TIME movies

Here’s Where to Watch Mike Nichols’ Movies Online

Signature Theatre Company's 20th Anniversary Gala
Director Mike Nichols attends the Signature Theatre Company's 20th Anniversary Gala at Espace on November 8, 2010 Jim Spellman—WireImage

From The Graduate to Charlie Wilson's War

Beloved director Mike Nichols, husband of Diane Sawyer, died suddenly of cardiac arrest Wednesday. He was 83.

Hollywood is mourning the loss of a great director, writer and producer, whose work included directing The Graduate and The Birdcage, and serving as a producer on HBO’s Angels in America . Nichols was one of only 12 people to win an EGOT — Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony — over the span of his career.

For those who want to revisit some of Nichols’ work, here’s a list of some of his movies that are available to rent and stream online:

  • Charlie Wilson’s War, 2007 — Amazon (rent)
  • Closer, 2004 — Amazon (rent)
  • Angels in America, 2003 — HBO (streaming), Amazon (streaming)
  • Primary Colors, 1998 — Amazon (rent)
  • The Birdcage, 1996 — Netflix (streaming, Amazon (streaming)
  • Wolf, 1994 — Netflix (rent)
  • Regarding Henry, 1991 — Amazon (rent)
  • Postcards from the Edge, 1990 — Amazon (rent)
  • Working Girl, 1988 — Amazon (rent)
  • Biloxi Blues, 1988 — Amazon (rent)
  • Heartburn, 1986 — Netflix (streaming), Amazon (streaming)
  • Carnal Knowledge, 1971 — Amazon (rent)
  • Catch-22, 1970 — Amazon (rent)
  • The Graduate, 1967 — Netflix (streaming), Amazon (streaming)
  • Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, 1966 — Amazon (rent)
TIME Japan

A Japanese Woman Has Been Linked to the Deaths of Six of Her Partners

The men all died shortly after starting a relationship with her

A Japanese woman, who has been linked to a series of mysterious deaths, has been arrested on suspicion of fatally poisoning her husband.

Sixty-seven-year-old Chisako Kakehi was arrested by Kyoto police on Wednesday. Japanese media say cyanide was found in the body of her 75-year-old husband, who died in Dec. 2013, one month after the couple was married, Associated Press reports.

But Isao Kakehi was just one of six men who came to untimely deaths shortly after marrying or beginning a relationship with the woman.

In 2012, cyanide was also found in the blood of her 71-year-old partner who died after falling off his motorcycle. According to Kyodo news service, the cause of death was attributed to heart disease.

Chisako Kakehi denies she had a hand in any of the deaths.

[AP]

TIME remembrance

Motown Singer Jimmy Ruffin Dies at Age 78

Jimmy Ruffin
American soul singer Jimmy Ruffin in London, 1973 Michael Putland—Getty Images

"Jimmy Ruffin was a rare type of man who left his mark on the music industry"

(NEW YORK) — Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown singer whose hits include “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted” and “Hold on to My Love,” died Monday in a Las Vegas hospital. He was 78.

Philicia Ruffin and Jimmy Lee Ruffin Jr., the late singer’s children, confirmed Wednesday that Ruffin had died. There were no details about the cause of death.

Ruffin was the older brother of Temptations lead singer David Ruffin, who died in 1991 at age 50.

“Jimmy Ruffin was a rare type of man who left his mark on the music industry. My family in its entirety is extremely upset over his death. He will truly be missed,” a statement from Philicia Ruffin and the Ruffinfamily said. “We will treasure the many fond and wonderful memories we all have of him.”

Jimmy Lee Ruffin was born on May 7, 1936, in Collinsville, Mississippi. He was signed to Berry Gordy’s Motown Records, and had a string of hits in the 1960s, including “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted,” which became a Top 10 pop hit.

He had continued success with songs such as “I’ve Passed This Way Before” and “Gonna Give Her All the Love I’ve Got,” but Ruffin marked a comeback in 1980 with his second Top 10 hit, “Hold on to My Love.” The song was produced by Robin Gibb, the Bee Gees member who died in 2012.

Ruffin worked with his brother David in the 1970s on the album, “I Am My Brother’s Keeper.”

Ruffin also lived in England for many years.

Funeral arrangements are pending, the family said.

“We appreciate all of the love and prayers from our family, friends, his colleagues and his adoring fans,” the statement said.

TIME Infectious Disease

Egypt Sees Second Bird Flu Death in Two Days

A poultry merchant feeds a pigeon from her mouth in a popular market in Cairo, Egypt, Nov. 19 2014.
A poultry merchant feeds a pigeon from her mouth in a popular market in Cairo, Egypt, Nov. 19 2014. Khaled Elfiqi—EPA

30-year-old woman had contact with infected birds

Egypt’s health ministry said Tuesday that a woman died from H5N1 bird flu after coming into contact with infected birds, one day after another case proved fatal.

The 30-year-0ld woman was reported in a state newspaper to have died in a hospital in the southern city of Assiut, according to Reuters, just a day after a 19-year-old woman had died in the same city.

Seven cases of the virus, including three deaths, have been identified in Egypt this year. H5N1 doesn’t appear to transmit efficiently between human beings, the World Health Organization says, and Egypt’s cases have largely revolved around rural areas where villages slaughter or keep poultry.

