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The TV ZoneTalk about the wind getting sucked out of you: Bernie Mac has died. This news comes just about a day after the public relations firm PMK notified the press that he was responding well to treatment and would probably......
The TV ZoneTo honor the memory of soul superstar Isaac Hayes, VH1 Classic and VH1 Soul will air The Golden Globe nominated documentary ???Wattstax??? on Wednesday at 8 p.m. Filmmaker Mel Stuart captured the August 20, 1972 Wattstax music festival known......
Tags: Los Angeles, Society, Entertainment, Isaac Hayes, Ceremonies
KickingTiresIf you remember the movie ???Brewster???s Millions,??? you might recall how hard it was for Richard Pryor to spend $30 million in 30 days with nothing to show for it in order to later win an inheritance of $300 million.......
Mike Epps considers himself a “crossover” artist of sorts these days. The star of 2000's “Next Friday” and 2002's “Friday After Next,” who noted he has been popular with black audiences since he began his career as...
The tweet went as follows: "Everyone else seems afraid to say it, but that Quvenzhane Wallis is kind of a (expletive), right?" The missing word is a bit of verbal sewage sometimes used to disparage women. Begins with "c," rhymes with "hunt." Its...
Tags: Bob Hope, Milton Berle, Norman Lear, Culture, Lucille Ball
Within the first three minutes of our conversation, Marlon Wayans mocks my shoes, imagines an ethnically diverse array of naked women surrounding him, describes the peaceful way to strangle a cow and his plan to delay sitting on the toilet in order to...
Anyone looking for the loud, boisterous version of Chris Tucker may be disappointed. Asked to tell me a joke, Tucker’s delivery is so understated I react late to the punchline, expecting something juicier than, “I went to a psychic and she...
In the excellent new drama “Mr. Sophistication,” veteran comedian/actor Ron Waters (Chicago-native Harry Lennix) is tempted by the notion that fame means he exists on a different level in society. “I think any honest celebrity would see...
The widely admired Circle Theatre production of the moving Australian drama "When the Rain Stops Falling" (penned by Andrew Bovell) is moving from Oak Park to Chicago. John Gawlik's production will reopen in January at the Greenhouse Theatre Center on...
Tags: Drama (genre), Arts and Culture
"Unspeakable," the new biographical show about the late comedian Richard Pryor slated for the Royal George Theatre in Chicago next month, has been cancelled. A spokesman for the producers said a major piece of the funding for the commercial show, which...
Fifteen minutes before the Bulls and Charlotte Bobcats faced off at the United Center Saturday, comedian Kevin Hart was on his phone, trying to get an extra ticket to the game for his friend. Hart didn’t expect to make it to the game by tip-off. He...
One Friday night in Chicago, two stand-up worlds. The first world: In the established, Old Town room, the nationally known Greg Proops fires off his California hipster comedy, heavy on attitude, high on his own intelligence, thick with high-culture...
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