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This Cleveland Cavaliers Player Has a Friends Tattoo

Does he consider himself more of a Ross, a Chandler or a Joey?

Here are some press conference questions for the Cleveland Cavaliers Kyrie Irving: Were they on a break? Who’s Rachel’s lobster? And the ultimate stumper: What’s Chandler’s job? Irving should have all the answers. After all, the injured player has a Friends tattoo on his arm. Could he be a bigger fan?

Irving’s explanation for the Must See TV body art can be found on his Instagram, where he wrote, “I mean what can I say lol I’m a fan of the show.”

"How many of us have them"🎶🎶 I mean what can I say lol I'm a fan of the show.

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GQ’s Jack Moore, a self-professed Cavs fan, described the revelation of noticing Irving’s tattoo. “I was delighted to see Kyrie Irving take the podium today to address his season ending injury, but I was distracted while he talked,” Moore wrote. “I couldn’t stop looking at his wrist. I couldn’t get a good look at it though. So I had to pull a CSI and ENHANCE!”

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This Man Is Living Life Like He’s a Character on Friends

No one told him life was gonna be this way

Du Xin is doing his best to live in an episode of Friends. His wife’s name is Rachel, his son’s English name is Joey and even as a toddler he can already ask, “How you doing?” in a passable Matt LeBlanc accent. When Du goes to work, he tells i-D, it’s to a Central Perk coffee shop knock-off that he created in Beijing. And when he goes home at night, it’s to an apartment decorated just like Joey and Chandler’s place—complete with VHS copies of Baywatch, a.k.a. the roommates’ favorite TV show.

Du, who prefers to go by the name Gunther, discovered Friends after a bad break-up. He quickly became obsessed with the show and the valuable lessons about life and love that he felt the sitcom was trying to impart upon its audience. He eventually quit his job to open the coffee shop and found a woman who didn’t mind his obsession (probably because he insists on treating her how Chandler treated Monica).

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Every Episode of Seinfeld Will Now Be Available On-Demand

Jerry Seinfeld attends the Inaugural Los Angeles Baby Buggy Fatherhood Lunch at Palm Restaurant on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Richard Shotwell—Invision/AP Jerry Seinfeld attends the Inaugural Los Angeles Baby Buggy Fatherhood Lunch at Palm Restaurant on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The show about nothing is coming to Hulu

Digital streaming service Hulu inked a massive $180 million deal with Sony Pictures Televison Thursday for the rights to distribute every episode of Seinfeld via their on-demand platform.

Financial terms have yet to be disclosed, but the Wall Street Journal reports that Hulu outbid Amazon and Yahoo with a price of about $700,000 per episode. The money is to be split between distributor Sony TV, Time Warner’s Castle Rock (the original producer) and Seinfeld investors—including co-creators Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David.

The majority of the revenue will go to Time Warner because they own Castle Rock Entertainment.

Hulu is expected to officially announce the deal Wednesday during an ‘upfront’ presentation to advertisers.

The “show about nothing” has had a prosperous afterlife since it ended after nine seasons in 1998 but this is the first time the entire Seinfeld catalog will be available in the new binge-watching era of online streaming television.

TBS will continue to run re-runs on their cable network.

Last October, Netflix struck a deal to stream every episode of the other NBC sitcom giant Friends, which began on Jan. 1, for $500,000 per episode.

[Wall Street Journal]

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A Friends Reboot Isn’t Going to Happen, Says Co-Creator Marta Kauffman

Writer Marta Kauffman attends the Women Who Call the Shots Brunch during the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival at WP24 by Wolfgang Puck Los Angeles on June 14, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
Amanda Edwards—WireImage Writer Marta Kauffman attends the Women Who Call the Shots Brunch during the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival at WP24 by Wolfgang Puck Los Angeles on June 14, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Fans of the '90s sitcom are dying a little inside

Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman has no qualms about snuffing out the dreams of ’90s nostalgists hoping to see the gang back together again.

“Nope, never gonna happen,” she told the Wrap when asked if the beloved series would ever see a reboot.

“It’s much better that people want it, than that they get it and don’t like it. The fear is, well, it’ll never be what it was,” she said.

And it was, Kauffman says, a show about a “time in your life when your friends are your family,” and “Once you begin to have a family of your own, that is no longer the case, and your priorities shift. So the show is over.”

But fans don’t have to look far to relive the hijinks of Chandler, Joey, Monica, Phoebe, Ross and Rachel — the entire series is available on-demand via Netflix.

