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ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2013 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
The Game Show Network is looking for teams to compete in the first season of its new show, "The Chase. " Casting directors for the series, which is based on a popular British game show of the same name, are coming to Chicago on May 4. But in order to get a spot at the casting call, hopefuls need to sign up for an audition time at chasecasting.com . Here's what the network says: You can run, but you cannot hide, the Beast is always coming...
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SPORTS
April 4, 2013 | By Elliott Serrano, @elliottserrano and For RedEye
The Super Bowl of pro wrestling is Sunday, and one of the Windy City's own will occupy a huge part of the spotlight. Chicago native CM Punk will take on The Undertaker at Wrestlemania, set for 7 p.m. Sunday on pay-per-view; the event takes place at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Both competitors are no stranger to streaks. Punk held the WWE championship for 434 days, and The Undertaker is 20-0 at Wrestlemania. Punk spoke to RedEye about his records, passionate fans and "the only thing that matters" to him. You have a history with the Undertaker.
NEWS
April 4, 2013 | By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco and RedEye
Ald. William Burns (4th), 39 Three city issues that should be on our radar : social services, poverty, and economic development. Is being young on the City Council an advantage or disadvantage? I think that being young is an advantage. I approach challenges and people with a fresh perspective. The job also requires a tremendous amount of energy -- as a freshman alderman, I don't have as many staffers at my disposal as committee chairmen do, so I end up writing letters to constituents and working along side my staff.
NEWS
February 28, 2013 | By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco and RedEye
Jason Hoodrich has the Hollywood hookup. Through a friend, he developed a working relationship with New York-based BMF Media Group, an entertainment marketing agency that produces the exclusive Miami Oasis essentially a party lounge with a DJ, swag and free booze and a small tattoo station at the Hard Rock Hotel during Lollapalooza. He has tattooed artists, celebrities and VIPs at events such as Lolla, Coachella and Sundance. Hoodrich, who was into art as a high schooler, started tattooing in 2005 shortly after he went to Wicker Park's Tatu Tattoo with his sketchbook to get inked.
NEWS
February 11, 2013 | Stephen Markley
In light of Lance Armstrong's Oprah interview and a kerfuffle over Ray Lewis and deer antler spray, the topic of performance-enhancing drugs has been in the news with renewed vigor. It has culminated with this overwrought, hyper-ventilating column by Bill Simmons' of Grantland , which has instigated my biggest intellectual backlash to the whole purity-in-sports movement to date. As regular readers of this column know, I adore Simmons and his gargantuan run-on columns and entertaining-as-actual-sports podcast.
SPORTS
February 8, 2013 | By Jack M Silverstein, @readjack and RedEye
In a small classroom in the Boys & Girls Club of Logan Square, reporters, children and employees of both the Boys & Girls Club and Aaron's waited Thursday night for Earl Bennett. Through his Legends For Literacy charity, Bennett had raised money to purchase 132 Kindles, to be distributed to 11 Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Chicago. Now he was ready to donate the Kindles, but the inclement weather had him running behind. Still, all were excited to see him when he arrived, and he immediately faced their questioning.
NEWS
November 7, 2012 | Elliott Serrano, For RedEye
NEWS
October 17, 2012 | Stephen Markley
There is something about the lemming-like quality of the public discourse that renders presidential debates into these circular talking point showdowns in which not much is illuminated and nothing important challenged. Here following are some obvious questions about the great challenges of our times that one of those “undecided voters” or, you know, a professional journalist could or should have asked Mitt Romney or Barack Obama. • Governor Romney, do you believe that human activity is causing climate change?
SPORTS
July 12, 2012 | By Ryan Smith and For RedEye
Sand, sun and bikini-clad babes are all involved, but life isn't just a beach for the pros in the Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Series. The stakes are high among the players coming to Oak Street Beach Friday through Sunday for the Chicago Open, as contenders vie for a piece of the $100,000 purse. Before they hit the beach, RedEye caught up with two stars of the tour.     JOHN HYDEN A former Olympian who competed on indoor U.S. national teams in Atlanta in 1996 and Sydney in 2000, John Hyden at 39 years old remains one of the top players on the beach.
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