Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

Matthew Perry's Stepdad Speaks: 'He Was Happy'
Matthew Perry's
Stepdad Speaks

Matthew Perry's Stepdad Speaks

Keith Morrison says Perry 'was happy,' but he 'didn't get to have his third act, and that's not fair'

(Newser) - Keith Morrison is a longtime NBC News correspondent. He's also the longtime stepdad of Matthew Perry, and he sat down with Hoda Kotb on her podcast to discuss the actor's death last October. Morrison married Perry's mother, Suzanne Perry Morrison, in 1981, and tells Kotb that "...

Some of the Best Super Bowl Ads, and a Letdown
Who Won the
Super Bowl Ad Wars?

Who Won the Super Bowl Ad Wars?

Critics liked Ben Affleck, Christopher Walken spots; a 'Friends'-themed ad was deemed a 'letdown'

(Newser) - The Chiefs won the game, but who won the Super Bowl ad wars?
  • Twins: The USA Today Ad Meter contest gives a nod to the "Like a Good Neighbaaa" State Farm commercial featuring a Twins reunion of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito. Watch it here .
  • Walken: New York Times

Julia Roberts Speaks Out on Matthew Perry

Calls death of her ex-boyfriend 'heartbreaking'

(Newser) - Julia Roberts, who dated Matthew Perry in the 1990s, spoke for the first time publicly about the comedian's death at age 54. "The sudden passing of anybody so young is heartbreaking," Roberts said during an interview on Entertainment Tonight . "I think that, you know, it just...

Lisa Kudrow Pays Tribute to 'Completely Brilliant' Matthew Perry

'Thank you for the best 10 years a person gets to have'

(Newser) - Two weeks after Matthew Perry's Friends co-stars issued a joint statement after his death at age 54, speaking of their "unfathomable loss," Lisa Kudrow has become the last of the group to pay tribute to him on social media. "Thank you for making me laugh so...

Aniston, Schwimmer Share Tributes to Matthew Perry

'Rest little brother,' Aniston writes

(Newser) - Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer have followed Courteney Cox and Matt LeBlanc in paying heartfelt tributes to Friends co-star Matthew Perry. In an Instagram post Wednesday, Aniston said she had been going over their old text messages, "laughing and crying then laughing again," Variety reports. She shared one...

Courteney Cox Shares a Favorite Moment With Perry

'Friends' co-star says farewell in Instagram post

(Newser) - Another Friends cast member has posted an individual tribute to Matthew Perry. Courteney Cox, whose Monica Geller character ended up married to Perry's Chandler Bing on the show, on Tuesday posted a video on Instagram of the scene where the two first get together. "When you work with...

'We Were More Than Just Cast Mates,' Friends Stars Say
Friends Stars Speak as a Group

Friends Stars Speak as a Group

Co-stars issue statement on death of Matthew Perry

(Newser) - The surviving stars of Friends issued a brief statement Monday as a group on the death of Matthew Perry , adding that they're unable to say much just now. "We are all so utterly devastated by the loss of Matthew. We were more than just cast mates. We are...

Matthew Perry's Batman Posts Fixate Fans

Actor had a well-documented love of the superhero, but some fans see a worrying subtext

(Newser) - It apparently will take awhile to determine a cause of death for Matthew Perry, and in the meantime, fans are parsing his final social media posts. One thing that stands out is that his last several Instagram posts refer in some way to Batman, with Perry signing off as "...

Perry Posted Peaceful Photo of Himself in Hot Tub Days Ago

'Friends' star is dead at 54 of apparent drowning

(Newser) - The death of Matthew Perry at age 54 has led to a deluge of coverage about his acting career and his well-known struggles with addiction. The New York Times digs out a fitting quote from Perry himself from a 2002 interview: "I was a guy who wanted to become...

Friends Star Matthew Perry Is Dead at 54

The actor apparently drowned at his home in Los Angeles

(Newser) - Friends star Matthew Perry is dead at age 54 after apparently drowning, reports TMZ . The actor who played Chandler Bing in the sitcom was found unresponsive at his home Saturday in the Los Angeles area, according to the Los Angeles Times . The latter outlet says he was found unresponsive in...

