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Former ‘Friends’ on Sony Email Scandal

KudrowApparently, Phoebe still has Rachel’s back after all these years.

Lisa Kudrow, who played Phoebe Buffay on the hit TV series “Friends,” spoke with HuffPost Live about the Sony Pictures hack.

“How come I know you don’t write anything you don’t want broadcast in an email? How come I know that? Who’s advising people?” Kudrow asked rhetorically, essentially saying it’s not the media’s fault that high profile executives went off-script in personal emails. “Why don’t we know that there are no rules? Everything is broadcast and published,” Kudrow added.

Now Brad Pitt, who guest-starred in an episode of “Friends” in 2001, playing an ex-fat guy with a grudge against Rachel (played by his then-wife Jennifer Aniston), is speaking out.

Pitt’s wife Angelina Jolie has been criticized in leaked emails. Pitt spoke with reporters at the premiere of Jolie’s new movie, “Unbroken,” saying:

I think someone’s conversation, whether in e-mail or in person, should be private. We shouldn’t be participating and these sites that are disseminating them should stop. They won’t. And we should stop reading them. We won’t. It’s more of an indictment on us, I think.

For a throwback Tuesday, check out Phoebe meeting Pitt’s “Friends” character, after the jump…  Read more

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Did A Fake Political TV Show Expose Real Sexism In News Coverage?

scandalABC’s “Scandal” has become a hit political thriller for depicting Washington D.C.’s most shameless politicos. But last week’s episode hinted at a different type of scandal: sexism in news coverage, brought by a female presidential contender played by Lisa Kudrow.

Responding to a reporter’s question about her readiness to be president, Congresswoman Josephine Marcus blew the lid off the reporter’s gender bias, causing him to look off camera desperately for his producer.  Kudrow’s character exposes the only reason they were doing the “live” interview from her home was because the reporter requested it, lighting a fire to his opening “thank you for inviting me into your lovely home.”

Kudrow’s character also points out another long-kept news production secret: not everything you see in the interview location is natural.

VegaScandal304“This pitcher of ice tea isn’t even mine… it’s what your producer set here. Why? Same reason you called me a real-life Cinderella story. It reminds people that I’m a woman without using the word.”

“Scandal” recently blurred the line between faux political coverage using a real ABC News reporter –  ABC LA correspondent Cecelia Vega (at right) played a White House correspondent.

If you work in TV news, take a look at the clip after the jump. See if any of it rings true…

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