| Aug 16, 2013
| 4:10 PM
For the next five Saturdays, we will examine the Magic's position battles — or lack thereof — leading into training camp.
Today: Power forward.
Tobias Harris vs. Glen Davis.
This competition obviously will depend on the health of Davis....
| Jan 5, 2012
| 10:45 AM
The night before I was supposed to cover Carlos Zambrano’s Big Z Foundation launch party in early 2010, I came down with a case of food poisoning. All I wanted to do was lie in bed with a garbage can at my side. I was in no mood to talk –...
| Feb 5, 2012
| 6:18 PM
In the mecca of conspicuous consumption that is the Super Bowl, Madonna – the most material of all the girls – was right at home Sunday as the queen of halftime.
Wearing a winged tiara and knee-high leather boots, she entered like Cleopatra...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 3:05 PM
One week ago, thousands of moviegoers nationwide were making plans to catch midnight screenings of"The Dark Knight Rises"in Chicago, in Los Angeles, in Atlanta, in suburban Denver.
We know what happened at the Century 16 in Aurora, Colo. As the story,...
| Aug 30, 2012
The dream, for Steve Harvey, was always late-night: the monologue, the desk, the studio band. It was the pinnacle for a successful stand-up comic, and Harvey had been very successful.
"That was something I always wanted since 'Original Kings of Comedy,'...
| Apr 29, 2012
| 9:04 PM
Some actors choose to ignore the critics. And then some, like John Cusack, choose to take the critics on.
The Evanston native and “Hot Tub Time Machine” star went on the defensive Friday after his new film, “The Raven,”...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 7:54 AM
The sixth season of “Jersey Shore” isn’t scheduled to begin filming until the summer and its spinoff, “The Pauly D Project,” isn’t filling the void like you had hoped, so this might be your only chance to get your...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 5:42 AM
Not even Linsanity could keep the Bulls’ Derrick Rose from having the NBA’s top selling jersey.
The reigning NBA MVP claimed the top spot on the list released Thursday by the NBA -- which is based on sales at the NBA Store on Fifth Avenue...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 7:20 AM
If getting reamed by the notoriously grumpy Harrison Ford is a rite of passage for entertainment reporters, you could say I was finally initiated into the club March 18. In fact, you could say a few Chicago reporters were initiated that night.
| Mar 14, 2013
| 11:14 AM
The last time I spoke with comedian Eddie Pepitone was June, just prior to the world premiere of his movie "The Bitter Buddha" in Chicago, where it screened during the Just For Laughs festival. Nine months and several tour stops later, he and director...
| May 19, 2013
| 8:00 AM
During the shabby final days of the last of the burlesque houses that once dotted State Street near Congress Parkway, three of us — in possession of a few bucks and self-confidence fueled by fake IDs — entered the Follies Theater and saw a...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 2:31 PM
"Steve Harvey" is not everyone's cup of afternoon tea.
Devotees of, say, "The Colbert Report" will find "Harvey's" right-down-the-middle humor uninspiring. Funny newspaper headlines and jokes about how men behave versus how women behave — where...