| Jan 5, 2012
| 5:44 PM
When "Shameless" star Jeremy Allen White describes the Season 1 scene in which his character peed on his father, you have to wonder if the actor is sensitive—or demented.
"It's kind of beautiful when the father steps out of the stream of urine...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 2:51 PM
William H. Macy displays his utter bravery as an actor by starring as the less-than-redeeming head of a Chicago family in this risky Showtime adaptation of a British series.
His character is hard-drinking and unreliable, so his eldest daughter (Emmy...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 4:30 PM
"Saturday Night Live" star and Northwestern alum Seth Meyers watched Sunday's Bears-Tampa Bay Buccaneers game at The Boundary in Ukrainian Village. Meyers was in town for Northwestern's homecoming.
Elsewhere around Ukrainian Village, punk band Social...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 6:44 AM
The cast and crew of Showtime's "Shameless" are back in Chicago this week, filming scenes for the upcoming second season of the hit drama.
The weather's being a lot more cooperative this time around. Emmy Rossum, who plays Fiona Gallagher, reminded me...
| Jul 17, 2011
| 4:38 PM
Jane Lynch, a winner last year for Fox's "Glee," is in the running again for best supporting comedy actress. She also will host the Emmy telecast on Sept. 18 on Fox. Her competition: Betty White of TV Land's "Hot in Cleveland"; Julie Bowen and Sofia...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 7:37 AM
It was another good morning at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.
The network's flagship drama "Mad Men" stayed an award darling, racking up an impressive 19 Primetime Emmy nominations. Leading the way were stars Jon Hamm and Elizabeth Moss, both nominated in...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 10:44 AM
Fairy tales get sent up again in this less-than-inspired animated sequel, sending Red (voice of Hayden Panettiere) - better known as Red Riding Hood - on a mission to rescue Hansel and Gretel (voices of Bill Hader and Amy Poehler), who have been...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 9:37 AM
There's nothing quite like an alien abduction to bond a parent and child, and that's what sparks this Disney fantasy. He may seem a tad - well, OK, more than a tad - old for the part, but Seth Green supplies the voice of a youngster whose mother (voice by...
| May 5, 2011
| 1:30 AM
The Norse gods are off to a decent, though not divine, start in Thor, the latest movie in Marvel Comics' big-screen expansion of its superhero pantheon. Thor, played by statuesque Australian actor Chris Hemsworth, is the god who fell to Earth,...
| Apr 28, 2011
| 1:30 AM
If the Fast Five filmmakers had thrown in giant, shape-shifting robots, talking apes and some vampires, the fifth installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise would hardly have been more outlandish. That said, the movie will get you...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 4:37 PM
“Hoodwinked,” an under-funded and somewhat undeserving sleeper hit in the winter of 2005, earns a sequel that looks, at least, as if the Weinstein Co. threw a little more money at it. “Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil,” has prettier...