The Cleveland Show
The Cleveland Show is an American animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane, Richard Appel, Mike Henry for the Fox Broadcasting Company as a spin-off of Family Guy. The series centered on the Browns and Tubbs, two dysfunctional families consisting of parents Cleveland Brown and Donna Tubbs and their children Cleveland Brown, Jr. Roberta Tubbs, Rallo Tubbs. Similar to Family Guy, it exhibited much of its humor in the form of cutaway gags that lampoon American culture; the series was conceived by MacFarlane in 2007 after developing the two animated series Family Guy and American Dad! for the Fox network. MacFarlane centered the show on Family Guy character Cleveland Brown, his new wife Donna Tubbs, his step-children Rallo and Roberta Tubbs, his son Cleveland, Jr. who, in the show, is depicted as an obese, soft-spoken teen, as opposed to his depiction as a younger, hyperactive child with average body weight on Family Guy. The series aired from September 27, 2009, to May 19, 2013, for a total of four seasons and 88 episodes.
The Cleveland Show was nominated for one Annie Award, one Primetime Emmy Award, two Teen Choice Awards, but received mixed reviews from media critics. The series was canceled after its fourth season. Cleveland has since returned to Family Guy, accompanied by the rest of the Brown-Tubbs family, as of the twelfth season episode "He's Bla-ack!". Seth MacFarlane conceived The Cleveland Show in 2007 while working on his other two animated series, Family Guy and American Dad!. The Cleveland Show first appeared on the development slate at Fox in early 2008, under no official name for the pilot, after a report that Fox had purchased the series from creators. On May 5, 2008, MacFarlane and 20th Century Fox Television inked a deal; the pilot was named The Cleveland Show in May 2008, when it appeared on the primetime slate for the 2008–09 television season, although it wasn't on the network schedule. Shortly after a report that King of the Hill just ended, leaving air time for The Cleveland Show, the show was picked up for a full season after an additional nine episodes of the show were ordered.
In May 2009, The Cleveland Show appeared on the primetime slate for the 2009–10 television season, for airing on Sunday nights at 8:30 pm On June 15, 2009, it was announced that The Cleveland Show would premiere on September 27, 2009. MacFarlane and Henry pitched a 22-minute pilot to Fox which aired on September 27, 2009, but had been leaked on the internet in June 2009. Before the pilot episode premiered, the show had been renewed for a 22-episode second season. After the first season of the show aired, it was given the green light to start production. On June 10, 2010, less than three weeks into the first season's summer hiatus, it was announced that Fox was ordering a third season. A fourth season was announced on May 2011, just a few days before the second season concluded. Seth MacFarlane, Mike Henry and Richard Appel served as executive producers on the series since the first season. Mike Henry voices two of the show's main characters: Rallo Tubbs; the voice of Cleveland was developed for Family Guy by Henry after being influenced by one of his best friends who had a distinct regional accent.
For the voice of Rallo, Henry stated that he created the voice over twenty years before. Sanaa Lathan voices Donna Tubbs, the wife of Cleveland, stepmother of Cleveland Brown Jr. and mother of Roberta and Rallo Tubbs. In developing the character, Lathan said that the producers "wanted her to be educated, but to have some edge." Prior to voicing Donna, Lathan had only one other voice credit in a low-budget film entitled The Golden Blaze. In addition to the show, she primarily worked as an actress in such films as Alien vs. Predator, Love & Basketball and The Family That Preys. Reagan Gomez-Preston plays the stepdaughter of Cleveland. Gomez has stated that she uses her own voice to portray Roberta, that she herself gets mistaken for a fifteen-year-old over the phone "all the time." Before Gomez was cast as Roberta, Nia Long provided the character's voice during the first thirteen episodes. According to Long, she was replaced because producers decided they wanted an actress with a younger-sounding voice, given that the character is a teenager.
