Cusack Faces Backlash Over Newspaper Article

Actor JOHN CUSACK is facing a backlash over an article he wrote for a Chicago newspaper after readers accused the star of a string of embarrassing mistakes.
Cusack - who grew up in the city - published his first column in the Huffington Post Chicago on 14 August (08), but the article met with a frosty reception.
The column, written while the actor was working in Bangkok, focuses on Cusack's memories of the area and his love of the local baseball teams - the Cubs and the White Sox.
But readers have accused Cusack of misspelling the names of three Cubs players, as well as famed playwright Eugene O'Neill, and making a variety of factual errors.
Cusack also described in the piece how he took the "express train" to Wrigley Field, the Cubs' stadium - even though there has never been an express train service to the ground.
The High Fidelity star goes on to describe the poverty of his childhood, insisting he had to "scrape together $2.50" to go to a baseball game. But a source tells New York Post gossip column PageSix, "Cusack grew up in a massive house on Sheridan Road.
"It's slightly disingenuous to say he had to 'scrape' together $2.50. I'm thinking that wasn't an issue."


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