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Jennifer Aniston Open To 'Friends' Reunion

October 9th, 2013 4:07pm EDT
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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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Matthew Perry Takes Over As Host Of Piers Morgan's CNN Talk Show

July 28th, 2013 6:07pm EDT
Matthew Perry
Matthew Perry became a cable newsman on Friday night when he took over hosting duties on Piers Morgan's nightly talk show.

The 'Friends' actor stepped in to replace the former newspaper editor on Piers Morgan Live, and he opened the program by explaining how he landed the job.

He told the audience, "About a month ago, I got a call from (CNN president) Jeff Zucker asking me to guest host Piers Morgan Live. And I had two questions for him. The first question was, how do - 'How the hell did you get my number, Jeff?' And the second question, of course, was, 'Who's Piers Morgan?'... Once I got...
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Matthew Perry: Helping Addicts Is More Important Than 'Friends' Legacy

July 7th, 2013 9:00am EDT
Matthew Perry
After struggling with drug and alcohol addiction for years, beloved Friends star Matthew Perry, 43, opens up in this week’s issue of PEOPLE about getting sober – and finding new purpose by helping others steered him toward happiness at last. When a doctor prescribed him Vicodin after a Jet Ski accident in 1997, “I felt better than I ever felt in my entire life. I had a big problem with pills and alcohol, and I couldn’t stop,” Perry tells PEOPLE. For years tabloids chronicled his every misstep, including two failed stints in rehab.

Today, Perry is an entirely different man – relaxed, smilin...
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The White House Honors Matthew Perry For His Drug Court Advocacy

May 7th, 2013 6:17pm EDT
Matthew Perry
On Monday, Canadian actor Matthew Perry was honored at the White House for his support of the nation's Drug Court system.

The Go On actor battled addictions to alcohol and prescription pills at the height of his Friends fame, before seeking professional help and getting clean.

He has thrown his support behind the government's Drug Court campaign, which incorporates a system of judges across the country who specialize in addiction and help first-time offenders with substance issues to enter rehab rather than sentencing them to jail.

Perry was presented with the Champion of Recovery awa...
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Jennifer Love Hewitt Busts Out Of Strapless Dress On 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'

April 20th, 2013 6:38pm EDT
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Jennifer Love Hewitt left little to the imagination when she made a guest appearance on Ellen DeGeneres's talk show on Thursday. The star wore a very low cut black dress that showed off her best assets.

The Client List star knew her outfit would end up being a hot topic as she giggled her way across the stage after being announced.

"Were you just sewing your dress?" Ellen joked. "Did you run out of time? Or what's happening?"

J-Love responded, "No, it's the design,but it's a little wowzer. Sorry about it. I didn't have a lot of time."

Go On star Matthew Perry, who was co-hosting the sho...
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Iowa Farmers Outraged Over Matthew Perry's Baseball Training Center

April 1st, 2013 12:05pm EDT
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A group of farmers in Iowa have reportedly fired off a letter to Matthew Perry asking the actor to pull his financial backing from a controversial building project in their town.

The former Friends star became an investor in the Go the Distance Baseball company in February and bosses at the firm are planning to create a youth tournament and baseball training center in Dyersville, the same city where Kevin Costner's 1989 movie Field of Dreams was shot.

Now, bosses at the Residential & Agricultural Advisory Committee have reportedly written to Perry to express their anger over the plans, ...
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Matthew Perry: 'My Life Has A Lot More Meaning Now'

March 23rd, 2013 4:28pm EDT
Matthew Perry
Matthew Perry shared his experience of drug abuse with officials in Washington, D.C. this week as he testified in support of specialist courts to deal with addicts.

The Go On star, who spent years battling an addiction to prescription pills, travelled to the capital to give evidence in favor of schemes to deal with non-violent criminal offenders with drug and alcohol problems.

Perry addressed the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies on Thursday and insisted drug courts are vital to help deal with the problem of addiction. He said, "Drug co...
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The Hottest Gift Lounge at the Emmy Awards

September 25th, 2012 3:44pm EDT
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I knew it wasn’t going to be an ordinary day when I raced past Aziz Ansari sipping a coconut water on the escalator. He was dressed like a Target employee with a red polo and khakis, but he self-parked even though free valet parking was available to the celerbrity presenters. I was whisked past him and escorted downstairs underneath the Emmys stage at the Nokia Theatre to the official presenters lounge.

