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NBC's James Burrows Tribute Is Not Just A 'Friends' Reunion

2/10/2016 6:10pm EST
Which Stars Came Out To Celebrate James Burrows During NBC Salut
Legendary television director James Burrows will be honored during an NBC Must-See TV Special, with some of the biggest stars of the biggest televisions show's in small-screen history in attendance.

E! News reported that "NBC's Must-See TV: An All-Star Tribute to James Burrows" will highlight some of the career achievements of the legendary director, who recently directed his 1,000th episode of TV.

The honor went to the television series "Crowded" on NBC.

Burrows has directed some of the most iconic shows on television, including "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," "Friends," "Mike & Molly" and...

A 'Thrilled' Kaley Cuoco Shares Her 'Friends' Experience

1/26/2016 9:18am EST
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"The Big Bang Theory" star Kaley Cuoco couldn't believe her luck that she was able to be there in person to watch the "Friends" reunion. In fact, she was so thrilled she shared a selfie with the cast on Instagram.


A photo posted by Kaley Cuoco (@kaleycuoco) on Jan 24, 2016 at 10:51pm PST

The actress shared an Instagram pic of herself and the rest of "The Big Bang Theory" cast posing with David Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow.

"Ummmm NIGHT MADE," Cuoco said in the caption to the photo.

"Can't breathe #friends meets #bbt @bigbangtheory...

See Why Matthew Perry Doesn't Have A Favorite 'Friends' Episode

1/25/2016 12:46pm EST
Matthew Perry Can't Remember Three Years Of 'Friends' Due To Sub
Matthew Perry has long been open about his battle with substance abuse, and during a recent interview with BBC Radio 2 the actor revealed that several seasons of "Friends" remain a fuzzy memory as a result.

When asked what his favorite episode was, he admitted: "Oh my goodness. I think the answer is I don't remember three years of it. So none of those ... somewhere between season 3 and 6."

He also said that "a little bit of the time, I was a little out of it, yeah."

Perry went to rehab in 1997 and again in 2001 for his addiction to vicodin, amphetamines and alcohol. The actor became a ...

'Friends' Reunion To Happen In The Very Near Future!

1/15/2016 8:28am EST
'Friends' Reunion To Happen For Real In February
The television world is abuzz with the impending "Friends" reunion planned for a special honoring the series director James Burrows, but which of "Friend" won't be able to make it to the party?

E! News reported that Matthew Perry will not appear alongside Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer and Matt LeBlanc.

Perry will be in London rehearsing for his play, "The End of Longing," which begins previews on Tuesday, Feb. 2.

E! also revealed that Perry may still be part of the special honoring the sitcom director, but it would likely be by way of a taped message.


Celebrating 20 Years Of 'Friends': Top 20 Episodes From The Series

9/22/2014 10:30am EDT
‘Friends’ 20th Premiere Anniversary: Top 20 Episodes From The Se
Can you believe it’s been 20 years since “Friends” first graced our televisions? Today, Sept. 22, is the day that Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe and Joey promised to be there for us through it all -- and they definitely lived up to their declaration for 10 straight years.

From all the kisses to all the sex to all the arguments to all the jokes to all the apartment switching to all the weddings to all the muggings to all the pivots, these six New Yorkers never failed in producing smiles, tears, heartache and, of course, laughs.

With that said, let’s focus on some of the top moments...

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....

Grab The Tissues, It's The 10 Most Memorable TV Weddings Ever

6/13/2014 2:00pm EDT
Grab The Tissues, It's The 10 Most Memorable TV Weddings Ever
From "GH's" Luke and Laura to "Game of Thrones'" Red Wedding, television fans love a good wedding ceremony! If the ceremony goes a bit awry, all the better! Weddings are a good way for the entire cast to unite (or reunite as the case may be) for one last time as in a series finale, or a way to push forward the story (as in the case of "Game of Thrones") a way that is unexpected. Grab the tissues, sit back and remember the 10 best weddings in TV history!

1. Luke and Laura, "General Hospital"

On November 16, 1981, as estimated 30 million guests tuned in to watch the most iconic TV weddi...

