Latest ER Stories

2009-03-10 08:28:06

Terminally ill patients and their family caregivers often feel abandoned by their doctors and feel a sense of "unfinished business" with them, according to a new study by an oncologist at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.The study results, published today in the Archives of Internal Medicine, identified two themes: before death, abandonment worries related to loss of continuity of communication between patient and physician; and at the time death or after, the patient's family's feelings of...

2009-03-05 05:43:18

Mariska Hargitay's publicist says the U.S. actress is undergoing tests in a hospital after suffering discomfort related to her lung condition. The Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star was hospitalized in December and January for a collapsed lung. The 45-year-old actress reportedly went back into the hospital this week after experiencing chest pains on the New York set of her police drama. Mariska Hargitay went to the hospital this morning after experiencing some discomfort relating to...

2009-03-04 13:20:38

Television actress Mariska Hargitay, who suffered a collapsed lung late last year, has been hospitalized for a third time since December, TMZ said Wednesday. The entertainment news Web site said Hargitay, 44, complained of chest pains on the set of her TV drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Tuesday night and was taken to a New York hospital. The report didn't offer details about her condition, what kind of treatment she is undergoing or how long she is expected to stay at the medical...

2009-02-15 14:39:57

Actor Noah Wyle said the character he will reprise on ER best personified the U.S. TV drama, now in its final episodes. Wyle, 37, said his ER character, Dr. John Carter, went through the same emotions and reactions during his 11 seasons of the hit NBC series that the show's fans were meant to feel, the New York Post reported Sunday. It certainly wasn't shot from Carter's point of view, but what he was witnessing and responding to was an indicator of what the audience was supposed to be...

2009-01-30 12:54:13

Cast and crew members of the Chicago-set television series ER are filming the shows last exterior scenes in the Windy City. The series, which is shot mainly in Los Angeles, is set to wrap after 15 seasons with a finale airing April 2. The Southtown Star newspaper said some of the actors, as well as many of the show's behind-the-scenes workers, descended on Chicago Thursday to film the series' final outdoor scenes. I think I've seen about every corner of this city, actor Noah Wyle told the...

2009-01-27 11:04:10

Mariska Hargitay has returned to the New York set of her TV drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit after suffering a partially collapsed lung. An NBC publicist told Usmagazine.com that the 45-year-old actress returned to the SUV set Monday, while Hargitay's representative also confirmed to People.com, She's back at work. The show took a break last week while Hargitay dealt with her health issue and recuperated, People.com reported, adding the actress has not revealed what might have...

2009-01-25 14:51:59

ER producer John Wells says he is still searching for the ideal way to conclude his U.S. TV series after 15 seasons. Wells said while the overall finale concept for the long-running medical drama has been determined, he continues to work on the details that will offer ER fans a satisfying conclusion, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday. You want to try and find the essence of the series, he said You want to find the thing that people actually identify with in the series and do something...

2009-01-23 13:57:19

Noah Wyle has confirmed his former ER co-star George Clooney will again be seen on the U.S. television series before the 15th and final season wraps. Wyle and Clooney were original cast members on the medical drama, which began in 1994. Wyle stayed until 2005 and Clooney left in 1999. I think it's great! Wyle told Usmagazine.com when asked about Clooney's rumored plan to make an appearance on ER before it ends. I was on board early because I left a balance of episodes on my last contract, so...

2009-01-22 07:20:00

Hollywood actor George Clooney is to make an appearance on ER as his former television drama wraps up its 15th and final season, sources say. Show insiders told People magazine that ER co-creator John Wells has ordered a closed set while Clooney tapes his scenes in an effort to keep his work there private. How many episodes the Ocean's 11 and Syriana star might appear in and when they may run were unclear. NBC, Warner Bros. and Clooney's publicist all declined to comment on the story,...

2009-01-18 10:52:52

NBC's medical drama ER, which is due to end after its 15th season, was originally set in Boston not Chicago, a producer says. ER Executive Producer John Wells said when the late author Michael Crichton created the series about life in a hospital emergency room, it was supposed to take place in Massachusetts where Crichton went to Harvard Medical School, the Chicago Sun-Times said Sunday. Wells said the series' setting was only relocated to Chicago after creators had concerns ER may be forced...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'