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What If George Costanza Was in a Lifetime Movie?

22 August 2015 12:42 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

In June, Jason Alexander finally shed light on why the writers of Seinfeld decided to kill off George’s fiancée, Susan. Alexander said it was because he “couldn’t figure out how to play off of” Susan’s actress, Heidi Swedberg. He told Howard Stern, "Her instincts for doing a scene, where the comedy was, and mine were always misfiring. And she would do something, and I would go, 'Okay, I see what she’s going to do — I'm going to adjust to her.' And I'd adjust, and then it would change." Alexander later posted an apology to Swedberg, saying, “She is a kind, lovely person who undoubtedly worked really hard to create Susan and that character was clearly what Larry and Jerry wanted her to be for George.”In the wake of Alexander’s explanation, a five-year-old fan-made video called “Serious Seinfeld” has resurfaced. The video imagines George »

- Greg Cwik

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2015 Emmy Predictions: Best Actor in a Drama Series

20 August 2015 8:47 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

"Mad Men" has enjoyed a long and successful relationship with the TV Academy. Matthew Weiner's series won Best Drama at the Emmys for its first four seasons, among other numerous trophies. But its leading man has never won. Despite earning a nomination every year "Mad Men" has been eligible (plus guest star nods for "30 Rock" in three seasons and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" this year), Hamm has lost every single year (spurring him to create the "Losers' Party" with fellow snubee Amy Poehler). Will he join the ranks of the unjustly ignored like Jason Alexander and Steve Carell, or will the Academy finally reward him in his final year as Don Draper?  Read More: Jeff Daniels on the End of 'The Newsroom': 'It's Really Difficult to Do Well' The answer will be "no" if Kevin Spacey has anything to say about it. Hot off his Golden Globes win »

- Peter Knegt and Ben Travers

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2015 Emmy Predictions: Best Actor in a Drama Series

20 August 2015 8:47 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

"Mad Men" has enjoyed a long and successful relationship with the TV Academy. Matthew Weiner's series won Best Drama at the Emmys for its first four seasons, among other numerous trophies. But its leading man has never won. Despite earning a nomination every year "Mad Men" has been eligible (plus guest star nods for "30 Rock" in three seasons and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" this year), Hamm has lost every single year (spurring him to create the "Losers' Party" with fellow snubee Amy Poehler). Will he join the ranks of the unjustly ignored like Jason Alexander and Steve Carell, or will the Academy finally reward him in his final year as Don Draper?  Read More: Jeff Daniels on the End of 'The Newsroom': 'It's Really Difficult to Do Well' The answer will be "no" if Kevin Spacey has anything to say about it. Hot off his Golden Globes win »

- Peter Knegt and Ben Travers

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Hey Now! The 10 most showstopping Howard Stern interview moments of 2015

27 July 2015 5:33 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I have written previously in this space about my unabashed adoration of Howard Stern, but even casual fans know that the King of All Media's skillful long-form interviewing style is one of his most enduring qualities. He conducts hard-hitting interrogations that feel like casual conversations, leading normally guarded celebrities to offer revelations and opinions they would probably never utter in another forum. This year alone, he has helped draw out newsworthy bites from a number of big stars, and with 2015 more than half over, I thought I'd recap the wildest, most revealing quotes that have come out of Studio 69 in the past six months and change (with attendant clips). Here we go... 1. Jason Alexander tells the real story behind Susan's "Seinfeld" demise Date: June 3 Behind-the-scenes dish on famous TV shows never gets old, and Alexander's tidbit about actress Heidi Swedberg (who played George's ill-fated fiancee Susan) was particularly juicy. After »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Wild Card DVD Review

24 July 2015 10:59 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Simon West

Starring: Jason Statham, Sofia Vergara, Stanley Tucci, Milo Ventimiglia, Michael Angarano, Dominik Garcia-Lorido, Anne Heche, Hope Davis, Max Casella

Certificate: 15

Running Time: 92 minutes

Special Features: Original Sin – Las Vegas and the Characters of Wild Card / The Script / The Stunts

