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Friends wouldn't be Friends without Phoebe Buffay, let's get that straight. The iconic, quirky character always saw life through another lens, and had a neverending supply of enviable vintage rings.

But according to the actress who played the hilarious character, Lisa Kudrow, playing the role wasn't easy for her. She even needed her co-star's help to handle the pressure.

The 56-year-old comedian made her comments while hiking with Kevin Nealon for his YouTube web series Hiking With Kevin yesterday.

Kudrow is a graduate of the prestigious Vassar College, where she majored in biology. She later rose to fame with her popular, slightly ditzy role on Friends for 10 series, until 2004.

"I had played dumb girls, sure. But it wasn't really me," Kudrow told Nealon.

"I feel like s**t, I tricked them. At the audition, I was the only one who could cope with the audition process and that's how I got it, I think. So I had to work hard at being Phoebe, you know."

LeBlanc, who played Joey Tribbiani on the show, noticed something was up and gave Kudrow a much-needed pep talk.


"And then like third season in, I was struggling so much," she said. "And Leblanc was like, 'What's going on with you?' And I said, 'I can't, I don't think I have it, I mean, I don't know what I'm doing.'

"And he went, 'You're her, relax, you got it. You've been doing this f**king character for three years. You're working too hard. That's your problem. You don't need to work this hard. Relax.' He was right."

Kudrow also revealed that she has never actually watched an episode of Friends. "I should," she said. "I hear it's good."

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Anyone who's everyone watched Friends back in the day. It remains one of the most popular shows of all time, spanning 10 seasons and earning millions of viewers per episode.

The lead actors became stars overnight after the show began airing in the early 1990s, and it's no surprise they wanted to keep some mementos after a decade of working on the project together.

Lisa Kudrow has shared a photo of the gift which Matthew Perry gave her after they wrapped up filming, and it's UNREAL.


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Matthew bagged Monica's cookie jar for Kudrow, who played Phoebe Buffay on the classic sitcom. The instantly recognisable prop now sits in the star's home, where she probably puts her granny's infamous Nestlé cookies.

The 55-year-old showed the jar to her 1.6 million followers on Instagram, and Friends fans freaked out, as predicted. She captioned the snap; "My wrap gift from Matthew Perry…”ooh, look at the time, I’ve gotta go.”" BLESS HER.

Lisa had previously explained the tale behind Matthew's choice of present to Comedy Central.

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"It’s this cookie jar that was in Monica and Rachel’s apartment, and there’s a clock face on it,’ she began. "He gave it to me because… I had a scene where I was supposed to say, “Ooh, look at the time, I gotta go!”" she said.

"Well, I wasn’t wearing a watch. Because we’d rehearsed it but no one thought about it. As we were shooting, and the audience was there… it was coming up and I was like, uh oh, I’m about to say, “Look at the time.” I don’t see a watch… there’s no clock anywhere…"


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She continued the story;

"So I point to the cookie jar and say, “Look at the time, I gotta go!” So afterwards Matthew Perry went, “Did you point to the cookie jar and say ‘look at the time’?” It was the dumbest fix, so lame… and then David Crane came over and said “what are you looking at?”’

"It was so stupid of me… that’s my fix! He asked Warner Bros, he got special permission and he gave that to me." Awww, gowan Matthew. What a great pal.

Matt LeBlanc was also asked about props which he stole on the show, and he revealed he took the Magna Doodle on the back of Chandler and Joey's door for an electrician who drew the artwork for every episode;


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LeBlanc, who played Joey Tribbiani on the show, also revealed that he keeps the foosball from Chandler and Joey's foosball table in his tool kit.

We'd probably have tried to leave the show with the entire of Monica Geller's apartment and the contents of Rachel's wardrobe.

We absolutely love all of these nostalgic on-set Friends stories, give us more please?

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We'll be honest with you; this story baffles us.

Now, we can all relate to fangirling HARD over a movie franchise, tv programme or celebrity (*cough* Michael B Jordan, AKA The Snack *cough*) but this YouTuber took things pretty damn far all on her lonesome.

