Los Angeles is the setting for Naomi Hirahara's Mas Arai series, in which a gruff, mystery-solving, 72-year-old gardener guides readers into the hidden corners of L.A.'s Japanese-American communities. Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Farrah Abraham, one of the stars of Teen Mom, with her daughter Sophia. Farrah's storyline revolves around her relationship with her own mother, who was charged with domestic assault in January 2010. MTV hide caption

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People walk past a sand sculpture of Michael Jackson created to mark the first anniversary of his death, at the Bay of Bengal coast in India. AP hide caption

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Microsoft employees demonstrate the Kinect peripheral for the new Xbox 360 console at a Microsoft press briefing ahead of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) on June 14, 2010. Michal Czerwonka/Getty Images North America hide caption

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Michael Patrick Thornton is artistic director and co-founder of Chicago's Gift Theatre Company, and has appeared on ABC's Private Practice. Michael Desmond/ABC hide caption

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Oprah Winfrey is one of the richest women in the world, running a media empire that includes a wildly popular TV talk show, two magazines and a diversified media-production company. Her new 24-hour network, OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, will include an hourlong show called Oprah's Next Chapter. AP hide caption

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