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    L.A. Auditions at a Glance

    Culled from the hundreds of casting notices listed daily on BackStage.com, below are this week's audition highlights, organized by West Coast and by the day the auditions are being held.

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    Every job I do—whether it's onstage, on

    Every job I do—whether it's onstage, on television, or in film—is a reminder that show business attracts people who are alive, awake, vibrant, and passionate. The business of show is not something you take on lightly. You must actively pursue it. You must follow your heart. You ...

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    Tyler Inks with CBS

    Aisha Tyler is forging ties with CBS, signing a talent deal with the network.

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    hen Jeremy Piven won the Emmy Award last year for

    hen Jeremy Piven won the Emmy Award last year for his role as sharky, snarky agent Ari Gold, it was an emotional cap to a lengthy career of stealing scenes. Piven always shone in supporting roles in films as varied as Serendipity and Old School, and was a reliable and ...

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    ASK A CD

    New York, N.Y. Seven-time Artios Award winner; The Times They Are A-Changin', Lestat, Well, Dreamgirls

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    MPAA Reaching Out to Younger Membership

    This week, the 80-year-old organization will announce it's inviting one of the youngest people ever into membership — 12-year-old actor Dakota Fanning.

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    Rebel Without a Cause

    Hoods, nerds, and Eisenhower-era tailfin cars perfect for a climactic drag race are the images we should see.

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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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    Three Actors Sit Down with 'Frost/Nixon'

    Sam Rockwell, Toby Jones and Matthew Macfadyen are coming on board "Frost/Nixon," director Ron Howard's adaptation of the hit play.

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    Empty Space's Now-Empty Stage

    The Empty Space Theatre, a Seattle playhouse that for 36 years was dedicated to presenting new work, announced that it will close immediately because it has run out of money.