| Feb 3, 2014
| 7:25 AM
When an actor as extraordinarily gifted as Philip Seymour Hoffman dies as suddenly, as tragically as he did, the mind goes into a kind of shock.
How could a person who could effortlessly be so many people suddenly not be here at all? It doesn't seem...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 2:15 AM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Armand Assante was born in New York City today in 1949. This birthday guy won a 1996 Emmy award for his portrayal of the title character in the TV movie "Gotti." He also made waves as Odysseus in the 1997 miniseries "The Odyssey."...
| 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...
| Sep 11, 2011
It was evident from the moment Reg Rogers stepped onstage in "Measure for Measure" in Central Park this summer that he wasn't your typical Shakespearean actor.
As the acid-tongued Lucio in the Bard's comedy, Rogers quipped, cast a wry eye and generally...
| Nov 10, 2011
Viola Davis has long considered herself a cynic.
It's a reflection of the 16 years she has spent in an industry that does little to support the career of black women. It's being a part of a Hollywood that continually asks her to play the "urban single...
| Nov 17, 2011
This fall, theater fans may be in for a little déjà vu: "Carnage," "Ides of March," "A Dangerous Method" and "War Horse" are all films, opening from October through December, that have been adapted from plays. All are also popping up with early buzz,...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 9:53 AM
An app recently launched by the company that owns Orlando's Fashion Square Mall makes finding a movie and your favorite store easier for mobile device owners.
Mall owner Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT) launched the iOS and Android...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 2:41 PM
"Stoker" is utterly fascinating -- about what we'd expect from the American debut of Korean director Park Chan-wook, whose 2003 "Oldboy" was one of the most extraordinary films of the millennium so far. Even those who found the subject and gore of “...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 7:20 AM
If getting reamed by the notoriously grumpy Harrison Ford is a rite of passage for entertainment reporters, you could say I was finally initiated into the club March 18. In fact, you could say a few Chicago reporters were initiated that night.
| Oct 19, 2012
| 7:18 AM
Viola Davis has won two Tony Awards for her Juilliard-trained stage work in the August Wilson plays "King Hedley II" and "Fences." She has been Oscar-nominated twice, first for a supporting role in "Doubt," more recently for a much larger role, in "The...
| Jul 11, 2012
What do Andy Warhol, Howard Hughes and Woody Allen have in common with Chicago drive-time disc jockey Roe Conn?
They all are — or were — hypochondriacs. But they're not alone. Due to our increased access to medical information, we are...