| Oct 31, 2012
| 4:32 PM
You Picked ’Em … The 2012 Viewers Voice Award Winners These are the ballot results you’ve been waiting for (let’s forget for just a minute Obama and Romney) — the winners of Channel Guide’s 2012 Viewers Voice Awards. In...
| May 10, 2012
| 4:36 AM
Joel Murray, after more than 25 years acting, has his first leading role in a feature film with “God Bless America,” a raucous, violent, provocative media-culture satire currently available via video on demand and opening at the Downtown...
| Mar 29, 2012
Native New Yorker Zach McGowan stars on the Showtime series "Shameless."
Growing up on the Upper West Side with his two brothers, he spent much of his time in Central Park and playing hockey. His father is one of the organizers of NYC's Veterans' Day and...
| Oct 24, 2012
When “The Sessions” co-star William H. Macy came to Chicago in the early 1970s, he briefly worked as a waiter at former Lincoln Park bar Le Pub. He made more money, he says, as a carpenter.
“[I would] build shelves and things like...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 4:07 AM
There are plenty of actors in Hollywood who are notoriously difficult to work with on set, but William H. Macy has never appeared to be one of them — or so it seemed. The “Fargo” and “Seabiscuit” actor, nicknamed “Howdy...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 1:50 PM
Broadly speaking, a film festival's programmers can handle news of a new lineup one of two ways: all at once, or nearly; or the drib-drab approach.
The Chicago International Film Festival goes for the dribs and drabs. The 48th edition of founder and...
| Aug 26, 2012
Celebrity presence has always been an essential part of the game at Los Angeles charity events, but this fall organizers may have outdone themselves. Consider:
George Clooney will be honored at the Carousel of Hope Ball.
Leonardo DiCaprio is co-chairing...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 2:36 PM
The cast of “Shameless” — including Emmy Rossum, Jeremy Allen White, Harry Hamlin, Shanola Hampton, Steve Howey and Zach McGowan — partied Thursday at The Underground while in town filming the third season of the Showtime dramedy....
| Jul 9, 2012
| 7:08 AM
More and more these days, it seems as if the most interesting TV projects are coming from new and different places. "House of Cards," which Netflix is making in Baltimore, leads the parade. But DirecTV is getting in the game, too, and this week debuts...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 8:14 AM
You could count on at least one high-profile Hollywood film shooting in the Chicago area the last few summers, from “Public Enemies” in 2008 and “A Nightmare on Elm Street” in 2009 to “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 11:13 AM
I haven't had a chance to write full reviews of DirecTV Audience Network's big Wednesday premiere night, but here are some quick reviews that hopefully will get you to watch. "Damages" proves once again why it is one of the smartest thrillers on TV, and...