FriendsLatest News and Opinion
Posted Friday 4/13/18 at 1:17PM EDT
London Stock Exchange stuns Friends fans by naming "David Schwimmer" its new CEO
No, not that David Schwimmer!
Posted Thursday 4/05/18 at 12:48AM EDT
NBC boss on revivals: The Office and The West Wing could come back, but not Friends or Seinfeld
"We can't just reboot everything," said NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt, referring to what he calls the "reboot genre." Friends and Seinfeld won't be coming back, he said in a Hollywood Reporter Q&A. He also doesn't see a Cheers revival happening. "I'd love to have the Cheers reboot if it were 20 years ago," he said. The Office could come back with a new cast, he said, adding that Aaron Sorkin is welcome to revive The West Wing "if he weren't busy doing 10 other extraordinary things." Greenblatt wasn't asked about a potential Mad About You revival. Still, Greenblatt says there's a major complication in bringing back old shows with their original casts: "The actors want a lot more money than we're willing to pay them."
Posted Friday 3/30/18 at 9:30PM EDT
Here are the likely Trump voters on famous sitcoms: From George Costanza to Rachel Green to Barney Stinson
Why would Costanza from Seinfeld vote for Trump? Because "Trump is a success story for a bald man!" says Anna Menta.
Posted Friday 3/30/18 at 9:30PM EDT
What would a Friends revival look like?
The success of Roseanne's revival begs the question: When will Friends be revived, and what would it look like? Four of the six Friends characters should be in their early 50s.
Posted Thursday 3/15/18 at 5:20AM EDT
A Friends fan goes viral claiming he can "hear this picture" of Janice laughing
The laughter of Maggie Wheeler's character is so memorable that it comes across in a photograph.
Posted Tuesday 2/20/18 at 1:46PM EST
Matt LeBlanc disagrees with critics who say Friends is problematic in 2018
Ever since Friends joined Netflix's UK lineup late last year, some young British people have expressed dismay over some of the show's storylines, which they've found to be transphobic, homophobic and sexist. LeBlanc recently weighed in on the controversy while promoting Top Gear for BBC. "I've heard those rumors too about people taking pot shots at Friends, but I don't want to get into that. I disagree with all that,” LeBlanc said. "On Top Gear, we tend to steer clear of any sort of political content, nothing too topical," he added. "On Friends, we steered clear of that kind of thing too. Friends was about themes that stand the test of time – trust, love, relationships, betrayal, family and things like that.”
Posted Thursday 2/15/18 at 9:04PM EST
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux separate -- her "Friends fortune" should be safe
According to US magazine, Aniston and the former star of The Leftovers signed an "ironclad" prenup before Jimmy Kimmel officiated their wedding in August 2015, protecting her massive Friends fortune, in addition to her movie star earnings. Aniston also signed a lucrative deal with Apple a few months ago to co-star with Reese Witherspoon in a morning show TV series for Apple. “Jennifer has an ironclad prenup with Justin. It would be very hard for Justin to contest it," a source tells Us. "The prenup talks before the marriage were long and intense."
Posted Friday 2/02/18 at 6:18PM EST
Ellen scores a three-year ratings high with guest Michelle Obama
The first of two shows celebrating Ellen DeGeneres’ 60th birthday was the highest-rated episode in nearly three years. ALSO: Ellen gets Jennifer Aniston to breathe new life into Friends reunion hopes.
Posted Friday 2/02/18 at 3:15AM EST
Could Friends’ Central Perk become a coffee chain and board game?
Warner Bros. has secured documents to copyright the name Central Perk for “coffee shop and café services,” using the logo from the NBC comedy. Warner Bros. also intends to use the copyright on “toys, board games and slot machines.” Central Perk was last used as an authorized pop-up coffee shop in downtown Manhattan as part of the Friends' 20th anniversary in 2014.
Posted Monday 1/29/18 at 2:45PM EST
David Schwimmer on a possible Friends reunion: “The thing is, I just don’t know if I want to see all of us with crutches and, like, walkers”
“I doubt it, I really doubt it,” Schwimmer said on Megyn Kelly Today this morning when asked the Friends reunion question while promoting his Starz #ThatsHarassment PSAs. “But thank you for asking, and moving on!” he added. ALSO: Schwimmer made harassment films/PSAs because his mom was sexually harassed as an attorney her “whole career.”
Posted Thursday 1/25/18 at 9:04PM EST
Lisa Kudrow wasn't impressed with the fake Friends movie trailer that went viral
Kudrow tells Conan O'Brien that Courteney Cox alerted her to the viral video that recently surfaced on YouTube. "I don't know what to make of it," she says. "It's just like sort of these weird cilps from things that clearly have nothing to do with Friends, and it's called Friends: The Movie.
Posted Wednesday 1/24/18 at 4:39PM EST
Netflix “reveals” what the Friends are up to in 2018
“The One Where The Gang Realizes Their Privilege” and “Joey eats Tide pods, goes to hospital (guest star Ellen Pompeo)” are among the present-day Friends storylines that Netflix has created.
Posted Monday 1/22/18 at 1:40PM EST
A fan-made trailer for a fake Friends reunion movie has gone viral
The YouTube video edits together scenes of the former Friends reuniting on other TV shows.
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 5:54AM EST
British millennials who have recently been exposed to Friends are shocked at how problematic it is
Netflix only began showing Friends reruns late last year in the U.K. And some millennial viewers are feeling “uncomfortable” with storylines that are “transphobic,” “homophobic," “sexist,” and even "racist," according to The Independent. “There's also the controversial relationship between Monica and her father's best friend who's 20 years older than her,” writes Ilana Kaplan, “but it was perceived as even more uncomfortable in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal and #MeToo stories.”
Posted Friday 1/05/18 at 11:08PM EST
Did millennials kill the hangout sitcom?
Shows like Friends and Cheers are hard to recreate nowadays because younger viewers are too distracted by technology.