Trixie (Helen George, left), Chummy (Miranda Hart), Jenny (Jessica Raine) and Cynthia (Bryony Hannah) are midwives serving London's poor East End in the 1950s. Laurence Cendrowicz/PBS hide caption

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Etsy, which began as a place for home crafters and small businesses to sell their goods, has experienced growing pains as it surpasses 800,000 sellers. Courtesy of Etsy hide caption

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Honorees (from left) James Levine, Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Simon, Chita Rivera and James Earl Jones stand beside first lady Laura Bush and President George W. Bush during the 25th Kennedy Center Honors in 2002. Rivera was the last Hispanic recipient of the award. Shawn Thew/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Eleven-year-old Ish Taylor is charged with protecting the NFL — and the world — from a scheming supervillain in NFL Rush Zone: Season of the Guardians. Nickelodeon hide caption

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A Bengal tiger named Richard Parker plays a central role in Life of Pi, a new movie adaptation of a novel some might describe as unfilmable. 20th Century Fox hide caption

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The singer-songwriter released her debut studio album, Is Your Love Big Enough, this summer. Ravi Dhar/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele cooperate to impersonate President Obama in Comedy Central's Key and Peele. Ian White/Comedy Central hide caption

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Tippi Hedren (played by Sienna Millier) starred in two of Alfred Hitchcock's (Toby Jones) films: Marnie and The Birds. Kelly Walsh/HBO hide caption

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Delta Rae puts a new spin on loss throughout Carry The Fire. Smallz and Raskind/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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