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Sarah Michelle Gellar Doubles Your Pleasure: When Actresses Tackle Dual Roles

by Stephanie Earp, posted Aug 30th 2011 2:00PM
After 8 years away from TV, Sarah Michelle Gellar returns this fall in 'Ringer,' one of the more talked-about pilots of the season. Never one to back away from a challenge, our girl comes back not as one character, but two -- identical twins Bridget and Siobhan. As SMG herself pointed out at Comic-Con, she's doing this for the love of the game, not the paycheck (only soap stars get paid extra when they take on an evil twin/clone/long lost cousin side project). In honor of her noble dedication to her craft, here's a few other actresses who've gotten multiple listings in a TV credit.

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Leah Remini Reminisces With Lisa Kudrow About Her 'Friends' Guest Appearance (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Aug 2nd 2011 5:30PM
Lisa Kudrow on 'The Talk'Before she had a hit show of her own with 'King of Queens,' Leah Remini did a guest spot on the first season of 'Friends.' She had fond memoires of the appearance, and got the chance to reminisce about it with Lisa Kudrow on 'The Talk' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS).

Remini thought the cast was great, and they apparently enjoyed her, too. "Usually when you're stars like that at a top ten show, immediately number one, you know, you figure, they're all going to be jerks," said Remini. "They were the nicest cast. Like, every guest star that came on the show, they were like, come sit with us. They were the sweetest, most generous cast."

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Lisa Kudrow Talks About Her Vassar Commencement Address With Regis and Kelly (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 15th 2011 3:45PM
Lisa Kudrow on 'Live With Regis and Kelly'Lisa Kudrow isn't an idiot, but she used to play one on TV. She spoke Friday on 'Live With Regis and Kelly' (weekdays, syndicated) about returning to her alma matter Vassar College to give the school's commencement address last year, despite the fact that her most well-known character, Phoebe from 'Friends,' may not be the best embodiment of a Vassar education.

"I apologized to all the parents in the audience that you have this person who played who played an idiot on a sitcom sending your children into their future," said Kudrow. Kelly Ripa pointed out that it takes a smart person to play an idiot convincingly, and Kudrow agreed.

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Our Favorite Quintessentially Summer TV Episodes

by Jean Bentley, posted Jul 4th 2011 9:00AM
Summer TV episodesUsually, TV takes a summer vacation (hence the programming dead zone we're currently enduring). But occasionally, our favorite sitcoms take us with them to the beach when they return in the fall.

To honor the arrival of the greatest season of all, AOL TV rounded up a list of our absolute favorite summer TV episodes -- the ones that remind you of the beach, of fireworks or of hanging out with friends.

Though we encourage you to spend your holiday weekend outside, preferably grilling and/or swimming, marathoning these summer-themed TV episodes indoors with the AC on full blast is an acceptable alternative. After the jump, AOL TV's list of our favorite quintessentially summer TV episodes.

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Happy National Waiter & Waitress Day! A Salute to Our TV Favorites

by Chris Harnick, posted May 21st 2011 2:00PM
Party DownIf the world hasn't ended yet (fingers crossed!), we should all take our final minutes to celebrate National Waiters and Waitresses Day.

Besides leaving an extra-large tip when you finish eating at your favorite establishment, what better way to honor those who serve our food than to fondly remember some of TV's beloved waiters and waitresses?

Whether they're sardonic caterers or a friendly neighborhood fixture, TV has given us some great food servicemen and women.

We've highlighted some of our favorites -- certainly not all of the best out there -- as our virtual thanks to the men and women who make our dining out experiences grand.

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Mashup: A Salute to Butt-Kicking TV Women (VIDEO)

by Avaryl Halley, posted Apr 1st 2011 12:20PM
Yesterday was the last day of Women's History Month, bringing to an end AOL TV's month-long celebration of Women on TV.

We've had tribute lists and graphics, but we wanted to go out with a bang: a mashup! What better way to salute some of the most iconic and powerful woman in television history than with a video of them in action?

Below you'll find one awesome video -- if we do say so ourselves -- of fierce females in action. There's plenty of canceled Joss Whedon goodness and soapy slaps to satisfy everybody.

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Matthew Perry Talks Kissing Matt LeBlanc's Girlfriend (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Mar 2nd 2011 2:00PM
Matthew Perry Enjoys Making Out With Matt LeBlanc's GirlfriendOn 'The View' (weekdays, syndicated), Matthew Perry of 'Mr. Sunshine' points out why he chose actress Andrea Anders, girlfriend of former 'Friends' co-star Matt LeBlanc, to star on his new show.

"It's just a kind of a small world thing. She just came in and she read better than everybody else. She's beautiful, she's really funny, she knows her way around a joke, and she happens to be with Matt LeBlanc," said Perry.

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Andrea Anders on Dating 'Friends' Men On and Off Screen

by PopEater Staff, posted Feb 27th 2011 10:00AM
Andrea Anders Matt Le Blanc Matthew Perry
Andrea Anders is in a 'Friends' love triangle ... sort of. While playing the love interest of 'Mr. Sunshine' star Matthew Perry, Anders is also living with another former 'Friends' cast member, Matt LeBlanc, who is now starring on Showtime's 'Episodes.'

"It was actually pretty funny. I would come home from work and tell Matt about things we'd done on the set and things Matthew Perry had done, and he'd say, 'Oh, yeah. I remember him doing that on our show,'" Anders told PopEater.

"They're both always giving each other credit for doing funny things: 'Oh, that was straight from LeBlanc.' 'Perry came up with that.' Then there's this big gray area where they can't remember which one originated something because they both did."

