| Sep 1, 2010
Jeff and Tracey are back with their take on tonight's Big Brother:So after all the recaps, Enzo and Ragan bond over being on the block. Ragan thinks that there might be an opportunity for him to make an alliance with......
| Nov 21, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Not a bad age, 58. I've had worse. On the way to school the other day, the little guy asked me who I'd like to be "if you could be anyone in the world?"
"You," I told him.
I told him I'd like to be him because of all the great things ahead...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 7:56 AM
The AFI Fest's opening night gala might be the award season's equivalent of the Sports Illustrated cover jinx.
Consider the quartet of movies that have christened the Hollywood film festival the last four years -- "Love & Other Drugs," "J. Edgar,"...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Dueling millionaires and ex-mayors. Foaming mad celebrities. Cries of corruption. Stolen campaign signs. Mayhem in City Council chambers.
Good Lord, you've gotta love Malibu, which finds itself at war over a November ballot measure that proposes to...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 6:44 AM
Condensed version of this week's column: Tom Hanks, get off my lawn!
The full story:
In the Oct. 27 issue, The New Yorker featured a debut short story called "Alan Bean Plus Four" by a previously unpublished, apparently up-and-coming fiction writer...
| Sep 12, 2001
We organize the tools in our garage and line up the shoes in our closets. We trim the hedge and water the lawn. We shop in malls. We jog. We walk the dog. We sip dark-roast coffee. We drive reliable cars with full tanks of gas. We go to work. We come...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 9:23 AM
Any chance Derrick Rose had of keeping a low profile at Wednesday’s Watch The Throne show went out the window when rapper Kanye West announced to the United Center audience that the NBA MVP was in attendance.
“Derrick Rose, I see you,”...
| Dec 18, 2011
| 5:44 PM
If any of us wondered if celebrities would still visit Chicago after “The Oprah Winfrey Show” ended in May, we now have our answer.
Chicago is still a popular destination for film projects — which this year included “Man of...
| Jul 7, 2011
There's something exhilarating about walking out of a movie. Not only does it reacquaint you with the notion of your own free will ("Wait a second, no one is forcing me to watch Tom Hanks ride around on a scooter!"), it's like getting two extra hours in...
| Dec 27, 2012
**** (out of four)
For a hypothetical, four-band concert comprised of the best music-related movies of the past 20 years (documentaries not included), “Almost Famous” would obviously headline. “Crazy Heart” performs second. Tom...
| Oct 17, 2012
In the excellent new drama “Mr. Sophistication,” veteran comedian/actor Ron Waters (Chicago-native Harry Lennix) is tempted by the notion that fame means he exists on a different level in society.
“I think any honest celebrity would see...