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HYPE

WHAT'S HAPPENING:

Movies: Opening Friday, "The Mexican" (action-comedy with Brad Pitts, Julia Roberts).

Concerts: March 12, A Perfect Circle, ECC Downtown Flickinger Athletic Center; March 13, Matchbox Twenty (Everclear and Lifehouse), HSBC Arena; June 10, 'N Sync, Ralph Wilson Stadium.

Other: Friday to March 8, "Brigadoon," Lancaster Opera House; Sunday, "Anne of Green Gables" musical, UB Center for the Arts, North Campus.

SHE'S VOXXY

She shows up in your living room every week as Rachel Green, but now you can get to know the real person behind one of your favorite "Friends." Jennifer Aniston has a new interactive show on Voxxy, a Web site for teen girls (at www.voxxy.com).

On "Jen XX," Aniston will chat with some of entertainment's most famous names (her first online gabfest featured singer Melissa Etheridge). She'll also talk to regular girls about topics like acting, spirituality, body image and relationships. Plus she'll dish a little dirt about her start in the business, people who've inspired her and projects she's working on.

SPRING FORWARD

You've seen the commercials -- now you can wear the shoes. Nike Shox (you know, the shoes behind the "boing" ad campaign) are here.

A special suspension system in the heel makes the shoe "spring" back, though there's no guarantee you'll hear the boing from the commercials. The shoes come in several styles, designed for running and basketball. They're about $150, at shoe stores nationwide. A little skeptical about the whole thing? Visit www.nike.com/nikeshox for details about how it all works.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"I wound up in a giant chicken costume, making clucking sounds, trying to lure customers into (a) fast-food restaurant."

-- Brad Pitt talks about his first role in Hollywood.

-- Knight Ridder

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