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Jason Alexander Returning To TV

12/9/2010 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 ...

James Cameron, Jerry Seinfeld & Jay-Z To Be Billionaires By 2015

9/23/2010 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...

Michael Richards Sued For Punching Paparazzo

9/12/2010 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


TV's Six Most Satisfying Finales

5/20/2010 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...

Fans Might Get To See Julia Louis-Dreyfus Naked

5/13/2010 8:49am EDT
Julia Louis Dreyfus
"The New Adventures of Old Christine" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 49, is just waiting for the right opportunity to bare all onscreen.

She explained, "I would totally take my clothes off. No problem."

The actress was recently honored with a Hollywood Walk of Fame star. However, officials misspelled her name. Organizers were left red-faced after embossing the tribute with the name 'Luis' instead of 'Louis' and omitting the hyphen between her surnames.

She said, "It was absolutely spectacular. I'm not kidding. Julia Luis Dreyfus...! I have to say obviously getting a star on the Hollywood ...

Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Walk Of Fame Gaffe Was 'Spectacular'

5/11/2010 10:53pm EDT
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Former "Seinfeld" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus was secretly thrilled when Hollywood Walk of Fame officials misspelled her name on her new pavement star - because the gaffe became headline news all over America.

Hollywood bosses were left scrambling after realizing they got the actress' name wrong on her plaque - just hours before they were due to unveil it at a ceremony on May 4.

Organizers were left red-faced after embossing the tribute with the name 'Luis' instead of 'Louis' and omitting the hyphen between her surnames.

They hurried to create a temporary replacement in time for her dedicat...

Our Favorite Short Celebrities

2/3/2010 2:39pm EST
Reese Witherspoon
In honor of our shortest month, February, we compiled a list of some of our favorite short celebrities - starting with the lovely Reese Witherspoon (5' 2").

Verne Troyer, 2' 8"

Notable Works: Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Austin Powers in Goldmember, The Love Guru

Danny DeVito, 5'

Notable Works: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Be Cool, Drowning Mona, Batman Returns

Gary Coleman, 4' 8"

Notable Works: Diff'rent Strokes

Mickey Rooney, 5' 3"

Notable Works: Boy's Town, Baby Face Nelson, The Black Stallion

Peter Dinklage, 4'5"

Notable Works:...

TV Year End Recap

12/26/2009 3:00pm EST
TV Year End Recap
Ah, the year has come to an end once more. Well, actually the decade has come to an end. But enough of all that end-of-the-decade nonsense. We still have a year in TV to discuss. A year that finally saw the networks once again deliver us some new shows worth watching, a year when several cable dramas took a massive step forward. A year when Paula Abdul wasn't the worst "Idol" Judge!

Yes, it was a strange year on the small screen, but a good one all the same. Here's the best, and some of the worst, of TV 2009.

Great Performances:

Jane Lynch in "Glee"

Sure, she's been hailed...

The Ten Greatest Movies Of The Decade

12/17/2009 9:30am EST
The Ten Greatest Movies Of The Decade
So far, we've given you lists of the Ten Greatest TV Shows, Songs, and Albums of the decade. Now it's time to turn our focus to the Silver Screen.

This decade, moviemaking became incredibly fractured. After the Indie Boom of the nineties there suddenly wasn't much of a difference between an independent/art film and the mainstream movies from blockbuster studios. Many of these studios were now attempting to make their own indies, blurring the lines and resulting in more failures than successes.

Of course, there were still plenty of good movies to go around. The following is a list ...

The Ten Greatest Of The Decade: TV Shows

12/14/2009 9:30am EST
Best TV Of The Decade
As the decade reaches its conclusion, you'll undoubtedly come across many lists. Lists that purport to tell you the best, the top, the cream of the decade as they relate to pop culture. You're also certain to come across many lists that claim to rank the "greatest" of the ten year period from 2000-2009. But what does that really mean?

"Greatest" should be something entirely different from what we usually associate with these lists. Mostly, these lists claim to rank the best - something that is only truly possible were a listmaker to, say, see every single movie in a given decade. If...

