| Aug 26, 2011
| 2:28 PM
Hawaii is a great setting for sand, surf and crime, as Scott Caan well knows.
The actor is heading toward his second season as Danny "Danno" Williams -- the police detective first made popular by James MacArthur in the original 1968-80 series -- in CBS'...
| Sep 5, 2011
| 7:17 AM
Plan your schedule with our list of everything going on this week.
MOVIES OPENING (Friday)
Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star
Life, Above All
O’s v. Yankees (1:05 p.m; MASN)
When Pop Culture Saved...
| 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 26, 2011
| 7:14 AM
There are starting to be a ton of Spotify playlists out there (I’m sure some of you have started your own). But sifting through all of them is a pain in the ass, so here you go.
(If you have an interesting playlist, share it with me.)...
| 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...
| 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...