SideTrack: Matthew Perry, Jimmy Buffet, Guy Fieri and more...
THIS MIGHT SOUND CHEESY: Move over, David Portnoy: There’s a new pizza critic in town. Julian Edelman, who appeared on Barstool’s pizza review for Santarpio’s back in April, has taken matters into his own hands. No. 11 conducted a video taste test alongside Guy Fieri. “I came up with this concept to go around New England and try every single pizza place they have, and I want to call it ‘One Nibble, Everyone Knows the Law,’” Edelman said.
The duo noshed on a slice of Papa Gino’s finest, while Fieri pointed out that when Edelman said “one nibble,” he really meant eat the whole dang thing. Portnoy responded to the video with a post on Barstool Sports: “I’ll admit that this was pretty funny. Granted I’m not 100 percent sure Guy Fieri knew what was happening, but it was still well done. But you know what’s not funny? The fact that I’m 200 percent sure that Julian Edelman doesn’t realize my dad is the #1 Internet Lawyer on the internet. Cease and Desist will be coming momentarily.”
THE ONE WHERE CHANDLER ACTS: Matthew Perry’s done the big and small screen, so now the former “Friends” star is tackling the stage. Perry wrote and stars in “The End of Longing,” which opened yesterday off-Broadway. It premiered in London last year, where critics gave it the stink eye. “I made the mistake of reading some critics in London, and I will not do that again,” he told Variety.
And while the Williamstown-born thesp is grateful for his stint on “Friends” (“It gave me every opportunity I ever had”), he is not interested in a reunion. “We ended on such a high. We can’t beat it. Why would we go and do it again?”
PARROTHEAD ALERT: Boston fans of Jimmy Buffet should reserve their seats on Amtrak now — the son of a son of a sailor’s musical “Escape to Margaritaville” hits Broadway next winter at the Marquis Theatre. According to Playbill, performances begin Feb. 16, 2018, with an official opening March 15. “Well, going to Broadway is a dream come true, but to be coming to the Marquis is like having a great margarita with a tequila floater,” Buffett said in a statement. Fins up.