Chi with a C has become a viral sensation after recreating the entire first episode scene-for-scene of famous New York sitcom Friends

Despite having zero props and costumes, and only a Macbook green-screen for company, the superfan made the pilot episode all by herself and we are IMPRESSED.

It must have taken her hours and hours of work, and we're pretty sure she was procrastinating some kind of college work but boy did she commit.

She did it all in her pyjamas too, for an…alternative…costume wardrobe. Not bad for a cast of one though, we have to say

The YouTuber uses her channel for comedy purposes, as you may have guessed.

The comedian-in-training previously turned herself into Sharon Osbourne and even recreating Thank U Next with whistles alone. Alright then, each to their own..

She's got ten seasons of Friends material to dissect should she please, she seems to have the spare time on her hands anyways.


For too long now, we've been teased with rumours of a Friends reunion and while we've learnt not to get our hopes up too high, it still hurts when one of the stars says it's never gonna happen. 

Matt LeBlanc, a.k.a Joey Tribianna, has made his feelings about the possibility of a reunion very clear, and honestly, we're heartbroken. 

Speaking to the Mail Online, the actor said "I don't want to do it – simple." 


He went on to explain hor the show was about a finite period in the lives of six best friends trying to find their way in the world after college, and to revisit the characters now just wouldn't be the same. 

He added: "People want to know what happened to them. But it was about a finite period in a person’s life after college, before you settle down and start a family.

"To go back and revisit all these years later, well I don’t know what the story would be now. They would all have moved on from that period so it just wouldn’t be the same."

 "Put bluntly, I don’t think anybody wants to see an old Joey having a colonoscopy."

Em.. we beg to differ, Matt. 

And just to really rub salt in the wound, Matt concluded by saying: "Normally I’d never say never, but in the case of Friends I would definitely say never."


With ten seasons of Friends, we like to think that they all really were BFFs and hung out drinking coffee all the time.

However, when the news surfaced that Jennifer Aniston didn't invite Matt LeBlanc or Matthew Perry to her wedding last year, we were totally devo. *Sobs*.

But now we have some good news about the old Friends, and according to Matt, Joey and Chandler are still the best buddies.

While Matt was at the TCA press tour promoting his new TV show, he told the crowd: "I saw him yesterday. He's one stage away. I love that guy.

"I can not see him for five years and then put me in a room with him and it'd be like I saw him yesterday."

AWWW. Can't deal.



Top Gear is going down a steep, steep hill.

It was an adjustment when Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc took on the face of Top Gear, however, the public didn't take too well to Chris, and he bowed out of the show.

When Matt graced our screens this year, everyone fell in love with his cheeky ways, but now he's after admitting that he's "not sure" about coming back for another series.

While speaking at a Television Critics Association press tour, the former Friends star said: “I’m not sure what’s happening with Top Gear just yet, but this is my priority,” he said referring to his new US TV show, Man With a Plan.

“I don’t know. I’d like to. There’ nothing officially happening just yet – call the BBC,” he added.

That doesn't sound too good to us!


James Corden might be best known for his karaoke skills, but last night the comedian proved he also knows his way around a race track as he competed with former Friends star, Matt LeBlanc, in the “Bottom Gear” challenge.

With lilac children’s scooters as their vehicles of choice, the two TV personalities went toe-to-toe as they raced over bumps, through walls and around the Late Late Show studio with comical results.

In the end LeBlanc’s Top Gear experience gave him the edge as he bet the show’s host back to the finish line.

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By now you have surely seen the pictures of Taylor Swift inviting her pals on stage as she travels around the globe with her 1989 world tour.

First we saw the likes of Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Cara Delevingne joining her in front of the adoring crowd, but it seems she has even more besties then we could have ever imagined. 

This weekend saw Taylor introduce actor Matt LeBlanc and comedian Chris Rock during her performance in the Los Angeles Staples Center

They were also joined on stage by Sean O'Pry, a model who starred in Taylor's video for Blank Space. 

