George Shapiro, who managed Jerry Seinfeld, Andy Kaufman, dead at 91
Producer George Shapiro, who managed stars such as Jerry Seinfeld, Andy Kaufman and Carl Reiner, died Thursday. George Shapiro - Truly one of the loveliest of humans. Andy Kaufman loved him. “Peace brother.”One of the dearest people I have ever known, George Shapiro, just passed. RIP pic.twitter.com/AoLfWCdgr6 — Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) May 29, 2022Shapiro served as executive producer for the Showtime special “Andy Kaufman at Carnegie Hall” and “The Andy Kaufman Special,” Variety reported.wftv.com
Liz Sheridan, Jerry's doting mom on 'Seinfeld,' dies at 93
LOS ANGELES — (AP) — Liz Sheridan, who played doting mom to Jerry Seinfeld on his hit sitcom, died early Friday. Sheridan died in her sleep from natural causes, five days after her April 10 birthday, said Amanda Hendon, her longtime representative and friend. Her “Seinfeld” role as Helen was her best known but followed decades of work on stage and screen. In the 1970s, Sheridan appeared on Broadway in plays and musicals, the latter including “Happy End” with Meryl Streep and “Ballroom." Born Elizabeth Ann Sheridan, the New York native was married to jazz musician William Dale Wales, who died in 2003.wftv.com
‘Seinfeld,’ ‘ALF’ actress, Liz Sheridan dies at 93
Liz Sheridan FILE PHOTO: Liz Sheridan (l) as Helen Seinfeld, Jerry Seinfeld (r) as Jerry Seinfeld. Sheridan died Friday at the age of 93. (NBC/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)Liz Sheridan, who brought Jerry Seinfeld’s mother to life on “Seinfeld,” has died. Sheridan died peacefully in her sleep early Friday morning, five days after her 93rd birthday, TMZ reported. Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 4 Through the years SEINFELD -- Pictured: Liz Sheridan as Helen Seinfeld (Photo by NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images) (NBC/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)©2022 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
Woman demands change after "strange" spiking at U.K. nightclub
In the last two months, police in the U.K. have received at least 56 reports of people fearing they've been stuck by needles in drugging attempts, and boycotts of clubs have taken place in cities across the country. CBS News' Haley Ott reports from Nottingham, England.news.yahoo.com
Vice President Kamala Harris in France to mend U.S. relations with Paris
Vice President Kamala Harris is in France this week in an effort to mend relations with one of America's oldest allies. Relations between Paris and Washington hit a low point earlier this year due to a submarine deal signed by the U.S., the U.K. and Australia that effectively canceled a similar deal that France had already signed with Australia. CBS News correspondent Elaine Cobbe joined "CBSN AM" from Paris with the latest.news.yahoo.com
Country music legend Vince Gill surprises community devastated by record flooding
Record rains in August led to devastating floods in Waverly, Tennessee, that destroyed homes, businesses and schools. In our series, "A More Perfect Union," Mark Strassmann shows us how a visit from country music superstar Vince Gill is lifting spirits and helping dozens of kids get one step closer to normal.news.yahoo.com
Duchess of Sussex accused of writing letter to her father knowing it could be leaked to the press
The Duchess of Sussex is being accused of drafting a letter to her father that she claimed in a court case was private correspondence, knowing that it may be leaked to the press. British tabloid "The Mail On Sunday" is looking to overturn a recent court decision that it breached Meghan’s privacy by publishing portions of the letter. Holly Williams reports.news.yahoo.com
U.S. faces record-high inflation, with prices soaring more than 6% in past year
The Labor Department said inflation has hit a 31-year high, with prices rising at more than double the rate seen in recent decades. This comes as supply shortages continue across the country. Nancy Cordes reports from the White House.news.yahoo.com
Bobcat Goldthwait Breaks Down His 30-Year Beef With Teen-Loving Jerry Seinfeld
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyComedians Bobcat Goldthwait and Dana Gould were premiering their new documentary comedy special Joy Ride at the Moontower Comedy Festival in Austin, Texas, earlier this fall where “Jerry Seinfeld is a god,” and as the section of the film about Goldthwait’s decades-long feud with that iconic comedian approached, he started to get a little nervous.“I was relieved when they burst into applause after I said, ‘Jerry Seinfeld finally has an opinion and it’s anews.yahoo.com
Jerry Seinfeld recalls moment cast knew 'Seinfeld' was over: 'Shouldn't push our luck'
