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show biz

n. show business. Anybody who can make a living in show biz has to be clever and talented.
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Ma vie en cinemascope is a show-biz, rise--and--fall story that never lets you forget about the protagonist's fall.
It was show-biz, of course, but show-biz refracted through an anthropologist's prism.
Maybe not the most attractive show-biz legend, though, as Ari represents just about everything crude and vulgar people imagine an agent to be.
Having lived in the Philippines for quite sometime, Striegl admits he has befriended some show-biz personalities.
Set to music by David Byrne, this is Tharp at her show-biz best.
Though Deschanel comes from a show-biz family (father Caleb is a five-time Oscar-nominated cinematographer, and her sister is actress Zooey), ``Bones'' is her biggest gig to date, and she's still adjusting.
Not Neil Diamond, who drew thousands down ash-choked freeways to Staples Center, where the performer reeled off five decades of hits in a refreshing two-hour show that was thankfully short of show-biz smoke and mirrors.
Think Lise aka Liz's show-biz roots are a dirty little secret?
I'm Alan Partridge'' offered a second series five years later, which found the show-biz survivor rebounding, just a smidgen, after a breakdown.
And those conservative critics just angered the public by spoiling ``Baby's'' big dramatic payoff, a rare populist win for show-biz lefties.
The joke, about a show-biz family whose act involves a laundry list of shocking behavior that grows more jaw-dropping depending on the comedian relating the anecdote (the film's title is the joke's admittedly wan punch line), was reputed to be Carson's favorite gag.
5 MILLION FOR SHOW-BIZ RETIREES: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has pledged a record $5 million to the Woodland Hills-based Motion Picture & Television Fund to implement programs aimed at keeping show-biz retirees well, safe and in their own homes for as long as possible.
Contestants look to start their show-biz careers with a bang in ``Next Action Star'' on NBC.
The Young Lions (1958): Featuring that trio of dedicated Method actors - Brando, Clift and, um, Dean Martin - this admittedly overlong film follows a Nazi (Brando), a GI Jew (Clift) and a show-biz gold-bricker (Martin) whose paths eventually cross at a concentration camp.