| Nov 29, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Bob Hope was a consummate entertainer — a pioneering comedian who navigated an ever-changing media landscape, endured for decades and still found time to entertain thousands of troops in far-flung locales. Eleven years after his death, Hope still...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 10:38 AM
Arson is suspected as the cause of a fire at a San Francisco home used in the making of the movie "Mrs. Doubtfire" starring the late Robin Williams, police said.
Police and fire arson investigators were called at about 8:14 p.m. Monday to the home in...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 11:40 AM
Prom season is long gone, but with Ben Stiller and the late Robin Williams involved in this invitation, the sentiment is kind of timeless.
Williams and Stiller did a solid for "A Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb" costar Skyler Gisondo during...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 12:21 PM
Hordes of moviegoers journeyed to Middle-earth to see the final installment of the "Hobbit" franchise.
"The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" has raked in $90.6 million in ticket sales since its release on Wednesday, according to studio estimates....
| Dec 24, 2014
| 4:30 AM
The first time 20th Century Fox offered Shawn Levy the job of directing "Night at the Museum," he passed. And the second time. And the third. And the fourth. And the fifth.
Levy had directed the 2003 family comedy "Cheaper by the Dozen" for Fox, and...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Twenty-seven years after it first premiered on Broadway, composer Stephen Sondheim and librettist James Lapine's subversive, fairy-tale-based musical "Into the Woods" comes to the screen Dec. 25 under the direction of "Chicago's" Rob Marshall and with a...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 10:19 AM
When Robin Williams committed suicide in August, the tragedy touched a wide range of people, including Hollywood veterans and casual film fans. But few had to confront Williams' death as directly as "Night at the Museum" director Shawn Levy.
Levy was in...
| Jan 5, 2015
Monday, Jan. 5: MESSY MONDAYS: MY FIRST MONOPRINT
Kids love to get messy, so the DuPage Children's Museum lets them have that pleasure — far away from your home. In a morning or an afternoon session, little ones get to play with tempera paints on...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 7:53 PM
He was the surly pizza man who interrupted a class at Ridgemont High to deliver a double-cheese-and-sausage to the cool-guy student played by Sean Penn.
He was the Olsen twins' prissy, Spanish-accented nanny, Manuelo, on "So Little Time." He was the...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 10:11 AM
Just as the same-sex marriage ban in Florida ends, the run of "La Cage aux Folles" at Boca Raton's Wick Theatre begins.
The musical centers on a long-term gay relationship, and the Wick production features Lee Roy Reams and Walter Charles, both of...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 7:06 AM
As 2014 comes to an end, the Lake Forester looks back at the biggest stories we reported on this year.
Proposal to make Metra station safer stalls without funding
A city report specifying exactly how much money would be required to upgrade the West Lake...