| Aug 8, 2011
| 6:25 AM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Michael Shannon was born in Lexington, Ky., on this date in 1974. This birthday guy earned an Oscar nomination for his performance in the 2008 movie "Revolutionary Road." Shannon currently stars as Agent Van Alden on the series...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 8:18 AM
Nominees for the 64th Primetime Emmys include several former Chicagoans, continuing a trend from years past. The 2011 winner for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series, Plainfield native and “Mike & Molly” star Melissa McCarthy, was again...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 10:00 PM
**1/2 (out of four)
After “The Bounty Hunter,” “Law Abiding Citizen,” “The Ugly Truth,” and “P.S. I Love You” (to name just a few), I anticipate a new Gerard Butler movie like a kick in the face....
| Sep 4, 2011
All's Faire in Love
A college football star has to make up for his many absences by working at a Renaissance fair, where he falls for an aspiring actress. With Christina Ricci, Owen Benjamin, Cedric the Entertainer and Matthew Lillard. Written...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 4:14 AM
Goodbye Smallville. Hello Metropolis.
The filming of the new Superman reboot, "Man of Steel," left Plano after 14 days of shooting in the Western suburb and is expected to film in Chicago Wednesday through September 17.
According to signs hanging on...
| May 26, 2011
| 3:47 PM
Should we liveblog Chicago Live! tonight? Yes we should. Mayor Emanuel's on, we're talking transportation, music, comedy and Chicago life.
At our weekly news variety show with The Second City, our guests include the Old Town School of Folk Music's...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 11:31 AM
Sarah Hyland of "Modern Family" on ABC
Q: Your characters have to deal with high school. Did you go to school, or were you tutored on sets?
A: I went to (Professional) Performing Arts School in (New York). It was a small school. We didn't have...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 10:28 AM
HBO scored another immediate series success with this Prohibition-era drama, and its high pedigree - with Martin Scorsese as an executive producer and the director of the premiere, which earned him an Emmy - surely didn't hurt.
Steve Buscemi is excellent...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 9:00 AM
Warner Bros. released the first image of Henry Cavill as Superman and he looks -- well, he looks just like almost every other Superman.
But that's not necessarily a bad thing. If you mess with the red and blue costume too much, you might end up with...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 1:44 PM
How secretive was the filming of the new Superman reboot, “Man of Steel,” on Route 56 in Sugar Grove earlier this week?
Sean Michels, village president of Sugar Grove, was left in the dark on what exactly took place during the shoot, and...
| Aug 21, 2011
| 2:53 PM
Not much is known about Plano, a Western suburb nearly 60 miles outside of Chicago, but that will change starting on Monday. That’s when the star-studded Superman reboot, “Man of Steel,” begins what is scheduled to be a 12-day shoot on...