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Thursday
May302013

Matthew Perry Says "Friends" Reunion Movie a Bad Idea

ABC, Inc.(NEW YORK) -- Don't expect to see Chandler Bing on the big screen anytime soon.  Matthew Perry, who remains best-known for playing Chandler on Friends, said on Thursday's Good Morning America that a Friends movie reunion is off the table.

"I don't think so," Perry said of the possibility of a big-screen project involving all of the original cast and characters.  "It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good.  It was so terrific.  If we did a movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it."

Still, the friends could soon reunite off screen at the wedding of fellow Friends star Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux.

"I would assume I'll be there," Perry told GMA, without giving away any other details.

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

Monday
Mar252013

"Real Housewife of Beverly Hills" Kim Richards Dishes on Reunion Show

Photo by: Joe Pugliese/Bravo(LOS ANGELES) -- The ladies of Bravo's Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are set to battle it out Monday night on a reunion special where they will hash out all of the drama from season three. Star Kim Richards is already spilling the tea on what fans can expect, including exactly what happened to her in Paris.

During season two, fans saw Richards finally admit to a substance abuse problem, and it seemed that during their recent trip to Paris in season three that she had fallen off the wagon. Richards told ABC News that wasn't true, and she instead blamed her behavior on a "medication mix-up."

Richards also revealed that things were scarier than they seemed in Paris because she had serious medical complications from the mix-up. "I had a couple seizures when I was there, which I had had when I first came home from treatment as well. And they were scary for me," she explained.

Richards is feeling better and admits her gloves were off at the recent taping of the reunion episode. And her target may not surprise viewers: Yolanda Foster. "I address some things with her that maybe she's not happy about, but I like Yolanda a lot. I say it like it is. I don't lie," she said vaguely.

Richards also confirmed reports that Camille Grammer and Adrienne Maloof didn't attend the taping, saying, "I wish everybody had been there I should say. One, it would've been more fun for all of us to be there and two, it would've given everybody a chance to say what they need to say."

And will she return next season? Richards said we'll "have to wait and see" if she returns for season four.

The former child star, best known for her role in the movie Escape to Witch Mountain, also revealed to ABC News Radio that originally she and sister Kyle Richards, who is also on Housewives, were supposed to star in a reality show with their half-sister, Kathy Hilton, Paris Hilton's mom.

"You know we were planning to do something else at the time. The three of us were going to do something before Kyle and I jumped onto the Housewives," Richards said. “…Who knows what the future holds.”

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills hits Bravo TV on Monday, beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern time with the season finale. The Reunion: Part 1 episode airs immediately afterwards at 9 p.m. Eastern time.

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

Friday
Oct122012

Drew Lachey Confirms 98 Degrees Reunion Is Going Forward with New Album, Tour

ABC/CRAIG SJODIN(NEW YORK) -- Drew Lachey of 98 Degrees, who won season two of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, returned to the show this season for its All-Stars edition, but was voted out this past Tuesday night. But that’s OK -- it means he can now turn his attention to the 98 Degrees reunion.

Over the summer, 98 Degrees, including Drew, brother Nick Lachey, Jeff Timmons and Justin Jeffre, got together for the first time in years for two performances: one on NBC’s Today show, and one at the Mixtape Festival in Hershey, Pa. They stopped short of announcing any additional plans, but now Drew confirms to ABC News Radio that a full-fledged reunion is on tap.

“We’re gonna start heading back into the studio here in the next month or so making new music,” Drew tells ABC News Radio. “And then, hopefully, in 2013, we are gonna be back out on tour. So … we got some great stuff coming up and I’m looking forward to getting back with those guys and making some new music.”

98 Degrees never actually broke up; they just went on hiatus. Their last album, Revelation, came out in 2000, so fans were psyched to see the foursome at those shows this past August.

“That was fantastic,” says Drew. “It was 11 years since we had performed together last, and to get back together and take that step out there, to say, ‘Alright, we’re doing this. Let’s go for it,’ and to have the fans embrace us like that, was magical.” In fact, the response encouraged them to continue with the reunion plans, as Drew explains.

“When we did that, that was like, ‘Alright, we gotta keep doing this. We can’t let it be another 10 years before we do this again,’” he says.

