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Television's Dearly Departed, The 11 Saddest TV Deaths Of All Time

June 21st, 2014 11:00am EDT
Television's Dearly Departed, The 11 Saddest TV Deaths Of All Ti
For most viewers, mourning the death of a favorite television character can be almost as traumatic as mourning the death of a family member. Viewers become so close to these characters over time, that they become like family. Most times, a character death is one a fan sees coming due to illness or an episode-long situation. The deaths that are most difficult to take are those fans do not see coming. In the "spirit" of great television, we honor the dearly departed characters that never saw it coming...the 11 saddest television deaths of all time.

1. Lt. Colonel Henry Blake, "M*A*S*H"

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The 19 Best Summer Television Shows Ever

May 29th, 2014 3:00pm EDT
Mad Men
Summer television has the unfair reputation of being the dumping ground for shows "not ready" for the fall or spring, or where offbeat series never take off or go to die. While shows have certainly been banished to the warmer months, dozens of classic shows either got their start or existed entirely in the summer.

Survivor

Reality TV existed before Survivor, but its success on CBS as a Summer show opened the door to every and any kind of reality TV... for better or worse. It was featured on the cover of TIME magazine and was one of the highest rated shows on television for its first ele...
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10 Of The Most Frustrating TV Show Cliffhangers Ever

May 14th, 2014 8:30pm EDT
10 Of The Most Frustrating TV Show Cliffhangers Ever
One of the most frustrating things as a dedicated viewer of a series is when the writers put themselves into the undeniable situation of not knowing how to end things. Tying up loose ends is difficult when you have shows that go on for many years. While some are successful ("Friends") some fall flat and give viewers the feeling that they have just wasted hours of their lives. Here are some of television's most frustrating cliffhangers ever. We still get annoyed thinking about them!

1. The Sopranos

Wait, what just happened? Did my cable go out? Did something happen to the TV? No, it wasn...
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14 Shows We Wish Were Still On Air

May 11th, 2014 11:00am EDT
14 Shows We Wish Were Still On Air
Admit it, both network and cable television just isn't what it used to be. Weekly series' have been for the most part, replaced for 12-episode arcs, reality television and non-interesting docudramas that do nothing to enhance the television landscape. Where's the friendship? The fun? The drama? The suspense? It makes viewers long for the days of when you looked forward to watching your favorite show every week and dissected it with your pals the next day and for days after. Some of the best are long gone, but fans still clamor for just one more episode. How many of these shows were you addi...
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7 Awful TV Series Finales That Caused Fan Outrage

April 5th, 2014 7:00pm EDT
7 Awful TV Series Finales That Caused Fan Outrage
When How I Met Your Mother ended this past week after nine seasons, reaction among fans was somewhat mixed. Some fans said that Ted and Robin belonged together, just like other long-time TV couples like Ross and Rachel or Carrie and Big. But other fans resorted to throwing a tantrum on Twitter, saying the show essentially ended right back at square one, nine years later.

Whether you loved or hate the How I Met Your Mother finale, it just proves that we can all get a little too attached to our favorite shows sometimes. When the producers pull the rug out from under viewers in a much anticip...
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'Seinfeld' Cast Reunites For Fake 'Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee'

February 3rd, 2014 11:03am EST
Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld told a little white lie when he said earlier this week when he said the upcoming Seinfeld reunion wouldn’t have anything to do with his web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

Before the Super Bowl halftime show, FOX teased an episode of the show featuring Jerry and George Costanza (Jason Alexander) heading to the famous Tom’s Restaurant in a 1970s AMC Pacer to grab a cup of coffee during the break in the big game.

During the spot, the two guys argue over why they weren’t invited to the best Super Bowl party. Jerry blames George for his “over-cheering” at the last Su...
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Jerry Seinfeld Teases 'Seinfeld' Reunion That's 'Not A Commercial'

January 30th, 2014 4:03pm EST
Jerry Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld has teased a mini Seinfeld reunion - but don't expect it to be in the form of a Super Bowl commercial.

Jerry, Larry David, and Jason Alexander were spotted walking into the famous Tom's Restaurant featured in their show Seinfeld earlier this month. It was believed the three would film a spot for the big game, but Jerry has now said that's not the case.

He told Boomer & Carlton on WFAN Thursday morning that the secret project was long than a commercial but it wasn't an episode of his web series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee." He did say, however, that Jason was playing h...
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Jerry Seinfeld & Jason Alexander Spotted At Tom's Restaurant, Spark Reunion Rumors

January 14th, 2014 8:40am EST
Tom's Restaurant
On Monday, a "Seinfeld" fan spotted Jerry Seinfeld and Jason Alexander walking into the infamous Tom's Restaurant in New York City. Is the old crew getting back together?

