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    DeGeneres' Talk Show Sweeps Daytime Emmys

    Ellen DeGeneres swept the Daytime Emmy awards, winning best talk show host while "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" picked up best talk show honors for the second straight year.

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    Life Like

    If you're playing Hamlet, you run little risk of ever crossing paths with the real guy—or with people who know him who can tell you if you got into his melancholy Danish head and represented him fairly. If, however, you're playing a real person—or a character ...

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    ames Spader has found his niche. His performance

    ames Spader has found his niche. His performance as Alan Shore on ABC's Boston Legal is another fine example of the actor's skill in playing deviant yuppie characters. Shore—a pompous, conceited, and staggeringly morally inept womanizer—has garnered positive attention from audiences and television critics who have ...

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    Currently Casting

    FEATURE FILMS The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford, focusing on the actions of a young member of the notorious James gang in 1881. Based on a novel by Ron Hansen, Brad Pitt is to star as Jesse James, with Andrew Dominik adapting the screenplay and directing ...

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    Sykes, Wilson Join 'Super' Cast

    Wanda Sykes and Rainn Wilson have joined the cast of the Uma Thurman-Luke Wilson starrer "Super Ex" for Regency Enterprises.

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    Review: 'Much Ado About Nothing'

    Despite missed opportunities, Chicago Shakespeare'sMuch Ado About Nothingis entertaining and performed with clarity and wit by a terrific cast.

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    Fox Cancels 'Wonderfalls' Drama

    The Fox TV fantasy-drama "Wonderfalls" dried up in less than a month. The series, set in the Niagara Falls area, was canceled because of low ratings.

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    Start here

    Between engagements, most actors need a job to make ends meet. Your employer should be actor-friendly and your schedule should be flexible. If you are feeling financially secure in a corporate position that demands an eight-hour day, your pursuit of an acting career takes a back seat. We can assume ...

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    NYC Auditions at a Glance

    Culled from the hundreds of casting notices listed daily on BackStage.com, below are this week's audition highlights, organized by East Coast and by the day the auditions are being held.

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    AGMA Looking West, Talking Money

    The American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA), its eye on keeping its members working for fair wages, may see itself shutting down some of the nation's West Coast operas to make its point.