With “Friends” like this, who needs diplomacy?
Former “Friends” star Matthew Perry may have caused an international incident when he appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last month, according to CNN.
Perry, who played Chandler on the long-lived sitcom “Friends,” recounted a story to Jimmy Kimmel about going to the same elementary school as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and how he and another friend beat Trudeau up.
“My friend … who was also in the fifth grade in Canada, reminded me that we actually beat up Justin Trudeau,” Perry told Kimmel, according to CNN.
“We both beat him up. I think he was excelling in a sport that we weren’t, so it was pure jealousy.”
Well, after thinking about those remarks for a couple weeks, Trudeau decided he was not going to be punked like that and on Twitter challenged Perry to a rematch.
“I’ve been giving it some thought, and you know what, who hasn’t wanted to punch Chandler? How about a rematch @MatthewPerry?” Trudeau tweeted.
I've been giving it some thought, and you know what, who hasn't wanted to punch Chandler? How about a rematch @MatthewPerry?
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) April 1, 2017
Trudeau made his tweet on Friday, April Fools’ Day, so it was likely all in good fun, but maybe Perry should start watching his back.
Not a Day over 95
“Move Over Darling” actress Doris Day, who’s birthday is today, will be officially celebrating 95 years, according to ABC News.
Day, who was as surprised to hear the news as anyone else, has historically told people she was born in 1924, which would make her 93, was actually born April 3, 1922, according to a birth certificate obtained by The Associated Press from the Office of Vital Statistics in Ohio, according to ABC News.
Day’s pre-fame name is listed as Doris Mary Kappelhoff and her parents were Alma and William Kappelhoff of Cincinnati.
“I’ve always said that age is just a number and I have never paid much attention to birthdays, but it’s great to finally know how old I really am!” Day said in a statement Sunday.
Happy birthday, Doris, you’re still ageless to Scoop!
Patricia Arquette honors sister
Patricia Arquette honored her late sister, Alexis, on Saturday at the GLAAD Media Awards, according to Variety.
The GLAAD Awards celebrates fair and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community.
Arquette was honored with the Vanguard Award and during her acceptance speech, she paid tribute to her late sister, Alexis.
“Trans visibility really matters; it is not easy to be a trans person in the United States of America now,” Arquette said. “My sister Alexis challenged the industry — she had a successful career and knew she was risking losing work and her livelihood to live her truth … to lose parts, to live as a transwoman; she risked everything. She risked it all because she knew she couldn’t live a life that was a lie.”
Alexis Arquette died in September 2016 due to complications caused by HIV. Alexis, who was born Robert Arquette, began transitioning in 2004 and had sex reassignment surgery in 2006.
Actress Rachel Bloom (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”) is 30. … Actress Jennie Garth is 45. … Comedian-actor Eddie Murphy is 56. … Singer Wayne Newton is 75.