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"I''m not fucking Joey. It''s Matt. Matt LeBlanc."

Matt LeBlanc Caught in Foul-Mouthed 'Friends' Rant

By PopEater Staff Posted Sep 23rd 2010 08:00AM

Matt LeBlanc is not joking around when he says he wants to put his 'Friends' past behind him. On Tuesday evening, a UK Mirror reporter called him Joey, the character he played on the hit TV series, and LeBlanc went crazy.

The incident started when the 43-year-old actor clumsily knocked into the reporter's table, sending glasses flying. "You all right, Joey? How YOU do-in?" the reporter joked. But LeBlanc wasn't laughing and allegedly raged, "I'm not Joey. Don't you dare call me Joey. The papers say I'm finished, so don't call me f**king Joey. I want to leave that all behind. I'm moving on."

And he didn't stop there. "I'm not Joey. For the last time. I'm not f**king Joey. It's Matt. Matt LeBlanc. Joey's in the past. I'm trying to do something new," he yelled.

In a recent interview, LeBlanc insisted he didn't mind still being linked with his famous 'Friends' alter-ego, saying, "If people really believe me as that character, I have done my job. I don't look on it as a negative thing. I take it as a compliment."

by Anonymousreply 9802/09/2013

I wish he and the rest of that tired, old, over-exposed, entitled, over-paid gaggle of self important "actors" would fucking go away already.

by Anonymousreply 109/23/2010

The only people who are obsessed with everything "Friends", are the Brits. They truly have no taste.

by Anonymousreply 209/23/2010

I've never understood actors who come to resent the characters they play, characters that made them rich and famous, as well as endearing them in the hearts of fans, like Matt. Others who come to mind are Michael Richards (Kramer on Seinfeld) and Jean Stapleton (Edith Bunker on All in the Family).

by Anonymousreply 309/23/2010

Sounds like Matt was on the rag

by Anonymousreply 409/23/2010

Between stumbling into the table and freaking out over essentially nothing it sounds like he was probably trashed.

by Anonymousreply 509/23/2010

R2, Brits obsessed with Friends?! That's bizarre. Feel free to take a trip over here, you know, just for the education.

by Anonymousreply 609/23/2010

R2's collapse is almost complete. Is that the best you can come up with?

by Anonymousreply 709/23/2010

Angry unfulfilled closet case.

by Anonymousreply 809/23/2010

What an asshole. He lucked into a gig that made him a fortune and set him up for life. That lucky fucker should be thankful every single day that he's "Joey."

by Anonymousreply 909/23/2010

[quote]Don't you dare call me Joey. The papers say I'm finished, so don't call me f**king Joey. I want to leave that all behind. I'm moving on."

I don't know if this makes sense, but those lines totally sound like something a british tabloid would make up.

by Anonymousreply 1009/23/2010

I still remember how hot he was in an episode of "red show diaries". He was a pizza boy or something and this dominating woman put makeup all over his face before fucking him in a chair. I was just a kid but I will never forget Matt LeBlanc.

by Anonymousreply 1109/23/2010

Closet case having a mental breakdown.

by Anonymousreply 1209/23/2010

"red show diaries." Oh,dear.

by Anonymousreply 1309/23/2010

What r10 said.

by Anonymousreply 1409/23/2010

'The papers say I'm finished...'

no way LeBlanc ever said this...it sounds like a bad film script. I call major bullshit. 100%.

by Anonymousreply 1509/23/2010

We looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove Matt.

Fuck you anyone who talks trash about him.

by Anonymousreply 1609/23/2010

When I first saw, "I'm not fucking Joey!" -- I thought it was a denial of an affair

by Anonymousreply 1709/23/2010

he's only 43.

really?

by Anonymousreply 1809/23/2010

It's a shame. I think that Matt LeBlanc is the only real actor on "Friends." The rest are really good line-readers.

