Chicago Sun-Times Latest news from the Chicago Sun-Times Online en-us (Editor) Newspapers Chicago Sun-Times 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Kim Novak says Oscar insults were bullying ]]> Lead story image

LOS ANGELES — Kim Novak says that cruel jabs about how she looked during the Oscar ceremony amounted to bullying that left her crushed at first, but then determined to speak out in protest. “It really did throw me into a tailspin and it hit me hard,” Novak, 81, said in a telephone interview Thursday, after she released an open letter condemning remarks by Donald Trump and others about her appearance. In her letter, Novak said: “I will no longer hold myself back from speaking out against bullies. We can’t let people get away with affecting our lives.” She had … ]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:14:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Donnie McClurkin delivers Lord’s message through music ]]> Lead story image

Perhaps best known for writing and performing soul-stirring, memorable gospel cuts, including 1996’s “Stand,” Donnie McClurkin returns to Chicago on Good Friday to perform at Christ Universal Temple. ]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:43:58 -0500 <![CDATA[ For Bob Saget, telling all was ‘really hard’ at times ]]> Lead story image

If the Motion Picture Association of America were to rate Bob Saget the stand-up comic, he’d easily earn an R — a hard R. But the F-bomb-dropping devotee of genitalia jokes is also the devoted father of three daughters and famous for playing lovably neurotic dad Danny Tanner on the hit sitcom “Full House,” which ran from 1987 to 1995 and lives on in syndication. An eight-year stint as host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” only reinforced the wholesome image he’d cultivated. Hence the title of his new memoir, “Dirty Daddy: The Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian.” … ]]> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:52:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Marlon Wayans takes the offense on being inappropriately funny ]]> Lead story image

Marlon Wayans could’ve used some extra beef to handle a boisterous situation at an open air question and answer session at the culmination of his “A Haunted House 2” premiere in Chicago. ]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:29:05 -0500 <![CDATA[ Carla Hall puts her own spin on global dishes ]]> Lead story image

Carla Hall, co-host of ABC TV’s “The Chew,” has “globalized” comfort food with her latest book, “Carla’s Comfort Foods: Favorite Dishes from Around the World.” ]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:32:37 -0500 <![CDATA[ Keb’ Mo’ adds to his musical legacy with ‘BLUESAmericana’ ]]> Lead story image

Keb’ Mo’ is poised to unleash his first album in three years, “BLUESAmericana.” As the 63-year old Mo’, born Kevin Moore, said in a recent phone call, “If you make one good one, that’s all you need for a while, y’know?” ]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:25:30 -0500 <![CDATA[ Tye Sheridan racking up big-name co-stars on big screen ]]> Lead story image

The 17-year-old actor, who has worked with Mattthew McConaughey and Brad Pitt, credits Led Zeppelin for getting him his role opposite Nicolas Cage in “Joe.” ]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 02:20:25 -0500 <![CDATA[ Arnold Newman exhibit: Snapshots of the rich and famous ]]> Lead story image

The late American photographer Arnold Newman elevated celebrity portraits to an artform. And that is an understatement. The Lake County Discovery Museum is only the fourth venue to house a groundbreaking exhibit of Newman’s evocative photographs of famous people. The exhibit, “Arnold Newman: Luminaries of the 20th Century in Art, Politics and Culture,” at the Lake County Discovery Museum, offers the most up-to-date exhibit of the photographer, who died in 2006, at the age of 88. The 65 photographs in this special exhibit span six decades and includes text on the famous people and comments on the photographer’s iconic technique. … ]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 02:26:55 -0500 <![CDATA[ Multitalented Ben Vereen lovin’ his busy life ]]> Lead story image

If you’ve never seen Tony Award-winner Ben Vereen perform on Broadway, he’s bringing a taste of his work to you. His one-man show, “Steppin’ Out Live with Ben Vereen,” comes to North Central College in Naperville April 12 for an 8 p.m. performance. The show features tributes to Broadway, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. and include songs like “Defying Gravity,” “Mr. Bojangles,” “My Way” and “Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries.” He fills the show with song, dance, storytelling and humor. “It’s a tribute to my audiences, is what it is,” he said. “It’s songs I’ve done or … ]]> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:16:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ British model, media personality, mother ]]>

Peaches Geldof, the second daughter of concert organizer Bob Geldof, was found dead Monday at age 25. ]]> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 02:16:52 -0500 <![CDATA[ Kurt Cobain inspires musicmakers 20 years later ]]> Lead story image

It’s been two decades since Kurt Cobain took his own life on April 5, 1994, at age 27, yet he remains an important cultural touchstone for those he influenced and entertained in his short-lived career. ]]> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:58:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Mickey Rooney tries to slip in a Mickey ]]>

Do stories like the one told by Mickey Rooney qualify as urban legends? ]]> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 09:52:18 -0500 <![CDATA[ Paula Deen’s Uncle Bubba’s restaurant closes ]]> Lead story image

SAVANNAH, Ga. — A wildly popular Georgia restaurant at the center of a lawsuit that left the reputation of famed Southern celebrity cook Paula Deen in shambles has reportedly closed. ]]> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 00:19:31 -0500 <![CDATA[ Zoe Perry following in family footsteps ]]> Lead story image

No doubt about it. Zoe Perry is an actress born into a dramatic dynasty. ]]> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 02:22:13 -0500 <![CDATA[ Zoe Perry following in family footsteps ]]> Lead story image

No doubt about it. Zoe Perry is an actress born into a dramatic dynasty. ]]> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 02:22:13 -0500 <![CDATA[ Christina Perri has her music all figured out ]]> Lead story image

Once you get past her sensitive, yet strong, voice and her breathtaking beauty, you find that singer-songwriter Christina Perri has one more endearing gift. She is a freak when it comes to numbers. ]]> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:40:07 -0500