| 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&...
| May 4, 2011
Right cheek or left? Actual or simulated contact? Single or double? In all its iterations, the social kiss is spreading across the U.S. like pollen in spring — warmly welcomed by some; dodged like an allergen by others.
"It's become such an...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 4:06 AM
If there ever was a year when Jeremy Piven could be excused for missing the annual Piven Theatre Workshop Gala — which benefits the theater his mother Joyce and late father Byrne founded in Evanston 41 years ago — it would be this one.
| 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...
| Dec 30, 2010
| 2:01 PM
Chicago native and former "Saturday Night Live" performer Nora Dunn has kept a busy schedule since moving back here a little more than three years ago. Despite her Chicago address (she lives in the Ukrainian Village), her career has been just fine,...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 5:06 PM
Emmy-winning TV producer Jonathan Littman has purchased the "Entourage" house in Encino for $4.2 million, according to public records.
The setting of the HBO show's Season 7 last year, the gated Tuscan-style villa has 9,010 square feet of living space...
| Mar 11, 2011
Ask Gary Busey about his life these days, and he's likely to flash his trademark toothy grin. He might also jump up and declare, as he did in a recent interview, "It's CRAZY good!"
The 66-year-old actor is keenly aware of the perceptions about him ...
| Aug 27, 2011
Actor Matthew Perry has bought a newly built custom house in the Sunset Strip area for $8.65 million. That might explain why he put his West Hollywood condo up for sale last month at $2,995,000.
At his new home, walls of glass in the main living area and...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 4:46 PM
Cole's many credits include "The Good Wife," "Hart of Dixie," "Chuck," "The Closer," "Entourage," "Desperate Housewives" and "The West Wing."...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 4:46 PM
"I feel really lucky to have been part of 'The West Wing.' I was there a couple of years as the vice president," Cole said. "For me, that show was probably some of the best television we'll see. It was a bunch of great actors and writing."...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 4:32 PM
I got my first — and terrifyingly memorable — look at Gary Cole in 1984, when I was a college girl living in a ramshackle house with a bunch of other college girls, and he starred in Fatal Vision, the chilling NBC miniseries about the case...