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Matt LeBlanc looked 'feral'

February 26th, 2014 6:20am EST
Matt LeBlanc
Matt LeBlanc looked like a "feral" man when he took a break from acting.
The 46-year-old actor - who has 10-year-old daughter Marina with ex-wife Melissa McKnight - retreated from the spotlight for five years from 2006 and was so reluctant to leave his Santa Barbara ranch, he even resorted to cutting his own hair, which once resulted in a disastrous Mohawk.
He said: "I looked like a feral man with his kid. I'm glad child services doesn't have a picture of that one."
However, Matt admits the scrutiny he was under at the height of his fame from sitcom 'Friends' had some unexpected benefits; s...

Matt LeBlanc is nothing like his character

February 19th, 2014 11:20pm EST
Matt LeBlanc
Matt LeBlanc is a "little more together" than his on-screen persona.
The 46-year-old actor plays a fictional version of himself in 'Episodes' but admits he is noting like his character in real life.
The former 'Friends' star told Boston Common magazine: "It's a fictitious character, and you just have to approach it that way. He just happens to have the same name I do. When we were coming up with who the character was going to be, I thought it would be fun - since our salaries were all published during 'Friends' - to make this Matt LeBlanc way, way wealthier than me.
"You've got this guy com...

Jennifer Aniston loves Courteney Cox

January 28th, 2014 6:20pm EST
Jennifer Aniston
Courteney Cox is still one of Jennifer Aniston's closest friends.
The 'We're the Millers' actress, who split from Brad Pitt in 2005 after five years of marriage and is currently engaged to Justin Theroux, has regularly sought refuge at her former 'Friends' co-star's house in Los Angeles during difficult times in the past.
Speaking about their 20-year friendship, the 44-year-old star told More magazine: "There's absolutely no judgment in Court. You'll never feel scolded. She's extremely fair, ridiculously loyal and fiercely loving."
She added: "I've slept in her guest bedroom a lot. Without ...

Matt LeBlanc is glad he doesn't work full-time

January 16th, 2014 6:20pm EST
Matt LeBlanc
Matt LeBlanc is relieved he only has to work four months a year.
The former 'Friends' star, who has an estimated net worth of $60 million, is glad he doesn't need to work full-time so he can spend more time looking after his 10-year-old daughter Marina.
The 'Episodes' star told reporters at the Television Critics Association Winter Tour 2014 in Pasadena, California: "Four months a year of work for me is plenty. I'm a dad. I have a 10 year old and you know making her breakfast and taking her to school, and getting her after school and helping her with her homework -- that's really fun."

Jennifer Aniston being talked into Friends 2014

December 22nd, 2013 4:20am EST
Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston is being "slowly convinced" into a 'Friends' reunion next year.
The 'We're the Millers' actress has enjoyed a huge movie career since the sitcom ended in 2004, but producers are keen for her to reunite with castmates Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer in 2014.
A source told America's OK! magazine: "Since the show ended in 2004 it's been rare for all six of them to appear in public together. But with next year's 20th anniversary [of the show's launch] it will be unavoidable for them to do something together. It's the perfect excuse to...

Jennifer Aniston's Thanksgiving with Ed Sheeran

November 29th, 2013 6:20pm EST
Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston spent Thanksgiving with Ed Sheeran.
The 'We're the Millers' star invited the British 'Give Me Love' singer to celebrate the traditional holiday with her and other friends in Los Angeles.
Jennifer's manager, Aleen Keshishian, posted a snap online of the three of them together, with the caption: "#happythanksgiving #jenniferaniston @aleenkeshishian #edsheeran."
Jennifer is not the only former 'Friends' actress Ed, 22, is friends with. He tweeted recently to drum up support for Courteney Cox to win a People's Choice Award for her role in 'Cougar Town'.
He wrote: "My friend Co...

Jennifer Aniston Open To 'Friends' Reunion

October 9th, 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...

Matthew Perry and Lisa Kudrow share Friends regrets

July 29th, 2013 3:11am EDT
Lisa Kudrow
Matthew Perry and Lisa Kudrow wish they had spoken up and fought for more series of Friends when the team behind the hugely popular sitcom ended it in 2004.

The show ran for 10 seasons and is often voted the most beloved U.S. comedy show of all time, while making household names of its stars, Perry, Kudrow, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer and Matt LeBlanc.

The pair, who played Chandler Bing and Phoebe Buffay, got nostalgic during a chat on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight, for which Perry is acting as guest host, and admitted they would have loved to have carried on with the sh...

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

July 18th, 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...

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

February 14th, 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...

Matt LeBlanc: 'There's No Plans For A 'Friends' Movie'

January 17th, 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 ...

Central Perk Coffee Shop Sofa From 'Friends' Up For Sale

December 7th, 2011 9:59pm EST
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, ...

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

January 18th, 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...

'Episodes' Advance Review: Making Fun Of The Hand That Feeds You

January 5th, 2011 10:23am EST
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 ...

