by Dan Gibson
Gene Shalit, the movie critic for the Today show, announced his retirement today, saying through his PR representative: "It's enough already."
Admittedly, I might not be the target audience for the Today show or for a 78-year-old movie critic, but I assumed he had retired years ago, possibly replaced by a mustached robot who spits out puns based on movie titles. Shows what I know.
Shalit plans to pursue other opportunities, which hopefully means a reprise of his '70s era variety show, but probably means he'll start a website or something: