March 22, 2023
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Keanu Reeves stunned by insults from Matthew Perry’s book

The Matrix star ‘thought the comments came out of left field’

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Keanu Reeves won’t be in a rush to read Matthew Perry’s new memoir after the Friends the star insulted him in his book Friends, lovers and the terrible big thing.

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“Keanu thought the comments were coming out of left field,” an insider said We Weekly about Perry’s digging at Reeves in his recently published memoir.

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“It kind of backfired on Matthew anyway, which is why he had to apologize,” the source added.

In one passage, Perry talks about his friendship with the late actor River Phoenix and writes, “River was a handsome man, inside and out – too handsome for this world, it turned out. It always seems like it’s the really talented guys that go down. Why do original thinkers like River Phoenix and Heath Ledger die, but Keanu Reeves still walks among us?

Later, when he recounts his reaction to his almost heroes death of co-star Chris Farley, Perry wrote, “I punched a hole in the wall of Jennifer Aniston’s dressing room when I found out. Keanu Reeves walks among us.

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In a statement to PEOPLE, Perry apologized for the dig at Reeves saying, “I’m actually a huge Keanu fan. I just picked a random name, my mistake. I apologize. I should have used my own name instead.

In the memoir, which was published this week, Perry also claims he kissed Valerie Bertinelli when her then-husband, the late Eddie Van Halen, passed out drunk a few feet away.

“Valerie and I had a long and elaborate makeup session. It was happening – maybe she felt the same way I did. I told her I had been thinking about doing this for a long time, and she told me right away,” Perry writes.

Bertinelli, 62, responded to Perry’s revelations in a TikTok video on Taylor Swift’s Anti-Hero with the lyrics: “It’s me, hi. I’m the problem,” played and she tearfully waved at the camera.

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“Someone misbehaving in their twenties and early thirties?” Bertinelli captioned the clip. “Are you mortified?”

Elsewhere in his upcoming memoir, Perry reflects on his relationship with Julia Roberts and why he ended it.

“Dating Julia Roberts had been too much for me. I had always been certain that she was going to break up with me. Why wouldn’t she? I was not enough; I could never be enough; I was broken, bent, unlovable.

“So instead of facing the inevitable agony of losing her, I broke up with the beautiful and brilliant Julia Roberts.

“She could have considered slumming with a TV guy, and the TV guy was now breaking up with her. I can’t begin to describe the expression of confusion on his face.

The 17 again The star also lifts the curtain on her fierce battle with drug addiction.

“I didn’t know how to stop. If the police came to my house and said, “If you drink tonight, we’ll take you to jail,” I’d start packing. I couldn’t stop because the disease and the addiction are progressive. So it gets worse and worse as you get older.

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