| Jun 13, 2014
| 4:27 PM
Carla Laemmle, a dancer, actress and niece of Universal Pictures founder Carl Laemmle who grew up at her uncle's studio watching movies being made, died Thursday night at her home in Los Angeles. One of the last links to Hollywood's silent film era,...
| May 15, 2014
| 5:30 AM
With new content providers blooming like tomato plants in June and more new shows than anyone can reasonably watch, the television awards season offers a brutal winnowing process. Only a handful of programs that premiered this qualifying year are likely...
| May 15, 2014
| 1:44 PM
It's never a good sign when the off-screen drama surrounding a film is more interesting than the drama on screen, and according to early reviews, such is the case with director Olivier Dahan's Grace Kelly biopic, "Grace of Monaco," which opened the Cannes...
| May 19, 2014
| 8:07 AM
El canadiense David Cronenberg presentó en Cannes el domingo una cinta sobre un Hollywood infectado por el sexo prohibido, apuñalamientos por la espalda y varios fantasmas, mientras que Tommy Lee Jones dio un giro al western tradicional en una peligrosa...
| May 7, 2014
| 10:58 AM
It looks like “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago PD” are going to have some company when they start filming again in Chicago.
Lee Daniels’ hip-hop drama “Empire” has been picked up by Fox and will likely film in...
| May 19, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Reviews out of the Cannes Film Festival cut both ways. On the one hand, they can serve as an early indicator of films destined for award gold and box-office success. On the other hand, they should be taken with a grain of salt, because they largely...
| Jun 8, 2014
When the WNBA was searching for an owner for the failing Los Angeles Sparks, the league's president called Chicago billionaire and Los Angeles Dodgers controlling owner Mark Walter — and not Walter's more famous business partner, Earvin "Magic"...
| May 22, 2014
| 6:01 PM
There could be another mob movie filming in Chicago this fall. But before you roll your eyes, this one is supposedly based on a true story of a robbery gone wrong and stars “Twilight” idol Robert Pattinson.
Now you can roll your eyes. Or...
| May 20, 2014
| 7:09 AM
After the coffee. Before opening a week's worth of mail.
The Skinny: I worked at home last Friday and yesterday so today marks my first time back at the office since before upfront week. I hope I remember where the building is and where to park. Today's...
| May 12, 2014
| 7:16 PM
For years Casey Kasem famously told listeners to keep their "feet on the ground, and keep reaching for the stars." But concern arose Monday over where the radio personality's own feet might be at present, after his wife's lawyer told a court he has no...
| May 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
CANNES, France — Shortly after his new Hollywood black comedy "Maps to the Stars" premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, David Cronenberg had an eye-opening conversation.
A Hollywood executive told him that he couldn't get some of the film's...