In chatting on the phone recently about his new film “While We’re Young” (opening Friday), writer and director Noah Baumbach revealed that he had long wanted to pen a screenplay about a middle-age couple becoming intrigued with another couple a generation or so younger.
Actor and comedian Nate Torrence — who stars in the new Fox show “Weird Loners” (premiering at 8:30 Tuesday, WFLD-Channel 32) — credits the years he lived in Chicago and trained at Second City for giving him the comedic “chops” that have led to this first starring role on a TV sitcom.
After Dan Fogelman finished doing “Crazy Stupid Love,” the 2011 hit film starring Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Julianne Moore — for which Fogelman has penned the script — he said “I wondered what in the world I would do next. … I sat staring at my blank computer screen for about a month, when I came across this weird news story on the internet.”
When Hunter King first heard about “A Girl Like Her,” (opening Friday) the young actress — perhaps best known for playing Summer Newman on ‘The Young and the Restless” daytime series — realized the subject of the film was close to her heart.
Evanston native William Petersen will make his first return to a TV series since leaving “CSI” by joining the second season of the drama series “Manhattan” on WGN America.
Considering the on-set battles between “Fifty Shades of Grey” director Sam Taylor-Johnson and E.L. James over the first film in the big screen interpretation of James’ mega-bestselling trilogy, it’s no surprise to learn Taylor-Johnson has now officially dropped out of directing any further “Grey” films.
Things are moving quickly for “Barbershop 3,” the third film in the popular franchise that hopefully will again be made in Chicago — as was the case with the first two movies.
While it appears Bobby Brown still holds out hope his daughter Bobbi Kristina will exit her coma and return to normal, her grandmother, Cissy Houston seems to be more realistic about the sad situation.
This will likely upset the legion of “Directioners” out there — those avid fans of the mega-hit boy band One Direction — but music industry insiders are saying the band’s days are numbered.
The Bears’ popular place kicker Robbie Gould was seen dining at Chicago Cut Steakhouse Wednesday night with a couple of pals – enjoying a small filet and yummy truffle scalloped potatoes.