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    Teary Imelda Marcos Unhappy at Movie Portrait

    A tearful Imelda Marcos asked a Philippine court on Wednesday to stop the screening of an award-winning documentary about her rise from beauty queen to first lady, saying the producers had betrayed her trust.

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    On Borrowed Time

    "On Borrowed Time," presented by Theatre 40 at the Reuben Cordova Theatre, 241 Moreno Dr., Beverly Hills. Thu.-Sat. 8 p.m., Matinees. July 31-Sept. 5. $18-20. (310) 364-0535.

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    Rodney's Wife

    The subject may be explosive, but the actors treading through "Rodney's Wife" may as well be drinking tea at the Plaza.

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    What I Heard About Iraq (A Cry for Five Voices)

    "What I Heard About Iraq (A Cry for Five Voices)," presented by and at the Fountain Theatre, 5060 Fountain Ave., Hollywood. Thu.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. Sep. 11-Oct. 9. $25. (323) 663-1525.

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    ABC's McPherson Gets DGA Award

    ABC programming chief Stephen McPherson will be given the DGA's Diversity Award in recognition of his work with the guild in establishing training and mentoring programs for women and minorities.

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    NewsWire...

    Holt. Obie-winning director Les Waters is at the helm. Berkeley Repertory Theatre, 2025 Addison St., Berkeley. Oct. 11-Nov. 6. $43-59. www.berkeleyrep.org. (510) 647-2949.

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    Queens of Mean

    For all we hear about acting as a window to the soul, and the adulation we place on Shakespeare, Shaw, and Sophocles, what actors don't have the occasional urge to let down their hair and sink their teeth into an over-the-top comic portrayal? After all, Plautus of ancient Rome ...

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    ABC, CBS Share Honors in First Week of Season

    ABC and CBS split the bragging rights for the first week of the 2005-06 television season. With big sophomore-season premiere ratings for "Desperate Housewives" and "Lost" and a little help from an NFL double-header Monday, ABC cruised to victory in the coveted adults 18-49 demographic during the week ending September ...

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    ABC's Download Pay Irks Unions

    ABC's decision to use the discounted, home video rate to pay residuals for iPod digital downloads has angered some of Hollywood's unions and set the stage for a legal showdown.

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    Bias High Against Disabilities

    "Performers with disabilities are more than 50 percent more likely to experience workplace discrimination than Americans without disabilities," says a press release from the Screen Actors Guild announcing a new report by the union and a major university.