| Jan 22, 2014
| 1:56 PM
Animation director Michael Sporn, best known for his adaptations of children's stories that were shown on HBO, PBS and other networks, had a childhood that was interrupted. When he was a toddler his father abandoned the family, and although his mother...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 11:43 AM
As is usually the case with Ron Burgundy, the pompous newsman played by Will Ferrell, the title of his latest film, "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," seems a bit overblown. Movie critics agree that the long-awaited sequel to the 2004 comedy "Anchorman"...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 11:26 AM
Tribune Co. on Friday completed its acquisition of the independent Local TV Holdings group, transforming the Chicago company into one of the largest broadcasters in the nation with 39 television stations.
The move, announced by Tribune Chief Executive...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 10:59 PM
A brutal "polar vortex" gripped much of the Midwest on Monday, pushing temperatures to record subzero lows, grounding more than 4,000 flights and prompting authorities to urge residents to stay home or go to emergency warming shelters.
| Jan 7, 2014
| 11:06 PM
The so-called polar vortex continued its frigid march across the U.S. on Tuesday, bringing record lows to the East Coast and parts of the South.
Fountains froze in typically balmier states like South Carolina, Florida, Georgia and Texas. New York City...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 2:23 PM
"Lone Survivor," Peter Berg's new movie about a Navy SEAL mission gone horribly awry in the mountains of Afghanistan, gives away its ending in the title. But spoilers are beside the point for the gritty drama based on Marcus Luttrell's 2007 memoir,...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 11:06 AM
Last year, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" had film critics wagging their fingers over Peter Jackson and company's decision to stretch J.R.R. Tolkien's slim children's novel "The Hobbit" into a movie trilogy, one that got off to a plodding start....
| Jan 7, 2014
| 1:41 PM
Never let it be said that Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner rushed into marriage.
After 42 years together, the couple were married New Year's Eve, Liz Smith reported Friday in the Chicago Tribune. People and others confirmed Tuesday that it was a private...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 8:59 AM
Michelle Obama's ruby-colored, Jason Wu-designed second inauguration ball gown has gone on loan to the Smithsonian Institution for at least a year. Usually the Smithsonian exhibits gowns worn only at first inaugurations, but this dress has drawn so much...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Ty Warner, the billionaire founder of Beanie Babies stuffed toys, was sentenced to probation for hiding millions of dollars in a Swiss bank account and failing to report his interest income.
U.S. District Judge Charles Kocoras rejected federal...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 8:23 AM
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is renaming its renovated Costume Institute for Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour. Wintour has been a Met trustee since 1999 and a major fundraiser for the institute. [New York Times]
The engagment ring Evan...