November 15, 2011 |
Judy Greer knows she's played the “best friend role” in what feels like countless romantic comedies. But she's not going to swear them off. “I see actors making decisions like, 'I don't want to do that anymore.' Like, 'I don't want to be on a television show anymore. I want to be a movie star,'” says Greer, whose new film, “The Descendants,” opens Nov. 18. “Then it's like they never do anything again, and you see them back on television.” Fortunately, the Michigan-raised DePaul grad - who has appeared in many films, including “27 Dresses” and “The Wedding Planner,”...
December 17, 2012 |
It hasn't been cold enough for a true hockey atmosphere in Chicago, but Blackhawks legend Jeremy Roenick doesn't seem to mind. In the Chicago area to sign copies of his new book, "J.R.," recently, he covered a variety of topics with RedEye, including the NHL lockout, why Chicago is still close to his heart and video game immortality. How long did it take to put together a book about your NHL career? It was a very long process. It was 18 months of writing and talking and calculating on how we were going to do it. It was 90 hours' worth of banter, and picking the...
December 28, 2011 |
Andy DeCaluwe won't be playing poker or blackjack when he's in Las Vegas next week. Instead, the 25-year-old will be tossing pingpong balls into cups of beer for a chance to win $50,000. The 7 t h annual World Series of Beer Pong - yes, it's a real competition - takes place Sunday through Thursday at the Flamingo Las Vegas hotel and casino. And DeCaluwe, a student at Kendall College, is the guy to beat. DeCaluwe, who plays with a partner, is ranked the top beer pong player in the world out of 2,400, according to...
April 30, 2014 |
Someone has been damaging the windows of high-rise lakefront apartments this month, police officials say, by "shooting projectiles" at the glass. According to a community alert released Tuesday afternoon, an unknown person was reportedly damaging the windows from a perch somewhere in the area of Lake Shore Drive. The incidents reportedly all took place in the 100 block of North Harbor Drive. The first was reported April 20 at 5:30 a.m., the second on April 27 at 9:45 p.m., and the third on April 28 at 11:30 p.m. Want more?
August 16, 2012 |
"Strike Back" is the smartest action thriller on TV. As was the case in the series' first season on Cinemax (it began on British TV), British counter-terror unit Section 20 faces down a world of evil-doers, wasting more baddies in one episode than Jack Bauer did in an entire season of "24. " But "Strike Back" is much more than well-choreographed firefights and blood-chilling terrorist atrocities. Where it truly excels is in showing the emotional costs paid by the super soldiers doing their jobs and by the witnesses and/or...
March 26, 2013 |
Growing up on Chicago's West Side, with family in K-Town and Humboldt Park, Anthony Sturdivant said his memories of friends and relatives killed by gun fire are all too typical. Like many Chicagoans appalled by the city's rising body count, Sturdivant, a 28-year-old video producer, wondered what messages could possibly reach potential shooters and convince them to stand down. An answer to that question came to him in 2011, when he and two local videographers, Leon Kelsick and Dartise Johnson, decided to produce a series of anti-violence videos...