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Inside Diane Sawyer and Mike Nichols's Longtime Romance

1 hour ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

On the surface, their story reads like something out of a sophisticated 1930s romantic comedy: the urbane stage director, at a low point in his life, meets a younger but highly accomplished and gorgeous journalist. And sparks fly. Only, this was the mid-'80s, and for real. Mike Nichols, already a lion of Broadway and Hollywood, was 54, and Diane Sawyer was 40 and a correspondent on CBS's 60 Minutes, when he first set eyes on her "on the Concorde - if you want to talk about glamorous," Nichols told the Hollywood Reporter in 2012. As it would happen, their courtship traveled at supersonic speed, »

- Stephen M. Silverman, @stephenmsilverm

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Inside Diane Sawyer and Mike Nichols's Longtime Romance

1 hour ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

On the surface, their story reads like something out of a sophisticated 1930s romantic comedy: the urbane stage director, at a low point in his life, meets a younger but highly accomplished and gorgeous journalist. And sparks fly. Only, this was the mid-'80s, and for real. Mike Nichols, already a lion of Broadway and Hollywood, was 54, and Diane Sawyer was 40 and a correspondent on CBS's 60 Minutes, when he first set eyes on her "on the Concorde - if you want to talk about glamorous," Nichols told the Hollywood Reporter in 2012. As it would happen, their courtship traveled at supersonic speed, »

- Stephen M. Silverman, @stephenmsilverm

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'Steel Magnolias' 25 Years Later: Flashback to the 1989 Premiere

2 hours ago | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Twenty-five years later and Steel Magnolias still makes us a cry.

The dramedy may have premiered in November 1989, but a quarter of a century later, you still won't find a better film that epitomizes the power of female friendship.

Pics: Our Favorite Movie Reunions!

An adaptation of Robert Harling's successful stage play, Herbert Ross gathered a star-studded cast for the film. Sally Field, Olympia Dukakis, Shirley MacLaine, Dolly Parton, Daryl Hannah and then newcomer Julia Roberts starred as a group of brassy Southern women who are bonded by the comedy and tragedy of life while hanging at a local hair salon.

Today, Steel Magnolias is a touchstone among women and has long been considered one of the best "chick flicks" of all time. But at the film’s premiere that same year, MacLaine felt the film was as much for men as it was for women.

"To say it’s a women's film I don’t think »

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Throwback Thursday: Before Kim Kardashian, Angie Dickinson Dared to Bare

2 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

This story first appeared in the Nov. 28 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Five decades before Kim Kardashian's eye-popping Paper magazine cover, Angie Dickinson set the standard in butt-baring. In 1966, Dickinson, then 35, was an up-and-coming actress who'd had a long-term relationship with Frank Sinatra (she played his wife in the original Ocean's Eleven, a role reprised by Julia Roberts in the Soderbergh reboot); starred in Arthur Penn's The Chase as Marlon Brando's wife (THR's review said she "is very nice with what she has to do"); and had a daughter with composer

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- Bill Higgins

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Julia Roberts Remembers Mike Nichols: He Was 'Like No Other'

3 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Julia Roberts has joined the film community in remembering Oscar-winning director Mike Nichols, who died Wednesday at the age of 83. "There are so few heroes in our world. So few impeccable craftsmen, so few people who personify unconditional love and friendship. Mike Nichols was like no other. In every way he was remarkable and amazing," the actress, 47, tells People in a statement. Roberts worked with Nichols in his last two directorial feats, Closer (2004) and Charlie Wilson's War (2007), both of which earned Academy Award nods. "His musings were like pearls, his jokes were timeless and perfectly placed, his stories - detailed and wholly entertaining, »

- Jeff Nelson, @nelson_jeff

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Julia Roberts Remembers Mike Nichols: He Was 'Like No Other'

