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January 28, 1998 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Seinfeld" may be on its way out, but its value is on its way up. TV industry insiders say that even before the top-rated comedy airs its final original "yada, yada, yada" on NBC this May, the syndication rights for the show are likely to skyrocket for stations wanting to broadcast "Seinfeld" reruns for years to come. Columbia TriStar Television Distribution, which distributes the reruns, already has started discussions with stations in the top markets about a new syndication deal for "Seinfeld."
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April 10, 1998 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The mantra for "Seinfeld" has stayed the same through its nine years: "No hugging, no learning." But in the end, which came early Thursday morning, the rule was broken and arms were extended. Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer--or, at least, the actors who play them--finally hugged.
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May 27, 1995 | DAVID KRONKE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"I think he was having an affair with his secretary, because I would find lipstick on his shirt, covered with White-Out." * "The health club in Aspen is so fancy, they have a spiral Stairmaster." "When I was a smoker, people were always coming up to me, 'Miss, your smoke is bothering me.' I'd say, 'Hey, it's killing me!' " Imagine Mary Tyler Moore doing Steven Wright's material, and you have something of an idea of Wendy Liebman's perky quirkiness.
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February 24, 1998 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The countdown to the end of "Seinfeld" this May is in full tick, with devotees of the quirky comedy busily speculating on everything from how Jerry, Elaine, Kramer and George will make their final exit to the astronomical fees being sought by NBC for commercials on the final episode. But for the writing staff of the hit series, all the buzz swirling around their show--at least for the moment--is a lot of yada, yada, yada.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 1998 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The mantra for "Seinfeld" has stayed the same through its nine years: "No hugging, no learning." But in the end, which came early Thursday morning, the rule was broken and arms were extended. Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer--or, at least, the actors who play them--finally hugged.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 24, 1998 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The countdown to the end of "Seinfeld" this May is in full tick, with devotees of the quirky comedy busily speculating on everything from how Jerry, Elaine, Kramer and George will make their final exit to the astronomical fees being sought by NBC for commercials on the final episode. But for the writing staff of the hit series, all the buzz swirling around their show--at least for the moment--is a lot of yada, yada, yada.
BUSINESS
March 20, 1998 | Russ Stanton
J. Peterman Co., the quirky mail-order catalog whose founder became a cultural icon after being parodied on the "Seinfeld" television series for its novella-like writing , will open its first West Coast boutique at Fashion Island Newport Beach in May. The 5,000-square-foot store will sell clothes, accessories and home furnishings that appear in the company's three catalogs, plus exotic gifts. The Newport Beach store is part of a five-year plan by the Lexington, Ky.
BUSINESS
August 19, 2000 | Associated Press
Paul Harris Stores Inc., stung by shrinking sales in its chain of 300 apparel stores, will put its J. Peterman division up for sale in a move to ease a cash-flow crunch. Paul Harris bought Lexington, Ky.-based J. Peterman--whose poetic catalog was lampooned on the "Seinfeld" television program--for $10 million at a bankruptcy auction in March 1999. A company spokeswoman said J. Peterman's sales are up, but did not have specific figures.
BUSINESS
March 20, 1998 | RUSS STANTON, Times Staff Writer
J. Peterman co., the quirky mail-order catalog whose founder became a cultural icon after being parodied on the "Seinfeld" television series, will open its first west Coast boutique at Fashion Island Newport Beach in May. The 5,000-square-foot store will sell clothes, accessories and home furnishings that appear in the company's three mail-order catalogs, plus a host of exotic gifts. The Newport beach store is part of a five-year plan by the Lexington, Ky.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 30, 1997 | BRIAN LOWRY
"Seinfeld"--television's top-rated program five of the last six weeks--remains a lonely bright spot for the major networks this summer, according to results for last week issued Tuesday by Nielsen Media Research. Viewers continue to find alternatives to ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox, which accounted for 62% of prime-time viewing during the regular TV season but haven't totaled half the available audience since the NBA playoffs ended in mid-June.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 28, 1998 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Seinfeld" may be on its way out, but its value is on its way up. TV industry insiders say that even before the top-rated comedy airs its final original "yada, yada, yada" on NBC this May, the syndication rights for the show are likely to skyrocket for stations wanting to broadcast "Seinfeld" reruns for years to come. Columbia TriStar Television Distribution, which distributes the reruns, already has started discussions with stations in the top markets about a new syndication deal for "Seinfeld."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 27, 1995 | DAVID KRONKE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"I think he was having an affair with his secretary, because I would find lipstick on his shirt, covered with White-Out." * "The health club in Aspen is so fancy, they have a spiral Stairmaster." "When I was a smoker, people were always coming up to me, 'Miss, your smoke is bothering me.' I'd say, 'Hey, it's killing me!' " Imagine Mary Tyler Moore doing Steven Wright's material, and you have something of an idea of Wendy Liebman's perky quirkiness.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2005 | Paul Brownfield, Times Staff Writer
Mitch Hedberg, a stand-up comedian who channeled his shyness into an act of offbeat musings, earning him a nationwide following and repeated appearances on "The Late Show With David Letterman," died Wednesday of apparent heart failure in a Livingston, N.J., hotel room. He was 37. Hedberg's occasional jokes about the drug culture suggested his own drug use (he was arrested two years ago in Texas on suspicion of heroin possession).
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November 28, 2006 | Valerie Reitman, Times Staff Writer
Comic Paul Mooney used to joke in his routine that he uttered the "N-word" 100 times every morning. "Well, white folks, you shouldn't have ever made up the word," Mooney, who is black, says in promotional material. "... I say nigga 100 times every morning; it makes my teeth white."
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