| Feb 20, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Pharrell Williams looked wiped out.
Late on a recent evening, the singer-rapper-producer was shuttling between two studios at a Melrose Avenue recording complex. In one he was working on music for this spring's "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," which he's...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Now that the Olympic flame has been extinguished and the Royal Family has gone back to doing whatever it is the Royal Family does, Chicagoans such as myself can only ask, "What if?"
What if Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel had strutted across the stage at...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Think the awards-season jockeying ended with the Oscars? Think again.
Competition among the networks for kudocasts is heating up because live events with celebrities are highly conducive to second-screen activity (aka snarky live tweeting).
| Oct 29, 2013
| 12:31 PM
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are getting married, and they keep talking about it.
The couple is commandeering the media storm following their Oct. 21 engagement. Now the reality star and the Grammy-winning rapper are opening up about the proposal,...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Taylor Swift tops a ranking of young entertainers who used their celebrity in positive ways in 2013, according to the DoSomething.org's annual "Celebs Gone Good" list.
In putting Swift atop its ranking for the second year in a row, DoSomething cited her...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
After the long slog of the Rush Week performance shows, the results show on which "American Idol" assembled its top 13 was a brisk, breezy affair.
We began the night with 10 men and 10 women. Five men and five women would form the top 10 based on the...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 2:58 PM
Jennifer Lawrence has taken another tumble at the Oscars, but this time it wasn't during the telecast.
Last year, Lawrence's spill going up the stairs to accept her lead actress Oscar for "Silver Linings Playbook" (and an adorable run-in with Jack...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 12:18 PM
About a third of California college students report being uninsured and they said the primary reason was cost, not an aura of invincibility, according to a new survey.
The results released Monday are based on a poll of 836 students at three Cal State...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 12:30 AM
First Lady Michelle Obama, headlining a fundraiser on Wednesday at the Hancock Park home of "Everybody Loves Raymond" creator Phil Rosenthal and his wife Monica Horan, tried to instill a sense of urgency into Los Angeles' donor base, with control of the...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 3:29 PM
"Downton Abbey" won't be back until Jan. 5, but PBS is teasing us in December with "Return to Downton Abbey," a special about the first three seasons airing Dec. 1.
A few new series and miniseries will premiere this December among all the holiday...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 9:37 AM
The holiday season is in full swing on TV. From "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" to "A Christmas Story" and beyond, here's a schedule of when your favorite holiday classics and new specials will be on TV. (I'll add more as I find them.)