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  • ABC News' Amanda Keegan reports:

    A Georgia woman who appeared topless in a "Girls Gone Wild" video when she was 14-years-old is suing the producers of the film, claiming the image was used commercially without her consent.

    Lindsey Boyd - now a 26-year-old mother - was a minor 12 years ago when she says she was approached by two men with a video camera on a spring break trip to Florida offering her beads to expose her breasts. Boyd says she lifted her shirt and flashed them.

    Those few seconds of video were later sold to the makers of "Girls Gone Wild," who released the video with her face plastered on the cover. Boyd said she never consented to the use of her image for commercial use and says she was exploited as a young teen.

    After years of legal wrangling, Boyd's lawsuit against MRA Holding and Mantra Films will finally be heard Nov. 5 in Georgia's Supreme Court.

    "[The cameramen] didn't have big equipment with them or 'Girls Gone Wild' t-shirts or anything," Boyd told

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  • The 'Friends' Ending That Almost Wasn't

    It was a goodbye watched by more than 52 million TV viewers.

    The last episode of "Friends" was the fourth most-watched television series finale in U.S. history when it aired May 6, 2004, bringing an end to Central Perk and the TV lives of Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey and Phoebe.

    The two-part series finale memorably wrapped up with an emotional reunion between TV's most famous on-again and off-again couple, Rachel Green and Ross Geller, who ended up "on" after Rachel, played by Jennifer Aniston, comes back home to Ross, played by David Schwimmer.

    What the millions of viewers who watched the reunion - which involved a dash to the airport, a false alarm to dry to delay Rachel's plane and then a last-minute decision by Rachel to get off the plane - didn't know is that the happy ending almost didn't happen.

    To celebrate the Nov. 13 release of "Friends: The Complete Series" on Blu-ray, the man who created "Friends" and wrote the finale, David Crane, is admitting for the

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  • 'Home Alone' Girl, 10, Foils Burglary

    ABC News' Abbie Boudreau reports:

    A 10-year-old Washington State girl is being hailed by police as the modern day version of "Home Alone" star Macaulay Culkin after she dialed 911 when three burglars entered her home.

    Paityn Mock of Camas, Wash., was home sick from school on Oct. 16 when the burglars cut through a window screen and entered the house. The fifth grader hid in the pantry and dialed 911.

    "I'm at my house, my mom's at the grocery store and someone got into my house," Mock told the dispatcher.

    The dispatcher asked the little girl if she was able to safely exit the house. Mock frantically told the dispatcher that she would try, but she heard the men talking inside the house.

    "OK, now I actually know they're planning something so I was pretty scared," Mock told ABC News.

    Following the directions of the 911 dispatcher, Mock decided to make a break for it. Mock says she wasn't scared when she left her home because it was her only option.

    "… I didn't really care at

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  • Hollywood Stars and Their Show-Biz Kids

    Actress Angelina Jolie is known for being a talented actress, caring humanitarian and loving mother of six children. Some of her brood are now joining her and fiance Brad Pitt in the lucrative family business.

    Pax, 8, and Zahara, 7, reportedly have been cast for the upcoming fantasy movie "Maleficent," which stars their mother, Us Weekly magazine reported. The couple's daughter, 4-year-old Vivienne, will also play a minor role opposite her mother in "Maleficent," as the child version of Princess Aurora.

    "Maleficent," which also stars Sharlto Copley, Imelda Staunton, Miranda Richardson and Lesley Manville, is scheduled to hit theaters in March 2014.

    But Pax, Vivienne and Zahara aren't the first Jolie-Pitt children to follow their famous parents' footsteps.

    The first Jolie-Pitt child to grace the big screen was daughter Shiloh. She was 10 months old when she had a cameo role in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."

    "It's kind of like take your sons and daughters to

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  • Photog Remembers When Nobody Liked Gisele

    (Gisele at the 2006 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Credit: Mark Mainz/Getty Images.)
    She's coveted by designers around the world (and one man named Tom Brady), but photographer Mario Testino remembers when Gisele Bundchen was the ugly duckling of the fashion world.

    "Nobody liked her, nobody wanted her," Testino told the Observer, according to Vogue. Some of his most memorable photos - of Bundchen, Jennifer Lopez, Kate Moss, and more - are currently on display at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

    RELATED: Gisele Is the World's Highest Paid Model

    "I had to fight to get her into my stories because nobody thought she was right," he said, "too this, too that, the nose, the breasts, the waist. But I believe in being obsessed, in getting obsessed."

    Obsessed, indeed: scroll down to check out how far the 32-year-old Brazilian beauty has come since she was discovered at a Sao Paulo shopping mall as a teenager.

    Gisele on the Sept. 1999 cover of Vogue, one of her first major bookings. Credit: Vogue.