"Seinfeld" co-creator/actor Jerry Seinfeld revealed the moment he knew when it was time to wrap up the comedy series. The iconic sitcom, now available on Netflix, ran for nine seasons from 1989 to 1998, airing 180 episodes.news.yahoo.com
MTA brings celebrity voices to NYC transit announcements
FILE - This photo from Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, show riders exit and enter a bus at the Fordham Metro-North in New York. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Friday launched a campaign that has celebrities including Jerry Seinfeld, Whoopi Goldberg, and Awkwafina making the announcements heard at subway stations, on trains, and buses. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)NEW YORK – Riders on New York City subways and buses are getting an earful, thanks to some famous hometown voices. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Friday launched a campaign that has celebrities including Jerry Seinfeld, Whoopi Goldberg and Awkwafina making the announcements heard at subway stations, on trains and buses. The MTA said the announcements will run for at least a month, and highlight the importance of mask-wearing and other coronavirus pandemic safety measures.
Kevin Hart to debut SiriusXM podcast with Seinfeld as guest
FILE - Kevin Hart, a cast member, producer and co-writer of "Night School," poses at the premiere of the film Sept. 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. Hart will debut his new SiriusXM original podcast with Jerry Seinfeld as the series' inaugural guest. The satellite radio company announced Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, the launch of Hart's "Inside Jokes with Kevin Hart." (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES – Kevin Hart will debut his new SiriusXM original podcast with Jerry Seinfeld as the series’ inaugural guest. The satellite radio company announced on Wednesday the launch of Hart’s “Inside Jokes with Kevin Hart” along with two other original programs.
From presidents to faded stars, all welcomed by Larry King
George W. Bush jokes with CNN's Larry King after finishing the "Larry King Live" show from the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, Tenn. King, who interviewed presidents, movie stars and ordinary Joes during a half-century in broadcasting, has died at age 87. For 25 years until 2010, “Larry King Live” was a fixture on CNN's weeknight schedule, and that was after a lengthy career as a late-night radio host. So did “Larry King Live.” He was busy. “Larry King Live” was a type of show that would feel foreign on cable news today, given its obsession with hard-nosed political combat. “My dad always asked me, 'Did you see who Larry King talked to last night?'"
Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87
FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2017, file photo, Larry King attends the 45th International Emmy Awards at the New York Hilton, in New York. In its early years, “Larry King Live” was based in Washington, which gave the show an air of gravitas. “Do you know who I am?”“Always loved Larry King and will miss him,” Seinfeld tweeted Saturday. Originating from Washington on the Mutual network, “The Larry King Show” was eventually heard on more than 300 stations and made King a national phenomenon. “Larry King Live” debuted on June 1, 1985, and became CNN’s highest-rated program.
Jerry Seinfeld: Transcendental Meditation and weight training will 'solve just about anyone's life'
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld believes there are just two healthy habits that "could solve just about anyone's life": Transcendental Meditation and weight training, he said during a recent episode of the podcast, "The Tim Ferriss Show." Here's what you need to know about weight training and Transcendental Meditation:TM: 'The ultimate work tool'Transcendental Meditation (or TM) is a proprietary form of meditation that requires sitting for 20 minutes twice a day and repeating a mantra. According to Seinfeld, TM helps to reduce stress and increase energy and focus. Seinfeld practices TM twice a day or "any time I feel like I'm dipping," he said. Weight training three times a weekcnbc.com
'60 Minutes' keeps on the news and is rewarded by viewers
FILE - "60 Minutes" correspondent Lesley Stahl poses for a photo in her office at the "60 Minutes" offices, in New York on Sept. 12, 2017. It's not the first time that's been said about “60 Minutes” since its 1968 debut. After executive producer Bill Owens turned the show primarily over to COVID-19 coverage last spring, “60 Minutes” has returned to its traditional format while being focused on being timely. “60 Minutes” this fall has featured interviews with fired government cybersecurity chief Chris Krebs, former President Barack Obama and poisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Original executive producer Don Hewitt often ran “60 Minutes” as an island unto itself.
