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Chris Evans' 'Top Gear' Gets Second Trailer, New After-Show

5/1/2016 11:02am EDT
Chris Evans' 'Top Gear' Gets Second Trailer, New After-Show
BBC America is continuing to throw its weight behind Chris Evans' new Top Gear. This week the network released its second teaser from the revamped show, featuring co-host Matt LeBlanc behind the wheel of an Ariel Nomad. By the end of the dusty shoot, LeBlanc (pictured above) is near unrecognizable!

Here's the video of him tearing through the desert, complete with the usual thundering rock music and a cameo appearance from a biker:

LeBlanc was also featured in the first Top Gear relaunch trailer that came out at the end of March.

To further promote the series BBCA is giving Evans Gear s...
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Check Out This New ‘Top Gear’ Trailer

4/2/2016 9:30am EDT
BBC America Premieres First Trailer For Chris Evans' 'Top Gear'
The first footage from BBC's revamped Top Gear is out there. On Thursday, BBC America released its initial trailer for "Season 23," giving audiences the initial look at the new series featuring Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc.

Click below to watch the trailer, which includes LeBlanc "driving" a Reliant Rialto on the back of a recovery vehicle and a glimpse of Evans getting infamously car sick while filming with Sabine Schmitz in California:

In debuting the video, BBC America also made public some details of the new season. It was shot in five different countries - the United Kingdom, Unite...
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Check Out The New Lineup For 'Top Gear'

2/11/2016 10:22am EST
BBC America Names All Six New Presenters For 'Top Gear'
Chris Evans' new Top Gear will have six different people billed as hosts, after BBC America officially released the motoring show's new cast list in a press notice sent out late Wednesday night.

Joining Evans and Episodes star Matt LeBlanc, whose hiring was revealed last week, are the previously rumored Sabine Schmitz and Chris Harris, as well as Formula 1 commentator Eddie Jordan (second from right) and CNET presenter Rory Reid (first from left). The new Top Gear will also have its own version of The Stig, as shown in the above publicity photo.

The massive ensemble appears to lend creden...
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Matt LeBlanc: 'I Almost Had A Nervous Breakdown'

2/7/2016 9:00am EST
Matt LeBlanc Talks Mental Health Issues After 'Friends' Supersta
Former "Friends" star Matt LeBlanc is back in the spotlight and he's happy to be there after several years where lingering mental health issues left the actor on the verge of a "breakdown."

According to a report published by People Magazine, LeBlanc remarked that there was a time in his life "for years and years," where he "barely left the house" and came close to a breakdown.

People quoted an excerpt from an interview in The Mirror, where LeBlanc, the new host of the BBC series "Top Gear," wanted to just detach himself from the Hollywood roller coaster, after riding high on it during the...
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Matt LeBlanc Joining Chris Evans On 'Top Gear'

2/6/2016 11:10am EST
Matt LeBlanc Joining Chris Evans On 'Top Gear' - But In What Cap
The news for Chris Evans' version of Top Gear just keeps getting more and more surprising. The BBC announced this week that actor Matt LeBlanc will join Evans on the new incarnation of the motoring show, but just how big of a role he'll have in the series is frustratingly vague.

BBC's press release doesn't give any specifics on the Episodes star's role, and it refers to LeBlanc both as "one of the new presenters" and a "new Top Gear friend."

That second phrase makes more sense if you read a recent Radio Times report that says Evans is not building a traditional hosting team, but rather a ...
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Two 'Friends' Of Jennifer Aniston Didn't Get A Wedding Invite

8/11/2015 2:13pm EDT
Jennifer Aniston Didn't Invite 'Friends' Matt LeBlanc & Matthew
Jennifer Aniston didn't invite her form "Friends" co-stars Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer to her wedding to Justin Theroux last week, but there's no hard feelings between the stars.

During the Television Critics Association event in Los Angeles on Monday, LeBlanc told People: "I think they're a great couple. I think she's happy. And that's all I care about is that Jen's happy. If she wanted me there, I would have been there."