    In this Nov. 13, 2003 file photo, Gisele Bundchen of Brazil models in the Victoria's Secret fashion show. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano, File)



    Gisele in 2008, the year the New York Daily News named her one of the most powerful people in the fashion world. Credit: Jean Baptiste Lacroix/Wireimage/Getty Images.

    Gisele in 2012. She's currently expecting her second child with Tom Brady.

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  • 'Blow-Out Junkies' Spend Thousands on Perfect Hair


    Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Middleton are all known for their luscious blown-out locks that add an extra touch of glamour to their looks.

    And now we know that the secret to achieving their beautiful hair is all in the heat. Salon's such as New York's Drybar are dedicated to making hair sexy and silky smooth.

    The "blow-out" has become such a phenomenon that Arielle Confino and Kristin Breen are self-proclaimed "blow-out junkies."

    "Drybar has become an integral part of my life," Confino told ABC News' Amy Robach.

    Breen spends nearly $6,000 a year on her frequent blow-outs. That's more than the average vacation for a family of four.

    "I'm definitely obsessed," Breen said.

    "A Drybar junkie?" Robach asked.

    "Yes, exactly," Breen replied.

    And they're not the only ones. From New York to Los Angeles, thousands of women across the country are lining up at blow-out salons, from Drybar to Blo to Blow Bar, all to give their tresses the star treatment.

    "If you sit

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  • Booties and Crossbody Bags for Less

    Two of the hottest trends turning heads this season are booties and crossbody bags. Whether it's a look for the weekend, a work day or a night out, these must-have accessories of the season can polish any outfit.

    Lori Bergamotto of Lucky magazine visited " Good Morning America" today with her favorite picks at a high and low price point. The budget-friendly looks replicate the high-end design, but at a fraction of the cost.

    See the four "save" and "splurge" look below, but first check out three more of Lori's picks and tips on how to accessorize them for day or night.

    3 More of Lori's Picks

    1. Nine West Sammy Boot, $149; ninewest.com

    The original Western Bootie style is surprisingly versatile. Pair it with leggings or jeans for a casual look. For night, sub out your strappy sandals and bust up the stuffiness of a cocktail dress with these comfier alternatives. Finish the look with a fitted blazer for a look that's festive and fresh.

    2. Aldo Soun,

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  • ABC News' Reena Ninan reports:

    Police say a Maryland man trying to film two female roommates with hidden cameras instead filmed himself and unwittingly helped authorities catch him in the alleged act of peeping.

    Michael Stephen McKenny, 42, was arrested Thursday after Maryland police released footage of the alleged Peeping Tom setting up his cameras, which the women found.

    "What we found is that the camera had been set up in June and operated through a motion detector," said Sherry Llewellyn, a spokeswoman for the Howard County Police Department.

    In court documents, police say that for more than four months McKenny captured images of the unnamed women in their bathrooms and bedrooms, in all stages of undress, even using the toilet. Authorities say McKenny was brazen in his actions, entering the Ellicott City condo multiple times during the day to reposition his leering lenses. He even appears at one point to wipe away his own footprints.

    "He knew these young

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  • Rimes Out of Treatment, Say She's 'Starting Over'

    Fresh off a month spent in a voluntary treatment program, LeAnn Rimes says that now, at age 30, she's starting over.

    "I feel like I am starting over even though I've had all these years behind me. How many people get to (start) over again in this day and age?" Rimes told Katie Couric in an exclusive interview airing later this week on "Katie" and "All Access Nashville," a special edition of "20/20."

    Rimes, who hit country stardom when she was a young teen and later became a crossover pop star, entered the program to cope with anxiety and stress. Her trip to the program prompted headlines, but it wasn't the first time she gained media attention for something other than her career; her 2011 marriage to actor Eddie Cibrian - the couple met when they were both married to other people - made her a target for the tabloids.

    "People look at you and go why are you struggling? …No one can quite understand why you hurt so badly," she told Couric.

    Rimes' new single, "What Have I

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  • Neighbor Suspected of Vandalizing Properties

    A Miami-Dade man has been accused of harassing his neighbors, throwing nails on their driveway and eggs at their homes.

    Dubbed "the neighbor from hell," Mitchell Igelko allegedly caused property and psychological damage, according to residents.

    "He's an angry guy and he tries to intimidate you," Bob Derhagopian said.

    Late last week, Igelko was arrested and charged with criminal mischief and stalking in separate incidents. Police are currently investigating other incidents as well and additional charges may be filed.

    Neighbors allege this one-man reign of terror started in 2008 when Igelko, a landscaper, started feuding with Derhagopian after they hired another company to do some work.

    "I was getting a flat tire… Not only myself, but everybody in the neighborhood was getting flat tires," neighbor Francisco Torres said.

    Soon after that, neighbors joined together and set up surveillance cameras to catch the perpetrator. Cameras caught an unidentified man throwing a rock

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