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Garry Shandling Needs a Proper Send-Off

David Juskow | Posted 03.29.2016 | Entertainment
David Juskow

On March 24, 2016, Garry Shandling died suddenly of a heart attack. The day of his passing, not many television news feeds had mentioned anything substantial about this comic legend. Unfortunately, other world news had overshadowed the death of a true comic genius.

CultureZohn: 'Everything Is Copy'

Patricia Zohn | Posted 03.18.2016 | Entertainment
Patricia Zohn

Jacob Bernstein's HBO documentary about his mother, Nora Ephron, proves the inside-the-box life is not worth living, as it gives you little material to work with. Probably the most famous Ephron line is "I'll have what she's having." It also sums up how many of us feel about Ephron. I'll have what she's having: the ambition, the wit, the genre-crossing, the credits, the confidence, the recipes, the large and talented circle of friends.

Missing Nora Ephron: Everything is Copy on HBO

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.17.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The patron saint of smart New York women, Nora Ephron is sorely missed. We have not seen her like since 2012 when she died at age 71 of pneumonia and ...

Fond Memories About Mike Nichols From HBOs Documentary Becoming Mike Nichols.

Carole Mallory | Posted 02.25.2016 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

When I reflected upon my friendship with Mike Nichols as I watched the HBO special Becoming Mike Nichols, I was most moved by his comments about directing the final scene of The Graduate.

Becoming Mike Nichols, an HBO Master Class in Theater, Film and TV

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 02.11.2016 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

On February 22nd, HBO will air Becoming Mike Nichols, a conversation between actor/director/producer Mike Nichols and his friend and colleague Jack O' Brien, which was Recorded only four months before Nichols' death in 2014.

Mike Nichols: Beloved American Master

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.28.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

When PBS announced their American Masters documentary on Mike Nichols, I was relieved. Like so many admirers of his work, I grieved when he died in November of 2014.

Happy 60th birthday, Whoopi Goldberg! Our Favorite Quotes from the Actress

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 11.14.2015 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

On November 13th, Whoopi Goldberg turned 60. The actress, producer and The View co-host got her first Oscar nomination when she made her film debut in The Color Purple. And she's one of those rare people to have won the Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy, Daytime Emmy, Grammy and a Tony.

James Lecesne Shows His Absolute Brightness In His New Play The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 09.23.2015 | Arts
Jeryl Brunner

Stepping onto the stage would be transforming for young James Lecesne as he hungered for more. "Theater saved my life," he explains.

Final Tour? Chatting With Mötley Crüe's Vince Neil, Jim Ed Brown and Jim White, Plus a Con Brio Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.22.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

A Conversation with Mötley Crüe's Vince Neil Mike Ragogna: A final tour? Say it isn't so! Vince Neil: I know, but it's just about time. It'll be t...

The 24th Annual New York Jewish Film Festival Returns

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 03.21.2015 | New York
Thane Rosenbaum

Manhattan is an island awash in film festivals. If there are new movies with a thematic niche, chances are there's a film festival with a clever lineup of screenings -- and film junkies lining up outside -- somewhere the city.

Memorable Quotes From The Celebrities We Lost In 2014

Pat Gallagher | Posted 02.14.2015 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

Here we are at the end of another calendar year -- 2014. When December rolls around, we tend to reflect on who we've lost in our own personal lives as well as those bigger-than-life mortals we affectionately call: celebrities.

Mike Nichols Saved Our Lives!

Robert Levithan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Robert Levithan

Mike was a mensch. He was the wittiest man I ever broke bread with, and he was a quiet philanthropist who saved lives while he was influencing "the American century." He improved the quality of life of countless men and women, many of whom died, but many of whom, gratefully, live on.

Mike Nichols: A Penny for His Thoughts

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 01.24.2015 | Comedy
Randee Mia Berman

Nichols' blend of brutality, bite and poignancy was his brilliance, spilling over with insight -- on film, in comedy, on stage, on TV, in love, and in life.

Mike Nichols, 1931-2014

James Campion | Posted 01.24.2015 | Entertainment
James Campion

I realize I am merely using the passing of a great artist to gush about my favorite film, but The Graduate was more than that for me.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, President Obama announced the temporary halt of deportations for an estimated 4.4 million undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents. It was a welcome, if belated, move for a president who, as of April, had deported 2 million people. One might think Republicans would welcome a policy that keeps families together and rewards hard work. But the move was met with the obligatory threats of shutdowns and impeachment. "In the days ahead, the people's House will rise to this challenge," thundered John Boehner. But, really, all they have to do is what President Obama suggested: simply "pass a bill." If only Congress were as hardworking as the families whose lives their ugly inaction has put into limbo. Meanwhile, we lost Mike Nichols, a man who embodied the American dream: an immigrant who came here to realize his talents and left America better than he found it. Now there's a challenge to rise to.

Remembering Mike Nichols, His Insight and His Introduction to Jacqueline Kennedy at El Morocco

Carole Mallory | Posted 01.20.2015 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

In the early seventies I had the honor of dating Mike Nichols. In no way is my remembrance meant to take away from the love he had for the fascinating and the cherished Diane Sawyer who also has been kind to me, but I feel sharing a historic moment about him is important and, sadly so, newsworthy.

Week to Week News Quiz for 11/21/14

John Zipperer | Posted 01.21.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Before you turn off your mind and go into pre-Thanksgiving mode, take our latest Week to Week news quiz and see what you know about the world. Here ...

Kristin Chenoweth Remembers Mike Nichols: 'Maybe In Heaven We'll Be Doing A Show'

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 11.20.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

The theatre community was shaken Thursday morning by the devastating death of Tony Award-winning director Mike Nichols, a Broadway visionary who had m...

Classic Nichols And May Skits Show Where It All Began For The Legendary Director

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 11.20.2014 | Comedy

All these years later, it’s still every bit as funny. Before Mike Nichols became the Academy Award-winning director known for iconic films like ...

Watch Meryl Streep, Robin Williams And Others Salute Mike Nichols

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 11.20.2014 | Entertainment

"I do hope you've had a good time," actress Emma Thompson told Mike Nichols while saluting him during AFI's Life Achievement Award ceremony in 2010. P...

7 Iconic Mike Nichols Movie Scenes To Revisit

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 11.20.2014 | Entertainment

Oscar-winning director Mike Nichols died Wednesday at the age of 83. The film, television and stage director was responsible for some of the most accl...

The 3 Mike Nichols Movies You Can Watch On Netflix Right Now

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.20.2014 | Entertainment

Legendary director Mike Nichols died on Wednesday night at the age of 83, leaving behind a nearly unparalleled legacy of film, television and theater....

Journalists Send Love To Diane Sawyer Following Death Of Husband Mike Nichols

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 11.20.2014 | Media

Mike Nichols, the legendary filmmaker and Oscar-winning director of "The Graduate," died Wednesday evening at the age of 83. Along with his illustr...

Rita Wilson Riffs on Taking Risks at Café Carlyle

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.27.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Rita Wilson told a funny story about having worked with Bobby Short, resident star singer pianist at this special supper club back in the day. "It was a commercial," she laughed and sang a few notes from the Charlie ad, and we never really met. That was my brush with greatness."

Robin Williams, 1983: Even Then, You Could See Life Was A Struggle

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 10.11.2014 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

It's important for me to fall in love with people while I'm interviewing them and writing about them, but there's usually a half-life. After a while, you barely remember them. Robin was different. He made me more vivid to myself, and you don't get that every day.