| Dec 26, 2012
| 7:21 AM
Happy Boxing Day! If you haven't tipped your coachman, be sure to pull a few shillings from behind your ascot, then send him off to spend the day with his brood.
With most people still out of the office, online trends are leaning toward what movie to...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 6:01 AM
“The competition starts now,” Simon said at the beginning of the episode. I guess the last four weeks have been pretend. Sixty will become 24! No more joking around, this is serious.
We've got four groups; teens, young adults, over 25 and...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 9:28 PM
More singing, more dancing, and a guest appearance by Nick Jonas kept me interested in the fourth episode of"Smash" -- but the continued lackluster performances of Katherine McPhee's Karen make it hard to root for her over casting-couch Ivy (Megan Hilty)....
| Oct 10, 2012
| 9:32 PM
How did Nick Jonas do as a guest mentor on "The X Factor"?...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 1:24 PM
Advocate/Weekly editorial poobah John Adamian has challenged me to write a regular ct.com column on ukuleles. This is not altogether because “The Uke is on the March” as one of its longtime champions Ian Whitcomb once sang. The humble four-...
| Jul 3, 2011
| 2:56 PM
Nick Jonas wanted to talk baseball when he was approached by the Cubs’ Ryan Dempster and Randy Wells during his morning visit to Wrigley Field Monday. The Cubs pitchers, however, had something else in mind.
“It was more them asking me...
| 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...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 1:14 PM
Pop star Nick Jonas will promote the Quaker Chewy Superstar Search -- a nationwide singing competition for children 8-14 -- at Navy Pier Monday. Jonas is scheduled to arrive at the far end of the pier (near the grand ballroom) around noon for a meet-and-...
| 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...
| Jul 31, 2011
When he was a kid in the 1960s, Jerry Mitchell visited the Hollywood Bowl for the first time. "We got to walk on the stage," he recalls. "I looked out and said, 'This is amazing. This is what I want to do.'"
Mitchell is back at the Bowl, where he will...
| Aug 14, 2011
| 4:23 PM
The downside of the phenomenal success that being in a boy band brings is that, unless you’re Justin Timberlake, it forever brands you as being part of a boy band and -- by association – lacking in real talent. Nick......
| Aug 13, 2011
| 4:23 AM
An interview these days with Nick Jonas, the youngest member of The Jonas Brothers, really isn’t all that much about Nick Jonas — even though he’s the one playing a headline show at Musikfest’s Steel Stage on Aug. 13. The......