| Jun 14, 2012
| 3:06 PM
Ice-T will not read this interview.
How do I know? Because that’s what the 54-year-old rapper-turned-actor told me when we had lunch at Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse in River North June 4. Ice — who is promoting his star-studded...
| Jul 8, 2012
| 1:06 PM
"Portlandia" fans get a special treat July 20 when IFC airs a new one-hour special, "Portlandia: The Brunch Special."
"Portlandia: The Brunch Special" takes fans behind-the-scenes into the making of the Season 2 finale, "Brunch Village" with a director's...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 8:14 AM
You could count on at least one high-profile Hollywood film shooting in the Chicago area the last few summers, from “Public Enemies” in 2008 and “A Nightmare on Elm Street” in 2009 to “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 1:46 PM
And now from the "been-there, done-that" department: A couple of scrawny, virginal teens with no parental supervision dream of becoming "cooler than hell" and, of course, getting laid.
That's the concept behind FX's new animated sitcom "Unsupervised" (9:...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 3:30 AM
Dogs love dog parks but the fenced in public spaces have a way of bringing out the worst in some people.
Leave it to the folks behind the hit television show "Portlandia" to skewer dog park culture.
In the new season of the sketch-style comedy that airs...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 5:11 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Stop us if you've heard this one before: HBO dominated the Emmy nominations announced Thursday morning, picking up 81 nods for viewer favorites such as "Boardwalk Empire" and "Game of Thrones" as well as comedy newcomers "Girls" and "Veep."...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 11:15 AM
A web series born as a spoof of the popular IFC series “Portlandia” is racking up thousands of views on the internet.
In the same way the show starring Carrie Brownstein and SNL’s Fred Armisen pokes fun at Portland’s unique sub-...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 9:46 PM
Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein are hard at work filming Season 3 of "Portlandia," and to prove it IFC has released a sneak peek skit from the new season.
"Meditation Crush" hit the web last week (sorry I'm way behind!) and it shows Armisen and...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 4:38 PM
The good news about the big-screen 3D version of “The Smurfs” that's opening at your neighborhood multiplex is that it's not the insipid and some say “socialist” “Smurfs” you remember from 1980s TV. Yes, they're still...
| Nov 6, 2011
| 4:39 PM
Seth Meyers delivered some good lines on "Weekend Update." His best: "Kim Kardashian on Monday filed for divorce from Kris Humphries, her husband of three episodes." A close second: "The House on Tuesday passed a resolution that reaffirms In God We...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 4:40 PM
FX described "Unsupervised" as "a comedy about optimistic best friends Gary and Joel navigating the harsh landscape of teenage life and trying to do what's right without any parental guidance whatsoever." The series was created by Rob Rosell, Scott Marder...