| 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 28, 2012
| 12:34 PM
The World Premiere event for filmmaker Steven C. Barber's documentary "Until They Are Home"
narrated by Kelsey Grammer and featuring a song by Clint Black
When: Monday May 28, 2012 at 6 p.m.
Where: The Directors Guild of America Theater Complex in...
| May 31, 2012
| 3:04 PM
The Season 2 trailer for Starz' "Boss"drops the bad news to Kelsey Grammer's Mayor Tom Kane right away.
"Mr. Mayor, you have to know," says his doctor, Ella Harris (Karen Aldridge), "your best days are behind you."
The trailer shows the embattled...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 12:51 PM
Drake didn’t head straight to his next tour stop like some artists do after his show Saturday at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park. The “Best I Ever Had” rapper kept the party going in the Chicago-area that night an the...
| Jun 10, 2012
Joining the ranks of teenage homeowners is "Hunger Games" star Josh Hutcherson, who has bought a place in the Hollywood Hills West area for $2.5 million.
The 19-year-old also becomes another link in a string of celebrities who have called the place home....
| Jun 18, 2012
| 4:49 PM
Is there anyone in Chicago having more fun this summer than Chris Chelios?
The former Blackhawk was standing alongside Eddie Vedder last month when the Pearl Jam singer gave an impromptu performance at Stanley’s Kitchen & Tap in Lincoln Park and...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 9:33 AM
To the annals of great television star reinventions, add Kelsey Grammer, who departs from his earlier "Frasier" image stunningly in this Starz series that already has earned him a Golden Globe Award. He is unpredictable and stellar as Tom Kane, an...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 4:59 AM
When "Boss" returns for its sophomore season Aug. 17, Chicago Mayor Tom Kane, his political allies and enemies will reveal more of themselves. But don’t think it’s going to be a touchy-feely affair.
"Everybody's still kind of diabolical,...
| Jul 8, 2012
David Hyde Pierce says there wasn't a "Eureka!" moment when it occurred to him to set Oscar Wilde's classic comedy of manners in manors, "The Importance of Being Earnest" with the playwright's characters as transplanted American gangsters in the 1930s....
| Jul 1, 2011
| 4:32 PM
In her Tribune column today, Nina Metz takes a detailed look at the filming of "Boss," the promising, made-in-Chicago new Starz TV show starring Kelsey Grammer and concerning a fictional mayor of Chicago. Along with a re-creation of an entire......
| Nov 28, 2011
| 4:36 PM
From Bryan Cranston to Katey Sagal: the rise of cable television,and the big four networks becoming less cookie-cutter, has provided actors an opportunity to play against type and branch out into other genres....
| Dec 9, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Celebrity Weddings of 2011: Lovestruck celebrity couples were married in a castle (Kate Moss and Jamie Hince) and in secret (Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz), on a ranch (Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth), on a private island (Vanessa Manillo and Nick Lachey)...