August 25, 2013 |
Nearly 70 years after her father broke baseball's color barrier, Jackie Robinson's daughter Sharon recently got a stark reminder that society hasn't come as far as it might think. "Two weeks ago, my father's statue with Pee Wee Reese in Brooklyn [was defaced] where they wrote racist and anti-Semitic marks on the statue, so the amount of hate in this country is scary," she said. "We have a long way to go. " With some of the biggest names in baseball history assembled at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile for the Beacon Awards Luncheon before the annual Civil Rights Game...
November 23, 2011 |
*** (out of four) “The Muppets” star/co-writer Jason Segel sees nothing wrong with adults loving to entertain children of all ages with puppets. Neither does Kevin Clash, who grew up admiring Jim Henson and later befriended the entertainment innovator as Clash worked on “Labyrinth” and “Sesame Street” and, through his voice and puppetry, turned Elmo into the superstar he is today. This 73-minute documentary by Constance Marks and Philip Shane traces Clash's life from his...
November 22, 2013 |
A new video of the Washington, Illinois tornado gives a fresh look at just how destructive Sunday's storms were. The video, uploaded to YouTube yesterday by user Marc Wells, notes he and his oldest daughter were unharmed. Their home, however, took a direct hit, and the camera rolls as he and his daughter take cover. The video also shows the moment he emerges from cover to see the damage the EF-4 tornado created. Information on donations for tornado victims can be found here. (NOTE: The video contains strong language.)
June 29, 2012
Can it be true? The romance that inspired Tom Cruise to jump enthusiastically on Oprah's couch in 2005 has ended, according to TMZ. Cruise and actress Katie Holmes have been married for five years and have a daughter, Suri, together. "Katie's attorney, Jonathan Wolfe released a statement saying, 'This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family,'" the site reports .
May 1, 2013 |
Mark Gatiss was not just responsible for bringing back classic "Doctor Who" foes the Ice Warriors this season. He also convinced Dame Diana Rigg and her daughter, Rachael Stirling, to guest star. Gatiss penned "The Crimson Horror," his second episode of the season (after the Ice Warrior-riffic "Cold War") that airs at 7 p.m. CT May 4 on BBC America. Gatiss was working on a play with Sterling while writing the episode, said "Who" showrunner Steven Moffat, who also works with Gatiss on "Sherlock.
May 23, 2013 |
**1/2 (out of four) In an indie film about a single mom struggling to make ends meet, you can pretty much assume that at some point she'll lose money and spend time in a strip club. It's just par for the course. “About Sunny,” however, discovers revealing ambiguities in typical material. Divorced Vegas mom Angela (Lauren Ambrose of “Six Feet Under”) says she gets drinks at a strip club just because it's near her house, but it seems like she's there to reassure herself that, having not given in to dancing, she still...