Nora Ephron, the writer-director-author-producer behind such hits as Silkwood, When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, and Julie & Julia, is 'very ill,' according to her agent. Bryan Lourd told ABC News that Ephron was gravely ill with leukemia after gossip columnist Liz Smith posted a eulogy on The Women on the Web. The eulogy has been taken down, but Smith told The Hollywood Reporter that she had spoken with Ephron's son Jacob Bernstein.
“I was told this morning that she was dying, but I can’t confirm it,” Ephron told THR. Smith also said that Bernstein told her that the family was planning for the funeral.
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15 Qs With Meryl Streep, Amy Adams and Nora Ephron of 'Julie & Julia'
The Oscar winner attended the 2011 amfAR Inspiration Gala at Los Angeles' Chateau Marmont hotel on Thursday (27Oct11) to pay tribute to Dame Elizabeth Taylor, alongside guests including Colin Farrell, Selma Blair, Rose McGowan and British singer Estelle.
The night included a special sale to raise money for the AIDS charity founded by the late acting icon and Bullock's reps decided to dig deep to win a print of Warhol's famous Peaches artwork as a present for the Hollywood star's adopted tot, Louis.
After winning the lot, Bullock joked with the crowd, "I want to thank Kevin Huvane and Bryan Lourd for not being cheap f**ks and gifting my son with his first Warhol."