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DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

NBC RACES TO THE TOP
By United Press International

Jockstrip: The World As We Know It

FORTUNATELY, REGIS STILL HAS HIS DAY JOB ?Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" used to be a big shot, but not anymore. ABC has pulled the big money show from its Monday primetime lineup and replaced it with a couple of half-hour comedies.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

THE OSCAR NOMINATIONS The annual ritual of guessing which movies and filmmakers will snag Oscar nominations is about to come to a close -- just in time for the beginning of the ritual of guessing which pictures and artists will win the Oscars.
By United Press International

News from the entertainment capital

A BIG SCORE FOR THE BIG GUY
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Of Human Interest: News-lite

HOLIDAY SHOPPING
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

News from the entertainment capital

'BIG TROUBLE' ON THE WAY
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter
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Wayne Brady
Actor Wayne Brady appears for the premiere of the new musical "Jersey Boys" at The Palozzo casino in Las Vegas on May 3, 2008. The play is the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. (UPI Photo/Daniel Gluskoter)
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Wayne Alphonso Brady (born June 2, 1972) is an Emmy Award winning actor, singer, comedian and television personality, known for his work as a regular on the American version of the improvisational comedy television series Whose Line Is It Anyway?, and as the host of the daytime talk show The Wayne Brady Show. He was the original host of FOX's Don't Forget the Lyrics!, and currently hosts the 2009 revival of Let's Make a Deal.

Brady was born in Columbus, Georgia to West Indian parents, and moved to Orlando, Florida as a young child to live with his grandmother and aunt. When Brady talks about his "Mom," he is referring to his grandmother Valerie Petersen, who raised him. He attended Dr. Phillips High School, in Orlando, Florida, where he graduated in 1989. In 1990, he began enrollment at the University of Miami, where he joined the Delta Upsilon fraternity. At 16, he started performing in community theater and at the Orlando improv troupe SAK Comedy Lab where he first started developing his improv skills. He moved to Los Angeles, California, in 1996, where he continued developing his acting skills.

Brady's career began as one of the improvisational theater performers in the original (British) version of Whose Line Is It Anyway?, along with Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, and host Clive Anderson in 1998 when the last season was filmed in Hollywood, after which he became a regular on the American version, hosted by Drew Carey, which was his first Stateside television exposure. In 2003, Brady won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety, Musical or Comedy Series for his work on the show, the only person to win the award for a television series, as opposed to a special, since Dana Carvey in 1993.

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