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OFFBEAT: Hammond reader asks about Maya Angelou and Oprah Book Club

OFFBEAT: Hammond reader asks about Maya Angelou and Oprah Book Club

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am
Poet Maya Angelou (left) and Oprah Winfrey in Pajamas Chatting in Angelou's Brass Bed in June 1997

Poet Maya Angelou (left) and Oprah Winfrey in Pajamas Chatting in Angelou's Brass Bed in June 1997

Poet Maya Angelou (left) and Oprah Winfrey in their pajamas chatting in Angelou's brass bed in the bedroom of Angelou's 18-room Winston-Salem, North Carolina home for a taping of an Oprah Book Club segment for a June 1997 episode of her popular daytime talk show.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am
Maya Angelou center, with Cicely Tyson and Oprah Winfrey in April 2014

Maya Angelou center, with Cicely Tyson and Oprah Winfrey in April 2014

In this April 5, 2014 photo provided by the National Portrait Gallery, Cicely Tyson, Maya Angelou and Oprah Winfrey pose for a photo backstage at Angelou's portrait unveiling at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington.

May 29, 2014 12:00 am
Three of a Kind: 'Saturday Night Live' trio Schneider, Meadows and Lovitz laughing it up at Blue Chip

Three of a Kind: 'Saturday Night Live' trio Schneider, Meadows and Lovitz laughing it up at Blue Chip

Comedian Rob Schneider is happy to be spending his weekends with some funny familiar faces from his days as a favorite cast member on NBC's "Saturday Night Live."

March 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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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Forecasting the 86th Academy Awards nominations

Forecasting the 86th Academy Awards nominations

Somehow, it's already been a year since we were wondering if "Argo" would sneak past "Silver Linings Playbook" to win Best Picture.

January 16, 2014 9:53 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: Local man subject of doc on Oprah's OWN this month

OFFBEAT: Local man subject of doc on Oprah's OWN this month

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 19, 2013 11:20 pm
FROM the FARM: Trisha Yearwood's cooking show producer names chili winner

FROM the FARM: Trisha Yearwood's cooking show producer names chili winner

While serving as guest speaker at Saturday's 60th Anniversary Luncheon Celebration for St. Mary's Medical Center Auxiliary of Hobart, reader Sarah Boyajian of Hammond asked me an interesting question.

October 16, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Gary physician Dr. Rachel Ross now hosting on TV's 'The Doctors'

OFFBEAT: Gary physician Dr. Rachel Ross now hosting on TV's 'The Doctors'

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 15, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Mercury's stage turn of Oprah's 'Color Purple' dazzles

OFFBEAT: Mercury's stage turn of Oprah's 'Color Purple' dazzles

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 04, 2013 12:00 am
East Chicago dance sensation makes Chicago Luvabulls team

East Chicago dance sensation makes Chicago Luvabulls team

EAST CHICAGO | When Ariana Rosado dreams, she dreams big.

August 30, 2013 9:42 am Video

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Oprah is back in the movies

Oprah is back in the movies

The day before Oprah Winfrey began shooting "Lee Daniels' The Butler," she was at the White House, talking to the president.

August 16, 2013 12:00 am
Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, August 1, 2013

Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, August 1, 2013

Purchase advance tickets for the special premier screening of The Butler with Oprah Winfrey, Terrence Howard and Clarence Williams III. But no tickets needed for Saturday NISO concert and the new FOTS available soon everywhere.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

July 31, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Hammond actor nets TV gig and cat's meow in Portage

OFFBEAT: Hammond actor nets TV gig and cat's meow in Portage

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 23, 2013 12:00 am
TV Talk Show Hostess Oprah Winfrey

TV Talk Show Hostess Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey's start in Chicago as an unknown TV talk show host during the early 1980s included promotional opportunities, including talking to ladies charity luncheon groups in Northwest Indiana.

June 09, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Highland reader has NWI memories of Oprah and Dr. Joyce Brothers

OFFBEAT: Highland reader has NWI memories of Oprah and Dr. Joyce Brothers

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 09, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Priest/author Greeley's funeral slated Wednesday in Beverly

OFFBEAT: Priest/author Greeley's funeral slated Wednesday in Beverly

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 03, 2013 12:05 am Photos

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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
OFFBEAT: Andy Cohen signing book that includes Lansing's Harry Smith

OFFBEAT: Andy Cohen signing book that includes Lansing's Harry Smith

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 09, 2013 12:00 am
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