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Bob Einstein of Curb, 'Super Dave' Fame Dead at 76

Two-time Emmy winner played Funkhouser on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'

(Newser) - Bob Einstein, who as Marty Funkhouser acted as a foil for Larry David's character on Curb Your Enthusiasm, died Wednesday at 76 after a recent cancer diagnosis. Einstein, the older brother of Albert Brooks, started off as a writer in the 1960s, winning the first of two Emmys as... More »

Larry David Reveals Surprise Connection to Bernie Sanders

Sanders is a 'third cousin or something'

(Newser) - Larry David got some pretty ( pretty, pretty, pretty ) good genealogy news recently, NBC News reports. The Seinfeld creator already shared a strange resemblance with Sen. Bernie Sanders—playing him on Saturday Night Live to great acclaim—and now it turns out they have another connection as well. At... More »

Pretty, Pretty, Pretty Good News From HBO

'Curb Your Enthusiasm' is coming back Oct. 1 for its 9th season

(Newser) - Cue up the tuba and mandolin for a big announcement from HBO. Per the Hollywood Reporter , Larry David and the gang—including Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman, and JB Smoove—will be back for the ninth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm, a full six years after the eighth season wrapped. The... More »

Pretty, Pretty, Pretty Good News for Curb Your Enthusiasm Fans

HBO announces the return of Larry David's show about Larry David

(Newser) - Does anyone else hear tubas ? E! News reports Larry David's Curb Your Enthusiasm is coming back to HBO for a ninth season after a lengthy hiatus. The eighth season of the show aired way back in 2011, and David had shown trepidation about bringing it back. “After... More »

Larry David Gets Stuck in a Parking Garage

In something that looks a bit like a Curb Your Enthusiasm scene

(Newser) - Can't wait for more Curb Your Enthusiasm episodes? Ever wondered if Larry David is really like that in his everyday life? Well, in that case you should check out a quick clip captured by TMZ of David admitting defeat in the face of a parking garage gate. Unable to... More »

8 Hilarious Octogenarians

A list inspired by—who else?—Betty White

(Newser) - Eighty-eight-year-old Betty White is definitely feeling the love these days, but she’s not the only hilarious octogenarian out there. Nerve lists the eight funniest people over age 80. Among them:
  • Elaine Stritch, 84: Best known for her work on Broadway, Stritch has also guest-starred on 3rd Rock From the
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If Seinfeld Were on Today ...

Here's what Jerry, Elaine, George, and Kramer are doing

(Newser) - Seinfeld is probably gone for good, but if it did come back, PopEater runs down the status quo of the characters, based on the Curb Your Enthusiasm faux-reunion:
  • Elaine: Used Jerry’s donated sperm to impregnate herself, and now wants him to be a father figure for her daughter. After
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'Kramer' Parodies Racist Rant

Curb episode jokes about comedian's tirade

(Newser) - Michael Richards makes fun of the racist fit that derailed his standup career on the latest episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm. The show has a black character deceive Richards—playing himself—as part of a ruse by Larry David. Richards corners the character and begins to scream: "If only... More »

Catholics Rip Larry for Whizzing on Jesus

Urine taken for 'miraculous tears' by Curb characters

(Newser) - The US Catholic League has complained about an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm that shows Larry David accidentally urinating on a painting of Jesus hanging in a bathroom. Other characters then think the painting is miraculously crying. "Was Larry David always this crude?" asked angry league president Bill Donahue.... More »

'Pathetic' Seinfeld Reunion Invades Curb

HBO show resuscitates Larry David's other brainchild 10 years later

(Newser) - Tonight's episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm will go farther than usual to satisfy your Seinfeld craving, but it's hardly the real thing—nor is it meant to be. The eagerly awaited reunion arc kicks off with Jerry Seinfeld himself deeming the very idea "desperate" and "pathetic,"... More »

No Post-Curb Reunions, Seinfeld Insists

(Newser) - Jerry Seinfeld wasn’t worried that reuniting with George, Elaine, and Kramer might be considered double-dipping, Entertainment Weekly reports. “There was a little part of me that said, ‘Do we really want to tamper?’” he says, emphasizing that the Seinfeld cast's upcoming appearances on Curb Your Enthusiasm... More »

David: Seinfeld Reunion Will Be Big Part of Curb

(Newser) - So what are Kramer, George, Jerry, and Elaine up to 11 years after Seinfeld went off the air? Larry David says fans can get an idea of how the characters turned out on the seventh season of his Curb Your Enthusiasm on HBO, reports the Star-Ledger. He shed more details... More »

Seinfeld Cast Together Again

(Newser) - It's not quite a reunion of the Beatles, but maybe the TV equivalent. The Seinfeld stars—Jerry, Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Michael Richards—will appear together in a series of episodes of Larry David's Curb Your Enthusiasm this fall, reports Entertainment Weekly'. If you're rusty on Seinfeld trivia, remember... More »

Wanda: 'I'm Gay—and Married'

Star reveals secret at gay marriage rally

(Newser) - Comedian Wanda Sykes has revealed she is gay—and married her girlfriend days before passage of Proposition 8 banned gay marriage in California. The 44-year-old co-star of The New Adventures of Old Christine and Curb Your Enthusiasm spoke emotionally to a cheering crowd at a rally supporting gay marriage in... More »

Curb Cranks Up for New Season

HBO plans 10 episodes of the Emmy-nominated sitcom in 2009

(Newser) - Curb Your Enthusiasm, the longest-running show in HBO’s lineup, is returning for a seventh season next year, Variety reports. Ten episodes of the half-hour sitcom are set to begin production in December, a source says; the executive producers and air dates are still under wraps. The show, created by... More »

Larry David, Curb Returning

Season 7 of Curb Your Enthusiasm coming to HBO early next year

(Newser) - Irascible Larry David will be bringing Curb Your Enthusiasm back for a seventh series, reports Reuters. New episodes of the edgy comedy are expected to air early next year, more than a year after last year's series ended in November 2007. HBO bosses says the Seinfeld creator is—you guessed... More »

Mental Patients Benefit From Larry David Therapy

TV's finest imbodiment of social dysfunction helps cure the mentally unwell

(Newser) - However difficult Larry David might be, don’t call him unhelpful. The comic misfit's cringe-worthy gaffes turn out to be just the tonic for schizophrenics suffering from paralyzing social anxieties. A University of North Carolina grad student noticed his stubbornly  uncommunicative patients respond well to sitcoms, especially “Curb Your... More »

Blast of Reality in 'Curb' Split

(Newser) - Fans who tuned in to this week's episode of Larry David's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" got an odd dose of real-life synchronicity when the writer-actor's TV wife left him, mirroring his own actual divorce. "This was all written before any of my marriage problems, but I knew when we... More »

Larry and Laurie Curb Their Marriage

Enthusiasm star, environmental activist split after 14 years

(Newser) - Crotchety Curb Your Enthusiasm star Larry David has split with wife Laurie, a global warming activist, after 14 years of marriage. The divorce was "very amicable," a spokeswoman said today. More »

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