| Nov 8, 2014
| 6:11 PM
I wrote this review for Amy Poehler's "Yes Please" on the Red Line to my cubicle job in the South Loop. I wrote it on a plane to a conference in Nashville, Tenn. I wrote it in the car, waiting for my 6-year-old son to finish school. I kept trying to...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 5:28 AM
The week's highlights include the "Castle" wedding (finally), the last "Blacklist" on Monday, a "Voice" expansion (it's the November sweeps!) and a "Shark Tank" celebration.
The Top 20 perform on "The Voice," which offers viewers five...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 7:00 AM
It was just after 11:30 a.m. when Aaron Sorkin rose from the hulking leather club chair in his office to light a cigarette and announce his retirement from television.
The man known for dexterous, incisive dialogue was taking a break from the throes...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 12:52 PM
A diverse slate of series ranging from a Civil War drama to a satire of New Age yoga culture will highlight Amazon Studio's first pilot season lineup for 2015. The projects come from a variety of top producers including Ridley Scott ("Alien"), Carlton...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 10:01 AM
Culturally, physically, scatologically — it's hard to overstate "The Complete Zap Comix."
Let's start with the thing itself: If I threw it at your head, and landed a solid strike, I might end you. It weighs 20 pounds, stands more than a foot...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 10:08 AM
Cobie Smulders has another little agent on the way: She's pregnant with her second child.
The "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and "How I Met Your Mother" star is expecting baby No. 2 with husband Taran Killam of "Saturday Night Live," her rep...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 6:51 AM
After 12 seasons, "Top Chef" heads to Boston, where I’m sure we will be constantly reminded about how old and important the city is and how rich it is with traditions. Oh yeah and the Red Sox. Don’t you dare forget about the Sox! #eyeroll
| Oct 21, 2014
| 2:30 PM
"Women in Hollywood, consider yourselves honored."
So said Joel McHale, host of the Elle Women in Hollywood event, held Monday night at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. The "Community" star returned to host the event, this year honoring Elizabeth...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 5:44 PM
An entertainment festival that ArtsQuest started this year will be back for a second year, it has been announced.
The second SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival will be held Jan. 31 at ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, the organization says on its...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 4:24 PM
An entertainment festival that ArtsQuest started this year will be back for a second year.
The second SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival will be held Jan. 31 at ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, the organization says on its website, http://www.artsquest....
| Oct 20, 2014
| 6:30 PM
"Saturday Night Live" has found a new cast member in its writing staff.
Leslie Jones, who has been a writer for the show since early this year, is joining the cast, a rep for the show confirmed on Monday. She'll begin in this role starting with this...