| Feb 2, 2015
| 2:52 PM
On Sunday, Feb. 1, Dominick Basso's voice filled the living rooms of millions of people as he sang alongside Jennifer Hudson.
Basso, who lives in Mundelein with his wife and two kids, sang the 1970 hit "O-o-oh child," in a Super Bowl commercial for...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 5:57 PM
Every year when awards season rolls around, the local media flutter with news of the Chicago connections.
When the Amazon series "Transparent" won best TV comedy at the 2015 Golden Globes, loud note was taken of the fact that its creator, Jill Soloway,...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 4:15 AM
The day after the Oscars last year, the show's producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron received a call from John Travolta apologizing for fumbling the name of singer Idina Menzel. Travolta's mispronunciation — Adele Dazeem — had become a trending...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 1:00 PM
What makes watching the Oscars with a bunch of your friends even more fun? A drinking game of course. Well, this is also true for most things in life. None the less, if you are planning on watching the Oscars, and you're planning on having alcohol around,...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 11:54 AM
The efforts of a Palatine-based charity for victims of domestic violence were boosted with a $250,000 donation to build a cafe and career center at a new shelter on the Southwest Side of Chicago.
Grammy Award-winner Jennifer Hudson helped celebrate...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 9:09 AM
Meryl Streep, David Letterman, Bruno Mars and Lady Gaga helped pay tribute Sunday at the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington.
This year's recipients were singer Al Green, ballerina Patricia McBride, actor Tom Hanks, comedian/actress Lily Tomlin and...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 5:28 AM
The week's highlights include the "Castle" wedding (finally), the last "Blacklist" on Monday, a "Voice" expansion (it's the November sweeps!) and a "Shark Tank" celebration.
The Top 20 perform on "The Voice," which offers viewers five...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 6:28 AM
Television offers a range of New Year's Eve celebrations if you decide to stay in Wednesday night. Those telecasts lead off the week's highlights:
ABC has a traditional edge with the lumpily titled "Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 8:10 PM
Adam Levine had three finalists in the Final Four on "The Voice" this season and seemed a certain winner.
SPOILER ALERT: Yet most voting viewers went another route, gave coach Blake Shelton the win and selected country singer Craig Wayne Boyd the victor...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 9:46 AM
UPDATED: Sure, it helped that every other network broadcast was in repeats. But the hugely entertaining "Kennedy Center Honors" was a ratings winner Tuesday night for CBS.
When classy programs score good ratings, that's a reason to celebrate. The two-...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 4:45 AM
Series finales, holiday specials and football top the weekend's offerings.
NBC is likely to have the weekend's most-watched telecast in "Sunday Night Football." The Arizona Cardinals (11-3) play host to host Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks (10-...