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    Roll Cameras: Louis C.K. Pilot a First for HBO

    HBO, which built its brand on such sharp, single-camera comedies as "Sex and the City," "The Larry Sanders Show" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm," is taking on the traditional network family sitcom format.

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    ABC Adds Four Drama Pilots with Fall Hope

    Basking in the success of its red-hot new drama series "Lost" and "Desperate Housewives," ABC is prepping its fall drama hopefuls.

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    Radio City Show Mellow in its 75th Year

    In its 75th year, the "Christmas Spectacular" at Radio City Music Hall is a relatively mellow affair.

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    Number Please

    A cell phone can be an actor's best friend. But you may feel less warmly toward your electronic buddy if you make even a few directory-assisted calls.

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    They're Still Here

    Black actors in Loretta Devine's age range are a minority within a minority in the acting community, dealing with three strikes against them: age, race, and gender.

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    Family Man Russell Crowe Has 'A Good Year'

    Since marrying longtime girlfriend Danielle Spencer in 2003, Russell Crowe, 42, has gone from Aussie bad boy to sturdy, loving family man.

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    Troubled 'Sound of Music' Wins Rave Reviews

    Andrew Lloyd Webber climbed every theatrical mountain to bring "The Sound of Music" to the London stage but all ended well on Thursday when critics hailed the trouble-plagued show as a triumph.

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    NYC Auditions at a Glance

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

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    Seagal Says FBI Probe Ruined Career

    Steven Seagal, whose action movies once were major box-office attractions, believes false allegations by FBI agents ruined his career, the Los Angeles Times reported on Friday.