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Mini 'Friends' Reunion on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

While on appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote her new film Life of Crime, Jennifer Aniston found out what a big Friends fan Kimmel was. So much so that he even wrote some of his own fan fiction that he wanted to perform with the actress which included a huge surprise for the audience.

“I wrote myself into it as Ross. I was wondering if you would do a scene from it with me?” Kimmel said to Aniston. After seeming a little reluctant to participate, Kimmel revealed an exact replica of Monica’s kitchen from the show to which Kimmel joked, “I actually spent $80,000 making it.”

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Central Perk is Coming to NYC in Real Life

We all know, whether you live in NYC or not, it has always secretly been your dream to sit down in a cafe with your best friends and live life just like the cast of Friends did for those ten incredible years. Well, thanks to Warner Bros. Television Group and Eight O’Clock Coffee, all those unfulfilled wishes and desires can finally come true starting this September!

For one month only, Friends fanatics can head to downtown NYC to enjoy free coffee, iconic photo-ops on the signature orange couch, or with the various props, and even some weekly musical performances, which will be sure to include a couple of Phoebe Buffet originals.

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Chelsea Handler Says F-you to Late Night

Love her or hate her, late night TV’s outspoken talk show host, Chelsea Handler, is finally bidding E! audiences farewell after seven years of witty repartee and comical celebrity interviews (we’ll never forget this crude faceoff between Handler and Russell Brand or J-Law’s self-deprecating convo). Die hard fans can rest assured, though – the snarky comedian will be making a splash on Netflix, with a new bag of tricks up her sleeves (what we really want to know is whether Chuy will be staying along for the ride. We can’t get enough of this ROFL-worthy “little nugget”).

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Pretty Little Liars: Season 5 Summer Finale Recap

Fans have known for a while that the summer season finale of PLL would also bring the death of another character. The episode begins with Ezra, Aria, Hanna, and Emily standing outside a roped off house where a murder has just taken place. Suddenly, their phones buzz in unison with a text from A, "It's all your fault."

We then go back 36 hours earlier to where Alison is at the police station, where she has willingly decided to give a lie detector test. Spencer, Aria, Hanna, and Emily panic when they find out the news that Ali has decided to go to the police station and head over to Mona's house where they ask for her help to find out what Ali has told the cops. Mona refuses because she's scared of what Ali might do to her if she found out Mona was helping the girls.

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The 2014 Emmys: Award Show Highlights

And the winners are...

Drama series
WINNER: Breaking Bad, AMC
Downton Abbey, PBS
Game of Thrones, HBO
House of Cards, Netflix
Mad Men, AMC
True Detective, HBO
* Robert Bianco and 38% of Take Your Pick voters correctly predicted Breaking Bad

Comedy series
WINNER/Bianco Prediction: Modern Family, ABC
Take Your Pick prediction with 37% of vote: The Big Bang Theory, CBS
Louie, FX
Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
Silicon Valley (HBO)
Veep (HBO)

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Beyoncé Will Perform at the 2014 MTV VMAs and Receive the Video Vanguard Award


This year at the MTV Video Music Awards not only will Beyoncé put on a showstopping performance, she will also receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. This award has been recieved by Beastie Boys, Peter Gabriel, Madonna, Michael Jackson, R.E.M., Red Hot Chili Peppers, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake. This is a big deal for the music industry and Queen Bey.

Beyoncé is up for eight Moonmen this year, more than any other artist or band. "Drunk in Love" (feat. Jay Z) is up for Video of the Year and Best Collaboration. "Partition," is in the running for Best Female Video and Best Choreography. And finally, "Pretty Hurts" is nominated for Best Direction, Best Editing, Best Cinematography and Best Video With a Social Message.

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Petition to Get Weird Al Yankovic to Perform at Super Bowl Halftime

Late last month, Weird Al Yankovic released his 14th album with new and hilarious parodies of hit songs. Some of the songs featured on the album, Mandatory Fun, are "Handy," a parody of Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" and "Tacky," a parody of Pharell's "Happy."

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James Corden Replacing Craig Ferguson on 'Late Late Show'

According to The Wrap, James Corden is going to be the new host of The Late Late Show, replacing Craig Ferguson. Representatives for Corden and CBS couldn't confirm or deny the reports.

Corden is a big household name in England. He has starred in numerous British television shows, won a Tony Award in 2012, and he also stars in the highly anticipated film, Into the Woods, as the baker. He currently is the host of his own sports-based comedy panel game show, A League of Their Own, which only airs in the UK.

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'Big Bang Theory' Cast Gets Big Pay Raise

After having to delay production on the new season because of salary negotiations, The cast of The Big Bang Theory has finally agreed to new deals so that production can resume on the show’s eight season.

Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki have reportedly all agreed to earn approximately $1 million for each episode as well as a share of the show’s profits for the next three years. The three stars, whose contracts expired in May, all earned $325,000 for each episode last season. Co-stars Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar are also expected to reach news deals later this week.

The Big Bang Theory has already been renewed by CBS for the next three years. It is the network’s number one show with approximately 20 million viewers a week. Season eight of the show will premiere on Monday September 22nd.

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Brody Jenner Slaps Man for Groping Kendall

Words of advice: Don’t mess around with Kendall Jenner because you’re going to have to face her older brother, Brody Jenner.

In a video released from the upcoming episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” the siblings are on a family vacation in Thailand. Brody is ordering drinks when a man, whose face is blurred out, next to the 18-year-old model gropes her butt. She yells “Excuse me!” and quickly moves to her older brother’s other side.

Kendall then explains to Brody, 30, what happened. “Brody, that guy just touched my ass,” she says. “That guy just grabbed my ass.”