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  • Master of all mediums Mike Nichols dead at 83

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — A legend of film, theater and comedy in nearly equal measure, Mike Nichols was an unquestioned fixture of smart, urbane American culture across a relentlessly versatile, six-decade career that on stage or screen, reliably coursed with crackling intelligence. Nichols...

  • BC-BKN--Iverson-Nike Sneaker,3rd Ld-Writethru

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nike is pulling back on plans for a shoe that sneakily honors Allen Iverson after the former NBA superstar questioned whether the company could use his old number and team colors while he's endorsed by rival Reebok. Iverson says Nike used his identity, likeness and...

  • Nike nixes tribute shoe plan after Iverson protest

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nike is pulling back on plans for a shoe that sneakily honors Allen Iverson after the former NBA superstar questioned whether the company could use his old number and team colors while he's endorsed by rival Reebok. Iverson says Nike used his identity, likeness and...

  • Putting Oscar on the block

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — 'Tis the season when many stars are preparing for months-long campaigns with the distant hope of bringing home an Academy Award come February. But winning isn't the only way to snag one of the coveted statuettes. Enthusiastic collectors with several hundred thousand...

  • Highlights from Mike Nichols' multi-genre career

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    Mike Nichols, who died Wednesday night at the age of 83, spread his talents across five entertainment mediums, winning awards in many. Here are some of them: MOVIES — "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," 1966. Won five Oscars. — "The Graduate," 1967. Won one Oscar for Best Director. —...

  • Yo-Yo Ma, new BSO director hold joint performance

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — Yo-Yo Ma and Andris Nelsons got a chance to make some beautiful music together. Ma, the internationally acclaimed cellist, and Nelsons, the Boston Symphony Orchestra's new music director, have joined forces for their first BSO performance together. The pair rehearsed...

  • BC-BKN--Iverson-Nike Sneaker,1st Ld-Writethru

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nike is pulling back on plans for a shoe that sneakily honors Allen Iverson after the former NBA superstar questioned whether the company could use his old number and team colors while he's endorsed by rival Reebok. Iverson says Nike used his identity, likeness and...

  • LL Cool J, Chaka Khan help honor Quincy Jones

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    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. "You just really taught me to be a man," LL Cool J said Wednesday in a heartfelt introduction of his mentor and friend at Ebony...

  • Correction: Billy Joel-Gershwin Prize story

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 19 about Billy Joel receiving the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, The Associated Press reported erroneously the spelling of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's first name. The spelling is Sonia, not Sonya. A corrected version of the story is...

  • James Nesbitt as a father whose child disappears

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    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 quiet French village, disappears without warning. During the series' eight episodes, the action pingpongs between 2006 (in the immediate aftermath...

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