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    Contact Hi, Teen Has-Been

    "Do I even have a shot? I'm not asking if I'm good enough. You probably can't tell me that through an email! But am I too old to keep this "silly" dream alive?"

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    A Fresh Start

    Now that 2010 has finally arrived, I'm sure you're eager to make some positive changes in your life, the kind of changes that will help move your acting career forward.

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    Those Fabulous Phonemes

    So here was Jess Platt—who admits, "I'm not cheap"—assigned to make an Englishman and an Australian sound like geographically specific Middle Americans in "A Steady Rain."

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    Claiming Exempt

    No one likes to look at his or her paycheck and see the amount of money withheld from it in taxes by the government. However, the sad truth is that tax withholding is a good thing.

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    When Should an Actor Get a Publicist?

    "I would advise actors to not hire a publicist until they have an important and visible project or role to promote—for example, a television series, studio film, or great indie film" - Lee Wallman

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    Alex Chester

    In 2009, Christmas came early for Alex Chester, who fulfilled a longtime dream when she booked the role of Punky Who in the Los Angeles production of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas."

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    A Not-So-Perfect 10

    When Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Sid Ganis announced last June that there would be 10 Oscar nominees for best picture, the general reaction was one of confusion.

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    Hard Nips and Such

    Next to the inscription was a bright cartoon illustration of a slender woman in a strapless evening gown standing on a stage. She has a look of triumph and satisfaction on her face.

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    Simple Resolutions

    This year I'd like to take a stab at some less overarching but altogether worthwhile objectives. Use these resolutions to get started on some practical goals of your own.

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    A Fresh Take (5)

    "September through December is a very busy time in our profession. This is my second full season on NBC's "30 Rock." -- Richard Rella