The Emergen-C Gift Lounge Backstage at The Nokia Theatre in Celebration of the 64th Primetime Emmy® Award occurred on Saturday and Sunday giving presenters an opportunity to check out th...
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Matthew Perry Talks Therapy And His New Show 'Go On'

September 9th, 2012 10:30am EDT
Go On
Matthew Perry returns to television for the third time since Friends. Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip lasted one season and Mr. Sunshine got cancelled quick, but Go On hopes to be the new mainstay Matthew Perry show. Building off his more dramatic work, the show blends comedy and tragedy. Perry plays a sportscaster forced to go to grief therapy after the death of his wife.

“Behind everything is the fact that this guy just lost his wife, so there’s the reality of that,” Perry said speaking with the Television Critics Association this summer. “I don’t have a lot of experience grieving. I have ...
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NBC Hopes More Comedies, Expanded 'Voice' Will Help Turn Around The Network

May 14th, 2012 9:35am EDT
Matthew Perry Go On
Yesterday NBC announced its 2012-13 primetime schedule, which includes several new comedies and a few more dramas.

Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, explained, "We've taken a few first steps toward a turnaround over this past season and now we're seeing a real opportunity to accelerate that process. We've got a lineup of new shows that will really get people to sit up and take notice.

"And with the Olympics coming this summer and two nights of 'The Voice' in the fall, we've also got the tools we need to give our shows the kind of launch they deserve."

Highlights include a...
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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 ...
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Central Perk Coffee Shop Sofa From 'Friends' Up For Sale

December 7th, 2011 9:59pm EST
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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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Matthew Perry Talks Drug Control With Government Officials

October 24th, 2011 11:45pm EDT
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Former Friends star Matthew Perry has met with U.S. government officials to discuss measures that will put an end to the abuse of prescription drugs.

The actor checked into rehab for the third time in May in an ongoing battle with drug issues, and he is using his own experiences with addiction to draw attention to the problems and aid others who may be struggling with similar issues.

Perry shared his concerns with White House representatives from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) during a discussion on Monday.

In a post on his Twitter.com blog, he writes, "Just had a gre...
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Former 'Friends' Star Matthew Perry Checks In To Rehab

May 12th, 2011 10:09pm EDT
Matthew Perry
Former Friends star Matthew Perry has become the latest celebrity to check into rehab, so he can focus on his sobriety.

The actor tells TMZ.com he's planning a break to get completely clean.

He says, "I'm making plans to go away for a month to focus on my sobriety and to continue my life in recovery. Please enjoy making fun of me on the world wide web."

It won't be the first time Perry, who has battled substance abuse and a prescription pill addiction in the past, has checked into rehab - he sought treatment in 1997 and again in 2001.

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Friends Tease Matthew Perry About His Music Tastes

February 24th, 2011 8:40am EST
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Matthew Perry's musical tastes have always set him up for ridicule because he loves mournful female singer/songwriters.

The "Mr. Sunshine" actor admits he has always been teased about his love for singers like Tori Amos and Sarah McLachlan.

He says, "If you're a woman and you're in any kind of emotional duress at all and you sing a song about it, I will buy it and listen to it over and over again. I got beaten up for this in school."

He reveals his first concert was Culture Club, adding, "If you're a boy, dressed as a woman in emotional duress, boy do I like you."
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Nick Jonas Plays a Very Different Kind of Rock Star on 'Mr. Sunshine'

February 16th, 2011 10:32am EST
Nick Jonas, Mr. Sunshine | Photo Credits: Michael Desmond/ABC
Nick Jonas promises that his upcoming role on Mr. Sunshine, as bratty rock star Eli Water, is not art imitating life. "This is very different from who I am," he says. "I think people have been given an idea of our different personal lives at this point, so I felt like [I can play] a bit of a jerk."

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Ratings: Over 10 Million Viewers Check Out 'Mr. Sunshine'

February 11th, 2011 9:46am EST
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How many friends does Chandler still have? Well, it turns out Matthew Perry had nearly 10.6 million who checked out the premiere of his new series, Mr. Sunshine.

Taking the timeslot (9:30/8:30c) usually occupied by fellow Friends alum Courteney Cox's sitcom, his show greatly improved on her numbers; last week, Cougar Town got 6.6 million. The last time ABC did so well during that half-hour was...

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Allison Janney Goes From Political Heavyweight to Politically Incorrect on Mr. Sunshine

February 9th, 2011 10:15am EST
Allison Janney | Photo Credits: Adam Larkey/ABC
According to Allison Janney, it only took one line of dialogue to convince her to return to series television after a four-year absence.

"'Have you seen a small white pill with some Spanish written on it?'" she said, quoting her Mr. Sunshine character. "I read the first line that Crystal said and I knew I was going to play it."