HONORABLE MENTION: Lisa Kudrow (she did some really quirky good indie films after "Friends.")

by Anonymousreply 1909/23/2010

I think he has a right to be upset if a reporter addresses him as Joey. Unless it's from an over excited fan (that can't remember his name) it seems intentionally rude and condescending.

by Anonymousreply 2009/23/2010

I'm not Lisa/My name is Julie/Lisa left you years ago/My eyes are not blue/But mine won't leave you/Til the sunlight has touched your face.

by Anonymousreply 2109/23/2010

[quote]The only people who are obsessed with everything "Friends", are the Brits. They truly have no taste.

You really should see a therapist about your obsession with Britain/British people. It's causing you to make peculiar claims that have no basis in reality.

by Anonymousreply 2209/23/2010

R3, Jean Stapleton resents Edith Bunker? Wha'?????

by Anonymousreply 2309/23/2010

Someone needs a hug.

by Anonymousreply 2409/23/2010

I don't understand how people can't at least see where he's coming from. Yeah that role brought him fame and fortune, but it has to be super fucking annoying to have random people referring to you by the name of a character you played. Are people really that stupid that they can't separate a character from the actor.

by Anonymousreply 2509/23/2010

I don't blame him for the outburst. Its been years and they are still calling him Joey? That has to get on your nerves after a while.

by Anonymousreply 2609/23/2010

Does anyone else think he's just a little crazy? He seems like an intense man anyway, Im not surprised he's pissed off about this.

That being said, I want to ride his penis.

by Anonymousreply 2709/23/2010

[italic][R2], Brits obsessed with Friends?! That's bizarre. Feel free to take a trip over here, you know, just for the education.[/italic]

I'm a Brit, you chav trash! Brits see "Friends" as the second coming of Christ!

by Anonymousreply 2909/23/2010

i thought he was cute on married with children.

by Anonymousreply 3009/23/2010

You're fucking insane R29

by Anonymousreply 3109/23/2010

[quote]Are people really that stupid that they can't separate a character from the actor.

Are YOU really so stupid as to think people don't know the difference??

If people call an actor by their character name, it's totally a term of endearment.

by Anonymousreply 3209/23/2010

Didn't he flip out a few years ago, leaving a restaurant or someplace where he was accosted by paparazzi?

by Anonymousreply 3409/23/2010

If he's not fucking Joey, then what dude is he fucking?

by Anonymousreply 3509/23/2010

Nothing gets me hotter than thinking of Matt LeBlanc wasted in the back of a limo demanding the oral sex from me.

by Anonymousreply 3609/23/2010

Obviously he was drunk. He bashed into a table and then drunkenly spewed his upset all over the people there.

I guess he doin' not so good.

by Anonymousreply 3709/23/2010

I thought Midwest hausfraus were the only people who called actors by their characters' names. Paps are idiots.

by Anonymousreply 3809/23/2010

The incident started when the 43-year-old actor clumsily knocked into the reporter's table, sending glasses flying. "You all right, Joey? How YOU do-in?" the reporter joked.

Does that reporter also follow Wendy Williams? That "How You do-in" reference in some circles alludes to him supposedly being gay. Was he just subtly outed? Is that also what sent him over the edge?

by Anonymousreply 3909/23/2010

"How you doin?" was his character's catch phrase and pick up line on Friends.

by Anonymousreply 4009/23/2010

Not many straight men channel Susan Heyward when they get drunk.

by Anonymousreply 4109/23/2010

I'll always remember him as the closet case boy toy who successfully sued the Spartacus Guide when a photo of him was used on the cover, almost killing off the world's most comprehensive print global gay guide.

Fuckin'asshole wop cocksucker.

by Anonymousreply 4209/23/2010

Okay, Hollywood insiders, WEHT to his boyfriend, the one with whom he was supposedly living with his wife and child?

by Anonymousreply 4309/23/2010

[quote]Are YOU really so stupid as to think people don't know the difference??

