| Sep 21, 2011
| 9:47 AM
Leave it to a book, and now a television sitcom, to teach you "How to Be a Gentleman."
Not only has David Hornsby ("It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia") adapted the John Bridges best-seller subtitled "A Timely Guide to Timeless Manners," he's also the...
| Sep 25, 2011
| 10:00 PM
It only seems fair to warn you: This interview with “50/50” star Seth Rogen and the movie’s writer, Rogen’s longtime friend Will Reiser, features a lot of discussion about diarrhea.
Maybe that’s not what you expect when...
| Sep 11, 2011
By his own admission, Tony Bennett doesn't get nervous often. But he was anxious that day, more than 50 years ago, when he was filling in for Perry Como as host on the crooner's variety television show.
"Como had a big orchestra and great stars," Bennett...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 8:51 PM
It was repeat victories for ABC's "Modern Family" and AMC's "Mad Men" on Sunday night as they captured the marquee prizes at the 63rd annual Emmy Awards.
The sitcom about a deliciously dysfunctional family won its second consecutive trophy for...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 8:50 PM
Surprise winner Melissa McCarthy turned the 63rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday into a Chicago-centric celebration.
McCarthy, star of CBS’ Chicago-set “Mike & Molly” and Plainfield native, was flabbergasted win her name was...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 8:26 AM
The day after Lockport native CM Punk won the WWE Championship at the Allstate Arena in mid-July, there were photos on TMZ of Punk celebrating with the title on the streets of Chicago. Not long after that, Punk was appearing on “Jimmy Kimmel Live&...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 2:48 PM
Following its success with "The Tudors," Showtime found a smart follow-up in this saga of the family that didn't always use protocol - to put it mildly - in rising to the heights of power during the Renaissance era in Rome.
Jeremy Irons is well-cast as...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 5:09 PM
Say hello to ya mutha for me, OK?
Mark Wahlberg gets that a lot.
Five years after Andy Samberg's "Mark Wahlberg Talks to Animals" skit on "Saturday Night Live" (if you've never seen it, the title says it all), five years after Wahlberg went on Jimmy...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Last Sunday, "Girls," HBO's much-talked-about comedy, debuted its second season. I should qualify that "much-talked-about" description, since "Girls" is really only a major discussion point among young liberal urbanites around the country. It's in matters...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 12:36 PM
About halfway through writing the script for "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas" (which opens at the Wilmette Theatre next week), Edward Burns says he found himself at a crossroad. "Do I want to make the big, crazy, funny, holly-jolly Christmas Irish family...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 4:46 PM
A decade after graduating from Baltimore’s Gilman School, some alumni might be vaulting up the ladder in careers as executives or politicians. But Brian Sher, Class of ‘86, was looking at the lowest rung — starting out as a trainee in...