| Oct 24, 2014
| 6:17 AM
Freedom grad Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson’s new HBO series, "Ballers" is scheduled to start shooting next month in South Beach and Miami areas of Florida.
“Ballin'... Great final table read at HBO before we start shooting. Comedy, drama and...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 11:20 AM
The event: The American Film Institute’s 42nd Life Achievement Award gala on Thursday brought out a who’s who of Hollywood to praise Jane Fonda for her expansive career, kindness to young actors, portrayal of female characters, abundant...
| Feb 18, 2014
HBO has picked up Freedom grad Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's pilot for a series about current and retired athletes living in Miami. The half-hour series called "Ballers" will star Johnson, a former Miami Hurricanes football player, and is co-produced by.......
| Mar 8, 2013
| 6:07 AM
The sophomore season of the Starz drama series turned out to be its last, but not for any lack of memorable acting by Kelsey Grammer, still ferocious as imperious - and secretly ill - Chicago Mayor Tom Kane. The saga resumes with a shocking attack that...
| Feb 16, 2011
| 12:14 PM
The warm, sunny weather we had last week was a prelude to spring. The camellias are in full bloom in my own garden but there is an extravaganza of them at Descanso Gardens. One of these days it would be worth your while to take a meander through the...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 5:33 PM
After filming NBC’s “The Playboy Club” and Starz’ “Boss” in Chicago over the summer, Troy Garity misses the city.
“I’m going through total Chicago withdrawal at the moment,” Garity, who also filmed...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 5:31 PM
Criticize NBC’s “The Playboy Club” all you want, but Carol-Lynne is one fierce Mother Bunny, er, Bunny Mother. “The Scarlet Bunny” opened with Laura Benanti putting everyone “In the Mood” with her knockout...
| Oct 21, 2011
There is something essentially likable about Kelsey Grammer as a performer. That broad scholar-like forehead, the strong jaw and mild blue eyes all conspire to create the image of a sometimes bumbling but still powerful guy, best embodied by his most...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 8:36 PM
The second season of the Starz political drama "Boss" opens with Chicago Mayor Tom Kane in the desert, staring off over the barren wasteland of scorched earth.
The scene serves as apt metaphor for the situation the boss finds himself in after the series'...
| May 23, 2012
| 5:13 PM
A cunning vampire overlord, a murderous meth maker and an oil baron carrying a Texas-size grudge: In a summer TV schedule stuffed with bold, brash characters, Mayor Tom Kane vanquishes all pretenders.
He's the biggest, the boldest. He is the "Boss."...
| May 29, 2012
| 7:59 AM
For a minute there, I was wondering if there would be any fighting among the cast members of VH1’s upcoming reality show, “Mob Wives Chicago.” There were no signs of tension when I spent an afternoon observing the five women in March and...