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Chicago named funniest city in America Video included

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When was the last time you heard a good joke? Chances are, if you are in Chicago, it hasn't been too long. According to a new study by the University of Colorado at Boulder, Chicago has been named the funniest city in America.
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Powdered alcohols no longer have label approvals Video included

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Don't expect powdered alcohol to hit store shelves anytime soon. More>>

2014 Taste of Chicago music lineup announced

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Mayor Emanuel announced the lineup of performers at the 2014 Taste of Chicago on Monday. More>>

Zwecker talks new movie 'Heaven is for Real'

FOX 32's entertainment reporter Bill Zwecker had the chance to sit down with one of the stars of the new movie "Heaven is for Real." More>>

Bill Zwecker talks 'The Other Woman'

Bill Zwecker joined us on Good Day Chicago to talk about the new film "The Other Woman." More>>

Billy Zane to star as Captain Von Trapp

Chicago native Billy Zane is set to star as Captain Von Trapp in a Chicago production of "The Sound of Music." More>>

Comedian David Koechner concludes ‘Together Again’ tour in Chicago

David Koechner is one the most recognizable faces in comedy, from "Anchorman" to "The Office." Now you can see him perform in person at Park West Friday night! He's concluding his "Together Again' tour in Chicago. More>>

Chef Theo: Recipes from the Virgin Islands Video included

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Chef Theo's recipe for Seafood Kalaloo and Okra Fung, recipes from the Virgin Islands.  More>>

Colbert to succeed Letterman as 'The Late Show' host

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Stephen Colbert is replacing David Letterman as CBS' late-night host. More>>

Somewhere you should go: Bottle & Bottega in Lakeview

Good Day Chicago explores the places that make our city special. Stephanie King-Meyers says can learn to paint while enjoying a glass of your favorite wine at Bottle & Bottega in Lakeview. More>>

`A Haunted House 2` stars Marlon Wayans, Affion Crockett, Fluffy on GDC

Marlon Wayans, Affion Crockett, Gabriel Iglesias a.k.a. Fluffy star in new comedy "A Haunted House 2" opening April 18. They brought down the house once again on Good Day Chicago Wednesday morning. More>>

Bears WR Brandon Marshall excited for Chicago Sports Museum

It's a place every Chicago sports fan will need to check out. The Chicago Sports Museum officially opens on Wednesday, on the seventh floor of Water Tower Place next to Harry Caray's. More>>

Celebrate National Something on a Stick Day with recipes from Joshua Yates

Friday is National Something on a Stick Day! Joshua Yates of Pure Kitchen Catering joined FOX 32 News at Noon with mouth-watering grilled creations you can make in your own backyard. More>>

Jude Law reveals why he always wore hats while filming in Chicago

Law is from London, spends most of his time in Los Angeles and his career has landed him in countless places around the world. But he also loves Chicago, after filming "Road to Perdition" here in 2002.
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Jude Law stars in dark gangster comedy 'Dom Hemingway'

With good looks, charm and a British accent, it goes without saying that Jude Law is a pretty enviable guy. His versatile career is about to take an incredible leap forward, because he's about to let himself go. More>>

Chef Julius features comforting dishes with latest pop-up

Chef Julius' latest pop-up restaurant at the Centered Chef on March 29 will feature some "comforting" dishes, as we wait out this seemingly never-ending cold. He shared some with FOX 32 News at Noon. www.taleof2chefs.com More>>

`Motown the Musical` will have you singing all night long!

Broadway in Chicago "Motown the Musical" star Allison Demmes and director Charles Randolph-Wright shared how they're bringing the hits to life from April 22-July 13 at the Oriental Theatre. More>>

Biblical tales make their way back to the big screen in 2014 Video included

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A film professor once said that all movies come from Shakespeare, mythology and the Bible. If you frequent the theater in 2014, you'll see Hollywood has revived its love affair with the sacred text.
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Neo-soul artist Ledisi shares ‘The Truth’

Eight-time Grammy nominated artist Ledisi joined Fox 32 News live in studio to preview her new album "The Truth." More>>

Kim and Kourtney Kardashian introduce new line at Babies `R` Us

Kim and Kourtney Kardashian joined Good Day Chicago Monday morning to introduce their new clothing line for girls at Babies "R" Us. More>>

The Gage to offer authentic Irish dishes for St. Patrick`s Day

St. Patrick's Day celebrations will take place all over Chicago throughout the weekend. Billy Lawless of The Gage showcased authentic Irish food the restaurant is featuring for the holiday. More>>

St. Patrick`s Day Parade royalty join FOX 32 News at Noon

Chicago's St. Patrick's Day Parade will kick off at Balbo and Columbus Saturday at noon. Queen Lauren Catinella, court members Erin Mulcahy, Mary Kate Casey and Moira Dolehide joined FOX 32 News. More>>

Iron Chef Morimoto dreamed of a baseball career before Japonais

Chef Masaharu Morimoto is one of the most celebrated chefs in the world. Now you can taste his incredible culinary creations right here in Chicago, at Japonais by Morimoto! More>>

