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    t's not hyperbole to say there's no actor like

    t's not hyperbole to say there's no actor like William Shatner. The man is a bona fide pop culture icon, a whip-smart industry veteran, and a force of boundless energy. He is also quite possibly the only actor to ever inspire his own encyclopedia: It's called The ...

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    Actor-Director Unveils His Inner 'Fat Girl'

    21-year-old Ash Christian is living proof that being a chubby gay kid from Paris, Texas, doesn't mean you can't direct and star in a movie.

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    Made Contacts Through a Temp Job?

    Back Stage is seeking actors to talk about their experiences using temp employment to network and meet fellow actors. Do you have a success story you'd like to share where working a temp job helped you make an important connection or book a job?

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    Rapper Ludacris to Make 'Simpsons' Cameo

    Ludacris will make a cartoon cameo in the 400th episode of "The Simpsons" as a tube of toothpaste that raps, of all things.

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    Mark Twain Tonight!

    Plenty of stars have signature roles. But for Hal Holbrook, the part of Mark Twain is more than a carefully crafted autograph.

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    SAG Educates Actors on Membership

    The Screen Actors Guild will host "Ready on Cue: Everything You Wanted To Know, But Didn't Know Who To Ask" July 13, 6:30–8:30 p.m. in the James Cagney Room at SAG's Los Angeles office. The free event is open to members and nonmembers of ...

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    ACROSS 1 Acts like the bridegroom

    ACROSS 1 Acts like the bridegroom in

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    Talk Back

    Since the day I started acting in junior high, I've been waiting for my big break. After working in the industry for over 10 years, I can't complain too much. I have acted alongside some Hollywood greats—like Halle Berry, Mark Wahlberg, and Debbie Reynolds—and have racked ...

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    The next acting frontier?

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    Managing Editor Dany

    Managing Editor Dany Margolies