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November 3, 2011 | By Matt Pais and RedEye movie critic
** (out of four) Apparently nobody in “The Son of No One” has heard of self-defense and accidents. Otherwise, rookie cop Jonathan (Channing Tatum) wouldn't be freaking out over the reporter (Juliette Binoche) who follows anonymous letters about two unsolved murders that Jonathan committed as a scared kid in 1986 Queens. (Clearly whoever's texting Jonathan messages like “We know what you did” is an “I Know What You Did Last Summer” fan.) Writer-director Dito Montiel (“A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints,” “Fighting”)
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February 19, 2013 | By Matt Pais and RedEye Sound Board
 *** = Recommended shows On sale 10 a.m. Friday Matt Costa, The Blank Tapes, Monday, April 8 ($15-$27, all ages) at Space. HIM, Wednesday, May 8 ($37.50-$40, all ages) at House of Blues. Meek Mill, Sunday, April 14 ($37.50-$40, 17+) at House of Blues. ***Tracy Morgan, Thursday, May 9 ($35.50, 17+) at House of Blues. John Oates, Saturday, April 27 ($20-$45, all ages) at Space. Brad Paisley, Chris Young, Lee Brice, Saturday, May 11 ($19.25-$54.25, all ages)
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 19, 2013 | By Matt Pais and RedEye Sound Board
 *** = Recommended shows On sale 10 a.m. Friday Matt Costa, The Blank Tapes, Monday, April 8 ($15-$27, all ages) at Space. HIM, Wednesday, May 8 ($37.50-$40, all ages) at House of Blues. Meek Mill, Sunday, April 14 ($37.50-$40, 17+) at House of Blues. ***Tracy Morgan, Thursday, May 9 ($35.50, 17+) at House of Blues. John Oates, Saturday, April 27 ($20-$45, all ages) at Space. Brad Paisley, Chris Young, Lee Brice, Saturday, May 11 ($19.25-$54.25, all ages)
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August 16, 2012 | Matt Pais and RedEye movie critic
**1/2 (out of four) Tracy Morgan's such a ridiculous caricature of a human being on “30 Rock” and in interviews that it's always great to see him actually acting. And acting like a semi-normal person. He was serious in last year's forgettable drama “Son of No One” and impresses again in the better “Why Stop Now,” which co-stars the comedian as a drug dealer named Sprinkles. Don't laugh; the character means business, even though he's a sad man who lives with his mother and still laments wasting his potential as a runner.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 16, 2012 | Matt Pais and RedEye movie critic
**1/2 (out of four) Tracy Morgan's such a ridiculous caricature of a human being on “30 Rock” and in interviews that it's always great to see him actually acting. And acting like a semi-normal person. He was serious in last year's forgettable drama “Son of No One” and impresses again in the better “Why Stop Now,” which co-stars the comedian as a drug dealer named Sprinkles. Don't laugh; the character means business, even though he's a sad man who lives with his mother and still laments wasting his potential as a runner.
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November 4, 2011 | By Scott Bolohan for RedEye
Tracy Morgan has earned a reputation as a wild card in his performances. But there's also a serious side to him, one that often comes out in interviews. This was not one of those interviews.   The serious questions we prepared for him quickly became irrelevant. He spent most of the interview half-yelling, straddling the line of is-he-serious-or-not as only he can. You can laugh (or not) when he plays the Improv this weekend.   How's it going Tracy?   I'm good, how are you?
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January 13, 2012 | By Curt Wagner and RedEye
Zachary Levi tweeted about it Sunday, but now we have proof. He and Betty White did make out at her star-studded 90th birthday party. "Soooooo, I may have just made out with Betty White. This is not a joke. #bucketlist," Levi tweeted. In the first clip above, you see the "Chuck"star, complete with faux hawk, doing his comic bit for White during "Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl," which will air on NBC at 7 p.m. Jan. 16. He tells her he wants to marry her, shows her a ring and a prenup, and says he needs...
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January 23, 2012 | RedEye
Tracy Morgan was rushed to the hospital over the weekend while appearing at Sundance Film Festival. Reports surfaced today citing "exhaustion. " http://bit.ly/y2YAsC Sen. Mark Kirk was hospitalized after suffering a stroke http://trib.in/wJ40R1 Newt Gingrich shockingly pulled off a win in the South Carolina primary, beating Mitt Romney. http://on.msnbc.com/xw6jeM Jay Cutler told People Magazine that he and Kristen Cavallari are expecting their first child http://bit.ly/wiGwpr The New York Giants will face the New...
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August 23, 2012 | By Scott Bolohan, For RedEye
Comedians getting into trouble for things they say onstage is nothing new. These comedians have found themselves in hot water for their controversial material.   Lenny Bruce With undercover cops in the audience, Bruce was arrested in 1964 in New York City for using obscenities during a show. The trial lasted six months, and Bruce was found guilty and sentenced to four months in a workhouse.   George Carlin In 1972, Carlin was arrested for performing his "Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television" routine at Summerstage in Milwaukee.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 25, 2012 | By Dana Moran and RedEye
Think the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, is all about snooty celebs sipping wine in hot tubs at snooty ski resorts while screening snooty art flicks? Well, it's a little bit about that. But Sundance also is the fest that premiered buzz-worthy 2011 movies such as "Another Earth," "Like Crazy," "Martha Marcy May Marlene" and Chicago's own "The Interrupters. " We've got five reasons to keep an eye on this year's fest, which runs through Sunday. damoran@tribune.com | @redeyedana 1 -- Everybody who's anybody is there Seriously, it's like winter break for...
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November 4, 2011 | By Scott Bolohan for RedEye
Tracy Morgan has earned a reputation as a wild card in his performances. But there's also a serious side to him, one that often comes out in interviews. This was not one of those interviews.   The serious questions we prepared for him quickly became irrelevant. He spent most of the interview half-yelling, straddling the line of is-he-serious-or-not as only he can. You can laugh (or not) when he plays the Improv this weekend.   How's it going Tracy?   I'm good, how are you?
ENTERTAINMENT
November 3, 2011 | By Matt Pais and RedEye movie critic
** (out of four) Apparently nobody in “The Son of No One” has heard of self-defense and accidents. Otherwise, rookie cop Jonathan (Channing Tatum) wouldn't be freaking out over the reporter (Juliette Binoche) who follows anonymous letters about two unsolved murders that Jonathan committed as a scared kid in 1986 Queens. (Clearly whoever's texting Jonathan messages like “We know what you did” is an “I Know What You Did Last Summer” fan.) Writer-director Dito Montiel (“A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints,” “Fighting”)
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April 10, 2012 | By Ernest Wilkins and RedEye
Wednesday marks the biggest day in the history of New York University: Bay Area rapper/Internet force of nature Lil B The Based God will hold a lecture at the school's Kimmel Center. "It's gonna be a real progressive talk and when everybody leaves, their lives will be changed," he told FUSE. The gambit seems to have paid off: The announcement became a worldwide trending topic after he tweeted it. The Based God isn't the first rapper to grace the hallowed halls of academia. UGK member Bun B teaches a class at Rice University in Houston and Chicago's own Naledge (of Kidz in the Hall)
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December 15, 2011 | By Anthony Roberts, For RedEye
I've been swagged, Auto-Tuned and taken to the club to pop bottles way more times than I can handle. It's official: I'm sick of rappers making noise and calling it music. So in the spirit of complaining about a problem only if you present a solution, I may have a cure for the hip-hop stereocide that's been assaulting my ears: Rappers, get a TV show. Most artists try their hand at acting only after they've achieved a certain amount of name recognition in the music business.
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