First season of ‘Hot in Cleveland’ arrives on DVD
LOS ANGELES The first season of TV Land’s "hot" sitcom, starring Betty White, will be available as a two-disc DVD set on Jan. 11.
"Hot in Cleveland," starring TV veterans Valerie Bertinelli (“One Day at a Time”), Jane Leeves (“Frasier”), Wendie Malick (“Just Shoot Me”) and Betty White (“The Golden Girls”), is making its way to DVD. The two-disc set features the 10-episode season and such bonus material as the original full-length pilot, bloopers, featurettes, a set tour and more. The “Hot In Cleveland” season one DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $26.99.
Season two of the show will premiere Jan. 19 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on TV Land.
FDA grants fast-track designation for CDI vaccine
SWIFTWATER, Pa. A vaccine for a bacterial infection that affects the gastrointestinal tract has been granted expedited approval by the Food and Drug Administration.
French drug maker Sanofi-Aventis announced Tuesday that it had received fast-track designation from the FDA for its investigational Clostridium difficile vaccine. The FDA grants the designation to ease the development of new drugs and vaccines for serious or life-threatening conditions or unmet medical needs.
C. difficile infection, or CDI, is one of the most common hospital-acquired infections in the developed world. The bacteria are present without causing symptoms in around 60% of infants and 3% of adults. Antibiotic treatments sometimes can disrupt the bacteria in the gut, causing C. difficile to multiply and release toxins that cause the symptoms associated with CDI.
American Greetings’ Yakety Yaks cards talk back
CLEVELAND Everyday objects are taking center stage in a new line from American Greetings.
The new Yakety Yaks line features innovative music and motion technology in which quirky characters belt out hilarious songs that are perfect for celebrating any occasion, the company said.
"[Yakety Yaks] definitely put a smile on our faces while we were working on the line, and they are sure to put a smile on any recipient’s as well," said Carol Miller, executive director of new product concepts at American Greetings.