| Jul 9, 2012
Ernest Borgnine seemed born to play the heavy when he burst onto the Hollywood scene as "Fatso" Judson, a sadistic stockade sergeant who viciously beats a private to death in the 1953 movie "From Here to Eternity."
But two years later came the title role...
| May 6, 2011
Arthur Laurents, a Tony Award-winning playwright and director who wrote the books for the classic Broadway musicals "West Side Story" and "Gypsy" and later wrote the hit movies "The Way We Were" and "The Turning Point," died Thursday. He was believed to...
| Apr 24, 2011
RICHARD J. DORSO
Talent agent, TV exec, boutique owner
Richard J. "Dick" Dorso, 101, whose lengthy Hollywood career ranged from talent agent to television writer and producer to haberdasher, died April 6 at his home in Los Angeles, his family said....
| Apr 27, 2011
Singer in the punk band X-Ray Spex
Poly Styrene, 53, the braces-wearing singer who belted out "Oh bondage, up yours!" with the punk band X-Ray Spex, died Monday, according to a statement on her website.
Styrene, whose real name was...
| Nov 11, 2011
In 1942, the corner of West Peterson and Campbell avenues was home to a victory garden, a small plot of land tended to by local families to help offset the massive food shortages caused by World War II.
Almost 70 years later, LaManda Joy, 44, is standing...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 12:34 PM
Maybe "New Girl" could have been made without Zooey Deschanel, but it's hard to imagine.
Virtually no other current performer so perfectly embodies the kooky, endearing quality required by the Fox sitcom that debuts Tuesday, Sept. 20.
"I would like to...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 10:37 AM
The Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace has cast its Mama Rose in William Osetek's production of "Gypsy." The infamous stage mother will be played by Klea Blackhurst, known for her albums and concert performances and also for the well-received Ethel...
| Jul 31, 2011
Harvey Fierstein is getting impatient. He'd like the interview to go faster. Skip the compliments. Don't waste precious time laughing at his outrageous remarks. He's got stacks of writing to finish, songs to rehearse, and in a few days he leaves for Los...
| Apr 3, 2011
| 4:15 PM
| Sep 30, 2010
| 9:33 PM
Sure, his daughter Jennifer may be getting all kinds of attention due to her "Dancing With the Stars" gig, but it doesn't look as if Joel Grey is losing his footing either. Today came word that the 78-year-old musical legend......
| Oct 1, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Pop & Hiss had a case of New York-envy this week, when Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, a California boy, no less, had a brief stay on Broadway. Armstrong, filling in for star Tony Vincent, took over this week the......
| Dec 22, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Landmark album, landmark site: The British government has designated the north London crosswalk in which the Beatles strode on the "Abbey Road" album cover as a "site of national importance," alterable only after government review. Culture Monster...