| Dec 14, 2012
| 7:59 PM
A&M Records spent much of the 1960s, '70s and '80s as one of the leading independent labels in the music business, buoyed by a remarkably consistent string of hits from superstar acts, beginning with label co-founder Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass and...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 4:26 PM
In honor of Samuel L. Jackson’s stellar work as a despicable slave in “Django Unchained,” today’s list will be the 10 Best Samuel L. Jackson Movies. Jackson’s career makes a list like this difficult. He has had cameo roles...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 9:32 PM
The working title of the film is "Rush," with Cusack, a liberal, starring as the colorful conservative....
| Nov 30, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Updated Nov. 30, 2012, 12:31pm CT Dec. 21, 2012. There hasn't been so much interest in — and, in some cases, fear over — a date since 1999 and the impending approach of Y2K. Whether or not you believe in the supposed Mayan 2012 prediction that...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 10:02 AM
This post has been corrected. See below. COMMENTARY It started with The Big Bang. Not the still somehow controversial theory ......
| Dec 21, 2012
| 9:46 AM
An impressive cast gives life to a sinister story, as director Lee Daniels ("Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire") brings novelist Pete Dexter's backwoods Florida 1960s crime tale to film.
Matthew McConaughey and David Oyewolo play reporters...
| Oct 4, 2012
*1/2 (out of four)
What an odd title “The Paperboy” is for a movie with so little story.
Technically there's a plot, in which Jack (Zac Efron) helps his older brother Ward (Matthew McConaughey), a reporter for the Miami Times, investigate...
| Sep 5, 2011
Chicago Cut Steakhouse
300 N. LaSalle St.
Who eats: The lunch crowd in this popular River North restaurant is predominantly businesspeople.
Why eat: A popular spot for celebrity sightings (such as John Cusack and Derek Jeter) since it opened last...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 8:04 AM
John Cusack dined at Accanto in Logan Square Sunday. Accanto had been closed for a two-week summer vacation but opened exclusively for Cusack and his friends. The "Hot Tub Time Machine" star ordered the strawberry risotto.
Sienna Miller and a guest dined...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 9:07 AM
Emmy Rossum and her "Shameless" co-stars Shanola Hampton and Steve Howey, hung out at Rockit Bar & Grill Friday. They played pool, danced and downed cherry bomb shots.
Hampton and castmates Jeremy Allen White and Emma Kenney had brunch at Joe's Seafood,...
| May 22, 2012
| 12:04 PM
Now is when Chicago’s celebrity scene gets interesting.
Some of the biggest names in entertainment and sports will soon visit our city on vacation (NBA stars especially like to do this) or because they live here part-time (you can count on plenty...
| Dec 18, 2011
| 5:44 PM
If any of us wondered if celebrities would still visit Chicago after “The Oprah Winfrey Show” ended in May, we now have our answer.
Chicago is still a popular destination for film projects — which this year included “Man of...