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Look Back at Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Funniest Roles in Honor of Her Mark Twain Prize

Look Back at Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Funniest Roles in Honor of Her Mark Twain Prize
Julia Louis-Dreyfus is a comedic genius! Over the years the Emmy-winner has made us laugh, cry and shout with excitement as her many iconic characters. Now, she's being honored with the annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and it's so well deserved. She's wooed fans as Elaine Benes on Seinfeld, guided us through divorce on The New Adventures of Old Christine and gave us the female vice president we've always wanted on Veep. She is a true comedy chameleon and that's why she's this year's Mark Twain Prize recipient. The New York City native has done it all when it comes to comedy and we're forever grateful for...
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‘Veep’ Star Julia Louis-Dreyfus to Receive Mark Twain Prize for Humor

Selina Meyer may keep losing, but Julia Louis-Dreyfus just landed a solid win. The “Veep” star is this year’s recipient of the annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, it was announced Wednesday.

“Like Mark Twain, Julia has enriched American culture with her iconic, unforgettable, and outright hilarious brand of humor,” Deborah F. Rutter, the president of the Kennedy Center, said in a statement. “Over four decades, her wildly original characters and her gift for physical comedy have left us in stitches.”

“Merely to join the list of distinguished recipients of this award would be honor enough, but, as a student of both American history and literature, the fact that Mr. Twain himself will be presenting the award to me in person is particularly gratifying,” Louis-Dreyfus said.

Also Read: Tony Hale Talks the Return of 'Veep' and Julia Louis-Dreyfus'
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus to Receive Mark Twain Prize

Julia Louis-Dreyfus to Receive Mark Twain Prize
“Veep” star Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Louis-Dreyfus will receive the award at the Kennedy Center on Oct. 21 in a ceremony that will be broadcast nationally.

“Like Mark Twain, Julia has enriched American culture with her iconic, unforgettable, and outright hilarious brand of humor,” Kennedy Center president Deborah F. Rutter said. “Over four decades, her wildly original characters and her gift for physical comedy have left us in stitches.”

She is the latest in a long line of distinguished comedians to receive the award, including comedy luminaries such as Lorne Michaels,
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The 61-Year Love Story of Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara

Jerry Stiller is best-known as the fictional dad of George Costanza on ‘Seinfeld’ and as the real-life father of Ben Stiller. This legendary comedian has enjoyed a long and successful career and by his side at each stage of his career was his wife, Anne Meara. The couple enjoyed a happy marriage for 61 years. It was during the 1960s and 1970s that Jerry Stiller rose to fame when he and his wife performed as the comedy duo ‘Stiller & Meara’ in variety shows. Their act involved them portraying an oddball married couple with the fictional names Hershey Horowitz and

The 61-Year Love Story of Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara
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Tony Hale (‘Arrested Development’) could be second Best Comedy Supporting Actor Emmy winner for two shows

Tony Hale (‘Arrested Development’) could be second Best Comedy Supporting Actor Emmy winner for two shows
Tony Hale won’t win a third Best Comedy Supporting Actor Emmy for “Veep” this year, since the series is sitting out the season, but he could take home a third career statuette for his other Emmy-winning comedy, “Arrested Development.” If Hale does manage to pull it off, he’d join Art Carney as the only multiple winners of the category for two different shows.

While the early years of the Emmys didn’t have genre-specific acting categories, Carney won the first three supporting actor awards: two for “The Jackie Gleason Show” and one for “The Honeymooners.” Since the latter sitcom was based on the popular recurring sketch of the same name on “The Jackie Gleason Show” and Carney played Gleason’s sidekick Ed Norton on both, along with other sketch characters on the variety show, Hale would be the first multiple winner for playing two different characters on two different,
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The 25 Best Foreign-Language Movie Scenes of the 21st Century

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Earlier this year, the IndieWire staff counted down our favorite English-language movie scenes of the 21st century. Now that due attention has been paid to Llewyn Davis’ heartbreaking audition, Daniel Plainview’s heartless approach to milkshakes, and several more of the most unforgettable moments in recent memory, it’s time to broaden our horizons.

