July 5, 1989 |
Flicking through the channels for post-holiday entertainment tonight, you'll come across the sixth-season premiere of In Performance at the White House (Channel 12, 9 p.m.) and a sitcom pilot starring comedian Jerry Seinfeld, The Seinfeld Chronicles (Channel 3, 9:30 p.m.). In Performance at the White House is a sort of televised command- performance from the East Room for the President and a group of guests. The tradition began during the Carter administration, and tonight marks the first In Performance during George Bush's presidency.
May 31, 1990 |
This Jerry Seinfeld is a very funny fellow. Which Jerry Seinfeld? The one starring in NBC's aptly titled "Seinfeld," one of a handful of new shows the networks will use to sweeten the long drought of summer. A sample edition aired under the title of "The Seinfeld Chronicles" last year. "Seinfeld" airs on four consecutive Thursday nights, right after "Cheers," beginning 9:30 tonight on Channel 3. Jerry Seinfeld has been a frequent visitor to the Johnny Carson and David Letterman shows for more than a decade.
June 8, 2016 |
"Sweetie," Don Rickles says, welcoming us to his sumptuous Spanish villa near Beverly Hills. "Can I get anything for you, dear?" This is the comedian known as the Merchant of Venom, the Insult King from Queens, Mr. Warmth (as in precisely the opposite). But not once in a convivial afternoon will he lob an insult, the sort he hurls at friends and fans alike, the latter paying handsomely for a dose of Rickles ridicule. At one point, he takes our left hand, bows his bullet head, and, in the custom of an Old World courtier, bestows a kiss.
June 1, 2015
IT'S ALWAYS funny in Philadelphia - and especially so this August when king of comedy Jerry Seinfeld and fresh prince Kevin Hart both perform locally. Seinfeld is at the intimate Borgata Event Center in Atlantic City for two nights, with 2,400 high rollers in attendance per night. Tickets start at $95 (list) and soar into the stratosphere ($700-plus) at reseller sites. White-hot Hart plays the Linc - as in, the football stadium. He's the first comic ever to headline an NFL venue, this one with a 68,000-seat capacity.
March 1, 2013
Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Jerry Seinfeld; Sound City Players with Stevie Nicks. Jimmy Kimmel Live (11:35 p.m., 6ABC) - Clips and segments from this week. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Bill O'Reilly; Abigail Breslin; the Mavericks. The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (12:35 a.m., CBS3) - Trace Adkins; Naya Rivera. Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (12:35 a.m., NBC10) - Mariah Carey; Allison Williams; Prince. Last Call With Carson Daly (1:35 a.m., NBC10)
March 14, 2016 |
Donald Trump's success as a presidential candidate is both surprising and easily explained. He's questioned the heroism of a former POW and standard bearer of his own party. Fought Fox News and its most ascendant star, including questioning her menstrual cycle. Picked a fight with the pope over immigration. Mocked a disabled reporter. Incorrectly cited a Bible verse while courting evangelical Christians. Promised to be an honest broker in the Middle East instead of reflexively siding with Israel.
March 16, 2016 |
NEARLY 30 years ago, the writer Art Buchwald sued the makers of Eddie Murphy 's Coming to America " over his too-small share of what everyone believed was a very profitable film. The studio contended the film had lost money. Thus continued a long running joke about Hollywood accounting practices. Yesterday, deadline.com reported that Rebel Entertainment Partners had filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against CBS over the syndicated legal shows Judge Judy and Hot Bench . Rebel is the talent agency that packaged Judge Judy more than 20 years ago. Rebel claims it has been denied contractually obligated payments since 2010 because Judge Judy has been "losing money.
December 30, 1997
Say it ain't so, Seinfeld. Say that the reports were all wrong, and the strongest, funniest sitcom of the '90s won't end this season. What's America to do Thursday nights without the self-centered bickering of Jerry, Elaine, George and Kramer? These superficial, unadmirable New Yorkers somehow wormed their way into America's heart. Kramer, the windblown bon vivant with an eye for the ladies and the other eye on his next scheme. George, a loser's loser and a lousy liar. Elaine, with her so-so jobs and terminal romances.
January 11, 2015 |
On Friday, Jan. 9, D.C. rapper Wale made Philadelphia the second stop on his Simply Nothing tour, as a prologue to the release of his fourth studio album, The Album About Nothing , scheduled for March 31. He played the TLA on Friday night. The title of The Album About Nothing is inspired by the television show Seinfield , which has been called "The Show About Nothing. " In fact, he collaborated with Jerry Seinfeld to create the album. Friday morning, Wale shared an open letter with his "Moonz": fans who "illuminate in the face of darkness when it's called for," as he said in an earlier letter.
December 24, 2015 |
J-Law: Yes, I did it Jennifer Lawrence , 25, admits that on at least one occasion, she continued to kiss Hunger Games costar Liam Hemsworth after the cameras stopped rolling. But it doesn't mean anything, people. "Liam and I grew up together. Liam's real hot," she said on Watch What Happens Live . The Oscar-winner was informed Justin Bieber recently said he finds her "so sexy" and "so cute. " Would she ever date the warbler? "I'm going to say a hard no," said J-Law.