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Katey Sagal To Play Cop In New Tv Comedy

The former Married... With Children star took on the role because she has never played a cop before. "It's based on a play by Tracy Letts and it takes place in Chicago, in a...

Chance The Rapper Leads Parade Through Chicago Streets To The Polls

The hip-hop star hosted and headlined a special pre-election concert called Parade to the Polls at the Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park, which was organised by non-profit group Social Works to encourage...

Vic Mensa Helping To Launch Ugg For Men Boots

The UGG for Men boots collection will be available in U.S. retailer Footaction and company chiefs have enlisted the 23-year-old to appear in a series of new ads. "I like where...

Melanie Brown Is Broadway Bound For Chicago

The former Spice Girls star will be spending New Year's Eve in New York as she tackles the role of convicted killer Roxie Hart for a limited eight-week run from 28 December (16)....

Chicago Replace Longtime Singer Jason Scheff

Scheff has been the band's frontman since Peter Cetera left in the mid-1980s, but on Tuesday (25Oct16), the group revealed Jeff Coffey, who has been touring with Chicago in recent months, will take...

Chita Rivera Postpones Shows Due To Hip Injury

The Chicago star had been due to perform a residency at the legendary Cafe Carlyle from 12 January (16), but she has now delayed the gigs as she recovers from a pelvic stress...

Peter Cetera Not Rejoining Chicago For Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Performance

The If You Leave Me Now stars' induction was announced as part of the Class of 2016 last week (ends18Dec15), and keyboardist Lamm recently claimed Cetera and drummer Danny Seraphine were on board...

Janet Jackson, The Smiths And N.w.a. Among Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees 2016

This year’s longlist of nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has been released, and there’s a number of familiar faces among the new names.Janet Jackson, who last week released her first new...

New Mary Poppins Movie Musical In The Works

Like the original 1964 film starring Julie Andrews, the new instalment will be adapted from author P.L. Travers' children's book series, and will be set 20 years after the classic movie - in...

Conductor Paul Freeman Dead At 79

The musician, who founded the Chicago Sinfonietta orchestra, was fighting an array of ailments for several years and died in British Columbia, Canada on Tuesday (21Jul15). Officials posted a message on the...

Rumer Willis To Make Broadway Debut In Chicago

Bruce Willis and Demi Moore's daughter will play sexy murderess Roxie Hart at the Ambassador Theatre in New York from August to October. The news comes two months after the star triumphed...

Chief Keef To Host Benefit Concert For Slain Toddler

Capo, 22, real name Marvin Carr, was gunned down and killed in Chicago, Illinois, and less than 30 minutes later, the suspect allegedly drove on to a sidewalk a few miles away from...

Kanye West Receives Honorary Doctorate From Chicago Art School

The Chicago native quit school to pursue a career in hip-hop and even named his debut album The College Dropout to acknowledge the fact, but he was back in Illinois to attend the...

Singer Billy Butler Dies

Butler passed away at a nursing home in Chicago, Illinois on 31 March (15) following a battle with cancer. He worked as a singer/songwriter and music producer throughout his career, but never...

Original Chicago Stars Returning For Broadway Celebration

Actresses Ann Reinking and Bebe Neuwirth are heading back to the New York revival of Chicago to help celebrate the show becoming the second longest-running production in Broadway history.Reinking, who also choreographed the musical, took...

Ice Cube Took Guns On Tour In Early Days

Ice Cube took guns on tour with him before he was famous.The 44-year-old star - real name O'Shea Jackson - toured with American hip hop group N.W.A (Niggaz Wit Attitudes) between the late 80s and...

Madonna To Perform At Grammy Awards

Madonna will perform at the Grammy Awards.The 'Material Girl' singer had kept her inclusion on the star-studded bill for the huge music event on Sunday (26.01.14) a secret until this morning (24.01.14).She accompanied the announcement...

Beyonce And Jay Z To Appear At Grammy Awards

Beyonce and Jay Z will perform at the Grammy Awards.The 'Tom Ford' rapper and his wife have been confirmed to appear at the music awards on Sunday (26.01.14), after they were both listed among the...

Paul Mccartney And Ringo Starr To Reunite At Grammys

Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will reunite at the Grammy Awards.The legendary Beatles bass player and drummer - the only surviving members of the 60s group - will both perform at the 56th annual...

Paul Mccartney And Ringo Starr To Reunite At Grammys

Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will reunite at the Grammy Awards.The legendary Beatles bass player and drummer - the only surviving members of the 60s group - will both perform at the 56th annual...

Reo Speedwagon And Chicago To Tour Together

Classic rock bands Reo Speedwagon and Chicago are set to embark on a co-headlining North American tour this summer (14).The groups will play 15 dates in major cities in the U.S. including New York City,...

Chicago Producers To Adapt Pippin Musical For Big Screen

Chicago producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are hoping to find stage-to-cinema success yet again with a big screen adaptation of hit musical Pippin.In 2002, the Emmy-nominated duo teamed up to produce the movie version...

Stephen Moyer And Samantha Barks Heading To Chicago

Brits Stephen Moyer and Samantha Barks will be heading back to America's prohibition days when they take to the stage for a three-date run of Chicago at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles next month...

Brooke Shields To Direct Chicago At The Hollywood Bowl

Actress Brooke Shields has signed on to direct the upcoming three-night-only run of musical Chicago at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.The star, who has graced the stage in both the Broadway and West End...

Broadway Producer Martin Richards Loses Cancer Battle

Martin Richards, one of the men behind Oscar-winning movie musical Chicago and several Broadway hits, has lost his battle with cancer.Richards died last week (26Nov12), aged 80. Plays and musicals he produced won 36...

Billy Ray Cyrus Put Off Broadway For New Album

Singer Billy Ray Cyrus was originally slated to make his Broadway debut in musical Chicago this summer (12), but he pushed back the theatre stint so he could work on his memoirs and a new...

Miley Cyrus Surprises Dad On Broadway

Miley Cyrus jetted into New York to surprise her dad Billy Ray at a showing of his Broadway musical Chicago on Sunday (18Nov12).The singer and her siblings Brandi, Braison and Noah turned up unannounced at...

Jenny Mccarthy Dating Jeweller

Jenny McCarthy is dating jeweller Pascal Mouawad.The blonde beauty has been casually romancing Pascal for the past couple of months but sources say it's not that serious at the moment because she's based in Chicago...

Justin Bieber Takes Selena Gomez Everywhere

Justin Bieber won't go anywhere without Selena Gomez.The 'Boyfriend' hitmaker admits dating in the public eye can be difficult but he can't understand why some famous men refuse to admit to their relationships and force...

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