| Jun 28, 2013
| 7:19 AM
After the coffee. Before considering a new air conditioner.
The Skinny: After writing the words News Corp. for my entire career, I now have to start writing 21st Century Fox when describing the company that houses Rupert Murdoch's entertainment assets....
| Jun 19, 2013
Katie Chang makes a disclaimer: She’s about to use a reference that reveals her youth.
“I feel like I’m Hannah Montana,” says the 18-year-old Winnetka native and star of Sofia Coppola’s “The Bling Ring,”...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 4:21 PM
Take it from someone who's clueless about "the hippity-hop," you don't have to be a fan of the genre to enjoy "The Hustle," the first scripted series from music network Fuse.
Created by Prentice Penny (producer/writer on "Happy Endings," "Scrubs" and...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 2:09 PM
The TNT television series “King & Maxwell,” which is relocating from Vancouver, Canada, is among the winners of California's annual film tax credit lottery. The California Film Commission said Tuesday 31 projects had been approved for state...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Fish have to swim. Birds have to fly. Marc Cherry has to write women.
At least that's how the creator of "Desperate Housewives" explains why he jumped into another female-heavy series after a headline-grabbing run with his ABC drama that included...
| Jan 30, 2013
In the style of many, many closing moments of "Entourage" episodes, let us raise a glass/bottle/any container containing an alcoholic beverage: The initially great, then good, then progressively disappointing HBO series has received the official green...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 5:09 PM
Say hello to ya mutha for me, OK?
Mark Wahlberg gets that a lot.
Five years after Andy Samberg's "Mark Wahlberg Talks to Animals" skit on "Saturday Night Live" (if you've never seen it, the title says it all), five years after Wahlberg went on Jimmy...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 12:36 PM
About halfway through writing the script for "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas" (which opens at the Wilmette Theatre next week), Edward Burns says he found himself at a crossroad. "Do I want to make the big, crazy, funny, holly-jolly Christmas Irish family...
| May 14, 2013
| 9:28 AM
With a 2013-14 TV schedule that mixes "stability and out-and-out ambition," ABC will air limited-run series and drop one night of "Dancing with the Stars," ABC Entertainment Group president Paul Lee said during a Tuesday morning conference call.
| Apr 24, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Seth Meyers and Hannibal Buress are coming home for the fifth annual TBS Just for Laughs Chicago comedy festival in June.
Evanston native Meyers, who runs the "Saturday Night Live" writers' room and "Weekend Update," is one of the festival's anchors--get...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 2:32 PM
Until recently, the Vera Wang bridal shop in Singapore imposed a non-refundable $482 fee to try on dresses. And last month a health food retailer in Australia posted this notice on its door: “As of the first of February, this store will be...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 1:24 PM
Arguably best-known as manic Hollywood agent Ari Gold on "Entourage," multiple Emmy winner Jeremy Piven departs considerably from that persona to play the mogul behind a legendary London department store in this drama series from writer Andrew Davies ("...