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Roger Ebert hospitalized after hip fracture

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.

'Malcolm in the Middle' star Frankie Muniz recovering from 'mini-stroke'

EW has confirmed that 26-year-old Frankie Muniz — best known as the title character in the ’00s sitcom Malcolm in the Middle — is recovering after a serious medical episode last week. The former child star broke the news of his condition on Twitter: “I was in the hospital last Friday,” Muniz explained today. “I suffered a “Mini Stroke”, which was not fun at all. Have to start taking care of my body! Getting old!”

According to the Mayo Clinic, a “ministroke,” or transient ischemic attack (TIA), causes symptoms similar to those of a regular stroke — difficulty speaking or writing, confusion, weakness or numbness on one side of the body — but does not cause permanent brain damage or disability.

Muniz was last seen onscreen doing a guest spot on ABC’s Don’t Trust the B– in Apt. 23. He will appear next year in a TV movie called Destruction: Las Vegas.

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Robin Roberts released from hospital

Robin Roberts released from hospital

Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts was released from the hospital on Friday night, after spending a week there for a “tune up,” the anchor announced in a blog post.

Roberts, who underwent a bone marrow transplant in September to treat myelodysplastic syndrome, was in the hospital for a latent virus that wasn’t responding to medication.

“Our immune systems usually take care of a virus like this … but mine is only 59 days old,” she wrote. “Physically I felt fine but being back in the hospital took an emotional toll on me. The wonderful doctors, nurses and support staff lifted my was comforting seeing them again. They assured me the majority of BMT patients have to be re-admitted to the hospital for various reasons. I decided to look at my brief stay as a “tune up”…and then I would be back on the road to recovery. By the grace of God, I am! The virus is under control and my numbers are going back up.”

An interview with Roberts from the hospital, conducted by her sister, will air on Good Morning America Tuesday.

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George Wendt hospitalized

Cheers actor George Wendt has been hospitalized with chest pains and forced to drop out of a Chicago stage production of The Odd Couple. The 64-year-old actor, best known for playing the beer-loving Norm on the long-running NBC sitcom, checked into the hospital Sunday evening, the Northlight Theatre in Skokie reported yesterday. “George is family to us at Northlight and we wish him well for a complete and speedy recovery,” Odd Couple director B.J. Jones told the Chicago Sun-Times. “He will be missed in the rehearsal room and on stage.”

Wendt “is getting medical attention and will eventually make a full recovery,” theater executive director Timothy Evans said in a statement.

Wendt had planned to play Oscar opposite Tim Kazurinsky’s Felix. The show will begin previews on Friday, as planned, and officially open Nov. 9, with Marc Grapey subbing for Wendt.

Sean 'Diddy' Combs in Beverly Hills car crash

Sean “Diddy” Combs was a passenger in an SUV that was hit by another car in front of the Beverly Hills Hotel, but the hip-hop and fashion mogul was not taken to a hospital.

Beverly Hills police Lt. Lincoln Hoshino said Combs was riding in a Cadillac Escalade on Sunset Boulevard when a Lexus sedan turned left in front of it, and the vehicles collided.

Hoshino says Combs complained of pain, but said he would seek his own medical attention. No one from either vehicle was hospitalized.

A phone message left for Combs’ publicist was not immediately returned, and Combs made no mention of the crash on his often-updated Twitter account.

Photos posted on celebrity website TMZ showed the Escalade’s bumper badly smashed and Combs lying on grass after the crash.

Melissa Rycroft taken to hospital for 'Dancing With the Stars' injury

One-time Bachelor contestant Melissa Rycroft was taken to a Los Angeles-area hospital on Sunday due to an injury sustained during rehearsals for ABC’s all-stars edition of Dancing With the Stars, reports People.

She reportedly hurt her head and neck while planning out camera blocking for Monday night’s performance show with dance partner Tony Dovolani.

There is no word yet on whether Rycroft will join the seven other remaining contestants for the shows on Monday and Tuesday.

'Mob Wives' star Renee Graziano enters rehab

A mafia scion is headed to rehab. Renee Graziano, one of the stars of VH1’s Mob Wives, has entered a treatment center in Miami, though her publicist denies any substance addiction: “It is not for any current drug or alcohol use of any kind,” the rep told People. “Her choice to enter rehab was made entirely on her own. She has made this decision for the betterment of her son AJ [Pagan]’s life, as well as to improve her physical, mental and spiritual health.”

Graziano’s father, Anthony “TG” Graziano, is the former consiglieri of the Bonanno clan — one of the “Five Families” that dominates New York City’s organized crime scene. Earlier this year, the reality star’s ex-husband informed on Graziano’s father, helping to land the mafioso in prison.

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Debbie Reynolds hospitalized

EW has confirmed that 80-year-old Singin’ in the Rain star Debbie Reynolds was hospitalized this weekend after experiencing a bad reaction to her medication. “Ms. Reynolds has had an adverse reaction to some medicine and hopefully will be released from the hospital today,” her manager said.

Though other outlets have reported that the Academy Award nominee is canceling all appearances and concert engagements for the next three months, her manager indicated that such a break is not set in stone: “We are taking a wait and see position regarding future personal appearances and will abide by the doctor’s advice,” he told EW.

Reynolds most recently appeared onscreen opposite Katherine Heigl in One for the Money.

'One Day at a Time' actress Bonnie Franklin diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

Actress Bonnie Franklin has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and is undergoing treatment, reports USA Today.

Most recognized for playing divorced mom Ann Romano in CBS comedy One Day at a Time from 1975 to 1984, Franklin, 68, more recently has appeared in shows like Hot in Cleveland and Touched by an Angel. She is currently performing in an arc on CBS soap The Young and the Restless as a nun named Sister Celeste. Her final episode on the show airs tonight.

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Michael Madsen hospitalized after DUI arrest

Michael Madsen was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of drunken driving on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, and was expected to spend the night in a hospital, authorities said. It was the second arrest in six months for the Reservoir Dogs actor.

Madsen was pulled over for driving erratically in a red Pontiac GTO shortly before 3 p.m. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said. In a preliminary test Madsen had a blood alcohol level of .21, more than twice the legal limit of .08, Whitmore said.

While he was being booked, Madsen complained of a medical problem and was taken to a hospital, where doctors said he should spend the night. Deputies then cited and released him. READ FULL STORY

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