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Oprah Winfrey, shown during a visit to Sydney in December, is set to launch OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, on Jan. 1. Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images hide caption

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Oprah Launches A Network On Her OWN

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Mick Jagger and Keith Richards onstage in Frankfurt in 1976. Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redferns hide caption

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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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Anthony Mackie, A Star Rising Step By Striking Step

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A still from the video for Rihanna's "Rude Boy," co-written by Makeba Riddick. via YouTube hide caption

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How To Write A Hit: Think Like A Teenager (But Keep Parents In Mind)

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Daniel Radcliffe plays Harry Potter and Emma Watson plays Hermione Granger in the upcoming Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows. Some Potter fans are increasingly interested in more than just books and movies. Warner Brothers Pictures hide caption

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Harry Potter: Boy Wizard ... And Real-World Activist?

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Egypt Called; It Wants Its Rosetta Stone Back

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Express Yourself: A Major New Showcase Of Gay Portraiture

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