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Oscar Winning Director Mike Nichols Dead At 83

November 20th, 2014 11:22am EST
Oscar Winning Director Mike Nichols Dead At 83
Legendary director Mike Nichols has died at the age of 83, The husband of ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer passed Wednesday evening after suffering cardiac arrest.

Nichols was a legendary director who helmed feature films such as 1967's "The Graduate" (for which he won an Oscar for Best Director), "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966), "Silkwood" (1983) and "Working Girl" (1988).

A Golden Globe winner and multiple Emmy winner, Nichols was also nominated for his work in series TV. He executive produced the 1977 series "Family" and also the television films "Wit" and "Angels in America.".

Nic...
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Katie Couric Alleges That Diane Sawyer Gave Sexual Favors To Get Top Stories

August 28th, 2014 10:59pm EDT
Katie Couric
Katie Couric once accused fellow newswoman Diane Sawyer of trading sexual favors to get big stories, according to a new book by journalist Sheila Weller, who tells all in her new book "The News Sorority."

The 471-page tome chronicles careers of high-profile newswomen Couric, Sawyer and Christiane Amanpour, revealing some juicy details about the three women.

One of those little details is that Couric once made a comment about Sawyer giving oral sex to land an interview with a 57-year-old woman who had just given birth to twins.

"I wonder who she blew this time to get it," Couric reportedl...
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Diane Sawyer's Bizarre Performance During Election Night Fuels Intoxication Rumors

November 7th, 2012 12:07pm EST
Diane Sawyer
Diane Sawyer seemed... off last night while reporting on the presidential elections, and by the end of the night it was a trending topic - with rumors swirling that the anchor was drunk, on medications, or simply confused. In fact, when searching in Google for "Diane Sawyer," the second auto-complete return is "Diane Sawyer Drunk."

There's no doubt that a lot of data comes through on election night, but Sawyer is a veteran of the biz... and generally getting pelting with info doesn't cause someone to slur their words.

As seen in the video below, collected by TMZ, Sawyer stumbles over a fa...
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Regis Philbin Signs Off Live After 28 Years

November 18th, 2011 11:28am EST
Regis Philbin | Photo Credits: ABC
In the end, it wasn't just Regis and Kelly, or Regis and Kathie Lee ... it felt more like Regis and everybody. After some 16,000 hours in front of a television camera, Regis Philbin signed off Live! with Regis and Kelly Friday morning.

Ending a 28-year run, the "Farewell Special" began oddly ...

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Most Overexposed Celebrities Of 2009

December 28th, 2009 9:13am EST
Kim Kardashian
2009 comes to a close with another crop of celebrities (and celebutards) that we saw entirely too much of. They invaded our televisions and our internet, they spread-eagled themselves all over our tabloids, and they fascinated and annoyed us at the same time. Here's a last look at them in '09, just in case you forgot:

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson

Nothing is more annoying than picking up a tabloid and seeing plain faced people on the cover. The imagined romance between Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson was little more than bad fangirl fiction. It is difficult to understand t...
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 22

December 22nd, 2007 3:00am EST
Rick Nielsen
Happy Birthday to "The Constant Gardener" actor Ralph Fiennes (1962), Bee Gees twins Robin and Maurice (d. 2003) Gibb (1949), Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen (1946), journalist Diane Sawyer (1945), hall-of-fame pitcher Steve Carlton (1944), "Leave It To Beaver" mom Barbara Billingsley (1922), and Italian composer Giacomo Puccini (1858; d. 1924).
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 22

December 22nd, 2006 3:00am EST
Rick Nielsen
Happy Birthday to "The Constant Gardener" actor Ralph Fiennes (1962), Bee Gees twins Robin and Maurice (d. 2003) Gibb (1949), Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen (1946), journalist Diane Sawyer (1945), hall-of-fame pitcher Steve Carlton (1944), "Leave It To Beaver" mom Barbara Billingsley (1922), and Italian composer Giacomo Puccini (1858; d. 1924).
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The Top 10 TV Moments of 2006, According to TiVo

December 14th, 2006 12:37pm EST
Katie Couric
As the year draws to a close, American TV viewers reveal their top picks for the most memorable TV moments of 2006 in a poll conducted by TiVo Inc. These are the moments that got America talking, from the shocking to the hilarious, and stopped viewers in their tracks, becoming the subject of water-cooler conversations, website and blog chatter, and, in some cases, pop culture phenomena in their own right.

Top TV Moments of 2006 Survey Results

1 Katie Couric's last day on "Today"

2 Mel Gibson's interview with Diane Sawyer after his DWI arrest

3 Oprah tells autho...
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 22

December 22nd, 2005 3:00am EST
Rick Nielsen
Happy Birthday to "The Constant Gardener" actor Ralph Fiennes (1962), Bee Gees twins Robin and Maurice (d. 2003) Gibb (1949), Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen (1946), journalist Diane Sawyer (1945), hall-of-fame pitcher Steve Carlton (1944), "Leave It To Beaver" mom Barbara Billingsley (1922), and Italian composer Giacomo Puccini (1858; d. 1924).
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