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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...

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....

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2008-11-05 15:10:00

Blockbuster novelist, medical doctor and "ER" creator Michael Crichton has died at the age of 66 after a battle with cancer, his family said. Among the books he penned are "The Andromeda Strain,""Jurassic Park,""Congo" and "Next," all of which have been adapted for television or as films. Usmagazine.com said the Chicago-born author's family described his death as unexpected. "While the world knew him as a great storyteller that challenged our preconceived notions about the world around us...

2006-07-24 13:38:01

GENEVA (Reuters) - Tom Cruise on Monday won an off-screen combat -- against a cyber-pirate who was using his name for advertising. The U..N. intellectual property agency WIPO said an Internet dispute body it runs had ruled for Cruise -- who in recent roles has battled Martian invaders and ancient Japanese warlords -- in a cyber-squatting case. The pirate, identified only as Network Operations Center/Alberta Hot Rods, was ordered to hand over the Internet domain name tomcruise.com to...

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2006-07-24 13:25:00

GENEVA (Reuters) - Action hero film star Tom Cruise on Monday won an off-screen combat -- against a cyber-pirate who was using his name for advertising. The U..N. intellectual property agency WIPO said an Internet dispute body it runs had ruled for Cruise -- who in recent roles has battled Martian invaders and ancient Japanese warlords -- in a cyber-squatting case. The pirate, identified only as Network Operations Center/Alberta Hot Rods, was ordered to hand over the Internet domain name...


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