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    Chan Suffers Back Pain During Filming

    Chan said in his Web blog that he aggravated an old back injury when shooting scenes last week in China that required him to throw someone upward.

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    Ossie Davis Endowment Launches

    Friends of Davis start campaign to support African-American students who continue the actor's legacy of artistic activism.

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    SELF-STARTER

    When Joe Tyler Gold talks about superstition, it's not easy to pin him down to an opinion. On the one hand, he says he's a born skeptic. On the other hand, he's an actor, hesitant to set himself completely against his peers. Everyone is familiar with at ...

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    Edinburgh Fest Reports Record Sales

    The recently completed 60th Edinburgh Festival Fringe sold a record 1.7 million tickets -- a more than 10 percent increase compared with 2006 sales.

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    Asteroid Named for 'Star Trek' Actor

    A piece of outer space named for George Takei is in kind of a rough neighborhood for somebody who steers a starship: an asteroid belt.

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    ood acting is good acting, but does it translate

    ood acting is good acting, but does it translate well in all media? Will your classical training convince TV viewers to switch their allegiance from Colgate to Crest? Will your Chekhovian chops allow you to memorize 40 pages a day while persuading a soap opera's die-hard fans that you ...

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    McTeer Weds Churchill for HBO/BBC

    Oscar-nominated actress Janet McTeer has been tapped to star opposite Brendan Gleeson in "Churchill at War," HBO Films/BBC Films' follow-up to "The Gathering Storm," their much-heralded biopic of Winston Churchill.

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    'Back From Broadway'

    Hershey Felder, a pitch-perfect Broadway actor, also happens to be a Steinway concert artist. And even after more than 3,000 performances, his one-man show about America's greatest composer, 'George Gershwin Alone,' hasn't become an albatross.

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    "This is the first time I've written a show and

    "This is the first time I've written a show and also performed in it," DiConcetto says. "When I'm acting, it's hard to trust what I've written."

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    'Sopranos' Tough Guy Quits 'Dancing'

    Vincent Pastore, who played a tough-guy mobster in the early years of "The Sopranos,' has dropped out of "Dancing With the Stars" after a week of training.