He added, "I missed when she married Brad [Pitt]. I was in Austria working. She called me, and she was like, 'You're really not coming to my weddin...
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Happy Birthday!

7/25/2015 7:00am EDT
Matt LeBlanc
Happy Birthday to:

Actor Matt LeBlanc (1967)

Actor Michael Welch (1987)

Actor James Lafferty (1985)

Actor Brad Renfro (1982; d. 2008)

Adult film star Tera Patrick (1976)

Actor Jay R. Ferguson (1974)

Actor David Denman (1973)

Jazz drummerBrian Blade (1970)

Actress Illeana Douglas (1965)

Actress Katherine Kelly Lang (1961)

Sonic Youth singer Thurston Moore (1958)

Reggae singer Rita Marley (1946)

Actress Estelle Getty (1923)

Actor Walter Brennan (1894; d. 1974)
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'Friends' Star Matt LeBlanc And Longtime Girlfriend Split

1/8/2015 12:48pm EST
'Friends' Star Matt LeBlanc And Longtime Girlfriend Andrea Ander
Matt LeBlanc has split from his girlfriend of 8 years, Andrea Anders.

Us Weekly reported that the "Episodes" star attended the season 4 premiere party of his popular Showtime series alone, fueling breakup rumors.

LeBlanc, 47, currently resides in London.

The actor began dating actress Anders after divorcing wife Melissa McKnight in 2006.

Anders is best known for her roles in “The Class” and “Better Off Ted.”

The couple met in 2006 when they co-starred on the Friends spinoff Joey. Anders most recently guest-starred on "Modern Family."

LeBlanc was reported to be unfaithful to the actres...
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TBS Celebrating 20th 'Friends' Anniversary With Mini-Marathon

9/21/2014 1:00pm EDT
TBS Celebrating 20th 'Friends' Anniversary With Mini-Marathon
Could this be more perfect? As a way to celebrate the 20th premiere anniversary of “Friends,” TBS is throwing a 20-episode marathon.

This coming Monday marks two decades since we first met our favorite Central Perk gang. With that said, TBS will air 10 hours of 20 fan-chosen episodes on Monday, Sept. 22 beginning at 10 a.m. and finishing up by 8 p.m.

“We're thrilled to be celebrating ‘Friends’ 20th anniversary by giving fans the chance to choose their favorite episodes for TBS's 20-episode marathon,” said Phil Oppenheim, senior vice president of programming and scheduling for TBS and TNT....
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Celebrity Birthdays - July 25, 2014

7/25/2014 7:00am EDT
Celebrity Birthdays - July 25, 2014
Happy Birthday to:

Actor Matt LeBlanc (1967)

Actor Michael Welch (1987)

Actor James Lafferty (1985)

Actor Brad Renfro (1982; d. 2008)

Adult film star Tera Patrick (1976)

Actor Jay R. Ferguson (1974)

Actor David Denman (1973)

Jazz drummerBrian Blade (1970)

Actress Illeana Douglas (1965)

Actress Katherine Kelly Lang (1961)

Sonic Youth singer Thurston Moore (1958)

Reggae singer Rita Marley (1946)

Actress Estelle Getty (1923)

Actor Walter Brennan (1894; d. 1974)

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Jennifer Aniston Open To 'Friends' Reunion

10/9/2013 4:07pm EDT
Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston, arguably the most successful star from the cast of Friends, says she's open to reuniting with the cast of the hit TV show.

Aniston held an interview with James Burrows, who directed the pilot of Friends and several episodes. At one point the moderator audibly wished for a Friends reunion, and Aniston quickly agreed: "I do too. I'd honestly go back to it if we could, I would."

