Arts and Entertainment Jennifer Aniston at the Call Me Crazy premiere

The rumour mill went into overdrive last night suggesting that our old friends Monica, Chandler, Phoebe, Ross and Rachel might be about to stage a reunion.

Small Screen: Gotta have Friends

I've never seen police patrolling outside a press conference before, but there again it's not every day that the stars of Friends stop by for a chat. "The police are our biggest fans," joked Matthew Perry, who plays Chandler. "They were just there because they wanted us to sign autographs for them."

Film: Shiny and manageable, but can she cut it?

As the whiney Rachel Green in TV hit `Friends' Jennifer Aniston - along with her hairdo - has amassed a huge following. But will the fans curl up and dye after seeing her latest movie offering, wonders Ivan Waterman

Game for a scarf - at pounds 160?

Bulgari's new little silk number might cost a bundle, but guess what? It's worth it...; is it worth it?

We are all equal ... in fooling ourselves that we believe in equality

The ruling hypocrisy

Eminence grise: when it's cool to fade to grey

Sexy, powerful, intelligent - wouldn't you rather be groovy grey than dumb blonde? Katie Sampson on women who dare not to dye

Edinburgh Festival 97: Theatre: Chicks with Flicks

In the middle of her deliciously tongue-in-cheek lecture demonstration, song (and hair) stylist Jackie Clune hits you with the hitherto hidden truth. Before the Spice quintet jumped off the rack, the original perpetrators of girl power, were, in fact, The Nolan Sisters. Not only that, the Seventies singing sibling sensation were arrested during the poll tax riots and sued for pounds 2bn by the James Joyce Estate for plagiarism of Finnegans Wake.

What's the price of a Friend? About pounds 2.5m, apparently

They may be "there for us when the rain starts to fall" but their jobs are no longer a joke and they are certainly not broke. The cast of Friends have just signed a deal for pounds 2.5m per episode.

59 things that nag at gay men (60 if you include the Pope)

That they'll look dreadful dressed as a nun

why are they famous?; courteney cox

Main Claim: Playing uptight Monica, the least popular cast member of cult sitcom Friends. Cox displays a genuine talent for being neither funny nor likeable in a show where even the pet monkey is funny and likeable. But sated with Jennifer Aniston, glossy mags have had to resort to second- best Cox, hence her arrival on the pages of Tatler and Elle this month.

Where everybody knows your name

An explosion of bars is feeding on our fantasy of the ultimate Nineties hang-out. Can they replace the pub in British affections, or are they just too trendy for their own good? asks Matthew Sweet

Not tonight, darling - I've got to dirty my hair

style police; The season's hair is tousled, slept-in - even filthy. Easy-peasy? Think again. Hester Lacey reports

Who is the fairest of them all?

Which celebrity has the most shrines on the Web? Using the Lycos, Yahoo and Altavista search engines, The Independent compiled this Top 10 ranking from a list of 50 mega-league media stars. The shrine addresses listed below are just examples, not necessarily the biggest or busiest ones

let's get it straight: curls are history...

...skinny hair's in. Michele Kirsch untangles a trend for hair straightening

No newts is bad news for today's green townies

Forget sun-dried tomatoes, measles vaccinations, Jennifer Aniston's haircut, Agas, wood floors, bidets, clip-on curtains that drag on the ground, nose rings, hormone replacement therapy, post-traumatic stress disorder, fridge magnets depicting Michelangelo's David, cranberries, stencilling, butler's sinks, dented enamel colanders, lavender hedges, mobile phones, Puppies in My Pocket, camomile lawns, Shaker boxes, wonky recycled glassware, quarry tiles, antique toilet bowls, UFO-style kettles, wooden dish-racks, folk-art coat- rails, anything Tuscan or terracotta (or preferably both), or Le Creuset pots and pans, patios, bouquets of bare twigs, framed pasta, nail polish, Prozac...
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The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003
Barbara Woodward: Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with the growing economic superpower

Our woman in Beijing builds a new relationship

Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with growing economic power
Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer. But the only British soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross in Afghanistan has both

Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer

Beware of imitations, but the words of the soldier awarded the Victoria Cross were the real thing, says DJ Taylor