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  • The topliner was a Hemba male ancestor figure from the Niembo-Luika region of the

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  • Davenport ( "Altar Boyz") said he hopes to cast a big-name topliner in the show, joining a string of recent star-driven play revivals including Jude Law's take on "Hamlet" and the current Scarlett Johansson-Liev Schreiber staging of "A View From the Bridge."

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  • Elise: It's interesting because I was in a competition with people who played other instruments, but in the writing realm, it's pretty typical to be a topliner and collaborate with well-known producers.

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  • Actress has been funny in large parts (as the Scary Movie series 'ongoing topliner) and in small parts (Lost in Translation, Brokeback Mountain), but she has never had to carry a film this completely.

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  • : Mike Myers topliner "The Love Guru" suffered from bad karma in its box office bow, while Warner Brothers '

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  • Dropped from at least three labels (including Island Def Jam and Columbia) before signing with Capitol, Perry is now an international topliner with a No. 2 hit ( "California Gurls," featuring Snoop Dogg) on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, second to Eminem as of the past week.

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  • While DiCaprio is the topliner in "Inception," the true star of the film is Nolan, whose ideas for the film are nothing short of groundbreaking.

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  • Also among believers are NRL topliner Benji Marshall, who wore it uncovered in a game for the first time last week.

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  • Scarlett Strallen and David Thaxton are among the thesps joining topliner Elena Roger ( "Evita") in the show, which runs Sept. 10-Nov.

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  • "Memphis," while not a huge hit, has sold relatively steadily, pulling in about $13.5 million since it began perfs in September, and "Race," about a wealthy white man accused of raping a black woman, has had some very strong weeks buoyed by the star power of topliner James Spader.

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