Kauffman meanwhile has a new show premiering May 8 on Netflix called Grace and Frankie.

[The Wrap]

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5 Types of Friends You Need to Avoid

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Close relationships that cause stress may lead to faster cognitive decline as you age

With the end of winter (supposedly) here, now’s a good time to spring clean your life. You might be looking forward to re-organizing your closet, opening up your windows to let in some fresh air, and re-committing to those New Year’s resolutions. But have you given any thought to making over your social circle?

While research shows that our friendships are super important for our health and well-being, not all relationships are created equal. “Negative friendships can cause stress, frustration, and even put you in harm’s way if their behavior puts you in situations that could jeopardize you and your loved ones,” says sociologist and friendship coach Jan Yager, PhD, author of When Friendship Hurts ($13, amazon.com).

Investing time and energy into people who don’t pay it back—or who only have toxic contributions to offer—can have a negative effect on both your physical and mental health. In fact, a recent University of College London study found that close relationships that cause stress or worrying may even contribute to faster cognitive decline as you age.

Read more: 17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

On that note, here are five types of friends you may want to sweep out of your life.

The negative Nancy

Moods—both good and bad ones—are contagious: Research has shown this to be true in both real life and online social networks. And while there’s nothing wrong with venting to coworkers or crying to your BFF when you’re feeling low, it’s still important to balance those lows by sharing happy experiences, too.

“When you talk on the phone with your friend, exchange e-mails or text messages, or get together in person, do you feel positive and optimistic—or does a particular friend make you feel bad about yourself, agitated, or even physically ill?” asks Yager. If that friend is going through an especially trying time, it’s normal to feel pulled into the drama. But ask yourself, she says: “Is this an occasional thing, or a chronic pattern that’s making it too difficult for you to handle your emotions or your own life?”

If the latter’s the case, it’s time to seriously consider phasing them out.

Read more: 12 Ways Pets Improve Your Health

The nit-picky neighbor

You live next door to her so you’ve tried, on many occasions, to be nice: You’ve had her over for dinner, carpooled, and encouraged your kids to play together. But if your friendly gestures are mostly returned with complaints about noise or the look of your lawn, her constant demands could be harming your health.

A 2014 Danish study found that frequent arguments and conflicts within a person’s social circle, including neighbors, were associated with an increased risk of death in middle age. Conflict management may help reduce these dangers, the study authors say—so the next time she picks a fight, try sitting down and hashing out your differences (or at least agreeing to ignore each other) once and for all.

Read more: 17 Surprising Reasons You’re Stressed Out

The backstabber

So a friend let you down in some way, but she’s promised to make it up to you. Everyone deserves a second chance, but maybe this isn’t the first time you’ve felt betrayed by her. Where do you draw the line? Personal relationships are complex, so there isn’t a clear-cut way to decide.

Yager says that in her research she’s found that what’s considered a “deal breaker” is different for everyone. “One person said that for her, it was when her former friend was not there for her when her mother died. Another woman didn’t see it as a deal breaker when she walked in on her roommate and found her kissing her boyfriend…but she ended that same friendship years later, over a work-related betrayal.”

Before deciding to immediately cut out a friend who’s done you wrong—or to immediately take them back—sit down and consider all aspect of this breach of trust, including how bad it made you feel, Yager suggests. “Can you [honestly] forgive them? Do they even ask for forgiveness or apologize? Is this a one time thing or a pattern? And what does your gut tell you about this friend, and about the future of your friendship?” These questions can help you decide whether mending the relationship is possible or if it’s time to let the friendship fade out.

Read more: 13 Ways to Beat Stress in 15 Minutes or Less

The chronic canceler

If you spend more time waiting around for this person to show up—or trying to schedule and reschedule plans—than actually hanging out together, you may want to let this friendship run its course.

First, take a careful look at why your friend has such trouble keeping plans; if it’s truly a good excuse, like a new baby or an ongoing health issue, ask if there’s anything you can do to make staying in touch easier. Yager also recommends weighing what you get out of the friendship against what it’s costing you. “If the cost is minimal in terms of occasional aggravation, but the benefits are huge—like the laughs you still share on the phone and the fun nights out at the movies you still have—don’t be so quick to end it.”

On the other hand, if you’ve done all you can and you’re not getting much in return, it’s time to stop wasting your energy. We’re all busy. Constantly being put last by a “friend” can only lead to negative feelings that you don’t need.