Kevin Michael Richardson, a recurring guest voice on Family Guy and American Dad, portrays Cleveland, Jr. as well as Cleveland's next door neighbor Lester Krinklesac. In portraying Cleveland, Jr. Richardson drew inspiration from a character named Patrick that he had played on the NBC drama series ER, mentally impaired and wore a football helmet. For Lester, Richardson stated in an interview that, being African American, he had "run into a few rednecks in time," and decided to perform a stereotypical redneck impression for the voice of Lester. Jason Sudeikis plays Holt Richter, one of Cleveland's drinking buddies with a short stature, Terry Kimple, one of Cleveland's longtime friends who now works with him at Waterman Cable. Sudeikis began as a recurring cast member, but starting with the episode "Harder, Faster, Browner", he was promoted to a series regular. Seth MacFarlane played Tim the Bear up until season 3 episode 10, which MacFarlane admits is a "Steve Martin impression a Wild and Crazy Guy impression".
Jess Harnell voices the character for the rest of the series from the next episode onward. Other voices include that of Arianna Huffington as Tim's wife Arianna the Bear, Nat Faxon as Tim and Arianna's son Raymond the Bear, Jamie Kennedy as Roberta's boyfriend Gabriel Friedman, a.k.a. "Federline Jones", Will Forte as Principal Wally, Frances Callier as E
Trois: The Escort
Trois: The Escort is a 2004 erotic thriller directed by Skav One and starring Brian White, Patrice Fisher, Reagan Gomez-Preston and Isaiah Washington. The film was released direct-to-DVD by Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment on December 28, 2004, it is the sequel to 2002's Trois 2: the third movie in the Trois film series. Trenton Meyer is an intelligent, but naive college student turned hip-hop promoter who gets a little more than what he had bargained for when a failed hip-hop concert goes south. Trent turns to the world of male prostitution to pay. Meanwhile, in this life of prostitution, he falls for a colleague, who turns out to be a femme fatale. Brian White as Trenton "Trent" Meyer Patrice Fisher as Kyria Bynam Reagan Gomez-Preston as Lena Isaiah Washington as Bernard "Benny" Grier Bone Crusher as Cognac Donna Biscoe as Patricia Meyer Lou Walker as Wendell Meyer Trois: The Escort on IMDb
Love Don't Cost a Thing (film)
Love Don't Cost a Thing is a 2003 American teen comedy film written and directed by Troy Beyer and starring Nick Cannon and Christina Milian. It stars Steve Harvey, Kenan Thompson and Kal Penn; the film is a remake of the 1987 film. Alvin Johnson is an intelligent nerd under consideration for a General Motors scholarship, as he is skilled in designing engines, he has taken up a job as a pool cleaner, to raise money to buy an expensive car part. He's always dreamed of hanging out with the popular kids Paris Morgan, a beautiful, popular cheerleader dating NBA star Dru Hilton; when Paris crashes her mother's expensive SUV during an argument with Dru, Alvin agrees to repair the car in return for two weeks of dating. Alvin uses money. After a few missteps, Alvin begins to integrate himself with the popular crowd, he and Paris grow closer. As they draw close to the end of the two weeks, Alvin takes Paris out on their last day being "together". Paris hints that she would like to kiss Alvin, showing that she does in fact have feelings for him, but he misinterprets her feelings and instead stages a break-up planned for the next day at school.
Paris began to fall in love with him after spending two weeks together though Alvin was unaware of it. Alvin continues to grow in popularity, alienating his former nerd friends and dating Paris's friends. In the meantime Paris starts to realize just how shallow and vapid most of her popular friends are and she starts to question being a part of this group. At the end of the year on Senior Ditch Day, Dru returns, but leaves after he finds out Paris had been dating Alvin. In an attempt to get him back, Paris exposes her deal with Alvin to the whole school, returning him to mediocrity and being a geek. Alvin's father Clarence agrees to pay for the part, explaining to Alvin that he'd supported his sudden transformation because he wanted him to have some of the same experiences he did in high school. Alvin fixes a car he and his nerd friends had been working on the duration of the film. There is a school basketball game, the nerds are threatened by the athletes to move to sit somewhere else. At the basketball game, Alvin stands up for his nerd friends against the basketball players.
Alvin redeems himself in front of everyone. Alvin's nerd friends begin dating popular girls too. Alvin leaves the gymnasium, as Paris follows him out, she is stopped by Dru, but Paris blows him off for Alvin and they kiss; the school scenes were filmed at Long Beach Polytechnic High School in California. A soundtrack containing hip hop music was released on December 2003 by Hollywood Records, it peaked at 22 on 14 on the Top Soundtracks. Allmusic rated this soundtrack three stars out of five. "Shorty"- 4:09 "Luv Me Baby"- 4:27 "Ignition - 3:08 "Are You Ready"- 4:13 "Got What It Takes"- 3:00 "Pass the Courvoisier, Part II"- 4:11 "Exgirlfriend"- 4:02 "How Far Will You Go"- 3:45 "Comes to Light"- 4:48 "Always"- 4:21 "Baby Girl"- 4:06 "I Wanna Kiss You"- 4:30 "We Rise"- 4:04 "Hate 2 Luv U"- 3:29 "She Is"- 3:33 "Spit da Flow"- 3:32 The film opened at #4 at the U. S. Box office raking in $6,315,311 USD in its first opening weekend behind Stuck on You, The Last Samurai, Something's Gotta Give; the film has received negative reviews, with a 13% on Rotten Tomatoes and the consensus being, "A stale, unnecessary remake of Can't Buy Me Love."Roger Ebert, film critic of the Chicago Sun-Times, gave the film a positive three-star rating after giving the original, Can't Buy Me Love, only half a star.
Ebert describes the remake as a wiser and less cynical than the original and suggests that it might have some insight into the insecurities of high school. 2004 BET Comedy AwardsOutstanding Directing for a Box Office Movie — Troy Beyer 2004 Teen Choice AwardsChoice Breakout Movie Star, Female — Christina Milian Choice Movie, Date Movie Choice Movie Chemistry — Christina Milian, Nick Cannon Choice Movie Liar — Nick Cannon Choice Movie Liplock — Christina Milian, Nick Cannon Love Don't Co$t a Thing Love Don't Co$t a Thing – Official site Love Don't Co$t a Thing at Box Office Mojo Love Don't Co$t a Thing at AllMovie Love Don't Co$t a Thing on IMDb Love Don't Co$t a Thing at Rotten Tomatoes
Hip hop music
Hip hop music called hip-hop or rap music, is a music genre developed in the United States by inner-city African Americans in the late 1970s which consists of a stylized rhythmic music that accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech, chanted. It developed as part of hip hop culture, a subculture defined by four key stylistic elements: MCing/rapping, DJing/scratching with turntables, break dancing, graffiti writing. Other elements include sampling beats or bass lines from records, rhythmic beatboxing. While used to refer to rapping, "hip hop" more properly denotes the practice of the entire subculture; the term hip hop music is sometimes used synonymously with the term rap music, though rapping is not a required component of hip hop music. Hip hop as both a musical genre and a culture was formed during the 1970s when block parties became popular in New York City among African-American youth residing in the Bronx; however hip-hop music did not get recorded for the radio or television to play until 1979 due to poverty during hip-hop's birth and lack of acceptance outside ghetto neighborhoods.
At block parties DJs played percussive breaks of popular songs using two turntables and a DJ mixer to be able to play breaks from two copies of the same record, alternating from one to the other and extending the "break". Hip hop's early evolution occurred as sampling technology and drum machines became available and affordable. Turntablist techniques such as scratching and beatmatching developed along with the breaks and Jamaican toasting, a chanting vocal style, was used over the beats. Rapping developed as a vocal style in which the artist speaks or chants along rhythmically with an instrumental or synthesized beat. Notable artists at this time include DJ Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five, Fab Five Freddy, Marley Marl, Afrika Bambaataa, Kool Moe Dee, Kurtis Blow, Doug E. Fresh, Warp 9, The Fat Boys, Spoonie Gee; the Sugarhill Gang's 1979 song "Rapper's Delight" is regarded to be the first hip hop record to gain widespread popularity in the mainstream. The 1980s marked the diversification of hip hop.
