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NBC Wants Seinfeld, Not Conan

As O'Brien's Tonight Show ratings struggle, NBC wishes for Seinfeld

(Newser) - Could Conan O’Brien be replaced as Tonight Show host—by Jerry Seinfeld? Maybe not, but that’s what many at NBC want. Executives tell PopEater that Conan has been struggling so much in the ratings department that replacement discussions have already begun, and Seinfeld's name is at the top... More »

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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'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 »

New Leno Show Numbingly (or Pleasantly) Familiar

It's pretty much the Tonight Show in a new time slot

(Newser) - The Jay Leno Show won't disappoint Leno fans looking for more of the same, say critics, but the only thing new or ground-breaking about it is the 10pm time slot.
  • James Poniewozik, Time: Leno and NBC aren't "out to win over critics who liked Letterman better. Instead, they're giving
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Jessica Seinfeld Wins Cookbook Copycat Case

Deceptively Delicious wasn't plagiarized, federal judge rules

(Newser) - A federal judge in New York has tossed out a suit claiming that a cookbook by Jerry  Seinfeld's wife plagiarized a rival's book. Jessica Seinfeld's Deceptively Delicious, like Missy Chase Lapine's The Sneaky Chef, shows parents how to sneak vegetables into their kids' food—an idea nobody can copyright, the... 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 »

Seinfeld Up First for Leno

(Newser) - Jerry Seinfeld will be the lone guest on Jay Leno’s maiden primetime outing, the LA Times reports. That’s fitting, considering Leno has said he consulted Seinfeld when contemplating NBC’s offer for the 10pm show. More »

Top-Earning Celebs Over 50

Successful franchises pay out for their creators in 2008

(Newser) - Forbes ranks the entertainment industry’s top earners age 50 and older in the last year:
  1. Oprah, 55, $275 million. Viewership for her show may be waning, but Winfrey’s diverse enterprises, from a magazine to satellite radio to her Harpo production company, remain wildly profitable.
  2. George Lucas, 65, $170
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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 Curse? Don't Be Absurd: Larry David

Whatever Works star gets prickly

(Newser) - If you ever run into Larry David, don't bring up the Seinfeld curse. Scott Raab, who interviewed David for Esquire, learned the hard way. "It was the most absurd, silliest, stupidest thing to say that there was a curse," said the star of Curb Your Enthusiasm and Woody... 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 »

Seinfeld Returns to NBC With 'Marriage Ref' Reality Show

Comedian sees something funny about marriage

(Newser) - Jerry Seinfeld is returning to network TV after an 11-year-break with a show mining marriages for comedy gold, Variety reports. The comedian is the creator and executive producer of the upcoming NBC reality series The Marriage Ref, which will feature opinionated celebs giving lighthearted marriage advice to couples going through... More »

Seth Rogen: Playboy Cover Model

Comedy star joins exclusive list of males to grace cover of men's mag

(Newser) - Seth Rogen is about to join a very selective club: Playboy is putting him on the cover of its April issue, the Daily News reports. That's an honor shared by fewer than 10 men, including Jerry Seinfeld and Steve Martin. Readers who don’t buy Playboy for the articles will... More »

Their Book Deals Snag Big $$$

(Newser) - Literary agent Dan Strone oversaw two multimillion-dollar celebrity book deals last week, stunning the publishing industry, the New York Observer reports. He scored $2.5 million for a Sarah Silverman book and drew bids topping $7 million for a Jerry Seinfeld title. Both were auctioned without a proposal. “I... More »

Seinfeld Helps Madge with Secret A-Rod Reunion

Kabbalah 'friends' take separate copters to funnyman's Hamptons manse

(Newser) - Less than a week after she split with her husband, Madonna arranged for a clandestine meeting with her Kabbalah "soul mate," Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez. They each flew from Manhattan to East Hampton in separate helicopters where Jerry Seinfeld and his wife picked them up and squired them... More »

Microsoft Yanks Crazy Seinfeld Ads

Cryptic ads left some 'scratching their heads'

(Newser) - Microsoft has axed the cryptic Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates ads that left some viewers "scratching their heads," Michelle Quinn writes in the Los Angeles Times. Though a Microsoft spokesman claims it was the plan all along to stop here, the blogosphere is abuzz about Microsoft's "strained... More »

Geek World Rants, Raves Over Microsoft Ad

Some find Seinfeld/ Gates routine unfunny; others, 'hilarious'

(Newser) - A new Microsoft ad is sparking praise and putdowns in roughly equal measure around the Web today. Paul McDougall calls the spot "outdated and not very funny" in InformationWeek, but says it's revealingof a tech company totally out of touch with Generation Y.  The choice of “... More »

Seinfeld Defense: Lawsuits are Funny

Sez silly suits are fodder for routine

(Newser) - Jerry Seinfeld insisted yesterday that he didn’t slander a woman suing his wife for cookbook plagiarism because silly lawsuits are fodder for good comedy. The comic cited episodes from Seinfeld as well as his kid-friendly Bee Movie in a court filing as examples of the First Amendment-protected comedic license... More »

Microsoft's Answer to Apple Ads: Seinfeld

Comedian to front $300M campaign to counter stodgy image

(Newser) - So what's the deal with Microsoft ads? The company has enlisted Jerry Seinfeld to spearhead a new $300-million campaign, the Wall Street Journal reports, to try to shake the negative buzz about Vista, and the nerdy, feckless image projected by John Hodgeman in Apple's popular "Mac vs PC" ads.... More »

Batman or Spidey? McCain, Obama Weigh In

Candidates reveal pop-culture picks

(Newser) - Closet ABBA fan: Obama or McCain? The two presidential hopefuls recently bared all to Entertainment Weekly, revealing their pop-culture preferences:
  • Favorite superhero: Obama: Spiderman, McCain: Batman
  • iPod playlist: Obama: Frank Sinatra, Sheryl Crow, John Coltrane, Bob Dylan; McCain: Roy Orbison, Linda Rhonstadt, Usher, and yes, ABBA
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