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Julia Roberts has joined the film community in remembering Oscar-winning director Mike Nichols, who died Wednesday at the age of 83. "There are so few heroes in our world. So few impeccable craftsmen, so few people who personify unconditional love and friendship. Mike Nichols was like no other. In every way he was remarkable and amazing," the actress, 47, tells People in a statement. Roberts worked with Nichols in his last two directorial feats, Closer (2004) and Charlie Wilson's War (2007), both of which earned Academy Award nods. "His musings were like pearls, his jokes were timeless and perfectly placed, his stories - detailed and wholly entertaining, »

- Jeff Nelson, @nelson_jeff

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Mike Nichols Remembered By Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks as ‘Irreplaceable Man’

5 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mike Nichols, the Oscar-winning director of “The Graduate” and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” was remembered by friends and colleagues as an artist, a mentor and a constant source of laughter and inspiration.

Condolences and remembrances from across the entertainment industry poured in after news broke that Nichols had died suddenly at the age of 83.

“An inspiration and joy to know, a director who cried when he laughed, a friend without whom, well, we can’t imagine our world, an indelible irreplaceable man,” said Meryl Streep, who worked with Nichols on “Silkwood,” “Heartburn” and the HBO adaptation of Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America.”

Over more than five decades, Nichols moved seamlessly between Broadway, television and movies, becoming one of the only people to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony — achieving “Egot” status. His notable films include “Working Girl,” “Primary Colors” and “The Birdcage,” and »

- Brent Lang

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Mike Nichols Movies: 18 Essential Films You Should Watch Right Now

6 hours ago | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Few directors can be said to have changed the way films are made, but Mike Nichols, who died Wednesday at 83, was one of them. His first film, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1966), ended decades of Hollywood censorship of adult content and freed the movies for mature language and subject matter ever after. His second film, "The Graduate," was the first serious mainstream movie to feature a rock soundtrack (spawning Simon and Garfunkel's hit "Mrs. Robinson") and, through its casting of Dustin Hoffman, expanded Hollywood's notion of what a leading man ought to look and sound like.

Nichols wasn't born in America (he and his family escaped from Nazi Germany when he was a child), but he was one of the best chroniclers of contemporary America -- its politics, its aspirations, its dreams, its aristocracy, and its successes and failures -- in movies. His youth in Manhattan as the son »

- Gary Susman

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Oscar-Winning Director Mike Nichols Dies At 83

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It’s with a heavy heart that we bring you the news that Oscar-winning director Mike Nichols — the creative mind behind The Graduate, Closer, Who Killed Virginia Woolf and more — has passed away. He was 86.

According to a statement released by his family, the Germany-born filmmaker died of cardiac arrest on Wednesday evening. He is survived by his wife, Diane Sawyer along with three children, Daisy, Max and Jenny.

ABC News first picked up the tragic news, and James Goldston — president of the channel — shared the following heartfelt message, which signals out Nichols as one of the best.

“I am writing with the very sad news that Diane’s husband, the incomparable Mike Nichols, passed away suddenly on Wednesday evening. In a triumphant career that spanned over six decades, Mike created some of the most iconic works of American film, television and theater—an astonishing canon ranging from The Graduate, »

- Michael Briers

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'The Graduate' Director Mike Nichols Passes Away at Age 83

7 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Mike Nichols, the Oscar and Tony winning director behind such classics as the 1966 drama Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and the 1967 masterpiece The Graduate, has passed away at the age of 83. He succumbed to cardiac arrest on Wednesday night.

Mike Nichols holds the distinction of being one of the few creative artists who has won at least one Emmy, one Grammy, one Oscar and one Tony award. Married to ABC News veteran Diane Sawyer, ABC News president James Goldston broke the news last night.

Mike Nichols began his career doing comedy in collaboration with Elaine May before transitioning to film and stage work in the 1960s, which brought forth some of that decade's most memorable film classics, Broadway productions and stage-to-screen adaptations. After taking on a number of hit plays including Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple" in 1965, Mike Nichols directed Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, which received 13 Oscar nominations, »

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Oscar-Winning Director Mike Nichols Passed Away At 83

8 hours ago | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Mike Nichols, the brilliant director of great films such as "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," "The Graduate," "The Working Girl," "The Birdcage" and many more has passed away. He was 83.

