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Emmy Noms: The Good, the Bad and the Snubby!

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Emmy Nominations: PEOPLE TV Critic's Take

Originally posted 09/22/2012 06:40PM

If you ask why I am crying, it's because Madeleine Stowe, star of ABC's Revenge, is not among the Emmy nominees. In fact, I am crying just as she would: My eyes are ringed with big, ready-to-drop tears of wrath and sorrow.

Otherwise, the latest batch of nominees is pretty satisfying.

It's great to see Lena Dunham and her fantastic HBO comedy Girls up for best actress and show. (But nothing for the supporting cast?) Dunham, who plays a smart, funny, self-absorbed young writer, is running against her comic antithesis: Zooey Deschanel of FOX's New Girl, on which she plays (and plays very well) a cupcake.

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PEOPLE's TV Critic: All Hail Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Veep!


Julia Louis-Dreyfus Is One of TV's Greatest, Says PEOPLE Critic

Originally posted 04/23/2012 07:15AM

I am trying to imagine a marble bust of Julia Louis-Dreyfus. This bust rests atop a marble pedestal, and the pedestal sits in a gleaming marble hall.

Can't do it. The hair is too chic, for one thing, and that's hard to sculpt. So, I'll spell it out: Veep, the new HBO comedy in which Louis-Dreyfus plays a vice president of very little brain, puts her firmly in the pantheon of TV's great comedic actresses.

Yes, yes, yes, Louis-Dreyfus already proved she was fantastic playing Seinfeld's Elaine, the woman who invented the urban sombrero. But that was an ensemble role. And she was lovely, relaxed and charming as a divorced mom on her mellow sitcom vehicle The New Adventures of Old Christine.

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Ian Abercrombie, Elaine's Boss on Seinfeld, Dies at 77 | Ian Abercrombie

Ian Abercrombie, Elaine's Boss on Seinfeld, Dies at 77

Originally posted 01/30/2012 08:20AM

Ian Abercrombie, the British character actor who found fame later in life by playing Elaine's boss Mr. Pitt on Seinfeld, has died at 77.

Abercrombie passed away Thursday of complications from kidney failure, having been diagnosed with lymphoma, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Having started his career as a dancer, Abercrombie spent four decades acting on the stage, screen and TV, before his seven episodes on Seinfeld changed his life.

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What's Your Worst Food Vice? | Julia Louis-Dreyfus

What's Your Worst Food Vice?

Originally posted 12/28/2009 06:00AM

No matter how faithfully you follow your diet, there's always one food that makes you weak. The New Adventures of Old Christine star Julia Louis-Dreyfus confessed to Shape that she'll break her diet for bacon. "In fact, I don't keep bacon in my house – that would be way too tempting," she said. Do you crumble for chocolate? Are milkshakes your mortal enemy? What's your weakness? Tell us below in the comments!

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Has More Elaine in Her | Seinfeld

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Has More Elaine in Her

Originally posted 04/20/2009 12:30PM

More soup for her!

Following in the footsteps of the successful Sex and the City movie, Julia Louise-Dreyfus says she'd love to reprise her role as Seinfeld's Elaine and do a film version of the hit 90's sitcom.

"You get the financing together and I'll work on the script," Louis-Dreyfus told reporters at the 7th Annual TV Land awards on Sunday, set to air April 26.

Until then, Louis-Dreyfus, 48, is happy to reunite with her Seinfeld cast mates for several episodes in the upcoming season of HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm this fall.

"It was wonderful," she says, of working with Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander and Michael Richards again. "It was like we never left to be honest with you – so that part of it was quite surreal."

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Reveals Her Weakness for Bacon (and Her Abs!)


Julia Louis-Dreyfus Reveals Her Weakness for Bacon (and Her Abs!)

Originally posted 02/25/2009 08:15AM

Like many people, actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus admits she struggles when it comes to maintaining her weight.

"I have to work at not being fat," Louis-Dreyfus, 48, tells Shape in its April edition. "I'm always trying different things to see what sticks."

Whether it's running for four miles at a park or jumping on the elliptical machine at home, the New Adventures of Old Christine star says finding balance between her indulgences and discipline helps her stay slim – and sane.

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Backstage at Emmys: Winners & Smokers | Donald Sutherland, Kiefer Sutherland

Backstage at Emmys: Winners & Smokers

Originally posted 08/28/2006 11:20AM

Par for the course, some winners spoke too long onstage and got the hook – in the form of exit music – after winning their Emmys on Sunday night, but backstage at the Shrine Auditorium the stars could take their time having their say or even lighting up.

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Seinfeld Stars Reunite in New York | Seinfeld

Seinfeld Stars Reunite in New York

Originally posted 11/18/2004 02:00PM

Jerry Seinfeld and his former costars Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Michael Richards had a reunion Wednesday night at New York's famed Rainbow Room to celebrate the release on DVD of the first three Seinfeld seasons.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Tori Spills into Kitchen

Originally posted 02/03/2004 01:00PM

REGISTERED: Tori Spelling, 30, and actor Charlie Shanian, due to be married on July 4, are registered at the cooking store Williams Sonoma, reports the New York Post, adding that it had no idea the once-virginal Donna Martin of "Beverly Hills, 90210" was so domestic. Among the items sought by the couple in their registry (despite the fact that Spelling's dad, kazillionaire TV producer Aaron Spelling, could probably afford to buy the entire store chain): mixing bowls and muffin and cake pans.

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Julia Gets Roundly Panned by Critics

Originally posted 04/15/2003 11:55AM

Critics across the country are rolling up -- not out -- the welcome mat for the retooled version of Julia Louis-Dreyfus's distressed NBC sitcom of last season, "Watching Ellie."

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