Jerry Seinfeld digs into 45 years of his jokes for new book
FILE - This July 17, 2019 file photo shows Jerry Seinfeld at the "Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee," photo call in Beverly Hills, Calif. Seinfeld reveals a timeline of jokes he's written over the past 45 years, showing how a 21-year-old kid from New York's Long Island evolved into arguably one of the greatest stand-up comics of his time. They contain the jokes Seinfeld has been writing and telling since that first day he walked into a New York nightclub as a 21-year-old wannabe comic who accepted free hamburgers in lieu of a paycheck. Still, he's never been much for political jokes, saying that, one, he's not good at them and two, they don't hold up over time. “Like on the TV series," he adds of the character he portrayed on "Seinfeld” from 1989 to 1998.
12 Grammy facts: BTS and Dr. Luke in, The Weeknd out
And it earned him his first Grammy nomination in six years. 3 spot on the pop charts — is up for best rap song and best rap performance. And Anderson .Paak's “Lockdown," about police brutality and racial injustice, is up for best melodic rap performance and best music video. JAY-Z, THE SONGWRITERS, SHINESHappy wife, happy life: Jay-Z has lent his songwriting hand to his wife Beyoncé and he's earned Grammy nominations for it. PAUL McCARTNEY, THE ART DIRECTORPaul McCartney scored his 79th Grammy nominations this year — as an art director.
10/4/2020: Cause and Effect, Talent on the Spectrum, Seinfeld in 2020
10/4/2020: Cause and Effect, Talent on the Spectrum, Seinfeld in 2020 Climate scientists on 2020’s wildfires and storms; Then, companies seek out potential employees with autism; And, Jerry Seinfeld: The 2020 60 Minutes Interview.cbsnews.com
Jerry Seinfeld on coronavirus, his first performances in New York and whether he considered bidding on the Mets
I-- you know, I don't know how to hold a fork, or I-- I can't make a sandwich. Jerry Seinfeld: I'm not an autobiography kinda guy. Jon Wertheim: A little shtetl, a little Silicon Valley--Jerry Seinfeld: A little shtetl, a little internet. Jerry Seinfeld: Oh, we got to do the walk and talk. Jessica Seinfeld: I'm very nervous here Jerry.cbsnews.com
Jerry Seinfeld shares his post-pandemic performance plans
Jerry Seinfeld still remembers the feeling when he got his first laughs. Seinfeld told 60 Minutes correspondent Jon Wertheim this week that he wrote the piece because he does not want "New Yorkism" to die. Seinfeld told Wertheim he misses performing, but noted he has been on stage nearly for nearly his entire adult life. Getty ImagesAs for his daily regimen, Jerry Seinfeld said it has not changed much since the pandemic began. Daniel Zuchnik/Getty ImagesTheir lines of work are very different, but Jerry said the standard for comedy in the Seinfeld household remains high.cbsnews.com
Jerry Seinfeld tells 60 Minutes why he wrote rebuttal to claim that New York City is "dead"
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld was attacking the idea, not the man who wrote an essay on LinkedIn this past summer arguing New York City is "dead forever" in the wake of the pandemic. Seinfeld was moved to issue a rebuttal to the essay, he says, because no one else was defending his beloved city. Seinfeld speaks to Jon Wertheim on the next edition of 60 Minutes, Sunday, October 4, at 7:30 p.m. Seinfeld says he has nothing against the author of the essay on LinkedIn, "He's fine. When Wertheim pressed Seinfeld, "You called him some putz on LinkedIn," Seinfeld laughed it off.cbsnews.com
Comedian Mark Normand returns to Orlando for a one-off at Soundbar
Comedian Mark Normands career seems to be on the verge of breaking out. The New Orleans native cohosts the popular weekly Tuesdays With Stories podcast with fellow comedian Joe List, and has performed on pretty much every late-night talk show. Hes received accolades from fellow comedians like Jerry Seinfeld, who referred to Normand as the best young up-and-coming comic late last year. Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlandos true free pressorlandoweekly.com
