Date of birth
29th April, 1954
It all went wrong for Kesha when she met her hero Jerry Seinfeld at the Kennedy Center this week.
It’s been a long-standing truism that one should never meet one’s heroes, but that saying had a compound resonance for Kesha after she was brutally rebuffed from a hug from her idol Jerry Seinfeld, who proceeded to explain that he didn’t even know who she was.
The 30 year old pop star was on the same red carpet as the 'Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee' comedian Seinfeld on Tuesday night (June 6th) for the National Night of Laughter and Song at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., a charity event hosted by the David Lynch Foundation.
Continue reading: Watch Jerry Seinfeld Brutally Turn Down Kesha For A Hug. Three Times.
Jerry Seinfeld at the David Lynch Foundation event A National Night Of Laughter And Song. Held at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - Washington DC, District Of Columbia, United States - Monday 5th June 2017
Even though 'Seinfeld' ended 17 years ago, its creator is still the highest-paid comedian in the world, with earnings of $36 million.
Jerry Seinfeld has been named as the world’s highest-earning comedian in the last year, making the bulk of his money through his legendary TV series which ended nearly two decades ago.
As reported in the annual list published by Forbes, the top ten of which doesn’t include a single woman, the 61 year old comic made $36 million between June 1st 2014 and the same date in 2015. With a total net worth of more than $800 million, he continues to sell out stand-up tours throughout the world, despite his highly-rates series ‘Seinfeld’ ending back in 1998.
Continue reading: Jerry Seinfeld Tops Forbes List Of Highest Earning Comedians
'Seinfeld' is now available to stream on Hulu.
The online streaming service Hulu has unveiled a replica 'Seinfeld' apartment to mark the debut of all the episodes of the classic sitcom on its website. Fans of the show can reminisce in a pop-up real life replica on New York's Upper West Side.
"I don't play colleges, but I hear a lot of people tell me 'Don't go near colleges. They’re so PC,” the 61 year old comedian said. “[The younger generation] just want to use these words, ‘That’s racist, that’s sexist, that’s prejudice.’ They don’t even know what they’re talking about.”
Jerry Seinfeld - 2015 Baby Buggy Bedtime Bash at Victorian Gardens at Wollman Rink Central Park at Wollman Rink at Victoria Gardens, Central Park - New York City, United States - Wednesday 3rd June 2015
'Dumb And Dumber 2' star Jim Carrey is spotted rushing out of the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York, following the last ever episode of 'The Late Show With David Letterman', holding the hand of his young girlfriend Cathriona White. He hastily stows her away in an awaiting car before returning to pose for photos for the paparazzi.
'30 Rock' star Alec Baldwin arrives with his heavily pregnant wife Hilaria Baldwin and their young daughter Carmen at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York for the last ever episode of 'The Late Show With David Letterman'. Alec appears to be clutching a gold-wrapped gift - presumably for David Letterman - which he puts aside as he poses with his family. The Baldwins appear to be on good terms with the photographers, as Hilaria shakes one of their hands and Alec asks them if someone he knows is about. He is later seen taking photos of the paparazzi with his phone.
Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock - A host of stars were snapped outside the Ed Sullivan Theater ahead of the last 'Late Show with David Letterman' in New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 21st May 2015
Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld just got richer.
Hulu is stepping up its game in the digital video realm by paying almost $1 million per episode to screen all nine seasons of Seinfeld. The deal translates to a $180 million windfall to be split between Sony TV, Time Warner's Castle Rock and Seinfeld's Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David.
The deal is expected to be announced at Hulu's presentation on Wednesday. According to Variety, Sony TV - which has long controlled the rights to the classic sitcom - has been shopping the series around for some time. A limited number of episodes have been available on the company's Crackle video platform though the new deal marks the first time the show will be available in its entirety, in the binge-watching era.
Continue reading: Hulu Pays $180 Million For Rights To 'Seinfeld'
It's sure sold a lot of copies for an album about nothing.
It’s all change at the top of the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart this week, as rapper Wale claims the Number 1 spot with his fourth LP The Album About Nothing – his second chart topper following his previous effort, 2013’s The Gifted.
Wale’s album, which he has revealed was inspired by Jerry Seinfeld and features the comedian himself, sold 100,000 copies in the week ending April 5th, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Billboard chart now measures individual track and streaming equivalent sales as well as conventional physical and digital album sales.
Continue reading: Wale Scores Second U.S. Number 1 With 'The Album About Nothing'
If the deal comes through, Netflix might finally face some serious competition.
The magic that is Seinfeld is about to be introduced to a whole new demographic... if the terms can be negotiated. Basically, several online providers are said to be in the running to acquire the streaming rights to the NBC show and the rumoured amount is kind of insane.
Hulu, Amazon and Yahoo are said to be among the bidders for the sitcom, while Netflix has apparently passed after taking a “hard look at the series last year”. But whoever decides to purchase 'the show about nothing’ wont be getting a bargain, as sources report the deal could fetch a price well north of half a million dollars per episode.
Continue reading: Will 'Seinfeld' Soon Be Coming To An Internet Streaming Service?