| Mar 9, 2015
| 12:30 PM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Rapper and actor Shad Moss aka Bow Wow was born in Columbus, Ohio, on this day in 1987. This birthday guy rose to fame at age 13 with the release of his hip hop album "Beware of Dog" in 2000. He's since moved on to acting, with roles in such...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 9:12 AM
Ari Gold has a book deal. Not Jeremy Piven, the actor who plays him in "Entourage," but Ari Gold, the fictional character.
"The Gold Standard: Rules to Rule By" is to be published by Hachette Books on May 12. It's a business and self-help book told with...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 4:30 AM
On an unseasonably warm February afternoon, Rob Corddry sat in the back of a town car wending its way through the streets of Los Angeles. The actor, making the promotional rounds for his new comedy "Hot Tub Time Machine 2," was heading toward an interview...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Warner Bros. Pictures President Greg Silverman and his colleagues huddled in a darkened screening room on the Burbank lot.
Director Clint Eastwood had just finished shooting "American Sniper" in Morocco and Southern California last summer and wanted...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 12:03 PM
Considering last year ended with the sudden release of a new D’Angelo album and a major studio’s movie nearly being thwarted by a leak/threats dubiously blamed on North Korea—two things I never believed would happen—the universe...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 7:35 AM
If you look carefully at the walls of the Buzz Café, there’s a little bit of Hollywood.
How it got to the Oak Park Arts District cafe is a bit of mystery, or was, until recently.
Specifically, two photo-realistic paintings — titled “...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 6:01 PM
Rare championships, rising stardom and strong team and individual efforts highligted a banner 2014 sports season locally.
Although many of the stories deserve recognition, a select few stood out among the others.
Chosen by the News-Press, here is a list...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 8:13 AM
"Illumination" at the Morton Arboretum
You'll never be so happy that night falls early as when you're at Morton Arboretum's dazzling and inventive winter light show, which returns after last year's triumphant debut. So much more than an impressive...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 10:44 AM
You know it’s a special occasion when you see Billy Dec without a hat.
The CEO of Rockit Ranch Productions – which owns Sunda, The Underground and Rockit Bar & Grill, among other places – is rarely seen in public without a hat but made...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Ralph Kramden and Ed Norton will belt out the big notes when "The Honeymooners," the new musical based on the hit 1950s TV series, premieres at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn., next fall with a commercial producer already attached.
| Nov 5, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Warner Bros. has acquired North American rights to "We Are Your Friends," in one of the first major deals inked at American Film Market.
Max Joseph's (MTV's "Catfish: The TV Show") feature debut, "We Are Your Friends" is a Working Title film toplining...