The actress was hospitalised in Los Angeles earlier this week (begs13Dec10) after contracting the staph infection from a sick relative, and she sparked fears for her health after making her illness known on her Facebook.com page on Tuesday (14Dec10).
The post read: "Prayer request - this time for me - a serious medical issue has arisen. Thank you for any and all prayers."
But D'Errico's spokesperson has assured fans she is responding well to treatment and is already on the road to recovery.
The rep tells Eonline.com, "She's doing fine. She'll be out (of the hospital) tomorrow (17Dec10). She's just staying for now as a precautionary measure.
"It is an unfortunate situation but she's recuperating well and looks great."
The former Baywatch star allegedly caught the infection after she visited a relative in an intensive care unit (ICU) and has since been admitted to the care of doctors.
On Tuesday evening (14Dec10), D'Errico posted on her Facebook page, "Prayer request - this time for me - a serious medical issue has arisen. Thank you for any and all prayers."
The actress/model will remain in hospital until at least the weekend (17-19Dec10), according to TMZ.com.
The actress and former Playboy model was flying from Los Angeles to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her boyfriend Roy J. Bank and her 17-year-old son Rhyan.
D'Errico was pulled aside by workers who told her she would have to go through the controversial scanner, which displays the contours of passengers' bodies.
The blonde beauty claims she felt "overexposed" and is adamant staff could have picked anyone from the crowd, but chose her because of her looks.
She tells AOL News, "It is my personal belief that they pulled me aside because they thought I was attractive... My boyfriend sailed through with no problems, which is rather ironic in that he fits the stereotypical 'look' of a terrorist when his beard has grown a bit.
"After the search, I noticed that the male agent who had pulled me out of line was smiling and whispering with two other agents and glancing at me. I was outraged.
"This could, and I'm sure does, happen to other women. It isn't right to hide behind the veil of security and safety in order to take advantage of women, or even men for that matter, so that you can see them naked. It's a misuse of power and authority, and as much a personal violation as a Peeping Tom. The difference is that Peeping Toms can have charges pressed against them."
A spokesperson for airport security has denied there was any improper behaviour from employees.
Having only recently revived its cartoon fairytale division Disney abruptly announced earlier this week that it’s leaving the business for good. Which is a shame because few cinematic staples have proved more consistently entertaining -- or more effective as a babysitting tool. With its final fairytale adaptation Tangled a lively comic take of the classic Rapunzel fable the venerable studio can at least say that it’s exiting the genre on a high note.
Tweaks have been made to the original Brothers Grimm story most notable of which is that Rapunzel’s (Mandy Moore) trademark golden locks are now imbued with magical powers -- specifically the ability to halt or reverse the aging process -- that are activated conveniently enough whenever she serenades them with her dulcet voice. Born a princess she was plucked from the cradle by a capricious crone Mother Gothel (Broadway star Donna Murphy) who locked the child in a tower and raised her as her own daughter. Obsessed with preserving her youthful looks she employs Rapunzel as her own private botox clinic while taking steps to ensure that her little Patty Hearst never learns of her true royal heritage.
As befitting current social mores this Rapunzel is not the proverbial damsel in distress waiting patiently for a prince to come rescue her. Modern-day fairytale heroines simply must be more proactive. Though preternaturally naïve she's impressively well-read for a child abductee and she brims with curiosity about the outside world. On the eve of her 18th birthday she desperately longs to experience it first-hand despite the many dire (and entirely fabricated) warnings from "mother" about its inherent dangers.
Rapunzel's opportunity to escape comes when a wily bandit named Flynn Ryder (Zachary Levi) attempts to hide out in her tower only to be knocked out and taken captive by its plucky resident who coerces him into acting as her bodyguard during an impromptu tour of society at large. This flip of the traditional script sets the stage for the kind of climactic clash of opposites that can only ever result in eternal love.
Lyricist Glenn Slater and Oscar-winning composer Alan Mencken both Mouse House veterans collaborated on the Tangled soundtrack and while the film’s musical numbers aren’t likely to inspire a blockbuster Broadway musical (though I’d love to see how all that hair would fare on-stage) they partner nicely with the script’s buoyant comic tone moving the narrative forward instead of distracting us from it as musical numbers so often do. The story falters a bit in the third act -- especially during its disappointing climax during which Rapunzel suddenly discovers that her hair possesses Lazarus-like abilities -- but not enough to bring down the film as a whole.
