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February 10, 2001 | PAUL BROWNFIELD and BRIAN LOWRY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Every network was salivating at the chance to land a series starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, the "Seinfeld" alum who many in television feel is the most likely to succeed in her own sitcom. They were salivating, at least, until the script by Louis-Dreyfus' husband, writer-producer Brad Hall, showed up, featuring an unusual format and attached to a list of demands the couple was making in terms of their creative freedom pertaining to the show.
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February 12, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Mindy Kaling was one of the many celebrities hobnobbing with politicians at a White House State Dinner on Tuesday. "The Mindy Project" star chronicled the entirety of her evening on Twitter and Instagram, taking followers inside the White house fete , which was hosted by President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama to honor French President Francois Hollande. The dinner also took place amid a torrent of rumors revolving around the French leader's personal life. Journalist Valerie Trierweiler, who was considered the French first lady, split with Hollande last month after a swirl of reports that romantically linked him to an actress . PHOTOS: White House State Dinner's entertainment side The party took place in a tent on the White House lawn with more than 300 people attending.
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October 20, 2001 | PAUL BROWNFIELD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
She waited for the right project, and in the meantime decompressed from the whirlwind of "Seinfeld." She raised her two young kids (one born at the end of "Seinfeld's" eighth season) and put some distance between herself and TV stardom, between people wanting her to be Elaine Benes, one of the four principal characters on the biggest hit in TV history. Networks and studios, of course, were interested in developing a series for her. "That was scary to me," says Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
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December 19, 2013 | By Sam Adams
"I'm tired of being funny," sighs West L.A. single mom Eva (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) in Nicole Holofcener's "Enough Said," as she lies next to the man she's just had sex with, the will-we-or-won't-we pressure of their early dates finally ebbing. "Me too," he sighs back. What about Louis-Dreyfus? "Oh, yeah," she says in her Baltimore hotel after a day on the set of her HBO political comedy "Veep," blowing air between pursed lips to add an unspoken, "Are you kidding?" FULL COVERAGE: Oscars 2014 "I relate to [that moment]
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September 23, 2012 | By Amy Kaufman
Since she plays a vice president on "Veep," it shouldn't come as a surprise that Julia Louis-Dreyfus' TV lineup includes a lot of news coverage. "What do I watch?" she mused, contemplating a reporter's question backstage after taking home the top comedy actress prize. " 'Colbert, 'The Daily Show,' 'Meet the Press,"Face the Nation,' CSPAN. " All of the ongoing political coverage has influenced the narrative of her HBO show, the actress said.  PHOTOS: Winners | Red carpet | Quotes | Show "It's an amazing time in politics," she said.
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September 23, 2012 | By Greg Braxton
Julia Louis-Dreyfus won the Emmy for lead actress in a comedy series for her role as frazzled Vice President Selina Meyer in HBO's "Veep. " Louis-Dreyfus had won the category in 2006 for "The New Adventures of Old Christine. " Louis-Dreyfus, 51, won an Emmy for supporting actress in a comedy in 1996 as Elaine Benes in "Seinfeld. " She has received 13 Emmy nominations for her comedy series work. VIDEO: Julia Louis-Dreyfus talks comedy Louis-Dreyfus topped a field that included Lena Dunham in "Girls," Melissa McCarthy in "Mike & Molly," Zooey Deschanel in "New Girl," Amy Poehler in "Parks and Recreation," Tina Fey in "30 Rock" and Edie Falco in "Nurse Jackie.
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May 1, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
"Veep", HBO's comedy starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus as a fictional U.S. vice president, has been awarded a third term -- er, season. Louis-Dreyfus last year won an Emmy for lead actress in a comedy for her role in the series, now in its second season. The show co-stars Tony Hale , Anna Chlumsky and Kevin Dunn. On "Veep," Louis-Dreyfus plays Vice President Selina Meyer, a manic, self-absorbed leader who is all but shunned by the president. In addition to starring, the former "Seinfeld" and "The New Adventures of Old Christine" star is a producer on the series, which mixes physical and verbal comedy as well as political satire.
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September 23, 2012 | By Jessica Gelt
Julia Louis-Dreyfus has got it made. Not only was her new series "Veep" nominated for an Emmy for outstanding comedy series and she for lead actress in a comedy series, but superstar designer Vera Wang reached out to her, asking if she could design Louis-Dreyfus' Emmy-night gown. "She wanted to make something just for me," Louis-Dreyfus said of her copper-colored gown, which showed off the actress' toned arms to great effect. PHOTOS: Emmy Awards 2012 red carpet Louis-Dreyfus was particularly excited about "Veep" because the show, which is on HBO, has enabled her to explore a racier side of comedy she finds new and enticing.
