| Oct 16, 2014
| 7:14 AM
It's taken a few years for the Chicago Comedy Film Festival to find its footing. Back for its fourth year this weekend, the lineup is noticeably stronger. As always, the focus is on small indie comedies. I got a look at three.
| Oct 18, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Carl Weathers' iconic performance as the brash heavyweight boxing champ Apollo Creed in the 1976 Oscar winner "Rocky" transformed the former pro football player into an overnight sensation.
But Weathers wasn't prepared for the onslaught of attention for...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 10:00 PM
With a few exceptions like playing loudmouth newspaper honcho J. Jonah Jameson in the “Spider-Man” movies, J.K. Simmons’ career has included pretty low-key performances.
In “Whiplash,” the 59-year-old actor (“Law and...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 11:02 AM
Amy Poehler is sharing several juicy secrets about her personal life ahead of the release of her memoir "Yes Please."
In excerpts that surfaced via RadarOnline, the "Parks & Recreation" star has detailed her previous drug use and her feelings about...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 4:29 PM
Ellen DeGeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi firmly shut down baby rumors with a bit of lively dialogue on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."
It's not the first time the Emmy winner has taken to her daytime talker to explain details about her personal life,...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 12:30 PM
"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" is adding two new faces to its stable of on-air personalities. Hasan Minhaj will join the team as a correspondent in November while Trevor Noah will sign on as a contributor in December.
Minhaj (pictured left) is a...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
After turning the television industry on its head, Netflix wants to shake up Hollywood.
In its first original movie, Netflix said this week it would finance the Weinstein Co.'s sequel to the 2000 film "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," coming next summer...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 10:44 AM
Mary Lynn Rajskub didn't leave viewers laughing when she played Chloe on Fox's "24."
But fans can see the actress' comical style when she plays the Improv in Orlando from Nov. 6 through 9.
What to expect? The Improv highlighted Rajskub's "hysterical...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Jeffrey Tambor, in his latest role, is not the man you think he is. In "Transparent," the latest original series from Amazon, the actor plays Mort, a person who late in life is ready to be themself ,--a transgender woman named Maura. The 10-episode, half-...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 12:24 PM
For Jeffrey Tambor, a hotel lobby was the first obstacle in taking on his role in Amazon's newest original series "Transparent."
The half-hour dramedy, which hit the streaming site Friday morning, explores gender identity, with Tambor playing a...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 2:30 AM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Tony Hale was born in West Point, N.Y., today in 1970. This birthday guy won a 2013 Emmy for his portrayal of Gary Walsh on the series "Veep." He also played Buster Bluth on "Arrested Development" and has appeared on episodes of "About...