| Oct 29, 2013
| 10:30 AM
When Jennifer Lawrence landed the role of Katniss Everdeen in the first "The Hunger Games" two years ago, neither she nor the film's producer, Nina Jacobson, nor financial backer Lionsgate could imagine the magnitude of what would transpire for all of...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 12:30 PM
It may have been celebration, but Eden Sher of "The Middle" got a little emotional with the rest of the cast as they celebrated their 100th episode Oct. 19 at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles.
While talking about how much she loves her castmates,...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 4:30 AM
LONDON -- Michael Barker, co-prexy of Sony Pictures Classics, will deliver the keynote address at the Film London Production Finance Market, which runs Oct. 16-17 in London.
Barker will provide the 200-plus delegates and industry guests with an insight...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 10:37 AM
Long before YA literature was a massive category of books yielding an unending stream of blockbuster movies, Lois Duncan was a writer whose page-turners kept teen readers up at night.
Author of more than 50 books, many for children and teens, Duncan hit...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"Travel is one of the best ways of knowing that we're all one as human beings on this planet," says actress Frances Fisher. "I grew up traveling. When I had my baby (Francesca Eastwood), it seemed natural to take her everywhere with me. She loved it!"...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 12:53 PM
Midway through my conversation with Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds and his wife, Aja Volkman, in Nellcote's private dining area last week, Volkman — whose band, Nico Vega, opened for Imagine Dragons earlier that night at the House of Blues...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 2:34 PM
David Otunga had little time to order food Friday during lunchtime at Howells & Hood in the Tribune Tower — not with his hectic press tour running late and a live TV appearance up next — so the Elgin native and WWE Superstar settled for just a...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 8:23 AM
In 1976, D. Carleton Gadjusek was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for proving the link between a slow-acting prion disease that caused madness and death in the Fore tribe in Papua New Guinea and the tribe’s funerary ritual of eating deceased...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:33 AM
Lizzie Skurnick wants to nudge several new titles into the literary canon.
On the shelf not too far from "A Separate Peace," by John Knowles, she'd place Brenda Scott Wilkinson's "Ludell." In sight of John Steinbeck's "The Red Pony," perhaps she'd...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 8:41 AM
Eight years ago, novelist Shannon Hale read an interview with a writer who was on the verge of publishing her first book.
“Ohhh,” Hale sighed sympathetically. “It doesn’t sound like she has writer friends.”
| Oct 26, 2012
| 3:15 PM
I'm usually reading four or five books at a time. At the moment, I'm in the middle of Husain Haddawy's enchanting translation of “The Arabian Nights” (forget Cervantes and Sterne — this is where postmodernism begins); Jean-Luc Marion's...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 2:58 PM
In the midst of separating a generation of young female readers into Team Edward and Team Jacob, Stephenie Meyer, author of the wildly popular "Twilight" novels, started a new book called "The Host." Published by Little, Brown in 2008, "The Host" is a...