| Feb 9, 2015
| 6:30 AM
While much of the speculation before Sunday’s Grammy Awards telecast focused on stealth reports of performances by Beyonce, Madonna and Pharrell, little information slipped out about Sia’s reworking of her hit song and video “Chandelier....
| Dec 13, 2014
| 10:00 AM
New Releases, Maze Runner, The Skeleton Twins, Magic In the Moonlight, Tootsie
The Maze Runner
20th Century Fox, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.99
The latest dystopian young adult novel to hit the big screen is one the better movie versions that the genre's...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 6:11 AM
Fear is the enemy of satire, a point all too well illustrated this weekend by “Saturday Night Live.”
The NBC series started promisingly by having Dr. Evil (Mike Myers) slam North Korea and Sony for giving evil organizations a bad name over...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 11:19 AM
NBC is going all out for the Golden Globes.
The network offers a preview special at 10 p.m. Friday, a red-carpet special at 7 p.m. Sunday and three hours of awards at 8 p.m. Sunday. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host for the third consecutive year.
| Jan 13, 2015
| 3:26 PM
After seasons of splitting hair straight down the middle, stars' manes are taking sides. Deep side parts narrowly prevailed over updos as the biggest hair trend emerging from the first major show of awards season — the Golden Globes.
| Nov 25, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. didn't throw us many curveballs last year with its Golden Globe nominations, which sort of defeats the purpose of the whole exercise, doesn't it? If we wanted a group to rubber stamp the awards-season consensus, we'd look...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Over the years, Chicago-based filmmaker Stephen Cone has occasionally done freelance work running casting sessions for the local agency Paskal Rudnicke, which is frequently hired to find actors for commercials and TV guest spots.
That experience —...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 6:21 AM
After 40 years, “Saturday Night Live” has created a lot of memorable moments and stars.
Nostalgia was crucial to this weekend’s show, which featured a lovely tribute to Jan Hooks, who died last week at age 57. “SNL”...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Former "Saturday Night Live" actress Jan Hooks died on Thursday at the age of 57, and the show took some time out of host Bill Hader's opening monologue for an emotional tribute to the late actress and comedian.
"SNL" played a clip of Hooks with her...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 4:56 AM
When "Saturday Night Live" pays tribute to Jan Hooks this weekend, Lorne Michaels will have a lot of hilarious footage to choose from.
He could replay Hooks' first-rate impersonations of Nancy Reagan, Hillary Clinton, Kathie Lee Gifford or Tammy Faye...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 3:54 PM
"Ghostbusters" fans were sent into a tizzy Wednesday when "Bridesmaids" director Paul Feig announced that he's rebooting the beloved action-comedy franchise about a crew of paranormal exterminators, with an all-new cast of female characters.