It’s been a while since we’ve seen William Goldman‘s name on a script. The now-legendary writer brought us Marathon Man and All The President’s Men, before going on to write industry bible Adventures In The Screen Trade and fantasy classic The Princess Bride. Now he’s back with Wild Card, an adaptation of his novel Heat. It’s an Elmore Leonard-style tapestry of world weary characters seeking vengeance or enlightenment in the neon jungle of Las Vegas. You could easily see an actor-director combo like Clint Eastwood and Don Siegel taking on the material – though of course the book was published in the Eighties, »

- Steve Palace

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Nerd Alert: Stormtrooper Walks to Comic-Con and Conan Takes Fury Road

9 July 2015 9:10 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the off-beat, nerdy news for you in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this tantalizing Thursday? Conan O'Brien takes Fury Road to San Diego, Mad Max style, a man dressed as a Stormtrooper walks over 500 miles to Comic-Con in honor of his late wife, and Magic Mike Xxl gets an unwanted Nsfw spinoff. Plus, Terminator 2: Judgment Day gets the 8-Bit Cinema treatment and the Seinfeld "death by envelope licking" theory is put to the test. So, sit back, relax, and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.

Stormtrooper Walks Over 600 Miles to Comic-Con

Today I complete the first leg of my walk when I arrive in San Diego! It's been an incredible journey. #501MileWalkpic.twitter.com/y06b4YxDyL

— 501 Mile Walk (@501MileWalk) July 9, 2015

Fans at Comic-Con will likely see several Stormtroopers this week, »

- MovieWeb

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Drive-In Dust Offs: The Burning

20 June 2015 12:07 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The Slasher boom that caught fire in the late 70’s in North America pulled a lot of ‘inspiration’ in their kills from the Italian Gialli that had gone before ( I’m looking at you, Friday The 13th Part 2), but oddly none adopted the feel or the look from their stylish brethren. That is, until The Burning (1981), a summer camp slaughterhouse produced by a fledgling little company called Miramax. A uniquely nasty little number, The Burning stands apart from many of its campkill cousins with elevated performances, strong direction, and a mood that evokes the best of Argento.

Bob and Harvey Weinstein started Miramax as a way to get into the movie business, coming from a background in music promotion. All signs pointed towards horror as the entry point – you didn’t need stars, and limited locations keep costs down. The Burning was budgeted at 1.5 million, and only brought in half »

- Scott Drebit

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China’s Heshan and India’s Krayon Draw Up Plans For Animated ‘Beijing Safari’

17 June 2015 8:46 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Indian animation house Krayon Pictures and China’s Heshan Media will co-produce animated feature “Beijing Safari”. The film is a sequel to Krayon’s 2012 release “Delhi Safari” that featured a group of animals who march to India’s capital to demand answers of parliament about the destruction of their forest. The sequel will focus on water contamination.

Tab Murphy, Oscar nominee for “Gorillas in the Mist”, will write the film and Daniel St Pierre, who has credits on “The Lion King” and “Aladdin,” will direct.

The English-language film is being produced under the India-China co-production agreement and will therefore get domestic status in both countries. Investors are from India and China and the budget is currently $20 million, Krayon co-founder Kishor Patil told Variety.

Krayon is in discussions to bring on board a Hollywood voice cast, akin to “Delhi”’s Cary Elwes, Christopher Lloyd, Jason Alexander and Vanessa Williams. The »

- Naman Ramachandran

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10 reasons I listen to Howard Stern

10 June 2015 3:42 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I don't have a lot of friends who listen to "Howard Stern, and many of them are baffled by my obsession with the King of All Media. I suppose the fact that I'm a gay man has something to do with this, given that Howard is traditionally viewed as a straight-male icon. But I love him, I listen to every second of his show and I will continue to do so until he chooses to retire (a distinct looming possibility given that his contract with Sirius is up at the end of the year). I'll admit: I'm a latecomer to the Stern universe. I didn't become a regular listener until about six years ago (i.e. the very tail end of the Artie era) and missed out on the "Golden Age" terrestrial years -- though the claim that he was at his peak in the '80s and '90s is often made, »

- Chris Eggertsen

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'Seinfeld' Actress on Jason Alexander's "Susan" Slam: "Wow, Now? Now?"

