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Roger Ebert hospitalized with fractured hip

CHICAGO (AP) — Famed Chicago movie critic Roger Ebert has been hospitalized with a hip fracture.

His wife, Chaz Ebert, told The Associated Press on Thursday that her husband was doing much better and "doctors are making assessments" about when he could leave the hospital.

Roger Ebert then posted on Twitter that he does not need surgery.

Chaz Ebert tweeted earlier in the day that her Pulitzer Prize-winning husband was doing well and "asking for computer, will probably tweet." She jokingly attributed the fracture to "tricky disco dance moves."

The 70-year-old Chicago Sun-Times film critic has had health problems over the last several years. He has battled cancer in his thyroid and salivary glands and lost his ability to speak and eat after cancer surgeries.

by CARYN ROUSSEAU | Associated Press reply 5912/15/2012

He hasn't reviewed any Vincent Gallo movies lately, has he?

by CARYN ROUSSEAU | Associated Press reply 112/06/2012

So sad. When I heard this my jaw dropped.

by CARYN ROUSSEAU | Associated Press reply 212/06/2012

I really hope he's okay. But I wonder how his quality of life is...

by CARYN ROUSSEAU | Associated Press reply 312/06/2012

He's a fat emboli waiting to happen.

by CARYN ROUSSEAU | Associated Press reply 412/06/2012

From what I've seen he's all smiles.

by CARYN ROUSSEAU | Associated Press reply 512/06/2012

Vicious R2.

I laughed, though.

by CARYN ROUSSEAU | Associated Press reply 612/06/2012

Chin up, Robert.

by CARYN ROUSSEAU | Associated Press reply 712/06/2012

He sucks cock like he had no jaw.

by CARYN ROUSSEAU | Associated Press reply 812/06/2012

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by CARYN ROUSSEAU | Associated Press reply 912/08/2012

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by CARYN ROUSSEAU | Associated Press reply 1012/08/2012

Now that Roger can't eat a tub of buttered popcorn and box of peanut M&Ms with every movie, has he lost weight?

by CARYN ROUSSEAU | Associated Press reply 1112/08/2012

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by CARYN ROUSSEAU | Associated Press reply 1512/11/2012

His wife is named Chaz? He can't eat food at all?

by CARYN ROUSSEAU | Associated Press reply 1612/11/2012

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by CARYN ROUSSEAU | Associated Press reply 1712/11/2012

A high percentage of hip fracture patients die within 12 months.

by CARYN ROUSSEAU | Associated Press reply 1812/11/2012

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by CARYN ROUSSEAU | Associated Press reply 1912/11/2012

OK R12-15, 17 AND 19. We get it.

by CARYN ROUSSEAU | Associated Press reply 2012/11/2012

Ebert can take it r20, with his money most people would still trade places with him. I'm sure he thinks, I can't talk and look ridiculous, but I'm still a rich fucker who gets to goof off all day watching and obsessing about movies.

by CARYN ROUSSEAU | Associated Press reply 2112/11/2012

Bone metastasis

by CARYN ROUSSEAU | Associated Press reply 2212/11/2012

Reading this thread, you'd swear Oscar Wilde is still alive. Common sense would seem to suggest that whatever humor could be had by someone losing a jaw to cancer would be limited ... but heavens, the number of bon mots is, apparently, infinite.

But my actual point -- I just finished his autobiography "Life Itself." I never watched his TV show so I only vaguely knew about him. A friend gave me a copy of the audiobook (I recently started a job involving lots of long-distance driving.) It sat unplayed for several weeks and finally listened to it.

It was really good -- amazingly well-written. It's mostly about his childhood and early adulthood. There's actually not a lot of show biz stories in it.

Anyway, quite surprised to find myself moved by it on several times.

by CARYN ROUSSEAU | Associated Press reply 2612/11/2012

[quote]How does it feel, [R20], to have no sense of fun whatsoever? I'll bet being around you is funereal in the extreme.

