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Comedian Deon Cole visits 2 Chicago-area stores to pay for other people's groceries

“Black-ish” star Deon Cole continued the holiday spirit Wednesday when he visited two Chicago-area Jewel-Osco stores and paid for shoppers’ groceries. Cole, who grew up on the South Side, shelled out for groceries for 30 customers at the Homewood and South Deering stores, a Jewel-Osco rep said....

'Grown-ish' is a smart, breezy expansion of the 'Black-ish' family

Launching a spinoff from a successful show is a bit like sending a child off to college: No amount of high hopes and preparation can eradicate all the worries. But when it comes to "Grown-ish," a Freeform comedy starring the oldest child from ABC's well-regarded "Black-ish," those fears are unfounded....

Zoe Perry plays her mother Laurie Metcalf on 'Young Sheldon' ... sort of

A few years back, before she was cast on “Young Sheldon,” actress Zoe Perry made her Broadway debut opposite her mother, Laurie Metcalf. When her father, Jeff Perry, came to see a performance, he felt a twinge of jealousy and not long after he and Zoe co-starred in a play together as well, this...

'Stranger Things' star David Harbour on Season 3, his 'dad bod' and how he'll top that SAG Awards speech

When the cast of "Stranger Things" won best ensemble in a drama at last year's Screen Actors Guild Awards, David Harbour -- who plays Chief Jim Hopper on the Netflix series -- stepped up to the mic and delivered an impassioned acceptance speech that seized the political moment. "When we are lost...

My worst moment: William Petersen and a 'legendary moment in Chicago theater history'

Pensive and firm, if begrudgingly patient, the small town mayor played by William Petersen in “The Minutes,” Tracy Letts’ new play at the Steppenwolf (through Jan. 7), keeps all the danger of the play’s final moments just under the surface. He presides over a city council meeting gone awry, as...

'Doctor Who' fans cheer first female Doctor's debut

"Doctor Who" fans got their first glimpse of a historic new Doctor on Christmas night as Jodie Whittaker made her first appearance in the role as part of the series' annual Christmas special. Peter Capaldi, the 12th actor to play the Doctor, made a dramatic departure as the character regenerated,...

Mariah Carey returns to 'New Year's Rockin' Eve'

Mariah Carey is determined to have a better New Year's Eve than in 2016 — she is returning to "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest" after last year's debacle. The Grammy-winning singer's live performance in Times Square on New Year's Eve 2016 was marked by problems. She was visibly...

Is 'Bright' Hollywood's most polarizing - and significant - release of 2017?

Two critics often yield three opinions, but you'd be hard-pressed to find takes as divergent as those on offer for the new movie "Bright," which comes out Friday. "Fantastic. ambitious yet astonishingly well-executed... brilliant," wrote Variety. "There's boring, there's bad, and then there's...

Longtime ABC News anchor Elizabeth Vargas to exit the network in May

Longtime ABC News anchor Elizabeth Vargas is leaving the network in May, at the end of the current season of her prime-time newsmagazine “20/20.” ABC News President James Goldston announced her departure Friday in a memo to staffers that said Vargas wants to “pursue new ventures.” Vargas, 55, has...

A look at the Chicago TV and film projects set to premiere in 2018

Chicago hits the big screen big time in 2018. The city has to contend with an extra-terrestrial force, a genetically altered gorilla and a vigilante killer played by Bruce Willis in film projects set to premiere in the new year. Mark your calendars for these movies and TV shows that have called...

Jodie Foster goes behind the camera for Netflix's 'Black Mirror'

The first movie that Jodie Foster ever directed was about a single mom raising a son. Her latest project behind the camera is also about a single mom — but this time one who is raising a daughter. For an episode of the Netflix series "Black Mirror," Foster had to dig deep into mother-daughter dynamics...

Ex-Miss Americas shamed by pageant CEO call for his ouster

Some former Miss Americas who were attacked in emails from the pageant's CEO are calling on him and other organization leaders to resign. Three former title holders who were targeted for abuse in emails to and from Miss America Organization CEO Sam Haskell say the group's leadership needs to be...

Viola Davis' social justice docuseries to explore Sandra Bland case

Oscar winner Viola Davis is executive producing and narrating a social justice docuseries that explores the 2015 death of Naperville’s Sandra Bland and three other cases of fatal police encounters that sparked nationwide protests about police treatment of African-Americans. “Two Sides” — which...

Catt Sadler explains why she left 'E! News': 'There was a massive disparity in pay'

Former E! Entertainment Television host Catt Sadler has explained why she left her job at the network in a post to her official website. In the statement, she explains that her male co-host had been receiving "close to double [her] salary for the past several years." Sadler's exit was announced...

'The Voice' finale: How Chloe Kohanski won despite a big mistake by Miley Cyrus

To the surprise of very few fans of NBC's "The Voice," Chloe Kohanski was crowned the winner of Season 13 on Tuesday night. Not only did the 23-year-old psychedelic rocker from Nashville dominate the iTunes charts with her performances after almost every episode, but the celebrity coaches deemed...

John Stamos kept a piece of Chicago history from his 'ER' days

Actor John Stamos reunited with some of his “ER” co-stars and showed off iconic memorabilia from the Chicago-set series. “My #ER cast came to my house for a visit. We took a pic behind our old County General doors. (I keep everything),” Stamos posted on Instagram this week as a caption to a photo...

Sophia Bush opens up about 'Chicago P.D.' exit: 'It felt like I was trapped in a burning building'

Sophia Bush shocked audiences earlier this year when she left "Chicago P.D." after the show's Season 4 finale. On Refinery 29's "UnStyled" podcast, Bush opened up for the first time about what made her leave her "dream job." "I landed this job that, since I was 20 years old and trying to become...

John Legend to play titlerole in NBC's 'Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert'

John Legend has been tapped for the title role in NBC's live staging of "Jesus Christ Superstar," set for Easter Sunday. "We're all overjoyed to have world-class musical artist and producer John Legend starring as Jesus," said Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment. "This score demands...

My worst moment: Patrick Fischler and the horse that wouldn't budge

Patrick Fischler has done so much TV in his career, “At some point you've seen me on something,” he notes drolly in his Twitter bio. Even so, “I’ve never done anything like this,” he said when asked about “Happy!,” his new series on SyFy. “I’ve never seen anything like this. I showed it to my in-laws...

'Bachelor' contestants from the Chicago area: Where are they now?

When "The Bachelor" returns Jan. 1 for its 22nd season, a new group of young women will embark on a journey that lately seems to be more about finding fame than love. More than 500 women have competed on the ABC network series over 21 seasons dating back to 2002, but only a few have stood out enough...

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