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    Heavies Pull Weight in Actor Nominations

    Lead or supporting actor? That is the question various awards groups as well as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are turning their attention to as "for your consideration" season gets under way.

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    Crowning Glory

    It may be Helen Mirren's portrayals of Britain's queens that will be her legacy. For her Queen Charlotte in "The Madness of King George," she earned an Oscar nomination; she won an Emmy for her turn as Elizabeth I -- and now she's taking on the current Queen ...

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    Negotiator Wants WGA to Set Up Talks

    Nick Counter, the producers' lead negotiator with the Hollywood guilds, warned Monday that the WGA's resistance to early talks on a film and TV contract could prompt studio and network execs to act as if a "de facto strike" were in effect.

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    Court TV Laces Suburban Tales with 'Secrets'

    Court TV is going into the heart of suburbia with a new nonfiction series that covers stories of crime committed by the unlikeliest of people.

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    'Drive' Time for Fillion at Fox

    Nathan Fillion will play the lead on Fox's midseason drama series "Drive," which chronicles an underground race across America.

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    'Grey's Anatomy' Star Pompeo Is Engaged

    "Grey's Anatomy" star Ellen Pompeo and her boyfriend, record producer Chris Ivery, are engaged, Pompeo's publicist confirmed Monday.

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    No Charges for Richards in Paparazzi Flap

    Police said Friday that Denise Richards won't face charges for throwing two laptop computers over a balcony in a tussle with paparazzi in western Canada.

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    Actors: Tell Us Your Story

    Back Stage is looking for performers across the United States and Canada who'd be interested in contributing to our weekly web column 'First Person.'

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    Hollywood Icon Esther Williams Hospitalized

    Swimming champion turned Hollywood screen icon Esther Williams has been hospitalized for a viral infection but was responding well to treatment, her spokesman said on Wednesday.

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    Performances of 'Mary Poppins' Cancelled

    The world's most unflappable British nanny was stopped in her tracks Wednesday night — on Broadway and in London.