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Emmy Nominees High-Five Proposition 8 Overturn

Originally posted 08/06/2010 09:45AM

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Just weeks before the 62nd annual Emmy Awards, TV stars like Kyra Sedgwick, Julia Ormond and Chris Colfer had something special to talk about in addition to their nominations.

At a nominee gathering in Beverly Hills on Wednesday, the Emmy hopefuls sounded off about the overturn of Proposition 8, which ruled California's ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional.

"It's amazing," Sedgwick, nominated five consecutive years for her work on The Closer, tells the Associated Press. "So many people I know and love will take advantage of this."

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NEWS BRIEFS: Jude Law's Inspiration

Originally posted 02/11/2004 12:04PM

INSPIRED: As a boy, Jude Law dreamed of an acting career after watching performances of Shakespeare's "Othello" at the Young Vic Theatre in London. Now that the theater is in disrepair, Law has offered to donate to a drive to renovate the space, the Associated Press reports. The theater was built in 1970 and was originally intended as a temporary structure. Law, 31, did not divulge the size of his contribution, but the total amount needed is reportedly $22.5 million. Law, meanwhile, is up for a Best Actor Academy Award on Feb. 29 for his performance in "Cold Mountain."

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