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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 »

11 Celebrities You Didn't Know Play Tennis

Kate Middleton, Scarlett Johansson among those who love playing

(Newser) - Part of the fun for US Open fans is spotting celebrities in the crowd: Notables like Michael Jordan, Anna Wintour, and Alec Baldwin have already been spied watching early matches, reports RadarOnline . But many fans don't know that these celebs love hitting the court as well. Here's a... More »

13 Celebs With Odd Body Parts

Clubbed thumbs and third nipples and missing fingertips, oh my!

(Newser) - Just because a celebrity is cover-model gorgeous doesn't mean all of his or her body parts are 100% normal. Radar rounds up 30 stars with odd body parts, and we highlight 13 here:
  • Megan Fox: Clubbed thumbs (the condition is called brachydactyly). They're short and wide at the
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Matthew Perry in Odd Couple TV Remake

He'll star in, write, produce CBS sitcom

(Newser) - Friends star Matthew Perry is reportedly embracing nostalgia with a script deal for a new CBS comedy: a remake of The Odd Couple. The story, which started out on Broadway, became a film in the late '60s and then a TV series in 1970, follows Oscar Madison, an easygoing,... More »

9 Celeb Couples Who Fought Addiction Together

Stars who had their partners' support through a dark time

(Newser) - When these celebrities faced a struggle with addiction, their partners stood behind them. Wonderwall rounds up nine famous couples who weathered the storm together:
  • Melanie Griffith has been treated for substance abuse problems three times, two of them during her relationship with Antonio Banderas. She's written on her website
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11 Celebs for Whom Rehab ... Worked

Let us guess: You forgot Ben Affleck was ever in rehab

(Newser) - Multiple stints in rehab don't seem to have helped Lindsay Lohan one bit, but that doesn't mean it never works. People rounds up 11 celebrities who have actually turned things around after rehab:
  • Ben Affleck: You may have actually forgotten, but in 2001, he went to rehab for
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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 »

'80s Sitcom Nailed Year of Gadhafi's Death

Matthew Perry's 'Second Chance' had him sent to hell in July 2011

(Newser) - Somebody's ouija board deserves a raise. In this scene from the pilot of Matthew Perry's short-lived 1987 sitcom Second Chance, Moammar Gadhafi is seen dying and meeting St. Peter ... in 2011. ( BuzzFeed picked up on it.) OK, so the show predicted he'd bite the big... More »

Matthew Perry 'Going Away' to Rehab

Actor taking proactive step to continue 'life in recovery'

(Newser) - Actor Matthew Perry has announced plans to "go away" for a month to focus on sobriety and his ongoing battle with substance abuse. Perry hasn't suffered a relapse, but is taking the step as a proactive measure, sources tell TMZ . Perry said in a statement that his time... More »

10 Fall Shows You Must Watch

Matthew Perry and Hawaii Five-O are both back

(Newser) - It’s never too early to start scheduling your DVR for fall’s new TV. Entertainment Weekly critic Ken Tucker lists the 10 shows he’s most eagerly anticipating:
  1. Mr. Sunshine: Matthew Perry is the owner of a sports arena and has Allison Janney for a boss. Tucker calls the
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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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