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Media Wastes Little Time Catching Up to @SeinfeldToday

This may be a new record. Sunday afternoon, the Twitter account @SeinfeldToday was playfully launched to showcase the strands of nothingness that might preoccupy Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer if their Thursday night NBC show was still on the air.

This morning, members of the Jerry-loving media were rushing to get the scoop and this afternoon (ET time), Atlantic Wire blogger Esther Zuckerman was chronicling the whole thing. A mere 20 hours in:

The man behind the account, BuzzFeed’s sports editor Jack Moore, started tweeting out scenarios with his friend, comedian Josh Gondelman, and then decided that the joke merited its own account. Moore is a Seinfeld fanatic himself: “I’m pretty much constantly watching episodes in the background while I’m doing anything,” he told us in an email. “I have a thumb drive with the whole series on it that I keep in my bag pretty much all the time.”

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Sweet Seinfeld Memories

Stand-up comedian and actor Kevin Pollak is quietly closing in on the 100th episode of Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show, his freewheeling online subversion of the Charlie Rose round table model. For an atypical, non-live audience Halloween edition, he sat down with actor Jason Alexander.

The conversation is peppered with all sorts of great Seinfeld reminiscences. Recalled Alexander:

“When we did the 100th episode, NBC printed up the original test group results, which were the worst in the history of network TV… There was actually a thing that said, ‘Too hip, too urban, too Jewish.’ And I said, ‘Was there a Kyke meter? Oh, oh, oh… We’re on the brink. Too much… Too Jew-y.’”

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The Bald and the Beautiful

Forget about last week’s ranking by Forbes of the world’s 100 Most Powerful Women. In a town overrun with male braggadocio, the Bald 100 honor roll shared this week by GQ is going to undoubtedly be a far greater topic of conversation.

Perhaps Vin Diesel can bank on the idea that he is the top west coast industry rep on the list at #5 to spark a fresh round of meetings. Better yet, the lanky actor should have his people call Ron Howard‘s people to share a laugh over the fact that the director sits at #6. Meanwhile, it’s too bad Larry David isn’t currently in production on Curb Your Enthusiasm; he clocks in at #10, a few slides behind Samuel L. Jackson (#7), as the fourth and final member of L.A.’s gleaming chrome dome quartet.

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“Seinfeld” Cast Reunites On Entertainment Weekly Cover

EW.jpg“Seinfeld” was, and will always be, one of the quintessential New York television shows. It’s also one of the most missed by New Yorkers (or at least this New Yorker.)

Since the show ended 11 years ago, the cast — made up of Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Michael Richards — has scattered to work on their own projects. Whispers of a reunion have always been around, but it took “Seinfeld” co-creator Larry David to make it happen.

Seinfeld, Alexander, Louis-Dreyfus and Richards will join David on the upcoming season of his current HBO show, “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

And there’s lots more news about the long-awaited reunion in this week’s cover story in Entertainment Weekly:

“The story line, which starts in episode 3, is sprinkled over five of the season’s 10 episodes as Larry recruits the cast, then plans and tapes the big ‘Seinfeld’ reunion (viewers will see a few scenes of the ‘Seinfeld’ reunion episode on ‘Curb’). David is cagey on plot details, and will only hint that ‘Larry attempts to get [his estranged wife] Cheryl back, and the Seinfeld reunion figures prominently in that.’”

It’s taken seven seasons for David to lure the “Seinfeld” foursome to “Curb,” and it might just be a ratings ploy or a way for David’s show to go out with a bang. Either way, we’ll be watching.

Win Tickets to I Love My Wife

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From their press release:

I Love My Wife will star Jason Alexander, Patrick Cassidy, Vicki Lewis, and Lea Thompson.

It’s Christmas Eve during the swinging 70s and two married couples in
suburban New Jersey try to decide if they want to be more than friends!

With music by legendary composer Cy Coleman (Sweet Charity, City of
Angels) and book and lyrics by Michael Stewart (Bye, Bye Birdie, Hello,
Dolly!), this sweetly sexy, Tony-winning musical plays the intimate
Brentwood Theatre for 16 performances only!

December 2-14, 2008 ONLY!

A special package for Saturday 12/6 through the Reprise website. The package will include 2 tickets to the show, an invitation to a pre-show lecture with Damon Booth and Shelby Coleman (managers of Cy Coleman’s estate), and 2 autographed cast posters.

To enter to win go here.

FBLA Contest: Win Two Tickets to Damn Yankees

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Win two tickets to Damn Yankees for opening night November 6th at the Freud Playhouse on UCLA’s campus.

Be the first with a correct answer to this question:

Damn Yankees, the musical, is based on what novel?

A middle aged man finds himself endlessly frustrated that his beloved LA Dodgers are constantly thwarted by those….well, damn Yankees. In desperation, he makes a deal with the devil to sell his soul in exchange for becoming a youthful baseball star, who is quickly adopted by the Dodgers.

This production, presented by Reprise! is directed by Jason Alexander. Tony Award winner Cleavant Derricks stars along with Meg Gillentine, Jackee Harry, Lesli Margherita, Armelia McQueen, Ken Page, Ty Taylor and Lillias White.

Tickets available at Ticketmaster.

Tommi Lewis Tilden Comes Clean About the Green

Tommi Lewis Tilden, the Green Carpet (we actually thought about typing muncher, but stopped, just in time) maven, leaps to remind us that Jason Alexander is just a big joker.

he was completely joking by saying Las Vegas is the eco capital–and it was my mistake not to put it in quotes, or I should have written: joked Alexander.

TLT goes on:

Jason and his wife Daena are huge environmentalists and he is fully aware that Vegas is not exactly a green city (except where money is concerned and I think that may explain his pun). It just happens to be where he’s headed for July 4, and he is an activist, so I wanted to include him in the column. AND I guarantee that if he does win any money, it will go to those causes.

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So, naturally FBLA wants to know more about this whole green gossip machine. We asked, she told.

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