Briefly: Roger Ebert, Kim Kardashian, Robin Roberts, Dick Van Dyke

April 18, 2013

Brief news from elsewhere:

The Eberts, at his Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images)

Roger Ebert’s widow Chaz kicked off the 15th annual Roger Ebert Film Festival — the first one without him — in Champaign, Ill., Wednesday night. “I am so happy to be with you this evening. I was hoping my — I always called Roger ‘my boyfriend’ — my boyfriend would be with me, and he’s not. . . ” she said before a screening of “Days of Heaven” by Terrance Malick. “Thank you for giving me some place to go today. Thank you, I need this.” (Chicago Tribune)

– TMZ reminds us that these two people are still married to each other! Though by tomorrow, who knows, maybe not anymore.

–  Robin Roberts of “Good Morning America” was sick last week and in the hospital but says that’s normal for someone like her in recovery from a bone-marrow transplant; Dick Van Dyke cancels an appearance, and his rep says he’s grappling with a neurological ailment. (People)

More Reliable Source: Dutch crown prince; Jon Stewart of Egypt; zoo fundraiser; Valerie Harper; Amanda Thatcher; Jada Pinkett

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