01:05 PM EDT 10/30/2013
Originally posted 10/28/2013 04:45PM
Just call it The Do-Good Wife.
Julianna Margulies and the cast and crew of The Good Wife teamed up with St. Bernard Project – a non-profit organization that helps disaster victims repair the extreme damage to their homes – donated $77,185 to the charity and rolled up their sleeves to do some hands–on work.
"All of us on the east coast remember that terrible day and the aftermath of its devastation," said Margulies, 47, standing with costars Chris Noth and Josh Charles outside of Sandy victim Margaret McNulty's home in Rockaway Park, N.Y., on Saturday. "One year later communities are still suffering."
McNulty's home, with the entire basement and first floor destroyed by Sandy flood waters, was just one of 6 homes the cast helped fix up that afternoon.
Originally posted 09/16/2013 03:00PM
Carrie Preston, who won at Sunday's Creative Arts Emmy Awards for her role on The Good Wife, didn't even know she was nominated until her best friend texted her.
"[She] sends me a photo of herself weeping, so I thought, 'Let me give her a call and see what this is about,' " Preston, 46, told PEOPLE in a video interview. "She was like, 'You got nominated!' "
By the time the True Blood star's publicist called to confirm the good news, the excitement had begun to kick in.
"I was saying, 'Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God' in the streets of New York, which probably made me just look like any other crazy person walking around the city."
Originally posted 09/08/2013 03:00PM
Looks like Josh Charles has found himself a good wife.
The actor married his longtime girlfriend Sophie Flack on Friday in New York City, his rep confirms to PEOPLE.
A former dancer with the New York City Ballet, Flack, 30, is the author of Bunheads.
Charles, 41, stars as lawyer Will Gardner on The Good Wife.
Originally posted 07/30/2013 07:30PM
If anyone's been following the sex scandals of Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer, it's Julianna Margulies.
The Emmy-winning actress's CBS show The Good Wife "ripped its title from the headlines when Silda Spitzer was standing right behind her husband" during the prostitution scandal, Margulies told PEOPLE on Tuesday.
With her character "loosely based" on Silda and other political wives who have stood by their husbands, Margulies says, "The headlines are now imitating us because both of these politicians – Spitzer and Weiner – have gotten back into the game of politics. And now newspapers are saying, 'Huma, take some advice from Alicia Florrick. Go back to work, don't read the papers.' "
Originally posted 04/09/2013 08:00PM
Julianna Margulies waited 41 years to become a real-life good wife – and she’s savoring every minute of it.
"I feel very grateful that I had the courage to say no when I did and say yes when I could, that I waited to find the right mate and to have this little family," Margulies, now 46, tells Good Housekeeping in its May cover story. "There's something about this time in my life where I feel like it's never going to get better."
Margulies, who plays attorney Alicia Florrick on The Good Wife, married real-life lawyer Keith Lieberthal in 2007 while pregnant with their son Kieran, who was born two months later.
Originally posted 02/12/2013 11:10AM
"He wakes up 6 a.m. and just starts talking," the Good Wife star says of 5-year-old Kieran
Originally posted 12/09/2012 12:45PM
It was an A-list party for the A-listers!
On Sunday night, Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin and Julianna Margulies celebrated their new film Stand Up Guys at The Oak Room in New York's Plaza Hotel.
"Al Pacino chatted with Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin and director Fisher Stevens as they sipped on cocktails," an onlooker tells PEOPLE.
It was a star-studded affair as Ben Stiller, Liev Schreiber, Matt Dillion, Jeremy Piven, Mariska Hargitay, Jon Bon Jovi, Alan Cumming, Girls' Zosia Mamet and Boardwalk Empire's Bobby Cannavale were all also in attendance.
After the screening at the Museum of Modern Art ended, guests enjoyed Appleton Estate cocktails, small bites of lobster claw, salmon tartar, mushroom crostinis and shrimp cocktails.
– Melody Chiu
Originally posted 10/16/2012 11:00AM
For Kristin Chenoweth, mom really does know best.
After incurring serious injuries from a falling light fixture on the set of The Good Wife this summer, the Emmy- and Tony-winning actress received words from her mom that helped put things in perspective.
"When the accident happened to me on July 11th, my mom had to fly in. I was in trouble and I needed help," Chenoweth told PEOPLE at the Toast To Survivors luncheon marking Breast Cancer Awareness month at the New York restaurant Alison Eighteen.
Originally posted 09/07/2012 10:25AM
A feisty and fit-looking Kristin Chenoweth said she was happy to be "here" – meaning alive – Friday morning, during her first television interview since her accident on the set of The Good Wife this summer.
By "here," she also meant on Live! With Kelly and Michael, where the Emmy- and Tony-winner mentioned "pain and issues" she still faces after being seriously injured by a falling light fixture on July 11.
"Those who sent me prayers and well wishes," said the actress, "I want you to know, I could really feel it."
Originally posted 08/20/2012 06:05AM
Director Tony Scott, whose box-office hits included Top Gun, Days of Thunder and Beverly Hills Cop II, died after jumping from a bridge in Los Angeles Harbor, the Los Angeles Times reports. He was 68.
Witnesses told authorities that Sunday at around 12:35 p.m. the filmmaker left his parked Toyota Prius on the Vincent Thomas Bridge, scaled a fence and then leapt without hesitation. A note with contact information was left in the vehicle, says the newspaper.
Los Angeles Port police pulled his body from the water four hours later. A suicide note was recovered in his office, reports the Times. Its contents have not been disclosed.
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