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Posted Wednesday 5/16/18 at 5:46PM EDT
SNL's Pete Davidson and Larry David's daughter Cazzie David have split after two years of dating
Cazzie David first met Davidson when her dad hosted SNL in February 2016 during a season in which he recurred as Bernie Sanders. They started dating three months later. “I met Pete when my dad hosted Saturday Night Live," she told W magazine last year. "SNL has literally set up so many couples. There are millions of couples that met at SNL. Well, not millions." Davidson cryptically apologized to Cazzie on his Instagram Story in February.
Posted Monday 5/14/18 at 11:28PM EDT
How Seinfeld's series finale paved the way for modern comedy
The series finale that aired 20 years ago today, on May 14, 1998, proved to be influential, even if many fans and critics hated it, says Marianne Eloise. "It's fair to say that the episode is not without problems – its format makes it a little slower than a standard Seinfeld episode, the courtroom setup makes it feel samey, the carousel of old characters and references makes it feel smug," says Eloise. "But that is precisely why it’s perfect: Seinfeld has always been smug, snidey, all-knowing. Its characters and creators have always prided themselves on knowing things that we don’t – whether that’s obscure references or just how to make good comedy. Seinfeld has always gone against the grain of what’s intuitive or expected, and that’s what has aided its longevity. Regardless of its poor reviews, the finale, like the series, has gone down in history as a blueprint for how comedy can be done. In a direct way, the courtroom setup has been recycled by a number of shows."
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Posted Monday 5/14/18 at 12:29PM EDT
Seinfeld ended 20 years ago today: Does the much-derided series finale get better with age?
More than 76 million people watched the 75-minute May 14, 1998 series finale, which was met with with widespread derision and negative reviews. Even Jerry Seinfeld regrets the finale. Ken Trucker, who called the series finale "off-key and bloated" as TV critic for Entertainment Weekly, has had a change of heart. "When you look at 'The Finale' now, the episode works as a clever reminder of how many episodes of Seinfeld you enjoyed, enabling you to see faces that once were obscure ('Look, there’s Teri Hatcher as Jerry’s old girlfriend!') or to appreciate lesser-known characters, such as Bookman, the library cop — I forgot how much I loved Philip Baker Hall’s crusty overdue-book investigator. Indeed, watching 'The Finale' this time around was almost pure pleasure all the way through. While I’m sure the gang’s lawyer, Jackie Chiles, would come under P.C. scrutiny for the portrayal of a black man as a hustler with a law degree, I also admired Phil Morris’s deft performance, delivering reams of rapid-fire dialogue with ease."
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- The Hollywood Reporter combed through 70 hours of previously unreleased interviews to mark the finale's anniversary
Posted Thursday 3/15/18 at 5:20AM EDT
Larry David is allowing the release of Curb Your Enthusiasm's deleted scenes for the first time
David had vetoed releasing deleted scenes in previous seasons. But showrunner Jeff Schaffer changed his mind for the Season 9 DVD release. "My greatest achievement was convincing Larry to actually put deleted scenes out in social media and on the DVD," says Schaffer. "Because he has never wanted to do this. He has always said about the DVD, 'Well, if it wasn't in the show, no one wants to see it.' And I'm like, 'No, it's the exact opposite. Because it wasn't on the show, everyone wants to see it, and they're funny."
Posted Monday 3/12/18 at 10:04PM EDT
Larry David's daughter Cazzie David is set to star in and co-write an Amazon comedy series
After co-creating the web series Eighty-Sixed, David will follow in her dad's footsteps to television, where she'll write, executive produce and star in Half-Empty, should it be picked up to series. Half-Empty follows the "hilarious mishaps" of a college senior.
Posted Monday 3/12/18 at 6:57AM EDT
Larry David immortalized with a $150,000 gold and diamond chain
Producer David Weintraub wanted to honor the Curb Your Enthusiasm star with a gold chain containing 200 diamonds.
Posted Monday 2/12/18 at 6:58AM EST
Larry David's 23-year-old daughter, hyped as the "next Lena Dunham," could follow her dad to HBO
Page Six reports that there is a bidding war to bring Cazzie David's web series Eighty-Sixed to the small screen. "A Hollywood insider says that Hulu and Amazon are interested in developing her series as a TV project, and that there have been meetings with HBO," Page Six reports. Cazzie David is currently dating Pete Davidson from SNL.
Posted Monday 12/18/17 at 5:56PM EST
Kevin Hart is the latest comedian to host SNL with a “tone deaf” monologue
Hart’s monologue was slammed as sexist for reinforcing dated gender roles, which some found odd days after he admitted cheating on his pregnant wife. “The routine adds one more problematic routine to SNL's ever-growing pile of tone-deaf performances,” says Malcolm Venable, pointing to Louis CK joking about child molestation in April and Larry David’s monologue about picking up women in a concentration camp from November.
Posted Friday 12/15/17 at 10:35PM EST
Here’s what Larry David will look like if he’s still working on Curb Your Enthusiasm at age 80
Upon news of the 10th season renewal, executive producer/director Robert B. Weide shared the picture he’s been keeping on his clipboard since Season 1. “Getting closer,” tweeted Weide of the 70-year-old David.
Posted Thursday 12/14/17 at 1:58PM EST
HBO renews Curb Your Enthusiasm for Season 10
"As I’ve said many times, when one has the opportunity to annoy someone, one should do so," David said in HBO’s announcement that Curb will be back for a 10th season. Production will begin in the spring of 2018. "We are thrilled that Larry will be back with his uniquely acerbic wit and comedic sensibility,” said HBO programming chief Casey Bloys.
Posted Monday 12/04/17 at 9:35PM EST
Why Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Season 9 finale was its most ambitious episode
“This season finale was probably the most ambitious thing we’ve ever done because we wrote it for somebody who didn’t know that we had written it for him,” says executive producer Jeff Schaffer, “who happened to be in London, and we needed to actually write parts of a musical. From a scheduling and production standpoint, it was ambitious. Larry and I are not musical theater people, that was ambitious. Aside from all of those logistics, we wanted it to be really funny. Also, guest cast-wise it was ambitious, with F. Murray Abraham, Nick Offerman, Casey Wilson and (Lin-Manuel Miranda). Everyone just delivered.”
Posted Monday 12/04/17 at 7:43AM EST
Curb Your Enthusiasm ends Season 9 on a strong note
Sunday’s finale could also serve as a satisfying series ender, if Larry David decides to call it quits. Hours after the season finale, Lin-Manuel Miranda tweeted: “Y'know, I've had some fun jobs in my life, but this one...pretty, pretty good.”
Posted Friday 12/01/17 at 9:24PM EST
Larry David doesn't seem to have aged in the 17-year timespan of Curb Your Enthusiasm
David has always looked old, which has the unexpected benefit of making him look like he's never aging.
Posted Thursday 11/30/17 at 6:27AM EST
Curb Your Enthusiasm wrote Lin-Manuel Miranda and Judge Judy into the show before checking in to see if they were available
“You think that the hard part is actually writing the shows, but then you realize that once you've written it, and you've written it for someone specific, that you then need that person,” says executive producer Jeff Schaffer. “Scheduling becomes the hardest thing, because he's one of the most sought-after people on the planet. Luckily, he's a fan of the show and was super excited to do it,” he adds of Miranda, who first met David when David did his Broadway show, A Fish in the Dark.
Posted Wednesday 11/15/17 at 1:33PM EST
Larry David couldn't stop laughing reading anti-Jimmy Kimmel “Mean Tweets”
Watch David laugh so hard like you've never seen him laugh before. ALSO: Kimmel found people who want Hillary Clinton impeached.