| May 29, 2014
| 2:10 PM
I'm all for Donald Trump owning another football team, but only if the NFL is looking at developmental-league expansion in, say, Crimea.
Trump says he's actually interested in taking over Buffalo which, frankly, is not far enough upwind from the stench....
| May 31, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The days of the mean-spirited celebrity roast have mostly come and gone, with the possible exception of Charlie Sheen's screen time. From sketch comedies to sitcoms, today's funnybone seems to have a gentler spirit.
That's a topic the Envelope Emmy...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Chuck Lorre is currently the sitcom's reigning king, producing four CBS comedies, including "The Big Bang Theory." John Wells might have stewarded the last genuine dramatic mega-hit in "ER," as well as acclaimed series such as "Southland" and "Shameless."...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 4:11 PM
My annoyance with hashtags began in 2011 with Charlie Sheen's #winning making the rounds. At first I found it clever, but it played out quickly and soon everything was being hashtagged. I chalked it up to growing older and not understanding the...
| Jun 6, 2014
In the middle of a pitching lesson the other day in Bourbonnais, a young boy turned the tables when he critiqued instructor Kris Honel.
"You look like Chris Sale,'' the kid told Honel.
Oh, how the White Sox wish that had been true on the mound.
| Jun 4, 2014
| 7:01 AM
Early Monday morning embattled R&B singer Chris Brown was released from jail after serving part of a one-year sentence for violating his probation.
Brown landed in jail after being expelled from a court-ordered rehabilitation facility, violating the...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 12:30 PM
This Emmy season, there's going to be more of everything: more campaigning, more events and more media coverage. The reason: more worthy contenders. And that explains another increase: more jockeying.
The frenzy kicked off when HBO announced that "True...
| May 14, 2014
| 6:49 AM
CBS for next fall has lined up Tea Leoni as the U.S. secretary of state, a thriller about stalking and a comedy about sports-crazed Boston family.
The most-watched network will add four dramas and one sitcom to start the season:
| Apr 17, 2014
| 11:55 AM
Two weeks ago when Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announced they were divorcing, many focused on the labored "conscious uncoupling" argot used in their announcement, which was posted on Paltrow's lifestyle website goop.com.
Elaine Lui, the...
| May 14, 2014
| 7:28 AM
"Two and a Half Men" will end its run after its upcoming 12th season on CBS.
CBS entertainment chairman Nina Tassler made the announcement Wednesday during the network's press briefing ahead of its presentation to advertisers.
"Chuck Lorre is creating...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 7:00 AM
You know you've seen her somewhere. She's funny, she's (usually) a redhead — maybe she's Kathy Griffin? No, not her.
Who is she? That actress who has been in a million romantic comedies? Always the sidekick? You must know her name.