Veeps collided on Friday, when the real Vice President, Joe Biden, and the fake Vice President, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, met for lunch at the White House. Louis-Dreyfus, who plays VP Selina Meyer on HBO's Veep, surprised Biden by sitting down at his desk when she showed up for their pre-arranged lunch. "He thought he'd just ask my advice on some various briefs he had to deal with," Louis-Dreyfus said in an audio clip posted to the White House's website, "And I was happy to give him my advice which he paid no attention to whatsoever, which is why he's such a wise vice president."
Biden being a good sport about Veep is [...]
Joe Biden (who is still the Vice President of the United States for those not keeping up) is cameoing in next week's episode of Parks and Recreation (airing Nov. 15), Entertainment Weekly reports. Biden has been the object of Leslie's Knope's sexual desires for years now (she once revealed that her perfect man would have "the brains of George Clooney and the body of Joe Biden"). The Parks crew got Biden to film the scene when they were in Washington, D.C., shooting the season premiere (which featured cameos from John McCain and other politicians who aren't as exciting as Biden).
Parks and Rec boss Michael Schur told EW [...]
Poor VP Joe Biden and his lackeys aren't fans of HBO's new show Veep, which centers on a fictional version of his office. A staffer of his had this to say about it: "It would have been more watercooler conversation-inspiring if it had been funnier. The show gets the D.C. personalities right, but it has what's funny about the VP all wrong. A senator would come to him. Not the other way around. That the VP paradoxically has enormous power and no power — is treated like the president but isn't. But they missed that." Perhaps they should pitch a rival VP-based comedy to Showtime? The more the merrier, [...]
Comedy Central Insider reports: "Catch it September 8 when [Joe Biden] helps Stephen Colbert kick off his two-day-long salute to America's fighting men and women. This will be Stephen's first-ever interview with a sitting vice president, so don't miss it for something stupid." Apparently, Wednesday and Thursday's shows will have all servicepeople in the audience. A big get for Colbert!