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Why the Hell Is Julia Louis-Dreyfus Having Sex with a Clown in This 'GQ' Shoot?

Earlier this month, Veep superstar Julia Louis-Dreyfus posed naked on the cover of Rolling Stone wearing nothing but a flubbed Constitution tattoo on her back. But it seems that she's one-upped herself with her newest feature in GQ's comedy issue, which sent her to a nightmarish hellscape for anyone who hates clowns and the unnecessary objectification of funny women, reducing a funny and hugely popular comedic actress to a sexy body in love with Ronald McDonald's creepy cousin — a treatment male comedians never get unless it's done through an ironic gender-bender lens or Kanye West music video parody. The Rolling Stone cover at least [...]

Here's 10 Seconds from the New Season of 'Veep'

Here's a short teaser trailer from the upcoming third season of the critically-acclaimed HBO comedy Veep, which debuts on April 6th. There's only 10 seconds of footage in it, but it's worth the watch if you like Julia Louis-Dreyfus or hate balloons.

HBO Renews 'Veep' for a Third Season

HBO announced today that they've renewed the critically-acclaimed, Emmy-winning comedy Veep for a third season. Created by UK comedy mastermind Armando Iannucci and starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the U.S. Vice President, the series began airing its second season last month and earned its highest ratings for the season yet this past weekend. Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Matt Walsh, Reed Scott, Timothy Simons, Sufe Bradshaw, and Kevin Dunn. Like the second season, the third season order is for 10 episodes. The new season is expected to debut sometime next year, so once Veep Season 2 wraps, you'll just have to start paying attention to Joe Biden for a few months [...]

Here's a Trailer for the New Season of 'Veep'

HBO just released this new trailer for its excellent political comedy Veep, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus and created by Armando Iannucci. Season Two debuts on April 14th, and it looks more action-packed than the first, full of cool guest stars like Gary Cole and that guy from The Wire who says "sheeeeee-it."

'Veep' Is Coming Back April 14th for a Second Season

HBO announced today that its Vice Presidential comedy Veep, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus and created by Armando Iannucci, is returning for a second season on Sunday, April 14th, at 10:30pm. The whole ensemble cast, made up of Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale, Matt Walsh, Reid Scott, Timothy Simons, and Sufe Bradshaw, is coming back, with Gary Cole and Kevin Dunn joining up for major recurring roles. The new season will be 10 episodes compared to last season's eight, continuing HBO's quest to transition creator Armando Iannucci away from tiny six-episode British seasons, inch by inch.

There Are Five Million Jokes in the Trailer for Season 3 of 'Veep'

HBO's political comedy Veep, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus and created by Armando Iannucci, returns for its third season on Sunday, April 6th, and here's a brand new trailer for it. The trailer's only 90 seconds long, but there are at least five minutes worth of jokes in there.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Helped Jimmy Kimmel Stage Another Video Hoax

Jimmy Kimmel got a lot of attention for his recent viral video hoax, so he made very clear last night that his latest YouTube stunt was just that. In a segment about recent viral videos of meltdowns, Julia Louis-Dreyfus proves her Emmy-winning acting chops in this massive coffee shop freakout. Even, or especially, knowing it's fake, it's worth watching for JLD alone.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Had Lunch with Joe Biden

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 [...]

Watch a New Trailer for 'Veep' Season 2

Here's a teaser trailer for the second season of HBO's Vice Presidential comedy Veep, featuring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Matt Walsh, and the rest of the gang back in action. It's back April 14th, so if you want wacky Vice President hijinx before then, just set your Google alerts for "Joe Biden."

Saturday Night's Children: Julia Louis-Dreyfus (1982-1985)

Saturday Night Live has been home to over a hundred cast members throughout the past 36 years. In our column Saturday Night’s Children, we present the history, talent, and best sketches of one SNL cast member each week for your viewing, learning, and laughing pleasure.

She'll always be identified with Elaine Benes on Seinfeld, but not many people recognize Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the young television newcomer she was on early-80s SNL. Before going on to star in a string of critically acclaimed shows, Louis-Dreyfus spent three years as a repertory player during the Dick Ebersol days developing characters and paving her quick path to stardom. Since then, she's dominated [...]

Amy Poehler: "Movies Are Dumb, and TV Is Awesome"

“Movies are dumb, and TV is awesome. If we take away anything from the night, let’s all remember that TV is better than film and everybody knows it.”

- Amy Poehler preaches to the choir while introducing inductee Julia Louis-Dreyfus at last night's TV Hall of Fame ceremony.

Watch James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus in the Trailer for 'Enough Said'

Here's the trailer for one of the last movies starring the late, great James Gandolfini. Directed by Nicole Holofcener (Please Give), Enough Said is a romantic comedy starring Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus as a pair of single parents who fall in love with each other. The movie is due out September 20th.

Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: 'Veep' Season 1

Veep Season 1 is out on DVD and Blu-Ray this week! The Armando Iannucci-created Julia Louis-Dreyfuss-starring show is incredible, with some of the smartest and funniest dialogue on television. Matt Walsh and Tony Hale round out a talented cast of comedians and actors playing the oft-harried workers assisting the Vice President of the United States. The show returns to HBO next Monday, so that gives you a small amount of time to catch up very quickly, but also season one is just eight half-hour episodes so that's not too hard at all. Plus they're really good!

Publishers Want Books from Kristen Wiig and Julia Louis-Dreyfus

In the wake of Amy Poehler, Lena Dunham, and Judy Greer landing big book deal for their memoirs, The Hollywood Reporter observes the growing trend of books from female comedians and comedic actors, reporting that Kristen Wiig and Julia Louis-Dreyfus are high on wish lists for the next big comedian-authored books. THR notes that books by male comedians haven't been doing as well lately – partially because of a lack of said books that stand out and because women tend to buy more books than men. The recent wave of books by female comedians began with Chelsea Handler's 2005 tome My Horizontal Life, with [...]