03:38 PM EDT 08/05/2014
Originally posted 08/03/2014 07:00AM
If you're a Hollywood star, your childhood friends usually have a limited number of roles available to play. They can be a loyal sidekick, your crew's comical mascot, or maybe the personal assistant who will eventually take you down in a bloodless celebrity coup.
But for a lucky few stars, the people they grew up with became celebrities themselves, with their own fans, their own love interests and their own trending topics.
It must be a welcome surprise. After all, it's lonely at the top, but it's a little less lonely when your childhood friends are there, too.
In honor of International Friendship Day – commonly celebrated on the first Sunday in August – we're rounding up the celeb pairs who have known each other since before they were famous.
Originally posted 07/31/2014 09:30AM
Andy Cohen used Kate Hudson's appearance on Watch What Happens Live Wednesday to play his trademark "Plead the Fifth" game, and he really swung for the fences.
"Have you ever taken a dip in the lady-pond?" Cohen asked Hudson, a charming euphemism if there ever was one.
But Hudson was still taken aback: After a conspicuous pause, she asked, "How deep is a dip?" before settling on, "No."
Originally posted 07/22/2014 10:00AM
By now, the story of Wish I Was Here, Zach Braff's partially crowdfunded sophomore film, is well-known, which is why we're happy Braff is digging into some of the details of the campaign.
Details that include the odd requests made by donors.
Originally posted 07/17/2014 07:30PM
Zach Braff directs and stars in his new film, Wish I Was Here, but the 39-year-old actor's talents don't stop there. He admits he can't resist Ben & Jerry's ice cream or Broadway music and a few other things when he chatted with PEOPLE this week about "one last thing" ...
Originally posted 07/17/2014 01:55PM
Zach "The Director" Braff returns on Friday with his second cinematic effort, Wish I was Here. It's the Kickstarter-funded story of a struggling actor – his last job was a dandruff commercial – caught in the confusion of dealing with grown-up responsibilities, while still wishing to be a kid. Complete with Shins songs, daydreams and waiting rooms, Wish I Was Here is littered with nostalgic nods to Braff's directorial debut: Garden State.
Originally posted 07/15/2014 11:40AM
Everyone knows Zach Braff's Twitter feed is awesome (who else would Tweet, "I think Lebron's gonna go to the Mets. #sports"), so PEOPLE was more than happy to put our account in his hilarious hands for a day.
Originally posted 07/14/2014 08:45AM
Originally posted 06/11/2014 02:00PM
In Wish I Was Here, Mandy Patinkin plays Zach Braff's father – a fitting role for the dad of two.
Originally posted 05/28/2014 04:00PM
From Channing Tatum to Eva Longoria, see which stars are taking a bite out of the food industry
Originally posted 05/19/2014 10:10AM
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