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'Wire's' Andre Royo ready to leave 'Bubbles' behind

Andre Royo is ready for new nicknames. Because Reginald "Bubbles" Cousins, the drug addict and confidential informant he played for five seasons of HBO's "The Wire," may have been a bit too memorable. "Keeping it honest, after 'The Wire' was over (in 2008), I was by the phone," said Royo last month, after a press conference in Beverly Hills, Calif., for "Hand of God," a new drama whose first season becomes available to Amazon Prime subscribers on Friday. "Everybody says it's really good, so let the phones start ringing. And it wasn't happening. And then I would have these certain encounters with producers here, and they...

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