Prior to the 1980s, hip hop music was confined within the United States. However, during the 1980s, it began to spread to music scenes in dozens of countries, many of which mixed hip hop with local styles to create new subgenres. New school hip hop was the second wave of hip hop music, originating in 1983–84 with the early records of Run-D. M. C. and LL Cool J. The Golden age hip hop period was an innovative period between the early 1990s. Notable artists from this era include the Juice Crew, Public Enemy, Eric B. & Rakim, Boogie Down Productions and KRS-One, EPMD, Slick Rick, Beastie Boys, Kool G Rap, Big Daddy Kane, Ultramagnetic MCs, De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest. Gangsta rap is a subgenre of hip hop that focuses on the violent lifestyles and impoverished conditions of inner-city African-American youth. Schoolly D, N. W. A, Ice-T, Ice Cube, the Geto Boys are key founding artists, known for mixing the political and social commentary of political rap with the criminal elements and crime stories found in gangsta rap.
In the West Coast hip hop style, G-funk dominated mainstream hip hop for several years during the 1990s with artists such as Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. East Coast hip hop in the early to mid 1990s was dominated by the Afrocentric jazz rap and alternative hip hop of the Native Tongues posse as well as the hardcore rap of artists such as Mobb Deep, Wu-Tang Clan, Onyx. East Coast hip hop had gangsta rap musicians such as Kool G Rap and the Notorious B. I. G.. In the 1990s, hip hop began to diversify with other regional styles emerging, such as Southern rap and Atlanta hip hop. At the same time, hip hop continued to be assimilated into other genres of popular music, examples being neo soul and nu metal. Hip hop became a best-selling genre in the mid-1990s and the top selling music genre by 1999; the popularity of hip hop music continued through the 2000s, with hip hop influences increasingly finding their way into mainstream pop. The United States saw the success of regional styles such as crunk, a Southern genre that emphasized the beats and music more than the lyrics.
Starting in 2005, sales of hip hop music in the United States began to wane. During the mid-2000s, alternative hip hop secured a place in the mainstream, due in part to the crossover success of artists such as OutKast and Kanye West. During the late 2000s and early 2010s, rappers such as Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy, B.o. B were the most popular rappers. During the 2010s, rappers such as Drake, Nicki Minaj, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar all have been popular. Trap, a subgenre of hip hop has been popular during the 2010s with hip hop artists and hip hop music groups such as Migos, Travis Scott, Kodak Black; the creation of the term hip hop is credited to Keith Cowboy, rapper with Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. However, Lovebug Starski, Keith Cowboy, DJ Hollywood used the term when the music was still known as disco rap, it is believed that Cowboy created the term while teasing a friend who had just joined the U. S. Army, by scat singing the words "hip/hop/hip/hop" in a way that mimicked the rhythmic cadence of soldiers marching.
Cowboy worked the "hip hop" cadence into a part of his stage performance, used by other artists such as The Sugarhi
Love, Inc. (TV series)
Love, Inc. is an American television sitcom created by Andrew Secunda, which aired for one season on United Paramount Network from September 22, 2005 to May 11, 2006. With an ensemble cast led by Busy Philipps, Vince Vieluf, Reagan Gomez-Preston, Ion Overman and Holly Robinson Peete, the show revolves around five matchmakers working at a dating agency; the series was produced by Chase TV, the Littlefield Company, Burg/Koules Television, Paramount Television. It was distributed by UPN in its original run and by LivingTV and Nelonen in the United Kingdom and Finland respectively; the executive producers were Warren Littlefield, Mark Burg and Oren Koules. The series was developed as a vehicle and sitcom debut for Shannen Doherty under the working title Wingwoman. Though picked up by UPN, Doherty was removed from the project at the request of the network due to her poor reception by preview audiences; the show was set in New York City, but filming took place at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles and other locations in California.
