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  • From the archive: Towson's chance to cheer Olympians Phelps, Hoff

    <i>From the archive</i>: Towson's chance to cheer Olympians Phelps, Hoff
    It is the ultimate revenge for any kid who has been ridiculed for the way he looks, the ultimate fantasy. He triumphs over adversity. He grows up. He works hard. He excels. He wins international recognition. He attains great wealth. He is cheered by...
  • Lana Del Rey is annoyed that sex didn't help her get a record deal?

    Lana Del Rey might have been making a joke. She probably was making some sort of joke when she was talking about the meaning of her tune " ... My Way Up to the Top." But it's much more fun to take the singer's words as if they were uttered in stone-cold...
  • HGTV builds into a top cable network on foundation of no-frills shows

    HGTV builds into a top cable network on foundation of no-frills shows
    As hard as it may be to imagine, there was a time not so long ago when few Americans had ever heard the expression "man cave." In 1994, PBS' trusty "This Old House" was the best known of a handful of home-improvement programs on the airwaves. The idea...
  • 10 Comics to Watch: Fortune Feimster Graduates From Late-Night to 'Cabot College'

    After 11 years living in Los Angeles, Fortune Feimster still hasn't been able to shake her North Carolina accent. That twang, plus a brash, unafraid-to-be-silly attitude that suggests a female Chris Farley, made for some pretty agonizing auditions early...
  • Five Comedy Incubations That Hatched Into Major Stars and Projects

    Last month, during a master class at the Taormina Film Festival, no less a star than Ben Stiller admitted that his career wouldn't have gotten far if he'd relied on auditions, which seldom went his way early on, for other people's projects. "A lot of...
  • Sam Smith says chart-topping debut inspired by unrequited love

    LONDON (Reuters) - British singer Sam Smith, who is riding a tidal wave of chart success on both sides of the Atlantic with his debut album "In the Lonely Hour", said it was all inspired by his unrequited love for a man. Having previously not commented...
  • iO Chicago's move is more than a new address

    iO Chicago's move is more than a new address
    This weekend, Charna Halpern's iO Chicago, once known as ImprovOlympic before the pesky International Olympic Committee decided to enforce its trademark, makes its final exit from the scruffy strip of Clark Street bars just south of Wrigley Field. The...
  • iO performs final show in Wrigleyville

    iO performs final show in Wrigleyville
    When I talked with iO Theater proprietor Charna Halpern late Saturday night, she didn't seem particularly nostalgic about the Wrigleyville location she was leaving after nearly 20 years. "I'm not sad," she said. Not even a little bittersweet. Next week...
  • TV Picks: Emily Heller, Vanessa Bayer, 'Danger 5,' 'The Divide'

    TV Picks: Emily Heller, Vanessa Bayer, 'Danger 5,' 'The Divide'
    "The Future With Emily Heller" and "Sound Advice With Vanessa Slater" (Above Average/YouTube). Two similarly structured, similarly themed good-things-in-small-packages series from the Broadway Video YouTube channel Above Average. (Lorne Michaels is the...
  • Is Brooks Wheelan Just the First to Go at 'Saturday Night Live'?

    Someone had to go. After a rebuilding season that wasn't nearly as awful as some critics made it out to be, first-year cast member Brooks Wheelan was shown the door Monday, announcing on Twitter he would not be returning for the 40th season in September....
  • Tracy Morgan leaves rehab, sues Wal-Mart over deadly crash

    Tracy Morgan leaves rehab, sues Wal-Mart over deadly crash
    Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was released from a rehabilitation center to finish his recovery at home from a New Jersey crash in June that left him critically injured and killed a fellow passenger, his spokesman said on Saturday.  The announcement...
  • 'SNL': Goodbye, Brooks Wheelan

    'SNL': Goodbye, Brooks Wheelan
    How do you like the trend of taking to Twitter to announce you've been fired? "Saturday Night Live" cast member Brooks Wheelan tweeted his news Monday: "Had a blast and loved every second of it. I'm totally honored to be able to make this next joke......