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Prosecutors open with Hudson at murder trial

April 24, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this courtroom sketch, Willam Balfour, second from right, listens as Assistant State’s Attorney Veryl Gambino gives opening statements before Cook County Judge Charles Burns at Balfour’s murder trial, Monday, April 23, 2012, in Chicago. Balfour is charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the October 2008 killings of singer and...

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Review: Hypnotic 'Sound of my Voice' tantalizes

April 24, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this film image released by Fox Searchlight, Chris Denham, left, and Nicole Vicius are shown in a scene from “Sound of my Voice. (AP Photo/Fox Searchlight) Is the young, beautiful blonde woman truly a time traveler from a war-torn future, promising...

Review: Musical of 'Ghost' is inventive fun

April 24, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this theater image released by The Hartman Group, Caissie Levy, left, and Richard Fleeshman are shown in a scene from “Ghost The Musical,” at the at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York. (AP Photo/The Hartman Group, Joan Marcus) NEW YORK (AP)...

Review: Terrific 'The Lyons' is mordant little gem

April 24, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this theater publicity image released by Sam Rudy Media Relations,Linda lavin, left, and Dick Latessa are shown in a scene from “The Lyons,” in New York. (AP Photo/Sam Rudy Media Relations) NEW YORK (AP) — Pity Ben Lyons. He lies dying in a...

Review: 'Avengers' hits big screen with a blast

April 24, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this film image released by Disney, Iron Man, portrayed by Robert Downey Jr., left, and Captain America, portrayed by Chris Evans, are shown in a scene from “The Avengers” (AP Photo/Disney) The hype has been building for years and it...

Actors, artists aim to turn around failing schools

April 24, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 1, 2011 file photo, actress Sarah Jessica Parker poses for photographers in London. Sarah Jessica Parker, Kerry Washington and Forest Whitaker are signing up for a new initiative Monday with the Obama administration to adopt some of...

Zac Efron brings 'The Lucky One' to London

April 24, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Actor Zac Efron attends a special screening of “The Lucky One”, hosted by The Cinema Society and Men’s Health, at the Crosby Street Hotel on Thursday, April 19, 2012 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini) LONDON (AP) — Hollywood heartthrob...

Review: 'Streetcar Named Desire' is steamy, strong

April 23, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this April 2, 2012 photo provided by Springer Associates, from left, Blanche, played by Nicole Ari Parker, gets ready to leave as Stella, played by Daphne Rubin-Vega, and Eunice, played by Amelia Campbell, look on in a scene from “A Streetcar Named...

Hudson trial showcases violent Chicago 'hood

April 23, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

This April 17, 2012, photo shows the former home of Jennifer Hudson and her family, boarded up in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago. About the only difference between it and thousands of boarded-up buildings in Chicago’s most notorious neighborhood is...

Chaz Bono, Josh Hutcherson win GLAAD Awards

April 23, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Cher greets her transgender child Chaz Bono at The 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards on April 21, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA. (AP Photo/Vince Bucci) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chaz Bono picked up a pair of trophies at the GLAAD Media Awards. The 43-year-old transgender...