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OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: DJ Deadmau5 vs Disney, while stars flock to Rivers' funeral

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: DJ Deadmau5 vs Disney, while stars flock to Rivers' funeral

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 08, 2014 12:00 am
Original Broadway Poster for "Brigadoon" in 1947

Original Broadway Poster for "Brigadoon" in 1947

A poster from the original 1947 Broadway run of "Brigadoon" features a glowing critic's quote from legendary gossip columnist Walter Winchell.

June 19, 2014 12:00 am
Martha Raye, center, with husband David Rose, left, and gossip columnist Jimmy Fidler and wife Kay

Martha Raye, center, with husband David Rose, left, and gossip columnist Jimmy Fidler and wife Kay

Martha Raye, center, and her second husband (of seven) David Rose, left, announce news of their wedding to gossip Columnist Jimmy Fidler and his wife, Kay, in 1938. Composer Rose left Ray in 1941 to marry Judy Garland.

April 12, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Kokandy run of 'Sweet Smell of Success' headline-worthy

OFFBEAT: Kokandy run of 'Sweet Smell of Success' headline-worthy

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 13, 2014 12:00 am
New York Gossip Columnist Earl Wilson with Actresses Esther Williams and Marilyn Monroe at a Hollywood Party in 1952

New York Gossip Columnist Earl Wilson with Actresses Esther Williams and Marilyn Monroe at a Hollywood Party in 1952

New York Gossip Columnist Earl Wilson with actresses Esther Williams and Marilyn Monroe at a Hollywood party in 1952.

December 03, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Hammond reader corrects columnist Earl Wilson mention

OFFBEAT: Hammond reader corrects columnist Earl Wilson mention

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

December 03, 2013 12:00 am
Chicago Gossip Columnist Irv "Kup" Kupcinet with Peggy and Chester Potempa in Kup's Lakeshore Drive Apartment in December 2002

Chicago Gossip Columnist Irv "Kup" Kupcinet with Peggy and Chester Potempa in Kup's Lakeshore Drive Apartment in December 2002

Chicago Gossip Columnist Irv "Kup" Kupcinet with Peggy and Chester Potempa in Kup's Lake Shore Drive Apartment in December 2002, with a portrait of Kup's late daughter Karyn hanging in the bedroom.

November 29, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Star Plaza's 'Streetlamp' singer Shonn Wiley ready for Broadway

OFFBEAT: Star Plaza's 'Streetlamp' singer Shonn Wiley ready for Broadway

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 25, 2013 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Readers and donations make Hedda event great

FROM the FARM: Readers and donations make Hedda event great

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

February 13, 2013 12:00 am
Gossip Columnist Hedda Hopper's Hat and Exhibit Table Display

Gossip Columnist Hedda Hopper's Hat and Exhibit Table Display

Gossip Columnist Hedda Hopper, whose trademark became an array of attention-getting hats, had more than 1,000 unique designs to pick from in her collection. One of her personally owned hats, featuring silk flowers, was on display Sunday at Teibel's.

February 13, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Few seats remain for my 'Hedda Hopper' Teibel's event

OFFBEAT: Few seats remain for my 'Hedda Hopper' Teibel's event

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 31, 2013 12:00 am
Hedda Hopper Starred as Herself in the 1950 film "Sunset Boulevard"

Hedda Hopper Starred as Herself in the 1950 film "Sunset Boulevard"

Gossip Columnist Hedda Hopper, who appeared as herself in the final dramatic scene for the 1950 film "Sunset Boulevard," made hats her distinct trademark, as well as her often "poison" pen tactics in print.

January 31, 2013 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: You're invited to Hedda Hopper Valentine's Day lunch at Teibel's

FROM the FARM: You're invited to Hedda Hopper Valentine's Day lunch at Teibel's

Every year readers look forward to my annual Valentine's Day charity luncheon for The Caring Place at Teibel's restaurant and the announcement of the year's theme.

January 26, 2013 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: You're invited to Hedda Hopper Valentine's Day lunch at Teibel's

FROM the FARM: You're invited to Hedda Hopper Valentine's Day lunch at Teibel's

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

January 23, 2013 12:00 am
Rival Gossip Columnists Hedda Hopper (left) and Louella Parsons at a Party in 1948

Rival Gossip Columnists Hedda Hopper (left) and Louella Parsons at a Party in 1948

Newspaper Gossip Columnists Hedda Hopper (left) and Louella Parsons (right) are pictured seated next to each other at a dinner party at Hollywood's Mocambo Nightclub in this 1948 photo distributed by Hearst King Features Syndicate. The caption reads: "Long reported to be unfriendly, because …

January 21, 2013 8:30 pm
OFFBEAT: Black Ensemble's 'Other Cinderella' still shining in 2013

OFFBEAT: Black Ensemble's 'Other Cinderella' still shining in 2013

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 01, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Hopkins and Mirren dead-on in 'Hitchcock'

OFFBEAT: Hopkins and Mirren dead-on in 'Hitchcock'

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

November 23, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Broadway excitement 'Chaplin' stage story in NYC

OFFBEAT: Broadway excitement 'Chaplin' stage story in NYC

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 06, 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
OFFBEAT: 'Tabloid' film gives glimpse of Mormons and drama of former beauty queen

OFFBEAT: 'Tabloid' film gives glimpse of Mormons and drama of former beauty queen

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 18, 2011 12:00 am
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