It included contemporary hip hop music and was promoted by UPN to attract an urban audience, to that end it was paired with Everybody Hates Chris as its lead-in on Thursday nights. Love, Inc. suffered from low viewership despite its high ratings among young Hispanic women. The series' cancellation, along with that of other black sitcoms, was criticized by media outlets for reducing representation of African American characters and the amount of roles for African American actors on television. Critical response to Love, Inc. was mixed. It has not been made available on Blu-ray or DVD. Set in New York City, the dating agency Love, Inc. features a staff of single friends looking for love. Newly divorced Clea Lavoy, the founder and owner of the company, seeks out the help of her friend and employee Denise Johnson to reignite her romantic life, she struggles continually to find love despite Denise's best attempts. The future of the agency is jeopardized since its success relied on advertising Clea's "successful", nearly decade-long marriage.
Love, Inc. includes the receptionist Viviana, the style expert Francine, the technician and photographer Barry. Episodes depict the inner workings of the agency, such as their first experience with a lesbian client, a consultation with a former priest, marketing strategies to appeal to geeks and agoraphobes. Hired as wingmen for their clients, the employees act as "guardian angels for the conversationally challenged"; each of the characters has various comedic and romantic adventures outside the agency, like Viviana's search for an eligible United States citizen to marry to secure a green card and Denise's inability to find true love despite her talent in matching her clients with their "seemingly unattainable soulmates". The series features the following five main characters throughout its run: Busy Philipps as Denise Johnson, a dating consultant and self-described expert at matchmaking, who provides her clients with "come-on lines to use and avoid. Despite being characterized as "the Kung Fu master at setting up freaks", she struggles to find her own true love.
After being contacted by her ex-boyfriend to find his perfect match, she becomes cynical about dating and love, saying "I've been Wing Womaning my butt off". Philipps described the character's love life as a "complete disaster". Vince Vieluf as Barry, Denise's roommate and co-worker who serves as the agency's technician and photographer. Described as an "idiot savant", he is characterized as a conspiracy theorist who experiences paranoia about everything from dentists to toothpaste companies, he communicates through "head-scratching non sequiturs", leading the characters to perceive him as "operat on a whole other level... and sometimes on a whole other planet". Vieluf said the character was pitched as "the only guy on the show" and "the luckiest guy in the world". Reagan Gomez-Preston as Francine, the agency style expert, who encourages her clients to use and trust their fashion as a way to find a partner, she is introduced criticizing Clea's outfit as belonging to a coach for a women's basketball team and is characterized as the hip worker at the agency.
Francine's storylines were not developed and "remain a bit of a mystery" by the end of the show. According to Vieluf, Francine communicates through a "whole different language" and has a special bond with Barry because of their different approaches to life. Ion Overman as Viviana, the Argentinian receptionist who "solicits personal information in a rather startling way", she is searching for an eligible American citizen to marry to secure a green card. Her heavy accent is used as a source of humor on the show, which led the Chicago Tribune to accuse the show's writers of reducing the character to an ethnic stereotype. Holly Robinson Peete as Clea Lavoy, the founder and owner of the Love, Inc. dating agency. Clea is "thrust into the dating world" following the end of her nearly decade-long marriage, during which her husband has an affair with a younger woman, she is involved in several relationships over the course of the series, such as dating a former priest and having an on-and-off relationship with David.
She has a close friendship with her employees with Denise. Love, Inc. was developed with the working title Wing Woman and promoted as a new'Hitch'-esque comedy". The show's concept was based on an article in The New York
San Diego Comic-Con
San Diego Comic-Con International is a multi-genre entertainment and comic convention held annually in San Diego, United States. The name, as given on its website, is Comic-Con International: San Diego, it was founded as the Golden State Comic Book Convention in 1970 by a group of San Diegans that included Shel Dorf, Richard Alf, Ken Krueger, Mike Towry. It is a four-day event held during the summer at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego. On the Wednesday evening prior to the official opening, professionals and pre-registered guests for all four days can attend a pre-event "Preview Night" to give attendees the opportunity to walk the exhibit hall and see what will be available during the convention. Comic-Con International produces two other conventions, WonderCon, held in Anaheim, the Alternative Press Expo, held in San Francisco. Since 1974, Comic-Con has bestowed its annual Inkpot Award on guests and persons of interest in the popular arts industries, as well as on members of Comic-Con's board of directors and the Convention committee.
