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‘Taken’ Season 2 Casts Adam Goldberg as Series Regular (Exclusive)

‘Taken’ Season 2 Casts Adam Goldberg as Series Regular (Exclusive)
Taken” Season 2 is adding Adam Goldberg in a series regular role, Variety has learned exclusively.

Goldberg will play Kilroy, a gray hat hacker described as a tech elitist who is eccentric and intelligent with a droll sense of humor.

Goldberg is a film and television veteran with almost 100 credits to his name, according to his IMDb page. He has appeared on shows like “Fargo” for its first season, “The Jim Gaffigan Show,” and multiple episodes of “Entourage,” “Joey,” and “Friends.” He will also appear in the upcoming season of the Epix series “Graves.” On the film side, he wrote, directed, and starred in the 2015 comedy “No Way Jose,” and played roles in films like “Saving Private Ryan,” “A Beautiful Mind,” “The Hebrew Hammer,” and “Dazed and Confused.”
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‘Grace and Frankie’ Renewed for Season 4 at Netflix, Adds Lisa Kudrow

‘Grace and Frankie’ Renewed for Season 4 at Netflix, Adds Lisa Kudrow
Grace and Frankie” has been renewed for Season 4 at Netflix less than three weeks after the premiere of Season 3, Variety has learned.

The 13-episode Season 4 will debut in 2018. In addition, “Friends” alum and Emmy winner Lisa Kudrow will join the show in a guest-starring arc as Sheree, Grace’s longtime manicurist whose newfound friendship with Grace irks Frankie and threatens to drive a wedge between the titular ladies. Kudrow’s role will see her reunite with “Friends” co-creator Marta Kauffman, who co-created the Netflix series and serves as an executive producer.

The series stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as Grace and Frankie respectively, sworn enemies who find common ground when their husbands leave them for each other. Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston also star, along with Brooklyn Decker, Ethan Embry, Baron Vaughn and June Diane Raphael.

The critically-acclaimed series hails from Skydance Television, and executive producers Kauffman, by way of her Okay Goodnight production company, co-creator
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Lisa Kudrow Shoots Down Possibility of a Friends Reunion: ‘I Don’t Want to Watch [Middle-Aged] Me’

Lisa Kudrow Shoots Down Possibility of a Friends Reunion: ‘I Don’t Want to Watch [Middle-Aged] Me’
Can @LisaKudrow foresee a "Friends" reunion? https://t.co/ubPuFmYOPs

— Today (@TODAYshow) February 28, 2017

Sorry Friends fans, Lisa Kudrow doesn’t see a TV reunion working out — and you can thank the aging process for that.

Stopping by the Today show on Tuesday, the actress, who played Phoebe Buffay on the hit ’90s sitcom, was asked about the possibility of getting the gang back together for a reunion.

“Do you think you it would ever happen? Do you think you could get the group together?” Savannah Guthrie, 45, asked her.

“Me personally? No,” Kudrow joked. “But we have convened, privately, for dinner and it was great.
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‘Friends’ Creator Marta Kauffman Shocked by Reunion Rumors — But Will There Ever Be A Reboot?

‘Friends’ Creator Marta Kauffman Shocked by Reunion Rumors — But Will There Ever Be A Reboot?
News of the “Friends” cast “reuniting” for an upcoming NBC special sparked an internet frenzy this week with fans believing there would be a full-blown reunion. However, their nostalgic dreams were crushed when the “reunion” was clarified to simply be a short part in a broadcast tribute to director James Burrows — and without Matthew Perry, who was never scheduled to be at the special.

“Friends” co-creator Marta Kauffman will also be present at NBC’s James Burrows special on Feb. 21, which celebrates the veteran comedy director who directed 15 episodes of the iconic ensembler, but she insists it really is not a reunion.

“It’s not a ‘Friends’ reunion. I will be there, but it is not a ‘Friends’ reunion,” Kauffman told reporters Sunday at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, Calif. where she was present to support her Netflix series “Grace and Frankie.”

As for the internet blow-out over the reunion rumors,
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‘Friends’ Cast Reunion Heading to NBC in February

‘Friends’ Cast Reunion Heading to NBC in February
Your favorite “Friends” will reunite one more time on NBC this February, network president Bob Greenblatt announced during his executive session at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena, Calif. on Wednesday morning.

All six members of the “Friends” cast — Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer — will return for a two-hour special dedicated to the career of veteran comedy director James Burrows, which will air Sunday, Feb. 21 at 9 p.m. on NBC. Burrows directed fifteen episodes of the iconic sitcom, including “The One Where Ross and Rachel Take a Break,” which launched one of the show’s most memorable quotes.