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December 16, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Outgoing "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno and "Veep" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus are among the six new inductees to the Television Academy Hall of Fame who were announced Monday. The other inductees are super-prolific TV writer David E. Kelley, Dolby Laboratories founder Ray Dolby, 21st Century Fox and News Corp. chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch and veteran TV executive Brandon Stoddard. All of the honorees have proved themselves to be resilient in the face of an ever-changing entertainment landscape.
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February 12, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Mindy Kaling was one of the many celebrities hobnobbing with politicians at a White House State Dinner on Tuesday. "The Mindy Project" star chronicled the entirety of her evening on Twitter and Instagram, taking followers inside the White house fete , which was hosted by President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama to honor French President Francois Hollande. The dinner also took place amid a torrent of rumors revolving around the French leader's personal life. Journalist Valerie Trierweiler, who was considered the French first lady, split with Hollande last month after a swirl of reports that romantically linked him to an actress . PHOTOS: White House State Dinner's entertainment side The party took place in a tent on the White House lawn with more than 300 people attending.
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December 16, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Outgoing "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno and "Veep" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus are among the six new inductees to the Television Academy Hall of Fame who were announced Monday. The other inductees are super-prolific TV writer David E. Kelley, Dolby Laboratories founder Ray Dolby, 21st Century Fox and News Corp. chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch and veteran TV executive Brandon Stoddard. All of the honorees have proved themselves to be resilient in the face of an ever-changing entertainment landscape.
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October 16, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey
If you haven't caught Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the delightfully out-of-her depth vice president in her Emmy-winning HBO comedy "Veep," and have only dim memories of Elaine, "Seinfeld's" yuppie princess with a pea, "Enough Said" is an excellent example of her goofy, gracious way with comedy. Writer-director Nicole Holofcener's bittersweet romantic comedy about the difficulties of middle-age relationships is right in the actress' sweet spot, where insecurities and good intentions battle it out. Both Louis-Dreyfus and costar James Gandolfini (in his final role)
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September 24, 2013 | By David Horsey
Sunday night at the Emmy Awards was a good night for Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jeff Daniels, Michael Douglas, Bobby Cannavale and Tony Hale. As a result, it was a good night to be at the HBO after-party at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. Sure, AMC's “Breaking Bad” took the top spot for dramatic series and ABC's “Modern Family" won for the fourth straight time in the comedy series category, but, with “Veep,” “The Newsroom,” “Boardwalk Empire” and “Behind the Candelabra” all scoring wins for HBO, the prestige cable network could claim an impressive haul of golden statuettes.
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September 22, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
Julia Louis-Dreyfus won an Emmy for lead actress in a comedy series Sunday for her role as Selina Meyer, the fictional vice president of the United States on HBO's series "Veep. " She was the favorite for the win with a number of critics noting the new depth her character has reached this season. This is her second win in this category in as many years. She made Emmy history with last year's win by becoming the first actor or actress to win lead or supporting comedy acting Emmys for three different shows (the others were "Seinfeld" and "The New Adventures of Old Christine")
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September 18, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Writer-director Nicole Holofcener is her own person, and her work, once seen, reminds you of no one else's. Actors James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus are the boldface names that will convince moviegoers to see her latest film, "Enough Said," but it is Holofcener's world they will be entering - and celebrating when they leave. In this, her fifth feature, Holofcener continues to make funny, melancholy, dead-on honest films about fallible people attempting not to make a complete mess of their lives.
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September 18, 2013 | By Nicole Sperling
Julia Louis-Dreyfus takes her phone out of her purse in the middle of lunch to show off a photo that's served as her screen saver for the last three years. It's a shot of the actress, her husband, Brad Hall, and their two sons just before they left their eldest on the doorstep of his new college. It's also the picture that helped her land the lead role in Nicole Holofcener's new movie, "Enough Said. " "Seeing how emotional she was about her son going away … it was a big topic," said Holofcener, 53, recalling how Louis-Dreyfus, 52, turned to the snapshot when they first met to discuss empty nest syndrome and the film's protagonist, a divorcée contending with the wild emotions associated with sending her child off into the world.
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August 30, 2013 | By Nicole Sperling
Dinner parties on the Westside of Los Angeles are never a simple affair. To pull off the casual elegance required of such an evening often entails hours of painstaking planning. The same can be said of a movie re-creation of such a party, where the glasses must be refilled to a particular height, the dip placed just right and the question of whether to use coasters becomes an actual dilemma. "Would it be blasphemous if we don't use coasters?" asks Nicole Holofcener, the writer-director of "Enough Said," a new romantic comedy starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the late James Gandolfini in one of his last roles.
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