Read more: 14 Things Heart Doctors Tell Their Friends

The bad example

She drags you along on her smoking and heavy-drinking nights out. She scoffs at your new healthy eating and exercise plan and shoves the Cheetos in your direction. Whatever this friend’s fault, if you feel yourself getting sucked into bad behavior whenever you spend time together, it’s time to back off.

Research shows that, in addition to bad moods, plenty of other qualities can spread among friends—including loneliness, obesity, and even divorce. Even your dietary choices can be affected by your companions: In one University of Illinois study, people were more likely to order the same foods at a restaurant as their lunch partners.

You may not need to ditch these friends entirely—especially if they also have good qualities you value, or if you know they have the potential to change. But be aware of how their unhealthy habits are rubbing off on you, says Yager. Try talking to these friends about why you can’t be around them when they act a certain way, or avoid situations that enable that side of them.

Read more: 12 Worst Habits For Your Mental Health

This article originally appeared on Health.com.

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8 Gen X Favorites That Millennials Scorn

Millennials will probably never understand why Gen X, or anyone, was once so enamored of U2, Gap, and these six other things.

Last week the Wall Street Journal reported that — no matter what Run-DMC and the Beastie Boys wore 25 years ago — Adidas is not cool, with sales faring especially poorly among young people. It’s not easy for any generation to accept that the zeitgeist has left it behind. (The Boomers still haven’t.) But with the oldest Gen Xers having reached 50 and the youngest well into their 30s, that conclusion looks unavoidable. Here are eight other things that Gen X loved, but that millennials just don’t seem to care about.

 

  • Saab

    1989 SAAB 900i
    Bob Masters Classic Car Images—Alamy 1989 SAAB 900i

    Oddly shaped, with a pathetic engine and the ignition inexplicably located on the floor: The Financial Times described Swedish automaker Saab as “the anti-brand brand.” Could it be any wonder that Generation X loved them? Saab sales climbed steadily throughout the early 1980s and, after a drop off in 1986, rebounded through much of the 1990s. The car took a star turn in such slacker classics as High Fidelity and Sideways. But as the FT concluded, “the commercial drawback of being an ‘anti-brand brand,’ of course, is that many people drive Saabs precisely because other people don’t.”

    Saab sales hit a wall in first part of the last decade, in part because GM, which acquired the brand in 2000, watered down the car’s distinctive flavor in an effort to expand its appeal. Saab essentially stopped production in 2011. Millennials, lukewarm on cars to start with, don’t seem to notice what they are missing, at least according to AutoGuide.com.

  • Michel Foucault

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    AFP—Getty Images French philosopher Michel Foucault

    If you went to college in the 1980s or 1990s, chances are you smugly obsessed about (or just as smugly avoided) abstract yet strident discussions of the way language shaped our perception of the world around us. It was kind of like “checking your privilege” through abstruse academic jargon. If “the theory wars” no longer rage, maybe it’s because there is no one left to fight them. In 2010, just 7% of college students majored in the humanities, down about half since the late 1960s. Yale, which graduated 165 English majors in 1991, had just 62 in 2012. So what exactly do college students get overwrought about these days? Apparently, it’s who’s going to get that internship at Facebook.

  • Gap

    1990s UK Gap Magazine Advertisement with Miles Davis
    The Advertising Archives 1990s UK Gap Magazine Advertisement with Miles Davis

    It now seems strange that a mall store known basically for T-shirts, khakis and other basics became a fashion icon. But it just kind of happened. Here is writer Lucinda Rosenfeld’s take in Slate: “It’s hard to overstate the importance of black pants to young women in the early 1990s. Once you found a pair that fit perfectly — and maybe a good square-toe black ankle-boot to match — half the work of assembling a sleek, confidence-building wardrobe was done.” She goes on to explain that, while her favorite pair cost “a week’s salary” back in the day, her second favorite pair, which she wore three days a week, came from Gap. How did Gap — or The Gap as we used to call it — lose its lucrative role as the workhorse of 20-somethings’ closets? Perhaps anti-fashion could only be in fashion for so long. And the company has faced plenty of low-cost competition from chains like H&M and Uniqlo.

