<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - ]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcchicago.com/entertainment/top-stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:31:35 -0500 Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:31:35 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[How to Watch the Fourth of July Fireworks Live ]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:56:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/macys-fireworks.jpg

Now you can enjoy the majesty of the "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" from the pool, your backyard BBQ or even while out watching other fireworks shows.  

NBC will stream the Mayc's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, including the sizzling performances from music's biggest names, live online beginning at 7 p.m.

The stream is open to everyone, even if you don’t have a satellite or cable TV provider.

The special features a 25-minute synchronized fireworks display and live performances from Ed Sheeran, Kelly Clarkson, Flo Rida and more will stream from 7 to 9 p.m. live on your mobile device or computer. If you miss it, you can catch a special one-hour highlight show that airs immediately after at 9 p.m.

Have a happy and safe Fourth of July and be sure to watch the "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" wherever you go to celebrate.

To access the live stream, click here or download our mobile app and click "Watch Live TV Now." 



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<![CDATA[10 Things Deadheads Should Know Before Chicago Shows]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 07:42:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/0626-2015-GratefulDead.jpg

If you’re planning to say “fare thee well” to the Grateful Dead at Soldier Field this weekend, there are some things you should know.

The band’s 50th anniversary performance, set to be their “last-ever performance together,” kicks off Friday as thousands of fans make their way to Chicago during the July 4th holiday weekend.

The “Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead” performance will see Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir reunite at Soldier Field, nearly 20 years to the day of the band’s final performance, which took place at the venue roughly one month before Jerry Garcia’s death in August 1995. The band will also be joined by Phish's Trey Anastasio on guitar, Jeff Chimenti on keyboard and Bruce Hornsby on piano.

The event has made Chicago one of the top destinations for the holiday weekend, so fans will likely need to plan ahead.

Here are some things Deadheads should know before the highly-anticipated event:

1. Tailgating

Tailgating will be allowed in the parking lots of Soldier Field during the weekend, even for fans who don’t have tickets to the fest. The special event parking lots open at 3 p.m. and the North Parking Garage opens at 6 a.m. Tailgating will end once the shows begin at 7 p.m. and there will be no tailgating allowed after the shows.

2. Transportation

The CTA announced Wednesday that it would provide extra buses to routes that serve Soldier field throughout the weekend. The no. 130 and no. 146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express buses will have extra service running until one hour after the concerts end. Fans can also travel to Soldier Field via Red, Orange and Green line trains. The Roosevelt station is located at Roosevelt and State streets, a few blocks west of the stadium.

Metra will also offer extra service on several lines over the weekend.

CTA buses, cabs and Uber rides can pick up riders on Columbus between Roosevelt and Balbo. A drop-off location will be set at the 18th Street turnaround just west off the 18th Street exit from Lake Shore Drive.

For more on how to get around Chicago during the holiday weekend, click here.

3. Tickets

Most tickets are commemorative tickets but a select amount of Ticketmaster tickets are not. Fans are encouraged to be very suspect of counterfeit tickets.

Those getting tickets at Will Call can pick them up across from Gate 10 on the Southeast corner. You will need a valid proof of purchase to enter the enclosed festival grounds.

Tickets are still available on third-party sites like Stubhub. Last month, ticket prices were reportedly dropping.

A three-day pass on StubHub, once priced as high as $116,000, could be purchased for less than $500. Single day passes were as low as $195. The lowest priced tickets won't give fans a full view of the show, and all of the cheaper seats are located behind the stage, however.

Click here for more.  

4. Parking

Special Event Parking lots open at 3 p.m. and parking will be first-come, first-served. The North Parking Garage opens at 6 a.m.
Shuttles will also from the Millennium and Grant Park garages from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Parking rates are $49 for cars and $121 for RVs.

Lots close one hour after the show. No overnight parking will be allowed.

5. General Admission

Those with field-level general-admission tickets can begin lining up at 7 a.m. in the Stadium Green outside the southeast corner of the stadium.

6. Soldier Field Security

All concert-goers will undergo electronic wand screening and have all approved bags checked. Soldier Field will not allow backpacks bigger than 12x12x12, glow sticks, food, selfie sticks, strollers, camelbacks or companion pets. For a complete list of prohibited items click here.

