March 8, 2012 |
** (out of four) Considering the overlap in the casting department (Kristen Wiig, Jon Hamm, Maya Rudolph, Chris O'Dowd), “Friends with Kids” seems like a cousin of “Bridesmaids.” Unfortunately, “Friends” merely represents a relative who thinks she's a lot funnier and more clever than she really is. In this New York-set romantic comedy, platonic friends Jason (Adam Scott) and Julie (writer-director Jennifer Westfeldt, “Kissing Jessica Stein”) don't feel that way about each other.
June 12, 2012 |
The person you know is perfect for you keeps hooking up with complete losers, and you're always there to pick up the pieces after the breakup. Are you tired of being "just friends?" MTV's "FriendZone!" could help. MTV, 495 Productions, and Doron Ofir Casting are looking for unrequited love in the Great Lakes states for the show's third season. They currently are excepting applications for potential cast members prior to conducting open call auditions and club events in and around Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee and Ann Arbor.
April 3, 2012 |
By the time you read this, I will have amassed 2,500 "friends" on Facebook. Ridiculous, right? I can't count to 2,500, even on a good day. While I don't take Facebook and online privacy as seriously as some people do (I'll prove it: facebook.com/ernestwilkins - come say hey), I did recently find myself wondering who these folks are. Who am I sharing the most intimate moments of my existence with? What does a "friend" even mean in the age of social media and all that jazz? (Yikes, that last sentence sounds like a title from a panel discussion I never want to attend.)
March 7, 2012 |
In “Friends with Kids,” platonic friends Jason (Adam Scott of “Parks and Recreation”) and Julie (writer/director Jennifer Westfeldt) decide, for lack of a better option, to have a baby together. Westfeldt says the decision might happen more often than we think. “Since working on this film, both writing it and shooting and editing, I've had so many people come up to me and say, 'Oh my God, a friend of mine propositioned me in just that way!'” says the 42-year-old actress/filmmaker.
July 18, 2012 |
To raise awareness about pedestrian and bicycle accidents on the busy Lakefront Trail along Lake Michigan, Friends of the Lakefront Trail is starting the "Share the Shore" initiative on Friday. The campaign is aimed at drawing attention to trail safety, stewardship and etiquette, according to a release. Friends of the Lakefront Trail will be handing out bottled water and cleaning up the Lakefront Trail at Oak Street Beach, North Avenue Beach and Fullerton Parkway on Friday as a way to spread word of the Share the Shore initiative.
May 29, 2012 |
After 95 days and about 2,000 miles, a group of five friends and a goat have arrived safely at Wrigley Field. Cubs fan Matt Gregory, 33, said he plans to present a $22,000 check for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, where Gregory's mom was treated for cancer before she died in 1999, at today's Cubs game against the San Diego Padres. The fundraising effort began on Feb. 25 (Cubs legend Ron Santo's birthday) in Mesa, Ariz., where the Cubs hold Spring Training.