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Oprah Launches A Network On Her OWN

On Jan. 1, Oprah Winfrey launches the Oprah Winfrey Network, or OWN, the first television channel entirely dedicated to a personal brand. Will her loyal audience follow?

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Mackie (pictured at the New York Film Critic's Circle Awards in January 2010) studied drama at the Juilliard School and made his first big splash opposite the rapper Eminem in 8 Mile. Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images hide caption

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How To Write A Hit

Songwriter Makeba Riddick explains the delicate art of writing songs for teens and their parents.

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Hey Ladies: Pop Stars Vs. Role Models

Is it possible to sell a bunch of records and be an iconic female musician in 2010?

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American Idol producers experimented with Ellen DeGeneres (from left), Randy Jackson, Kara DioGuardi and Simon Cowell in Season 9's panel of judges. The show is scheduled to announce its new lineup of judges this week. Michael Becker/FOX hide caption

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