2011 Midseason TV: Christian Slater Tries Again & A Few 'Friends' Clones

December 29th, 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...

Matt LeBlanc: 'Don't You Dare Call Me Joey'

September 23rd, 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...

Matt LeBlanc Is Back On TV And Everything's Changed

July 31st, 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...

Matthew Perry Sick Of 'Friends' Movie Rumors

July 15th, 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 page, he writes, "Just to clear something up..I love Friends fans. I...

Brooke Shields Writing Andre Agassi Marriage Memoirs

March 7th, 2010 2:03pm EST
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...

TV Reunions We'd Like To See

August 28th, 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...

Actors Who Have Transitioned From TV To Film

August 25th, 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...

Some Recent TV Spinoff Successes And Failures

May 12th, 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:


Frasier - Who would ...

'Will & Grace' Stars Set For Spin-Off?

October 4th, 2008 4:36pm EDT
Will & Grace
Former Will & Grace co-stars Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes are set to star in a spin-off of the hit comedy. The pair will reprise their camp double-act in "Karen & Jack," which is currently in development at network NBC.

According to sources, Hayes was keen on a spin-off soon after "Will & Grace" ended in 2006 - but was put off by the failure of Matt LeBlanc's Friends follow-up Joey. Plans were then derailed when Mullally landed a talk show - but that flopped, throwing the pair back together again.

The insider tells the National Enquirer, "They feel there is still a lot of life le...

Le Blanc Settles With Former Manager

September 5th, 2008 9:08am EDT
Matt LeBlanc
Former Friends star Matt LeBlanc has quietly settled a legal spat with his former business manager. Camille Cerio claimed the actor owed her over $1 million in commission after breaching a contract.

Her suit prompted an angry Le Blanc to call for Cerio to undergo a mental evaluation in July, insisting his former aide was suffering from a "major depressive disorder."

But the two parties settled the matter out of court at the end of last month, and the agreement papers have just been filed in Los Angeles.

Details of the settlement have not been disclosed.

(This news articl...

Workplace Romance: Costars Who Fell In Love

August 19th, 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...

Slideshow: Whatever Happened To These TV Stars?

August 14th, 2008 8:45am EDT
Matt LeBlanc
There are some TV stars that keep acting. Take Ted Danson, for example. Since "Cheers" ended in 1993 he has starred in several series, including his latest (for which he garnered an Emmy nomination), "Damages." But there are some TV stars that disappeared from our beloved TV screens. Click through our slideshow to see which ones we're talking about:

Party of Five star Neve Campbell

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Campbell has appeared in films here and there and had a three-episode arc on Medium.

Lost star Maggie Grace

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Matt LeBlanc Accuses Manager Of Mental Disorder

July 24th, 2008 9:04am EDT
Matt LeBlanc
Matt LeBlanc has hit back at his former business manager's claims he owes her commission by requesting a judge order her to undergo a mental evaluation.

Camille Cerio filed suit against the former Friends star for breach of contract last August, claiming he stopped paying her in 2000 and now owes her fees of over $1 million.

However in a motion filed on Tuesday, LeBlanc alleges Cerio has a "major depressive disorder" and asks that she be evaluated by a court-appointed psychologist.

A hearing is set for August 13th, reports

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'Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!' & Other Memorable TV Quotes

July 14th, 2008 8:45am EDT
When the television became available in the early 20th century, who would have ever thought it could became such a vital part of pop culture and media coverage? These days the "Boob Tube" still holds power over even the most casual of viewers with its advertising campaigns and storytelling prime time shows.

The television is used to entertain as well as inform, and over the years thousands of shows were created to catch the attention of the public. Only so many shows are able to grab the love and approval of audiences, and even less than that stay memorable after years pass on. Here a...

Matt LeBlanc Sued For $1 Million

July 9th, 2008 9:16am EDT
Matt LeBlanc
Former Friends star Matt LeBlanc is heading to court after allegedly failing to pay his former business manager $1 million.

Camille Cerio is suing the actor for breach of contract and claims he owes her commission for managing his career. LeBlanc maintains he has paid Cerio more than $200,000 in payments, but in a lawsuit filed at Los Angeles Superior Court earlier this month, Cerio claims the amount is nothing compared to his royalties from Friends and spin-off Joey.

Cerio claims that LeBlanc agreed to cut her 15 per cent from all the pilots, but stopped paying her in 2000. T...

'Friends' Movie Just A Rumor

July 6th, 2008 6:30pm EDT
A representative for Warner Bros film studio has quashed speculation of a Friends reunion movie. The hit TV sitcom - which starred Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry and Matt LeBlanc - came to an end in 2004 after a 10-year run.

It was rumored earlier this week that Cox and Aniston were keen to reprise their roles for a movie version of the show, as long as the story was right.

They were alleged to have been inspired by the massive box office success of Sex and the City: The Movie, which was turned from a TV series into a big-screen film e...

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