Jerry Seinfeld continues to get coffee with celebs on Friday
Netflix is doing a new “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” season.
Despite great gets like Seth Rogen, Martin Short, Matthew Broderick, Ricky Gervais, Jamie Foxx and the vanishing Eddie Murphy, cranky Jerry Seinfeld says: “My show influenced others like ‘Carpool Karaoke,’ ‘Funny Uber Rides,’ ‘Clergy in Cars Getting Coffee,’ ‘Cougars in Cars Getting Cosmos.’ Real shows. But if they’re gonna knock us off, don’t you think they ought to get it right?”
New season, this Friday.
Also new: Broadcasters Judy Licht and Lynne White now knock out podcasts on news, fashion, motherhood. They branded themselves News Broads. However, a broad section of other broads hated that name. So they changed it. So the new title for those old broads? The News Junkies. That is, until drug addicts start complaining.
Same ole song
Plagiarism’s now called paying homage. Springsteen’s “Hello Sunshine”? Could be maybe be inspired by Burt Bacharach and Jimmy Webb’s old pop arrangements. Bill Haley’s “Rock Around the Clock” in the ’50s resembled Hank Williams’ “Move It on Over” from the ’40s which maybe moved over from Charley Patton’s “Going to Move to Alabama” in the ’20s. Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” sort of blurred up Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up.”
Plagiarism was once a no-no. Just sayin’.
Sweet, sweet news
Despite the world’s miseries, there is still happiness in Mudville. Opening in The Bronx, as we speak, as we lick our lips, is coming soon a newly designed, newly built, newly whatever Krispy Kreme doughnuttery. Someone once said: “If we build it they will come.” Well, they better because this new place will be open 24 hours a day.
Customer Service Be Shoved. The Paul Newman family recently made news. It dealt with their unhappiness in the way their products are being handled. That was this week. How about last year when a West Virginia lady sent a Keurig single cup coffeemaker to a relative for Christmas. The happy giftee then bought every brand of java pods known to mankind.
The one and only brand that exploded inside the grounds pod was Paul Newman’s. Giftee James Fragale, author of the new book “Breakthroughs!,” wrote them a letter. But there was no break through. He says they never answered.
Gourmet be gone
Sorry NYC’s superfine food shop Dean & DeLuca is shrinking. Nearly half a century its owners specialized in luxuries and delicacies. Founder Giorgio DeLuca once told me when he opened the first Soho store in the ’70’s he himself was behind the counter specializing in cheese. Then they went gourmet. Then they went global. Then they were taken over by an international operation. Could be soon they’re going gone.
Now, like other superspecial things we knew and loved about this extra special New York City, it too may become just a memory.
More joe blabber
Aug. 5, 2014, Joe Biden made a speech to the US-Africa Business Forum about Africa. The audience understood Africa is not a country. The speaker didn’t. Intoned this season’s presidential candidate who guarantees he’ll solve the world’s problems: “There is no reason the nation of Africa cannot, and should not, join the ranks of the world’s most prosperous nations . . .”
Economy’s good. Wall Street is on the up side. They’ve even relaxed security and taken the locks off the upper floor windows.
Said at The Exchange which is Only in New York, kids, only in New York.
Source: Read Full Article