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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.
Posted Wednesday 8/08/18 at 9:51PM EDT
Will & Grace is bringing David Schwimmer back to NBC's Thursday lineup as Grace's love interest
Source: USA Today
The former Friends star is joining Season 2 in a recurring role.
Posted Tuesday 8/07/18 at 10:55PM EDT
Matthew Perry is recovering from surgery
Source: ET Canada
“Matthew Perry recently underwent surgery in a Los Angeles hospital to repair a gastrointestinal perforation,” a rep for the former Friends star said Tuesday. “He is grateful for the concern and asks for continued privacy as he heals."
Posted Tuesday 8/07/18 at 2:27PM EDT
Kathleen Turner says she didn't feel welcome on the Friends set
In a wide-ranging interview with Vulture, Turner admitted she didn't feel welcome playing the drag queen father of Matthew Perry’s character, Chandler Bing. She compared the Friends cast members to a "clique," adding: "I’ll be quite honest, which is my wont: I didn’t feel very welcomed by the cast. I remember I was wearing this difficult sequined gown -- and my high heels were absolutely killing me. I found it odd that none of the actors thought to offer me a seat. Finally, it was one of the older crew members that said, ‘Get Miss Turner a chair.’”
Posted Sunday 8/05/18 at 3:40PM EDT
The Americans and Anthony Bourdain were honored at the TCA Awards
The FX drama won program of the year and individual achievement in drama for Keri Russell. Last night's awards also honored the late Anthony Bourdain for oustanding achievement in news and information, Rita Moreno for lifetime achievement and Friends with the Heritage Award.
Posted Wednesday 8/01/18 at 1:35PM EDT
Jennifer Aniston says "I fantasize" about a Friends revival, or a Golden Girls-style reboot
Aniston spoke to her friend Molly McNearney, Jimmy Kimmel's wife and co-head writer of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, for an InStyle magazine cover story. "What about Friends? Will Friends ever come back?" McNearney asked. "Before that show ended, people were asking if we were coming back," responded Aniston. "Courteney (Cox) and Lisa (Kudrow) and I talk about it. I fantasize about it. It really was the greatest job I ever had. I don’t know what it would look like today, but you never know. So many shows are being successfully rebooted. I know Matt LeBlanc doesn’t want to be asked that question anymore. But maybe we could talk him into it. Or we just give it some time and then Lisa, Courteney, and I could reboot The Golden Girls and spend our last years together on wicker furniture." McNearney was involved in Kimmel's Friends reunion of Aniston, Cox and Kudrow on his show in 2014.
Posted Tuesday 7/31/18 at 6:25PM EDT
Lisa Kudrow recalls being pregnant on Friends with her son, who is now 20
Kudrow was pregnant on Season 4 of the iconic NBC comedy, giving birth to her only son Julian in May 1998. “The six of us would do a huddle backstage and just say, ‘All right, have a good show, love you love you love you love you,’" recalls Kudrow, whose pregnancy was written into the show. “And when I was pregnant, then they would say, ‘Have a great show, love you love you — love you, little Julian!’ ‘Cause we knew it was a boy and that was his name.”
Posted Thursday 7/26/18 at 10:37PM EDT
Deconstructing Friends: How Phoebe Buffay's enigmatic eccentricity became its secret ingredient
Source: Laughing Squid
ScreenPrism presents a YouTube video essay showing how Phoebe's nuanced and layered eccentricity helped her friends become true to themselves.
Posted Friday 7/20/18 at 5:44AM EDT
What if Seth Rogen's laugh was heard on Friends instead of a laugh track?
A Seth Rogen laugh track appears to change everything on the classic NBC sitcom.