'Mad Men,' 'Modern Family' Among Year's Best TV

12/7/2009 1:15pm EST
Modern Family
NEW YORK (AP) - The biggest shows of 2009 couldn't always be contained by the TV screen. There were breakout tabloid scandals with Jon and Kate Gosselin. A wannabe reality TV star crashed the White House. David Letterman's hanky-panky seized headlines. Oprah Winfrey grabbed the nation's attention as she began her long goodbye. This was TV run amok.

But in 2009 other shows proved outstanding on more manageable terms: as excellent TV shows. They include:

- "Breaking Bad" (FX). Here's the cruelest premise on series TV: a high-school teacher with terminal cancer gets into the crystal-meth...

'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Recap: 'Seinfeld'

11/23/2009 8:13am EST
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Much like the finale of that other show, this season's ending of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" was a bit underwhelming.

Yes, it was funny with many of the usual "Curb" hijinks to keep the show moving nicely (the respect for wood, the continual doing of favors, and the "having said that") but for the anticipation of more than six months approaching this moment, it, once again, just couldn't quite live up to the hype.

There were two aspects to this episode - the "Seinfeld" show and the "Curb" show. With "Curb" we got the usual interconnected storylines. The first featured Larry and the studi...

'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Finally Getting Recognition It Deserves

11/19/2009 12:02pm EST
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia started out seeming like just another crude comedy about a few dudes (and one chick) drinking away their mediocrity in some random bar. Airing on the FX Network, its cult following has managed to grow steadily by word of mouth and social networking sites, and now, in the show's fifth season and following a one-of-a-kind live tour for their breakout episode, The Nightman Cometh, the Sunny gang is finally getting some wider spread success as well. For the creator of the series, Rob McElhenney, this recognition is really not surprising: "I personally definitel...

'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Recap: ' The Table Read'

11/16/2009 9:37am EST
Curb Your Enthusiasm
And here we are, finally at the place we'd been waiting to get to since the season began - a place of nothingness, a place of "Seinfeld". Of course, that didn't mean we had to leave "Curb Your Enthusiasm" completely behind in the process of returning to its predecessor.

The episode revolved around the table read and dress rehearsals for the "Seinfeld" reunion special. Those scenes were pretty much run-of-the-mill behind-the-scenes TV stuff, not a whole lot new, but it was a bit thrilling to see the rulers of 90s television back in their element.

The uniquely "Curb" touches came in t...

'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Recap: 'Officer Krupke'

11/9/2009 8:18am EST
Curb Your Enthusiasm
"There are only two ways to injure your neck: A car accident and cunnilingus." ~ Larry David

If the above sentence were the only words spoken during "Office Krupke", the eighth episode of this season of "Curb Your Enthusiasm", the would have been enough to make it a classic. Fortunately, Larry David saw it fit enough to build an entire half-an-hour around those fourteen words.

Okay, so it wasn't all built around that. The action of the episode was mostly built around two pairs of pants: the pair Larry kind of stole from a Santa Monica Banana Republic and the pair of panties Susie fo...

'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Recap: 'The Bare Midriff'

10/26/2009 8:23am EDT
Curb Your Enthusiasm
If it were any other series, last night could be counted as the moment 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' jumped the shark.

No, it's not because last night's episode was bad, it certainly wasn't. While 'Bare Midriff' wasn't quite on the level of this season's brilliant oeuvre, it was definitely funnier than television's usual sitcom fare.

What was so jarring about this episode, the thing that made the episode nearly dorsal-themed, were all the strange new additions it made. Things like a crazy 60s flashback featuring Larry playing an entirely separate character, and a napkin thief lineup so far...

'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Recap: 'Denise Handicapped'

10/19/2009 8:25am EDT
Curb Your Enthusiasm
With all the sacred cows Larry David's desecrated throughout the decade, you'd think he'd have gotten to a farce involving the wheelchair bound by now. But, alas, last night's episode was his first foray into the paraplegic, and it was worth the wait.

Larry met his two-wheeled conquest while listening to some classical music in a coffee shop. Her recognition of his whistled tune led to a conversation and eventual invitation to a private recital by the artist playing in his headphones.

Of course, this is Larry David, so a simple date at the recital wasn't going to work for him. Ther...

