| 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...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 5:15 AM
Oprah Winfrey's OWN cable channel has been struggling with ratings recently and has now been forced to fire 30 employees, one-fifth of its workforce.
The station, which debuted Jan. 1, 2011, announced a restructuring of its network operations Monday,...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 12:57 PM
Brought to the United States by executive producer Lisa Kudrow, who saw the original British version while filming a movie overseas, the NBC series takes various celebrities on frequently surprising trips through their own family histories.
| Oct 18, 2011
| 1:18 PM
has engulfed the Chicago area as the Cubs make a bold move to finally end their historic 103-year drought without a championship. While salivating Cubs fans anxiously await "Theo's Reign," naturally, Snerd is busy with the hard-to-find,...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 11:40 AM
Rosie O’Donnell ordered crab cakes and beer during her three-hour lunch Thursday at Market. The West Loop bar & restaurant is a short walk away from Harpo Studios – home to “The Rosie Show.”
Rapper/actor Common had dinner with...
| 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...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 6:45 AM
"The Rosie Show" staff holiday party took place at Roof in the Wit hotel Wednesday and included an appearance by Rosie O’Donnell herself. Highlights from the party and the preparations for the party will air on the OWN network talk show.
| 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...
| 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...