Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.
CROWN POINT | Leave the cameras, sleeping bags and lawn chairs at home, folks.
What fan of the movies hasn't looked up at the big screen with a dream of being on it, trading lines with De Niro or Hanks or Leo? Or Johnny Depp?
CROWN POINT | When filming wrapped for the day Tuesday, Johnny Depp might not have given his fans all they wanted -- but he gave them all he had.
CROWN POINT | Star gazers from across the country spent Monday hoping for a glimpse of Johnny Depp and spending their money in Crown Point restaurants around the square, but apparently staying away from the city's antique and specialty stores.
CROWN POINT | The city will make an estimated $28,608 from the filming of the movie "Public Enemies."
CROWN POINT | The crowd gathered early Tuesday morning on Crown Point's Main Street to watch the filming of the movie "Public Enemies" was a bit thinner than the previous day.
CROWN POINT | The lighting rigs, street barricades and makeup mirrors gave away the truth Sunday: a piece of downtown Crown Point now is a movie set.
There are moments that stand out in people's memories, and at 87 years old, Highland resident Ruth Barton has quite a few to sift through. But there's one memory that stands out in such great detail that her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren marvel that she remembers its specifics.
Look for the "Public Enemies" cast and crew to descend on Crown Point early next week. And Johnny Depp, starring as Depression-era gangster John Dillinger, will be in good company.
Everyone is waiting for Johnny Depp to come to Crown Point this week to film his John Dillinger flick, some eagerly and others anxiously.
Crown Point has mixed feelings about John Dillinger, the infamous robber who embarrassed local officials by escaping from the "inescapable" Lake County Jail.
A Hollywood beauty and two Chicago actors will play regionites linked to John Dillinger's 1934 escape from Lake County Jail.
CROWN POINT | Hollywood could roll into Crown Point as early as Saturday, according to an agreement between the city and Universal Studios signed at a special Board of Works meeting Thursday.
CROWN POINT | Hollywood could roll into Crown Point as early as Saturday, according to an agreement between the city and Universal Studios signed at a special Board of Works meeting Thursday morning.
CROWN POINT | If the Lake County Jail guards in Universal Pictures' "Public Enemy" aren't wearing police uniforms, then Hollywood took the advice of a retired local police officer.
COLUMBUS, Wis. | The fake snow looked just like real snow, only cleaner.
Fresh off the Academy Awards comes word of a local casting call for extras for the movie "Public Enemies" starring Johnny Depp as John Dillinger, the Indianapolis-born, small-time crook who became U.S. public enemy No. 1 in the 1930s. Filming is scheduled this spring in Crown Point and other…
Mingling with stars
Extra, extra! Director Michael Mann is seeking extras for "Public Enemies," the Universal film starring Johnny Depp as notorious Depression-era gangster John Dillinger.
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