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Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs. One year later, Grammys recall scramble over Whitney Houston death LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Grammy host LL Cool J called it a "death in our family" and it was he who suggested starting the Grammy Awards show last year with a prayer for Whitney Houston. Behind the scenes, Grammy Awards producers had worked all night to re-shape the music industry's biggest night just 24 hours after the drowning death of the troubled superstar in a Beverly Hills hotel.

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Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs. Springsteen says "freaky" to be honored at pre-Grammys tribute

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Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs. Humble Damon cheers Oscar hopeful, friend Ben Affleck

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Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs. Humble Damon cheers Oscar hopeful, friend Ben Affleck

'Argo' wins top prize at Screen Actors Guild awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan 27 (Reuters) - "Argo" won the Screen Actors Guild award for best cast ensemble on Sunday, the top prize at the annual Hollywood ceremony. The film about the Iran hostage crisis starred Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Alan Arkin and Bryan Cranston. The Screen Actors Guild, made up of about 100,000 actors working in the United States, handed out trophies for the best performances on film and television at a dinner in Los Angeles. (Reporting By Jill Serjeant, editing by Stacey Joyce)

UPDATE 1-Hostage film "Argo" wins producers award as Oscars loom

* PGA award often indicator of Oscars success * Argo tells story of Iran hostage rescue * Director, producer, star Affleck collects prize (Adds bullet points, background) By Sue Zeidler LOS ANGELES, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Iran hostage drama "Argo" continued its trophy-winning streak on Saturday, taking the top prize at the Producers Guild Awards in the latest boost to its chances at the Oscars.

Hostage film "Argo" wins producers' award as Oscars loom

By Sue Zeidler LOS ANGELES, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Iran hostage drama "Argo" continued its trophy-winning streak on Saturday, taking the top prize at the Producers Guild Awards in the latest boost to its chances at the Oscars. Guild picks regularly go on to win at the film industry's most prestigious event - for the last five years, the producers' choice of best-produced film has taken the best picture Oscar.

Matt Damon 'thrilled' for Ben Affleck's movie awards triumphs

By Zorianna Kit LOS ANGELES, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Ben Affleck is storming through the Hollywood awards season with his movie "Argo," and no-one could be happier than his old friend Matt Damon. "Argo," which Affleck directed, produced and stars in, won best drama movie and best director awards at both the Golden Globes on Sunday and the Critics Choice last week. It is also nominated for seven Oscars.
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