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''Seinfeld'' stars boycott DVD

”Seinfeld” stars boycott DVD. Jerry Seinfeld’s costars are angry about their financial deals

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Three of ”Seinfeld”’s stars have nothing to say about the show about nothing. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, and Jason Alexander have refused to give interviews for¬† upcoming DVD compilations of the series because they feel they haven’t gotten their fair share of the show’s profits, according to the New York Times. The¬†actors are upset that they would only receive a ”small recording fee” for participating in the DVD, rather than a percentage of its sales, according to the Times, which cites anonymous sources close to the actors.

A Jerry Seinfeld spokeswoman told the Times that he was unhappy with his former castmates’ decision, and that he hoped to speak with them soon to try to change their minds. A DVD of the show’s first season was set for release in December 2004, with the other eight seasons to follow, according to the Times. But Fritz Friedman, a senior vice president at Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, told the Times that the cast members’ refusal to participate poses a dilemma: ”Fans complain if we release bare-bones product.” Well, hopefully they’re low-talkers.