7. The Stadium

The festival area opens at 10 a.m. at Soldier Field. Only ticketed fans will be allowed on the grounds surrounding Soldier Field.

Fans can enter the stadium in three spots -- one on the North side along McFetridge Drive, and two entry points on the South. Sidewalk areas from parking lots are the designated entry points to the festival grounds.

Gates open at 5 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.

8. Refunds

Partial refunds are available for those who ordered tickets via the band’s mail-order system.

More than 500,000 tickets were requested via mail order. Due to the overwhelming number of these requests, the promoters changed the seating plans to accommodate more guests. As a result, some fans were moved to seats with a lower ticket value than what they paid.

Fans who wanted a full refund needed to submit the request by June 22. But those who still want to go to the concert can receive partial refunds to make up for the difference in ticket prices. Those fans need to mail in a request by July 20.

Click here for more details. 

9. Streaming

There are several options for streaming the performances at home. A Youtube stream and webcast are available for purchase each night and the shows will also be streamed live on Pay-Per-View and satellite radio. Click here for more detail on ways to stream.

10. Other GD Events, Places to Watch in Chicago

For a complete list of Grateful Dead celebrations in the city offering a live stream of the shows, click here
 



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<![CDATA[Where You Can Watch the Grateful Dead Chicago Shows]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 09:26:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/grateful-dead-2015.jpg

If you couldn’t get in to Soldier Field to see the Grateful Dead’s final performances this weekend, you can still say a virtual farewell to the band.

There are a number of ways fans can watch the performances in Chicago. We’ve put together a complete list of ways Deadheads can tune in.

Streaming Options:

YouTube and Webcast:

Watch all of the Chicago shows live on your desktop or on any YouTube connected device.

YouTube – A live stream will be available on almost any YouTube connected device, including Android, i0s, Chromecast, Apple TV, Samsun and Panasonic Smart TVs, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, WiiU. The stream is only available live and can be purchased for $29.95 each night. Details here.

MLBAM Webcast (including VOD)- Want to view all of the Chicago streams live or on-demand? A webcast subscription is available through MLBAM for laptop and desktop computers. Fans can purchase the stream for all three Soldier Field shows for $79.95 or for $29.95 a night and the stream will available on-demand for 30 days. Details here

Pay-Per-View:

You can order a live broadcast for each night of the show via Pay-Per-View. For a list of cable providers click here

Satellite Radio:

SiriusXM users can tune in to the Grateful Dead Channel and access a live stream of audio of the final shows in Chicago. The channel will have special pre-show and post-show coverage and will rebroadcast the stream the following day. Click here for more information. 

Fathom Events:

The performances will also be broadcast live at movie theaters around the country. Details here.

 

Restaurants and Places:

AMC River East 21

This is the only movie theater in town that is simulcasting all three nights of the concert. Tickets are $18, show starts at 7.

City Winery

City Winery will host three nights of live stream viewing parties. The event costs $18 for general admission. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the event starts at 7 p.m. The event will be standing room only. Tickets available here.

The Field Museum

The “Everything is Dead” bash at the Field Museum’s Southeast Terrace offers fans a day and evening of celebration right across from Soldier Field. The event will play the Sirius XM broadcast. It will also offer miracle chances every day for fans to win tickets to each show, autographed memoriabilia and Stanley Mouse artwork. The event starts at 2 p.m. Friday and tickets cost $49. Details here

Martyrs’

Local Grateful Dead tribute act Terrapin Flyer headlines a trio of shows at Martyrs'. Before each show, the venue will screen the Soldier Field stream and pump the heady jams through its PA system. The event begins at 6 p.m. each night. Tickets will cost $30 and are available here.

Park West

The Park West will of a streaming party July 3-4. Leftover Salmon will perform prior to the concert, a live stream will be projected on large screens, intermissions will feature acoustic sets by Leftover Salmon and each night will include electric sets by them. The band will also perform with Bill Payne of Little Feat on July 2. Three day passes available here

Redmoon Theater, 2120 S. Jefferson St.

Redmoon will host “FRONT LEFT A-FARE,” a three-day party celebrating The Grateful Dead’s 50th Anniversary. The party takes place July 3-5 and will feature broadcasts of all three nights of the event on a giant screen. Stu Allen and Mars Hotel will perform before and after the broadcasts. Click here for details. 
 



