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Taye Diggs, Tina Fey, Dennis Haysbert, Susan Sarandon, Donald Sutherland to Present at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

Scott Bakula is Set To Open Screen Actors Guils Awards With  a Toast
Taye Diggs, Tina Fey, Dennis Haysbert, Susan Sarandon and Donald Sutherland will be presenters at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R), Executive Producer Jeff Margolis announced today.
They join a growing roster of actors who will honor their colleagues at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards that already includes Amy Adams, Alec Baldwin, Jason Bateman, Scott Bakula, Annette Bening, Jeff Bridges, Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Conway, Rosario Dawson, Josh Duhamel, Jesse Eisenberg, Colin Firth, Andrew Garfield, Jon Hamm, Armie Hammer, Angie Harmon, Nicole Kidman, Mila Kunis, Eva Longoria, Cory Monteith, Amy Poehler, Natalie Portman, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Geoffrey Rush, Hilary Swank, Justin Timberlake, Sofia Vergara, Mark Wahlberg, Betty White, Robin Wright and SAG President Ken Howard.
The 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R) ceremony will be simulcast live coast-to-coast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011 at 8 p.m. (ET), 7 p.m. (CT), 6 p.m. (MT) and 5 p.m. (PT) from the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles. An encore presentation will air on TNT at 10 p.m. (ET) 9 p.m. (CT), 8 p.m. (MT) and 7 p.m. (PT). Prior to the televised ceremony, the SAG Honors for television and film stunt ensembles will be announced during the live tnt.tv and tbs.com webcasts from the red carpet which begin at 6 p.m. (ET)/3 p.m. (PT).

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Quantum Leap Fans Want Film To Feature Bakula And Stockwell

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 With news that production of a Quantum Leap (QL) movie may at last be getting serious consideration, fans of the show are expressing ardent support for Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell to reprise their respective roles as Sam and Al in a film that gives them significant screen time.

Scott Bakula mentioned the proposed movie to standing-room-only crowds during QL panels this summer at ComicCon in San Diego and DragonCon in Atlanta.

Attendees at both panels cheered the movie, but voiced clear discontent when Bakula revealed that he and Stockwell were likely to have only cameo roles and would not portray their iconic characters in the film.

Fans are mounting a Facebook campaign and have started an on-line petition to press the writer, prospective studio, and yet-to-be-named producer of the movie to feature Bakula and Stockwell as the much-loved characters they originated on television.

The campaign, comprised of long-time Leapers who kept the show alive during its broadcast TV run, and new enthusiasts attracted to the show during its numerous syndication cycles, aims to bring about the kind of film all QL fans want and deserve.

To that end, the petition states emphatically: “Our Dr. Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula) and Our Admiral Al Calavicci (Dean Stockwell) need to play prominent roles in this venture. Scott and Dean must be allowed to reprise their characters and must not be relegated to minor status in any QL movie.” 

The petition is located at this link: 
http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/QLMovie

The Facebook page, “The Fans of Quantum Leap – Putting Things Right Before They Can Go Wrong,” can be found here:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=145038452184595