| Feb 23, 2013
| 3:11 PM
Chicago has been involved in filmmaking since the technology's very beginnings in the early 1900s, when some of the world's first movie studios operated here. From those early days, when neighborhood kids would sneak onto the Selig Polyscope Co. lot at...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 8:49 PM
HAMPTON — It was the first day of conditioning drills, and everyone was intrigued by this long and lean transfer from somewhere in Michigan. He looked like a player, but did he have what it took?
Kecoughtan coach Ivan Thomas takes it from here:...
| May 24, 2012
| 1:43 PM
When it comes to raising money, the Obama reelection campaign knows it can count on the showbiz community.
After a visit to Studio City earlier this month for a Hollywood fundraiser at George Clooney's house, President Obama is scheduled to rub elbows...
| Jun 10, 2012
| 8:07 PM
The lead actor categories at the Tony Awards saw a pair of upsets, with James Corden of "One Man, Two Guvnors" and Steve Kazee of "Once" taking home the prizes.
Corden won for lead actor in a play for the British comedy import "One Man, Two Guvnors,"...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 3:21 PM
LeVar Burton speaks with the clarity and conviction of a man with an audience. His indignations are righteous. “I'm pissed at the current state of education in America. The fact that we've spent way too much money on war and not enough on our kids?...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 12:00 PM
Olympia Dukakis was a smash in the title role of “The Tempest” last summer at Shakespeare & Company at Lenox, Mass. in the Berkshires.
This summer the actress will star in Bertolt Brecht’s “Mother Courage and Her Children.”...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 1:30 PM
With open arms, the Oscars welcomed diversity back to its ceremony, but the embrace turned out to be more awkward than warm.
Last year's Academy Awards were roundly criticized by several observers for its notable lack of diversity. Actor Samuel L....
| Aug 1, 2012
Actor a favorite of Peckinpah
R.G. Armstrong, 95, a veteran character actor who started his career in the 1950s on Broadway, segued to television, then solidified his standing as a favorite of filmmakers Sam Peckinpah and Warren Beatty,...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 10:56 PM
Gore Vidal was impossible to categorize, which was exactly the way he liked it.
The reading public knew him as a literary juggernaut who wrote 25 novels —from the historical "Lincoln" to the satirical "Myra Breckinridge" — and volumes of...
| Apr 18, 2012
"Tonight brings back a lot of memories," said Michael Douglas as his wife, Oscar and Tony Award-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, handed him the Monte Cristo Award for his contributions to the theater Monday night in New York. The duo was the center...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 1:49 PM
The Chicago Film Critics Awards returned to the Broadway Playhouse at the Water Tower Jan. 7. This salute to Hollywood's best included Comedy Awards, conceived by Sharee Pemberton who produced the show along with film critic and Chicago Film Critics...