| Dec 18, 2011
| 5:44 PM
If any of us wondered if celebrities would still visit Chicago after “The Oprah Winfrey Show” ended in May, we now have our answer.
Chicago is still a popular destination for film projects — which this year included “Man of...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 12:22 PM
| Jul 13, 2011
| 6:57 AM
Rosie O’Donnell had dinner at Gino’s East on E. Superior Tuesday. O’Donnell, who will host a Chicago-based talk show beginning in the fall, tweeted “first Chicago deep dish.”
Charles S. Dutton, in town filming the FX...
| May 30, 2012
TV executive helped launch Ellen DeGeneres' show
Prominent television production executive James Paratore, 58, died Tuesday after suffering a heart attack while cycling in France.
As president of the Warner Bros. Telepictures Productions...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 9:44 AM
Nora Ephron, who died this week, will be remember for writing books such as "Heartburn" and movies such as "Julie and Julia." But around here, as Baltimore Sun columnist Susan Reimer notes, she'll also be remembered for helping to bring Baltimore to the...
| Jul 1, 2012
| 1:48 PM
Lisa Kudrow's Fiona Wallice in "Web Therapy" isn't someone with whom you'd want to be friends.
"This Fiona Wallace is narcissistic in the book; she's self-absorbed," book editor Maxine DeMaine (Rosie O'Donnell) tells Fiona, talking about the main...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 6:01 AM
Even if Caryn Elaine Johnson had never changed her name to Whoopi Goldberg, chances are she would have made a splash. Talent will out.
The 56-year-old Goldberg, who will offer a sampling of that talent at the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric on...
| Dec 2, 2012
As a kid growing up on the Southwest Side, Colleen Wagner Coughlin had a thing for animals. Gerbils and other small, furry critters populated the family home.
"I always loved animals as pets, but it was how they reproduced — I didn't even know the...
| Mar 11, 2012
There's a friend who'd like to give him one last hug. Neighbors dashing off goodbye notes. And a curious city that wants to know about how the suddenly private Rod Blagojevich is coping with his final days of freedom.
But the man who once welcomed the...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 11:56 AM
Rosie O'Donnell's reported decision to move her talk show to New York is disappointing, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today, but added he will focus on ways to keep the West Side neighborhood where the show now tapes a cultural destination.
O'Donnell put her...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 5:08 PM
After format changes failed to attract new viewers to "The Rosie Show," OWN has decided to end Rosie O'Donnell's talk show, the network announced officially Friday.
O'Donnell will tape her final show March 20 and the last episode will air at 6 p.m. March...