Ms Swift documented the moment on Instagram saying: "The #1 male model in the world, Sean O'Pry,And the #2 and #3 top male models, Chris Rock and Matt LeBlanc. Obviously."

The 25-year-old has been growing her 'squad' since she began touring in May and fans get treated to a surprise guest or two, at every concert. 

At Saturday's gig, Taylor also performed Doubt, and Family Affair with Mary J. Blige and was later joined on stage by Orange Is The New Black actress Uzo Aduba. 

Taylor said she was really moved by Uzo's talent: "I'm so blown away by the multi-talented Uzo Aduba and how she smashed White Horse tonight, and also by how incredibly down to earth and wonderfully kind she is."



We were really hoping that the entire cast of Friends still hung out together in coffee shops and each other's apartments, but the fact that some of the lead cast members were not invited to Jennifer Aniston's wedding shows otherwise. 

Jennifer got married to Justin Theroux at her home last Wednesday in front of 70 guests, but Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer were MIA. 

Matthew and Matt confirmed on Monday that they were not invited to their co-star's wedding and it seems they didn't even know it was happening. 

Matthew, who played Chandler for ten years, told Entertainment Tonight "I was surprised, I didn't know about it." But despite not receiving an invite he went on to say that he was "very happy for them."

As for Matt LeBlanc, he also expressed his well-wishes for his former co-star saying "I wasn't there, so I wish her the best."

However it seems the girls from the television show were reunited as Matt explained that "The girls were there. You've got to have the girls there."

Despite the invite snub, there are no hard feelings between former colleagues, as the guys said the wedding reception "was small", hence why Joey, Chandler and Ross were not there to complete the Central Perk gang.

"Everybody is okay," said Matt, giving a shout out to his pals Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow.

Although the actors were not invited, the wedding was not short of several A-list celebrities. Orlando Bloom, Chelsea Handler, Tobey Maguire and Howard Stern were all in attendance, with Jimmy Kimmel officiating the ceremony. 


Okay, this is absolutely crazy!

Matt LeBlanc’s father has reported that his son, who played Joey on Friends, was having an affair with Jennifer Aniston while she was married to Brad Pitt.

While Matt’s father, Paul LeBlanc, is estranged from his son, he recently spoke to US Star magazine and claimed that the pair had numerous encounters between 2000 and 2005.

“He even had a relationship with one of the girls… Jen. They would make out in the dressing rooms.

“He told me about it – it was when she was married to Brad Pitt.”

While rumours have been circulating for a few days about the alleged affair, reps for Jen have now come out and said that the actress vehemently denies the allegations. She has said that the rumours are a total fabrication.

The 46-year-old said that she has never had any sort of romantic or sexual relationship with her former co-star.

Jen was married to Brad from 2000 to 2005, while Matt was married to Melissa McKnight from 1997 to 2006.  


All this talk of Friends reunions has had us waxing nostalgic of late, so thank God Graham Norton did something to satisfy us this weekend.

The presenter had the pleasure of counting Friends star Matt LeBlanc, aka Joey Tribbiani, among the guests on the latest episode of his show, and he decided to milk the appearance for all it was worth.

Revealing that there is a die-hard Friends fan among the Graham Norton Show crew, the Irish presenter used the fan's expert knowledge of the classic comedy to delight viewers – and to mortify Matt while he was at it!

While Joey wasn’t known for his singing abilities in the show, he did have a number of memorable little numbers, and the hilarious Graham decided to put him on the spot to give us a rendition.

The results will warm the cockles of every Friends fan’s heart.

Check Matt out in action in the video below.




There’s sad news for Hollywood actor Matt LeBlanc and his partner Andrea Anders as the couple decided to end their relationship after eight years together.

The former Friends star began dating Andrea not long after his divorce from wife Melissa McKnight back in 2006. It has been reported that the relationship has been over for some time now and the couple have not been spotted together since August.

The couple first met on Matt’s Friends spin-off show, Joey in which Andrea played the role of Alex Garrett.

Matt is a dad to one child with his ex-wife Melissa, a ten-year-old daughter, Marina.