07:49 PM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 07/26/2013 01:00PM
As anyone who isn't Nell knows, this week Prince William and Duchess Catherine welcomed their son, Prince George Alexander Louis, in an event that nearly took over the internet with second-by-second commentary on everything from Kate's hair (she looked like she just stepped out of a salon, not the delivery room) to the baby's Seinfeldian name (George Costanza, Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus). But more happened this week than just the birth of a babe who may or may not celebrate Festivus. So read on for your Internet fix:
Originally posted 07/18/2013 12:40PM
We all love Lucy, but when it comes to Emmy nominations, Julia Louis-Dreyfus finally has the iconic comedienne beat.
On Thursday, the erstwhile Seinfeld star made Emmy history when she received her 14th Emmy nomination in the category of outstanding lead actress in a comedy series, surpassing the record long-held by I Love Lucy star – and enduring TV favorite – Lucille Ball.
Louis-Dreyfus, 52, nabbed the nod for her role as gaffe-prone Vice President Selina Meyer on the HBO show Veep. It's her second nomination in this category for her fictitious beltway role, and she took home the statue in 2012.
Originally posted 02/23/2012 07:45AM
Actor Daniel von Bargen, who played George Costanza's boss Mr. Kruger on Seinfeld, was hospitalized this week after a failed suicide attempt in Ohio.
Von Bargen, 61, shot himself in the temple in his Cincinnati apartment on Monday morning and then called the police, according to TMZ.com, which obtained audio of his 911 call.
"I've shot myself in the head … and I need help," he tells the operator.
Originally posted 02/17/2011 08:15AM
Len Lesser, best known as the scene-stealing Uncle Leo on Seinfeld – "Jerry! Hello!" was his slogan – died from cancer-related pneumonia at a care facility in Burbank, Calif., it was announced Wednesday. He was 88.
"Heaven got a great comedian and actor today," his daughter Michele said in a statement.
Of Uncle Leo, Lesser told the Los Angeles Times in 1998: "He's the kind of guy who is a total nuisance at times and the kind of guy you avoid. He's a very expansive character, and that has an attraction to it."
Originally posted 01/04/2011 08:55AM
Bill Erwin, a character actor whose stage and film work spanned half a century, but who was best known for his Emmy-nominated turn as a grumpy old man on Seinfeld, has died at 96.
Erwin passed away Dec. 29 of age-related causes at his Studio City, Calif., home, not far from the production lot where Seinfeld was filmed, his son told the Los Angeles Times.
Erwin enjoyed a long career in movies, theater and particularly television, taking dozens of roles on shows including Gunsmoke, The Twilight Zone, Perry Mason, The Golden Girls, Growing Pains, Who's the Boss? and My Name Is Earl.
Originally posted 08/27/2009 12:35PM
Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer – also known as Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Michael Richards – are reuniting this season on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, which stars Seinfeld co-creator Larry David and kicks off Sept. 20.
But first, the old gang came together to pose for the cover of Entertainment Weekly, which goes on sale Friday.
How was it slipping back into character for the cast of the former Must-See NBC show that passed permanently into Rerun Heaven in 1998?
Originally posted 03/24/2005 02:00PM
Barney Martin, 82, a former New York City detective turned actor who became best known for playing Jerry Seinfeld's father Morty on Seinfeld, died of cancer Monday at his Studio City, Calif., says his publicist.
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