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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.

‘Seinfeld’ Composer Says Larry David Saved the Sitcom’s Theme Song After Network Called It “Odd and Weird”

Seinfeld composer Jonathan Wolff says that the sitcom’s famed theme song was almost different after he agreed to change it following network executives’ negative notes. Over two decades after Seinfeld went off the air — and on the heels of the official soundtrack album’s release earlier this month — Wolff spoke to Yahoo Entertainment and SiriusXM’s […]

Jerry Seinfeld to Star in Netflix Comedy About Pop-Tarts ‘Unfrosted’

Jerry Seinfeld will tackle a feature comedy about iconic breakfast pastry Pop-Tarts for Netflix. Seinfeld will direct, produce and star in Unfrosted, which is inspired by a bit in his last stand-up special, 2020’s 23 Hours to Kill, about the origins of the Pop-Tart. He co-wrote the comedy with Spike Feresten and Barry Marder, both […]

Book About Late Actor and Notorious Bad Guy Lawrence Tierney Set from Writer-Producer Burt Kearns

The life and wild times of the late Lawrence Tierney will soon be put on the page. Author, journalist and documentary producer Burt Kearns confirms to The Hollywood Reporter that he is writing Tierney’s biography, which has been acquired by the University Press of Kentucky for publication in 2022. Born in 1919, the Brooklyn-raised Tierney, […]

Larry King Once (Hilariously) Irked Jerry Seinfeld With Sitcom Question

The renowned radio personality and CNN journalist died Saturday. He was 87.

Jerry Seinfeld Challenges Jimmy Fallon to Update His Seinfeld Impersonation

While joining Jimm Fallon for The Tonight Show's Thanksgiving episode, Jerry Seinfeld jokingly called out Fallon for failing to have an updated impression of him.

Jerry Seinfeld Says Pandemic is “Like the Whole Planet Getting Detention”

Jerry Seinfeld appeared virtually on The Late Show on Tuesday night to discuss his new memoir and share an experience he's had since venturing out of quarantine.