411: How Jennifer Aniston Landed On Friends, Gwen & Blake Buy A House

How Jennifer Aniston Ended Up On Friends

  • Turns out Jennifer Aniston ended up on Friends because she turned down Saturday Night Live
  • SNL creator and producer Lorne Michaels asked Aniston to come in for a meeting to which she promptly told him she thought women needed to be treated better here because it was such a boys club
  • She said she didn’t think SNL was for her because of the way women were being represented on the show
  • So instead of going the SNL route, she auditioned for Friends instead, and the rest is history—she said the whole gang was actually together this past weekend having dinner at Courtney Cox’s house

Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton Buy A House

  • No, they haven’t tied the knot yet, however Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton have taken a more permanent step together—the happy couple has reportedly bought a home together in LA
  • They’re currently living in a rental in Bel Air while the new place is beign renovated
  • Sources say Gwen would never be able to move to Oklahoma full time because she is co-parenting her 3 boys with ex Gavin Rossdale

Ellen DeGeneres & George W. Bush Defend Their Friendship

  • After the two were spotted sitting together at a Dallas Cowboys game over the weekend, critics online went a little mental that an openly liberal talk show host and gay icon would be so friendly with a conservative, Republican president.
  • Fast forward to yesterday...and Ellen is defending her friendship with Bush, telling viewers that she has all kinds of friends – even those who “don’t share the same beliefs.” “We are all different, and I’ve think we’ve forgotten that that’s okay,” she said. “When I say ‘be kind to one another,’ I mean be kind to everyone.”
  • The former president caught wind of her comments, of course, and since has spoken out to thank her. A rep for Bush tells Fox News that he enjoyed Ellen and her wife Portia De Rossi’s company and “really appreciated” what she said on the show “about respecting one another.”

 

Bachelor Peter Weber Undergoes Emergency Surgery

  • People magazine reports that new Bachelor Peter Weber underwent emergency surgery in Costa Rica this week. The reality star got injured after falling during a game of golf. A source tells Radar Online, “He went to step on the cart but fell and split his face open on two cocktail glasses he was carrying.”
  • Peter reportedly traveled two hours to a hospital, where he received 22 stitches in his face. Another source says, “He is pulling through.”
  • The accident happened one day before the women competing on his season were supposed to arrive in Costa Rica.
  • An insider said “everyone is worried about production.”

Class-Action Lawsuit Claims “Fortnite” is As Addictive As Cocaine

  • The maker of Fortnite may face a class-action lawsuit in Canada after two parents of teenage sons alleged last week the company purposely designed the multiplayer video game to be as addictive as cocaine, according to reports
  • Parents of the 10- and 15-year-old boys claim developed a severe dependence on the game & seeks to hold the U.S.-based video game publisher accountable for using psychologists and statisticians “to develop the most addictive game possible.”
  • The lawsuit also noted that the World Health Organization last year declared video game addition, or “gaming disorder,” a disease
  • The game is free to use but requires players purchase virtual currency to buy accessories and other add-ons for their virtual players. “Children are particularly vulnerable to this manipulation since their self-control system in the brain is not developed enough.”

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