Married to ABC News Anchor Diane Sawyer for 26 years, the report of his death was announced on Thursday morning by ABC News President James Goldston. The director died suddenly late Wednesday night.

Nichols was one of the best directors of both stage and film. He was one of the few to win the Egot award -- Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony. When I was a college student at Purdue University, I devoured his movies specifically "The Graduate" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf."

In later years, Nichols even brought us the great HBO special "Angels in America" based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Tony Kushner. Nichols was working on a new project for HBO . an adaptation of Terrence McNally »

- Manny

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Rip Mike Nichols

8 hours ago | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Mike Nichols, the Oscar winning director of The Graduate and the storied star of Broadway, passed away Wednesday evening. He was 83.

Nichols is one of the famous few Egot winners, having started his career as a comedy performer with an improv comedy troupe and in a comedy duo along with Elaine May. His Broadway career as a director started skyrocketing in the ’60s when he directed Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Couple, The Knack and Luv.

And yet his early film career in the late ’60s, including Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? with Elizabeth Taylor and The Graduate, the movie that made Dustin Hoffman a star, helped shaped modern cinema. The making of these films, as documented in Mark Harris’s Pictures at a Revolution, helped usher in New Hollywood and signaled a shifting tide in the way movies are made.

He went on to make such classics as Silkwood, »

- Brian Welk

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Oscar & Tony Winning Director Mike Nichols Dead At 83

10 hours ago | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Legendary film and theater director, writer and producer Mike Nichols has passed away. An Oscar winner for 1967′s seminal The Graduate, he also was nominated for such films as Working Girl, Silkwood and Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? For his stage work, he amassed 10 Tony Awards including as director for such plays as Barefoot In The Park, The Odd Couple, The Prisoner Of Second Avenue and Death Of A Salesman; and as producer of Annie and The Real Thing.

William Goldman said there were two great American film directors—Elia Kazan and Mike Nichols,” said Broadway producer Emanuel Azenberg, who co-produced Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing with Nichols, who also staged ythe play’s Tony-winning Broadway edition with Glenn Close and Jeremy Irons. “I think that’s true. He was a giant who could convince people to be better than they were.”

Nichols died suddenly late Wednesday night »

- The Deadline Team

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Mike Nichols, Graduate director, dies aged 83

10 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Graduate director Mike Nichols has died aged 83.

The German-born Us director won an Oscar for directing the iconic 1967 film The Graduate, starring Dustin Hoffman.

He was also Oscar nominated for Working Girl, The Remains of the Day, Silkwood and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.

His last film was 2007’s Charlie Wilson’s War, starring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts.

The director was married to ABC News presenter Diane Sawyer - his fourth wife - whom he wed in 1988.

Nichols was one of a select few to win all four major Us entertainment awards - an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Mike Nichols, ‘Graduate’ Director, Dead At 83

10 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Mike Nichols, the award-winning director of Broadway and movies, died Wednesday in Manhattan at the age of 83. Nichols was the husband of ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer. A spokesman for ABC said the cause was cardiac arrest.

Photos: Mike Nichols’ Life and Career in Photos

Nichols is one of few people to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony — achieving so-called Egot status. His first two feature helming efforts — the caustic “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” in 1966 and 1967’s satirical “The Graduate” — launched a prodigious movie career. But before ever stepping behind the camera, he was already part of a successful comedy duo with Elaine May and had helmed a string of hit stage shows.

