Bill Murray went to see the Broadway version of Groundhog Day two nights in a row.
Matthew Langford Perry (born on August 19, 1969) in Williamstown, Massachusetts. His parents divorced when he was less than a year old, and Perry moved with his mother, Suzanne, to her hometown of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, where Suzanne later worked as a press secretary for Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.
A talented tennis player, Perry was ranked No. 2 among junior players in Canada when he was 13 years old. At virtually the same time, he discovered acting, earning his first applause for his role in a seventh-grade production called 'The Life and Death of Sneaky Fitch' When he was 15, Perry decided to move to Los Angeles to spend some time with his father, John Bennett Perry, an actor best known to audiences as the smooth-faced sailor on a series of commercials for Old Spice.
Soon after he lost his first big U.S. tennis match, his acting career kicked into gear when director William Richert spotted Perry in a Los Angeles restaurant and asked him to audition for his movie, 'A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon' (filmed in 1986; released 1988), starring River Phoenix. Perry landed the role, which marked his first significant professional acting experience.
The cast of the classic sitcom all got together, away from the cameras.
Lisa Kudrow has revealed that the long-awaited ‘Friends’ cast reunion has happened, but sadly it was in private.
Speaking on the ‘Today’ show the actress, who played Phoebe Buffay in the classic sitcom, said that the whole cast got together recently for a private dinner, away from cameras.
Lisa Kudrow let slip about a secret ‘Friends’ reunion
No, Maggie Wheeler doesn't really have that laugh.
Maggie Wheeler, the actress who played Chandler Bing’s on-off girlfriend Janice in ‘Friends’, has been discussing how her character’s infamous cackle came about. Appearing on ‘This Morning’, Wheeler, who doesn't actually talk like Janice, said the laugh came about “organically” during rehearsals.
Maggie Wheeler played Chandler’s girlfriend Janice in ‘Friends’
"It was just progression – how Janice evolved, how the writers created the character for me," Wheeler told hosts Eamon Holmes and Ruth Langsford. "So the laugh happened organically in the first rehearsal, because I needed to find a way to laugh, because Matthew Perry is so funny.”
Continue reading: Janice From 'Friends' Reveals How Her Trademark Laugh Came About
No it was not Michael Hagerty, he played superintendent Mr Treeger.
A great TV mystery has finally been solved, as the man who was known to millions of ‘Friends’ viewers as Ugly Naked Guy has finally revealed himself (no, not in that way). After a year long search, Todd Van Luling from The Huffington Post tracked down the man whose face we never saw and confirmed his identity as actor Jon Haugen.
Continue reading: The Identity Of Ugly Naked Guy From 'Friends' Has Finally Been Revealed
He's been looking so tired recently.
It seems that London life clearly isn't for everybody as 'Friends' star Matthew Perry looked particularly worse for wear as he appeared on an interview with Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on 'This Morning' today (March 22nd 2016) to discuss his new play 'The End Of Longing'.
Matthew Perry has looked better
Bloated, unshaven and with his mass of grey hair untidily slicked back, the actor looked very much in need of a rest as he arrived at the studios for 'This Morning' to talk about his latest project. Many fans took to social media accusing him of slurring his words, and suggesting that his dishevelled appearance could be down to a many years of drug addiction while he worked on 'Friends'. But then, it's more likely he's just super tired.
Continue reading: Is London Life Wearing Matthew Perry Out?
In ‘The One With The Mugging’ Jennifer Aniston was temporarily replaced by a stand-in and it took fans 12 years to notice.
Most of us could probably recite episodes of ‘Friends’ word for word, but one keen-eyed fan has made a startling discovery while revisiting the classic sitcom on Netflix recently. In the season nine episode titled ‘The One With The Mugging’ there’s a split second where Rachel Green is NOT played by Jennifer Aniston and the internet’s mind is blown.
Jennifer Aniston played Rachel Green on ‘Friends’ (most of the time).
During one scene in the episode, Joey is enthusiastically ranting about the potential of a monkey also being at his audition, while Rachel stands behind him in a printed shirt. But when the camera pans back that’s not Jennifer Aniston standing behind Matt LeBlanc and she’s not even wearing the same shirt.
One ‘Friends’ viewer has shared his vision for how the sitcom could have ended, which sees Phoebe as a homeless drug-addict.
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 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.’
Over a decade since it ended ‘Friends’ is still as popular as ever.
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 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
Continue reading: ‘Friends’ Set To Be Rebuilt In London For Festival Celebrating Sitcom
Given the first round of reviews, 'The Odd Couple' could be heading for a separation.
A remake of the classic sitcom and movie about two divorced men who become roommates even though they are polar opposites. Sounds dreadful doesn't it? 'Remake' is enough to send the alarm bells ringing but when you throw in the fact that what we're discussing here is Odd Couple - a remake of the Jack Lemon and Walter Matthau movie now starring Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon - then that's when our palms begin to get clammy.
Matthew Perry has been looking to remake The Odd Couple for over 10 years
"The first few minutes include some unfunny lines followed by ridiculous bursts of canned laughter" said Nancy DeWolf of the Wall Street Journal.
Continue reading: Matthew Perry's 'The Odd Couple' Savaged By Critics
10 years on we look at what it was that made TV series 'Friends' so special.
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.”
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.
Continue reading: Just What Was It That Made 'Friends' So Great?
The 44 year-old actor will be starring alongside Thomas Lennon in one of the television network's brand new TV shows, 'The Odd Couple.'
CBS has had a major shakeup of its programming by ordering 5 new dramas and 2 new comedies.
One of the new shows will see the return of Matthew Perry to the small screen in a remake of the 1970’s television series, ‘The Odd Couple.’
The 'Friends' star will portray the character Oscar Madison in the multi-camera comedy, which was first introduced as a Broadway play, before being adapted for TV.
Continue reading: Matthew Perry's 'Odd Couple' Remake Will Hit CBS This Fall
Bill Murray went to see the Broadway version of Groundhog Day two nights in a row.
Oh great. Now I have to wait a year to see the next episode of Ozark.
Headed to Cabo for a much needed vacation. ( Are actors allowed to say they need a vacation?)
@anirban_thestar I have been watching tennis for 40 years.
Tennis players signal for a towel at the end of every point. There should be a signal for not asking for a towel. Not for asking for one.
My father after eye surgery : " I've been seeing double. I think maybe I should stop driving. "
Go Federer go...
It's official. I never sleep. How are you guys doing???
And we have come to the end of The End of Longing. Thank you New York. Coming home...
Nothing better than this. https://t.co/IYUECP8Thy
Yes, I have listened to the piano version of New York, New York by @TheRyanAdams a thousand times this morning...
I think I may be falling for New York. Ryan Adams live at Carnegie Hall is helping.
It can't be said enough. I am so impressed by @tennischannel and this time I actually spelled it correctly.
Congrats to @tennischanel for incredible coverage of the French open. I watched every second of it. They are experts.
Amazed at American ingenuity and inspired by the resilience of New Yorkers @OneWorldNYC #neverForget https://t.co/9n719N7usy
Preview number two for The End of Longing Tonight in New York. You can buy tickets at https://t.co/giQQvi4e7d
Our first preview for The End of Longing opened last night. The lights went out for no reason at one point. But other than that it won't ok!
RT @FallonTonight: Tonight on the show: @MatthewPerry, Jon Glaser, and music from @falloutboy! #FallonTonight https://t.co/SlajQxjluF
@thingslikeniall lost of typos. Ha
My face on the Odd Couple stage door has been painted over with green paint.I think it's safe to assume that we have been cancelled. #subtle
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