LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC says Emmy-winning lighting director Phil Hymes has died. He was 96.
NBC said that Hymes died of complications from cancer at a New York City hospital on July...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Lithgow joined the growing list of actors who have taken on the role of President Donald Trump, portraying the world leader in a live reading of former special counsel...
NEW YORK (AP) — Julia Louis-Dreyfus still had tears to shed as she said her official farewell to "Veep." The only problem is she forgot to bring tissues.
‘Veep’ star Julia Louis-Dreyfus no fan of Trump
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — "Veep" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus doesn't know who she'll support for president in 2020, but is sure about who she won't.
She called Donald Trump a "pretend president" and said "I'm not a fan."
Louis-Dreyfus was asked her political views Friday while promoting the final, seven-episode season of her HBO series, which begins on March 31. "Veep" has won three Emmys for best comedy series and the series star won four best actress awards.
ShowBiz Minute: Rush, Louis-Dreyfus, US Box Office
Julia Louis-Dreyfus gets a top award for comedy
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a 35-year acting career and with two iconic television characters to her name — Elaine Benes of "Seinfeld" and foul-mouthed Vice-President Selina Meyer — Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been honored with the Mark Twain Prize for lifetime achievement in comedy.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus feted for career achievement in comedy
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a 35-year acting career and with two iconic television characters to her name -- Elaine Benes of "Seinfeld" and foul-mouthed Vice-President Selina Meyer--Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been honored with the Mark Twain Prize for lifetime achievement in comedy.
The Latest: Louis-Dreyfus references Kavanaugh at award
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Julia Louis-Dreyfus receiving the 21st annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor for an iconic career in comedy (all times local):
Julia Louis-Dreyfus accepted her Mark Twain award with an extended comedic bit and a few shots at new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
‘Saturday Night Live,’ politics, diversity could rule Emmys
LOS ANGELES (AP) — There are critical points about the 70th Emmy Awards to keep in mind, starting with this: The ceremony airs Monday.
Typically held on a Sunday, it was punted one day so this year's host network, NBC, could accommodate its "Sunday Night Football" franchise (New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys, for viewers inclined toward that spectacle).
Julia Louis-Dreyfus is thrilled about her ‘Veep’ return
NEW YORK (AP) — Julia Louis-Dreyfus is back at work on "Veep" and said 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.
As work began recently on the show's seventh and final season, Louis-Dreyfus told The Associated Press: "I feel good. I feel strong. I've got energy and, yeah, back to my old tricks. It feels like I never left."
Correction: Mark Twain Prize-Louis-Dreyfus story
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story May 23 about Julia Louis-Dreyfus being chosen to receive the Mark Twain Prize, The Associated Press erroneously reported the date when she will be honored. Louis-Dreyfus will receive the award on Oct. 21, not Oct. 31.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Julia Louis-Dreyfus to receive Mark Twain Prize
Julia Louis-Dreyfus is being honored with the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for a lifetime in comedy
Historically accurate, soberly frightening and frequently hilarious, Armando Iannucci’s tragicomic feature “The Death of Stalin” has been hailed as the best political satire since “Dr. Strangelove.”
The film, featuring Steve Buscemi and Monty Python alum Michael Palin, is a seriously funny look at the chaotic power struggle among Russia’s ruling elite after the passing of iron-fisted Josef Stalin. His unexpected stroke plunged the nation into paranoia, uncertainty and near civil war.
A 'Seinfeld' reunion is in the works now that Julia Louis-Dreyfus is recovering from having breast cancer.
The 57-year-old actress revealed last September that she had been diagnosed with the disease but after completing a course of chemotherapy in January she underwent successful surgery in February and is winning her battle with the illness.
‘Veep’ cast praises Louis-Dreyfus
Complete list of winners at 24th annual SAG Awards
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A partial list of winners at Sunday's 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles:
Actor: Gary Oldman, "Darkest Hour"
Actress: Frances McDormand, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"
Supporting actor: Sam Rockwell, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"
Supporting actress: Allison Janney, "I, Tonya"
Cast: "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"
Stunt ensemble: "Wonder Woman"
Actor in a drama series: Sterling K. Brown, "This is Us"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus marks chemo end with ‘Beat It’ video
Julia Louis-Dreyfus has marked the end of chemo by posting an Instagram video of her grown sons lip-syncing to Michael Jackson's "Beat It."
The "Veep" star and "Seinfeld" alum" said of Charlie and Henry, her two kids with Brad Hall: "Ain't they sweet?"
Louis-Dreyfus announced in September she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. She said she found out the day after winning an Emmy for "Veep." She's been sharing her journey and support from loved ones and fans on social media ever since.
Robots understand U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley best, study finds
United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley is the best communicator in American politics today, according to a technology company that specializes in voice transcription.
To their robots, Haley is a better orator than Hillary Clinton and a stronger speaker than former president Barack Obama. And, according to their tests, the former South Carolina governor is far better at getting her message out than her boss, President Donald Trump.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ‘wants to keep working through her cancer batte’
Julia Louis-Dreyfus wants to keep working through her cancer battle.
The 56-year-old actress is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer and while production on her HBO comedy series 'Veep' has been halted, Julia intends to return to the show's set in the near future.
‘Veep’ production halted awaiting Louis-Dreyfus’ treatment
NEW YORK (AP) — A producer of "Veep" says filming of the HBO comedy has been postponed as its star, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, undergoes treatment for breast cancer.
During an interview on SiriusXM on Wednesday, Frank Rich said production of the new season was awaiting her recovery.
ShowBiz Minute: Jeffreys, Louis-Dreyfus, Kardashian West
Women won big at Emmys, in front of and behind the camera
NEW YORK (AP) — The Emmy statuette depicts a winged woman, and this year's Emmy telecast celebrated a TV season in which women, as never before, were able to soar.