The cast is split on the idea of making more Friends episodes, however. Lisa Kudrow has said she doesn't have an interest in seeing the characters 10 years later, but admitted she would attend a reu...
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Celebrity Birthdays - July 25, 2013

7/25/2013 3:00am EDT
Matt LeBlanc
Happy Birthday to:

Actor Matt LeBlanc (1967)

Actor Michael Welch (1987)

Actor James Lafferty (1985)

Actor Brad Renfro (1982; d. 2008)

Adult film star Tera Patrick (1976)

Actor Jay R. Ferguson (1974)

Actor David Denman (1973)

Jazz drummerBrian Blade (1970)

Actress Illeana Douglas (1965)

Actress Katherine Kelly Lang (1961)

Sonic Youth singer Thurston Moore (1958)

Reggae singer Rita Marley (1946)

Actress Estelle Getty (1923)

Actor Walter Brennan (1894; d. 1974)

 

 

 

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Emmy Nominations: 'American Horror Story' Gets 17 Noms, Netflix's 'House Of Cards' Also Dominates

7/18/2013 10:01am EDT
House of Cards
After picking up nine nominations, Kevin Spacey's Netflix series "House Of Cards" will be a big contender at the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards. The political thriller was recognized in the Outstanding Drama Series category and picked up dramatic acting nominations for its leads, Spacey and Robin Wright. It received a total of nine nominations.

The Netflix series will be facing stiff competition from last year's big winners "Homeland" and "Breaking Bad" as well as "Mad Men", "Game of Thrones" and "Downton Abbey."

In the lead actor category, Spacey will face off against "Homeland's" Damian Lew...
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Celebrity Birthdays - July 25, 2012

7/25/2012 3:00am EDT
Matt LeBlanc
Happy Birthday to:

Actor Matt LeBlanc (1967)

Actor Michael Welch (1987)

Actor James Lafferty (1985)

Actor Brad Renfro (1982; d. 2008)

Adult film star Tera Patrick (1976)

Actor Jay R. Ferguson (1974)

Actor David Denman (1973)

Actress Illeana Douglas (1965)

Sonic Youth singer Thurston Moore (1958)

Reggae singer Rita Marley (1946)

Actress Estelle Getty (1923)

Actor Walter Brennan (1894; d. 1974)

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Ryan Reynolds Beats Tom Cruise's Record In 'Top Gear' Racetrack Challenge

2/14/2012 9:57am EST
Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds is Hollywood's new top gun after beating Tom Cruise's lap time during a racetrack challenge for British TV show "Top Gear."

The star got behind the wheel of a Kia hatchback for the show's Star in a Reasonably Priced Car segment, which aired in the U.K. on Sunday, and admitted the challenge was frustrating for him because he prefers to ride motorcycles.

Footage of his lap had to be bleeped considerably because he hurled obscenities throughout his drive.

He told host Jeremy Clarkson, "I'd like to think I'm a horrible driver. I ride motorcycles everywhere, so you can just race...
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Matt LeBlanc: 'There's No Plans For A 'Friends' Movie'

1/17/2012 8:50am EST
Matt LeBlanc
Matt LeBlanc has ruled out a "Friends" movie because he'd rather fans remember the beloved TV characters as they were when the sitcom ended.

There has been much speculation about a "Friends" reunion ever since the hit show went off the air in 2004, but LeBlanc insists a get together is as unlikely as ever - and talk of a possible film is futile.

He insists Friends will never be able to transition from the small screen to the big screen like Sex & the City did.

The actor explains, "Sex & the City is always a single kind of a show, like a film, so it made the transition from television to ...
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Central Perk Coffee Shop Sofa From 'Friends' Up For Sale

12/7/2011 9:59pm EST
Friends
The Central Perk coffee shop sofa used by the characters in hit sitcom Friends has been added to the year's most exciting memorabilia auction.

The couch and other Friends keepsakes, like the Jouets Rocking Horse print from Courteney Cox's character Monica's room and even a "cast & crew only" snow globe Christmas gift, will go under the hammer at the Profiles in History Icons of Hollywood auction later this month in Los Angeles.

