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Matt LeBlanc Is Nothing Like His ‘Episodes’ Character

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Comedy, Prime Time, Showtime, Features,

Matt LeBlancMatt LeBlanc is a "little more together" than his on-screen persona.

The 46-year-old actor plays a fictional version of himself in Episodes, but admits he is noting like his character in real life.

"It's a fictitious character, and you just have to approach it that way. He just happens to have the same name I do. When we were coming up with who the character was going to be, I thought it would be fun - since our salaries were all published during Friends - to make this Matt LeBlanc way, way wealthier than me. You've got this guy completely oblivious to the consequences of his actions; that's fun to play. And he's really damaged, this lost soul, the Matt LeBlanc on TV," the Friends star said. But he added, "I like to think I have my s**t a little more together than that."

Matt, who has a 10-year-old daughter Marina with his ex-wife Mellissa McKnight, is glad he has regained some anonymity since Friends came to an end in 2004: "The weirdest thing was walking into a room, a restaurant, a bar, a movie theater, anywhere there's a lot of people, and everybody sort of stopping what they're doing and taking notice you're in the room. And they know you, or they think they do - they know your name, they know what you do for a living, they know how much money you make, they know where you're from, but they're all strangers to you."


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Jennifer Aniston Being Talked into ‘Friends’ Reunion

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Comedy, Prime Time, NBC, Gossip, Rumors,

FriendsJennifer Aniston is being "slowly convinced" into a Friends reunion next year.

The We're the Millers actress has enjoyed a huge movie career since the sitcom ended in 2004, but producers are keen for her to reunite with castmates Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer in 2014.

"Since the show ended in 2004 it's been rare for all six of them to appear in public together. But with next year's 20th anniversary [of the show's launch] it will be unavoidable for them to do something together. It's the perfect excuse to talk seriously about a new project. It's no secret the whole project will be pinned on Jennifer, who's incredibly busy with her movie career. But she's been slowly convinced that a reunion could be a good thing," a source said.

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Matt LeBlanc Against ‘Friends’ Reunion or Movie

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Comedy, NBC, Gossip, Rumors,

FriendsMatt LeBlanc is against a Friends reunion.

The actor - whose most notable television role to date is as Joey Tribbiani on the hit sitcom - revealed that he wouldn't support the cast getting back together or agree to a movie adaptation of the show. Matt admitted that he hadn't heard of any plans to record more scenes and suggested that it would be wrong to try to recreate the series on the big screen.

"Yeah, that probably won't happen. There's no plans for anything like that. Everyone seems to be talking about that these days, but nope, no irons in the fire there," he said.

When asked whether he thought David Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow and Courteney Cox collaborating again was a "bad idea," he added, "Personally I do. I think that show was all about a finite amount of time in six people's lives. Once they have moved on from that phase, that family unit has broken down a little bit. I'm sure they'd keep in touch a bit, but it wouldn't be the same."

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Quote of the Day: Matt LeBlanc on His Friends Funds

Matt LeBlanc

"Thank God I didn't need the money. You know there's that saying that you make your f*** you money in Hollywood? I made that. . . . My daughter's education is paid for. Her grandchildren's education is paid for. My mother's house is paid off. My father's house is paid off. My house is paid off."

-Actor on not needing to work post-Friends. (He can currently be seen on Showtime's Episodes.)

(Make sure to check out our other notable quotes.)

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Watch New Showtime Programs During Free Preview Weekend


Want to know why everyone keeps talking about Dexter? Wondering about that AFI selected program The Big C? Find out for yourself what the buzz is all about when Showtime kicks off 2011 with a free preview weekend.

From January 7 through January 10, the cable channel will allow non-subscribers special access to its programming. In addition to a variety of programs -- including Nurse Jackie, Weeds and United States of Tara -- through the On Demand channel, viewers will also get an opportunity to watch Showtime's "Biggest. Sunday. Ever."

On January 9, Californication -- starring David Duchovny -- will return for its fourth season. That comedy will be followed by the debuts of Episodes (with Matt LeBlanc) and Shameless (featuring William H. Macy). You can preview the two new series above.

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TV Talk: Steve Carell’s Office Exit, Michael C. Hall’s Dexter Return

Steve Carell-Could The Office survive without Steve Carell? The comedian recently told the BBC that the upcoming season will “probably be” his last year.

-Dexter fans can breathe a sigh of relief. A “fully recovered” Michael C. Hall is expected to return to work this summer after battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

-HBO has new date for you to mark on your calendar. Entourage and Hung will both premiere on June 27, two weeks after True Blood‘s debut.

-Could Matt LeBlanc use some Friends? Both Thomas Haden Church and Claire Forlani have dropped out of Episodes, LeBlanc’s new Showtime comedy. Church blames scheduling conflicts; Forlani’s reason is unknown.

-Love is in the air on CNN. Anchors John Roberts and Kyra Phillips were recently engaged. Roberts proposed last weekend during a game of golf.


Will There Be a Friends Movie?

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Comedy, Prime Time, NBC, Gossip, News, Rumors,

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broke box office records. Get Smart had a first place finish. Why shouldn’t there be a Friends movie?

According to UK’s Daily Mail, a big-screen adaptation of the NBC hit has finally been greenlighted. Although a reunion seemed extremely unlikely when the comedy ended in 2004, the success of SATC has apparently given the show’s main six hope.

And while could definitely do without the paycheck, she is reportedly willing to play along. “Jennifer, Courteney and the rest of the cast are keen to reprise their roles, under the right circumstances,” said a source.

If the story is true, production on the Warner Bros. feature may begin within the next 18 months.  Could I be more excited?

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