Estelle Harris (Mrs. Costanza) Suggests Her 'Curb' Episode Will Work If They 'Cut The Crappy Fake Seinfeld Dialogue'

10/13/2009 9:30am EDT
Mrs. Costanza
We're excited to see the cast of Seinfeld back on Curb Your Enthusiasm. The premise of a fictional reunion show is good enough to get Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander, Michael Richards and Julia Louis-Dreyfus in the same room. Now it looks like we'll get to see their famous supporting cast too.

Estelle Harris, who played George's mom along with Jerry Stiller as his dad, has shot her appearance for Curb Your Enthusiasm. "We've done it," Harris said. "I was asked and I did. I was invited. I was so pleased to be invited."

Unfortunately, Harris suggested that the fictional Seinfeld reunion...

'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Recap: 'The Hot Towel'

10/12/2009 8:40am EDT
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Larry David took a break from 'Seinfeld' this week to deliver an episode in the classic 'Curb' motif of his inability to successfully maneuver through any social situation.

It's not that Larry's intentions weren't good throughout the episode. Sure, he ruined a present he gave to Ted and Mary by horning in on their dinner, but at least he got them a nice gift. He keeps interrupting his doctor in his spare time, but that's mostly by accident. Yes, he massively offended Christian Slater, but at least he was trying to ensure everyone else at the party got their fair share of caviar. He m...

'Seinfeld' Cast Makes 'Reunion' Appearance On 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'

10/5/2009 10:04am EDT
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Finally, the moment of nothingness for which we've all been waiting. On last night's episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm", aptly titled "Reunion", Larry David's old cohorts, the cast of "Seinfeld", joined him on screen in unison for the first time in more than a decade. Yes, this titular throwback to the nineties was something "Curb" devotees had been expecting for the many months leading up to this season, but that didn't make moment any less sublime.

In the most meta of all meta-plots, the old gang rejoined Larry in order to set up a reunion episode. No, not the reunion episode that ser...

'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Recap: 'Vehicluar Fellatio'

9/28/2009 1:32pm EDT
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Last night on "Curb Your Enthusiasm", Larry David faced down one of his oldest enemies: germs. He also attempted to extricate himself from the situation that's currently giving him the most trouble, his relationship with Loretta Black.

Of course, in the land of Larry David, everything can cause a little bit of trouble, even something as pleasurable as oral sex. In "Vehicluar Fellatio", that bit of roadside help seemed waiting for Larry at every curve, guiding his every action in this episode.

Initially, we find Larry trying his best to get rid of Loretta. Fearing the reprisal of du...

80s Vs. 90s: Which Decade Was The Best In Entertainment?

9/26/2009 10:03am EDT
Eighties and Nineties nostalgia are running rampant in pop culture right now. Television networks and film companies are resurrecting TV shows and movies like 90210, Melrose Place, Halloween, and Transformers. This obsession with the 80s and 90s have lead to TV specials and debates about which decade is better. Both provided us with fascinating films to watch, memorable music to listen to, and new forms of entertainment that we still use today. But when it comes to entertainment, which decade was better?


In the 80s, there were only three major broadcast networks - ABC, NBC,...

'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Recap: 'Funkhouser's Crazy Sister'

9/21/2009 2:23pm EDT
Curb Your Enthusiasm recap
There's nothing funny about mental illness or cancer except, of course, when Larry David is involved. "Curb Your Enthusiasm" made its two-years-in-the-making return to the air last night in much the same way it left us - social mores taken to their logical extreme through myriad heightened circumstances. It wouldn't be a "Curb" return if these circumstances didn't make the audience cringe a little bit, and feel guilty for laughing afterwards, and that bit of dichotomy was fully on parade last evening.

We quickly discover, after the show's long absence, that Larry is still involved with ...

Seinfeld Reunion, Moakler Vs. Barker, Real-Life 'Twilight' Town, 'Batman 3' & More

8/27/2009 8:07pm EDT
Seinfeld Reunion, Moakler Vs. Barker, Real-Life
What happened in the wide, wonderful world of celebrity news & gossip today? Here's a quick recap of the top stories in Starpulse News for Thursday, August 27, 2009:

Kelly Osbourne Took 50 Pills A Day, Didn't Bathe Before Going To Rehab - Who cares about the 50 pills; not bathing before you go though? That's just wrong...

