Other than Dolly Parton, you’d be hard-pressed to name a celebrity more universally beloved than the Internet’s Boyfriend (2019 – ‘til the wheels fall off and we’re back to stanning via tin cans tied together with a string) Keanu Reeves. However, Matthew Perry apparently hates the dude. And here I thought the big, terrible thing referenced in Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing, the addiction memoir Matthew’s currency hawking, was his addiction. But considering Matthew’s seemingly unfounded detest for the man who would not only never hurt a fly, but would probably befriend a fly and let it live in his guest house rent-free until it could get back on his wings, I think the Big Terrible Thing in Matthew’s book might be Keanu himself.
Matthew Perry is promoting his new memoir, Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing, and, so far, he’s shared some pretty grim details about his addiction. Last week he revealed that his opioid addiction led to a ruptured colon that almost killed him. Yesterday we learned he’d spent almost $9 million getting sober. Today, in an excerpt published by The Times of London, Matthew tells the tale of his failed romance with one-time Friends guest star
the Holiday Armadillo Julia Roberts. Awesome, free PR for Julia’s new movie!
Matthew Perry has been very open about his struggles with addiction during and after his tenure as one of the highest-paid actors on television. And although at one point, each cast member was making $1 million per episode, Matthew admits that what he made for nine episodes funded his many attempts at getting sober. But in a moment of life imitating art, the opening theme song wasn’t just a bunch of words that either excite or annoy folks who hear it. During his struggles, Matthew says the entire cast was there for him, but Jennifer Aniston was the one who basically pulled him to the side and said, “Seems like you’re stuck in second gear, honey.” And that was when he realized his addiction issues were no longer a secret to anyone around him.
For his entire tenure in Hollywood, Matthew Perry has mostly been known for two things: being Chandler on Friends and his tempestuous struggles with addiction. But now he says that he’s sober and enough time has passed since he was in active addiction, so he was ready to reflect on the darkness he overcame by writing a memoir. In it, he reveals that his opioid addiction had gotten so dire that what he shared publicly as a gastrointestinal perforation at the time was actually a burst colon due to his excessive use of opioids.
Back in 2016, Courteney Cox admitted that she regretted some of her cosmetic procedures, and the following year she claimed she was filler-free. Now the 57-year-old is once again opening up about her former face fuckery in an interview with The Times. Courteney says that there was a time when she was chasing her youth, and she didn’t realize how strange all the cosmetic procedures made her look. To quote Bizarro Monica Geller: “I (didn’t) know!”
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.