| Jul 5, 2013
| 8:30 AM
It's become a formula for Broadway success: Pick a well-known play, cast a star, limit the run to drive up demand and watch box office take off.
But as Broadway's current crop of plays now achieve profitability (or fail to), the lineup of recent hits vs....
| Jul 2, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The next TV season is weeks away, but advertisers have already crowned a few winners.
A Variety survey of commercial-ratings projections culled from four top ad-buying firms shows marketers expect NBC to handily have the biggest bumper crop of Sunday-...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 2:34 PM
David Otunga had little time to order food Friday during lunchtime at Howells & Hood in the Tribune Tower — not with his hectic press tour running late and a live TV appearance up next — so the Elgin native and WWE Superstar settled for just a...
| Sep 1, 2012
| 11:08 AM
Mark Falcone enjoys telling people that the cutters and sewers in his factory in Westminster made 300 suits for Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin and the numerous extras of "Men In Black III." But, while the MIB movies might have popularized the...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 12:53 PM
Midway through my conversation with Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds and his wife, Aja Volkman, in Nellcote's private dining area last week, Volkman — whose band, Nico Vega, opened for Imagine Dragons earlier that night at the House of Blues...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 11:14 AM
The last time I spoke with comedian Eddie Pepitone was June, just prior to the world premiere of his movie "The Bitter Buddha" in Chicago, where it screened during the Just For Laughs festival. Nine months and several tour stops later, he and director...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 8:20 AM
What do Steve Zahn, the actor who played Elliott in 1982's "E.T.," the telepathic police officer from NBC's "Heroes" and Lieutenant Eli Roosevelt from FX's "Sons of Anarchy" all have in common?
They're all scheduled to film TV pilots for ABC in the...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 2:56 PM
Normally it's Kristin Cavallari supporting fiance and Bears quarterback Jay Cutler on game day from the suites at Soldier Field, but during Cavallari's promotional appearance on behalf of her Chinese Laundry shoe line Saturday at the Von Maur store in...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 7:51 AM
If comic book characters are a driving force in Hollywood, it's worth noting that Wonder Woman, one of the most iconic characters of the last 70 years, has yet to star in her own live-action movie.
She hasn't been completely ignored. Two years ago,...