It is the home of the Will Eisner Awards. Showcasing comic books and science fiction/fantasy related film and similar popular arts, the convention has since included a larger range of pop culture and entertainment elements across all genres, including horror, Western animation, manga, collectible card games, video games and fantasy novels. In 2010 and each year subsequently, it filled the San Diego Convention Center to capacity with more than 130,000 attendees. In addition to drawing huge crowds, the event holds several Guinness World Records including the largest annual comic and pop culture festival in the world; the convention was founded in 1970 by Shel Dorf, Richard Alf, Ken Krueger, Mike Towry, Barry Alfonso, Bob Sourk, Greg Bear. Detroit, Michigan-born, comics fan Shel Dorf, had, in the mid-1960s, mounted the Detroit Triple-Fan Fairs, one of the first commercial comics-fan conventions; when he moved to San Diego, California, in 1970, he organized a one-day convention on March 21, 1970, "as a kind of'dry run' for the larger convention he hoped to stage."
Dorf went on to be associated with the convention as president or manager, for years until becoming estranged from the organization. Alf co-chaired the first convention with Krueger and became chairman in 1971. Following the initial gathering, Dorf's first three-day San Diego comics convention, the Golden State Comic-Con, drew 300 people and was held at the U. S. Grant Hotel from August 1–3, 1970. Other locations in the convention's early years included the El Cortez Hotel, the University of California, San Diego, Golden Hall, before being moved to the San Diego Convention Center in 1991. Richard Alf, chairman in 1971, has noted an early factor in the Con's growth was an effort "to expand the Comic-Con committee base by networking with other fandoms such as the Society for Creative Anachronism and the Mythopoeic Society, among others.." In a Rolling Stone article about the origins of Comic-Con, it noted the work of Krueger, who handled early business matters, worked to get the event to be organized by a non-profit organization.
By the late 1970s, the show had grown to such an extent that Bob Schreck recalled visiting with his then-boss Gary Berman of Creation Conventions and reflecting, "While kept repeating'This show's not any bigger than ours!' I was walking the floor stunned and in awe of just how much bigger it was. I was blown away."According to Forbes, the convention is the "largest convention of its kind in the world. The convention has an estimated annual regional economic impact of more than $140 million. Yet, in 2009, the estimated economic impact was criticized for negatively impacting seasonal businesses outside of Comic-Con, low individual spending estimates of attendees, that a large number of attendees live in San Diego, that the impact of the convention was more cultural than financial. In 2011, the estimated economic impact of that year's convention was $180 million. In 2014, the estimated impact of that year's convention was $177.8 million. In 2016, the estimated impact of that year's convention was down to $150 million.
By 2018, San Diego Comic-Con saw increasing competition from other comic conventions in places such as New York City, Washington, D. C. which caused it to compete for attendees and companies time and budget. The convention is organized by a panel of 13 board members, 16 to 20 full-time and part-time workers, 80 volunteers who assist via committees. Comic-Con International is a non-profit organization, proceeds of the event go to funding it, as well as the Alternative Press Expo and WonderCon; the convention logo was designed by Richard Bruning and Josh Beatman in 1995. In 2015, working with Lionsgate, a video channel was created to host Comic-Con related content. In 2015, through a limited liability company, Comic-Con International purchased three buildings in Barrio Logan. In 2018 Comic-Con International purchased a 29,000-square-foot office in San Diego's Little Italy neighborhood. In 2017, the organization acquired a lease to the Federal Building in Balboa Park built for the California Pacific Internati
Strong Medicine is a medical drama with a focus on feminist politics, health issues, class conflict, that aired on the Lifetime network from 2000 to 2006. The series was created and produced in part by Whoopi Goldberg, who made cameos on the series, Tammy Ader; the series starring Rosa Blasi, Janine Turner, Patricia Richardson. Strong Medicine was the highest-rated original drama on basic cable in 2001. Strong Medicine brings together the worlds of two different doctors, Dr. Luisa "Lu" Delgado, Dr. Dana Stowe. Lu is a single mother running a free clinic in the inner-city. Dana is top female health specialist; the two come together when Dr. Lydia Emerson wants to combine Rittenhouse Hospital's practice with Lu's financially failing clinic to provide the best care for the patients of both doctors; the staff and its visitors tend to be racially and economically diverse. A core class/political duality in the episodes' storylines tend to be driven by comparisons and contrasts between liberal Delgado, her fellow women's health practitioner across the lobby, who sees paying patients and has more conservative values.
