| Sep 26, 2013
| 6:51 AM
Director John Landis was all smiles amid the screams and assorted terror at the opening of Universal's Halloween Horror Nights. The man behind 1981's "An American Werewolf in London" had a hand in the haunted house based on that movie and was relishing...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 7:29 AM
It's difficult to tell who should be more excited NBC officially picked up “Chicago Fire” for a second season Friday: The cast and crew of the firefighter drama or the Illinois Film Office.
The good news allows the Dick Wolf-produced show to...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 4:25 AM
3 stars (out of 4)
Kanye West’s sixth studio album, “Yeezus” (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam), is the latest affront from an artist who keeps inventing ways to tick people off.
At first listen, it is hostile, abrasive (both sonically and...
| Jan 25, 2013
It's high season for celebrity fashion watching. "Who are you wearing?" rang out (endlessly) from the red carpet at the recent Golden Globe Awards, and there's more to come in February with the Oscars. This focus on which TV and film stars are wearing...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 11:48 AM
The best part about moving into a new home is the fresh start. You have another chance to get life right. If you're like me, you believe that somehow, if you put things just right, your whole life will fall into place.
Oh but that were so.
| Feb 17, 2014
| 10:49 PM
With moments of real, almost awkward sincerity and a parade of celebrity walk-ons, former sketch comic Jimmy Fallon took over Monday night as the sixth -- or seventh, depending on how you count it -- host of NBC's "The Tonight Show."
| Feb 19, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Dear Answer Angel Ellen: My question is about false eyelashes. I had beautiful, long and lush upper and lower eyelashes. They were one of my best features. But as I get older, my eyelashes have grown thin and shorter. My lower lashes are almost...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 12:51 PM
Starting his “Tonight Show” hosting tenure Monday, Jimmy Fallon proved he can snag A-listers and, in the early going, ratings. The numbers that came out Tuesday showed him crushing the competition, at least for now.
But his moments of real,...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 12:07 PM
Maybe Kanye West is still Chicago after all.
The outspoken rapper -- whose Chicago-ness has come into question recently -- had lunch Thursday with fiancee Kim Kardashian at Giordano's Famous Chicago Pizza on Rush Street. The A-list couple posed for...
| Jan 6, 2014
The kerfuffle over comments by "Duck Dynasty's" patriarchal mallard Phil Robertson about gays and blacks grabbed gobs of yuletide ink. Not to be outdone, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry thoughtlessly waded knee-deep into controversy with a wrongheaded...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 6:37 AM
We’re about to find out if Kanye West has developed thicker skin since his feud with Jimmy Kimmel.
This week’s episode of “Saturday Night Live” featured “Waking up with Kimye,” a skit in which a delusional and brash...