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Turnabout is fair play — especially among Friends.
Matthew Perry, who lured Courteney Cox to his short-lived NBC comedy Go On last season, is repaying the favor by guest-starring on Cougar Town.
No word on who Perry is playing, but his episode is expected to air towards the end of the TBS comedy’s fifth season (bowing Jan. 7).
Perry is the third Friends vet to visit Cox on C-Town, following stints by Lisa Kudrow and Jennifer Aniston.
Cougar Town has been nominated for Favorite Cable TV Comedy for the 2014 People’s Choice Awards! Courteney Cox has also been nominated for Favorite Cable TV Actress!
You can cast your votes now at the People’s Choice website here!
A Cul-de-Sac Crew member is — gasp! —Undateable?!
Cougar Town stud Josh Hopkins is headed to NBC’s new Bill Lawrence-helmed midseason comedy, TVLine has learned exclusively.
He’ll guest-star as Julius, Leslie’s (Rules of Engagement‘s Bianca Kajlich) charming ex who has a long-standing friendship with her brother, Danny (Whitney‘s Chris D’Elia).
Josh’s birthday was actually yesterday, but I didn’t get a chance to post this until today. Hope Josh had a great day!!
You have probably seen Bob Clendenin in many, many things. He’s one of those actors whom you know you know his face, but don’t know his name.
His name is Bob. He’s very funny, recognizable and down to Earth. He’s also a very involved Burbank Dad and he happens to live in my neighborhood.
I first met Bob about 7 years ago while shopping at our local Ralph’s. We had just moved into our new house and I was shopping with my 16 month old daughter. I was on the phone with my mom in Michigan and saw him in the produce department looking at tomatoes. I said to my mother, “Mom..there’s this actor guy here. You’d totally recognize him.”
Right then, I watched him as he had a Charlie Chaplin moment with those tomatoes. He grabbed one and about 10 fell. He reached down to pick them up and he kicked one straight across the floor to me. I picked it up, handed it back and laughed.
I rattled my brain the rest of the day as to where I had seen him last on television.
It was The Closer.
I IMDB’d The Closer and found out who he was. Within a few days, I saw him and his son at Quiznos. As he was leaving, I said, “Excuse me? Aren’t you Bob Clendenin?”
“Yes! Yes, I am.” He said. I could tell I completely shocked him.
“I just saw you in The Closer…you’re very funny.”
“Great! Thank you.” He replied, grabbing his son’s hand and exiting with sandwiches in tow.
Who’s the creepy neighbor now?
Ian Gomez has signed with APA in all areas.
The actor plays Andy Torres, a core member of the wine-loving cul-de-sac crew on Cougar Town, which is wrapping up its fourth season after moving from ABC to TBS this year. The single-camera comedy will return for season five in 2014.
Over the past 20 years Gomez has racked up a long list of television credits, most notably his breakout role on the WB’sFelicity as Javier, the title character’s manager at Dean & DeLuca. Gomez recurred as Winfred-Lauder employee Larry Almada on ABC’s The Drew Carey Show and played recurring roles on the network’s short-lived Jake in Progress and the Lifetime sitcomRita Rocks. He’s also shown up in guest spots on The Middle,Grey’s Anatomy, Royal Pains and Lost.
On the big screen, Gomez has appeared in Larry Crowne andMy Big Fat Greek Wedding, which was inspired by his marriage to writer and star Nia Vardalos. Gomez’s next project is the indie comedy Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant, whose star-studded ensemble includes Stanley Tucci,Marcia Gay Harden and Rebecca Romijn alongside Mark Feuerstein in the title role.
Gomez is also repped by Intellectual Artists Management and Del Shaw.
Regardless of your personal interest in “Veronica Mars,” there’s no question that this week’s Kickstarter campaign for the movie – which managed to hit its 30-day goal of raising $2 million in a matter of hours — may change the landscape of the entertainment world and the ever-evolving role of the fans. If “Mars,” which went off the air in 2007, could be resurrected, what shows are next?
Needless to say, the fans are ecstatic, but so are the actors … and not just the ones who appeared on the Kristen Bell starmaker. Busy Philipps, for one, is in awe about it.
“How amazing is that?! They’re going to make a $20 million ‘Veronica Mars’ movie by the end of this thing. It’s so cool,” she gushed to Yahoo! TV while promoting Bacardi Classic Cocktails Light (which she hasn’t been drinking lately since she’s pregnant). “I think it’s really awesome and it’s such a testament to the power of how much people love their TV shows.”
Since the 33-year-old starred in a cult series herself, we had to ask if she had any hopes of a similar chain of events for “Freaks and Geeks.”
“It wasn’t a group of fans that got together and demanded the ‘Veronica Mars’ movie … it was all the actors and the creators and the writers of the show that got together and did the Kickstarter,” she explained “We’d have to have Judd Apatow, Paul Feig, and Jake Kasdan on board — and I’m sure all of us [actors] would do it — but those guys, it has to be their idea.”
Social media, Philipps said, has really changed the game and has been a huge help in saving shows on the bubble.