Other must-have items up for grabs include the ruby slippers and Cowardly Lion costume from The Wizard Of Oz, the DeLorean sports car from Back to the Future III, ...
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Celebrity Birthdays - July 25, 2011

7/25/2011 3:00am EDT
Matt LeBlanc
Happy Birthday to:

Episodes star Matt LeBlanc (1967)

Joan of Arcadia actor Michael Welch (1987)

One Tree Hill actor James Lafferty (1985)

"The Jacket" actor Brad Renfro (1982; d. 2008)

Cradle of Filth singer Dani Davey (1973)

Actress Illeana Douglas (1965)

Sonic Youth singer Thurston Moore (1958)

Reggae singer Rita Marley (1946)

"Golden Girl" Estelle Getty (1923)

Saxophonist Johnny Hodges (1906; d. 1970)

Actress Lila Lee (1901; d. 1973)

Silver Screen star Walter Brennan (1894; d. 1974)

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Brittany's TCA 2011 Blog: CBS, Showtime & CW - From 'Chaos' To 'Kick-Ass'

1/18/2011 11:10am EST
Hawaii Five-O
After spending time getting to know FOX on Tuesday, I handled three networks a few days later. Friday at the TCAs (Television Critics Association) was devoted to CBS and its two sister networks, Showtime and The CW. All three brought their midseason shows, as well as executive sessions and a CW panel devoted to the "kick-ass" women of their various series. Here's the dish from the Eye and beyond:

CBS Executive Session

CBS President of Entertainment Nina Tassler was on the hot seat Friday morning. She was quizzed on CBS' emphasis on legal and procedural shows- what with three CSI's, two NC...
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'Episodes' Advance Review: Making Fun Of The Hand That Feeds You

1/5/2011 10:23am EST
Episodes
My week of Showtime previews continues with a look at Episodes, the second new series that the network will debut on January 9 (the first being Shameless). Episodes focuses on a British couple named Beverly and Sean (Green Wing costars Tamsin Greig and Stephen Mangan) who experience culture shock when their successful UK television series is adapted for an American audience. As a fan of many British shows, several of which have been butchered in American translation - in fact, Episodes rings amusingly like the story of the Brit sitcom Coupling - I have to say this is a neat and probably ...
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2011 Midseason TV: Christian Slater Tries Again & A Few 'Friends' Clones

12/29/2010 1:04pm EST
Christian Slater
It’s almost the new year – and you know what that means. No, it’s not time to wonder when Dick Clark is going to retire from his New Year’s Eve show. Midseason is almost upon us – and several new shows are set to premiere shortly, while other favorites are slated to return. Here’s a rundown:

'Breaking In’ – FOX – April 6

This is Christian Slater’s third attempt at a series in as many years. This go round, he’s part of a team of tech experts who are tapped to be consultants on cyber security for large corporations. Here’s hoping third time’s a charm.

'Body Of Proof’ – ABC – premie...
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Matt LeBlanc: 'Don't You Dare Call Me Joey'

9/23/2010 8:15am EDT
Matt LeBlanc
Matt LeBlanc is so fed up with fans referring to him as his Friends character Joey he launched into a foul-mouthed rant at reporters on Tuesday insisting the show is "in the past."

The star rose to fame as lovable character Joey Tribbiani in the hit sitcom in the 1990s alongside Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer. LeBlanc went on to film two seasons of spin-off show Joey when Friends ended in 2004, but he has failed to make a mark in the industry following the program's cancellation.

The actor has seemingly grown tired of fans still greeting h...
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Matt LeBlanc Is Back On TV And Everything's Changed

7/31/2010 11:00am EDT
Matt LeBlanc Episodes
Matt LeBlanc is back on TV with a new series on Showtime. Episodes stars Matt LeBlanc as Matt LeBlanc. The fictional Matt LeBlanc is cast in an American remake of a British series. Hilarity ensues. For LeBlanc, it was the first show that was worth interrupting his private time with family.

“There was a few network shows that came and went that crossed my desk that I said no to,” LeBlanc said at the Television Critics Association fall press tour. “I just took the time, 12 years [of Friends and Joey] every day was a lot. It was a great time but I wanted to take some time off and spend time w...
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Matthew Perry Sick Of 'Friends' Movie Rumors

7/15/2010 1:00pm EDT
Matthew Perry
Matthew Perry is fed up with constant rumors about a Friends movie - he has pleaded with fans to stop pestering him about a big-screen version of the hit show.

