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  • Casting call: Picking stars for Dixon trial movie

    The real-life drama of Mayor Sheila Dixon's criminal trial is still unfolding, but it's not too early to start thinking about the inevitable. Who will star in the movie version of this gripping tale? I haven't come up with a title just yet - "The...
  • BET Awards Live Blog: Lionel Richie Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

    The 2014 BET Awards has kicked off at Nokia Theater and is sure to be a memorable one. In past years, Michael Jackson presented James Brown with a lifetime achievement award, Destiny's Child gave lap dances to Nelly, Magic Johnson and Terrence Howard, and...
  • Jake Gyllenhaal to Bow on Broadway in 'Constellations'

    Jake Gyllenhaal has booked his Broadway debut in "Constellations," a project that will reunite him with writer Nick Payne and director Michael Longhurst of "If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet," the play in which Gyllenhaal starred Off Broadway in 2012....
  • Forest Whitaker Joins Jake Gyllenhaal in 'Southpaw'

    Forest Whitaker is in final negotiations to co-star with Jake Gyllenhaal in the Weinstein's boxing pic "Southpaw." Antoine Fuqua is directing the pic from a script by Kurt Sutter. The story follows a left-handed prizefighter who wins a title, but...
  • 'Taken 3' is latest film to opt for shooting in Georgia

    'Taken 3' is latest film to opt for shooting in Georgia
    Liam Neeson's action thriller "Taken 3" has taken its business to Georgia, adding to the Peach State's growing list of Hollywood credits. The production recently wrapped 17 days of filming in the Los Angeles area, capturing scenes at the Malibu Pier,...
  • Fox Consumer Products hopes to look sharp in Domenico Vacca

    Fox Consumer Products hopes to look sharp in Domenico Vacca
    Does the future of fashion run through the studio back lot? Fox Consumer Products, the licensing and merchandising arm of Twentieth Century Fox, thinks it might. The folks who made it possible to purchase "The Simpsons" skateboards, "Avatar" pinball...
  • Standup scene: Place your bets on these local comics

    Standup scene: Place your bets on these local comics
    On Facebook this week, I see that a boatload of Chicago comedians are heading out Friday night to Diamond Jo’s casino in Dubuque, Iowa, to compete in the “Comedy 10K,” a nationwide standup competition. I’m half tempted to make...
  • Beyonce and Jay Z Lead 2014 BET Awards Nominations

    Power couple Beyoncé and Jay Z top the list of BET Awards nominees for 2014 with five nominations each. The husband-wife team share nominations for their song "Drunk in Love," which has nods for the Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice Award, Video of the Year and...
  • South Beach Comedy Festival tickets on sale Friday

    South Beach Comedy Festival tickets on sale Friday
    The sharp host of the regrettably gone FX series “Totally Biased,” W. Kamau Bell, will be joined by headliners Chelsea Handler, Chris Hardwick, Nick Swardson, Mike Epps and Joe Rogan when the South Beach Comedy Festival returns April 1-6 to...
  • '12 Years a Slave,' Kevin Hart winners at NAACP Image Awards

    "12 Years a Slave," director Steve McQueen's harrowing depiction of slavery in America, won top motion picture honors at the 45th NAACP Image Awards on Saturday evening at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Lupita Nyong'o won in the supporting actress...
  • REVIEW: 'Ernest & Celestine' ★★★★

    REVIEW: 'Ernest & Celestine' ★★★&#9733
    "Ernest & Celestine," the charming French-Belgium, Oscar-nominated animated film, is about a bear and a mouse whose artistic tendencies are forever getting them into trouble. Marked as outsiders by their respective societies, they forge an unlikely...
  • Author Will Haygood Offers Behind-Scenes Look Of 'Butler'

    Author Will Haygood Offers Behind-Scenes Look Of 'Butler'
    When Washington Post writer Wil Haygood met the late Eugene Allen in 2008, his intent was to write a feature story tied to the country's election of its first black president, then-senator Barack Obama. The result was his feature story "A Butler Well...