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Why Jerry Seinfeld?

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Lame move, Microsoft!

According to the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft doesn't like being 'cast as a stodgy oldster' by Apple's advertising and has turned to Jerry Seinfeld.

Oh, so they want to be cast as late-middle-age almost stodgy oldster. Plus, it's so backwards looking.

Jerry Seinfeld is so…90's!

Seinfeld will reportedly receive $10 million to be part of Microsoft's giant's new $300 million advertising campaign.

He'll appear in ads with Bill Gates.

Bill deserves to be paired with someone way cooler!

Who do you think Microsoft should have gone with?

P.S. Didn't Gates say he was retiring???

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79 comments to “Why Jerry Seinfeld?”

  1. 1

    MS shold totally have hired PEREZ HILTON! Perez, you'd sell way more PC's than Seinfeld and his plagiarizing wife.

  2. 2

    Microsoft should've definitely picked my Becks.

  3. 3

    …not to mention, you'd be cheaper to hire. ;)
    All in all, they'd have a much better return on their investment had they hired you.
    BTW, have you see Seinfeld's stand-up routines lately? His old sitcom was his shining moment; he's not very funny anymore, and certainly not relevant today.

  4. 4

    He should have been paired with YOU PEREZ!!!!!!!!

  5. 5

    Jerry Seinfield?? what a waste of money!!!! They should have paired him with Zaquisha!

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  7. 7

    anyone BUT him, damn now I might go out and buy a Mac laptop

  8. 8

    …how about kathy Griffin? That would go over well…

  9. 9

    Re: VeganVal – No…he's an Apple person. Those people are too loyal to their product. But, for the money he might. Everyone has a price.

  10. Uker says – reply to this



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  13. 13

    Bill Gates retired from the CEO position on the Microsoft executive board, but is still closely affiliated with the day-to-day of the company. Honestly Perez, it makes me laugh that you consider yourself to be a journalist.

  14. 14

    He needs the money. Yup.

  15. 15

    I never watched Seinfeld….did not understand the fascination…..I watched Friends though every now and then but also didnt get the fascination….Lisa Kudrow was the only one I like.

  16. 16

    They shoulda gone with DANE COOK! He is hip - hot and a self-proclaimed computer geek! DANE COOK ROCKS!!

  17. klkl says – reply to this


    I agree, odd choice. Very 1996.

  18. 18

    Jeremy Seinfeld has become the epitome of corny uncool. Therefore he will still be a hit with out of touch ad execs

  19. klkl says – reply to this


    Re: MacombieHomie

    Dane Cook is a d-bag that's why.

  20. 20

    they should hire those 12 year old chinese gymnasts intead…. they have already had a steady job for 10 years and they might just work for food

  21. Uker says – reply to this


    Re: MacombieHomie – DANE COOK IS A DOUCHEBAG.

  22. 22

    Bill Gates and Michael Phelps? HA!

  23. Sammy says – reply to this


    George Bush their slogan can be if he is able to use Microsoft any idiot can!! Then they can zoom over to Jessica Simpson! Love my Texans!!!

  24. 24

    bahahaha- anyone remember "man hands"?????

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  26. 26

    Robert Downey Jr.

  27. Ulia says – reply to this


    Javier Bardem could sell me ANYTHING!!!

  28. 28

    id buy a pc if u were on it! lmfao

  29. 29

    I'll take Jerry and Bill in a Microsoft ad over those douches (Nobody-Man and Drew-Ex) in the Apple ads any day of the week.

  30. 30

    Ummm, no offense Perez, def not you…pero lo digo con amor :) Is it just me or does Jerry's wife look manish? She has a man face like Jennifer Anniston. Gross! I think they should go with…The Jonas Brothers because they are adorable and talented kids.

  31. 31

    a very poor choice by microsoft. they totally missed the boat on this one.

  32. 32

    EVERYbody loves Jerry, can't wait to see the ads.

