Remember that brief whirlwind last year about Friends? Sex and the City made a killing at the box office, and suddenly the rumor mill went wild claiming that the famous sitcom was next ... until those rumors were very quickly quashed. But now they're kinda back again. And it's not due to box office reports, but a small blip from one of the gang -- James Michael Tyler.

"Who's he?" you ask? Forget Cox, Aniston, Schwimmer, Perry, Kudrow, and Leblanc. Why would they know what they're talking about? Gunther's the key. Yes, Tyler is Gunther, the coffee shop guy who held fort in the background. According to the paragon of journalism News of the World, Tyler says: "Friends: The Movie is definitely on. I still keep in touch with a lot of the cast and they say that they are really keen. I am definitely on board to do the film. I really loved my time on the show and I am looking forward to meeting up with the old gang again. I just hope we can do justice to the show in a film."



The story goes on to say that the show's creators are gearing up to write a script, and yet again, this is all due to Sex and the City. Talk about determination to stick with the story, or general laziness to come up with a new reason this year. I can't decide which is more likely: They actually asked Tyler because they needed a real quote from someone and the main core wasn't biting, or maybe they figure he's someone who wouldn't as easily refute it. Or, maybe the whole thing is real, and the gang will become Friends again.

I've got to give them credit -- the best way to make a rumor seem true is to tap into the fear that it could be true.