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Reboot? Louis-Dreyfus Can't Explain Seinfeld's 'Secret'

'Elaine' says she hasn't heard about a possible reunion related to the show's 1998 finale

(Newser) - If Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David are indeed cooking up some kind of Seinfeld reboot, they apparently haven't filled in Julia Louis-Dreyfus. "Yeah, I just saw [that news]," the actor who played Elaine tells the Guardian , referring to cryptic comments made by Seinfeld. "And I don'...

AI-Generated Seinfeld Parody Is Halted Over Trans Jokes

'Nothing, Forever' is suspended on Twitch, as creators blamed a content-filter glitch

(Newser) - A parody of Seinfeld generated by artificial intelligence and intended to run endlessly on a Twitch stream has been stopped in its tracks because of transphobic lines. On Monday, the Jerry-like animated character in Nothing, Forever likened being trans to having a mental illness, among other lines, and Twitch pulled...

Beloved Seinfeld , Friends Actor Dies at 67
Friends, Seinfeld
Actor 'Never
Met a Stranger'

Friends, Seinfeld Actor 'Never Met a Stranger'

Mike Hagerty, who most recently starred in HBO's 'Somebody Somewhere,' dies at age 67

(Newser) - Mike Hagerty, an actor known for playing the building super on Friends and a cranky store owner on Seinfeld, has died at the age of 67. "With great sadness, the family of Michael G. Hagerty announced his death yesterday in Los Angeles. A beloved character actor, his love of...

The Last of Seinfeld's Surviving 'Parents' Has Died

Liz Sheridan, who played Helen Seinfeld, was 93

(Newser) - April hasn't been a kind month to Seinfeld's matriarchs. Roughly two weeks after Estelle Harris—famed for her role as George Costanza's highly vocal mother on the show— died at age 93 , the actress who played Jerry Seinfeld's mother died. Liz Sheridan died five days after...

Estelle Harris of Seinfeld Fame Dies at 93
An Archetype of
Maternal Indignation Has Died

An Archetype of Maternal Indignation Has Died

Estelle Harris of 'Seinfeld' fame dead at 93

(Newser) - Estelle Harris, who hollered her way into TV history as George Costanza's short-fused mother on Seinfeld has died. She was 93. As middle-class matron Estelle Costanza, Harris put a memorable stamp on her recurring role in the smash 1990s sitcom. With her high-pitched voice and humorously overbearing attitude, she...

Here's When Seinfeld Is Arriving on Netflix

All 180 episodes will be available Oct. 1

(Newser) - Seinfeld fans with Netflix subscriptions might want to clear their calendars for October—the streaming giant says all 180 episodes will be available starting on Oct. 1. Netflix, which signed a five-year deal for the episodes in 2019, announced the launch date for "2021's hottest new show ... well...

A Sad Goodbye to Seinfeld's Mr. Wilhelm
Seinfeld Alum
Dead at 87 

Seinfeld Alum Dead at 87

Veteran character actor Richard Herd, who played George Costanza's boss on 'Seinfeld,' dead at 87

(Newser) - Most TV watchers will recognize him as Mr. Wilhelm on Seinfeld, but character actor Richard Herd had a rich, decades-long career on the stage, big screen, and TV beyond his famous sitcom turn. The veteran thespian died Tuesday at his Los Angeles home of cancer-related complications, his wife of 40...

Jerry Stiller Cracks Up Co-Stars in Famous Blooper

They were still laughing about it 24 years later

(Newser) - This is a sad day for Jerry Stiller fans—but like his Seinfeld co-stars, they might still struggle to keep a straight face when watching him in his most famous role. In a bloopers clip that has been making the rounds since the announcement of the 92-year-old's death, Stiller...

Comedian Jerry Stiller Dead at 92
Seinfeld Actor
Jerry Stiller Is Dead 

Seinfeld Actor Jerry Stiller Is Dead

Father of Ben Stiller also was in a long-running comedy team with wife Anne Meara

(Newser) - Comedian Jerry Stiller, the father of Ben Stiller who played the high-strung Frank Costanza on Seinfeld, has died at 92, reports USA Today . Ben Stiller announced the news on Twitter, saying his dad died of natural causes. "He was a great dad and grandfather, and the most dedicated husband...