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<![CDATA[Jim Carrey Calls Calif. Gov. 'Fascist' Over Vaccines]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 07:31:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_170468991560.jpg

Actor Jim Carrey turned to Twitter to air his frustrations over California's new strict vaccination law on Tuesday, calling Gov. Jerry Brown a "corporate fascist."

In a series of tweets, the Golden Globe winner insisted that he was "pro-vaccine" but "anti-neutrotoxin" and "anti-mercury," which, he believes causes autism in children. The rant started with Carrey saying California's governor, who signed in the one of the strictest immunization laws in the country, "must be stopped."

Carrey and former girlfriend Jenny McCarthy, who believe McCarthy's son's autism was caused by vaccines, have become activists on the issue. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there is "no link between thimerosal-containing vaccines and [autism], as well as no link between the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine and [autism] in children."

In the same Twitter tirade, Carrey also accused the CDC of being "corrupt" and unable to "solve a problem they helped start."

The California bill removes the state's personal belief exemption for immunizations and instead says that only children with serious health problems may opt out. It came in the wake of a measles outbreak at Disneyland last year that affected more than 100 people in the U.S. and Mexico. 

"This is truly a case where science — and what is the best case for public health — prevailed," state Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, said at a press conference Tuesday.


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<![CDATA[Movie Star Walrus Dies at 21]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 08:34:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/Sivuqaq.jpg

A Six Flags Discovery Kingdom walrus who starred in popular movies passed away on Sunday.

Sivuqaq was taken in by the park in 1994 with three other orphaned walrus calves. All four made their debut together in spring of 1995 at the Walrus Experience.

“Words cannot describe the loss we feel,” said Dianne Cameron, marine mammal manager. “We are grateful to have shared his life with him. He touched many people and was loved enormously.”

Sivuqaq also appeared in the 2004 feature film “50 First Dates” as “Jocko” the walrus.

He was also the voice for various creature characters in “Lord of the Rings”, “The Hobbit” and “Jurassic Park."

The park reports that “Sivuqaq demonstrated an intelligence that scientists could not have known about walruses, and hence, he contributed greatly to scientific study of Pacific walruses, one of the least-known and least-studied marine mammals in the world.”

At 21, the male Pacific walrus died from heart failure.
 

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<![CDATA[Enrique Iglesias Charged in Miami-Area Traffic Stop: Florida Highway Patrol]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:13:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/062915+enrique+iglesias.jpg

Singer Enrique Iglesias is facing misdemeanor charges of obstruction and driving with a suspended license following a traffic stop in Miami-Dade County last month, Florida Highway Patrol officials said.

According to the FHP, on May 6, Iglesias was pulled over in a Cadillac Escalade after a trooper spotted the SUV driving northbound on Interstate 95 in the closed express lanes.

As the trooper pulled the Escalade over, Iglesias jumped from the driver's seat into the back and the passenger got into the driver's seat, according to an FHP arrest affidavit. Iglesias then climbed into the passenger seat, the report said.

"It was Mr. Iglesias that was the initial driver, yes," FHP Lt. Julio Pajon said.

Iglesias and the passenger, identified as Abel Tabuyo, were handcuffed, and Iglesias invoked his Miranda rights, the report said. Tabuyo said he didn't know why he switched seats with Iglesias, the report said.

Iglesias and Tabuyo, who was also charged with obstruction without violence, were released after signing notices to appear in court. Both entered not guilty pleas and Iglesias' next court date was set for July 10.

NBC 6 reached out to Iglesias' attorney and is awaiting an official comment.

The alleged incident happened just a few weeks before the 40-year-old Iglesias badly injured his hand after grabbing a drone at a concert in Tijuana, Mexico. He later underwent reconstructive hand surgery in Los Angeles.



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<![CDATA[The Game Pleads Not Guilty to Hitting Off-Duty Cop]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:02:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-122720824.jpg

Rapper The Game pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges that he hit and threatened an off-duty LAPD officer during a basketball game in Hollywood.

The Game, or Jayceon Terrell Taylor, allegedly confronted the officer when the two were on opposing teams at a basketball game at Hollywood High School in March, according to the LA County District Attorney's Office.