9 June 2015 3:25 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Seinfeld actress Ali Wentworth, who played Jerry's overly affectionate girlfriend on the "Soup Nazi" episode, was shocked to hear about former co-star Jason Alexander's unprompted attack on Heidi Swedberg last week. "I read a little bit about that, and I was a little bit like, 'Wow, now? Now?' " Wentworth told The Hollywood Reporter at a party for her new book, Happily Ali After, which humorously documents her recent self-improvement quest. Read More Julia Louis-Dreyfus Regrets Not Agreeing to Jerry Seinfeld's Idea "That Elaine Just Gets Fat" (Video) Wentworth and Jerry Seinfeld, whose characters were fond of calling

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- Hilary Lewis

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Larry David and Jason Alexander Appeared on Fallon Together: Imagine Seinfeld With Two Georges

9 June 2015 6:24 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

It's actually surprising Seinfeld never had an episode in which Jerry finds a second George (played by Larry David, or Jason Alexander in a mustache), and the Georges first love each other but then quickly come to hate each other. Yes, this would not be unlike a cross between the episode in which Jerry dates a female version of himself ("The Invitations") and the episode in which Elaine hangs out with Bizarro Jerry ("The Bizarro Jerry"), but it doesn’t mean it wouldn't be a very funny, very loud episode, titled "The Two Georges." (Sample dialogue: "He is the other George, Jerry! He is. Not me!" "Is he?") Case in point: Jimmy Fallon almost slips into his Seinfeld while the two Georges berate him for five minutes. »

- Jesse David Fox

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Jason Alexander Explains Why George Costanza’s Fiancée Susan Was Killed on ‘Seinfeld’

9 June 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Even though the series finale of Seinfeld was considered disappointing by some, you can’t deny the series is one of the best comedies that television has seen in the past 25 years. One of the more bold moments from the show’s run was the death of Susan Biddle Ross, the on-and-off girlfriend and eventual fiancée of […]

The post Jason Alexander Explains Why George Costanza’s Fiancée Susan Was Killed on ‘Seinfeld’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Best of Late Night TV: James Corden's Must-See Nuzzle Game, Fallon's Quadruple Crown Race

9 June 2015 12:20 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.

Nick Offerman, Ellie Kemper, and Thomas Middleditch were on "The Late Late Show with James Corden" Monday night, and they seemed to have a lot of fun -- when not being traumatized by having to nuzzle a snake (Nick) and a sumo wrestler (Ellie). Here they discuss -- and demonstrate -- who is the best fake smoker: And here's the fun -- but scary -- game called "Nuzzle Waaa?" where everyone had to be blindfolded and then nuzzle something and be the first to shout out what it was. James and Ellie were partners opposite Nick and Thomas. What's worse -- the snake or the sumo guy? The sumo guy seemed to enjoy it, »

- Gina Carbone

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Fun Home Nabs Best Musical at 2015 Tony Awards: See the Complete List of Winners

7 June 2015 8:15 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

And that's a wrap! The biggest names in Broadway came together at the 2015 Tony Awards Sunday night to celebrate the talented faces both on and off the stage. With much suspense, Jason Alexander and Larry David were able to present the Best Musical award to the cast and crew of Fun Home. "We are forever grateful. You have changed our major to miracle," producer Kristin Caskey told the crowd. "This has been truly a remarkable Broadway season. We celebrate the miracle of your work." But wait! Some familiar faces also took home some pretty impressive trophies including the one and only Helen Mirren. For those who missed out on the three-hour celebration, »

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Tony Awards 2015: Larry David Jokes About Snub, Invokes Anti-Semitism (Video)

7 June 2015 6:02 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

A cantankerous Seinfeld duo found humor in getting snubbed at the Tony awards. "The true measure of a man is not to be nominated and still show up to read a list of names of those who are nominated," Larry David quipped. "That's a big man;. That's a big, big man." Jason Alexander replied, "You say 'big man'; others might say 'loser.'" But David wasn't finished just yet, jokingly ranting about not receiving a nomination for Fish in the Dark, which he wrote and starred in, and invoking anti-Semitism along the way.  "If by 'loser,' you're

