| Sep 20, 2013
| 4:00 PM
There's something about fall — with its back-to-school, new-start feeling — that compels many of us to revisit our plans to diet, and sometimes those plans involve fads.
Even celebrities who can afford the best personal trainers,...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 12:11 PM
This post has been corrected
The AMC drama "The Walking Dead" was the most tweeted about TV moment of Thanksgiving week, according to newly released rankings from Nielsen's SocialGuide.
The show's mid-season finale generated more than 880,000 tweets...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 2:06 PM
WASHINGTON — Beyonce and Stevie Wonder rocked the White House at a star-studded, late-night dance party celebrating first lady Michelle Obama's 50th birthday, two guests told the Tribune on Sunday.
President Barack Obama and daughters Malia and...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Among the surprising things about the movie chronicling Nelson Mandela’s journey to freedom is that it began while he was still in prison.
Back in the late 1980s, South African movie producer Anant Singh started corresponding with the imprisoned...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 10:32 AM
Jennifer Hudson will be recognized for something other than her singing and acting skills at this year’s People’s Choice Awards.
The “Dreamgirls” star will receive the second annual Favorite Humanitarian award at this year’...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Jennifer Hudson received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday. Watch the "American Idol" alum's ceremony....
| Dec 9, 2013
| 7:39 AM
The year 2013 has been a big one for Virginia Beach's Pharrell Williams and it's looking like the good news will spill over into 2014. The producer and songwriter has been nominated for a long list of major Grammy awards, including Record of the Year,...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Time was when Christmas movies were as reliably white as a North Pole winter. Such holiday classics as "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Miracle on 34th Street" came to define the American cultural psyche during the holidays for decades. Later films set around...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
When the 2013 Oscars opened in February, host Seth MacFarlane declared that the show had a theme. The Academy Awards, MacFarlane said, would be celebrating the marriage of film and music. Though such a thesis may have been obscured by the ensuing song-...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:47 AM
If you wanted to see someone famous when you went out to eat in Chicago this year, Chicago Cut Steakhouse was your best bet — especially if you know your athletes. While there are a small number of places in the city that hosted bigger names, none...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Talk to actors who have worked with Paul Mazursky and the words "generous," "affectionate," "giving," "hands-on," "funny" and "smart" are liberally summoned without seeming obsequious. It's partly because Mazursky, who is receiving a star on the Hollywood...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 8:06 AM
With the new health insurance exchanges now operating more smoothly in many states, officials are looking to amp up Obamacare’s flash factor by enlisting celebrities for a new social media campaign that will launch today in Los Angeles.