After the 35-year-old rapper, a Los Angeles native, was accused of "committing a hard foul," he allegedly confronted the off-duty officer, struck him and later threatened to kill him, prosecutors said.

Taylor is charged with one felony count of making criminal threats and one misdemeanor count of assault and battery. He faces up to three years in prison if convicted.

The court appearance comes in the wake of a judge's order that Taylor pay over $200,000 to his children's former nanny in an Instagram-related libel case.

Taylor's representatives did not immediately respond to NBC4's requests for comment. He is due back in court July 30.



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<![CDATA[Gaga Confuses Mariachi Festival for Pride Parade]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 19:18:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP737844383151.jpg

Lady Gaga isn’t afraid show her pride for gay rights...and apparently mariachi dancers.

Gaga, who has been a vocal supporter of gay rights, posted a photo on Instagram Sunday of herself with “Gay Pride” written in red on her chest and stomach while she stood on the balcony of a Chicago apartment.

“Watching over Chicago Pride from my apartment and smiling so big,” the caption read. “So many happy people. Happy pride!!”

The post quickly gathered more than 200,000 likes, but viewers started pointing out a problem with the image.

The balcony Gaga was on overlooks the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park, which was nowhere near Chicago’s Pride Parade route. Instead, the park was filled with people celebrating the Chicago Mariachi and Folklorico Festival.

The Mariachi Heritage Foundation, which hosted the Chicago festival, shared the photo on their Facebook page Monday.

“Lady Gaga shares a photo yesterday overlooking the Mariachi & Folklorico Festival at Millennium Park from her hotel room, thinking it was Chicago's Pride Fest!” the post read. “’So many people’ she says! Thank you again for helping us make history! ‪#‎GagaHasMariachiPride‬.”

The Chicago Pride Parade ran through the city’s Uptown and Lakeview neighborhoods Sunday. An estimated 1 million people attended the annual event.


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<![CDATA[Emilia Clarke Hints 'GoT' Character May Return]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:06:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-119552808.jpg

"Game of Thrones" fans devastated by the season finale’s killing of Jon Snow may have gotten their first glimmer of hope that maybe, just maybe, Snow will return some day.

In an interview with MTV News, Emilia Clarke, who plays the role of Daenerys Targaryen, reaffirmed that she really doesn’t know what the future holds for Snow, but hints that there’s a chance Snow and actor Kit Harrington could come back. 

“I can with all honesty say I have no idea what’s happening,” Clarke said. But when asked if she had to take a wild guess, Clarke said, “I mean if I had to bet, I’d say it’s like a 50/50 chance.

Clarke noted that there are characters on the show that could help ressurect the Watch Commander, including Melisandre, who conveniently arrived at Castle Black as the hero was stabbed.

Clarke added that the show’s producers know she can’t lie very well, so the news should be taken with some caution.

Still, it may be enough to build up anticipation for a possible return of Snow sometime in the future. 



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<![CDATA[Katy Perry, Nuns in Uproar Over Convent Sale]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:32:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/463035626.jpg

A former convent in the hills above Los Angeles is at the center of a real estate dispute involving pop star Katy Perry, the archbishop of Los Angeles and a group of nuns.

The legal fireworks are about who has the right to sell the nuns' former convent in Los Feliz to the "Roar" singer, whose recent $14.5 million offer for the 8-acre property assessed at $13 million was accepted by the archdiocese.

But the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary said it's not the archdiocese's property to sell. They already reached a deal two weeks ago with Los Angeles restaurant-nightclub owner Dana Hollister for about $15.5 million, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The archdiocese, which said the deed to the property reflects a value of $10 million, is now attempting to block that sale. The Archdiocese has taken civil action against Hollister because the transaction "lacks the required approval from the Archdiocese and the Holy See, and does not provide a solution for the House of Prayer which is on the property," according to a statement from the archdiocese.

"God help us, we are going to fight this," Sister Rita Callanan said in an interview with TODAY.

The archdiocese claims in its statement that the alternative transaction, "supported by the majority of the sisters," includes property for a House of Prayer to be owned by the sisters.

Immaculate Heart sisters told the Times they met with Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez before the sale to Hollister. At the time, the sisters only knew that someone famous wanted to enter a deal with the archdiocese, they told the Times.

