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OFFBEAT: Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney dead at age 93

OFFBEAT: Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney dead at age 93

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 08, 2014 12:00 am
Elizabeth Taylor's Grandson, Jazz Trumpeter, Rhys Tivey

Elizabeth Taylor's Grandson, Jazz Trumpeter, Rhys Tivey

Elizabeth Taylor's Grandson Rhys Tivey, a jazz trumpet musician, released his first album in January called "No Voice, No More." He is the son of sculptor Liza Todd, Taylor's only child with film producer Mike Todd.

March 29, 2014 12:00 am
Newlyweds Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor Arriving in Toronto, Canada March 16, 1964

Newlyweds Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor Arriving in Toronto, Canada March 16, 1964

Newlyweds Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton arrive in Toronto on Monday, March 16, 1964, the day after the couple were married.

March 29, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Reader has questions about Elizabeth Taylor's Burton marriage

OFFBEAT: Reader has questions about Elizabeth Taylor's Burton marriage

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Retirement Blues Drama as a Fully-Realized King Lear Emerges in Gary

Retirement Blues Drama as a Fully-Realized King Lear Emerges in Gary

One of the many things that people in class got wound up about was Marc Antony's speech in Julius Caesar by Shakespeare, which Dr. Roach dissected on a rhetorical basis.

August 20, 2013 9:30 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: Studio 54 owner ready to share and relive nightclub memories

OFFBEAT: Studio 54 owner ready to share and relive nightclub memories

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

December 12, 2012 12:00 am
Skip 'Liz & Dick' and watch a film they headline

Skip 'Liz & Dick' and watch a film they headline

NEW YORK (AP) — The good news: If you thought "Liz & Dick" would be lame, you aren't wrong.

November 23, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Princess Diana wedding cake slice auctioned next month

OFFBEAT: Princess Diana wedding cake slice auctioned next month

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 25, 2012 12:00 am
Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, October 25th

Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, October 25th

For a pre-Halloween weekend pondering--- the meaning of masquerades, especially in Miller this weekend; films on eternal life and an unveiling by Mitch Markovitz at the Merrillville-Ross Township Museum.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor.

October 24, 2012 9:00 am
ADVANCE PLANNING: Role models for a longer-than-anticipated life

ADVANCE PLANNING: Role models for a longer-than-anticipated life

A few years ago, I thought I had found a useful role model in Frank Lloyd Wright. Broke and a social pariah who had alienated all of the few friends he ever had, at the age of 70-something he wrote an autobiography about how great he was. He started a school for architects and proceeded to b…

October 06, 2012 3:20 pm
OFFBEAT: Goodman revival of 'Sweet Bird of Youth' engages and entertains

OFFBEAT: Goodman revival of 'Sweet Bird of Youth' engages and entertains

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 26, 2012 12:00 am

LAST RESORT: The value of role models

A few years ago, I thought I had found a useful role model in Frank Lloyd Wright. Broke and a social pariah who had alienated all of the few friends he ever had, at the age of 70-something he wrote an autobiography about how great he was. He started a school for architects and proceeded to b…

September 24, 2012 3:20 pm
OFFBEAT: Elizabeth Taylor, homemade Fried Chicken and Las Vegas at Blue Chip Casino

OFFBEAT: Elizabeth Taylor, homemade Fried Chicken and Las Vegas at Blue Chip Casino

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 21, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Carol Burnett,  Elizabeth Taylor

Carol Burnett, Elizabeth Taylor

Friends Carol Burnett and Elizabeth Taylor are shown Jan. 22, 1983, talking with press about making their debut in 'pay television' together when they star as women drawn together after their divorces in 'Intimate Strangers,' a comedy-drama movie for HBO.

April 29, 2012 12:00 am

Legendary Carol Burnett brings her show to Joliet in May

Award-winning actress, funny lady and best-selling author Carol Burnett has been busy "writing away" for the past two years.

April 29, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor dining at Chasen's in 1959

Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor dining at Chasen's in 1959

Famous friends Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor, who co-starred in the 1956 film 'Giant,' dine together at Chasen's restaurant in Beverly Hills, which featured Taylor's favorite menu item — chili.

February 22, 2012 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Both famous and everyday folk are fond of chili

FROM the FARM: Both famous and everyday folk are fond of chili

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

February 22, 2012 12:00 am
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Feature Focus

Elizabeth Taylor memorial service held in California

October 18, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: Hammond grad's 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' falls short of campy

OFFBEAT: Hammond grad's 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' falls short of campy

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 17, 2011 12:00 am
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