Women win big at Emmys
List of Emmy Award winners
List of winners of the annual Emmy Awards, announced Sunday by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Drama Series: "The Handmaid's Tale."
Directing, Drama: Reed Morano, "The Handmaid's Tale."
Actor, Drama Series: Sterling K. Brown, "This is Us."
Actress, Drama Series: Elisabeth Moss, "The Handmaid's Tale."
Supporting Actor, Drama Series: John Lithgow, "The Crown."
Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Ann Dowd, "The Handmaid's Tale."
HBO’s ‘Veep’ to end after seventh season in 2018
LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO says its much-honored political satire "Veep" is coming to an end.
The cable channel said Wednesday that "Veep" will air its seventh and final season in 2018.
Series star Julia Louis-Dreyfus won five consecutive Emmy Awards for her portrayal of Selina Meyer, a self-absorbed politician and failed president. The actress is up for a sixth trophy at the Sept. 17 Emmy ceremony.
Louis-Dreyfus tried to comfort "Veep" fans over their pending loss.
Anna Chlumsky, Shemar Moore to announce Emmy nods
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actors Anna Chlumsky and Shemar Moore are set to announce nominations for the 69th annual Emmy Awards.
The nominations will be released July 13 at the TV academy's headquarters in Los Angeles. The event will stream live on Emmys.com.
In announcing the presenters Thursday, TV academy CEO Hayma Washington said the television industry has never been more inventive.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian lawmaker said Friday he was stunned that he had grabbed the attention of stars of the U.S. television series "Veep" by laughing so hard at an episode of the political satire that he choked on his sushi and knocked himself unconscious on a kitchen bench.
A look at some interesting things as we head into Saturday, the first day of the second round of the NCAA Tournament:
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
There will be plenty of parent shots during two games Saturday.
No. 12 seed Xavier and assistant coach Luke Murray, son of actor-comedian Bill Murray, faces third-seeded Florida State in Orlando, Florida.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — No. 1 seed Gonzaga (33-1) vs. No. 8 Northwestern (24-11)
Second round, West Region; Salt Lake City; 5:15 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Northwestern is playing with house money. The Wildcats advanced to the tournament for the first time and even won a game. Gonzaga, on the other hand, was expected to be here and expected to go much further. Northwestern will have to overcome Gonzaga's significant size advantage.
7 presidential television, film favorites for the holiday weekend
It’s President’s Day weekend. We thought we’d celebrate with a film festival of sorts, featuring memorable performances on the big and little screens of American presidents – real and fictional. As we started brainstorming, it occurred to us that this is a more difficult task than it initially seemed. The list of notable screen presidents is long. Here are 7 of our favorites.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ ‘exquisite’ red carpet gown
Quotes from Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards
Remarks from winners and others at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards:
"This story is of unity, this story is what happens when we put our differences aside and we come together as a human race. We win, love wins, every time. ... Thank you so much for appreciating these women. They are 'Hidden Figures' no more!" — Taraji P. Henson, accepting ensemble cast honors for the film "Hidden Figures," about African-American mathematicians in the 1960s space program.
Complete list of winners at 23rd annual SAG Awards
A complete list of winners at Sunday's 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles:
Celebrities react to Golden Globe nominations
Stars and other nominees react to the 74th annual Golden Globe bids announced Monday in Beverly Hills, California:
— "Huge thanks to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and the Russian hackers that made our nominations possible." — Julia Louis-Dreyfus' tweet on recognition for her and her comedy series "Veep."
Surprises, sure things and Trump joke at Emmys
The Emmy Awards had its share of surprises, sure things and Donald Trump jokes. One consistent theme was the continued creative erosion at the top broadcast networks, now merely an afterthought on television's biggest night.
‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Veep’ take top honors at Emmys
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Game of Thrones" conquered the Emmy kingdom Sunday, honored as top drama for the second consecutive year and becoming the most honored prime-time TV series ever on a night of surprises and sharp political jabs.
"Veep" repeated as best comedy series and its star, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, won a record-breaking sixth Emmy as best comedy actress. Jeffrey Tambor's trophy as top comedy actor for "Transparent" also was his second.
Review: Kimmel wins the prize as cheeky, easygoing Emmy host
NEW YORK (AP) — "Are we ready to make the Emmys great again?" asked Jimmy Kimmel as he finished his opening monologue.
The Emmys may or may not be all that great, but ABC's Emmycast, in Kimmel's capable hands, was dandy.
Presidential politics plays big role at Emmy Awards
NEW YORK (AP) — Since it often seems like the most entertaining limited series on television, there was little surprise that the presidential campaign made its presence felt at the Emmy Awards.
Jokes and politicking took place onstage and off Sunday. Former Republican candidate Jeb Bush made an appearance in Jimmy Kimmel's opening comedy skit and Hillary Clinton tweeted congratulations to her impersonator, Kate McKinnon of "Saturday Night Live."
Julia Louis Dreyfus honors her father at Emmys
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Julia Louis-Dreyfus managed to make people at the Emmy Awards laugh despite personal heartbreak.
The actress, who won her fifth consecutive trophy as leading actress in a comedy series for "Veep," took digs at Donald Trump and thanked the show's producers two days after the death of her dad. She revealed the family news at the end of her speech Sunday.
"Seinfeldia" (Simon & Schuster), by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
Eighteen years ago, in one of the most anticipated moments in American television history, fans of "Seinfeld" obsessed over the series ending its nine-season run and struggled with saying goodbye to one of the most influential, hilarious and successful comedies of all time.
In a sense, though, the farewell wasn't entirely necessary.
The show has lived on in perpetuity, with reruns broadcast...