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So this is the Friends reunion people were speculating about! Courteney Cox and former costar Lisa Kudrow attended the opening night of P.S. Arts Presents: L.A. Modernism Show in Santa Monica, Calif., on Thursday evening. The only thing missing from the event was Jennifer Aniston! But it appears that this is the only way these Friends alumni are going to reunite. Aniston spilled the bad news to Ellen DeGeneres and joked, "Did Matthew Perry start that? 'Cause he's getting some good airtime on this show. I've been watching." The popular show's cocreator Marta Kauffman also told E! News that Friends would not be returning. "I'm going to clear this »
A schizophrenic hears voices and breaks from reality. A bipolar mom careens down the road, driving like, well, a maniac. A returning vet suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder because her commanding officer repeatedly raped her.
These examples of mental illness, usually fodder for somber documentaries, are presented as fictional accounts with uplifting resolutions in Lifetime's "Call Me Crazy: A Five Film," premiering Saturday, April 20.
The movie is five short films, with different directors, including Bryce Dallas Howard, Ashley Judd and Laura Dern, and starring Brittany Snow, Jennifer Hudson and Melissa Leo. Jennifer Aniston and Marta Kauffman are executive producers.
"It opened my eyes and exposed me to what that life is," Hudson tells Zap2it of her character, Maggie, the traumatized soldier. "She is a mother and a daughter, and she appears to be completely normal, but something like the rape happened to her and made her that much different. »
Jennifer Aniston discussed those pesky "Friends" reunion rumors when she stopped by "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" this week.
During her segment (above), the talk show host said she was responsible for reuniting the "Friends" cast. As the crowd cheered, Aniston clearly looked surprised and joked to the audience, "You're hearing it here first ... as am I!"
DeGeneres said about an hour before Aniston came on set to film her segment, the "Friends" rumors took flight. "Did Matthew Perry start that?" Aniston asked. "'Cause he's getting some good airtime on this show."
The rumors actually started when Khits, a radio station based in Tulsa, Ok, posted an image with the iconic "Friends" couch from Central Perk that reads, "Friends. The One With The Reunion. Thanksgiving 2014" with the caption, "This is the best Sunday news, evar [sic]!"
Another site took the information and claimed NBC confirmed the reunion, sending the Internet into a frenzy. »
- Chris Harnick
Washington, Apr 18: NBC has said that contrary to rumours of the 'Friends' reunion, the cast will not be getting back together for the revival of the popular series.
The rumours about the reunion began months ago after ruminations of a Thanksgiving 2014 reunion special began and sent social media sites in frenzy, and really caught fire after a major Latin America news outlet reported that the NBC that hosted the TV show had confirmed a new full-season order of the sitcom, CBS News reported.
But on Monday, "Friends" co-creator Marta Kauffman told E! that the revival of the series was not happening.
"'Friends' was about that time. »
- Diksha Singh
There was huge internet rumor going around Tuesday (March 17) that the "Friends" cast was going to film a reunion special of some kind. Ep Marta Kauffman even said it's never going to happen.
What does former "Friends" star Jennifer Aniston have to say about it?
"Did Matthew Perry start that [rumor]? 'Cause he's getting some good airtime on this show. I've been watching," cracks Aniston, referring to how often Perry is on "Ellen."
At least she didn't go for the low-hanging fruit and wonder if David Schwimmer started the rumor. »
Could this Friends reunion rumor be any more untrue?
“I’m going to clear this up,” Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman told E! News Monday night, “it’s not happening!”
Essentially putting the kibosh on any reunion ever, televised or otherwise, Kauffman explained, “Friends was about that time in your life when your friends are your family and once you have a family, there’s no need anymore.”
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For those unaware of the latest Central Perk buzz, a report from a never-before-heard-of website set the Web ablaze earlier this week when »
- Megan Masters
Even though Friends boss Marta Kauffman totally shot down any chance of a Friends reunion or comeback season ever happening, that doesn't mean we'll stop dreaming of a day where Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox and the rest of the gang get together for some coffee in oversized mugs at Central Perk again. Perhaps we can take it to the big screen? After all, fans totally funded a Veronica Mars movie reunion in record time, so who is to say that we can't make that happen for Friends? This is why we need to see what those New Yorkers have been up to, plus four other TV movie reunions we'd totally fund right now: 1. Friends: They promised they would always be there for us! And now »
While TV fans wrap their heads around the fact that Heroes may actually be revived by MSN, Marta Kauffman has come out and debunked a rumor that randomly hit the Internet yesterday:
There will be no Friends reunion.
