Seinfeld Nearing Streaming Deal, But Not With Netflix

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Seinfeld nearing a streaming deal, but not with Netflix
After forking over big money for “Friends” last year, Netflix is opting to take a pass on “Seinfeld,” according to The Wall Street Journal. That leaves Hulu, Amazon and Yahoo vying to pay more than $500,000 an episode for streaming rights.

Kathy Griffin sent a mass email to her celeb pals asking them to support her on Twitter
The email, obtained by Buzzfeed, explains the mass celebrity support for Griffin for leaving Fashion Police: I’m reaching out to you because I think you will understand why I have made this decision and I am asking for your support via Twitter, etc,” she wrote. “IF you are comfortable. I admire you & your work and hope that you can stand by me.” PLUS: TMZ also says producers considered firing Griffin, she wasn’t a perfect fit on the show,

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to host SNL for the 4th time
Johnson previously hosted “Saturday Night Live” in 2000, 2002 and 2009. He’ll be joined on March 28 by musical guest George Ezra.

Disgrace former Congressman Anthony Weiner joins Sharknado 3
The sexting former U.S. rep filmed a scene this week set at NASA.

George R.R. Martin: Game of Thrones could’ve been an animated series
Before HBO came calling, Martin says a “major animator” was interested in turning his books into a cartoon. “Odd thing is,” he writes on his LiveJournal page. “I might have accepted that offer… I was on the fence… until an exec I was supposed to meet failed to turn up for a lunch we had scheduled to discuss their approach.”

Fox’s Scream Queens replaces Joe Manganiello with Oliver Hudson
Manganiello’s Magic Mike XXL commitments kept him from sticking with the Fox series. PLUS: Jamie Kennedy will play a doctor on NBC’s Heart Matters.

Sylvester Stallone will serve as a producer on NBC’s S.T.R.O.N.G.
Ten years ago this month, Stallone starred on NBC boxing reality show The Contender. Now he’s returning to the Peacock to produce Start To Realize Our Natural Greatness from the creator of The Biggest Loser.

Ray Donovan books Cheryl Ladd
The Charlie’s Angels alum will play a game show hostess in a Season 3 episode.