Has Jennifer Aniston been trying to convince her âFriendsâ co-stars to do a reunion show? Thatâs the claim in one of this weekâs tabloids. Gossip Cop looked into the situation and we can exclusively set the record straight.
According to NW, a âFriendsâ reunion âcould be just days away from being announcedâ as Aniston has supposedly been rallying the cast to get back together. An alleged insider tells the magazine that Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow were initially reluctant to the idea, âbut Jenâs talked them around.â The supposed source adds, âJenâs got a good eye for projects and knows nostalgia is the in thing right now with audiences.â
Meanwhile, Matt LeBlanc recently announced heâs leaving the BBC automobile series âTop Gearâ after his fourth season wraps later this year. The tabloid speculates the actor will be more interested in a âFriendsâ reunion now that heâll be returning to Los Angeles from London, where âTop Gearâ shoots. âMattâs previously gone on record to say he doesnât want a âFriendsâ revival, but Jen and âšCourt have spent months encouraging him to reconsider,â says the magazineâs supposed tipster.
The âsourceâ further contends that âif the terms are tempting enough, [LeBlancâs] saying heâll do it,â adding, âThey are prepared to offer him a huge chunk of change to make the reunion happen.â The questionable insider concludes that Aniston has now recruited Cox to help her âget Matt, David [Schwimmer] and [Matthew Perry] on board, which theyâre confident theyâll be able to pull off.â
The tabloidâs bogus article is poorly timed. Just last week, âFriendsâ co-creator David Crane said a reunion is ânever happening.â The TV producer made the statement during at an Emmy panel, during which he added, âNever. We did it! Itâs done. Thatâs why you donât want to see more of it, because itâs all a happy ending.â If Aniston were truly running around behind the scenes pitching a reunion, itâs unlikely the showâs co-creator would definitively state itâs never happening.
Regardless, Gossip Cop checked in with Anistonâs rep, who exclusively assures us that NWâs article is âfalse.â The magazine is basing its premise on information from an anonymous and untraceable âinsider,â but the actressâs own spokesperson confirms thereâs no truth to it.
Earlier this year, Vanity Fair even published and article titled, â15 Times the Cast and Creators of Friends Swore a Revival Will Never, Ever Happen.â The piece featured a rundown of all those involved with the show, including Aniston, saying in one way or another that they donât think a âFriendsâ reunion is a good idea. The magazine further notes that the cast has been dispelling reunion rumors âevery few months for the past several years.â Gossip Cop can help do so yet again.