News Nuggets: Film critic Roger Ebert dies at age 70

Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert dies at age 70: “Mr. Ebert’s struggle with cancer, starting in 2002, gave him an altogether different public image — as someone who refused to surrender to illness. Though he had operations for cancer of the thyroid, salivary glands and chin, lost his ability to eat, drink and speak (he was fed through a tube and a prosthesis partly obscured the loss of much of his chin) and became a gaunter version of his once-portly self, he continued to write reviews and commentary and published a cookbook he had started, on meals that could be made with a rice cooker.” New York Times

Matthew Weiner explains why Jennifer Lawrence had the perfect acceptance speech at the Oscars. Vanity Fair

Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw will perform “Highway Don’t Care” together at the ACM Awards. Digital Spy

Damaged Oscar won in 1935 for “The Scoundrel” nevertheless sold at auction for over $100,000. Deadline

Jennifer Garner explains Ben Affleck‘s emotional Oscar speech, which seemed to indicate marital trouble for the couple. Telegraph

Hollywood Reporter sizes up the Emmy competition for this year’s debuting series, particularly Netflix’s potentially game-changing “House of Cards.”

Monty Hall and Bob Stewart will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Daytime Emmys, but We Love Soaps thinks it’s time to honor the icons of the soap opera industry.

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