14 Shows We Wish Were Still On Air

5/11/2014 11:00am EDT
14 Shows We Wish Were Still On Air
Admit it, both network and cable television just isn't what it used to be. Weekly series' have been for the most part, replaced for 12-episode arcs, reality television and non-interesting docudramas that do nothing to enhance the television landscape. Where's the friendship? The fun? The drama? The suspense? It makes viewers long for the days of when you looked forward to watching your favorite show every week and dissected it with your pals the next day and for days after. Some of the best are long gone, but fans still clamor for just one more episode. How many of these shows were you addi...

7 Biggest 'Friends' Mistakes And Bloopers Caught On-Camera!

4/26/2014 1:00pm EDT
7 Biggest 'Friends' Mistakes And Bloopers Caught On-Camera!
Despite the fact that it has been ten years since the last episode of "Friends" aired, fans of the show have always yearned for a reunion of their favorite sextuplets. Although a reunion of any sort has been vetoed by the former castmates, its always fun to look back at the show and remember our favorite moments. But any true "Friends" fan knows that there was more to this show than meets the eye! As a matter of fact, the series was known for one thing other than its actors and that was the amount of mistakes found in each episode! Where was that continuity person again?

The One With The B...

Jennifer Aniston Open To 'Friends' Reunion

10/9/2013 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...

Matthew Perry: Helping Addicts Is More Important Than 'Friends' Legacy

7/7/2013 9:00am EDT
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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...

Jennifer Aniston Has Mini 'Friends' Reunion During Her Co-Hosting Gig On 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'

5/23/2013 10:52am EDT
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Like most of the world, talk show host Ellen DeGeneres really wants to see a Friends reunion.

The comedienne staged a semi-reunion on her show Wednesday, getting half of the gang back together for a hilarious skit.

Jennifer Aniston, who co-hosted the show with Ellen, Courteney Cox and Matthew Perry were all in on the fun.

Aniston start by showing up at Perry's house to ask him for advice on co-hosting the show, which Perry co-hosted last week, and he tells her it's inappropriate to show up at someone's house at 8:00 a.m.

Aniston references their old show, saying that they "used to walk ...

'Cheers' Tops Poll Of Best TV Theme Songs

4/18/2013 8:25pm EDT
Two decades after the last episode of Cheers, "Where Everybody Knows Your Name" still resonates as the best TV theme song, according to readers of TV Guide Magazine. The mag asked readers to help them find the 60 best themes since the dawn of television, and some of the choices may surprise you.

Of course, Cheers' theme being on the list isn't too much of a shocker - it was actually featured in several other shows on the list as a joke or reference and some of its episodes are considered the best of all time. TV Guide also rated the show the 18th greatest in a recent list.

The Mary Tyle...

A 'Friends' Reunion 'Is Not Happening,' Says Co-Creator Marta Kauffman

4/17/2013 11:44am EDT
Much to the disappointment of "Friends" fans everywhere, the sitcom's stars are not signed up for a TV reunion. Co-creator Marta Kauffman has slammed rumors suggesting the cast is preparing for a 2014 comeback.

"Friends" starred Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry and Matt LeBlanc. After 10 seasons, it ended its run in 2004.

Reports surfaced earlier this week that NBC execs were thinking of reviving the series. However, Kauffman told E! Online: "I'm going to clear this up right now - no, it's not happening!"
Kauffman also insisted the program wil...

2012 DVD & Blu-ray Holiday Gift Guide

11/22/2012 8:00pm EST
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Hollywood has put out some great home entertainment releases over the past few months, and we have some suggestions for the film lover, TV fanatic, secret santa and more!

Not sure what to buy your picky uncle or reclusive sibling? Do you need something for the office grab bag? Check out our list of this season's must-have DVDs and Blu-ray discs...



The premium 4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack provides 5-unique ways to enjoy “Marvel’s The Avengers” (on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy and Digital Download of “Avengers Assembled” Music from and inspired by...