Diversity wins big at 86th Oscars Video included

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Diversity was perhaps the biggest winner at the 86th annual Academy Awards. More>>

Surprises at Academy Awards may be few

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After a blustery few days of torrential downpours, Hollywood appears ready for smooth sailing at the Academy Awards. More>>

Ravinia announces 2014 summer lineup

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The schedule for one of the big summer music festivals of Chicago has been released. More>>

Zwecker: Golden Raspberry Awards and Academy Awards nominations

FOX 32's entertainment contributor, Bill Zwecker, talks the Golden Raspberry Awards, or Razzies, and Academy Awards nominations. More>>

Spice up your vegan diet with tips from Chef Tsadakeeyah Emmanuel

If you are looking for a way to spice up your vegan diet but don't have the skills, Chef Tsadakeeyah Emmanuel has the answer! The African inspired vegan caterer shared some tasty ideas. More>>

Joshua Yates shares Valentine`s Day dinner ideas!

Valentine's Day is Friday. If you're still looking for inspiration for a special dinner with the one you love, Joshua Yates has a few great ideas! More>>

`Basketball Wives of LA` star Brittish Williams talks Season 3 on VH1

Season 3 of popular VH1 series "Basketball Wives of LA" kicks into full gear next week. Cast member Brittish Williams joined FOX 32 News at Noon to talk about the drama that goes on off the court. More>>

Shirley Temple dies at 85; America mourns iconic child star

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Shirley Temple, the dimpled, curly-haired child star who sang, danced, sobbed and grinned her way into the hearts of Depression-era moviegoers, has died, according to publicist Cheryl Kagan. She was 85. More>>

Hit show `Cosmos` returns to TV with Neil deGrasse Tyson Video included

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"Cosmos" was undoubtedly a hit when it aired on PBS in 1980. The show is returning to TV right here on FOX 32, and Good Day Chicago's Jake Hamilton got to sit down with the people making it happen. More>>

Bruno Mars delivers red hot Super Bowl halftime show

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Anybody worried about how Bruno Mars would do on one of the world's largest stages had obviously never seen the young star perform live. More>>

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in NYC apartment

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Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead Sunday in his Greenwich Village apartment with what law enforcement officials said was a syringe in his arm. He was 46.
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Super Bowl Ads: Anything could happen

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Super Bowl advertisers are finally about to see their efforts play out on the industry's biggest stage Sunday night. But as they've learned in the past, anything can happen. More>>

10 Super Bowl commercials to watch out for

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Advertisers are planning to pull out the tools in their arsenal during Super Bowl time this Sunday, including celebrities, A-list rock bands and cinematic story lines. More>>

Folk singer, activist Pete Seeger dies in NY

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Buoyed by his characteristically soaring spirit, the surging crowd around him and a pair of canes, Pete Seeger walked through the streets of Manhattan leading an Occupy Movement protest in 2011. More>>

Daft Punk, Macklemore top left-of-center Grammys Video included

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The Grammys celebrated outcasts and outsiders, lionizing a couple of French robots, white rappers and a country gal espousing gay rights, and a Goth teenager who's clearly uncomfortable with the current pop themes. More>>

Zwecker: Skip new movies, catch up on Oscar picks

FOX 32's entertainment contributor, Bill Zwecker, talks new movie releases, "Gimme Shelter," "I, Frankenstein," and "The Invisible Woman." More>>

Rare blue diamond found in South Africa

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A mining company says it has found a rare blue diamond in South Africa. More>>

National anthem singer, 10, brings down the house at Bulls game

Amiya James had the honor of singing the national anthem at the Bulls-Lakers game Monday night. The 10-year-old brought down the house with her voice, filling the United Center with pride. More>>

With SAG win, `Hustle` has Oscar look of `Argo`

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Hollywood loves a sequel, and this awards season is shaping up to be one. More>>

Russell Johnson, `Gilligan`s Island` professor, dies

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Actor Russell Johnson, who became known to generations of TV fans as "The Professor" on "Gilligan's Island" has died. He was 89. More>>

Celebrating survivors, raising breast cancer awareness: Dana Devine, Eric Miller

We mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, but there is a show in Chicago that talks about breast cancer awareness year-round. Host Dana Devine and producer Eric Miller explain. More>>

Jake Hamilton sits down with `American Idol` Season 13 judges

The new season of "American Idol" kicks off Wednesday night, right here on FOX.Good Day Chicago's Jake Hamilton sat down with judges Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick, Jr. More>>

Golden Globes leader `American Hustle` gets Oscar boost Video included

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The Golden Globes are typically Hollywood's bawdiest awards show - "a wonderful mess," said co-host Tina Fey of this year's bash. More>>

Mariano`s fundraiser was a feast for the senses: Susanna Negovan

What happens when the owners of the Mariano's grocery chain invite guests into their home for a fund-raiser? A feast for the senses! Sun-Times Splash editor Susanna Negovan shared the experience. More>>

SNL adds comedian Sasheer Xamata to cast

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The "Saturday Night Live" family just added up-and-coming talent Sasheer Zamata to their cast. More>>

`Fresh Prince of Bel Air` actor, James Avery, dies

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Actor James Avery, best known as Uncle Phil on "Fresh Prince of Bel Air," has died. More>>

2013: A year in movies

FOX News takes a look back at 2013 through a camera lens. Look back at the year by which movies were big, bad and brand new. More>>

Chicago `Superjock` radio legend Larry Lujack dies at 73 Video included

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Chicagoans remember a legend Thursday morning, following the death of WLS' Larry Lujack. The radio pioneer lost his battle with esophageal cancer in New Mexico on Wednesday. More>>

`The X Factor` finalist Carlito Olivero joins Good Day Chicago!

