More than just a 'Friend'

Los Angeles -- "Friends" star Matt LeBlanc has said "How you doin'?" to marriage.

The 35-year-old actor, whose dimwitted character on the popular NBC sitcom purrs that catch phrase to woo women, married fiancee Melissa McKnight on Saturday on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.

LeBlanc's "Friends" co-stars Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox and David Schwimmer attended the event, but Matthew Perry was in London for a performance, according to reports.

The couple had been engaged since 1998. It was LeBlanc's first marriage and the second for McKnight, who has two children from that previous relationship.

Life after NBC

Radnor, Pa. -- Jane Pauley wants to start a magazine and work on a television series after leaving NBC next month.

"I'll probably work on a series that would be called 'How We Learn,' something like you might see on PBS. I'm interested in that," Pauley, who departs after 27 years at the network, tells TV Guide in its May 10 issue.

"I have two children in college (and one in high school) who find me a meddlesome mother -- and I give such good advice!"

Pauley, 52, also has talked to people about a women-oriented magazine, and gotten favorable responses, she said.

"It's not Oprah, not Martha Stewart Living, not Rosie. But it will be of interest to women in my age group."

Norris' series plans not sunk

Honolulu -- A Chuck Norris television series based in Hawaii could still make it on the air even though NBC has pulled out of the project, the actor's brother said.

Aaron Norris, the show's producer, said no specific reason was given when he learned of the network's decision this past week.

"We're trying to resurrect it," said Norris, who added that he has met with two other studios previously interested in the series.

Chuck Norris, the 63-year-old actor who starred in "Walker, Texas Ranger" for nine years on television, was to portray a U.S. Coast Guard commander in "The Guard."

Pilot charts new territory

Santa Monica, Calif. -- After seven seasons as the fast-living fashion maven Nina Van Horn on "Just Shoot Me," Wendie Malick is finally getting a chance to show off her maternal side.

Malick's new television pilot, "My Life With Men," features the ex-model as a woman in a house full of males.

"It's a big change for me," the 52-year-old told The Associated Press. "I'm living with my four sons, my husband, my father and a male dog that's not fixed. Basically I'm surrounded by testosterone."

Malick will know next week whether ABC will add the show to its fall lineup.


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