  33. 33

    What is so wrong about Seinfeld, Perez? Come on… you kiss the ass of people like Jonas Brothers and the cast of The Hills. You are aware that people in your actual age group (as opposed to 13 year olds) have likely seen more Seinfeld episodes than The Hills, right? I mean, Seinfeld's show is overrated but I'd rather read news about him than about tween nobodies like The Jonas Brothers who'll be bussing tables in three years, while Jerry's show will continue to live on in syndication.

  34. 34

    Ellen. Conan O'Brien. Anybody current?

  35. 35

    I reaklly do agree with all the people saying you PEREZ should have been the one paired up with Gates! Damn right!

  36. 36


    please vote for my slogan at
    my slogan is "reaching new shores"
    thank you ;) )

  37. 37

    Re: UliaRe: guilty of being white – ha. i like how i would literally by anything these two would sell…

  38. 38

    bill gates did not retire or say he was retiring. bill gates moved from a full-time position at microsoft to a part-time one so he could devote more time to the bill and melinda gates foundation.

  39. 39

    LOL - Maybe they should put the $10,000,000 into developing a product that doesn't SUCK and then they won't even *need* advertisement.

  40. 40

    Doesn't matter WHO they get. MAC is and will always be cooler!

  41. 41

    totally 90s. i was at microgames, hood canal, 1990's and they had jerry booked as part of the evening entertainment. sounds to me like they (MS) are just going to what they knew. staying hip is a life long affair requiring constant updates. great example is you (perez) finding Dan Black's Hypntz redux cover of Biggies. unbelievably updated! bill,sadly, is epic fail at hip ~ but the microgames were good parties!

  42. 42

    They live by me….he is a really nice guy, very down to earth and funny all the time…his wife is a mega bitch, snotty as HELL!

  43. 43

    Re: XtinatheGreat
    he is just more accessible to people ~ he has been the public face of microsoft forevah. she is very private and always has been. she is as nice as they come and so is her family. you just took her privacy as a personal snub.

  44. 44

    Wow, 10 million… jewish boys are moneysmart!

  45. 45

    Re: milanesa

    She's no Maniston! There is a difference between possessing strong, symmetrical bones structure and a bitter, curve less, tense transsexual. Jessica is very attractive in that plain-pretty sorta way.

  46. 46

    Didn't his wife plagerize a book and make a ton of money?I can't stand him anyways…lame assed jokes waiting for canned laughs.

  47. Ulia says – reply to this


    Re: lesstrendythanwarhol – yeah, robert downey for me, too! good taste.

  48. 48

    Seinfeld, the show. That was some funny shit. Sienfeld, the comedian in the other hand. Sorry but I agree with you Perez, not only is soooo 90's but predictable boring as hell corporate move. I can see the meeting at MS headquarters.
    "Let's hire some funny guy because apple has a funny guy too in their ads."
    "Yeah, lets get that guy about the show about nothing. He is like popular and stuff. Whats his name?"

  49. 49

    DUHHH - they should have picked YOU Perez :)

  50. 50

    ricky martin and his twins with bill gates

  51. 51

    ok, seriously? i still dvr seinfeld reruns! Love it~

  52. dilly says – reply to this


    pe to the rez!! u could sell us anything!!

  53. 53

    Jerry's cool. I like Jerry Seinfeld. Why not have him in the ads? I like his wife's cookbook too.

  54. 54

    joe jonas


    lil wayne

  55. 55

    i fucking love jerry!

  56. 56

    I'm thinking the last time Bill watched TV was in the 90's and when he turned it on, Seinfeld was on………..
    that is really what I think happened. Not the best choice for the 20-40 age group… or Microsoft's image, says, that they are not forward thinking, evolutionary, etc. Poor marketing choice… does not send the right message.

  57. 57

    Seinfeld is still funny. The commercials should be funny!

  58. 58

    "Who do you think Microsoft should have gone with?" .. me!!!!

  59. 59

    They could've picked ANYONE but Seinfeld. What a weird choice! VERY 90's.

