11:40 PM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 07/18/2013 12:40PM
We all love Lucy, but when it comes to Emmy nominations, Julia Louis-Dreyfus finally has the iconic comedienne beat.
On Thursday, the erstwhile Seinfeld star made Emmy history when she received her 14th Emmy nomination in the category of outstanding lead actress in a comedy series, surpassing the record long-held by I Love Lucy star – and enduring TV favorite – Lucille Ball.
Louis-Dreyfus, 52, nabbed the nod for her role as gaffe-prone Vice President Selina Meyer on the HBO show Veep. It's her second nomination in this category for her fictitious beltway role, and she took home the statue in 2012.
Originally posted 01/04/2013 03:00PM
Hold the laugh track!
Modern Family is already a TV classic – but members of its cast are looking to the past and paying homage to iconic shows in a new photo. In this exclusive shot, the ensemble from ABC's Emmy-winning hit comedy takes on the personas (in full hair and makeup) of beloved characters from 60-plus years of classic sitcoms. For fuller-sized images, click through the carousel of photos above.
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Originally posted 06/28/2012 09:20AM
Doris Singleton, a character actress and comedian best known as Lucy and Ricky Ricardo’s neighbor – and Lucy's frequent frenemy – Carolyn Appleby on I Love Lucy, has died, Lucie Arnaz, the daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, confirmed.
"A day of saying hasta luego to two great ladies, Nora Ephron and Doris Singleton," Arnaz wrote on her Facebook page. "May they both fly swiftly heavenward and enjoy a blissful rest for jobs well done down here. They were loved and appreciated and will be missed."
Singleton was 92 and died Tuesday in Los Angeles, reports Variety.
Originally posted 08/06/2011 06:00AM
Of course, Lucille Ball made us laugh. Think of the grape stomping. The chocolate factory. Locking herself in a freezer.
She even made us cry. Remember when she told Ricky they were having a baby?
Saturday marks what would have been the 100th birthday of everybody's favorite redhead, arguably the 20th century's most popular clown, unquestionably the Queen of Television.
And, as she herself well knew, given the hours of I Love Lucy reruns that kept generations glued to their TV sets, she was "the world's babysitter."
Originally posted 10/20/2008 08:45AM
An autographed photograph of Lucille Ball that hung in Bob Hope's office fetched more than $6,500 at auction this weekend, in a sale of Hope memorabilia.
Proceeds from the sale, which raised more than $600,000, will go to benefit the Bob and Dolores Hope Foundation, which helps charities that were close to the late comic legend.
The photo of Ball, in her Lucy Ricardo guise playing a toothless gypsy, is inscribed to "Rapid Robert" – Hope's nickname because of his quick-fire comic delivery – and says, "Because he loves beauty. XX Lucy."
Comic George Lopez successfully bid on golfing gear used by Hope, who died in 2003 at age 100. Ball died in 1989, at 77.
– Stephen M. Silverman
Originally posted 08/12/2005 11:00AM
Lucille Ball, who would have turned 94 last Saturday and has been gone for more than 16 years, is America's most beloved dead star, according to the national testing company that measures the popularity ratings of celebrities.
Originally posted 03/20/2002 01:00PM
Lucie Arnaz wants to move her mom, Lucille Ball, from Forest Lawn in the Hollywood Hills to a cemetery near Ball's upstate New York home.
Originally posted 03/06/2002 01:00PM
The legend's girlhood home is on the block; Condit loses by a landslide; Roseanne ends her marriage; Lorraine Bracco and Edward James Olmos end theirs.
Originally posted 03/02/1999 12:00AM
A book that documents the creation of "I Love Lucy," the most popular sitcom of all time, also offers a rare script that the show's stars Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz refused to perform. "Desi wasn't comfortable with it," author Gregg Oppenheimer, who co-wrote "Laughs, Luck . . . and Lucy" (Syracuse University Press) with his late father, "Lucy" producer Jess Oppenheimer, tells The PEOPLE Daily. "Desi thought it might portray a negative aspect of the Latino personality." The episode dealt with the Ricardos undergoing an IRS audit -- and Lucy's faulty bookkeeping. Oppenheimer's book also contains a CD offering outtakes from the show, as well as early Lucy influences from her radio show "My Favorite Husband."
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