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
King died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his production company, Ora Media, tweeted. 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.
'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.
'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 Shares On-Set Memories Following 'Seinfeld's 30th Anniversary (Exclusive)
"You know, what I remember is I felt really uncomfortable," Seinfeld recalled. Seinfeld also recently received his fourth Emmy nomination for Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee -- this time in the Outstanding Informational Series or Special category. Season 11 of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee premieres July 19 on Netflix. RELATED CONTENT:Jerry Seinfeld Says It Won't Be Easy for the Academy to Find Another Kevin HartJerry Seinfeld Reveals Whether a 'Seinfeld' Revival Could Happen -- Watch! EXCLUSIVE: Jerry Seinfeld Is Not Interested in a 'Seinfeld' Reboot