Greenblatt admitted that the details were still being ironed out for the cast reunion. “I’m hoping all six will be in same room at same time,” he said, but cautioned, “I’m not sure we can logistically can pull it off.
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Friends Co-Creator Thought It Was ‘Ridiculous’ Ross and Rachel Were Getting $1 Million Per Episode

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Friends Co-Creator Thought It Was ‘Ridiculous’ Ross and Rachel Were Getting $1 Million Per Episode
“A million dollars an episode is kinda ridiculous,” Marta Kauffman, one of the creators of "Friends, said at the Television Critics Association press tour on Tuesday. “Let’s be honest, that’s a lot of money.” The Wrap reports that Kauffman, who runs Grace and Frankie at Netflix, was responding to a question about the cast's demands, where they famously got $1 million for each episode of the final two seasons (about $1.32 million today). "I think it's inflated. And there’s something unrealistic about it. Not everybody is going to get a million dollars an episode. So I think actually what we’re all doing [now] is actually more reasonable and makes more sense."Kauffman said that the Netflix model of 13 episodes (or fewer) was because of it. "When you do 24 episodes for a network, you know, that’s your whole year. You don’t have time to do other stuff.” Netflix
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Friends Is Coming to Netflix — Watch the Star-Studded Announcement

Friends Is Coming to Netflix — Watch the Star-Studded Announcement
Does it feel like your Netflix account is always stuck in second gear? Does that metaphor even make sense? It doesn’t matter, because Friends is (finally!) coming to Netflix. The streaming giant announced Wednesday that all 10 seasons of the NBC sitcom — including the “lost” episodes where Joey and Rachel become a thing — will be available beginning Jan. 1, 2015.

And in honor of this major shift in the cosmos, Netflix has put together a special musical announcement, featuring two familiar voices… and one familiar, platinum-haired barista.

So, Friends, which episodes
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Lisa Kudrow Owes Ex-Manager $1.6 Million, Jury Rules

Lisa Kudrow Owes Ex-Manager $1.6 Million, Jury Rules
A jury has ruled against Lisa Kudrow in a dispute over whether she owes her former manager Scott Howard. In a long-running case, Howard sued the Friends star in 2008 after being terminated the year earlier. The manager contended that he was owed five percent of her earnings from continuing residuals of work negotiated when Howard was representing Kudrow. The two operated under an oral agreement, and Kudrow disputed that there was any understanding of this arrangement. At trial, Howard pointed to the customs and practices in the entertainment industry. On Wednesday, at a Los Angeles Superior Court, a

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Nearly Nude Jennifer Aniston to Reveal 'Aggressive Sexuality'

Nearly Nude Jennifer Aniston to Reveal 'Aggressive Sexuality'
Is Jennifer Aniston baring it all for an upcoming movie role? The blogs have been in a frenzy, reporting that the actress, 41, is set to appear alongside Colin Farrell in a sex-crazed - even kinky - role in the film Horrible Bosses due out next year, in which she will get naked. Aniston's rep tells People the actress will not show any private parts, but he does say this role is far cry from her Friends days as daddy's girl Rachel Green. "The part is provocative and sexual, but also hysterically funny," the rep says. "There are no plans for
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Channel 4 drops 'Friends' after 15 years

Channel 4 drops 'Friends' after 15 years
London -- It's the end of a beautiful "Friends"ship -- Channel 4 has opted not to renew licensing deals for the iconic NBC comedy beyond 2011, 15 years after it began airing, and will instead seek more contemporary youth-oriented fare, both acquired and home produced for its networks.

Ending its tie to the 15-year-old Warner Bros-distributed series will provide an opportunity to refresh the schedule across Channel 4 and E4, the broadcaster said, and alongside the decision to axe "Big Brother" after 2010, will free up funding to develop new U.K. content and acquire the latest shows coming out of the U.S.

"After 15 years, 10 hit series and 236 terrific episodes it's time to say goodbye to old 'Friends' and welcome new ones, in the form of more comedy, drama and entertainment from the U.S. and U.K.," said head of acquisitions Gill Hay.

"We are incredibly proud to have been
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ABC picks up relationship comedy

ABC has greenlighted a multicamera comedy from "Friends" alumna Shana Goldberg-Meehan.

The untitled project, previously known as "Leap Frogs," revolves around two sisters at different stages in their romantic relationships: one is in a happy, long-term relationship but isn't married, and the other gets pregnant -- and winds up quickly marrying her new beau.

The Goldberg-Meehan project, from Warner Bros. TV, is the latest comedy picked up to pilot at ABC, following the orders to the Matthew Perry starrer "Mr. Sunshine, as well as  "Women Are Crazy, Men Are Stupid" and "Awkward Situations for Men."

The network also greenlighted cop drama pilot "187 Detroit" earlier this month.
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Matthew Perry develops single-camera project

Matthew Perry develops single-camera project
Matthew Perry is returning to broadcast television with a single-camera comedy.

The "Friends" alum is set to star in, co-write and executive produce the untitled project produced by Sony Pictures TV.

Perry, who turned 40 in August, conceived the comedy, 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.

After meeting with a number of writers, Perry teamed with Sony-based Alex Barnow and Mark Firek, who will pen the script with him and exec produce.

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 also is exec produced by Sony TV-based Jamie Tarses, the former broadcast exec credited with the development of "Friends" who was the inspiration for Amanda Peet's character on "Studio 60" and served as a consultant on that show.
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Matt LeBlanc joins Showtime's 'Episodes'

Matt LeBlanc joins Showtime's 'Episodes'
Matt LeBlanc is reteaming with "Friends" co-creator David Crane for "Episodes," a Showtime/BBC comedy series spoofing the TV business.

