| Jul 23, 2013
| 2:39 PM
Dennis Farina, who died Monday at age 69, will get one more noteworthy role on the small screen when his guest shot on "Family Guy" airs in the new season.
Farina is just one of several guest voices who will be appearing on the Fox animated comedy's...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 8:26 AM
Emmy voters continued to smile upon their favorite lead comedy actors, returning four of last year's nominees -- Alec Baldwin ("30 Rock"), Louis C.K. ("Louie"), Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory") and Don Cheadle ("House of Lies") -- and welcoming back...
| Jun 20, 2013
"I think," said David Schwimmer over breakfast the other day, "that this may be one of the funniest plays Lookingglass has ever done."
Frankly, that's not a high bar.
One associates Lookingglass with drama, insight and beauty, for sure. But raucous...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 5:43 AM
"Dr. Oz," Ellen DeGeneres, "Days of Our Lives" and George Lucas were among the winners at the Daytime Emmy Awards, held Sunday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
CBS won the most awards of any network, with eight, while "The Bold and the Beautiful"...
| Jun 19, 2013
Writer Keith Huff talks "Mad Men," "House of Cards" and his world premiere noir comedy play at Lookingglass
He won a Writer's Guild Award for "Mad Men," wrote for the first season of "House of Cards" and is currently working on a new SyFy show called...
| May 22, 2013
| 5:31 PM
It's been seven years since the end of President Jed Bartlet's second term on the NBC drama, "The West Wing," but the memory of the series is still fresh enough that when Rob Lowe unexpectedly stepped into the real White House briefing room, the assembled...
| May 5, 2013
| 4:52 PM
"America's Got Talent" will do this week what the National Radio Hall of Fame couldn't last November: It will get legendary shock jock Howard Stern to come to the Chicago area.
Stern — who was inducted into the Chicago-based Hall of Fame but...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The photograph is almost famous: a shot by Kevin Winter of actress Jennifer Lawrence that caught her just as she stumbled on her way to receive an Oscar this year.
The small drawings hanging beneath are less familiar: delicate images by P.E. Sharpe of a...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 9:02 PM
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are putting their house in order.
First, television personality Kardashian offloaded her place in the Beverly Crest area after just two years of ownership. Public records do not show a sale price. She bought the furnished...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 2:28 PM
Second City has been smart enough over the years to let its impressive roster of alumni speak for itself. Old photos of recognizable faces may line the lobby, but you'll never see one of the theater's shows advertised under a banner touting, "From the...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 7:00 AM
"You're 'The Big Bang Theory?' You do realize you're in the wrong part of the building?"
That's Griffith Observatory director E.C. Krupp, taking a stab at a little science humor as he escorts the cast of the CBS comedy juggernaut from the depths of...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Comedy is hard, in large part because it's supposed to look easy. Carefully crafted sentences must be delivered with both precision timing and a sense of spontaneity; a double-take that looks rehearsed is just embarrassing. The performers who joined The...