What impressed me most about Tangled was its visual aesthetic which effectively marries the charm of the old-school hand-drawn style with CGI's unsurpassed ability to awe. (All sorts of innovations were required to properly render Rapunzel’s 70-foot mane which shimmers and glows with a life of its own.) Wrapped together in a wondrous 3D package it serves as a fitting farewell to a fine filmmaking tradition.
The couple was due to appear before Judge Donna Geck on Tuesday (16Nov10) for an arraignment on felony counts stemming from an arrest in September (10), when they were accused of illegally squatting in a California home they once owned.
The Quaids have skipped their last three court hearings relating to the charges and are seeking asylum in Canada, insisting they fear for their welfare if they return to California.
An arrest warrant was issued for Evi Quaid earlier this month (Nov10), and now Judge Geck has activated a bench warrant for Brokeback Mountain star Randy too.
Randy Quaid's attorney, Robert Sanger, claimed his client was unable to attend the hearing because Canadian officials had confiscated his passport.
But the judge refused to set a new court date in the case, telling Sanger, "Mr. Quaid has had multiple occasions to appear on this matter prior to his passport being taken."
The actor is waiting to hear whether his bid for refugee status in Canada has been accepted and is due to attend an immigration hearing on 23 November (10).
Evi Quaid can remain in Canada indefinitely because her father is a Canadian citizen.
Donna Gianell, 54, had been selected to take part in a trial which has seen Citigroup banking bosses accused of committing fraud by over-estimating the value of British record label EMI when it was sold to private equity company Terra Firma for $6.4 billion in 2007.
Judge Jed Rakoff dismissed Gianell when he found out she had received a credit in Moore's documentary, which was fiercely critical of the banking industry. She was interviewed for the movie, but her scene was cut from the final edit.
After the film's credits were played to the Manhattan courtroom, the judge called the film a "one-sided, scurrilous appeal to anti-bank passion," adding, "In the 1950s, a movie like this would be subject to criminal prosecution. I wonder if we are not engaging here in guilt by association, which is another of the faults of the 1950s."
And Moore admits he's furious with the judge's decision, telling the New York Daily News, "It seems like the person that should be dismissed from the case is the judge. He clearly seems to have a bias against anyone that might be critical of our Wall Street banks."
The Quaids were due in court on Tuesday (02Nov10) to face charges they have been illegally squatting at a California home they once owned.
The actor and his wife are seeking asylum in Canada, insisting they fear for their welfare if they return to California.
Quaid's attorney insists his client has been advised to stay in Canada for an immigration hearing on 8 November (10).
Santa Barbara Superior Court Judge Donna Geck agreed not to issue a bench warrant for the Brokeback Mountain star, but insisted Evi Quaid would be subject to such punishment with prosecutors threatening to seek extradition.
The couple was arrested in September (10), when deputies discovered the actor and his wife living in the guest house of a home they formerly owned. They were charged with felony vandalism.
The Quaids missed an arraignment last month (Oct10) and were arrested days later in Vancouver, Canada, where they sought refugee status.
The couple has maintained the property on which they were living still belongs to them.
The Nanny McPhee star picked up the Role Model prize at the Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year Awards in London on Monday night (01Nov10). Thompson was honoured for her work as an actress, producer and writer, as well as her human rights campaigning.
Florence And The Machine star Welch took the Breakthrough of the Year trophy, while artist-turned-director Taylor-Wood was named Renaissance Woman of the Year.
The Lifetime Achievement Award was handed to Scottish singer Annie Lennox, while supermodel Christy Turlington was named among the magazine's International Women of Influence, along with designer Donna Karan and Queen Rania of Jordan.
The Hollywood actor helped launch the Global Poverty Project's new awareness movie 1.4 Billion Reasons at Manhattan's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), in front of a star-studded audience which included Gerard Butler and fashion designer Donna Karan.
Jackman urged the crowd to send a text message donation to the charity and offered his services as a "technical adviser" in case any guests were unable to figure out the system, according to New York Post gossip column Page Six.
The Australian star also offered up a personal training session with him as an auction prize to help raise money, joking, "Don't worry, we'll make the workout aerobics."