    How about:

    Chace Crawford
    Will Smith
    Brad Pitt
    Angelina Jolie
    Drew Barrymore (a nice stab to Justin Long)
    David Beckam
    Patrick Dempsey

    ANYONE!!! But seriously, Jerry Seinfeld?! They're only furthering their uncool image.

  60. 60

    hey, i'm 22 and i love seinfeld … i mean granted my other big celebrity crushes involve cary grant, sinatra, morgan freeman (yeah what?) and a few others (gosh and now anyone who scrolls through perez hilton comments and knows me, now knows that i not only read this blog but also comment)

    but seriously, seinfeld is still awesome. i saw bee movie because of him, i wouldn't have seen it for any other reason (this is probably a lie)

  61. 61

    SETH ROGAN. He's so hot right now.

  62. 62

    Bill Gates NEVER said he was retiring, you moron. Gate said in a press release about six months ago that he plans on lessening his day-to-day responsibilities at Microsoft to focus more on the Gates Foundation. Even after he sheds some of his responsibility, he will still have the final say and will still be in charge at Microsoft.

  63. 63

    What's new - a rich white man giving another rich white man money to peddle some shit for him. Does he really need $10 million more dollars? I'm sure TONS of people could use that money! Just like whites.

  64. 64

    Re: Maxwells

    Bill watched 24.

    And I think he should be paired with McLovin.

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  66. 66

    He is not a hasbeen like many of the losers you keep praisin Piggy… He is a very talented comedian and a very smart guy and producer, his last movie Bee movie was a big success and it's pretty recent, he keeps on doing stand up comedy (I still remember his SF show… I was sooo glad to be there!), he is smart and witty… I can't think of anyone better for those commercials… he is the portray of someone successful, funny and kind.

  67. 67

    Re: Ulia – ha. we are somewhat sad. someone from hp is probably reading this now; by next fall, there will be a rdj line of cameras, laptops, and printers :)

  68. 68

    If Microsoft wanted to show they are "cool" (or cooler than Mac) and are ahead of the curve, they should have chosen someone with worldwide appeal who is considered a trendsetter to the up and coming wired generation and has fans of all ages and races. Justin Timberlake, anybody? Fortunately, $10 million is a chump change to a company like Microsoft. They can re-launch quickly.

  69. 69

    This sounds like a marketing idea from Joe Simpson. LAME.

  70. 70

    Jerry is fine. I guess they couldn't get Lil Wayne.

  71. 71

    Re: Kate27

    I agree. It's so funny to see so much praised showered on a bunch of Z-list tween losers, but then when someone from a tv show that people Perez's age actually watched (I am a year younger than Perez, so I'm attesting) like Seinfeld and Roseanne are in the news, Perez always has to slight them. Sorry, give me 90's shows like Roseanne and Seinfeld over The Hills or Hannah Montana anyday, and I think most people in their late 20's would agree with me. Those shows are for teens, you're not a teen anymore hun.

  72. 72

    Seinfeld is the biggest selling series of all time on DVD and the show still airs at least six times a day in syndication. I personally think there were better sitcoms out there in the day, but I don't get the hasbeen talk. Considering Jerry still profits tens of millions a year from syndication for a show that ended a decade ago, it's not fair to put him in Brett Butler's league. Seinfeld is timeless, The Hills won't be remembered in three years. Remember when Laguna Beach was all the rage?

  73. 73

    the wife just looks like a bitch….and I agree, Dane Cook could be a fun spokesperson. Jerry Seinfeld - old school bitches!

  74. 74

    CHRIS ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    But MASS appeal…..DUH…….Justin Timberlake (hey, we've got our own Justin) would of worked much better

  75. 75

    What the fuck Perez, I wish there would be more adds with Jerry Seinfeld in it.
    No Soup for you!!!!

  76. 76

    Awhh, i love Jerry Seinfeld!

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  78. 78

    How bout they just make a better OS. Fucking Vista.

  79. 79

    Don't diss on Jerry Seinfeld, Perez! He's brilliant and timeless!