| Oct 7, 2013
| 9:50 AM
Robin Thicke had company when he came to Chicago over the weekend to perform at V103's 25th anniversary concert at the Allstate Arena.
The "Blurred Lines" singer -- who seems to perform or make a promotional appearance here every other month -- was...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 10:25 AM
With respect to Ralph Ellison, Forest Whitaker plays an invisible man in the new movie "Lee Daniels' The Butler." Not a Hollywood ectoplasm, but a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fibers and liquids. Nevertheless, his character, Cecil Gaines, White...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 1:50 PM
When I saw the original "Kick-Ass" in 2010, I called it a disturbing new movie category.
It starts as a sarcastic look at the whole superhero genre. But it clearly targeted younger teens with a strange mix of cute, profane and truly violent parts....
| Aug 14, 2013
| 1:15 PM
The best scenes in "Lee Daniels' The Butler" — a family farewell at a bus station; a few drinks and a few dangerous glances among friends in an ordinary Washington, D.C., living room — steer clear of the White House and keep a comfortable...
| Jun 28, 2013
In early June, a few weeks before Michael Shannon moved back to Chicago for the summer, he could be found at home on a Saturday morning padding about, doing chores, soaking in a relatively unscheduled moment of free time.
This was before the release...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 12:30 PM
| Oct 4, 2012
Talk about your beasts of the Southern wild! In director Lee Daniels' jacked-up bayou melodrama "The Paperboy," taken from the comparatively sane 1995 potboiler by Pete Dexter, a screen full of charismatic actors do their damnedest not to turn into a...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 1:00 PM
"American Idol" has found one of its new judges. Five-time Grammy Award-winner Mariah Carey will join the singing competition when it returns in January on Fox, the network announced Monday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in L.A....
| Feb 11, 2012
| 7:50 PM
Alice Tan Ridley is a living, singing testament to following your dreams.
The singer, who will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center on the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown campus in Richland Township, didn't make it...
| Sep 25, 2010
| 4:32 PM
One thing you can say about Lee Daniels -- he never forgets the people who helped him get to where he is today, as he demonstrated this week at the Vision Awards gala in Beverly Hills, where he was one of the honorees. The director/producer of "Precious:...