The cast of the "legendary" program has faced constant speculation they will reunite for a film version of the comedy since it finished in 2004. Lead stars Perry, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer and Matt LeBlanc have brushed off the rumors several times - and Perry wants the gossip to stop altogether.

In a message on his Twitter.com page, he writes, "Just to clear something up..I love Friends fans. I...
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Brooke Shields Writing Andre Agassi Marriage Memoirs

3/7/2010 2:03pm EST
Shields,_Brooke
Brooke Shields is planning to give the other side of her marriage to retired tennis ace Andre Agassi when she writes her own memoirs.

Agassi went public with private details of his two-year marriage to the actress in his tell all Open, but Shields insists he left a lot of details out.

And she hopes to address them in her memoirs - especially her ex-husband's account of a tantrum he threw on the set of sitcom Friends when Shields licked show regular Matt Le Blanc's hand in a scene.

Agassi, who was a visitor on set, revealed he stormed off, drove home and smashed his tennis awards, admi...
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TV Reunions We'd Like To See

8/28/2009 10:02am EDT
Party Of Five
We all have our favorite shows, especially the ones we used to beg mom and dad to let us stay up and watch. Or the shows we watched with our friends every week and discussed the next day in school because it was the most exciting event in our lives. Most of these shows are played in syndication, but the true fans want to know what's going on with our favorite characters now.

Here are the top shows that we'd love to see do reunion specials:

It's been 20 years since "Saved by the Bell," TV's first live-action Saturday morning sitcom debuted. The show started as "Good Morning, Miss Blis...
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Actors Who Have Transitioned From TV To Film

8/25/2009 10:00am EDT
Jennifer Garner
For some actors, it is hard to make the crucial transition into film as a television star. Especially if you are typecast as a certain character and most people can't think of you as anyone else (for example, Matt LeBlanc as Joey on Friends). Television actors put their careers on the line when they leave their steady jobs to branch out into the film world, and they either make it or they don't. Here are the top television stars who managed to hold their own in the film world.

Will Smith- Before he was one of the top A-list movie stars, Will Smith was known as the Banks' troublemaking co...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 25

7/25/2009 3:00am EDT
Matt LeBlanc
Happy Birthday to "Joan of Arcadia" actor Michael Welch (1987), "The Jacket" actor Brad Renfro (1982), Cradle of Filth singer Dani Davey (1973), "Friends" and "Joey" star Matt LeBlanc (1967), "Stir of Echoes" actress Illeana Douglas (1965), Sonic Youth singer Thurston Moore (1958), Chicago Bears legend Walter Payton (1954; d. 1999), reggae singer Rita Marley (1946), "Golden Girl" Estelle Getty (1923), saxophonist Johnny Hodges (1906; d. 1970), actress Lila Lee (1901; d. 1973), and silver screen star Walter Brennan (1894; d. 1974).

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Some Recent TV Spinoff Successes And Failures

5/12/2009 11:29am EDT
Boston Legal
With an eagerly anticipated Gossip Girl spinoff in the offing, as well as a number of other spinoffs and remakes, the 2009-2010 television fall schedule feels awfully familiar. Unfortunately, there's no rhyme or reason as to whether these spinoffs actually fly. For every Frasier, there is a Joey. The winners are shows that garnered critical acclaim and/or cult status. The losers are shows that destroyed the integrity of beloved characters and were generally poorly written and conceived.

Some of the more recent TV spinoff successes and failures:

Successes

Frasier - Who would ...
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Workplace Romance: Costars Who Fell In Love

8/19/2008 12:08pm EDT
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
It is widely acknowledged that workplace romances are a definite no-no; clearly, some famous actors and actresses didn't get the memo. From classic romantic duos Bogey/Bacall and Spencer/Tracy to contemporary pairings like "Bennifer" and "Brangelina", since the inception of cinema, thespians have taken on-set relationships from reel-life to real-life.

Julia Roberts and Kiefer Sutherland's hearts skipped a beat while filming Flatliners (1990). Tom Cruise admired a young Aussie actress named Nicole Kidman and had her cast opposite him in Days of Thunder. The movie Seven ended with Gwynet...
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