Watch the Throne" just might break the U.S. iTunes store's one-week sales...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 3:32 PM
The Chicago International Film Festival’s annual Summer Gala has presented its career achievement award, the Silver Hugo, to some of the biggest names in Hollywood — including Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, Jodie Foster and Nicolas Cage...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 4:13 PM
I've never sipped the Kool-Aid when it comes to reality shows.
Few scourges during the past two decades have pushed American morality spiraling toward the drain more than so-called reality TV.
Godawful slag like "Temptation Island," "The Swan," "The...