Granddaughter of Andrea Doria Shipwreck Survivor Sues Over “Seinfeld” Episode

The Andrea Doria

Leann Braverman, Andrea Doria survivor relative, is hoping the ship can provide one last life raft in the way of a cash settlement as she is sinking in debt.

Los Angeles—The granddaughter of a survivor of the Andrea Doria shipwreck from 1956 has filed suit against Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David and Sony over emotional distress brought on by the classic “Seinfeld” TV episode that “pokes fun in a malicious and callous manner at one of the worst maritime tragedies the world has ever known.”

Leann Braverman, 32, whose grandfather was a passenger on the Andrea Doria and survived the incident, said in her lawsuit that she has suffered irreparable emotional damage from watching the episode, has lost sleep and can’t maintain a relationship.

“Whenever my client watches the episode on TV, as it often airs in syndication,” said Braverman’s attorney, Neil Candelaria, “or watches it on DVD, she is overwhelmed with feelings of anxiety, fear, mental anguish and depression over the egregious disregard for the incident shown by not only the characters in the episode, but by the writers and creators of the program, as well as Sony Pictures, who owns the rights to the show.”
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TDQ Investigates: What’s The Deal With Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee?”

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is available at the URL by the same name. Good thing that domain name was still available.

We love Jerry Seinfeld. Tremendously. We own every episode of “Seinfeld” on DVD, and were thrilled when we heard about his web series, “Comdians in Cars Getting Coffee.” We haven’t watched all that many web series’ ever, just pretty much this one and “The Fire Project,” but really enjoyed this one, now that we’ve finally been able to watch the elusive Brian Regan episode. For whatever reason, that was the one episode we couldn’t get to play on anything in our house, no matter the device. But we finally were able to watch it this past Saturday on our phone.

And with that, we give you the rundown on all 10 episodes, ranked in order from least funny to best. We watched nine of the 10 on our TV, thanks to DirecTV, which lets you watch YouTube on your TV, which is just unbelievably awesome, if you ask us. We would have loved to watch the Regan one on there, he’s easily one of our top three favorite comics, alongside Jerry and Jim Gaffigan.
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Ang Lee To Direct Film Version Of “Seinfeld”

Ang Lee's Seinfeld

Wire work on the set of Ang Lee's Seinfeld.

Los Angeles—Well, it’s official. With the announcement yesterday by Sony Pictures that Ang Lee has signed on to direct the film version of TV mega-hit sitcom “Seinfeld,” Hollywood has finally confirmed that it’s run out of original ideas.

Oscar winner Lee, known for movies like “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” “The Ice Storm” and “Hulk,” will bring a certain gravitas to the production, the release by Sony said.
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