This afternoon, Liz Smith hit the publish button a little too soon on a sort of obituary she wrote for her friend writer and director Nora Ephron, but there’s a little problem: Nora Ephron is still alive. Whoops. But ABC News says that Nora is in a bad way and there’s little hope that she’ll pull through. Nora’s agent Bryan Lourd tells ABC News that she has leukemia.
TMZ is hearing that Nora isn’t expected to make it through the night. After Liz found the delete button and took down Nora’s obit, she told THR that Nora’s son told her they are making funeral plans for Thursday.
Nora’s been nominated for three Oscars for her scripts for Sleeping in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally… and Silkwood. She also wrote and directed Bewitched, Julie & Julia, You’ve Got Mail and many more movies your mom watches on Hallmark channel while wiping away her tears with her cat’s tail. (Okay, that sentence is still factually correct if you switch out “your mom” for “Michael K” and “her tears with her cat’s tail” for “his tears with his dog’s tail.” But it was an emotional time for me. Stop judging).
Hopefully, Nora is comfortable, has lots of morphine and is being entertained by Meg Ryan’s fake orgasm yodels.