Here's How Much Seinfeld, Larry David Made on Netflix Deal

9 figures each, sources say

(Newser) - Seinfeld is heading to Netflix , and its creators are reportedly a lot richer thanks to the streaming deal. Sources tell the Wrap that Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David will each make nine figures, with one saying they'll get $100 million to $125 million each and another saying the amounts...

Netflix Signs Seinfeld After Losing Friends
Seinfeld Steps Into
Friends Zone

Seinfeld Steps Into Friends Zone

Rivals have snapped up Netflix's top two shows

(Newser) - One hit sitcom deserves another, so Netflix has turned to Seinfeld to replace Friends. The streaming network has a five-year deal to make all 180 Seinfeld episodes "about nothing" available to subscribers, starting in 2021, People reports. Netflix is losing Friends to the new HBO Max . "Seinfeld is...

A Seinfeld Alum Has Finale Advice for Thrones Stars

Jason Alexander tells them to take heart they were part of a show that moved people

(Newser) - In the wake of the Game of Thrones finale , sites are running lists assessing the most controversial finales of all time. USA Today , for example, puts Game of Thrones and Seinfeld in its worst five. Now, a star from the latter is offering support to stars of the former, notes...

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Wins Twain Prize, Takes Kavanaugh Shot

Actress went to same high school as Christine Blasey Ford

(Newser) - Julia Louis-Dreyfus is one of the best-known comedic actresses of her generation, and now she's been recognized with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor for a lifetime in comedy. She is the 21st person the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has honored with the award. Jerry Seinfeld,...

How Watching Seinfeld Reruns Supports Steve Bannon

Ironically, his "Breitbart" railed against the Jewish media

(Newser) - By watching that episode about a rabid anti-dentite , you're indirectly supporting a (alleged) rabid anti-Semite . Fusion reports new Donald Trump strategy chief Steve Bannon gets royalties every time a rerun of Seinfeld is aired. Back when he was an investment banker, Bannon's firm was involved in Ted Turner'...

10 Best TV Shows of All Time
10 Best TV Shows
of All Time

10 Best TV Shows of All Time

'The Sopranos' takes the No. 1 spot

(Newser) - Getting people to agree on the greatest TV show of all time is about as futile as trying to sway people to your side in a political argument on Facebook. Undaunted, Rolling Stone adds its thoughts to the mix with what it calls its "definitive ranking of the game-changing...

'George' Is Really Regretting Those Seinfeld Comments

He apologizes on social media

(Newser) - Jason Alexander is sort of wishing he hadn't retold an old Seinfeld story to Howard Stern on Wednesday. As Alexander, aka George Costanza, explains on TwitLonger , Stern asked about the actress who played George's fiancee Susan, who was killed by toxic glue on the show. When Stern said,...

'George' Reveals Why Seinfeld Killed Susan

Bad chemistry was deadly for character

(Newser) - In Seinfeld's seventh season, George Costanza's fiancee, Susan, was killed by toxic glue on their wedding invitations—and the man who played Costanza has now revealed that the cast had plotted to have her killed. Jason Alexander told the Howard Stern Show yesterday that while Heidi Swedberg, who...

In Huge Deal, Hulu Gets Seinfeld Streaming Rights

Full series will be available to stream for first time

(Newser) - Seinfeld is coming to streaming video in its entirety for the first time. Hulu landed the rights to all 180 episodes in a massive deal valued at nearly a million bucks per episode, Variety reports, calling it "another sign that Hulu is stepping up its game." Amazon, Yahoo,...

Seinfeld Near Huge Deal for Streaming

Expect Hulu, Amazon, or Yahoo to get it, reports Wall Street Journal

(Newser) - Seinfeld is about to strike it rich again. The Wall Street Journal reports that suitors are lining up to acquire the streaming rights in a deal that could exceed $100 million. Netflix has dropped out of the running, reports the Journal, which says that Amazon, Hulu, and Yahoo are the...

How Seinfeld Is Teaching Psychiatry to Medical Students

Professor has trainees offer psychiatric evaluations of characters

(Newser) - Sure, it's no Sesame Street, but it turns out Seinfeld can be very educational. Its characters show signs of a range of psychiatric problems, and it's up to Rutgers medical students to diagnose them. Twice a week, professor Anthony Tobia has his students—who number about 150 a...

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