  • U2

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    How long is any rock band’s shelf life? U2 managed to remain cool longer than most — from at least the early 1980s through the 1990s and into the oughts. They even made Christian rock seem cool. But the jig was finally up last year when Apple’s decision to gift U2’s new album to iTunes users sparked a backlash. One obvious explanation is age — Bono is past 50. Another is the decline of guitar-oriented pop. But don’t overlook changes to the brand of U2’s homeland. Once associated with post-industrial poverty and violence, the Irish Republic traded its troubled but defiant image for computer chip factories and real estate speculation. Maybe U2’s social justice street cred went into the bargain.

  • Cameron Crowe

    SINGLES, Bridget Fonda, Matt Dillon, Kyra Sedgwick, Campbell Scott, 1992.
    Warner Bros—Courtesy Everett Collection SINGLES, Bridget Fonda, Matt Dillon, Kyra Sedgwick, Campbell Scott, 1992.

    The New York Times called Cameron Crowe “something of a cinematic spokesman for the post-baby boom generation” in 1992. At the time Crowe had Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Say Anything already under his belt, and was just getting ready to release Singles. (If you haven’t seen it, let’s just say it’s aged far better than Reality Bites.) The former Rolling Stone writer later hit box office gold with Jerry Maguire and Almost Famous, which deliciously skewered Boomer narcissism from a vantage that’s somehow both younger and less credulous. Since then, however, Crowe has failed to match his ’80s and ’90s success. Elizabethtown, which inspired the mocking “manic pixie dream girl” trope, was widely seen as a disappointment. In 2011, Crowe managed something of come-back with We Bought a Zoo. The film, which earned about $75 million at the box office, was better than the title makes it sound. But it’s hardly going to inspire any garage bands.

  • Sony Walkman

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    Dorling Kindersley—Corbis ca. 1991 Sony Walkman cassette player

    Just like millennials, Gen Xers put on their headphones on and tuned out the world. There were differences. Unlike today, fancy gadgets were never white but black or silver. (A notable exception was the youthful, yellow “Sports” model that made a cameo appearance in Hot Tub Time Machine.) And there were a lot more buttons, partly because music players came with a radio and partly because in an analogue world, more rather than less signaled connoisseurship. But there were similarities too: Gen X’s technological marvels were also conceived in a far off place whose special culture fostered unique capitalistic virtues that our betters admonished us to learn from and imitate. It just happened to be Japan rather than California.

    Sony managed to transverse the mid-1980s move from cassette tapes to CDs, with the Discman. It wasn’t as if digital music caught the company blind sided. Sony introduced something known as the “memory stick Walkman” in 1999, more than two years before the iPod appeared. But Sony’s reluctance to embrace the MP3 format and its struggles integrating hardware and software proved to be just the opening Apple needed.

  • NBC

    FRIENDS with Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox Arquette, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow and Matthew Perry, (Season 1), 1994-2004.
    Warner Bros—Courtesy Everett Collection FRIENDS with Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox Arquette, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow and Matthew Perry, (Season 1), 1994-2004.

    Young people tend to identify themselves more with music than with television, especially network television. But few would argue that in the 1990s NBC was the envy of its competitors. Jerry Seinfeld is a boomer. But Seinfeld’s quartet of ne’er do-wells, whose humor mostly involved aimless complaining, fit right in with Gen X’s celebrated ambivalence. As for Friends, well, Generation X may now be faintly embarrassed that they watched. But watch they did. The show was a top 10 series for its entire run, averaging 20 million viewers, according to Slate. It’s finale garnered more than 50 million. Since then NBC has had hits — even with millennials — like The Office and 30 Rock. But the rise of cheap-to-produce reality television, new competition from cable channels like HBO, and, of course, the Internet, mean networks just don’t enjoy the same cultural relevance or profits that they used to.

  • Major League Baseball

    Chicago Cubs' Sammy Sosa (L), shares a laugh with St. Louis Cardinals' first baseman Mark McGwire (R), after receiving a walk in the third inning. McGwire stayed at 63 home runs and Sosa stayed at 62 as neither had a home run in the 3-2 Chicago victory.
    Peter Newcomb—AFP/Getty Images Chicago Cubs' Sammy Sosa (L), shares a laugh with St. Louis Cardinals' first baseman Mark McGwire (R), after receiving a walk in the third inning. McGwire stayed at 63 home runs and Sosa stayed at 62 as neither had a home run in the 3-2 Chicago victory.