The 90s comedy "about nothing" centered on stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld, his ex-girlfriend Elaine, his best friend George, and his next-door neighbor Kramer.

The fan who spotted Seinfeld and Alexander, Ali Philippides, posted an image on twitter with the caption: "just saw Jerry and George walking in to Tom's Restaurant."

Sitcom creator Larry David and a film crew were also present at the Broadway diner. The restaur...
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus To Be Inducted Into Television Academy's Hall Of Fame

December 16th, 2013 3:15pm EST
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Renowned thespian Julia Louis-Dreyfus is set to be inducted into The Television Academy Hall of Fame.

The former Seinfeld star, who scored a Golden Globes nomination last week for her role in TV comedy Veep, will be feted on March 11th, 2014 at the Beverly Wilshire hotel, alongside writer/producer David E. Kelley, late night host Jay Leno, media mogul Rupert Murdoch, ABC Network executive Brandon Stoddard and sound pioneer Ray Dolby, who will be inducted posthumously.

Bruce Rosenblum, The Television Academy's Chairman and CEO, says, "The six individuals being inducted into the Hall of F...
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Larry 'The Soup Nazi' Thomas Outraged By Gun Campaign

April 2nd, 2013 8:04am EDT
Larry Thomas
Seinfeld star Larry Thomas has hit out at the owners of a gun company for using his image on a T-shirt and Facebook.com campaign against New York's gun laws without his permission.

The actor, whose Seinfeld character The Soup Nazi coined the catchphrase 'No Soup For You', was shocked to see his photo, alongside a tag line 'No Serbu For You', on promotional products for Serbu Firearms' campaign.

The company, famous for producing semi-automatic weapons, is petitioning against the 2013 NY Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act (NY SAFE Act) which bans the sale of assault rifles in ...
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Homes Featured In 'Seinfeld,' 'Rescue Me' Destroyed By Hurricane Sandy

October 30th, 2012 6:37pm EDT
Seinfeld
The homes featured in hit shows "Seinfeld" and "Rescue Me" were destroyed in New York City by Hurricane Sandy on Monday.

The northeast was slammed by winds and torrential rain as the storm, which was later downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone, made landfall, causing major flooding and widespread power outages.

Last night, more than 200 firefighters were called to a neighborhood in Rockaway, Queens, to put out a huge blaze that engulfed at least 50 homes by the time it was contained.

Some of the properties devastated include residences featured in Jerry Seinfeld's "Seinfeld," Denis Leary...
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Jerry Seinfeld To Return To Television In New Reality Series

May 9th, 2012 2:30pm EDT
Jerry Seinfeld
Funnyman Jerry Seinfeld is returning to TV in a new reality series.

The actor and star of long-running sitcom Seinfeld will show off his love for the auto industry in upcoming program Comics and Cars.

The 58 year old will team up with his pals Alec Baldwin, Ricky Gervais, and former writing partner Larry David to test-drive cars from their youth and trade stories and laughs.

According to The Daily, the project has not yet been picked up by a network, but the news should come as no surprise to fans as the stand-up comedian has been dropping hints about the gig over the last several wee...
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Paley Center Unveils 'Television Out of the Box' Exhibit

April 25th, 2012 8:00am EDT
Smallville
Attention TV geeks: the Paley Center for Media has something you're going to want to see.

Long known as a hub for all things small-screen related (dating back to when it used to be called the Museum of Television & Radio), the Beverly Hills museum recently opened "Television Out of the Box," an exhibit devoted to celebrating decades of Warner Bros. television programs.

That includes popular concluded series like ER, The West Wing, Friends, Cold Case, Smallville, Seinfeld, and Deadwood, as well as current series such as Pretty Little Liars and Southland.

On my recent visit, I was able t...
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'Seinfeld' Actor Survives After Shooting Self in Head

February 23rd, 2012 9:47am EST
Daniel von Bargen | Photo Credits: NBC
Seinfeld actor Daniel von Bargen, who's best known for playing George Costanza's boss Mr. Kruger in the sitcom, is in critical condition after a failed suicide attempt earlier this week, TMZ reports.

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Dan Cortese Files For Divorce

December 2nd, 2011 8:15am EST
Dan Cortese
Actor Dan Cortese has filed for divorce from his wife of 17 years.

The Melrose Place star, who has also appeared in Seinfeld, The Lottery and Veronica's Closet, married partner Dawn in 1994. The couple has two children.