Paley Center Unveils 'Television Out of the Box' Exhibit

4/25/2012 8:00am EDT
Attention TV geeks: the Paley Center for Media has something you're going to want to see.

Long known as a hub for all things small-screen related (dating back to when it used to be called the Museum of Television & Radio), the Beverly Hills museum recently opened "Television Out of the Box," an exhibit devoted to celebrating decades of Warner Bros. television programs.

That includes popular concluded series like ER, The West Wing, Friends, Cold Case, Smallville, Seinfeld, and Deadwood, as well as current series such as Pretty Little Liars and Southland.

On my recent visit, I was able t...

Jennifer Aniston's Rep Slams Latest Wedding Reports

4/23/2012 3:26pm EDT
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A representative for Jennifer Aniston has dismissed reports she's planning to wed her boyfriend Justin Theroux in Greece this summer.

Gossip blogs suggested the former Friends star and Theroux became engaged in March and they had been scouting for the perfect location to exchange vows during a recent visit to the Mediterranean country.

Aniston had allegedly settled on a luxury hotel on the island of Crete, where her actor father John Aniston was born, and editors at went as far as to name July as the month of their ceremony.

However, a spokesperson for Aniston has debunked the...

Jennifer Aniston's 'Friends' Hairstyle Was Created To Hide Her Natural Curls

2/23/2012 10:23pm EST
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Jennifer Aniston has revealed her famous Friends hairdo was more a correction than a style.

The actress' 'Rachel' shag bob became a must-have for trendy women in the early 1990s and is still considered one of the most famous styles ever - but she insists it was a do created to cover up her curls.

Aniston tells The Hollywood Reporter, "My hair has never been my greatest feature, so that was funny enough unto itself that my hair became so focused on.

"I have curly, uncontrollable hair... It was a haircut to clean up damaged hair.

"I didn't love that cut... I'm really a long hair kind of g...

NBC Developing 'The Office' Spin-Off About Dwight Schrute

1/26/2012 8:32am EST
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NBC is planting the seeds for a spin-off of The Office centered on Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) and the Schrute family beet farm, Deadline reports.

The series, which would tentatively launch in early 2013, would follow Dwight's life outside of Dunder Mifflin at his family's beet farm and bed and breakfast. The beet farm has been featured in several episodes stemming back to Season 2, with The Office and Parks and Recreation executive producer Mike Schur playing the role of Dwight's business partner and...

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

1/17/2012 8:50am EST
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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

12/7/2011 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, ...

David Schwimmer To Play Mafia Contract Killer In 'The Iceman'

11/11/2011 8:14am EST
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Former Friends star David Schwimmer will ditch his good guy image to play a Mafia contract killer in a violent new film about Richard 'The Iceman' Kuklinski.

The actor/director, who played nice guy Ross Geller in the hit sitcom will portray Jack Rosethal opposite Ray Liotta's Mafia's boss in The Iceman.

The titular character will be played by Revolutionary Road star Michael Shannon, according to Daily Variety.

Kuklinski claimed to have killed more than 250 people between 1948 and 1986.

Maggie Gyllenhaal will also appear in the film.

Jennifer Aniston: 'I Quit Smoking, So I've Gained A Couple Of Pounds'

10/25/2011 10:05am EDT
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Jennifer Aniston has denied speculation she's pregnant by new boyfriend Justin Theroux, insisting she's piled on the pounds since quitting smoking.

The former Friends star and actor/director Theroux began dating earlier this year and Aniston recently sparked rumors she's engaged and expecting her first child after sporting a ring on her wedding finger and a fuller figure.

But now she's spoken out to address the gossip about their relationship, insisting it's still early days for the couple.

She tells Britain's Hello! magazine, "Rumor Number One. I am not planning to get married any ti...

Reese Witherspoon On Jennifer Aniston: 'You Want To Make Out With Her'

10/19/2011 8:31am EDT
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Reese Witherspoon once turned to Jennifer Aniston for career advice while playing her character's sister on "Friends" more than a decade ago.

The star toasted her pal at Elle's Annual Women in Hollywood gala on Monday and she recalled a touching moment the two shared together back in 1999 - when they were playing sisters.

