Chicago Sun-Times http://www.suntimes.com Latest news from the Chicago Sun-Times Online en-us webmaster@suntimes.com (Editor) Newspapers http://www.suntimes.com/csp/cms/sites/STM/assets/img/logos/suntimes.gif Chicago Sun-Times http://www.suntimes.com 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Emmy voters give parting gifts for final ‘Breaking Bad’ season ]]> Lead story image

LORI RACKL: Stars Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn and Aaron Paul are honored as Seth Meyers hosts a surprisingly entertaining ceremony. ]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:25:26 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/rackl/29481826-421/emmy-voters-give-parting-gifts-for-final-breaking-bad-season.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/rackl/29481826-421/emmy-voters-give-parting-gifts-for-final-breaking-bad-season.html <![CDATA[ Chicago actors poised to claim lots of Emmy gold ]]> Lead story image

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. ]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:57:34 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/rackl/29397130-421/chicago-actors-poised-to-claim-lots-of-emmy-gold.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/rackl/29397130-421/chicago-actors-poised-to-claim-lots-of-emmy-gold.html <![CDATA[ Neal Brennan, a vegan comic from Wilmette, chews the fat on TV ]]> Lead story image

LORI RACKL: On his Sundance TV chatfest “The Approval Matrix,” the writer-director leads panel discussions on pop culture. ]]> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 19:52:53 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/rackl/29096543-421/neal-brennan-a-vegan-comic-from-wilmette-chews-the-fat-on-tv.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/rackl/29096543-421/neal-brennan-a-vegan-comic-from-wilmette-chews-the-fat-on-tv.html <![CDATA[ Desmin Borges credits ‘Chad Deity’ role as his big break ]]> Lead story image

LORI RACKL: The Logan Square native, co-star of FX’s new comedy series “You’re the Worst,” remembers Mace as the character who launched his career. ]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:30:26 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/rackl/28671836-421/desmin-borges-credits-chad-deity-role-as-his-big-break.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/rackl/28671836-421/desmin-borges-credits-chad-deity-role-as-his-big-break.html <![CDATA[ LORI RACKL: ‘Underground BBQ Challenge’ looks for neighborhood gems ]]> Lead story image

The Travel Channel show’s Chicago producer promises real people in a “down and dirty” competition. ]]> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:46:45 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/rackl/28535132-421/lori-rackl-underground-bbq-challenge-looks-for-neighborhood-gems.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/rackl/28535132-421/lori-rackl-underground-bbq-challenge-looks-for-neighborhood-gems.html <![CDATA[ Lori’s List: Halle Berry intrigues on ‘Extant’ ]]> Lead story image

LORI RACKL: The best of the week’s new shows are “Finding Carter” on MTV and “The Strain” on FX. ]]> Sun, 06 Jul 2014 20:53:42 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/rackl/28324667-421/loris-list-halle-berry-intrigues-on-extant.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/rackl/28324667-421/loris-list-halle-berry-intrigues-on-extant.html <![CDATA[ Flaps after ‘Big Brother’ left winner Andy Herren ‘stressed out’ ]]> Lead story image

LORI RACKL: The Chicagoan says he apologized to his fellow houseguests for saying “nasty things” and intends to return to his old job at College of DuPage. ]]> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 14:41:17 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/rackl/28279150-421/flaps-after-big-brother-left-winner-andy-herren-stressed-out.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/rackl/28279150-421/flaps-after-big-brother-left-winner-andy-herren-stressed-out.html <![CDATA[ Lori’s List: ‘Tyrant,’ ‘The Leftovers’ the best of week’s 4 new TV series ]]> Lead story image

Cable premieres top the unimaginative network shows “Taxi Brooklyn” and “Reckless.” ]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:12:18 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/rackl/28185479-421/loris-list-tyrant-the-leftovers-the-best-of-weeks-4-new-tv-series.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/rackl/28185479-421/loris-list-tyrant-the-leftovers-the-best-of-weeks-4-new-tv-series.html <![CDATA[ Take a walk on the wildlings side: A ‘Game of Thrones’ tour through Northern Ireland ]]> Lead story image

HBO’s “Game of Thrones” is the biggest thing to come out of Northern Ireland since the Titanic, and tourism officials know it. They’re hoping the fantasy drama based on George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” novels will work the same kind of magic on their visitor numbers as “Lord of the Rings” did for New Zealand. ]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 06:11:10 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/rackl/27915338-421/take-a-walk-on-the-wildlings-side-a-game-of-thrones-tour-through-northern-ireland.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/rackl/27915338-421/take-a-walk-on-the-wildlings-side-a-game-of-thrones-tour-through-northern-ireland.html <![CDATA[ May the best twin win on HGTV’s ‘Brother vs. Brother’ ]]> Lead story image

