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Slideshow: Renaissance Awardee Matt Damon & Robert Downey Jr. at Gene Siskel Film Center

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Robert Downey Jr. and Matt Damon talk about Damon’s career

CHICAGO – In an expected fun and wild back-&-forth between two movie icons, Matt Damon accepted the Gene Siskel Film Center Renaissance Award at the 50th Anniversary fundraiser for the Center … which raised $200,000. Damon did a live virtual interview moderated by Robert Downey Jr., screened at the fundraiser event on June 25th, 2022.

Slideshow: Exclusive Portraits of ‘Clerks III’ Cast & Trailer in Preview of Fall 2022 Release

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Writer/Director Kevin Smith is Silent Bob in ‘Clerks III.’

CHICAGO – “They’re Bringing it Back!” Is the inevitable tagline for “Clerks III,” the highly anticipated final (?) chapter of Kevin Smith’s Clerks universe of films. The main classic cast appeared at Fan Expo Chicago last weekend, and photographer Joe Arce of HollywoodChicago.com captured the Exclusive Portraits. “Clerks III” is set to release on September 13th, 2022.

Slideshow, Entertainment News: NEW Fan Expo Convention in Chicago from July 8-10, 2022

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Lana Parrilla of TV’s ‘Once Upon a Time’ and ‘Why Woman Kill.’

CHICAGO – The fan gathering conventions are coming back, and a new one has emerged. The 2022 Fan Expo is the new name for the former Wizard World, which had met in pre-pandemic Chicago for years. The Fan Expo offers the same celebrity meet-and-greets, including Joel McHale (“Star Girl”), Carl Weathers (“Rocky”), Ron Perlman (“Hellboy”), Anthony Daniels (“Star Wars”), Jonathan Frakes (“Star Trek; TNG”) and director Kevin Smith (“Clerks”).

Exclusive Photo Gallery: Rock Band Disturbed at Milwaukee SummerFest, June 30, 2022

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Disturbed at the Milwaukee SummerFest, June 30, 2022.

MILWAUKEE – Last weekend was the heart of the 2022 Milwaukee SummerFest weekend and kicking its ass on June 30th were the band Disturbed. The Chicago rock juggernaut recently accomplished the rare feat of five consecutive number one debuts on the Billboard Charts. Photographer Jeff “Doc” Doles covered their appearance at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater with this Exclusive Photo Gallery.

Slideshow: Prime Video Series ‘A League of Their Own’ to Premiere in Rockford, IL, July 2, 2022

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Prime Video’s ‘A League of Their Own’ will premiere in Rockford.

ROCKFORD, ILL. – It’s time for the classic film “A League of Their Own” to go back to their roots … Rockford, Illinois, home of the old timey woman’s baseball team the Rockford Peaches. To celebrate the NEW Prime Video series adaptation of “League,” and the 30th anniversary of the film, Prime Video will be premiering the series in a special Rockford screening on July 2nd, 2022.

Slideshow: Closing Night of 2022 Chicago Critics Film Fest with Patton Oswalt & ‘I Love My Dad’

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Amy Landecker, Patton Oswalt, James Morosini and Claudia Sulewski of ‘I Love My Dad.’

CHICAGO – The 9th Chicago Critics Film Festival (CCFF) wrapped on May 19th, 2022, with the featured Closing Night film, “I Love My Dad.” The film stars Patton Oswalt and James Morosini (who also wrote and directed the film), and both appeared on behalf of the film, in addition to cast members Claudia Sulewski and Amy Landecker.

Slideshow: Molly Shannon at Chicago Humanities Festival for New Book ‘Hello Molly!'

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Molly Shannon at the Chicago Humanities Fest, April 13, 2022.

CHICAGO – Book Tour season has begun, and the Chicago Humanities Festival welcomed a prominent new author to their event. Molly Shannon, the raucous comic actor of “Saturday Night Live” fame, has written a new memoir entitled “Hello Molly!” On April 13th, 2022, Shannon appeared at the Humanities Festival with fellow SNL alum (and veteran of The Second City) Tim Meadows.

Slideshow: Road to the Oscars … Nine Exclusive Portraits for the 94th Academy Awards

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Oscar Host Amy Schumer on June 14th, 2012.

CHICAGO – Hollywood is rolling out the Red Carpet for the 94th Academy Awards on Sunday, March 27th, and before the big night it’s time for an Exclusive Oscar Portrait Slideshow.

Exclusive Photo Gallery: Slash with Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators in Chicago, March 2, 2022

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The legendary Slash at the Riviera Theatre. Chicago.

CHICAGO – The concert season has begun full throttle again and what better man to put that accelerator down than Slash, former lead guitarist of Guns N’ Roses and now on worldwide tour with band collaborators Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators. The band features lead singer Kennedy, Slash, bassist Todd Kerns, drummer Brent Fitz and rhythm guitarist Frank Sidoris. They appeared in Chicago at the Riviera Theatre (The Riv) on March 2nd, 2022, and Music Photographer Jeff “Doc” Doles got the Exclusive Photos.

Exclusive Photo Gallery: Riot Fest Highlights by Photographer Jeff 'Doc' Doles, Sept. 19, 2021

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Machine Gun Kelly, headliner of Riot Fest on Sept. 19, 2021.

CHICAGO – In September, HollywoodChicago.com got the opportunity to photograph the weekend music blast of Riot Fest in Chicago, and the complete photo coverage is on the HC Facebook Page.

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  • Never Have I Ever Season 3

    CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on The Eddie Volkman Show with Hannah B on WSSR-FM (Star 96.7 Joliet, Illinois) on August 12th, reviewing Season Three of the hit TV series “Never Have I Ever,” streaming on Netflix beginning on August 12th.

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