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Tributes stream in for ‘Graduate’ director Nichols, dead at 83

Director Mike Nichols arrives at the AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards honoring Mike Nichols, presented at Sony Pictures Studios on in this June 10, 2010 file photo taken in Culver City, Calif. ABC News confirms director Mike Nichols and husband of Diane Sawyer died Wednesday evening Nov. 19, 2014. He was 83. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, FILE)

Tributes poured in Thursday for Oscar-winning director Mike Nichols, the creative force behind countless classic American films and plays including “The Graduate,” after his death aged 83.

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Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj shine at Scottish MTV awards

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Pop stars Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj sparkled at the MTV Europe Music Awards on Sunday, held in the Scottish city of Glasgow for the first time.

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‘Big Hero 6′ has box office superpowers, beats ‘Interstellar’

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Animated comedy “Big Hero 6″ proved to have superpowers in the weekend battle for the box office, fighting off sci-fi epic “Interstellar” to claim top spot, industry estimates showed Sunday.

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Robin Williams paranoid before suicide–coroner

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Robin Williams had recently become increasingly paranoid when he committed suicide by hanging himself, coroners said Friday, adding that he had no alcohol or illicit drugs in his system.

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Benedict Cumberbatch announces engagement in newspaper ad


British actor Benedict Cumberbatch announced his engagement the old-fashioned way on Wednesday — by placing a notice in The Times newspaper.

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