For a time, Spencer Pratt and his lovely wife Heidi Montag provided the textbook definition of the term “clout chasers” with their shameless antics and appearances. And even though in their own minds they have made it to the upper echelon of celebrity status other celebrities (as well as the rest of the world) do not want to be bothered with them. And this is where Lisa Kudrow, Emmy award-winning star of Friends, enters the story and becomes everyone‘s friend from now on after an encounter that Spencer is still angry about thirteen years later.
Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion came out in 1997. And the titular high school reunion took place ten years after graduation, but it’s been 25 years since that movie was released and blessed us with a lifetime’s worth of quotes and looks, so it was high time these two got together for another reunion. And luckily for us, it happened at last night’s SAG Awards!
That dirty piece of trash known as cancer has popped up yet again, this time taking the life of Friends actor, James Michael Tyler, who was best known as the seventh friend–the King of the Central Perk coffeehouse–Gunther. The 59-year-old had battled prostate cancer for years before dying this past Sunday and the cast paid tribute to their former co-worker.
Jennifer Aniston And David Schwimmer Admitted They Had A Crush On Each Other, And Other Moments From The “Friends” Reunion Special
The reviews for the Friends reunion special are in, and well, it certainly happened. The whole gang was there: Matthew Perry, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer. And as we saw in the trailer, they sat on a couch in front of the Friends fountain, and host James Corden was there to “toss softballs at the cast and cackle hysterically at mundane gossip” which contributed “to the perception of ‘Friends’ as shallow and superficial,” per Indiewire.
Esquire called James “a giant toddler in a velvet suit” and NPR said he was in “soul-sucking phone-it-in mode” and “comes off as a man reading off cards for money.” But hey, at least Lady Gaga was there with a gospel choir, (4 of whom were Black!) to sing Smelly Cat with Lisa, and special guest Justin Bieber didn’t have a speaking part. So it wasn’t all bad! Overall, the Friends reunion earned double FF on its report card. Which stands for Friends Forever — even though Lisa and Courteney both made it absolutely crystal clear that this would never, ever, ever happen again.
I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for The One I Accidentally Pushed Play On While Scrolling! The long ballyhooed Friends reunion is set to premiere on HBO Max next week, and while I was originally going to call it The One Nobody Asked For, that’s not even remotely accurate. In fact, so many people asked for this that HBO reportedly ponied up as much as $4 million per Friend to get them all on board. And now there’s a trailer. You made Matthew Perry log off of Raya and find a clean shirt. ARE YOU HAPPY NOW?!
The 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards happened last night and it was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel who performed in front of like, three camera operators and a producer. There were cardboard cutouts instead of humans in the audience. Even though that sounds like a late-night TV host’s idea of Hell on Earth, Jimmy still put in the effort for all three hours.
To lighten up this year’s bleak circumstances for the isolated ceremony, Jimmy brought out a few people to help present awards, like his good pal Jennifer Aniston, who helped save him from a trashcan fire. A fitting, if not accidental, metaphor for the year so far. She also popped up in a mini Friends reunion, which was surely a nice little distraction for those who can say it hasn’t been their day, their week, their month, or even their year.