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Matthew Perry: I Don't Remember 3 Seasons of Friends

Actor was 'out of it' due to drug addiction

(Newser) - Matthew Perry was so sidelined by alcohol and painkiller addiction that he doesn't remember a large chunk of Friends, he recently revealed to BBC Radio 2 . Asked to name his least favorite episode of the sitcom, Perry responded, "Oh, my goodness. I think the answer is: I don'... More »

Friends Reunion Finally Happening ... Maybe

All 6 stars will take part in upcoming NBC special

(Newser) - It's finally (maybe) happening: All six Friends stars are reuniting (possibly). Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, and David Schwimmer will all participate in an upcoming 2-hour NBC special honoring "veteran sitcom director" James Burrows and the 1,000 TV episodes he's directed,... More »

'Dumb Actor' Brad Pitt Hits Between Two Ferns

Louis CK makes cameo, Galifianakis makes 'Friends' crack

(Newser) - Zach Galifianakis kicks off his latest round of Between Two Ferns by whining that he's gone from President Obama "back to interviewing dumb actors," and the star treatment for "Bradley Pitts" (or "Bart Pit," as he's identified on the screen) goes downhill from... More »

Friends Was Silly, Fluffy, and ... Superb

This week marks 20th anniversary of its premiere

(Newser) - As if news that Party of Five debuted 20 years ago this month doesn't make you feel old enough, Friends is this week hitting the same milestone. And as Willa Paskin writes for Slate , the anniversary is being "greeted with untempered enthusiasm, even for this era of rampant... More »

'Friends' Stage Mini-Reunion on Kimmel

Also, 'Central Perk' is coming to Manhattan

(Newser) - Here's a question for Friends fans: Have you ever wanted to hang out at "Central Perk"? If so, you’re in luck. A replica of the series' iconic coffee shop—dubbed "The One With the Free Coffee"—will be open in Manhattan from Sept. 17... More »

Courteney, Not Jen, Was Supposed to Play Rachel

And Matthew Perry almost didn't play Chandler: new book

(Newser) - Can you picture anyone other than Matthew Perry playing the sarcastic-yet-lovable Chandler on Friends? Neither could creators Marta Kauffman and David Crane, but Perry—who was committed to another pilot at the time—almost wasn't cast in the role. "We brought everybody in. We were so sure that... More »

Big Bird's a Pinko, Charges Writer

Leftist agenda infuses primetime, complains author Ben Shapiro

(Newser) - Red alert! Big Bird is part of a plot by Hollywood liberals to poison children and adult minds with "pinko" ideology. That's the claim maxi-conservative author Ben Shapiro argues in his new book. And it's not just Sesame Street and reruns of shows including M*A*S*H that are... More »

Jen: I Turned Down SNL for Friends

People thought she was crazy, but she 'did alright,' she tells Oprah

(Newser) - Jennifer Aniston could have avoided that awful “Rachel” haircut entirely—if she’d taken the job offer she got from Saturday Night Live. Aniston revealed to Oprah Winfrey yesterday that she turned down SNL for Friends, PopEater reports. Everyone “thought I was making a huge mistake," she... More »

Homer Is Best TV, Film Character

Simpsons dad wins in survey from past 20 years

(Newser) - The world loves Homer Simpson—even more than Harry Potter. The Simpsons patriarch grabbed the top spot in Entertainment Weekly ’s survey of the best TV and film characters of the past two decades, the New York Post reports. “People can relate to Homer because we're all secretly... More »

Matt LeBlanc of Friends Returns to TV

'Joey' star heads to Showtime, playing himself

(Newser) - Five-plus years after Friends left the air and nearly 4 after Joey went to the big cable box in the sky, Matt LeBlanc is headed back to TV—playing himself. Joey Tribbiani's alter ego has landed a part on the Showtime spoof Episodes, Reuters reports. " I am so glad... More »

Courteney Cox Excited for Scream 4

Friends star predicts character will have 'lots of kids'

(Newser) - Courteney Cox will return to the long-running Scream franchise with its fourth installment and says she's excited to return to horror, especially considering that she'll be working with husband David Arquette. Cox and Arquette began their relationship while filming the original Scream in 1996. Asked about a rumor the pair... More »

Kudrow: Making Friends Was Hell

(Newser) - Funny, goofy Lisa Kudrow lived through hell making friends—back in high school. "I used to cry every night," she tells the Telegraph. "With high school, for many people, it’s just a case of trying to keep breathing and getting through it." The former Friends ... More »

10 Most Addictive Shows Ever

24 takes top honors, followed by Lost , Friends

(Newser) - Jack Bauer doesn't even have to torture you to keep you glued to your couch, reports the Daily Telegraph, scoring nearly a fifth of the votes for most addictive show in a survey of some 3000 couch potatoes. “Although crime doesn't pay, as our list reveals, it most certainly... More »

For Rent: 'Cheery, Clean' Fake Friends

Japanese firm pads guest lists; wedding toast costs extra

(Newser) - Why bother making friends when you can rent them? A Tokyo-based company allows you to do just that, hiring out fake friends for any occasion, even the happiest day of your life. Need to pad your wedding guest list? The rent-a-friend will attend for just $200; for an extra $100,... More »

How Not To Be a Facebook Victim

Tricky names may fool, but discretion rules if you care about your political career

(Newser) - Don't want a drunken Facebook picture to put a dent in your political career? (Listen up, Jon Favreau!) "The whole point of being young, after all, is to do stupid things, and the whole point of Facebook is to record these acts for posterity," Abbie Callard writes... More »

Aniston's Hot-Bod Secret: Photoshop

Sculpted figure was touched up for GQ cover, Jen admits

(Newser) - Jennifer Aniston admits her body got some digital upgrades for this month’s bare-all GQ cover. When asked by Barbara Walters, “what happened to the girl next door from Friends?” Aniston, 39, responded, “She’s there! Photoshopped,” Us Magazine reports. Aniston says the original concept for the... More »

Friends Film Not Happening

'No truth' to rumors sitcom cast, excited over Sex and the City success, would reunite

(Newser) - Media reports of a coming Friends movie are false, the BBC reports. Warner Brothers' publicity director said there was “no truth” to stories of a film project that have circulated since the Sex and the City film became a blockbuster. Publicists for stars Mathew Perry and Courteney Cox say... More »

'Friends' Clique Ready for Flick?

Inspired by SATC 's success, Aniston et al, ready for big screen reprisal

(Newser) - Inspired by Sex and the City's wild silver-screen success, all six cast members—including holdout Jennifer Aniston—are on board to reunite for the big-screen adaptation of the hit sitcom “Friends,” the Daily Mail reports. Produced by Warner Brothers, Friends: The Movie would get under way within the... More »

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