Susie Essman



New Season Reviews: Selfie, Manhattan Love Story, PBS's Makers On Women in Comedy

John Cho, Karen Gillan

How I'd love it if any of this season's dismal new wave of romantic comedies, all vying to be the next How I Met Your Mother, made me LOL. Sadly, I'm more inclined to search for a "cringe" emoticon, especially where ABC's two new Tuesday night entries are concerned.

The less objectionable is Selfie (8/7c), a strained attempt to update Pygmalion to the Instagram era, but coming off more like My Fair Lucy — because this Eliza Doolittle, here called Eliza Dooley (Doctor Who's Karen Gillan), is silly and vapid beyond belief or tolerance. read more

Joy Behar Says Goodbye to The View on "Monumental Day"

Joy Behar

Another one (sadly) bites the dust.

Just one month after bidding adieu to Elisabeth Hasselbeck, The View said goodbye to one of the show's original co-hosts, Joy Behar.

"Welcome to quite a monumental day on The View," Whoopi Goldberg said on Friday' show. "After 16 seasons..."

"A.... read more

Top Jeff

Jeff Garlin

We can't curb our enthusiasm for Jeff Garlin, who plays Larry David's manager on Curb Your Enthusiasm and recently headlined his own standup special, Jeff Garlin: Young and Handsome.

TV Guide Magazine: Your special debuted the same week as Curb's new season. Were you worried about overexposure?
Garlin: God, no! First off, ... read more

Curb's Susie Essman Hosts Live Video Chat

Susie Essman

Got a question for Susie Essman?

The actress and standup comedian, who plays Susie Greene on Curb Your Enthusiasm, will host a live video chat on Ustream to communicate personally with fans about the show and its basic cable premiere on TV Guide Network on Wednesday. Essman will take questions from fans and give a preview on the post-show panel she is hosting on the network, Curb: The Discussion.

Curb's Susie Essman: I was surprised how I agreed with Larry!

Each new Discussion will feature a panel of ... read more

Curb's Susie Essman: I Was Surprised How I Agreed with Larry!

Susie Essman

Curb Your Enthusiasm's Susie Essman likes disagreements, which makes her the perfect host of TV Guide Network's Curb: The Discussion.

The round-table debate, featuring a panel of celebrities, pundits and prominent social figures, will tackle the ethical dilemmas featured on each episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm once the series begins airing on TV Guide Network on Wednesday, June 2 (10/9c).

Essman's comfort with confrontation makes her an ideal comic foil to Larry David on Curb. So she was surprised by how much she found herself ... read more

Curb: The Discussion Asks: Should Breast Implants Be Considered Real or Fake?

Curb: The Discussion host Susie Essman and panelists Randy Cohen, Patti Stanger, Hill Harper and Jon Hamm talk about breast implants, sparked by a scene in Curb Your Enthusiasm's first episode, "The Pant Tent", where after a woman in a theater accuses Larry David of staring at her breasts. Larry then defends his behavior, referring to her breast implants as "chemical balls." Watch the video and vote in our poll after the jump. read more

Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Hamm and Taraji P. Henson Join Curb: The Discussion

Susie Essman, Jon Hamm, Patti Stanger

Jerry Seinfeld, Golden Globe-winning Mad Men star Jon Hamm and Oscar-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson will be the first panelists on Curb: The Discussion, TV Guide Network's new discussion show about the ethical dilemmas of Curb Your Enthusiasm, the network announced.

The round-table discussions, which will immediately follow episodes of Curb when it debuts on Wednesday, June 2 (10/9c), are co-produced by Curb creator Larry David and hosted by comedienne and Curb regular Susie Essman. Curb will be edited for language and nudity, but not to fit a traditional half-hour format. Episodes of The Discussion will air ... read more

Larry David Producing Exclusive Extras for Curb Your Enthusiasm on TV Guide Network

Curb Your Enthusiasm

TV Guide Network will team with Larry David to create exclusive, never-before-seen extras that will air in conjunction with Curb Your Enthusiasm's run on the network starting this summer. Hosted by comedienne and series regular Susie Essman (Susie Greene), Curb Your Enthusiam: The Discussion will feature a panel of high-profile guest stars, pundits and prominent social figures who will debate the moral implications of the behavior in each episode.

"Finally, thanks to the TV Guide Network, I'll get a chance to watch actual, intelligent people discuss and debate the issues addressed on Curb," David said. "Now if only someone could tell me ... read more

Lauren Ambrose Goes Wild, and More Movie News

Six Feet Under alum (and star of Fox's upcoming Return of Jezebel James) Lauren Ambrose will voice KW, one of the giant creatures in Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are. Ambrose replaces Michelle Williams, whose voice was deemed a not-so-perfect match with the producers' vision.... Disney Feature Animation's Bolt (nee American Dog, and featuring the voices of John Travolta and Susie Essman), will be released in 3-D when it opens next Thanksgiving.... Jet Li will net 100 million juan (about $13 million) for his next movie, The Warlords, marking a record for an actor in a Chinese-language film. read more

"The Bat Mitzvah"

Mazel tov! I've been to my share of crappy b'nei mitzvot (there was a time, just over a decade ago, when I could have filled my entire closet with shirts that said, "I Had a Blast at [X]'s Bar Mitzvah!"), but even I am not sure where on the awkward scale that party fell. Between Larry's vigorous defense — which started out with "There's a guest here spreading a vicious, nasty, scurrilous rumor about me and a gerbil," and unfortunately ended with "I do have a tickle in my anus…" — his admission to wearing "No Fly Zone" underwear, and apparently ending up with Loretta (if it wasn't just a St. Elsewhere dream), well, it might just belong on a scale all its own.Oh, Larry. Where do we even start? It seems pretty clear that he wasn't crushed by the loss of Cheryl, per se, it was more just that he was worried he'd never find someone else willing to put up with him. His flirting technique indicated that he was right to worry ("Let me ask you a question: Did you ever go out wi... read more

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