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Hunter Quitting Los Angeles

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Holly Hunter is quitting Los Angeles now her U.S. TV series Saving Grace has been axed - the actress is moving back to New York.

Hunter relocated to the Big Apple after college, but packed her bags for the west coast when her TV and movie career took off.

The final episode of her crime series is set to air this summer (10), amid reports high production costs led to its cancellation - and Hunter is eager to move back east.

She says, "I'm very excited. I moved here (to New York) in 1980. It feels like a different place, but the same."

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Hunter's Saving Grace Is Axed

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Holly Hunter is bidding goodbye to her gunslinging role on U.S. TV series Saving Grace - the police drama has been cancelled by network bosses.

The actress plays an Oklahoma City police detective opposite Kenneth Johnson, Leon Rippy and Laura San Giacomo on the TNT show.

U.S. reports suggest high production costs are behind the cancellation, which will see the series end in 2010, after its final season airs next summer. However, network bosses have refused to confirm the rumours.

Programming executive Michael Wright says, "Since Saving Grace began in 2007, the series has both challenged and entertained viewers in ways few other shows on television ever dare. The show's continued success is thanks to the amazing talents of Holly Hunter and (creator/writer/producer) Nancy Miller, along with a tremendous ensemble cast and a highly skilled production team. They have taken us on a unique journey, and we look forward to seeing where it will ultimately lead."

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Blethyn 'Arrested' On Film Set

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British actress Brenda Blethyn was threatened with arrest after mistaking a passer-by for a film extra and offering to sell cannabis.
The Little Voice star was filming 2000 movie Saving Grace on the streets of west London, in which she played a women forced into drug dealing to avoid financial ruin.
One scene required her to approach 40 extras with her wares, but Blethyn found it hard to distinguish actors from real shoppers on the busy streets of the British capital.
She recalls, "How do you recognise 40 strangers milling around another 500? I went up to people saying, 'Take me to your dealer.' I scored twice!
"Then someone tried to do a citizen's arrest on me. The director Nigel Cole came running out and said, 'No, she's making a film.'
"The person said, 'I don't care what she's doing.' He was very upset."

Ferguson Quits Acting

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Scottish funnyman Craig Ferguson is quitting acting so he can concentrate on his new role as a late-night TV chat show host.

The former THE DREW CAREY SHOW regular, who has starred in films like THE BIG TEASE and Saving Grace, has landed the host role of America's LATE LATE SHOW earlier this month (DEC04) after impressing CBS TV bosses in trial programmes.

And, even though he has only hosted seven shows, he is hooked.

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