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February 21, 2013 | David Lazarus
Sue Grey had used the product before, so she knew what to expect when she purchased a bottle of Super Colon Cleanse at a Woodland Hills CVS drugstore. Inside should have been 240 little gray capsules. But when Grey, 57, opened the sealed bottle at her Calabasas home, she found that it contained the painkiller Motrin plus some strange-looking discs that resembled slices of dried sausage. She and her boyfriend, Kip Green, immediately returned to CVS and notified the manager. With the manager looking on, they pulled another sealed bottle of Super Colon Cleanse from the shelf and opened it. This time they found a prescription anti-seizure medicine called Depakote, which is used to treat bipolar disorder, epilepsy and chronic migraines.
February 12, 2013 | By Marisa Gerber
Almost a week after a Denver woman shot her three children and then committed suicide, family members clung to hope that the lone survivor -- a round-faced 2-year-old named Isabel -- would keep improving and get to leave the hospital. Hospital spokeswoman Jenny Bertrand said  Isabel was still in critical condition Tuesday, but Liliana Castro, the girl's aunt, told the Denver Post that Isabel was out of a coma. "This is very, very good news for us,” Castro said. When police responded to a 911 call Wednesday morning, they found blood, three dead bodies and young Isabel.
September 2, 2012 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
The good news about "Coma," A&E's four-hour miniseries adaptation of the Michael Crichton film airing Monday and Tuesday night, is that it's much better than its previous miniseries adaptation of the Michael Crichton book "The Andromeda Strain. " The bad news? It's still not very good. Or at least it's not as good as it should be, given a cast that includes Lauren Ambrose, Richard Dreyfuss, Geena Davis, James Woods and Ellen Burstyn; it's not even as good as the 1978 film, which, though facing a few of the same problems as this rendition, did not shy away from a subtext both hysterical and socially nuanced.
August 31, 2012 | By Matthew Cooper
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 2 - 8 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     SUNDAY Her majesty: In the documentary special "Royal Memories: Prince Charles' Tribute to the Queen," the potential future king of Great Britain uses photographs and home movies to paint a personal portrait of his dear old mum. (KOCE, 8 p.m.) Lucy and Ethel. Kirk and Spock. Bert and Ernie. Sam and Diane. Mulder and Scully. See which of your favorite small-screen pairings made the list in the special "TV's Most Dynamic Duos: Presented by the Paley Center for Media.
August 25, 2012 | By T.L. Stanley
Lauren Ambrose didn't have time to do her "usual nerdy research" before she started filming "Coma," a two-part miniseries launching Labor Day on A&E. The actress, perhaps best known for her Emmy-nominated turn as Claire Fisher on HBO's cult hit, "Six Feet Under," accepted the role as a doctor-in-training in the medical thriller on a Friday. Work started two days later. But Ambrose said she leaped at the job because it provided so many firsts, primarily a chance to star in a project executive produced by Ridley Scott and the late Tony Scott and appear with A-listers Ellen Burstyn, Richard Dreyfuss, Geena Davis and James Woods.
August 9, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Blake Fielder-Civil, ex-husband of Amy Winehouse, is reportedly on life support after he was rushed to a hospital Friday morning in West Yorkshire, England, with multiple organ failure and placed in an induced coma. The recovering drug addict's girlfriend, Sarah Aspin, found him in bed Friday morning, choking on his own vomit, after he'd staggered home from a drinking binge the day before, according to MTV. "I'm praying he'll survive, but I'm having to prepare myself that he may never wake up," Aspin, mother of Civil-Fielder's toddler son, told the Sun . Civil-Fielder, who'd been released from jail recently after serving time for burglary , reportedly met with a probation officer before going drinking with a friend.
July 18, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
George Michael is delighted to be alive, but when he came back to life out of a coma last December, he spent a couple of days speaking in an accent that wasn't his own. While doctors worried that he had brain damage following a horrid bout with pneumonia that included days in a coma, Michael told Britain's LBC radio , it turned out the London-born chap was just channeling a "Bristolian," West Country accent from a British comedy called "Nighty...
May 9, 2012
A man on trial in New York for punching a woman into a coma over a parking space has been found guilty of third-degree assault, a misdemeanor that his attorney portrayed as a partial victory because jurors rejected a more serious felony assault charge. The verdict Tuesday came after Oscar Fuller's second trial. His first ended in November with the jury deadlocked after several days of dramatic testimony; witnesses described the sound of the 25-year-old victim's head smacking to the ground after Fuller threw a powerful punch at her. To convict Fuller of felony assault, which could have brought a seven-year prison sentence, jurors would have had to believe that Fuller intended to seriously harm the woman, Lana Rosas, who was knocked into a coma in February 2011 and her left brain-damaged.
April 24, 2012
Sometimes bigger is better when buying art by committee. At this year's Collectors Committee weekend, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art bought $2.5 million worth of artwork to add to its permanent collection, including two larger-than-life works: a 60-foot-long Robert Rauschenberg screenprint that shows a collage of newspaper articles from 1970, bought for $775,000; and a nearly 10-foot-tall elevator surround that Louis Sullivan designed around...
April 22, 2012 | By Amy Hubbard
Robin Gibb has awoken from a nearly two-week-long coma as the former Bee Gees star continues to surprise in his battle with colorectal cancer.  As The Times reported about a week ago, Gibb was hospitalized -- gravely ill with pneumonia and in a coma -- with his wife, children and brother Barry Gibb standing vigil at his bedside.  But on Sunday, his family was celebrating. An update on Gibb's Facebook page detailed the latest developments, saying: "The remarkable Robin Gibb has confounded" his doctors "with his indomitable fighting spirit and remarkable physical endurance.
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