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Jason Alexander -- I Didn't Know Who Steinbrenner Was ... Before 'Seinfeld' Gig

5 June 2015 1:07 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Much like George Costanza, Jason Alexander had to pretend at a job he was pretending to have. Alexander was out and about in New York City when our photog tried to chat him up about the New York Yankees, figuring Alexander was a fan from his "Seinfeld" days. But as it turns out ... Alexander knows Nothing about sports and says he had no idea who George Steinbrenner even was ... even though he shot several memorable »

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Read Jason Alexander's Lengthy Apology to 'Seinfeld' Co-Star

5 June 2015 6:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Should he stuff his sorries in a sack? Jason Alexander was actually trying to stick up for Heidi Swedberg, who played George's ill-fated fiancée Susan on "Seinfeld," and instead he managed to throw her back under a bus that has been rolling over her for more than a decade.

This is partly Howard Stern's fault for bringing it up again -- to ask about the relationship between George and Susan, and actors Jason and Heidi. In Jason's retelling, he explained how he and Heidi just worked differently in finding the comedy of the scene. Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jerry Seinfeld had no idea what the problem was, he said, until they worked with her and he said they found it impossible too. Well, cue a dozen stories about the actress who played Susan being "impossible" to work with, hence the character's death.

So now George Jason is gettin' upset. Here's »

- Gina Carbone

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Jason Alexander Almost Wasn't George Costanza on 'Seinfeld' -- Who Turned Down Role?

4 June 2015 3:30 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Jason Alexander almost lost out on his biggest role: George Costanza!  The actor opened up about his time on "Seinfeld" while chatting with Howard Stern earlier this week -- where he revealed that the producers had a few other actors in mind to play the uptight character.  So which stars were in the running to play George before Jason?  Larry Miller (Julia Louis-Dreyfus' real life husband), David Alan GrierNathan LaneSteve BuscemiPaul ShafferDanny Devito and Chris Rock all auditioned or were offered the role first. "For whatever reason they didn't take it," the 55-year-old told Stern. "I think in the case of Danny, he probably didn't want to be—his career, when we started 'Seinfeld,' would've been at its apex, so he probably didn't want to do a sidekick role." "Why Chris wouldn't do it? I don't know, maybe it didn't get to an offer stage. »

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Read Jason Alexander's lengthy apology to the actress who played Susan on 'Seinfeld'

4 June 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

After seemingly taking digs at her acting abilities on yesterday's episode of "The Howard Stern Show," Jason Alexander has posted a lengthy apology to Heidi Swedberg, the actor who played his doomed fiancee Susan Ross on "Seinfeld." He was trying to defend her, see? I think Alexander is right in noting that his lack of chemistry with Swedberg played perfectly into the way the relationship was written; the whole point was that George and Susan were wrong for each other from the start. This seems heartfelt. "Ok folks, I feel officially awful. Yesterday on @Sternshow, I retold a story I had told years ago about my personal difficulties and insecurities in playing George against the Susan that Heidi Swedberg created. The impetus for telling this story was that Howard said, 'Julia Louis Dreyfuss told me you all wanted to kill her'. So I told the story to try and clarify »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Jason Alexander Sorry for Sharing ‘Seinfeld’ Character Death Story: ‘I Feel Officially Awful’

4 June 2015 10:56 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jason Alexander feels “officially awful” for sharing a story Wednesday on Howard Stern’s radio show about why Heidi Swedberg’s Susan Ross was killed off of “Seinfeld,” the show on which she was engaged to Alexander’s George Costanza. A day later, he backed off a little bit — or at least explained his intentions in greater detail in a post he promoted on Twitter. Alexander said on Stern’s show: “The actress is this wonderful girl, Heidi Swedberg, I love her ... I couldn’t figure out how to play off of her.” “Her instincts for doing a scene — where the comedy was — and mine, »

- Tony Maglio

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