| Jun 20, 2013
| 4:00 AM
James Gandolfini, the Emmy-winning actor who swaggered his way to fame as the murderous, clinically depressed mob boss on HBO's groundbreaking drama "The Sopranos," died Wednesday on vacation in Rome. He was 51.
The cause was a heart attack or stroke,...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 8:31 PM
Here's what we've deduced: Actor Jonny Lee Miller, who stars in "Elementary," and his wife, actress Michele Hicks, have listed a Los Angeles home for sale at $1.659 million.
The Spanish Revival-style house, built in 1936, features a beamed cathedral...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 1:59 PM
Lovefilm Instant, Amazon.com Inc.'s European streaming video on-demand service, has landed a licensing deal for content from CBS Studios International.
With the agreement announced Monday, Lovefilm's U.K. and German users can now stream CBS shows "The...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 6:20 AM
Even as a little girl, I was captivated by the homes I saw on TV.
I remember puzzling over what was behind the fireplace wall in the Ricardos' apartment on "I Love Lucy." I thought the Stephenses' house on "Bewitched" was the epitome of '60s suburban...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 2:56 PM
To spend time with the Gallaghers, of Chicago's South Side and Showtime's Sunday night lineup, is to enter a world of unrelenting near chaos. Almost every time the viewer blinks, an eye is blackened or love is made or fraud is committed.
The child abuse...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 10:19 PM
If you are sensitive to bloody images of horrible murder, you might not want to watch the new serial killer drama "The Following" (8 p.m. CT Jan. 21, Fox; 3 stars out of 4). If you like to be scared to the point of watching through interlocked fingers,...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 6:03 AM
Days after the deadly Sandy Hook school shooting, the tragedy is still dominating news sites, social media and search traffic. The coverage is splintering a bit, but major trends include: last night's emotional speech by President Obama, the Westboro...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 12:15 PM
To any viewer who thinks "Sons of Anarchy" is too violent, consider the bright side: At least the castration scene got … um … deleted.
Kurt Sutter, creator of the drama about a California motorcycle gang, presented the idea of showing a...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 5:11 AM
"I'll face the depths by myself."
Dexter is once again alone, if you don't count the Dark Passenger. After Deb spends the entire episode protecting Dexter in several cases from her fellow police officers, she realizes she cannot continue to be a part of...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Deb pops the big question tonight. Dexter, will you ... murder your girlfriend for me?
Okay, so Deb doesn't actually ask Dexter to do it. Nor does she know that Dexter is lying in bed next to a very naked Hannah at the time. But she does imply that it is...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 10:05 AM
Chicago sketch comedy in its most classic form tends to be a stripped-down affair. Stylistically, it is the opposite of "Saturday Night Live." You won't see elaborate costumes or much in the way of set design. Street clothes and a bare stage are the...