| Jan 6, 2013
| 11:52 AM
Midseason used to be a time for networks to put on series that weren’t good enough to make the fall lineup. The thinking was: The money has been spent to make these episodes, so let’s try to get something out of them by plugging them for shows...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 2:32 PM
Until recently, the Vera Wang bridal shop in Singapore imposed a non-refundable $482 fee to try on dresses. And last month a health food retailer in Australia posted this notice on its door: “As of the first of February, this store will be...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 3:59 AM
Rachel Jett to lead the National Theater Institute (NTI), the accredited program for college students at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center at Waterford as its new artistic director.
Jett will provide oversight and vision for the program, teach in the...
| 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.
| Dec 18, 2011
| 5:44 PM
If any of us wondered if celebrities would still visit Chicago after “The Oprah Winfrey Show” ended in May, we now have our answer.
Chicago is still a popular destination for film projects — which this year included “Man of...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 5:41 AM
"The Playboy Club" actress Jenna Dewan hit Paris Club Friday with friends, including co-star David Krumholtz. Dewan and co-star Laura Benanti had dinner, separately, at Sunda Saturday.
"Entourage" star Jeremy Piven hit Paris Club and Sunda Thursday....
| Jun 28, 2011
| 2:04 PM
While in Chicago promoting his upcoming film, "Larry Crowne," Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson visited RL in the Gold Coast Thursday and Friday. Country singer LeAnn Rimes and husband Eddie Cibrian had brunch at RL Sunday. Cibrian is filming NBC's...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 7:30 AM
What do I think of Common’s new in-your-face music video for “Sweet”? I’m being 100 percent honest when I say that, for a second there, I thought it was a Funny or Die video.
That’s not intended to be a knock on the song or...
| Apr 1, 2011
| 11:02 AM
The vampires, werewolves and, um, fairies of "True Blood" will be back on HBO June 26, the network has announced.
HBO also set the return dates for "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (July 10) and the final season of "Entourage" (July 24). Check out the details...
| Apr 10, 2011
Following the April 3 game against the Denver Nuggets, 750 Lakers fans poured into the Lexus Club at Staples Center for the 4th annual Casino Night, a $500 per person benefit for the Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation, which promotes education,...
| Aug 22, 2011
With all the talk this summer of reboots and prequels, is there a term for a tenuously related but basically the same sequel?
In "Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D," Rowan Blanchard and Mason Cook play a new sister-and-brother pair of young-uns...