| Aug 28, 2014
| 8:35 AM
The documentary "To Be Takei" is a buoyant, engaging look at the life of actor and activist George Takei, best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu in the original "Star Trek" TV series as well as in six "Star Trek" feature films.
In recent years, Takei,...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 4:53 AM
Arbutus resident Emily Ruppert has spent this summer flipping, jumping and dancing her way across the Radio City Music Hall stage in New York City.
Her acrobatic gymnastics crew, AcroArmy, is scheduled to compete Tuesday as one of the final 12 teams...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 4:56 PM
LAKE BUENA VISTA — A fantasy-football convention is really not much different from a Comic-Con gig. It can get a little freaky with the facepaint, getups and fanatical obsession with celebrities.
And then there are Comic-Con people in all their...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 9:17 AM
There were servers walking around the 15th anniversary party for Mrskin.com Friday at the Chop Shop in Wicker Park with trays of mini-cupcakes. My friend grabbed one with vanilla frosting and I grabbed one with chocolate frosting. Right when I was about...
| Aug 30, 2014
What do Sting, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett have in common? All three have huge fortunes, and none of them are giving it to their kids.
Sting just revealed that most of his $300 million won't end up with his six adult children. "I certainly don't...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 2:02 PM
There are lots of talented people but the problem is how to get noticed. One way is by getting the NBC TV show "America's Got Talent," which celebrity judge Howie Mandel described this way: "People are plucked from obscurity to watch their dreams come...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 2:01 PM
Although his levitating trick was featured prominently in "America's Got Talent" TV ads for this season, David Caserta's audition never aired during the show.
A magician known for levitating above the marquee of the State Theatre in Easton, Caserta says...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 1:54 PM
Although his levitating trick was featured prominently in “America’s Got Talent” TV ads for this season, David Caserta’s audition never aired during the show.
A magician known for levitating above the marquee of the State Theatre...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 5:59 AM
My mother had an easy explanation for why series succeed. "You have to have someone to root for," she said.
The series that deliver those characters will take off in the ratings. Television has presented memorable characters this summer. A few to...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 6:23 PM
Good news or bad? What happened to the Orlando act on "America's Got Talent"?
SPOILER ALERT: Extreme Dance Company from Orlando was ejected Wednesday night early in the show.
The 19-member dance troupe had been among the Top 48 acts this season on the...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 12:02 PM
Another day, another celebrity split: This time Mariah Carey and husband Nick Cannon are believed to be heading for divorce.
They of the annual vow-renewal spectacular are living apart, according to TMZ, which reported that the divorce plans are a "done...