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  • 'Raising Hope' and the bar for sitcoms

    The new season's funniest show has an execution, Cloris Leachman running around in a bra, and a baby drinking from a rubber glove. Perhaps all aren't comedic requirements, but they give Fox's "Raising Hope," Tuesday, Sept. 21, a wacky and hilarious...
  • Cloris Leachman: still zany after all these years

    Asked her hobby, Cloris Leachman, briefly and rarely silent, rises. She makes her way over to a grand piano in a Beverly Hills hotel lobby and starts playing "Rhapsody in Blue." That pretty much sums up the Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress. Leachman needs...
  • HBO dominates the Emmy nominations

    HBO dominates the Emmy nominations
    Premium pay channel HBO dominated the nominations Thursday for the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards, earning a stunning 104 nods, including honors for its two freshman series, "Game of Thrones" and "Boardwalk Empire," as well as the acclaimed miniseries...
  • Cheers and jeers among 2011 Emmy nominations

    Cheers and jeers among 2011 Emmy nominations
    Quite a few TV actors were likely surprised early Thursday when they heard about their Emmy nomination, but none more visibly than Plainfield native Melissa McCarthy. "Yikes," said McCarthy, 40, who was announcing the nominees live when her own name came...
  • LIST: The 2011 Primetime Emmy Award Nominations!

    LIST: The 2011 Primetime Emmy Award Nominations!
    It was another good morning at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. The network's flagship drama "Mad Men" stayed an award darling, racking up an impressive 19 Primetime Emmy nominations. Leading the way were stars Jon Hamm and Elizabeth Moss, both nominated in...
  • Lucas Neff previews his 'Raising Hope' spankings

    Lucas Neff previews his 'Raising Hope' spankings
    Lucas Neff wants you to tune in to his Fox comedy, "Raising Hope," and he offered an extra incentive to watch the March 13 episode. "You have me getting spanked a lot," he told me Sunday at the Coffee Studio in Andersonville. (Watch the video above.)...
  • Lucas Neff's other baby: 'Raising Hope' star's debut as playwright opens March 22

    Lucas Neff's other baby: 'Raising Hope' star's debut as playwright opens March 22
    When Jackalope Theatre Company stages the world premiere of "The Last Duck" on Thursday and Friday, playwright Lucas Neff probably won't breathe a sigh of relief. "I'm an expectant parent," Neff said during a recent chat at the Coffee Studio in...
  • 'Mad Men,' 'Modern Family' take top Emmys

    'Mad Men,' 'Modern Family' take top Emmys
    It was repeat victories for ABC's "Modern Family" and AMC's "Mad Men" on Sunday night as they captured the marquee prizes at the 63rd annual Emmy Awards. The sitcom about a deliciously dysfunctional family won its second consecutive trophy for...
  • Melissa McCarthy, Jane Lynch make Emmy night Chicagoriffic

    Melissa McCarthy, Jane Lynch make Emmy night Chicagoriffic
    Surprise winner Melissa McCarthy turned the 63rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday into a Chicago-centric celebration. McCarthy, star of CBS’ Chicago-set “Mike & Molly” and Plainfield native, was flabbergasted win her name was...
  • Chicago's Lucas Neff still learning in Season 2 of 'Raising Hope'

    Chicago's Lucas Neff still learning in Season 2 of 'Raising Hope'
    Lucas Neff knows he's a lucky guy. A year ago Neff, who grew up in Andersonville, was just starting to do press for his first major TV role—in the Fox sitcom “Raising Hope.” He was new to Hollywood, to the hype, and to working with TV...
  • Hooked on Tuesday's Lineup

    I know I’m an X-factor fanatic, but you may be surprised to hear my favorite night of TV isn’t Wednesday.  It’s true…I can’t miss X-factor and my DVR always records Modern Family, but I’m falling in love with Tuesday....
  • Feast of funny in Thanksgiving episodes of 'New Girl,' 'Raising Hope'

    Feast of funny in Thanksgiving episodes of 'New Girl,' 'Raising Hope'
    Some of my fondest memories of my early single years (notice I said “early”) in Chicago have to do with the holidays, when my friends and I would get together and not only drink, but make Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Those get-...