When Dr. Dana Stowe leaves, Lu's partners include Dr. Dylan West; the show places the characters in ironic, soul-searching situations in which they are forced to question the solidity of their personal beliefs or else cause them to fight for what they believe in. Dr. Luisa "Lu" Magdalena Delgado Born November 18, 1970. Delgado runs the free clinic, hosts a support group. Both as a friend and a doctor to many lower-class patients, Lu comes face-to-face with bitterly ironic situations involving the difficulties of the lower class with government, drug abuse, exploitation, her character exhibits a perennial cleverness which allows her to wheedle or persuade positive outcomes from hopeless cases of victimization. After her mother died of breast cancer when she was ten years-old, she was raised by her grandmother, Isabel Santana, who now lives in Puerto Rico. Lu has a son, who she had when she was 16 and raised alone; until Delgado has had no luck with a relationship. Her first boyfriend, Jack a construction worker, dumped her, because he wasn't ready to get involved in a fatherly relationship with Lu's son Marc.
Lu's next boyfriend, radio show host Harry Burr had to leave her because his ex-wife was using their relationship to gain custody of his daughter Erin, her son Marc's girlfriend. Soon after, she survived being raped by the Rittenhouse's new Head of Dr. Randolf Kilner, she lost her first serious boyfriend, fireman Miguel "Mickey" Arenas, to a murder perpetrated by one of her patients, forcing her to face her moral objection to the death penalty. In an earlier episode, Lu thought Miguel had died on the job, when there was a fire at the local mall, it turns out the only reason he didn't die, is because he switched duties with friend and ended up driving the fire truck. Lu becomes involved with Ben Sanderson, an administrator brought on after Rittenhouse is bought by a health care conglomerate, Octavian. Sanderson left to be reassigned to a facility in New Orleans, he asked Lu to come with him but, after thinking about it, she refused because her patients are there. Soon after, she became involved with Jonas Rey, a local self-made millionaire with a good heart but a large soulless corporation.
In the 2005–2006 season she and Jonas get married, Lu struggles to get accustomed to a wealthier life, while trying to reconcile it with her inner-city loyalties. After Lu discovered she was pregnant with Jonas' baby, Jonas is plagued by an embezzlement scandal at his company, bringing his fortune into doubt. In the series finale, they decided to move to Jonas' childhood home, but while he was showing it to Lu, they were affected by an explosion and got caught in the ruined basement. Lu was injured and her placenta detached, she asked Jonas to perform an emergency C-Section to save her and the baby, but she fainted during the procedure. Luckily, the firemen arrived and called Dylan, who completed the C-Section, Lu gave birth to their daughter, named Milagro. Dr. Dana Stowe, an ambitious doctor and scientist seeking a cure for breast cancer. Like her successor Andy Campbell, she was good friends with Jackson, she had a short-lived relationship with resident doctor Nick Biancavilla, which she broke up when he wasn't willing to have children.
Her character left the show at the end of the 2001–2002 season after adopting two challenged children, choosing to put her medical ambitions aside to pursue a successful motherhood. Dr. Andy Campbell A former military doctor with the rank of Colonel, Campbell came on the staff during the third season to replace the much more ambitious and strict Dr. Dana Stowe, her patients tend to be upper-middle-class, include minor local celebrities and professionals. Her character ostensibly lives the typical suburban nuclear family lifestyle, aside from her status as breadwinner, she has two teenage daughters and Lizzy. Campbell kicked out her husband, after he hit her during a domestic dispute, forcing her to examine domestic abuse issues as well as single motherhood. Campbell and Leslie had been married for thirty years without any violence in the home, Leslie is presented as changing from a loving husband t