| Oct 10, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Beer and spirits ads have long graced the airwaves, but these days some networks are serving drinks with a noticeable twist: beverages mixed into scripts and sets, or liquor ads that take an extra splash of the spotlight.
"Spirits and beer have never...
| Dec 28, 2012
Fontella Bass, 72, a St. Louis-born soul singer who hit the top of the R&B charts with "Rescue Me" in 1965, died Wednesday at a St. Louis hospice of complications from a heart attack suffered three weeks ago, said her daughter, Neuka Mitchell. Bass had...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 8:22 AM
Charles Durning, a Tony Award-winning actor whose prolific work in films and television included supporting roles in the classic comedy "Tootsie" and the TV sitcom "Evening Shade," died Monday. He was 89.
Durning, a decorated veteran of World War II,...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 4:21 PM
There's a good chance you will cross paths with one of the many projects filming in Chicago this summer — especially if you work or live downtown. After all, there are three major-studio movies and five (possibly six) TV series scheduled to shoot in...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 5:15 AM
Veteran character actor Jack McGee, known for his stints on "NYPD Blue" and "Rescue Me," is in a shoe-box-sized room gobbling like a turkey — to the immense pleasure of four grown men.
"Sound a little more defeated," the writers and producers...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 8:32 AM
“Graceland” star Daniel Sunjata decided to become an actor partly because he would get to experience different challenges on the job. At the time he may not have been thinking he’d have to surf.
“My surfing? As Daniel, not so...
| May 24, 2013
| 8:30 AM
"Graceland," an original crime drama premiering June 6 on USA Network, isn't set in Memphis.
Instead, the location is sunny and sexy Manhattan Beach, where agents with the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration and Immigration and Customs Enforcement...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 7:46 PM
Television executive Peter Liguori was named the new chief executive of Tribune Co. Thursday, taking the reins of the reorganized Chicago-based media company weeks after its emergence from bankruptcy.
In a widely expected announcement, Liguori, 52, a...
| May 13, 2013
| 8:02 AM
NEW YORK -- Coming off a television season that saw its ratings fall by 20%, Fox unveiled a new schedule heavy on big names both in front of and behind the camera in hopes of rejuvenating its prime-time lineup.
“We’re making the biggest...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Seth Meyers and Hannibal Buress are coming home for the fifth annual TBS Just for Laughs Chicago comedy festival in June.
Evanston native Meyers, who runs the "Saturday Night Live" writers' room and "Weekend Update," is one of the festival's anchors--get...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 2:55 PM
As a genre, the celebrity interview hasn't changed much over the years. The standard talk show appearance is home to the carefully sculpted anecdote. In-depth magazine profiles tend to pivot around a contrived field trip or two, or leave you with the...