Vivica Anjanetta Fox is an American actress, producer and television host. Fox began her career with roles on the daytime television soap operas Days of Our Lives and Generations , subsequently shifting to the prime-time slot starring opposite Patti LaBelle, in the NBC sitcom Out All Night . Fox's breakthrough came in 1996, with roles in two box-office hit films, Roland Emmerich's Independence Day and F. Gary Gray's Set It Off.
Brett Ratner is an American film producer, entertainment businessman, director of motion pictures, music videos, and television. He is known for directing the Rush Hour film series, The Family Man, Red Dragon, X-Men: The Last Stand, and Tower Heist. He was also a producer on the Fox drama series Prison Break, the comedy Horrible Bosses, and its 2014 sequel.
Dame Jean Iris Murdoch DBE was a British novelist and philosopher born in Ireland to Irish parentage. Murdoch is best known for her novels about good and evil, sexual relationships, morality, and the power of the unconscious. Her first published novel, Under the Net, was selected in 1998 as one of Modern Library's 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. In 1987, she was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Her books include The Bell , A Severed Head , The Red and the Green , The Nice and the Good , The Black Prince , Henry and Cato , The Sea, the Sea , The Philosopher's Pupil , The Good Apprentice , The Book and the Brotherhood , The Message to the Planet , and The Green Knight . In 2008, The Times ranked Murdoch twelfth on a list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".
Eighteenth-century doctors prescribed sugar pills for nearly everything: heart problems, headache, consumption, labor pains, insanity, old age, and blindness. Hence, the French expression 'like an apothecary without sugar' meant someone in an utterly hopeless situation.Tom Reiss
Africa needs more funding to continue to fight all of those diseases. We are losing more than 1.3 million young children under the age of five every year because of malaria. We've already lost 25 million people to the pandemic of HIV-AIDS. More people are dying now from typhoid fever. Diabetes is on the rise.Dikembe Mutombo
I love nerds. Comic-Con junkies are the tastemakers of tomorrow. Isn't that funny? The tables have turned.Kristen Bell