It’s a big world out there, but great cinema has the power to bring it a little closer together. From an accordion jam session led by Denis Lavant, to an intimate slow dance in a small Parisian bar, these passages are too perfect for anything to get lost in translation.

These are our picks for the 25 best foreign-language film scenes of the 21st century.

25. “Holy Motors” (Entracte)

Midway through Leos Carax’s surreal and beautiful look at a man (Denis Lavant) who undergoes a series of disguises over the course of a very strange night,
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Who’s the best Comedy Actress Emmy winner of 2000s: Jennifer Aniston, Tina Fey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus … ? [Poll]

Who’s the best Comedy Actress Emmy winner of 2000s: Jennifer Aniston, Tina Fey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus … ? [Poll]
The Emmy for Best Comedy Actress went to nine different actresses during the 2000s, an astonishing turnover given how much the Television Academy loves repeat winners. As such, some of the most iconic leading lady performances on television were rightfully awarded the medium’s highest honor. But which Best Comedy Actress winner of the 2000s do you consider your favorite? Take a look back on each of the decade’s winners and vote in our poll below.

See Who’s the best Comedy Actor Emmy winner of 2000s: Alec Baldwin, Tony Shalhoub, Eric McCormack … ? [Poll]

Patricia Heaton, “Everybody Loves Raymond” (2000-2001) — The only repeat winner in this category was Heaton, for playing the constantly irritable Debra Barone in “Everybody Loves Raymond.” Her first win came from submitting one of her most memorable episodes, “Bad Moon Rising,” in which Debra is grappling with Pms. Heaton was also nominated in 1999 and every year from 2002-2005.

Jennifer Aniston,
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James Corden Celebrates 'Seinfeld' Finale Anniversary by Jokingly Revealing Theme Song Involvement

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the Seinfeld finale, and the timing seemed to be right for James Corden to jokingly reveal he actually played a role in the hit NBC sitcom.

On Monday's Late Late Show, the CBS host "unearthed" footage of his apparent involvement with the recording of Seinfeld's theme song. In the clip, a "young" Corden — or what appeared to be Corden today, just in a blonde wig — is shown entering a recording studio, with the song's "lyrics" in hand.

As Corden prepares to sing, the song's bass kicks in along with its...
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‘Seinfeld’ Team Reflects on Series Finale on 20th Anniversary: ‘It Was Like The Last Day of School’

‘Seinfeld’ Team Reflects on Series Finale on 20th Anniversary: ‘It Was Like The Last Day of School’
Twenty years ago, there was much ado about nothing — or more specifically, the TV sitcom that was famously about nothing — when “Seinfeld,” then a groundbreaking ratings juggernaut and pop cultural phenomenon, aired its much-anticipated series finale.

Concluding nine seasons of micro-observational humor, complex but absurdist intertwining plotlines, dialogue that became overnight water-cooler catchphrases and a game-changing “no hugging, no learning” approach to network comedy, star and executive producer Jerry Seinfeld turned to his co-creator Larry David, who’d left the series two seasons prior, to craft an ending that would, in established “Seinfeld-ian” style, neatly tie disparate threads of the series together.
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8 Stars Who Couldn’t Cut It as Murphy Brown’s Secretary, From Rosie to JFK Jr. (Photos)

Murphy Brown” is returning to television on CBS for 13 episodes during the 2018-2019 season. And while a lot has changed in media since Candice Bergen’s Brown hosted the fictional news broadcast “Fyi,” one thing that hasn’t changed is how hard it is to find good help. One of the longest recurring gags on “Murphy Brown” was how nearly every week Brown had a new wacky and incompetent secretary, everyone a man with a Hitler mustache to a pleasant looking woman who worshipped Satan. Over 90 people sat in that assistant’s chair over the show’s 10 seasons, including some celebrity cameos, but not one of them lasted.