"I'm going to clear this up - it's not happening!" the co-creator said in response to talk that NBC would air at least one new season of the sitcom.
As for a Friends movie? Sorry, it won't be there for you, either.
"Friends was about that time in your life when your friends are your family and once you have a family, there's no need anymore," Kauffman said. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Matt Richenthal)
Marta Kauffman says ‘there’s no need’ to reunite the iconic sitcom’s cast. Are you bummed?
Rumors of a Friends reunion have existed since before the NBC comedy even aired its final episode in 2004, and while the show’s stars — Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer — have always remained coy about potentially reuniting, co-creator Marta Kauffman is pulling no punches in a new interview.
“I’m going to clear this up; it’s not happening!” Marta told E! Online at the April 16 screening of Lifetime’s Call Me Crazy. “Friends was about that time in your life when your friends are your family, and once you have a family, there’s no need anymore.”
Marta was specifically responding to a new rumor, spawned by website Star Media, that the cast was planning to reunite for an entirely new season of the show. »
- Andy Swift
"Friends" fans might want to take a cue from Ross Geller (aka Ross, The Divorcer) and remove themselves from the idea of the gang ever reuniting at Central Perk.
Despite rampant rumors claiming a reunion project with Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Ross, Chandler and Joey is in the works, the show's co-creator, Marta Kauffman has squashed the idea.
"I'm going to clear this up--it's not happening!" Marta told E! News on Tuesday night at the premiere of Jennifer Aniston's latest project, "Call Me Crazy."
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It started as “The One with the Reunion” and turned quickly into “The One with a Whole New Season,” but sadly, rumors that fans of the hit sitcom Friends will be seeing the much-loved gang back on their old orange couch at Central Perk sometime soon are decidedly untrue.
NBC has confirmed to EW that a Friends reunion is not in the works.
The buzz started months ago after rumors of a Thanksgiving 2014 reunion special began to make the social media rounds but really heated up late last week when a major Latin America news outlet reported that NBC had »
- John Mitchell
Friends forever? Not so, says the show's co-creator Marta Kauffman. Debunking a Star Media report claiming NBC was planning to revive the hit comedy for an eleventh season in 2014, the 56-year-old assured E! News the cast -- Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer -- will not be reprising their TV roles. "I'm going to clear this up right now -- no, it's not happening!" she exclaimed. Kauffman, who co-created the show with David Crane, said she heard the latest [...] »
Sorry "Friends" fans. Not only is a reunion not happening now... but it's not happening ever.
This week, rumors circulated that NBC had confirmed a "Friends" reunion season. The whole thing seemed legit -- you know, except for the "press release" ridden with typos and the badly-photoshopped poster seen above.
Okay, so it didn't seem legit at all. A few precious folks were hopeful that a reunion was in the works, but Warner Bros. confirmed to Zap2it that there was nothing "Friends"-related planned. All the stars are busy with other projects -- including the Central Perk couch, which is currently hosting the butts of fans from far and wide at the Warner Bros. exhibit at the Paley Museum in La.
Now, "Friends" co-creator Marta Kauffman has weighed in, telling EOnline that a reunion will "never ever happen."
Ouch. Twist that knife a little deeper. »
Could the Friends reunion rumor be any more false? (Said in our best Chandler Bing voice.) The show's co-creator Marta Kauffman tells E! News exclusively that there's no truth to the latest rumor of the cast coming together for another season of the show. "I'm going to clear this up—it's not happening!" she said at last night's red carpet screening of Call Me Crazy, Lifetime's movie about mental illness premiering on the network on April 20. Kauffman also said a movie reunion will never happen. "Friends was about that time in your life when your friends are your family and once you have a family, there's no need anymore," she said. Funny »
The TV movie remains in relative decline, which makes a weekend in which two high-profile versions with big-name stars and overt messages playing directly opposite each other especially noteworthy. It’s also instructive, in a compare-and-contrast sort of way, to consider why “Mary and Martha” — a moving return to intimate form for HBO — represents an emotionally stirring triumph, while Lifetime’s “Call Me Crazy: A Five Film” feels like an empty gimmick, an all-star marketing hook/public-service campaign in search of a movie.
After a stretch in which HBO has relied almost exclusively on attention-getting fact-based films like “Game Change” and “Phil Spector,” “Mary and Martha” harks back to when the service was content to tell great little stories — often with an agenda — that might not have been commercial enough to find a home elsewhere. And if one’s first thought is the 2005 gem “The Girl in the Cafe,” it »
- Brian Lowry
15 items from 2013
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