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Arts Notes

July 10, 2005

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Laura Boyle bets on 'Las Vegas'

The writers of "Las Vegas" will have a new card to play in the show's coming season: former "Twin Peaks" and "The Practice" star Lara Flynn Boyle.

The actress is set to join the cast of the NBC series, playing the "flamboyant" (NBC's word) new owner of the Montecito Hotel and Casino. It's her first series-regular role since she left "The Practice" in 2003.

"We're excited to have someone with the style and panache of Lara Flynn Boyle as we head into a season of transition for 'Las Vegas,"' series creator Gary Scott Thompson says. "She will add even more story potential and star power to what is already a super-charged cast playing against the backdrop of a dynamic city."

New ownership for the hotel was alluded to at the close of last season, but viewers were left hanging as to who would win the bidding.

Several characters also faced uncertain futures, but as of now all the regulars are set to return.

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