| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
With more than 30 million records sold worldwide, Richard Marx's first seven singles, including "Don't Mean Nothing," "Right Here Waiting" and "Should've Known Better," hit the Top Five on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart. A savvy businessman, Marx, 48,...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Marvel fans already are calling the company's upcoming touring show "Marvel Universe Live!" "Cirque du Marvel."
And that's not necessarily a bad thing.
Marvel used New York Comic Con to unveil the first look at its ambitious new traveling show that...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 12:21 PM
Step back, Scrooge. There's another Dickens hit in town — but only for a few days. Step lively if you want to snag a ducat before it departs.
"Dickens' Women," first performed by star and co-creator Miriam Margolyes in 1989, closes out a...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 2:24 PM
"As everybody knows," sings Charles Dickens, "I started writing prose."
Under the 19th-century facial hair is English actor and musician Mathew Baynton. He presents the life and works of Charles Dickens in a three-minute pop song that sounds like it...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 4:42 PM
The latest hire at WESH-Channel 2: Reporter Travell Eiland, who will join the NBC affiliate on Oct. 22 and work the night shift. He has been working at WAPT in Jackson, Miss. WAPT and WESH are both owned by Hearst Television. Eiland also has worked at...
| Jul 24, 2012
“The magazine’s called RedEye?” asks “Red Lights” star Cillian Murphy, who played the villain in the 2005 horror-on-an-airplane film “Red Eye.”
Yes, I tell him, and ask if he gets strange looks on planes. “...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 1:20 AM
I was excited to drive downtown to the W Hotel to interview the cast of Ruby Sparks. I had to redeem myself.
You see, I sat in a cabana by the pool and interviewed Marisa Tomei there. It was the only interview I’ve ever done that I consider a...
| May 24, 2013
| 11:23 AM
Pretty much a Will Ferrell movie without Will Ferrell - since he has reveled in spoofing such professions as newscasting, auto racing and figure skating - this parody of the magic business casts Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi as veteran illusionists who...
| May 21, 2013
| 9:59 AM
Growing up, John Edward Szeles wanted to be a magician similar to one of his heroes, David Copperfield. But during a high school talent show, he realized he would never be a great magician. His childhood dream didn't end there, though. Szeles, who goes by...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 9:14 PM
When Jim Gaffigan plays the Chicago Theatre this weekend, it will be a homecoming of sorts for the Northwest Indiana native.
His comedy makes no effort to hide his love for the simple things of Midwestern life. He talks openly about his love of food and...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 2:25 PM
Jim Carrey walked the red carpet at "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" premiere Monday night wearing shiny silver boots, gold Elvis-style sunglasses and a white jacket. Hordes of screaming fans along Hollywood Boulevard in front of TCL Chinese Theater made...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 1:17 PM
Of all Harry Houdini's feats of daring, none thrilled audiences as much as the Chinese Water Torture Cell, a transparent, fish tank-like device filled with gallons of water into which the favorite son of Appleton, Wisc., would be lowered, head first....