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The disgraceful genius of Julia Louis-Dreyfus

2 May 2016 5:29 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

From 90s hair-spiration in Seinfeld to the president in Veep, snogging Bryan Cranston and tackling industry sexism, she plays the Hollywood game perfectly

As Veep enters its fifth triumphant series, I’d like to spew forth my unfiltered admiration for Julia Louis-Dreyfus. My 90s hair-spiration as Elaine Benes in Seinfeld, she has come to mean so much more to me than that. She navigates a career in Hollywood in which she has never been the “girlfriend” or the stereotypical female “voice of reason” to her more prominently featured male counterparts. And now she is playing the leader of the free world, albeit a seriously inept one, it looks like there’s little left for her to conquer.

She is one of the few women in Us television to clown and belch and discard all vanity in the name of laughs. Her performances are entirely laugh-focused, whatever it takes. Introduced into Seinfeld after the pilot, »

- Julia Raeside

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StartUp: Crackle Releases Official Teaser

29 April 2016 2:34 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Below, watch the official teaser for the new StartUp TV series, coming to Crackle, in fall 2016. StartUp stars Martin Freeman, Adam Brody, Edi Gathegi, and Otmara Marrero. During its Upfront presentation, Crackle announced Seinfeld's Wayne Knight and The Blacklist's Aaron Yoo have been added to the cast.

A high-stakes crime drama series, Start Up is produced by Critical Content and Hollywood Gang Productions. Tom Forman, Andrew Marcus, Ray Ricord, Gianni Nunnari, and Shannon Gaulding executive produce. The series is written by Ben Ketai who executive produces and directs. Brody and Anne Clements produce.

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How a 'Seinfeld' Joke Became a Reality

29 April 2016 2:18 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

For four seasons, John O'Hurley played the theatrically serious clothing magnate (and Elaine Benes' boss) J. Peterman on Seinfeld. His character spoke with unapologetic pomposity as he attempted to inject the workplace with a sense of wonder and adventure, often to Elaine's chagrin. It was a fun role for the actor – "I played like a mix of Forties radio drama combined with a little bit of a bad Charles Kurault," he says with a verve similar to his character's – who was surprised when he arrived on set to learn that J. »

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Bernie Sanders Gets Added to 'Seinfeld' Playing George Costanza

28 April 2016 3:35 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

It's gold, Jerry.  A video recently made by comedy site Break.com imagines what it would be like if Bernie Sanders had played George Costanza on the iconic TV sitcom Seinfeld.  Footage of the presidential candidate speaking is transposed onto the character played by Jason Alexander. The video is a little longer than two minutes and features numerous scenes from Seinfeld.  The bit is even funnier when it's realized that Seinfeld co-creator Larry David has been playing Sanders lately on Saturday Night Live.  Sanders himself had a small cameo on SNL, appearing on screen with David in a February

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- Ryan Parker

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Seinfeld: Julia Louis-Dreyfus Recalls Bittersweet Finale

27 April 2016 1:25 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

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It was nothing, if not bittersweet. Seinfeld ran for nine celebrated seasons on NBC before the May 14, 1998 TV series finale. According to Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Elaine Benes), the lack of onscreen sentiment in the controversial capper to the beloved sitcom, belies the mood on set. In an interview with People's Jess Cagle, the actress categorizes the atmosphere as "bittersweet," "sentimental," and "wrenching." Watch it, below.

The two-part Seinfeld TV series finale, entitled, "The Finale," brought the series to a total of 180 episodes. In addition to the Seinfeld main cast of Jerry Seinfeld, Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander, and Michael Richards, the final two episodes featured recurring cast members including Wayne Knight, Jerry Stiller, Estelle Harris, Liz Sheridan, Barney Martin, Ian Abercrombie, and more, for a total of 60 guest stars.

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‘Silicon Valley’ Ep Alec Berg on His Crazy ‘Seinfeld’ Connection

24 April 2016 4:44 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

If you don’t know Alec Berg by name, you know his work: “Silicon Valley,” “Seinfeld,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” And actually, if you know “Seinfeld” well, you do know his name. Berg went from writer to character to punchline on May 11, 1995’s “The Face Painter” episode. An actor named Mark DeCarlo played the ficticious “Alec Berg,” who had primo New York Rangers playoff tickets — something that Jerry (Seinfeld) and overzealous New Jersey Devils fan David Puddy (Patrick Warburton) took full advantage of. “I can always tell when the episode has re-aired, because I’ll get it from somebody,” the real Alec Berg told. »

- Tony Maglio

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The Last Laugh review – can the Holocaust ever be funny?

24 April 2016 12:41 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Documentary asks survivors as well as comedians including Mel Brooks and Sarah Silverman to consider whether it’s right to make jokes about death camps

Did you hear the one about the murder of 6 million Jews? In the documentary The Last Laugh, writer and director Ferne Pearlstein canvasses comedians ranging from Mel Brooks to Sarah Silverman, Holocaust survivors and anti-racism activists to ask whether the Nazi death camps are an appropriate subject for humour.

