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Matthew Perry to Face 40 on New Sitcom

TV News

Matthew Perry to Face 40 on New Sitcom

Originally posted 10/14/2009 01:20PM

Chandler at 40: Matthew Perry will star in, co-write and executive produce an as-yet untitled ABC sitcom that he conceived, says the Hollywood Reporter.

The former Chandler Bing of Friends will play a self-absorbed manager of a second-rate sports arena who starts to take stock of his life as he turns 40 – the milestone Perry hit in August.

Other Friends sightings on the tube lately include Courteney Cox starring on ABC's Cougar Town and Matt LeBlanc signing to headline the Showtime-BBC series Episodes.
Stephen M. Silverman

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Matthew Perry Morphs into Zac Efron for New Movie | Matthew Perry Cover, Matthew Perry

Movie News

Matthew Perry Morphs into Zac Efron for New Movie

Originally posted 11/28/2007 11:35AM

What will Zac Efron look like when he gets older? Matthew Perry, that's who. The Friends star, 38, will play the older version of the High School Musical star, 20, in the new teen movie comedy 17, set to begin shooting early next month, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

In it, Perry awakes one morning to find himself 17 years old again – and enrolled in high school with his own children. Well, what kid wouldn't want to cut class with Zac? –Stephen M. Silverman

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Matthew Perry & Aaron Sorkin Joke About Drugs | Aaron Sorkin

Matthew Perry & Aaron Sorkin Joke About Drugs

Originally posted 07/22/2006 08:00AM

Crack cocaine and Vicodin aren't the typical topics of conversation at a Hollywood TCA (Television Critics Association) panel to introduce new Fall shows, but when the event is led by Aaron Sorkin and Matthew Perry, accidents can happen.

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Matthew Perry Makes a TV Comeback | Matthew Perry

Matthew Perry Makes a TV Comeback

Originally posted 05/16/2006 05:25PM

NBC stars past, present and future turned out at New York City's Radio City Music Hall Monday as the No. 4 network introduced its new fall lineup to advertisers. Among the day's highlights:

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WEEK AHEAD: Avril Lavigne Hits the Road | Avril Lavigne

WEEK AHEAD: Avril Lavigne Hits the Road

Originally posted 07/08/2005 04:00PM

The newly engaged Avril Lavigne kicks off her 39-city tour on Tuesday. PEOPLE takes a look at her trek plus other events to watch for in the coming week:

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Matthew Perry & Girlfriend Split | Matthew Perry

Matthew Perry and Girlfriend Split

Originally posted 06/14/2005 08:00PM

Matthew Perry and his longtime girlfriend, Rachel Dunn, have called it quits, PEOPLE reports.

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Filed Under: Breakups, Matthew Perry
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Madonna Opening a Kabbalah Hotel? | Madonna

Madonna Opening a Kabbalah Hotel?

Originally posted 06/10/2005 09:00AM

PLANNED: If Madonna's prayers are answered, she'll open a Kabbalah hotel and drop-in spiritual center in a five-story Georgian house in London's Regent Park that she's bought for a reported $14 million. Residents near the site, however, are not singing the praises of the plan, The Washington Post reports. One resident told Britain's London Evening Standard: "Having a Kabbalah center would be totally inappropriate. It is a seriously manipulative sect which is very good at getting people's money, including Madonna's." Asked this week if she thought her support of the sect had damaged her career, Madonna told NBC: "Absolutely not. I do know that there's cynicism involved, but I accept it because it's different. It's something new to people and people are always guarded and suspicious of things that are new."

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Friends Worry Over Matthew Perry's Health | Matthew Perry

Friends Worry Over Matthew Perry's Health

Originally posted 02/17/2005 08:00AM

When Matthew Perry was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital last week due to an adverse reaction to prescription medication, his rep said the actor was "fine" – but the former Friends star had several of his pals worrying.

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Matthew Perry Recovering from Drug Reaction | Matthew Perry

Matthew Perry Recovering from Drug Reaction

Originally posted 02/12/2005 06:00PM

Matthew Perry was hospitalized in Los Angeles earlier this week because of a bad reaction to prescribed medication, his rep confirmed to PEOPLE.

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Matthew Perry Directs His Dad | Matthew Perry

Matthew Perry

Matthew Perry Directs His Dad

Originally posted 11/23/2004 06:00AM

Matthew Perry is focusing on being a son rather than a Friend this week, appearing as a guest star on Scrubs on Tuesday night with his father, John Bennett Perry. The younger Perry, who plays his real-life dad's son on the show, also makes his directorial debut. "I wanted to take my career in a slightly different direction and challenge myself and I found that a one-camera show is where my interests lie. I think it's the best way to learn how to possibly direct a movie," says Perry. As for directing Dad, he "took direction great in the episode. The other thing that's great is my father is a great musician and we were able to incorporate that into the show as well, so he plays guitar. It adds a level of heart and sweetness to the show that I think is pretty great." Well, that's, um, great. But Perry says that although he's interested in pursuing more directorial work, he'll still be in front of the camera as well. "It's important once you've completed a project as significant as Friends to kind of keep things open," he says. "I'm not interested in doing another sitcom and that's where most of the offers have come. There's no talk of me stopping acting. I'm doing a movie with Sally Field in January called Two Weeks. It's a drama and I can't wait to act with Sally Field. I just want to keep things open. I've been offered to direct things in the past and I just simply didn't know how. Now I feel like I sort of know how so I want to be able to do both."

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