| Feb 27, 2013
| 8:42 AM
Fashion’s Night Out, the star-studded initiative launched at the height of the recession to help generate more sales, is going on hiatus this year.
Since starting in 2009, the annual effort brought out the glitterati in heaps as thousands of...
| Mar 6, 2013
As a server at Blue Fin restaurant in Times Square, Amy Schumer — then an aspiring stand-up comic — said she waited on comedian Patton Oswalt every day for nearly a week, bringing him tea during each visit to help him combat his cold. They...
| Feb 5, 2013
The moment that most deserves to be remembered from Sunday's thrilling Super Bowl came before the game, when Jennifer Hudson joined students from the Sandy Hook Elementary School in singing "America the Beautiful." It was a heart-rending elegy for the...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 6:40 AM
The Broadway-set "Smash" (8 p.m. CT Feb. 5, NBC; 2 stars out of 4) had one of the best pilots last year, grabbing my attention with its behind-the-scenes look at two actresses auditioning for the same role in a musical about Marilyn Monroe. It just as...
| 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...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 4:10 AM
One mark of a competent chief executive – especially one responsible for leading a nation – is an ability to learn from past mistakes.
On that count, President Obama’s omission of classical music from his second inauguration ceremony...
| Jan 27, 2013
When actresses step onto the Screen Actors Guild red carpet this Sunday, the world will be poring over every flounce, every sequin, every slit, strap, pump and peplum. "Who are you wearing?" has become the ubiquitous question on interviewers' lips....
| Dec 30, 2012
| 12:40 PM
Here's the thing about brothers and "Hardcore Pawn: Chicago" co-stars Randy and Wayne Cohen: They fight a lot — and even came to blows this year — but they always make up.
And once they're done patching things up, they tend to go right...
| Dec 19, 2012
The WGN Morning News Drive-Thru Toy Drive will be celebrating its 10th year; its third tied to Jennifer Hudson.
| Dec 9, 2012
| 12:33 PM
It's a good thing Jennifer Hudson was already in the Christmas spirit Tuesday at her "A Hudson Holiday" party at the House of Blues, because the Oscar-winning actress and Grammy-winning singer will need it for the next few months.
Hudson was recently...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 6:45 PM
Sitting at the top level of the gymnasium bleachers, Harvey Mason Jr. leaves no doubt about his joy as a father watching his son, Trey, play basketball for Los Angeles Loyola.
Yes, he has been nominated for Grammy Awards, is recognized as one of the...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 9:08 AM
While some celebrity couples remain tight-lipped about their relationships and go out of their way to not get photographed together, former "American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks has been more than willing to discuss her relationship with "Whatcha Say"...