Naturally, this gives rise to an incredible wealth of comic material ranging from Seinfeld’s Soup Nazi (which Roz Weinman, who was in charge of standards and practices for NBC at the time, regrets approving as she believes the way it passed into pop culture ended up trivialising the Holocaust) to Joan Rivers’s 2013 shock-and-awe one-liner about Heidi Klum: “The last time a German looked this hot was when they were pushing Jews into ovens. »

- Alex Needham

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus on Veep, the End of Seinfeld and Surviving SNL

24 April 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

This article originally appeared on EW.com.It's election season in America, but TV is about to get even more political - and hilariously so. Ahead of her return as Selina Meyer on HBO's Veep, Julia Louis-Dreyfus sat down for a wide-ranging Q&A with People and Entertainment Weekly editorial director Jess Cagle to discuss the show’s fifth season, as well as her time on Seinfeld and SNL. During this latest edition of The Jess Cagle Interview, Louis-Dreyfus said she's "very excited" about Veep's new episodes, which pick up about eight hours after the editorial tie that »

- Jessica Derschowitz

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus on Veep, the End of Seinfeld and Surviving SNL

24 April 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

This article originally appeared on EW.com.It's election season in America, but TV is about to get even more political - and hilariously so. Ahead of her return as Selina Meyer on HBO's Veep, Julia Louis-Dreyfus sat down for a wide-ranging Q&A with People and Entertainment Weekly editorial director Jess Cagle to discuss the show’s fifth season, as well as her time on Seinfeld and SNL. During this latest edition of The Jess Cagle Interview, Louis-Dreyfus said she's "very excited" about Veep's new episodes, which pick up about eight hours after the editorial tie that »

- Jessica Derschowitz

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Veep Season 5 Review

22 April 2016 3:31 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Four episodes were provided prior to broadcast.

A transition of showrunners is always a tricky move for any TV show to pull off, much less one as full throttle and unrelentingly scathing as HBO’s Veep. When the show’s creator, Armando Iannucci, announced last year that he would be handing off the reigns to Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm alum David Mandel, it was easy to be the tiniest bit cautious. Among many great feats, Veep‘s ability to walk the tightrope of a “heightened” Washington, D.C. – and be consistently hilarious – was something almost too precious to sour.

And soured it is certainly n0t – Veep is, as ever, a head-spinning political satire with enough cracks made by its delightfully potty-mouthed cast of White House scallywags as to feel increasingly less fantastical, and more intriguingly realistic, the longer it goes on. That may be truer than ever in the show’s fifth year, »

- Mitchel Broussard

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Q&A: ‘Veep’ Showrunner on What’s Next for Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Embattled President

22 April 2016 3:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The end of “Veep” season 4 left Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ President Selena Meyer where we often find her — in a state of consternation. Her bid for reelection has ended in a tie, leaving the outcome in constitutional limbo. The final scene is vintage “Veep,” with Selena struggling to put on a happy face, then fuming at her staff when out of public view.

It’s also the series’ final moment under creator and original showrunner Armando Iannucci, who departed after season’s end. Unlike other recent HBO showrunner changes, this one was not driven by creative concerns. “Veep” is one of TV’s most acclaimed shows, having earned nine Primetime Emmy Awards, including last season’s for best comedy series and four straight for Julia Louis-Dreyfus as best actress in a comedy.

Iannucci returned to his native U.K. intent on spending more time with his family. His successor, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” veteran David Mandel, »

- Daniel Holloway

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Why Julia Louis-Dreyfus Had a 'Crisis of Confidence' During Amy Schumer's 'Last F---able Day'

22 April 2016 2:45 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

This article originally appeared on EW.com.There's no denying that Julia Louis-Dreyfus is a confident performer - her all-in commitment to comedy has created iconic television characters such as Elaine Benes on Seinfeld and Selina Meyer on Veep. However, one time she felt her confidence waver was just last year, when Louis-Dreyfus was filming a sketch for Inside Amy Schumer. Called "Last F---able Day," the segment features Louis-Dreyfus alongside Tina Fey and Patricia Arquette, as the trio satirize the way Hollywood treats actresses as they get older. (The premise of the sketch is that every actress has a celebration »

- Dylan Kickham

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Recalls the 'Unbelievably Wrenching' Final Day on the Seinfeld Set

22 April 2016 1:20 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

This article originally appeared on EW.com.Almost 20 years after its final episode graced the small screen, Seinfeld still reigns as one of TV's biggest triumphs. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who won a myriad of honors for her performance as the smart but slightly neurotic Elaine Benes, reflects on the final days of the '90s sitcom in a new interview with People and Entertainment Weekly editorial director Jess Cagle. "At the time, I was ready to take a break. I had two very young kids. I had a baby and a 5-year-old. I wanted calm, and [to] just sort of hunker down at home, »

