Lisa Kudrow “Friends” Spinoff Story Is Fake News

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By Michael Lewittes |

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Lisa Kudrow is not doing a “Friends” spinoff. It’s a fake news story. Gossip Cop has the exclusive.

The tall tale began in the pages of In Touch. And the tabloid was so determined to spread its inaccurate report that it sent its article to scores of media outlets in the hopes that it would get picked up. Actually, a number of websites and tabloids, including the Daily Mail, took the bait. But it’s all untrue.

According to the magazine, Kudrow has been in “serious talks with ‘Friends’ co-creator Marta Kauffman “about a Phoebe Buffay spin-off.” The publication even alleges that Kauffman and Kudrow, who work together on the Netflix series “Grace and Frankie” have been very busy “brainstorming fun storylines” for the supposed sitcom. The tabloid further contends that a so-called “insider” says Kudrow’s Phoebe character in the new show is “divorced now and living back in NYC.”

“It’s only natural that she would occasionally bump into her old Central Perk gang,” adds the ill-informed “insider,” who maintains the “ultimate goal” is to have Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer make cameos for “one hilarious episode.” The misguided or possibly made–up source concludes, “It would be an epic TV moment. If there’s anyone that can make that happen, it’s Lisa.”

Gossip Cop is exclusively told the spinoff series with Kudrow’s character Phoebe is set to air in around two months from… never. It’s not going to happen. Kudrow’s rep tells Gossip Cop the actress says, “There’s no truth to this.”

There were rumors more than a decade ago about a spinoff with Kudrow, but there was no interest then, and there’s still no desire to do a series about Phoebe now. We’ve also reached out to Kauffman’s rep. If you want fake news, In Touch has it for you. But if you want facts, Gossip Cop will be there for you.

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