RIP Roger Ebert, KFC Goes Boneless, Jon Stewart Scoffs at Fox News, Kardashian Cleavage, & The Evil Dead
4/5/2013 3:00:00 PM
KIM KARDASHIAN'S chest is enormous, and she doesn't care who knows it. Because she showed a TON of cleavage during a trip to a yogurt shop the other day. Pics on today's blog.
Didja see Jon Stewart poking fun at Fox News' take on the Rutgers Coach?
What do YOU think of Jon's report? Leave your comments below.
Do you enjoy Kentucky Fried Chicken (I'm sorry, I mean KFC)?
Well pretty soon you won't be able to get a big bucket of chicken anymore....they're going BONELESS. SKINLESS.
It's a whole new Colonel.
Sad news...on Tuesday, ROGER EBERT announced that he's battling cancer again, this time in his hip. And he said he was taking, quote, "a leave of presence" . . . meaning that he was slowing down, but not going anywhere. Well, that turned out to not be 100% accurate, because he died yesterday. He was 70 years old.
There's no word on the cause of his death, but Ebert had been battling cancer in one form or another for the past 11 years. He ultimately lost his jaw and his ability to speak because of it, but continued working. (He wrote about 300 reviews last year alone.)
Ebert's wife CHAZ says he died peacefully . . . quote, "We were getting ready to go home today for hospice care, when he looked at us, smiled, and passed away. No struggle, no pain, just a quiet, dignified transition."
Ebert may have been the most influential movie critic of all time. He reviewed movies for the "Chicago Sun-Times" for 46 years. But he became a nationwide household name thanks to his TELEVISED movie reviews. He and fellow critic GENE SISKEL started reviewing movies together in the '70s, on a show called "Sneak Previews".
In 1982, they left and started their own show, "At the Movies". They even trademarked their "thumbs-up, thumbs-down" rating system. Siskel died of a brain tumor in 1999. He was replaced by RICHARD ROEPER. Ebert left the show in 2006 due to his own health problems. Roeper continued with various guest hosts until the show folded in 2010.
In addition to his work in film criticism, Ebert reportedly made a TON of money as an early investor in Google.
In addition to the THOUSANDS of movies he reviewed, Ebert even WROTE three himself, all the way back in the 1970s. His most famous movie is the 1970 classic "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls" . . . which is either a brilliant satire of fame and greed in Hollywood or one of the most ridiculously bad movies ever made. (But don't hurt your brain over-thinking it, because whether it's good or bad, it's STRAIGHT-UP AWESOME. And how can it not be, with such lines as, "This is my happening and it freaks me out!")
Ebert also wrote more than a dozen books, and won a Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 1975.
Speaking of cinema, EVIL DEAD is released today. The remake of the 1981 horror classic stars Jane Levy from the ABC sitcom "Suburgatory", and Jessica Lucas from "Cloverfield" and the CW's "Cult".
Like the original, it's about five friends who find a remote cabin in the woods, where they accidentally unleash evil spirits by reading from an ancient book called the Necronomicon . . . a.k.a. the Book of the Dead.
Obviously, this looks a lot slicker and more "Hollywood" than the original . . . but there are some callbacks to the first movie and its sequel.
The cabin where all the chaos takes place looks the same . . . from the outside, at least. There's a scene where trees get a little too friendly with a girl . . . and a scene where someone hacks off a possessed hand. (Or in this case, a whole arm.)
That one's actually a callback to "Evil Dead 2". And while the hacking is done with an electric knife instead of a chainsaw this time, there IS still some chainsaw action.
Bruce Campbell . . . who starred in the original "Evil Dead" trilogy and is a producer on this one . . . says the remake definitely doesn't skimp on the gore.