It’s impossible to imagine watching an episode of Friends without seeing the familiar faces of Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow and Matt Leblanc. The chemistry generated between the gang made it one of the most iconic lineups in TV history. Hell, they’re like the Beatles of situation comedies! John, Paul, George and Kevin just doesn’t have the same ring to it, y’know? So by the same token, it’s a little jarring to see the original casting choices for the legendary show.
The news comes to us from the folks at Vanity Fair, who are running an “oral history” of the series in their latest issue. It’s definitely fascinating to see how television history might have turned out. Could Jon Cryer have been a snarkier Chandler? Would Tea Leoni have made a better Rachel? Tantalizing questions indeed! Click under the jump to see which celebs almost played your favorite Friends!
If you’re have a sense of deja vu about this situation, don’t worry. This is actually the second time this has happened. David Duchovny and Tea Leoni have separated again. The first time they split up was back in 2008 when David went to rehab for sex addiction. They reconciled after that, but clearly still have their issues because it’s back to the same deal three years later.Ã‚Â David and Tea have been married since 1997 and have two children together. Whatever is going on between the couple, we’re hoping they work it out. There’s no talk of divorce just yet and if they got back together once before, we’re hoping it can happen a second time.
Recovering sex addict David Duchovny and his wife Tea Leoni split last year, but from the looks of it, the pair is back on – in a major way. The X Files star and his family hit up the beach to celebrate Father’s Day yesterday, and the once-distant pair seemed close and cozy. “Their relationship has really improved,” a source close to the couple tells People. “They’re still in love. They very much care for each other and whatever happens they are working it out for the kids.”
Check out more pics below of David and Tea frolicking in the warm California water this weekend. [Photo: Splash News Online]
If you saw David Duchovny at the Golden Globes last night, you saw him talk about his wife. First he told anyone on the red carpet who’d listen that he was grateful for the support he received from his wife—not ex-wife, dammit! wife!—while putting his dick on ice in sex rehab. “I’m thankful for so much,” said the Californication star. “I’m just most thankful for my life and my family. My wife and my kids, the simple things in life. My gratitude opens my heart every day.” And, hopefully, not his fly.
If that wasn’t enough PDA for Tea Leoni, Double D appeared to mouth “wish you were here” (or “hi, West and Miller”—his kids) to the camera right before he lost Best TV Comedy Actor. He even described a text from his wife and son when presenting later in the show. Maybe she’ll let him sleep in the bedroom now.
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When David Duchovny checked himself into sex rehab a few months ago, the world giggled to itself (sex rehab! How very 90′s-Michael-Douglas-esque!) and then felt a bit sorry for Téa Leoni. We assumed she’d been putting up with David’s bad-boy behaviour for some time, but the crushing silence from her side of the fence should have told us something was up. Come on, she’s a celebrity, she could have worked the “My Marriage Hell With Shagger David” angle a bit more, no? As it turns out, the couple have not only split up, but Téa’s been receiving “explicit text messages” on her phone from none other than Billy Bob Thornton. Yes the five-time married movie star and one-time blood vial sharer with Angelina Jolie is now in the mix!
Apparently, Téa’s been spotted at Billy’s gigs, and “even helps him load and unload his truck.” Acting as a groupie-cum-roadie – now that’s LOVE.
Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Téa confirmed her breakup with David, saying: “Yes, they have separated. She is living on her own with the children in New York, but we did not want to announce it for the sake of the children until after David had received treatment for his problems.”
To be honest, we don’t blame her. David Duchovny or Billy Bob Thornton? Ever since he worked that Stetson and teeth look in Intolerable Cruelty, we so would. Go for it, Téa! [Daily Mail; Photos: Getty Images; AFP]