Paul Reubens

Pee-Wee Herman himself helped out Murphy Brown, appearing in six episodes of the show as Stan Lansing’s nephew.

Marcia Wallace

Before Marcia Wallace was Edna Krabappel on “The Simpsons,” Wallace had a part on “The Bob Newhart Show” as Bob Hartley’s dynamo of a receptionist Carol Bondurant. During a special crossover episode of “Murphy Brown,” Carol proved to be Brown’s best secretary ever, a real keeper. But at the end of the episode, Bob rushes into the office and begs for Carol to come back and work for him, despite Brown’s pleading.

John Kennedy Jr.

You can hear the women in the live audience swooning when it’s revealed that John John is Brown’s latest secretary. “I guess the lawyer thing didn’t work out,” Brown jokes. But he wasn’t there to work, but to drop off a “wedding present” that was just a fake cover of the magazine he edited.

Kramer (Michael Richards)

When Kramer (Michael Richards) heads out to Los Angeles on an episode of “Seinfeld,” Jerry and Elaine spot him on an episode of “Murphy Brown” as another new secretary. His rapid fire typing is hysterical, and the show even teases that she has “a good feeling” about him.

Sally Field

Murphy Brown would’ve been lucky to have fellow single-mother Norma Rae as her secretary, or better yet her “Absence of Malice” journalist Megan Carter, but instead she got Kathleen Dubek, secretary 91.

Rosie O’Donnell

The final season of “Murphy Brown” featured a cavalcade of celebrity cameos, including Rosie O’Donnell as a particularly annoying singing secretary.

Don Rickles

Rickles would’ve been in his 70s by the time he stepped into the secretary job during the show’s final season.

Bette Midler

In the show’s stellar finale, Bette Midler took charge as secretary Caprice Feldman. “Caprice! With two Cs, interlocking like Chanel!” Her wealthy socialite type was always told by her (dead) husband that she could never hold down a job. Well she picked one with quite the track record.

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7 of the Worst TV Series Finales: From ‘Seinfeld’ to ‘Girls’ (Photos)

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7 of the Worst TV Series Finales: From ‘Seinfeld’ to ‘Girls’ (Photos)
The series finale of the beloved “show about nothing” has gone down in history as a disappointment. Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld), George (Jason Alexander), Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and Kramer (Michael Richards) end up in prison for violating the “Good Samaritan” law. In the last shot, we see Jerry performing stand-up to his fellow inmates. It was just weird.

The series ending to “Girls” was confusing to say the least. The penultimate episode, “Goodbye Tour,” felt way more like a finale, wrapping up with the four main characters dancing the night away together. The finale, “Latching,” surrounded Marnie (Allison Williams) and Hannah (Lena Dunham) taking care of Hannah’s baby in upstate New York and involved a lot of yelling a nudity.

The CBS show had a cult following for the near-decade it was on the air, and followed the life of Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) in New York City. Everyone’s favorite perpetually single architect was always on the look-out for love. He eventually finds it in the very last season, but ends up going back to Robin Scherbatsky (Cobie Smulders), his friend that he’s been in love with since they met in the first episode of the season.

Fans were upset with the finale of “Lost” for one of two reasons: it was either too confusing, or not confusing enough. For many die-hard “Lost” fans out there, they loved the mystery of the show and the finale was satisfying enough. For the others, however, the strange is-this-real-or-not feeling was just too much to handle.

Some thought that “Dexter” went on past its prime, and that resulted in an unsatisfactory finale. For a show that started out strong, many fans were left feeling disappointed that a once-great show was unable to be redeemed.

For a show that once brought Showtime some of its highest ratings, “Weeds” went on perhaps a few seasons too long, and by the time we reached the finale, some fans saw the time-jump forward as a cop-out.