After playing White House press secretary (and later Chief of Staff) C.J. Cregg on The West Wing for six seasons, the 51-year-old actress says she was looking for a role as far from the morally upright C.J. as possible. Crystal is the pill-popping, narcissistic ow...
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Matthew Perry Talks About His New Show 'Mr. Sunshine'

February 9th, 2011 9:22am EST
Matthew Perry - Mr. Sunshine
Matthew Perry is joining his former Friend Courteney Cox on ABC. His new show Mr. Sunshine premieres this week on the same network as her Cougar Town. Perry plays the manager of a sports arena who’s trying to be nicer. That should be funny for the sarcastic comedian.

Perry met the Television Critics Association to preview his new show. He is writing and producing Mr. Sunshine as well as starring. Now the show is ready to air Wednesdays on ABC, as part of their comedy block.

Do you know any overly Sunshine-y people?

MP: I do have some friends that are remarkably happy and may not just und...
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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...
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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...
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Michael Jackson's Kids Attend School With Other Children

August 27th, 2010 12:05pm EDT
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Michael Jackson's two eldest children have attended school for the first time.

The superstar's three kids - Prince, 13, Paris, 12, and eight-year-old Blanket - were tutored at home under the instruction of the singer, who was determined to keep his children out of the public eye.

After Jackson's death last year, the youngsters were placed in the custody of their grandmother Katherine, who announced plans to send them to public school and allow them to mix with their peers.

And Katherine has followed through with her promise - Prince and Paris have enrolled at an exclusive school in Calif...
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Matthew Perry Defends David Schwimmer

August 2nd, 2010 11:30am EDT
Matthew Perry
Matthew Perry has come to the defense of David Schwimmer over suggestions the actor/director has failed to replicate the success of his former Friends co-stars - insisting his pal could land a new role "in a heartbeat."

The hit TV series came to an end in 2004 and cast members including Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox have all stepped out of the shadow of the show to carve out successful careers in movies and TV. Schwimmer has kept a low profile in recent years, preferring to step behind the camera to direct movies including 2007's Run Fatboy Run and work in theater.

However, Perry i...
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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 Twitter.com page, he writes, "Just to clear something up..I love Friends fans. I...
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Matthew Perry Has New TV Comedy In The Works

October 13th, 2009 11:03am EDT
Matthew Perry
Matthew Perry will co-write, executive produce, and star in a new single-camera comedy, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Perry, who turned 40 in August, created the idea for the show in which he will play a self-involved manager of a second-rate sports arena who begins to re-evaluate his life on his 40th birthday.

Thomas Schlamme, who worked with Perry on "Friends," "The West Wing" and "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," is on board to direct and exec produce. The project is currently being pitched to networks.

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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...
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August Celebrity Birthday Milestones: Oh Lordy, Look Who's 40 (And 60!)

August 18th, 2009 2:08pm EDT
Matthew Perry
August is a milestone birthday month for many celebrities who are turning 40 and 60. While 40 may be the new 30, and 60 the new 50, they can still be difficult birthdays to handle.

One of our favorite "Friends" is nearly over the hill. But is 40 really "over the hill" these days? And it's hard to believe one of the celebrities turning 40 was in high school in the 90s...at least on TV. And let's give three "Cheers" to this star who is turning 60 but still looks youthful.

Check out the new 40 and 60 year olds in the slideshow below!

Edward Norton

Turns 40 on Aug. 18

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Check Out '17 Again' On DVD, On Demand & Digital Download

August 8th, 2009 7:54am EDT
17 Again
If you somehow had the chance, would you do your life over? Thirtysomething Mike O'Donnell would. Then one mysteriously magical moment, Mike gets his chance. He's suddenly back at Hayden High where he's the star of the basketball team, a total hottie, and a classmate to his own teenage kids, which gives Mike a chance to go from not-so-good dad to really cool friend.

Zac Efron and Matthew Perry are 17 Again and fabulously funny as the younger and older Mike in a good-time time-warp comedy that proves the best year of your life is the one you're living right now.

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Zac Efron: The Next Leonardo DiCaprio Or Corey Feldman?

May 14th, 2009 9:30am EDT
Zac Efron
In theory, being a teen heartthrob seems like a pretty sweet gig. They never have to wait for tables at restaurants, they have throngs of adoring fans, and they get to date gorgeous models and actresses. Basically, they are given a first class ticket for life, which means more leg room, no middle seats, and cashews instead of peanuts.

But as appetizing as all that sounds, teen heartthrobdom isn't all that it's cracked up to be. It can be a dicey business that often comes at a hefty price because it doesn't guarantee that the ensuing path will be paved quite as goldenly as the yellow b...
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Opening April 17: 17 Again

April 16th, 2009 10:54am EDT
17 Again
Matthew Perry plays a family man whose life is thrown into disarray when he finds that he's mysteriously reverted back to the age of 17 (in the form of High School Musical's Zac Efron)... Continue summary

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