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2009-07-11 14:37:08

NBC says it is delaying the debut of the new U.S. TV series Parenthood because the show's star, Maura Tierney, got sick. Entertainment Weekly said on its Web site Friday that the TV network confirmed the delay of the new comedy's Sept. 23 premiere to an unspecified time in the network's midseason period of late 2009 and early 2010. Neither the network nor a representative for Tierney would comment on the medical matter the 44-year-old actress is facing. Production on Parenthood, based on a...

2009-07-08 09:00:00

CHICAGO, July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) will release its financial results for the second quarter of 2009 at 7:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, July 22. Boeing Capital Corp. results will also be released at that time. Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Jim McNerney, and Corporate President and Chief Financial Officer James Bell will discuss the results and company outlook during a conference that day at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time. That call...

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2009-06-26 13:36:45

U.S. television actor Noah Wyle has signed on to star in the pilot for a possible science-fiction series from DreamWorks Television, TNT said Friday. The pilot is being executive produced by Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank and Robert Rodat. Saving Private Ryan and The Patriot scribe Rodat is penning the as-yet-unnamed project about a band of resistance fighters attempting to thwart alien invaders. The screenplay is based on a concept Rodat conceived with Spielberg. Wyle is best...

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2009-06-08 21:16:25

Brokeback Mountain co-stars Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal are in talks for roles in the film version of Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman. The Hollywood Reporter said the stars are in negotiations to reunite for the big-screen adaptation of the non-fiction book by Jamie Reidy, a sales representative for Pfizer in the late 1990s who penned his memoir about working in the pharmaceutical field. Previously titled Pharma, but now called Love and Other Drugs, the film is to be...

2009-06-03 13:00:00

Honored at Donate Life Film Festival with Inspire Award on June 13 LOS ANGELES, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- "E.R." may have ended, but the long-running television show is still garnering awards. On June 13, Donate Life Hollywood (www.DonateLifeHollywood.org) is honoring two E.R. episodes, Life After Death and Old Times, with its Inspire Award from the organ and tissue donation and transplant community. It will be presented at an awards dinner hosted at the Directors Guild of America as the...

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2009-05-27 09:01:00

Parminder Nagra's publicist says the British actress has given birth to a son. Nagra is best known for her work on the TV series ER and in the movie Bend it Like Beckham. Her husband James Stenson is a photographer. Parminder Nagra and her husband James Stenson are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Kai David Singh Stenson, Nagra's representative told Usmagazine.com. He was born on Tuesday, May 19. Mother, daddy and baby are all doing great. The baby is the first for the couple, who...

2009-05-04 18:10:13

A New York woman is suing a woman who outed her as a dominatrix in another court case, contending her nursing career was dashed by the revelation. Mia Metzger's city Supreme Court lawsuit alleges her nursing career was ruined by the publicity surrounding the disclosure in Lisa Brockington's sexual harassment lawsuit against John Tuckner, Metzger's boyfriend, the New York Post reported Monday. Brockington, a former office manager for Tuckner, said in her suit against the women's rights lawyer...

2009-04-17 13:05:00

ER's Gloria Reuben to Perform National Anthem at Fan-Favorite Race for Charity LONG BEACH, Calif., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- David Henrie, the popular star of The Disney Channel's highest rated show, "The Wizards of Waverly Place," will lead a parade of luminaries from film, television and sports when he assumes the role of Grand Marshal of this year's Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race on Saturday, April 18, part of the 35th Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Singing the National Anthem before...

2009-04-16 04:47:00

YAHUD, Israel, April 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Magal Security Systems Ltd. [NASDAQ: MAGS; TASE: MAGS] announced today the appointment of Mr. Zev Morgenstern as its new Chief Financial Officer. As of today Mr. Morgenstern will replace Ms. Lian Goldstein, who has advised the Company of her resignation for personal reasons. Mr. Morgenstern has over 20 years of experience in financial management. Prior to his appointment at Magal, Mr. Morgenstern served for 11 years as Chief Financial...

2009-04-14 06:48:00

ACPE and AONE announce new partnership TAMPA, Fla., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Screaming matches in the OR. Surgical instruments hurled across the room. Ominous threats, biting insults and dripping sarcasm. When doctors and nurses can't get along, no one wins. In addition to creating an unpleasant working environment, patient safety can be severely compromised. Now two of the nation's leading health care associations are joining forces to stamp out disruptive behavior. Together, the American...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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