Film critic Roger Ebert has died. He was 70.
The news comes only one day after he announced that he was once again battling cancer. Ebert had been in poor health over the past decade, battling cancers of the thyroid and salivary gland. He lost part of his lower jaw in 2006, and with it the ability to speak and eat.
As the country's most prominent and influential film critic, Ebert reviewed movies for the Chicago Sun-Times for 46 years, and up until his death he was syndicated in more than 200 newspapers. He was on TV for 31 years, starting in 1975 on the PBS movie review show Opening Soon at a Theater Near You alongside Gene Siskel. The duo's catchphrase "Two Thumbs Up" would later become iconic.
Ebert won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 1975. He is survived by his wife, a step-daughter and two step-grandchildren.
SOURCE: Chicago Sun-Times
Richie Sambora's decision to leave Bon Jovi's current tour isn't about substance abuse -- it's about respect -- and money, TMZ reports.
The gossip website cites sources with a direct connection to the band who compare the rift to a "classic Jagger/Richards blowup." They add that "Jon constantly belittles Richie" and the two are feuding over money.
Jon put on a brave face Tuesday night in Calgary, telling the crowd, "I had two choices: pack up and go home or give you everything I got…Richie Sambora won't be performing for a while. If there's ever a night I need you, it's tonight, Calgary!"
Richie is reportedly spending time with his daughter, but there's hope that the two can settle their differences in time for Richie to rejoin the tour by the time it hits Sambora's adopted home town of L.A. on April 19th.