Chicago is rooting for Humboldt Park's Carlito Olivero, who made it to "The X Factor" finals. He's our hometown favorite, and he joined Good Day Chicago over the phone Thursday morning. More>>

`X-Factor` fans show support at party for Chicago finalist: Zwecker

Hundreds of fans of Carlito Olivero packed the elementary school gym in Ravenswood Wednesday night to show their support for the Chicago `X-Factor` finalist before the last crucial vote. More>>

Peter O`Toole, Tom Laughlin, Joan Fontaine pass; `Avatar` in New Zealand

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Hollywood lost three legends this weekend – Peter O'Toole, Tom Laughlin and Joan Fontaine. More>>

Mary Wilson of The Supremes performs live on Good Day Chicago!

Mary Wilson of The Supremes and The Four Tops will perform at The Harris Theater for two weeks in their Motown Holiday Spectacular. Wilson performed "You Can't Hurry Love" live on Good Day Chicago! More>>

Agent 007`s may blow more than a .08

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British researchers read through all 14 of the original James Bond books. More>>

'12 Years,' 'Hustle' lead Globes nominations

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The searing historical epic "12 Years a Slave" and the con-artist caper "American Hustle" lead the 71st annual Golden Globes with seven nominations each. More>>

Jarrett Payton, Walter Payton's son, speaks on `Da Coach` Mike Ditka

The Chicago Bears retired Mike Ditka's No. 89 during Monday night's game. He coached the 1985 Super Bowl champions, one of whom was Walter Payton. His son, Jarrett, spoke on the two great men. More>>

Hair, feces: What the FDA allows in your food Video included

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Did you know that the FDA actually allows a certain amount of rodent hair and feces in some of your food? It is something an Austin woman is learning the hard way. More>>

Paul Walker, 'Fast & Furious' star, dies in crash

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Paul Walker, the star of the "Fast & Furious" movie series, died Saturday in a car crash that killed two people north of Los Angeles, his publicist said. He was 40. More>>

The Englewood Choir performs `People Get Together` live on Good Day Chicago!

The Englewood Choir, the Chicago Children's Choir's newest addition, joined Good Day Chicago with a special live performance of Curtis Mayfield's "People Get Ready." Inspired! More>>

Andre Walker, Dianne Hudson release new natural hair care line

If you like wearing your hair natural, you're in for a treat! Oprah Winfrey's long-time stylist Andre Walker and Dianne Hudson have teamed up to release a new line of must-have hair care products. More>>

Miley, JT and RiRi: 5 AMA moments to remember

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No question Justin Timberlake is the man of the year, but oh how the women of pop music proved its their world again at the American Music Awards. More>>

PlayCHIC hosts fashion show for Chicago Toy and Game Fair

PlayCHIC is holding a fashion show at the River East Arts Center Thursday night, as part of the Chicago Toy and Game Fair. Joan Severance showcased some game-themed pieces you'll see there! More>>

‘The Book Thief', ‘The Best Man Holiday' movie reviews: Zwecker

Entertainment reporter Bill Zwecker talks about "The Book Thief" and "The Best Man Holiday," both opening in theater's this weekend. More>>

X-Factor, Almost Human and Raising Hope: Zwecker

Bill Zwecker has the morning buzz to kick off the weekend! Bill has details on Rachel's elimination on X-Factor and the premiere's of "Raising Hope" and "Almost Human." More>>

Latest movie reviews, `X-Factor,` Andy Kaufman rumors: ZWECKER

Bill Zwecker gives reviews of the new movies opening this weekend and new insider gossip on the "X-Factor's" remaining contestants. More>>

Butler Blue III stopped by FOX 32 News on Big Dawgs Tour!

Butler Blue III is the official mascot for Butler University, the alma mater of FOX 32's Corey McPherrin. He's on the road for Butler's Big Dawgs Tour, promoting a new children's book. Michael Kaltenmark explains. More>>

Zwecker: `Idol` going for younger audience, `The Lego Movie` fit for all ages

FOX 32 News entertainment contributor Bill Zwecker weighs in on the first round of `American Idol` in Hollywood, `The Lego Movie,` and George Zimmerman fighting rapper DMX.
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Zwecker: `The Monuments Men`, Oprah and James Franco`s Chicago visit

FOX 32's entertainment reporter Bill Zwecker reviews "The Monuments Men," weighs in on Oprah making her Broadway debut in the 2015-2016 season and discusses James Franco's upcoming Chicago visit.
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    The Supreme Court is taking up a dispute between broadcasters and an Internet startup company that has the potential to bring big changes to the television industry.
    Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet.
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