Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer
On Sept. 22, 1994, Friends premiered on NBC, and haircuts, coffeehouses, lobsters, trivia games, pivoting, Thanksgiving, pickup lines and break(-up) lines were never the same again. The sitcom phenom's cultural impact endures and its popularity remains unrivaled, but could we have foreseen all that by the time Chandler (Matthew Perry) shared his Liza Minnelli dream?
In honor of the series' 20th anniversary, Joyce Eng and Sadie Gennis decided to break out the pilot and look back at the one where it all began.
The hardest Friends quiz you'll ever take
"The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate": Having left her fiancé Barry at the altar ...
James Michael Tyler
Central Perk may not be Gunther's last name, but the two unquestionably go hand-in-hand.
So naturally, that's where we found James Michael Tyler, who played the surly, deadpan, Rachel-obsessed barista with "hair brighter than the sun" on Friends for all of its 10-year run. In honor of the series' 20th anniversary on Monday, Central Perk is real and — not to mix our must Must-See TV sitcoms — spectacular. Located at 199 Lafayette Street in New York City and open through Oct. 18, the pop-up coffeehouse is a must-stop shop for all Friends fanatics. The iconic orange couch is there for photo ops, there are tons of memorabilia, props (including Pat the Dog), souvenirs and free cups of coffee (courtesy of Eight O'Clock Coffee). Gunther himself will make surprise visits.
The hardest Friends quiz you'll ever take
"I had no expectation and I don't think ...
Stand Up to Cancer has once again enlisted the Hollywood community for its fourth biennial fundraising telethon Friday night.
Ariana Grande, Dave Matthews, The Who, Jennifer Hudson, Lupe Fiascoand Common will all perform at the event, which will be simulcast on multiple networks and online starting at 8/7c. Gwyneth Paltrow, who is co-executive-producing the event, will appear, along with Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, Jon Hamm, Will Ferrell, Mark Harmon, Kiefer Sutherland and more.
Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Jimmy Kimmel
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13. Best Response: In case you were living under a rock, or, you know, watching something else on TV Monday night, Gwen Stefani took a page from John Travolta's book and totally mispronounced Stephen Colbert's last name when she presented at the Emmys. Even though Colbert had already pre-taped his Tuesday show last week, the host still gets in a small jab at the much-discussed gaffe in the blink-and-you'll-miss-it opening credits, in which "Colbore" comes across the screen next to other descriptive words like "honorable," "star-spangled" and...
Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Jimmy Kimmel
Jimmy Kimmel staged a (partial) Friends reunion on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, debuting some of the fan fiction he wrote about the show in a set that's an exact replica of Monica's kitchen on the show.
Ellen DeGeneres and Chelsea Handler
Chelsea Handler made sure her E! talk show Chelsea Latelywent out with a bang Tuesday night, thanks to some help from her celebrity friends.
The series finale
From the "Farrah-do" to "the Rachel," television has been influencing our hairstyles for decades.
When Charlie's Angels premiered in 1976, star Farrah Fawcett had no way of knowing that her wispy tresses would be copied by women well into the '80s. Jennifer Aniston's character on Friends had the same effect in the '90s, when "The Rachel" inspired layered locks everywhere.
But not all memorable TV 'dos were celebrated. Remember when Felicity's Keri Russell caused hysteria by chopping her hair off before Season 2?
Britt Robertson, Colin Ford, Mackenzie Lintz
[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Under the Dome's Season 2 premiere. Read at your own risk!]
Over the course of Under the Dome's first season, many Chester's Mill residents have fallen victim to the power of the dome, but the death in the closing moments of the Season 2 premiere was especially shocking.
The second season picked up with...
Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston
Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston must have been dreaming of a belated white Christmas. White sands, that is.
The former Friends co-stars are vacationing in Cabo and were photographed relaxing in their bikinis over the weekend. But they weren't vacationing alone.
Talk about a backhanded compliment. Adam Sander has been named the most overpaid actor of 2013 by Forbes.
Though Sandler still commands a fat paycheck, most of his recent films have been Razzie fodder and box office duds. The magazine estimates that for every dollar Sandler received on his last three films, which include Jack & Jill and That's My Boy, the movies returned an average of $3.40. However, there are exceptions when Sandler's price tag pays off, as is the case with Grown Ups 2, one of Sandler's best performing films, which was not counted toward this year's ranking because of its later release date.