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'
Continue reading: Former 'Friends' Star David Schwimmer Set For New Channel 4 Sitcom
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.
James Tupper, Anne Heche and Guests - 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
The show's casting director told The Huffington Post that she came very close to securing the former Beatle to play Ross's father-in-law.
In a new interview with The Huffington Post, the NBC show’s casting director Leslie Litt revealed that she tried extremely hard to get the ex-Beatle to star as Ross’ would-be father-in-law in a 1998 episode, but it conflicted too much with his recording and touring schedule for him to fit in.
Litt envisaged McCartney as playing Ross’s (David Schwimmer) English fiancée Emily’s (Helen Baxendale) father in the two-part finale to season 4.
Continue reading: Paul McCartney Almost Guest Starred In 'Friends'!
Sad news, but it's probably for the best? At least that's what Kudrow thinks
Fans of hit U.S comedy Friends (or F.R.I.E.N.D.S because, why not?) were either horrified or gasping with excitement when rumours of a Friends (F.R.. alright fine) movie were bandied around. A Friends reunion, though, is not on the cards, according to everyone’s favourite kooky New Yorker, Phoebe Buffay (although she’s a real person and she’s called Lisa Kudrow.
Too old? Kudrow thinks the time has passed for a reunion
Talking to CNN about her current work, Kudrow was dragged back into a Friends chat, as she so often is.
Continue reading: Friends Movie? "There Was Never A Friends Movie" Says Lisa Kudrow
Will Jennifer Aniston be bringing her cupping marks back to Central Perk?
When we first heard of these Jennifer Aniston cupping marks, we thought it was another prank, played by her playful finance, Justin Theroux. But as it turns out, the ancient Chinese practice helps circulation to neck, shoulder pain, and detoxes the body.
So when the 44-year-old Friends star hit the red carpet for the Los Angeles screening of Call Me Crazy in a backless dress, the ‘cupping marks’ were there for all to see. And despite their ample health benefits, they’re not pretty to look at. She’s not the only one though; Gwyneth Paltrow, Victoria Beckham, Jessica Simpson and David Arquette are all fellow celebrity cuppers. Sounds weird. Given Theroux’s penchant for ‘trickery’, we were justified in thinking it was a prank. Well, he calls it trickery. But he’s constantly hiding behind drapes. And I’m constantly scared. It’s like it doesn’t get old on me…’ explained Aniston to Ellen DeGeneres on her show.
Outed cupper - Aniston
Continue reading: Jennifer Aniston Cupping Marks Reveal Chinese Treatment
Well, the 'Friends' reunion was a pipe dream, but at least there's still Veronica Mars.
Did someone say “Friends reunion”? Technically, loads of people, but no one official. Sadly for all the devoted fans of the series (and there are definitely still a bunch of those around), the show’s co-creator Marta Kaufman has not only dismissed the current rumors, but she said a reunion of the 90s sitcom is never going to happen, Fox News reports. Well, that was a harsh letdown for everyone.
The buzz started earlier this week when reports surfaced that not only was a Friends reunion likely, but NBC had already confirmed the deal. There was even a photoshopped poster thrown into the mix, advertising “The One With The Reunion”, due to hit screens on Thanksgiving 2014. Kaufman, however, had this to say: “’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.”
According to her, now that the characters have families of their own, Ross, Rachel, Phoebe, Monica, Joey and Chandler are past their coffee shop days. Even the most devoted Friends fans can probably see how that makes sense, but the nostalgia still lives on. Warner Bros. also dismissed reports that a “Friends” movie was in development, telling Zap2it there is no “Friends”-related project being worked on by the studio. Harsh. But hey, maybe that means it's time for a re-watch.
Continue reading: 90s Kids Look Away Now: There Will Be No Friends Reunion.
You can’t quantify levels of comedy of course … or can you? A poll ran by Vanity Fair/60 Minutes has attempted to, all so it can give out a gong (we’re not sure if anyone will get an actual physical gong) to its winner of the best TV sitcom of all time.
According to the New York Daily News, the poll took on a pretty standard structure of getting Joe Public to vote on a load of sitcoms and totting up all the answers to find out which had received the most votes. Now, there was a slight problem with this, given that voters were given a choice of just seven sitcoms to choose from (and imagine our disappointment when we found Joey hadn’t made the cut). This suggests that the top seven are already pretty much objectively the best, which is nonsense, so we’re not taking this too seriously. And the seven? Arrested Development, Cheers, Friends, The Honeymooners, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Seinfeld and 30 Rock. So no Frasier either. Like we said, nonsense.
The winner of all this, then, was Seinfeld! It took 22% of the vote to just edge The Honeymooners, which sat pretty on 20%. Friends was back in third on 16%, Cheers fourth with 14%, Arrested Development fifth with 7%, The Mary Tyler Moore show sixth with 6% and 30 Rock propping them all up with just 5%. There were some other polls ran too, but frankly we’ve lost heart in reporting them after realizing how narrow the choice was for this one. Jay Leno was the chat show host most likely to make us laugh, whilst men were apparently more funnier than women. We bet there wasn’t enough choice in that one either.
Continue reading: Is Seinfeld The Greatest Sitcom Of All Time?