| Sep 6, 2011
| 5:14 AM
As we wheel into a big week TV and politics with the first GOP debate to include Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday and President Obama's long overdue jobs plan on Thursday, a couple of small observations demand to be made.
First of all, I could not...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 1:14 PM
Last week, I wrote about HBO's "Game Change" right after screening the two-hour film about the 2008 presidential campaign of John McCain and Sarah Palin. You can read it here.
I described the film as "so political in so many good ways," and predicted...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 5:27 PM
I wasn’t too familiar with “The Hills” cast member-turned-“The City” star Whitney Port up until this past weekend. That’s when sightings of Port began to pour in. And they haven’t stopped.
Port – who has...
| Aug 19, 2012
| 1:21 PM
At nine months of age, they hadn't yet left the hospital, the babies standing at the crib rail. And yet the Henn quadruplets, photographed weeks before they left St. Agnes in October 1947, were already veterans of the international media spotlight —...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 5:39 AM
We start right off with the encore -- Sabrina and Louis' quickstep.
To all of you who thought the "caught unaware backstage" opening was real last night -- they do it again, so, no. They go for the dramatic drop at the end again and Louis looks like he's...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 7:07 AM
Reality TV star and mother of eight Kate Gosselin will run the Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago mini-marathon July 22 in Grant Park.
What’s your excuse for not running?
The former star of TLC's "Jon & Kate Plus 8" will take part in the 3 mile...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 1:50 PM
You can count on at least one celebrity taking part in the XSport Fitness Rock 'N' Roll Chicago Half Marathon every year, whether it's performing on stage during the post-race party at Butler Field in Grant Park or running the course through the Loop...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 7:31 AM
Lady Gaga has ordered fried chicken at Table Fifty-Two and deep dish pizza at Lou Malnati’s during past visits to Chicago, but the “Born This Way” singer opted for vegetarian-friendly restaurants during last week’s stay in the...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 1:18 PM
The best parties in Chicago don’t all take place in the summer — just most of them.
But if you’re getting early stages of cabin fever and don’t feel like you can spend another weekend in your sweatpants, there is the...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 3:17 PM
Call it another pitiful ending for Sarah Palin.
In what looks like a Friday afternoon leak-dump, RealClearPolitics first reported that Fox News had not renewed Palin's contract to be an analyst. That report was based on an unnamed source.
| Jan 28, 2013
| 6:44 AM
The joint appearance by President Obama and Hillary Clinton on “60 Minutes” wasn’t about the Democratic nomination in 2016, as some analysts have insisted this weekend.
Watching the actual interview Sunday night, I am certain it was...