Friends star David Schwimmer believes more British children are victims of sexual abuse than current estimates indicate.
In addition to his acting career, the 49-year-old has spent 18 years as the director of The Rape Foundation Board, a body which pioneers treatment for survivors of child sexual abuse.
And he believes that statistics from America show that estimates from a survey conducted by researchers at British charity the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) that one in 20 children have suffered abuse may be grossly underestimating the problem.
"In the States, the figures are very different and I feel are closer to the truth," he tells British breakfast news show Good Morning Britain. "In the States, it's one in four girls and one in six boys."
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Friends co-producer Marta Kauffman was prepared for a huge uproar from viewers after they aired the famous lesbian wedding episode.
Carol, the ex-wife of David Schwimmer's character Ross Geller, married her partner Susan in the season two episode back in 1996, and Marta recalled how she, along with the cast and crew, expected a backlash.
At the time the sitcom, which also starred Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow and Matt LeBlanc, was averaging more than 30 million viewers each week, and there were growing fears that many would be alienated by the scenes.
"When we did the lesbian wedding episode of Friends, everybody was up in arms," she told The Hollywood Reporter. "(Network) NBC put 104 operators on (the phones) for fear of getting a million phone calls. They got two."
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Naomi Hedman, and sister , Friends - 'Ex on Beach' star Naomi Hedman and her sister arrive in a stylish Rolls Royce at Nick Cannon's party in London at Hotel Rafael, battersea, London - London, United Kingdom - Monday 30th May 2016
Matt LeBlanc has landed another TV gig as the star of a new sitcom called I'm Not Your Friend.
Days after he was named a new co-host of long-running BBC car show Top Gear, the former Friends actor will lead and executive produce a multi-cam series for America's CBS network.
Created by husband-and-wife team Jackie and Jeff Filgo - the writers of That '70s Show, I'm Not Your Friend centres on a contractor (LeBlanc) who discovers that raising kids is more challenging than he thought after his wife goes back to work.
The new sitcom adds to a busy slate for LeBlanc, who is gearing up to film his fifth season of Episodes. He is set to make his Top Gear debut when the revamped series returns in May (16).
Perry revealed that his substance addiction was such that he can't remember filming several seasons of 'Friends'.
The 46 year old actor was interviewed on Chris Evan’s breakfast show on BBC Radio 2 last Friday (January 22nd), and when he was asked about his favourite and least favourite episodes of the hit show, in which he played the sarcastic Chandler Bing for ten years, he admitted that he had very little memory of some seasons.
Matthew Perry claims he can't remember seasons 3-6 of 'Friends'
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Friends Co-creators Marta Kauffman And David Crane Will Be Honoured For Their Career Achievements At The Upcoming Writers Guild Of America (Wga) Awards.
The duo is set to receive the Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award, the organisation's highest prize which is dedicated to writers who have had an outstanding career in television writing.
"Marta Kauffman and David Crane have quietly and triumphantly created amazing television," WGA West president Howard A. Rodman says in a statement. "They have individually and in partnership raised the bar for smart, funny writing. And then there's Friends, whose cleverness of storytelling, clarity of character development, consistent wisdom and wit made it one of the most memorable television series in history - it inhabited our living rooms for a decade, and will inhabit the culture forever. We salute them for what they have done, and for raising the bar for the rest of us."
Kauffman and Crane, who also created Matt LeBlanc's series Episodes and Netflix show Grace and Frankie, will be feted at the WGA Awards West Coast ceremony in Los Angeles on 13 February (16).
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Yes, you did read that correctly! For the first time since 'Friends' ended in 2004, cast members are due to get together for a TV special in February.
More than a decade since it went off air, ‘Friends’ is set to get a long-awaited cast reunion, as the stars have announced they will get together for an NBC special in honour of the comedy’s director, James Burrows.
NBC made the exciting announcement on Wednesday (January 13th) at the Television Critics Association’s press tour in Pasadena, California. Burrows, who directed 15 ‘Friends’ episodes as well as a number of other comedy favourites like ‘Taxi’, ‘Cheers’, ‘Frasier’ and ‘Will & Grace’, recently wrapped the 1,000th episode of television he’s filmed in his career.
Lisa Kudrow will be joining the NBC special
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The Cast Of Friends Is Reuniting To Honour Director James Burrows Next Month (Feb16).
Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer will appear in a TV special, which will be produced by actor Sean Hayes, who will also reunite the cast of his hit comedy Will and Grace for the tribute.
Burrows directed several episodes of Will and Grace and Friends, as well as Mike and Molly among other shows. He recently took charge of his 1,000th episode of TV.
He previously reunited with Kudrow on her show The Comeback and was honoured by Aniston in 2013.
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He'll be returning in 2016 in the new British sitcom 'Morning Has Broken', about a failing daytime TV show.
British fans of ‘Friends’ trying to get their heads round the fact that their beloved sitcom ended over 10 years ago will be pleased to hear that David Schwimmer will be returning to Channel 4 for a new comedy series in 2016.
Schwimmer, who played Ross Geller in ten series of ‘Friends’ between 1994 and 2004, will be starring in a six-part series called ‘Morning Has Broken’. Created by Julia Davis, he’ll be playing the part of an American TV producer brought in to rescue a failing British daytime TV show that features Gail Sinclair, a self-styled ‘queen of daytime’ played by Davis herself.
David Schwimmer will be making a return to British TV screens in 'Morning Has Broken'
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Kate Hudson shared a selfie of Jennifer Aniston on Instagram to mark the first day of filming ‘Mother’s Day’.
It’s rare to see Jennifer Aniston on social media so it came as a surprise when her face popped up on Kate Hudson’s Instagram. Hudson managed to grab a selfie with Aniston on the set of Mother’s Day and shared the picture with her 2.1 million followers. The picture appeared to be on the first day of filming as Hudson marked it ‘Day 1’ so we may see more of Aniston on Hudson’s social media as filming progresses.
Jennifer Aniston at the L.A. premiere of She's Funny That Way in August 2015.
Actor Matt Leblanc And Comedian Chris Rock Strutted Their Stuff As Models For A Night As They Walked Down The Runway At Taylor Swift's Concert In Los Angeles On Saturday (22aug15).
The pop star played the second of five sold-out gigs at the Staples Center, and during her hit Style, she brought out model Sean O'Pry, who starred as her love interest in her Blank Space music video.
Rock and LeBlanc strutted down the long catwalk, waving to fans and dancing as they made their way to the stage in the middle of the arena.
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James Tupper, Anne Heche and Friends - The Imagine Ball presented by John Terzian & Randall Kaplan benefiting Imagine LA - Inside at House Of Blues - West Hollywood, California, United States - Thursday 4th June 2015
Bonnie Somerville, Family and Friends - Stars attended the 5th Annual Face Forward Gala in support of victims of domestic abuse in Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 13th September 2014