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    Top Names Not Leaving or Loathing Las Vegas

    Backstage at the Hilton Theatre, there has been a top-to-bottom makeover: striking modern decor for the superstar dressing room and an inviting new VIP lounge for the important showbiz guests. Out front, there's new carpet, seating, sound, fancy lasers and arena-size effects. Even the snacks and souvenirs have received ...

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    If Hollywood decided to remake one of those

    If Hollywood decided to remake one of those wonderful old Perils of Pauline silent films—poor Pauline being helplessly affixed to the tracks—the era of female empowerment would dictate that Pauline extricate herself somehow from the situation, not be rescued by some he-man hero. And if any actor seems ...

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    TCG Announces Grant Deadlines

    The Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the application deadline for its next round of grants for the National Theatre Artist Residency Program and the NEA/TCG Career Development Programs for Directors and

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    Actor Lloyd Bochner Dies at 81

    Actor Lloyd Bochner, best known for his roles as Cecil Colby on TV's "Dynasty" and in the classic "To Serve Man" episode of "The Twilight Zone," has died. He was 81.

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    "HAPPY FLOWER"

    Lajos Petro (prod.) is accepting submissions for Happy Flower, a non-sync-sound 16mm short for Chapman University. Dir. Dave Conseco. Eight-day shoot starts Mar. 8. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is no pay.

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    NEWS IN BRIEF

    California's Employment Development Department announced March 21 that employment in the motion picture and sound recording sector rose 8.7 percent in February to 114,300. The state noted that jobs in the information sector rose by 9,000 to 194,800, with most of the gain due to ...

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    Storytellers

    From the trouble with showmancing to acting as an addiction, you'll be laughing along with our actor columnists.

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    Billy Zane Tapped for ABC Pilot

    Billy Zane has been tapped to star opposite Teri Polo in ABC's drama presentation "Finnegan."

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    Carrey, Diaz 'Game' for Marital Reunion

    Jim Carrey and Cameron Diaz will reunite to play a married couple in "A Little Game Without Consequence," a comedy-drama based on a French film.

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    Military Coup Interrupts Filming of Cage Movie

    Thailand's military coup this week interrupted filming of Nicolas Cage's new movie, a gangster thriller being shot in Bangkok, a news report said Thursday.