S07E04: This really is the end, isn’t it? Michael Scott is really leaving us and we’re going to have to say goodbye very soon and I don’t know how well I am going to handle this and no I’m not crying my eyes are just sweating, gosh.
Our episode this week took us back in time on a journey; a journey through the dating and sex life of Michael Scott. The impetus behind such an adventure flared up like all great adventures do: a herpes scare. Michael wanted to do the chivalrous thing and alert everyone he has slept with for the past six years that he might have herpes but also figure out if it was them that gave it to him. In doing so, we get updates on every single failed relationship we have seen Michael stumble through and we also get to see what he is heading towards in his final homestretch.
Michael calls Holly first (well second after Donna, but nothing really happens with that convo so we’ll gloss over it), but I want to talk about her later...but she drops something important on Michael so I’ll mention it now. Holly calls Michael delusional and tells him that he romanticizes everything which causes him to question every relationship he has been in. He takes this criticism to heart and while he’s supposed to be talking about herpes with all his exes he ends up talking about himself.
First we get a visit to Jan who seems to be back on the right track. Or at least is heading there. She’s back in a high powered job at a hospital and is raising her daughter on her own. But she also released an album of Doris Day covers on her own label. She hasn’t quite gotten all the crazy swept under the rug, but perhaps she has found the balance she needed. Unfortunately that involves singing about everything and yeah, that shouldn’t happen around non-deaf people. She goes on to tell Michael that their relationship was based on danger like a princess hiding her trysts with the stable boy from the queen and she was the princess and the queen in the relationship. That plus the over zealous singing finally shows Michael the light that Jan is in fact insane. The realization that he used to think she was “the one” really bothers Michael and it underlines his remaining reunions with his exes.
Next is Pam’s mother, Helene, who he meets in the park. After mistaking her for a very elderly lady he has what was perhaps his best conversation with all his exes. Of course, it ends with him slightly pissed off and calling her a jerk, but still, it was his best. Then he meets with Carol and it goes about as well as Helene’s but since he interrupted her from showing a house I’m going to judge that one as less successful as Helene’s. Both reiterate what Holly mentioned about Michael’s faults and it seems Michael starts to realize that there might just be something wrong with the way he views the world. It still doesn’t stop Michael from questioning Oscar about their kiss all the way at the beginning of season 3, but we couldn’t have Michael completely transform in one episode.
The failed journey through past relationships causes him to call Holly back and confront her about what she said. He has to leave her a message but he still spills his guts to her. And he’s basically right. He argues that while he might have been delusional about all his other girlfriends he definitely felt something real between the two of them. And his evidence is legit. Despite the fact it has been over a year and a half since they dated (she and AJ have dated that long) she was happy to hear from them and when he joked, she played right along. It was like what Jim said when Michael and Holly first started going at it; she’s just as weird as he is. She just seems to see the world through less rose colored glasses.
So will he end up with Holly? Of course he will. Or at least he’ll go after her. He knows she fits exceptionally well with him and we can all tell there are at least some feelings left over for her, too. But will it be a happy ending? I think so. The show goes to some very dark places in life but it generally gives happy endings to those who deserve it. And who deserves a loving relationship more than Michael Scott? That’s all he’s ever wanted. That’s all he cares about. Plus we know Amy Ryan comes back to set, so that’s some pretty good evidence too. Also, the original Office ended with a happy ending for David Brent (who was a far less likable character than Michael Scott), so the precedent is there.
The other storyline was a sex-ed seminar that Andy felt he should give because people were making fun of Meredith too much. I had a few problems with this storyline, although I found it generally hilarious. My first problem was the intention behind it. In the beginning it looked like Andy was doing this because he wanted to stick up for Meredith and impress Erin. But then it turns out he was fishing to see if Gabe and Erin had upped their relationship to a sexual one. There was never any indication that was the purpose of everything and when it came to that it just felt off. Second, there wasn’t any real resolution to the story. Sure we found out that Andy had given Gabe permission to date Erin (in a funny accent, of course) but when the episode ended I couldn’t help but think “that’s it?” I thought there would have been another beat to it at least.
All in all, a good episode for The Office. I think there are some soon-to-be-classic episodes coming up with Michael’s departure getting closer and closer each week. While I’ll hate to see him leave, and I can’t wait to see how it all ends.