Shanna Moakler Attacks Travis Barker, Says She Is An 'Amazing' Mother - Is this the same Shanna Moakler who said something about how she hates stars who feel they have to be outrageous to get famous?

Tom Sizemore Charged With Spousal Battery - Is it Thursday alre...

'Seinfeld' Cast Reunites On The Cover Of Entertainment Weekly

8/27/2009 12:18pm EDT
NEW YORK - This week's Entertainment Weekly goes on the set for a Seinfeld reunion with Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld), George (Jason Alexander), Elaine (Julia Louis Dreyfus), and Kramer (Michael Richards) as they join old pal Larry David for the new season of HBO's cult hit Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Over the last six seasons, viewers have come to expect the outrageous from Curb, Larry David's exploration of a man named Larry David whose self-conscious series about curmudgeonry and comeuppance is about to take a turn for the surreal by reuniting the cast of his old, pathologically revered NBC sitcom...

Exclusive: John Michael Higgins Talks 'The Ugly Truth,' 'Best In Show,' 'Arrested Development' And His David Letterman Experience

7/22/2009 5:09pm EDT
John Michael Higgins
It's possible you don't recognize the name John Michael Higgins -- as he even points out in this interview -- but everyone has seen him in something. John Michael Higgins joins us to discuss his two upcoming films -- "The Ugly Truth" and "Couples Retreat" -- plus speculate on the return of his "Arrested Development" character, Wayne Jarvis, in a possible feature film. He also takes a look back at his roles in "Best in Show" and "A Mighty Wind" and poignantly discusses what was not the happiest time in his life: Portraying the most powerful man in late night television, David Letterman, in H...

'True Blood' Star Kristin Bauer Talks Whales & Vampires

7/16/2009 3:14pm EDT
Kristin Bauer
If you don't know her as vampire Pam from HBO's "True Blood," you may recognize Kristin Bauer from "Dark Angel", "JAG" or from the classic "Seinfeld" episode where she played Jerry's "Man Hands" girlfriend, Gillian.

Kristin recently talked to Starpulse about her passionate advocacy for animal welfare, as well as her role as a vampire. She has worked with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Tails for Whales campaign, which raises awareness about the threats facing whales and their habitats, including commercial whaling and climate change.

Starpulse: When you started w...

Move Over NBC, USA Is Stealing Your Glory

7/10/2009 12:02pm EDT
In the world of television, the big networks - NBC, CBS, ABC, and FOX - are typically considered to be the "A" team, or the major leaguers of TV stations. Now they have a bit of competition.

The network we are most confused by is NBC. NBC used to be a ratings powerhouse with its "Must See TV" marketing campaigns. Weeknights were appointment television nights for millions of viewers tuning in first in the genesis of it all, the 1980s with Hill Street Blues, The Cosby Show, Cheers, and LA Law. The 1990s came in strong with ER, Friends, Frasier, Mad About You, Seinfeld, and the last of...

This Summer, Take A Pop Culture Road Trip!

7/8/2009 10:00am EDT
Field Of Dreams
During these hot summer months, nothing is quite as fun as jumping in your car, winding the windows down, turning the radio up, and hitting the blacktop in search of new adventures. Who's up for a road trip?

Now, before you fill up your tank, we should tell you that we're not talking about any old road trip. We're not talking about heading for the beach or the Grand Canyon. We're not talking about following the same itinerary that your parents did when you were just a kid sitting in the back of the family station wagon with no say in the matter.

Sure, the typical tourist spots are gr...

Top Celebrity Freak Outs - Can They Bounce Back?

7/2/2009 2:52pm EDT
Mel Gibson
Celebrity is something of a double edged sword. On one hand you could make millions and be adored by fans all over the world, but it also means the loss of privacy and the constant nitpicking of the mainstream critics. One slip up is all it takes for your face and words to be scattered over magazines and blogs, but sometimes the controversies are worth being taken to task for.

Here's a look at some of the celebrities who lost their mind or temper at the wrong time, and whether or not they have managed to bounce back from the incidents. What do you think of these moments in celeb history...