| Jan 6, 2011
| 8:30 AM
Despite frequent attempts, many hit British TV series haven't been able to make a successful transition across the big pond to American television. For every success like NBC's "The Office," there's a bomb like the same network's "Coupling." Or, on a...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 8, 2012
| 6:17 PM
When you're being considered for your first major role and it's to play a sex-addicted teen, you might have to do embarrassing things while auditioning.
Laura Slade Wiggins, who plays Karen Jackson on Showtime's "Shameless," learned that first hand....
| 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 20, 2012
| 5:11 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Stop us if you've heard this one before: HBO dominated the Emmy nominations announced Thursday morning, picking up 81 nods for viewer favorites such as "Boardwalk Empire" and "Game of Thrones" as well as comedy newcomers "Girls" and "Veep."...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 7:42 AM
The 2012 Emmy nominations are in the books and my first-blush reactions are mixed. Some surprises left me smiling while I was scratching my head about a few perennial nominations. And of course I have to bitch about them all. So here's a quick list of the...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 10:12 AM
Against the backdrop of roaring lions and tigers, the Women's Board of Lincoln Park Zoo hosted its 35th annual Zoo Ball July 13th. The rain didn't dampen the spirits of more than 1,100 black-tie clad guests as they mixed and mingled in three adjoining...
| Apr 8, 2008
| 5:07 PM
The Walt Disney Studios previewed 10 animated movies on Monday that it will release during the next four years, including further installments in the "Toy Story" and "Cars" series and two new fairy tales.
With the exception of "Wall.E," a robot love...
| Feb 13, 2009
Confessions of a Shopaholic is a lot more in sync with the zeitgeist than you'd expect from a movie with that title. A dizzy and chic chick picture for our times, this hit-or-miss comedy is about the perils of conspicuous consumption, the void that...
| Feb 13, 2009
If there is a single bright spot in the financial crisis, it is the possibility that one day producer Jerry Bruckheimer will run out of money. In a more just world, this would have happened before he gave the green light to "Confessions of a Shopaholic,"...