LORI RACKL: Jonathan and Drew Scott’s competition show shores up the rivalry between the ‘Property Brothers’ stars. ]]> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 20:42:10 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/rackl/27870062-421/may-the-best-twin-win-on-hgtvs-brother-vs-brother.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/rackl/27870062-421/may-the-best-twin-win-on-hgtvs-brother-vs-brother.html <![CDATA[ Northbrook Yankee plays on another court ]]> Lead story image

LORI RACKL: Local native Juliet Angus gets catty with British socialites on Bravo’s “Ladies of London.” ]]> Sun, 01 Jun 2014 21:19:32 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/rackl/27727415-421/northbrook-yankee-plays-on-another-court.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/rackl/27727415-421/northbrook-yankee-plays-on-another-court.html <![CDATA[ Lori’s List: Rahm Emanuel visits Jimmy, ‘Orange Is the New Black’ springs a new batch ]]> Lead story image

Netflix’s prison series comes to Chicago to start season two. ]]> Sun, 01 Jun 2014 21:05:30 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/rackl/27750224-421/loris-list-rahm-emanuel-visits-jimmy-orange-is-the-new-black-springs-a-new-batch.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/rackl/27750224-421/loris-list-rahm-emanuel-visits-jimmy-orange-is-the-new-black-springs-a-new-batch.html <![CDATA[ John Malkovich talks TV, Blackbeard and puffy shirts ]]> Lead story image

Veteran stage and screen star John Malkovich has jumped ship to television, where he does a turn as legendary swashbuckler Blackbeard in the new NBC series “Crossbones,” premiering at 9 p.m. Friday. ]]> Thu, 29 May 2014 20:01:27 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/rackl/27717167-421/john-malkovich-talks-tv-blackbeard-and-puffy-shirts.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/rackl/27717167-421/john-malkovich-talks-tv-blackbeard-and-puffy-shirts.html <![CDATA[ South Sider must pretend to like Detroit on ‘Undateable’ ]]> Lead story image

Comedian Ron Funches of the new NBC sitcom has “fond memories” of his childhood in Woodlawn. ]]> Sun, 29 Jun 2014 06:14:21 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/rackl/27674167-421/south-sider-must-pretend-to-like-detroit-on-undateable.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/rackl/27674167-421/south-sider-must-pretend-to-like-detroit-on-undateable.html <![CDATA[ Chicago area women found Fox’s fake prince ‘charming’ ]]> Lead story image

LORI RACKL: Royal or not, the imposter amused two local contestants who were flown to England for “I Wanna Marry ‘Harry.’ ” ]]> Wed, 28 May 2014 15:53:48 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/rackl/27633255-421/chicago-area-women-found-foxs-fake-prince-charming.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/rackl/27633255-421/chicago-area-women-found-foxs-fake-prince-charming.html <![CDATA[ Lori’s list: ’80s techies more fun than doctors, pirates ]]> Lead story image

LORI RACKL: Skip NBC’s “The Night Shift” and “Crossbones” and save your TV time for the AMC period piece “Halt and Catch Fire.” ]]> Sun, 25 May 2014 16:18:58 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/rackl/27614408-421/loris-list-80s-techies-more-fun-than-doctors-pirates.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/rackl/27614408-421/loris-list-80s-techies-more-fun-than-doctors-pirates.html <![CDATA[ Lori’s List: a gimmick on ‘The Bachelorette,’ four stars for ‘The Normal Heart’ ]]> Lead story image

LORI RACKL: The week also includes a chaotic wedding wrapping up the season for “Modern Family.” ]]> Sun, 18 May 2014 18:04:00 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/rackl/27531083-421/story.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/rackl/27531083-421/story.html <![CDATA[ Lori’s list: a gimmick on ‘The Bachelorette,’ 4 stars for ‘The Normal Heart’ ]]> Lead story image

LORI RACKL: The week also includes a chaotic wedding wrapping up the “Modern Family” season. ]]> Sun, 18 May 2014 19:07:06 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/rackl/27472410-421/loris-list-a-gimmick-on-the-bachelorette-4-stars-for-the-normal-heart.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/rackl/27472410-421/loris-list-a-gimmick-on-the-bachelorette-4-stars-for-the-normal-heart.html