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8 Celeb Couples You Forgot All About

Or maybe didn't even know about in the first place

(Newser) - Ahh, the 1980s. Big hair, New Wave, lots of neon, and these 16 celebrity couples you probably forgot all about, as rounded up by MSN . A sampling:
  • Oprah Winfrey and Roger Ebert went out twice in the 1980s, and it was Ebert who encouraged Winfrey to syndicate her talk show.
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Roger Ebert Remembered for 'Big Heart' at Funeral

'He was one of us,' said Mayor Rahm Emanuel

(Newser) - A huge crowd attended Roger Ebert's funeral today at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago, where friends, family, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel paid tribute to the country's most famous film critic, the Chicago Tribune reports. "He had a heart big enough to accept and love all," said... More »

Westboro to Protest at Ebert's Funeral

Group says 'fool' was gay 'enabler'

(Newser) - The Westboro Baptist Church has announced the latest target of its charming attentions: this morning's funeral of the "fool" Roger Ebert . In a press release, the group calls the critic a 'f-g enabler," saying he "sold his soul for some fame & fortune" and is... More »

Ebert Was Our 'Ideal Companion' at the Movies

Wife, fellow critics reflect on his legacy

(Newser) - Following Roger Ebert's passing, voices across the country are remembering his landmark contribution to film criticism—as well as his companionship.
  • At Variety , Justin Chang reflects on Ebert's "characteristic good nature and genuine delight in engaging with his readers—the very qualities that made him, for so
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Roger Ebert's Best Zingers

'Last Rites' in particular got him riled up

(Newser) - Roger Ebert loved good movies—here's his top 10 —but those reviews aren't nearly as fun as the ones for god-awful flicks. Some of the slams getting passed around in the wake of his death today:
  • Deuce Bigalow, Male Gigolo: "Speaking in my official capacity as
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Roger Ebert's 10 Favorite Films

'Apocalypse Now,' 'Raging Bull' made the cut

(Newser) - If you're looking for a way to acknowledge the passing of Roger Ebert , you might consider a movie marathon from his list of the 10 greatest films of all time. Ebert's last version came in April of 2012 when he participated in Sight & Sound magazine's once-every-10-year... More »

Roger Ebert Dead at 70

Film critic had long battled cancer

(Newser) - Film critic Roger Ebert has died of cancer at age 70, reports his own newspaper, the Chicago Sun-Times . Ebert had announced only yesterday that his cancer had returned , but he vowed to continue writing reviews when he could. He gained fame with his At the Movies television show with the... More »

Roger Ebert's Cancer Is Back

Critic taking a 'leave of presence' from reviewing

(Newser) - Roger Ebert is announcing a "leave of presence" from his work as a critic as he suffers from "a new cancer," he writes at the Chicago Sun-Times . Radiation treatment prevents him from attending screenings as frequently as in the past, but his work will go on, he... More »

Washed-Up Stars' Savior: Social Media

From Justine Bateman to Sally Jessy Raphael, a 2nd chance

(Newser) - Chris Brown and Rihanna aren't the only ones finding fame/infamy on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and the lot. Plenty of last generation's stars are making waves there, too, reports the New York Times , which runs down a few recent success stories:
  • Though Sally Jessy Rafael only claims 5,
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Here's Why Movie Revenue Is Down

High prices and few choices don't help: Roger Ebert

(Newser) - News that movie theaters had lackluster revenue in 2011 didn’t surprise Roger Ebert. He ticks off a list of the reasons why at his blog , including the lack of an Avatar-like blockbuster and usual suspects like too-high prices for tickets and refreshments. But also:
  • Distractions: Loud talkers and people
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Our Idiot Brother Is Likeable Enough

Paul Rudd stars in Jesse Peretz comedy

(Newser) - Our Idiot Brother is the story of a sweet-natured fool who depends on his three sisters to get his life back on track. It’s good for a smile, if not big laughs:
  • In the New York Times , AO Scott calls it a “thin, unconvincing movie made likable by
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Ebert: 'Jackass' Tweet Meant to Be True, Not Cruel

Also: Movie critic's Facebook page briefly taken down

(Newser) - Roger Ebert shifted away from Twitter and took to a place where he could address the "Jackass" situation in more than 140 characters: his Chicago Sun-Times blog. There, the movie critic wrote, "I regret that my tweet about the event was considered cruel. It was not intended as... More »

Dunn Pals Rip Roger Ebert for Harsh Jackass Tweet

'He drank, he drove, 2 people died,' the movie critic tweeted

(Newser) - Pals of Jackass star Ryan Dunn are furious Roger Ebert took advantage of news of his car-crash death to make a point about the stuntster's drunk driving. "Friends don't let jackasses drink and drive," Ebert tweeted. Cops have not yet mentioned drinking as a cause of... More »

107 Tries Later, Ebert Wins New Yorker Caption Contest

Film critic had entered it more than 100 times

(Newser) - Roger Ebert has entered 107 of the New Yorker 's 281 cartoon caption contests, and this week, he finally won. The film critic opined two years ago on his blog that he had "done more writing for free for the New Yorker in the last five years than... More »

3D Movies Are Worthless

Images confuse the brain, interfere with moviewatching

(Newser) - Roger Ebert has never been a friend of the recent resurgence of 3D movies. But now he's got proof that the technique is just plain broken, and certainly not worth the extra dollars charged at theaters, he writes for the Chicago Sun-Times . After trashing the 3D aspect of Green Hornet,... More »

Roger Ebert Gets a Chin

He'll wear prosthetic on new TV show

(Newser) - Roger Ebert has a new prosthetic chin, he writes at the Chicago Sun-Times . "That's not to fool anyone, because my appearance is widely known," he explains. It's more of a "pleasant reminder of the person I was for 64 years." Cancer surgeries left Ebert's face disfigured,... More »

Skip This Trip: The Tourist Not Worth a Visit

Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp unimpressive in cliché-ridden film

(Newser) - The Tourist stars Angelina Jolie as a femme fatale expertly evading international authorities, with Wisconsin math teacher Johnny Depp at her side. It’s chock-full of cliches, the acting isn't so hot, and critics just aren’t on board:
  • “There is a moment in The Tourist when Johnny Depp
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Ebert Revives At the Movies

Iconic review show will return to PBS

(Newser) - Hey may not be able to talk, but you should know by now that isn’t enough to stop Roger Ebert. He’s reviving his iconic At the Movies, the film review program he started 35 years ago with Gene Siskel. Roger Ebert Presents At the Movies, produced by Ebert... More »

Ebert Can't Eat, But He Can Cook

And to prove it, he's publishing a cookbook

(Newser) - Cancer left Roger Ebert unable to eat or speak —but it didn’t rob his ability to cook. The beloved film critic, who often reminisces about the foods he misses (root beer, Steak ‘n Shake) on his blog , doesn’t mind sharing a restaurant meal or a kitchen... More »

'Very Sorry' Ebert Attacker: I Was Lost in Twitter Hate

We fight, hate-loving public eats it up: blogger

(Newser) - The Tea Party tweeter who gloried in Roger Ebert's cancer gloats that his attacks went perfectly as planned as his vitriol was gobbled up by a media and public that relish American hate. But now he's "suddenly very sorry" for his " increasingly awful tweets " about Ebert's cancer... More »

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