For a show that pushed so many boundaries, the series finale was a bit of a gut-punch. Fans find out that many of the things they loved about the show weren’t true at all, but an imaginary version Roseanne would tell in her autobiography.

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David Letterman Says He Stayed on Late Night TV ‘Too Long,’ Shows ‘Admiration’ for Michelle Wolf at Emmy Event

David Letterman Says He Stayed on Late Night TV ‘Too Long,’ Shows ‘Admiration’ for Michelle Wolf at Emmy Event
“Standup comedy’s the most mysterious profession in show business,” Jerry Seinfeld told David Letterman during a Los Angeles taping of the host’s Netflix series “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction…” a rollicking, wide-ranging conversation that explored their long shared history as comedians and occasionally diametrically opposed views on comedy and show business.

“It’s completely shrouded in mystery,” Seinfeld continued. “How do these people do it? How do they do it so often? Do it so consistently? Only other comedians understand it. It’s like being a cop or a prostitute: you can only hang out with other people that do that.
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It Pays to Be a Conner! See How Much Money the 'Roseanne' Cast Members Have in the Bank

Love them or hate them, The Conners (and company) are worth some serious cash. Question is, just how impressive are the Roseanne cast members' net worths? From Johnny Galecki and Sara Gilbert to Roseanne Barr herself, these actors have been making audiences laugh for years — and they've been laughing all the way to the bank! Scroll down to see how much your favorite Roseanne cast members are worth! What is Roseanne Barr's net worth? (Photo Credit: Getty Images) As the matriarch of the Conner family, Roseanne has to be bringing in the big bucks, right? You bet. At 65 years old, Roseanne Barr's estimated net worth is a whopping $80 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Outside of the original and rebooted television series named after her, Roseanne has been working as an actor, comedian, author, television producer, and screenwriter, among many other roles, since the mid-80s. What is John Goodman's net worth?
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David Letterman and Jerry Seinfeld debate Michelle Wolf controversy while entertaining Emmy voters at Netflix Fysee event

David Letterman and Jerry Seinfeld debate Michelle Wolf controversy while entertaining Emmy voters at Netflix Fysee event
Monday night in Los Angeles, David Letterman and Jerry Seinfeld entertained a crowd of journalists and Emmy voters in honor of Netflix’s “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.” The live event was held at Netflix’s colossal Fysee space that features screenings, panels, costumes, props and special exhibits from all of their original programming from now until June 10. While discussing their lives and careers, Letterman and Seinfeld touched on the recent controversy involving Michelle Wolf‘s jokes at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

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“The more I got to thinking about it, I thought, ‘Wow, that was great,'” Letterman readily admitted. “Because, just, whatever the reaction — there’s no damage. And she had the guts to stand up there and didn’t apologize, where everybody is now apologizing for everything. So whether you liked it or not,
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David Letterman Praises Michelle Wolf, Shares ‘Late Show’ Regrets in Candid Conversation with Jerry Seinfeld — Watch

David Letterman Praises Michelle Wolf, Shares ‘Late Show’ Regrets in Candid Conversation with Jerry Seinfeld — Watch
Between the two of them, David Letterman and Jerry Seinfeld have over a half century combined at the apex of the television industry. But on Monday night at Netflix’s Emmy-themed “FYSee” space in Hollywood, the two had a spirited conversation that ran the gamut of their respective careers, trading their thoughts on some more current issues along the way.

One of those subjects was Michelle Wolf’s recent set at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, which drew raves from the “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction” host.

