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    Lake Bell On the Cover of Backstage This Week!

    Lake Bell graces our cover this week, and she chats about transitioning from a supporting actor to writer-director with her film, "In A World...," out Aug. 9.

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    Robert Simonson Chronicles 100 Years of Equity History

    A Q&A with Robert Simonson, author of "Performance of the Century: 100 Years of Actors Equity Association and the Rise of Professional American Theater.”

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    Mother Loving

    Melissa Leo is earning raves for playing the brassy, controlling Alice, the mother of nine children, including boxers Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg) and Dickie Eklund (Christian Bale) in "The Fighter."

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    Melissa McCarthy Is Having Her Moment

    The forecast calls for hot and funny as an unlikely superstar scores an Emmy (for "Mike & Molly") and Oscar buzz (for "Bridesmaids"). How'd she do it? Says her husband, 'She'll do anything for a laugh.'

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    Tackling Stereotypes 

    Angela Rawna is selective about the characters she plays. So it's no surprise she had reservations about auditioning for Regina Howard, a drug-addicted African-American mom, on NBC's cult hit "Friday Night Lights."

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    Justin Whalin & Zoe McLellan

    Justin Whalin and Zoe McLellan, who co-star in the new adventure film Dungeons & Dragons, recently sat down for a chat with Back Stage West to share their experiences surviving as actors in Los Angeles.

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    Perfect Fit

    For Kimberly Faye Greenberg, being a Broadway dresser while pursuing her onstage career is a perfect fit. "I'm well-organized, I can memorize a lot of things quickly, I can move around quickly, I get along with people, and I understand the workings of a show ," she says.

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    Leslie Bibb Feels Blessed to Star in ABC's 'GCB'

    Leslie Bibb returns to TV with "GCB," also starring Kristin Chenoweth, from the author of "Steel Magnolias."

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    Katharine Houghton Tackles Tennessee Williams in 'The Pretty Trap'

    Katharine Houghton is still most known for her role in "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner." But Houghton has spent most of her career on stage. Her heart is very much in the theater.

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    Spotlight On: Jake Busey

    The “Starship Troopers” actor is revitalizing his career with Robert Rodriguez’s TV reimagining of “From Dusk Till Dawn.”