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'The One With the Free Coffee' - Central Perk Hits NY

It's been 20 years since "Friends" took the world by storm. And to celebrate, New Yorkers can indulge their love of comedy and coffee in their very own Central Perk.

It was the celluloid coffee shop where for 10 years Joey, Ross, Rachel, Phoebe, Monica and Chandler captivated millions with their revolving-door love lives, work traumas, make-ups and break-ups.

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Harry Belafonte to Receive Honorary Humanitarian Oscar

Oscar organizers announced Thursday they will give a prestigious humanitarian award to U.S. actor-producer-singer Harry Belafonte, whose work as an activist has helped shed light on racism and inequality.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences also announced honorary lifetime awards for Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki, French screenwriter/actor Jean-Claude Carriere and Irish actress Maureen O'Hara.

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Former Playboy Model Jailed over Australia Cocaine Ring

Former Playboy model Brandi Brandt was Friday jailed for at least three and a half years over her involvement with a syndicate which hid cocaine on flights between Sydney and Los Angeles.

Brandt, an ex-wife of Motley Crue bass player Nikki Sixx, was extradited from the United States in late 2013 on a charge of conspiring to import drugs.

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Miley Cyrus' Date Turns Self in, Posts Bail

The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards and who had been sought on an Oregon arrest warrant has turned himself in and posted bail, an Oregon official said.

Jesse Helt, 22, turned himself in at the Polk County Jail in the Willamette Valley community of Dallas, Oregon, was booked on a probation violation warrant and then posted $2,500 bail, said Martin Silbernagel, director of Polk County Community Corrections .

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It's a Boy! Shakira Confirms She's Pregnant with Baby No. 2

Shakira has confirmed she is pregnant.

Reports have been circulating for weeks that the 37-year-old singer and her soccer player partner Gerard Piqué were expecting their second child together and now the Colombian beauty has admitted she's carrying the Barcelona FC star's child.

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'Brand-gelina' Gets Another Plug as Supercouple Hitched

Brad and Angelina: it is rare that celebrities can be instantly recognized by their first names. It's even rarer that two can be immediately identified by one moniker.

But "Brangelina" has become the brand name for the hyper celebrity couple -- and humanitarian campaign team -- which is Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who announced Thursday that they have finally tied the knot.

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Mr and Mrs Pitt! Brad, Angelina Tie the Knot in 'Family Affair' French Wedding

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt -- one of Hollywood's most famous celebrity power couples -- are now husband and wife, after a wedding in France described as a "family affair."

The A-list Oscar winners were married by a U.S. judge on Saturday in a small chapel at Chateau Miraval in the southern French village of Correns, a spokeswoman for the couple said.

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Joan Rivers 'Stable' in New York Hospital

Joan Rivers, the tart-tonged U.S. stand-up comic renowned for her rapier wit, was rushed to hospital with a possible cardiac arrest on Thursday but was in a stable condition, reports said.

U.S. media said the 81-year-old Rivers stopped breathing while undergoing surgery on her vocal cords at a clinic in New York's Upper East Side and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.

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Top Iran Filmmaker Says Sick Children Paying Price for Sanctions

Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Rakhshan Banietemad on Thursday urged the West to lift sanctions on her country as she presented her latest film at the Venice Film Festival, laying bare their devastating effects on the population.

"The economic situation in Iran is critical due to the sanctions, which penalize the people. They must be lifted, and the people compensated," said the award-winning director, known for her socially-driven documentaries and films.

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William Greaves, TV Host and Filmmaker, Dead at 87

William Greaves, the Emmy-award winning co-host and executive producer of a groundbreaking television news program and a prolific filmmaker whose subjects ranged from Muhammad Ali to the Harlem Renaissance to the black middle class, has died at age 87.

Greaves died Monday at his Manhattan home after a prolonged illness, according to his granddaughter, Liani Greaves.

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