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OFFBEAT: Actor Eli Wallach, dead at 98, memorable work lives on

OFFBEAT: Actor Eli Wallach, dead at 98, memorable work lives on

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 01, 2014 12:00 am
"I guess I'm one of the lucky ones."

"I guess I'm one of the lucky ones."

Veteran Hal Kostka talks about his experience in the Korean War as an entertainment specialist in the U.S. Army.

May 25, 2014 7:00 pm
Kostka's Korean War role was entertaining — literally

Kostka's Korean War role was entertaining — literally

Many Korean War veterans can say they saw Marilyn Monroe perform there in a slinky purple sequin dress.

May 25, 2014 7:00 pm Video Photos

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OFFBEAT: Chris Lemmon becomes dad Jack for new one-man stage show

OFFBEAT: Chris Lemmon becomes dad Jack for new one-man stage show

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 15, 2014 12:00 am
Actor Chris Lemmon, Portraying his Father Jack Lemmon, Shares a Story about Working with Marilyn Monroe

Actor Chris Lemmon, Portraying his Father Jack Lemmon, Shares a Story about Working with Marilyn Monroe

Actor Chris Lemmon, portraying his father Jack Lemmon, shares stories about working with Marilyn Monroe, in his new one-man stage show "Jack Lemmon Returns" now playing at Royal George Theatre in Chicago.

May 15, 2014 12:00 am
Like Father, Like Son: Chris Lemmon launching new stage show in Chicago playing father Jack Lemmon

Like Father, Like Son: Chris Lemmon launching new stage show in Chicago playing father Jack Lemmon

Actor Chris Lemmon is happy to continue to make his father proud while carrying on the family trade of entertainment.

May 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Associated Press Entertainment Writer Bob Thomas and Syndicated Gossip Columnist Sheilah Graham

Associated Press Entertainment Writer Bob Thomas and Syndicated Gossip Columnist Sheilah Graham

In this Oct. 6, 1954 file photo, Associated Press Reporter Bob Thomas (center) and syndicated gossip columnist Sheilah Graham (left) lead the throngs of waiting Hollywood media outside the Beverly Hills house of Marilyn Monroe, after reports that the movie star's marriage to baseball star Jo…

March 31, 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: Reader searching for columnist Arch McKinlay's 2003 book

OFFBEAT: Reader searching for columnist Arch McKinlay's 2003 book

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

November 07, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Artist James-Paul Brown here for weekend Courthouse party

OFFBEAT: Artist James-Paul Brown here for weekend Courthouse party

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 19, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Pat Boone here for rare Mother's Day concerts

OFFBEAT: Pat Boone here for rare Mother's Day concerts

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 27, 2013 12:00 am
A year for enduring pop culture icons to shine

A year for enduring pop culture icons to shine

The Associated Press' highly subjective pop-culture journey through the year:

December 23, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Memoir tells the story of Midway's Hollywood history

Memoir tells the story of Midway's Hollywood history

Before transcontinental flights, planes stopped at Midway Airport to refuel and luminaries such as Katherine Hepburn, John Wayne and President John F. Kennedy were often spotted there.

December 12, 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
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

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
Retro is forever, get used to it

Retro is forever, get used to it

Retro looks are everywhere, and they’re quickly making their way from Hollywood to the shores of Lake Michigan.

September 21, 2012 2:00 pm Photos

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High flying Starship singer to fightin' Irish favorite

High flying Starship singer to fightin' Irish favorite

Midwest music veteran Cathy Richardson gives a rare solo performance tonight during a short break from a world tour as lead singer of the legendary Jefferson Starship.

September 21, 2012 12:00 am
Debbie Reynolds excited about ''Liberace' film and Drury Lane return

Debbie Reynolds excited about ''Liberace' film and Drury Lane return

Hollywood royalty Debbie Reynolds says she's still not "exactly sure" why the producers of the new HBO film about Las Vegas showman pianist Liberace cast her to be their film.

September 14, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: 'All About Eve' Actress Celeste Holm Dead at age 95

OFFBEAT: 'All About Eve' Actress Celeste Holm Dead at age 95

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 16, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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