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From Stand-Up To Shut Up

Jerry Seinfeld and David Letterman on Monday's show, which aired Michael Richards's apology.
Jerry Seinfeld and David Letterman on Monday's show, which aired Michael Richards's apology. (By Jeffrey Neira -- Cbs Via Ap)

"I kind of stared at him and after a brief, what the [expletive] is wrong with you pause, said, 'Yeah, we're ok.' "

At the end of this blog is an addition from Michaels, written Tuesday, in which she says the piece was in the works for two weeks and "the editors at MoronLife.com chose to post it when they did for their own reasons" and she chooses not to go on record with a comment on "the current situation."

We called Rubenstein again.

"I talked to him about that," Rubenstein said. "He got into a verbal argument with her and they had it out . . . both used some harsh language and he thinks he made peace with her. They were quite friendly the next day.

"He says 'I'm a hothead,' " Rubenstein added, again.

He says he got "100 media calls" yesterday about Richards.

"To me it's amazing. I've been through a number of different crises and I understand the interest. . . . It's quite amazing to see," he said, adding that the Richards story has "really exposed a very deep and festering wound in American society. And . . . on the heels of all the other things happening in our country, that's probably the reason."

Rubenstein added, "Hopefully this can be put to rest and he can continue -- he intends to long-term show by his actions that this apology is real."

Yes, but that apology was to "Afro-Americans." Jews and women are still waiting.


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