Richard Roeper's column has been appearing in the Sun-Times for more than 20 years. The column has garnered numerous awards, including the National Headliner Award …Read More
Dennis Farina always looked like he had just returned from a long vacation, and what’s it to ya? In reality, he was almost always working. With that seemingly permanent tan, the silver hair and the ever-present mustache, Farina was a striking presence on screens small …Read More
RICHARD ROEPER: We’re all hypocrites on one level or another. I’ve tried my best over the years not to spare a Madonna or an Obama who trips up — yet I hear all the time from conservatives telling me I have “a liberal bias” and I’m “injecting your opinion into your writings and your radio show.”
Anthony Weiner? I was wrong about that guy too. When the sexting ex-congressman announced he was entering the New York City mayoral race less than two years after he resigned and gave a new meaning to “junk mail” (well, tweets), I immediately thought: too soon. …Read More
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An open letter to Alec Baldwin: Greetings! The results of the Life Lottery are in, and guess what? You won! Big-time. Your prize package is simply incredible, more than 99.9 percent of the planet’s inhabitants would dare even dream about. Forbes has you at No. …
Wow. If that wasn’t the most thrilling championship clincher in Chicago sports history, what was? Michael Jordan’s game-winner against the Utah Jazz in Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals was a moment for the ages — but if the Bulls didn’t win that game, …
Prediction: before the week is over, Jim Carrey will announce he’s donating at least a portion of his paycheck from “Kick-Ass 2” to some organization dedicated to eradicating gun-related violence. Because that’s the question Carrey’s going to have to answer again and again after he …
“This is America, where everyone has the right to life, love and the pursuit of fame,” Ryan Seacrest said. There may be no limit to the number of ways in which one can achieve fame in the 21st century.
Last Friday night, Kanye West took performance art to a global level, with the video for “New Slaves” premiering on a total of 66 buildings from London to Sydney to Paris to Berlin to New York to Chicago. According to Vibe, the “Wizard of Oz-like …
RICHARD ROEPER: The late ’60s era for Don Draper and company sets the tone for today’s television viewing habits.
Zach Braff is a rich guy asking us for money. That’s the 10-word summation of why there was such a backlash against the actor best known for starring in the hit TV show “Scrubs.” Let’s click back to the beginning of the timeline. As you …
“The Troubling Viral Trend of the ‘Hilarious’ Black Neighbor.” —headline from The Slatest “Charles Ramsey is an Internet Hero for All the Wrong Reasons.” —headline from The Atlantic “Stop being sensitive, Charles Ramsey is a Hero and He Happens to be Hilarious” —headline from Globalgrind.com …
RICHARD ROEPER: As “The Office” nears the end of its run, some topics should remain off limits.
The Tweet of the Weekend comes from Sarah Palin, who had this to say about the White House Correspondents Dinner: “That #WHCD was pathetic. The rest of America was out there working our asses off, while these DC assclowns throw themselves a #nerdprom.” Whoa! There was immediate speculation Palin had been tippling the Pinot, or perhaps her Twitter account had been hacked. Since when does the former governor of Alaska and erstwhile candidate for veep talk like a trash-talking poker player at the Borgata circa 2009? Also, at what job is Palin working her ass off? She has a job?
RICHARD ROEPER: Fame does funny things to people. Not just the famous people — also the people that come into contact with the famous people.
Flawed as they were during this dramatic week, the TV networks, cable news outlets and newspaper websites still were the best sources for accurate information.
If our respect for Anne Frank can be rattled by a pop star’s ignorant comment or a subsequent joke in a column, that doesn’t say much for our own set of beliefs.
The whole thing starts with a fleeting moment of eye contact in a shopping mall. Early in the four-star movie “Disconnect,” two teenage skateboard punks (Colin Ford as Jason and Aviad Bernstein as Frye) cackle wildly as they witness the payoff moment of a nasty …
Words — and music — cannot describe the epic bowl of awfulness that is “Accidental Racist.” Since it was released on Monday to a stunned American public, there’s been near-universal derision, with Twitter nearly exploding with criticism and the blogosphere blowing up with negative reviews.
RICHARD ROEPER: After hearing the terribly sad news of the passing of my writing hero, my friend, my television partner, I sat at the keyboard and tried to come up with the perfect lead to sum up my feelings about Roger Ebert’s passing. Five, six minutes went by — an eternity when you’re on a deadline. Roger would have told me to stop fretting and start writing.
Matt Lauer is on his way out as host of “Today.” It’s only a matter of time. Or is that really the case? Maybe Lauer will be there for another 10 years, if he can just weather this storm. Elisabeth Hasselbeck? She’s gone from “The …