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Nov 20 2014
Iconic Film, Theater & Film Director/Comic Writer Mike Nichols Dies @ 83 Comments (0)

Mike-NicholsNovember 6, 1931—November 19, 2014

Mike Nichols, the acclaimed director of such film classics as Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) and The Graduate (1967), as well as one half of the legendary comedy duo of Nicolas & May with Elaine May (b. April 21, 1932) in the '50s and '60s, has died at 83. He'd been married since 1988 to journalist Diane Sawyer (b. December 22, 1945).

Nichols won the Oscar for The Graduate, only his second film, and delivered many other memorable movies as diverse as Catch-22 (1970), Carnal Knowledge (1971), Gilda Live (1980), Silkwood (1983), Postcards from the Edge (1990), The Birdcage (1996) and his last film, Charlie Wilson's War (2007).

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In 2001, he brought the highly regarded play Wit to TV, and three years later directed an ambitious Angels in America adaptation for HBO.

Nichols & May were known for their improvisational comedy, which led them to the successful Broadway show An Evening with Mike Nichols and Elaine May. They split, both creatively and personally, but later buried the hatchet and teamed up on plays and films. (May wrote both The Birdcage and the Clinton parody Primary Colors.)

GiphyElizabeth Taylor (1932—2011) & Richard Burton (1925—1984) in the indelible Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Nicholas was extremely active and frequently rewarded for his efforts in the theater, including directing enduring classics Barefoot in the Park (1963—his debut), The Odd Couple (1965), The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1971), Annie (1977), Hurlyburly (1984), Whoopi Goldberg's blank-titled one-woman show (1984) and the relatively recent runaway hit Spamalot (2005). His final work on Broadway was as the director of Betrayal in 2013, starring Daniel Craig and his wife Rachel Weisz.

Lee-grant-peter-falk-prisoner-of-second-avenuePeter Falk (1927—2011) & Lee Grant (b. October 31, 1925) in The Prisoner of Second Avenue on Broadway in the early '70s

Apparently, Nicholas had not been in ill health, but died suddenly of a heart attack. A major loss for the entertainment world.

The-Graduate-cakeMy high school graduation was celebrated with a The Graduate-themed party thrown by my mom.

 
Play Quietly With Yourself Comments (0)

Tarzan

Ellen runs down a host of hard-to-believe-they're real toys from over the years, including a masturbating Tarzan, wino action figures and a drug-dealer doll strictly for kids 15 and up...

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Nov 18 2014
11 O'Clock Number: Mia Farrow - LOVE Comments (0)

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From the 1976 TV production of Peter Pan...

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Nov 17 2014
HOT IN CLEVELAND Is Ending Comments (0)

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He Kissed A Boy...Didn't Like It Comments (0)

Derek-Hough-kiss-Sasha-FarberEwww!

Derek Hough and Sasha Farber just kissed after their dance with Bethany Mota on Dancing With the Stars, but it's okay...they wiped their mouths in mock-disgust and then gave each other a no-homo bro-hug. Ugh, this stuff is so old.

 
Need To Know: Veteran Loses His Fight + Palin Drones On & On + Buns Of Anarchy + Adam & Leave Gays Alone! + Healthy Start + MORE! Comments (0)

Stephen-Patrick-WhitePolice claim the incident was not a hate crime. The use of fire argues otherwise, no?

*widget boy cultureNC vet Stephen Patrick White, set afire by lunatic he met at a gay bar, has died.

*widget boy cultureISIL executes many more via beheading, including another aid worker.

*widget boy cultureEven Amanda Bynes would find Sarah Palin's latest video a little out-there.

*widget boy cultureNovak is a top. I mean, he is on top.

*widget boy cultureAdam Lambert is threatened by straight popstars flirting with gays.

*widget boy cultureCharlie Hunnam flashes his primo tail.

*widget boy cultureBill Cosby will not speak to the many sexual-abuse allegations.

*widget boy cultureAll about Alex from Target. (Who did not come out as gay.)

*widget boy cultureSen. Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) is such a fake Democrat. Again.

*widget boy cultureBoth Reagan and one Bush used executive authority to prevent deportations.

*widget boy cultureNew Obamacare enrollment period going well.

*widget boy cultureMore Ben Cohen than you can handle.

Ben-CohenBen there!

 
Nov 15 2014
95 Is The New 30 Comments (0)

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As surprising as it may be, Judge Wapner—the most famous People's Court judge—turns 95 years old today. Time flies when you're doing time.

Jeune-et-innocent-1937-03-gPilbeam in Young and Innocent, which has a blackface twist

Born on the exact same day is British actress Nova Pilbeam. Pilbeam may not be a household name, but she holds a very high distinction: She appeared in Hitchcock's original version of The Man Who Knew Too Much an incredible 80 years ago, and is also Hitchcock's oldest living leading lady—she starred in 1937's less memorable (but still solid) Young and Innocent.

 
Nov 12 2014
Need To Know: Photoshop 'Til Kim Drops + REAL Tragedy + The Madonna Movie + Democratic Sell-Out + MORE! Comments (0)

O-KIM-BUTT-570Making an ass of ourselves

*widget boy cultureKim Kardashian and Jean-Paul Goude openly troll the Internet with her giant ass.

*widget boy cultureThe Real World's Pedro Zamora, 20 years after his death.

*widget boy cultureMariah's Singpore trip more entertaining than her voice!

*widget boy culturePhysical Attraction, a new movie with “Madonna” as muse.

*widget boy cultureHOT, hulking lumbersexuals.

*widget boy cultureWhat's attached to Nick Jonas's pelvis?

*widget boy cultureSen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) is the worst Democrat ever.

*widget boy cultureSouth Carolina's same-sex marriage ban struck down. Official state anthem: