Leanne Italie, Ap Entertainment Writer Updated 5:09 am PDT, Tuesday, September 4, 2018 FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017 file photo, Julia Louis-Dreyfus poses in the press room with her awards for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series and outstanding comedy series for "Veep" at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. 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 came soon after her sixth consecutive Emmy win for the role of Selina Meyer. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) less FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017 file photo, Julia Louis-Dreyfus poses in the press room with her awards for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series and outstanding comedy series for "Veep" at the 69th ... more Photo: Jordan Strauss, Jordan … [Read more...] about Julia Louis-Dreyfus is thrilled about her ‘Veep’ return
Hugh Laurie is returning to HBO. The Emmy-nominated Veep alum has been tapped to star in Avenue 5, the space comedy from Armando Iannucci. The casting expands Laurie's relationship with Veep creator Iannucci after the actor had a recurring guest role in the fourth season of the Julia Louis-Dreyfus comedy and completed production in the writer-producer's feature film The Personal History of David Copperfield. Laurie recently wrapped production in Hulu's take on Catch-22, where he plays Major de Coverley in the six-part miniseries due in 2019. For Laurie, the Avenue 5 role is his follow-up series regular part following Hulu's two-season drama Chance. The actor earned six Emmy nominations for his lead role in Fox medical drama House. His credits include his Emmy-nominated role in AMC miniseries The Night Manager and features Tomorrowland, Monsters vs. Aliens and Sense and Sensibility. He's repped by WME and Hamilton Hodell.Avenue 5 was picked up to pilot in September 2017. It marked … [Read more...] about Hugh Laurie to Star in HBO Space Comedy From ‘Veep’ Creator
Julia Louis-Dreyfus has returned to the Veep set for the first day of shooting on the HBO comedy's final season. In a video documenting a behind-the-scenes moment before the first shot of season seven, Louis-Dreyfus addressed her cast and crew before morphing into her once-again presidential hopeful Selina Meyer. "I really appreciate everyone coming back — working it out to come back. I'm very grateful, thank you very much" she said, before throwing her hands up in the air for a "Season seven!" chant. Louis-Dreyfus shared the video on Twitter with the note: "So deeply grateful to be back together with all these superb people." (See the post below.) The seventh and final season of the Emmy-winning political satire officially went into production on Wednesday. The show worked the schedule around its star as she underwent treatment for breast cancer. The sixth season, which aired its finale in June of 2017, traveled out of the White House to follow Selina as an ex-president. … [Read more...] about Julia Louis-Dreyfus Marks Return to ‘Veep’ Set for Final Season
With HBO's dominant comedy Veep absent this year, a slew of other female-driven shows are vying to take the three-time winner's place in the best comedy series race. Among them are period pieces like Amazon's new entry, 1950s-set The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Netflix's '80s wrestling comedy GLOW, along with contemporary working-class series like Showtime's SMILF and Netflix's One Day at a Time. The rebooted Roseanne likely also would have been a part of the conversation, but ABC squashed its campaign after canceling the show May 29 due to a racist tweet by Roseanne Barr. Grappling with sexual abuse and gender inequality, these shows' characters are more relatable and relevant today than ever. It's not that such series will be rewarded just for having a feminist message, but with the momentum of #MeToo and Time's Up, there's no question that topical themes raise a show's profile and enhance its resonance. Oddly, period pieces address the present moment in an especially acute way. They … [Read more...] about Emmys: Will a ‘Veep’-less Comedy Race Let Another Female-Driven Show Prevail?
Sections N News S Sports O Opinion R Religion A Arts & Living M Must Reads Video Photography P Podcasts S Sponsored Legal Notices Obituaries Jobs Homes Sections Thursday, April 19, 2018 Sign In Subscribe Account Sign Out Sign In Subscribe Account Sign Out facebook twitter email facebook twitter email By Christopher Kompanek | Special to The Washington Post · Published: March 22 Updated: March 22, 2018 The style of humor in satirist Armando Iannucci’s latest film, “The Death of Stalin,” is a frightfully uneasy one. Sight gags and slapstick erupt from a pervasive atmosphere of dread and terror. In one early scene, an orchestra conductor is so overcome with worry that a wiretap may have caught him disparaging the titular dictator’s musical discernment that … [Read more...] about ‘The Death of Stalin,’ from the creator of ‘Veep,’ deploys pointed satirical stings