Witherspoon revealed she almost lost the chance to appear on "Friends" when she froze on set and had to rely on Aniston to help her pull through.

She said, "In all my enthusiasm, I completely forgot something crucial... I had never been on television (or) in front of a ...

Fall TV Progress Report: Grading 10 New And Returning Shows

10/14/2011 1:00pm EDT
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Fall is one of my favorite times of year, and it’s not because of everything from, lattes to cakes, is pumpkin-flavored and stores are stuffed with caramel apples. It’s because there is a fresh, shiny crop of new and returning shows to devour. Most shows are at least three episodes in, so it’s time to grade 10 new and returning shows to gauge their progress in this burgeoning season.


“2 Broke Girls” CBS Mondays 8:30 P.M. EST

“2 Broke Girls” is a snappy, odd couple sitcom about Max (“Thor’s” Kat Dennings), an uber-sarcastic and cynical waitress who takes in Caroline (Bet...

Jennifer Aniston: 'It Wasn't My Proudest Moment'

10/6/2011 1:42pm EDT
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Jennifer Aniston once became so infuriated with a director; she threw a chair at him.

The Friends star reveals she lost her temper when she saw the man treating another crew member badly, so she picked up a chair and hurled it at him.

She tells Elle magazine, "I threw a chair at a director. It wasn't my proudest moment. He was treating a script supervisor horribly... When the director walked in, I threw a chair at him. I missed, of course."

"I was like, 'You can't speak to people like that.' I can't tolerate it."

Coffee Talk: Survey Uncovers Top Celebs We Want to Share Java With

9/28/2011 1:04pm EDT
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A new survey commissioned by NESTLÉ Coffee-mate to celebrate their 50th Anniversary, had one fun mission in mind: find out which stars you would rather espresso with! Girl power reigned supreme when researchers discovered men would rather have a cup of coffee with "Friends" alum Jennifer Aniston than President Barack Obama! Do you blame them? That would be one steamy cup of Joe!

So, what other celebrities did the findings show we would like to chit-chat with?

Women are a bit more politically-minded, and would rather talk politics over coffee with President Obama than George Clooney.


Brad Pitt Clarifies His Jennifer Aniston Marriage Remarks

9/16/2011 8:35am EDT
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Brad Pitt has backtracked on comments he made suggesting his marriage to Jennifer Aniston was dull, insisting his remarks were wrongly interpreted.

In a recent chat with Parade magazine, Pitt claimed that he wasn't living an "interesting life" before he met current partner Angelina Jolie, and stated that his "marriage had something to with it."

He added that he felt "pathetic" during that time in his life, because all he did was sit on the "couch, holding a joint, hiding out."

The interview caused an immediate buzz with the press, with Pitt seemingly taking a swipe at his former love -...

Happy 60th Birthday, Chrissie Hynde!

9/7/2011 9:31am EDT
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She has been the "Talk Of The Town" for decades, and now we get to salute the great Pretender herself - Chrissie Hynde turns 60 today.

The Ohio-born rocker was a big part of the burgeoning London punk scene in the mid-to-late 1970s after leaving Akron for the excitement of England and her experiences there gave her the confidence to form her own band, The Pretenders, who have been chart-busting and paving the way for a collection of female-led rock acts - and some male ones too.

With hits like "Back on the Chain Gang," "Don't Get Me Wrong," "Stop Your Sobbing," "Kid and Brass in Pocket," ...

Jennifer Aniston Throws A Farewell House Party

8/1/2011 11:26am EDT
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Jennifer Aniston threw a final house party at her sprawling $42 million Beverly Hills mansion on Friday to celebrate selling the property.

The former Friends star bought the estate in 2006 for $13.5 million, and then spent more than two years renovating it. She moved in just before her 40th birthday in 2009, but put the mansion on the market earlier this year as she prepares to move to New York.

And after it was snapped up by a buyer, Aniston celebrated by throwing a bash for her closest pals and new boyfriend Justin Theroux, according to

A source tells the website, "Jen h...