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Movie Critic Roger Ebert Died Yesterday


OnTuesday, ROGER EBERT announced that he's battling canceragain, this time in his hip.  And he said he was taking, quote, "aleave of presence" . . . meaning that he was slowing down, but not goinganywhere.


--Well,that turned out to not be 100% accurate, because he DIED yesterday.  Hewas 70 years old.


-- There'sno word on the cause of his death, but Ebert had been battling cancer in oneform or another for the past 11 years.  He ultimately lost his jaw and hisability to speak because of it, but continued working.


--Ebert's wife CHAZ says he died peacefully . . . quote,"We were getting ready to go home today for hospice care, when he lookedat us, smiled, and passed away.  No struggle, no pain, just a quiet,dignified transition."


--Ebert mayhave been the most influential movie critic of all time.  He reviewedmovies for the "Chicago Sun-Times" for 46 years.



Nicole Kidman Has a Cameo in "Anchorman2" . . . And Vince Vaughn and Luke Wilson Are Back, Too


NICOLE KIDMAN just shot a cameo for "Anchorman2".  There's no wordon her role.


--Meanwhile, VINCE VAUGHN and LUKE WILSON are back for brief appearances as well. They play rival newscasters Wes Mantooth and Frank Vitchard, respectively.


--In the original, they appeared in a couplescenes, including the CLASSIC news team rumble. 



The Discovery Channel IsDeveloping Two Shows About People Surviving in the Wilderness . . . Naked


If you like "Survivor",but you wish the contestants got a little more, well, NUDE . . . the Discovery Channel has yourback.


--They havea show in the pipeline called "Naked and Afraid" . . . where two strangers arestranded, quote, "in one of the world's harshest environments with nofood, no water, no tools, and NO CLOTHES."


--Eachepisode will feature new naked contestants in a new locale.


 --Believeit or not, this is NOT the only show Discovery is developing about naked peoplesurviving in the wilderness.


--They alsohave one on the way called "Naked Castaway",which is sort of like the TOM HANKS movie, "Castaway" . . . only this time, yes, he'll benaked.


--The guyis ED STAFFORD,who was the first person ever to walk the length of the Amazon River.  Onthis show, he'll try to survive alone on a desert island for 60 days, withoutfood, water, tools or clothes.


--Accordingto the press release, quote, "He has only his brain, bare hands and acamera to keep him alive." 



CharlieSheen Has a New $4.8 Million Home


CHARLIE SHEEN has purchased a THIRDBeverly Hills home for $4.8 million.


--He hasn’t given a reason for needing a third home but whenyou have as much money as he has, you don’t really have to explain.


--It features a backyard spa and home theatre.



Lena Headey from "Game ofThrones" Has Less Than $5 in Her Bank Account


You'dthink that playing one of the leads in a popular TV show would put you on easystreet.  But it doesn't always work that way.


Actress LENA HEADEY . . . whoplays Queen Cersei on "Game of Thrones" . . . claims she has less than $5 inher bank account.


This infocomes from legal papers she filed in response to her estranged husband PeterLoughran .. . who's demanding half of their $46,000 tax return from 2011.


Lena toldthe court she's BROKE.  And while she expects some acting income in thenear future, she and the 2-year-old son she shares with Peter are currentlyliving on CREDIT.


She askedthe court to give her $6,000 from that tax return, and she said Peter couldhave $6,000 as well, just to make things fair.  But she wanted the restlocked away until she and Peter reach a settlement.


Unfortunatelyfor her, the judge denied BOTH their requests . . . which means Lena remainsflat busted until her acting money comes through.  (Lenafiled for divorce from Peter last year.)



New Movies Opening Today


Evil Dead (Rated R) ...Starring: Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas,Elizabeth Blackmore. In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horrorfilm, five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. Whenthey discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demonsliving in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession untilonly one is left intact to fight for survival.


Jurassic Park 3D (Rated PG-13) ... Starring: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, JeffGoldblum, Richard Attenborough, Bob Peck, Martin Ferrero, Joseph Mazzello,Ariana Richards, Samuel L. Jackson, BD Wong, Wayne Knight. Universal Pictureswill release Steven Spielberg's groundbreaking masterpiece "JurassicPark" in 3D on April 5, 2013. With his remastering of the epic into astate-of-the-art 3D format, Spielberg introduces the three-time AcademyAward-winning blockbuster to a new generation of moviegoers and allowslongtime fans to experience the world he envisioned in a way that wasunimaginable during the film's original release.

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