Jason Alexander apologizes for saying ‘Seinfeld’s Susan was ‘f–king impossible’ to work with

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Jason Alexander apologizes for saying Seinfeld‘s Susan was “f*cking impossible” to work with
“I feel officially awful,” Alexander tweeted, after telling Howard Stern that actress Heidi Swedberg’s Susan was killed off after “I couldn’t figure out how to play off of her.” After seeing reaction to the interview Alexander wrote via Twitter, “To Heidi, I personally apologize. You are a sweetheart. I actually launched into this on Stern to defend you. But this is why I’m not a lawyer. Now everybody, calm down and just enjoy the reruns and think, ‘why did he think this wasn’t working? This is great.'”

The Late Show writers are trying to figure out how to write for Stephen Colbert, and not his “character”
“We first came in going, ‘We’re not going to write the character,'” Colbert says in his debut podcast. ‘But you can’t just not do something. You can only do the things you want to do.’ So they focused on writing jokes they found funny and asking, “Does that work without the character?”

Watch Amy Schumer’s expletive-filled inspiration Glamour Awards speech
“I’m probably like 160 pounds right now and I can catch a d*ck whenever I want, like, that’s the truth. It’s not a problem!” she began.

The Duggars made at least “19 Excuses and Counting” in their Fox News interview
From “This was not rape” to “They didn’t know he had done it.” PLUS: Duggar interview was “a straightforward clean-up job” for Fox News.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. promotes Henry Simmons
He’ll be a series regular in Season 3.

Melissa McCarthy visited The Daily Show in a kimono with Jon Stewart’s face all over it
Stewart had a lot of fun joking about McCarthy’s dress.

James Corden and Allison Janney explain their Critics’ Choice Awards kiss
“I merely went for a laugh because I was jet lagged and I hadn’t prepared a speech,” says The Late Late Show host. “I knew that you were a fellow thespian, and thought, ‘He’s gonna understand what I’m doing here. I’m gonna go for a laugh.'” PLUS: Corden launches Talking Talking Mentalist as a companion to Talking Mentalist.

Entourage creator’s next project: A Harriet Tubman biopic
Doug Ellin says his project with Viola Davis is “a personal passion for me because Harriet was so much more than just the Underground Railroad that most associate her with.”

Aziz Ansari releases a trailer for his Modern Romance book
It’s an homage to bad dating videos from the VHS era.

MTV’s Scream gives Ghostface a new mask
“The (original) mask is so iconic,” says exec producer Jaime Paglia. “If you were to have that mask in a television series, but you weren’t following any of the characters (from the original), I believe that would be misleading the audience.”

Betty White joins Instagram
Her first post was devoted to Hot in Cleveland.

The Briefcase drops in Week 2
The controversial reality show lost 22% of its debut audience.