Ebert to resume writing reviews

CHICAGO - Roger Ebert will resume writing reviews later this month, but will not rejoin his syndicated TV show because he's still unable to speak.

In a letter published in Tuesday's Chicago Sun-Times, the Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic and co-host of TV's 'Ebert & Roeper' said surgery in January ended in complications, and his ability to speak was not restored. He said the return of speech would require another surgery.

'But I still have all my other abilities, including the love of viewing movies and writing about them,' Ebert said.

Woman accused of stalking actor

MALIBU, Calif. - A woman who was ordered to stay away from John Cusack has been arrested on suspicion of stalking the actor and violating a restraining order.

Emily Leatherman was taken into custody Sunday after Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were called to Cusack's neighborhood, where a cab driver reported that a passenger didn't have enough money to pay for the ride to get there, sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said Monday.

As the deputies were responding to the situation, they were flagged down by Cusack.

'He told them he recognized the woman in the cab and that she had been stalking him,' Whitmore said.

Carradine's new role harks back to 'Kung Fu' days

LOS ANGELES - David Carradine doesn't mind acting his age because, at 71, he's getting 'this nice little pile of quality movies' in which he plays an assortment of 'really tough old men.'

His latest project is 'Son of the Dragon,' airing Wednesday and Thursday on the new Hallmark Movie Channel HD. Carradine plays Bird, mentor to a young thief who pretends to be a prince so he can woo a Chinese princess.