| May 3, 2013
| 7:49 AM
Summer is the season for blockbusters at the box office, and this year Hollywood is going all in.
Midway through a year of declining attendance and ticket sales, the major studios are betting heavily on big-budget spectacles that can fatten the bottom...
| Apr 18, 2013
LAS VEGAS -- The head of the National Assn. of Theatre Owners may want Hollywood to make fewer R-rated movies, but the exhibitors at CinemaCon this week seem to be eager for more.
During nearly every studio presentation here this week, the movies...
| Oct 1, 2012
Well, that should bring the Oscars some younger eyes.
“Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane will host the 2013 Oscars on Feb. 24, thewrap.com reported Monday. MacFarlane also wrote, directed and voiced the title character of one of the year&...
| Sep 5, 2012
He did what, with his what?! A college sophomore allegedly threatened to slap a police officer "across the face with his penis" after he was caught urinating in public, according to reports.
Craig McIntire, 21, a student at Miami University of Ohio,...
| 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...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 10:48 AM
Residents of a River North condo building on N. Franklin Street and W. Institute Place were warned Tuesday that an NBC pilot will be filming on the corner Saturday-Monday.
"DO NOT BE ALARMED,” the condo association notice said in bold letters....
| Oct 31, 2010
It seemed the perfect fit: Will Ferrell's comedic antics set within the lighthearted world of animated film. But after working on 2006's "Curious George," he thought maybe he'd stick to live-action movies.
"It wasn't the end-of-the-world experience,...
| Feb 26, 2012
| 11:00 AM
Is silence truly golden? Can George Clooney's tears bring Oscar happiness? Will Billy Crystal's yuks play as well as they did eight years ago? And could the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the first time bestow acting statuettes on two...
| Apr 29, 2012
A team of superheroes including Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk and Thor unite to save the world. With Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Hemsworth. Written and directed by Joss Whedon. In Imax 3-D. Walt Disney...
| Mar 20, 2011
The event was "A Night at Sardi's," and the honoree was Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Robert Iger. The result? Event co-chairwoman Laurie Burrows Grad said the 19th annual event, founded in honor of her father, Broadway legend Abe Burrows, raised more...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 8:39 AM
Pop star Joe Jonas dined at Sunda Monday following his show at the House of Blues. On Tuesday, Jonas had drinks at Public House.
Amy Adams, in Chicago filming "Man of Steel," dined at Le Colonial Tuesday. Her co-star, Laurence Fishburne, dined by himself...
| Feb 23, 2011
Which will it be: the stuttering king, the cocky internet whiz-kid, or the teen girl hiring an avenging gunslinger? The usual media chatter suggests The King’s Speech, The Social Network, and True Grit look like early favorites to score big when the...