Cortese began divorce proceedings at Los Angeles Superior Court last week, according to filings obtained by TMZ.com.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Cortese put their marital home in Malibu, California on the market in June.
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Urges President Obama To Reject Oil Pipeline

November 4th, 2011 12:50pm EDT
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Seinfeld star Julia Louis-Dreyfus is urging President Barack Obama to prohibit plans to construct a major new oil pipeline across the U.S.

The actress has recorded a video asking Obama to reject the permit needed to build the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry oil from Canada through the heart of the U.S. to the Gulf of Mexico.

Louis-Dreyfus fears oil carried in the pipe would "put air, water, climate and millions of our fellow citizens at risk" if it were to leak.

In the clip, she says, "As we speak, some very greedy guys are trying to make some very big bucks build...
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Our Favorite TV Bosses In Honor Of National Boss' Day

October 17th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Favorite TV Bosses
Usually celebrated on Oct. 16, National Boss' Day is being observed today because yesterday was a Sunday.

In honor of the non-secular "holiday," Starpulse is honoring some of our favorite television bosses.

Check out the slideshow below (in no particular order), and tell us who YOUR favorite boss is!
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Jason Alexander: 'I'm Wearing A Wig'

September 30th, 2011 11:22am EDT
Jason Alexander
Seinfeld star Jason Alexander has confessed the real reason for his remarkable baldness reversal - he's wearing a wig.

The actor sparked rumors he'd undergone treatment to replenish his thinning locks when he was snapped sporting a full head of hair earlier this week and told fans he was "experimenting with some interesting hair systems." Nevertheless, now he's admitted the truth behind his new tresses - he's wearing a toupee.

In a post on Twitter.com, he writes, "The way my hair has receded in the last two years was best defined as dorky. I started balding at age 17 and after first bei...
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Jason Alexander Shows Off Results Of Successful Hair Treatment

September 27th, 2011 9:30pm EDT
Jason Alexander
Seinfeld star Jason Alexander is sporting a full head of hair after undergoing treatment to combat baldness.

The actor, 52, spent the summer trying new treatments to reverse his longterm thinning hair problem, and he admits the process has been successful.

In a post on Twitter.com, he writes, "I am experimenting with some interesting hair systems. Don't be shocked if you suddenly see pics of me with more hair than usual."

Alexander sported his new look at the Casting Society of America's 27th Annual Artios Awards ceremony in New York on Monday.
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Larry David To Auction Off 20 Minutes Of His Time

September 15th, 2011 1:31pm EDT
Larry David
Funnyman Larry David is auctioning 20 minutes of his time to raise money for Michael J. Fox's charity.

The highest bidder will win a 20-minute one-on-one 'pitch meeting' to discuss ideas with the Seinfeld co-creator in his office in Santa Monica, California.

The Charity Buzz auction is expected to raise $5,000 for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

Fox, who was diagnosed with the degenerative disorder in 1991, played his Parkinson's disease for laughs with a cameo role in an episode of David's sitcom Curb Your Enthusiasm that aired on Sunday.
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Larry David Aggravated By 'Ridiculous' Money Gossip

August 22nd, 2011 11:23am EDT
Larry David
Funnyman Larry David has played down his reputation as a multi-millionaire, insisting it's "ridiculous" his fans are "obsessed" with his personal wealth.

The Curb Your Enthusiasm star is rumored to have made a fortune from the rights to the hit show, which has been syndicated around the world.

Media commentators often compare him to his famously wealthy Seinfeld co-star Jerry Seinfeld, but David is frustrated with the ongoing gossip about his wealth because "half" of his earnings were handed to his ex-wife Laurie Lennard following their divorce in 2007.

He tells Britain's Observer mag...
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10 Disappointing TV Season Finales

May 25th, 2011 11:00am EDT
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May sweeps is coming to an end and many TV shows are concluding the season with shocking and unexpected finales. Season finales are best known for their dramatic moments and thrilling cliffhangers, making them memorable episodes for many viewers. But sometimes they are so disappointing and unbearable to watch, viewers would rather forget about them than to remember their horrible plots or storylines. Here are a list of season finales that have left viewers scratching their heads and trying to figure out what they just watched.

The Sopranos: "Made In America" (Season 6)

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Jason Alexander Remembers Co-Star Len Lesser (Uncle Leo)

February 17th, 2011 9:47am EST
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Actor Jason Alexander has paid tribute to his Seinfeld co-star Len Lesser, praising him as "a tremendous guy".

Lesser, who played Seinfeld's Uncle Leo in the sitcom, passed away from cancer-related pneumonia in California on Wednesday, at the age of 88.

