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Nobel Literature Winner Tried Other Jobs

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Brandenburg Gate by Reinhard Stangl, 2006 Breakthrough Art Organization hide caption

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Marina Diamandis of Marina and The Diamonds performs live at the Reading Festival on August 27, 2010 in Reading, England. Simone Joyner/Getty Images hide caption

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Hey Ladies: Pop Stars Vs. Role Models

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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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'Idol' Struggles To Re-Create Its Winning Panel

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Retooled 'Running Wilde' Set To Air On Fox

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In Catfish, Nev Schulman creates an image of himself and his virtual romantic interest, Megan, together and names it "Someday." Courtesy of Rogue hide caption

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'Catfish' Creators Catch Digital Life In Action

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Unlike most L.A. motorists, Kyack and his collaborators actively seek out the most congested sections of the highway. The tailgate sign tells other drivers how to tune in to the show's dialogue. Amy Walters/NPR hide caption

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'Superclogger': Free Theater On L.A.'s Freeways

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