If people call an actor by their character name, it's totally a term of endearment.[/quote]

No, people really are that stupid. If people call an actor by their character name, it shows a lack of self awareness and manners.

by Anonymousreply 4409/23/2010

What in the world are you going on about r39? I never saw a Friends episode but *I* even know that his character would say "How you do-in". That's his catch phrase.

by Anonymousreply 4509/23/2010

I understand wanting to move on, but when a a specific role has made you tens of millions of dollars,set you up for life, and is the very reason people know you in the first place, just fucking play along, even if you hate doing it. The rest of us have to go to work tomorrow, if we're lucky enough to have jobs.

by Anonymousreply 4609/23/2010

If I made $15 million-plus from being a character named Shitfaced McCuntlick, I'd happily smile every time a fan shouted that!

by Anonymousreply 4709/23/2010

Come on, anybody would be annoyed after awhile, no matter how much money they made.

He's career has been known for one role and one role only, for an actor, that has to suck.

by Anonymousreply 4809/23/2010

Joey Lawrence hates it when you walk up to him and say "Whoa!"

by Anonymousreply 4909/23/2010

I too can testify that Brits think 'Friends' is best show in TV history.

by Anonymousreply 5009/23/2010

They even made fun of the Brits' obsession with Friends, real or not, on 30 Rock.

by Anonymousreply 5109/23/2010

When I had a month-long stay in the UK, Friends was on TV all the fucking time, so count me in on this thesis.

by Anonymousreply 5209/23/2010

So what, r52?

So is Top Gear, TJ Hooker and Ironside...

by Anonymousreply 5309/23/2010

Still, even chunkier and greyer, he's totally hot. Those muscles are to die for.

by Anonymousreply 5409/23/2010

Those muscles are under 50 lbs. of blubber, R54.

He hasn't been photographed shirtless in decades. How would you know if the muscles are "to die for"?

by Anonymousreply 5509/23/2010

R53, read the rest of the thread. The point is, UKers love Friends. Duh.

by Anonymousreply 5609/23/2010

It's when they STOP calling you anything at all that you should get upset

by Anonymousreply 5709/23/2010

I remember watching morning tv in London a few years ago, and David Schwimmer was on; the interviewer mentioned that "Friends" was the most successful comedy in the history of tv--and I nearly spat out my oatmeal.

David Schwimmer nodded solemnly and sighed, as if such greatness was a burden.

by Anonymousreply 5809/23/2010

In the late 80's, I saw his pic on the cover of the Spartacus guide on a tour of Western Europe in the language of every country at every corner news stand. He was a 2-dollar unknown "model". He could not have not known about it and it probably paid for that month's rent and hair care. It wasn't until much much later that his mug was recognized on TV and that's when he sued.

by Anonymousreply 5909/23/2010

That, R59, is probably the source of most, if not all, of the gay rumors about Matt LeBlanc.

by Anonymousreply 6009/24/2010

No, r-60, you are wrong. There has been lots of talk about Matt being gay for a long time. Pictures of him and his lover have been posted online.

by Anonymousreply 6109/24/2010

I think Matt is a beefy foxy guy, and I would love to make love to him. There, I said it!

by Anonymousreply 6209/24/2010

Amazingly they all believed they deserved the one million per episode....delusional. So shut the fuck up Joey and thank your lucky stars cause you weren't worth more than 50 thou per season, at the most.

by Anonymousreply 6309/24/2010

The reporter was just upset that his joke laid an egg.

Matt is great, and sexy, and young, and probably very talented...but only a miracle now would make anybody notice whether he's the greatest actor on the planet or just a former lucky stiff. He will always be "JOEY" to almost everyone who might view his work during his lifetime.

The most difficult role Matt can play, for the rest of his life, is to chuckle kindly whenever anyone asks,"You all right, Joey? How YOU do-in?"

by Anonymousreply 6409/24/2010

Lisa Kudrow said in an interview, albeit a few years ago, that she didn't mind being recognized as Phoebe from Friends. From what I recall, she said she realized that's what most people remember her as and the show had been on such a long time. Her only hope was that people might go see her films and come out of them thinking, "Wow, Phoebe is pretty good actress".

by Anonymousreply 6509/24/2010

R60 is cute.

Here's a newsflash, R60: LeBlanc picked up a male friend of mine on the beach at Venice the spring before "Friends" premiered.

That Spartacus cover was certainly not the wellspring of rumors about him.

by Anonymousreply 6609/24/2010

R56 - do you watch the channels these things are showing on?

