December 31, 2012 |
2013 begins on a divisive note today as talks between Republicans and the Obama administration led to a partial deal following a marathon session of neg - Oh, shit, wait, hold on. Kim Kardashian is pregnant! Oh my God, I can't believe this is happening. Wow. And it's not just some mediocre basketball player's sad spurt of sperm either. It's Kanye's! Shit, OK, anyway, um, the main focus of the talks demonstrates Barack Obama's sharp learning curve over the first four years of his presidency, in which he continuously attempted to reach common, bi-partisan ground only to be...
December 25, 2012 |
Hannibal Buress has had a busy year - and shows no signs of slowing down. The Chicago native, who has been hyped by Chris Rock and Aziz Ansari, currently co-stars on "The Eric Andre Show" on the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim. In May, he debuted a Comedy Central special, "Hannibal Buress: Animal Furnace," and he's just signed a deal with ABC to write and co-star in a comedy pilot. And he hosts a weekly stand-up show at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn. This weekend Buress returns to the Chicago area for six shows - three on New Year's Eve at Zanies...
November 29, 2012 |
As Chicago's foremost rock star/wrestling company founder/tea house owner, Billy Corgan is a busy guy. On Friday his wrestling organization, Resistance Pro, will host its one-year anniversary show. On Monday, The Smashing Pumpkins will reissue their biggest commercial success, "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. " And then there are shows to play, teas to brew and Bears games to watch. Through it all, Corgan always has something to say and doesn't really care whether you like it. He talked to RedEye about wrestling, revisiting his most successful album and a...
November 15, 2012 |
For most of people, filming yourself in underwear and posting the finished product on YouTube is never a good idea. But for Chicago-based actor Scott Anderson, who'd set aside his performance career for a "real" job, it landed him a starring role on "Reality Show," a new Showtime dark comedy created by and co-starring Chicago native Adam Rifkin. Anderson plays Dennis Warwick, a strait-laced dad whose life unravels when his family is filmed without their knowledge for a "real" reality show.
August 7, 2012 |
I kind of hoped 6-year-old Alana Johnson's 15 minutes of fame were up after she became a sensation for her appearances on "Toddlers & Tiaras," TLC's reality show about the train wreck known as child beauty pageants. My hopes, however, have been dashed. Why? Because "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" ( 9 p.m. Wednesday, TLC; 1 star ). That's right, TLC has given the "go-go" juice-swilling camera hog a six-part series of her own, and while watching the premiere I sat, slack-jawed and scratching my head, wondering why TLC wants so badly to hold this little girl...
July 13, 2012 |
John Vermiglio, the last Chicago man standing on "Around the World in 80 Plates," was voted off the show by his fellow chefs on Wednesday's episode. "I was super-pleased to outlast everyone else from Chicago," said Vermigio from New York, where he was in town for a cast finale party. "That was a definite goal of mine once I got there and met everyone, so yeah, I was able to do so and hopefully I've done the city proudly, but I'm not coming home with $150,000.”" We talked to Vermiglio on Friday morning about watching his elimination live, his favorite city...