Jerry Seinfeld promises he's working on something "big, huge, gigantic" with Larry David, Hollywood loses a legend, two washed up starlets return, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt attempts to change to world with crowdsourced television.
- On Monday, Jerry Seinfeld participated in a Reddit AMA to promote his new web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. During the discussion, user "ToTheBongGuy" asked Seinfeld, "What is the most mundane thing you and Larry have obsessed over?" Seinfeld surprised readers with his response:
We never obsess over anything that isn't mundane. Most recent was intentional mumbling. We wrote this script for this thing that you will eventually see but I can't reveal what it is at this time. All I can do is tell you is that it's big, huge, gigantic. Even bigger than that Amazon package.
- RunRun Shaw, the legendary media mogul who helped popularize the kung fu genre, died Monday in Hong Kong. He was 106. "Although we knew this day will come, no words can adequately express our sorrow and lessen our sense of a profound loss," read a statement from Television Broadcasts Limited. "He will be sadly missed by all of us." [Hollywood Reporter]
- ABC Family has given a series order to Mystery Girls, a comedy starring Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling. In the show, Garth and Spelling will play two former detective TV stars who come together to help solve a crime. Not quite the kind of Donna Martin / Kelly Taylor reunion I dreamed about, but I guess I'll watch two episodes before I forget it's on the air. [Deadline]
- Monday night's 79th annual New York Film Critics Circle Awards became uncomfortable when CityArts editor Armond White heckled Steve McQueen as he received his award for 12 Years a Slave. According to Variety, as soon as McQueen got on stage, Armond started shouting from his table. "You're an embarrassing doorman and garbage man," White yelled. "Fuck you. Kiss my ass." Last year, Armond heckled Robert DeNiro and Viola Davis. [Variety]
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt's new TV show, HITRECORD ON TV, will debut on Pivot Jan. 18. However, the actor uploaded the entire first episode, "Re: The Number One," to YouTube on Monday. The show is a collaborative effort between Gordon-Levitt and hitRECord, his open collaborative production company. The first episode features the work of 426 contributing artists. [Vulture]