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Roger Ebert’s hometown plans to build statue of him

Organizers in Roger Ebert’s hometown announced plans Tuesday to try to raise $125,000 to build a life-size bronze statue of the late famed film critic. The statue would go in front of Champaign’s Virginia Theatre, which has hosted the Ebertfest film festival for 15 years. Ebert, a Pulitzer Prize-winning movie reviewer and television personality, grew up in neighboring Urbana and attended the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

Harris in opera ‘Aida’

Franco Harris is going from Super Bowl champ to ‘‘Champion of Champions.’’ The Pittsburgh Opera says the Steelers’ Hall of Famer will be featured in its season-opening production of ‘‘Aida.’’ The Tribune-Review of Pittsburgh reports the retired running back will be ‘‘Champion of Champions,’’ a silent, ceremonial role found in the second act.

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“I couldn’t even get out of bed.” — Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, “Jersey Shore” star, admitting he’s battling an addiction to medication.

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