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Director Mike Nichols, 83, one of the few people to win Oscar, Tony, Emmy and Grammy awards during lifetime

by Mike Trott, Reuters

November 20, 2014 | 9:36 am

Director Mike Nichols poses next to a poster for his new film "Closer" as he arrives for the film's premiere in Los Angeles in a November 22, 2004 file photo. Reuters.

Mike Nichols, a nine-time Tony Award winner on Broadway and the Oscar-winning director of influential films such as "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," "The Graduate," and "Carnal... read full article

  • Mike Nichols, director of ‘The Graduate,’ dies


    November 20, 2014 | 9:04 am

    Mike Nichols, the Oscar-winning director of “The Graduate” who had escaped Nazi Germany as a boy, has died.

    Nichols died Wednesday evening at the age of 83, ABC News President James Goldston announced.

    Nichols was the husband of Diane Sawyer, the former anchor of ABC World...

  • Jerry Seinfeld made me famous—sort of

    by Annie Korzen

    November 14, 2014 | 10:55 am

    My agent called one day with an audition for a few lines on a new sit-com.  A better-known actress had turned it down, saying the role was too small for her.  I figure a day’s work is better than staying home and re-organizing my spice rack.  My attitude is, “There are no small...

  • Filmmakers on a mission to tell Palestinians’ stories

    by Abdullah H. Erakat, The Media Line

    November 13, 2014 | 1:12 pm

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    A new generation of Palestinian filmmakers is intent on telling "the people stories you don't hear about" rather than staying true to form with films charged with political messages such as "Israel's Occupation" or "Nakba" (the...

  • Terminally ill Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon to donate his $100 million fortune to charity


    November 11, 2014 | 11:46 am

    Back in 2012, Sam Simon — best known as one of the creators of The Simpsons — was told he had terminal colon cancer and only three to six months to live. Since then, he’s been preparing to give away his entire fortune to the causes that matter most to him.

    In a recent interview...

  • Clinic that treated Joan Rivers cited for multiple major failings


    November 10, 2014 | 4:29 pm

    The New York outpatient clinic where the late Joan Rivers suffered cardiac arrest did not follow all the standard protocols during the throat procedures it conducted on the comedian, according to a government agency report released on Monday.

    Rivers died on Sept. 4 at the age of...

  • Nicki Minaj’s new video filled with Nazi imagery

    November 10, 2014 | 10:55 am

    Nicki Minaj's new music video for the song "Only" (Lyric) ft. Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown is filled with stylized Nazi-esque imagery.

    According to Abraham H. Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League, "Nicki Minaj’s new video disturbingly evokes Third...

  • Death of actor Robin Williams officially ruled a suicide, was sober


    November 7, 2014 | 2:24 pm

    Oscar winning actor Robin Williams' death in August has been officially ruled a suicide, Marin County authorities said on Friday following an investigation and toxicology tests on the comedian's body.

    The 63-year-old Williams, whose body was found on Aug. 11 by a personal...

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