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Here's what the cast of ''Friends'' is up to this week. Courteney and Jen auction off their bras, plus more baby talk from Jen

Jennifer Aniston | A CUP Aniston and hubby Pitt decorated a bra for charity
Image credit: Jennifer Aniston: Danny Feld
A CUP Aniston and hubby Pitt decorated a bra for charity

BREAST STROKES How would you like to own Courteney Cox's or Jennifer Aniston's bra? Well, you can, but expect to pay handsomely. At least it's for a good cause. Cox, Aniston, and about 50 other celebs have donated custom-decorated brassieres that they designed themselves for auction by Sotheby's, with the proceeds going to Expedition Inspiration's Take a Hike program, which leads mountain treks and climbs to raise money for breast cancer research. The idea for the auction came from Téa Leoni, who designed a bra of her own and recruited the other stars, including Pamela Anderson, Cindy Crawford, Dustin Hoffman, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, Rod Stewart, and Garry Shandling, to offer their creations, made with bras and decorating kits provided by Frederick's of Hollywood. Cox and hubby David Arquette made a bra covered with good luck charms, while Aniston's bra is cupped by two hands, one modeled after her left hand, the other after husband Brad Pitt's right hand. Each cup also has the words ''Lay Your Hands on Me'' spelled out in tiny beads. Fans can bid at Sotheby's.com until April 15.

BABY TALK During the 2001-02 season of ''Friends,'' there were rumors that Aniston was pregnant in real life as well as on TV. Now that she and Pitt have postponed their babymaking plans until the end of the final season next spring, she realizes that last season would have been a good time to make the rumors true. ''We had a window there when Rachel was pregnant,'' she says in the May issue of Harper's Bazaar. ''It would have been great, but we were doing other things.'' Um, like what? ''Our guilty pleasure is reality shows,'' she says. ''We can't not watch them.'' Gee, we knew ''Survivor'' was making inroads against ''Friends'' on Thursday nights, but we had no idea its impact was so far-reaching.

GOING HOMER Pitt's upcoming ''Troy'' may not be the only Homer-inspired movie on his schedule. Variety reports that he and Aniston have bought the film rights to ''The Time Traveler's Wife,'' a sci-fi novel loosely modeled after ''The Odyssey.'' Audrey Niffenegger's novel, which will be published this fall, is about a Penelope-like woman whose husband frequently disappears without warning, as stressful moments send him hurtling through time against his will, flashing backward and forward into various incidents from his life. (Hmmm, sounds a lot like Kurt Vonnegut's ''Slaughterhouse Five.'') It's the second high-profile property Aniston and Pitt have bought with an eye toward producing; the couple also recently purchased remake rights to the hit Hong Kong crime thriller ''Infernal Affairs.'' It's not clear whether Aniston and Pitt will actually star in the movies as well.

Originally posted Apr 09, 2003