During his opening statement at Tuesday’s Republican Presidential Debate on CNN, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney dropped in a non sequitur Seinfeld reference. “I want to restore America’s promise, and I’m going to do that…” began Romney, but before he finished his statement, the audience began applauding, to which Romney remarked, “As George Costanza would say, when they’re applauding, stop.” Watch below. READ FULL STORY »
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U.S. Postal Service to make stamps with living celebrities on them: Who would you like to lick the most?
On Monday, the U.S. Postal Service announced that, for the first time ever, they will make commemorative stamps that feature living celebrities on them. Typically, the standard rule is that you have to be dead at least five years to get the prestigious honor of being licked and sent to exotic locations like… Milwaukee, but in an attempt to boost sales and interests (stamp collecting is cool, you guys), the U.S. Postal Service is now open to suggestions on Facebook and Twitter for which living stars should be put on a stamp. Their only stipulation? That the star has “made enduring contributions to the United States of America.” Ah, so close Kim Kardashian!
Since we love any opportunity to honor our favorite celebrities and decide which of them we’d like to lick without getting in serious trouble (we’ve been putting some thought into that for quite a long time), we came up with some of our own suggestions (Jon Hamm, Betty White, Robert Pattinson, Tina Fey, Bruce Springsteen, to name a few.) We also wanted to see who you think should be sitting pretty on the right hand corner of your envelopes. Check out our dream stamp gallery and vote in our poll below! READ FULL STORY »
What’s the deal with Jerry Seinfeld waiting so long to join Twitter, you ask? Well, Question Asker, maybe you should just be thankful he’s here. Only a few months ago, the 57-year-old comedian told The New York Times that he had no plans to drop 140 or fewer on us, calling it “stand-up with a net.” Jerry seems to have changed his tune, but he hasn’t totally changed his tone, as his first two tweets were laced with playful reluctance: “Greetings, Tweetarians! I have just landed on your Planet. This could be my last Tweet.” And: “Second Tweet! Am I done yet?”
The Twitterverse didn’t take long to take notice: Jerry is currently trending, and he has already amassed more than 35,000 followers since he began tweeting three hours ago. Could it be mere minutes before we read GOLD, Jerry, GOLD? We are breathlessly sitting by. And if Seinfeld winds up enjoying his social networking experience, perhaps he can persuade his buddy Larry David to join! (Cut to: this never happening.) So, how do you feel about Seinfeld finally churning out some sweet tweets? And is there one comedian that you’ve been hoping will join Twitter?
Miley Cyrus loves the 1990s. For one, she was born in 1992, about a year after Nirvana ushered in a new age of rock music with the release of Nevermind. Twenty years later or so, the two collided again on stage in South America. At her concert last week in Ecuador, Cyrus covered “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” the song that inspired her to want to follow her dreams. (Thanks, Dad, but nah.)
Cyrus has the hearty voice to make this song interesting, at least, but… um, that dancing. What’s with the dancing? Or as another 1990′s icon George Costanza might have said, “It’s more like a full-body dry heave set to music.” Scroll to the 47 second mark below and stand back. Sweet fancy Moses! READ FULL STORY »
'Star Trek' producer regrets lack of gay characters. What other shows have a surprising lack of diversity?
In an interview with AfterElton.com, Terra Nova exec. producer Brannon Braga — who cut his teeth writing and producing Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine — lamented the fact that Star Trek has never once included an out gay character in a movie or TV series. “It was a shame for a lot of us,” Braga said. “It was not a forward-thinking decision.” Yes, there was the occasional episode where, say, Commander Riker falls in love with an alien from a genderless world, or Dr. Crusher falls in love with a male alien who (thanks the symbiotic organism living inside it, naturally) changes bodies to a female — who Crusher then spurns. But as far as an out-and-proud same-sex loving character, the otherwise socially progressive and diverse Star Trek universe is stuck in the closet.
Braga does contended that had the shows been airing today, the TNG and DS9 creative teams “wouldn’t have been squeamish” about introducing a gay Trek character. Perhaps. For one thing, I always kinda wondered if Data, in his exploration of what it means to be human, would ever get intimate with a male crew-mate the same way he did with Tasha Yar. (Slash fiction tells me I am not alone in this overshare.) I also got to thinking: What other TV series have a surprisingly specific lack of diversity? READ FULL STORY »
Larry King's Top 12 Greatest Moments: Marlon Brando, Ross Perot, and Carrie Prejean's non-walkout walkout
Larry King signed off last night, it marked the end of an era. For the past 25 years, Larry King Live has been CNN’s flagship show, a forum for long-form interviews with the famous by choice — politicians, heads of state, movie stars, television personalities, musicians — and the famous by circumstance, often ordinary folks affected by tragedy. King has been there for many of history’s most significant moments these past 25 years, from the fall of the Berlin Wall to 9/11, not just presenting history to us, but witnessing it with us. The greatest moments of Larry King Live, though, the ones many of us remember most, are generally ones without global significance, the ones that show a flawed, funny human being who above all is interested in…simply having a conversation. Here are our picks for Larry King’s 12 greatest moments. Piers Morgan, you have big shoes, er, suspenders to fill. READ FULL STORY »When
I’m of the firm belief that George Costanza is one of the all-time most tragic figures in American television, and while I don’t know that I’m desperate for another goofy detective series, I do love seeing Alexander play down-and-out. My spidey senses are telling me that the real make-it-or-break-it ingredient for the series will be the casting of Alexander’s ex. Chemistry, you guys. Chemistry.
So go ahead and sit in the casting director’s chair, PopWatchers. Who would you want to see play opposite Alexander?
Welcome to the Internet, Anne Meara and Jerry Stiller. Their new Web series, Stiller & Meara, is nine kinds of awesome. It’s almost like if you do comedy together for decades, you get pretty good at it! Aww. On episode 1, they discuss Facebook, and on episode 2, they discuss The Jersey Shore (“they’re like trolls!”). Amazing: READ FULL STORY »
Thank God for Seinfeld reruns — YouTube user licensetochill50 must have been legitimately chilling one night when the episode in which Jerry wonders “What’s it like to be Gaga?” prompted this masterful compilation of relevant phone (sex) and dance scenes from Seinfeld set to Lady Gaga’s “Telephone.” I only wish it ended with full audio of Seinfeld answering the call from the New York Times in which a woman asks if he’d like a subscription and he cheerfully replies “Yes!” and hung up. Just the ‘yes’ part. YEAH. READ FULL STORY »