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Is This Fan's Dark, Alternate Ending For 'Friends' Better Than The Real Thing?


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If you’re still mourning the loss of ‘Friends’ after all these years, then one fan’s bizarre (and kind of believable) take on how the sitcom could have ended might give you something to think about. What if 'Friends' hadn’t ended with them all leaving Monica’s apartment? What if all 10 seasons were instead revealed to have happened inside the imagination of Phoebe Buffay, who didn't actually have any friends at all?

Lisa KudrowLisa Kudrow played Phoebe Buffay in the classic sitcom.

Writing on twitter ‘Friends’ fan Gareth Stranks shared his idea for how the show could have bowed out and it quickly went viral, because, well it’s pretty extraordinary. Stranks wrote that he wanted the series to be revealed as the ‘meth-addled fantasy of Phoebe Buffay as she stared through the windows of Central Perk.’

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‘Friends’ Set To Be Rebuilt In London For Festival Celebrating Sitcom


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London-based ‘Friends’ fans are in for a special treat next month as four-day festival celebrating the sitcom hits the capital. 'FriendsFest', which will take place at Brick Lane’s Boiler House will run from Wednesday 16th to Sunday 20th September and include original props and replica sets from the series.

courteney coxCourteney Cox starred as Monica Gellar in the 90s sitcom.

The festival will feature a full scale replica of Monica’s apartment as well as a Central Perk themed cafe which will include its very own orange sofa for fans to get their groups photos on. There will also be a pop-up hair salon were you can go right back to the 90s with a Rachel Green inspired blow-dry

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CBS, CW And Showtime 2015 Summer TCA Party

Matt LeBlanc - CBS, CW And Showtime 2015 Summer TCA Party at Pacific Design Center - Arrivals at Pacific Design Center - West Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 11th August 2015

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CBS, The CW, and Showtime 2015 Summer TCA Party

Matt LeBlanc - Celebrities attend the CBS, The CW, and Showtime 2015 Summer TCA Party at Pacific Design Center. at Pacific Design Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 11th August 2015

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Matt LeBlanc arriving at Craig's Restaurant

Matt LeBlanc - Matt LeBlanc arriving at Craig's Restaurant in West Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 22nd July 2015

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Celebrities outside BBC Radio 2

Matt LeBlanc - American actor who starred in the hit TV series 'Friends' as Joey, Matt LeBlanc was photographed outside the BBC Radio 2 studios with his 'Episodes' co stars Tamsin Greig and Stephen Mangan at in London, United Kingdom - Monday 27th April 2015

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Matt LeBlanc, Suzanne Gregg and Stephan Manga

Matt LeBlanc Recalls Telling Prince William And Harry To "F**k Off"


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It's a good job Matt LeBlanc wasn't around in the old days! Although it is a great privilege to meet Prince William and Harry, the 'Friends' alumni didn't let this stop him from dropping the f-bomb on the royal family members.

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LeBlanc met the royal duo at a polo game in England

While appearing on Conan O'Brien's TBS show on Tuesday night (Jan 13th), LeBlanc recalled meeting the two princes at a polo match in England, where he spends around three months a year shooting 'Episodes.'

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Showtime Comedies Return 2015

Andrea Savage, Mircea Monroe, Matt LeBlanc and Kathleen Rose Perkins - Shots as Showtime celebrated the launch of new seasons Of TV shows "Shameless," "House Of Lies" and "Episodes" The event was held at Cecconi’s Italian restaurant in West Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 6th January 2015

Brooke Shields Claims Ex Andre Agassi Broke Wimbledon Trophy In Jealous Rage Over 'Friends' Guest Spot


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Brooke Shields has claimed her ex, former tennis player Andre Agassi, smashed his Wimbledon trophy along with other prize cups, in a jealous rage over her guest starring role in a 1995 episode of ‘Friends’.

Brooke ShieldsBrooke Shields writes about her former marriage in new memoir

Writing in her autobiography, There Was A Little Girl: The Real Story Of Mother And Me, the actress recalls how her then boyfriend stormed off the set of the popular sitcom after watching her film scenes with Matt LeBlanc.

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Just What Was It That Made 'Friends' So Great?


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We’re feeling pretty nostalgic (and old) because it’s been ten years since the final episode of Friends aired. We’d sort of been getting by on the hope that a reunion episode would take place, but mean Matt LeBlanc ruined that dream. The actor, who played Joey, recently said: “That show was about a finite period of time in life, after college and before your relationship and family starts and where your friends are your support system. That’s what the magic of the show was - everyone goes through that and can relate to that.”

