Tonight is the Emmys hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, which ironically means having to TiVo one of the last episodes of “Blue Meth, Walter White.” (We can’t believe it’s taken five seasons for Vince Gilligan to christen Breaking Bad with our write-in title.)
Will Game of Thrones and Homeland rule over the Netflix challengers? Will Neil Patrick Harris destroy Don Draper in a dance montage? Tune in to find out!
Since her Seinfeld days, the actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 52, has maintained a healthy career in television, thanks to shows like Arrested Development, The New Adventures of Old Christine and now the HBO series Veep, currently shooting its third season. As the leading lady in Nicole Holofcener’s new romantic comedy, Enough Said, which releases this week, Ms. Louis-Dreyfus—who stars alongside the late James Gandolfini, the film’s unexpected love interest—stakes her claim on the silver screen. In a recent conversation with the Transom, Ms. Louis-Dreyfus discussed her new role, the idea of being typecast and the experience of acting with Mr. Gandolfini in his penultimate film.
Mad Men didn’t quite make history.
The Emmy nominations will be announced July 19, and we’re already wondering who will end up nominated; in particular, the question of New York media darling Lena Dunham weighs upon us. Ms. Dunham, creator of HBO’s Girls, could get anywhere between zero and four nominations as creator, writer, director, and star of the show (she could Read More
Armando Iannucci’s new HBO series Veep, which premiered on Tuesday night at the Time Warner Center, looks like a winner—more Biden than Bentsen. Starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, the shaky-cam comedy is to the West Wing what a bucket of Popeye’s is to a bowl of flax-dusted Brussels sprouts (less wholesome but considerably tastier).
During the cocktail hour preceding the screening, the premise of the show gave us an excuse to ask everyone : Who is your favorite vice president? Fortunately, guests were in a festive and charitable mood. No doubt they were already anticipating the post-screening filet mignon awaiting them at Porter House.
“You know what? I’ve never been asked that before,” Fran Lebowitz replied when we tracked her down in a corner of the 10th-floor reception area. “That’s a great question.” She thought a little. “Well, there was Johnson, and he became the president. Which is why you can’t nominate someone like Sarah Palin.”