Well, in the UK, these channels are the equivalents of "We paid big for this, and we're not going to get shit back until we show it 300 billion times, so we're showing it 400 billion times"

(You say to me "Duh" - I say to you "cretin")

Good day, madam...

by Anonymousreply 6709/24/2010

That really was lame of the reporter to say "how you do-in".

by Anonymousreply 6809/24/2010

I would love it if an audio of this turned up.

by Anonymousreply 6909/24/2010

Maybe he broke up with his bf so he was angry

by Anonymousreply 7009/24/2010

The fact that this is from a Mirror "reporter" tells you everything. The tabloid papers aren't even fit to wipe your arse with.

Oh, and R2/R29 is a moron

by Anonymousreply 7109/24/2010

"Young"?

by Anonymousreply 7209/24/2010

Jeez, if Ch4 and E4 ever decide not to air Friends, they'd have 20 hours a day of snow.

by Anonymousreply 7309/24/2010

yyyyaaaaawwwwwwnnnnnn

by Anonymousreply 7409/24/2010

Matt has a lover that he has been with for years, he's a bearish type guy. They are very, very happy.

by Anonymousreply 7509/24/2010

Well that day will be with us soon, R73, since C4/E4's contract to screen them is running out soon I believe.

by Anonymousreply 7609/24/2010

I think the whole story is bullshit.

by Anonymousreply 7709/24/2010

He may be stupid, but i dont think he is or will ever be gay

by Anonymousreply 7809/24/2010

I think he's gay AND stupid, handsome, largely untalented, and clearly ungrateful. None of these are mutually exclusive. I would also like him to plow my behind using lots of scented lube.

by Anonymousreply 7909/25/2010

It's true that he and Lisa Kudrow were the best actors on FRIENDS.

It's also true that he's gay. I know a photographer who shot stills of him in NYC before he got FRIENDS, and she told me without any fanfare - as if everybody knew - that he's gay.

Okay, whatever, hearsay. Nonetheless, I believe it.

by Anonymousreply 8009/25/2010

Darling, just get over it. Fans will be fans.

by Anonymousreply 8109/25/2010

"It's also true that he's gay."

Why do you think Matthew Perry went from a 28" waist to a 40" waist? Matt LeBlanc said "Let's date other people" and Matthew Perry compensated by shoving Ho-Hos down his throat.

by Anonymousreply 8209/25/2010

This man is said to be his long-time BF.

by Anonymousreply 8309/25/2010

He should do bear porn

by Anonymousreply 8409/25/2010

He should present his hole

by Anonymousreply 8509/25/2010

That picture is the guy he has lived with for years.

by Anonymousreply 8609/25/2010

I'm way hotter than the guy in that pic.

by Anonymousreply 8709/25/2010

Seriously, r83? He's Fuggy McFuggerson from Fuglyville.

by Anonymousreply 8809/25/2010

Joey was really good in "Lost in Space." I don't know why that film didn't lead to bigger things for him.

by Anonymousreply 8909/27/2010

He was great in that film - and very hot...

by Anonymousreply 9009/27/2010

I liked "Lost in Space". I thought it was a fun popcorn movie, although it tried to do a high-brow message at the end.

by Anonymousreply 9109/27/2010

The movie was cool except for the very stupid dad/son stuff and constant family angst going on. It should have just been a fun SciFi space adventure.

FYI, the older Will Robinson was played by the same guy who plays the British partner on Mad Men.

by Anonymousreply 9209/27/2010

Is he at the Globes with his boyfriend sitting next to him?

by Anonymousreply 9401/13/2013

Isn't that the same guy at r83's pic that is sitting next to Matt now?

by Anonymousreply 9501/13/2013

I don't know

by Anonymousreply 9602/07/2013

R11, maybe you're talking about a different episode of "The Red Shoe Diaries," but in the one I remember (if I remember it correctly), LeBlanc played an messenger who wound up fucking one of the office women in the elevator. It was a smoking hot scene.

by Anonymousreply 9702/07/2013

r93, yaaaaawnnnnnnn.

by Anonymousreply 9802/09/2013
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