Mark Caro Tribune reporter 11:50 a.m. CST, February 24, 2014
"Harold Ramis was one of Hollywood’s most successful comedy filmmakers when he moved his family from Los Angeles back to the Chicago area in 1996. His career was still thriving, with "Groundhog Day" acquiring almost instant classic status upon its 1993 release and 1984's "Ghostbusters" ranking among the highest-grossing comedies of all time, but the writer-director wanted to return to the city where he’d launched his career as a Second City performer."
By Doug Gross, CNN
updated 4:19 PM EST, Thu February 20, 2014 | Filed under: Mobile
"(CNN) -- What if Facebook spent $19 billion on something and most people never noticed?
The social media giant dropped that mind-boggling amount Wednesday on WhatsApp, paying 19 times more than it did for Instagram (or the gross national product of some small countries, if you prefer) for a texting app that most folks in the United States had never even heard of."
ByKEN LOMBARDICBS NEWSFebruary 14, 2014, 12:40 PM
"Even President Obama is interested in what Francis Underwood is up to these days, but he doesn't want any spoilers.
All 13 episodes from the second season of "House of Cards" made their way ontoNetflix Friday, Valentine's Day, and it seems the real-life commander-in-chief may be one of many viewers tuning in to the series this President's Day weekend."
Deal Would Combine Nation's Top Two Cable Operators but Faces Lengthy Regulatory Review
By SHALINI RAMACHANDRAN And DANA CIMILLUCA Updated Feb. 13, 2014 3:04 p.m. ET
"Comcast Corp. agreed to buy Time Warner Cable for about $45.2 billion in stock, in a deal that would combine the nation's two biggest cable operators.The boards of both companies have approved the transaction, which was announced Thursday."
"With the proposed deal, Comcast almost certainly ends an eight-month takeover battle for Time Warner Cable waged by fourth-largest cable operator Charter Communications Inc. and its biggest shareholder, Liberty Media Corp. , whose chairman is cable pioneer John Malone."
By Valerie J. NelsonFebruary 11, 2014, 3:21 a.m.
"Shirley Temple Black, who as the most popular child movie star of all time lifted a filmgoing nation’s spirits during the Depression and then grew up to be a diplomat, has died. She was 85.Black died late Monday at her home in Woodside, Calif., according to publicist Cheryl J. Kagan. No cause was given."
By J. DAVID GOODMANFEB. 2, 2014
"The actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York apartment on Sunday morning of an apparent drug overdose, according to a law enforcement official who requested anonymity because he was not certain the actor’s family had been informed of the death."
Kory GrowRolling Stone
"Quentin Tarantino's plans for making another Western have quickly gone south. After telling Jay Leno in November that the experience of making "Django Unchained" had inspired him to want to make another film in the genre, he's made an about face."
2:14 PM PST 1/11/2014 by Borys Kit
"Quentin Tarantino is gearing up for another ride in the saddle.
For his first movie since 2012'sDjango Unchained, the director is going back to the Western genre with a script called The Hateful Eight, which he hopes to direct this summer, according to sources. (Another source said there is no timetable at this stage.)"