'Cantstandya!' Jerry Seinfeld for teasing a 'Seinfeld' reboot
SEINFELD - (1989 - 98) Actor Michael Richards, actress Julia Louise-Dreyfus, and comedian Jerry Seinfeld attend the DVD Release Party for the first three seasons of 'Seinfeld' held on November 17, 2004 at the Rainbow Room in Rockefeller(CNN) - Will there really be a "Seinfeld" reboot? It all started with Jerry Seinfeld's apparent admiration for New York Mets star Pete Alonso, who just set a MLB record for the most home runs in a season by a rookie. "Deeply contemplating "Seinfeld" re-boot if I can lock up @Pete_Alonso20 for next episode of "The Boyfriend," the comedian wrote. In the episode Jerry meets Hernandez, his idol, and wants to make a good impression but grows disenchanted after the baseball star breaks their plans to go on a date with Elaine. "Oh my," Jessica Seinfeld wrote in the Instagram caption of a photo showing her husband's tweet.
'Seinfeld' set to leave TBS after rights are acquired by Viacom
After 19 years on TBS, the beloved sitcom starring Jerry Seinfeld, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander and Julia Louis-Dreyfus is heading to a new home. Media giant Viacom announced Saturday it has acquired the exclusive cable rights to "Seinfeld" in a deal with Sony Pictures Television -- not that there's anything wrong with that. Once the long-awaited merger between CBS and Viacom is complete, "Seinfeld" fans can double-dip -- reruns will also air on the cable network Pop TV, owned by CBS. The news comes just days after Netflix announced it acquired the global streaming rights to "Seinfeld," stealing the 1990s gem from Hulu, where the show had been streaming since 2015. While "Seinfeld" fans might have to get used to the channel switch and yada yada yada, the legendary Jerry, Elaine, George and Kramer will still be available on our screens.
Sean Spicer Spiced Up the 'Dancing With the Stars' Stage
Sean Spicer spiced up the stage Monday night on Dancing With the Stars.The new season's most controversial contestant shimmied to the Spice Girls in a flamboyant neon green shirt, which has viewers comparing it to Jerry Seinfeld's puffy shirt on the famous episode of "Seinfeld." Though clearly having a blast shimmying and shaking, President Trump's former White House press secretary was disappointed with his scores. I played the bongos to the Spice Girls and wore a lime green shirt that's opened up. I am the most proud mom in the world right now.RELATED STORIESWho Is Replacing Christie Brinkley on 'Dancing With the Stars'? Tom Bergeron Seems Displeased With the 'Dancing With the Stars' CastDancing Dad Falls to the Floor When Navy Daughter Stuns Him at Church
'Seinfeld' is heading to Netflix in 2021
(CNN) - Netflix may be losing Michael Scott and Chandler Bing, but it's gaining Jerry Seinfeld and Cosmo Kramer. "Seinfeld," one of the most popular sitcoms in TV history, is heading to Netflix starting in 2021, the streaming company announced on Monday. The financial terms of the deal, which Netflix struck with distributor Sony Pictures Television, were not disclosed. Nabbing the rights to "Seinfeld" is a big boost for Netflix, which has suffered the losses of two popular licensed shows in "Friends" and "The Office" in recent months. More to come...The-CNN-Wire & 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company.
Jerry Seinfeld on Internet talk show's rapid success
Seinfeld's online show, "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" has had over 100 million views since its debut three years ago. The sixth season begins on Wednesday. Anthony Mason went for a ride with Seinfeld to discuss how he came up with the idea for the series.cbsnews.com