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OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Howie Mandel includes 'Bobby,' comedy highs and lows

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Howie Mandel includes 'Bobby,' comedy highs and lows

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 15, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Howie Mandel grateful to Joan Rivers for career push

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Howie Mandel grateful to Joan Rivers for career push

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 11, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Howie Mandel here for one show at Four Winds

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Howie Mandel here for one show at Four Winds

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 03, 2014 12:00 am
Talk of the Town: Joan Rivers doesn't hold back in new book or her everyday life

Talk of the Town: Joan Rivers doesn't hold back in new book or her everyday life

Even though comedienne Joan Rivers says it's no surprise Kim Kardashian and her sisters are among the favorite targets included in her new book, she admits there's also "some brains among that bunch."

August 02, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Colorful Career: Classic crooner Bobby Vinton happy for return Blue Chip visit

Colorful Career: Classic crooner Bobby Vinton happy for return Blue Chip visit

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Jay Leno to perform at Four Winds Casino

Comedian and former "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno will bring his stand-up act to Silver Creek Event Center at Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, Mich. next month.

April 11, 2014 12:00 am
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
OFFBEAT: Readers want to mail Ellen, David Brenner tribute

OFFBEAT: Readers want to mail Ellen, David Brenner tribute

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 19, 2014 12:00 am
An entertaining guy: Star Plaza's Charlie Blum celebrating 25 starry-eyed years

An entertaining guy: Star Plaza's Charlie Blum celebrating 25 starry-eyed years

Charlie Blum, president, CEO and talent buyer for Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, still recalls the first "big stage entertainers" he ever purchased a ticket to see on stage.

March 12, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

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Leno: 2nd 'Tonight exit' is quits for late-night

Leno: 2nd 'Tonight exit' is quits for late-night

Jay Leno, as affably efficient backstage as he is in front of the camera, avoids waxing poetic about his 22-year "Tonight Show" run that draws to a close Thursday.

February 04, 2014 12:00 am

Who is the Midwest's most innovative entrepreneur?

A global professional services firm is searching for the most innovative entrepreneurs in the Midwest.

February 03, 2014 12:15 pm
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The Daily Fix

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February 03, 2014 12:00 am
Psychic Sylvia Browne with Jay Leno on NBC's "The Tonight Show" in 2009

Psychic Sylvia Browne with Jay Leno on NBC's "The Tonight Show" in 2009

Psychic Sylvia Browne with Jay Leno on NBC's "The Tonight Show" in 2009.

November 22, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: TV and stage psychic Sylvia Browne dead at age 77

OFFBEAT: TV and stage psychic Sylvia Browne dead at age 77

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

November 22, 2013 12:00 am
Wry Guy: Funny Dennis Miller eager for stage comedy audience interaction

Wry Guy: Funny Dennis Miller eager for stage comedy audience interaction

Comedian Dennis Miller loves touring and the energy and connection that comes with performing in front of a theater audience.

October 04, 2013 12:00 am Related
OFFBEAT: Lassie's Timmy and Blackhawk Denis Savard here this week

OFFBEAT: Lassie's Timmy and Blackhawk Denis Savard here this week

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 24, 2013 12:00 am
Leno to leave NBC's 'Tonight Show' next spring

Leno to leave NBC's 'Tonight Show' next spring

NBC on Wednesday announced its long-rumored switch in late night, replacing Jay Leno at the "Tonight" show with Jimmy Fallon and moving the iconic franchise back to New York.

April 05, 2013 12:00 am
Analysis: Despite ouster plans, Leno leads ratings

Analysis: Despite ouster plans, Leno leads ratings

Jay Leno and the "Tonight" show is one of the few remaining successful programs that NBC has on its network. So why would its executives think about getting rid of him?

March 26, 2013 12:00 am
Coffee from an elephant's gut fills a $50 cup

Coffee from an elephant's gut fills a $50 cup

GOLDEN TRIANGLE, Thailand (AP) — In the lush hills of northern Thailand, a herd of 20 elephants is excreting some of the world's most expensive coffee.

December 07, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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