Daily Archive: November 14, 2013

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Sports

NFL attendance issues not just for also-rans

EMPTY SEATS AT HEINZ FIELD – In this Nov. 10, 2013, file photo, Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel, left, is flushed out of the pocket by Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Ryan Clark (25) and Jarvis Jones (95) during an NFL football game in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File) by Will GravesAP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) – Mike Tomlin isn’t much on public gratitude. Still, the perpetually focused Pittsburgh Steelers coach went out of his way to thank the fans who showed up at Heinz Field to watch his team drum the Buffalo Bills 23-10 on Sunday for its third win of the season. “It’s not something we take for granted,” Tomlin said. Good idea.

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Entertainment

Warhol painting fetches record $105M at NY auction

This undated photo provided by Sotheby’s shows Andy Warhol’s portrait of Elizabeth Taylor, titled “Liz #1 (Early Colored Liz),” estimated to fetch between $20 million and $30 million on Wednesday evening, Nov. 13, 2013, when it comes up for auction at Sotheby’s in New York. (AP Photo/Sotheby’s) by Jake Pearson and Ula IlnytzkyAssociated Press Writers NEW YORK (AP) — A prized 1963 Andy Warhol painting that captures the immediate aftermath of a car crash sold for $105 million Wednesday at a New York City auction, shattering the record for the famed pop artist amid a spending frenzy at the high end of the art world. The 8- by 13-foot painting titled “Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)” depicts a twisted body sprawled across a car’s mangled interior. It has only been seen once in public in the past 26 years. The buyer wasn’t immediately identified.

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People

PBS renews ‘Tavis Smiley’ talk show for 2 seasons

This undated image from video released by PBS shows host Tavis Smiley, right, during an interview with Hillary Rodham Clinton on “Tavis Smiley Reports.” PBS is renewing the late-night talk show “Tavis Smiley” for two years. (AP Photo/PBS, File) by Lynn ElberAP Television Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tavis Smiley says PBS is renewing his late-night talk show for two years. That will keep the “Tavis Smiley” show airing through 2015 on public TV stations nationwide, Smiley said Wednesday. The program is in its 10th season.