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The 'Veep' and 'Seinfeld' star will be honoured in October at a Kennedy Center gala.
American comedian and actor Julia Louis-Dreyfus is to be the 2018 recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humour later this year.
The ‘Veep’ star will be honoured at a star-studded gala event on October 21st at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall in Washington, D.C.. When she’s inducted as the 21st recipient, and sixth woman, to receive the Mark Twain Prize, Louis-Dreyfus will join illustrious names such as Richard Pryor, Whoopi Goldberg, Lily Tomlin, Steve Martin, Billy Crystal, George Carlin, Tina Fey, Will Ferrell, Ellen DeGeneres, Jay Leno, Eddie Murphy, Bill Murray and David Letterman.
57 year old holds the record for most Emmy wins for a single performer, and also the most consecutive wins for a single role – that of Selina Meyer in ‘Veep’, which she won for six years in a row.
Continue reading: Julia Louis-Dreyfus To Receive 2018 Mark Twain Prize For American Humour
The 2018 show saw winners including 'Three Billboards', 'Veep' and 'Big Little Lies'.
Another Screen Actors Guild Awards show has come and gone and with it comes some well deserved winners, an outstanding first ever host and a few brilliantly heartwarming moments. Much like the Golden Globes, it was a very much a #MeToo centred event once again.
Kristen Bell at the 2018 SAG Awards
The big winner in the motion picture categories was, of course, 'Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri' which took home Outstanding Performance by a Cast with Frances McDormand landing the Lead Actress prize and Sam Rockwell getting Outstanding Supporting Actor.
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The actress reveals that she's got cancer.
If there's one thing we all have in common with celebrities, it's that they are just as likely to suffer medical ordeals as anyone else. Julia Louis-Dreyfus has just revealed her shocking cancer diagnosis on social media, but she's using it to enforce the need for healthcare across the world.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus at the 2017 Emmy Awards
The 56-year-old 'Veep' star never thought that she'd be so unlucky to be diagnosed with such a terrible disease, but at this moment she's not thinking about her misfortune at all - only the misfortune of others who are not privileged to have access to decent medical treatment. In fact, it seems she's feeling luckier than ever.
HBO's 'Veep' will be coming to an end after season 7 next year, the network announced this week.
After seven glorious years, a ton of critical acclaim and a clutch of Emmys to its name, HBO’s political satire ‘Veep’ is to come to an end after its upcoming seventh season.
Variety reported on Wednesday (September 6th) that HBO had announced that ‘Veep’ will conclude after its seventh season, currently due to air in April 2018.
Following the career of the inept and blundering politician Selina Meyer, played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus and who consistently tries and fails to leave her mark on American politics, ‘Veep’ is a U.S. adaptation of the British BBC political satire ‘The Thick of It’ also penned by the original’s creator Armando Iannucci.
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Australian MP Graham Perrett has gone viral this week, after he knocked himself out after choking on sushi while laughing at 'Veep'.
American political satirical comedy ‘Veep’ gave new meaning to the phrase “had me in stitches” when an Australian MP laughed so hard watching the show that he choked on his food and knocked himself out against a kitchen top.
Federal Labor MP Graham Perrett, who represents Moreton in Queensland, was left with a black eye and three stitches as a result of the mishap – and was comforted by stars of the TV show on Twitter when he displayed his injuries.
The incident, which happened last Sunday (April 30th), was reported by ‘Strewth’ column of The Australian newspaper. He praised the medical staff who helped him, but was concerned that he was now “losing votes every time I show my face”.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus in the press room at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) 2017 held at The Shrine Auditorium Media Complex - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 30th January 2017
Julia Louis-Dreyfus with her award for Outstanding Female Actor in a Comedy Series award for 'Veep' at the 23rd Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) held at The Shrine Auditorium Media Complex - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 29th January 2017
It was also a good night for ‘Mad Men’s’ Jon Hamm and comedy ‘Veep’.
Last night’s Primetime Emmy Awards saw history being made as HBO drama ‘Game Of Thrones’ took home an unprecedented 12 awards and ‘How To Get Away With Murder's' Viola Davis became the first black actress to win the outstanding lead actress in a drama series award.
Viola Davis was named outstanding lead actress in a drama series.
‘Game of Throne’s’ 12 gongs is more than any other series has won in a single year at the awards show. Among the trophies picked up by the fantasy series were, outstanding supporting actor in a drama series for Peter Dinklage and outstanding directing for a drama series going to David Nutter. The show also beat ‘Mad Men’ to scoop the outstanding drama series award.
Jim Carrey was rocking his beard - which is looking incerasingly bushier - as he arrived at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York for the last episode of 'The Late Show with David Letterman'. He was also sporting a T-shirt with the slogan 'Spank You'; a catchphrase of his from the 'Ace Ventura' movies.
The classic 90s series is reportedly close to been sold to an online streaming service for a hefty price tag.
We could all soon be enjoying the luxury of watching our favourite episodes of ‘Seinfeld’ whenever we wish, as the series is reportedly close to inking a deal with an online streaming service. According to the Wall Street Journal, Sony Pictures Television is in advanced talks to sell reruns of the series to an online video service, with a deal possibly being reached within a matter of weeks.
Seinfeld could soon be availble to stream at your pleasure
Hulu, Amazon and Yahoo are said to be among the bidders for the sitcom, while Netflix has apparently passed after taking a “hard look at the series last year”. But whoever decides to purchase 'the show about nothing’ wont be getting a bargain, as sources report the deal could fetch a price well north of half a million dollars per episode.
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Cranston, Paul and Louis-Dreyfus combine in this hilarious video
Julia Louis-Dreyfus attempted to sell her Primetime Emmy Award to Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, who now work as owners of a seedy pawnshop called Barley Legal. You have no idea how much we want that whole sentence to be true, but it’s not.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus at the Veep season 3 premiere [Getty/Jason Kempin]
It is, in fact, a spot sponsored by Audi of America for the Emmys. It sees Dreyfus try and drum up some quick cash to pay for a regrettable purchase. "I read somewhere that Celine Dion has her own island, and last night I had a little bit too much rosé, did some online shopping, so now I have to pay for my own island," she explains in the video.
Continue reading: Aaron Paul And Bryan Cranston In 'Breaking Bad' Reunion For Emmys Spoof
Cheryl Hines was welcomed into the Kennedy family over the weekend.
Congratulations to Cheryl Hines and Robert F. Kennedy, who just tied the knot in Massachusetts! The high-profile pair had the ceremony at the Kennedy Compoundon Cape Cod in Hyannis Port, because that’s just how you celebrate a new member of the Kennedy family – with luxury and a massive guestlist.
Cheryl Hines looks visibly moved and excited as she arrives at the wedding tent.
Date of birth
13th January, 1961
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