| Jun 6, 2013
| 6:00 AM
USA might want to consider changing its tag line from "Characters Welcome" to "Welcome to Summer."
Beginning with the groundbreaking "Monk," which premiered in July 2002, the NBC/Universal-owned network has staked a successful claim to the months...
| May 24, 2013
| 8:30 AM
"Graceland," an original crime drama premiering June 6 on USA Network, isn't set in Memphis.
Instead, the location is sunny and sexy Manhattan Beach, where agents with the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration and Immigration and Customs Enforcement...
| May 14, 2013
| 4:30 PM
They are young, good-looking and in the business of hunting bad guys under Southern Californiaâs sunny skies.
Sound like the ingredients for a USA Network drama series? Sure â until "Graceland" opens with an undercover federal agent pretending to...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 2:13 PM
“The Dark Knight Rises” has already been a blessing for Pittsburgh and Newark, N.J., two non-traditional film locations that replaced Chicago as Gotham City in the third Christopher Nolan-directed Batman film.
The superhero movie, in...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 7:31 AM
Lady Gaga has ordered fried chicken at Table Fifty-Two and deep dish pizza at Lou Malnati’s during past visits to Chicago, but the “Born This Way” singer opted for vegetarian-friendly restaurants during last week’s stay in the...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 11:37 AM
Known to have had emotional problems, a young woman (Amanda Seyfried) tries to convince others that the person who once kidnapped her has taken her sister (Emily Wickersham) in this suspense tale.
Wes Bentley ("American Beauty") plays the one police...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 1:54 PM
Welcome to Questions of Characters, the column that puts a name to some of the most familiar faces in movies, on television, the stage and commercials who either hail from Chicago or have spent enough time here to consider it home.
| Aug 9, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Stephanie Plum is a lingerie buyer who takes up work at a cousin's bail bond service in Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum novels. Yes, she becomes a bounty hunter. That grabbed Katherine Heigl's attention, and now she's producing and starring in the...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 2:04 PM
While in Chicago promoting his upcoming film, "Larry Crowne," Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson visited RL in the Gold Coast Thursday and Friday. Country singer LeAnn Rimes and husband Eddie Cibrian had brunch at RL Sunday. Cibrian is filming NBC's...