Once they found out it was Perry, they did some research into her music, videos and onstage performances.

"I didn't know who she was," Sister Callanan said of Perry. "I was particularly concerned about the video, the 'Dark Horse.'"

More than 50 sisters used to live in the convent, now only a handful remain after the archdiocese moved many to other locations.

Perry's parents still have a ministry in Southern California, and she grew up singing gospel music. In an effort to win their favor, Perry even met personally with the sisters earlier this year and performed a song -- "Oh Happy Day" from the movie "Sister Act 2," starring Whoopi Goldberg.

She made a fairly good impression, the sisters told the Times, but Hollister's offer was accepted by the nuns. She already moved into the villa-style home that offers sweeping views of Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley to the east, according to the Times.

The archdiocese has refused to back down and obtained a court order that allowed Perry to visit the property with an architect, according to the Times.

"We've already entered and accepted the offer from Ms. Perry," said Monica Valencia, of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. "The Archbishop has made a promise to care for the sisters, and we want to do what's best for them."



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<![CDATA[Comic-Con: Sunday Events Revealed]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 09:00:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/SDCC-0726-54.JPG

San Diego Comic-Con International 2015 is happening in less than two weeks and organizers have just released the programming schedule for the final day of the pop culture spectacular.

Per usual, Comic-Con Sunday – landing on July 12 this year – is filled with a long list of events to wrap up the event at the San Diego Convention Center. 

NBC’s highly anticipated reboot of “Heroes Reborn” will host an exclusive extended trailer screening and Q&A at 1:45 p.m. in Hall H. Show writer Tim King and cast members such as Zachary Levi Robbie Kay, Kiki Sukezane, Ryan Guzman and Gatlin Green, in addition to others, will join the panel to discuss the upcoming season of the show.

The infamous Hall H will be packed throughout the day with back-to-back programming to wrap up Comic-Con. For those looking to marathon the day in Hall H, start your morning with “The Vampire Diaries: Special Video Presentation and Q&A” at 10 a.m. The cast and creative team behind the show will pack the hall and answer fans’ questions.

Fans of Supernatural will love Hall H’s 11:15 a.m. presentation, “Supernatural Special Video presentation and Q&A.” Stars Jared Padalecki ("Friday the 13th"), Jensen Ackles (“My Bloody Valentine 3D"), Misha Collins ("Ringer") and Mark A. Sheppard ("Battlestar Galactica") will join executive producer Jeremy Carver to discuss the upcoming season.

The stars of Ryan Murphy’s “American Horror Story” and “Scream Queens” will come together at 12:30 p.m. in Hall H for “American Horror Story and Scream Queens.” Stars Emma Roberts, Lea Michele ("Glee"), Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett and more will join Entertainment Weekly’s Tim Stack to reveal set secrets and scares.

The “FX TV Block Featuring Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, The Strain, and a Sneak Peak of The Bastard Executioner” will host a panel at 3 p.m. with the shows’ executive producers and stars, including Kevin Durand and Elizabeth Gillies.

Indulge in a unique blend of comics and cake at “Fangirl Foods” at 10 a.m. with Food Network Chef Duff Goldman in Room 14A.

Go behind the scenes of the modern-day superheroes taking over pop culture today with the people behind the character. James Dashner (Maze Runner), Marie Lu (The Young Elites), Robert Venditti (Miles Taylor and the Golden Cape 1: Attack of the Alien Horde) and more talks about the complexities behind creating a superhero narrative.

Celebrate the 65th anniversary of Peanuts with graphic designer Chip Kidd and Paige Braddock and catch a glimpse of never-before-seen highlights from the archives.

Pay tribute to the King of the Comics with the annual Jack Kirby Tribute Panel at 10 a.m. in Room 5AB.

Join the discussion about women in comics at “Marvel: Women of Marvel” forum in Room 5AB at 11:15 a.m. with development director Sana Amanat and producer Judy Stephens in addition to other Mighty Marvel guests.

Attend Marvel’s “Spider-man & His Amazing Friends” panel at 12:30 p.m. in Room 6DE to learn about the present and future Spider-Man titles.

At 1:00 p.m., watch the World premiere of “Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem” and stick around for a Q&A panel with the creator and stars of the movie.

