| Dec 7, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Tim Bennett, the longtime president of Oprah Winfrey's bustling Chicago-based company, Harpo Productions Inc., said he is retiring at the end of May. How important the low-key Bennett to Winfrey? So important that he's being replaced with not one, but.......
| Feb 26, 2009
| 4:30 PM
As your probably know by now, Jerry Seinfeld has a new production deal with NBC - "The Marriage Ref" has been picked up. Right, like NBC wasn't going to pick this up. This is a network that picks up......
| Oct 20, 2009
| 4:34 PM
On Nov. 16 -- yes, in the middle of TV sweeps -- former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will appear on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' for what is being billed as an 'exclusive' chat. Palin is hawking her book, 'Going Rogue:......
| Nov 6, 2008
| 4:30 PM
Well, we've certainly had fun speculating about this Ambassador Oprah business, haven't we? But there comes a point - even a point in a blog that often relies on nothing but the sweet, heady, thin air of pure speculation......
| Oct 14, 2009
| 12:01 PM
When Mark Di Vincenzo decided to pursue a book idea suggested by his wife, he had no idea publishers and national media outlets would be fighting for his attention.
The book, titled "Buy Ketchup in May and Fly at Noon," is a practical, easy-to-read guide...
| Oct 21, 2009
The former Governor of Alaska and Republican Vice Presidential candidate will appear on "The Oprah Winfrey Show."
It will be the first time the two women meet, as well as, Palin's first interview about her new book, "Going Rogue: An American Life."...
| Nov 20, 2009
| 1:36 PM
CHICAGO -- Holding back tears, Oprah Winfrey told her studio audience Friday that she would end her show in 2011 after a quarter-century on the air, saying "prayer and careful thought" led her to her decision.
Winfrey told the audience that she loved...
| Nov 28, 2009
Personal trainer Bob Harper of "The Biggest Loser" has purchased a home in the Hollywood Hills at the slimmed-down price of $2.9 million.
The single-story midcentury-style home has three bedrooms and three bathrooms in about 2,600 square feet and sits on...
| Sep 9, 2009
Oprah Winfrey got Chicago to do quite a dance.
As the Black Eyed Peas launched into their summer smash single "I Gotta Feeling" from the stage looking north on Michigan Avenue from just north of the bridge, the thousands of audience members crowding...
| Jun 1, 2009
| 1:39 PM
David Kaplan joined WGN Radio as a sports reporter in April of 1995 and is currently the afternoon drive sports reporter and host of Sports Central, heard weeknights from 7 to 9pm. Kaplan he has earned six Achievement in Radio (A.I.R.)...
| Aug 7, 2009
| 6:44 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Two American journalists briefly touched North Korean soil before they were imprisoned for four months in the communist country, according to one of the reporter's sister.
Lisa Ling says her sister Laura Ling and fellow journalist Euna Lee...
| Feb 26, 2009
Jerry Seinfeld and NBC are reuniting for a new series, this one coming with a little more fanfare than his last show at the network.
The new show is also not a sitcom. It's an unscripted show called "The Marriage Ref," in which comics and other...