Jennifer Aniston Might Sue Over ‘Friends’ Musical Parody?

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Jennifer Aniston Sue Friends Musical

By Andrew Shuster |

Jennifer Aniston Sue Friends Musical

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Is Jennifer Aniston really considering suing the makers of an off-broadway “Friends” musical parody? That’s the claim in one of this week’s new tabloids, but Gossip Cop has the truth.

A stage version of the classic sitcom is set to debut in New York City this fall, but it isn’t affiliated with the NBC series. The creators of the off-broadway production previously produced musical parodies of shows such as “Saved by the Bell,” “Full House” and “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” An article in the latest issue of the National Enquirer, however, now claims Aniston isn’t happy about her iconic show being lampooned.

“Her lawyers are going to be taking a close look at the show,” a supposed “source” tells the magazine. “Jen protects her brand vigorously. Rachel made her a star and is still paying her bills.” The outlet’s dubious insider adds, “Jen wants nothing to mess with that legacy and will not hesitate to take legal action if she doesn’t like the way she is portrayed on stage.”

Of course, it’s NBC that owns the rights to “Friends,” not Aniston, so its unlikely the actress could sue the production in the first place. Additionally, parodying a copyrighted work falls under “fair use” and is perfectly legal. Regardless, Gossip Cop checked in with a rep for the actress, who exclusively assures us she isn’t mulling a lawsuit over the “Friends” musical, and the tabloid’s claim otherwise is “completely bogus.”

Speaking of musicals, the Enquirer is the same untrustworthy magazine Gossip Cop recently called out for wrongly reporting Aniston was gunning for a singing role. And as for “Friends,” we previously busted the publication after it falsely claimed Aniston’s co-stars snubbed her when the cast reunited earlier this year to honor one of the show’s directors. The outlet’s latest article about the actress is equally phony.

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