Roger Ebert says that his cancer has returned, so it's time to slow down and take a "leave of presence."
"The immediate reason for my 'leave of presence' is my health," he writes on his Chicago Sun-Times blog. "The painful fracture that made it difficult for me to walk has recently been revealed to be a cancer. It is being treated with radiation, which has made it impossible for me to attend as many movies as I used to... What in the world is a leave of presence? It means I am not going away. My intent is to continue to write selected reviews, but to leave the rest to a talented team of writers handpicked and greatly admired by me."
Miramax is teaming up with Martin Scorsese to adapt the film Gangs of New York, which was inspired by a non-fiction book of the same name, for television, according to The Wrap.
The 2002 film...
Oprah Winfrey has been named Forbes' most influential person of 2013, topping their list for the second year in a row.
Boardwalk Empire has been renewed for a fourth season, HBO announced Tuesday.
"Terry Winter, Martin Scorsese and the rest of their outstanding team continue to produce a stunning show that never fails to surprise and entertain," Michael Lombardo, HBO's programming president, said in a statement. "We are excited to bring this unique series back for a fourth season."
Henry Hill passed away Tuesday at the age of 69, ABC News reports.
Rihanna, Eli Manning and Andy Samberg
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning ventured "a little" outside his element to host Saturday Night Live for the first time.
For his monologue, Manning talked about winning the Super Bowl for the second time earlier this year and called hosting the third most exciting night of his life. The Louisiana native then proceeded to show off his New York street smarts... by recommending his favorite Italian restaurant (an Olive Garden in New Jersey) and...
Viola Davis, Jean Dujardin
Fun fact: No movie about movie-making has won Best Picture at the Oscars. Will The Artist break that tradition at the 84th Academy Awards? We'll have to wait until Sunday (8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT, ABC) to find out, but in the meantime, let's make some predictions. Check out the nominees here, print out your ballot, make your picks and compare them to ours below.
Oprah Winfrey, Jimmy Kimmel
Oprah Winfrey will join Jimmy Kimmel on Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards, ABC announced on Thursday.
Winfrey, who's the recipient of the Academy's Jean Hershold Humanitarian Award this year, will be joined on the post-Oscars show by George Clooney, Tom Hanks, Martin Scorsese and Helen Mirren, among others. Billy Crystal will kick off the program and Coldplay will close it out with a performance on the Kimmel outdoor stage.
Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Melissa McCarthy
Our roundup of the most memorable moments of the SAG awards:
1. Scorsese-est Drinking Game: In showing a highlight from their nominated film Bridesmaids, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Melissa McCarthy talk about devising a drinking game while making the movie. "You have to take a drink every time, and I mean every time, you hear the word Scorsese," says Rudolph. McCarthy adds: "You'd be surprised how often that comes up in casual conversation because people just like to throw that thing around." After describing the film, Wiig says: "Do you think that Scorsese saw our movie?" Then they proceed to throw the name around willy-nilly, with Rudolph mixing in "prosecco."
Asa Butterfield, Melissa McCarthy
Hugo received the most nominations — 11 — for the 84th Academy Awards, followed closely by Best Picture favorite The Artist with 10.
The Martin Scorsese will be one of nine films vying for Best Picture against The Artist, The Descendants, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Help, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, The Tree of Life and War Horse. Under new Academy rules, the ...