| May 9, 2013
| 9:29 AM
Oh, it's just the way you'd want it to be. Rhea Perlman is playing Stella in the soon-to-open "Stella & Lou" at Northlight Theatre — you likely know Perlman as Carla from television's iconic "Cheers."
She got the theater gig after getting a call...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 6:12 AM
Gary Edward Winter, age 77, of Mount Dora, Fla., and formerly of Boyne City, Mich., died June 22, 2012.
He was born April 4, 1935, in 'haute' Grosse Pointe, Mich., the second son of lithe, willowy Diana Jane Cox and the comedic Lionel Arthur Winter. Gary...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 10:09 PM
Milo O'Shea, a versatile Dublin-born stage and screen actor known for his famously bristling, agile eyebrows and roles in such disparate films as "Ulysses," "Barbarella" and Franco Zeffirelli's "Romeo and Juliet," has died. He was 86.
O'Shea, who also...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 6:46 AM
Land. Sea. Land. Sea.
Ferry. Road. Ferry. Road
Fish for lunch. Fish for dinner. Pancakes for breakfast (yes, you can have fish if you really must).
A looping trip west out of Vancouver, British Columbia, means a lot of water and mountains that get in...
| Jun 10, 2012
Joining the ranks of teenage homeowners is "Hunger Games" star Josh Hutcherson, who has bought a place in the Hollywood Hills West area for $2.5 million.
The 19-year-old also becomes another link in a string of celebrities who have called the place home....
| Jun 8, 2012
| 4:32 PM
First published on Dec. 25, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
Pity the rubes. Those wayward tourists who dawdle in their cars and tour buses along Beachwood Drive, enraging the locals as they haltingly seek that perfect Hollywood sign photo op...
| Jul 8, 2012
| 2:09 PM
Chicago comedy fans have the chance to meet the cast of TBS' latest sitcom, "Sullivan & Son," just a week after its July 19 premiere.
Series star Steve Byrne and co-stars Owen Benjamin, Roy Wood Jr. and Ahmed Ahmed bring their "Sullivan & Son" Tour to UP...
| Aug 19, 2012
| 7:50 PM
Sitcom favorites Shelley Long and Cindy Williams get to strut their comedic stuff together for the first time in the Hallmark Movie Channel's new film, "Strawberry Summer," which airs at 8 p.m. Saturday. Both stars say they are surprised it took them this...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 8:05 AM
At one point in his touring one-man show, Mike Tyson, the ear-biter, convicted rapist, all-around thug, cocaine user and former heavyweight champion of the world, shows a picture of himself from 1976. He's wearing one of the bomber jackets of the era...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 10:51 AM
SAK Comedy Lab has diverted from its usual improvisational programs to present "Better Days," a scripted comedy it bills as a "live sitcom." This means, of course, that the audience has the role of the famed "live studio audience" — and supplier...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Inside, the Family Fun Arcade is dark, even on a sunny day. In the back, there's a counter where you can get change, buy a can of soda for 75 cents and grab a bag of Doritos or a cellophane-covered brownie. The place is noisy, always noisy, not with the...