    The 1990s was a golden age for baseball. Or so it seemed in 1998 when Mark McGwire’s and Sammy Sosa’s race to surpass the home run record riveted fans. The long ball helped (along with a fashion for building new, smaller “bandbox” ball parks) to boost attendance and television ratings, making baseball seem secure in its role as the national past time, even in era of Michael Jordan. Today, the sport is still trying to cope with the fall out of what we now call The Steroids Era. Average attendance, which climbed from about 25,000 following the strike-shortened 1994 season to roughly 30,000 by end of the decade, has been more or less stuck there ever since. This year’s gambit — a clock to speed up the pace of play — is apparently designed to appeal to millennials. But many of them seem more excited about soccer.

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You Asked: How Many Friends Do I Need?

You Asked: How Many Friends Do I Need?
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Maybe just a handful, though quality trumps quantity.

Friends do your health so many favors. They protect your health as much as quitting smoking and a great deal more than exercising, according to a large 2010 review in the journal PLOS One. More research has shown that socially isolated people are more than twice as likely to die from heart disease as those with a solid social circle.

“Strong social relationships support mental health, and that ties into better immune function, reduced stress and less cardiovascular activation,” says Dr. Debra Umberson, a sociologist at the University of Texas, Austin. Umberson says emotional support is just one of a dozen ways friends may safeguard your health and extend your life.

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Unfortunately, though, many of us don’t have enough of them. According to data from the General Social Survey (GSS), the number of Americans who say they have no close friends has roughly tripled in recent decades. “Zero” is also the most common response when people are asked how many confidants they have, the GSS data show. And adult men seem to be especially bad at keeping and cultivating friendships.

That may seem strange in the era of Facebook, Twitter and boundless digital connectivity. But the “friends” orbiting at the farthest reaches of your digital galaxy aren’t the ones that matter when it comes to your health and happiness.

The vital friendships—the pals you hug and laugh and lament with—are the ones who have the greatest impact on your health and happiness. You need between three and five of them for optimal wellbeing, suggests research from Dr. Robin Dunbar, an evolutionary psychologist at the University of Oxford.

Dunbar’s name comes up a lot when you start digging into the subject of friendship. From his early work studying the brains and social circles of primates, he recognized that the size of a human’s social network might be limited by the size of a certain part of the human brain called the neocortex, a critical site for higher brain functions. After some complicated study, he came up with a figure now known as “Dunbar’s number.”

That number—usually cited as 150, but actually a range between 100 and 200—is the approximate size of a person’s social circle, or the perpetually changing group of friends and family members that you would invite to a large party. While you may have far fewer than 150 of these people in your life, your brain really can’t hold a close connection with more than 150, Dunbar’s research shows. Within that group, he says your closest 15 relationships—including family members or “kin”—seem to be most crucial when it comes to your mental and physical health.

But that’s not to say a brother or sister offers you the same benefits as a close friend, Dunbar says. While your kin are more likely to be there for you when you need help, your good friends tend to fire up your nervous system and trigger the release of feel-good neuropeptides called endorphins. Whether you’re laughing with your pal or feeling him or her touch your shoulder in sympathy, the resulting rush of endorphins seems to “tune” up your immune system, protecting you from disease, Dunbar explains.

So yes, for the sake of your health, you need friends—ideally the really close kind you see face-to-face on a regular basis. But even one very good friend can improve your life in profound ways, says Dr. Mark Vernon, a philosopher, psychotherapist and author of The Meaning of Friendship.

Despite their value in terms of your health and wellbeing, don’t think of them as your personal social doctors. Vernon warns against turning your friends into what he calls “service providers”—that’s not what friendship should be about, he says, even if your pals are good for you.

In the end, Vernon says Ralph Waldo Emerson may have offered the best advice when it comes to making and keeping close pals: “The only way to have a friend is to be one.”

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The Sneaky Way Cable Networks Are Making You Watch More Commercials

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You're not just imagining it: Networks are speeding up shows and movies to pack in more commercials.

Call me a conspiracy theorist, but I’ve increasingly felt that I’m watching more commercials than I did a mere decade before. And that’s not because I’m watching more TV — if anything, I’m watching less live television as streaming video and outside interests take more of my free time. Instead, it feels like the average live TV show has more commercials. Perhaps you’ve felt that way, too.

Of course, on the surface this sounds downright silly. The average running time of a sitcom hasn’t substantively changed in the last decade or so — with the average one-hour broadcast drama running time clocking in at roughly 42 minutes in 2005, close to its current length — after dropping from 48 minutes in the ’80s. In addition, many shows on cable TV are reruns of fan favorites that were filmed over a decade ago, so it would be difficult to substantively edit the material for commercial purposes.

