July 1, 2012 |
Test your trivia knowledge July 9 and you could become a contestant on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire. " The game show, which airs locally on WGN, will audition possible contestants for the upcoming 11th season on July 9 at Rivers Casino Des Plaines. Participants will take part in one of two early audition sessions in which they will take a timed, multiple choice test. Those sessions are set for 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Those who pass will be interviewed by one of the show's producers.
January 10, 2012 |
Univision Network's hit reality beauty competition, "Nuestra Belleza Latina" ("Our Latin Beauty"), kicks off its search for the new season's contestants with open auditions Wednesday in the Chicago area. Reigning Season 5 queen Nastassja Bolivar, judges Osmel Sousa and Lupita Jones and the show's host, Giselle Blondet, will meet contestants starting at 8 a.m. Jan. 11 at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, 2001 N. Roselle Road in Schaumburg. Grammy winner Lupillo Rivera will make a special appearance as a guest judge.
June 23, 2012 |
Auditions for Season 12 of "American Idol" began in early June, but Chicago-area hopefuls get their chance to impress the judges on July 12. Registration for Chicago auditions will be July 10 and 11, with auditions happening July 12. Both registration and auditions will take place at United Center, 1901 W. Madison St. "Idol" is looking for men and women between 15 and 28 as of June 5, 2012, and who are eligible to work in the U.S. Some restrictions...
December 13, 2011 |
With Fox reviving its 1990s sketch comedy series "In Living Color" for two specials in 2012, it's going to need some comics to make us laugh. What better place to find them then Chicago, home of the best improv comedy in the country? Jamie Masada, owner of the Laugh Factory, is teaming with Fox to host open casting calls for "In Living Color" at Chicago's new Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 20. The site doesn't open for business until mid-January, but people will be there accepting auditioners' tapes or for...
November 16, 2011 |
At 375 pounds, Everette Michael Jackson is the last guy you might expect, or perhaps want to see, getting down to LMFAO's macho dance jam "Sexy and I Know It. " But his larger-than-life physique and personality (he says he once started a spontaneous dance party at Moe's Cantina in Wrigleyville) are just the right size for the Matadors. They're a crew of primarily overweight male dancers who happily and humorously strut their supersize stuff at Bulls games. "Of all the [Bulls dance]
February 27, 2012 |
Erin Martin, a 27-year-old Wicker Park resident, appeared on NBC's The Voice on Feb. 13. The young musician's rendition of "Hey there Delilah" by The Plain White T's was good enough to impress judges Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton, but Martin ultimately chose to move on to the next round as part of Cee Lo's team. The model turned singer talked to us about world domination and her love of Disney songs. What are some of your favorite hangouts in Chicago? It depends on what kind of hanging out you are talking about.