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2008-11-06 06:00:12

By Bob Minzesheimer He scared millions of us by cloning dinosaurs with prehistoric DNA in Jurassic Park and by unleashing a virus from outer space in The Andromeda Strain. But author Michael Crichton, who died Tuesday at age 66, was more than just the king of the cinematic techno-thriller whose books and screenplays became 13 movies. He also created ER, one of TV's longest-running dramas. As a movie producer and director, he pioneered the use of computer-generated special effects....

2008-10-28 18:00:19

Ned Beatty, Sherry Stringfield, Jena Malone, Katee Sackhoff, Tom Everett Scott and Vivica A. Fox have signed up for guest spots on "Law and Order" this season. The New York-set cop drama is slated to begin its 19th season Nov. 5, NBC said. The long-running series is tied with "Cheers" and "MASH" for most consecutive best series Emmy nominations -- 11. "Law and Order" is the longest-running drama series currently on television, the network noted. It has also spawned two spinoffs -- "Law...

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2008-10-24 08:50:00

Seven Tokyo hospitals turned away a pregnant woman who complained of headaches and vomiting, and who died three days later of a brain hemorrhage, officials say. Metropolitan Bokuto Hospital, the first to reject the woman, admitted her an hour later, The Yomiuri Shimbun reported. When her doctor called the first time, the hospital said only one intern was on duty. Most of the other hospitals blamed understaffing. The woman gave birth by Caesarean section about an hour after being admitted...

2008-10-14 00:00:40

By Jeremy Laurance Medical Life Goodness me, it's High Noon in the surgery. Doctors and nurses have fallen out and are flicking stethoscopes at each other. The cause of their quarrel? Money. It was all started by Edward Leigh, the Conservative MP and chairman of the powerful Commons Public Accounts Committee, who unkindly drew attention to GPs' "eye-watering" pay rise, amounting to 58 per cent over three years, taking the average income of GP partners to 113,614. What has upset...

2008-10-08 15:00:25

Anne Hathaway said she was amazed to hear U.S. director Jonathan Demme wanted her to play an acid-tongued, recovering drug addict in his new movie. Best known for her good-girl turns in films like "The Princess Diaries,""The Devil Wears Prada,""Becoming Jane" and "Get Smart," Hathaway accepted Demme's offer to play a woman who wreaks havoc on her sister's wedding in "Rachel Getting Married" -- and has been earning rave reviews for her performance. "I was so amazed that Jonathan sent (the...

2008-10-07 09:00:33

By ERIC DEGGANS By Eric Deggans St. Petersburg Times WHEN FILM ACTRESS Angela Bassett was considering a substantial role on NBC's long-running medical drama, "ER," she particularly remembers one actor encouraging her to make the move: castmate Mekhi Phifer. So imagine Bassett's surprise when she arrived for her first day of work as County General Hospital's new chief, Dr. Catherine Banfield, only to see her colleagues in mourning, having just filmed the scene where Phifer's Dr. Pratt...

2008-10-06 21:00:31

By Rajiv Sharma Mumbai: There was high drama at the JJ Hospital campus on Friday night when a rabies patient escaped from the isolation ward. Staff members faced a tough time in tackling the situation . Hospital sources said that the patient was admitted earlier last week after being bitten by a rabid dog. "It is not known how the patient managed to get out of the ward, but some of us saw him jump from the open window onto the parapet and then to the ground floor," a senior doctor said....

2008-10-06 15:00:23

U.S. actress Anne Hathaway says she's glad people like her performance in "Rachel Getting Married," but thinks it's too early for Oscar talk. Hathaway's portrayal of a recovering drug addict who returns home and wreaks havoc on her sister's wedding has been generating awards-season buzz since the movie screened last month at the Toronto and Venice film festivals. "I don't wake up every morning and go, 'Buzz!' It's not like it's present, but when I do press people ask about it, so then I do...

2008-10-03 06:00:15

By Claudia Puig Rachel Getting Married is a bit of a misnomer. Though the story is structured around the marriage of Rachel, the movie is all about Kym, a neurotic recovering addict and prodigal daughter, played powerfully by Anne Hathaway. It is a humorous and moving family drama, interspersed with plenty of stark realism and a bit of artificiality. Kym comes home from rehab for the wedding of her sister Rachel (Rosemarie DeWitt) and destabilizes the family dynamic, dredging up buried...

2008-09-24 21:00:21

By Chuck Barney In 1994, the year "ER" came racing down the hallway and bursting onto our television screens, Hillary Clinton was the first lady. Gas sold for just over a dollar a gallon. No one had an iPod wired to their ears. And George Clooney had yet to sprout that very weird beard. The times indeed have changed. And perhaps no other mega-hit show has ever weathered change as well as "ER," which launches its 15th and final season on NBC tonight. One by one they departed Chicago's...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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