April 8, 2012 |
Being picked on, humiliated or made fun of are topics all too familiar for some kids. All are covered in the documentary film "Bully," opening in Chicago-area theaters Friday and directed by Lee Hirsch, a Sundance and Emmy Award winner. The movie, backed by the Weinstein Company, shows the effects of bullying on a middle school student, a high schooler, a 14-year-old who is in juvenile detention after trying to scare off her bullies with a loaded handgun, and two families of 11-year-old and 17-year-old students who committed suicide after being bullied.
April 25, 2012 |
**1/2 (out of four) Typecasting doesn't get much more obvious than when a star, in this case Salma Hayek, can't even play a non-sexy role in an animated film. Not to mention a Burger King commercial. In “The Pirates! Band of Misfits,” Hayek voices the most seductive of the 19th century scoundrels aiming to win Pirate of the Year, a prize awarded to whoever collects the most booty. Since the film comes from Aardman Animation (the British studio behind “Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit” and last year's “Arthur Christmas”)
May 2, 2012 |
In our mind, summer should always be like the opening sequence from "Grease" -- crashing waves, makin' out under the dock, probably staying out until way past 10 o'clock. Unfortunately, that's not necessarily going to be the case for some of our favorite celebs. Heading into the summer lovin' season, we checked in with some couples to see who's getting hot and heavy in the sand, and who's going to get burned. Damoran@tribune.com | @redeyedana SOURCES: Us Weekly, eonline.com, People Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney Melted The Gaga is heading off on her summer tour -- and the unconfirmed gossip is her relationship with the "Vampire Diaries" star is headed down the tubes.
February 21, 2013 |
Perhaps the most impressive thing about Danica Patrick's history-making win of the pole at the Daytona 500 is she did so while dealing with a new high-profile romance. Before Sunday's qualifying race, most headlines about the 30-year-old Roscoe, Ill. native revolved around her relationship with new boyfriend, fellow NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. If Patrick takes the checkered flag at Daytona, she'll be on the short list of athletes who have succeeded while in a much-buzzed-about coupling.
November 30, 2011 |
In the biggest "seriously guys, come on!" of the week, Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler confirmed Wednesday that their wedding dreams are back on. These two haven't quite reached Kim Kardashian/Kris Humphries level, but we've almost reached our eye-rolling capacity for the year. If we're gonna be OK with pretending like that whole first engagement thing never happened, Kristin and Jay have got some 'splainin' to do. Call it our reality-checklist of demands, if you will. email@example.com | @redeyedana -- Does she get to go dress shopping again?
December 6, 2011 |
I have a confession to make: I watch reality TV. I promise, I'm not about to launch into a timeline of the most dramatic moments in "Teen Mom 2: Return to Glorifying Underage Parenting. " Instead, I'd like to argue for something most reality TV watchers scorn: responsibility. (I know, I kind of want to tell myself to shut up, too.) Enduring this season of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," with its seedy subplots of domestic violence, drug abuse, suicide and alcoholism, has pretty much harshed my reality-show mellow.
March 5, 2012 |
Nick Lachey's having a baby -- or rather, his wife, Vanessa Lachey, is. The pair announced Monday via "Live! With Kelly" and Twitter that they're expecting their first child. But wait, what's this? Lachey's ex, Jessica Simpson, also is about to pop out her first tot. It seems like these two have done nothing but try to one-up each other since their split. We took a look at the evidence to see who's coming out on top -- face-off style. firstname.lastname@example.org | @redeyedana Rebounds Nick: Nick made the rounds with "Dancing With The Stars'" Cheryl Burke, current Jay Cutler squeeze Kristin Cavallari and ... Kim Kardashian!
April 4, 2012 |
All I had were a dollar and a dream. Last Friday, I bought me some Mega Millions tickets. I mean, once the jackpot reaches over $500 million, it's worth my time. Mama didn't raise no fool. Over half a billion dollars ... we're talking Oprah status here. So that morning, I was on my knees praying to Lucifer. I wore my "winning" tee with Charlie Sheen's face printed on it for good luck. I just needed to rub the nose of a famous statue to complete it all. Yep, big money, baby.
July 30, 2012 |
Lollapalooza organizers revealed big-name acts on the CTA, but don't expect to see big names on the 'L.' Ads hinting at the headliners for the three-day music fest, which begins Friday in Grant Park, began appearing on the CTA in March - but it's doubtful these artists will ride the CTA to get there. This isn't New York, where star spotting on the subway is a sport. Earlier this month, Anne Hathaway was photographed kissing fiance Adam Shulman as he leaned against a train pole.
March 5, 2013 |
Expect style emergencies, celebrity A-list cameos and above all, high fashion. And yes, even baby couture onesies. Rachel Zoe, the famous stylist-cum-designer, is back for another season of "The Rachel Zoe Project," which premieres 8 p.m. CT March 6 on Bravo. She tries hard to balance both of her babies--her fedora and bloomer-wearing son Skyler ("Sky-Sky" for eyeroll) and her iffy fashion line. But it's her other lines, from "having a moment" to "I die," that make the show a fashion don't.