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'Veep': Julia Louis-Dreyfus and her co-stars reveal the scenes they'd love to shoot

Julia Louis-Dreyfus has already won a pair of Emmys for her cunning portrayal of self-consumed, marginalized Vice President Selina Meyer on Veep, and chew on this: She’s just entering Selina’s most dangerous, power-mongering, dangerous days. This season, our nation’s No. 2 is thinking big, and in Sunday night’s episode (HBO, 10:30 p.m.), she takes another uneven step in her run for Oval Office. “I’m so grateful that this part came my way,” says Louis-Dreyfus. “I mean, it’s the role of a lifetime.” That’s saying something, as she has, in said lifetime, also taken home Emmys for her performances on Seinfeld and The New Adventures of Old Christine. “Believe me, that’s not lost on me,” she says, “and I’m pinching myself all the time.” If her role on Veep is indeed a dream come true, that got us wondering: What would be her dream scene to play on the show? EW asked Louis-Dreyfus — and the rest of the cast — to think of that one scene that they’re dying to do. Their answers involved everything from therapy to karaoke to MMA fights. READ FULL STORY

'Veep': Watch Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Tony Hale struggle, giggle their way through a scene -- VIDEO

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The season 3 premiere of Veep aired Sunday night, but it’s still not too late to mine a few more laughs from season 2. Tony Hale posted a few bloopers from shooting the end-credits scene in the episode “Running,” in which Vice President Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) does not appear to be following through on a pledge that she made to her body man, Gary (Hale), to attend his parents’ 40th anniversary party. As you can see in the clip below, it’s amazing that the pair ever finished the scene. Of course, these two have a history of cracking each other up. READ FULL STORY

'Veep': Julia Louis-Dreyfus & Co. spill details on season 3

The return of TV’s No. 2 comedy is nigh: Veep unveils its season 3 premiere tonight at 10:30 on HBO. This season, our narcissistic vice president of the United States, Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), stealthily begins her campaign for the Oval Office now that it appears POTUS won’t be seeking re-election.

While Veep‘s first two seasons showed viewers how Washington works, “season 3 is all about getting out of D.C.,” says creator Armando Iannucci. “It’s all about: How does the country work? She’s meeting people in Detroit, in the South, she’s going to a gun show, she’s meeting lobbyists. And because she’s on the campaign trail, it’s all about her no longer having to hide behind the president. But that means she’s going to have to declare her views on all sorts of issues. She can’t fudge it any more, she has to be specific….She’s got to become much more political.”

Selina is not the only one under pressure/the microscope this season. The unmerry band of misfits that comprise her staff also need to shine as the stakes ramp up significantly, and their adventures take them as far away as London, where Selina attends a major conference. To find out what to expect in season 3 from each character, elect to scroll down.

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'Veep': Julia Louis-Dreyfus reveals her real-life Selina moment at the White House

On HBO’s Veep, Julia Louis-Dreyfus plays the gaffe-prone, image-conscious vice president of the United States. She’s pretty good at it: Not only has she secured the support of both critics and fans, she’s won two Emmys for the role of Selina Meyer. Turns out, Louis-Dreyfus can subconsciously slip into Meyer mode when the show’s cameras aren’t rolling too. Earlier this year, she attended a high-profile event at the White House with a man who is very close to her. (No, not Tony Hale, who co-stars as her on-screen body man Gary –  it was her father, Gerard Louis-Dreyfus.) What happened next was … well, we’ll just let Louis-Dreyfus take it from here: READ FULL STORY

'Veep' season 3 trailer: Becoming the most powerful person on Earth

Selina Meyer is running for President! But the campaign isn’t quite what she expected.

In Veep‘s season 3 trailer, Selina is not only prevented from speaking her mind, but also told that in order to “maximize” her chances of becoming the POTUS, she pretty much has to fire her entire staff. Well, except for Sue.

Watch Selina plan her campaign strategy — and say inappropriate things — in the comedy’s latest trailer:

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus on Golden Globe noms for 'Veep' AND 'Enough Said': 'I'm out of my mind with happiness'

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association gave Julia Louis-Dreyfus one of the best mornings a star could ever wish for. Not only did she score a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Television Series (Comedy) for Veep, she got one for Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) for Enough Said.

You can bet she was excited about it:

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Congrats on a great morning.
JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS: Goddammit! Thank you!

