Ebert's New Comrades Sit on Their Thumbs

Since film critic GENE SISKEL died in February, questions have swirled about the future of the popular TV show he hosted with fellow Chicago scribe ROGER EBERT. In September, the Disney-syndicated series will change its name from Siskel & Ebert to Roger Ebert & the Movies, with new theme music and rotating guest critics. Yet to be determined: whether Ebert will let colleagues give the digital seal of approval. "In respect to Gene, we're not allowing other people to use the thumbs right now," says MARY KELLOGG, the Disney exec overseeing the show. "Things may change this fall, but for the...

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