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Chris Rock’s Live Netflix Special Just Got Bigger — and More Star-Studded

Netflix is readying for its first-ever live, global streaming event, and it’s pulling out all the stops. On March 4, the streaming giant will air its first live stand-up special, Chris Rock: Selective Outrage, along with just-announced live pre- and post-shows. The former, now-titled The Show Before the Show, will stream live that evening at 6:30 […]

Bruce Gowers, Director on Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” Music Video and ‘American Idol,’ Dies at 82

Bruce Gowers, the Emmy and Grammy winner who directed nine-plus seasons of American Idol and hundreds of music videos, including the seminal “Bohemian Rhapsody” from Queen, has died. He was 82. Gowers died Sunday in Santa Monica of complications from an acute respiratory infection, his family announced. Gowers also directed and co-created the long-running series […]

Jerry Seinfeld on Dave Chappelle ‘SNL’ Monologue: “I Think the Subject Matter Calls for a Conversation”

As hard as this might be to believe, Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee turns 10 this year. The road-trip talk show — in which Seinfeld and his comedian pals hop in vintage cars and talk shop on their way to grab a cup of java — premiered July 19, 2012 on Crackle, then moved […]

Budd Friedman, Founder of the Improv, Dies at 90

Budd Friedman, the comedy club pioneer who founded the original Improv in New York in 1963 and gave early career breaks to the likes of Jay Leno, Robert Klein, Bette Midler, Richard Pryor and Andy Kaufman, has died. He was 90.  Friedman died Saturday of heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his […]

First Official ‘Seinfeld’ Cookbook Pays Tribute to Show-Inspired, New York Classics

In between all the laughs and hijinks of Seinfeld, there is food. Grub was central to many of Seinfeld’s most memorable moments throughout the show’s nine-season run. And starting tomorrow, fans of Seinfeld will now be able to bring the hit ‘90s sitcom into the comfort of their own kitchens with the release of Seinfeld: […]

Inside Chanel-Hosted Good+Foundation Night of Comedy With Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld, Gwyneth Paltrow, Julianne Moore and Naomi Watts

“Weekend off to a great start,” Jessica Seinfeld declared on Instagram on Friday along with a photo of a night out in Amagansett at Astro’s Pizza with husband Jerry Seinfeld after he was away for five months shooting his feature directorial debut Unfrosted for Netflix. The couple had an even bigger night on Saturday, heading […]

Melissa McCarthy, Hugh Grant Among A-List Cast for Jerry Seinfeld’s ‘Unfrosted: The Pop-Tart Story’

Jerry Seinfeld has assembled an A-list cast for his feature directorial debut, which just so happens to be about the beloved breakfast dessert pastry Pop-Tarts. Netflix is behind Unfrosted: The Pop-Tart Story, which will star Melissa McCarthy, Jim Gaffigan, Amy Schumer, Hugh Grant and James Marsden. Rounding out the cast are Jack McBrayer, Tom Lennon, […]

Philip Baker Hall’s One-Time Guest Spot on ‘Seinfeld’ Is Arguably Series’ Greatest

Philip Baker Hall put his stamp (yes, pun intended) on Seinfeld in 1991, cementing his spot as arguably the greatest one-time guest to drop by the iconic NBC sitcom. The film and television actor, whose career spanned decades, died Sunday. He was 90. Hall stole the show when he played library investigations officer Lt. Joe […]

George Shapiro, Personal Manager and ‘Seinfeld’ Producer, Dies at 91

George Shapiro, the Bronx-born personal manager and champion of comedy who teamed with his late business partner, Howard West, to bring the iconic sitcom Seinfeld to television, has died. He was 91. Shapiro died Thursday evening of natural causes at his home in Beverly Hills, a publicist announced. Shapiro and West also helped guide the […]

Liz Sheridan, Jerry’s Mom on ‘Seinfeld,’ Dies at 93

Liz Sheridan, the former Broadway dancer who had a memorable recurring role as Jerry’s supportive mother on Seinfeld and played the nosy neighbor Mrs. Ochmonek on ALF, died Friday. She was 93. Sheridan died in her sleep of natural causes at her home in New York City five days after her birthday, her rep Amanda Hendon told The Hollywood […]

Jerry Seinfeld Jokingly Apologizes for “Uncomfortable” Romantic Undertones of ‘Bee Movie’

Jerry Seinfeld is apologizing for those sexual undertones between his leading bee and a human woman in the 2007 DreamWorks Animation release Bee Movie. Appearing on The Tonight Show Friday, in part to promote all nine seasons of his iconic comedy Seinfeld coming to Netflix, host Jimmy Fallon broached the comedian’s “recent birthday,” to which […]

Critic’s Notebook: 12 Must-See ‘Seinfeld’ Episodes

Thanks to syndication, Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David's show about nothing has rarely been off the air since it wrapped its NBC run in 1998. But with all nine seasons of the beloved, unwaveringly unsentimental sitcom taking their Netflix bow Oct. 1, THR's TV critic offers a fresh rundown of a dozen essential episodes.