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.
lf you’re a Friends fan, then you likely watched Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Joey, and Phoebe get even richer. We were teased with moments from the Friends reunion where David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston admit they had crushes on each other, Lady Gaga sang “Smelly Cat” with Lisa Kudrow, and more arbitrary celebrity cameos than the number of times Joey asked, “How you doin?” through the show’s 10 season run. But even though they’re a six-person team, there were two friends who got a lot of attention on social media after Friends: The Reunion premiered. One was good, one was not as good. The internet had a great time talking about Matt LeBlanc’s slow metamorphosis into an Irish uncle, and also, a lot of people wanted to discuss Matthew Perry’s health.
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?!
Leave it to Beaver (AKA Brandi Glanville of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills) to flap them trout lips and give us the gossip. The accredited slut for drama was recently on the Everything Iconic podcast, where she let us know all about the famous Hollywood mens (besides Gerard Butler) that she’s had the honor of hooking up with. Hey, you gotta do what you gotta do to keep your name out there, like letting everyone know who you’ve done. Continue reading
Call it The One Where We Get Millions Of Dollars To Sit In A Room For An Hour because that’s basically what’s going to happen on the next episode of Friends. According to Deadline, Matthew Perry joining Instagram was the seventh seal of the Friendpocalypse and the details of the long-rumored, hour-long, unscripted reunion special to air on HBO Max, have been revealed. Deadline says that a deal has all but been finalized with all six Friends, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry, “following tough negotiations.” Which I take to mean that each Friend’s agent repeatedly responded to offers with a laughing face emoji until finally responding with a money mouth face emoji. Each Friend reportedly “will be paid in the $3 million-$4 million range.” *upside down face emoji*