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Posted Tuesday 11/13/18 at 10:03AM EST
Police capture beer thief who looked like Ross from Friends
After nearly two months, police in Britain have arrested the David Schwimmer lookalike who was allegedly caught on camera stealing a case of beer nearly two months ago.
Posted Friday 11/02/18 at 10:48PM EDT
Cole Sprouse had a crush on Jennifer Aniston as a child star on Friends
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The Riverdale star, who played Ross Geller's son Ben on Friends, tells Stephen Colbert: "I remember feeling so, so intimidated by my crush on her that I completely blanked and forgot every single one of my lines and she just stared at me and was waiting and one of the crewmembers, it was one of the cameramen — you guys know who you are — just goes, 'That little boy's got a crush!' Broke me."
Posted Wednesday 10/24/18 at 9:03PM EDT
Live with Kelly and Ryan is sending up TV and movie "ReBOOOOts" for Halloween
On Halloween morning, "Live’s Best Halloween Show Ever: the ReBOOOOt special" will feature sendups of classic shows like The Brady Bunch, Saved by the Bell and Friends, plus hit movies like Top Gun.
Posted Wednesday 10/24/18 at 3:17PM EDT
David Schwimmer parodies his lookalike thief
The former Friends star reacted to the news that police in Blackpool, England are searching for his lookalike, who was caught on surveillance camera stealing a crate of beer, by filming a parody of himself stealing beer. "Officers, I swear it wasn't me," he wrote on Instagram. "As you can see, I was in New York. To the hardworking Blackpool Police, good luck with the investigation. #itwasntme."
Posted Tuesday 10/23/18 at 9:28PM EDT
Police in Britain are searching for a thief who looks like Ross from Friends
Source: BBC News
When Blackpool Police posted surveillance footage of a man stealing a create of beer on Facebook, they were bombarded with comments that he looked like Ross from Friends. "Thank you to everyone for your speedy responses. We have investigated this matter thoroughly and have confirmed that David Schwimmer was in America on this date," the police wrote.
Posted Tuesday 10/16/18 at 9:10PM EDT
How will the loss of Friends impact Netflix?
Thanks to Netflix, Friends still has massive viewership in the United States and Britain. But the classic NBC sitcom is likely to disappear from Netflix next year as WarnerMedia launches its own streaming service, leaving a giant hole in Netflix's content library.
Posted Friday 10/05/18 at 10:26PM EDT
David Schwimmer's Will & Grace character is a "totally plausible fortysomething-year-old version of Ross Geller"
Source: Vanity Fair
The former Friends star began his five-episode stint on the NBC comedy as Grace's potential love interest, Noah, who is a notorious Twitter user called “the West Side Curmudgeon.” "Yes, there are plenty of differences between Noah and Ross," says Laura Bradley. "Ross would probably reject the notion of being any sort of blogger, beyond perhaps starting a Tumblr about dinosaurs. And unlike Ross, whose repressed rage tended to rear its ugly head at inconvenient times—like when a co-worker ate his sandwich—Noah seems more comfortable living in a constant state of low-grade anger, expressing his frustration with people who, for instance, don’t hold the door for other people. Still, looking at Noah, it’s not hard to imagine that he is the man Ross could have become—especially if he and Rachel didn’t make it for the long haul. Is it really that hard to imagine Angry Ross wandering the streets of the Upper West Side, tweeting his every frustration into the void?" ALSO: How Shelley Morrison Will & Grace maid Rosario went from Latino stereotype to complex character.
Posted Monday 10/01/18 at 6:35PM EDT
Tiffani Thiessen: I auditioned to play Rachel on Friends
Source: Entertainment Weekly
“Did you know I tested for Friends, for Jennifer Aniston?” the former Saved by the Bell star said on SiriusXM’s You Up With Nikki Glaser. “I was just a little too young. I was a little too young to the pairing of the rest of them.” Thiessen was 20 when Friends premiered, making her five years younger than the youngest cast members, Matthew Perry and Jennifer Aniston.
Posted Friday 9/14/18 at 11:17PM EDT
Matthew Perry reveals he's spent "three months in a hospital bed" following gastrointestinal surgery
"Three months in a hospital bed. Check," the former Friends star tweeted on Friday night, his first Twitter activity since March. In early August, Perry's rep said the actor recently underwent surgery to a gastrointestinal perforation.
Posted Saturday 9/08/18 at 12:54AM EDT
Tate Donovan recalls guest-starring on Friends as he and Jennifer Aniston were breaking up
Source: Us Weekly
The O.C. alum did a six-episode stint as Rachel Green's personal shopping client in 1998 while he and Aniston were dating. “The people that know that we dated think that we met on Friends," says the actor. "But in fact we had dated for two years before then, and it was over by the time we were on Friends together.”
Posted Thursday 8/30/18 at 10:02PM EDT
Friends costume designer was flattered that designer fashion brand Balenciaga apparently used Joey Tribbiani for inspiration
Balenciaga this week unveiled a $9,000 seven-layer coat that strongly resembles the outfit Matt LeBlanc's character wore when he tried on all of Chandler Bing's clothes at the same time. Costume designer Debra McGuire, who came up with the Season 3 look, tells TMZ "the coat is wondrously similar. I am flattered," adding: "Bravo then to the Friends-inspired coat!!!"
Posted Monday 8/20/18 at 7:59AM EDT
Debby Ryan defends Insatiable's controversial use of a fatsuit, points out Friends also used one
Ryan tells Teen Vogue she initially feared that her fatsuit “would almost be done in parody like in Friends," referring to Monica Geller's character. “There was a point where (creator Lauren Gussis) and I are like, ‘If at any point this is funny, if at any point people laugh, we’re not doing it.’ We’re not doing the show that we’re trying to do,” Ryan said. “We’re just trying to portray an origin story. We’re trying to showcase that.”
Posted Wednesday 8/15/18 at 2:13PM EDT
David Schwimmer shows up to the Will & Grace set wearing matching outfits with Eric McCormack
Debra Messing shared the photo of her new love on-screen love interest and his hilarious outfit. ALSO: A 19-year-old Ross Geller Friends mystery has been solved.
Posted Monday 8/13/18 at 9:39PM EDT
Insatiable is yet another TV show that puts thin actors in bizarre-looking fat suits
Source: Paste Magazine
From Fat Monica on Friends to Fat Schmidt on New Girl, TV producers like to use a "bizarre fat suit motif," says Amy Amatangelo. "There’s a segment of writers, producers, and showrunners who think you can just stick an actor in a fat suit and the jokes write themselves. Hilarity ensues," she says. As "Fatty Patty," Debby Ryan's Insatiable character looks especially bizarre. As Amatangelo notes, "Ryan is stuffed into clothes that are too tight for her fat-suited body and her face is distorted. Why do they do that when they decide to make someone overweight? Do they not know that people who aren’t a size zero actually have proportional and not warped faces? That people who are a size 14 can find clothes that fit them?"
Posted Friday 8/10/18 at 6:01AM EDT
Friends is the most popular streaming show in Britain
Ever since Netflix UK added Friends in January, the iconic sitcom has been streamed twice as much as its nearest rival -- Amazon's The Grand Tour.