| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"WHAT KILLS A skunk is the publicity it gives itself," said Abraham Lincoln.
Well, no one has done more to praise the usually excellent reporting of Rolling Stone magazine than yours truly. But I have to bow out over their latest. The sheer excess and...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 2:30 PM
HBO has handed a fifth season to period drama "Boardwalk Empire."
Prohibition-set drama returned for its fourth run on HBO earlier this month, and has averaged a gross audience of 7.5 million viewers this season. Show is created by Terence Winter, who...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 6:59 PM
This weekend sees the unofficial start of the quality-driven fall movie season. (Yeah, technically it began a few weeks ago, but would you want "Riddick" to kick off anything with the word quality in it?) The smart pop entertainment Formula One movie...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Michael Bay has added Asian performer Han Geng to the cast of "Transformers 4," opposite Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Nicola Peltz, Sophia Myles and Li Bingbing.
The director announced the casting on his web site http://www.MichaelBay....
| Jun 23, 2013
| 4:21 PM
There's a good chance you will cross paths with one of the many projects filming in Chicago this summer — especially if you work or live downtown. After all, there are three major-studio movies and five (possibly six) TV series scheduled to shoot in...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 10:33 AM
It's been five years since Zac Efron graduated from the "High School Musical" franchise, the guileless film series that established the young star as a mom-approved heartthrob.
Yet even with his Disney Channel days in the rear-view mirror, the actor has...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 1:26 PM
Seth MacFarlane may have plenty of reasons to count his millions, but he’s had a pretty rough year of it in the media. Last winter he was pummeled for his boob-happy Oscar-hosting turn, which many critics found misogynistic and unfunny. And this...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Andy Samberg is having trouble keeping his toothy grin in check.
There's no studio audience. Or the pressure of performing live. So it's a bit of relief when the "Saturday Night Live" graduate breaks a scene — more than once — on the set...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 8:06 AM
[Update: Filming for "Transformers: Age of Extinction" will continue this weekend in the Loop. Shooting will take place 7 am to 10 pm Saturday and Sunday on LaSalle Street, from West Lake Street to West Jackson Boulevard. According to a notice sent out to...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:02 PM
Has Zac Efron been to rehab in recent months? That was the word out Tuesday from unnamed sources, alleging to several media outlets that the "17 Again" actor had wrapped up treatment about five months ago.
Efron, whose newest flick, "Parkland,"...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:15 PM
As if we need another reason to love Sandra Bullock.
"The Heat" star is Vogue magazine's October 2013 cover girl just before the release of her highly anticipated lost-in-space thriller "Gravity," co-starring George Clooney and helmed by Spanish...