“You heard, from certain elements, outrage. Just outrage. ‘Oh my God, she’s set a grassfire and we’ll never put it out.’ The more I got to thinking about it, I thought, ‘Wow, that was great,’” Letterman said. “She had the guts to stand up there and didn’t apologize, when everybody is now apologizing for everything. So, whether you liked it or not,
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Tim Allen Fuels Speculation That a 'Last Man Standing' Reboot Is Coming to Fox

Fans were heartbroken when Last Man Standing got canceled by ABC after six seasons in May 2017 but now, star Tim Allen has fueled more speculation that the show may be getting a reboot. "They heard all your voices people!! Lms just might be a reality. Keep it up. Who wants more #LastManStanding?" the 64-year-old wrote on Twitter on Thursday, May 3. The Hollywood Reporter also just revealed that Fox is already in early talks to revive the former ABC series for a seventh season. Sources told the outlet that Tim has signed on to reprise his role as lead character Mike Baxter on the reboot. This latest update comes after other popular networks said no to bringing Last Man Standing back to TV earlier this year. It was reported in mid-June that Cmt was considering renewing the show on its channel, however, it was described as a "long shot." Shortly after,
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‘A.P. Bio’: In Defense of a Smart, Surprising Freshman Run That Deserves to See Its Sophomore Year

‘A.P. Bio’: In Defense of a Smart, Surprising Freshman Run That Deserves to See Its Sophomore Year
[Editor’s Note: The following article contains spoilers for “A.P. Bio” Season 1 up to, but not including, the finale.]

There’s a scene in “A.P. Bio,” NBC’s delightful freshman sitcom, that’s as pivotal to the series’ improbable success as it is easy to overlook entirely. In Episode 11, “Eight Pigs and a Rat,” Jack (Glenn Howerton) is forced into doing the one thing he’s refused to do: teach biology. With the principal and superintendent visiting his class and a student who wants him fired pressing Jack to perform, the former Harvard professor has to lead a pig dissection in front of the entire class. The problem? Jack taught philosophy in the Ivy Leagues, not bio.

At first, he brings up Heather (Allisyn Ashley Arm), who works at a butcher shop with her dad, as a student assistant to do the job for him. But when Sarika (Aparna Brielle) tries to expose Jack by asking for an explanation in “standard scientific biological terms,” he hesitates. He’s in trouble — or so it seems.
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Horror Highlights: Keep The Gaslight Burning Clip, Let It Die Short Film, Images from Painkillers

Headlining today's Horror Highlights is a clip from Dave and Lou Elsey's haunting short film Keep the Gaslight Burning. Co-starring critically acclaimed makeup artist Rick Baker and Markie Post, the short film's fire will burn brightly this summer. We also have a look at the short film Let it Die and eight images from the new movie Painkillers.

Keep the Gaslight Burning Clip Revealed: "A brutal murder, a grand and gothic house, a vengeful ghost ... they're the elements that Oscar®-winning director Dave Elsey (Best Achievement in Makeup: The Wolfman) and co-director Lou Elsey combine in the brand-new short film Keep The Gaslight Burning --and they're joined by another film makeup legend, seven-time Oscar® winner Rick Baker, who plays a pivotal role, as well as acclaimed actress Markie Post (above).

Keep The Gaslight Burning will make its official public debut this summer ... but for now, we wanted to share
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Steven Spielberg, Liam Neeson Reflect on ‘Schindler’s List’ 25 Years Later

Steven Spielberg, Liam Neeson Reflect on ‘Schindler’s List’ 25 Years Later
Tribeca Film Festival’s retrospective screening of “Schindler’s List” marked the first time the cast had seen the acclaimed movie in 25 years.

“I feel so blessed I had the opportunity to tell this story,” said Steven Spielberg, who won Oscars for best directing and best picture for “Schindler’s List” in 1993. “Twenty-five years later, I sat through the whole film, which I hadn’t done in so long, and I was just proud.”

Spielberg and cast members Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Embeth Davidtz, and Caroline Goodall were greeted after the screening with a standing ovation at the Beacon Theater in New York.

During the panel, Spielberg set the record straight on the origins of “Schindler’s List”: Is it true Martin Scorsese could have directed it? “Yes, that’s true.” Is it true Mel Gibson could have been cast in the lead? “That’s not true.”

The lead
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