Alexander spent a lot of time with Lesser as he portrayed Seinfeld's best friend George in the series, and has taken to his Twitter.com page to pay a touching tribute to the veteran actor.

He writes: "Len was a tremendous guy. He was a smart actor/comedian who knew exactly what he was doing in the creation of Uncle Leo.

"I enjoyed many w...
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Seinfeld's "Uncle Leo" Len Lesser Dies at 88

February 16th, 2011 9:34pm EST
Len Lesser, best known for playing Jerry Seinfeld's beloved Uncle Leo on Seinfeld, has died. He was 88.

The veteran character actor died on Wednesday from pneumonia related to cancer. He was surrounded by friends and family in his Burbank, Calif., home at the time of his passing.

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Sacha Baron Cohen To Play Saddam Hussein In 'The Dictator'

January 21st, 2011 8:48am EST
Sacha Baron Cohen
Funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen is set to play a ruthless leader inspired by late Iraqi president Saddam Hussein in new comedy The Dictator.

The Borat creator has signed up to play the tyrannic former president in a film based on a romantic novel, thought to be written by the dictator in 2000.

Zabibah and the King, which was released in Iraq under the late leader's supposed pseudonym The Author, told the story of a king who falls in love with a married commoner. It was a bestseller.

Baron Cohen is planning to bring a touch of humor to the much-hated politician's tale in a film Paramount Pictu...
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Famed Character Actor Bill Erwin Dies At The Age Of 96

January 4th, 2011 2:28pm EST
Bill Erwin
Bill Erwin passed away at his Los Angeles home on December 29, reportedly dying of natural causes.

Best known for his role as angry old man Sid Fields in an episode of Seinfeld, for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award, Erwin was a familiar face on U.S. TV, working continuously on the small screen over five decades.

He was a regular in Star Trek: The Next Generation, playing Dr. Dalen Quaice, and throughout his career he appeared in a number of successful shows, including Mister Ed, Married with Children, Growing Pains, The Golden Girls, Moonlighting and most recently, My Name Is Earl...
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Jason Alexander Returning To TV

December 9th, 2010 2:31pm EST
Jason Alexander
Seinfeld star Jason Alexander is set to return to TV - the funnyman is in talks to develop a small screen drama about a struggling actor.

Alexander is in negotiations with CBS network bosses to develop, produce and star in a new hour-long series, according to trade paper Variety.

The as-yet-untitled show reportedly centers around a struggling actor who joins his ex-wife's detective agency, and then becomes an expert in disguise by using his acting skills.

Alexander last starred as a sports show host for Listen Up in 2005 and has since guest starred in programs including Criminal Minds ...
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James Cameron, Jerry Seinfeld & Jay-Z To Be Billionaires By 2015

September 23rd, 2010 9:15pm EDT
James Cameron
Filmmaker James Cameron, comedian Jerry Seinfeld, hip-hop mogul Jay-Z and disgraced golfer Tiger Woods have all been tipped to become billionaires by 2015 in a new Forbes magazine survey.

The big businessmen have made the respected publication's list of 15 top entrepreneurs who are expected to up their net worths to break into the Forbes 400 - the countdown of the richest people in America.

TV star Seinfeld is thought to be worth $800 million, while Forbes estimates Cameron is worth $650 million and Woods $500 million.

Jay-Z's portfolio of music, clothing and sports investments places hi...
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Michael Richards Sued For Punching Paparazzo

September 12th, 2010 9:10am EDT
Michael Richards
"Seinfeld" star Michael Richards has been targeted in a new lawsuit over allegations he randomly attacked a photographer in a street.

In papers filed on Friday, photographer Brendon O'Neal claims the actor lashed out at him in Los Angeles last month, punching him in the face and knocking him to the ground before he "proceeded to kick (O'Neal) numerous times, directing the blows to (O'Neal's) arms, hands, and camera."

The photographer is seeking unspecified damages for "great mental, physical, and nervous pain and suffering" and medical expenses, according to TMZ.com

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TV's Six Most Satisfying Finales

May 20th, 2010 11:13am EDT
TVs Six Most Satisfying Finales
While ABC’s claim that Sunday’s LOST finale is “the Television Event of the Decade” may be a bit hyperbolic, there’s no denying the excitement... and anxiety… that surrounds the final episode of a beloved TV show. Rabid fans of any series demand not just closure, but emotional resonance. After all, we’re saying goodbye to good friends here, not just clearing space off the DVR schedule. With that in mind, here’s our list of the Six Most Satisfying TV Finales of All Time.

SEINFELD “The Finale” (1998)

Granted, the much-maligned two-part ending to the legendary show about nothing is not the f...
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