- Dana Getz, @DanaGetz

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Relax, 'Veep' fans: The new producer didn't screw up the show

21 April 2016 12:58 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

One of the running gags in the new season of Veep involves Selina's daughter Catherine trying to film a documentary about her mother's work, and constantly being shooed out of the Oval Office because she's just captured an unflattering moment from America's first female president. "Catherine, do not use any of the vulgar parts," Selina eventually warns her. "But that's, like, all of it," Catherine points out. So, no, Veep fans, you don't have to worry about the Emmy-winning HBO comedy transforming into a radically different show in season 5 (which debuts Sunday at 10:30), even though creator Armando Iannucci has moved on to other projects, replaced by comedy veteran — and Veep newbie — David Mandel. This isn't going to be the gas leak season of Community: the four episodes I've seen feel very much like the show Iannucci was making, not only in the way they continue the cliffhanger of »

- Alan Sepinwall

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The Last Laugh Review [Tribeca 2016]

18 April 2016 8:45 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

There’s nothing funny about the Holocaust, which is probably why some comedians think it’s about time to start making jokes about it. The Last Laugh, a documentary by director and cinematographer Ferne Pearlstein, reveals, dissects, and discusses the subject of taboo humor in general and the Holocaust in particular. Pearlstein gathers together interviews with numerous comedians, writers, producers, and activists, including several Holocaust survivors, to present their perspective on what can be joked about and what cannot and where, if anywhere, comedy must draw the line.

Auschwitz survivor Renee Firestone represents the major argument for laughing in the face of overwhelming evil, as she recalls her experience in the camps and afterwards. She discusses the use of humor within the camps, up to and including cabaret productions by performers that tacitly made fun of the Nazis and the SS guards. While Firestone is the most personally profiled survivor, »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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Seinfeld: Watch Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Elaine Benes on SNL

18 April 2016 1:42 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

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You can't yada yada this. Below, watch "real" New Yorkers Elaine Benes (Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Seinfeld) and Rachel Green (Vanessa Bayer as Jennifer Aniston's Friends' character) question Hillary Clinton (Kate McKinnon) and Senator Bernie Sanders (Larry David) at the Brooklyn debate. The sketch is from the April 16, 2017 episode of Saturday Night Live, on NBC. Louis-Dreyfus hosted with Nick Jonas as musical guest.

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The Best & Worst Sketches from Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ ‘Saturday Night Live’

17 April 2016 3:06 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

This weekend, Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus returned to Saturday Night Live as host for the third time. Since SNL is on NBC it should come as no surprise that there a little bit of Seinfeld made it into one of the sketches, and it even included another alum from the iconic comedy series. Beyond that, […]

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- Ethan Anderton

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Brings Back Elaine for Seinfeld Reunion with Larry David on SNL

17 April 2016 1:25 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Elaine Benes is back - and she's not feeling the Bern. There was a (very) mini Seinfeld reunion on Saturday when Julia Louis-Dreyfus hosted Saturday Night Live and teamed up with Larry David for the show's cold open.Louis-Dreyfus reprised the beloved Seinfeld character and acted as a potential voter at Brooklyn Democratic debate, questioning Bernie Sanders - played by David - about how he intends to "break up the big banks." "I'll go to the big banks, I'll sit them down and yada yada yada they'll be broken up," David replied, imitating Sanders' mannerisms. "What? No. No. You »

- Char Adams, @CiCiAdams_

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Brings Back Elaine for Seinfeld Reunion with Larry David on SNL

17 April 2016 1:25 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Elaine Benes is back - and she's not feeling the Bern. There was a (very) mini Seinfeld reunion on Saturday when Julia Louis-Dreyfus hosted Saturday Night Live and teamed up with Larry David for the show's cold open.Louis-Dreyfus reprised the beloved Seinfeld character and acted as a potential voter at Brooklyn Democratic debate, questioning Bernie Sanders - played by David - about how he intends to "break up the big banks." "I'll go to the big banks, I'll sit them down and yada yada yada they'll be broken up," David replied, imitating Sanders' mannerisms. "What? No. No. You »

- Char Adams, @CiCiAdams_

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Recap: Julia Louis-Dreyfus Hosts, Nick Jonas Performs

17 April 2016 1:08 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Seinfeld alum Julia Louis-Dreyfus hosted the April 16 episode of Saturday Night Live and was able to score some actual laughter on the show with her hilarious cold open and also serving up her Seinfeld Elaine Benes character. Julia Louis-dreyfus Hosts ‘SNL’ In the cold open, the actress is able to get the audience on board by […]

The post ‘Saturday Night Live’ Recap: Julia Louis-Dreyfus Hosts, Nick Jonas Performs appeared first on uInterview. »

- Crystal Smith

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