January 27, 2012 |
Erin Brockovich has announced she'll be looking into an outbreak of Tourette's-like symptoms among a group of high school students in western New York, to see if they have any environmental causes. Around 15 girls at Le Roy High School have developed strange symptoms since last fall: uncontrollable verbal outbursts and physical twitches so debilitating that one student interviewed by ABC has to use a wheelchair . New York Department of Health authorities looking into the matter reportedly found no sign of environmental causes or infectious agents.
March 26, 2000
I read that the director [Steven Soderbergh] of "Erin Brockovich" "was not interested in a woman-empowerment movie" [" 'Brockovich' Sales Leave Universal Only Half-Thrilled," March 21]. I am so sorry! Perhaps when he takes his checks to the bank, as the result of women attending the movie, the commercial appeal will make the subject matter less abhorrent to him. He must have learned to fake it someplace along the line--he certainly did make a woman-empowerment movie and a human-being-empowerment movie, and can't they be the same thing?
May 6, 2012 |
Environmental activist Erin Brockovich is one of the main talking heads of Oscar-winning director Jessica Yu's "Last Call at the Oasis,"a new documentary sounding the alarm about an impending global water shortage from the producers of "An Inconvenient Truth" and "Food, Inc. "The film looks at diminishing water sources in Central California's agricultural belt and in Nevada's Lake Mead, which could affect L.A. if trends continue. Brockovich, an Agoura Hills resident who was portrayed by Julia Roberts in a 2000 eponymous biopic, has continued her work on behalf of communities with water pollution as the president of Brockovich Research & Consulting.
March 28, 2000 |
On a weekend when many moviegoers had Oscars on their minds, "Erin Brockovich" remained atop the box-office chart for the second consecutive week, grossing $18.5 million. The Julia Roberts human-interest saga barely beat out the martial-arts action film "Romeo Must Die," starring Jet Li, which debuted at $18 million. Meanwhile, "The Sixth Sense" became the 10th all-time biggest-grossing film with $290,288,427, squeaking past "The Empire Strikes Back."
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May 4, 2002 |
A libel lawsuit filed against Erin Brockovich by her ex-husband has been settled, Brockovich's attorney said Friday. "The parties just decided to get on with their lives and put it behind them," said David Weeks, an attorney for Erin Brockovich. Reno stockbroker Steven Michael Brockovich filed the lawsuit in March 2001, alleging that the legal assistant immortalized in a Hollywood film falsely claimed in two publications that he failed to pay child support for their daughter.
June 15, 2000
Finally, some good news! However, "Toxic Crusaders" should have been on the front page in place of some of your disaster/war articles. These three young ladies are heroines and should be recognized as such. What they did was monumental in terms of research and perseverance, and by exposing a shocking environmental and public health issue to the public. The producers of "Erin Brockovich" should take a look at these young "Toxic Crusaders." And shame on the Los Angeles Unified School District for keeping Jefferson New Middle School open!