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2012-05-07 10:22:56

SILVER SPRING, Md., May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Investigation Discovery's new series REEL CRIME/REAL STORY, hosted by legal champion and biopic subject Erin Brockovich, uncovers the true facts and real personalities behind iconic crime-and-justice movies that have become a part of our pop culture. Featuring the headline-stealing homicides that inspired Hollywood hits, REEL CRIME/REAL STORY reveals the true tales on which award-winning films Selena, Monster, and To Die For were based, with...

2012-03-25 23:00:12

A new study carried out at the Georgetown University Medical Center and published in Nature Medicine on March 18th, 2012 showed that a single gene´s effect on the brain can result in non-stop eating. The findings of the study can lead to ways of turning on brain sensitivity to hormones that suppress appetite, according to the authors. As Dr. Xu said, the better approach might be to find a drug that can stimulate Bdnf (brain-derived neurotrophic factor) expression in the hypothalamus. A...

2012-02-16 16:33:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- theHELPPPPagency, in conjunction with the historical Taglyan Cultural Complex will host Gospel Goes to Hollywood Awards Luncheon celebrating the untold stories of faith in Hollywood with a special tribute to Whitney Houston, celebrating her gospel roots, by award-winning recording artist CeCe Winans, and performances by Donnie McClurkin and Angella Christie Friday, February 24, 2012 from 12 pm to 3pm at 1201 N. Vine Street,...

2011-12-12 16:15:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Investigation Discovery's new series SCORNED: LOVE KILLS uncovers crimes of passion sparked by a spurned lover's snap from provocative paramour to predacious threat. The 20-episode first season examines the dark side of love with a voyeuristic peek into the lust and obsession that fueled some of the most senseless, but definitely not emotionless, crimes to make front-page headlines. From dalliances with X-rated dancers to a love triangle born...

2009-06-26 11:53:00

SEATTLE, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center board of trustees today announced that its president and director, Lee Hartwell, Ph.D., plans to retire in June 2010. Hartwell, a recipient of the 2001 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine, has been president and director of the Hutchinson Center since 1997. "It's time," Hartwell said. "I have been president and director of the Center for 12 years. It's time for new leadership." Hartwell, who will turn 70 in...

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2008-12-05 12:58:36

Star Stories, the British TV program that dramatizes the lives of celebrities for comic effect, has filmed an episode recreating Princess Diana's death. Previous installments of the Channel 4 show have included re-enactments of the love affairs and breakups of famous people like Madonna and Jennifer Aniston. The Daily Telegraph said an upcoming episode about pop star Elton John, who was a longtime friend to the princess, will see actors recreating the final tragic moments of the lives of...

2006-02-22 07:50:43

PARIS (Reuters) - A French court has ordered three photographers to pay one euro in damages for breaching privacy laws when taking pictures of Princess Diana on the night of her fatal crash, according to a ruling made available on Wednesday. The single euro divided between the trio will be paid to Mohamed al Fayed, the Egyptian-born millionaire and father of Dodi al Fayed, Diana's companion who also died in the crash. Diana, Dodi and chauffeur Henri Paul were killed on August 31,...