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    Lights up. The scene: Another audition, another

    Lights up. The scene: Another audition, another dank hallway. JEN, an actress, enters, sits, relaxes, and goes over her sides. BUBBLEHEAD, another actress, exits the audition room, a bit flustered.

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    'Prime' Time for Bullock and Streep

    Sandra Bullock and Meryl Streep are teaming to star in Ben Younger's feature "Prime," which Mark Gordon and Bob Yari's Stratus Film Co. is negotiating to acquire, sources confirmed.

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    Good Night

    "Good Night: A Sketchy Play & Tribute to Dudley Moore & Peter Cook," presented by and at the Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. Sat. 10 p.m. Mar. 22-Apr. 26. $15. (310) 394-9779, ext 1.

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    ctor Jennifer Morrison has a fairly fortunate

    ctor Jennifer Morrison has a fairly fortunate dilemma. A recognizable face from movies such as Mr. & Mrs. Smith and her role as Dr. Allison Cameron on Fox's popular medical drama House, Morrison excels at portraying intelligent, complicated women. Of course, when you're so good at playing good, it ...

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    Comedy 'Rules' Apply to Oliver Hudson

    Oliver Hudson has been tapped to star on CBS' midseason comedy "Rules of Engagement."

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    Blockbuster Posts Loss, Drops Forecast

    Movie rental chain Blockbuster Inc. posted a quarterly loss Tuesday that was more than double Wall Street's forecast as lackluster new video releases failed to attract consumers.

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    Test Flight

    The first time I saw Margaret Easley onstage was in July 2003, when I was reviewing a show at the ACME Comedy Theatre. As female actors don't always fare so well in the sketch medium, I was impressed by the women in the ensemble ofThe Sunday Show Reloaded; they ...

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    Fed Mulls Calling Nonprofits 'Political Committees'

    A larger question under review right now by the FEC involves so-called "section 527" organizations, which are explicitly set up to "[accept] contributions or [make] expenditures for political campaigns."

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    Sextuple Indemnity

    It is so annoying when a young playwright like Dayna M. Gross, with some catchy ideas, doesn't push them far enough to create more than a potentially interesting comedy.

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    Equity, League Break Off Talks

    The national council of Actors' Equity began meeting at 1 pm Tuesday to decide what action to take following the Sunday stalemate in talks on a new Production contract.