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Film critic Roger Ebert -- who is set to launch a new movie review show this weekend -- is also giving his fans a sneak peek at his brand-new facial prosthesis.
Ebert said in a blog post that his new look is the result of a two-year process during which doctors used various molds to create a prosthesis that was eventually sculpted to closely resemble what his face looked like before a cancerous portion of his jaw was removed several years ago.
Ebert said all involved with creating the new face piece "did a pretty wonderful damn job. I like my new prosthesis and know from observation their work was painstaking and done with love and care," he said in a blog post.
The longtime critic is producing and will appear in brief segments in his new show "Roger Ebert Presents At the Movies," which launches on PBS stations nationwide this weekend. The two main co-hosts of the show will be Christy Lemire, a critic from The Associated Press, and Elvis Mitchell from National Public Radio.