75 years later, can Asia shake off shackles of the past?
Strategically located only 660 miles from Tokyo, the Pacific island became the site of one of the bloodiest, most famous battles of World War II against Japan. (AP Photo/Joe Rosenthal, File)TOKYO Northeast Asia doesnt so much repeat history as drag it along like an anchor. Japan in 2020 is unrecognizable to the fascist military machine that once rolled across Asia. Political leaders, for one, will have to resist the temptation to use the past for their own ends. ___Foster Klug, AP's news director for Japan, the Koreas, Australia and the South Pacific, has covered Asia since 2005.
Matthew Perry Jokes About David Beckhams Friends Shirt and He Responds
Matthew Perry took to Instagram on Wednesday to poke some fun at retired soccer pro David Beckham. The 50-year-old Friends actor shared a selfie David had posted with his wife, Victoria Beckham, to his own Instagram account. In the pic, David is wearing a black T-Shirt with a famous Friends' scene of Chandler (Perry) and Joey (Matt LeBlanc) from the 1996 episode, "The One Where No One's Ready." David clarified further, writing, "Yes @cruzbeckham got me the shirt but could I be wearing anymore clothes @mattyperry4." While the entire cast hasn't reunited just yet, Aniston and Kudrow did recently have a mini Friends reunion.
'Friends' is leaving Netflix at midnight and won't be available to stream until May
NBC | Getty ImagesOn New Year's Day, the adventures of Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe and Joey will be gone from Netflix and won't be available to stream until May. "Friends," the hit '90s sitcom, has lived on the streaming service since 2015 when Netflix paid $100 million for the rights to exclusively stream it on its platform. In July, WarnerMedia outbid Netflix, to the tune of around $400 million to $500 million, for the rights to the TV show. In the meantime, "Friends" will not be available to stream. There shouldn't be a long gap between the show leaving Netflix and arriving on the NBC platform.cnbc.com
Google marks 25 years of 'Friends' with Easter eggs
(L-R) Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Matt Le Blanc as Joey Tribbiani, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay. (CNN) - This weekend marks 25 years since "Friends" hit TV screens -- and Google is marking the occasion with a sparkling special feature. The search engine has launched seven "Friends"-themed "Easter eggs" that show users special icons when they search for their favorite character. A search for Ross Geller, pop-culture's most famous paleontologist, brings up a couch -- click on it, and you'll hear Ross' helpful suggestion to "pivot!" For fans who search for "Friends glossary," the search engine will pull definitions for "unfloopy," "phalange," "hand twin" and "mississipily" -- just in case you needed reminding.
'Friends' Cast Posts Identical Tributes in Honor of 25th Anniversary
Sunday marks the 25th anniversary of the premiere of Friends, but for the beloved cast of the hit sitcom, itll always be about Thursday night. On Thursday, four of the six Friends took to Instagram (because Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry still dont have an account!) Courteney Cox, who played the neurotic Monica Geller, shared an iconic cast photo with the caption, Celebrating a Thursday night 25 years ago. Thanks to all the fans for watching.Clearly the cast is still close, considering their synchronized posts and love for their iconic sitcom. RELATED CONTENT:Streaming 'Friends': How a '90s Sitcom Became Gen Z's Favorite ShowFriends: What the Cast Has Said About a Reboot and Their Reunions Over the YearsHere's What the 'Friends' Cast Looked Like 25 Years Ago -- and Where They Are Now!
Friends: What the Cast Has Said About a Reboot and Their Reunions Over the Years
Will Friends ever get the reboot that fans everywhere are dreaming about? The next year, during an interview with Vanity Fair, Perry shared his thoughts, and fears, concerning a possible Friends reboot happening. When I'm asleep, I have this nightmare that we do Friends again and nobody cares," Perry said at the time. LeBlanc shared a photo from the big night, writing of his friend's performance, "He and the cast were great. David SchwimmerIn the mid-2010s the cast had a few planned reunions, like a 2016 tribute special for legendary TV director James Burrows.
Matthew Perry talks “The Odd Couple” in the Toyota Green Room
Matthew Perry talks “The Odd Couple” in the Toyota Green Room In this week’s edition of “Sounds of the Toyota Green Room,” actor Matthew Perry chats with Gayle King about writing starring in “The Odd Couple” on CBS. Matthew also talks about how Netflix is exposing “Friends” to a new generation of viewers.cbsnews.com
Matthew Perry on remaking "The Odd Couple," substance abuse and "Friends"
Matthew Perry on remaking "The Odd Couple," substance abuse and "Friends" The sitcom star's one-liners from "Friends" still keeps people laughing, nearly 11 years after the hit comedy signed off. Perry is now putting a modern twist on another TV classic, taking on the iconic role of Oscar Madison in the CBS revival of "The Odd Couple." Perry joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the show.cbsnews.com