Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Phoebe Buffay is back! Friends star Lisa Kudrow joins Taylor Swift on stage to sing 'Smelly Cat'


From Julia Roberts to Alanis Morrisette, Taylor Swift has been joined on stage by a dream line-up of celebrity guests during her 1989 tour.

But Friends' Phoebe Buffay might top them all.

Last Saturday night, actor Matt LeBlanc (who played Joey Tribbiani in the show) joined Swift on stage at her concert in LA’s Staples Center and it’s thought he may have helped her get in touch with his former co-star Lisa Kudrow.

Now the singer can officially count herself among the very select group who have had the pleasure of singing Smelly Cat as a duet with Phoebe Buffay.

With guitar in hand, Kudrow joined Swift on stage last night for a full rendition of the legendary a cappella song, which has since sent fans into a frenzy on social media.

The duet has also outdone the night’s other guest performances from Selena Gomez and Justin Timberlake.

The timely performance, which closed Taylor’s run at the sports stadium, comes in the same week as an Oprah interview from 1995 with the full Friends cast resurfaces.

The brilliant clip sees Oprah introduce the cast just as the sitcom had became one of the most watched shows on American TV.

But despite the raging success of the show, which we now know only got bigger and better, the quotes from the cast are surprisingly sweet.

Friends Cast

Jennifer Aniston for example, confesses that she’s the least famous of the gang when Oprah asks them about being recognised on the street.

“I still just go to work every day. There are people on the street… but I don't get it as much as these guys and I don't feel it has changed my life this much."

Kudrow also adds: “If you're in LA, no-one cares, because there's bigger, better stars than us walking around.”

If only they knew that 10 years later Aniston would be gracing more magazine covers than most women in the history of celebrity, and Kudrow would be performing to a stadium of 20,000 people.

Images: Twitter / Words: Amy Lewis



Fancy hanging out in Monica Geller's (London) apartment?


If 'Friends' characters were on Facebook


Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux's secret wedding: the details


Stop with the patronising: Jennifer Aniston knows what she wants


Taylor Swift's 'Bad Blood' is now a brilliant tampon tax parody


Why having fewer friends in your 30s is a good thing



The best A-list Instagrams from the weekend

From Jessica Alba's night in to Cruz Beckham's sibling serenading

by Nicola Colyer
24 Oct 2016

“Frantic, distressed” Taylor Swift describes alleged groping incident

The singer says a DJ assaulted her backstage at one of her concerts.

by Moya Crockett
24 Oct 2016

A cast member has confirmed this Gilmore Girls fan theory

Had you noticed?

by Amy Swales
24 Oct 2016

Emma Stone has some thoughts on Hollywood’s “insane” gender pay gap

“We should all be treated fairly and paid fairly.”

by Moya Crockett
24 Oct 2016

Girl on the Train star forced to lose weight for previous role

“I was emaciated”

by Sarah Biddlecombe
24 Oct 2016

Jennifer Lawrence to play Zelda Fitzgerald in new biopic

The original Daisy Buchanan is getting her own star-studded movie

by Kayleigh Dray
24 Oct 2016

How to be a nasty woman: Stylist's 9 step guide

A must-read for all women considering themselves 'good girls'

by Harriet Hall
21 Oct 2016

Totally fetch: Rachel McAdams is on board with a Mean Girls reunion

Shut up.

by Moya Crockett
21 Oct 2016

“Criminalising purchase would be a danger to sex workers”

...argues sex worker and activist, Molly Smith

by The Stylist web team
20 Oct 2016

Eyebrows ahoy... A Cara Delevingne documentary is on its way

The Cara Project will follow Delevingne’s transition from model to actress.

by Moya Crockett
20 Oct 2016