The City of Chicago kicks off the holiday season at noon Tuesday with the annual lighting of the Christmas tree in Daley Plaza.
The tree is located just a stone’s throw CBS 2’s studios at 22 W. Washington St.
Actress Keri Russell of “Waitress” and “Felicity” fame is the special guest for the tree lighting. CBS 2’s Bill Zwecker and Mayor Richard M. Daley will also be on hand, along with local anchorman Warner Saunders, the Melodeers Chorus, the Apollo Chorus and the Queen of Angels School Choir.
Russell is teaming with Underwriters Laboratories Inc. to spread the word about safety for children during the holidays. Russell and UL have developed a Web site, safetyathome.com, with safety tips to prevent fires, electric shock and other dangers.
“We’re helping create awareness about holiday safety for moms and families,” Russell said Tuesday morning.
The giant tree is normally lit on the Friday after Thanksgiving, but because the city made that day an unpaid furlough day for city workers, the ceremony was rescheduled.
Keri Russell is a huge Wonder Woman fan — so much so that she used to dress up as the Amazonian princess for Halloween. But even though she’s providing the voice of Wonder Woman in the upcoming “Wonder Woman” animated DVD movie, she’s not so sure she’d want to try her hand at doing Diana in a live-action “Wonder Woman” movie. Continue reading Would Keri Russell, Voice Of Cartoon ‘Wonder Woman,’ Be Up For The Live-Action Version?
“We’re a breed apart from the rest of humanity,” says Addison DeWitt of theater folk in “All About Eve.”
Sometimes I feel and fear that in entertainment today, we have forgotten about the one primary ingredient — the writer. The playwright, the screenwriter, the book author, the lyricist. Without him/her, we are left with nothing but car crashes, stunts , grunts, and animatronic creatures of childhood charm. Continue reading ‘All About Eve’ a writer’s triumph
Golden Globe-winner Keri Russell after appearing in a number of made-for-television films and series during the mid-1990s rose to stardom playing Felicity Porter on the series Felicity.
Russell has since appeared in several films, including We Were Soldiers, The Upside of Anger, Mission: Impossible III , and Waitress . In her latest film August Rush, the actress once again unites with her M: I III co-actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Continue reading Mamma Musings!
Keri chats with ePregnancy about River, motherhood, and her work with PKIDs.
eP: Congratulations on the birth of your baby boy, River! Until your baby was born, you and your husband Shane decided to keep his sex a secret. Did you have any “gut” feelings or did you manage to stay entirely neutral and “surprised” when he was born?
Keri: We kept the sex a surprise. We were convinced [the baby] was a girl, but so, so happy to have a boy. Continue reading Peace Like a River: ePregnancy Talks to Keri