'The New York Times' Says Jerry Seinfeld Is Failing to Pay It Forward

"Mr. Seinfeld, more than most, could use his show to give a platform to comics needing discovery. Instead, he packs it with fellow stars. They reminisce together about the days when they were nobodies and given glorious breaks, and seem almost unaware that there are nobodies today who could benefit from breaks of that very kind."

- The New York Times in a new piece comparing the "everyman scrutiny" of Seinfeld to the comedian's web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, which has drawn criticism for its lack of guest diversity.

The Simpsons May End After This Season Due to Money Squabbling

23 years in, it sometimes feels like The Simpsons will keep producing new episodes forever, with a 10,000th episode celebration happening when you're about to be put into a nursing home. But there are some pretty serious troubles happening at the show behind the scenes, and they threaten to make this season the last one.

It all comes down to sharing the back-end profits from the show's 500+ episodes. Fox is reportedly demanding that the principle voice actors agree to a 45% pay cut, and the actors are refusing. They countered with an offer to take a 30% cut in pay for a tiny slice of the show's [...]

Adam Sandler Rewarded His Grown Ups Costars With $800k Worth of Cars

Adam Sandler bought all four of his Grown Ups costars $200,000 Maseratis, just because. Seems like a reasonable thing to do! After all, those guys really could use 'em. Last I checked, Rob Schneider was stuck driving around Hollywood in a hand-me-down Ford Fiesta, so this should really be a boost to his famously low confidence.

Jesus Christ, what a world. [via]