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Bill Paxton, the thesp who most recently appeared as the modern-day treasure hunter in James Cameron’s “Titanic,” has signed with Endeavor.

Since his salad days as a set decorator for Roger Corman’s New World Pictures, Paxton has amassed a formidable list of credits that includes “Weird Science,” as well as his breakout, “Twister,” “Apollo 13,” “Tombstone” “One False Move” and “Traveler,” the 1997 pic that he also produced.

The Texas native also has appeared in the Cameron films “True Lies,” “Aliens” and “The Terminator.” He next appears in Disney’s “Mighty Joe Young,” directed by Ron Underwood.

He continues to be managed by Brian Swardstrom.

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Recording artist/actor Kenny Rogers has signed with the William Morris Agency where he will be repped in all areas.

In addition to his platinum-selling recording career, Rogers has starred in a series of telepics based on the character in his hit song “The Gambler.”

Rogers will be repped by a team of agents led by Jerry Katzman and Richard Rosenberg in Los Angeles and Greg Oswald in the agency’s Nashville office.

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Scottish actor John Hannah — whose credits include “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” “Madagascar Skin” and “Sliding Doors” — has signed with United Talent Agency.

Hannah, who received the Scottish BAFTA best actor award for his role in “Four Weddings,” is in production on Universal’s “The Mummy,” which co-stars Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz.

He continues to be repped in the U.K. by the William Morris Agency and managed by Laurie Gilbert.

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Actress Elizabeth Perkins (“Big,” “He Said, She Said,” “Avalon”) has signed with the Gersh Agency, where she will be repped by a team led by Leslie Siebert, Lorrie Bartlett and Larry Taube. Perkins, who recently wrapped Antonio Banderas’ directorial debut, “Crazy in Alabama” for Sony, continues to be managed by Brillstein-Grey.

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ICM has upped Scott Simpson to agent in the percentery’s television division. The Syracuse University grad had been an agent trainee at ICM.

Simpson joined the agency in 1995 after working as a commercial agent at the Flick Agency. Before that he worked for 2-1/2 years as an assistant at the Agency.

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Comic book publisher Flypaper Press has signed with United Talent Agency for representation in all areas.

The L.A.-based company, formed in 1997 by former Marvel and Malibu Comics execs, is looking to cross over its comic book properties into TV, film and other media.

Flypaper has published three books to date: “BoHoS,”a teen angst series penned by 16-year-old Maggie Whorf; “Invisible 9,” Flypaper editors Paul Fairchild and Mark Panniccia’s spoof on worldwide corporate and government leadership; and “Hong on the Range,” a futuristic Western written by William Wu.

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Troy Blakely has been upped to senior vice president and head of the Agency for the Performing Arts’ Los Angeles music department. Blakely, who joined APA three years ago, will relocate from the agency’s Gotham office to L.A.

He will continue to report to exec VP Nat Burgess, who remains as overall head of the New York office and of the percentery’s music department. Among the music acts APA handles are Fleetwood Mac, Boston, the Black Crowes, Heart, Ratt and Cinderella.

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Actor Kerr Smith, who this fall joins the cast of WB Network’s “Dawson’s Creek,” has signed with the William Morris Agency, where he will be repped by Jeff Kolodny and Jenny Delaney.

Smith, whose feature credits include the indies “Kiss and Tell” and “Hit and Runaway,” continues to be managed by Vincente Cirrincione.

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