'FRIENDS' SPINOFF IN PLANNING STAGES

"FRIENDS" TO THE END . . . NOT!

Even though "Friends" cast mates had agreed to hang together and retire their characters when the show folds, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer are breaking ranks to launch their own spin-off -- "The Ross and Joey Show"! They're panicked because their movie careers are zilch-o compared to Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Matthew Perry! As LeBlanc and Schwimmer huddled with producers, Cox and Kudrow were overheard summing up the friend-ly consensus: "What a STUPID idea!"