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The cast of Friends with Jay Leno [Photo: Getty images]

That wasn’t the only magic that Friends had. The reason that the show was so popular for so long was a combination of a dozen or so factors that just worked. The chemistry between the cast was palpable, you could just tell that Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox were best friends in real life and that translated onto their onscreen friendship.

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Matt LeBlanc: 5 Facts About The Man Best Known As Joey From ‘Friends’


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For 10 years Matt LeBlanc was a fixture on our television screens as Joey Tribbiani, one sixth of the world’s most famous ‘Friends’. But when the show ended in 2004 LeBlanc faced tough times, after his spin off series ‘Joey’ flopped, he fell into TV obscurity, retreating to his Santa Barbara ranch and shunning the spotlight. Then in 2011 Matt returned to our screens playing a fictionalised version of himself in ‘Episodes’ a role which has since earned him a Golden Globe award. But as familiar as face Matt is, how much do we really know about the actor, away from his famous ‘Friends’ role? Here’s five things you didn’t know about Matt LeBlanc before and after he found fame as Joey Tribbiani.

Matt LeBlancMatt LeBlanc played Joey for 10 seasons on 'Friends'

1. Before he was known as Joey on ‘Friends’ Matt was a regular feature on US television as ‘that guy from the Heinz ketchup commercial’. In 1987, Matt starred in an advert for the brand which used the ‘good things come to those who wait’ slogan. The advert was incredibly successful and went on to win one of the world's most prestigious advertising awards, a Gold Lion at the Cannes International Advertising Festival.

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Courteney Cox Has Said It, 'Friends' Reunion Is Not Going To Happen


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It must be hard for the former cast members of our favourite 90’s sitcom ‘Friends’. It seems wherever they go and whatever they might be doing now, the big question still is, will there be a 'Friends' reunion? Courteney Cox was the latest victim of the oh so familiar question when she appeared on the ‘Late Show with David Letterman' on Monday. Unsurprisingly the answer was “it’s not going to happen”

Courteney CoxIs a 'Friends' reunion happening? Absolutely not, says Courteney Cox

Whilst it might break the hearts of many ‘Friends’ fans, Courteney did her best on ‘The Late Show’ to try and put the reunion rumors to bed once and for all. When quizzed by the chat show host the actress firmly stated, “it’s not going to happen”. The former Monica also added that if she did say she’d like it to happen then all the other cast members would have to be contacted and told “well Coutneney’s into it” and she just doesn't want to be responsible for that headache.

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'How I Met Your Dad' Take Note: The Best and Worst TV Spin Offs


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With the news that television’s latest spin off ‘How I Met Your Dad’ has cast Greta Gerwig in the lead, the ‘How I Met Your Mother’ spin off might have a chance at being a successful example of the genre. However the writers and producers may want to look to a few other examples to see how to do the tricky spin off, right and wrong. 

FrasierFrasier remains one of the greatest sitcoms of all time.

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Friends 2014 Reunion Rumour Enrages Fans. Are We Doing This Again?


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The rumour of the Friends 2014 return is doing the rounds again and seems to be as unfounded as ever. Fake reunion movie and episode posters are once again circling the internet and simultaneously driving hardcore Friends fans wild as well as provoking a collective cry of "just let it go already!!"

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The 'Friends' Reunion Rumours Seem To Be Unfounded For Now.

Fans of the show are divided into two camps: those who salivate at every tidbit of reunion gossip, ready to jump back on the sofa for those first jangly strains of 'I'll Be There For You,' and those who for whatever reason, feel the franchise is best left at its rather neat finale which aired in May 2004 and are perfectly content with their Burj Khalifa-rivalling skyscraper of all ten Friends box sets.

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Lisa Kudrow Fell For Friends Reunion Rumor, Feels Bad For Disappointing Fans


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Friends fans might have had their dreams squashed by NBC adamantly denying any rumours of a reunion, but so did Lisa Kudrow. During her appearance on Conan this week, Kudrow admitted to having fallen for a false report and a rather convincing graphic. In fact, the Friends actress claimed the graphic was so good, that she began wondering why no one at NBC had spoken to her about joining the project.

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Kudrow herself was fooled by reports.

"Okay, first of all. The graphic for this one thing was unbelievable. It looked really real," Kudrow told Conan O'Brien. "And then they were posting this article and the headline was like, 'NBC Confirms 5 out of 6 of the Friends Are In,' and I went, 'Oh my God. They didn't ask me.'"

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