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Fan fury in China after Friends LGBTQ plotline censored
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Fan fury in China after Friends LGBTQ plotline censored

Fans flooded social media with complaints about the removal, with the top-trending hashtag "Friends censored" racking up tens of millions of views on the Twitter-like Weibo platform.

Only PM Modi's friends have progressed under BJP rule, says Priyanka Gandhi
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Only PM Modi's friends have progressed under BJP rule, says Priyanka Gandhi

The Congress general secretary slammed the government over the coronavirus management, saying her party was not allowed to bring life-saving oxygen from Congress-ruled Chhattisgarh

Of cameos and casting coups: Where lines between film scripts and gossip magazines blur
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Of cameos and casting coups: Where lines between film scripts and gossip magazines blur

When cameos meet casting coups, they no longer remain 'guest' appearances. Irrespective of the screen time, they become a crucial part of the story, given the intertextuality and cross-referencing at play.

Did you know Jennifer Aniston was not always there for the Friends Reunion? Here’s why
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Did you know Jennifer Aniston was not always there for the Friends Reunion? Here’s why

Jennifer Aniston said that she had to walk out at some points because she was already “a little emotionally accessible” and the shoot of Friends Reunion felt jarring with all the cameras surrounding them.

Remembering James Michael Tyler: A look at some of Gunther's wittiest comebacks in Friends
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Remembering James Michael Tyler: A look at some of Gunther's wittiest comebacks in Friends

Known for his ‘bright as the sun’ hair and an unrequited crush on Rachel, Gunther popped up in 150 episodes of the long-running Friends' 235 episodes.

James Michael Tyler, best known as Gunther from Friends, dies of prostate cancer at 59
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James Michael Tyler, best known as Gunther from Friends, dies of prostate cancer at 59

James Michael Tyler was battling stage 4 prostate cancer, which was diagnosed in 2018

Gunther from Friends, actor James Michael Tyler, reveals cancer diagnosis
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Gunther from Friends, actor James Michael Tyler, reveals cancer diagnosis

"It was bittersweet, honestly... It was my decision not to be a part of that physically," James Michael Tyler said of not attending the Friends reunion

Friends star cast sing theme song with James Corden on The Late Late Show
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Friends star cast sing theme song with James Corden on The Late Late Show

Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry and Matt LeBlanc sang 'I'll Be There for You' on James Corden's Carpool Karaoke segment of The Late Late Show

Beyond BTS, how Friends has been a key learning resource for English language across the globe
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Beyond BTS, how Friends has been a key learning resource for English language across the globe

Fans and educators on three continents echo the sentiment, saying that Friends is a near-perfect amalgam of easy-to-understand English and real-life scenarios that feel familiar even to people who live worlds away from Manhattan

How Friends' scriptwriters made audiences laugh by embracing the unexpected in conversation
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How Friends' scriptwriters made audiences laugh by embracing the unexpected in conversation

One of the striking things about Friends was that much of the humour depended on clever conversational devices, not just set-piece jokes or one-liners

Why Friends: The Reunion is a missed opportunity at course correction for a homogeneous, oversimplified show
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Why Friends: The Reunion is a missed opportunity at course correction for a homogeneous, oversimplified show

It does not take a genius to figure that Friends has not aged well. One cannot really undo the past but, when you are putting out a new piece of content, one can right some of those wrongs.

How Friends: The Reunion is a 'superexpressway of memory lanes' for fans and the sitcom's stars
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How Friends: The Reunion is a 'superexpressway of memory lanes' for fans and the sitcom's stars

The Friends stars are, give or take a few zillion dollars and magazine covers, just like us. They just want to remember. And this reunion is a remember-that machine.

Friends: The Reunion faces censorship in China, airs edited special without Lady Gaga, BTS, Justin Bieber
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Friends: The Reunion faces censorship in China, airs edited special without Lady Gaga, BTS, Justin Bieber

Friends The Reunion, which aired on China’s streaming platforms Youku, iQIYI and Tencent Video, had entirely edited out scenes starring Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, BTS

Friends: The Reunion review: The one where they got back, and parted again
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Friends: The Reunion review: The one where they got back, and parted again

Deep into the Friends Reunion special, one realises the night is not about us and what we have been craving for, but about this bunch of actors and what they continue to create long after the show has ended.

Tinder witnesses spike in excitement for ‘Friends: The Reunion’ in dating profile bios
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Tinder witnesses spike in excitement for ‘Friends: The Reunion’ in dating profile bios

Mentions of the popular TV show have increased by 3.5 times in Tinder bios since Friends: The Reunion was announced.

What a Friends fan expects from The Reunion: Big reveals, end to speculation, and a lot of nostalgia
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What a Friends fan expects from The Reunion: Big reveals, end to speculation, and a lot of nostalgia

Phoebe jamming on 'Smelly Cat' with BTS and Lady Gaga, Joey dish out a How you doin' to Malala Yousafzai, Chandler do his dance, and Ross and Rachel rocking on 'Baby Got Back' — the possibilities are endless.

Ahead of Friends: The Reunion, remembering TV show's global influence on language, fashion, coffee culture
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Ahead of Friends: The Reunion, remembering TV show's global influence on language, fashion, coffee culture

Friends flexed such cultural muscle in the 1990s that it led to the popularity of "The Rachel haircut" and snowballed into the rise of coffee culture (as opposed to tea) in North India.

Khichdi producer jokes about 'the perfect Indian reunion' with parody poster of Friends special
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Khichdi producer jokes about 'the perfect Indian reunion' with parody poster of Friends special

The altered poster of the Friend: Reunion special features the cast of Khichdi: The Movie, which released in 2010.

Friends: The Reunion to stream on ZEE5 simultaneously with the US and rest of the world on 27 May
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Friends: The Reunion to stream on ZEE5 simultaneously with the US and rest of the world on 27 May

The Friends: Reunion episode will bring together the superhit 90’s sitcom stars Jennifer Aniston, Matt LeBlanc, Courtney Cox, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer, and Lisa Kudrow.

Friends: The Reunion trailer sees original cast weigh in on whether Ross and Rachel were on a break
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Friends: The Reunion trailer sees original cast weigh in on whether Ross and Rachel were on a break

The FRIENDS special episode has been directed by Ben Winston and it will premiere on HBO Max on 27 May