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Polly Higgins

Polly Higgins is Newsday.com's Lifestyle and Entertainment editor, covering home and garden, food, restaurants, pets, travel and entertainment. Her education includes a journalism degree from Indiana University and a masters in Media Arts from the University of Arizona. She called Arizona home for a number of years, working for both the Arizona Daily Star and (now shuttered) Tucson Citizen. In her spare time, Higgins can be found walking Otto the beagle in her Brooklyn neighborhood, logging miles on her running shoes and watching reruns of "Dallas."

Angelina Jolie wedding dress, photos revealed in People

The Sept. 15, 2014 issue of People magazine

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It's arrived: photographic proof Angeline Jolie and Brad Pitt are finally married, via a People magazine cover.

More importantly, a preview of the Sept. 15 cover posted on the magazine's website Monday evening offers a first look at Jolie's wedding dress: a Versace gown custom-made by Luigi Massi, the atelier's master tailor, who "is like family," the bride told People.

The gown, which...

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Jennifer Lawrence nude photo leak 'flagrant violation of privacy,' reps say

Jennifer Lawrence attends the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar

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Jennifer Lawrence's publicists were quick to respond when nude photos of the "Hunger Games" actress began circulating on the Internet on Sunday, calling the leak "a flagrant violation of privacy."

"The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence," Lawrence's reps Bryna Rifkin and Liz Mahoney said in the written statement, according...

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Joan Rivers in stable condition after surgery complications, report says

Joan Rivers attends Michigan Avenue magazine's party celebrating

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Comedian Joan Rivers' condition has been upgraded from critical to stable after she was rushed to an NYC hospital Thursday, according to E! News.

Rivers, 81, was undergoing throat surgery that morning at a Manhattan clinic when she stopped breathing and was rushed to Mount Sinai hospital, TMZ reported midmorning. Shortly after, the site reported her in critical condition, sourcing the NYPD....

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Central Perk, coffee shop on 'Friends,' is coming to New York

Warner Bros. releases a picture of the inside

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There's no better way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the series premiere of "Friends" than by sitting on Central Perk's orange couch with a hot cup of coffee in hand.

Lucky for "Friends" fans, that will soon be a possibility — free coffee included.

The gang's favorite neighborhood coffee shop is coming to Manhattan this fall, along with our favorite barista.

As...

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Long Island this weekend: Alexa Ray Joel, Christie Brinkley and a silent auction

Alexa Ray Joel arrives at the Celebrity Autobiography

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The Hamptons were all about giving back this weekend, with charities, silent auctions and even a celebrity ALS ice bucket challenge.

East Hampton's Guild Hall held the Celebrity Autobiography on Friday, Aug. 22. Big names like Alexa Ray Joel and Christie Brinkley participated, as well as other A-listers such as Susan Lucci and Ralph Macchio.

Also in East Hampton was an invite-only charity...

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Blackberry Smoke, Sonia Leigh showcase country's expanding reach

Sonia Leigh plays at the Sayville Yacht Club

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Barbara Mandrell may have been country when country wasn't cool, but when country is cool, what else is there?

Nashville's return to New York from exile thanks to MyCountry 96.1 on Eastern Long Island and NASH 94.7 FM in Gotham has been a perfect storm. Fans pick up one station on the LIE around the time the other starts to fade, and that inundation has spread to live events.

It’s not...

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Long Island this weekend: Molly Sims, Martha Stewart and a polo challenge

Molly Sims attends the Breast Cancer Research Foundation's

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The East End was a hot spot for celebrities this weekend, filled with fundraisers, polo and a very pink party. 

The Bridgehampton Polo Club once again held the Bridgehampton Polo Challenge, where some of the world's best equestrians competed for first place. Several Real Housewives of New York made appearances at the event, including Jill Zarin, Marysol Patton and Kelly Bensimon. 

North...

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New fall TV series mine familiar territory

"Gotham" on Fox stars Ben McKenzie (left) as

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Even before the new fall series lineup is announced, one thing is known: to expect the expected.

TV productions are expensive, so the safest investments are usually the ones that have proven themselves in the past. As "Seinfeld" gave way to "Friends" and countless other sitcoms based around a group of singles, the tried-and-true of more recent programming returns, dressed slightly differently...

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Long Island this weekend: Steve Martin, Isaac Mizrahi and celeb authors

Chef and television personality Giada De Laurentiis shows

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It was a weekend filled with fashion, food trucks and folk music on the East End. 

Kicking off on Friday was the Great Food Truck Derby in Bridgehampton, where gourmet food trucks served all sorts of fare. This delicious event helped to raise money for the Hayground schoolyard, providing culinary arts and training for students.

North Haven was having a wild time at the annual “Get...

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Weekend review: Julianne Moore, Nate Berkus and a feast on LI

Actress Julianne Moore was an honorary host for

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The social swirl for the month of August got under way this past weekend with fundraisers, celebrity parties and a feast that could make Italy jealous. 

In Montauk, actress Julianne Moore and her husband, director Bart Freundlich were honorary co-chairs at the yearly Diamond in the Rough Gala, whose proceeds benefit the restoration and upkeep of the Montauk Playhouse Community Center....

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