| Apr 3, 2013
| 3:13 PM
As the character Pete Hornberger on NBC's late, lamented “30 Rock,” Scott Adsit played for seven seasons the relative straight man surrounded by a cast of oddballs and idiosyncratics.
But among true comedy nerds, particularly in Chicago,...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Today is a very, very exciting episode of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars. Why is that? It's because Janice Dickinson one of the guest judges this week. If anyone reading this was also a fan of America's Next Top Model, you'll know why having the First...
| May 4, 2012
| 4:45 PM
I have never thought of Jeff Ashton and Rob Lowe in the same sentence. But the folks at Lifetime have. Lowe will play the former prosecutor in a film based on Ashton's book, “Imperfect Justice.” That movie-star casting suggests that Ashton's...
| May 22, 2012
| 1:19 PM
Although NBC never officially announced as much, it looks like Kristen Wiig has cracked her last joke on "Saturday Night Live."
The longtime cast member got a royal but emotional send-off over the weekend from the night's host, Mick Jagger, who played...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 2:45 PM
After years spent making her mark as a writer and performer on "The Office," Mindy Kaling is branching out with her own show. A hospital workplace comedy that knowingly tackles rom-com cliches, "The Mindy Project" debuts at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 25 on Fox and...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 8:41 AM
Well, squirrelfriends, boyfriends and other fans of"RuPaul's Drag Race,"there's both good news and bad news about the upcoming all-stars season of the cult hit show on Logo.
The bad news?
There will be only six, one-hour episodes of "RuPaul's All...
| Mar 25, 2012
| 12:10 PM
The diminutive comedian Rachel Dratch prowled the mean streets of Chicago in the 1990s, appearing in a sequence of ground-breaking revues at The Second City, not to mention a memorable little sketch-comedy revue called “Dratch and Fey,”...
| Feb 11, 2011
| 4:37 AM
For one magic moment, Jennifer Aniston looks into Adam Sander's eyes — and we buy it. Her character is reciting a list of what she loves about his character, and even though they're in a fake marriage on a “fake-cation,” just doing...
| Jan 22, 2011
| 1:30 AM
NEW YORK - What's more delicious than reading one of those bizarrely self-centered, poorly written autobiographies by a celebrity? The answer may be adding more stars: Get another celebrity to read it aloud.
That's the premise behind ''Celebrity...
| Mar 2, 2011
| 4:08 PM
The last thing viewers of the comedy "Mr. Sunshine" (8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, ABC) probably expected was to see sweet man-child Roman get a girlfriend.
Nate Torrence, who plays the son of the Sunshine Center's owner, Crystal (Allison Janney), is all...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Tarzan? Sherlock Holmes? Winnie the Pooh? Sure you know them.
Edgar Rice Burroughs? Arthur Conan Doyle? A. A. Milne? Perhaps not.
One measure of great authors is that their works are better known than they are themselves. Add one more: Sholem Aleichem,...