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Friday
Aug292014

"Friends" Central Perk Pop-Up Coming to Manhattan

(NEW YORK) -- Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Ross, Joey, and Chandler are back again -- at least in one form. The main hangout in Friends, fictional coffee shop Central Perk, is coming to life for a limited time this fall.

Built to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the still-popular sitcom, Central Perk will be a replica of the set, orange couch and all.

The pop-up coffee shop will feature Smelly Cat performances, contests, and giveaways. James Michael Tyler, who guest-starred on the series as Gunther the barista, will also be on-hand to serve free cups of Eight O'Clock Coffee's Central Perk roast.

The pop-up will be open from September 17 to October 18 at 199 Lafayette Street in SoHo.


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Friday
Aug292014

Man Arrested in Wake of Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death Takes Plea Deal in Drug Case

(NEW YORK) -- One man arrested as part of a drug investigation in the wake of the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman accepted a plea deal on Thursday.

Robert Vineberg, a jazz musician, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class C felony. Vineberg was promised that he would be sentenced to five years of probation and 25 days of community service. He must continue his drug treatment program.

Vineberg will also give up over $1,200 that police found in his home.

The musician will be sentenced on Oct. 14.

He was not linked directly to Hoffman's death.


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Friday
Aug292014

Update: Joan Rivers 'Resting Comfortably' at NYC Hospital

(NEW YORK) -- Joan Rivers is "resting comfortably" after she was hospitalized Thursday, her daughter said.

"I want to thank everyone for the overwhelming love and support for my mother," Melissa Rivers said in a statement released by Mount Sinai Hospital. "She is resting comfortably and is with our family. We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers."

A law enforcement source told ABC News that Rivers was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City after an emergency call that she was in cardiac arrest.

TMZ reported that Rivers was having surgery on her vocal chords at the clinic.


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Thursday
Aug282014

Joan Rivers Rushed to NYC Hospital

(NEW YORK) -- Joan Rivers was rushed to a New York City hospital Thursday, in critical condition, after an emergency call that she was in cardiac arrest, according to a law enforcement source.

The New York City Fire Department transported a woman matching her description to Mt. Sinai Hospital on Thursday morning after receiving a call that the woman was in cardiac arrest at an Upper East Side clinic, Yorkville Endoscopy, an FDNY source said. The law enforcement source confirmed the woman was Joan Rivers.

TMZ reported earlier that Rivers, 81, was having surgery on her vocal chords at the clinic.

No other details were immediately available and her rep had no other information when contacted by ABC News.


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Thursday
Aug282014

Sister of Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects Charged with Making Bomb Threat

(NEW YORK) -- The older sister of the two brothers accused of bombing the Boston Marathon has been charged in New York City with making a bomb threat.

Aliana Tsarnaev, who lives in New Jersey with her late brother Tamerlan Tsernaev's widow, was briefly in custody in New York after she was accused of making a bomb threat.

Tsarnaev allegedly called a woman her boyfriend used to date and threatened her, saying she knew people who could put a bomb on her.

The woman then went to police and Tsarnaev was charged with aggravated harassment.


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