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Master of all mediums Mike Nichols dead at 83
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.
NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Nichols was a master of self-satire, a man of wealth and education and connections for whom his best targets were those of wealth, education and connections, from the vapid Californians of "The Graduate" to the military brass of "Catch-22." Here are highlights from the long film career of Nichols, who died Wednesday at age 83:
NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway theaters plan to dim their marquee lights Friday night in memory of Mike Nichols, a nine-time Tony Award winner whose work onstage ranged from the silly "Monty Python's Spamalot" to the heartbreaking "Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman."
In a career that spanned over six decades across all entertainment genres, Mike Nichols collaborated with and influenced an array of show business legends. Here, friends and peers remember Nichols, who died Wednesday at 83:
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.
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager, who has been running the network's news division along with "60 Minutes" for the past four years, said Thursday that he's stepping down from the chief executive role to concentrate on the newsmagazine.
PARIS (AP) — French authorities have found a mysterious stone sculpture at the bottom of the River Seine, which may have been there for centuries.
Swiss museum to decide future of Gurlitt art trove
BERLIN (AP) — A Swiss museum and German officials plan to announce Monday what will happen to a priceless collection of long-hidden art bequeathed to the museum by German collector Cornelius Gurlitt.
LONDON (AP) — Two dozen modern and surrealist art works amassed by a private collector, including important paintings by Joan Miro and Rene Magritte, are expected to fetch at least 64 million pounds ($100 million) when they go on auction in London next year.
NEW YORK (AP) — John Cameron Mitchell, the writer and original star of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," is returning to her miniskirt, wigs and high heels.
ABC, CBS, NBC won't carry Obama
NEW YORK (AP) — ABC, CBS and NBC decided against covering President Barack Obama's speech on immigration live on Thursday, although the Spanish-language Univision network is delaying its telecast of the Latin Grammy Awards to show the address.
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.
At a time when it seems like many first-person shooter creators have run out of ideas, the keepers of the "Far Cry" franchise have cleverly added elephants that can be employed as makeshift tanks in the latest installment of the freewheeling, out-of-control action series. It's just one of many inventive flourishes that players will stumble across in the chaotically fun "Far Cry 4."
Take "The Lord of the Rings," ''Game of Thrones," ''The Wheel of Time" and pretty much every other epic fantasy of the last century. Throw in a shelf full of "Dungeons & Dragons" manuals and a library of classic role-playing games dating back to 1981's "Wizardry" and "Ultima." Mix vigorously, and you have some idea of what to expect from "Dragon Age: Inquisition" (Electronic Arts, for the Xbox One, Playstation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, $59.95).