| Apr 2, 2014
| 11:28 AM
"Whatcha gonna do, brother?!"
Yes, after a lengthy absence, the legendary Hulk Hogan will be a fixture at Wrestlemania again—hosting the 30th edition Sunday in New Orleans, in fact.
But before pro wrestling's biggest night kicks off, RedEye...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 7:39 PM
Some people just won't take "no" for an answer. In the case of Ragnar Lothbrok in the new historical drama "Vikings" (9 p.m. CT March 3, History; 3 stars out of 4), that's a good thing.
In History Channel's nine-part scripted series--its first--...
| Nov 20, 2012
The Chicago-based Showtime dramedy "Shameless" can either be seen as a small victory for Chicago's TV and film community or a missed opportunity, depending on how you want to look at it.
The series films most of its exterior scenes in Chicago (unlike...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 11:58 AM
Before History Channel's "Vikings" premiered in early March, leading man Travis Fimmel may have been best known for his modeling days--and Calvin Klein underwear ads.
Many Chicagoans probably remember the blue-eyed Aussie for starring with Patrick Swayze...
| Jan 19, 2011
How did a cheesecake from a southwest suburban bakery land a role in "The Dilemma," Ron Howard's new made-in-Chicago movie starring Vince Vaughn?
"It's all who you know," said Beth Fahey, only half jokingly. Fahey and her sister, Becky Palermo, own...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 8:46 PM
If you've turned on a television in the last year, you've probably glimpsed Young the Giant.
The Irvine natives have played on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"and "Later with Jools Holland" in the U.K.
Rock music enthusiasts...
| Sep 15, 2009
Patrick Swayze, the actor and classically trained dancer whose role in the enduringly popular "Dirty Dancing" made him a movie star, one who struggled with the alienation of fame and against being typecast as a leading man, died Monday. He was 57....
| Feb 15, 2009
Travis Fimmel costars in A&E's "The Beast" with Patrick Swayze. Once upon a time, he was on pretty much every billboard everywhere wearing only Calvin Klein underwear. We caught up with him at the family farm in Australia.
How long are you down there?...
| Sep 15, 2009
Though it was not his first film or even his breakthrough -- he'd already had that three years earlier with "Dirty Dancing" -- my favorite memory of Patrick Swayze came in 1990 with the romantic thriller "Ghost" with Demi Moore: He played a man whose love...
| Oct 27, 2008
A&E has ordered up a second season of "The Cleaner."
The cable network announced that the Benjamin Bratt drama will return to production shortly on 13 new episodes, set to premiere in 2009.
"The Cleaner" was A&E's first original drama series in...
| Jun 9, 2008
Diagnosed with cancer in March, Patrick Swayze is apparently healthy enough to return to work.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, A&E has given a series pick-up to "The Beast," giving the show a 13-episode order.
Production on "The Beast" will begin...
| Jun 22, 2008
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Marjane Satrapi’s graphic-novel memoir “Persepolis” depicts her girlhood, from struggling with her secular family in post-shah Iran to jetting off to school in Vienna, where she faced a...