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‘Seinfeld’ says goodbye

GOOD MORNING: Jerry Seinfeld’s farewell gift to the cast, given ’em at the Saturday-night parting party, was a DVDisc of four of his favorite segs of the series. They are: “The Boyfriends,” “The Rye,” “The Pothole,” “The Yadda Yadda.” All are on one disc replicated by Erick Hansen’s Optical Disc Media. Jerry had 160 made — none for sale, natch. And the disc is covered by a picture of the cast. They call the photo “Mt. Rushmore.” The party was held on Stage 9, where they had shot for nine seasons. Jerry got very sentimental and said he would keep the show’s living room set — for his N.Y. apartment. … While VH-1 aired its “Divas Live” Tuesday night — with Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, Shania Twain — another “Divas: Simply Singing” is coming up “live” May 2 at L.A.’s Wilshire Ebell, and Sheryl Lee Ralph has an interesting (to say the least) cast for her (eighth) event. Included in her “Divas” is Gennifer Flowers who, Ralph reminds me, was/is a singer. Ralph met her in Vegas where she (Sheryl) plans to spend her summer hiatus from “Moesha” building her own nitery act. Flowers is already booked to sing at two casino showrooms, in Bossier, La., and Bluff City, Iowa. Among the others singing at the L.A. “Divas” are “Hard Copy’s” Terry Murphy, Jody Watley, Tisha Campbell, Deniece Williams, Wild Orchid, Leslie Uggams, and a few other surprises, promises Ralph, who produces. The concert’s a benefit for L.A. AIDS organizations, including Project Angel Food. … At Hugh Hefner’s 72nd birthday party at the Playboy mansion, a bevy of former Playboy bunnies-turned-actresses showed for the launching of “The Bunny Years” (Pomegranate Press) by Kathryn Leigh Scott (Mrs. Geoff Miller), who was known as Bunny Kay. Former Bunny Susan Sultan made the intro claiming Scott was a better Bunny than she “because when we took off our costumes at the end of the night, more money rolled out of hers!” The group also included Bunny alumnae Barbara Boson Botch and Julie Cob. At the second phase of Hef’s party Saturday night, guests dressed a la ’70s, with music to match. For the ’90s, Hef still has long-range plans — among ’em Playboy casinos in Vegas and in Greece.

AN INKLING OF WHY STEVEN SPIELBERG and DreamWorks bought the Charles A. Lindbergh biog by A. Scott Berg may be unveiled before its publication. Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter won rights to publish an exclusive excerpt in the October issue (on newsstands Sept. 9). The book will be published by Putnam Sept. 2. … A Writers’ Conference begins April 16 in Palm Springs at the Marquis Hotel with writers including Ray Bradbury, Olivia Goldsmith, Dean Koontz, Andrew Niederman, N.Y. publishing editors, etc. It’s for screen writers too. … Linda Lavin, an Outer Critics Circle nominee, will depart her role of Mrs. Van Daan in “The Diary of Anne Frank” April 29 to wing here for the pilot of NBC’s “Conrad Bloom” — for two weeks, not returning to Broadway until July. Lavin, who sold her Malibu house — and bought four homes in Wilmington, N.C., with the proceeds — will commute between her N.Y. apartment (where her rottweiler Roxie is her close companion), and the hoped-for series in L.A. and her N.C. home. This would be her third series (“Alice,” “Room for 2”). And she plays “Conrad’s” mother. “I’m everybody’s mother now!” … Pierre Cossette’s proud his “Scarlet Pimpernel” received four Outer Critics Circle awards. … Michael Jackson is writing several songs for Larry Hart’s new musical, “Panjam.” They had teamed on Hart’s “Sisterella,” which is currently on a year’s run in Australia, presented by Kevin Jacobsen in association with Jackson. And two “Sisterella” companies are being formed for the U.S. and Europe. … Ben Daniels, who stars in Lavinia Currier’s feature “Passion in the Desert,” takes Sunday (19) off from the London stage and Pirandello’s “Naked,” in which he costars with Juliette Binoche, when he and first-time filmmaker Currier wing to N.Y. for a brunch at Elaine’s. … On learning that Bobby Zarem would do a guest appearance in a scene outside Elaine’s, the DNA model management put in a call to Zarem asking his interest in also joining ’em. … From the sublime to — : Joey Buttafuoco’s first guest on his (Century Cable) show bowing April 19 will be — Divine Brown.

“LOOK COOL: FIGHT CANCER.” QVC will air a TV’d charity event, “Cure by the Shore,” “live” from the Cannes fest May 16 (11 a.m.-1 p.m. ET). Veronica Webb hosts the event co-chaired by jury prez Martin Scorsese, Lilly Tartikoff and chairmen of CAA, ICM and Wm. Morris. It benefits the National Women’s Cancer Research Alliance and the Entertainment Industry Foundation sponsors. … Esther Williams is back in the pool — for therapy — fractured four ribs when she tripped over a lamp cord at home. While recuping, she’s also busy writing her autobiog for Simon & Schuster with Digby Diehl. … How to get your client on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: Johnny Grant gives press agents the info Thursday (16) at the Entertainment Publicists Professional Society meeting at Limbo’s on La Cienega.

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