Showtime has ordered six half-hour episode of the series, which Crane created with Jeffrey Klarik, for a 2010 premiere on Showtime and BBC Two.

"Episodes," which will start production in January in London and Los Angeles, centers on a successful British husband-and-wife comedy team thrilled by the prospect of producing an U.S. version of their hit series.
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Arianna Huffington To Inspire and Exec Produce Friends-Like Sitcom

Arianna Huffington has already appeared on television in several incarnations: panelist, game show guest (Hollywood Squares), parodied political figure (Saturday Night Live), and voice actor (The Cleveland Show), and now her life will be used as the inspiration for a new Friends-like sitcom that the pundit will executive produce. I see the character as a spotlight hungry cross between Monica and Phoebe, who finds brief but bisexuality-interrupted love with a millionaire, played by Tom Selleck.
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Sutherland's 24 Is TV's Most Addictive Show

Sutherland's 24 Is TV's Most Addictive Show
Kiefer Sutherland's TV action/drama 24 is the most addictive series of all time, according to a new online poll.

More than 3,000 film and TV fans have placed 24, which stars Sutherland as federal agent Jack Bauer, at the top of a list of the most compelling shows ever, including Lost and Friends.

The programme, which has been running since 2001, took the title of 'Most Addictive' with 19 per cent of the votes in the survey by LOVEFiLM.com.

The top 10 is as follows:

1. 24 - 19 per cent

2. Lost - 17 per cent

3. Friends - 10 per cent

4. Heroes - 9 per cent

5. The Wire - 7 per cent

6. Doctor Who - 6 per cent

7. CSI - 5 per cent

8. Prison Break - 4 per cent

9. The Sopranos - 3 per cent

10. Sex and the City - 2 per cent.

Jolie & Aniston Top Money List

Jolie & Aniston Top Money List
Angelina Jolie has topped a new list of high-earning actresses - earning $2 million (£1.3 million) more than her partner Brad Pitt's ex-wife Jennifer Aniston last year.

Jolie banked $27 million (£18 million) in the last 12 months, according to finance magazine Forbes.

The bulk of the Tomb Raider star's 2008/2009 income reportedly came from her share of the profits from her action film Wanted and her paycheque for new film Salt.

Marley & Me and new film The Baster swelled Aniston's fortunes, and put her in second place on the new Forbes list.

Aniston also still earns big cash from re-runs of Friends.

Meryl Streep came in third and Sarah Jessica Parker and Cameron Diaz round out the new top five.

Forbes tallied the actress' film payments and cash they made from clothing brands, perfumes and other sources to come up with the list.

Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston top Forbes list

Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston top Forbes list
Memo to celebrity tabloids: Forbes just issued its list of Hollywood's biggest female moneymakers in the past year, and the top two spots are occupied by the former wife and current girlfriend of Brad Pitt.

Angelina Jolie tops the list, having earned $27 million from June 2008 through last month, and Jennifer Aniston is next at $25 million.

Much of what Jolie earned came by way of the $341 million worldwide boxoffice generated by the film "Wanted," plus a big upfront payment for her next film, "Salt."

Some of Aniston's fat paycheck comes courtesy of the $244 million that "Marley & Me" earned worldwide, and she makes a ton as pitchwoman for SmartWater. Also, money from "Friends" still pours in, and she got upfront cash for her upcoming comedy film "The Baster."

Forbes based its list on discussions with agents, managers, producers and lawyers.

Coming in third with $24 million was Meryl Streep, star of "Mamma Mia!
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Aniston Plans To Direct

Aniston Plans To Direct
Jennifer Aniston is planning to quit acting for a career behind the camera.

The former Friends star admits she's tiring of performing and dreams of directing her own movies.

Aniston - who already has three producing credits under her belt - tells Star magazine, "Absolutely, I'm just waiting for the right thing.

"I'm at a place where I feel I can breathe and make some choices that creatively stimulate me. I love acting, but I don't know if that's always going to be it."

Perry's Videogame-Mangled Hand

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Perry's Videogame-Mangled Hand
Former Friends star Matthew Perry was forced to seek medical attention after destroying his hand playing videogames.

The actor admits he spends days on end glued to the screen playing war games on his Xbox, ruining the muscles and tendons in his hand.

Perry says, "I play a lot of video games a lot of Xbox 360. I played Fall Out 3 so often I had to go to a hand doctor. I used my hand too much and had to get injections in it."

MacPherson To Make TV Return

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MacPherson To Make TV Return
Aussie supermodel Elle MacPherson will find it easy getting into character for her small screen return - she's been signed up to star as a model in a new TV show.

The leggy lovely, nicknamed The Body, appeared in a string of movies, including The Edge, If Lucy Fell, and Batman & Robin, and also had a recurring role on hit TV series Friends in the 1990s before leaving her acting career behind to focus on modelling.

But now the star has been tempted back to TV with a role on CW's drama pilot Beautiful Life, alongside former O.C. star Mischa Barton.

Macpherson will play Claudia, a tough-talking 80s supermodel who owns top New York modelling agency Focus Models.
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