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Tony Hale on his Emmy nomination and what's really in Gary's bag

Tony Hale, who plays Gary on HBO’s critically acclaimed Veep, is on a roll: He received his second Emmy nomination for supporting actor in a comedy series early this morning. (Hale won in this category for Veep last year.) Hale joins his costars Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Anna Chlumsky, who were nominated for lead actress in a comedy series and supporting actress in a comedy series, respectively; their show was also nominated for outstanding comedy series. We last saw Gary going to the White House alongside Selena, the newly instated president of the United States. Here, Hale talks about this crowning achievement and other standout moments from the season (hint: they squeak).

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: You won the Emmy for outstanding supporting actor for Veep last year, and here you are nominated again in the same category.
TONY HALE: It’s awesome. Having been in the business for 20 years, I’m just so thankful to have a gig. I’ve spent years just looking for gigs, so to be on a list like this is kind of overwhelming. READ FULL STORY

Anna Chlumsky reacts to her Emmy nom, reveals which 'Veep' scene was an accident

Veep‘s Amy had a roller coaster of a year, what with losing (and then winning) the role of Selina’s campaign manager—but for the actress that plays her, things are looking up. We caught up with Chlumsky, nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy for the second year in a row, right after she found out about her nod.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Congratulations!
ANNA CHLUMSKY: Thank you very much!

Where were you when you found out this morning?
I was actually about to take a little morning nap, because I had already been up for a few hours with my daughter. I was like, “Oh, do I do yoga, or do I nap, or do I do both?” And so I was planning on doing both, and really, I was just about to put my head on the pillow and then my phone rang.

So now you don’t get to nap, but do you get to do yoga?
I will tonight after rehearsal. This is worth it. [Laughs] READ FULL STORY

'Veep' finale recap, 'Crate'/'New Hampshire': A time for levity

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Amy, the chief of staff-turned-campaign manager for newly minted president Selina Meyer, was not trying to be a buzzkill when she noted to her celebrating limo-mates, in the opening moments of Sunday’s season finale of Veep, “I don’t mean to piss on your bliss, but I’m going to need you back in New Hampshire very, very soon.” She was merely doing her job as the shepherd of what had abruptly switched, in the season’s penultimate episode, “Crate,” from Selina’s election campaign to Selina’s re-election campaign. The veep had ascended, truly despite the efforts of her and her team, to the presidency, and Amy wisely didn’t want them to lose sight of their primary goal: To actually be elected into that office.

Naturally, they lost sight. But who could blame them, what with the congratulatory messages from Beyoncé and Ashton Kutcher (even if it did come from his assistant)? READ FULL STORY

'Veep' star Timothy Simons teases Jonah's 'moment in the sun' (and how he keeps a straight face)

It’s already been a season of change for White House liaison-turned-Ryantology founder/reporter Jonah Ryan on HBO’s Veep, but actor Timothy Simons tells EW that Sunday’s episode has yet another: “You might actually see, for the very first time, Jonah have a little bit of success — albeit short-lived,” he says. “Unfortunately the story always ends poorly for Jonah. But he does have a moment in the sun.” Looking further ahead into season 3, Simons says we’ll have more of an understanding of Jonah’s family by the time it’s over. We’ll meet a parent: “I don’t want to spoil any of that,” he says, “other than to say you get a little bit of insight into what might have created him.”

Here are three questions Simons could answer: READ FULL STORY

'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

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