BURBANK, Calif. (AP) -- Bob Hope, hospitalized with a mild case of bacterial pneumonia, is recovering well but won't be sent home until he can breathe easy without being given oxygen, his physician said.
"He's responding well to therapy," Dr. Lee Kagan said Wednesday at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, where the 98-year-old comedian was taken Sunday after he had trouble breathing at his Toluca Lake home.
"He was quite ill, but his condition has improved. We anticipate he'll be home in a few days," Kagan said.
Hamill isn't aiming at Skywalker
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Despite the light sabers and other props, Mark Hamill says he isn't taking specific aim at his "Star Wars" character in Kevin Smith's new film, "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back."
Hamill, 49, played Luke Skywalker in George Lucas' "Star Wars" in 1977. He also appeared in two sequels, 1980's "The Empire Strikes Back" and 1983's "Return of the Jedi."
"I don't think I'm really going to get in trouble with all the Lucas-film fundamentalists," Hamill says. "He's not that character, he's a pompous actor who's on like a Batman-like TV show, and that's the way I approached it."
"Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" grossed $11 million in its first weekend.
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