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July 18, 2013 | By Glenn Whipp, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
Laura Dern from HBO's canceled series "Enlightened" joined returning nominees Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("Veep"), Lena Dunham ("Girls"), Tina Fey ("30 Rock"), Amy Poehler ("Parks and Recreation") and Edie Falco ("Nurse Jackie") in the Emmy lead actress comedy category Last year's field swelled to seven, thanks to a tie. "Mike & Molly's" Melissa McCarthy and Zooey Deschanel ("New Girl") drew the short straws among the potential returnees. Dern has received four Emmy nominations over the course of her career, most recently for the HBO movie "Recount" in 2008.
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June 3, 2013
Is it possible to sell a boat on EBay? Why would anyone in their right mind want to work on Capitol Hill? And might this stellar second season of "Veep" end with a cliffhanger? We kicked around these and many other topics with Matt Walsh, who plays Mike McLintock, the always-embattled communications director for Julia Louis-Dreyfus' vice president on the Emmy-nominated HBO comedy. Walsh also talked improv acting and even demonstrated the art at one point in the interview when his dog's barking became a distraction.
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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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April 16, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Figures pulled straight out of the Leviathan: The Season 2 premiere of HBO's "Veep" drew 1.2-million viewers. The half-hour political comedy, a palate cleanser of sorts to the dragons and vicious battles in "Game of Thrones," returned Sunday in the 10 p.m. slot. The series, about the life of a powerless and neurotic U.S. vice president played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, was up 11% from last season's finale but down 14% from its series premiere last year, which brought in 1.4-million viewers.
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April 11, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
BALTIMORE - The good staffers of Vice President Selina Meyer's office had been trying to put out a fire all afternoon when their slightly discombobulated leader, played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, turned up on the set of HBO's "Veep. " Before she stepped into character, however, Louis-Dreyfus had a question. "Did you talk to the actors about the script changes?" she said to the show's creator and all-around head coach, Armando Iannucci, as he sat behind a monitor watching takes. He nodded.
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December 12, 2012 | By Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times
Cable dramas and network comedies dominated the nominees for the 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. In the drama category, cable favorites such as "Homeland," "Mad Men," "Breaking Bad" and "Boardwalk Empire" picked up multiple nominations, while network series were all but overlooked. On the comedy side, the situation was reversed: Only one cable series, "Nurse Jackie," made the cut in the ensemble category, with SAG favoring network sitcoms like "30 Rock," "Modern Family" and "The Big Bang Theory.
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September 24, 2012 | By Susan King and Rene Lynch, Los Angeles Times
With the presidential election just six weeks away, it was only fitting that politics took center stage at the 64th Emmy Awards . Showtime's political thriller "Homeland" made television history Sunday evening when it delivered the cable network's first dramatic series Emmy for the show about a Marine under suspicion of being an Al Qaeda operative. The freshman series won four Emmys. Besides the top prize, it also won in the drama categories for best actress for Claire Danes, best actor for Damien Lewis and for writing.
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September 24, 2012 | By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times
Viewers tuning in to the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards could be forgiven for thinking they were watching an updated version of "Groundhog Day. " The show was flavored with a taste of déjà vu. Despite a few surprise wins - notably freshman series "Homeland" ruining the win streak of "Mad Men" as outstanding drama series - the ceremony was dominated by victors who had previously made trips to the Emmys winners' circle. In upholding what has become an unofficial Emmy tradition, the results in the dramatic, comedy and reality categories demonstrated that Academy of Television Arts & Sciences voters continue to lean toward the familiar when it comes to handing out honors.
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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 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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