| Feb 7, 2015
| 6:46 AM
The Neil Patrick Harris High-Wire Act, also known as the 87th Oscars, has gained some major star power.
Three-time Oscar-winner Meryl Streep and Oprah Winfrey will be presenters during the Feb. 22 telecast on ABC.
Streep, a nominee for a record 19th...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 6:55 PM
When Neil Patrick Harris rose to a podium at the Beverly Hilton on Monday afternoon, the Oscar host promised the assembled group of Academy Award nominees, including Clint Eastwood, Oprah Winfrey, Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone and Common, that at this year's...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 12:00 PM
Damien Chazelle braced himself for disaster.
It was opening night at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, and Chazelle's movie "Whiplash" was about to have its premiere in front of a packed house in Park City, Utah. Just six years out of college, Chazelle...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 4:15 AM
The day after the Oscars last year, the show's producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron received a call from John Travolta apologizing for fumbling the name of singer Idina Menzel. Travolta's mispronunciation — Adele Dazeem — had become a trending...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 9:04 AM
When Lucy Biggers of Fairfield graduated from Tulane University two years ago, she looked for the kind of job that would give her a lot of experience.
WAGB, the ABC affiliate in Greenville, Miss., certainly gave her that.
Though it was the 190th...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 12:27 PM
West suburban nonprofit service groups hadn't heard Monday of state funding cuts under the new administration of Gov. Bruce Rauner. But they're keeping a close eye on his budget analysis and potential changes.
"We still don't know if we'll hear about...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 11:30 AM
Here's the best news we've heard about the Oscar telecast since it was announced that Neil Patrick Harris will host: Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson will sing.
The Oscar telecast will be Feb. 22 on ABC.
Hudson came to the public's attention on...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 6:38 AM
The book publicist's job — to turn an unknown book and/or author into a best-selling phenom — is not easy nowadays. Nearly a million books are published annually in the United States. With promotional opportunities shrinking — Oprah's...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 3:09 PM
It's probably safe to say that Tyler Perry and his four TV series on Oprah Winfrey's OWN network probably won't win any Emmy Awards.
The shows -- "Love My Neighbor," "For Better or Worse," "The Haves and the Have Nots" and "If Loving You Is Wrong"...
| Mar 11, 2015
Thanks to 10th grade English teacher Leann Harms, students at Santaluces Community High School recently were able to have a special on-campus screening of Oprah Winfrey's latest film, "Selma."
Harms emailed Ava DuVernay, the director of the film, and...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 6:57 AM
You get a pink slip, you get a pink slip, you get a pink slip.
Almost everybody at Harpo Studios in Chicago was given notice last week, with the first wave of staffers set to lose their jobs by April 3, sources said Monday.
The Oprah Winfrey Network...