‘Friends’ reunion: Lady Gaga, Lisa Kudrow delight fans with ‘Smelly Cat’ duet
'Friends' reunion: Lady Gaga, Lisa Kudrow delight fans with 'Smelly Cat' duet In this Jan. 20, 2021, file photo, Lady Gaga sings the national anthem during President Joe Biden's inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Saul Loeb, Pool, File)Phoebe Buffay has finally met her match. >> Read more trending newsIn “Friends: The Reunion,” which debuted Thursday on HBO Max, actress Lisa Kudrow performed her eccentric “Friends” character’s iconic song, “Smelly Cat,” with some help from a special guest – Lady Gaga. >> Click here to watchAccording to Variety, the performance opened with Kudrow reprising her role from the sitcom, which ran from 1994 to 2004. While perched on the Central Perk couch with her guitar, she sang part of the song on her own before Gaga, clad in Phoebe-inspired attire, peeked in.wftv.com
Another record low in viewership for 'Pandemmys'
(The Television Academy and ABC Entertainment via AP)NEW YORK – The novelty of television stars getting Emmy Awards delivered to their homes wasn't enough to keep the annual show from slipping further in popularity. The Nielsen company said 6.1 million people watched the Emmys on Sunday night, down from 6.9 million in 2019 and the third straight year of record low viewership. Still, it illustrated how the Emmy Awards are becoming a boutique event. Last year was the first time viewership slipped under 10 million people. Viewership is also fragmented across many different networks and streaming services, and several shows don't have a wide audience.
Courteney Cox and Matthew Perry show us they're still 'Friends'
"Friends" stars Courteney Cox reunited with her former co-star Matthew Perry on Thursday and posted a cute picture of herself with her TV husband. Cox captioned the shot. The duo's "Friends" co-star Jennifer Aniston, new to Instagram, left a comment on the snap. Lisa Kudrow, who starred as Phoebe Buffay, commented, "Lucky lucky. All six former "Friends" got together for a pic last month that Aniston posted in her Instagram debut.
Romy and Michelle, aka Mira Sorvino and Lisa Kudrow, reunited
They may not be in high school anymore, but Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino certainly had a reunion. Sorvino and Kudrow, otherwise known as Romy White and Michelle Weinberger, the inventors of Post-its and BFFs from the '90s cult classic "Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion" reunited for a photo at a Netflix party, and we can't handle the nostalgia. The movie, which came out over 22 years ago, is beloved among millennials who watched this hilarious and campy comedy about outcast best friends attending their 10-year high school reunion. Does this mean we're getting another "Romy and Michelle" movie? Have a Romy and Michelle day!
'Friends' remains popular, especially in China
Handout/Getty ImagesHOLLYWOOD, Calif. - Nearly 25 years ago, Rachel Green stumbled into Central Perk, dripping wet in a wedding dress -- and "Friends" was born. Several of the starring actors posted the same group photo on Instagram, of the five arm-in-arm strolling down the street. posted a similar message with the group photo, adding, "Big love to the other five friends." In China, many used the show to teach American-style English, and there's even Central Perk replica cafes in Beijing and Shanghai. Despite ceasing production 15 years ago, the show's popularity has endured -- a Chinese fan group has created a Friends-themed 2020 calendar.
Google marks 25 years of 'Friends' with Easter eggs
(L-R) Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Matt Le Blanc as Joey Tribbiani, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay. (CNN) - This weekend marks 25 years since "Friends" hit TV screens -- and Google is marking the occasion with a sparkling special feature. The search engine has launched seven "Friends"-themed "Easter eggs" that show users special icons when they search for their favorite character. A search for Ross Geller, pop-culture's most famous paleontologist, brings up a couch -- click on it, and you'll hear Ross' helpful suggestion to "pivot!" For fans who search for "Friends glossary," the search engine will pull definitions for "unfloopy," "phalange," "hand twin" and "mississipily" -- just in case you needed reminding.