Come back for another year of the “Starship Smackdown,” a scholarly debate about all things “Battlestar Galactica” and “Starship Enterprise,” answering questions like, what would happen if Neil De Grasse Tyson’s Starship of the Imagination came face-to-face with Carl Sagan’ Starship of the Imagination? Join in on the fun and watch a panel of stars, including Jose Molina ("Firefly"), Ashley E. Miller ("X-Men: First Class", ''Thor") and Kay Reindl ("Scream") battle it out at 2:15 p.m. in Room 6A. 

Close the festivities with the 20th anniversary pro/fan trivia showdown event at 4 p.m. in Room 4, where Len Wein (creator of "Wolverine"), Mark Waid (''Daredevil''), Anthony Tollin (Sanctum Bookspublisher), and the Black Ink Irregulars as they answer tricky questions.

Of course, these are just some highlights from Sunday's programming schedule. For the full list, click here.

Since Sunday is the final day of the 4-day convention, it is important to get there early and plan accordingly.

For details on what to expect at Comic-Con on Wednesday through Friday, click here. For details on what to expect Saturday, click here.



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<![CDATA[Ayesha Curry Reveals Baby's Gender]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 09:26:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/216*120/ayesha.JPG

It's a girl!

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry and his 9-month pregnant wife, Ayesha, are expecting another baby girl. 

Us Weekly revealed the gender of the couple's second child Friday. They are also parents to 2-year-old Riley. 

Ayesha took to her blog to share pictures of a new nursery, which was designed by Pottery Barn Kids.

The pair's home office has been converted into the nursery, Ayesha wrote, adding, "I feel so blessed to be able to bring our new baby home to a beautiful, peaceful and serene environment."

Not only did Pottery Barn Kids make Ayesha's nursery dreams a reality, but the company also completed the room's makeover in three days while the family was in Cleveland for the 2015 NBA finals where the Warriors walked away victors.



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<![CDATA[Comic-Con: Saturday Events Revealed]]> Sun, 28 Jun 2015 02:14:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Comic-Con-Generic-Bob-Hansen.jpg

San Diego Comic-Con International 2015 is happening in less than two weeks and organizers have just released the programming schedule for the biggest day of the pop culture spectacular.

Per usual, Comic-Con Saturday – landing on July 11 this year – will be jam-packed with all-day events at the San Diego Convention Center to delight every fanboy and fangirl.

The entertainment lineup includes the “TV Guide Magazine: Fan Favorites” panel at 11 a.m. in Ballroom 20 featuring stars like Yvette Nicole Brown (“The Odd Couple” and “Community”), Wendi McLendon-Covey (“The Godlbergs”), David Anders (“iZombie), Norman Reedus (“The Walking Dead”), Eliza Taylor (“The 100”), Ming-Na Wen (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and Maisie Williams (“Game of Thrones”).

NBC’s new show “Blindspot” will host its pilot screening and panel at 11:15 a.m. in Room 6A with stars Sullivan Stapleton and Jaimie Alexander. Celebrating its 27th season, “The Simpsons” will host a panel at noon in Ballroom 20 with creator Matt Groening and Nancy Cartwright – the woman behind the voices of Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz and Ralph Wiggum.

The notoriously busy Hall H will host back-to-back programming, including a presentation from Warner Bros. at 10:30 a.m. that will give fans an exclusive sneak peek at upcoming flicks. “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” will take over Hall H at 12:15 p.m., followed by the 1:30 p.m. “Quentin Tarantino’s: The Hateful Eight” panel featuring Academy Award winner Quentin Tarantino, who will bring fans an exclusive look at his highly-anticipated eighth film.

Legendary Pictures will steal the Hall H show at 2:30 p.m. with filmmakers and talent from Legendary’s upcoming “Warcraft,” “Crimson Peak,” “Great Wall,” and “Krampus.”

At 3:45 p.m., the popular “Entertainment Weekly: Women Who Kick Ass” panel will take its turn in Hall H with fantastic females like Gal Gabot (“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”), Gwendoline Christie (“Game of Thrones”), Hayley Atwell (“Agent Carter”) and Kathy Bates (“American Horror Story.”)