For some reason, I imagined Jonah delivering this news to you. How do you think Selina Meyer would react if Jonah told her she was nominated for a Golden Globe?
Well, you have to understand that Selina is an egomaniac, of course, and she detests Jonah. But since the news is good news — and it’s good news about her — she might even hug Jonah before kicking him out of the office. READ FULL STORY

Julia Louis-Dreyfus on Best Actress Emmy win: 'It is delicious'

Sunday night didn’t mark the first Emmy win for Julia Louis-Dreyfus, but that doesn’t mean she’s over it. “It means a ton, because I’ve actually lost many more times than I’ve won,” she said, noting that she’s missed out on the prize 10 times. “It is delicious to win.”

And she credits the Best Actress in a Comedy victory to the Veep writers. “It really has to do with the writing. Fundamentally on the page, it was there. It’s there. … First of all, it’s Armando Iannucci’s voice, which is unique. Nobody had ever done anything like this before. He took it and ran with it. And we have the most superlative writers, who I think I forgot to thank when I was up there. They are outrageously talented.”

Louis-Dreyfus said she planned to sleep with her new statue, but the night wasn’t all upbeat for Louis-Dreyfus: A planned In Memoriam tribute is set for her Enough Said co-star James Gandolfini. The actress was somber when asked about the late actor, but she was also in a hurry to get back to her seat. “I want to be seeing the tribute to Jim.”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus: Why I was 'miserable' on 'SNL'

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Like many young comedians, a college-aged Julia Louis-Dreyfus dreamed of performing on Saturday Night Live one day. So when the future Seinfeld star was cast on NBC’s sketch show at the tender age of 21 — before she had even graduated from Northwestern University — she was understandably thrilled. (Louis-Dreyfus has called the moment “a huge Cinderella-getting-to-go-to-the-ball kind of experience.”)

Unfortunately, actually being on SNL was more Grimm brothers fairy tale than sanitized Disney story. “I did not adapt well,” the three-time Emmy winner (and current nominee) told EW editor Jess Cagle at a recent SiriusXM Town Hall. In fact, Louis-Dreyfus continued, “I was pretty miserable.”
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'Veep' star Tony Hale reveals the 10 ways he's prepping for the Emmys

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Will Veep stand for victory on Emmy night? Not only are Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky and the HBO political comedy itself up for trophies, Arrested Development veteran Tony Hale is an Supporting Actor nominee for his scene-stealing role as Gary, adoring personal aide to the Vice President (Louis-Dreyfus). Although the ceremony doesn’t take place until Sept. 22, Hale shares the 10 ways that he has already started prepping for the Emmys. READ FULL STORY

'Veep': Julia Louis-Dreyfus's staffers snap and curse (even more) in deleted scenes -- EXCLUSIVE

Forget coffee — this NSFW video of Veep‘s prickly, foul-mouthed characters demanding cappuccinos with “crack sprinkles” and hissing about the “most important piss” their boss has ever taken should be the only energy boost you need. The first season of HBO’s caustic political comedy hits DVD and Blu-ray next Tuesday; beyond even more deleted scenes, the release features a few shorts starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s hapless vice president, a making-of documentary, and commentary from creator Armando Iannucci and Louis-Dreyfus, among others.

If you still haven’t caught the series that won the Seinfeld alum her latest Emmy — for shame! — consider this a decent introduction. When even the material that got cut crackles, you know the show’s gotta be good.

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'Veep' season 2 trailer: Everyone curses and almost nothing goes right -- VIDEO

It’s time for the second season of Veep, HBO’s lightning-fast/lightning-foul comedy about the first female V.P. (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), the most-aggressive, second-most-powerful politician in D.C.

Here’s what we learn from the show’s new NSFW trailer: the Veep’s team is headed to a pig roast (maybe) where the hosts might be intimately involved with the main course; the Veep considers “daughter-boarding”; and, unrelated to those two incidents, the Veep becomes a meme, or “mean ma’am” — sorry, “meme, ma’am.” Something tells me V.P. really doesn’t stand for Very Precious.

Register for season 2, which begins April 14, below:

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Emmys 2012: 'Homeland,' 'Modern Family' dominate awards

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Showtime’s freshman drama Homeland unseated Mad Men in the best drama series during the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday on ABC. Actors Damian Lewis and Claire Danes, along with drama’s writers, confirmed pundit predictions by winning the gold for starring in Showtime’s year-old thriller that (conveniently!) returns for its second season next Sunday. But the night’s biggest surprise occurred when the domestic terrorist drama triumphed over AMC’s perennial winner Mad Men as well as last year’s period favorite, Downton Abbey, in the series category.

