TAB WATCH: True ‘Friends’?

You watch them on TV every week, you call them by their characters’ names, and you even know their idiosyncracies by heart. But do you have any idea of what the cast on “Friends” is really like?

Well, read on to find out.

Here’re our top tab picks of the week.


’Friends’ Unmasked A Globe exclusive, apparently. The tab got insider dirt on the titular friends on “Friends,” and — in so many words — they are as follows: David Schwimmer is an egocentric control freak; Jennifer Aniston always messes up her lines; Lisa Kudrow is moody and vicious; Matthew Perry loves eating; Matt LeBlanc is actually very professional; and lastly, Courteney Cox Arquette is surprisingly goofy.

Calista Flockhart’s New Love Decide for yourself: While Star reports the “Ally McBeal” starlet is currently dating “Law & Order” actor Jesse L. Martin, the National Enquirer on the other hand is saying that Flockhart’s, like, totally flipping for comic Garry Shandling. Janet Jackson

Miss Jackson’s New Love In the vein of the last item: Star is saying that Janet Jackson is secretly dating rocker Lenny Kravitz while the Enquirer — perhaps being a rival publication and all — is reporting that she’s actually seeing rapper Q-Tip.

The Latest on Kathie Lee Gifford More contradictory reports: According to Star’s sources, Gifford is at a junction in her life where she’s ready for some serious changes and her contemplating leaving husband Frank is one of them. But the Enquirer is apparently saying that the only thing the talk show hostess is leaving in regard to her whole family, no less, is the country — so that she and her hubby can regroup and also to allow her the time to seek plastic surgery. Hugh Jackman

White Witch Schools “X-Men” on Movie Career Star reveals that Hugh Jackman, the actor who plays hairy Wolverine in “X-Men,” has always been in the know when it comes to his fledging career. The tab says that a young Jackman — only 23 years of age at the time – had a brief encounter with a “white witch” who foretold his future success. But no, the tab doesn’t explain what a “white witch” is.

LeAnn Rimes De-Stresses Just Like Millions of Americans We’ll let the words from Star’s source speak for themselves. “When LeAnn’s stressed, she goes shopping. She’ll go out for ice cream and come back with a dozen pair of shoes and a credit card bill for $2,000,” an insider told the tab. ‘Nuff said.

Getting a Piece of the Fuhrer Go figure: The Globe reports that relatives of Adolf Hitler are thinking of filing a lawsuit that will seek to recover royalties from the dictator’s anti-semitic book “Mein Kampf” among other properties.