| Aug 13, 2013
| 6:30 PM
With two of the summer's highest-grossing films, "Despicable Me 2" and "Fast and Furious 6," Universal already has achieved its biggest year ever at the international box office, with $1.8 billion and counting.
The studio's previous overseas benchmark...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 10:30 AM
For those who work regularly in Hollywood, finding space on their packed schedules to fit in a TV series can be a daunting task. But those in the biz make time for the right roles and the right actresses on the right shows.
As the Emmy Awards near,...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 11:04 AM
The new touring production of "Les Miserables," which was a huge hit in Chicago this fall, is headed back to Broadway, producer Cameron Mackintosh announced Tuesday.
This will be the third Broadway stand for the famous warbling waif. The show will...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 9:37 AM
The national touring production of the Broadway musical "Sister Act" picks up a little home field advantage when it arrives in the Loop. Mother Superior is played in the tour by Chicago actress Hollis Resnik.
The Tony-nominated "Sister Act," adapted from...
| Dec 16, 2012
Masked superheroes parading around in spandex and capes may have ruled the box office in recent years, but sweeping period dramas like this season's "Anna Karenina" and "Les MisÚrables," with their spectacular costumes, are never out of style.
| Feb 26, 2013
| 7:32 AM
I’ve flown in the Goodyear blimp. I’ve paddled down the L.A. River. I’ve spoken at two Hollywood Walk of Fame events. I’ve driven the wrong way at 90 mph on a new, still-unopened stretch of freeway (with a Caltrans guy beside me)....
| Apr 25, 2013
| 1:10 PM
Apparently, billionaire Elon Musk is channeling John F. Kennedy, who famously intoned, “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”
Musk, who wasn’t even born when Kennedy gave his inaugural...
| May 16, 2013
| 7:37 AM
The former "Saturday Night Live" star Nora Dunn is to star in the upcoming production of the Broadway farce "Boeing-Boeing" at the Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace.
Dunn, who is becoming a familiar face in Chicago theater, is also working on a...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 7:24 AM
That actor you're watching onstage tonight? He or she might well have skin in the game. And I speak not just of art or hunger for applause. I talk of cold, hard cash.
One of the more interesting and perhaps lesser noticed changes in show business...
| Dec 16, 2012
As the year winds down, multiplexes fill up with films vying for award-season consideration. Thanks to a bumper crop of period movies, late 2012 has showcased some serious talent in the field of costume design. Some of the films are worth watching for...
| Dec 29, 2012
Jenni Rivera: An article in the Dec. 20 Calendar section about the memorial service for singer Jenni Rivera at Gibson Amphitheatre described her as the mother of three. She had five children.
"Les Miserables" actors: In the Dec. 27 Envelope section,...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 9:26 AM
It was a ho-ho-ho-hum weekend at the box office, as five new releases failed to draw moviegoers to the multiplex in droves.
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" was the No. 1 film for the second consecutive weekend, collecting an additional $36.7...