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TV Kisses Mashup: Watch Our Smooching Supercut (VIDEO)

by Avaryl Halley, posted Feb 10th 2011 3:00PM
Ross and Rachel's kiss on FriendsIt's Valentine's Day, so we thought it best to celebrate the occasion by getting everyone in the mood for love!

And what better way to do that than to watch a montage of some of the greatest kisses in television history? These kisses broke the "will they, or won't they?" tension between some of our favorite on-screen couples, challenged the censorship of the time, and quite simply, are just plain hot!

Warning: This montage may cause an uncontrollable urge to make out, so be sure to snuggle up and watch with your special someone (if you have one!) And if not, just close your eyes and fantasize about kissing Mulder yourself!

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Jennifer Aniston Didn't Like 'The Rachel' Haircut, But Wants Robin Roberts to Get 'The Dorothy Hamill' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Feb 10th 2011 1:40PM
Jennifer Aniston, Robin Roberts, Good Morning America, Dorothy HamillJennifer Aniston's character Rachel from 'Friends' was so popular that she sparked her own self-titled '90s hairstyle trend. But in a recent Allure cover story, and again today on 'Good Morning America' (Weekdays, 7AM on ABC), Aniston talked about her mixed feelings on "The Rachel."

Looking back on old photos, Aniston said she generally likes the look. But like clockwork, when 'GMA' put an old shot up on the screen, she said "that looks silly." She hopes to gain more perspective on the look as time passes.

"In hindsight," said Aniston, "when I'm much, much, much ... like 100 years old, I'll be able to look back and say, 'Oh, they had a haircut about a character I played.' That's kind of ... like the Dorothy Hamill or something."

Roberts then confessed she always wanted the Dorothy Hamill, but her mother told her that she had a 'fro, so she couldn't get it. Aniston encouraged her to get the cut now, which made Roberts laugh. "I'm going to tell mamma you said that," she said.

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Matt LeBlanc Talks Dyeing His Own Hair During 'Friends' Era (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Feb 10th 2011 5:40AM
Matt LeBlanc Talks Hair Dye on 'Tonight'Matt LeBlanc revealed last summer that he began dyeing his hair more than a decade ago, "almost the whole time" the actor starred in 'Friends'. He clarified on 'The Tonight Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC) that it was "just on the sides" and that he started going gray in his mid-20s.

"Dyeing it on the show would take like an hour and a half ... and you gotta listen to everybody's yakking and talking in the makeup room," he said. So the actor took matters into his own hands, purchasing Just For Men and coloring his locks at home. It "takes five minutes, but then about a half-hour of paint-thinner to get the black off your ears," he joked.

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Matthew Perry Exposes Justin Bieber's Secret Alias on 'Ellen' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Feb 8th 2011 10:45AM
Today on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' (weekdays, syndicated), Matthew Perry of 'Mr Sunshine' reveals that, in order to remain incognito, teen phenom Justin Bieber uses the name of his character from 'Friends' as an alias.

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Will Matthew Perry's 'Mr. Sunshine' Officially Break the 'Friends' Curse? (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Feb 7th 2011 7:00PM
Matthew Perry, 'Mr. Sunshine'Matthew Perry has a new show called 'Mr. Sunshine' (premieres Wed., Feb. 9, 9:30PM ET on ABC), but is it destined to fail before it even premieres?

It took about eight years after 'Seinfeld' ended for star Julia Louis-Dreyfus to land another hit series ('The New Adventures of Old Christine') and for people to stop referencing the unbreakable 'Seinfeld' curse.

But it takes more than one ensemble cast success story to prove a curse wrong ...

Now seven years after 'Friends' said goodbye -- with his former TV wife Courteney Cox thriving in primetime yet again with 'Cougar Town' -- will Matthew Perry's new show 'Mr. Sunshine' be the one to end suspicions of a similarly unlucky post-'Friends' streak?

Sure Jennifer Aniston makes a lot of movies, David Schwimmer has moved behind the camera, Lisa Kudrow's single season of 'The Comeback' has become a cult favorite, and Matt LeBlanc has made headlines lately for playing himself (sort of) on Showtime's 'Episodes,' but the success of a long-term TV show is a lightning that often seems to strike only once.

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Matthew Perry Remembers Jon Stewart Asking Him to Set Up a Date With Jennifer Aniston (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Feb 3rd 2011 4:40AM
On 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central) Matthew Perry and Jon Stewart reminisced about how they met, 15 years earlier, when Perry was a guest on a talk show Stewart was doing for Paramount.

"I remember way back when, you asked me if I could potentially set you up with Jennifer Aniston," Perry brought up.

"Yes," Stewart said, laughing.

"Which I thought it was funny because I couldn't even get a date with Jennifer Aniston."

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Best 'Friends' Episodes of All Time

by Allison Waldman, posted Jan 29th 2011 11:00AM
friends_bathtub_nbcCounting down the top 10 greatest 'Friends' episodes ...

Once upon a time in 1993, there was a NBC situation comedy about six twentysomething friends who lived in New York City and drank coffee at local beanerie. The show was called 'Insomnia Café,' the name of the hangout.

When the show debuted on September 22, 1994, the coffee shop was called Central Perk, the writers had shortened the second title of the show from 'Friends Like Us' to 'Friends,' and despite mixed reviews, the country fell in love with Joey, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Phoebe and Ross.

With a catchy title song, an attractive cast of mostly new faces, and amiably comic antics, 'Friends' took off. It became one of the anchors of NBC's must-see Thursday night TV. The rest, as they say, is history.

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