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Monday is the first entry deadline for the 45th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, for programs originally broadcast between June 1, 1992, and April 5. A second deadline, for programs airing as late as May 31, is May 11. Programs should be submitted to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Nominations will be announced July 22.

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Jimmy Stewart and his wife Gloria will be saluted today when the African Wildlife Foundation will name two elephants from the Amboseli National Park in Kenya for them. A ceremony will take place today at the Four Seasons Hotel. In attendance will be AWF senior associate/author/filmmaker Cynthia Moss and the Stewarts, who will receive certificates and toy elephants.

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Greystone Communications’ series “The Real West” has been presented the National Cowboy Hall of Fame’s Wrangler Award as outstanding factual TV series. The program, hosted by Kenny Rogers, is the highest-rated show on the Arts & Entertainment network and begins its second season tomorrow.

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Rhino Records and Philips Interactive Media plan to team for a joint release of Todd Rundgren’s new album “No World Order,” offering interactive and non-interactive versions. The interactive version will allow compact disc interactive listeners to manipulate and recombine the music to create new versions of the songs. The 53-minute noninteractive version, to be released through Rhino’s new Forward Records, will represent one of the ways the album could have turned out.

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James Woods and Michael Madsen have joined Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger in the cast of Largo Entertainment’s “The Getaway,” which begins principal photography in Arizona on Monday. The film, a remake of Sam Peckinpah’s 1972 action thriller that starred Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw, is being directed by Roger Donaldson, with David Foster, Lawrence Turman and John Alan Simon producing.

ABC Entertainment prez Ted Harbert and Warner Bros. Domestic TV Distribution chief Dick Robertson have been named to the board of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation. The foundation oversees such areas as educational programs and the Academy Television Research Library.

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“Reservoir Dogs” writer-director Quentin Tarantino will be on hand at a reception celebrating the vid release of his film at 7:30 p.m. April 7 at Video Archives in Manhattan Beach. Tarantino, a former employee of Video Archives, will answer questions about his film and will autograph limited-edition posters being sold to benefit the UCLA Film & Television Archive.

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Mercury Records and PolyGram Music Publishing have formed Midnight Music, a publishing company specializing in new songwriting talent. Jocelyn Cooper, former director of creative services at Warner Chappell Music, has been named president of the co-venture. Cooper will also oversee Mercury’s songwriting catalog as part of her new duties.

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Shirley MacLaine recalls her Hollywood career on American Movie Classics’ “Reflections on the Silver Screen With Professor Richard Brown,” airing April 24 .

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Animation producer Klasky Csupo has signed the Emmer Group to develop East Coast commercial work for the company. Commercials account for a little more than a third of production for Klasky Csupo, which produces the series “Rugrats” and originally handled animation on “The Simpsons.”

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Chuck Gayton has joined World Cup USA 1994 as VP of entertainment production. Gayton, whose entertainment events credits include the opening and closing ceremonies of the L.A. Olympics, the papal visit to L.A. and the 1991 U.S. Olympic Festival Opening Ceremonies, will supervise the planning and production of entertainment and production events and TV specials.

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A fashion show benefiting the Motion Picture & Television Fund will take place at Jimmy’s restaurant in Beverly Hills on April 22. Presented by Kitty B of Kitty B Elegance and hosted by the Screen Smart Set Auxiliary, the luncheon and fashion show will feature celebs such as Jane Greer, June Haver MacMurray, Betty White, Tippi Hedren and Janet Leigh Brandt modeling fashions. Tickets are $ 45 each.

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Chris Farley, Jason Alexander, Lisa Jane Persky, Sinbad and Shishir Kurup have been added to the cast of Paramount Pictures’ “Coneheads,” produced by Lorne Michaels. They join Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin, newcomer Michelle Burke and Laraine Newman in the comedy directed by Steve Barron.

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