Comic-Con fan favorite Joss Whedon will also take the spotlight in Hall H at 4:45 p.m., followed by 20th Century Fox at 5:45 p.m. The Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment Screening Block begins at 8 p.m. and will include a look at “Supergirl,” “Gotham,” “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “DC Legends of Tomorrow” and “Vixen.”

In Room 6A, Comic book icon Stan Lee will discuss his long career in the industry, plus future projects, during a 1:45 p.m. Q&A session.

At 3 p.m., NBC’s “Grimm” will host a panel in Ballroom 20 that includes cast members David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Silas Weir Mitchell, Reggie Lee, Sasha Roiz, Bree Turner and Claire Coffee.

Actor William Shatner will showcase “William Shatner’s Man O’ War: Cinematic Graphic Novel” during a 4 p.m. panel in room 6BCF.

NBC’s “Hannibal” – though canceled – will still savor the fandom at its panel at 5 p.m. in Ballroom 20 featuring producer and creator Bryan Fuller and star Hugh Dancy, to name a couple of panelists.

Of course, these are just some highlights from Saturday’s programming schedule. For the full list, click here.

Since Saturday the busiest day of the 4-day convention, it’s important to get there early and plan accordingly. It’s safe to say the crowds and quirky, colorful costumes will be everywhere.

For details on what to expect at Comic-Con on Wednesday through Friday, click here.



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<![CDATA[Dead Concerts to Stream on YouTube]]> Sat, 27 Jun 2015 01:58:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/grateful-dead-2015.jpg

Missed the Grateful Dead train to see the band's last concerts?

You can watch it on your couch: Grateful Dead's final Bay Area "Fare Thee Well" shows at Levi's Stadium on June 27-28 will stream live on YouTube, the band announced in a press release.

Officially, both shows sold out in minutes, although tickets might still be available through resale websites such as StubHub.

According to Radio.com, the YouTube stream will be accessible on Android, iOS, Chromecast, Apple TV, Samsung and Panasonic Smart TVs, Xbox360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4 and WiiU devices.

Access to YouTube's stream will cost $19.95 per show for the performances in Santa Clara and $29.95 per show for the July 3-5 performances in Chicago, the latter gigs being the last of the final concerts.

There is also a scheduled webcast via MLB.com with the same prices for individual shows, plus an option that allows fans to purchase access to all five shows for $109.95.

The concerts will also be live on pay-per-view television.



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<![CDATA[Jimmy Fallon Tweets After Injuring Hand]]> Sat, 27 Jun 2015 09:22:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-477504886.jpg

Jimmy Fallon took to social media to give his fans an update about his “minor surgery” after the “Tonight Show” host suffered a hand injury.

Fallon tweeted Friday that he tripped and when he caught his fall his ring caught on the side of a table at his Manhattan apartment and "almost ripped my finger off."

"I'm doing well and thanks for good wishes everyone," he tweeted. 

He also tweeted a photo of his injured hand.

The show had announced on Twitter that Friday's episode was canceled, and that fans would be contacted to reschedule their tickets.

The show had already planned a two-week hiatus starting Monday.

Fallon began his tenure on the “Tonight Show” on Feb. 17, 2014.

 



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<![CDATA['Late Night': Talking Trump 2016]]> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 07:57:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Meyers+Talking+Trump.JPG “Late Night” writer and Donald Trump supporter, Conner O'Malley, campaigns for his favorite GOP candidate.

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<![CDATA['Tonight Show' Headshots With Mark Wahlberg]]> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:33:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Mark+Wahlberg.JPG Jimmy Fallon and Mark Wahlberg take turns shooting random objects off each other's heads with arrows.

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<![CDATA['Tonight Show' Hashtags: #EmailFail]]> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:27:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Hashtag+EmailFail.png Jimmy Fallon reads his favorite tweets with the hashtag #EmailFail.]]> <![CDATA["Seinfeld" Fan Breaks NYC Set Replica With Kramer-Esque Spin]]> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:01:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-478171876.jpg

An eager “Seinfeld” fan re-creating Kramer’s famous entrance took down part of the door frame to the just-opened replica of Jerry’s Upper West Side apartment.

The video, which has gotten more than 150,000 views on YouTube, shows Tim McGeever spin through the door and take out part of the purple frame with his backpack.

