Richard Roeper Replacing Roger Ebert at Sun-Times

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Sun-Times says it will replace Roger Ebert with the late famed movie critic’s former colleague Richard Roeper. The newspaper announced Thursday it has officially named Roeper its movie columnist, making him the centerpiece of its movie coverage. Ebert died in April at age 70, after a long battle with cancer. […]

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Roger Ebert’s Hometown Raising Money for Statue

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Organizers in Roger Ebert’s hometown announced plans Tuesday to try to raise $125,000 to build a life-size bronze statue of the late famed film critic. The statue would go in front of Champaign’s Virginia Theatre, which has hosted the Ebertfest film festival for 15 years. Ebert, a Pulitzer Prize-winning movie reviewer […]

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Actors Gather at Chicago Service Honoring Ebert

CHICAGO (AP) — Actors, directors and film critics have gathered in Chicago to honor the late movie critic Roger Ebert. The movie reviewer’s widow, Chaz Ebert, welcomed her husband’s fans to the Chicago Theatre on Thursday, and remembered him as a father, friend, humanitarian and journalist. A choir began the memorial by singing “Roger Ebert, […]

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