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President Obama Says Roger Ebert 'Was The Movies' In Official White House Statement

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We lost a legend today. The renowned film critic Roger Ebert passed after an arduous battle with cancer. And yet, his influence in film and criticism remains as visible as it ever has been.

President Obama released a statement upon the announcement of Roger's death, saying:

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James Holmes' Mother Stands Behind Son

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We can't even begin to imagine the weight pressing down on Arlene Holmes - the mother of 'suspected' Dark Knight Rises mass-murderer James Holmes - concerning her son's horrific actions…

In Friday's initial reports, Arlene supposedly responded to an ABC News reporter by stating:

"You have the right person… I need to call the police. I need to fly out to Colorado."

However, according to a statement issued today by Holmes' family, her words were taken out of context, and she never confirmed she knew her son to be a killer.

The statement alleges that Arlene was awakened by a phonecall in which a reporter asked if she was Arlene Holmes and if her son was James Holmes. She responded with "Yes, you have the right person."

According San Diego attorney Lisa J. Damiani, who issued Arlene's statement to the press, the family stands behind their son.

To read the full, official statement, click …AFTER THE JUMP.

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Donna Summer's Family Releases Statement

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Following the untimely passing of songbird Donna Summer this morning, her family has released an official statement.

Donna's family states:

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