But according to the The Wall Street Journal, if you’re watching cable reruns of Seinfeld and Friends you may notice the comedic timing differs from what you’re used to. So, if you think the Soup Nazi is telling George, “No soup for you” a tad faster than normal, you’re right: Networks are speeding up shows and movies to pack in more commercials.

You’d think more ads equals more money… but not really

Cable networks are facing a crisis of sorts: As more individuals choose to cut the cord, cable needs to air more ads to fulfill audience guarantees made to advertisers. If you think of television as a commercial delivery model, falling audience members need to be offset by rising per-audience ad costs or to increase the “unit load” (read: number of commercials) to reward shareholders. If neither happens, then shareholders will experience declining ad-based revenues.

For network shareholders, this is more bad news when it comes to the ad-based business. As advertising dollars follow eyeballs, marketers are now shifting ad dollars to digital with media research firm Magna expecting television ad revenue to drop 1.4% this year. Considering ad dollars are flowing away from television, the first option of charging more for ads is out of the question for networks.

So far, the response to competing for ad based dollars consists of speeding up programming to get the real content: ads. The journal specifically mentions Time Warner’s TIME WARNER INC. TWX 1.4% TBS and Viacom’s VIACOM INC. VIAB 0.35% TV Land as culprits of show tampering. And although the WSJ doesn’t address the speed of commercials, it’s safe to assume they are still regular speed.

Advertisers, shareholders, or viewers, pick two … or none

On the surface you’d think this practice would please two stakeholders (advertisers and shareholders) at the expense of viewers, but you’d be wrong. Advertising firm Omnicom Media’s [time=stock symbol=OMC] president, Chris Geraci, was quoted as saying, “They are trying to deal with a problem in a way that is making the problem bigger.” For advertisers, the fear of ad saturation reducing the effectiveness of each individual ad is a legitimate concern.

For shareholders, this is a very myopic policy that will probably alienate current viewers. Recently, Nielsen found that millennials are ditching traditional TV at a “shocking” rate. Forcing a product of decreasing quality on viewers will result in further shifts away from the format altogether. And that’s not good for advertisers, shareholders, or the remaining viewers left to pay higher affiliate fees for Chipmunk-like programming.

As for my earlier conspiracy-theorist paranoia, I’ll leave you with a quote from Catch-22 author Joseph Heller: “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.”

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See Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss on the Cover of Vogue

Mikael Jansson—Vogue Karlie Kloss and Taylor Swift on the March 2015 cover of Vogue

Plus a BFF photo-shoot

Not all best friends get to pose together on the cover of Vogue — but Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss aren’t like normal best friends.

Their Vogue photo shoot is full of painfully beautiful images of the most aspirational type of female friendship: cuddling in the sunlight, baking cookies and strumming on a guitar, taking selfies in a convertible, all wearing impossibly gorgeous couture.

“People had been telling us for years that we needed to meet,” Swift tells Vogue. “I remember makeup artists and hair people going, ‘God, she and Karlie would be best friends.”

Once they were introduced by model Lily Aldridge, the chemistry was instant. “We were just like, ‘You. My friend. Now,'” Swift says.

So what are they doing for Galentine’s Day?

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This Is When Jennifer Aniston Thinks the Friends Reunion Should Happen

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Jordan Strauss—Invision/AP Jennifer Aniston arrives at the 20th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Hollywood Palladium on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in Los Angeles

Don't hold your breath

Jennifer Aniston has repeated her idea for a Friends reunion to take place, well, not any time soon.

“Why not wait ’til we’re really, really old and then put us up there?” Aniston told E! News Wednesday. “That would be more interesting.”

Aniston, who starred as Rachel in the hit television sitcom, said an elderly Friends reunion would answer the lasting questions like, “Is Joey Doughy Joey? Is Ross bald?”

The idea of an aging get-together has been forming in Aniston’s mind for some time. In November last year, she jokingly told British talk show host Graham Norton that it could be called Dead Friends. When Norton replied that the show could then consist of “a series of funerals,” Aniston said: “Then we’ll know that there’s no reunion to have.”

But even as she receives critical acclaim for her role in the film Cake, set to release on Friday, the star is grateful for her time on Friends.

“It was the greatest time in my life. And that was such a great group of people, and we love each other and it’s the gift that keeps on giving,” she said.

Earlier in January, co-star Matthew Perry (Chandler) said there were no serious talks about a reunion.

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