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Aaron Paul plays a meth-making drug dealer on the AMC drama Breaking Bad. He also played a recurring character on the HBO series Big Love. Ursula Coyote/AMC hide caption

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Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan received a B.F.A. in film production from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. To make his meth-making drama realistic, Gilligan seeks guidance from chemists and former drug dealers. Ursula Coyote/AMC hide caption

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Clockwise from top: Margo Martindale in Justified; Will Arnett in Up All Night. Prashant Gupta/FX; Trae Patton/NBC hide caption

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Singer and teen idol David Cassidy captivated the hearts and minds of many teenage girls, writer Allison Pearson included. AP hide caption

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The Fast Lane: A Hollywood stunt driver (Ryan Gosling) earns a little extra by driving getaway cars by night. Richard Foreman/FilmDistrict hide caption

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Actor Will Arnett was recently nominated for an Emmy for his guest-starring role on 30 Rock. He has also acted in several movies, including Blades of Glory, Semi-Pro, Ratatouille and Hot Rod. Matt Sayles/AP hide caption

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Ali Soufan testifies from behind a black curtain and a room divider to protect his identity in 2009, during a Senate hearing to examine the Bush administration's detention and interrogation program. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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The American Repertory Theater's production of Porgy and Bess emphasized musical theater over opera. Michael J. Lutch/Courtesy of the American Repertory Theater hide caption

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Margo Martindale is Mags Bennett, a charmingly villainous moonshiner in the FX series Justified. For her performance, Martindale drew on her roots in East Texas and Kentucky. "It's all part of my makeup. It's something I really understand," she says. Prashant Gupta/FX hide caption

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Ashton Kutcher (center) replaces Charlie Sheen on the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men, which also stars Angus T. Jones (left), and Jon Cryer. Matt Hoyle/CBS/Warner Brothers hide caption

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The Bay State Winds feature, from left to right, TSgt. Christy Bailes, SSgt. Matthew Ayala, MSgt. Jennifer Dashnaw and MSgt. Kevin Connors TSgt Weidemann/US Air Force Bands of Liberty hide caption

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Army Pfc. Brayden Panttaja, 23, of Moscow, Idaho, walks past a pile of burning garbage while descending from a hilltop observation post at Combat Outpost Monti in Kunar province, Afghanistan, on Tuesday. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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