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Ebert Tries New Computer Voice First on Wife Chaz, Then Oprah

Ebert Tries New Computer Voice First on Wife Chaz, Then Oprah
Chicago Sun-Times critic Roger Ebert seems to be everywhere these days, from the cover of Esquire (a must-read) to a Tuesday appearance on Oprah Winfrey. Ebert shares his Oscar predicts with Oprah, using his new computer voice, which uses audio from his old shows to recreate a voice that sounds a lot like him. Other times he sounds like Stephen Hawking.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 2, 2010 7:53 AM
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Olympic Men's Figure Skater Evan Lysacek Wins Gold

Here's video of American Evan Lysacek's intense, exhilarating winning performance Thursday in the figure-skating men's free. Thanks to tape delay, the online media delivered the news of the win before NBC aired his finale. He's the first American to win the men's figure-skating gold since Brian Boitano in 1988.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 19, 2010 6:40 AM
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Photographer Brigitte Lacombe on Charlie Rose

One of my favorite photographers is French-born Brigitte Lacombe, who talked to Charlie Rose on the publication of her photo book: Lacombe: Anima/ Persona. It all started with Dustin Hoffman at Cannes. Great interview, in case you missed it:
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 13, 2010 10:24 AM
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Oscar Phase Two: Bullock vs. Streep, Renner vs. Bridges, Cameron vs. Bigelow

Oscar Phase Two: Bullock vs. Streep, Renner vs. Bridges, Cameron vs. Bigelow
Nothing is certain until it's over. And that's especially true for the Oscar race.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 9, 2010 11:16 AM
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#Super Bowl Ads: The Harry Potter Universal Orlando Ride

Video: Universal Orlando: Harry Potter
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 8, 2010 2:19 AM
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#Super Bowl Ads: Google Spot

  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 8, 2010 2:05 AM
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#Super Bowl Ads: Lost/Bud Light Spot

  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 8, 2010 1:53 AM
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#Super Bowl Ads: Betty White Snickers Ad

  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 8, 2010 1:00 AM
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#Super Bowl Ads: Leno, Oprah and Letterman Promote The Late Show

Clearly, Jay Leno and David Letterman were not in the same room together for this Late Show Super Bowl spot. Amusing. Leno must be figuring that he'll come out ahead on this one. UPDATE: EW has the back story. It was Dave's idea. Oprah Winfrey tweeted as follows: Yes that was REAL D, J and me. Shot Tuesday nite in New York undercover at D's studio.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 8, 2010 12:36 AM
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Saturday Night Live Does Oscar Nominations

Saturday Night Live Does Oscar Nominations
[Hat Tip: @AwardsDaily]
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 7, 2010 7:46 AM
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More: Awards, Video, TV, Oscars

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