“Friends” Cast NOT Doing Reunion Show, Despite Report
The “Friends” cast is NOT doing a new reunion show, despite a tabloid cover story. Gossip Cop can exclusively bust the report.
The new issue of Life & Style came out on Tuesday touting a purported “world exclusive.” The cover exclaims, “Friends Reunion!” And the edition promises, “All the details of the new show.”
Inside the magazine, it’s said, “More than a decade after the hit show signed off, the gang is headed back to Central Perk!” It’s specifically alleged “the guys are reuniting with their female co-stars from the beloved sitcom” for “a scripted ‘Friends’ reunion.” A so-called “insider” claims, “Top-secret negotiations have begun.”
“NBC is champing at the bit over ‘Friends’ coming back for one big episode,” continues the supposed source. “They feel it will be a ratings and advertising bonanza.” The publication goes on to say, “Huge salaries are being tossed around to make it a reality, in part because not everyone’s so eager to return.”
The outlet’s alleged tipster claims Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry and Matt LeBlanc “have been more reluctant” than David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, and Jennifer Aniston. “Word is that Jen would get at least $4 million for a supersize reunion show or TV movie,” the “insider” asserts, adding, “This is epic… The reunion will be a historic TV event.”
It would be… if it was actually happening. But a rep for Aniston exclusively tells Gossip Cop that the reunion show claims are “not true.” A spokesperson for LeBlanc gave us the same response, while Schwimmer’s rep tells us the allegations are “false.”
Additionally, spokespeople for Cox and Kudrow have also denied to Gossip Cop that the assertions are accurate. This now marks the second week in a row Life & Style has run a seemingly fabricated cover story about a TV show. Last week’s installment was all about a “Gilmore Girls” feud.