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New book claims Matt LeBlanc thought Joey's relationship with Rachel 'felt incestuous'...it's The Dredge

All the celebrity dirt you could possibly need.

EVERY WEEKDAY MORNING, DailyEdge.ie rounds up the best of the day’s celebrity dirt from the top to the very bottom.

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 Matt LeBlanc thought that Joey’s relationship with Rachel ‘felt incestuous’

A new book based on behind the scenes insights from the set of Friends reveals that none of the cast were comfortable with the romantic storyline between Joey and Rachel, with Matt Le Blanc reportedly saying it felt incestuous.

In I’ll Be There For You: The One About Friends, Kelsey Miller revealed:

When creators Marta Kauffman and David Crane first approached the cast in Season Eight with the idea of Joey falling in love with Rachel, everyone balked. 

“LeBlanc said it felt incestuous (especially uncomfortable after so many years of cultivating a brotherly bond with the female characters),” she wrote.

Kevin S Bright, the show’s Executive Producer, confirmed as much in a recent interview with Digital Spy, saying: “In the beginning, Matt LeBlanc did not want to do that story.”

And to be fair, none of the rest of us did either.

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Caitlyn Jenner has withdrawn her support for President Trump 

In an op-ed for The Washington Post yesterday, Caitlyn Jenner has said she made a mistake by supporting the Trump administration.

Caitlyn wrote that she initially believed his election would act as ‘fertile ground for change’, but says his treatment of the trans community has rendered her incapable of providing any further support.

“The reality is that the trans community is being relentlessly attacked by this president,” she wrote.

He has insulted our dignity. He has made trans people into political pawns as he whips up animus against us in an attempt to energize the most right-wing segment of his party… This is politics at its worst.

Caitlyn says she hopes to move forward and ‘learn from her mistakes.’

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Megyn Kelly Today has been reportedly cancelled following ‘blackface’ controversy

During the week, NBC confirmed that Megyn Kelly Today would not be airing for the rest of the week, with the network opting to broadcast a rerun yesterday.

Now, however, rumours are circulating that the show will be cancelled.

Speaking to People, a source claimed that damage control was at an all-time high behind the scenes, with staff informed they were being relocated within the network.

They’re contacting the staff and reassigning everyone today. Everyone’s being told that they still have a home here, but it won’t be on Megyn’s show.

“They haven’t made an official announcement about the show, but everyone knows what it means when they’re being moved somewhere else. The show is clearly over,” the insider revealed.

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 And in the rest of the day’s dirt

  • Pierce Brosnan has reunited with the kids from Mrs Doubtfire 25 years on. (thesun.co.uk)
  • Kris Jenner says she she would rather Kanye West share some of his thoughts privately, as opposed to publicly. (hollywoodlife.com)
  • Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson are encouraging the public to donate ahead of their appearance on Celebrity Gogglebox tonight. (rte.ie)
  • Louis Walsh implied former Girls Aloud member, Cheryl, can’t sing while discussing the Westlife reunion. (metro.co.uk)

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