| Dec 12, 2012
| 4:32 PM
If you are anywhere near a TV tonight, Dec. 12, you'll be hard-pressed to miss 12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief , a live concert from Madison Square Garden in New York City to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy, since it is airing on many channels...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 4:32 PM
By Jacqueline Cutler The toddler, with chubby cheeks and lopsided ponytail, had been sold. After she was raped at 2, her mother sold her to a brothel. Somaly Mam, an amazing woman who rescued the girl, now 3, hugs her. PBS’ Half the Sky: Turning...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 4:43 PM
“Monday Night Football” on ESPN was the most-watched show in the nation last Monday. ESPN will try to repeat that feat with the Chicago-Dallas game at 8:20 p.m. Also on the menu: ***”Dancing With the Stars” has its competitors do...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 5:29 AM
The Bears’ Jay Cutler welcomed new teammate Brandon Marshall to Chicago by taking him to three of his favorite hangouts Thursday.
Cutler and Marshall, who were once teammates on the Denver Broncos, were spotted at Public House, Paris Club’...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 1:31 PM
A setup reminiscent of "Logan's Run" fuels writer-director Andrew Niccol's ("Gattaca") sci-fi adventure about a future world where time literally is money, since people have to pay for the privilege of living past age 25.
Everything has a price in days...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 3:04 PM
The art of sculpting huge blocks of fat is the focus of a strange-but-true competitive event at the Iowa State Fair. Wielding trowels with the utmost precision, carvers ply their craft in temperature-controlled booths.
In contrast, "Butter," which uses a...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 12:47 PM
"Butter" — a frequently funny comedy from director Jim Field Smith ("Episodes") and first-time screenwriter Jason Micallef — is essentially a sports film with a layer of cultural (and, by the end, political) satire. In the tradition of that...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 2:02 PM
Last year’s Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival opened with a gamble: a little-known French film with no box-office stars that was not only shot in black-and-white, but came with another layer of anachronistic provocation. It was a silent...
| May 3, 2012
| 12:59 PM
"Better Living Through Chemistry," an independent movie about a pharmacist's life unraveling after he starts an affair with a trophy-wife customer, will film for five weeks in Maryland starting this month, Governor Martin O'Malley announced Thursday.
| May 22, 2012
| 9:09 AM
Maxim's Hot 100 list was revealed on Tuesday, and among the list of the country's sexiest gals are a few surprises.
A cartoon character comes in at #85. Lois Griffin from 'Family Guy" beat out 15 flesh and blood ladies.
Miley Cyrus (#68) beat Sophia...
| May 22, 2012
| 12:04 PM
Now is when Chicago’s celebrity scene gets interesting.
Some of the biggest names in entertainment and sports will soon visit our city on vacation (NBA stars especially like to do this) or because they live here part-time (you can count on plenty...