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Mike Nichols, crafter of films, plays, dies at 83

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Nichols, the director of matchless versatility who brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary and wicked absurdity to …

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James Nesbitt as a father whose child disappears

James Nesbitt as a father whose child disappears

NEW YORK (AP) — "The Missing" is a thriller etched into a portrait of the parents of a 5-year-old boy who, with his family on holiday in a qui…

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Scientists record thud of Philae's comet landing

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists have released a brief recording of the sound that Europe's space probe Philae made when it became the first to land o…

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LL Cool J, Chaka Khan help honor Quincy Jones

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Though Quincy Jones and LL Cool J never collaborated musically, the rapper-actor says Jones has played a major role in his life.

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Some iconic Roxie Harts tell their stories

Some iconic Roxie Harts tell their stories

NEW YORK (AP) — There's only one Roxie Hart but, in reality, there have been plenty.

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Putting Oscar on the block

Putting Oscar on the block

LOS ANGELES (AP) — 'Tis the season when many stars are preparing for months-long campaigns with the distant hope of bringing home an Academy A…

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Thai students detained at 'Hunger Games' opening

Thai students detained at 'Hunger Games' opening

BANGKOK (AP) — Police detained three students Thursday at the opening of the latest "Hunger Games" movie in Thailand, where opponents of May's…

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ABC News confirms director Mike Nichols and husband of Diane Sawyer has died. He was 83.

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC News confirms director Mike Nichols and husband of Diane Sawyer has died. He was 83.

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Metrosexuals be gone: Europe is agog for beards

Metrosexuals be gone: Europe is agog for beards

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Jakub Marczewski grew a beard six years ago because he was too lazy to shave. Now he finds himself in the middle of a gl…

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Affleck praises wife, talks Maher spat before gala

Affleck praises wife, talks Maher spat before gala

NEW YORK (AP) — Ben Affleck feels more comfortable speaking his mind than pretending to say what people want to hear. So before receiving his …

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Multiple fractures for Bono in NY bicycle accident

Multiple fractures for Bono in NY bicycle accident

NEW YORK (AP) — An injury to U2 singer Bono after what was described by the group as a "cycling spill" left him with multiple fractures that r…

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TV Land pulls 'Cosby Show' from lineup

TV Land pulls 'Cosby Show' from lineup

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC has scrapped a Bill Cosby comedy that was under development and TV Land will stop airing reruns of "The Cosby Show," moves…

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Motown singer Jimmy Ruffin dies at age 78

NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown singer whose hits include "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" and "Hold on to My Love," died Monday i…

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'Booze Traveler' host explores how world drinks

'Booze Traveler' host explores how world drinks

BOSTON (AP) — Jack Maxwell drinks for a living.

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Phil Klay wins National Book Award for fiction

Phil Klay wins National Book Award for fiction

NEW YORK (AP) — Phil Klay's "Redeployment," a debut collection of searching, satiric and often agonized stories by an Iraq war veteran, has wo…

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Library honoring Billy Joel with pop music prize

Library honoring Billy Joel with pop music prize

WASHINGTON (AP) — Billy Joel has more than a few powerful friends in Washington with a musical legacy powerful enough to draw cheers from both…

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Billboard ranking to include streams, track sales

Billboard ranking to include streams, track sales

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Billboard's chart is getting a makeover.

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Teen found competent for trial in artist's death

DETROIT (AP) — A teenager accused of helping rob and kill a French street artist outside an abandoned Detroit housing project has been found c…

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Mike Love has book deal; memoir due out in 2016

Mike Love has book deal; memoir due out in 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Love, a founding member of the Beach Boys and lead singer on such hits as "Surfin' U.S.A." and "Little Deuce Coupe," has …

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Lawsuit settlement in death of film worker in Ga.

ATLANTA (AP) — The family of a film worker killed when she was hit along train tracks while shooting a biographical movie about singer Gregg A…

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