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Pitt’s bike on auction for King

New York, March 28 (AP): Morgan Freeman has friends in high places.

Celeb pals Brad Pitt, Ben Affleck and Laurence Fishburne have donated sleek, custom-made motorcycles to an online charity auction to benefit a planned memorial in Washington for Martin Luther King Jr.

“People are always quoting” King, Freeman said in an interview. “He’s remembered as our prince of peace, of civil rights. We owe him something major that will keep him and his memory alive.”

The four bikes ' two from Affleck and one each from Pitt and Fishburne ' are up for bid on the Charity Folks Web site through Friday, he said.

Other celebrity items on offer include wedge-heeled shoes designed and signed by Jennifer Lopez and a DVD of Catch Me if You Can signed by Tom Hanks.

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