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2009

Times Columnist Philip Potempa with Mickey Rooney and the Actor's 8th Wife Jan in August 2009

Times Columnist Philip Potempa with Mickey Rooney and the Actor's 8th Wife Jan in August 2009

Times Columnist Philip Potempa with Mickey Rooney and the actor's 8th wife Jan in August 2009.

April 08, 2014 12:00 am
Seattle Sutton with Chicago Cubs Legend Ron Santo in 2009

Seattle Sutton with Chicago Cubs Legend Ron Santo in 2009

In 2009, Seattle Sutton shared smiles and her provided healthy meal plan with Chicago Cubs baseball legend Ron Santo, who also appeared in her commercial broadcast campaign.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Drury Lane's 'Young Frankenstein' alive with electrifying stage talent

OFFBEAT: Drury Lane's 'Young Frankenstein' alive with electrifying stage talent

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 27, 2014 12:00 am
Valpo's Radio One stations sold to Adams Group

Valpo's Radio One stations sold to Adams Group

Len Ellis, right, stands with son Leigh Ellis in the main studio of Radio One Communications' headquarters in Valparaiso in November 2009.

March 27, 2013 5:00 pm
OFFBEAT: Reader wants answer about Dillinger's jail break 'gun'

OFFBEAT: Reader wants answer about Dillinger's jail break 'gun'

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 20, 2013 12:00 am
Actor Ed Asner with this Disney Pixar Character Alter Ego Carl at the October 2009 Movie Premier of "Up"

Actor Ed Asner with this Disney Pixar Character Alter Ego Carl at the October 2009 Movie Premier of "Up"

Director Pete Docter said actor Ed Asner was Pixar's first choice for the voice of Carl from the film "Up."

March 13, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Ed Asner here for one-man show about FDR

OFFBEAT: Ed Asner here for one-man show about FDR

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 08, 2013 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Waves of Success: Radio One Founder Len Ellis named Columbia College Alumnus of the Year

Waves of Success: Radio One Founder Len Ellis named Columbia College Alumnus of the Year

Len Ellis, front, standing with his son, Leigh Ellis, in the main studio of Radio One Communications headquarters in Valparaiso in November 2009, has been named Columbia College Chicago Alumnus of Year for 2013.

February 04, 2013 12:00 am
Times Columnist Eloise Valadez as a Wine Aerialist at Texas de Brazil Steakhouse in 2009

Times Columnist Eloise Valadez as a Wine Aerialist at Texas de Brazil Steakhouse in 2009

Times Columnist Eloise Valadez strapped into a harness for cables and a pulley system in the wine room at Texas de Brazil in Chicago in 2009. Aerialists fly on wires to fetch wine from the 40-foot tall wine rack at the Texas de Brazil Chicago restaurant location.

December 19, 2012 12:00 am
2009 Pie Judging at Hammond's Bizarre Bazaar Pie Contest

2009 Pie Judging at Hammond's Bizarre Bazaar Pie Contest

Pies await slicing at the 2009 Pie Contest Judging at the 4th Annual Bizarre Bazaar event in Downtown Hammond.

September 12, 2012 12:00 am
Bobby Vinton in recent concert

Bobby Vinton in recent concert

Singer Bobby Vinton is shown in this June 13, 2009, photo performing at the Cannery Casino & Hotel in Las Vegas.

May 03, 2012 2:00 pm
K. Todd Freeman and Frank Galati in "The Tempest" at Steppenwolf Theatre in 2009

K. Todd Freeman and Frank Galati in "The Tempest" at Steppenwolf Theatre in 2009

K. Todd Freeman and Frank Galati starred in "The Tempest" at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago in 2009. Freeman returns to direct "Good People" for Steppenwolf's 2012-13 season.

March 07, 2012 4:46 pm
Hilary Swank as Amelia Earhart

Hilary Swank as Amelia Earhart

Actress Hilary Swank portrayed Amelia Earhart in the 2009 big screen film epic "Amelia."

January 30, 2011 12:00 am
Topol Backstage

Topol Backstage

Times Columnist Philip Potempa (right) is shown backstage with actor Chaim Topol (sans hairpiece) in June 2009 in Chicago during the national Broadway tour of "Fiddler on the Roof." They are joined by Mary Beth Schultz, of Valparaiso, executive director of The Caring Place, who was collectin…

January 29, 2011 12:00 am
Famous Phone Call

Famous Phone Call

A guest at the 2009 Valentine's Day luncheon event at Teibel's in Schererville talks with actor Robert Wagner via telephone during the after meal program, during a Q&A session hosted by Times Columnist Philip Potempa (center).

January 19, 2011 12:00 am
Chicago Boat & RV show drops anchor at McCormick Place

Chicago Boat & RV show drops anchor at McCormick Place

The indoor fishing pond is the perfect place for small fry angling for their first catch.

January 08, 2011 12:00 am
Chicago Boat & RV Show drops anchor at McCormick Place

Chicago Boat & RV Show drops anchor at McCormick Place

Ahoy! The 81st annual Chicago Boat, RV & Outdoors Show arrives Wednesday and runs through Jan. 16 at McCormick Place. The boatfest celebrates watercrafts, water sports, and the outdoor lifestyle.

January 08, 2011 12:00 am
Chicago Boat & RV Show drops anchor at McCormick Place

Chicago Boat & RV Show drops anchor at McCormick Place

Visitors are welcome to explore the latest in luxury recreational vehicles and motorhomes.

January 08, 2011 12:00 am
Casino Fire

Casino Fire

A firefighter walks past the entrance of the Empress Casino Friday, March 20, 2009, in Joliet, Ill. as fire crews attempt to contain the fire that heavily damaged the structure.

November 27, 2010 12:00 am
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