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Mike Nichols, crafter of films, plays, dies at 83

Television journalist Diane Sawyer and her husband, film director Mike Nichols, pose together at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' 13th Annual Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, in this Nov. 1, 1997 file photo taken in the North Hollywood section of Los Angeles. ABC News confirms director Mike Nichols and husband of Diane Sawyer died Wednesday Nov. 19, 2014. He was 83. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

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.

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Putting Oscar on the block

This photo provided by Nate D. Sanders Inc. shows actor James Cagney's 1942 Oscar statuette for best actor, awarded for his performance as George M. Cohan in the film, "Yankee Doodle Dandy.” The auctioneer Nate D. Sanders will sell the Oscar statuette to the highest bidder on November 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Nate D. Sanders Inc.)

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.

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Nike nixes tribute shoe plan after Iverson protest

In this Dec. 7, 2009, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers' Allen Iverson calls out a play to teammates in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Philadelphia. Nike is pulling back on plans for a shoe that sneakily honors Allen Iverson after the former NBA superstar demanded answers. Iverson says Nike used his identity, likeness and persona without permission for a sneaker out of the company's Zoom Flight ’96 collection. The ambiguously titled sneaker has the No. 3 _ Iverson’ number _ on each back heel and the red, white and blue colors of the Philadelphia 76ers. Nike spokesman KeJuan Wilkins said in a statement Thursday that the version of the shoe Iverson protested won’t hit stores. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

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.

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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.

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NBA’s Silver sends message on domestic violence

In this undated file image released by the Ingham County Sheriffs Department, Charlotte Hornets' Jeffery Taylor is photographed in East Lansing, Mich. The NBA has suspended Taylor for 24 games without pay after he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence assault and malicious destruction of hotel property in October. (AP Photo/Ingham County Sheriffs Department, File)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wanted to send a strong message on the league’s lack of tolerance for domestic violence.

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