As side-splittingly hilarious as most sociopath find cancer to be, r23, you've managed to post 11 jokes about it in this thread without garnering a single chuckle from your fellow DL nutcases or anyone else. Maybe it's time to admit that your tortured attempts at humor and fun just aren't very funny.

I'll bet you think calling yourself SickEvilFuck is super witty and transgressive, too, right?

by CARYN ROUSSEAU | Associated Press reply 2712/11/2012

He's an amazing writer, R26. I think the thumbs up/down system was never an accurate reflection of his style as a critic. He's a much more acute thinker than that.

by CARYN ROUSSEAU | Associated Press reply 2812/11/2012

I watched Ebert & Roeper until Ebert took a leave and the show eventually was cancelled. While I never really liked Ebert I always respected his judgment. Following his ailing in the media makes me really sad. Even if you don't care much for this man you still feel sorry for him and the loss of quality of life he is dealing with. R9's posts actually disturb me. Surprised one can be so unaffected by such misery. I hope I don't know r9 in real life. Wouldn't wanna be around him when I get cancer.

by CARYN ROUSSEAU | Associated Press reply 3012/11/2012

Who's moralizing, r29? I simply said you're not funny, which you're not—at least, not when you're trying to be. It IS somewhat amusing to watch a presumably adult (in chronological terms, anyway) person throw such a tantrum over next to nothing.

by CARYN ROUSSEAU | Associated Press reply 3212/11/2012

R9, just lighten up a little. So you tried to be funny and it wasn't well received. Not every joke is taken well. Some are, some not. Just move on and try a new joke. Without any sarcasm: Take it with humor.

by CARYN ROUSSEAU | Associated Press reply 3412/11/2012

But... what did he think of Les Mis?

by CARYN ROUSSEAU | Associated Press reply 3512/11/2012

Gee the poor guy is only 70?.....I thought he was much older.....I miss his recent PBS show with the cute Russian guy and the blonde frau

by CARYN ROUSSEAU | Associated Press reply 3612/11/2012

r33 --

I'm not r27 but I think the point he or she is making is that you're first joke on page 1 wasn't really funny ... doing a number of variations on it only belabored the point.

I don't think anyone here is commenting on your taste (or lack of it) -- the problem is that you simply don't know how to write a joke. (Here's a tip, using all caps makes it even less funny and you merely come across as desperate.)

Trenchant humor just isn't your forte.

by CARYN ROUSSEAU | Associated Press reply 3712/11/2012

Whoa r33.

by CARYN ROUSSEAU | Associated Press reply 3812/11/2012

Sadly you're still not funny, r9, r33, r39, etc.

by CARYN ROUSSEAU | Associated Press reply 4012/12/2012

He still has that biting wit. Seriously.

by CARYN ROUSSEAU | Associated Press reply 4312/12/2012

R9 ff was more entertaining when he yelled at us.

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by CARYN ROUSSEAU | Associated Press reply 4712/14/2012

Is your goal to have a variation of that comment posted every other day, r47?

See r41.

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by CARYN ROUSSEAU | Associated Press reply 5212/14/2012

He does look ridiculous and shouldn't appear on tv anymore, as he did on Oprah. He should have more dignity than that, that's what Rosie O'Donnell said. She also thinks Barbara Walters is too old and should have the grace to bow out, and she's right about that too.

by CARYN ROUSSEAU | Associated Press reply 5312/14/2012

I think I'm going to hell, because I laughed my guts out @ R13. W&W!

And I agree, Barbara Walters is too fuckin' old to be on The View anymore. Of course she insists on staying in front of the cameras, forcing her audience to witness her steady descent into Alzheimer's.

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by CARYN ROUSSEAU | Associated Press reply 5612/14/2012

Two thumps down.

by CARYN ROUSSEAU | Associated Press reply 5712/14/2012

I don't care that you hate Siskel & Ebert r58, what pisses me off is the nerve you have using homnophobic put-downs on a gay forum. And it's also pathetic, because you're probably gay yourself.

by CARYN ROUSSEAU | Associated Press reply 5912/15/2012
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