| Nov 1, 2012
| 5:34 AM
Former Democratic Florida Rep. Alan Grayson from Central Florida used rape jokes at the Hollywood Improv to raise money for his current congressional campaign, reports The Daily Caller.Comedian Sarah Silverman explained that while rape is perhaps the most...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 8:44 AM
I’m never thrilled when attending animated films. Often times they’re like Shrek or the last one I saw – Brave. Great graphics, great voices, weak story and ultimately a kids movie. Imagine my surprise when I brought my friends kids to...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 9:59 PM
OK, this has to be a first. A video game is being made out of a movie about a video game.
“Wreck-It Ralph” is a future Disney animated flick set for a fall release, and already this week comes news that a “Wreck-It Ralph” video...
| May 29, 2011
Gil Scott-Heron, a singer, songwriter, poet and author whose social commentary and combination of spoken words with musical grooves are widely cited as a seminal influence on rap music, died Friday. He was 62.
The Associated Press reported that a friend,...
| May 22, 2012
| 12:04 PM
Now is when Chicago’s celebrity scene gets interesting.
Some of the biggest names in entertainment and sports will soon visit our city on vacation (NBA stars especially like to do this) or because they live here part-time (you can count on plenty...
| Jun 28, 2011
My favorite zinger was directed against me by the mother of a college boyfriend.
"I've seen many photographs of you," she informed me when we first met, her eyes slowly — and with obvious disapproval — taking in my frizzy hair, fussy dress...
| Dec 5, 2010
Where else but Los Angeles could the names in the audience be as familiar as those onstage? Witness the Nov. 28 opening for "Next to Normal," the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical at the Ahmanson Theatre. The guests included Keely and...
| Jun 11, 2012
Name five actresses you assume participated in sports and other activities in high school, including being president of the student council. Aubrey Plaza’s not on that list, is she?
Despite the 27-year-old’s remarkably convincing, deadpan...
| Sep 28, 2010
| 5:54 PM
A scheduled Friars Club Roast of Quentin Tarantino, scheduled for Friday in Manhattan, has been postponed due to the death of his long-time editor Sally Menke.
PIX 11 News has learned the Friar's Club has postponed the roast at the request of the honoree...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 12:27 PM
Comedian Brian Posehn will be the opening act at Up, the plush new venue run by The Second City in the Piper's Alley space formerly occupied by the long-running show "Tony 'N' Tina's Wedding."
Posehn will star at the club's opening performance, slated...
| May 18, 2012
| 7:48 AM
At its 25th summit in Chicago this weekend, NATO will be preoccupied with the tricky business of how to advance its various institutional priorities — like global security and the building of stability — even as its member nations are more...
| May 16, 2012
| 9:20 AM
The comic Sarah Silverman has been added to the line-up of the TBS Just for Laughs Festival. Silverman will present an evening of her "favorite comedians" at the Chicago Theatre at 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. June 16. Tickets for all shows go on sale 10 a.m....