Now that boy bands are back in fashion thanks to One Direction, it seems like a good time for 98 Degrees to return, but what will the 2013 version of the group sound like? “Well, it’s still gonna be based on the harmony and vocals. I mean, that’s our signature sound. That’s not gonna change,” explains Drew. “The production, obviously, will. You know, pop music is a lot different now than it was then, different sounds, different kind of musical influences.”

But as Drew points out, “When it all is said and done, a great song is a great song whether it was made in the ’50s or whether it’s made 30 years from now. Music is music and it can transcend time.”

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Thursday
May032012

No ‘NSYNC Reunion, Says JC Chasez

L. Busacca/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- The success of young guns One Direction and The Wanted, as well as the well-received joint tour by New Kids on the Block and The Backstreet Boys, and the recent return of Kevin Richardson to the Backstreet fold, has some wondering about the holy grail of boy band reunions.  In other words, will ‘NSYNC ever take the plunge?  Unfortunately, no -- if JC Chasez has anything to say about it.

Chasez tells Entertainment Weekly, “The answer’s still no. If you’re going to do something, it has to be for all the right reasons -- and that’s not money or the fact that everybody else is doing it. We’re happy with what it was and the way we finished things.  We did what we set out to do and we’re comfortable with that.”

However, the singer, who judges America’s Best Dance Crew, tells EW that he’s happy that boy bands are making a comeback.  “I love that One Direction is giving young people something to get excited about,” he says.  “A 10-year-old’s not going to relate to Eminem, so there needs to be somebody out there that can speak to somebody young to show them a good time.”

JC’s also a fan of The Wanted’s hit “Glad You Came.”  He says, “I don’t think anybody first heard that song and said, ‘That’s got to be a boy band.’  There’s room for everybody as long as it’s quality.”

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Wednesday
Dec282011

Will Smith's 'Fresh Prince' Mom Thinks He's a Jerk

Jun Sato/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Last week, Will Smith posted onto Facebook a photo of his reunion with many of his Fresh Prince of Bel-Air co-stars at a charity event. Conspicuous by her absence in the picture was the first actress to play his mother on the show, Janet Hubert. It seems she doesn't care much for Smith.

After she was booted from the 1990s sitcom about halfway through its run, Hubert suggested that Smith was to blame for her firing. She apparently hasn’t backed off that stance, since she tells TMZ.com, "He is still an egomaniac and has not grown up. This constant reunion thing will never ever happen in my lifetime unless there is an apology, which he doesn't know the word." She says, "There will never be a reunion...as I will never do anything with an a****** like Will Smith."

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio 

Friday
Nov122010

Is a White Stripes Reunion in the Works? 

Photo Courtesy - Third Man Records(NEW YORK) -- Jack White hints at the possibility of a White Stripes reunion in the upcoming December issue of Vanity Fair magazine.  MTV.com reports that White, who was promoting a new White Stripes merchandise set, said that "Meg [White] and I can get back in the studio and start fresh."

He also pointed out the many accomplishments they had achieved as a band, including "a full tour of Canada, a documentary, coffee-table book, live album, and a boxed set." He added they may want to start getting back to work soon.  While the Vanity Fair issue isn't out yet, you can see a scan of the interview at Antiquiet.com.

The White Stripes, whose last album was 2007's Icky Thump, have been on hiatus ever since canceling a tour in support of the album.  The cancellation was due to Meg's suffering from anxiety.

In the Stripes' absence, White has kept busy with two other bands, The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather, and running his Nashville-based label, Third Man Records.

Copyright 2010 ABC News Radio

Saturday
Oct232010

The Cars Reunite for First New Album in 23 Years; Tour Possible

File photo. Ric Ocasek of The Cars. Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The four surviving original members of The Cars, -- Ric Ocasek, guitarist Elliot Easton, keyboardist Greg Hawkes and drummer David Robinson -- have reunited and will be releasing their first new studio album in 23 years.  The band posted a snippet of a new song called "Blue Tip" at their official Facebook page on October 13, but offered no reason as to why they posted it.  The post sparked speculation of a reunion.  Billboard.com reports The Cars are releasing a new album and may follow it up with a tour.

The Cars split up in 1988 after releasing their sixth studio album, Door to Door, in 1987.  Efforts to reunite were attempted in 2005 when Easton and Hawkes formed the New Cars with Todd Rundgren, Kasim Sulton and Prairie Prince.

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