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Top 10 'Friends' Supporting Characters, Ranked

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The 'Friends,' Ranked, From Ross To Best

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Singer and actor Leslie Grace stars as Nina Rosario (center), the beloved and brilliant neighborhood sweetheart in the film adaptation of the musical In the Heights. Macall Polay/Warner Brothers hide caption

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John Boyega attends the EE British Academy Film Awards ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall on February 2, 2020 in London, England. NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Presenting 'Fresh Air': Actor John Boyega On Hollywood, Police And 'Star Wars'

Sam sits in the Fresh Air host chair to talk to actor John Boyega. Since finishing his star-making role in the Star Wars franchise in 2019 and after the protests that followed the murder of George Floyd last year, Boyega has been outspoken about his treatment as a Black actor in Hollywood, and in the Star Wars franchise itself. He talked to Sam about why he was ready to talk about the "elephant in the room" that is racism in Hollywood and what he's doing to change things.

Presenting 'Fresh Air': Actor John Boyega On Hollywood, Police And 'Star Wars'

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Three Great Songs For Your Next Road Trip

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COMIC: Director Jon M. Chu's Long Journey From Home Videos To 'In The Heights'

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Anthony Ramos stars in Jon M. Chu's film adaptation of In The Heights. Macall Polay/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. hide caption

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Khloe Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Kris Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, and Kendall Jenner in Hollywood at the Kardashian Kollection Launch Party in 2011. Jason Merritt/TERM/Getty Images hide caption

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Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson return as paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren in The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It. Warner Bros. hide caption

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Kim Kardashian (pictured here in 2020) and her family are ending Keeping Up With The Kardashians after 20 seasons. JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters, seen here in the "Vax Live" fundraising concert held in May, performs at Madison Square Garden in June. VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Victoria Moroles plays Lupe, and Kuhoo Verma plays Sunny in the film Plan B. Brett Roedel/Hulu hide caption

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Bo Burnham, pictured here at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, wrote, directed and performed the entirety of his new Netflix special, Inside, by himself. Rich Polk/Getty Images hide caption

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Angel (Indya Moore) celebrates her upcoming nuptials with Elektra (Dominique Jackson), Lulu (Hailie Sahar), and Blanca (MJ Rodriguez) in Season 3 of Pose. Eric Liebowitz/FX hide caption

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David Rubenstein, Chita Rivera, Garth Brooks, Debbie Allen, Trisha Yearwood, Dick Van Dyke, Joan Baez, Gloria Estefan, Midori, and Kennedy Center president Deborah F. Rutter pose for a group photo at the 43nd annual Kennedy Center Honors. Kevin Wolf/AP hide caption

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