Modern Family ruled in the comedy categories yet again, including repeat wins for stars Julie Bowen and Eric Stonestreet. “We feel so lucky to have jobs that we love with people we love,” said Co-Creator Steve Levitan, who also won a statue for directing.

Julianne Moore took the gold for playing Sarah Palin in the HBO movie Game Change. “I feel so validated because Sarah Palin gave me a big thumbs down!” she said on stage. Kevin Costner won his first Emmy for starring in History’s Hatfields & McCoys, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus returned to TV with Veep this season on HBO and promptly won her third gold statue (previous wins occurred on The New Adventures of Old Christine and Seinfeld). Jon Cryer also grabbed another for co-starring on CBS’ Two and a Half Men – a prize he clearly did not expect to receive. (Backstage, he told reporters he thought the gold would go to Jim Parsons of The Big Bang Theory).

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart won its 10th consecutive Emmy for outstanding reality series. “We were told we get a free sandwich after 10,” he joked on stage. Longtime TV host Tom Bergeron finally scored for emceeing Dancing with the Stars, and The Amazing Race won its 1,345th for best reality show.

ABC’s latenight host Jimmy Kimmel served up some of the night’s biggest yuks as host. His opening monologue included a few political potshots (“Being Republican in Hollywood is like being a Chick-fil-A sandwich on the snack table at Glee”) and a prophetic quip about Mad Men’s Jon Hamm (“I, for one, am shocked you did not win tonight.”). He would turn out to be right: Lewis won in that category. Other gut-busting moments included Melissa McCarthy lusting for the nominees in the male comedy actor category, a video clip of the Modern Family cast that depicted Lily – aka Aubry Anderson-Emmons — as the set’s biggest diva, and Kimmel asking viewers to tweet that 30 Rock’s Tracy Morgan had passed out stage. (He then got Morgan to lay down on stage through an award presentation and a commercial break).

Later, Ron Howard took the stage to pay tribute to his TV dad, the late Andy Griffith, and the many actors and execs who passed over the last year. (Farewell, Davy Jones, Richard Dawson, Sherman Hemsley, Phyllis Diller, Michael Clarke Duncan, Chad Everett, Don Cornelius, Andy Rooney, Ben Gazzara, Kathryn Joosten, Harry Morgan, and Dick Clark, among others).

And the winners are:

Outstanding comedy series: Modern Family
Outstanding drama series:
Homeland
Outstanding miniseries or movie:
Game Change
Outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or movie:
Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
Outstanding directing for a miniseries or movie: Jay Roach, Game Change
Outstanding lead actress in a miniseries or movie:
Julianne Moore, Game Change
Outstanding writing for a miniseries or movie:
Danny Strong, Game Change
Outstanding supporting actor in a miniseries or movie:
Tom Berenger, Hatfields & McCoys
Outstanding supporting actress in a miniseries or movie:
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Outstanding variety series:
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Outstanding directing for a variety special: Glenn Weiss, 65th Annual Tony Awards
Outstanding writing for a variety special:
Louis C.K., Louie C.K. Live at the Beacon Theatre
Outstanding lead actress in a drama series:
Claire Danes, Homeland
Outstanding lead actor in a drama series: Damian Lewis, Homeland
Outstanding directing for a drama series: Tim Van Patten, Boardwalk Empire
Outstanding supporting actress in a drama: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Outstanding writing for a drama series: Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Gideon Raff, Homeland
Outstanding supporting actor in a drama series: Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Outstanding host for a reality show: Tom Bergeron, Dancing with the Stars
Outstanding reality-competition program: The Amazing Race
Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series: Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Outstanding directing in a comedy series: Steve Levitan, Modern Family
Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series: Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Outstanding writing for a comedy series: Louis C.K., Louie
Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series: Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

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HBO offers 'Girls' and 'Veep' free online after premieres

EW has confirmed that HBO will offer free online access for a limited time to its two newest offerings, Girls and Veep. Girls, Lena Dunham’s well-received 20-somethings-in-Brooklyn series, hits HBO.com, YouTube, DailyMotion, TV.com, and OnDemand channels on the Monday morning after the show’s April 15 premiere and will be available through May 14. The next Sunday, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Tony Hale bow in the political comedy Veep, which will be download for free on iTunes from April 23 to May 21 and stream on the same sites as Girls.

Read more:
Ken Tucker’s ‘Girls’ review
‘Girls’: New trailer from HBO, new praise from me
‘Veep’ trailer: Elaine Benes and Buster Bluth are feeling quasi-presidential
Spring 2012 TV Preview: 11 Shows We Can’t Wait for

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