Angered by Faint Praise, Friends Get Steamed

Angered by Faint Praise, "Friends" Get Steamed

The FRIENDS--Monica, Joey, Ross, Rachel, Chandler and even the sweet-tempered Phoebe--have been feeling rather unfriendly these days. Having recently celebrated the 100th episode of their series, which has generated hundreds of millions of dollars for Warner, the Friends were hoping for some special acknowledgment from the studio. Such hopes were not unreasonable, given that Warner has been known for its generosity. Top E.R. cast members got million-dollar bonuses when NBC renewed the show; and DREW CAREY got a Porsche for turning his show into a hit, and his show won't earn Warner anywhere near what Friends does. So what did the...

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