March 29, 2009 |
It was the last day that many of the doctors, nurses and other hospital favorites would work on an "ER" scene together. The routine shift change at the nurse's station, part of Thursday's two-hour finale that will bring the NBC show to a close after 15 seasons, called for 150 actors, crew members and extras and bustled with the energy that fans have loved over the years. Scott Grimes sang and cracked jokes, sometimes flubbing his lines to the dismay (or was it amusement?
August 21, 2013 |
Actress Parminder Nagra has listed a home in Los Feliz for sale at $1.349 million. The contemporary home, built in 1982 and renovated six years ago, features a 25-foot ceiling in the living room, an open floor plan, three fireplaces, balconies, four bedrooms, three bathrooms and 2,484 square feet of living space. There is a terraced backyard and city and mountain views. Nagra, 37, is known for her role on “ER” (2003-09) as Dr. Neela Rasgotra and the film “Bend It Like Beckham” (2002)
May 2, 2003
New job: Parminder Nagra, star of the film "Bend It Like Beckham," will join the cast of NBC's "ER" next season, playing an Indian medical student. Music post: Alan Gilbert, a 36-year-old New Yorker who is chief conductor of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, has been hired as the first music director of the Santa Fe Opera. MTV at USC: MTV is producing its next edition of "Sorority Life" at USC's Zeta Sigma Phi, while a new "Fraternity Life" is under way at UC Santa Cruz.
April 5, 2009
Enough with reverential, self-congratulatory articles on the end of "ER." One of the legacies your paper failed to discuss is how the series failed to acknowledge the existence of Asian American doctors in a meaningful way. In Chicago, where the show takes place, 15% of physicians are of Asian descent, more than black and Latino physicians combined. Yet John Wells and company waited until the fifth season to add an Asian American regular (Ming-Na), only after casting a Croatian doctor first.
March 29, 2009 |
The patients at "ER's" County General Hospital weren't the only ones receiving a little TLC. In between the endless paperwork and bloody surgeries, young doctors and nurses in love -- and sometimes not -- administered a crash cart full of sexual healing to their co-workers. But still there is debate over which doctor had the most hospital hookups -- John Carter (Noah Wyle) or Neela Rasgotra (Parminder Nagra). If the bed-hopper title is based solely on a raw body count, Carter wins, pants down.
September 25, 2003 |
If you haven't watched "ER" in a while, now would be an ideal time to give the medical drama another chance. Either those rumors of its grave decline were greatly exaggerated or it's made a miracle recovery. Tonight's pulsating Season 10 premiere (10 p.m., NBC) proves there is life after Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Julianna Margulies et al. The episode, written by John Wells and directed by Jonathan Kaplan, introduces a compelling cast member and sets up several promising story lines.