March 20, 2012 |
Sofia Vergara is a gorgeous, loud, opinionated Latina. Her "Modern Family" character, Gloria, also is a gorgeous, loud, opinionated Latina. When it comes down to it, can you tell the two apart? (Hint: Only one of them is hosting "Saturday Night Live" on April 7 -- we think.) firstname.lastname@example.org | @redeyedana 1 -- "When I came to the United States and started working, my priority was not to buy a handbag but to spend my money on the maid and a nanny. " 2 -- "Dinner and a movie [is a good date]
April 18, 2012 |
Darth Vader is getting the pop-art treatment tonight as students from a Lakeview school are attempting to set a Guinness World Record with more than 100 portraits of the " Star Wars " character. Students from Alphonsus Academy & Center of the Arts will display their Andy Warhol -inspired portraits at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Athenaeum Theatre in Lakeview (2936 N. Southport Ave.). While Warhol famously used screen prints for his portraits of Marilyn Monroe and other famous figures, the students used stencils and a variety of colors to depict Luke Skywalker's villainous father.
November 28, 2011 |
After the year “Shame” star Michael Fassbender has had, the GQ Breakout Man for 2011 should be in a good mood. Still, anyone who has seen Fassbender (“X-Men: First Class,” “Jane Eyre”) in British director Steve McQueen's harrowing 2008 film “Hunger” or sees him in the excellent, intense, NC-17-rated sex addiction tale “Shame” opening Dec. 2 would be surprised, as I was, to walk into an Elysian hotel room to find Fassbender and McQueen dancing. “Let's do the interview dancing, all three of us,” Fassbender tells me, mid-shimmy.
November 20, 2011
Leave your answer in the comments box, and you might find yourself in a future issue of RedEye. 1. If Blackout Wednesday were a sporting event … 2. What's the downside to the Blackhawks spending Thanksgiving in California? 3. So, are Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari engaged again or what? 4. What's Caleb Hanie thankful for? 5. What Chicago sports figure would make a good Muppet character? Follow @redeyesportsguy for daily details about Five on Five openings.
January 21, 2013 |
HBO is finally giving fans a good look at the upcoming third season of "Game of Thrones" in a new behind-the-scenes video. Showrunner D.B. Weiss promises "tremendous reversals of fortune" in the season, while showrunner David Benioff calls it the "the rise and fall season. " "There's so many characters who come into the season with power of some kind who lose everything, and other characters who enter with almost nothing and achieve great power," he says. Several of the show's stars, from vets like Richard Madden to newcomers like Dame Diana Rigg, also comment on how big and expansive the season is with many new characters coming into play.
November 25, 2013 |
"Family Guy" writers weren't kidding earlier this year when they said a main character would die this season. On Sunday's episode, titled "Life of Brian," the Griffin family dog is killed after he's hit by a car as he sets up a hockey net in the street. With Stewie dismantling his time-machine earlier in the episode, and a new dog, "Vinny," coming into the picture, it appears the change may be permanent. "Sopranos" actor Tony Sirico voices "Family Guy's" new mutt. " You've given me a wonderful life," Brian says as he lays bleeding at the vet's office.
April 29, 2013 |
Mysterious protagonist Aiden Pearce might be the star of the upcoming video game "Watch Dogs," but downtown Chicago lights up the box art. Comissioned by Ubisoft to paint a scene that contained both the iconic visage of the Willis Tower and an "L" train in the background, artist Alex Ross recently drove down to the Loop from his Glenview home and hunted for a perfect background. He chose a section of LaSalle Street between Wacker Drive and Lake Street, which he later painted complete with Pearce, the menacing masked man who can hack computers with his smartphone.
July 18, 2013 |
Maybe the folks who vote for Emmy nominations couldn't decide which clone character in BBC America's "Orphan Black" should have earned Tatiana Maslany an Emmy nomination. More likely, they simply snubbed a genre series once again. Maslany brilliantly embodied seven clones in the sci-fi conspiracy series, giving each character her own ticks, accent, attitudes and personality. She was rarely off screen, often playing opposite herself in a seamless trick of filmmaking. She won the Critics' Choice award for best dramatic actress.
August 6, 2013 |
FX has released its first teaser for "American Horror Story: Coven," and it looks like some student witches have been misbehaving. The clip, titled "Detention," shows seven women facing the walls of a mansion's sitting room - but levitated in the air instead of standing in a corner. Is the mansion a witch school similar to Harry Potter's alma mater, the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? Um, no. Co-creator and executive producer Ryan Murphy has been slowly revealing plot details about the upcoming miniseries, which launches in October on FX. In the clip, a haunting female voice sings "There is a house in New Orleans," indicating that the story will take place in the Big Easy.
September 23, 2013 |
The WWE returns to Chicago when RAW broadcasts from the Allstate Arena on Monday. In the fold will be Dolph Ziggler, the self-proclaimed "show off" who has gone from a top "heel" (bad guy) to "face" (good guy). Ziggler spoke to RedEye about advancing his career in social media and working the stand-up comedy circuit. You're one of the WWE superstars who has been most active on social media. How has engaging with fans in that way affected how they view you? It's great for someone like me who every week is somehow in a match, but usually not talking.