| Jun 20, 2013
| 9:00 AM
For all the Chicago acting talent that turns up on TV each season, a steady number of local playwrights are landing TV work as well. Particularly women. Laura Jacqmin recently joined the staff of the new ABC series "Lucky 7" (which co-stars fellow...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 7:00 AM
In a perfect world, "Devious Maids," a new drama written by Marc Cherry and produced by Eva Longoria, both late of "Desperate Housewives," could be judged simply by its own merits, as an attempt to translate a popular telenovela to American television, in...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 5:12 PM
If Teri Hatcher could snag a few items from her own celebrity yard sale, they would include a cashmere sweater from Ellen DeGeneres' closet and a pair of "really sexy" high heels from "Modern Family" star Julie Bowen.
"Hollywood is definitely a generous...
| May 12, 2013
| 5:01 PM
Hoping to change it prime time fortunes, NBC announced a bold new schedule Sunday filled with new shows and familiar stars.
The network plans to introduce 17 new series during the season, including six new comedies, eight new dramas and three new reality...
| May 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Opera was born to be mad.
The first great opera concerned the demented Roman emperor Nero. In the nearly three centuries since Monteverdi's "The Coronation of Poppea," mad scene has succeeded mad scene on the lyric stage. They still do, as Long Beach...
| May 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Alyssa Milano has been in fairly racy series in her television career, such as the bed-hopping-crazy "Melrose Place," but she needed persuading to star in a drama called "Mistresses." By its very title, not to mention its ongoing focus on infidelity,...
| May 23, 2013
| 11:04 AM
Eva Longoria is backing up her beauty with a whole lot of brain. The actress graduated with a master's degree Wednesday.
Longoria, 38, took home a real degree (not an honorary one) in Chicano studies from Cal State Northridge, where she physically...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Fish have to swim. Birds have to fly. Marc Cherry has to write women.
At least that's how the creator of "Desperate Housewives" explains why he jumped into another female-heavy series after a headline-grabbing run with his ABC drama that included...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Lake Bell is officially a Mrs.! The actress tied the knot with Scott Campbell at a star-studded wedding in New Orleans over the weekend.
Bell, 34, of "Children's Hospital," married the tattoo artist, 36, in a nondenominational ceremony at the Marigny...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 4:14 PM
Eva Longoria may have ended her marriage with Tony Parker, but that doesn't mean she's ended her relationship with the San Antonio Spurs.
Now an innocuous tweet from the "Desperate Housewives" alum has her followers questioning their current...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 10:22 AM
When the competition on the ice ended last week in Boston with the Blackhawks hoisting the Stanley Cup trophy, the competition among Chicago's trendiest hangouts began.
American Junkie co-owner Bradley Parker said he texted three Blackhawks players to...