“I came, I saw, I broke (by accident!),” McGeever wrote on YouTube where he shared the clip. “You might say I took my Kramer impression one step too far at Hulu's #seinfeldapartment...within hours of opening. Enjoy my spin-crash humiliation!”

McGeever told TODAY.com that he got the idea from the staff at the Hulu-created pop-up, which opened the same day all 180 “Seinfeld” episodes were released on the streaming site.

“While I was standing in line, the anticipation was building,” he said. “I had very little time to plan it, aside from knowing I wanted to do some slide/twist maneuver. Before I knew it I was inside, along with a smattering of debris. So you might say, it was equal parts planned and spontaneous.”

He said he was “mortified” and was received by a mix of anger and laughs from onlookers.

“Then I realized, no, Hulu was encouraging this behavior, they built this set, and they have a lot of money. I'm fine. Now how do I get out of here!?" he told TODAY.com.

Fans were ushered out of the room and McGeever was able to quietly sneak out of the recreated set.

The replica takes "Seinfeld" lovers through a real-life model of the apartment. Fans can see different items such as the Monk's Cafe table and booth, the Festivus Pole and George Costanza's photo shoot set from different episodes. There is also a canvas "brick wall" full of signatures from the show's many stars, guests and crew.

The free pop-up event, called “Seinfeld: The Apartment,” is open through this weekend from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Milk Studios, 451 West 14th Street, in Chelsea.


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<![CDATA[ B.B. King Executor Designee, Kin in Court Over Estate]]> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 01:41:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/672611.jpg

Some of blues great B.B. King's heirs are due to ask a judge in Las Vegas on Thursday not to turn over control of the late music icon's estate to the longtime business manager he named as executor. 

But a lawyer for the B.B. King estate and designated executor LaVerne Toney says family members' claims that Toney isolated their father, stole from him and poisoned him before his May 14 death at age 89 have no basis in fact.

"We believe the judge will accept the will and appoint LaVerne as executor," attorney Brent Bryson said Wednesday.

In court documents submitted ahead of the hearing, Bryson accuses some of King's children and relatives of "attempting to do what Mr. King would never allow them to do when he was alive, which is to insert themselves into his business affairs."

King wanted to spend his last days in the comfort of his home, not in a hospital, the document said. It said King, not Toney, chose not to have daughters Karen Williams and Patty King visit.

Attorney Larissa Drohobyczer, who says she represents a five-member family board of B.B. King's 11 surviving children, including Williams and Patty King, said last week she believes the estate is worth between $5 million and $10 million.

B.B. King was married twice and had 15 children. Four have died.

Williams and Patty King accused Toney of preventing them from seeing their father, and Toney and B.B. King's personal assistant, Myron Johnson, of administering an unknown substance to him to hasten his death.

Toney and Johnson denied the claims, and Bryson dismissed them as ridiculous, defamatory and libelous.

The allegation prompted an autopsy by the Clark County coroner the day after a May 23 King memorial in Las Vegas. Results of toxicology tests are expected in several weeks. Police said there is no active homicide investigation. King's physician and the coroner said King died of natural causes — a series of small strokes attributable to a yearslong battle with Type 2 diabetes.

Toney managed King's road show business for 39 years and had power-of-attorney over his personal affairs. She is the executor named in his will of Jan. 18, 2007.

The document filed Tuesday dismissed as "unsubstantiated and wrong" a suggestion made by family members that another will exists.

"There is no missing will," it said.



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<![CDATA[9 Months Pregnant, Ayesha Curry Sinks 3-Pointer]]> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 07:56:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/june15warriorsfamily.jpg

She's nine months pregnant and she can still give her hubby, Warriors 3-pointer star Steph Curry, a run for his money.

Ayesha Curry posted a short video of herself on Wednesday shooting her own successful three-point shot, and wrote on her Instagram account,"9 months pregnant and can still knock em down!!!"

She made sure to point out that she was shooting from the NBA three-point line, perhaps not so coincidentally a day before the NBA Draft on Thursday.

She and Curry are expecting their second child in July. And as of this week, her nursery is ready, completed while she was in Cleveland watching her husband and the Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals.

There's no doubt Baby Curry No. 2 will be an all-star as well.



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