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‘Transformers’ Star Shia LaBeouf Arrested in Chicago, Charged With Criminal Trespassing

Shia LaBeouf

When “Transformers” star Shia LaBeouf was in Chicago this weekend, his trip went awry and he spent some time with Chicago police.

International ‘Iron Man’ Teaser Surfaces at YouTube

Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man

The new, international “Iron Man” teaser is now online at YouTube. The 59-second spot showcases a little more Gwenyth Paltrow. She at least gets one line.

Rory’s Death Kiss Reveals Submission Page, Nov. 17 Deadline For ‘The Dark Knight’

WhySoSerious.com screenshot from The Dark Knight

Prompted by “The Dark Knight” viral marketing wizards, the mass organization and real-life clown mayhem has officially begun.

Vince Vaughn to Walk Chicago Red Carpet on Nov. 5 For ‘Fred Claus’

Paul Giamatti (left) and Vince Vaughn in Fred Claus

I have just learned that Vince Vaughn is confirmed to walk a Chicago red carpet on Nov. 5 for “Fred Claus”. Red-carpet arrivals start at 5 p.m. that day on the second floor of AMC River East 21 at 322 E. Illinois St.

What Do ‘The Dark Knight’ Fans Look Like as the Joker?

Teddy Moore in Chicago dressed up like the Joker for The Dark Knight

The viral marketing power of “The Dark Knight” has been throttled into overdrive this week as buzz-building site WhySoSerious.com has influenced fans across the U.S. to play along and dress up as the Joker.

Following ‘Broken Flowers,’ Director Jim Jarmusch to Helm ‘The Limits of Control’

Jim Jarmusch

Focus Features on Wednesday announced that it has acquired worldwide rights to independent filmmaker Jim Jarmusch’s new film, which is tentatively titled “The Limits of Control”.

‘Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium’ Vying to Break Guinness World Toy Record

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

I was informed on Wednesday that Walden Media and Fox Walden are vying to break the Guiness World Record for the largest toy drive. They intend to amass 12,000 pounds of toys from Nov. 6 to 12.

Let the Games Begin: WhySoSerious.com Delivers on Halloween

CHICAGOWhySoSerious.com just revealed its face-lift for the new “The Dark Knight” viral marketing campaign. It’s asking enthusiasts to roam the U.S. in the pursuit of clues. The current main page is below.

News You Need: ‘Awake’ Trailer, ‘Blade Runner’ in Chicago, Sexiest Funny Girls in Hollywood

CHICAGO – Every year, one out of 700 patients – or an estimated 20,000 to 40,000 of the 21 million patients – experience “anesthetic awareness,” according to a Nov. 23, 2004 Washington Post article by Sandra Boodman.

Fox Atomic Plucks ‘Juno’ Writer Diablo Cody, Megan Fox For ‘Jennifer’s Body’

Diablo Cody, the comedic writer behind “Juno,” and “Transformers” siren Megan Fox have both been plucked by Fox Atomic for a comedic supernatural thriller by the name of “Jennifer’s Body”.

‘The King and I’ Actress Deborah Kerr Dies at 86

CHICAGO – Deborah Kerr, who is remembered for one of Hollywood’s most famous kisses opposite Burt Lancaster in “From Here to Eternity” and made her mark with roles such as the proper widow in “The King and I,” has died. She was 86.

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  • Stephanie Buxbaum

    CHICAGO – In the history of “Reality TV” there has been periods of up-and-down popularity, shows that have been around seemingly forever (“Big Brother,” “Amazing Race”) and spinoffs to new styles like “documentary series” as networks like the National Geographic Channel emerged. In all those permutations, producer Stephanie Buxbaum has experienced it all, and has the career and stories to prove it.

  • Deadbeat2

    CHICAGO – Not many web series start out as music videos, but the new online (YouTube) drama “Deadbeat 2” was just that. Created, written and directed by Danny Froze, the made-in-Chicago story recently premiered episodes five and six in the series, which features actor Kiwaun Stoutmire in the lead role of Ronnie.

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