| Dec 19, 2012
The WGN Morning News Drive-Thru Toy Drive will be celebrating its 10th year; its third tied to Jennifer Hudson.
| May 16, 2013
| 7:55 PM
Candice Glover was crowned the Season 12 winner of "American Idol" on Thursday night, giving us all a lesson in hard work and persistence and proving that talent really can carry the day. She's the first female "Idol" winner since Jordin Sparks in...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 10:00 PM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- President Barack Obama arrived in the Southland on Sunday afternoon for a series of fundraisers and drivers were warned to expect traffic delays across town.
Air Force One touched down at Los Angeles International Airport at 1:10 p....
| Oct 8, 2012
| 9:27 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- President Barack Obama left Los Angeles on Monday morning, after a quick visit for a series of fundraisers expected to raise $10 million for his campaign.
The president took off from LAX at around 9:30 a.m., headed to Keene, Calif.,...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 11:29 AM
When Whitney Houston died barely 24 hours before the Grammy telecast in February, the Recording Academy and show producers were faced with the delicate challenge of paying homage as she was mourned.
With the one-year anniversary of her death approaching,...
| Mar 26, 2013
Trivia time: Name two “Idol” runners-up who went on to sell boatloads of albums and earn major awards for starring in a film about 1960s female soul singers.
One, of course, is Chicago-native Jennifer Hudson (“Dreamgirls”). The...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Well, that didn't work.
Despite the valiant efforts of Adele, Barbra Streisand and a surprisingly witty Daniel Day-Lewis, not to mention a last-minute surprise appearance by First Lady Michelle Obama as co-presenter of the best picture award, touted...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 5:07 AM
Last night's Oscars were like an emotional roller-coaster at a terrible amusement park--beginning wth Seth MacFarlane's as-bad-as-feared monologue, the show rarely rose above painful and hit few peaks. Allow us to relive some of the night's best and worst...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Whitney Houston’s death last year couldn't have been a more perfect storm.
Just 24 hours before the Grammy Awards were set to go live, news that the pop icon had passed stunned the world. And the Recording Academy and show producers were faced with...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 12:02 PM
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The annual pre-Grammy gala known as the Clive Davis party is an A-list showbiz summit — "the invite everybody wants,” as CBS boss Les Moonves put it — masquerading as an...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 10:11 AM
Potential patrons in search of stars at the Adler Planetarium have been out of luck for the last couple days, as the "American Idol" entourage took over the museum in search of their own kind of star.
The show has previously discovered finalists like...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 8:12 PM
One by one, the crime scene photos from Jennifer Hudson's childhood home beamed from a large screen in the courtroom Tuesday with the bloody images of her mother and brother sprawled lifeless on the first floor by scattered toys belonging to her 7-year-...