Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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NBC Can't Win Golden Globes It's Hosting

Nominations leave out the broadcast networks

(Newser) - The Golden Globe TV nominations were most striking not for what they included, but what they didn't: The traditional broadcast networks were completely shut out in all 55 nominations, the AP reports. It was a crowning moment for Netflix, and not just for the jeweled one on Queen Elizabeth'... More »

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Master of 'The Shove'

Actress talks about her life, her career, and her bout with cancer in the 'New Yorker'

(Newser) - Seinfeld fans know it well: "the shove," as practiced by Elaine, when she puts both hands on the chest of a man and yells something like "Shut up!" as she shoves him backward. In a profile of Julius Louis-Dreyfus, the New Yorker notes that Louis-Dreyfus brought... More »

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Wins Twain Prize, Takes Kavanaugh Shot

Actress went to same high school as Christine Blasey Ford

(Newser) - Julia Louis-Dreyfus is one of the best-known comedic actresses of her generation, and now she's been recognized with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor for a lifetime in comedy. She is the 21st person the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has honored with the award. Jerry Seinfeld,... More »

A Famous Alum Backs Kavanaugh's Accuser

Julia Louis-Dreyfus signs letter in support of Christine Blasey Ford

(Newser) - Julia Louis-Dreyfus has joined more than 200 other alumnae of Maryland’s Holton-Arms School in signing an open letter in support of Christine Blasey Ford, a Holton graduate who accuses Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers. "We believe Dr. Blasey Ford and... More »

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Feeling 'Fantastic'

After breast cancer treatment, she signs on to first awareness campaign

(Newser) - Julia Louis-Dreyfus is back at work on Veep and says it feels "fantastic." The star of the HBO comedy series revealed last September that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer , the news coming soon after her sixth consecutive Emmy win for the role of Selina Meyer. As... More »

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Gives Profanity-Laced Cancer Update

'We are NOT f---ing around' when it comes to chemo, she says

(Newser) - Julia Louis-Dreyfus has finished her second round of chemotherapy for breast cancer, and the actress appears to be in good spirits about it. "Chemo #2: finito. We are NOT f---ing around here. 'I’ve got the eye of the tiger. The Fighter dancing through the fire cuz I... More »

Biden Has a Message for Julia Louis-Dreyfus

'We Veeps stick together,' he tweeted Thursday

(Newser) - Support for Julia Louis-Dreyfus is pouring in after the actress revealed she has breast cancer . One person to show his support: Joe Biden. "We Veeps stick together. Jill and I, and all of the Bidens, are with you, Julia," Biden tweeted Thursday, alongside a photo of the pair... More »

Julia Louis-Dreyfus: I Have Breast Cancer

'Let's fight all cancers and make universal health care a reality'

(Newser) - Julia Louis-Dreyfus has breast cancer, she wrote on Twitter Thursday. "[One] in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I'm the one," she wrote . "The good news is I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring family and friends, and fantastic insurance through my union.... More »

Veep Is Ending After 7 Seasons

'We don't want to repeat ourselves,' Louis-Dreyfus says

(Newser) - HBO says its much-honored political satire Veep is coming to an end. The cable channel said Wednesday that Veep will air its seventh and final season in 2018, the AP reports. Series star Julia Louis-Dreyfus won five consecutive Emmy Awards for her portrayal of Selina Meyer, a self-absorbed politician and... More »

Proud March Madness Mom: Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Her son, Charlie, plays for Northwestern

(Newser) - The fact that Julia Louis-Dreyfus' son helped her alma mater, Northwestern, make it into the NCAA March Madness bracket for the first time was a victory in itself. But then the No. 8 seed in the West actually won. Cameras caught Louis-Dreyfus, 56, looking awestruck and mouthing the words "... More »

Hidden Figures, Stranger Things Win Big at SAGs

Shameless, Veep, Crown stars also scored SAGs

(Newser) - The cast of Hidden Figures won the Screen Actors Guild Award for best film cast on Sunday, beating out several other Oscar best picture contenders. The movie, which tells the story of a group of black female mathematicians who were crucial to the United States' successes during the early days... More »

The Night's Biggest Laugh-Cry Moment

Julia Louis-Dreyfus wins, thanks her late father

(Newser) - Julia Loius-Dreyfus won lead actress in a comedy series yet again for Veep, and her acceptance speech "made us go through every emoji," one Twitter user noted . Per the Week , Loius-Dreyfus first apologized for today's current political climate, saying her HBO show had "torn down the... More »

Veep, GOT, Olive Kitteridge Rack Up Honors

The 67th awards show is underway

(Newser) - The steamy walk down the red carpet complete, the 67th Emmy Awards kicked off today at Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater, with a frenetic opening musical piece and cheerful, well-received monologue from host Andy Samberg of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Amy Poehler and Amy Schumer handed out the first award for supporting actress... More »

'George' Is Really Regretting Those Seinfeld Comments

He apologizes on social media

(Newser) - Jason Alexander is sort of wishing he hadn't retold an old Seinfeld story to Howard Stern on Wednesday. As Alexander, aka George Costanza, explains on TwitLonger , Stern asked about the actress who played George's fiancee Susan, who was killed by toxic glue on the show. When Stern said,... More »

Breaking Bad, Modern Family Grab Top Emmys

They win best drama, best comedy series

(Newser) - Seth Meyers opened tonight's Emmy Awards with quite a few jokes about the fact that the ceremony was held on a Monday night rather than a Sunday night before opening things up to the first presenter: none other than Amy Poehler, who handed out the night's first award,... More »

9 Stars Who'd Be Rich Even If They Weren't Famous

Some of these celebs are also ... noble

(Newser) - Anderson Cooper's mom isn't leaving him any of her Vanderbilt family fortune—but we're guessing he wouldn't exactly be destitute even if he hadn't made his own name for himself. Perez Hilton rounds up 18 more celebrities who were already rich before they were famous.... More »

Oops: Rolling Stone Gets Constitution Tattoo Wrong

Louis-Dreyfus has Hancock in wrong place

(Newser) - Oops: Julia Louis-Dreyfus appears nude with the preamble to the US Constitution inked on her back for the cover of the latest Rolling Stone—but with one big mistake: There's a large John Hancock just above her rear. Hancock, however, put the most famous signature in American history on... More »

Lots of Surprises at the Emmy Awards

We watched the Emmy Awards so you didn't have to

(Newser) - After giving tonight's Emmy Awards host Neil Patrick Harris some really excellent award show advice , Tina Fey and Amy Poehler took the stage to present the first award: Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series went to Nurse Jackie's Merritt Wever, who gave perhaps the best acceptance speech... More »

Critics' Choice Award Fails to Actually Choose Best Drama

'Breaking Bad,' 'Game of Thrones' tie for the win

(Newser) - What's the best drama on TV? Is it the darkly personal Breaking Bad ? Or perhaps the epic and blood-soaked Game of Thrones? According to the less-than-aptly-named Critics' Choice Awards, the answer is both. The pair tied for Best Drama, beating out The Americans, Downton Abbey, The Good Wife,... More »

Modern Family, Homeland Win Big at the Emmys

Plus, wins for 'Veep,' 'Game Change,' 'Two and a Half Men'

(Newser) - And they're off! Host Jimmy Kimmel opened the Emmys with jokes about Honey Boo Boo and politics ("Being a Republican in Hollywood is like being a Chick-fil-A sandwich on the snack table at Glee."), and noted that this is the first year none of the four... More »

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