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Q&A: Movie critic Roger Ebert's new show starts this month

Ebert's show starts this month

After patiently waiting months for the return of At the Movies, I have seen nothing. I heard Roger Ebert was initiating something but have not seen anything about that either. Any news?

The most recent incarnation of At the Movies had its final episode in August. But Roger Ebert, co-host of the original At the Movies with the late Gene Siskel, has announced Roger Ebert Presents At the Movies, which will premiere on public TV stations Jan. 21.

Ebert and his wife, Chaz, are producers. Christy Lemire, the Associated Press film critic, and Elvis Mitchell, host of radio's The Treatment, will be the principal co-hosts. Also appearing will be film bloggers Kim Morgan and Omar Moore.

The show announcement said: "In addition to reviewing new movies (it) will expand into coverage of New Media, special segments on classics, on-demand viewing and genres, and an extended Web site. It will use the copyrighted Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down format made famous by Siskel & Ebert."

Goldie Hawn busy offscreen

Can you tell me what Goldie Hawn has been up to? She is a great comedian and I have enjoyed all of her movies.

The actor, who turned 65 in November, has not acted onscreen since 2002, although there have been hints that she would go back to work if it was with her daughter, Kate Hudson.

She published an autobiography in 2005 and has the Hawn Foundation, which according to its website "seeks to help transform children's lives by providing them with opportunities to acquire vital social and emotional skills, to improve academic performance, enhance the quality of their lives, and help others in their community." She also has family to keep up with, including Kate, sons Oliver Hudson (Rules of Engagement) and Wyatt Russell, and longtime partner Kurt Russell.

Find 'Old Christine' in reruns

Please tell me what happened to The New Adventures of Old Christine. That was among the funniest shows, especially with Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Wanda Sykes together! If I remember correctly, Louis-Dreyfus even received an Emmy for it. Why wasn't it picked up by another network as sometimes happens?

Many viewers had tired of the show after five seasons. There was talk about the show going to ABC after CBS canceled it in May, but no deal was made. It continues in reruns, including on Lifetime. And the first three seasons are on DVD.

Louis-Dreyfus, already a supporting-actress comedy Emmy winner for Seinfeld, added an Emmy as lead comedy actress for Old Christine after its first season in 2006.

Q&A: Movie critic Roger Ebert's new show starts this month 01/02/11 [Last modified: Sunday, January 2, 2011 3:30am]
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