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How did Oak Park market research director fare on 'Jeopardy?'

Warning: Spoilers ahead Oak Park market research director Nancy Bauer earned enough money for a trip to Paris, but didn't win Wednesday's episode of "Jeopardy." After taking an early lead in the competition, Bauer incorrectly guessed Paris as the answer to the Final Jeopardy clue about the location...

TV's highest paid stars

Here are some of the world's top-earning TV entertainers in 2017, according to Forbes magazine. The annual earnings of these stars may include income from additional activities such as producing, non-TV performances, endorsements and merchandising.  

David Harbour talks about how he almost quit Hollywood before 'Stranger Things'

David Harbour of 'Stranger Things' talks Season 2, Christmas lights, hats, Winona Ryder and 'Hellboy.'

'Black Ink Crew: Chicago' to explore effects of Trump's election win

Viewers may not expect a VH1 series about a Pilsen tattoo shop to tackle the politics of the recent presidential election, but Wednesday's Season 3 premiere of "Black Ink Crew: Chicago" features footage of the Chicago protests that followed Donald Trump's win. "(This season) shows a more socio-political...

Stars of NBC's Chicago-set franchise return to city to film new seasons

Stars of NBC's Chicago-set franchise have returned to Chicago to film new seasons of their shows. "In 1 week, Chicago PD starts filming! Did you miss me? What are you excited to see? Tell me now!" "Chicago P.D." star Marina Squerciati posted Friday on Instagram. Meanwhile, "Chicago Fire" star Monica...

10 things to do in Havana: Tips from WTTW's Geoffrey Baer

WTTW producer and host Geoffrey Baer got to know Cuba's capital city last year while making the upcoming PBS special "Weekend in Havana," premiering Tuesday. Here is Baer's curated list of 10 things to do in Havana: 1. El Malecon. This is the broad street and wide promenade along Havana’s waterfront....

Ed Sheeran posts set picture after 'Game of Thrones' cameo

Ed Sheeran is basking in the aftermath of his "Game of Thrones" cameo. Sheeran appeared as a Lannister soldier leading a group in song in the season premiere of the hit HBO fantasy drama, which debuted on the premium cable channel Sunday night. The 26-year-old British singer posted a shot of himself...

The real battle in 'Game of Thrones': A constant fight against spoilers

Never has a potential haircut received so much attention. On "Game of Thrones," Kit Harington, and his thick mane of black hair, plays Jon Snow, a central character who many fans think may be killed off. The show's fifth season, in fact, ended with Snow being stabbed multiple times. The final shot...

Chicago CEO talks his 'disappointing' portrayal on 'The Bachelorette'

Chicago consulting firm CEO Iggy Rodriguez, who was depicted as a snitch this season on "The Bachelorette," said viewers only got to see "a very small portion of what took place with me." "There's so much more that you don't see, from a relationship standpoint with guys inside the house and a relationship...

'Game of Thrones' returns with murder and intrigue: a recap

It’s the middle of summer in America, and winter is finally here. More than a year after we last saw our favorite TV corps of quasi-medieval, often-mystical, perpetually feuding crown chasers, “Game of Thrones” has risen again to occupy our Sunday nights like some pay-cable version of Jon Snow....

Jodie Whittaker is the 1st female star of 'Doctor Who'

British actress Jodie Whittaker was announced Sunday as the next star of the long-running science fiction series "Doctor Who" — the first woman to take a role that has been played by a dozen men over six decades. Whittaker, best known for playing the mother of a murdered boy in detective drama...

Crime lurks along the coast and bay in these streaming series

One of the fascinations of today's TV crime series is the diminishing degree of separation among Scandinavian, British and American thrillers. Here's a look at three such series with overlapping pedigrees: "Witnesses," Season 2 (Netflix). The makers of this French series, set a la "Broadchurch"...

Argument over phone manners causes major rift on Chicago-set 'Married at First Sight'

One Chicago-area couple appeared to break up after a tense argument about phone manners on Thursday's episode of "Married at First Sight." Sheila Downs, a Round Lake facilities director, moved out of the home she shares with Nate Duhon, a former rental car company manager, after they fought about...

These Chicago actors just got nominated for an Emmy

The 2017 Emmy nominations were announced Thursday and the acting ranks include several performers with Chicago ties, past and current. Carrie Coon ("Fargo") for lead actress in a limited series. After making her mark at the Steppenwolf and Writers Theatre (as well as a run on Broadway alongside...

Dwyane Wade has an extensive collection of 'manny packs'

Have murse-y. Bulls guard Dwyane Wade owns six or seven male fanny packs ("manny packs"), his wife revealed Wednesday on Conan O'Brien's show. "He loves it in a way that is a little uncomfortable," "Being Mary Jane" star Gabrielle Union said. "Once he started wearing them, people just kept sending...

'This is Us,' 'The Crown' vie for Emmy nods; no 'Game of Thrones'

With "Game of Thrones" off the Emmy battlefield this time around, the likely beneficiaries will be streaming dramas and, in a reversal of fortune, a broadcast series. Netflix's "The Crown" and "Stranger Things" and Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale," all streamed shows, could be among the nominees to...

'The Walking Dead's' Carl vs. 'The Strain's' Zack: character smackdown

On Sunday, the final season of FX's "The Strain" finds a longer-haired, taller Zack (Max Charles) as a resident of The Master's high-rise lair. Zack's new 'do makes him a ringer for young Carl (Chandler Riggs) on "The Walking Dead." Let's see if they share any other characteristics. Note: Contains...

Tamron Hall to develop new talk show with Weinstein Television

Tamron Hall is making a new bid to return to daily TV after leaving NBC News in February. Weinstein Television said it would work to develop a daytime talk show featuring Hall, who worked for many years as an anchor at MSNBC and on NBC's "Today" show. Hall will co-create the program with Weinstein...

On the West Side set of the new sketch comedy TV series 'Hot Date'

A gravel alley on the West Side may not seem like the ideal spot to shoot a pop music video, but Brian K. Murphy isn't your typical pop star. In fact, he's not a pop star at all. The CollegeHumor star and his wife Emily Axford are set to play a variety of characters -- including dueling pop stars...

Late-night hosts roast Donald Trump Jr.: 'The first thing Trump regrets putting his name on'

The late-night comedians who love roasting President Donald Trump's administration had a field day on Tuesday night, just hours after Donald Trump Jr. tweeted his chain of emails with a music publicist who offered to set up a meeting with a "Russian government attorney" who had potentially damaging...

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