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  • At 49, Bernard Hopkins might be the last of boxing's sweet scientists

    Bernard Hopkins made a vow to his mother to not fight beyond the age of 40, and even briefly retired to keep his word. Two months before he turns 50, Hopkins will step into an Atlantic City ring Saturday night to face arguably the sport's most...
  • GSN Renews 'Chase,' 'It Takes a Church'

    GSN has signed on for more trivia and matchmaking, having given a fourth-season order to the Brooke Burns-hosted "The Chase" and a second-season order to "It Takes a Church," its recently debuted series where Christian congregations across the U.S. help...
  • Looking back on a child migrant's journey north on 'The Beast'

    Looking back on a child migrant's journey north on 'The Beast'
    Denis taught me how to tame "The Beast." He was 12. I was 52. We met in a rail yard in Tapachula, Mexico, not far from the Guatemalan border. I had slung two cameras over my back and climbed the iron rungs to the top of a hopper car. I peered over and...
  • TV review: Go west, young 'Vikings'

    TV review: Go west, young 'Vikings'
    Some people just won't take "no" for an answer. In the case of Ragnar Lothbrok in the new historical drama "Vikings" (9 p.m. CT March 3, History; 3 stars out of 4), that's a good thing. In History Channel's nine-part scripted series--its first--...
  • Travis Fimmel at home with 'Vikings' ax in hand

    Travis Fimmel at home with 'Vikings' ax in hand
    Before History Channel's "Vikings" premiered in early March, leading man Travis Fimmel may have been best known for his modeling days--and Calvin Klein underwear ads. Many Chicagoans probably remember the blue-eyed Aussie for starring with Patrick Swayze...
  • Bakery's cheesecake stars in 'The Dilemma'

    Bakery's cheesecake stars in 'The Dilemma'
    How did a cheesecake from a southwest suburban bakery land a role in "The Dilemma," Ron Howard's new made-in-Chicago movie starring Vince Vaughn? "It's all who you know," said Beth Fahey, only half jokingly. Fahey and her sister, Becky Palermo, own...
  • Taking giant steps to fame

    Taking giant steps to fame
    If you've turned on a television in the last year, you've probably glimpsed Young the Giant. The Irvine natives have played on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"and "Later with Jools Holland" in the U.K. Rock music enthusiasts...
  • Why some TV shows only film exterior scenes in Chicago

    Why some TV shows only film exterior scenes in Chicago
    The Chicago-based Showtime dramedy "Shameless" can either be seen as a small victory for Chicago's TV and film community or a missed opportunity, depending on how you want to look at it. The series films most of its exterior scenes in Chicago (unlike...
  • Patrick Swayze: the image of dignity, decency and defiance

    Though it was not his first film or even his breakthrough -- he'd already had that three years earlier with "Dirty Dancing" -- my favorite memory of Patrick Swayze came in 1990 with the romantic thriller "Ghost" with Demi Moore: He played a man whose love...
  • Pancreatic Cancer Steals a Star

    Pancreatic Cancer Steals a Star
    Patrick Swayze, the actor who shot to fame for his role in the 1987 film "Dirty Dancing", died in Los Angeles Monday after fighting pancreatic cancer for more than a year. He was 57. His diagnosis came early last year, shortly after production ended on...
  • 'Dirty Dancing' star Patrick Swayze dies at 57

    'Dirty Dancing' star Patrick Swayze dies at 57
    Patrick Swayze, the actor and classically trained dancer whose role in the enduringly popular "Dirty Dancing" made him a movie star, one who struggled with the alienation of fame and against being typecast as a leading man, died Monday. He was 57....