PEOPLE: Actress Judi Dench says she's battling blindness

Judi Dench

Actress Judi Dench is battling to save her sight.

The film and stage star said in an interview published Saturday that she had been diagnosed with macular degeneration, an eye condition that can cause blindness, and that her eyesight was already so bad that she couldn't read her own scripts.

The 77-year-old told the Daily Mirror that she was relying on friends and family to keep her up to speed with her lines.

'Wizard of Oz' slippers to be refurbished

Dorothy's ruby slippers from "The Wizard of Oz" are being removed from a Smithsonian exhibit to be conserved.

Curators said the famous shoes are old and need to be prepared for a future display at the National Museum of American History.

The last day to see the slippers in their current exhibit is Wednesday. They will return to public view April 5 in a new exhibit called "American Stories."

The slippers were donated anonymously to the museum in 1979 and have been on display almost continuously since.

'Cesar Must Die' wins Berlin film festival

Italian movie "Cesar Must Die" has been awarded the Berlin film festival's top award.

The movie by Paolo Taviani and Vittorio Taviani showing prison inmates staging Shakespeare's Julius Caesar received the Golden Bear award Saturday.