Aniston: Comedians Now Not 'Allowed' to Do Certain Things

Actress reflects on the decades-later accusations that 'Friends' is offensive

(Newser) - Jennifer Aniston admits there's some truth to the criticisms of Friends decades after the sitcom was made: "There were things that were never intentional and others ... Well, we should have thought it through," the actress tells AFP in an interview cited by Deadline . "But I don’...

Matthew Perry Spills More on the 'Big Terrible Thing'

'Friends' actor's book is out, and he goes into more detail on the substance abuse that nearly killed him

(Newser) - Excerpts had leaked in advance of Matthew Perry's book, and he'd openly mentioned in interviews that he'd be talking about his drug and alcohol addiction in it. Now, after the Tuesday release of Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing, more on the Friends star's extensive...

Beloved Seinfeld , Friends Actor Dies at 67
Friends, Seinfeld
Actor 'Never
Met a Stranger'

Friends, Seinfeld Actor 'Never Met a Stranger'

Mike Hagerty, who most recently starred in HBO's 'Somebody Somewhere,' dies at age 67

(Newser) - Mike Hagerty, an actor known for playing the building super on Friends and a cranky store owner on Seinfeld, has died at the age of 67. "With great sadness, the family of Michael G. Hagerty announced his death yesterday in Los Angeles. A beloved character actor, his love of...

Ross' Wife Is Gay? China's Censors Won't Hear of It

Fans of 'Friends' cry foul after detail is cut from episode

(Newser) - China's censors are back in the news , this time over an episode of Friends. When Ross explains to his parents that his wife has left him, the part in which he explains why—she's lesbian and has found a female partner—was cut from a recently aired rerun,...

What Critics Think of Friends: The Reunion
Friends Reunion
Is 'Curiously Empty'
TV Review

Friends Reunion Is 'Curiously Empty'

And yet, fans of the show should find plenty to stay entertained

(Newser) - The Friends reunion has made its debut on HBO Max, and the first reviews are in. They're not exactly stellar, but most agree that fans of the show will likely enjoy the nearly two-hour special. It's not another fictional episode, more of a series of nostalgic recollections by...

Friends Reunion Guest Stars Include ... Malala?
Friends Reunion Guest Stars
Include ... Malala?

Friends Reunion Guest Stars Include ... Malala?

HBO Max releases the list, along with a premiere date of May 27

(Newser) - Fans of Friends now have a date to mark on their calendar: May 27. That's when Friends: The Reunion will debut on HBO Max, reports Mashable . The network released a "teaser trailer" for the reunion show, which you can see here . (It doesn't reveal much beyond the...'s New Words Offer Nod to The Simpsons

Totally cromulent

(Newser) - appears to have further ruined a 25-year-old joke from The Simpsons with its new batch of words for 2021. A 1996 episode poked fun at fictional Springfield's use of the nonexistent words "cromulent" and "embiggen"—two of 450 new words added to the online...

'Greatest Woman' on Earth Gets a Celebrity Fiance

'Friends' star Matthew Perry to marry girlfriend Molly Hurwitz

(Newser) - Matthew Perry's girlfriend is about to get a title promotion. "I decided to get engaged," the 51-year-old Friends star tells People . "Luckily, I happened to be dating the greatest woman on the face of the planet at this time." That woman is 29-year-old literary manager...

Friends Stars Will Be Here for You—for a Hefty Payday

Figures are ranging from between $2.5M to $4M each for hourlong 'Friends' special

(Newser) - "It's happening." That was the joint Instagram post Friday of Friends co-stars Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry, and Matt LeBlanc (whose post featured a slightly different twist). The happening they speak of: what Quartz describes as "an hourlong hangout session,"...

Norma Rae, Friends Actor Ron Leibman Dead at 82

Award-winning actor starred opposite Sally Field in 'Norma Rae,' played Roy Cohn in Kushner play

(Newser) - Actor Ron Leibman, who appeared in movies, theater, and TV in a career that spanned six decades and won a Tony award for Tony Kushner's iconic play Angels in America, has died after an illness, the AP reports. He was 82. Leibman's agent, Robert Attermann, said the actor...

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>