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2011-08-09 12:12:41

Although it affects less than 1 percent of the global population, schizophrenia exacts a large toll in terms of expense and human suffering.  A new study from researchers at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, with colleagues from Columbia University in New York and the University of Pretoria in South Africa, indicate non-familial genetic mutations may account for about half of schizophrenia cases. "This study has emphasized how important personal genome sequencing is in...

2010-09-15 19:57:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Paramount Pictures announced today it has made a deal for Shawn Levy's 21 Laps Entertainment to do a big-screen adaptation of sister company Spike TV's original hit series "Deadliest Warrior." The announcement comes on the heels of the show's Season 2 finale, which brought about exceptional ratings for the network. Spike TV has renewed the series for a third season. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/19991206/PARLOGO) (Logo:...

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2009-05-15 23:12:57

Robin Williams, Ben Stiller, Hank Azaria and Ricky Gervais attended the Washington premiere of their movie Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. The event celebrating the film's upcoming release was held Thursday night at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum where much of the family adventure flick takes place. Smithsonian co-stars Owen Wilson and Amy Adams, and the movie's director Shawn Levy also turned out for the gala. Levy and the cast participated in a press...

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2009-02-13 10:02:32

Men in Black screenwriter Ed Solomon has been hired to pen Hardy Men, a comedic adaptation of the classic Hardy Boys kids' novels. Ben Stiller and Tom Cruise are set to play grown-up versions of fraternal sleuths Frank and Joe Hardy, who have been estranged for years, but reunite to solve a new mystery, The Hollywood Reporter said. The film is to be helmed by Stiller's Night at the Museum director Shawn Levy Stiller and Cruise previously worked together on last year's big-screen comedy...

2008-08-15 15:00:43

Tina Fey will be seen acting opposite Steve Carell and Ricky Gervais -- the stars of the U.S. and U.K versions of "The Office" -- in two separate comedies. Variety.com said Fey has signed on to co-star with Carell in "Date Night," a movie to begin production next year with "Night at the Museum" director Shawn Levy at the helm. "I wanted to do a relatable, grounded character comedy about marriage and the lengths we go to preserve the spark," Levy told Daily Variety. "Tina and Steve are...

2008-07-01 12:00:42

U.S. comic actor Christopher Guest reportedly has signed on to appear in the upcoming sequel to Night at the Museum, starring Ben Stiller. Guest, who is married to actress Jamie Lee Curtis, has starred in the films This is Spinal Tap, Waiting for Guffman, The Princess Bride, Best in Show and For Your Consideration. The Hollywood Reporter said Guest will play historic figure Ivan the Terrible in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. Directed by Shawn Levy, the sequel reunites...

2006-04-03 00:13:21

By Barry Garron LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - In the pilot, the beautiful lead has a one-night stand with a charming guy only to be shocked the next morning when she learns he has authority over her at work. It happened on "Grey's Anatomy" last year, and now it's happening again on WB Network's "Pepper Dennis." Maybe this sort of thing is more common than anyone suspects. "Pepper Dennis" stars former supermodel Rebecca Romijn as a Chicago TV reporter who is ambitious and...

2006-02-04 20:53:23

By Michael Rechtshaffen LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The last time we saw Inspector Clouseau, the once-illustrious Pink Panther franchise had fallen on hard times with actor (now TV director) Ted Wass stuck in the thankless role of attempting to fill the late Peter Sellers' formidable footwear in 1983's "Curse of the Pink Panther." That title would have been equally apropos of the current incarnation, simply titled "The Pink Panther," which finally arrives after being bounced...

2006-01-18 01:26:04

By Tatiana Siegel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "24" star Kim Raver will join Ben Stiller and Carla Gugino in the comedy feature "Night at the Museum," which is set to begin shooting next month. The 20th Century Fox project centers on a goodhearted but bumbling security guard (Stiller) who works at a natural history museum, where he accidentally trips an ancient curse that causes the creatures on display to come to life. Raver will play the ex-wife of Stiller's character. Shawn...

2005-11-07 05:40:50

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Ben Stiller is in negotiations to star in "A Night at the Museum," a family comedy set to begin shooting early next year. The 20th Century Fox project centers on a goodhearted but bumbling security guard, to be played by Stiller, who works at a museum of natural history and accidentally brings down an ancient curse that causes the animals and insects on display to come to life. The film, which will shoot in Vancouver, is slated for a...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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