Four guys from suburban Chicago are proud to be “Pond Stars,” water gardening experts from west suburban-based Aquascape as they create everything from backyard koi ponds and waterfalls to revamped wildlife habitats for wolves and birds at Lincoln Park Zoo.
LORI RACKL: Stars Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn and Aaron Paul are honored as Seth Meyers hosts a surprisingly entertaining ceremony.
Since coming out as transgender in 2012, Against Me! frontwoman Laura Jane Grace has been open about her struggles with gender dysphoria and the decision to be herself.
“Chicago Fire” stars Taylor Kinney and Jesse Spencer have been named grand marshals for the inaugural Great Chicago Fire Festival, the free spectacle of fire that takes place Oct. 4 on the Chicago River.
LORI RACKL: Though he predicts defeat, former West Sider Andre Braugher is in winning form, as are Allison Tolman, Anna Gunn and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
Drama Series “Breaking Bad” Actor Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad” Actress Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife” SUpporting actor Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad” SUpporting actress Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad” WRITING “Breaking Bad” DIRECTING “True Detective” Comedy Series “Modern Family” Actor Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory” Actress …
Don Pardo, one of TV’s best-known announcers for his work on “Saturday Night Live” and the original “Jeopardy!,” has died at the age of 96. “There was no greater thrill than hearing Don Pardo bellow your name for the first time in the opening credits of ‘Saturday Night Live,’ ” said longtime cast member Tina Fey. With his death, Fey said, “Late night will never sound as cool again.”
Louis Castellaneta, who raised a creative family that includes son Dan Castellaneta, the voice of countless animated characters including Homer Simpson and Krusty the Clown on TV’s “The Simpsons,” died Friday at his home in the Chicago suburbs. He was 99. Dan Castellaneta said his father was “a wonderful, creative and talented man” — and funny, too.
LORI RACKL: On his Sundance TV chatfest “The Approval Matrix,” the writer-director leads panel discussions on pop culture.
Uzo Aduba was among the winners of creative arts Emmy awards announced Saturday. Aduba was honored for her breakout role as a prisoner known as “Crazy Eyes” in Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black.”
A South Side high school student who was featured on the CNN series “Chicagoland” was shot and wounded Saturday, his family said.
Michael Johns, the rock ‘n’ soul singer and Australian heartthrob who was a fan favorite on Season 7 of TV’s “American Idol” singing competition, has died. The Hollywood Reporter and other news outlets reported that Johns, 35, died Friday from a blood clot in an ankle.
British actor David Suchet has spent a quarter-century bringing to life a certain fussy Belgian sleuth with a mustache as impeccable as his intellect and crime-solving skills. For Suchet’s dedication to Hercule Poirot through 70 television adaptations of Agatha Christie’s works, he has been rewarded …
Suburban programmer ‘all in’ as he strips down for relationship show
The “Dating Naked” series is the latest example of reality television’s newest trend. Nudity is hot, no longer confined to late-night premium cable.
NEW YORK — Don’t worry about me. The Sharknado Evacuation map supplied by Syfy network places me, as a resident of Lower Manhattan, smack in the zone most in peril this sharknado season. But I’ll be ready. You might as well batten down the hatches, …