[Reuters]

TIME ebola

Woman’s Remains in New York Test Negative for Ebola

Nurses from the New York State Nurses Association protest for improved Ebola safeguards, part of a national day of action, in New York
Nurses from the New York State Nurses Association protest for improved Ebola safeguards, part of a national day of action, in New York City November 12, 2014. © Mike Segar—Reuters

She had arrived from Guinea about three weeks earlier

The remains of a woman in New York who died while under observation for potential Ebola exposure have tested negative for the virus, health officials said Wednesday.

The woman arrived from Guinea, one of the three nations hit hardest in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, nearly three weeks ago and was being monitored out of “an abundance of caution” because her trip fell within the virus’ 21-day incubation period, the New York Times reports. She had shown no symptoms for the disease.

She was one of some 300 people being monitored by New York City as a potential case. The city’s sole diagnosed case to date, Dr. Craig Spencer, was successfully treated and released.

[NYT]

TIME Crime

Man Arraigned on Negligent Homicide Charge After Son Dies in Hot Car

Hot Car Death
Kyle Seitz, right, of Ridgefield, Conn., stands for arraignment with his attorney John Gulash in Danbury Superior Court in Danbury, Conn., on Nov. 12, 2014 H John Voorhees III—AP

Boy was left in vehicle for over seven hours

A Connecticut man whose 15-month-old son died of hyperthermia after being left in a hot car for hours was arraigned Wednesday on charges of negligent homicide.

MORE: Who’s at fault when a child dies in a hot car?

Thirty-six-year-old Kyle Seitz was free to leave the courtroom, but Superior Court Judge Dan Shaban ordered him to surrender his passport and remain in Connecticut, Reuters reports.

Shaban also ruled that Seitz was to have no unsupervised contact with his two daughters, who are now living with their mother.

Seitz says he had forgotten that he was supposed to take his son Benjamin to day care and did not realize the boy was still in his car seat as he went to work on July 7.

The chief state medical examiner’s office in August said temperatures inside the car that day would have reached 88°F, causing Benjamin to succumb to “hyperthermia due to environmental exposure.”

Seitz is due to reappear in court on Nov. 21.

In the U.S. in 2013, 44 children died of heat stroke in cars, and more than 600 have died since 1998.

[Reuters]

TIME People

Sugarhill Gang Rapper ‘Big Bank Hank’ Dies at 57

Justin Timberlake And Friends Old School Jam Benefiting Shriners Hospitals For Children
Sugarhill Gang's Henry 'Big Bank Hank' Jackson performs during the Justin Timberlake and Friends Old School Jam concert in 2011 Isaac Brekken—WireImage

He died of kidney complications due to cancer, his manager said

Henry “Big Bank Hank” Jackson of the Sugarhill Gang died early Tuesday from kidney complications due to cancer, his manager said. He was 57.

“[Sugarhill Gang's Wonder Mike and Master Gee] had been in contact with him in the past year,” manager David Mallie told FOX411. “They had some great times and created history.”

“So sad to hear of our brother’s passing. Rest in peace Big Bank,” the two remaining members of the group said.

Sugarhill Gang is best known for its 1979 hit “Rapper’s Delight.” Other members of the rap community posted remembrances of Big Bank Hank on social media:

[FOX]

TIME NFL

Former NFL Player Orlando Thomas Dies Of Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Minnesota Vikings v Tennessee Oilers
Orlando Thomas #42 of the Minnesota Vikings looks on against the Tennessee Oilers at Vanderbilt Stadium on December 26, 1998 in Nashville, Tennessee. Joe Robbins—Getty Images

The former Minnesota Vikings safety first revealed he had the disease in 2007

Former NFL player Orlando Thomas died in Louisiana on Monday after succumbing to Lou Gehrig’s Disease, his agent told Bloomberg.

The 42-year-old former Minnesota Vikings safety had revealed in 2007 that he was battling the disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and named after the former New York Yankees star who died of it in 1941.

“If there was ever a test to strip your fight, courage and toughness and make you wallow in self-pity, this would be the disease and yet he was so incredible in his fight and never once made it about him,” said Thomas’ agent Mark Bartelstein.

Thomas spent seven seasons with the Vikings after joining as a second round draft pick in 1995, and notched up 22 interceptions during his career before retiring in 2001.

[Bloomberg]

TIME Autos

Air Bag Manufacturer Behind Recalls Hid Flunked Safety-Test Results: Reports

A security guard stands by child seats, manufactured and displayed by Takata Corp. at a Toyota showroom in Tokyo, Nov. 6, 2014.
A security guard stands by child seats, manufactured and displayed by Takata Corp. at a Toyota showroom in Tokyo, Nov. 6, 2014. Shizuo Kambayashi—AP

The tests showed that Takata air bags could rupture, but the company waited four years to report the problem

Under-fire Japanese air bag manufacturer Takata reportedly hid the results of 2004 tests that revealed their products could rupture and cause injury or death.

Technicians involved in the secret testing of 50 Takata air bags were ordered to delete the data from their computers and dispose of the air bags used, two employees revealed to the New York Times.

The manufacturer reportedly only revealed the problems to regulators four years later.

Faulty air bags produced by the Tokyo-based firm have since led to the recalls of more than 14 million automobiles worldwide.

Read more at the New York Times.

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