Thursday, November 20, 2014 06:14

De Niro ends assessment fight with upstate NY town
GARDINER, N.Y. (AP) — 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.
Big & Rich to play halftime of Liberty Bowl
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Country duo Big & Rich will play the halftime show of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl on Dec. 29 after being honored with the bowl's Outstanding Achievement Award.
NBC scraps Cosby television project
NEW YORK (AP) — 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.
Woman who impersonated singer returns to court
ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — A woman who admitted she impersonated singer Alison Krauss to swindle money from a 75-year-old Fayetteville man has been returned to Arkansas after being arrested in New Mexico.
NBC scraps Bill Cosby project in wake of mounting sexual assault allegations, network confirms
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC scraps Bill Cosby project in wake of mounting sexual assault allegations, network confirms.
Highlights from Mike Nichols' multi-genre career
Mike Nichols, who died Thursday at the age of 83, spread his talents across five entertainment mediums, winning awards in many. Here are some of them:
Calle 13 is top nominee at the Latin Grammys
The Latin Grammys could mark Independence Day for Calle 13.
Handler apologizes for watermelon joke at awards
NEW YORK (AP) — Daniel Handler is apologizing for comments made at the National Book Awards that have been criticized as racist.
Five memorable movies from Mike Nichols
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:
John Cameron Mitchell to star in 'Hedwig' on B'way
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.
Mike Nichols, crafter of films, plays, dies at 83
Mike Nichols, the director of matchless versatility who brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary and wicked absurdity to such films, TV and stage hits as "The Graduate," ''Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," ''Angels in America" and "Monty Python's Spamalot," has died. He was 83.
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.
Hollywood pays tribute to Mike Nichols
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 Thursday at 83:
Correction: Billy Joel-Gershwin Prize story
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.
Game Review: 'Far Cry 4' climbs to wild heights
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...
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.
O'Keeffe painting sells for record $44.4M in NYC
NEW YORK (AP) — A Georgia O'Keeffe painting of a simple white flower has sold for $44.4 million, more than triple the previous auction record for a work by a female artist.
Review: Epic 'Dragon Age' blazes new trails
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...
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 quiet French village, disappears without warning.
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