Nichols’ background in improvisational, satirical comedy informed many of his films, which often started out as comedies and ended up as acerbic ruminations on American relationships. Directing material by playwrights, screenwriters »

- Terry Flores

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'SNL' promos: Cameron Diaz and Bobby Moynihan reveal their sexy 'Die Hard' secret

19 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Let's face it, the new "Annie" movie isn't looking so hot. But Cameron Diaz will be a fun "SNL" host I bet! Here she is in this week's promos giving off some of that classic Cameron sparkle, once again proving that her mouth is the second most charming in Hollywood after Julia Roberts'. Stay tuned to the end for a thrilling Kathy Bates mention. »

- Chris Eggertsen

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After ‘Dumb and Dumber To,’ Nine Other ’90s Comedies that Could Get a Sequel

19 November 2014 9:25 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

With audiences growing tired of “Spider-Man” or “Transformers” sequels, Hollywood now has a solution — go back to the ’90s.

Dumb and Dumber To,” which opened to atrocious reviews 20 years after the original, still scored an impressive $36 million at the box office last weekend. (Read all the reasons why it worked from my colleague Brent Lang.) It shouldn’t have come as a surprise: the ’90s are hot again. This week, Twitter went nuts over a “Dawson’s Creek” reunion photo of James Van Der Beek and Joshua Jackson, while Focus Features announced “Can’t Touch This” (borrowing from the Mc Hammer song), a ’90s-set high school dance-a-thon directed by Jon M. Chu. If Robin Williams had lived to star in “Mrs. Doubtfire 2,” it would no doubt have been a hit too.

As executives inevitably start to dig through the recycling bin of old titles that never got a second chapter, »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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If You Thought This Was a Tyler Perry Movie, You Might Be Racist…

18 November 2014 1:30 PM, PST | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

-Phoebe Robinson

I kid, I kid, but I’m also kind of serious. When someone mentions Tyler Perry, it’s only fair to think of him dressing up in old lady drag, bible thumping, and moralizing about how women shouldn’t open their legs for any good looking dude like they are a 24-hour Golden Corral. (Seriously, did you see Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor? Way to send a message to women that if they are not faithful, they’re going to get AIDS and everyone will hate them. Ugh!)

But here’s the thing: Ty Ty isn’t the owner of these kinds of movie tropes, so it’s about time we stop acting like it and recognize other movies that rely on these storytelling motifs. For example:

The Hooker With a Heart of Gold

[Photo: Lionsgate, Buena Vista Pictures]

When your job is being the personification of a sneeze guard at »

- VH1

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J.K. Simmons to receive Palm Springs Film Festival’s Spotlight Award

18 November 2014 10:58 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A successful, vibrant career as a character doesn’t always translate to awards. Take J.K. Simmons, who hasn’t received many accolades over his 20-plus year career, while being one of the most reliably energized performers working today. He’s appeared in multiple films for the Coen Brothers, Jason Reitman, Woody Allen, and anchored Sam Raimi’s "Spider-Man" trilogy. He’s no stranger to television, where he’s done everything HBO’s "Oz" to recent sitcom "Growing Up Fisher" to Nickelodeon’s "Legend of Korra." He’s even validated video games with his talent, voicing characters in "Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3" and "Portal 2."  Casting Simmons in "Whiplash," as the vicious jazz band instructor Fletcher, was as much a gift to director Damien Chazelle and his fans as it likely was to the hard-working thespian. When handed a meaty role, Simmons sinks his teeth in as deep as they go. The »

- Matt Patches

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J.K. Simmons Receives Big Honor from Palm Springs International Film Festival

18 November 2014 8:39 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

He has been Spidey's boss, a mean prisoner in "Oz," Juno's daddy, and lately, Farmer's Insurance spokesperson, but now, J.K. Simmons is going to be a Palm Springs International Film Festival awardee.

The actor is currently making waves for his brilliant performance in "Whiplash," just in time for the Academy Awards season. Simmons will be joining previously announced winners, Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore.

Here's the complete press release:

Palm Springs, CA (November 18, 2014) . The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will present J.K. Simmons with the Spotlight Award, Actor at its annual Awards Gala. The Gala will also present awards to previously announced honorees Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne. Presented by Cartier, and hosted by Mary Hart, the Awards Gala will be held Saturday, January 3 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Festival runs January 2-12.

.Throughout his career J.K. Simmons had played a wide range of »

- Manny

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