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Seinfeld: What's the Deal with Depositions?

12/7/2008 10:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Jerry Seinfeld can tell jokes to a stadium full of people with no problem, but when it comes to talking to a couple of lawyers -- that's where he draws the line.

Missy Chase Lapine is suing Seinfeld's wife for allegedly stealing her idea for a cookbook -- and Jerry's refusing to be deposed by the lady's lawyers because he thinks its a ploy to make him look stupid, according to the NY Daily News.

Lapine also claims Jerry defamed her with a joke on "Letterman" -- after he said "assassins" usually have three names.

Jerry -- always shooting from the hip...

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Barfalufugus    

He doesn't need a ploy to look stupid.

2055 days ago
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Sandy    

What is she talking about? Assassins usually do have three names - John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald and the list goes on. SO THERE!

2055 days ago
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Barfalufugus    

Seinfeld stopped being funny years ago. His schtick is tired and worn out, yet he still thinks his s#it don't stink.

2055 days ago
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Tj    

Jerry Seinfeld is a has-been. People are no longer interested in him or his boring humor. As was proven with his American Express ad that was quickly pulled from the airways because NO ONE CARED. He should just pay the lady his wife stole the recipes from and make this lawsuit go away. Nobody likes an Elitist thief.

2055 days ago
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Tinalouise    

I honestly do not know who had this idea first, Jerry's wife or Miss Lapine but I do know that I saw Miss Lapine on the Today show with this cookbook and idea long before Jerry's wife went on Oprah with her same idea!

2055 days ago
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Barfalufugus    

He's been doing the "What's the deal" humor since the 80's. It was boring and stupid then, and it is boring and stupid now. I was hoping when Sienfeld ended that he would quietly go away, but no such luck.

2055 days ago
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Hawkeye    

Jerry, this whole thing probably would have been settled by now if you didn't shoot your mouth off on Letterman.

You mocked her on national TV, and now she's gunning for you.

2055 days ago
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Spellcheck King    

#2...Missy Chase Lapine 3 names!!!
Thats the joke you idiot!

2055 days ago
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Sandy    

Your comment:

8. #2...Missy Chase Lapine 3 names!!!
Thats the joke you idiot!

Posted at 12:30PM on Dec 7th 2008 by jud

My comments to you JUD: What joke is on me? You tell me why could
Jerry not joke that most assasins have three names? DID you think I
did not get that Missy Chase Lapine is three words - SO WHAT
JUD????????? WOW you really lead these postings with your
intelligence.

2055 days ago
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Safety First    

Why do celebrities think they are above the law? Unless Jerry wants to also be sued, he better go to the deposition.

2055 days ago
11.

Everett    

YOU must be right, Jerry Seinfeld is not FUNNY...that must be why he's grossed a billion dollars in syndication, and YOU work at Kinko's! By the way, your comment wasn't funny, either.

2055 days ago
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Rip M 2 Shreds    

Jerry is a genius. I saw him in concert about a year ago and he did a 90 minute stand up with the audience in an uproar. He's fantastic. Anyone who posts negative comments about his talent is an idiot.

2054 days ago
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THese sternies are mean people who have no feelings    

Who doesn't like Jerry ?

2054 days ago
14.

Gia    

I used to like Seinfeld and I loved his show. Now however all he does is hang out with that cult bitch Madonna and the cult nut Tom Cruise. He's no longer relevant.

2054 days ago
15.

Disgusting    

just use celebrity justice as precedents to get out of jail, depositions, etc in your own life

if celebs are above the law, so is everyone else

2054 days ago
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