| Feb 19, 2015
| 4:00 AM
In the old days — say, five or six years ago — an Oscar party used to mean gathering with some friends around a TV and watching the show together with a bowl of chips and a few bottles of wine.
This Sunday, though, when millions around the...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 4:15 AM
The day after the Oscars last year, the show's producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron received a call from John Travolta apologizing for fumbling the name of singer Idina Menzel. Travolta's mispronunciation — Adele Dazeem — had become a trending...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 11:30 AM
Here's the best news we've heard about the Oscar telecast since it was announced that Neil Patrick Harris will host: Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson will sing.
The Oscar telecast will be Feb. 22 on ABC.
Hudson came to the public's attention on...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 7:52 PM
Valentine's Day arrived early Feb. 6 as local fathers brought favorite dates to the annual Northbrook Park District Daddy-Daughter Dance at the Hilton Chicago Northbrook.
The sold-out event drew 400 people for nearly three hours of games, dancing,...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 4:47 AM
The year's most-watched telecast tops a weekend filled with comedy from Mel Brooks, Key & Peele, Jimmy Fallon and "Saturday Night Live."
The Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks starts at 6:30 p.m. Sunday on NBC. That...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 6:10 AM
The Los Angeles premieres of the Broadway hit "If/Then" and the Tony Award-winning "Beautiful — The Carole King Musical" anchor the Pantages Theatre's 2015-16 season, organizers announced Monday.
The theater also will mark its 85th year with two...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 3:12 PM
Whether you're hosting a Super Bowl party or just want to watch the Patriots and Seahawks battle in relative peace, these plays will help keep kids happy — and might just make you MVP.
Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl
Long a crowd favorite for the...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 6:30 PM
On her 2014 tour, Katy Perry cavorted with an animatronic horse. But because the Super Bowl demands more, she upped the ante during Sunday's halftime performance.
The singer strutted into America's living rooms astride a giant animatronic tiger, all the...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 12:14 PM
Your scruffy Uncle Jack is about to have the sweatiest weekend on his yearly calendar. Super Bowl Sunday is upon us, and it is time for him and millions of wagering Americans to bet on everything from which team will win to what style of hoodie will be...
| Feb 9, 2015
A collection of colorful moments at Sunday's 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles as reported by Associated Press journalists on the scene:
TAKING CENTER STAGE
The woman who spoke movingly from the Grammy stage about her experiences with...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 11:31 AM
Queen Elsa has a cold.
That makes things tricky for her, Kristoff, Sven and Olaf in "Frozen Fever," Disney's short-film follow-up to the blockbuster animated movie "Frozen." On Tuesday, the studio unveiled a first look at the seven-minute short via a...