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Director Mike Nichols Dies at 83
Updated: 11:42 AM
- Mike Nichols, the director of matchless versatility who brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary and wicked absurdity to such film, TV and stage hits as "The Graduate," ''Angels in America" and "Monty Python's Spamalot," has died. He was 83.
Multiple Fractures For Bono In New York Accident
- A New York City doctor says U2 singer Bono suffered multiple fractures and had to have two surgeries after his weekend bicycle accident.
Cosby Still Set to Perform in Las Vegas
- Comedian Bill Cosby is set to perform at the Treasure Island hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip despite revived allegations from women who say Cosby sexually assaulted them.
NBC Scraps New Cosby Sitcom After Allegations
- NBC says it has scrapped a Bill Cosby comedy that was under development, the second outlet within a day to put off or abandon a Cosby project as another sexual assault allegation against the comic has emerged.
Motown Singer Jimmy Ruffin Dies at 78
- Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown singer whose hits include "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" and "Hold on to My Love," has died in Las Vegas at the age of 78.
De Niro Ends Assessment Fight With Upstate NY Town
- Robert De Niro says he'll reimburse a town nearly $130,000 in legal fees it spent defending its assessment of the actor's upstate New York property.
Daughter of Knott's Berry Farm Founders Dies
- Marion Knott, the last surviving child of Knott's Berry Farm theme park founders Walter and Cordelia Knott, has died.
Porn Star Christy Mack Breaks Down While Testifying Against War Machine
- A mixed martial arts fighter who changed his name to War Machine was ordered Friday to stand trial in Nevada state court on 34 felony charges including attempted murder, sexual assault and kidnapping that could get him life in prison for allegedly attacking his porn star ex-girlfriend and her friend.
Janice Dickinson Accuses Cosby of Assault at Lake Tahoe
- Model and TV host Janice Dickinson is adding her name to the women who have accused comic Bill Cosby of sexual assault.
Bin Laden Documentary Is Tops For Fox
- Fox News Channel's two-part documentary on the former Navy SEAL who claims to have fired the shots that killed Osama bin Laden is the network's most popular documentary ever.
Stevie Wonder Heading Landrieu Fundraiser
- Stevie Wonder is lending a hand to endangered Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu.
Newtown Tragedy Now Focus Of Play
- A new play about the massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in will have a benefit reading in December in New York City to commemorate the second anniversary of the tragedy.
Comedian Remains In Hospital With Brain Injury
- Tracy Morgan is fighting to recover from a severe brain injury suffered in a highway crash more than five months ago, and it's unknown if the actor-comedian will be "the Tracy Morgan he once was," his lawyer said Tuesday.
"Rock of Ages" Closing on Broadway
- It's the final countdown for Broadway's only hair metal musical.
Cosby Clarifies Statement on Assault Accusations
- A blanket denial from Bill Cosby's lawyer dismissing allegations of sexual abuse by the comedian against several women has been clarified with a subsequent statement.
Soap Actor Charged With DUI After Crash
- Soap opera actor Freddie Smith has been charged with felony vehicular assault and misdemeanor driving under the influence after a single-vehicle crash that injured his girlfriend in northeast Ohio.
Bono Hurts Arm in Cycling Accident
- U2 frontman Bono has injured his arm while riding a bicycle in New York City.
Dempsey Awarded for Helping Cancer Patients
- Maine-born actor Patrick Dempsey returned home to accept an award for his work helping cancer patients.
TV Producer Larson Dead at 77
- Glen A. Larson, a writer and producer behind such notable TV shows as the original "Battlestar Galactica," ''Knight Rider" and "Magnum, P.I.," has died.
Truck Driver In Morgan Crash Seeks Delay Of Case
- The truck driver facing criminal charges stemming from a New Jersey highway crash that injured comedian-actor Tracy Morgan and killed one of Morgan's friends is asking that a federal lawsuit be delayed.
"Little House" Author Autobiography to be Released Monday
- Laura Ingalls Wilder's autobiography that will give fans a more realistic view of frontier living will be released Monday.
"Sopranos" Cast Attends Jersey Hall of Fame
- Six cast members of "The Sopranos" are on hand as the man who played mob boss Tony Soprano is inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame.
"Godfather" House for Sale
- Make them an offer they can't refuse.
Grammer Plots Return to Broadway
- Kelsey Grammer is returning to Broadway in the musical "Finding Neverland."
"Cake Boss" Valastro Charged With DWI
- New York City prosecutors have charged "Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro with three misdemeanor counts of drunken-driving.
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